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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    Quote from Sliverologist »
    Looks good. I’ve no need for any of these Secret Lairs.

    I do have a question. I bought two Thomas Baxas Secret Lairs, will they be packaged in the same shipping box? If they probably will be, I’ll just leave the shipping box sealed and buy one Sliver Hivelord foil single. Which got me to buy it.

    Yes. I bought the 10x Full Text lands bundle and they all came in together, though the box was a little dinged and 3 of the black boxes were dinged as well. The cards were safe however, so that's a plus.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    Waiting for Barb.

    I miss Barb.
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  • posted a message on [MID] The Meathook Massacre, Memory Deluge, and Cathartic Pyre— Polygon previews
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Melkor »
    Massacre could definitely have a home in token decks

    it goes infinite Pitiless Plunderer and Chatterfang, Squirrel General

    I'm sure this has already been addressed but the "infinite" stops as soon as the first token is made. The Meathook Massacre ONLY gives -X/-X when it enters the battlefield. It only affects the creatures that were on the board at the time of the Massacre. Anything created afterwards will have survived the Massacre.
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  • posted a message on [MID] "Doomblade Scoundrel // Doomclaw Marauder" and "Curse of Leeches // Bloodsucking Darkness"— CoroCoro previews
    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    So it's name can then be A-doomblade Scoundrel... Grin Grin Grin

    I am hoping there are more than just this 1 of the black werewolves... or else it would be a lost cause. Not enough enough for a red/black or green/black or B/R/G werewolf tribal. So I'm willing to be there'll be at least 3 more black werewolves.

    Now for that leech... Followed Footsteps or other ways to make a ton of copies or copy tokens... hmmmm...

    The only issue here would be that non-DFC (such as copies of DFC CAN'T transform. If an effext would attempt to transform them, that part of the effect does nothing and the object stays on its current face.
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  • posted a message on MaRo's Midnight Hunt Teaser
    • A popular tournament card in multiple formats gets reprinted with its fifth piece of art.

    Lightning Bolt???


    Fatal Push???

    Path to Exile???

    Ancient Stirrings???

    Lightning Bolt and Counterspell have had way more than 5 arts each. Path to Exile has also had at least 5 arts. Ancient stirring has only had 2 maybe 3 but I haven't looked it up.

    Fatal Push might be on the nose since there's the AER printing, the FNM promo printing, the Yargle printing, and the Double Masters borderless printing which makes 4 arts by my count.
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  • posted a message on MaRo's Midnight Hunt Teaser
    "At the beginning of your end step, if you have exactly 13 life,”

    We've already seen this one. It's Triskaidekaphile or whatever it's called. The bundle promo card.

    EDIT: Realized my mistake. Maybe THIS one is the Tree variant?

    “As [CARDNAME] enters the battlefield, note your life total.”

    I would almost wager that this is going to be a Tree of Redemption/Perdition variation.
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  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021

    Well, goodbye paycheck 2022...

    Maybe I can save myself some headache and just buy a singleton foil set on release and just enjoy drafting a case... lol

    Edit: Not to say there isn't much love for everything though, I'm just a HUGE Un-Nut.
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  • posted a message on Digital only cards revealed
    While it is easy to forget, cards should be playable unsleeved.

    DFCs work because of checklist cards. I can write “delver of secrets” on a checklist card and have in in my library every game.

    For this ability, you are either recommending putting stickers on cards and repeatedly removing them (which would ruin the card or the sticker) or writing on a checklist-esque card something like “delver of secrets for 2 mana”, which wouldn’t be true at the start of each game and would require you to regularly replace those cards.

    Sleeves are not and should not be mandatory equipment for a card effect to function.

    Thanks for this. I needed some logic in the face of "well if you do a handstand and face left you can kinda see how these cards would work in paper Magic and everyone pretty much has the ability to do a handstand anyways, so I don't see what the issue is."

    The second issue that noone is bringing up, besides the marked cards issue (of which I have another speaking point as well that I'll address further down) is that "Perpetually" doesn't just mean while it is on the battlefield. It means when it goes to ANY zone. Several people have suggested Skullbriar as a comparable example except that even he was designed to lose his counters in a hidden zone such as the hand or the Library. A card that perpetually Costs 1 more to cast costs one more to cast even if it has been exiled and back, has been shuffled into a library and redrawn (how do you distinguish it from other potential copies in the same deck?), dies and is returned to your hand via a Raise Dead-like card. Even if you were to mark it with stickers, have you ever tried to shuffle with stickers on the outside of a sleeve? I have. I can tell you that anything "easily removable" would potentially transfer to another card during shuffling if not be wiped from the sleeve entirely. And even if it DID stay, there's the matter of that card having an additional thickness which makes it a marked card. I don't care how few microns thick you think your sticker is, if a perfect fit sleeve adds thickness to a double-sleeved card, so will a sticker.

    Lastly, there is human error whether intentionally or unintentionally. Lets say that I accidentally leave a sticker on between games where one of my cards was Perpetually given deathtouch (and for all you naysayers, if you've ever had an opponents card left in your deck after the game you would know that it happens without conscious effort) what is to stop me from claiming that I actually had this perpetual effect on my creature? If I could reasonably claim that my graveyard was shuffled into my library, there is nothing the judge can do but let me blatantly cheat and have that advantage over my opponent.

    Don't get me wrong, as a huge HUGE proponent of everything Silver-Bordered I relish the craziness of these cards but even Silver-Bordered cards, no matter how wacky, have rules that govern how they work and NEVER give an unfair advantage (unless interpreted incorrectly like all the people trying to hide Cheatyfaces under cards).
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    Quote from SonofaBith75 »
    For the second time in less than a week: card bannings do not belong in the Rumors section.

    Arguably, there are a great many things in the rumor mill that don't belong here either. Like the entirety of any given spoiler season (if the cards are previewed, it's not a rumor its fact) someone once suggested that the Rumor Mill is actually more like a News Mill and that Baseless Speculation is what should be named Rumor Mill.
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  • posted a message on July 2021 Commander Rules Committee Update
    I'm a little bummed that I bought a copy and it hadn't even arrived yet when this ban hit. I was gonna put it into my pirate tribal edh deck. Thankfully, the store seems to be willing to assist me with an exchange.

    That said, the CRC is probably banning this card with an eye towards cEDH because even though it's the least played version of EDH, it's the sanctioned version that has Prize support. Personally, I wished that they stuck to their original statement of also disallowing cards with exuberant price tags like Library of Alexandria as I will never be able to own a copy of Mishras Workshop but it's still legal in Commander. Timestwister as well. Which ironically is a combo with the card that just got banned. Lol

    Self regulating doesn't mean squat when prizes are on the line. There's a reason that I don't play my cEDH decks with my casual group. There isn't anything fun or engaging about winning turn 3 or 4 but you can bet I'll be gunning for a t3-4 win if there's a box on the line!
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  • posted a message on [STX] Bury in Books— Garbage_Andy preview
    Quote from Kanarosik »
    Yes, look really very effective. But personally, I like more classical works. Because I personally do not like modern books, they rarely teach something eternal and are just a demonstration of the moment and what is now on the hype. That's why I personally recommend reading "heart of darkness" and essay on it you can get more and understand it more deeply. Because many reading it do not get to the bottom of it and it is very detrimental to a holistic understanding.

    Uh... yeah. And this, uh... card is also not good for standard or... something?

    Gotta love bots!
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  • posted a message on [AFR] Good Morning Magic 6/28— The Faces and Hints of the Forgotten Realms Commander Precons
    Hmm... a new Curse, you say? I was JUST updating that EDH deck last night!

    Also, kinda hope that "Whenever an Illusion you control dies..." means that I've got to examine the real estate in my 5c Changelings EDH.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Stranger Things
    I'm really glad that someone brought up the fact that P3k and Arabian Nights are sets that ALSO fit this break of UB. I'm a fierce advocate of Rule 0 and while I can kinda see someone getting upset about silver-bordered cards at the table, it irks me that people will actively bar people from using these cards. Yeah, I don't give a flip about your semantics of "I'm not saying that they can't play with them I'm just saying that I'm not going to play with someone that plays them." It's still gatekeeping.

    But gatekeeping discussion aside, for those naysayers that say that "noone plays cards from Arabian Nights or P3k" I have for you the following list:

    Loyal Retainers
    Capture of Jingzhou
    Strategic Planning
    Sun Quan, Lord of Wu
    Ambition's Cost
    Cao Cao, Lord of Wei
    Imperial Seal
    Overwhelming Forces
    Xiahou Dun, the One-eyed
    Burning of Xinye
    Imperial Recruiter
    Rolling Earthquake
    Warrior's Oath
    Hua Tuo, Honored Physician
    Riding the Dilu Horse
    Spoils of Victory
    Three Visits

    Guardian Beast
    Bazaar of Baghdad
    City of Brass
    Library of Alexandria

    If I come across anyone so ignorant as to refuse to play with UB cards, or "ban them" I'll be more than happy to exclude any card originally printed in either Arabian Nights or P3k from being played. Then we can all be unhappy.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Mothership 5/28— Damn, Bone Shredder, Flame Blitz, and Gorilla Shaman
    I dont understand completely from a color pie, design and phylosofical perspective why the hell the overload must be payed with white mana.
    Overload mean one-side mass destruction. But "destroy all creatures you don't control" as always has been a monoblack effect (see Overwhelming Forces, In Garruk's Wake Plague Wind, Dread Cacodemon, Rain of Daggers etc.). That makes sense since black is a selfish color that wants to win at any cost

    On the other hand, every single one white mass removal has always been symmetrical because it is in the color phylosophy the concept of balance, justice, order and equal retribution to everyone.

    Somebody please explain me why this card can't be monoblack and I am forced to use a color that would do as a result, the exact opposite of what said color should do normally.

    To answer your question, we first need to correct your presumptions about the ability Overload. Overload presents an alternative cost that when paid, replaces the word "target" in the spell with the word "each", thus making the effect even more grandiose or... Overloaded.

    The misconception (that I descern here) on your part, is that Overload somehow makes the effect "each" "you dont control" which in incorrect. Thus, to answer your color philosophy question, as you stated, White does things equally or balanced and this spell cast for its "white part" or its White Overload cost would destroy each creature and each creature destroyed this way cant be regenerated. It's meant as an homage to the Damnation/Wrath of God sweeper spells that do exactly what the overloaded effect does but with a fixed version for Black as Black doesnt typically do nonselective mass creature wipe with no upside.
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  • posted a message on Secret lair: Full text lands literally
    Comparing the Text Lands to the AFR Basic lands that have both gorgeous art and flavourful text and what will undoubtedly be a cheap price, making the high priced rip off text lands look even more obscene.

    ...and still I bought them! Lol here's hoping these Tilt! people just as hard at my LGS as they do on here!
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