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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Ashaya, Soul of the Wild: can she cause creatures to trigger landfall?
    Quote from peteroupc »
    If you control Ashaya and a "[n]ontoken creatur[e]" enters the battlefield under your control, abilities of permanents you control that say "Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, ..." will trigger. That's because to determine whether those abilities trigger, they will look at the state of the game immediately after the event of the creature entering the battlefield, so that they will see the creature as a "lan[d] in addition to [its] other types" from the first moment that creature is on the battlefield (C.R. 603.10, 603.6a-b). See also this thread.

    Note that the landfall ability word, like all ability words, has no game mechanics inherent to it (C.R. 207.2c).

    Note also that abilities are not the same as state-based actions (compare C.R. 113.1 with C.R. 705.1).

    Thank you. I had figured it was a state-based action; but wanted to be sure. I didn't want to build a Commander deck just to find out I was wrong. Now the shenanigans that can be done are coming to mind, like Zuran Orb and Darksteel Garrison, etc...

    Here's a follow up question: if an an aura that states "Aura - Land" is on a creature or a land-specific equipment (the Garrison in this example) is equipped to a creature that is a also a forest while Ashaya is in play, what happens when she leaves play? Will the auras and equipments "fall off" (so to speak) when she leaves play because he static ability is no longer keeping them with the land type?
    Posted in: Rumored Card Rulings
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Ashaya, Soul of the Wild: can she cause creatures to trigger landfall?
    Ashaya's ability makes non-token creatures forests. Since her ability is a state-based effect, will creatures coming into play trigger landfall?

    Thanks... a Commander deck is on the line for this question Grin
    Posted in: Rumored Card Rulings
  • posted a message on [ZNR] - Expeditions have returned!
    Was tipped off on the Expeditions. Found on another site. Gorgeous, breathtaking... words cannot describe them. Hope they come foiled out in regular packs and not just found in a premium product.

    Source: https://news.toyark.com/2020/09/01/magic-the-gathering-zendikar-rising-spoilers-and-2021-set-announcements-400518

    (Mods: if this is already in another post, please delete... I did a quick keyword search of "Expeditions" in the first page here and got no hits
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nissa, Voice of Emeria The Splinter Bin BAIT (not a preview)
    Ya' almost got me until I read the -2, lol... So a "cat fight" brings out the guys to watch & stare?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from Kryptnyt »
    Currently there's a bunch of Reserved List buyouts, people are targeting Weatherlight which seems inadvisable?

    Expensive Jumpstart cards are probably worth yeeting sooner rather than later, when the set production kicks back in. I'd especially expect Allosaurus Shepherd to drop like a rock because it only sees play as a single copy in elf decks, when it does.

    I wonder what's triggering the buy-outs this time? 2017 saw a lot of buy-outs because a few whales out there thought many of the Reserved List cards were too low for 2017. Now we're in the middle of the worst year in memorable history (post 19th century, of course), where many are having a depletion in their income and/or savings. Many are ditching their priciest cards just to stay afloat. And now there are buy-outs. I dunno... maybe I've missed something (I follow up each night & on Friday's w/ mtgstocks.com, so I usually get the financial news that way... oh, & there's Rudy of Alpha Investments... say what you will about him, at least he keeps the rest of us on the up & up w/ trends).

    I do wonder if there is a tie-in w/ Double Masters... which should really not make sense, as that's an apples & oranges comparison.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [CMR] Gavin is showing some commander legend cards next week!
    Sorry, not adding anything to the conversation. But I do concur w/ Creedmor. The politics of 2020 should be discussed somewhere else. Please, can we concentrate on what's really important: MAGIC CARDS... I see two outcomes: we lighten up and talk about what Gavin will be sharing this week in this thread... orrrrr, lock this thread and start afresh when the previews come.

    C'mon, we know better than to let the Phyrexians muddle our heads w/ their Glistening Oil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    Is it safe to blow the dust off of the market place? I think I just saw a tumbleweed blow by...
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Leak- Potential Nissa Zendikar Rising PW Card
    A way to drop 5 or more land in a turn would break this PW... too strong. Maybe a "landfall" limit of 3 or less would balance it out.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising - what's left of Zendikar after the Eldrazi were removed speculations
    MaRo gave us some hints when he talked about Zendikar Rising. One of the hints was that the Eldrazi are no longer there, but that there are remnants and probably (my words, not his) scars from their presence.

    So let's get creative w/ ideas of what might have been left behind.

    My guesses:
    - Someone (or thing) w/ black magic might've tried to resurrect or animate dead Eldrazi... so maybe some sort of Zombie/Skeleton Eldrazi?
    - Hedrons might be unstable or falling from the sky, so some sort of destroy or damage spell involving the hedrons.
    - A return to "leveling" cards, possibly lands, artifacts & enchantments ("level up" planeswalkers... that sounds like it would be confusing) since there may be new areas that were once occupied by some Eldrazi that are no longer there.
    - Allies may still linger, but maybe tribe specific as there are tribes of goblins, vampires, humans, etc... there which might become "factions" or the equivalent.

    That's all I can think of for now as there is really barely anything to go off of. I always find it interesting to see what speculations are close/spot on and what ones are off or so off that the opposite is true.

    Anyone else have some ideas where an Eldrazi-less Zendikar would be like (mechanics and/or story wise)?

    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising Leak Crawling Barrens
    What I find interesting about these "leaks" (quotes because some leaks are intentional) is that I wonder where the card came from? Cards aren't just printed by themselves; they come from a sheet. So what about the rest of the sheet? Or maybe it came from a booster pack? If so, what about the rest of the pack? Scooby Doo mystery is afoot...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Core Set 2021 Speculation
    Quote from BB84Prez »
    I was number crunching in the lands and noticed that after the Temples there should be 3 additional cards that are not basics. There are not a lot of letters that would make sense...except Urza's lands. I thought I read somewhere they are rumored to be in Double Masters, but wondered maybe the rumor source got the set mixed up. I'm not sure if they would fit flavor wise in Core 2021 though.

    My first thought was that they would no way print them into standard and likely so. Then you look at Ikoria and the future standard environment and see HUGE colorless mana cost paired with a double color, or cards that can be greatly helped with an early Chromatic Orrery.

    Maybe some new variants of them, like a "Tolaria East" or something w/ Shiv, like "Monastery of Shiv" or "Court of Urborg" etc... ?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Core Set 2021 Speculation
    Alright take this with a grain of salt, I can't confirm if these are real but a while ago Narset leaked on reddit and it was veridic.
    Found this on reddit

    Companion Errata - Do XYZ and you can pay (3) to put this into your hand from your Sideboard. Do this only as a Sorcery.

    1 blue mana


    Draw a card. Then draw another card for each copy of ~ in your GY.

    1 black mana


    Destroy target creature or planeswalker with CMC 3 or less.

    3 white mana Mythic rare


    Whenever 2 or more creatures attack you or a planeswalker you control, you may draw a card.

    Whenever an opponent casts a second spell each turn, you may draw a card.

    1 red mana green mana

    As long as it's your turn, ~ has first strike

    You may look at the top card of your library at any time. You may play the top card of your library if it's a land card.

    4RG: ~ Gets +X/+X where X = # of lands you control


    Hmmmm, I don't think this is a coincidence or blind luck.... Do you (by chance) work at WotC? You seam to have a knack w/ the "predictions"... just being Capt. Obvious here...
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Core Set 2021 Speculation
    One of my predictions came true! Box-topper Cultivate! Hope at least a couple more come true, as that card is gorgeous.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [M21] Double vison - Urlichmtg
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    What’s with the spoilers today? Did people not get the memo, or just being disrespectful?

    As long as they don't "cross the streams..."

    Back on topic...

    Some cards are so simple and elegant in design, one begins to wonder "What took them so long?!?!"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mangara, the Diplomat— Ma No Ah preview
    Card draw in white is hard to come by. As a 4 drop w/ a 2/4 body, really strong. Mid-range control will love this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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