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  • posted a message on Three 2 cmc cards leaked for kamigawa neon dynasty (light paws, a vehicle, and a kami/spirit)
    Quote from Pants_On_Head »
    Light Paws is so clunkily worded to make sure that you can still get blown out by playing auras in your deck. It triggers off of auras entering the battlefield, but only if they were cast...if it only triggers on auras you cast, WHY isn't it a cast trigger?


    It has that clause because otherwise counterspell based decks couldn't do nothing when he hits the field. It makes totally sense. Any effect that works simply by "casting" the spell even if doesn't resolve, its broken, and thats why only the Eldrazi of cmc10+ have that kind of wording.


    No, it has that clause because otherwise you could put an entire grip of same cmc auras into play one after the other off of a single trigger. It isn't supposed to trigger off itself. And it is worded like this rather than "on cast" so that you can't get a same name aura (the limitation of "without the name of an aura you control" wouldn't prevent this, if the same name aura was still on the stack).

    I can guarantee you that is why wotc gave it that wording, not out of fear that putting an aura directly into play from your library (upon cast of another aura first) would be too unfair to counterspell decks.

    Good point about the different name clause. You're absolutely right.
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  • posted a message on Three 2 cmc cards leaked for kamigawa neon dynasty (light paws, a vehicle, and a kami/spirit)
    Quote from Dontrike »
    I don't understand how the Soulripper is a vehicle. No matter how I look at it I just can't see a "vehicle."

    That card and the Kami look like alternate art treatments so possibly this is a more stylized, weirder version than the base version which might look more like a vehicle. We'll see.
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  • posted a message on [NEO] Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire and Eiganjo Uprising
    Aha! I would like to claim bragging rights for predicting this card would exist
    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/speculation/824361-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-speculation?comment=47
    Some speculation of my own- Boseiju, Who Endures will be a part of a cycle of legendary channel lands alongside Takenuma, Abandoned Mire and the other land from the first look article- Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire. Boseiju will be green and Eiganjo will be white, or if not, blue.

    I am very smart.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [NEO] Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire and Eiganjo Uprising
    Quote from ThyLordQ »
    Quote from IzzyCatz »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    By the way

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/electrifying-first-look-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-2021-12-16

    Second art down look at name at bottom left of it they sometimes mention the card name on the art.

    You might notice something alarmly identical about the name



    The name is similar, but I can't even match the art to any of the buildings. So is this a variant art? or fake?


    The image from this thread wouldn't be a variant. Card number is 258/302, and variants all lack the X/Y printing on the collector's number.

    I reckon the art from the article must be a variant.
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  • posted a message on [NEO] Satoru Umezawa - @wizards_magic preview
    Better get your Hall of the Bandit Lord's now before they spike in price.

    Wonder If Satoru Umezawa will get a preemptive ban like what happened to Lutri, the Spellchaser in Ikoria?

    Hall of the Bandit Lord doesn't work with Ninjitsu because you're not casting a spell.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Coronavirus (COVID-19): Will Social Distancing Be Permanent?

    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Dying from covid is a bigger issue than suffering mental health difficulties. And if you want to address mental health how about increasing the minimum wage, providing universal healthcare (including, you know, support for mental health services), extending child tax credits. That sort of thing. That will help mental health. Should decrease crime as well. And, you know, lift millions out of poverty too, if you go for that sort of thing.
    True. I agree 100%.

    1) Are you sure? Like, are you really sure? You're signing up for supporting for increasing the minimum wage, providing universal healthcare and extending child tax credits?
    2) If you actually agree 100%, then you support mask requirements. Because my point here was preventing mass covid deaths is more important than potential mental health difficulties from wearing masks and other preventative measures, and that if you are really worried about mental health there are things you could do that would help mental health generally *instead of* stopping or limiting covid preventative measures.
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon dynasty Theme Boosters
    I imagine there's only going to be a couple ninja cards in colors like green and white. Like with the werewolves in midnight hunt
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Coronavirus (COVID-19): Will Social Distancing Be Permanent?
    Quote from Highroller »
    Who do you think is traumatizing the children more: the people who are adhering to public safety advice to benefit society in the face of a widespread global pandemic, or the people who refuse to listen to science and reason and pursue courses of action that would directly lead to the pandemic continuing and, in turn, causing greater threat and harm to said children?

    Because doing a year of remote learning is not going to be anywhere near as debilitating as being immuno-compromised, to say nothing of dying from covid.
    There's something among psychology nowadays known as COVID Anxiety Syndrome (CAS) where more children than ever have anxiety, depression, with suicide rates going up because of this global pandemic. What are we doing to the mental health of our children? There's now children drawing self-portraits of themselves with their face masks on because they've associated themselves with how they look 24/7 with face masks on. Sad part is that these children don't really know what it's really like to see their actual faces. Because of this we as a society are creating HUGE mental disorders down the line which is already happening right now and it's up to parents to protect the mental health of their children.

    Children have become too afraid to play with each other or be brave enough to speak without worrying about infecting other people without a face mask on. As an end result these children are losing their social skills as they're not communicating and they're not learning how to communicate in-person because of the fear around us and we got to remind ourselves that fear is the greatest thief of our joy, happiness, and serenity. We have to learn to choose love over everything even though that might sound a little bit cliche but it's the truth. We're learning the harsh lesson of taking our freedoms for granted because this is all we have. A lot of people mock the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution but there's a reason why it's number one.

    Dying from covid is a bigger issue than suffering mental health difficulties. And if you want to address mental health how about increasing the minimum wage, providing universal healthcare (including, you know, support for mental health services), extending child tax credits. That sort of thing. That will help mental health. Should decrease crime as well. And, you know, lift millions out of poverty too, if you go for that sort of thing.
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  • posted a message on D&D unannounced miniatures from kamigawa leaked (there’s one name in particular)
    The dragon looks cool. I like the whiskers and the frill.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon dynasty bundle box leak
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Quote from Flamebuster »

    That's great, however Kamigawa in its feudal form wasn't well-received by players initially. So it makes sense they would "modernize" it a bit more to attract back those who felt disenfranchised or disinterested from it.

    Be thankful we're going back.

    'buster


    ""Modernize" it a bit more"......

    *looks at the cybernetic racoon, neon glowing helmets and buildings, and motorcycles*

    A bit?

    Also, Kamigawa was 17 years ago. There is no one going "oh now that it doesn't look feudal I get back into Magic now. That's all I was waiting for" nor were they going to skip out on this set if it looked like it did back then. Again, Kamigawa's aesthetics were not it's sole problem. To think that would be ignoring a number of other issues that the entire block had and why people were not fond of it at the time (or Magic in general thanks to Mirrodin being too strong.)

    And WotC does a lot of market research to figure out what people do and don't like with their sets. Mark Rosewater talked in length in the first look video about how they spent significant time and effort figuring out what to bring back from the original Kamigawa that worked and players liked, and what to avoid as a mistake of the original. None of this has been chosen lightly.
    The inclusion of the cyberpunk-esque elements was also not done as an attempt to fix Kamigawa, MaRo also already made clear that that theme was something they were interested in doing on its own rights and, in fact, this set was marked to be cyberpunk before it was decided to be Kamigawa. Cyberpunk was not included to justify returning to Kamigawa, they wanted to do cyberpunk Japan and thought this was a good place to do Kamigawa. Specifically, making the cyberpunk Japan world future Kamigawa was decided to be a good way to do the tradition vs modernity theme. Kamigawa being a good place to set the cyberpunk Japan set on made selling a Kamigawa return to the execs possible because the cyberpunk theme was seen as a selling point.
    The cyberpunk theme is not there for fans of og Kamigawa, it's there for fans of cyberpunk. The traditionalist part of the new Kamigawa is there for fans of og Kamigawa.
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon dynasty sneak previews tomorrow
    Quote from 5colors »
    Old kamigawa fans be happy, Maro said much like in real life Japan and other Japanese media there is a tension between tradition and been more modern now on Kamigawa and to reflect that half the set is cyberpunk and half the set will reflect more of "old kamiagwa" with some overlap.

    Apparently, this will also vary between colours, which makes sense as it was already stated that both sides would have mechanical themes, so you can have a clash of traditional and modern theme archetypes in limited and standard.
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon Dynasty speculation
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Dale Dan Tony »
    After seeing Kaito, I exoect Phasing to be a more abundant thing as opposed to blinking in this set. It feels very futuristic as well, and fits with Ninjas to a certain degree.


    They use phasing now as way to blink stuff without the perament reseting. Kaito phasing out means he keeps the same number of loyalty counters he had when he phased out or how in Midnight Hunt Creeping Inn used phasing so it won't reset back to Hostile Hostel. So while possible they rather use blink unless this set has a lot of counter or similar stuff.

    Phasing also allows them to avoid triggers enters and leaves the battlefield effects which means the cards don't have to be balanced around that as a potentially powerful use.
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  • posted a message on [NEO] Kaito, Atsushi, Hidetsugu, and Ukiyo-e basics— Weekly MTG previews
    Quote from soramaro »
    The kanji and huge mana symbol on the basics is kind of an eyesore, honestly ... I wish they'd toned it down and just put it at the bottom.

    I actually quite like them as is. It blends in quite well for me and I like the mana symbol being nice and large to help remind you what the card actually is. The text being on the left like that is evocative of traditional styles and also just kinda looks unique. To each their own I guess.


    Fused Hidetsugu is cool, I wonder if he'll play a role in the story again. The red dragon being named Atsushi and not Ryusei probably means we're getting a new set of five.

    Yes apparently the dragons were 'reborn' into new dragons filling the same roles.
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon Dynasty speculation
    Some speculation of my own- Boseiju, Who Endures will be a part of a cycle of legendary channel lands alongside Takenuma, Abandoned Mire and the other land from the first look article- Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire. Boseiju will be green and Eiganjo will be white, or if not, blue.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon Dynasty speculation
    Let's see how some of people's predictions are looking that we've had a proper look at the new Kamigawa.

    I expect either a red artifact (that triggers once per round) or a red spell that references kiki-jiki
    I expect that moon folk will not all be based around bouncing lands, though it will appear on at least one.
    I expect 1 black ogre rare that rewards playing demons and 1-2 drawback cards for limited calling back to the old ogre-demon link.
    I expect a legendary-related mechanic (perhaps the return of historic if it is not being reserved for the last two sets of the year).
    I expect a cycle of rare and uncommon legends for each color and 2-color combo (if not more).
    I expect Jin-Gitaxias, reality hacker (that one name came with a bunch of other leaks that turned out to be legit and this seems like the right place).

    Possible
    Possible
    New Hidetsugu is both an ogre and a demon, but no tribal relevance yet.
    There will be a legendary theme, so possible. (The way MaRo described it though makes me think it won't be quite as a big of a thing as last time)
    Also possible
    Possible

    Quote from Pokerkingdave »
    I would be surprised is we didnt see:
    Multicolor ninja commander
    Multicolor Samurai commander
    A Proper brothers yamazaki for commander
    "Legendary matters" payoff card
    A new cycle of zubera
    a 'Fixed' umezawa's jitte

    Kaito is probably a good sign.
    Samurai were left a question mark but based on the poster they're very likely in.
    Possible
    There will be at least some. If leaks are indeed true as they seem, we have Takenuma already.
    Possible
    Possible

    Quote from Jman396 »
    Alright, here's some speculation:
    • Kaito (the ninja PW featured on Showcase 2022 Day) will be 3 mana and UB
    • The Wanderer will be in the set, her true identity will be revealed, and she will be W or RW
    • Tamiyo, to everyone's surprise, will NOT be in the set, and people will be (justifiably) mad
    • Some kind of Umezawa descendant, and some kind of reference to Kyodai/Michiko, if not an outright card
    • Ninjutsu will return, as will Bushido, but Bushido will be renamed
    • Heavy legendary matters theme, and rare legends in each colour pair (like MID/VOW) with UB and RW Ninja/Samurai tribal legends
    • Spirits get a bit of a shoutout, likely somewhere in GW or WB, but they aren't a major focus (and no Spiritcraft)
    • That's definitely Boseju in the released key art, and there will be a new Boseju card
    • NO Sagas-these will be back in Dominaria United, with Historic
    • Artifact theme of a density somewhere between Throne of Eldraine and Kaladesh; most of the set's art will recall a 'night-time Kaladesh'

    Confirmed.
    Confirmed Wanderer is here, reveal of true identity and colour to be seen.
    Possible
    Possible
    Mark confirmed there will be returning mechanics, so definitely possible.
    Partly confirmed. There will be a legends theme and more legends than usual but we don't know if it will be quite 'heavy' or not yet nor what cycles there will be.
    Spirits are definitely in the set, and based on the Tradition vs Modernity theme and the story and art bits, it sounds like they likely will be more of a presence than predicted here.
    Confirmed. The first look article includes named art which confirms there will be a card called 'Boseiju, Who Endures'.
    Possible
    Possible

    Quote from Morphling »
    If we're revisiting the Umezawa clan I can't see why ol' Bolas couldn't be getting back involved in the storyline (if only indirectly).

    They'll probably just reprint Boseiju to whip everyone up and sell packs. #MtGFinance

    No Tamiyo but you better believe Kaya will show up somehow. Nodding the Affirmative

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    Denied. As stated above, Boseiju has a new card.
    Possible

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    For me
    sisters of flesh and spirit and Hidetsugu melded with All-consuming oni of chaos will be getting a card

    mechanic based on hacking

    maybe the return of energy counters

    Fractal creatures will make a appearance (hint is the new walkers pet fox since it highly resemables a fractal)

    the iconic spirit dragons will be back as a cycle again but with different death triggers this time

    the Second phyrexian praetor (from rumor)

    the Emperor might be Sakashima or it will be tezzert or jin gitaxia pulling a bolas like he did on amonkhet

    shrines and Ninja tribal and samurai tribal and spirit tribal is almost guaranteed

    The commander decks will be tribal

    spirit tribal we will get new spirit cards from neon dynasty and old kamigawa in the commander deck (if one is a deck ofcoarse)

    The special frame will be tron or pixel like

    And ofcoarse we get one very powerful card from the original block as a reprint (it will not be the top nor Umezawa's Jitte.)

    We have seen one half as an individual card, leaving the fate of the fusion uncertain. Hidetsugu and all consuming oni have indeed got a card.
    Possible
    Possible
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    Confirmed. Except these ones have different names taking the previous ones place.
    Possible
    Possible
    Possible
    Possible (though the names aren't particularly fitting for this)
    Possible
    The Soft Glow frame definitely fits. Arguably the Ninja frame?
    Possible

    The planeswalkers will be Keito, Tamiyo, and Ajani. I'm not sure on the third slot, but he seems like the most likely, given his connection to Tamiyo's story circle and his lack of appearance in premiere sets since Aether Revolt (and War of the Spark). My second choice would be Narset (for the first of those reasons), but I'm not sure. I also suspect that they might call back to the flip cards from original Kamigawa with some TDFCs.

    The Wanderer's inclusion means unless there are four planeswalker cards or the Wanderer does not get a card (which seems very unlikely given the prominent early feature), we will not be seeing cards for both Tamiyo and Ajani, or Narset. Could still show up in the story though.

    The final main VOW story piece on the mothership had Teferi pointedly mentioning Phyrexians (I assume Kaya described her encounter with Vorinclex to him, but that happened "off camera"). So I do think we are getting another one. And if the original praetors and the Kaldheim Vorinclex are precedent, it will be something that either doubles or provides a large benefit for you and either halves or provides a mirror-disadvantage for opponents. I hope it isn't something that is completely miserable to play against, but that seems to be the goal for most of the Praetors.

    Even though original Kamigawa was divisive at best, I'm sure they are going to try to keep or revamp some of the mechanics and themes from it. Legendary-matters is a big one, but since Dominaria is also getting a set in 2022 I'm not sure. Maybe Kamigawa will stick to just legendary creatures/artifacts while Dominaria United goes with historic which is a little broader and less focused.

    I think the big question is how large of a role spirits will play. On the one hand, spirits v. humans was like the main thing of Kamigawa. On the other hand, Kamigawa was unpopular and this set seems set in a distant future with a new vibe that is less spirit-friendly. I still think they will have a role to play however, maybe unlocking or bringing back spirits will be key to saving the plane or defeating a big bad.

    This has already been said above, but a less-parasitic take on splice would be cool and Modern Horizons already showed this was possible with Splicer's Skill. Splicing doesn't feel particularly "classic Kamigawa" to me, but the name/concept does have a cyber/futuristic vibe which could fit very will in this world. Plus, it sound like something Phyrexians like to do if Gin turns out to be checking things out here.

    Possible
    Mostly confirmed. There will be half traditional Kamigawa and half futuristic according to Mark Rosewater. There will be returning mechanics (if the leaks are true, including Channel). Legendary matters will be a theme.
    Partly denied. Seems spirits are currently running around the plane quite happily, and the two worlds have become closer together. However, this may also provide a plot point.
    Possible.
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