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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
 
Pauper Review: Dominaria
 
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on Next Announcement Day in Early May
    Would be nice to see some of C18. Knowing the Fall set as well. Seems long overdue to have information on both if you ask me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Eh, Slinn Voda being an Arixmethes is kinda lame.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    Quote from Cainsson »
    You people act like vampires aren't still the worst dedicated tribe by the very fact that they're not in UG. A vampire deck will never even have a chance to beat well-built Elves, Merfolk, Zombies or Goblins without Edgar's eminence. And tribal decks are the lowest tier of competition. The card/deck doesn't do a thing to stax, combo or taking turns strategies.
    It's not about competitiveness. It's about Eminence being an effect one cannot interact with. It's an absolute benefit to the one who has it, and impossible to deal with for the opposing player. Ur-Dragon is alright, because his Eminence is a mild benefit to assist the overcosted nature of dragons, and there is a very impressive advantage to casting him. So the player must gauge when to make that commander vulnerable to interaction in order to risk a bigger reward. A reward that, similar to the Eminence ability, is a sort of discount effect in itself. So the card is very complimentary to itself.

    Commanders like Edgar or Oloro are not like this. They're almost always better off left in the command zone and never being interacted with. Why waste the mana when the greatest benefit from them is always there and cannot be prevented for the most part?

    My issue is a lack of interaction. When I have a hand of counters, draw and bounce spells, etc. And literally no answer for something, it feels awkward considering it's supposed to be a game. Edgar feels like that guy playing backseat magic with someone, like some benefit beyond the game itself.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mox Amber
    If, when it entered the battlefield you chose a color from among Legends/PWs you control and it taps for just that color from then on, it would have been really good.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    Quote from krishnath »
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    I was hoping for a few changes tbh


    Such as, if you're willing to share?
    I disagree with Paradox Engine being banned. It's a really neat card. I love it.

    I think Iona should be banned. There's good justification for why it is not, but I don't feel like her being "one of the Mono-chrome drawbacks" is a valid point. The inherent drawbacks of a single color are enough of a hindrance.

    I think Gifts Ungiven should be unbanned. Or at least would like it to be.

    Consecrated Sphinx is annoying and IMO should be banned. Not that it does all that much, but something about it bothers me.

    I think Eminence abilities in Commander defeat the spirit of the format. Enough to ban? Probably not. But IDK.

    If you think Consecrated Sphinx is annoying, try playing it and having your opponent make five copies of it via a kicked Rite of Replication. Infinite Card Draw! Got an opponent to deck himself with that. He was down to three cards when he decided to stop drawing cards. Cue a Stroke of Genius later... Evil
    Actually, that's exactly why I find it annoying. It's a form of Trade Secrets for people who have it or can clone it. I say get rid of the damn thing.

    I don't mind the Prophet ban now that as a Vorthos I have Kydele. The true Prophet, and one with a strong but more fair effect that aligns with her god too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    I wish I had kept my third Paradox Engine. I bought a playset for $15 and traded one, but I really admire the card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    I was hoping for a few changes tbh


    Such as, if you're willing to share?
    I disagree with Paradox Engine being banned. It's a really neat card. I love it.

    I think Iona should be banned. There's good justification for why it is not, but I don't feel like her being "one of the Mono-chrome drawbacks" is a valid point. The inherent drawbacks of a single color are enough of a hindrance.

    I think Gifts Ungiven should be unbanned. Or at least would like it to be.

    Consecrated Sphinx is annoying and IMO should be banned. Not that it does all that much, but something about it bothers me.

    I think Eminence abilities in Commander defeat the spirit of the format. Enough to ban? Probably not. But IDK.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on April Commander B&R Announcement - NO CHANGES
    I was hoping for a few changes tbh
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Change To The English Card Coating Starting With Dominaria
    I will have to see tomorrow at the prerelease, but I expected glossy, not matte.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Change To The English Card Coating Starting With Dominaria
    I disagree, I love how rich and saturated modern foils are. M25 foils are some of the best looking foils. Despite the set being trash.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Errata and Dominaria Up on Gatherer
    Is it just me, Or are the Dominaria basic lands the most gorgeous since Theros?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 planeswalker face cards speculation
    Monowhite Serra alone makes any product look good. I want Rebecca Guay commissioned for the art, or else.

    Venser as a UW Commander would be a dream for us who love him and are saddened he will not get any new cards outside of such products. This is the perfect time for him to get a card.

    Kiora with a Sea Monster EDH deck would be amazing. Arixmethes time. And Thassa reprint.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 planeswalker face cards speculation
    It would be nice to have at least the face cards of this set by now.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Change To The English Card Coating Starting With Dominaria
    Someone might wonder "why" they do that anyway.

    EU cards are totally fine, the only thing they NEEDED to do was to use the same machines in the US.

    The only terrifically bad card quality is from the US printers.
    I think the Japanese printers are a step above the EU ones, but I concur the US printers are the absolute worst. I had to buy all the old MTG cards that didn't come in supplemental products (which use the Japanese printer style) in Japanese just to have them not have awful card quality.

    This broke my heart most with Theros and Magic Origins. I'll never get a good quality Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, Ampryn Tactician (one of my favorite artworks), Plea For Guidance, Thassa or God-Favored General unless I go Japanese with them, which we can't read.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Change To The English Card Coating Starting With Dominaria
    Japanese card quality is superior. I have a Japanese Thassa that has this glossy, sturdy coating which makes the artwork look vibrant. The coloring on the card is beautiful. My English Thassa is dull, flimsy, and cheap. I've always been disappointed with how English cards have this thin, dry, cheap feel and lack that sturdy gloss that Japanese cards and some supplemental products have. I have noticed though that this quality for English cards has been improved.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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