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    posted a message on Next 4 sets + other mechanic from eldraine
    I was just coming here to post about that. After ROE, I was really excited for more Eldrazi. after BFZ and Shadows blocks, i never want to see them again, they completely forgot what Eldrazi were. ZEN and WWK were fantastic sets, let's hope Wizards gets at least a little bit of that. if they botch this as bad as BFZ block, i hope they just destroy the plane.


    I don't want t go back to Theros, it was underpowered and boring.



    The second one, the 'monster set' smbol looks a lot like Lorwyn block, that could be exciting if that kind of power and creativity is around
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    so I am hoping nothing gets banned, but that's unlikely. I do hope Wizards at least unbans SFM at the same time. we've had bannings in 2 different announcements since the last unban, they need to GIVE something with these annoncements instead of just taking our money and decks away.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on GLHF Twitter previews- Vraska reprint and a beefy dinosaur


    that Dino seems amazing

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mirage Mirror
    Mirror would have summoning sickness unless the copied creature has haste. it doesn't matter how long the copied creature has been in play. the turn after you play Mirror you can copy a creature and swing that turn, but the Mirror the turn it is cast has functional summoning sickness
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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    posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    To all of the people talking about the death of paper Magic, Modern is the format that gets the most views, it's the one that sells expensive packs, and they have said it's not practical to move it to Arena. there is also Commander, which probably hs more players than any sanctioned format. the Commander product each year is a huge seller, and those players won't just move online. WotC would alienate so many people with that move, it will never happen. Digital may become bigger, but they would never leave all the money on the table that they would lose from ending paper Magic. Don't trust their intentions, don't trust their intelligence or goodwill to the community or any of the other effective lies, just trust their greed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Horizons Certain cards overprinted
    Quote from Perodequeso »
    Where does burden of proof lie?

    I have my own anecdotal evidence over the course of years and hundreds if not thousands of packs purchased. I have seen visual evidence online. I have read large sellers cracking hundreds of CASES corroborating what I have encountered. Is it incontrovertible evidence proof? No. Is it probable? Most definitely.

    They have done it in the past and are most likely doing it now. Evidence of seeing an uncut sheet means almost less than nothing. They could print that sheet in greater or lesser amounts than other sheets. Without numbers from WotC we cant definitively prove it. They aren't going to show them without government intervention in the form of gambling laws. The video was spot on.

    Prove me wrong. Wink

    In science burden of proof is on those trying to prove a thing. In the US legal system burden of proof lies on those trying to prove guilt.
    By that logic, anyone claiming track printing is happening has the burden of proof.
    “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof”
    Hatcher’s video provides zero evidence to back up his claim. At the moment all any of us have is anecdotal evidence. Until anyone provides empirical evidence all the hot air we can blow amounts to squat. Just opinions and nothing more.
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof



    I would think that the anecdotal evidence along with the established fact that it has been done in the past would be sufficient to put the ball in your court. If Wizards has ever explicitly stated that they actually stopped doing what they used to do that was exactly this, that would be a different story. and with the commonly accepted statement that prerelease packs are intentionally better than average, it would indicate that it is something they are actively doing. it would not be sufficient to meet burden of proof for a verdict, but it would be more than enough to justify a warrant if this were a crime being investigated. when UMA came out, I got 2 boxes. Not one copy of any of the 7 most valuable most valuable cards, but I got two Lord of Extinction and FOUR copies of Stirring Wildwood (and a 5th as the box topper, that stung more than a bit)
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on [RUMOR] The Commander 19 decks will be based on keywords
    Tbh, I hope this is false because KtK block left me hating Morph and I want it to never come back
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Why do Magic player's defend the color pie so much?
    I for one want another Planar Chaos type set where they say 'screw the color pie'. Nothing super broken came out of there, but we got a lot of neat designs and colors got to do stuff. My big problem with the color pie is 'blue is the color of counterspells' and 'Standard is not allowed to have proper counterspells' same for white not getting Path type cards anymore, or good small creatures. When Wizards stops doing what the color pie says a color does, but still insists on sticking to the color pie, that is how the entire Modern format ends up with like 4 white sideboard cards, a couple multicolor cards with white, and the entire rest of the color is draft chaff.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Extremely disappointed not to see any unbans. If there was ever a time to do it, it's alongside a large and predictable ban.

    Also lots of words about Faithless Looting (and other things) here: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38840_Was-Banning-Bridge-From-Below-In-Modern-The-Right-Call.html

    As much as I hate to vote for the fella, I sided mostly with Cedric Phillips. Regarding Rampaging Ferocidon, if nobody cares, then why not unban it? I personally know some locals who actually do care.

    I do not understand the Ban decision. Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis is only $4 right now. Altar of Dementia is only $3 right now. They don't need these cards to sell the set, unlike the Eldrazi.


    Because both of those cards go up enough to sell packs within a week because they dodged a ban, they weren't going to be expensive while things were so risky.

    Less cynical, cards that break with Bridge are going to come along again, Wizards seems to be addicted to that particular mistake. After the last couple years of Dredge, I actually think it's deliberate. But cards that break Altar and Hogaak that badly are extremely rare. Wizards made the choice that was less likely to result in more bans later. On their own, those are two neat cards that bring something new to the format without being broken on the surface. People not initially getting hyped about Hogaak is not us being bad at evaluation, it was us not thinking about taking the big obvious midrange value creature and shoving it in a combo deck. I STILL view it as more of a Tarmogoyf. Those two can exist in healthy shells that don't lead to toxic busted decks. Bridge really can't, there is no 'good enough to play with the big dogs but not a complete busted monster' with that card
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 08/07/2019)
    Ding dong the Bridge is dead.

    I like Altar, it opens up neat strategies, and Hogaak is one of the most creative designs in years. Bridge seems to exist only to break every few months and never just be part of a fair deck that can be interacted with the way it should be. I would have been very sad to see either of the others go, especially because they would probably be quickly replaced with a less interesting but no less powerful card, but Bridge in all the years it was legal never did anything healthy
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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