When did the magic community get so toxic?
Wizard is an English company, that's played by a majority of English players. The French language has it's own problems. Frenchmen I work with will openly admit is sexist. I don't think that's a problem Wizards need to try and solve.
I also know people who prefer to be addressed as "they", they are gender neutral and like to be identified as much. I find it a bit weird, but I'm going to respect their wishes because it's really not that impactful to my day to day life.
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Mar 1, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from joshua.a.saucier »Quote from SavannahLion »Quote from thatmarkguy »Quinton Hoover is the original artist in this case. He died in 2013.
IANAL. That doesn't matter. I believe his family or estate can still retain ownership over the art and renegotiate if WotC approached them. Just because someone dies doesn't mean their art is suddenly "inaccessible".
Look at any music artist that passed away, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Prince, whatever and look at the music ownership. Books, movies, etc all have the same thing, Frank L. Baum Foundation and Disney are notorious for some underhanded tactics to retain ownership.
IIRC Quinton Hoover specifically had a falling out with WotC over art rights while he was alive, his estate would continue those wishes.
Not exactly, Quinton would have loved to continue doing art for Wizards, but his style was too unique, and he couldn't make his art match the style guides (Look at Leaf Gilder as a Hoover card, that looks nothing like a Hoover card, and imo a bit awkward)
Unfortunately, Wizards wasn't on promo products band wagon yet that could have leveraged his style for collector.
Feb 28, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Hawk7915 »The number of cards that can be #45 is surprisingly small with only 11 valid cards that fall between "Blue Sun's Zenith" and "Brain Storm" (you'd see 13 in gatherer but Blurry Beeble is silver bordered and Braingeyser is reserved and too similar to BSZ anyhow). There's no obvious inclusion either, as most of those 11 cards already have their set represented. My guess? Troll inclusion of Bonds of Quicksilver at common as a representative of Scars of Mirrodin. Bouncing Beebles as a representative of Urza's Legacy is also plausible. My hope will be Brain Freeze or Borrowing 100,000 Arrows getting their first foil new card face treatment.
If Brain Freeze is an option, I'd put my money on that.
Feb 28, 2018Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I cannot imagine a world where they reprint Urza lands back into standard. I am getting a little tired of the lack of Urza lands in these master sets though. It's not like they need printings, there's tons of them out there, but Foil ones are basically impossible to come by/ridiculously expensive.
Feb 9, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Havrekjex »
People actually stopped coming to FNMs because of the tokens, and you expect them to come back when promo cards return? Who are all these people that only come to FNMs for the chance of winning a foil alternate art Noose Constrictor? I have such a hard time accepting the narrative that FNM promos have a huge impact on attendance, except maybe the cream of the crop like Push and Path.Quote from SiReNz_wAiL »All I have to do now is patiently wait two months for people to come back to FNM
Some competitive players like to play fancy, competitive cards.
When you remove the "competitive" pool of players from attending FNM, you don't even have enough people to run FNM half of the time.
I don't play Standard, so typically don't go to FNMs, but when Path and Serums were up for grabs, the stores were packed, and I made sure I had a deck to attend those. Promos definitely drive attendance. Especially when they're 5$+ bills.
Feb 9, 2018Convoy_Avenger posted a message on 3CH LR Conjurer's Closet ; Magus of the Aesthetic wins! (550 points)2) Convoy_AvengerPosted in: Forum Magic
Flickerwisp / Parallax Tide / Parallax Wave
1) CalvinSchwa :: Gollum and the Ring
Daze / Goblin Settler / Sol Ring
0-6, Locks me out.
3) Magus of the Aesthetic
Ashen Rider / Lion's Eye Diamond / Unburial Rites
0-6, Locks me out.
Catch // Release / Kolaghan's Command / Nantuko Tracer
Surprisingly complex. Give me a few.
Angrath, the Flame-Chained / Oath of Gideon / Sol Ring
I think this is 2-2. I don't play Flickerwisp until you play Angrath (because that can lock him out for the rest of the game) You play your Oath, and I exile them. Neither of us can advance our board state without losing.
Echoing Truth / Eternal Witness / Time Walk
0-6, Locks me out
Akroma, Angel of Fury / Mana Drain / Mana Drain
0-6, This is just hilariously "Fair" good against me.
Arcane Denial / Legion's Landing / Venser, Shaper Savant
ManyCookies is complex, but since I did so poorly, not sure it's worth figuring out!
superbajt, don't think you win those, think it's stalemate.
Feb 7, 2018Convoy_Avenger posted a message on 3CH LR Conjurer's Closet ; Magus of the Aesthetic wins! (550 points)I knew going into this hand, that there was some busted combo potential, but I didn't want to waste brain power trying to figure something out, so I went with a silly list. Ramping wouldn't have given me a reasonable way to win (I guess I could have gone for a Draw approach) . But I wasn't fishing for points, so *shrug*Posted in: Forum Magic
I point out in a bit.
Jan 19, 2018Posted in: Forum MagicQuote from Personman »
vs. 5 Arboria / Gideon of the Trails / Helix Pinnacle, turn 2 Battlemage means it's going to be just Gideon no matter what – if Pinnacle is played, Gideon and Arboria are discarded, and I race Pinnacle easily. And if Gideon tries to win, I just kill it. So instead Gideon +1s forever and we draw.
I don't need to +1 for literally forever, I need to +1 long enough till I have enough Loyalty counters(15ish) to attack you to death without losing Gideon.
Quote from WhammeWhamme »
vs. 05 Convoy_Avenger: OTP discard hits all, OTD Gids wins. 3-3
T1: Land, Tar Pit, Piracy Charm (Arboria)
T2: Land, Journey
T3: Land, Piracy Charm (Pinnacle)
I play Gideon, same shenanigans as Personman, I just need to go up to higher loyalty.
How do you hit all 3 things?
Jan 19, 2018I can say with 100% certainty, Discard is too strongPosted in: Forum Magic
Jan 17, 2018Convoy_Avenger posted a message on 3CH LR Only Black / Library of Leng; Superbajt wins! (450 points)@Anchronity - He can Black Sun nearly every turn to keep you free of vamps.Posted in: Forum Magic
Jan 17, 2018Instead of "Early Pick", you could throw a Cogwork Librarian into the draftable pool. Give some players individually more options? (Or call the format Cogwork)Posted in: Forum Magic
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