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  • posted a message on Legendary, Planeswalker Uniqueness, and Sideboarding Rules Changed
    The sideboard rule is good.

    The Legend/planeswalker rule is not. I mean I understand the reasoning behind it, but dropping a legendary or planeswalker before your opponent was a way of controlling the battlefield. It became a chess-like "queen trade" sort of setup, or if nothing else, a temporary distraction.

    Being able to play two just kinda feels like legends and planeswalkers aren't so cool anymore.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Return of Slivers
    Quote from FieryBalrog
    But like everything else that was interesting or defining about Slivers, it seems to have been thrown out the Window. This is literally nothing like the old Slivers at all. They don't have the defining mechanical rule of Slivers, they don't have the defining visual design of Slivers, and they aren't even spread across all 5 colors (or so it seems anyway).

    They could have invented a completely new race for this and called them "Predatorians" and no one would have batted an eyelash.

    I sadly have to agree. While there are indeed some impressive cards with the creature type - "Sliver" on them, these are not Slivers. Not in appearance, not in style, not in concept.

    And the whole wannabe Predator thing? What on earth were they thinking? It's not even a subtle thing, it's clearly Predator wannabes. A more humanoid form I could accept, but this is too far. Part of the draw to Slivers was that they were such an alien form of life.

    If we're looking for Paralells, they're much closer to Xenomorphs than Predators, heck, if they had styled them in that direction and added a Predator-styled "hunter-of-slivers" race that'd have been doubleplusawesome all over. But this....I just don't get it. And without the books....there's no real background as to why the sudden and IMO, extreme change.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 06/20 BANNED LIST - Grislebrand and Sundering Titan in EDH
    Sundering Titan is a good ban in regards to folks who seek to break it, but the guy who throws one in his deck 'cause it looks cool and is a one-shot powerful thing, that guy isn't the reason this got banned.

    The whole point of EDH/Commander was to make a format that was not as competitive as the rest, a format that emphasized fun, group play.

    The reason Sundering Titan was banned was because enough people were using it to be competitive and unfriendly instead of fun.

    Griselbrand? Yeah, he was made for EDH, and so stupidly broken in that format it as ridiculous. Making cards for specific formats and then banning a short while later is an obvious design oversight by WOTC and has become increasingly common these days. It's highly annoying.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Avacyn the Inexplicably Whole
    Either the Helvault is an extradimensional space and Avacyn healed in it, or the Helvault stores whatever is within it in some non-physical form, and thus her wounds were repaired when her physical form was restored.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [AVR] Herald of War (wired.com preview)
    Obviously not designed for standard but it's a great casual card. Be great in any EDH deck or oldschool angel tribal deck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] DailyMTG Previews 4/9: Mechanics Article, Griselbrand, etc
    Quote from stab244
    This set looks to be nuts for my Kaalia deck. If only the G/W angel was just W so I can dump it into my Kaalia deck as well.

    One of these days we'll get a 5-color legendary angel. maybe something along the lines of Scion of the Ur-Dragon
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] DailyMTG Previews 4/9 Preview
    Given that Avacyn was released first, my bet is that it is either:
    A: a spell to support her such as "destroy non-white", "exile non-white", ect...
    B: something to use against her.

    Remember they said "the whole set wanted to be white", so logically white is either going to come out the door looking very strong, and the set will contain a lot of powerful counters to that strength, OR it's going to relegate white to a few powerful cards, with the designers having gone overboard in attempting to find solutions to a "white problem" that didn't actually make it into the set.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on Put into play vs cast
    This is one I've always been a little confused on and I'd like to get a little clarification between the difference of cards that say "put into play" things like Kaalia of the Vast and "cast for free" cards like Maelstrom Archangel.

    My assumption is that "put into play" bypasses the stack, it goes from point A(your hand, your deck, your graveyard),to point B straight into the battlefield. Cast on the other hand uses all the normal card-playing mechanics, you just don't have to pay it's cost. It can be countered, the stack can be split-seconded, ect...

    Is my assumption correct on this?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on [AVR] Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    Well my Angel deck just gained a new member.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    Quote from azurarutlan
    The card is probably built into the app, and when the app reaches 10k it'll change the page and show the card.

    Too bad we can't figure out a way to dissect the app.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    Quote from jturphy
    That's not why no one plays him. No one plays him because the format is dominated by flyers and Hellriders, both of which easily deal with Sorin. This is not the format for Planeswalkers to thrive in.

    Which is good. No matter how good a planeswalker is, when they're so good that they dominate the format, that's a problem.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    Quote from runningbear
    Nobody knows how though, since he apparently has no hands...

    Not that WOTC cares, the novel line has officially been dropped.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    Quote from Culex69
    We need 10,000 Share's, there are only about 1,100 atm, that's not quite 25% (I wish).

    I read at least 4k when I got it to load, so I know there's more than 1k...unless crashing the app has reset the count.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    Quote from Aradon Templar
    W/B speculation for Avacyn seems a bit unlikely to me now that we have her name. She's Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Odds of her being part evil, or some unusual twist based on a vengeful angel? Pretty much out the window, if you ask me. I'm saying straight white.

    Which is disappointing considering her design makes her look like a goth-vampire.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AVR] Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    Quote from LostJuly11
    The thing is though that not everyone here has a facebook page and I'm sure they are just here lurking in the shadows waiting for it to get spoiled.

    Besides that'd only be like, 9 people for me, and that assumes I can get it to load 9 times!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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