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    posted a message on 31 new digital-only cards for upcoming Jumpstart : Historic Horizon
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    White had card draw, albeit subpar, early in the game in the form of Truce and Armistice, among others, excluding cantrips. Blue also had direct damage at one point. Black could kill off artifacts (Gate to Phyrexia and Phyrexian Tribute).

    It's not that it can't happen, it's just that it's a rare thing and when it does happen then there's usually a catch affiliated with that particular colour's dynamics and philosophy.

    'buster


    Seems you are confusing what are effectively "rare effects" bur incolor pie and what are rare effect that are rare exactly because they were color pie breaks and error designs.
    Early magic is experimentation of unexperienced designers, and therefore, full of errors that cannot be taken as precedents for anything in the present or future.
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    posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)
    I'm so going to proxy this. Don't take my money WOTC, since you don't want it


    Yeah, I'm going to proxy my Davriel too anyway. Thank god WotC doesn't own casual kitchen table games yet.
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    posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)
    You're welcome to not like it, but your personal opinion doesn't define its success or failure.


    Oh by the way, my dear, it is not only my personal opinion as this thread and many others on the internet clearly shows. But seems you like to see only what you like to see. That's ok, I don't mind your opinion. I know already WotC is not receveing a good feedback of this whole bull*****
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    posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)
    Quote from rowanalpha »


    I will repeat myself again : this digital-only experiment is a failure that nobody likes, both on intent and execution.


    I like it. Flawed, yes, but its got neat ideas. You're welcome to not like it, but your personal opinion doesn't define its success or failure.



    You like the existence of cool designs you will never play on almost any format such Modern, EDH, Pioneer or else? Yeah me neither.
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    posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)
    Quote from andcallmedude »
    Can in the name of the lord somebody explain to me, what's the digital part of this card that wouldn't be "reasonably" or "logistically" be doable in paper?


    It's perfectly reasonable. It simply means they are trying out new things as well. The digital environments seems like a good place to try out new things regardless whether they can be done on paper or not. "Wins" seems to imply they creature you control did not die due to state based actions immediately following the fight while the other creature did. I bet we'll see it in paper.



    I will repeat myself again : this digital-only experiment is a failure that nobody likes, both on intent and execution.
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    posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)



    Can in the name of the lord somebody explain to me, what's the digital part of this card that wouldn't be "reasonably" or "logistically" be doable in paper?
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    posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)
    Finally people realizing this digital only thing was a total failure in execution and with some little tweaks most of thse could had been paper legal for eternal formats.
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    posted a message on 31 new digital-only cards for upcoming Jumpstart : Historic Horizon
    Also, Inspiring Commander is a massive color pie break.


    Absolutely not. It fits in the "draw only within a subset theme that white cares about"*, and white cares about drawing off for little creatures (see Mentor of the Meek)

    *White has a very narrow band of card drawing where it's focused on having to use a specific strategy (like say having a deck full of Equipment).
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/mechanical-color-pie-2017-2017-06-05

    In fact white has already unlimited card draw for equipped creatures (Stone Haven Outfitter) or Aura, Equipments and Vechicles (Sram, Senior Edificer or because it gain life (Dawn in Hope) This is in total spirit of white card draw, there's no way you can tell me it's a massive break since it is exactly the type of narrow card draw white do since forever.

    Well that's entirely what they're doing this time


    Seems I misread MaRo answer somehow. But anyway, doing a Shandalar videogame cards 2.0 doesn't seems that great idea and I believe that any single card design could and should work in paper too (for example, even if isn't tournament or edh legal, you could play Urza, Academy Headmaster in paper by simply printing in a piece of paper all his abilities and just throw a D20 for the random result of each slot). What I'm saying that those card should be printable and playable also in papaer, I'm opposing the whole concept of "online only" thing for very little gain for a bunch of gimmick and silly designs and nothing else.
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    posted a message on 31 new digital-only cards for upcoming Jumpstart : Historic Horizon
    Didn't see a thread yet about it, so I will post it first.

    Apparently,Wotc had again the "great" idea to create for Arena-only players, cards that will never see the light of day on paper form.

    Here a screenshot of the wizards article about this product (that is currently obscured in the mothership site):

    https://i.imgur.com/jzqX10N.png

    We know the names of two cards already, but we dont know yet what they do :
    Ethereal Grasp
    Tome of the Infinite

    Mark Rosewater confirming this while also accurately avoiding to answer why they need to do this:
    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/657602789371969536/why-are-you-continuing-to-make-digital-only-cards#notes


    I have to say I'm not a fan at all of the whole concept of "online-only" cards that are legals only in those digitals formats. It is an extremely frustrating concept for paper only players that enjoy to play Magic within all cards and strategies availables.
    It is not the first time they do this. They already did this with introduction cards for beginners
    . The worst thing is, that even if the cards never meant to be constructed playable, in fact few of those were good enough that would be today even staples in EDH casual games (Yes, Inspiring Commander, great draw engine extremely need it for monowhite or boros decks, I look at you)

    Now what if this time they make again, even unintentionally, new cards actually playable and extremely fun to play in multiple formats but that we will never have a chance to play them in any LGS tournament of any format or even in casual kitchen table games (I mean sure, printing them proxy is always an option, but is not normal that is the only default way to play them and not the extrema ratio way)?
    That's why I'm definitely NOT A FAN of this. It's even worse than the whole "Universe Beyond" thing (and I'm in favor of that). I mean, at least I know that in a way or another I will be able to play the UB cards in some way, those will never be legal in Commander despite being in black border and perfectly functional within the rules and color pie, no matter what.
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    posted a message on [AFR] "Inferno of the Star Mounts"— MtG Spanish preview
    Quote from Igzex »
    I...Uh....Oh My....The true sequel to Dragon Tyrant...At last...


    This looks just like a glorified Shivan Dragon to me.
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