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  • posted a message on Secret Lair
    I'm down for the cat box for sure, but the snow lands one pisses me off. I mean, I'm the guy that bought a box of Modern Horizons (and continues to buy MH boosters at the local hobby store) because I wanted the snow stuff so much, but just five foil basics for that much? Absolutely terrible.

    I wish I could say this will fail, but there's going to be enough people buying things like that Bitterblossom box that WOTC will just recalibrate for the next batch and keep going.

    Though, maybe we'll finally get the stained glass planesalker artworks, or even the anime ones in English.
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  • posted a message on 11/18/19 Big Bannings
    Thanks for the explanations, sounds pretty disruptive to any board state.
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  • posted a message on 11/18/19 Big Bannings
    I feel like this is confirmation that the higher ups at WotC had no faith in this set's ability to sell based off of a combination of its themes, setting and lack of a Jacetice League member, so they relied on the tried and true method of adding a couple pushed cards to the set to ensure it sold well. Play Design had been doing such a great job, this is really the only reason I can think of for why this set has experienced so many problems.

    I mean everyone immediately knew Oko was going to be oppressively good. There is no way Play Design missed that, or let it slip through the cracks.


    I haven't been following the tournament play as well, but I understand the issue is using Oko to turn things into Elks? So Play Design tested the ability on their own creatures, but players use it how?
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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    I'm slightly more interested by the news of an exclusive foil only sheet in the 15th slot, depending on the price I could be convinced to buy a few packs.

    I can't see any of the lists at work, is there any rare dual land cycle included?
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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    I feel the same: sure there's some "value" but without the test cards there's not as much novelty or just plain fun. I'm what you call a dedicated, filthy casual but I still bought a couple of the various Masters sets and even a whole booster of Modern Horizons, not because I wanted an investment, but because I want some of the interesting cards. That was how I was feeling about these mystery boosters until I learned the test cards won't be included at retail. I would have paid a premium price before, but now it'll be wait and see if there's a deal before I buy.
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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    That's very disappointing to hear the test cards won't be in the retail packs. Why does WOTC keep getting so close to doing something amazing, then they trip over their own shoelaces before the finish line?

    There's some amazing and fun designs in there, maybe we can convince them to release the test cards in the next run of this product.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Am I the only one who's worried about the 70+ brand new legends? Commander products in the past had 16~20 new legends each year, they're literally putting three plus years worth of ideas into this one, and that's not counting the Commander Legend decks. And if they continue with this trend, well of creativity will run dry quickly.

    I think they clarified this was only for the upcoming year and that afterwards it would be dialed back a bit. Fans have been asking for all kinds of Commander goodies for years so there's a good bit built up, this feels like a push to take some pressure off so future releases can be at a lower pace.


    Quote from HighHolder »
    Does this mean you draft a hundred card deck? I don't understand...

    Well, only 60-70, right? The rest would be basic lands I'd think.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    Ooh, pack wars with 20 card commander packs (including two legendaries...). Sounds delightfully demented.
    I love it.
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  • posted a message on Oracle updates 9/27/19
    That bit with the Grand Calcutron just reinforces my belief that WOTC needs to come up with a symbol that means "this card can be your commander". Would also help for planeswalkers who don't otherwise have the space.
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  • posted a message on Regular packs having extended art
    Ok, I missed that. I like this whole idea but the distribution has been confusing.
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  • posted a message on Regular packs having extended art
    So tonight I grabbed the white theme booster (because I like them) and besides the 5 copies of the common white non-basic land, all the cards were the regular frame.
    Is this a known thing that the theme boosters are only regular frame? I thought maybe since the draft boosters had a chance of showcase frames, the theme boosters might also.
    Has this been discussed?
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  • posted a message on Unsanctioned- Preconstructed Silver Border decks
    I love this idea. Too much of the Un -sets is, unfortunately, just chaff.

    Preconstructed decks mean that the cards are specifically chosen for that deck and will have some purpose, even if only for that deck.

    If the price is cheap enough, I might get two sets - one to keep intact and one to strip for parts.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] hushbringer
    Very cool art, we've complained about boring, "photoshop" art for so long, I'm glad they're finally expanding their range.
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  • posted a message on [ELD} Castle Vantress (Amanda Yeo spoiler)
    Quote from mikeyG »
    I wonder if WotC has market research that indicates legendary lands are unpopular for some reason because these absolutely should have been. This oddly happens in cycles. I remember the Kamigawa block having many legendary lands and the Ravnica came with lands having legendary names depicting specific places (Sunhome, Duskmantle, etc) that weren't legendary. We recently had Ixalan which had several legendary lands and now these specific castles that aren't legendary. Why?

    At least the cards are useful. We're clearly getting a larger mono-color focus soon with all these goodies.


    Maro has said they don't want multiple copies being dead in your hand. He's wanted to separate the legendary rule from the flavor for years, but it's not happening.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership 9/9 - cards based from Cinderella (no Cinderella card...yet atleast)
    I'm loving these themes, especially the little white mouse tokens.
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