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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • posted a message on [MID] Hareruya (Javier Dominguez) — ……DELVER OF SECRETS REPRINT!!!
    OMG YESSSS!!

    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:)
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  • posted a message on [MID] Mothership 9/7— Hostile Hostel // Creeping Inn and Bloodthirsty Adversary
    Wow, I love the illustration on that Vampire card, it's a bit expensive for the "multikicker" cost but still looks playable,but the comparisons with Snappy are off, this one doesn't have Flash so it can't be used to reuse answer cards, instead what we've got here is a versatile aggro card that provides decent reach to burn decks, not bad but probably won't do anything beyond Standard.
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  • posted a message on [MID] "Vengeful Extermination"— @mtgjp preview
    Quote from Cragplate »
    actually, what blood on the snow get matter in standard


    I'm talking about the additional effect of bringing back a creature or planeswalker, you need to be quite snow-heavy and have an actual creature or walker to bring back, so at least in control decks it's not really that useful. Orzhov Angels may get more mileage out of it, or Monoblack Zombies if that becomes a thing in the new format.
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