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  • posted a message on Amass' potential
    Lazotep Reaver is great value in any Tymna the Weaver deck for sure. Curves right into her and then draws you two cards!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    Looks like Expropriate just jumped. Must be Commander.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Book Devourer
    The art reminds me of Browse <3<3<3
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on playgroup ban of Terastodon
    The most ban-worthy green fatty in the format right now is Craterhoof Behemoth, and many people have started just cutting him (?) from their own decks because he's a boring win con. Frankly, in my Selvala, Heart of the Wilds deck, Terastodon isn't even close to the most powerful creature. If your meta has lots of decks that abuse blinking and bouncing for etb effects, then y'all need to adjust your decks to deal with that strategy. That's part of what makes magic fun, adjusting to your metagame. If everything that gets annoying is just house-banned, you're missing a big part of what makes this game interesting, in my opinion.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Loyal Drake
    I’m sorry, but like, did blue really need this? It would be a format staple if they’d made it white and called it like “Loyal Squire” or “Loyal Vanguard,” and it feels so wasted on blue which probably barely even plays it compared to other card advantage options. Ugh. I mean it’s cool and stuff but ugh.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mono Blue Ramp
    I can't say this enough. Turnabout is one of the most under played cards in the format. It leads to huge blowout turns and has all sorts of other uses in a pinch.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The Modern Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from rogue_LOVE »
    Quote from Pokerkingdave »
    Quote from Kryptnyt »
    Oh I'm not confirming it, just seems to work out in my mind because they never seem to reuse the Invitational art on these. And speculation with enough weight could indeed affect prices.

    Would anyone be surprised if it ended up being new art for meddling mage, voidmage prodigy or teferi, mage of zhalfir?

    That is absolutely not Teferi, given how badly that clashes with his aesthetic. (Although he was quite the troublemaker back in the day!) Almost assuredly not Meddling Mage either, since the color palate indicates it's definitely mono-U. The artists are actually given pretty specific instructions about aligning their palate with the colors of the card. Voidmage Prodigy is a possibility, but... is that really going to be the poster-child for a MM release? Doubtful.

    It's not guaranteed to be Snaps, but I'd say it's the best bet by far.

    Voidmage Prodigy is not legal in Modern Wink
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Theory Crafting Kyanios and Tiro of Meletis
    What about running as a straightforward Turbo Fog deck? Lots of group card draw like Howling Mine, pillowfort enchantments, board wipes and all the fog effects, with the goal of milling the table as fast as possible?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 10/26 Ludevic, Kyanios and Tiro and more
    Also thumbs up to gay kings flavor text!!!! "Look what we fought for. Look what we built together." in love
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 10/26 Ludevic, Kyanios and Tiro and more
    Ludevic is such a fail. He should not have partner at all, he's a loner mad scientist who should be cloistered in his lab making carzy zombies! I really feel like the partner mechanic in general has been overlooked flavorfully. I get that it was a mechanical solution to four color decks, but the flavor just doesn't feel right. Why not make a Tibor card and a Lumina card, and give them both partner? Or for that matter why not make the gay kings two different cards with partner?! Lol amiright? There are enough characters in magic with a history of working together that they shouldn't be shoe-horning important loner characters onto these cards arbitrarily.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Draw Options v. Strategy in Mono-Green
    Glimpse of Nature is fantastic if you're playing elves/ other small creatures.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [OGW] Mirrorpool, new mythic land producing new type of mana???
    ok so there are two sides here. one side thinks <> is parasitic and works like snow mana. in that argument, <> in a cost can only be paid with a few specific cards that generate <> including wastes and mirrorpool. the other side thinks <> in costs means "must be colorless." but if the latter is true, why bother putting <> on wastes and mirrorpool? why not just have those cards say "T: add 1 to your mana pool?" people say they're the same thing... so why the massive change? for what gain? either they errata every card, which seems extreme, or they don't and just say "they're the same, sorry they look different but don't worry about it."

    i'm sorry, it doesn't add up. there's no reason <> would appear anywhere but costs unless it's the parasitic version of the mechanic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [OGW] Kozilek, the Great Distortion and New Basic Land - Wastes???
    Quote from Calgarybrute »
    Just wild speculation here.... I think <> is actually this: Mana of any color, with a restriction - can only be spent on colorless spells. Ties it into BFZ that way for the block draft format. No new color or errata for Sol Ring etc.

    that's actually really intersting design, but I think lack of reminder text nixes it, unfortunately. I wouldn't object though, certainly a crazy and innovative way to evolve BFZ!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [OGW] Kozilek, the Great Distortion and New Basic Land - Wastes???
    Quote from deidarakoon »
    Quote from Iso »
    Should be pretty obvious that <> means "can only be paid with colorless mana" if this is real. As for why Wastes generates <>, it's because that's much prettier to put on a card than a big fat (1). AWESOME People speculating otherwise are clearly ignoring the (8) in Kozilek's mana cost, here.

    My biggest interest in this is, does this mean that cards that can generate mana of any color now generate colorless mana?

    Also, might not be the place for it, but I think we're going to see that the Eldrazi aren't exactly malevolent, or that they had an overall positive effect on Zendikar. We'll see which, I guess.

    wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

    First, there is absolutely no reason to have Kozilek's cost be <><> plus 8 generic mana if <> means "can only be paid with colorless mana." That cost would functionally be identical to 10 colorless mana in 99.9% of games. In what game have you ever seen someone have access to ten mana, but all of them colored? That's not a cost restriction, it's just a gimick. Second, your suggestion paired with the templating on mirropool would require errata to every colorless mana producer ever! That's a no go! Never gonna happen! Thran dynamo will not read "T: add <><><> to your mana pool" next time it's printed! And if it did, think of the confusion, especially for new players, unless this is an evergreen mechanic. New players will not learn to match <> with colorless mana costs. Nope. This is snow mana pure and simple. <> in a cost means it has to be paid with a card that generates <>.

    Also, in the vast majority of games played by anyone ever in which a player has access to 10+ mana, most of that mana has been colored due simply to the existence of basic lands, not to mention the lack of colorless producers in any given format (unless someone is running Tron or something). So yes, most of the time, people will end up casting Kozilek for more colored mana than colorless mana.

    meh I think you're wrong -- certainly for edh and modern, any deck that hits 10 mana will have two colorless mana without blinking, and being mythic this is not a card designed for limited -- but who cares. All that aside, issuing errata for 20 years worth of cards to support one mechanic in one set is laughable. Right?!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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