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  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    My guess is we will get walkers that replace the token card, they will mostly be reprints of past walkers and not be legal in standard. Similar to the hidden treasures. But I think it's unlikely they are going to be able to power check 36 new walkers in standard for one set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Spec/Predictions/hopes
    Not sure we need new slivers, but a crystalline sliver reprint (or a 1 sided version as the new slivers are) would certainly be a welcome addition.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [OGW] Kozilek, the Great Distortion and New Basic Land - Wastes???
    Quote from JesusKong »
    Quote from hucka »
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    I don't see this being correct. I agree this is a specific type of colorless, but I don't see it replacing the colorless mana symbol. Plenty of cards tap for 1, this mana is colorless and it's pretty easy to tell. <> is adding another layer of complexity for new players, a lot more so than the simple 1. And it seems like a big, rules-affecting change for the second set in a block, where cards in the first tap for 1, not to mention the 20+ years of old cards that would need to be changed.
    well, factually wrong as explained earlier


    <> isn't replacing the colorless mana symbol. Which part am I wrong about?
    The part about this not being a 6th color for converge? Colorless is not a color.
    The part about this being a rules change affecting 20+ years of cards if it replaces the colorless mana symbol? So now Boreal Druid and Strip Mine produce <>? Not likely
    The part about cards producing 1 in BFZ? Hello Ally Encampment, now you produce <> too?
    The part about it being more complex to new players? New players would never realize you could cast Kozilek from Strip Mines, Boreal Druids, and Ally Encampments.

    Looking at all the theories, the one that <> is payable by <> or 2 seems to make the most sense flavor-wise. Eldrazi are monstrous brutes and I can see them costing more when not running their preferred lands, but, as colorless creatures, are still able to be cast using any type of mana. Not sure though about the last point, as devoid already made it so colorless creatures can't be be fitted in just any deck.


    but one of the most confusing elements for new players is understanding how (1) in a mana cost can mean 1 of any color mana, and when something produces (1) like strip mine, it can't be used to pay for colored costs. this clarifies it greatly.



    Also, it kind of goes without saying, that all the confusion and argument over how this will work and people making arguments while mixing up colorless and generic mana is exactly why this change is being made.
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  • posted a message on [OGW] Kozilek, the Great Distortion and New Basic Land - Wastes???
    it would not surprise me if this was used to replace the production of colorless mana. When new players are learning the game i have often see them struggle with the concept that when in a mana cost (1) can be any color of mana, but when you are tapping darksteel citadel, it doesnt make any color.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [OGW] Mirrorpool, new mythic land producing new type of mana???
    actually, we don't have a rules text for wastes yet. right now it is just a basic land. we can assume they will make a rule to let it add eldrazi mana, but for the time being, wastes does not make mana.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Maro Twitter Spoiler: Outland Collossus
    temur battle rage, swing for essentially 18 trample damage?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Origins - Eagle of the Watch
    Well, I guess this rules out horsemanship in Origins, Damn, I really wanted a Sun Quan for commander :-(.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MM15] Name and Number Crunch
    Starting to doubt the reality of all of the eldrazi, since that would make 6 colorless mythics already.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on SCG Preview: Primeval Titan
    Quote from RyO37 »
    NOOOOOO!!!
    I hope this doesn't mean the Titan cycle will be present at mythic. That would be even worse than the Kamigawa Dragons...


    There isn't room to make the entire titan cycle at mythic if the eldrazi are clogging up 4 spots already
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MM2] Daybreak Coronet, Hierarch at rare, and more!
    Starting to doubt the other eldrazi being in the set. Because with mox opal, we are at 6 colorless mythics already
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  • posted a message on [MM2] Modern Masters 2
    they won't make heirarch mythic. As it is we are almost out of mythics. there are only 15, and we have 6 colorless ones already! as well as 2 white, 2 blue, a black and a green. there are only 3 mythic spots left in the set, and they will not use it on a mana dork. I am curious what they decide to make the red mythic though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MM2] Modern Masters 2
    I am hoping they do what they did with masters edition IV and put urza lands in the basic land slot. that way they don't need to devote much of the set to ramp to make the eldrazi playable in draft.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MM2] Modern Masters 2
    I want tron lands in the basic land spot and then they can print the common and uncommon eldrazi without going overboard with mana ramp and defenders
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on grand prix prices going up
    I guess I am okay with the price increase if it means better staffed and smoother events, but it seemed like gp philly ran smoothly and it was only $40.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on grand prix prices going up
    Has anyone else noticed that the prices of the grand prix's have steadily been increasing over the past year without any increase in prize support? Last year GP Philly was $40 for sealed. Last November GP NJ was $50 for legacy. Now GP AC is going to be up to $60 for sealed. This would be fine with me if it meant that at least some of the money was going back to the players, but looking at the prize payout for each event, they are identical. In fact, GP vegas is only $75, but the 6 packs of MM15, at least have an MSRP of $59.94 (though we all know they will be worth more) while 6 packs of dragons/fate only have an MSRP of $23.94 (but who pays retail for them anyways). Is this the cost of WOTC having other companies host their events now?
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