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Ultimate Masters: MMI Review
  • 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
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    I'm not interested in that product at all, but reading this thread opened my eyes on how busted the secondary market is. I suppose it's because of Commander and the reserved list, but I really don't see how they can manage to attract new players and keep them in the game once they suffer their first standard rotation, try to fall back on Modern or EDH, look at their bank account and the potential return (store credits? boosters?) and go away.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Challenge - most "strictly-better/worse-than" cards
    Were you OP looking for something like this:

    Ornery Goblin > Goblin Piker

    Same rarity, P/T and creatures types.

    Ornery Goblin has trigger that allows for better combat if you control it.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on WotC and Amazon
    Well, because of the RL, Commander has become so expensive that in my LGS, only the Elder Gods still play it. Newcomers come with their "tuned" pre-cons (meaning, they just crammed in a couple of cards they got from the last few drafts), get trampled in a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere, and never come back. Not certain a commander league would change that much, since it would anyway increase the competitiveness.
    Posted in: Magic General
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