Can't be Partner, "Friends forever" cards don't partner with Partner cards and vice-versa and doing so would be functional errata, while Partners With wouldn't work if there are more than two Friends Forever cards (which is very likely). It seems the idea is to specifically isolate those cards on their own group.Quote from Ryperior74 »and as for “friends forever” I guaranteed you the MTG variants that appear in the list eventually will be reworded to “partner” or “Partner with X”
That said, I don't like the "Friends forever" thing though, if it were me I'd just make a new mechanic that partners characters based on a special category, like for example "Friends with The Fellowship" for the LotR crossover. Maybe they didn't do it because they don't want to make special categories that they would have to change on functional reprints, but still.
As for the cards themselves... Eh, they are fine. Jim is decent as far as Boros legends goes, which is... not much of an accomplishment, really. Eleven has cool new design space, a spellslinger deck that wants you to have big draw spells instead of casting a billion spells per turn while also having enough safety valves to not be broken, but on the other hand, I know exactly how 99% of people will pilot Eleven (read: Turns) and I hate it.