I believe it's more likely, given the trend, that this was deliberate. They made a SL to coincide with Valentine's Day. And Women's Day. It's one thing to shame fathers that walk, but part of cultivating a good society is celebrating the good fathers, too. It's concerning for walking the line between making a genuine difference, and subtle political hostility.Quote from Dontrike »Quote from Grixh »Quote from Lord Gyor of Dark Pleasures »Doing a Mothers day secret lair nearly on Father's Day with no Father's Day Secret Lair is extremely disgusting, disrespectful and likely done on purpose.
Or maybe they weren't able to get it done last month, but they'd commissioned 4 arts, so they figured they'd release it anyway.
Considering Mother's/Father's Day comes around the same time every year I'm gonna say it was pretty easy for a billion dollar company to look at a calendar to line them up where last super drop had the mother's day and this had father's day.
It doesn't bother me that a father's day one doesn't exist, but to say "it couldn't be done on time" is a lame excuse when it comes to a company pumping out 400 products a year to coincide with a specific day.
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Jun 19, 2021Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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Yeah... a Mother'd day one on Father's day?Quote from Flamebuster »Awesome. Now how about a Father's Day Secret Lair?
Jun 17, 2021That Rebecca Guay art is everythingPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jun 17, 2021Tiro of Meletis posted a message on Secret Lair: Saturday Morning D&D and Special Guests: Jen Bartel and Fiona StaplesLove Archaeomancer and Dryad artPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jun 16, 2021Tiro of Meletis posted a message on UB cards from secret lairs will be reprinted in MTG form in “The list” and maybe even certain sets in magicDepends on the diamond. Colored diamonds that are Flawless or Internally Flawless and of a high carat weight (which in turn are expertly cut) are worth millions, and rightfully so. Most have inflated prices due to a monopoly creating artificial scarcity and rarely if ever deserve a fraction of what they're sold for. They are not worthless, but are an unwise investment. Gold on the other hand, is a wise investment. Genuine scarcity of gold dictates its market value, at least partially. Economics can in part influence its price as well for example. Precious stones such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds are far superior investments, because they are naturally scarce in high quality. Diamonds are really the product of a monopoly and tactical marketing. The processes of mining natural stones itself justifies at least some of their value, but not all of it. That said, the Blue Moon diamond is one of the most gorgeous stones I've ever seen.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jun 15, 2021Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Well reasoned post. I agree.Quote from Morphling »Magic will surely survive this. Maybe some of you won't, but, to be clear, Magic will probably survive that too. (Believe it or not, so will you.)
Anyone complaining these don't belong in Magic is hanging on way too tightly. Anyone complaining these drive Magic to an unaffordable place probably hasn't been playing Magic very long, tbh.
While I respect other folks' viewpoints and personal taste, I am unconvinced these are some horrible thing that simply should not exist.
I don't mind the UB products myself, it just bothered me that direct MTG content like Kamigawa requires such great feats, but other IPs can just glide into MTG on a silver wave with this product. It feels disingenuous to me as well since I enjoyed, for example, MTG's take on the Greek pantheon despite it not being the actual pantheon. UB could be quite good for the game, I won't dismiss that possibility. Probably a higher chance of that than bad.
I'd just like to see WOTC try to address some of the player requests. Affordable fetchlands shouldn't be harder to come by over time than LOTR cards. That said, I will say WOTC has been performing quite well with meeting requests and expectations, so this isn't a complaint by any means.
Jun 13, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Tiro of Meletis »I still hold Wiesman responsible for it all, but I just think the entire thing was a mess. With all that setup and time, I was surprised at how sloppy it all was. But whatever, I'm ready to move on to better stories, such as Eldraine, Theros and Vryn with Jace.
If only I knew the chit show ran so deep
Jun 11, 2021Posted in: The Rumor Mill
/threadQuote from Mystic_X »At this rate, one can imagine Commander games in five years will probably sound something like this...
Player A: "I equip my legendary Hobo with Rutger's Shotgun, and swing at your Trailer Park Boy"
Player B: "I respond by attaching Cerebro to Spock, and activate Mind Meld targeting Hollywood Hulk Hogan equipped with Vibranium Shield to remove your hobo from combat"
Player C: "Wait a Second!...Didn't I still have priority to Quantum Leap Mister Peanut and The Monopoly Man when you planeshifted to Trump Tower?!
Player D: "Sorry to interrupt as well, but how many Golden Girl tokens hit the graveyard when you blocked Urkel and Rambo last turn?
Player E: "Honestly, even if you all had The Delta Variant to target me and T-800s equipped with Lightsabers to protect you, I'm still crewing The Delorean with The Cigarette Smoking Man now to go back twenty turns and restart the game."
Jun 10, 2021Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Let's hope it is. I am excited to see the sets for next year. MH2 aside, this year wasn't really my thing.
Jun 10, 2021What annoys me is the game can have all these different IPs, Godzilla, DND, Stranger Things, LOTR...Posted in: The Rumor Mill
But oceanic biomes on lands for diverse themes/art? Outrageous.
A dedicated Gishath-style sea monster tribal Commander? Perhaps in the next decade. Maybe. Possibly. IDK.
More unique Legendary lands for settings like Olantin? New Legendary Lands like Minamo or Nykthos or unique designs such as Scrying Sheets? Once in a blue moon
Return to Kamigawa, or at least a Kamigawa (a Magic IP) supplemental product, even if only a single Commander deck out of 4 or 5? new phone who dis
Jun 8, 2021Tiro of Meletis posted a message on [MH2] Riptide Laboratory— Lucas Esper Berthoud previewWish it had new art, but have been wanting thisPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jun 7, 2021Tiro of Meletis posted a message on UB cards from secret lairs will be reprinted in MTG form in “The list” and maybe even certain sets in magicReprint the Battle for Zendikar Expedition Lands in non-foil so we can play uncurled cards. That would help.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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Nov 30, 2017Tiro of Meletis posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemActually, this article is the entire problem. Neo-Nazis? Really? Way to buy into propaganda. And the Trump reference about "locker room talk" - way to push your political agendas on a card game forum and assume your opinions are the status quo, and the only right way to think. That's why everyone is sick of liberals and SJWs. Arrogance and ignorance. No one gives a damn bro, we're here for card games. Get over yourselves and off your righteous soapbox.Posted in: Articles
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