So if you see fetchs in MM17 that would be a good indication that fetchs are never coming back to standard.
How do you figure that?
Reprinting the enemy fetches in a standard set would not only be the best way to bring down their price, but would also be a great way to get more people cracking packs and playing standard, which is another of Wizards' goals. If despite that, they still chose to print them in MM2017 over a standard set, that would suggest that they don't think fetches should be standard legal. P.s. YNWA!
I agree with your first point. I fail to see, though, how printing fetches in MM17 would preclude Wizards from ever printing them again in a standard set or that they don't think they should be standard legal ever again. (This game has had a 25 year lifespan—a lot can still happen.)
It's been a while, but I'm glad to see the thread still alive and kicking, some of the old talent still around and doing excellent work.
Ondal: That SoFaF is absolutely gorgeous.
Galspanic: I'm jealous of your Star Wars plains. They have a wonderful looseness to them, but perfectly capture light and mood.
Madmanny: Really digging the originality of your work. Not too many attempt what you're doing.
djpattiecake: Well done. Most of the alters that borrow bigup's techniques are clumsy and poorly cut; these are neither. Many of the images line up in a clever way as well.
These were so much better when this was a forum post with insight and discussion. Discussing two cards per set is hardly enough. Why not spend more time on at least the latest one or two? Plus, this article format is clearly not encouraging conversation, versus the forum threads had pages of responses.
The layout here is absolutely terrible. The bordered tables with default fonts look like they're from 1998 and are unreadable at a glance. Why cram the most pertinent information onto the side of each group? Putting it above or below the table would allow for more horizontal space, which would move the data closer to the column headings and make at least that better. But the information hierarchy here is non-existent.
And why not spell out what each column is describing? "Change since last week" and "Change since launch" would be a huge improvement.