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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/188350074633/is-mystery-boosters-actually-named-mystery
    It’s actually called “Mystery Booster”.

    That puts an end to any speculation this is actually going to be Conspiracy 3 or anything like that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Oracle updates 9/27/19
    Quote from Marl Karx »
    I wonder if they just considered going full circle and bringing back Lord instead.

    Lord is a gendered term. They're not going to use that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Unsanctioned- Preconstructed Silver Border decks
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »

    A little unsure as to these being premade decks. Boosters would have been fine. Then again rarity doesn't make much sense for non-tournament playable cards Makes it easier to get all of the cards.

    I don't think whether or not it would have been fine to do a booster product comes into it. Preconstructed decks aren't an alternative for when boosters wouldn't work, there's a number of different reasons to do either because they fulfil different purposes.
    MaRo has already stated that Unsanctioned was made a preconstructed product because they wanted to do a preconstructed product and doesn't have anything to do with downgrading it from a booster release or anything.
    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/188278001903/before-i-start-i-wanna-acknowledge-that-i-dont
    We were looking for a fun boxed experience. Unstable sold very well. We’d never reprinted any silver bordered cards. It just seemed like a cool product to make. Its existence doesn’t prevent the possibility of another Un-booster product. In fact, it’s success would only help such a product’s chances.
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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/188268834518/whats-the-mystery-booster-product-the-idea-is

    The idea is a product that you don’t know what it is until you open it up. The mystery is a feature of the product.


    Hmmmm. I wonder how this will work with everybody sharing everything over the internet. There must be some large eclectic pool of cards for this?
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  • posted a message on Unsanctioned- Preconstructed Silver Border decks
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Quote from grid_monitor »
    what we want is silver bordered , non - legal , VINTAGE pre-constructed decks
    .


    But... but... what about the reserv....

    Yeah, I got nothing.

    Silver border cards are fairly steadfast in the realm of unset territory. We're more likely to see Blacker Lotus or something g really goofy like White Lotus but non-legal versions of Vintage legal cards? Might as well print gold borders again.


    I'd also like silver bordered or gold bordered reserve list cards. It would be great. Or people will just keep buying the fakes online. Underground sea for about $3 is super appealing to a lot of people. Getting that silver bordered Wizards official also for $3 would be nice.

    Unsets are fun, I've played a bunch of them. It's fun for a weekend or two.


    Not happening.
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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    Quote from SonofaBith75 »
    These are from Game Night 2.

    Correct.
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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product




    Find out more at MagicFest Richmond, November 8–10.


    Suitably mysterious announcement.
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  • posted a message on Unsanctioned- Preconstructed Silver Border decks
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-unsanctioned-2019-10-10



    Announcing Unsanctioned, the preconstructed silver-bordered experience coming February 29, 2020.

    Unsanctioned contains five combinable 30-card, silver-bordered decks for wacky Un- fun.

    The set contains sixteen brand-new Un- cards to trip your Un- trigger, plus the reprinting of beloved Un- cards from previous Un- sets. It's unbelievable!

    Unsanctioned also comes with new full-art black-bordered basic lands that will do the Un- line proud—with a new Un- style and new art. Regular, gorgeous art.

    Each copy of Unsanctioned contains the following:

    5 30-card decks
    2 six-sided dice
    10 double-sided tokens
    10 full-art basic lands (5 regular, 5 premium)
    1 reusable box


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  • posted a message on Tricolor Land Cycle with Come Into Play Untapped Abilities
    Quote from Anachronity »
    Quote from italofoca »
    Imo it's unfair some strategies in the colors gets a better landbase them others. It's needless constraint.
    I agree with this. Most land cycles are symmetrical in their constraints. If they aren't then it has a weird side effect of telling players what colors or strategies they're allowed to play right from the manabase, rather than as a result of what other cards are in the format's pool.

    All dual lands have an impact on the meta. How fast or slow decks are, how many colors you can afford to play, and through the combination of those what particular colour combinations and strategies are favoured. The lands are just another card in the pool that determines the meta. They already generally keep things fairly constrained with symmetrical cycles and low strategic impact effects and conditions. I don't see any reason why not to splash for cards like Tournament Grounds here and there.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Tricolor Land Cycle with Come Into Play Untapped Abilities
    Questionable that you would have these all have different conditions when they are already complex, as @BlazingRagnarok said.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Zendikar Spell Keyword: Roil
    I'm not sure if returning lands as a cost is something you want to do on the level of a mechanic. It's a neat effect for a certain number of cards, but I could see it being kind of annoying as a big thing, especially for newer players. Is this something many people really get excited about?
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Calculation Machine- New alt win con card
    Quote from user_938036 »
    Twenty is a lot, other go to numbers would be 15 because 5 and 14 as double the starting hand size. Though it's really hard to evaluate as this is technically difficult for the opponent to disrupt and some cards let you draw a lot.

    That's why I erred on the high side. I figured it's the kind of alt win effect you don't want to be super strong in-and-of-itself, but as more of a bonus on an already decent value card to close out the game if you really go off. Not something you build your deck to really rely on, but more give you a little inevitability.
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  • posted a message on Calculation Machine- New alt win con card
    Designed to be a fun build-around card.

    Calculation Machine 5 mana
    Artifact (R)
    You have no maximum hand size.
    At the beginning of your draw step, draw an additional card. Then, if you have 20 or more cards in your hand, you win the game.

    Wondering what the right number for the cards in hand requirement is. Erred on the higher side, but hard for me to say what's right. Obviously, something you would want to test, but any ideas?
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [ELD] Castle Garenbrig (Mothership)
    This is essentially free ramp for any heavy green creature decks. I don't know why people seem to think this is trash. As @Randuir said, this is a very usable ability. You can spam it all day without virtually no downside to use. Might not be meta breaking, but this seems sure to show up in standard if nothing else.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] the professors preview (tolarian community college) - Realm-Cloaked Giant
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    I 1000% disagree that this is “mythic worthy”.

    This is still an overcosted wrath withbuilt in drawback, stapled to an overcosted beater with no evasion.

    If this was a true Day of Judgement and the creature had something a bit more relevant in terms of pressure/survivability, sure, but as is, this isn’t a very good mythic.

    For reference, we have Bonecrusher Giant, which seems more deserving of a mythic spot than this.

    Mythic rarity is not about sheer competitive power level, it's about style and splashiness. Bonecrusher Giant is more of an aggressively good card, while this is more of a big splashy one.
    Isn't not all the good cards being at mythic rare what we want?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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