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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    The confirmation email said that the second wave might ship as late as March, so I feel weird about contacting them about it currently.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    Still waiting on mine to ship I think....?

    Admittedly I ordered towards the end of the 24-hour period but the mood from beginning of the year is worn off and I'm feeling a touch of buyer's remorse since I won't be able to enjoy this at the time that it mattered. Can't do anything with the cards until they actually get shipped and arrive though and the secondary prices are already moved and this was not a product with eternal utility like the Gods are which are outshining this now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UND] All 16 new cards and the decklists.
    Quote from willdice »
    Unsanctioned was fully spoilered at cracked.com of all places.
    Which involved loading a ton of ads when I viewed it. I'm wondering how much of a business decision this was. Also the Forbes spoiler a while back.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Two more Heliod cards
    Heliod's Intervention is an incredibly good white card, immediately applicable to any white deck as spot removal that scales with mana very hard. Return to Dust is already the going rate for the slot this fits into and this is better in many of those places. (Not off of Sunforger though.) Given how strongly this scales with mana, I feel like it replaces a board wipe slot when you run a board wipe to deal with non-creature decks. I feel like the closest comparison at present is Austere Command.

    What's notable here is that if you're paying X = ~4 for this, you're hitting the things you care about, but not any of your own permanents, effectively approximating a 1-sided board wipe, which white doesn't yet have. This is important because white is often reliant on artifact-based ramp and equipment or enchantment synergies to try to keep up with other colors. Being 1-sided plays into that workaround better than a true board wipe. This lets you develop your board as normal proactively with the means to interact later with all the things if need be.

    This is a big deal for white and something I've been looking for for a while now. The closest at present is Sunforger grabbing Boros Charm into Hour of Revelation, which is still very solid, but requires a ton of setup. This is a psuedo board wipe out of a spot removal slot. Or a board wipe you can cast on their turn as cheap spot removal if they try to go off. It's flexible and while I think specific white shells have better alternatives, the floor for white has been raised... as long as this remains relatively budget.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Escape Velocity
    The jumpstart version of this felt so much cleaner. This being an aura at least triggers constellation and the scant heroic triggers. Doesn't work with Feather though. Whenever we get the reanimation spell for this set, maybe it'll become more clear how good this will be.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] MMCast Magic Podcasts about Magic Preview - Field of Ruin reprint
    This may end up being my favorite include in the set. I want one in every commander deck but it's out of my budget for me to buy that many.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New walker confirmed for theros beyond death
    We have W and UB covered. If they're RG, we will probably see them in the next few days...

    But what if Angrath is visiting?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Merry Christmas!
    Off topic aside, how does this not make elf tokens?
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    This is extremely far in advance. :S

    At least the set looks fantastic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Dwarven Mine— MtG LATAM preview
    Feels like some pay back for Madblind Mountain. Getting a 1/1 body off a fetchland seems like a tool that will be easy to exploit for some decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership 9/19 - happily ever after
    So does white officially have Howling Mine in its evergreen tool kit now or just as on-shot effects?

    Will be interesting to see how this proceeds. With impulsive draw having been live for ~5 years, there's maybe one or two cards that I'd actually feel like putting in a deck. If the Ludevic mechanic were put on a white enchantment, I'd be interested, but as just a passive Howling Mine, even ignoring the upkeep delay, I don't like that level of passive drawing. The active part of Monarchy / Ludevic feels much better and punishes decks not playing creatures.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] - Deluxe Edition
    Quote from Mishotem »
    Why do they keep doing this?
    If people buy something that costs very little to make, they'll do it. They've got to have a way to pay for the extreme cost of these trailers somehow.
    Quote from leslak »
    Imsgine if they had made a special foil version of any of these: Mana Echoes any of the tutors, Amulet of Vigor, Prismatic Omen, Rhystic Study, etc the inclusion of a promo that is only available by the box would make those sell really fast.
    I personally would hate it if Rhystic Study became easier to acquire in any way.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] hushbringer
    Shuts off Deadeye Navigator and Dictate of Erebos briefly.

    The flying on this is a reasonably big upgrade when depending on monarchy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Thrill of Possibility— Adventure Club preview
    Instantly jumps to the top of the list for my favorite card in the set. It doesn't really add anything but it's such a basic card that should have come along by now.

    Run Away Together is my #2 for similar reasons. Peel from Reality that actually scales into multiplayer.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Final few cards before the rest tommorrow
    Quote from desruprot »
    Reaper of the Night's Artwork is so nice (I just wish it was stronger)
    It's a 3-for-1 at common that includes a 4-power evasive body. It seems plenty strong, but only useful to a grindier deck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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