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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - International Women's Day 2020
    Great theme and art. If there were cube playables like Thalia, Braids, Kari then I would be interested. But it’s a pass, and I am oddly glad about it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [XLN][CUBE] Carnage Tyrant
    I delayed putting it in because I thought something better might come along, but alas, I was wrong.

    I woudn’t call it boring. I like that other colors have different moods. Blue can deny or trick you, red comes out of nowhere and outrun you. But green: here am I! Ready to smash you! What are you going to do about it??? I love the inevitability that comes with it.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on 2/14 Secret Lairs: Theros Stargazing
    I’m interested to see the “full sky” with 15 gods. Seems interesting.

    My gripe with secret lair is just its so hard to obtain in certain regions (Philippines for example). I would either bother my friends in the US and have them bring home that bulky box, or just buy in the secondary market. But ultimately it is fine missing out on these.

    I just might get Purphoros as a single if someone sells them locally at a fair price.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Personally it has gotten to a point where I simply cannot catch up with all the products/formats. Some of my decks have become stale and have no interest in updating them. I have sold some of my collections because they are simply too hard/expensive to complete given some rare Buy a box, judge, or secret lair limited print.

    My guess is that many will behave the same. Streamlining their collection, sticking to a format or two (maybe a pet EDH deck). Wizards is trying to upsell us but if we are disciplined with our budget, then we wimply wont spend more in Magic. There is a magic product at every price point/lifestyle.

    Overall I believe more cards, more products is good for all.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Theros Beyond Death cards for the cube!
    I love it when the top cards of cube are cheap. May get the top 2. Woe Strider makes me lean towards an Aristocrat theme more, while supporting Stax and tokens/go wide. Free sac outlet makes this card great.

    Its a great set but not for small cubes, and even then there ia not much impact (this and another Wrath).

    Phoenix of Ash and Underworld
    breach are great in Red Graveyard strategies, the former being solid if not for my red token theme. I dunno if there is enough space for both archtypes in small 450 cubes.

    Great article ad usual! Thanks!
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [THB][CUBE] Includes and Testing Thread

    You may be on to something. My worry is that escape might not matter. I might test alongside if this is cheap.

    The phoenix is definitely playable in small cubes if yoi have a graveyard theme for Red. Flashback spells, Unearth creatures, discard outlets like Firestorm. Mine went the token direction (Rabblemasters, Purphoros) so right now this is not a good fit.

    Same with the Red Wrath Storm’s Wrath. Control is not in red usually except for Wildfire builds, which this can act as a fourth Wildfire. Therefore probably not in my 450 but in 540 or more.

    So all in all no update for me also. I kind of expected given Constellation and Devotion themes, which are too linear for cube. Would like to have Escape, but naturally it was safely powered for gameplay purposes.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [TBD] The First Iroanian Games
    I suppose the difference between treasure tokens and gold tokens is that treasure tokens need to tap to sacrifice for their effect. Corner case but maybe it could be relevant somewhere.

    Treasures had a tap requirement because without it they seem to be too powerful with the previous block’s Improvise.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Omen of the forge (red omen) - from the image gallery
    Basically a bad Magma Jet, but with Enchantment interactions.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE][THB] Heliod , Sun-Crowned
    Enables a few 2 card combos and good if you have the “Ajani’s Pridemate” gain life archtype. Also good with whip of Erebos (hmmm.. wrong weapon though).

    In a regular cube where white is weenie aggro, control, or maybe bkink, he will not contribute. So it’s a pass for me.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [THB] Glimpse of Freedom and Sweet Oblivion— MtG South Korean Facebook page previews
    Quote from Necr0maNc3R »
    The ability to Sweet Oblivion yourself over and over is kind of funny. Could even be useful in the right circumstances, like with Desecrated Tomb

    Mirror match would be hilarious as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from nShinFF »
    earthquake vs rolling earthquake vs Subterranean Tremors ranking for powered cube?

    Rolling Earthquake = Earthquake > Subterranean Tremors.

    The top 2 are roughly equal. Rolling basicaly damages all but OG Earthquake can be asymmetrical. Subterranean Tremors not hitting players is its weakness. However if you want a control card, this is the best among the 3 IMO.

    Remove one:
    Keldon Marauders
    Hellspark Elemental
    Harsh Mentor
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [THB] Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths— Brainstorm Brewery preview
    Cool flavor and even cooler mechanic. Might be interesting how you can trick your opponent into taking that useless face down card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Escape Velocity
    We are getting some intersting mechanics.. hopefully they turn out relevant. This feels dredgy, but we already have Anger.

    The name though... wish they reserved it for an Izzet Card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE][THB] Storm's Wrath
    Worse than the 2 Earthquakes and the 2 Wildfires, but definitely complements the latter ones. Maybe it can be good in 540 cubes as the 5th best sweeper.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Full textless Path revealed
    Gotta say, My favorite is still the first art due to its two tone simpleness, but this will look good in foil and in real life.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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