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  • posted a message on [STX] The full list main set (the final 9 cards)
    few white cards with learn and no additional new Gaping
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  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/31— Zimone, Manifestation Sage, Strixhaven Stadium, and more
    okay kinda infect or poison feel
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  • posted a message on [STX] Defend the Campus— Ethan Saks preview
    that's Mephisto's minions in disguise
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  • posted a message on [STX] Wandering Archaic // Explore the Vastlands— MTGGoldfish preview
    That's definitely Mephisto in disguise
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  • posted a message on [STX] Combat Professor
    from mtg spoilers on fb



    this should have been a warrior, soldier or a monk
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  • posted a message on [STX] Gavin’s teasers for the Commander decks and pictures of commanders for prismari, lorehold, and witherbloom
    Quote from Ryperior74 »


    2: There are two cards which call back to the same mechanical reference as something in Future Sight.


    Fortify?

    Darksteel Garrison

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  • posted a message on [STX] Professor Onyx— Danny Trejo preview
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Quote from Xcric »
    What reason is there for her to hide her identity? Is she known on this plane? For being a multiverse everyone sure does know everyone else.
    She was Bolas's accomplice in one of the greatest disasters in recent history in the one event where hundreds of Planeswalkers would have seen her. Kasmina for example has plenty of reasons to go for the throat if she ever recognizes Lili. And it doesn't matter she was coerced into it (not that anyone but the Gatewatch would even KNOW that fact), she's still directly responsible for the deaths of countless 'walkers, Dack and Gideon included.


    Wasted interesting planeswalker killed that will never ever return. while bolas is just still there just trap lol.

    Those planeswalker were so hype too bad being permanently gone. And now we get liliana in undercover.
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  • posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    This part had nothing to do with your post; it was a general reply to earlier discussion about silver-bordered cards in casual games.

    sorry my bad
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  • posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    It was definitely both mechanics and setting/flavour. Many English-speaking players found it difficult to keep track of which Japanese-sounding name belong to which card. There were other issues too, like Spirits that looked nothing like spirits, Serpopards/Catoblepases (ie deep flavour cuts) at common, and more. The mechanics were pretty bad overall, but so was the setting and flavour for the average non-weeb.


    Yes that was my point is BOTH, I'm not disagreeing that the flavor were not-unpopular . WHAT I'm disagreeing with is that people believing the kamigawa block mechanics are actually good and it's the flavour that made it bad.

    which I mentioned here

    Quote from Ernart »

    Yes it is confirmed as an unpopular but it is also confirmed that those the mechanics in Kamigawa is one of the worst on modern blocks regardless they say those mechanics are good.


    Mechanics is obviously the lowest of kamigawa and mechanics also it's lowest compare to all the other modern block.

    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Just to chime in on the "what casual players play" discussion, many play 60-card play what you own (including or not including silver-bordered cards), many play Commander (same), and many (like mine) play both. We allow silver-bordered cards...


    When I said nobody cares about the mechanics of Kamigawa or no one is talking it seriously it was specifically the time in the era of closest to kamigawa before pioneer format and popularity of commander, that was before silver border cards were in consideration to be playable. Silver border cards has no relevant to make kamigawa block mechanics sound better, that's even the lowest comparison for most of the modern blocks.

    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    It was definitely both mechanics and setting/flavour. Many English-speaking players found it difficult to keep track of which Japanese-sounding name belong to which card.


    Those japanese sounding problem isn't really that complicated to get used too as time passed by especially if those card were seen much in play because of being usable and playable it turns familiar.

    Even if those cards were turned western sounding the designed mechanics of kamigawa is the bottom of all modern release block in the whole MTG history.
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  • posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
    Quote from Cranky »

    Nononono, their polling indicated that BOTH the cards AND the setting were unpopular.


    I read an article which had rate those blocks

    Yes it is confirmed as an unpopular but it is also confirmed that those the mechanics in Kamigawa is one of the worst on modern blocks regardless they say those mechanics are good.

    Was Kamigawa even praised for it's mechanics nah. those were terrible. Snake tribal, Oni tribal? SoulShift? Bushido? Offering? Shrine? Epic? compare that to the likes of mirrodin, ravnica that are along those era.

    NO one are taking those mechanics seriously or even build them for a decent extend format in those times compare to the other blocks in that era.

    Polls as basis on judging the usability on mechanics is unreliable data because the ACTUAL statics of usage of those mechanics in various format it the ACTUAL analysis to USABILITY of mechanics of that block.

    Polls are just for popularity and favorite not something to measure of it being PLAYABLE and USABLE

    How do you measure if the card mechanics are good? LOOK in actual data in tournaments and casual format if people are building DECK from those mechanics from those block.
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  • posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
    Quote from Cranky »
    Just assume these are MTG cards with an Orica over them.

    It just annoys me that Kamigawa or water world or other MTG-specific requests require all these hoops but UB isn't a problem. Money talks I suppose. But it doesn't bother me. I doubt they'll incorporate a franchise I like. We'll see. Should have known Secret Lair would get us here.


    Speaking specifically to Kamigawa, I think that Maro mentioned somewhere that the plane polled INCREDIBLY poorly from a flavor standpoint (and not just because the cards were bad) so they're pretty loathe to revisit it. IIRC there was a rumor floating around about them revamping it to be a Japanese cyber-punk world or sommat but I don't remember if it was verified at all.


    Nah it's the card mechanics in the block, regardless what they say. because how many would actually build decks with those mechanics after that block went to extended if those mechanics in those cards are really good.

    The mechanics in Kamigawa were terrible compare to what before it and after it. If those mechanics were decent you would seen a lot of those cards in play after the format were it belong rotated, but no. It's terrible.


    I love samurai but the mechanic are the worst they are the bottom tier.. compare that to equipment, soldiers, clerics, rebel, kor, boros and etc.

    Samurai were supposed to be cooler than clerics if were talking about themes but the mechanic were terrible


    The probably worth salvaging in that tribal was pale curtain, which has the same case to jutun grunt from another terrible set also like coldsnap.

    Snake tribal, Oni tribal? SoulShift? Bushido? Offering? Shrine? Epic? those mechanics were dead on arrival even if they were on cards with art and names like part of the medieval or steampunk settings/theme. Those card with those mechanics isn't fun to play with even outside it's block nobody take them seriously not because of being japanese themed but they are terrible in play.

    Nobody liked to build deck seriously with those mechanics after it rotated from standard compare to other block which Kamigawa era like Mirrodin, Onslaught, Ravnica and Alara.

    Ninjutsu probably was the only decent mechanic that people still enjoys to play from that block.

    Arcane could have also great but it's also lock in that block.


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  • posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
    Commander is the best place for this to be legal, not in formats like legacy vintage, modern, pioneer and especially standard.

    Commander is a format that is flexible it doesn't need to be so magic lore related or part of a plane and themes of deck.

    It more on the the players feel. Commander is a format that doesn't need to compromise in a theme like no guns. it's casual, personalized and all about fun not formality, mtg lore, theme or etc category.

    Seeing a commander deck with spiderman, ryu, batman or gouku as the general isn't really a problem
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons 2 release schedule - Contains Set, Collector, and pre-release packs
    Need more white like knights and birds

    I hope silver knight makes it to modern this time
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  • posted a message on [TSR] The Tokens
    Great choice of art for the soldier token. I always wanted that one to be an actual token

    Hopefully someday some other MTG ONLINE exclusive tokens would became paper magic tokens too.



    Quote from Huss316 »
    Am I the only one that wishes the tokens were old bordered too? Seems to be a super flavour fail with it being Time Spiral and they didn't have common tokens back then if I recall right.


    Same thoughts too, How I wished that those white rebels reprinted from previous Timespiral block also were turned into classic borders too.

    like this one



    So they look like they belong to those tribe




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  • posted a message on [TSR] Mothership 2/26— Crovax, Slivers, Stuffy Doll, and all the other White cards
    bad decision turning crovax to noble
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