Magic Market Index for Sep 21st, 2018
 
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  • posted a message on Invert / Invent
    I really dislike split cards without fuse. They just feel...wrong.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tajic (pic)
    He looks ridiculous. I shudder to think what a foil would look like. Also, if we could get creature cards with more varied art, that would be awesome. Like, maybe they could be doing something other than posing. Like, maybe Tajic could be doing some stabbing, sparring, yelling at some underlings, etc. But no, we just get more and more posing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Shocklands in GRN - Pax presentation
    I have to say that for the third time, the art on these doesn't disappoint, aside from Steam Vents not looking steamy or vent-y.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Any Recommendations for Brion Stoutarm Tribal?
    Ummm...if you're saccing a bunch of your dudes...Reinforcements?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The price of shocklands and when to buy them
    I don't think $3-5 is out of the question, especially after the set's been out a while. These sets are going to have a massive print run. Prices of the originals went way down with RtR block, and neither really spiked after they rotated. I can't wait to scoop these up.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Shocklands in GRN - Pax presentation
    I have a whole bunch of Commander decks, and I like to play Modern from time to time. Finally, I won't have to keep moving them from deck to deck! And they'll be cheaper! Good stuff all around.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Chaos 6 Pack (@ WalMart)
    My guess is that it's the next retail promo. Those things are almost always Timmy favorites a la Outland Colossus and Genesis Hydra.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Big Creatures
    What the hell?! Nobody just said 'board wipes?' Ok, I'll say it: board wipes.

    Wrath of God
    Day of Judgment
    End Hostilities
    Fumigate
    Supreme Verdict
    Cyclonic Rift
    Damnation
    Decree of Pain
    Blasphemous Act
    Hour of Devastation

    Sky's the limit. There are plenty more. Let him overcommit his board and then kill all the things.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Full spoiler up
    A handful of cool callbacks doesn't save this set from being a poorly constructed, overpriced mess. I'm not normally this dour and negative about things, but come on. I did order a few singles, though. Endless Atlas is pretty sweet.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full spoiler up
    Quote from leslak »
    What I hate the most about this year commander is that they will probably use pour sales ( thinking this will flop) as a argument for why they won’t return to kamigawa

    The sad truth

    What? I hate to break it to you, but Kamigawa isn't even on the table. The block failed by almost every conceivable metric, and a vocal minority that appreciates it retroactively is not enough for them to roll the dice. They know it has its fans though, which is why we get callbacks in supplemental sets and Tamiyo, of course.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full spoiler up
    I already pre-ordered some singles yesterday since it became obvious that this set was going to be a disappointment. Still, I underestimated the extent of said disappointment. They really couldn't throw in the odd checkland or even a scry Temple?!

    Forty. F**king. Dollars. Each.

    You know, Dominaria was awesome, Battlebond was pretty rad, and Core 19 was fine. I was beginning to think that a course correction was in progress, especially after the overpriced turds that were Iconic Masters and Masters 25. Commander 18 just proves that they still need to right the ship.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full spoiler up
    How is it that these things get objectively worse after a price hike? So. Many. Taplands.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Decklists Up
    They want $40 for these?! I'm not sure if I'd pay $20. For that much money, I expect straight fire, not a bunch of do-nothing uncommons and taplands. No thanks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow - TCGPlayer Spoiler
    Quote from TheMentalist »

    The sad thing is that kamigawa was so badly received because the mechanics and the powerlevel overall was just awkward, not because the plane or the story was bad...

    This is false. MaRo has said multiple times that the plane itself was also not particularly well-received. They did a deep dive on some interesting lore, but unfortunately it didn't have much cache with the audience. They know the plane has its fans, though, which is why callbacks like Yuriko, Silent-Blade Oni, and Tamiyo are about all we can expect.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on I am going to talk about the flaws of Pro Magic at great length, get popcorn
    Quote from RxPhantom »
    I absolutely love Magic, but watching other people play it on the internet is the most boring thing imaginable. I've encountered a couple pros when I go to the occasional large event. Some are fine, but others think that you should give a ***** about them. I definitely do not.
    I actually have more fun watching EDH/Commander games in the type of format that's played by The Command Zone and LoadingReadyRun on YouTube instead of watching a Pro Tour Match being streamed on Twitch because it's actually more enjoyable to watch when players are actually having fun playing Magic instead of taking it too seriously while getting away with cheating where the Judges don't do anything about it.

    Oh yeah. I actually agree. I kinda forgot about that angle when I made my original comment. I was really thinking of GPs and Opens. I definitely enjoy Game Knights, especially when it's just four people that brought their own decks as opposed to "Game Knights with C18 commanders/M19 commanders, etc."
    Posted in: Magic General
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