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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement (offical announcement)
    Quote from migrena »
    Quote from Dunharrow »

    That is not correct. Convoke always allowed you to tap creatures for color.

    Originally, convoke was an additional cost that reduced the cost in mana. With the return of convoke in Magic 2015, the rules for convoke changed to their current form as an alternative way of paying a mana cost. This affects how it interacts with, for example, Eldrazi Spawn tokens' sacrifice-based mana ability (mana abilities must be activated before paying costs), and effects such as Trinisphere that care about total costs.

    Quote from WizardMN »
    Quote from migrena »
    Convoke was significantly changed when it was reprinted. Initially only generic mana could be paid with convoke and now colored mana can be paid as well with matching creature.
    That isn't what changed. They only changed that you could no longer "overpay" for a spell with Convoke, changing it from a cost reduction to a payment method. It was always able to pay for colored mana.

    EDIT: Oh, Dunharrow got to it before me Smile

    Ah, I stand corrected. It happened quite long time ago and WotC does not use any versioning system on the rules.

    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    This may be a stupid question but what happened with all the Gyruda, Doom of Depths hype? For a couple of days I couldn't escape the idea of turn 0 and turn 1 wins, and now it isn't a blip.
    Apparently tentacles are quite delicious and cats and foxes have eaten all of them.
    But seriously, Gyruda is Charbelcher style nondeterministic glass cannon deck and it's easier to produce more consistent results with other decks. It's still a playable deck across the formats but not good enough to get to top places.


    Glad to hear my suspicions confirmed - it did seem to be too much of a glass cannon to me.
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement (offical announcement)
    This may be a stupid question but what happened with all the Gyruda, Doom of Depths hype? For a couple of days I couldn't escape the idea of turn 0 and turn 1 wins, and now it isn't a blip.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] - Weekly MTG Spoilers - Tricycle Lands!
    One interesting thing about these is how location specific they are. Historically, lands have been named super generic names to allow for reprinting in other planes, any plane could have a Godless Shrine or a lonely sandbar. Names like these are reserved for land that will not be reprinted in other settings. Not sure what that signals but I feel like this will be the wedge plane going forwards.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] - Makorito Preview - Of One Mind
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    So, any creature with Changeling and then this? What is lowest CMC and most playable Changeling creature in a relevant color combo?


    One changling and any other creature. You can't meet both conditions with a single creature. First condition is "gas a trait", second condition is "does not have that same condition".


    I stand corrected. The non-human text's significance escaped me until you pointed it out.


    And my initial response wasn't quite accurate either - the non-changling creature must be the non-human (for the same reason the changeling must be the human).
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  • posted a message on [IKO] - MaRo Spoiler - Flame Spill
    Quote from sqeetschy »
    How does this interact with Torbran, Thane of Red Fell?


    If I'm not mistaken, he makes it deal 6 to the targetted creature, then the difference plus 2 to the controller.

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  • posted a message on [IKO] - Makorito Preview - Of One Mind
    So, any creature with Changeling and then this? What is lowest CMC and most playable Changeling creature in a relevant color combo?


    One changling and any other creature. You can't meet both conditions with a single creature. First condition is "gas a trait", second condition is "does not have that same condition".
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Whirlwind of Thought— NGA preview
    Quote from seilaoque »
    weirdly similar to Song of Creation but seems less broken.


    Less broken but also less risky. I think this is actually a really nice contrast where the similarities and differences really highlight how the wedges do and don't overlap. As far as playability goes, I think that's going to be about play style. For Storm I think you want Song of Creation, for Spells Matter you probably want this guy.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] - Makorito Preview - Of One Mind
    Well, given that Winged Words is fairly playable and this is conditionally cheaper, may very well see play. Certainly does a great job of capturing the bond flavour.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Gaby Spartz preview - offsprings revenge
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FEKs6G7Xdh8



    Wow...

    Mardu aristocrat edh decks are really shaping up from the Ikoria set

    By the way I wonder with song of creation that this is a wedge colored enchantment cycle


    It's definitaly a cycle, this is the 3rd entry after Song of Creation and Death's Oasis. In fact, Song of Creation is the outlier given that the pattern seems to be Noun's Noun for the name.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Song of Creation (TCGPlayer courtesy spoiler)
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    Not to be all doom and gloom but I don't know if modern storm cares about this. It seems sexy as hell but 4, and an awkward 4, is a lot for that deck.


    For sure, I think Modern Storm is pretty much optimized unless a game-changer comes out, but in EDH it could be a thing. Also, Manamorphose can be used to cast this in the first place. Wink


    That's true, actually, ritual into manamorphose into this, into mox amber with Baral in play may be good enough to consider. Mind you, from there in not sure where we get more R from to continue that turn. At least the discard clause is only a nominal drawback.

    Edit, if the draw off the mox gets you a land, I think you have very high probability of winning that turn. Maybe this does make the cut as a singleton.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Song of Creation (TCGPlayer courtesy spoiler)
    Not to be all doom and gloom but I don't know if modern storm cares about this. It seems sexy as hell but 4, and an awkward 4, is a lot for that deck.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikorian Unicorns— Good Luck High Five previews
    Quote from Melkor »
    Splendor mare is interesting, the cycle ability because it is a lifelink COUNTER on whatever you like, seems much more valuable than casting it as a creature. aren't cycling abilities usually a cheaper and worse version, instead of cheaper and an upgrade?


    It's cheaper than the body sure, but slightly more than "enchanted creature gets lifelink" is worth (which, based on Staggering Iniight is slightly less than W so it's a reasonably costed ability.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Helica Glider
    Quote from Xcric »
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Quote from Xcric »
    i know not everything nightmare is eldrazi, but given all the mutations, and the look of this guy in particular, i can't help but wonder if ikoria was maybe touched by emrakul at some point in the past, like maybe she was lured to zendikar just after arriving on ikoria before the ***** could really hit the fan. i mean, what would innistrad look like thousands of years later if she just decided to walk away.


    Considering it’s the crystals that cause the mutations and nothing about the eldrazi has ever suggested these crystals are a part of their thing Imma go with no.


    was not aware of that point.

    man, having to piecemeal together story from cards, *****ty articles, and tweets, because there's no novels any more really ******* blows.


    The Planeswalker guide was pretty readable, succinct and full of flavour facts.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Amaz preview - Alert heedbonder (viligance lord)
    Okay, so I feel like this fully proves my theory on the R/G pair. The art difference here is enough to defend the art difference on those two, but it's definitely the same creature here. So if all of our lords are bonded pairs that means "traditional" humans not only loose out on all the monsters, but also on all the upgrades. Nice, humans getting by with magic, sticks and mud managed to build some pretty impressive cities.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Magma Charger
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    I love the flavor of this card. As it builds up momentum during its charge it hits harder.


    I hope they recycle this mechanic onto a vehicle at some point, it just feels like the flavour that Untethered Express was trying for but much more elegant. This is the first time I've seen an ability counter actually improves the design vs. just having. the ability.
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