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  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 4/3— Ingenious Mastery, Rushed Rebirth, and the full set
    Rushed rebirth is ******* amazing.

    Need a combo piece? Need a toolbox creature? Need value?

    You can even force a sac or otherwise kill an opponents duder to get your own.

    So much versatility
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  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 4/2— Dina, Harness Infinity, and more Witherbloom Day
    I like dina quite a bit. She synergizes with everything g/b naturally does, and can even be a voltron commander too
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  • posted a message on [STX] The Biblioplex, "Bayou Barker,""Big Play," and "Devouring Tentacles"— multiplayer.it previews
    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    So green finally get's some reasonably cost planeswalker removal (Devouring Tentacles).


    Because green needed access to an abundance of that. The color with the go wide strategy, the go tall strategy, trample, and questing beast...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Blot out the Sky -- Thoralf Severin
    Hot damn. Blows up everyones toys but ends the game most of the time
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  • posted a message on [STX] Killian, Ink Duelist and Lukka wayward Bonder/Mila Crafty Companion (MDFC), and 4 others -WeeklyMTGStream
    Lets not go patting them on the back just yet over mila.

    Shes good, but most people griping over a lack of white card draw are edh players.

    This is forced into red/white/x builds.

    It doesnt solve the problem.

    Its a fine start, but it doesnt do much to alleviate that issue in that format
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Leonin Lightscribe— Masters of Modern preview
    well that'll be strong as poop in feather
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  • posted a message on [STX] Research Body — After Office TV
    it'll cute in edh with anything that makes multiple copies of tokens... of which there are a lot in green now.

    it'll also be cute to just vapor snag someone's 74/74 monstrosity

    ...not that any edh players run removal

    also this + prime speaker zegana = draw your entire library +1, that's a lot of mana... but you're in g/u so its not really
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  • posted a message on [STX] Aether Helix— Face to Face Games preview
    Sorcery makes it kinda trash

    Nice to see simic cards that arent pushed
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/31— Zimone, Manifestation Sage, Strixhaven Stadium, and more
    Not impressed by the simic stuff but the stadium is neato
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  • posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Quote from soramaro »
    Typical art elitist attitude that uses singular, local problems as an excuse to go into vague laments about how "people nowadays" just don't understand the value of art anymore.
    These "debates" usually go nowhere, as any attempt to point out the value in newer MtG art is met with a blanket "no, it's all bad and you should feel bad for liking it; I'm right because I'm one of the few who still has taste" so I don't really think there's any use in continuing this thread of discussion...

    ---

    Upon looking through the cards Jason Felix has illustrated, I noticed that his style is strangely all over the place though. Maybe it's bias because of this case, but I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that he "fudged" his stuff in one way or the other before.


    Now THAT is an interesting take.

    Looking at his stuff youre right, it isnt a consistent style. This case does cast doubt on all his other works.

    Too bad happenstance is the only real way to discover more incidences of plagiarism here, if there are any.
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  • posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Quote from Xcric »
    Quote from Xcric »
    yeah i agree its the artists fault, i just dont think people should ignore the fact wizards are more and more haphazardly pushing out their products, and not vetting artists is a symptom of that. so is the record number of bannings in the last 4 years.
    and in a way, ultimately it IS WOTCs product. if theres plagiarism in it due to their contracting standards, that is on them.

    i mean they barely playtest cards anymore, they print half a douzen different versions of any given card now, they change plane every set just so people dont get bored. they throw together makeshift sets like ikoria just from art they have lying around. and unsurprisingly the game is in an almost unplayable state in products like arena.

    'its all subjective' is a go-nowhere statement tho. of course it is, everything is. but if you prefer the poorly rendered, washed out modern digital art with its total disregard for color balancing or restraint in detail, over the incredible art that used to be created for this game, then you factually speaking dont have much knoweledge in this area


    K, like thats just your opinion man.

    While its his fault, vetting and pushing out product have nothing to do with anything here.

    At 139 cards deep why would you continue to vet him? You dont like modern card art, or his style, or that card, whatever we get it.

    There are plenty of well done, iconic, cards in his repertoire.

    He was lazy and got caught, appropriate actions were taken. There isnt some great plot here.

    There is no way, or enough time, to research every piece submit versus the entire internet.


    well yeah i guess i cant dispute whether theyre 'iconic'. but 'iconic' doesnt mean 'good' by any means. and yeah i know its my opinion, thats all any of us on here are expressing anyway.

    but i do think there is a greater plot here. and its a shame MTG fans arent more united in how they feel about WOTC. sure, wotc get called out often enough by many MTG commentators like the professor, but fans really should be outright boycotting this company by now and demanding change.
    people would be better off just designing and printing their own cards at this stage and having their playgroup help adjust and balance them. WOTC takes no care in the health of this game anymore and we should all be able to see that


    Over this issue?

    No.

    Over other issues?

    Yes.

    Youre really making this into something it isnt. Theres a reason theres no major push for that over this.


    yes... sigh...
    thats exactly my point. MTG players do not care enough about any of these issues, yourself included. your just happy to overlook every screw up the company keeps doing while the larger systemic issue that the company and its products just goddamn suck now.
    my point is exactly that if people just pushed back and held them accountable more, they would have to change. instead you just keep on buying their crap. oh well




    Oh no! An artist stole another artists work and the company he was working for cut ties with him! What horrible reaction from them they should be doing so much more! Thats it everyone quit!

    The **** did you want to see happen here?

    There is no feasible way to analyze every artists work against the breadth of fan art on the internet without also employing an army of people. An established artist ****ed up. Appropriate actions were taken when the issue was brought to light. What more do you expect?

    This issue is much different from any of the others last year involving art and artists.

    Be realistic.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Verdant Mastery— Brendan Murphy preview
    Sorry but its crap.

    Green already has an over abundance of efficient ramp. It didnt need inefficient ways to ramp other people too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] hall of Oracles — Adrian lee
    Only as a sorcery is kind of lame, but its decent in a format with vorinclex
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  • posted a message on [STX] Qandrix Campus & Golden ratio — The Games Captain
    Neat

    I think it has the potential to draw a lot, but i also think the color pair is clogged with ways to draw a lot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Quote from Xcric »
    yeah i agree its the artists fault, i just dont think people should ignore the fact wizards are more and more haphazardly pushing out their products, and not vetting artists is a symptom of that. so is the record number of bannings in the last 4 years.
    and in a way, ultimately it IS WOTCs product. if theres plagiarism in it due to their contracting standards, that is on them.

    i mean they barely playtest cards anymore, they print half a douzen different versions of any given card now, they change plane every set just so people dont get bored. they throw together makeshift sets like ikoria just from art they have lying around. and unsurprisingly the game is in an almost unplayable state in products like arena.

    'its all subjective' is a go-nowhere statement tho. of course it is, everything is. but if you prefer the poorly rendered, washed out modern digital art with its total disregard for color balancing or restraint in detail, over the incredible art that used to be created for this game, then you factually speaking dont have much knoweledge in this area


    K, like thats just your opinion man.

    While its his fault, vetting and pushing out product have nothing to do with anything here.

    At 139 cards deep why would you continue to vet him? You dont like modern card art, or his style, or that card, whatever we get it.

    There are plenty of well done, iconic, cards in his repertoire.

    He was lazy and got caught, appropriate actions were taken. There isnt some great plot here.

    There is no way, or enough time, to research every piece submit versus the entire internet.


    well yeah i guess i cant dispute whether theyre 'iconic'. but 'iconic' doesnt mean 'good' by any means. and yeah i know its my opinion, thats all any of us on here are expressing anyway.

    but i do think there is a greater plot here. and its a shame MTG fans arent more united in how they feel about WOTC. sure, wotc get called out often enough by many MTG commentators like the professor, but fans really should be outright boycotting this company by now and demanding change.
    people would be better off just designing and printing their own cards at this stage and having their playgroup help adjust and balance them. WOTC takes no care in the health of this game anymore and we should all be able to see that


    Over this issue?

    No.

    Over other issues?

    Yes.

    Youre really making this into something it isnt. Theres a reason theres no major push for that over this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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