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  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
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    I can't imagine how disappointed everybody would be if they don't have snow mechanics in a Viking themed set. Would be a massive flavour failure for sure, but it does look like snow is coming Smile


    Like Zendikar without Eldrazi. Yep I went there. Wink


    Why so much hate for the first 2 Zendikar sets?
    Because neither of them managed to have the right focus, and almost entirely in service of limited and draft.

    BFZ - focus was Allies or Eldrazi, emphasis on the latter, and not the plane.

    ZNR - focus on weak limited tribal aspects and not the plane.

    Players have repeatedly requested a Land, Landfall and Adventure World (Quests, Traps, Expeditions, etc.) set and we always end up with weak tribal trash instead. I can't believe how many times since the original WOTC got Zendikar wrong. We return a third time and STILL no Adventure World tropes?


    Newsflash for you, Jenrik... modern sets are all designed for entertaining Limited play primarily.

    And having the party and exploration theme in ZNR, and saying "STILL no Adventure World tropes" makes you look silly.

    I can't believe that in all these years you are active here, you still did not grow up from your "it is bad because I do not like it" attitude.
    Good sets managed to hit multiple audiences. Zendikar forced as a semi-tribal set every time has been a drawback. The focus should be the world, not the tribes. I am not the only one calling both iterations of Zendikar poor execution.
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  • posted a message on What should Kaldheim bring to the table?
    Snow

    I'd love a Snow Creature - Kraken

    The Leviathan one is pretty bad
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  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
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    Neat arts, hopefully they deliver good cards and intesting mechanics again in this set.

    Again we were mistaken in the past but the set box art screams snow lands return.


    I can't imagine how disappointed everybody would be if they don't have snow mechanics in a Viking themed set. Would be a massive flavour failure for sure, but it does look like snow is coming Smile


    Like Zendikar without Eldrazi. Yep I went there. Wink


    Why so much hate for the first 2 Zendikar sets?
    Because neither of them managed to have the right focus, and almost entirely in service of limited and draft.

    BFZ - focus was Allies or Eldrazi, emphasis on the latter, and not the plane.

    ZNR - focus on weak limited tribal aspects and not the plane.

    Players have repeatedly requested a Land, Landfall and Adventure World (Quests, Traps, Expeditions, etc.) set and we always end up with weak tribal trash instead. I can't believe how many times since the original WOTC got Zendikar wrong. We return a third time and STILL no Adventure World tropes?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    I just don’t like any foils in this game. I really thought they’d have actual reprints of the partners as
    Non-foil for the first time. The worst part is they have all these restrictions on when and where partners can be reprinted again, so we’re stuck with these awful designs for years.
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  • posted a message on Possible Secret Lair Leak
    Cute squirrel token! Nice support for their fans. Some really adorable art.
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  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    They’re just an unsightly cacophony of gaudy glare

    This game just can’t have competent reprints. It just can’t.


    You want to experiment? Don’t use highly requested reprints to exclusively do it.
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  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    Can't get here fast enough for me, I'm so over this last iteration of Zendikar.
    probably the worst Zendikar set, interestingly
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  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    Honestly looking at the art for the set here, I am really looking forward to this set. I love that the plane is the focus of the art, and that it really will be a snow world, which I have always wanted since I saw Coldsnap. Getting very good vibes and anticipating this to be quite good.
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  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    https://www.thegamescube.com/catalog/magic_products-magic_pre_orders/kaldheim_set_booster_box/624717



    Looks like ships are in kaldheim so that means crew is probably entering as a returning mechanic which could also mean the sea monsters known in noise mythology are probably here

    Also there seems to be a drake or dragon in the background

    Yeah it will be a matter of time before cards get leaked
    Also promising for return of Snow.

    I like where this is going.
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  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    Quote from Ernart »
    Anything that is hard to fake is better. Specialized foil are decent against counterfeit.


    Agreed. But that doesn't mean the cards have to look like they took a belt sander to them.

    WotC is trying, I give them that. But these etched foils are a miss in my book.

    The community has been on WotC for curling foils for years and this appears to be one of those cases of "be careful what you wish for you just might get it."
    Innovating is one thing, but making highly desired and requested reprints exclusively available in a brand new foiling process at risk of being hit or miss is the real error in judgment here. I literally have zero valid options - curled Thrasios or sandpaper Thrasios.
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  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    Quote from Ernart »
    Anything that is hard to fake is better. Specialized foil are decent against counterfeit.
    Interesting point. I didn't consider that.
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  • posted a message on Possible Secret Lair Leak
    Quote from CatParty »
    Meh, I prefer Rebecca Guay's Enchanted Evening - Seb's art is always too dark in tone (hence all his black commissions, I guess). I do like the Damnation Inferno art though. Amazing.
    I prefer hers as well. And the original sower of temptation with Lorwyn art.


    I saw the box of rock secret lair which looks collectively awful.
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  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    Quote from Xcric »
    i absolutely loathe etched foils.

    here's why: they're too dark. there's no nuance to the foiling as its applied to everything. emphasis on anything just lolfoil. they're grainy as ****. did i mention they're grainy as ****? they're grainy as ****.

    they photograph really well, but to look at them with the naked eye they look like *****.

    edit: oh! i almost forgot, they're more difficult to read because the text box is dark with white writing instead of light with dark writing. it draws the eye to the background, which is busy with the set symbol, instead of drawing the eye to the actual text.
    I completely agree. The fact they made the original Partners exclusively etched foil is the largest glaring flaw of this set.
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  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    I just feel like they need better graphic artists working on these designs. I don't understand how they thought putting a white set watermark under white text was a good idea. Why not make the text boxes like FNM promos? Or just regular? I'm not feeling extending the color on the sides either. Really wish I could get a non-foil Thrasios. I agree about the haze and faded appearance. The texture looks as if I microwaved a regular foil in aluminum first. I like that they're experimenting but I do think MTG foils need a lot of work.
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  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    I ordered a Thrasios since this new version is cheaper at the moment. I hope I don’t regret it. I’ll post an update once I’ve had a chance to see it. I really wanted a non-foil printing of him sadly, which doesn’t appear to be promising any time soon.

    Images thus far seem mixed. I’m not sure if it’s flash or just intense lighting or printing variability but some look nice while others look like coal with gravel inclusions. I prefer experimenting in the territory of secret rares from Yugioh or the cosmic foil from original Pokémon than what these seem to be.
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