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  • posted a message on Set print runs
    Obviously Wizards doesn't tell us about how much of a set is printed, but even print to demand eventually stops. I just don't know how long that time is. Specifically, would Commander Legends be out of print?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    After the sketch cards were JUST in MH2 in the original regular packs, having it be another whole product entirely feels pretty dirty.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from 5colors »
    Final Midnight Hunt world building story; The Dusk Reborn by Rhiannon Rasmussen
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/dusk-reborn-2021-10-01

    Looks likes all those wanting the other archangels to be reborn/return will be disappointed.



    let me put it this way


    is liesa evil from the demons/revenge thirsty from her death…… not even close it looks like she severely regretted doing that and even saved a human and killed the demon she made the deal with. (Well not kill more like prevent him from resurrecting at all)

    I smell a easy redemption arch for her and also reunited with Sigarda and helping her and the Gatewatch/Arllin and somewhat sorin to stop Olivia and her wedding in crimson vow.




    I definitely see her helping in Crimson Vow, but less of a redemption arc. I don't think she really was shown to need redeeming in the first place. She did something Avacyn didn't like, but Avacyn was not infallible, Avacyn was blinded by the drive to wipe out the darkness without compromise, Leisa had the same goal of bringing goodness, she just tried to be smarter about it.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Need two cuts for Muldrotha (Gyruda companion)
    I would cut Ratchet Bomb and Skinrender. The rest you can mostly make a case for even if I wouldn't run them, but those really aren't powerful or synergistic most of the time
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on The Brother's War - Modern Mechanics for a Retro Set?
    Quote from CatParty »
    And maybe we'll see Gaea, Hurkyl, and/or Drafna. All those old characters that just showed up by name but have either never been depicted or have never had a card.


    Hurkyl is a pretty safe bet. Drafna less so, but certainly possible. Gaea has never taken physical form in the lore that I can find, and that would be a very big retcon for a card that would disappoint a lot of people for various reasons. I doubt we ever see Gaea on a card, and if we do, a future Phyrexian invasion seems more likely when the Gatewatch obviously just can't cut it.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on The Brother's War - Modern Mechanics for a Retro Set?
    I think we will actually see more stuff than usual for one set. Urza the artificer and massively powerful godlike mage should not lack access to something the usually amnesiac Jace has.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt
    Yeah, a cEDH affectionado calling the EDH Rules Committee out of touch because the RC looks at EDH without a focus on cEDH would very well have not much of a standing - you play your own separate format, you better take care of your own separate ban list. If you don't, then that's your decision to implicitly accept that other banlist and the decisions that were made with another format in mind.

    That said Sunflower MTG doesn't mention cEDH. But with how different the format is, it should have its own banlist easily.

    I mean "for the people who do not Rule 0, they just lost their favorite or most fun commander" is also basically an admission that the people who now "just suffered a wrongful, tasteless ban" are suffering due to their own choice to pick and choose which rules they follow. They choose tofollow the banlist, but choose to ignore Rule 0. If they were consistent between following either both or neither, there would beno issue, correct?




    I strongly disagree on your take. Rule 0 is fine if you keep playing with only the same 8 people, or if you have the resources to build a number of decks. But Golos was popular with new players because he's so flexible and easy to build. New players, who may just be trying the game, who don't have access to a metric buttload of cards like the more experienced players do.


    You're a new player. You see Golos, which is super Timmy. You build him, using your lunch money to buy cards and sleeves. You bring him to the large, successful LGS down the street, eager to play. You grab a seat in an open group....and because it's a setting where you sit where there is room instead of it being 'your group' they adhere to the official banlist to keep things consistent. So that first deck can't be played, Timmy does not have a deck of his own, because too many people liked playing the card, not because it was too strong.


    The question is this, does Timmy go through the process of trading and buying his way to another deck before he can play again, or does Timmy go play a different game?


    When I am playing with my small group of friends who get together every few weeks, we have no problem with Golos or Nephilim or something like that. But the rest of the time, I'm at the LGS, playing with people I don't know, or don't know well as often as I can get a seat with friends. Now I have been playing since Rise of the Eldrazi, grabbing a different deck is not an issue for me. But Golos specifically was extremely popular with new players just getting in.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] The rest of the cards
    that new counterspell is nice. 4 mana is a lot, but it's a hard counter and 'shuffle your 4 best spells up for another potential go around' is worth 2 mana.



    that Ambush, is she killing cultists or cathar? and it it just me or does it feel wrong for a story spotlight card to be in the dump on the last day?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Malevolent Hermit // Benevolent Geist and Jerren, Corrupted Bishop // Ormendahl, the Corrupter— Weekly MTG previews
    I definitely don't see Ormendahl being playable in Commander. the front half isn't good enough, and he is too hard to flip. But this and Moonmist could be interesting in Modern. fewer cards in a deck and you can run 4. this flips on turn 4 in colors that can get you there. and once you flip te first one, any extra copies can be traded for new cards.



    might be too cute, but i think it could be worth a try, definitely hoping for this to start near bulk price
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] The Meathook Massacre, Memory Deluge, and Cathartic Pyre— Polygon previews
    Massacre could definitely have a home in token decks
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow
    To me, I kinda read Chandra's attitude toward Arlinn as the off-Kaladesh mother, or cool aunt. I could be wrong, but since Kaladesh, really since BFZ they have given her a more innocent, childlike side and it's something I really love. Her being gay is nice, but she's also totally the little sister of the Gatewatch. <3



    Idk, I'm happy either way. both sets of feelings for Arlinn are good, positive ones. as long as they don't kill Arlinn just to have Chandra be upset.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [MID] DimirUB -- Katilda, Dawnhart Headwitch
    That seems like it might make Modern Humans a big deal again
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Slaughter Specialist— LadyLavinias preview
    well hello there. I may put aristocrats back together, Dictate of Erebos effects are great, but even better when there is payoff
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Ritual of Hope— Balance Martial Arts & Gaming preview
    not bad at all. nothing new, but probably the most powerful of these effects
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Siphon Insight— Alternate Universes preview
    ooh, and instant speed so you can do it after they resolve a Vampiric Tutor or similar, that is SPICY
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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