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  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    So everyone gets a rare legend but red? Weak.

    Same for UW, that broke the cycle of each color pair getting at least one legend at Uncommon+ rarity. But hey, we got that RG saytr legend everyone was asking for Rolleyes
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  • posted a message on [THB] Nightmare Shepherd
    I love the design and the art of this card so much! Theros' enchantment demons are my favorite demons; prob something to do with the Nyx field in their wings lol
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  • posted a message on [THB] Thassa, Deep-Dwelling


    The constellation art depicts her with a Bident, but she isn’t carrying a new one in her main art? Do we have lore on her at all?

    Called it on her name Grin

    The showcase art is depicting the gods' constellations which were presumably set in the sky long ago. Kind of a snapshot of the gods at their best, so that's why Thassa would still have her bident in her constellation. They won't change like the actual gods can when devotion changes them or they lose items. Hopefully we get more info on her new spearlike weapon.
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  • posted a message on [TBD] comamdering preview - Idyllic Tutor reprint
    Def should have been in the first Theros block, and I am def happy they finally reprinted it for Theros now. It just fits too well to not get a Theros version.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Erebos, Bleak-Hearted
    I enjoy this new design, still let's you draw cards and is a type of removal. Absolutely love both arts, really enjoy that the alt art shows his constellation too!
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  • posted a message on [THB] Nylea, Sharp-Eyed
    I do like this version, she's cost reduction and filtering on an indestructible enchantment that can sometimes swing.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Mothership 12/18 — Theme Booster Exclusive Rares
    Loving the Serpent of Yawning Depths! Going straight into my Arixmethes sea monsters deck. That is some much needed evasion for that group of creatures.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Oh My Erebos, this looks to be my new favorite set!!! I absolutely loved Theros in our first visit, even if the actual sets weren't up to snuff. I like the design space they are using for Ashiok's Erasure and Treacherous Blessing. The new maze is coo, glad they used Theros to riff Maze of Ith. The legendary creatures look ok for now, def glad to see UR get an artifact commander that focuses on equipment than generic good stuff. I like that sagas are returning, some with more than 3 chapters too! The Omen cycle is a nice call back to both the Dictates and Fonts.
    And I absolutely love the Nyx inspired full art lands. I was always a fan of the enchantment borders for the enchantment creatures and just love how the lands look with that style applied. I need just about as many of the swamps as WotC can print, including a playmat of it.
    This set looks to be fun. I like the non-heroic heroic cards and like Escape so far, especially since we know that things can get better when they Escape (counters or prob new etb triggers). And looking forward to seeing how Devotion pans out, I secretly hope for MonoBlack to come back, but am open to other colors getting to show off.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Loch Dragon— Alliestrasza preview
    I like it, nice simple design for a hybrid card. Really wish they could get Rakdos cards in these types of cycles right like they do for any combination of GRU.
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  • posted a message on Will The New Urza Ever Get Banded?
    Quote from Randuir »
    So he just basically emptied his hand to play that, meaning it all falls flat if someone blows up the winter orb on the next turn. And he could only play this because he drew a sol ring in the first place. In effect, he could have the same set-up on turn 2 without urza by playing sol-ring and a mana rock.

    I mean, it obviously isn't fun to play against this, but Urza isn't the enabler of this tactic, winter orb+sol ring is.

    It seems like the OP's meta was not ready for a lock on turn two and no one had any removal in hand for either Urza or the Orb, which is understandable because not all games begin with at least one person with artifact removal. That's not even speaking to if they had removal with CMC greater than 2 since they'd be untapping one land and hopefully playing another. And the Urza player had designed it for cEDH, so they are banking on just running the orb out, being able to untap, and runaway with the game. And even if the Urza player exhausted their hand like you point, they still have Urza's last ability to use to try and pull more things from their deck. They are not strapped for options like the rest of a table locked under Orb.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Lochmere Serpent
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Quote from TearingEons »
    I enjoy the art and design of this card, just a little sad it's not legendary. I mean, if a random frog monster, The Gitrog Monster, can be legendary, then why isn't Magic's Nessie a legend too?

    Not everything in a set can be Legendary, and that's especially a thing when you have a set like this with so many cards that could be legends flavourfully.

    I know not everything can be, or should be, legendary when designing a set. That's why Gitrog always bothered me. Now seeing that WotC decided to include a Loch Ness inspired card, I wondered why they didn't add it as a random legendary in the same vein as Gitrog. It is an actual trope to use, and is much more resonant than a legendary beast that many either don't remember or never heard of (Questing Beast) or like the random uncommon legendary mill knight. That is why I'm sad it isn't legendary.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Lochmere Serpent
    I enjoy the art and design of this card, just a little sad it's not legendary. I mean, if a random frog monster, The Gitrog Monster, can be legendary, then why isn't Magic's Nessie a legend too?
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Syr Gwyn (Brawl deck legendary)(WRB) + others (all 3 new commanders)
    I love this design, a hard hitting body that gives card advantage on attacks and reduces equip costs. They are a little expensive at 6, but you can use that time to control the board and get some equipment out before dropping Syr Gwyn. And you can do a token subtheme so that you can attack with those instead so you get the card draw without risking your real knights dying. This will be a fun card to use and build around!
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Garruk, Cursed Huntsman
    He's either the BaB or the face of a Brawl deck like Chulane
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Quote from ccc1522 »
    Multiple people who have failed to answer any of my question, failed to read what ive said, selected bits and pieces and reinterpreted my words.

    Ill leave you with this. If you think that wotc and magic doesnt suffer from this mission of diversity over everything then good for you. Stay blind. Look to other media to see the damage this ideology does. Ill point you to star wars as a prime example. And now the mcu, oceans eleven, ghost busters, and the list goes on and on.

    This game is great and I dont want the focus to be inclusion. I would rather then focus be quality first with the inclusion mixed in. I would rather they make a badass character that happens to be gay, instead of a gay character that is the gay character and everything else second.

    Lastly you saying that thing about insecure men is pretty oppressive of men. Are they not allowed to feel self conscious? Are women the only ones who deserve the protection from seeing ideal unobtainable bodies?

    Youre too blind to get any of that so fine.

    Youre not oppressed by anything i said so dont act like you are. In fact youre likely not oppressed at all.

    See you around.

    No one has misinterpreted you, nearly all the users have included your quotes when responding and used sound logic against yours. And on that note, your logic does seem flawed bc you go strictly by the definition of things to “technically” justify yourself. Your examples for hate speech and phobic language are telling bc as long as you don’t fit the definition, you feel you’ve done no wrong. Like when you defended the homophobic post, the user didn’t exactly call for the death of a real lgbtq+ person, so obviously [sarcastic on my part] they don’t have negative feels against that community. That’s still problematic bc, as I and other users have pointed out, feeling that way against a fictional person usually means they *do feel that way about real ppl. Trying to side step things by saying “well I/it don’t fit the definition” is a slippery slope, to use your words, bc you can then ignore or condone things that have more nuance, like homophobia and racism. And your defense concerning the MPL being headed by a trans person still sounds transphobic bc you just reiterated that the cis white guys you liked weren’t the face. You said nothing of substance as to why having a trans person being the face is bad. You could have mentioned skill sets or personality, but no, you left it at their being trans as the reason, so that’s why I said it’s problematic at best and transphobic at worst.
    I won’t comment much on your assertion that diversity killed or was harmful to the media franchises you listed, bc the only ppl ticked off were cis white men. Women and PoC can finally feel apart of Star Wars bc it’s not just Leia, Padme, Mace, and Lando for representation. And the all women hero scene in Endgame was on point lol.
    And nothing about an inclusive or diverse character has been shown to hurt the Magic story or design so far. If anything, it allows more players to identify and bond more with the game. I was so happy when Kynaios and Tiro came out that they were my first non-black EDH deck I made.
    And yes, men can and do have body image issues. Being gay, I def know the pressures within the community to have a sculpted body to even get noticed and accepted. So your righteous indignation comes off a bit shallow, just more “but what about X” than an actual concern about how male players perceive their bodies against Magic art. You keep asking for an answer to this, but only the answer it seems you wanna hear. One thing we can do, if you’re truly concerned, is send our concerns to Wizards and Creative to let them know. And it will take time, they won’t have all the corrections in the next set.
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