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  • posted a message on [TBD] comamdering preview - Idyllic Tutor reprint
    Quote from Xcric »
    its about ******* time!

    i do wonder though. how weak did they feel this set was that they needed to include this high dollar reprint to try and sell packs. yes, its a strong card, yes it fits thematically, but they tend to break out these high value reprints whenever they're not confident in a set to try and sell it.


    Honestly this is not the level of reprint where I see that. It's more expensive than I like, but it's not 'a reprint that drives sales after a proper reprint'. If it were Rings of Brighthearth, Id be concerned
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  • posted a message on [TBD] menfolk podcast preview - Towering-Wave Mystic
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    https://m.twitch.tv/fishcastmtg



    Before you say it’s bad I would look very very careful

    It doesn’t say “combat damage” nor “damage to a player” so this can trigger from damaging anything on board


    It's still nothing special. But it's a common that is not ENTIRELY useless, so that's not too bad
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  • posted a message on [THB] Heliod, Sun-Crowned— day9 preview
    it's boring as heck, but I am still excited. it's the first of the gods this time around that I want for my Zur deck. lifelink and growth are all kinds of boring, but lifegain on Zur already holding a million things is still quite powerful, I'm glad to see it
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  • posted a message on [THB] The Allied Temples
    Quote from Shadow345 »
    Imagine the popularity of Ravnica 4 when they do borderless shocklands.


    Well they will have to go full Expedition on them, because by that point they won't be worth any more than the temples. They fail to recognize that something can only be a chase card while they are still a good pull.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Commune with the Stars and Banishing Light reprint—everyeye.it preview
    Wow, they are really going out of their way to make all the interesting stuff cost too much for Zur to grab.

    Note that I am not talking about the 6 drops that would be busted at 3. I am talking about the 4 drops or red cards that would be fine at 3cmc in any combination of Esper colors
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • 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
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  • posted a message on THB: Nadir Kraken
    the 2/3 stats bother me. that is a single mounted knight, not a kraken that can eat a fleet. a ship full of soldiers as a Vehicle would probably be a 6/6, maybe a 5/7. I don't mind a baby kraken, there should absolutely be small examples of the huge iconic races, i loved the teeny tiny angel, but if it is going to e a 2/3, it should be shown as such
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  • posted a message on Kunoros, Hound of Athreos
    I'm starting to think we aren't going to see nearly as many enchantments, remember when that was what Theros was? Enchantments everywhere, including a LOT of the creatures
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] The Allied Temples
    Quote from milo_bloom »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Omg im shock im so shocked “ talking in sarcastic voice”

    Yea this was locked the moment I saw the enemy ones in M20


    I was actually a little worried because I thought I saw Maro mention that this set leaned mono-color like Eldraine, but it would be hard for them to go two sets in a row without dual rare lands to help sell packs.


    well that is awkward if that is the reasoning. unless they ban the original printing, a cycle of lands with prices that top out at just over the price of a pack won't drive sales. the temples are what you put in specifically if you don't want people in draft taking the rare over an uncommon for money. actually these make me less likely to buy packs at all. rare lands with no value, on top of the other bulk? it's going to be another Eldraine, each pack is one of the 4 chase cards or bust
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  • posted a message on THB - Nyx Lotus
    *leaves another thread where I was crapping on this set because it has been weak and boring so far*

    *clicks this one*

    *jaw drops*

    Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme!!!!
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  • posted a message on [THB] The Allied Temples
    Quote from seilaoque »
    those could be bumped down to uncommon....
    at rare they're just way too disappointing.

    Lands that never enter untapped are never that powerful anyway.




    ^that. at uncommon, they would be fine, even a welcome sight. at rare....they are far from the strongest lands, they can't enter untapped, they don't actually do anything special since scry became evergreen, they aren't expensive or hard to find. I'm still hoping for a worse Serra's Sanctum
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  • posted a message on [THB] The Allied Temples
    expected, still disappointing. I was hoping for something new, or at least reprints that actually need a reprint/add something to any card pool larger then Standard. these are just....better than Shivan Reef and friends, but that's about it. I know it's still early, but it really doesn't seem like there is anything exciting going on in this set
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  • posted a message on THB Facebook spoiler- Tymaret calls the dead
    It seems pretty bad, but they at least spoiled it on the correct page at a reasonable time

    https://www.facebook.com/MagicTheGathering/photos/pcb.10162635702530307/10162635702380307/?type=3&theater
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sorry to ask, but when is preview season ?
    On the bright side, this should hopefully be the end of Wizards giving previews to people who aren't MtG content creators. The dude from Game of Thrones getting one bugged me, now, Ramin is great at his job, but it's getting to be the end of the day in Germany, he might miss his assigned post day....I just don't understand how they decide who gets one and who doesn't
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