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  • posted a message on Merfolk
    I am from EU Frown caller_of_the_claw was my nick. Is it possible to restore posts also or just nickname?


    This is not the place to ask. Check for the correct threads to ask for information.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from pierrebai »
    I thought given all the enchantments we're getting that the fall set would be a return to Theros.

    (As always, the fall set will turn out be something and someone will come out and say "I totally predicted it would be something.")


    With the Ixalan flipping enchantments, I thought we would have been in Theros right now. The only hint I've seen of a possible return to Theros is the inclusion of Elspeth in the GRN Masterpiece edition.

    Then, there is also the rumored Viking set. If there is a place where they could make the names of the Scars Fastlands work, apart from New Phyrexia, is a Viking world (Coast, Cliffs, Shores, Gorge and Thicket all sound like Scandinavia to me).
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Death and Staxes
    Congratulations to Tom Medvec for his 12th place finish at SCG Open Worcester!
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Merfolk
    Quote from rothgar13 »
    Might have been a purge of inactive users, or something. Either way, it is somewhat odd we lost 100+ pages of discussion.


    EU users who did not opt in during the transition had their user profiles and messages deleted. Merfolk only lost 100 pages, which isn't so bad: the entire Spirits thread is gone!

    Details here: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/community-forums/community-discussion/804002-for-my-account-was-just-deleted-users#c1
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    In front of the Stronghold's broken doors, Gideon was giving Teferi the Gatewatch oath while Chandra stood by. Karn and Jaya had agreed to join the fight against Bolas, but hadn't agreed to take the oath. Karn because he meant to leave soon to continue his effort to destroy New Phyrexia, and Jaya because, as she had said, "I'm not a joiner."


    Source: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/return-dominaria-episode-12-2018-05-30

    "The Cylix," he told her. "It was created by Urza to help defeat the Phyrexians. I intend to take it to New Phyrexia and detonate it there."

    "So it's like a bomb? A giant bomb?"

    "Exactly like a giant bomb," Karn said.


    Source: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/return-dominaria-episode-9-2018-05-09
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    We have no idea what they plan anymore. Blocks can consist of 1,2 or 3 sets. There could be a 2-set block on "Viking World", then a "Let's blow up New Phyrexia" 1-set block (though without infect, phyrexian mana, or the works). that said, I think there's no chance they want Phyrexian mana in their "perfect" post-modern format.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Winter set: Ravnica Allegiance
    Spring set: War of the Spark
    Summer set: Core 2020
    Fall set: First set of the next block.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    No, they are not, in my opinion, for these reasons:

    1) They have reached a peak when BBE was unbanned, which was a couple of weeks after Mardu Pyromancer and Hollow One broke out. Since then, its price has stabilized, and the decks which run 4x Blackcleave Cliffs (Jund, Mardu and Hollow One) have lost some/a lot of popularity.
    2) All of the Mirrodin fastlands have prices which warrant their reprinting. They are among the most costly non-fetchlands lands in Modern.
    3) They are safe to reprint in Standard (the enemy ones are in Kaladesh).
    4) If WotC want enemy/allied mana parity in their post-modern format, and if it starts at or before Kaladesh, it would mean fastlands sooner rather than later.
    5) (Story) Karn wants to return to New Phyrexia, which would be the best moment to reprint them (their names are not plane-agnostic).

    I believe we might be visiting New Phyrexia as early as fall 2019 (the set after Core 2020), since it was hinted at in the story. I have already sold of my playset, and replaced them with 3x Dragonskull Summit and a shockland in my Mardu deck (which sits mostly unused anyway). I would recommend selling them as well, if you don't use them: I doubt they will reach much higher than what they are right now.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    Pretty disappointed in Afterlife. The only real Aristocrat card is in Rakdos (Judith), and there are few "go wide" payoffs, the best one being in red. I think Orzhov is going to be the worse color pair in the set for limited, with the rest being pretty close.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from The Fluff »
    Prime Speaker Vannifar is now almost a 20 dollar card for pre-order. I wonder how high she would rise?


    I expect her to drop towards the $10 mark: she has great EDH playability, but I doubt she'll be really played in Standard or Modern (I may be wrong though). If she sees a lot of play in Standard, she'll stick to the $20 range. If she is broken in Modern, she may reach Arclight Phoenix levels.

    Do not forget that this is not Ixalan or Rivals of Ixalan: this will be opened a lot and, long term, a lot of the value in the set will be tied to shocklands, especially if Post-Modern becomes a thing in paper.

    I'm betting against it. If I open copies, I'm selling as fast as I possibly can, especially foils. That's what I did for Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca, which I got close to $45 CAD for a foil opened during prerelease.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Bankrupt in Blood and Blade Juggler (Vorthos Mike previews)
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    They should've made whatever the hell that skeleton cleric is a Black mythic card and commissioned Seb for that as well. I'd love another card with that character on it.


    Maybe it will be, but I think that he can't make too many pictures each set: his art pieces must take an eternity to make!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bankrupt in Blood and Blade Juggler (Vorthos Mike previews)
    Yeah, Seb McKinnon is right up there with Terese Nielsen, John Avon and Magali Villeneuve. Though my personal favorites remain the Foglio to this day, more for nostalgia of a simpler, more naive time in MTG.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Smelt-Ward Ignus
    Quote from Raptorchan »
    My English is bad but I feel like there is something wrong with this flavor text. He speaks awkward for a reason, does he?


    Yes, it speaks broken English, which is typical of Goblins, Imps and other small and dumb creatures.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bankrupt in Blood and Blade Juggler (Vorthos Mike previews)
    Quote from Courier7 »
    The Blade Juggler is excellent value if you paid spectacle cost *and* it is usable in Pauper. Bankrupt in Blood...I never mind sacrificing a creature or two for card draw, especially if I already got the value out of those creatures (looking at you, Chupacabra).


    If you are interested in Bankrupt in Blood, I would recommend taking a look at Costly Plunder from Ixalan instead: you sacrifice 1 creature for 2 cards, instead of 2 for 3, but you can also sacrifice artifacts, and it's an Instant.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Smelt-Ward Ignus
    Might be what a red deck wants to push in the first AND last bits of damage, though I doubt it. If there are a lot of sacrifice abilities and spells in the set, it may be a good pick in limited. Time will tell.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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