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  • posted a message on Cards you want to see Reprinted
    Quote from Sliverologist »
    City of Brass with new artwork.
    Sliver Hive depicting Shandalarian Slivers (Could easily be from a Secret Lair).
    Sliver tokens depicting old school Slivers. The Player Awards token is getting harder to find in NM/MT condition.

    YES PLEASE!! City of Brass reprinted into Pioneer, it's 99% the same as a Mana Confluence and can be found for way cheaper prices, plus it's such an iconic card anyway.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from Mana Goat »
    Quote from Xcric »
    Quote from Mystic_X »
    This subpar redundant grayscale product should be boycotted completely. Honestly, just leave it on store shelves for the next two decades and send an important message, because obviously, Wizards just wants to save on printing costs by reducing their consumption of color toner, and if these packs aren't cheaper to buy than their colored counterparts (regardless of the print run which we won't know anyway), they're essentially profiting even more than usual (excessively by any metric) at the consumer's expense. This is insulting, unacceptable, and functionality notwithstanding, at best, these cards art artificial collectibles, perhaps even more gimmicky and unattractive to me as full-text basic lands which so far is the frontrunner of terrible marketing ideas.

    They should've just reprinted Dark Ascension, given the planeswalkers alternate art, and called the product Spark Ascension instead

    Is this a thing we're doing as a community now? Wild conspiracy theories with no real basis in reality to back them up? Everything is some grand secret effort to kill paper magic and cut costs?

    Personally, i absolutely love the black and white treatments. Ive hated everything else so far, but this one looks great on physical cards.

    Ill take this over any number of *****ty styles theyve pushed out the past year.

    If we are going to bring up cost and value, for the consumer this is a huge pro. This news pretty much means that in one way or another most of the cards from Midnight Hunt, Crimson Vow, and even older Innistrad sets are going to drop in price as the market is flooded with prints in multiple styles. In the end both the players wanting to build a deck on a budget and those willing to pay a premium to pimp out their deck are going to get what they want.

    Honestly the choice to print cards in multiple styles, creating cheaper alternatives, has been one of the best decisions WOTC has made in recent years.

    Couldn't agree more, most Standard cards have become cheaper thanks to the mutliple alternatives, only some flashy mythics like planeswalkers are breaking the 10€ mark nowadays, so I'm quite happy with this. And the people complaining about WOTC "hurting their wallets"...did you know that you don't actually have to buy everything they sell? Also, if you want some specific cards for your decks, try buying singles instead of forking out cash for boxes and hope you open the cards you want...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt
    I seriously don't understand all the noise about an announcement for a *checks notes* casual, unsanctioned format. Why would Commander of all formats need a banlist? If somebody lames your playgroup to death with Golos, just tell the person to stop running that deck. Bans make sense in sanctioned, competitive formats where asking people to pretty please stop playing 4x Oko,Thief of Crowns is obviously not gonna work if there are prizes on the line. I think Commander should have a let's say, advisory list of potentially troublesome cards, but leave the decision up to individual playgroups.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] The Meathook Massacre, Memory Deluge, and Cathartic Pyre— Polygon previews
    I wonder if Memory Deluge will take the place of Behold the Multiverse in Control decks, it's harder to cast and will always cost you 4 mana, but it's essentially scry 4 draw 2, plus it has a superpowered Flashback mode. Meathook Massacre is awesome, and no, I don't mean for Commander, for 4 or 5 mana you can easily wipe out an entire aggro board while leaving behind an incredibly annoying enchantment that tacks lifegain on all of your subsequent kill spells. Go-wide decks have their work cut out for them in the new Standard against this card. I love it. Cathartic Pyre may end up seeing play in Constructed as well, it offers the same rate of a typical Dragon's Fire but it can turn excess lands/useless creature/PW only burn into cards if need be, especially considering that the discard isn't an added cost. This is quite an amazing preview batch (as if I wasn't stoked enough about Innistrad anyway).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Morbid Opportunist— PlayEDH Discord preview
    Notice how it's not restricted to nontoken creatures, this guy can bury your opponent in CA if you have enough decayed zombies around to throw away at your opponent's face. This will be huge in Limited I'm sure.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Cedric Phillips -- Bereaved Survivor//Dauntless Avenger
    So White can now give its weenies super haste, the "day" side is pretty underwhelming, but if you manage to give the transformed side evasion...hehe
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Mothership 9/8— Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset, Jack-O-Lantern and 4 other commons
    I like that new Teferi, and the article explaining how they came to his abilities and the right loyalty costs for them. They should write one of those for Oko. :p

    Yeah, I'd love to see that one, especially regarding the testing process, or for 3feri, I'm sure there was a very sound reasoning behind bringing that game warping static ability down from 2UUU to 1WU:p
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Startle— High Tide Games preview
    Amazing design.This card really showcases what Decayed can do. Getting a 2/2 Zombie with either of the two drawbacks that Decayed puts on the creatures would have been too much for 2 mana but Decayed makes it so that it's neither an easy 2-for-1 (or even a 3-for-1 of sorts considering it cantrips)thanks to a blocking zombie, or a brutal tempo swing by creating a 2/2 that can attack every turn. Without the Zombie it would have been a solid Limited card anyway, but the extra value from the crappy token is just gravy, especially if you have sac effects.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Mothership 9/8— Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset, Jack-O-Lantern and 4 other commons
    Quote from Xcric »
    i dunno man, i heard the same crap about the other broken teferis. i think this one is going to fall into the same camp. brushed aside as not broken for a few weeks in the beginning and then oops! we'll see i guess.

    i like it

    If the +1 was only the "tap the opponent's stuff" part I'd disagree with you, but the untapping your permanent part has the potential to enable some degenerate crap, so let's wait and see.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Slogurk, the Overslime— Noxious preview
    Wow, I'm not entirely sure about Standard since it would really help to have fetchlands together with self milling to make the most out of this guy, but maybe some weird brew using this card shows up in Modern, or even in Pioneer where Fabled Passage is not rotating out as this enters.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Curse of Surveillance— Riley Knight preview
    The art is spot-on, I wonder if this may end up seeing play in Standard if Ux Control is a thing. At 5 mana it's a bit of a reach, but attaching this to the opponent could break the mirror in your favor, so it could serve as a nasty surprise coming in from the SB.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Dire-Strain Rampage— Golden Goblin Games preview
    And as opposed to Harrow it will not leave you crestfallen over a counterspell, which many people seem to not take into consideration.

    Oh, Mana Leak, you have hurt me so much in the past, but never quite so much as when I had to hold onto my Harrow and play my lands one at a time, because my opponent just wouldn't tap out.

    Somebody else who gets it, sure, this card is really bad when using it on the opponent's stuff, but the ramping effect has one upside to compensate for the otherwise nerf in comparison with Harrow, which is all fine until somebody counters it and laughs at you Stone Raining yourself for nothing. I would consider playing this card in a Gruul ramp deck...which is absolutely not my thing anyway:D
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Mystic Skull // Mystic Monstrosity— TappyToeClaws preview
    I will happily take a mana filter (Signets do ramp up your mana) that can smash face later on, this thing will be YUGE in Limited, love it
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Siphon Insight— Alternate Universes preview
    Quote from Ritokure »
    I love absolutely everything about this. If you can afford it, it's an upgrade over Think Twice for your Flashback-ing cheap card draw. Sure it won't give you card draw triggers but the card selection, the inherent mana fixing and the fact the card is Thoughtseize-proof makes up for it. And it's a fun design with great art, what more could you want?

    How is this an upgrade over a card draw spell? Depending on the case this card may easily end up helping an opponent by removing excess lands, or giving you a card that doesn't advance your strategy at all. While the card is pretty fun, it's incredibly narrow, it's only worth it if the opponent has used something like an EOT or ETB scry effect without drawing, or in a format where Vampiric Tutor is legal.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Hareruya (Javier Dominguez) — ……DELVER OF SECRETS REPRINT!!!

    I never got to play with Delver since I was living in Turkey back then, and the Modern decks which use it are too expensive. Now I'll finally get to play with one of the best blue tempo cards in history, plz be viable in Standard once more:)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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