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  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    It's Dog. I'm excitedly sounding crazy I know but it's dog. We are getting another creature update!

    https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1267502593389006848

    look at Jumpstart which will share a few cards!

    https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Jumpstart


    I totally missed the -Squirrel- reference.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Flavor and Lore
    Some art! from twitter!

    https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1267502593389006848

    Also look at the Jumpstart haldf-deck themes and display.

    https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Jumpstart
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    It's Dog. I'm excitedly sounding crazy I know but it's dog. We are getting another creature update!

    https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1267502593389006848

    look at Jumpstart which will share a few cards!

    https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Jumpstart
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Flavor and Lore
    https://mtgazone.com/core-set-2021-leaks-rumors-and-teasers/

    Dog grand creature update?

    The only thing that I would dislike about this is that I like both the Ainok and Jackalfolk from Tarkir and Amonkhet respectively. Any lord should influence both tribes. Whereas Kitsune I hits on another kind of trope entirely. In Japanese mythology they bear more resemblence to the fey of medieval Europe in thier relationship with mortals I think.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    Saw this:

    https://mtgazone.com/core-set-2021-leaks-rumors-and-teasers/

    also look at the known clashpack themes.

    Dog days a'com'in!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Flavor and Lore
    Ainok PW??
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    A +1/+1 tribal lord for a creature type that’s never had one. (A creature type with over fifty cards already in print.)


    Hound. We know that hounds will be a Jumpstart half-deck theme.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Flavor and Lore
    Quote from 5colors »
    I'm going with Lorwyn walker as its the only major plane not to have a naive walker.
    Quote from 5colors »
    I'm going with Lorwyn walker as its the only major plane not to have a naive walker.


    You very well might be correct in this. Lorwyn has a lot of interesting race and class options for a mon0-coloured PW

    Fantasy race archtypes of kithkin:

    W Kithkin- (it's hard to imagine our first Kithkin PW not being Mono W

    B or U fairy- tricky but doable. Eldraine fairies were well recieved

    W or R giant- fun but much less likely IMOP

    G Treefok- same issue as the giant

    G elf- y'know, I think we could see multiple named elf PW's. They are stock fantasy enough to be differentiated from Nissa

    R Goblin- Our man Grenzo is more artifact than goblin centric. Same potential as elf

    R Dwarf- Dwarves in MtG are back baby!

    U Merfolk- same potential as elf and goblin. Merfolk are stock enough.

    I'm even less confident of a mono coloured PW belonging to the other races such as Hag or hobgoblin

    Non-Lorwyn Ideas:

    Mono B Azra: perhaps from Kylem? I like Kylem. Technically we might already have an unnatural Azra by way of Tybalt. Demons and Devils are not so different methinks to warrent new categories for humanoids that share features with these. They are human-ish creatures with infernal traits.

    Mono B Ratfolk: Kamigawa?

    Really as far as fantasy race goes, it could be anything. Especially something common to a multitude of planes, like human, elf, goblin, merfolk, vampire, etc

    I personally hope that the PW is from an underdog plane though. I've grown out of old my D&D aversion to common fantasy races, so I don't care if its rather ordinary in that respect. I do wish for more PW from planes we've barely explored, or haven't visited in quite some time.







    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    Urza makes a lot of sense to me. It's also an opportunity to to show the character in contrast with Teferi. Urza was kinda a b*stard.

    I think the leak is legit, which only raises concerns surrounding Insider speculation in MTG finance circles. It's possible that the BoP was pulled not, or at least not merely out of any new concern for the card's power level, but to penalize those that took advantage of the tip and sold high so as to invest in cards that would retain value roughly similar to BoP before its expected tank.

    Edit: I do hope that WotC releases a statement on the issue. While it is admittedly bad PR news, I think it would make players feel better learning the dirty secret from the horse's mouth than from other sources, especially for those new to the game. This would allow them to take better control of the narrative and frame the issue as in the process of reform, rather than in state mired by complacency. That being said I don't know what solutions they realy have. We want reprints of valuable cards and in order to cater to this need, there will always exist an incentive among employees to profit tangentally and illegally from the process.

    But is it really that possible to pull a card that late in production? Few leaks are perfect in the information they provide


    I could be terribly wrong in this. BoP isn't even all that expensive relative to the other rumoured reprints.
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  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    Urza makes a lot of sense to me. It's also an opportunity to to show the character in contrast with Teferi. Urza was kinda a b*stard.

    I think the leak is legit, which only raises concerns surrounding Insider speculation in MTG finance circles. It's possible that the BoP was pulled not, or at least not merely out of any new concern for the card's power level, but to penalize those that took advantage of the tip and sold high so as to invest in cards that would retain value roughly similar to BoP before its expected tank.

    Edit: I do hope that WotC releases a statement on the issue. While it is admittedly bad PR news, I think it would make players feel better learning the dirty secret from the horse's mouth than from other sources, especially for those new to the game. This would allow them to take better control of the narrative and frame the issue as in the process of reform, rather than in state mired by complacency. That being said I don't know what solutions they realy have. We want reprints of valuable cards and in order to cater to this need, there will always exist an incentive among employees to profit tangentally and illegally from the process.

    But is it really that possible to pull a card that late in production? Few leaks are perfect in the information they provide
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  • posted a message on Core Set 2021 Speculation
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Wow

    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/gpk43h/m21_rumors/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

    Two of them are correct

    The ban and how companion is being changed

    It would be one of the best reprints to date if grim tutor is here

    And when it's said ugin is it either of the reprints or a new one

    Hopefully it's a flip-walker ugin so we can get a commander playable ugin

    But still taking with gain of salt since phasing is a 8 on the storm scale


    The leak says its the Fate-reforged Ugin, just with new art. I use him in my Orzhov EDH deck. I'm glad white is getting some goodstuff in this set.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [C20] Flavor and Lore
    That was fast! I'm incredibly impressed!

    I'll just then copy a few tidbits from the thread I was writing up. I'm gonna try my best to not speculate too much.

    I made this thread to discuss the narrative (if any) and flavour of C21. I don't know that there will be a story. MARO said in his State of Design article last summer that there was felt by some players a measure of dissappointment that Core 2020 had no storyline to it, yet I'm not convinced the disappointment was sufficiently strong so as to strongly necessarilly impact the design of future Core sets let alone Core 2021.

    Standard-legal sets and thier storylines take a lot of time and energy to figure out and the much of the design process is likely to have been finished a year before a set's release. Regarding the narrative, this is especially if one plans to have outsource any work to outside authors. Core sets also have looser narrative themes, allowing thier design to built in a way that gives developers greater flexibility to ensure the product meets the needs of both Standard, and players new to the game. I'm a VorthosTimmy and I sometimes have to remind myself that the IP is first and foremost that of a game.
    No need to be greedy.

    Preview Season for Core2021 begins on Thursday, May 4th. We know the set is going to be Teferi-based and share some cards with the product Jumpstart, whose release will follow shortly after the Core set. That's really all we know, aside from th hints given by Maro today on Blogatog. One could use the few booster-pack themes announced for Jumpstart to perhaps speculate Core21's flavour, design and mechanics, but that's for a different place.
    I love Teferi and I hope there are shown in the cards windows into his wild life and the differences of character between he and Urza. This also gives us the opportunity to maybe learn more about present-day Jamuuraa


    Now I'm gonna look at that Maro teaser Smile
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  • posted a message on Core Set 2021 Speculation
    Saw this the other day. Just remember there's no confirmation nor any way to tell if this leak is legit.

    The 'leaker' contends that phasing will be a main theme, and that Mangara and Raha will each get new cards. Birds of Paradise was almost printed but then taken out of the file rather late.

    Again no reason to trust the source but I thought I'd ut it out there.

    Also, keep in mind, this is a 4chan link, so it's obviously a cesspit. Full of trash.

    https://boards.4channel.org/vg/thread/293733523/mtgag-magic-the-gathering-arena-general

    Edit: if true, Teferi's protection tho...
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on I've been hearing murmings everywhere online about this Double Master's Product. Solutions?
    I started this thread over my frustration regarding where the game seems to be headed.

    I remain frustrated. Whatever anger has been felt and expressed over DoubleMasters and FOMO marketing howeverwill likely be soon forgotten by most players a few days from now amidst the hype surounding Core 2021. If you plan to politely notify WotC of your discontent in any way over this, might as well do it now.

    Feeling annoyed over accessibility within a game though by no means diminishes the fact that there are more serious concerns to also be had right at this moment.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on I've been hearing murmings everywhere online about this Double Master's Product. Solutions?
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    If you guys want to donate $5 a month to cockatrice. You can play magic for $60 a year. Totally online. Right now. Then you never have to care about paper magic or Double Masters or Masters Gold Edition Deluxe version 15x again. You can keep complaining about the price if you want to but it won't do anything. It's a luxury paper product made for people with large amounts of disposable income.
    There are many examples of this in life. Deck of playing cards $5. vs Magic booster case of a new set $600. In one you get everything you need the other you don't.
    Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani – $60,000 Per 750ml OR Tap water for .03 a gallon.
    Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($4.8M) OR Chevrolet Spark $14,095
    $60 board game you can play for forever until you get bored of it OR Lots of Money on Magic.
    Due to Corona Virus I'm buying no magic cards at all. I can get another hobby if magic goes under.
    I think I'm spent on this topic after that.


    Quite.

    For someone so easily annoyed by 'rainbow communist opinions' I'm confused why you thought folks interested in problematizing WotC's predatory business practices and rising product costs would be receptive to your argumentation.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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