damn he looks great in that old frame.
no one was really clamoring for reprints of the others, but then again that IS this set. a bunch of garbage no one really asked for, and then some rares/mythics that didn't really need reprints yet, but here we go.
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Mar 1, 2021Xcric posted a message on [TSR] Star City Preview Dump Timeshifted Yawgmoth, othersPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Mar 1, 2021Xcric posted a message on [TSR] Mothership 3/1— Damnation, Tendrils of Corruption, and Thoughtseizethoughtseize looks great in that old framePosted in: The Rumor Mill
damnation at mythic feels bad and unnecessary. its not the powerhouse black boardsweeper it once was and this is already going to be a difficult to obtain more expensive product, so... yeah
Feb 27, 2021Xcric posted a message on [TSR] Talrand, Walk the Aeons, Piracy Charm, Erratic Mutation and Bewilder— MTGNerdGirl previewsPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from WarMachinePrime »Maybe its just me but I'm not really enthusiastic about this set like I was 15 years ago when Time Spiral Block first came out. I got most of them 15 years ago and I could have bought any at any time during that decade and a half. If the entire set was done in the old style border I might get onboard but the way it stands why would I pay 6 bucks a pack for many cards in this set that I could buy for pennies on the dollar. I guess I'm not the target audience for this one. If they would have made these Pioneer legal I'd be on board as well. I'm just not feeling it this time around. Maybe if the packs were like 3 bucks each I'd be game. I guess there are enough new players out there to justify this set, but I usually buy a booster box or two of product and I doubt I buy more than a pack or two just for the novelty. Too much draft chaff for me. Save my $$$ for Forgotten Realms set.
Yeah i feel the same.
I keep finding myself saying why should i care about this product. Nothing here so far has been demanding a reprint. Its loaded with junk, and we've done this before. Who asked for this and why.
Feb 25, 2021Xcric posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)Like the walking dead, i wont be buying any of that product. **** em.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
assuming the lord of the rings cross over is a full walking dead style set: the thing that gets me too is like... these are forced on you. if they're strong cards you're going to see them, you have no choice. if they do an entire set of lord of the rings, you're stuck. if you don't support this decision, and you don't want your immersion factor broken, if you'd rather speak with your wallet... now you're out until bare minimum the set rotates.
they'll be all over standard, and if you want to participate because its an entire set you WILL have to buy in. so now you get to sit out of standard for like 2 years. you won't be drafting this set if you don't support the idea, you won't be going to prerelease events, limited events, nothing. if anything is strong (and something will be) you'll also see it pop up in other formats, repeatedly. arena also ends up being majorly out since all it is is standard sets.
so now you're forced to make a choice. support this with your wallet like it or not if you want to keep playing... or don't play.
and then on top of that you might sit down for a game and have someone slap down bilbo baggins and gandalf with their great unclean one and michone. at a certain point you're not even playing magic any more, and you had no say in it.
magic's lore and history is far too rich to need to blend it with other properties. if wotc can't write a story any more, thats a major problem and resources need to be spent on fixing that, not stealing from another unrelated property to muddy up their existing one.
part of magic is its story and flavor.
once you start down this path all of that becomes meaningless. why even have art on cards, or anything flavorful at all.
i think thats all a big part of why you don't see that kind of blending with other long time properties. lord of the rings is its own miniatures game, its not jammed into 40k. better to include nods and references to other things over straight up including them because all you do is make a mess.
Feb 25, 2021Xcric posted a message on [TSR] Angel of Salvation, Ivory Giant, and Restoration Angel— Mashable previewResto angel in the old frame looks kind of badPosted in: The Rumor Mill
These are also really unimpressive reprints
Feb 25, 2021Xcric posted a message on [TSR] Mana Tithe, Porphyry Nodes, Return to Dust and Banishing Light— iyingdi previewsCool i guess? Im not entirely sure who this product is aimed at. These arent difficult to come by, theyre not expensive, or in demand, and its not like theyre being print exclusively in old border, so excuse me if i dont bother caring about these.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Feb 24, 2021Xcric posted a message on Time Spiral Remastered Booster Box Art & "Spoilers"yawn.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
so far this isn't doing anything to spark excitement.
another goyf reprint, because thats a card that really needed it. again. i mean i get it, it was born in this block, but its hardly a chase card these days. stuffy doll, serra avenger, both not really doing anything for me either as they're neither highly played nor valuable. we'll see what the rest of the set brings. if its only cards pulled from time spiral block there's no point.
Feb 18, 2021Xcric posted a message on [STX] Commands, Mystical Archive, and the first look at Commander 2021Im not the biggest fan of the mana value change, hut whateverPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Also not a fan in the lack of parity in the mana costs of this cycle, really hate when they do that
Do like the bright vibrant colors
I wonder what theyll trot out as masterpieces to sell packs. Mana crypt yet again? Probably.
Feb 16, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Flamebuster »For those saying it's not Harry Potter influenced...it looks pretty Harry Potter influenced here if you ask me.
this was discussed in the other thread, wizard schools and houses within them is nothing new. its just a fantasy trope. it was popularized by harry potter but existed long before harry potter. within magic's own history even.
i'm reminded of innistrad where everyone was oh so insistent that the set was banking off twilight's popularity as if werewolves and vampires hadn't existed prior to that trash.
Feb 12, 2021Xcric posted a message on Maro confirms strixhaven is no Reskin of any version of “magic school” and a bottom up setPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from the n00b king »Quote from Ryperior74 »https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1359920300784193536?s=19
long story short it’s not based in Harry Potter or any other magic school theme in anything
This will be 100% unqiue outside anything even tolarian academy
(Fun fact are tolarian academy was born before Harry Potter)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, published in 1997
Urza's Saga (not sure if that was the first time Tolarian Academy was mentioned though) was released in 1998
Even if you take into account that the design took place one year before, at best, they were invented at the same time. But considering that Rowling came up with the story before it was officially published...Looks like Potter WAS before Tolarian
Edit: The first time the players heard of Tolarian was in 1998, so Potter precedes. But perhaps you're tacit to additional facts I missed?
Lat-nam predates tolaria as it came to be by several sets.
There was also a wizards school on ulgrotha prior to urzas saga too
Feb 10, 2021Skipping all of these.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I do like the faeries arts a lot.
I hate the valentines arts in the gisela one
The lands one is hilariously scummy because youre paying a premium for 1 of each basic.
The titan one with uro is horse*****. Uro is getting banned evwrywhere, prime time got banned in the format that matters, and heres a frost titan i guess. At least they told us about uro.
Feb 9, 2021i really like these. especially the comicbooky kaya. just a huge fan of that style of art.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
also a fan of how the art for teferi pushes the feeling of strong, happy, family values - its a nice change from the typical dour magic card art where everything is the end of the world. we don't see nearly enough of just plain wholesome goodness in the art any more. it makes me long for the days of the occasional beeble or goblin snowman
Feb 5, 2021Posted in: The Rumor Mill
its 100% to charity?
if that's true, thats a huge step in the right direction for this sort of product. depending on the cards included it makes it much more reasonable to purchase, and may get me to actually buy one despite my hate for secret lairs.
Jan 22, 2021Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from Mullerornis »New phyrexians are more magical and Green has control over biology.
As i said repeatedly, i get it, i just dont like it. Mastery over biology should be more like how it was, through experimentation and scientific process. Less through lol he absorbed it and then magic happens!
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