eh, not doing anything for me at all.
the lands are pretty enough, but they just feel... off. idk maybe its the whole space scifi thing, or maybe its that they depict whole planets, i'm just not into them. its kind of the same with the shocklands, they're neat, but i just have no desire to collect them and they don't really evoke the feeling of lands in some cases.
i'm also not super keen on the whole rope-a-doped into buying into the set just to get singles playable in other formats, and that acorn symbol better be ******* huge and obvious or its going to cause a whole lot of casual problems
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Oct 28, 2021Xcric posted a message on [VOW] Grolnok, Wedding Announcement // Wedding Festivities, and more— Weekly MTG previewsWhy would i ever want that white enchantment to flip?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Oct 28, 2021Xcric posted a message on [VOW] By Invitation Only— Good Morning Magic previewwhy is this white?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
define this ******* color's identity
its decent but it feels more black than white and its in a color thats bloated with board wipes so its hard to care about anything other than how jarring it is to see in white
Sep 30, 2021Xcric posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection BlackPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from MrMoustacheMM »Quote from Dontrike »
That option will exist when Innistrad 3-2 comes out, just like it used to when blocks were a thing. Didn't need a new product to do it.
Which set do you draft 2 packs of? Then your draft is skewed one way or the other.
i mean the obvious solution to that is to go back to more structured blocks rather than this one shot nonsense, but this ends up being a really nice middle ground too. its a solution to the problem of binding two sets together for limited without making one of those sets the emphasis. i'm all for this kind of block design moving forward but i'm betting this is the exception to the norm no matter how popular it proves.
Sep 29, 2021Xcric posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection BlackPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Mystic_X »This subpar redundant grayscale product should be boycotted completely. Honestly, just leave it on store shelves for the next two decades and send an important message, because obviously, Wizards just wants to save on printing costs by reducing their consumption of color toner, and if these packs aren't cheaper to buy than their colored counterparts (regardless of the print run which we won't know anyway), they're essentially profiting even more than usual (excessively by any metric) at the consumer's expense. This is insulting, unacceptable, and functionality notwithstanding, at best, these cards art artificial collectibles, perhaps even more gimmicky and unattractive to me as full-text basic lands which so far is the frontrunner of terrible marketing ideas.
They should've just reprinted Dark Ascension, given the planeswalkers alternate art, and called the product Spark Ascension instead
Is this a thing we're doing as a community now? Wild conspiracy theories with no real basis in reality to back them up? Everything is some grand secret effort to kill paper magic and cut costs?
Personally, i absolutely love the black and white treatments. Ive hated everything else so far, but this one looks great on physical cards.
Ill take this over any number of *****ty styles theyve pushed out the past year.
Sep 27, 2021Xcric posted a message on MTG Pre-Release Kit Purchase Required QR Code Scan?Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from Card Slinger J »I've actually talked to one of the managers at my LGS In-Person and she told me that the store isn't following any directive that would be discriminatory toward the players and customers within our local community. She understands that not everyone owns a smartphone for downloading free mobile apps regardless of whether or not If they're Paper Magic players. Besides, Wizards of the Coast / Hasbro couldn't really force this on any LGS regardless of how big they are as a corporate conglomerate but it's times like these that makes me feel grateful for sticking to the Casual side of Paper Magic more than Competitive with everything that's been happening in the last 18+ months up to this point. The company is so out of touch with the Competitive side of Paper Magic that all they're really doing is pushing more power creep to sell more new cards to EDH / Commander players.
Haven't been keeping up too much with Arena and Standard bans as of late especially Modern but it's not as bad as it was in previous years. At least this situation I've been through will make me think twice before purchasing another Pre-Release Kit without having to attend an event If this is the way Wizards of the Coast / Hasbro wants this to be. Since the Companion mobile app isn't what's keeping Paper Magic players at my LGS from playing in Standard events then it's most likely due to other factors with players having to work more hours due to staff shortages with more Americans quitting their jobs as of late. We did have a turnout of over 30 players in our last In-Person Pre-Release Event for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Other than that, Organized Play isn't really what it once was Pre-COVID as you can already tell. Were not quite at the finish line just yet but we're getting really close.
huh? i think this is making an issue where none exists for the sake of making an issue.
i walked in, bought a kit by paying with money, and that was it. transaction done. i got my kit, the store got its money. everyone else did the same. no scanning of anything required by anyone.
like, what qr code are you even talking about? are you sure you aren't mistakenly thinking of the key to unlock the 6 free boosters on arena? your story also doesn't seem to add up since even the clerks seem to have been confused by what you were asking and didn't issue you a refund.
there is no required qr code scanning for purchase. you get a prerelease kit of boosters in exchange for money. no extra steps. same as always.
Sep 20, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Iceheart_Omnis »I seriously don't understand all the noise about an announcement for a *checks notes* casual, unsanctioned format. Why would Commander of all formats need a banlist? If somebody lames your playgroup to death with Golos, just tell the person to stop running that deck. Bans make sense in sanctioned, competitive formats where asking people to pretty please stop playing 4x Oko,Thief of Crowns is obviously not gonna work if there are prizes on the line. I think Commander should have a let's say, advisory list of potentially troublesome cards, but leave the decision up to individual playgroups.
Youre aware there are commander events and its played in environments where consistency needs to be a thing right?
Imagine for a moment you roll up and find out the store has banned xyz and now you have to cut all those cards without a backup plan.
It also works the same if they allow xyz and youre ill equipped to deal with it.
Some things are also incredibly toxic to the format. Without a banned list you can turn your game night into a hellscape and it makes new players not want to come back.
One personal example is when my local group was doing 2v2 a lot on edh night. We had to house rule time warps didnt effect both players because thats all that was dominating the meta. This caused several people to not come back as they felt their deck concept was wrecked and they had no replacements.
Rule 0 is not a magical catch all.
No banned list works fine at home, but not in public
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Oct 29, 2021user-100026896 posted a message on [VOW] Grolnok, Wedding Announcement // Wedding Festivities, and more— Weekly MTG previewsPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Tormented »Quote from user-100026896 »I'm not really getting Wedding Announcement. The card seems really bad to me. The fact you have to transform it means you can't use it as some win con token generator, and it seems way too slow for any aggro deck to want it that is triggering the card draw part.
Quote from Neuroticneurok »Wedding Announcement: Having to jump through hoops for a no-frills anthem? No thanks.
Demonic Bargain: Allows you to dig ridiculously deep for the cost, but exiling a huge chunk of your library just for one card hardly seems worth it. You don't even get a "you may cast that card" tacked on as a pity prize. I'm sure there's scenarios where it'll shine, but I'll stick to Diabolic Tutor.
Grolnok: I can't help but like this. Gets around graveyard hate by creating a personal exile zone that can't be meddled with. Might get me to finally play a self-mill deck. The Threshold frogs won't work with it, unfortunately. Changelings/Arcane Adaption might be your best bet.
I don't see what you wanted from Demonic Bargain. You can already cast the card as it goes to your hand, or did you mean for free? The card would be beyond absurd at that point. 3 mana go and get Emrakul and cast it for free? Yer right.
As it is it's mostly a better Grim Tutor for any deck that wants that. Exiling 13 cards is barely even a cost. Grim Tutor isn't particularly great to begin with though. If this shows up it will be in some combo deck as that's the only real type of deck that wants 3 mana tutors.
Wedding announcement is not an anthem that you have to go through hoops to flip. Anthem is the reminder of the 3 cards you drew or 3 humans you made (or a combination of the 2) for 3 mana.
Yes, it is slow and a bit clunky - but the incremental value of this card is quite high - it just isn't the drop crusade and swing that we are used to.
You've done those things over 3 turns though, that's the problem. It's slow to do anything. The sort of deck that can actually trigger it to draw 3 cards over 3 turn isn't going to want a 3 mana effect that builds incremental card advantage over 3 turns, it's too slow for them. The create a 1/1 every turn part could have had potential as a finisher for decks that gives inevitability that would be hard to interact with, but the fact you have to transform it means it can't even do that.
Oct 18, 2021How can you say a particular product will fail when you haven't even seen what will be in it yet?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Commander is the warhorse of MTG now. Gone are the days of shat precons (with the exception of maybe two or three [Prophecy's Avatar of Woe, and Betrayers' Umezawa's Jitte] decent reprint options). Unless something else comes along to overtake it, Commander ain't going no where. Magic is only dying in the way that you have envisioned it since you began playing. It constantly morphs and survives. That's what makes it so resilient.
That said, someone can dislike a particular aspect of the game but still remain engaged in different means. This whole "If you don;t like it then leave" mentality is tiresome and old and doesn't contribute to the entire picture. People can be picky with certain things. It just means they will be less likely to participate in that.
Anyway, I'm tired and horny. Off to scoop peanut butter right from the jar.
Oct 7, 2021ilovesaprolings posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection BlackPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Magiqmaster »I just hope, having played for over 20 years, that this corporate model doesn't ruin the game in the long term.
It's going to happen when old employers will go away and they'll hire new ones who have no passion. Look what happened to Blizzard.
Oct 6, 2021Magiqmaster posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection BlackPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Flamebuster »It's Money: The Making now.
LMAO... very well said! Despite what Maro has said many times, about the fact that each product is not meant for everyone, I can't help but think that it sounds a bit shallow, but rather a company quote he has to say in order to appease the crowds on that subject.
WotC has become Hasbro's big money printing machine. I just hope, having played for over 20 years, that this corporate model doesn't ruin the game in the long term. In my case, I watch what comes out and only pick a few cards here and there... I no longer feel excited for upcoming releases as I have in the past, before the avalanche of products we are now faced with on a regular basis.
Sep 13, 2021Ohohohoh Golos is banned maaaaaaaaanPosted in: The Rumor Mill
RC has balls
Not happy with worldfire unban however. I get the argument "winning with worldfire is not easy", the problem that trolling and making the game irrelevant with worldfire is super easy, even if at the end you don't win.
Sep 2, 2021Courier7 posted a message on [MID] "Contortionist Troupe"— Fazendo Nerdice previewPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Kryptnyt »When you take away their tents the Rakdos just become smelly hippies
I was thinking that this is the family-friendly version of the show. The Rakdos version begins at midnight and is for adults only.
Sep 2, 2021Kryptnyt posted a message on [MID] "Contortionist Troupe"— Fazendo Nerdice previewWhen you take away their tents the Rakdos just become smelly hippiesPosted in: The Rumor Mill
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