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  • posted a message on [ELD] four new food cards
    The initial culprit appears to be an auto generated computer response that is incomprehensible and I believe links to a scam/virus website in the same vein as the occasional post in these forums trying to advertise "growth" pills.
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  • posted a message on Twelve commander legends hints from gavin
    why do people keep pushing this idea that the ghost of card has to be the ghost of a... ghost?

    i just don't understand it. karlov is already a ghost, does it make sense to have a ghost of karlov if he's already a ghost?

    It's a joke! A humorous play on words... its where the comedy comes in. You see, they're suggesting that a previous character be made a ghost but they've already been a gho... nah... He gets it.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Okay, so not gonna lie, I got in on this as soon as I saw Rick as I just recently built a Jirina Kudro EDH deck. I also liked the idea of a BG Commander that cared about equipment since it was interesting design space. Ultimately I didnt want to have to pay the extortionists markup afterwards. (For reference, see the Hascon Promos or Friendship is Magic: the Gathering)

    That said, I dont know why out of all the vehemence that has been lobbed at this product, from well thought out responses that break down the sheer magnitude of this precedent (thanks Prof!) to the pure vitriol being regulated on Magic forums by players from all walks of Magic, that no one has once lobbied the possibility that this was one of those decisions that some young hotshot exec may have FORCED WotC to do, that yeah, will pay dividends, but breaks their core stance on the health of the game.

    I listen to alot of rSlash on my breaks at work and in transit so I may just be looking for a witch to burn, not that I'm particularly fussed about this product. My Magic funds have slowed to an almost nonexistent trickle except where I make some irresponsible decisions in the name of Retail Therapy due to not only the pandemic but prior to that trying to get a handle on my life now that I'm in my third decade of life experience. I just held onto the rock that is MaRo's well touted philosophy that "not every product is for every player."

    I ended up purchasing this product by hawking cards at my LGS which I am sad to say is really difficult now since most of the recent stuff doesnt carry the pricetag of cards years past as well as most of the stuff with the big ticket numbers in my collection I refuse to let go the way of a significant portion of my collection during a year that I and my significant other at the time had lost our jobs just around the holiday season, a time which I refer to as Bad Christmas. I hope to never experience that kind of loss again.

    Anyways, I hope that once things open back up and I can sit across from people again and play EDH that I dont get summarily dismissed from the group for playing these cards though I would be used to it given the amount of pushback that I regularly receive when playing my UNEDH (an entirely, mostly foiled, silver-bordered EDH deck with Holiday promos, special box releases and regular releases) that I usually try to force under the grounds of Rule Zero. I long for the days when EDH was a magical learning experience. When I could play a game and have to reach across the table to read a new card that got played and say "Wow! Theres a card that DOES THAT?!" and immediately add it to the ever growing list of cards that I'd want to acquire.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Umara Wizard // Umara Skyfalls — Tom Anderson preview

    I think the question with these is always: when does this stop being a land?

    They've already said that when you play them from your hand, you choose to play them as either side.

    So barring chicanery where you animate the land, change its creature type to Werewolf/Human and cast Waxing Moon / Moonmist then your land will ALWAYS stay a land.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Dire Fleet Warbringer— Magic Korean Facebook preview
    Terrible limited trash. I guess that pirates will stay unplayable in EDH for some other time again

    Speak for yourself! I have a themed pirate EDH deck that does pretty good at the table. Is it cEDH? Well no, but show me a tribal deck (not elves or Wizards and maybe even Dragons) that IS!

    For those interested I haven't had the opportunity to list it in the forums, perhaps I will at some point just to hotlink it in my sig.

    Edit: (Something relevant about the card so as to not be completely off topic.) That said as real estate is really tight in said Themed Pirate EDH, this unfortunately wont make the cut.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria spoiler season begins on the Magic Twitch stream
    I see alot of people freaking out over Companion and deck checks. I think everyone is missing the point here.

    Unless I'm misinterpreting it, the Companion restriction means that it can be cast from your sideboard (outside the game) if you meet X condition. If I mainboard these guys, I'm not bound by deck building restrictions. So if you want to main board these, I assume you ignore the Companion clause.

    Basically, when you Companion these creatures, they are your Pikachu that doesnt go inside a Pokeball (your deck) that you can cast once for free but you have to build your deck a certain way to make that happen.
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  • posted a message on New Ikoria Image with links
    Okay so I had to do a double glance to make sure I wasnt seeing things but for a moment there, it looked like an Ulamog-like Eldrazi in the artwork behind Vivien and Guy holding Crystal. I was thinking that it might be possible that since this is the plane of huge creatures, what if this is their home plane? We got a card from Commander 2019 that made and Eldrazi creature that looks NOTHING like what we expect Eldrazi to be, given the 3 we already know. Anyways, my two thoughts.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Eidolon of Obstruction — Lee Shi Tian preview
    Am I the only one that's getting a Gideon vibe here?
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  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card: Decorated Knight
    Quote from xaltair »
    Quote from Cursed »
    is it tournament legal?

    Looks like a silver border so no. Also this will go to chosen wizards employees only so why all the hype?

    This doesn't just go to WotC employees. I have a line on one that a comics and collectible shop owner will get. They send them to TOs and I guess certain store owners probably those that have a steady WPN reporting record or somesuch. In any case, out of the gate this will fetch around 40-60 on the secondary market, maybe a little higher because it is in Blue and has an effect that people will want to actually play with (look at some of the previous holiday promos for example.) It will eventually settle around 20-30 with, again, the premium possibility because it is in Blue (Gifts Given is a $130+ card whereas Fruitcake Elemental is around $70.)
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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    Just to chime in my 2 cents here:

    I read the article hoping by some slim hope that maybe Maro was mistaken when he messaged to say that the test cards would be convention edition exclusive. The article sadly confirmed it.


    In reading the article, I discovered something really juicy. What will replace the test print cards in WPN stores will be a foil from a SEPERATE sheet of 121 cards that will ONLY be available in foil.

    What's more is that these packs will defy normal pack logic. There will be 15 slots in the pack (one being the foil exclusive slot) but EACH SLOT will draw from ITS OWN POOL OF CARDS. That's right. Rather than a random draw of 1 rare/mythic and so on so forth, these packs will truly be CHAOS DRAFT.

    My memory is fuzzy on whether it indicated that that meant that you could theoretically crack a pack of "all rares" or if the set list released backs up the spread of rarities appropriately.

    Anyways, these are my insights.

    Each pack slot has its own card pool.
    The foil slot will be from 121 FOIL ONLY cards
    These packs (I believe) will break the normal pack breakdown conventions (1R/M, 3U, 10/11C)
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  • posted a message on My Little Pony silver-bordered crossover set releases Oct 12
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Quote from R_Lancer »

    I've got the box over the weekend and to my surprise the box set was not sealed wrapped. I'm not a major collector but I wonder what others thought about it. Or this is normal.

    Interesting. I just got mine yesterday but haven't opened it yet. Too busy. It does sound "loose" in the box but the shipping bix doesn't look crushed like in that YouTube video.

    What does it say on the packaging where the cards were printed? I'm guessing they used the (U.S.) Texas printers to keep the costs lower. I kind of hoped they used the Japanese printers but... eh....

    This was the same way that the HASCON promos were handled. I imagine the packaging was kept the same despite this product not having been distributed at a convention. Mine arrived okay, no shifting whatsoever, and no damage to the cards or packaging.
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  • posted a message on Unsanctioned- Preconstructed Silver Border decks
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    reprints of beloved un-cards ?
    was there ever any un card beloved or is it just a poor excuse for "sorry, we had to cut down developement cost, so we wanna make money with reprints, you will probably just buy it for the lands anyways" ?

    Yes. All of them. By me. So much so that I think my mostly foil Un collection is the lion's share of my collection's worth. Not that I'm parting with it anytime soon, mind.
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  • posted a message on Unsanctioned- Preconstructed Silver Border decks
    Hard pass.

    Wish these Un-cards would just show up as promos or the like - pretty to look at, prestigious to own, but otherwise completely useless.

    Oh they have those too. The Hascon Promos, the Holiday Promos, the upcoming Charity Promo, all of which I have and plan to have. I'm super excited for this product and will likely do as milo_bloom said and see if I can own one for intact reasons for play (probably two since they're supposed to be 30-card pair em up decks, and want my opponent to be on even footing) and one to cannibalize and put into my Silver-bordered collection/EDH deck.

    Which reminds me, why are you here again? To express your disdain/disinterest for this product? Was it even necessary? Leave this forum to those of us who would dance gleefully naked as silver bordered cards shower down.
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  • posted a message on Mothership 9/19 - happily ever after
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from pierrebai »
    painter's servant + soul foundry is legal in mono-white decks.

    You know Scuttlemutt is easier you just turn something into all 5 colors while the alt win check is on the stack

    Just for clarification, if/then triggered abilities check conditions when they trigger to go on the stack as well as when they resolve. If the conditions arent met, the ability never triggers just the same as if the conditions are not met on resolution the ability fails. Scuttlemutt wouldn't be able to win the game for you on the stack, though it could save your win condition if it happened to be removed in response to, for example.
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  • posted a message on [C19] jumbo commander preview- song of the worldsoul
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    or how broken this is

    Is this really necessary on every card you create a thread for?

    Well isn’t this broken?

    Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker any creature then just cast one Weasley spell and you can make clone among clones

    No, that isn’t broken, because how does “any creature” make this work? Besides just creating an additional token...

    C’mon man, you can’t go and edit your original post like that. So, clearly I was onto something.

    He is right though. In magical Christmas land, you get this enchantment out with a Kiki-Jiki, make a copy of, idk, Windborn Muse. If you can cast another spell that turn, you get to populate and can get another PERMANENT copy of your token. So it enables some shenanigans that I'm sure someone with the right mindset can turn into a very advantageous position.

    In the right setup, it's like having a Helm of the Host that triggers on spell cast and not pre combat, so multiple tokens a turn are possible.

    And as someone mentioned above this card is bonkers with any creature that lets you cast a spell off of it such as Chancellor of the Spires, as long as you make a token copy of that cteature.

    And as a side note, before we get all the naysayers that point out that "X" combo is faster more reliable and cheaper to cast, win games dur hur hur, I once put together a 5 color mess that I successfully used Eradicate and stripped an opponent's library of most of their creatures, after which they preceded to scoop. Still though, one of my better achievements, and a testament to making anything work.
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