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Ultimate Masters: MMI Review
  • posted a message on Mentored Study
    I wanted the card to be flexible enough not to be a dead draw or a liability. If you're flooding and can't play anything, you want to dig in your deck and can afford to discard a land. If you're just tight, you take the risk of bouncing a lesser dude. If you're ahead, you can win more by springing that guy with a cool ETB and win the game. Depending of the power of ETB in a set that card would be in, it might be moved to uncommon probably.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Bartizan Bats Revised
    I agree with Metaethics, for some reason Wizards made Golgari the crappiest guild two times in a row. There was never really a scavenge deck, so they made something arguably worse with undergrowth.

    And yes, a card like Bartizan Bats is infuriating in a set with the name "Ravnica" in it.

    Compare it to power commons they did in the past like Bala Ged Scorpion which did at least something could be used in a kind of standard budget deck.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Mentored Study
    I was studying for a technical certification with a friend, and somehow this brought me the idea of this card. The flavor is that you study better if you study with a friend rather than alone. Does this card already exist? If not, would it be balanced?

    Mentored Study - 2U, common
    Instant
    Draw two cards, then return a creature you control to its owner's hand. If you can't, discard a card.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Custom Card Creation Random Card of the Day
    Quote from void_nothing »
    The Custom Card Random Card of the Day for 1/14/19 is Lady Evangela.

    One of the bizarre Legends legends. I never understood what black was doing in the ability cost.


    Well, they are plenty of bizarre Legends. Smile

    The black here is indeed trespassing, but I would have seen something like this then:

    WB, T: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by target creature this turn. Any creature blocking it gains deathtouch until end of turn.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on New Quick Draft paper format modeled after Arena
    With this move, Wizards is behaving like your awkward uncle who has a midlife crisis and begins to listen to rap and wear hoodies when all he knew was Fleetwood Mac: they try too much to be cool it's becoming cheesy. Yes, we're in the age of online and mobile games, which MTG cardboard is definitely not. FNM are supposed to still be tournaments, not feel-good gigs where you pair against anyone because you're best buddies, exchange a few spells for 20 minutes and then high-five and walk away all happy and good from the table. Tournaments have structure, rules which allow anyone to walk in a store they never went to with people they don't know and ensure it will deliver a "standardized" experience. It's always why you pay your sessions actually.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/10/2019 - Planeswalker Deck cards (yay...)
    Elite Arrester has a huge warhammer but 0 power. Makes sense.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Angel of Grace
    Now that's a mythic angel. Your opponent is in for a grind when you have this around.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tolarian Community College spoiler: Domri, Chaos Bringer
    If you're already good on board or ahead, having all your subsequent creatures come in with Riot should be game ending.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Heavy.com preview - Mesmerizing Benthid (Blue mythic)
    Before the times of the dumbing down, a mythic like this would have least had Islandwalk.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nikya of the Old Ways
    Quote from valleybeyond »
    Quote from Avatar »
    Well, the purpose of this card would be to cast a giant Banefire as follow-up or so.


    No. You can't cast noncreature spells.


    That was actually my point.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nikya of the Old Ways
    Well, the purpose of this card would be to cast a giant Banefire as follow-up or so. Unless you clutter you deck with fatties which are dead draws most of the time or have a decent mana sink on the board, it restricts you pretty much and you have a nice legendary vanilla.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Seraph of the Scales - Orzhov mythic
    Quote from WenSon »
    why is this one mythic ?
    why do i have to pay extra mana for vigilance and deathtouch, when it is mythic ??? SERIOUSLY ?!


    That's a good observation. At mythic, and given the color requirements in comparison of P/T, it could have had at least the abilities "for free" and afterlife as a good bonus.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amplifire
    That would be fun if it would also gain the generic keywords of the creature revealed, like trample, flying, first/double strike and so on. Getting a random vanilla with horrible base stats for 4CMC at rare isn't really exciting otherwise.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mechanics ( Spectacle, Afterlife, Adapt, Riot, Addendum)
    I'm pretty sure they banked on popularity of the Ravnica brand in order to get lazy with the mechanics. Because up to now the keywords of this set are either regurgitated older abilities or plain dumb effects.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Flagstones of Trokair - MagicArenaFR
    I hate these cards in those overpriced sets. This is completely useless in limited at rare, especially with the new rule legend. It's just there because it costs a bit and is used in some decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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