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  • posted a message on Errata and Dominaria Up on Gatherer
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Quote from Incanur »
    Damn, I didn't realize the change meant the mana pool was no more. Frown

    First they took mana burn; now they've come for the whole pool. Sad days.


    How can there be no mana pool? Where do you gather your mana?

    It's a basket now. The mana basket. It's very pretty.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Demonlord Belzenlok
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    They managed alright with Razaketh been superior to Griselbrand with his stats(ofcourse in constructed Griselbrand is superior). Kinda disapointed that they din't make Belzenlok bigger.


    The true flavor fail is that from the beggining Lili was killing her demons in order of power. first a 6/6, then a 7/7, then a 8/8. Belzenlok shold be a 9/9 for 9(or 10, or undercusted ) or at least undercosted 5/5 idk, WotC just messed up this cicle.

    This was my initial take, too. I expected a 9/9 to fit with the cycle.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I feel like this episode could have been titled "Look At All This Nostalgia"
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Do I understand what I read to mean that the Scion of Darkness is Belzenlok?

    I would love to get Rotlung Reanimator reprinted again...
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria FAQ leak thread
    Quote from idSurge »
    Quote from Togaras »
    I am really curious, if the appearance of the Llanowar Elves in the Chapter "New Terms: Various Nonfunctional Changes" really is a commitment, that they will be in the set.
    This is strange, because they told us, that Mana Ramp Creatures for 1 are too powerful.

    Does someone has a count for how many cards are on the FAQ? Are there still any missing?


    Yes its in the set Forsythe confirmed it already.

    Just because the flawed Dev team previously stated 1cmc dorks are too strong, doesnt make it true. After all, thats the flawed Dev team that gave us how many bad standards in a row?

    They didn't say they were too strong. They said the presence of 1cmc dorks limited development's ability to diversify the 3cmc slot and also resulted in decks whose outcomes were too dependent on having the dork in the opening hand (w/l rates were very different if those decks did or did not have the dork in their opening hand).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria Returns
    Quote from Urabrask »
    The artbook cover was just released.

    https://twitter.com/VIZMedia/status/963865817946443776

    oh that's nice
    that's real nice
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria Returns
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    So Belzenlok will be an actually prominent character, unlike his predecessors? I'm down with that. Not sure how they would do his card though, since he has to measure up to Griseldaddy and Razaketh.

    for starters, he's gotta be a 9/9, yeah? Smile
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    I like that Hautli showed up in her native garb and got everyone's attention.

    I remember some mild hubbub over the Gatewatch's outfits changing to fit their environment when they showed up in Amonkhet.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    I was surprised to see the story go this route, and I quite enjoyed it.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria Returns
    https://io9.gizmodo.com/scifi-author-martha-wells-is-bringing-magic-the-gather-1822976803

    io9 can exclusively confirm that speculative fiction writer Martha Wells—whose latest novel, All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries, is currently up for the 2018 Phillip K. Dick Award—will be the new head writer behind Magic: The Gathering’s 78th expansion since the legendary card game began in 1993. As leader of Magic’s story team, she’ll be in charge of the story team, driving the fiction and building the lore around the newest expansion, which marks not only the game’s 25th anniversary but also a major event in the Magic franchise.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement Feb 12 JtMS unbanned
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    - "Meeting adjourned. Bob, how's the modern format?"
    - "Oh, it's the best it has been for many years. There is no clear best deck. The pros didn't even manage to break anything, the Pro Tour was incredibly diverse. It truly is a play what you want format right now."
    - "Oh... Ok. Well, screw it, let's shake it up anyway."
    - "Uh... But boss, if it's not broken..."
    - "Shut your mouth, Bob. We have $10 booster packs to sell, and shakeups make people buy more cards becsuse they have to switch decks. Format health is secondary to profit. Alright people, good talk. "

    Truly unbelievable.

    Also, look at JTMS' price movement for the last few days and tell me that some people don't get inside info.

    I'm gonna offer this alternative take: I would rather Wizards just say this, because we already get the feeling that's the case. They are a company. They live off of profits and need to constantly keep the pipeline full of new ways to get people to spend money. Few of us probably consider them an altruistic organization that would put anything over making money, so why not cut the BS and just tell it to us like it is: "Hi, guys. We made this decision purely off profit motivations."

    Then we could have a legitimate argument about which cards they should have actually put in the set to support profit-taking, like the aforementioned fetches. Maybe that would lead to some sort of uneasy truce where the players understand that Wizards needs to make money, but Wizards understands what people really want to spend money on (as opposed to being forced to spend money on).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement Feb 12 JtMS unbanned
    Considering they had these cards ready to print months ago, that means these unbannings were happening basically no matter what in order to help sell this product.

    And even if that's an incorrect take, it feels wrong that it doesn't take much to come to that conclusion.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Azurhawk »
    Also Angrath being like "**** all of you I'm out!".

    My favorite part of his departure was the timing in the story.

    We rejoin our embattled heroes after they have just fallen through a hole where the Immortal Sun had been only moments before...

    Angrath: "BYE, SUCKERS!"
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Wow. They really treated seemingly important legendaries like trash. Zacama reduced to a freaking Uber. Huatli is still boring as dirt, even riding a gargantuan three headed dinosaur.

    I was really hoping that removing the Immortal Sun was going to result in the "Primal" elder dragons being unleashed on Ixalan to cause terror and destruction, because they don't particularly look timid in their cards. As it is, the elder dragos are pretty lame from a vorthos perspective. It's like they just sort of walked out of the jungle and were like ...

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Alrighty then. That was... not much.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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