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  • posted a message on Idol of Endurance and Bestow
    Bestow (702.102a) and "without paying its mana cost" are both alternative costs. Only one may be applied (118.9a).

    Since Idol specifies that you may cast the spell by paying an alternate cost, you don't get the option to use another alternate cost.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on M21 leaks
    Quote from NGW »
    Quote from 5colors »
    Is Basri our first Arab planeswalker since Taysir? Because that’s awesome

    And Samut I suppose

    What about Tezzeret?

    Tezzeret is black.

    What? No he isn't.

    Dreads =/= black

    See, you are just wrong about that. Of course Tezz is black. Also blue.

    (In all seriousness, I think it was once stated that he has a black parent and a white parent.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Flavor and Lore

    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.

    Kitsune aren't dogs?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement June 1st and change to companion
    Companion change is so weird, especially on the 3 mana companions. They are now impossible to cast on-curve.

    Personally, I was in favor of, "If you reveal a companion, also reveal your starting hand. An opponent chooses a nonland card from your hand. You discard that card."

    Gets rid of the advantage of having an extra card, and letting the opponent choose which card gets discarded makes up for getting to choose a card which starts in your "hand" every game.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Narset of the ancient way - Starcitygames preview
    Quote from 5colors »
    Kinda weak but I guess good for generic WUR we love spell cards. Feels like this what we should have gotten in Dragons almost.

    Quote from wallycaine »
    Quote from ashrog »
    Why is she red? The current version of Narset was raised Ojutai, not Jeskai?
    At the end of the Tarkir story we saw, she found the ancient scrolls the proto-Jeskai had hidden away from Ojutai, talking about their history and the secrets of Dragonfire. It's quite probable that being away from Ojutai's "guidance" and learning from those scrolls has nudged her into adding red.
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Quote from ashrog »
    Why is she red? The current version of Narset was raised Ojutai, not Jeskai?

    Master of the Ancient Way. Ie. the Jeskai way.

    She also very much had a red streak in the dragons timeline just not as expressed.

    I supposed that's true, her OCD/ADHD could be caused by repressed red tendencies.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Narset of the ancient way - Starcitygames preview
    Why is she red? The current version of Narset was raised Ojutai, not Jeskai?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Tradeonline.de - Binding ornament and Path of Ancestory reprint
    "Bynder" is a made-up word and does not mean "binding". That said, they translated "commander" as "Kommandeur" rather than "Kommandant" or some other actual word, so i guess your back-translation might still be correct.

    It's probably "bonder", a term used on Ikoria.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Alleged Ikoria Box Toppers, leaked from a brazilian LGS
    To everyone saying "it has a jet on it": why does that disqualify it from beimg real, and not the fact that it's friggin' Godzilla?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Indestructible inquiry
    I feel like this is confusing to newer players because of games like Arena, where marked damage is shown by lowering toughness, even though that is not what is happening.

    Cards that say "deals damage" usually won't destroy an indestructible creature, but "-x/-x" or "-1/-1 counters" will.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Multiple Boreal Elementals effect
    When a card refers to its own name, it almost always means "this card". So each elemental's ability applies only to itself.

    For it to stack, it would have to be worded "spells your opponents cast that target a creature named Boreal Elemental..."
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Need help making my red/green dragon deck
    It is tempting to use the dragon cost reducers like Dragonlord's Servant and Dragonspeaker Shaman, but you are probably better off with creatures that actually produce mana, like Elvish Mystic and Birds of Paradise since you can use them to cast anything, not just your dragons. Including a decent number of these creatures will help you get out your dragons ASAP.

    If at all possible, I would also add some sources of black mana so you can add Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury. Not only does she increase the damage of your dragons, she makes your little mana creatures into threats as well.

    Dragon Tempest seems like an easy include as well.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on Should WotC Let EDH Players "Vote" on Themes?
    I do not get why everyone is so down on this idea. No one is suggesting that players be allowed to write the lists or design the cards. More like:

    1: Wizards comes up with a list of 10-20 themes that they would be interested in making.

    2: Wizards posts online poll.

    3: Players vote on their favorites.

    4: The following year, the top 4 themes are developed into decks and published.

    Wizards still writes the lists, designs the cards. The players aren't even suggesting the options, just picking from a list that Wizards provides.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Mother Bear
    Why isn't this named Mama Bear??
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/22 - The First Sliver & Slivers!
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Quote from Jiyor »
    Quote from Lord_Mektar »
    It would be even more degenerate if the Cascade was on ETB instead of cast, as it would instantly chain itself into more slivers.

    Cascade doesn’t use the battlefield in the first place. Instant and Sorcery spells with cascade wouldn’t be able to chain into each other, {hint: they do}, if it needed the battlefield.

    Yeah, but The First Sliver isn't on the field yet when its cascade triggers so other Slivers don't have it when cast off it.

    My first thought when I saw this card was "I wonder how many people are going to play this wrong?"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Most interesting Mono Red or Mono Green commanders?
    My favorite decks in these two colors are Daretti, Scrap Savant and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Not sure if I would strictly count them as "mono-color" since both are artifact-heavy.

    I play Daretti with as many small combos and interactions as possible, like a Rube Goldberg machine that might eventually do something useful.

    I play Vorinclex as a hateful, "fun-police" Stax deck. It is playfully named "Vorinstax".
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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