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  • posted a message on [J22] Zombies pack — Good Luck High Five preview
    Quote from Mystic_X »
    Wrong lord in my opinion.
    This was the perfect opportunity to reprint undead warchief instead which is also uncommon, and overpriced on the secondary market for scarcity alone.


    Agreed.

    At least they didn't ruin Undead Warchief's artwork with a new anime garbage version though. Look on the bright side.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [J22] Vampires pack — ChannelFireball preview
    That Blood Artist artwork is dope.

    Less anime garbage art, more of this!!!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [J22] anime Arlinn, voice of the pack and 3 others from a Wolf theme — AliEldrazi preview
    Arlinn looks a bit too clean here for a werewolf, but the wolves and the art in general are pretty cool.


    Artwork is about as minimal anime style as it can get and still be called anime. Its fine with me as I really don't like anime style whatsoever. What I don't understand is why the style got crammed into this product? What exactly does Anime have to do with Jumpstart or the 30th anniversary? Makes zero sense.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Favorites and Bests, pt. 2
    I would like to see tribal support spread out a little more in Standard. Its there but it is narrow in scope. I would also like to see more effects based on how many of a tribe you have on the board and you get bonuses for that tribe. Something like "If you control X amount of (tribal) creatures all those (tribal) creatures gain (ability or abilities)". Maybe even something akin to an Emblem or Key to the City. You get it and it cannot be removed for the rest of the game.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why is Standard format dying?
    I think it is a combination of several factors.

    1. Covid kept players away from each other. Modern is doing fine. Huh Modern? We are talking Standard. Did Covid regs not pertain to Modern players??? WTH? Mask up, quarantine, social distance, oh unless you play Modern. Rolleyes
    2. Magic Arena is pushed by GotC/Hasbro and pushing players into digital. The best answer. Agreed.
    3. Product fatigue. Arguable. Its not arguable its a FACT!!!
    4. Card quality (or lack thereof). Arguable. Another FACT, period!!!
    5. Price of admission to competitive Standard decks. Modern is much more expensive unless you play one deck no matter how badly it does..The format is full of cards from overpriced Modern specific sets. Fomat staples stay high. Again with Modern, we aren't talking Modern unless its drawing players away from Standard.
    6. Lack of support to LGSs. Agreed. Yep.
    7. Lack of power/playable cards outside of mythics. Nothing nearly as egregious as Ragavan. Meathook Massacre was an outlier. Again with Modern designed and playable cards, jeesh.
    8. Slowness in banning overpowered and "unfun" cards. More like printing them in the first place, repeatedly, but agreed. Yep.
    9. Price increases for sealed products. Modern, yet again. Again this makes zero sense.
    10. Inflation. Bad for everything, but, once again, Modern is doing fine. How does Modern doing fine make Standard bad? What is your point?
    11. Success of Commander. Undeniable, period.
    12. Wedging Commander cards and Commander product into Draft, Set and Collector Boosters. No disrespect, but competitive players care NOTHING about Commander, save for it possibly inflating prices on a single here or there. This rarely effects Stanard. Wrong. Yet you prove my point, a competitive Standard player doesn't want unplayable Commander cards in his/her deck. So you proved my point.
    13. Collector Boosters chasing sales away from Draft booster boxes. We like them, it drove singles prices down. Unless you like foils and alt art cards, Standard is cheaper than it's been in a long time. Standard is a hair cheaper because LESS PEOPLE PLAY IT, demand down, price down. Again from the Modern whale perspective, jeesh.

    The perfect storm really and I haven't seen a lot from GotC/Hasbro to pull Standard out of what I believe is a death spiral.


    By the way what exactly does Modern have to do with any of my points??? You could have summed up your points with a #14 Success of Modern and saved a lot of work.

    Maybe I will go and butcher up one of your posts next time. Its fine to refute but crossing out my points, not cool, not cool at all. But two can play that game.

    PS Thank you to FunkyDragon, that is the way you respond or counterpoint.

    PPS For reference.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOwLKyEB0hA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxPJ38uSd50
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0qttshrfhs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRI5mlRovjA
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [J22] Karn Liberated and the Urza's Pack — Weekly MTG previews
    Curious about Planar Atlas as well.

    Maybe a fixed Expedition Map???
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [J22] Balan, Wandering Knight reprint anime art — MaiOkuma preview
    Quote from Xcric »
    i hate this style art on magic cards. it clashes so much with established styles, especially from magic's past. makes the game look like a completely different franchise.


    Agreed. I know people love Anime but I hate it as well. Its why I have never and never will play Yugioh, Pokemon or any other Anime art based card games.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [J22] Karn Liberated and the Urza's Pack — Weekly MTG previews
    Quote from Simto »
    HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIII
    All that talk about "not every product is for every player"... well this pack is certainly made for me lol! Karn Liberated!? Walking Ballista!? Full art Urza lands!!??? Holy shiiiiiit.
    My favourite urza lands artwork are the original ones and those old school double master ones, but these are very cool too.

    Will all the packs have the anime Karn art? or is it like that monkey fella' with two different arts?


    Amen my friend. This is for ME too!!!

    Problem is how many crappy Jumpstart packs do I have to buy before I get the Urza one? I wish you could pick the ones you want. This one has monetary value in Spades! Smile

    Also I am getting more of a Twisted Sister/Dee Snider metal "I Wanna Rock" vibe off the Karn art. Right down my alley.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Why is Standard format dying?
    I think it is a combination of several factors.

    1. Covid kept players away from each other.
    2. Magic Arena is pushed by GotC/Hasbro and pushing players into digital.
    3. Product fatigue.
    4. Card quality (or lack thereof).
    5. Price of admission to competitive Standard decks.
    6. Lack of support to LGSs.
    7. Lack of power/playable cards outside of mythics.
    8. Slowness in banning overpowered and "unfun" cards.
    9. Price increases for sealed products.
    10. Inflation.
    11. Success of Commander.
    12. Wedging Commander cards and Commander product into Draft, Set and Collector Boosters.
    13. Collector Boosters chasing sales away from Draft booster boxes.

    The perfect storm really and I haven't seen a lot from GotC/Hasbro to pull Standard out of what I believe is a death spiral.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [BRO] The Tokens of The Brothers' War
    I will be looking to sell/trade any Transformers garbage that shows up in my packs including those tokens.

    I like all the BRO tokens except the Bear one. I'm sure that is the token I will get in every other pack.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Question
    I think you mean "playability" or strength of the card.

    Again it depends on your format. In any constructed competitive formats it is close to unplayable trash. It would be playable in Commander I would assume, hence its ridiculous monetary value. As for casual or kitchen table it would be fun but slow.

    Be more specific in your questions and you will get a more specific answer.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Question
    4UU

    Just look it up online. Personally I wouldn't pay 25 cents for it as it is horrible in 99% of head to head decks. Shows the overinflated "commander tax" of its actual price.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [BRO] Yotian Tactician — AnzidMTG preview
    Should have been 1WU and as mentioned by others at this cost should have something else tacked onto it. This is one of the weakest/least constructed playable "lords" in quite some time.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Legions to Ashes, Jumpstart Rares, and 22 Commons — Weekly MTG previews
    Going to have some fun with Rescue Retriever in my W and UW Soldier decks in Standard.

    Artificer's Dragon could be a good finisher in some sort of go wide artifact creature deck. I just don't think that exists in Standard but you could maybe pull it off in Pioneer and Modern.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Teething Wurmlet — AusGamers preview
    Just to note, you can get the counter on your opponents turn as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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