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  • posted a message on D&D forgotten realm confirmed to get commander decks
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    And what do you mean by 'regular rules'? As far as I know, all rules are regular rules.

    If you read the comprehensive rules, I think, they refer to the rules "used in traditional Magic games".

    Compare:
    Quote from The Comprehensive Rules of Magic »
    9. Casual Variants
    900. General
    900.1. This section contains additional optional rules that can be used for certain casual game variants. It is by no means comprehensive.
    900.2. The casual variants detailed here use supplemental zones, rules, cards, and other game implements not used in traditional Magic games.

    Commander in particular is described as a "variant". I would have assumed that in casual conversation "regular rules" is an acceptable way to communicate the core rules without variants. What do you think?
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  • posted a message on D&D forgotten realm confirmed to get commander decks
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    so looks like old style (random planes) is still in the design of decks

    Was there any doubt? They outright stated so the first time they did plane-specific commander decks - and by having both kinds of product they can bloat their output even more!
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  • posted a message on [C21] Lorehold Legacies— The Command Zone previews
    Hah! I recently put forward a custom mechanic called demonstrate that allowed you to have others copy your spell. Close enough.

    I like to see that one of the ensouled statue people gets to be a legendary.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios // Journey to the Oracle— r/magicTCG preview
    Wait, the Blood Avatar was the big bad? I thought that thing was just the muscle to Extus Narr.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Springmane Cervin— John Iadarola preview
    Quote from Cragplate »
    yeah lol first you see powerfull removal then they give us this crappy creature

    See, it's their way of making the removal indirectly less powerful: by not providing any good targets for removal. Grin
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  • posted a message on [STX] Mage Hunters' Onslaught — Ruu_TV
    To represent the threat to these armies of mages, these needed to be way way scarier.

    Armies of untrained and partially trained spellcasters, who are not actually the main target anyway.
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  • posted a message on [STA] Japanese Ephemerate and Memory Lapse
    Well, two arts by the same artist means this is not an issue of artist credit. I actually was wondering about those two because I couldn't tell how they tied into their effect.

    TBH tough, they might not have been the only ones. And Memory Lapse still isn't doing it for me.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Fracture — Pedro Pérez Disalvo
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    "Your resistance amuses me, young wizard. It is time for you to learn how fragile you really are." -Extus Narr

    Young wizard (a Wizard creature): "You are aware that spell you are about to cast doesn't target creatures, right?"

    Extus Narr: "..."
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  • posted a message on [STX] Expel— QTCinderella preview
    Oddly enough, the expulsion card isn't someone getting kicked out of Strixhaven, but someone getting kicked out so they could go to Strixhaven.

    Weird, yeah, but I'm sure glad Quintorius doesn't get kicked out.
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  • posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Read the link, its all there for you.

    The link is a statement they released in response to previous events of them being, in their words, "exommunicated". One would assume that there were by then other things stated before as well. How then is "all" there?
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  • posted a message on [STX] Crackle with Power - Air bubble Cosplay
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    My story theory here.



    It’s what the praetors was after

    triggering Rowan like this and to do that....they kill will.

    and probably do a similar deal with her to what yawgmoth did with gerrard “kill urza and I will resurrect Hanna” which was a roost, probably work with them for this case.

    Are there even Phyrexians confirmed in the setting yet? So far I only encountered the Eldrazi-cosplayers that go by Oriq. And Defend the Campus strongly implies they are after the Snarl's terrible crayon-y powers.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Research Body — After Office TV
    Research Body? I hope the library consented.

    Is anyone else getting the feeling that with maybe the exception of the Elder Dragons, these mythics don't have much going for them? I mean, this one does feel pretty mythic... Maybe people will rejoice because these are "classic" mythics and not "I NEED 4 FOR MY STANDARD TOURNAMENT DECK!!!"

    I actually get the feeling that this has much going for it as a mythic, because I agree that it does "feel pretty mythic" and that's the criterion I go by. You probably use another criterion that I personally don't tie to mythic-ness. Though there was at least one dud for me IIRC in that one kitchen sink design, Magma Opus.

    I feel mythics need that one aspect out them, that one word and phrase that makes you stop and reconsider even if otherwise the effect is mundane e. g. you could turn this (at an appropriate cost) into a rare or uncommon by replacing the word "library" with "hand", but the moment you read library, you make a double take. Another example would be the phrase "five times" on Crackle with Power. And while that may sound like a Timmy-criterion, I feel "enters the battlefield or attacks" had a similar punch on Primeval Titan and co.
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  • posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    @AndyNemmity is immediately asking the hard-hitting question:
    Replying to @Art_JasonFelix
    Has this ever happened before?

    That one is going to linger. While the suggestion was denied, you cannot prove the negative.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Leonin Lightscribe— Masters of Modern preview
    I noticed the many humanoid creature types as well. It's neat to see them in a setting that doesn't rely on tribal interactions mechanically all that much, only Dragons a token creature types so far as far as I can recall.

    I think having five faculties to populate might have pushed them to go more diverse.

    I also adore catfolk in designer clothes. Definitely a choice I didn't see coming but approve of whole-heartedly.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Tenured Inkcaster— FilipaMTG preview
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Weird, I thought this was Witherbloom's niche

    Some monocolor cards have overlaps between houses

    "Inkcaster" seems very Silverquill flavorwise though

    That's what makes it an overlap between houses - flavor from one black house, mechanical space from another.
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