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  • posted a message on [40K] Forces of the Imperium full list — PleasantKenobi preview
    Quote from TetzaHexloq »
    This entire 40K product competes with the DND sets for title of most repulsive product in MTG for me


    More than the whole black and white set?
    I don't even consider that a set and frankly forgot it even exists, which a testament to how forgettable it was.

    Quote from soramaro »
    This entire 40K product competes with the DND sets for title of most repulsive product in MTG for me


    Its better than sets that feature Planes that are just straight lifting of Mythology rather than something more unique like Dominaria imo.
    Even when they do "real world mythology, but in Magic" they usually add some unique elements that I can be excited about. Meanwhile, this whole thing is just "I don't care and I wish it didn't exist" material to me.
    Yeah, original source material that has stood the test of time for millennia, no less. I admire Magic's unique interpretations and adaptations. Perhaps there is an audience for this 40K nonsense, but it certainly isn't me. What a waste of Commander products this year. At least the Dominaria ones were good. But I miss when the decks pulled from various Magic planes and lore, not outside franchises and/or were locked to one set.
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  • posted a message on [40K] Forces of the Imperium full list — PleasantKenobi preview
    This entire 40K product competes with the DND sets for title of most repulsive product in MTG for me
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  • posted a message on [DMU] [DMC] [DMR] Wizards Presents 2022 and Dominaria United debut show previews
    Quote from Grixh »
    Wilds of Eldraine and Caverns of Ixalan - now we're talking! Grin I am highly anticipating those sets! I really was hoping for Vryn and a revisit to Jace's origin story and past, though. Ideally the year after, we will. Perhaps it's best to save Vryn, since we've been visiting a lot of technologically advanced planes lately.

    I dearly hope Theros will be safe from Phyrexia. The glimpses of Theros in March of the Machine are both concerning and intriguing, because I would love to see some Theros-themed cards in the set as a partial revisit alongside the other depicted planes, but I am strongly opposed to violating Theros's theme as a Greek Mythology plane, which has a deep fund of source material without the need to be subservient to or altered by other media. And it has yet to deliver on a broad wealth of tropes from that source material, and even its own in-game canon, thus far.


    Just think of the Phyrexians as Achaemenids.

    Of course, if they're taking the fight to Phyrexia... you're cool with Theros being the Macedonian plane for a bit, right?
    Of course, that would be amazing actually. I just don't wish to see the plane of Theros itself corrupted or even altered by these events
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  • posted a message on [DMU] Joint Exploration — Riley Knight preview
    Quote from Lectrys »
    With Impulse being revealed to share a set with this, Joint Exploration's glory just went down hard. You'd better be in UG(/x) and value the ramp if you want to play this card.
    I feel like Growth Spiral is still superior

    I'd still play Explore over both of them though, and do
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  • posted a message on [DMC] Dominaria United Commander Set Booster Exclusives — Weekly MTG previews
    Emperor Mihail - WOW. What a remarkable card design! Gorgeous artwork, and the effect is stunning! Alright - that does it. Azami Merfolk Wizard Control EDH here I come! Honestly, I just adore the effect of peeking at the top card of the library. It's such a blue effect, and so me. I can't resist the temptation of even more knowledge - I hope we see more of this effect on future cards. Ooooo, a Thassa iteration that can do this someday would be brilliant!
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  • posted a message on DMU - Two more redone legends: Rasputin the Oneiromancer (Kakitabletop preview) and Tobias, Conqueror of Bad Luck
    I ADORE THAT TOBIAS CARD!

    I do abhor Zombie tokens though. Bleh. I'll pick up a copy anyway though, because he's neat Grin
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  • posted a message on [DMU] [DMC] [DMR] Wizards Presents 2022 and Dominaria United debut show previews
    Wilds of Eldraine and Caverns of Ixalan - now we're talking! Grin I am highly anticipating those sets! I really was hoping for Vryn and a revisit to Jace's origin story and past, though. Ideally the year after, we will. Perhaps it's best to save Vryn, since we've been visiting a lot of technologically advanced planes lately.

    I dearly hope Theros will be safe from Phyrexia. The glimpses of Theros in March of the Machine are both concerning and intriguing, because I would love to see some Theros-themed cards in the set as a partial revisit alongside the other depicted planes, but I am strongly opposed to violating Theros's theme as a Greek Mythology plane, which has a deep fund of source material without the need to be subservient to or altered by other media. And it has yet to deliver on a broad wealth of tropes from that source material, and even its own in-game canon, thus far.
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  • posted a message on [DMU] Tolarian Geyser, Tolarian Terror, and Vineshaper Prodigy — Ahh Dean previews
    Such exceptional art and wonderful utility on Tolarian Terror! Not Dominaria delivering yet again for my sea monster EDH deck! Grin

    WHICH REMINDS ME

    IF YOU THINK I AM FINISHED WITH MY ENTHUSIASTIC PRAISE FOR ARIXMETHES RECEIVING A CARD AT LAST, YOU WOULD BE DEARLY MISTAKEN MY FRIENDS

    EVERY DAY IS LIKE THE FIRST FOR ME WITH MY PRECIOUS ARIXMETHES! Grin Grin Grin !
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  • posted a message on [DMU] Joint Exploration — Riley Knight preview
    Wonderful effect and theme, although the artwork reminds me of Ixalan. Which for the record, is a great thing Grin
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  • posted a message on [DMU] “Love Song of Night and Day” — ElBadiablo preview
    Awwwwwwwwwwww

    I simply adore this card beyond words

    What a remarkable idea - to give this beautiful poem not only a card, but such charming artwork?

    I don't care what it does, where I must fit it or what I must do, this card is being played in my deck FOREVER

    My favorite line from the poem is from Unfulfilled Desires

    I am so DELIGHTED to see this poem receive a card, what a brilliant callback! Grin Grin Grin !
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  • posted a message on [DMU] Ertai Resurrected, Urza Assembles the Titans, and common dual cycle — Weekly MTG previews
    Oh. And by the way.

    THOSE LANDS ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS

    I ADORE THEM!

    ANDDDDDDD have basic land TYPES?!

    OMG

    Man this set! I love it! Grin Grin Grin

    I literally desire the ENTIRE cycle of these common lands and the new artworks for the pain lands!
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  • posted a message on [DMU] Mothership 8/24 — Rivaz, Tatyova, Jodah, Leyline Binding and more
    Man.

    I was looking forward to Jodah most of all from this set, because his effect was so amazing for me to finally build a 5C deck. I ADORE the previous Jodah card's artwork, but it didn't really lend itself too well for the Legendary Matters theme I wished to pursue (more so assisting large spell casting), so I was counting on this new iteration. The artwork on the original is so absolutely phenomenal that I had such high hopes

    Especially for a set like this, where the artwork has been consistently delivering

    But man or man, Thassa oh Thassa....

    This art is so absolutely horrid that I've scrapped any notion of ever using this card

    I'll stick to the original Jodah from the last Dominaria set to be my general. So upsetting, I wish this card's effect was on the card with the previous artwork.

    Tatyova has the opposite issue for me - she is also rather disappointing, effect-wise, yet her artwork is GORGEOUS. I'll pick up a copy for this reason alone. But I really do not like mill cards, permanent theft or land animation, as a rule of thumb. She could have been like Aesi or something, instead... oh well. I love her landfall-like ability last time. I adore landfall.

    I would ADORE Howard Lyon to paint Thassa someday. The Zack Stella art will probably always be my favorite, but I have a good feeling Howard Lyon will deliver something just as excellent
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  • posted a message on [DMU] Ertai Resurrected, Urza Assembles the Titans, and common dual cycle — Weekly MTG previews
    Yeah, my complaints are unjustified. I honestly was thinking of Ertai as the only version I ever used, which was a handsome mono-blue human wizard. That was his original card I believe. So I thought he always appeared that way. I was not aware he was disfigured and corrupted later in the story. I started MTG in Innistrad so I was not aware
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  • posted a message on [DMU] [DMC] Mothership 8/26 — The Tokens of Dominaria United
    The artwork in the set is really amazing. I've been rather disappointed this year with the artwork, but Dominaria really redeemed wOTC. I'm pleasantly surprised with how many cards I really want from this set. It's great!

    That Wurm token artwork is phenomenal!

    Also seeing a lot of cards in the card image gallery that are wonderful Grin
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  • posted a message on [DMU] Runic Shot — Mani Davoudi preview
    Oh, I really like this card and its artwork!
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