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  • posted a message on 31 new digital-only cards for upcoming Jumpstart : Historic Horizon
    Quote from Grixh »
    Then why do somenthig like seek in the first place, other than greed, loosing the identity of the game in the process? Is this a cardgame or a videogame?
    When you go after somenthig and you do everything to get it including loosing your identity then you are greedy


    It's both, now.

    Is magic a 2 player game or a (larger) multiplayer game? It was once just about 2 player, but people liked to play multiplayer, so they made cards for that. Is it about collecting, deckbuilding, or drafting? Every set has cards for all 3. Magic has evolved so far from what it what originally meant to be, and gone in so many directions already that adding one more dimension is hardly "losing its identity."
    Except it's not both.

    These cards are in digital, and not in paper. And that inherently is the problem. This represents a moment of divergence between the two platforms, and yes, that's an issue and concern. This cannot be a precedent going forward. Arena should be a digital form of paper Magic. The moment we're forced to choose between the two depending on the type of Magic experience we wish to have, or cards we hope to access, or whatever remaining and unforseen divides lay ahead, is when the playerbase fragments even more. Part of the appeal of Commander is the social aspect, and they're undermining that.


    Arena will go on to be the only magic game available in the next 5-10 years.
    Better screenshot this post so I can say I told you so in the future.
    Hasbro is fattening wizards for a sale in the future or to become an online only game.
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  • posted a message on [AFR] The last cards of the set
    Quote from seilaoque »
    I'm still in complete disbelief that they did not include Elminster as a card....

    also, Tarrasque is a stupid big letdown....
    the stupidly powerful force of nature that destoy entire countries in Forgotten Realms when it awakens for a while is stonewalled by a Moss Viper

    also, it's quite weird that there's no dual lands of any kind


    ME too, elminster is the face of forgotten realms!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] Orcus, Prince of Undeath — Formação Fireball
    Rakdos players rejoice, it's gonna be a hell of a summer!
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  • posted a message on [AFR] Froghemoth— r/MagicArena preview
    Money rare? Once questing beast rotates this will replace it asap.
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  • posted a message on [AFR] Mothership 6/24— Dungeons
    Quote from Flisch »
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    I imagine two of the main reasons they only made three dungeons are because it's harder to balance the more dungeons you add both in terms of the power level of venture cards and the dungeons themselves relative to each other, and secondly because the more dungeons you add the more complex all the venture cards become with different possible choices and outcomes.

    The first mistake was not limiting the number of dungeons "in your deck". They should at least have made the dungeons take up a sideboard card slot.

    Honestly, these should've just worked similar to sagas: Cards with a mana cost that you cast and go into your deck. If it was me I would've made them double-faced to represent the reward or loot on the backside, similar to the Ixalan DFCs.

    This mechanic feels very undeveloped front, back and center. And I cannot wrap my head around why they thought it was a good idea and exciting for the players to only print three dungeons. It boggles my mind.


    Look kids it's monopoly with dungeons in MTG and for our next trick...
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  • posted a message on [AFR] Mothership 6/24— Dungeons
    Core sets were getting more and more complicated lately, I think they want to attract new players especially d&d people to magic and it's going to work, for this set at least.
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  • posted a message on all 5 Phyrexian praetor in phyrexian language secret lair price
    Gonna buy it when my lgs gets them, as I did with the Godzilla lands. Shipping to Japan is like $30 so buying it from my lgs for $60-$65 is basically the same thing, without worrying about shipping and supporting the store too.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Saturday Morning D&D and Special Guests: Jen Bartel and Fiona Staples
    What has wizards been drinking lately, their woke department is hitting new lows, hard pass on them all!!!
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Stranger Things
    These cards will be part of future The list sets as well so you can get them from set packs, why would you buy the secret lair then? Also they said that they're directly for commander only.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MH2] Mothership 6/4 — The list update
    I was right about nut collector being on the list though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Historic Anthology 5 and a upcoming Secret lair
    Stifle is a much needed with all the triggers, maybe even main deck playable. Praetors mean my ramp deck will have more choices now instead of just ulamog and ugin.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STA] All Japanese version mystical archive cards
    Can't wait to open these in boosters, might even buy a few collector's packs for these in foil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Kasmina, Enigma Sage— Sean Plott preview
    She doesn't affect the board very well at all, she's gonna need some help to make into standard decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Professor Onyx— Danny Trejo preview
    She can be a good finisher in a dimir control deck, or even a super friends deck, maybe if there is one in standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
    I for one welcome our new Warhammer 40k overlords, it's time, magic has run its course and it needs to drastically adapt or perish.
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