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  • posted a message on Not a spoiler but confirms that another errata wave is coming
    Quote from foam_dome »
    Why am I buying physical cards if hundreds, if not thousands are going to be inaccurate? Every burn spell, tons of creatures.

    If WotC wants to invalidate thousands of cards they sold to us because "lol flavor" then they should be buying back old copies and replacing them with newly printed, accurate versions.


    This is an incredibly dumb line of thinking, we're so deeply entwined with technology at this point that familiarizing ourselves with Oracle text isn't that hard

    The cards aren't invalidated just because the printed wording isn't up to date, and Wizards isn't going to waste their time or money printing "updated" versions with each errata just because a very tiny minority of people find it mildly inconvenient

    I'd rather they make periodic improvements to the game and retrofit preexisting cards into those changes than let it stagnate in those areas, and I would want them to put their resources into anything other than pointless reprints of cards with updated Oracle text


    I don't think we should have to use a smartphone to look up creature types when we play EDH. Errata-ing hundreds of cards at a time shouldn't be done lightly just because you think this wizard looks more like a warlock than a wizard. What's even the difference? In Magic there has been none. This doesn't seem like a "periodic improvement." It seems like an arbitrary distinction made for flavor purposes that causes a lot of hassle for people playing with or against tribal decks in EDH.

    And obviously WotC won't replace the cards they invalidated but I think if they were held to that standard they wouldn't be making decisions like this willy-nilly because Maro or some flavor director decided they want some new cards to be cool and different.

    Some cards need oracle text to function. However, these arbitrary changes didn't need to happen. Magic is already a very memory-intensive game and we shouldn't have to memorize thousands of changes repeatedly because "lol flavor"


    I think we should have a list of old creatures that don't get updated. That way they don't need to reprint them and we can keep our old favorites away from the prying hands of new players. Let's call it the uhhh...I know! The "Preserved" List. Rolleyes
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  • posted a message on ELD Promo Packs - FNM Promos
    I've been loving these style of promos, and Glass Casket, Kenrith's Transformation, and Slaying Fire are all cards I've already been testing in builds with much success. I am elated.
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  • posted a message on Fae of wishes- cunning wish on a stick?
    Quote from Spaz350 »
    That is... Strong? The effect is powerful, and the reusability is huge, but it's awfully slow. Cast it for four, recast the creature from exile for two, then pay two more and discard two to bounce it. Its effectively a wish for four mana with a convoluted buyback cost of four mana and two discarded cards.


    The Adventure is the same CMC as Diabolic Tutor, or more appropriately--Mastermind's Acquisition; so I think that's good, as I rarely used Acquisition for my deck. The flier itself isn't even bad. A 1/4 flier for 1U is a great early wall against aggro. Kill's a lot of small white fliers, for sure. I like this card, a lot. Everyone knows I love me some wishes. Also, since the only limitation is non-creature, I can even fetch lands. This is almost like Death Wish, without all the life loss. I'll gladly give up the ability to fetch creatures to avoid that.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Eric Froehlich - 4 previews
    Third card.


    Garenbrig Carver 3G

    Creature - Human Warrior Common


    Shield's Might 1G
    Instant — Adventure

    Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

    Countless knights of Garenbrig owe their lives to his peerless craftsmanship.

    3/2
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  • posted a message on [ELD) Syr faren, the hedgehammer (the green knight legend)
    "Words are pointless. It's what you do with your hammer that counts."

    My mind is dirty. Don't follow me there.

    Also: STOP! HEDGEHAMMER TIME!

    Can this be a player in Infect?


    Doc Horrible already lead my mind there, sooo... '^^

    Wouly have liked the bear reference more if this guy the same exact cost as a bear.

    Oh and his hammer (at least the actual hammer) is also... pointless. As in, it's not a sword or some other weapon that is... pointy..? Can I see myself out now? I think I need someone to point me to the door here...


    I think the bear in the image costs 1G, it's the knight that costs ½ G. As we all know when a ½ G rides on top of a 1, it becomes a full G. In this case it's really just some G with a bit of thickener. The 1 is most likely corn starch.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Eric Froehlich - 4 previews
    Next spoiler is up from his stream.

    Lucky Clover 2
    Artifact Uncommon

    Whenever you cast an Adventure instant or sorcery spell, copy it. You may choose new
    targets for the copy.

    Syr Branigan always remembered to kiss his good luck charm, having lost his foot to wolverines the last time he forgot.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] brainstorm brewery preview - Escape into the wilds
    It's a Gruul urban evolution.

    Pretty nice for gruul to be getting this sort of card advantage. Kind of surprised that this one is at rare while the original is uncommon, though (while digging deeper is good, exiling is worse than just drawing cards).


    Agreed, but the rarity and the exiling is most likely the side effect of this not having blue. Red's card draw in the last few standard sets has kinda been exile the top. Multiple Chandra's have this, for instance.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] the professors preview (tolarian community college) - Realm-Cloaked Giant
    I don't understand. You want the adventure to cost 2WW and the 7/7 to have flying or trample? People play 5 mana Wrath's in standard with no other effect. This is fine for a standard legal wrath variant.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Castle Garenbrig (Mothership)
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    But in retro spec

    It’s still useful for when you need more green when you don’t have that much and activate abilities with high cmc faster too


    Also useful is you wanted to play something like Gigantosaurus or Primalcrux in a two color deck.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Acclaimed Contender— Rei Sato preview
    I like this. The fact that it can grab so many different types of cards is interesting.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 09/13
    Quote from lucasbpc »
    Quote from CatParty »


    There's certainly no lifegain as a strategy in Modern, but as a burn player I can tell you that even inciental lifegain can really set us back - Thragtusk in Tron, Obstinate Baloth, Timely Reinforcements in UW Control, thopter foundry lifegain in Whirza... These are the things that tempo out burn and make us lose. Skullcrack is essential in some of those matchups.
    Or, you know, Batterskull from practically every deck right now...


    Or this Lifegain as a strategy in Modern.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Malditos nerd preview - blacklance paragon
    Quote from CatParty »
    So at worst this is a situational Doom blade that gains you 3 life - Doom Blade has been a common and an uncommon, never a rare.
    At best this allows you to grant another knight deathtouch and lifelink (great if that knight has strong p/t to survive the attack and gain you more than 3 life), and leaves you with an extra aggressive creature on the board.

    I still don't think this should be a rare, but maybe they chose that due to "complexity"? Or they realized in limited it's crazy stupid.

    At the very least it could of had first strike for flavor purposes (IT'S A LANCER!)


    I think the idea is that many knights already have first strike, so that puts you up a card. If this guy had first strike and could get deathtouch they'd probably make it a mythic. Having played against many Death Baron + first strike shenanigans I can tell you it's ridiculously strong in the red zone.

    Death Baron + Stillmoon Cavalier always trades up. It's brutal.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Malditos nerd preview - blacklance paragon
    It's a Knight play on Dire Fleet Poisoner.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Yorvo Lord of the Garen Preserve"
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    Quote from Mishotem »
    I think this is backwards. I think it's if the creature's power is higher than Yorvo's, then Yorvo gets a second counter.



    T1: Food BoP
    T2: This
    T3: Nullhide Ferox


    How are you casting Ferox? Mox Amber? 😜
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Jack and the Beanstalk story cards
    These were spoiled by Numotthenummy here.

    Now we finally have the rest of the cards to go with Beanstalk Giant.

    Bartered Cow 3W
    Creature — Ox Common

    When Bartered Cow dies or when you discard it, create a Food token.

    At the market, no one heeded Hilda's frantic mooing. The fae curse was
    turning out even worse that she had feared.


    3/3


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    Giant Opportunity 2G
    Sorcery Uncommon

    You may sacrifice two Foods. If you do, create a 7/7 green
    Giant creature token. Otherwise, create thee Food tokens.

    They look tasty, but best to plant them.


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    Tall as a Beanstalk 3G
    Enchantment — Aura Common

    Enchant creature

    Enchanted creature gets +3/+3, has reach, and is a Giant
    in addition to its other types.

    He realized a bit late that he was supposed to plant the
    magic beans.






    I like Bartered Cow and Giant Opportunity for food decks. A 7/7 on turn 3 is very easy to do without artifact being used on a food token. I even like just making 3 food tokens for utility. Bartered Cow could be good, too, if we can reliably discard it. We could hit the opponent with Rankle, Master of Pranks and activate our discard to generate a Food token.
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