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  • posted a message on [M21] Command zone preview (game knights) - chromatic orrery
    Quote from Werewolf_Rawr »
    While it's true that it doesn't ramp you the turn it comes down, it does at least give you an outlet to use the mana immediately to gather some card advantage immediately. If this had to sit around for a full turn in order to get value then I understand the complaints. At least this way, it's pay 7, draw up to 5. That's still not great or even good in a super competitive format but it's pretty decent in casual Commander cirlces.



    Uh... you do realize that both of its activated abilities require tapping, right? You can’t tap it for mana and then tap it again for card draw.

    It would take 12 mana to play it down and instantly draw up to 5 cards.


    Ahh man, no I didn't realize that. Didn't read the card well enough. Well, never mind then. I'm not interested at all now.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Command zone preview (game knights) - chromatic orrery
    While it's true that it doesn't ramp you the turn it comes down, it does at least give you an outlet to use the mana immediately to gather some card advantage immediately. If this had to sit around for a full turn in order to get value then I understand the complaints. At least this way, it's pay 7, draw up to 5. That's still not great or even good in a super competitive format but it's pretty decent in casual Commander cirlces.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Pack Leader— NOTAWOLF preview
    Ooooof! I just got a case of some brutal blue balls. Cool card, fun lord - this must've been what Maro's hint was referring to. Just sad that something called pack leader has nothing to do with wolves.

    Winota + Pack Leader and a lot of dogs with just a few humans makes for a lovely sounding theme deck.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge— John Rolf preview
    The least draconic looking dragon since they redesigned Bolas
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  • posted a message on [M21] Mothership 06/05— Baneslayer Angel and promo cards
    I like the cards. I am tired of the borderless treatment for alternate art cards. I'm probably in the minority there, but I like uniformity in my decks and I like the cards to look like magic cards. Wish Wizards would leave the borderless alters to the community.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Double vison - Urlichmtg
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    What’s with the spoilers today? Did people not get the memo, or just being disrespectful?


    If people have certain schedules for a stream and don’t stream tomorrow, it would be disrespectful for Wizards to pull the rug on them last mimute.

    I’m glad we’re getting some spoilers today, even though most will be coming out tomorrow.



    That would easily be the least inconvenient thing for someone to have suffered in the last week+.


    I’ve never heard of these personalities. Spoiler season is a way for Wizards to advertise a wide group of Magic personalities and the content they offer. It’s a brilliant way to promote both the games snd those who make content fof the game. Losing that opportunity really sucks for these creators.



    That would be a pretty tone deaf thing for them to say in their own defense. They can take a break from being a streamer for one day, but the real people suffering right now can’t just stop being black.


    I’ve never read something so ignorant in my life.

    Cool spoilers so far today tho.
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  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    The real question is, "How many of the new cards printed will be banned one month after the set releases?"
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement June 1st and change to companion
    This game has become such a joke from a sanctioned play standpoint. I don't know how anyone can bear to play Standard anymore.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: The Path Not Travelled (Alternate Lives of Planeswalkers)
    These cards, and essentially all of the secret lairs, represent a strategy that is pretty common for companies to try. The company sees how customers take their product (which the customer loves) and customizes it. The company then says, "Hey, we can capitalize on their love for customization and try to recreate what they do on their own, do it from the factory, and charge more for it. Because, they're custom and our customers love custom!"

    But what these companies ALWAYS fail to realize is that the customization is an expression of self. Even if you hire out a commission for custom altered artwork, you're still commissioning it for something that has meaning to you. So, while you're willing to pay more for that customization, it's usually not for the sake of customization itself but rather, it's for the sake of self-expression.

    And that is why the model fails. You can do it for a short period of time but the customer base is very quickly exhausted or desensitized to the product.

    It happened with Full Art Lands.
    It happened with Extended Art Promos.
    It's happening with these now too.

    It's so common in the automotive industry too. The Chevy SSR and the Plymouth Prowler were both horrendously failed examples of trying to create modern, factory built hot-rods. Scion as a brand was built off this model and it's already gone.

    On top of that, Wizards is the king of taking a concept that is well received and overproducing it until it's been wrung dry of all enthusiasm.
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  • posted a message on New Reliquary Tower and Hangarback Walker promos announced!
    Quote from Xcric »
    i appreciate that they're doing something to help out the lgs right now, however i feel this is another one of those things in the long list of things that sound good but aren't actually that great.

    lets break it down for a minute. you buy a qualifying product and you get a reliquary tower promo, that in itself is cool. how many are stores actually getting though? if its a limited quantity, people will rush out to buy product but not for very long. if its a print to abundance promo then its worthless and theres no incentive to go buy.

    then there's that new godzilla that comes with a box. that's cool. its not the highest value thing in the world and isn't useable in standard but its still a good card and a godzilla... except that hype has already begun to dwindle. on top of that, that's more boxes cracked, so everything else in the set will continue to dwindle in value

    but lets also not forget that big box stores are still open and selling. so now the lgs has to go out of its way to let people know they're open while trying to push sealed product, while also not necessarily having events or allowing people inside, if that lgs is even open... while a big box store keeps selling.

    they also announced this after many people ran out to the big box stores, and ordered on amazon, because the local store was closed. meaning people already got their packs and boxes and whatever, so is there a demand to run out and buy more? not as much as their could have been, plus its established that stores generally don't make a killing on boxes.

    after all of that, to me it seems like a half measure that looks good but actually does very little to support the local store. i think it'll also help contribute to the continued decline of value in packs too, and a certain point people stop buying because the contents are worthless.

    its something, and i appreciate seeing the effort... but i still feel they could do so much more. when the lgs dies the game dies.




    but cool, neat promos


    They’re giving the patrons of the stores a free incentive for walking through their doors. It’s another reason to go in as opposed to buying online or just playing arena. What do you want WOTC to do short of just giving the LGS straight cash or dismantling Arena and Magic Online completely?
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement (offical announcement)
    It’s crap like this that makes me so happy that I enjoy this game as a casual, kitchen table, Commander only game with friends.

    So glad that we continue to play with cards we enjoy regardless of what some sanctioning body tells us we can play with despite them being the ones that put the cards into production.

    I feel bad for anyone that enjoys this mechanic or specific companions and plays a format where they’re no longer to allowed that enjoyment. Hope those impacted didn’t spend too much money to get these cards.
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  • posted a message on Gozilla Land Secret Lair
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    I love how easy it is to skip all of these. Feels good.


    Same. But I am happy they are frequently releasing and making new Secret Lairs on a very reliable time frame. It could only increase the odds they do hit on something I would actually want. They already have with me on the enemy Fetchlands and Kaleidoscope Killers.


    You make a good point. I am waiting for them to hit something that tickles my fancy as well.
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  • posted a message on Gozilla Land Secret Lair
    I love how easy it is to skip all of these. Feels good.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Cubwarden
    I love the art. Very surprised it’s just a cat
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  • posted a message on [C20] Cartographer's Hawk— Sheldon Menery preview
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Your point basically amounts to "this card is bad because it's White and White is bad, therefore it should be better", which is the worst mindset you could have to evaluate and discuss any card in any Eternal format. Meanwhile, diluting 10+ lines of text into smaller, easily digestible arguments is not a "red flag", it's a way to criticize literally anything since criticism became a thing. If that's not the basis of your argument, feel free to correct me, but yes, agree to disagree sounds right.


    No. The point, as put very clearly in the last sentence of the post you just quoted, is that the return to hand clause is unnecessary. That they said they tested it and the card was too strong without the return to hand clause doesn’t seem right - because while good without the clause, it still has plenty of restrictions.

    It’s not a good card if it’s red, it’s not a good card if it’s blue. It doesn’t matter what color it is - it’s not good the way it was printed. HOWEVER, and this is where the context of the color IS important, this bad card will see play in mono white because there are too few even decent options available. I already stated that it doesn’t need to be as good as green - and it still wouldn’t be in a real game with real variables.

    To address your other point; you do not peel apart arguments line by line if you’re going to bastardize the context around each of those sentences. Which is exactly what you did. The only time someone does that is when they want to create a new narrative in order to hide from what was really said. Ya know, like click bait media.



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