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    posted a message on [2XM) Numot the Nummy - Disciple of Bolas and High market
    Quote from Xcric »
    remember when high market was pushing 15 dollars and we didn't get it reprint in every single product it could be print in? good times.




    So before this printing, there was Masques, which by modern standards had a very small print run. The FTV, again a small print run, and the one commander deck, which was then reprinted in Anthology, That's 4 printings in 21 years, 3 of them in limited run products, and one set that would be of drinking age in the US in a couple months. The rules changes and meta changes are what have hurt it, it's the reduction in play more than the increase in price. One good indicator is that the very old original printing with a very different look is only the most expensive by a few cents.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Fatal Push and it's a Box Topper
    This is fine, there was a time when it would have been a lot more exciting, now it feels like the dud Topper...but th art is still nice, even if I will stick to my FNM copies https://twitter.com/CastingShadows9/status/1287444179518464001
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [2XM] Rhys the Redeemed— VGTime preview
    In general I don't mind my cards getting reprinted, i own Tron and every value card in the deck is getting reprinted and i am COMPLETELY fine with that, i actively support it because it can get people into Modern...but Rhys and Mana Crypt and such, does anyone else not appreciate a second reprint in 6 months? Stuff that hasn't been reprinted in a bit, that's WONDERFUL, but like i bought the Mystery Booster one just VERY recently when it was reprinted, and there hasn't really been time or opportunity to get the money's worth out of it. I was super glad to see some of the OTHER cards I own in this, but back to back reprints leave a bad taste. Anyone else?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    posted a message on A Proposal: White needs "X"
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    I disagree about situational card draw for the same reasons I don't think Wicked Wolf or Beast Within is good for green— it's too much of a cheat trying to get around the color's weakness altogether by just using in-color conditions and effect stylings, where the result is much the same. White not getting card draw means white not getting card draw. There's some small room for flexibility there, but it can't just be very typical easily built around things.
    WotC has been trying 'each player draws a card' in white, the latest example being Shatter the Sky. I think it's promising territory to increase cardflow in white without giving it real card advantage.

    One thing white could do with more of, I think, is more, better, perpetual late game value. Cards like The Circle of Loyalty, and more of them that don't encourage relatively aggressive small creature decks. Repeated effects that create tokens, buff creatures, return cards from the grave, remove permanents— cards that threaten to just take over the game with value. Green gets lots of cards like this, Nyxbloom Ancient with the newest set, while White's big lategame cards can often be more one-shot like Planar Cleansing, or rather contained, like Zetalpa, Primal Dawn.
    I think white could also afford to push more with land filtering cards like the upcoming Birth of Meletis. At least more basic plains tutoring, but perhaps white could also get some Lay of the Land type cards, cards that return lands from your graveyard to the battlefield, creatures that tap for white mana but only to cast creatures, or to cast artifacts or enchantments.




    But that's the whole thing, in this age of the game, saying that white cannot have card draw, or a form of filtering that is very, very close is effectively saying "white's part of the color pie is always being inferior to the other color, that is what white does, that is what White is allowed to do, just be inferior'. It doesn't need blue or black card draw, but it isn't really in Red color pie either, and they get a looting effect that is virtually the same in context of what they do, in each and every set. If white even got THAT, it would probably be plenty. or green style 'look at the yop 5 for XYZ' type draw. if they aren't going to give white something constructed relevant that it does well that will allow it to keep up, they should stop making mono-white cards, they should cut out the middleman of wasting the paper and the ink, and only have white in multicolor cards if they aren't going to let it DO anything outside of Limited
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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    posted a message on [TBD] MTg Brazil preview - Plaguebreath Catoblepas
    it makes me sad that while it technically returned, devotion was on what, half a dozen non-god cards? so flexible, such a great mechanic. this is fine i guess, but nothing like last time
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    posted a message on [TBD] Tolarian academy preview (professor) - Kiora bests the sea god
    Oh man I like this. It feels super Mythic, and unlike pretty much every other Saga, it's not terrible for the mana even if you only get the first chapter
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    posted a message on THB - Nyx Lotus
    What if I played Nyx Lotus with Paradox Engine in pioneer and disguised it as my own brew?


    as someone still sitting on a pile of Paradox Engine since the days when i had one in almost any EDH deck, if you spike a tournament with Paradox Engine and put it to where i can make my money back, you're my new best friend Wink



    to the people calling it bad, no. it's not good enough for Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, it's up in the air for Pioneer. but 1 and 2 color EDH decks are going to loe it, especially in decks lacking green. 4 mana and untaps the next turn is not an issue in EDH. ETBT lands see play all the time, and even if it is not going in the decks at the top tables, any new hybrid of Nykthos and Gilded Lotus is a very welcome sight for a lot of people. coming in tapped is balanced by no activation cost, 3 activations and you come out ahead over Nykthos on mana. I need at least 1
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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