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  • posted a message on Paradox Engine in 2020 Modern
    Okay Paradox Engine is such a cool card. I loved it in spoilers, I loved it in EDH, and i keep trying to make it work in Modern. It was hard before, now without Mox Opal it's even harder, but it feels like the format has slowed down, so it might be time to revisit. I want to have Engine be part of a good Modern deck. What do people think is the best path? I keep thinking about some flavor of Elfball, but I keep hearing about Urza being the way. I'm not looking to break the format open, i just want to brainstorm so i can play a deck that both has one of my favorite cards AND can keep up at the big kid tables.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [JMP] full set and pack contents
    I saw it had been asked but not answered. They DID specifically mention an Eldrazi pack at the highest rarity, and it isn't listed there, right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] Zurzoth, Chaos Rider and Devils theme— DeejayKnight preview
    okay we are up to like half a dozen basics that I NEED in full art, the basics alone in this set rock
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wizards cuts ties with artist Terese Nielsen
    I have mixed feelings. I think it's probably wise for them to not hire her for any NEW art with how things currently stand, but the thought of losing her art on reprints makes me sad, because let's face it, no matter what she has done or said, I would hope anyone can recognize that no conversation about the best artists and card art in the game would be complete without including her/ That art for Study is one of the most recognizable, iconic pieces in the gae
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [JMP] Elf theme— GameOn_AUS previews
    .....I lay mostly green, and i despise that sheperd already. a 1 drop that just shuts down a huge swath of interaction, that's not fun or creative or skill intensive
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rudy's Email (Baits and probably some leaked information)
    Quote from Jiyor »
    Quote from BB84Prez »
    2) I'm all for another Unset regardless of it's theme. Would be a nifty way to sneak in a black border card like Sliver Queen, the same way they did with Steamflogger Boss.


    Reserved List- Cards WotC won’t physically reprint.

    Queen is on the reserved list.
    Boss isn’t on the reserved list.

    If that doesn’t answer the possibility of it happening, then I don’t know what will make you understand.



    List specifies tournament legal form. I think just silver border straight reprint would probably be enough, or adding some Un creature type. it's an EDH card, not tournament. lots of ways to make it fine
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [M21] Finishing Blow— Goodgame preview
    so...do you think we just won't get good removal this set? I remember when core sets had some of the best removal around, and they didn't have to ban stuff in Standard back then. Funny how that works. the more, and better removal, the less you have to ban threats. if Ugin gets to be a problem in the format, this absolutely won't stop it
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Home Interview of MaRo by The 'Professor' at Toarian Community College
    Quote from Athreos »

    I think there were actually a lot of noteworthy tidbits.


    Thank you for having a positive outcome on anything Wizards related in this forum. People like you are becoming rarer by the day here. Also thanks for sharing.




    But you recognize that it's a reflection of Wizards getting worse, right? ever since they took lottery cards of of packs and immediately moved them to their own premium boxes and now to Secret Lairs, it's really hard to deny that they are crapping on us. if they would just obey the spirit of the law (like they insist on the spirit of the Reserved List) and didn't make all of their decisions based on the secondary market a lot fewer people would have bad things to say about them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on My playgroup won't politic
    Quote from lunde »
    I think this is a hard one to comment on without seeing what’s happening directly. The other thing that could be a possibility is that maybe the deals your proposing don’t actually make sense.

    I think the better people get at assessing threats themselves the less politics happens. Politics thrive in low level games because threat assessment seems much more ambiguous. Once people get better at assessing threats for themselves the number of opportunities to sway someone’s actions drops dramatically. They still exist but they are fewer and far between, and overdealing gets annoying, especially when one player is constantly tricking the least experienced player into bad threat assessment situations.




    I think in one direction, you are right. There are fewer chances to trick someone into bad deals, fewer stupid deals being made..but otoh, I have actually seen MORE deals as my playgroup has gotten better. We build better decks with better answers, and as we become better at weighing pros and cons, we are more likely to offer 'I deal with this and you give me a turn free of being attacked' deals, and the rest are more likely to accept it looking at problems where we would try. I do't think there can really be hard statements about 'good players don't use politics are much', good players are flexible.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikorian Unicorns— Good Luck High Five previews
    Splendor mare is interesting, the cycle ability because it is a lifelink COUNTER on whatever you like, seems much more valuable than casting it as a creature. aren't cycling abilities usually a cheaper and worse version, instead of cheaper and an upgrade?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Heartless Act— The Loregoyfs! preview
    that is exceptional! one of those cards tat may not be great in Standard, but is absolutely premium removal for other formats, it's going to kill almost everything in Modern
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] spice-8-rack preview - 3 cards
    If Blitz could hit any target, Modern Burn players would be giddy right now, that's too bad
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Cunning Nightbonder
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    The art on this card is gorgeous, wow! I don't think it works with Leyline of Anticipation. It doesn't give them flash, it enables them to be cast as though they had flash. I think the subtle difference invalidates that interaction.

    The flavor text is cool, too.

    "We are the shadow of each other, fleeting and yet always present."



    That is correct. same way that 'deals damage as though it was not blocked' is not the same as unblockable, it doesn't give the keyword itself, which is what this card cares about....to be fair, ikoria COULD give us that card
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Hint from Ari Neih reveals a keyword is gonna be renamed which one and what will the end name be
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Melkor »
    It can't be most of the suggestions. Banding and phasing, intmidate, etc, even if they aren't printed anymore, they are still existing keywords. I looked at the list, and the only one I am seeing is 'bury', because all these other ones, they already do something, they didn't get retconned out of existence, stuff like banding isn't used anymore, but still exists


    The point of those suggestions the hint states “former keyword” thus suggesting keywords that aren’t used anymore




    But that's the thing. Banding is not used anymore, Banding will PROBABLY never be used ever again. But they can't call the new keyword banding because regardless of use or future, it already currently has rules text attached to that word. they couldn't use one that is just obscure and you have to explain what it does to a new player, it would have to be one that you tell the new player 'oh yeah, they called it that, but it is called this now, including in oracle text'. if they used Banding for the new keyword, it would change what Formation actually does
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [IKO] Hint from Ari Neih reveals a keyword is gonna be renamed which one and what will the end name be
    It can't be most of the suggestions. Banding and phasing, intmidate, etc, even if they aren't printed anymore, they are still existing keywords. I looked at the list, and the only one I am seeing is 'bury', because all these other ones, they already do something, they didn't get retconned out of existence, stuff like banding isn't used anymore, but still exists
    Posted in: Speculation
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