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    posted a message on [MH2] Moderation— Sam Black preview
    Since it doesn't stop abilities I'm sure UW can find lots of ways to abuse this, turning in man lands, dropping cards with Aether Vial etc to get a second game action each turn.
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    posted a message on [MH2] Rise and Shine— The Command Zone preview
    Grab the candles and pitchsporks They are running away!!!


    There,fixed it for you.
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    posted a message on [STA] Harmonize—Gab Nassif preview
    I've gotten in trouble online before for defending less mainstream art in various contexts so please don't get your pitchforks out for me saying this but, I kind of love that Wizards is comfortable releasing prints with much more expiremental art styles outside of Secret Lair. Is this kind of collage/zine/punk/anime thing always right for MTG? Of course not, but it's great to have a little bit of it on more core prints. Honestly, compared to some of the art from Fallen Empires or Alpha/Beta/Unlimited (Chaoslace, Icatian Moneychanger, Stasis* to name a few) this really is a skillfully crafted image. The line quality, the use of balance and other compositional elements clearly demonstrate the artist is trained and skilled and there's a great body of work in this veins that they are drawing from. It's perfectly fine not to like it subjectively but no-one has the right to negate it's validity objectively.

    *There were 3 prints of Icatian Moneychanger and the Drew Tucker one is a lovely watercolor that while, strong as an abstract piece in it's own merits doesn't belong in M:TG. But, I can't seem to get links to point to the right version.
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    posted a message on [KHM] Immersturm Skullcairn and The Bloodsky Massacre— Miguel Simoes previews
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Wait that saga was actually a tattoo lol

    Now the rakdos uncommon land that’s interesting for some people because it’s Basicly Blightning for the sac effect and reminder that crucible of worlds effects exist


    My only thing with that land is that something must gone horribly wrong with your gameplan in BR for you to want Blightning that costs 5 mana. But as a "break in case of fire" option it seems like a good one.
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    posted a message on [KHM] Mammoth Growth— Mani Davoudi preview
    That flavor text is dead stupid but it appeals to a very young and naive part of me.
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    posted a message on [KHM] Blood on the Snow (LEAK)
    Quote from Dale Dan Tony »
    Even if it is a 6 mana wrath; it's still the first time we have seen a Black Wrath that kills all creatures in standard. Lately we have been getting cards that give -3/-3 to every creature, or only kill some creatures.

    This might be playable.

    I wish Seasons Past was still in Standard. I would love to play a BG snow ramp/control deck.


    You missed on Damnation.

    And all the good stuff like Decree of Pain.



    The comment you replied to clearly says standard. Wink
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    posted a message on [KHM] Calamity Bearer (LEAK)
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Now I know for sure all of these are real now

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/welcome-face-melting-world-kaldheim-2020-12-14




    it’s this photo



    Anyway the card it’s self since mono red nice inclusion for Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas


    That same public information could make this one fake though. Not to speak to any of the others. As long as we don't have them confirmed by Wizards anyone or more could be a fake.
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    posted a message on [KHM] Dragonkin Berserker (Leak)
    Quote from Mystic_X »
    Quote from CatParty »
    There was a time in Magic when a one pip red bear with first strike alone was enough to justify a Rare printing...

    Exactly. The spoiled kids of today have never had the pleasure (or more accurately, experience) of opening chaoslace as their rare, or having to play with a gray ogre or hurloon minotaur in their decks in the absence of more summons! Honestly, if I was thirteen again and opened this back then I'd be thrilled!


    I opened a lot of Hurloon Minotaurs and Gray Ogres back in the day and thought they were trash then as well. Still sitting in a bulk box 27 years and counting.

    Just don’t buy the product and go for singles.


    I buy both, I just don't like settling for draft chaff in the rare slot. This card will see ZERO play outside draft, Standard and Commander.


    My feeling is that in any given year (not set, year) it's reasonable to expect 10 to 15 cards to break through into Modern. The numbers for the older formats are smaller. Sometimes these cards behave like Hollow One and define a new deck using old parts. Other times they are utility cards like Fatal Push and slot into a variety of decks. Across 1200 cards that's 1 to 2 percent. Clearly not all cards are going to make that threshold, that doesn't make them necessarily bad cards, just not the top 1%. This is a perfectly fine card for rare. ( I keep in thinking that Zendikar 2 may have been an exception but I'm not convinced it even breaks that threshold).
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    posted a message on [KHM] Dragonkin Berserker (Leak)
    Constructed:

    Turn 1: Drop a mana dork and pray the dork survives
    Turn 2: Dies to removal or is countered
    Turn 3: If it survives it may have to chump block something big again dies to removal.
    Turn 4: Go ahead and attack into an opponents creature probably bigger than a measly 2/2 if they are on creatures, tap out for 5 mana for a 5/5 flyer as you lose your 2/2 and pray a Ratchet Bomb or Blast Zone isn't on the battlefield.

    I'm sorry this card is slow and bad in Constructed. It is WAY to conditional. You can try to convince me otherwise but unless there is something that boosts this card up it is a dragon only tiny niche constructed card. I don't draft so this will be the garbage constructed card I pull in droves if I buy boosters.


    You don't play this in a deck with dorks, you play it in a deck with gingerbrute, Bobo and 18 other tiny threats, in Standard Burn the upside of having a Nana sink is huge and there really isn't anything right now other than Castle Embereth, in Historic there's Hazoret the Fervent but I'd still play 2x this as an additional mana sink. Yes, burn can win on 2 lands but sometimes you flood.
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    posted a message on [CMR] Good Morning Magic 10/26— Krark, the Thumbless
    Quote from FunkyDragon »
    It returns the spell to your hand, instead of "countering" it.

    So if you can get a profit of a spell regardless of the flips outcome, its all upside (like storm, replicate, any other "copy" ability on spells.
    Pretty sure returning the spell to your hand means it doesn't resolve. Just like playing Unsubstantiate against an opponent's spell. Here's the ruling:
    If a spell is returned to its owner’s hand, it’s removed from the stack and thus will not resolve. The spell isn’t countered; it just no longer exists. This works against a spell that can’t be countered.
    I wouldn't call that all upside. I'd call that annoying and disruptive, especially with higher mana spells that you may not be able to afford casting multiple times a turn.


    You're missing some fairly critical pieces that were specifically called out in the post you're replying to: Storm and Replicate. In the case of Storm, if the spell is cheap enough you just get to increase your storm count by 1 and cast the spell again. That can be very good in the right situation. In the case of replicate, all the other copies resolve (I'm pretty sure that replicate happens when you cast the spell not as it resolve), and then there are various niche cards that reward you for casting spells (Thousand Year Storm etc.)
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