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  • posted a message on Mnemonic Betrayal (Somanyinsaneplays preview)
    Quote from SugarShow »
    Best card art in set?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Better Boros Rares & Mythic
    Quote from Evilferret »

    Second Sunrise did this and got banned from modern. It causes mean recursion things to happen, and ends up breaking the game.
    Faith's Reward isn't banned Smile

    As for Tactitian, one of my goals with the card is to really push the power-level of a 4-cmc RW creature past what players would expect to come out of WotC. I know his ability to hit an opponent's counterspell and hold it up for an entire turn cycle is pretty potent, but I'm not convinced it would be too good. Especially considering the card is revealed to all players, giving the opponent enough information to play around it.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Drowned secrets
    broken image. pls attach.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 9-18
    Not gonna lie. That is some of the ugliest art I've ever seen. Tajic's armor looks like plastic painted with chrome. And his sword is just weird. I liked the wavy sword a lot better.

    The Selesnya split card is pretty cool. The front half may be usable in standard. The back half is a great finisher in limited. I wasn't really a fan of the split cards usurping the hybrid slots, but this is a clever way to fit two cards with very different roles into one card slot. Kinda makes me wish every limited card was stapled to a possibly playable card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Risk Factor (R&D Twitch stream preview)
    I like the idea of casting this during combat. Swing with an amount of damage the opponent decides they feel comfortable taking, then cast this to really pressure them into letting you draw.

    Anyway, it looks like they're really going in on the counter-burn strategy for Izzet.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Better Boros Rares & Mythic
    Quote from void_nothing »
    I like these all, but I am mostly satisfied with Boros in Guilds, and two of these - Feigned Death and Projection of the Heart - don't actually feel like the Boros guild even though they're in-color for red-white.
    I think "feeling like Boros" is part of the problem. Boros has been cornered into having only one strategy: attack with all your stuff. That's what people don't like, and while cards like "Final Bortune" and Deafening Clarion play the role well enough, they still leave a lot of people underwhelmed. I think it's time to broaden just what sorts of things Boros is allowed to do. I did make sure that all of these cards work well in an aggressive, combat-centric strategy, so the limited archetype is still there. I just wanted these cards to be a bit less surface-level aggro and more open-ended or competitively-minded.

    As for the color identity of cards like Projection, I agree the affect could show up in green as well, especially with the counter-moving stuff, but I also think it's undefined enough that it could be in white as well. As this was designed as a red-white card first, that's good enough for me.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Four Golgari Cards
    Quote from itazuranarisu »
    Dunno how to feel about the troll. It simultaneously enables Undergrowth while also taxing it. I don't understand why they would do that.
    Having tested a Sultai reanimator build a bit, I often find that it's pretty easy to fill the graveyard while there aren't a whole lot of ways to easily take advantage of having a full graveyard. None of the undergrowth cards are all that playable in standard, so having an agressive beater that eats up Glowspore Shamans and Stitcher's Suppliers after they've done their thing can give you a handy alternative strategy. Keeps the deck from doing-a-lot-while-accomplishing-very-little.

    And besides, with that "or sacrifice this" clause, and the discard ability, this guy can very easily ADD to the undergrowth count anyway. I expect any undergrowth deck to want this guy at 4 copies.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Four Golgari Cards
    The troll is like a cross between Lotleth Troll and Grimgrin, Corpse-born. It's pretty neat, and could probably make a nice beater for a Sultai deck fueled by Stitcher's Supplier, Glowspore Shaman, Search for Azcanta, and basically anything with surveil. Oh, and explore cards. I approve.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Roc Charger & Haazda Marshal & Gird For Battle
    Isn't this kind of card usually common?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Who are the Guild Leaders for Ravnica Allegiances???
    Disappointed by the lack of leaked cards in this post.

    Misleading thread title/10
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Better Boros Rares & Mythic
    A lot of people are unsatisfied with Boros' cards in this set, and while I don't typically play Boros, I can sympathize. Especially seeing how many playable cards Dimir is getting. So I decided to come up with better designs for the Boros rares of the set. These cards aren't in any way based on the existing rares.

    Flare Angel 3RW
    Creature - Angel (R)
    Flying, first strike
    When ~ enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature attacks during its controller's next turn if able.

    This one is meant to be a generic midrange beater that can push through and possibly trade with a Lyra in standard.


    Feigned Death 2RW
    Sorcery (R)
    Return to the battlefield all creature and artifact cards in your graveyard that were put their from the battlefield since your last turn. Those permanents gain haste.

    At its worst, this card is boardwipe recovery for nontoken creatures. At its best, I think it can be a build-around piece for a Goblin Sacrifice deck in standard using things like Siege-Gang Commander and Dark-Dweller Oracle. Might also have some uses outside of standard, but not likely. Also throws a bone to decks that play Vehicles in any format.


    Arcane Tactician 2RW
    Creature - Human Wizard (R)
    Whenever ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, exile up to one target instant, sorcery, or enchantment card with converted mana cost 3 or less from a graveyard. Until your next turn, you may cast that card without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

    This guy is aimed at competitive control decks in both standard and modern, which a lot of people have complained about Boros lacking. Yes, it's way more aggressively costed than Goblin Dark-Dwellers, which is very similar. It's also way more versatile, being able to hit any graveyard and hit enchantments. The trade-off that makes keeps this card from being strictly better is its stats and the multicolored mana cost, which is why I think it's probably okay to print. The small stats also happen to play well with mentor.


    Projection of the Heart 4RW
    Enchantment - Aura (M)
    Enchant creature or planeswalker
    Enchanted permanent has "T: Create a token that's a copy of this permanent, except it's not legendary if this permanent is legendary. That token has haste. When that token leaves the battlefield, move any counters that were put on it this turn to this permanent. Exile the token at the beginning of the next end step."

    Okay this one is sort of a wall of text, but it should fit on a card. Anyway, this one is aimed at Commander and build-around standard decks. It could technically count as some extra Splinter Twins in modern Twin decks, but I don't think that deck would play this. In the context of GRN limited, it's meant to allow a fragile creature to attack without fear of death whike reaping the benefits of mentor triggers.

    So what do yall think?
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Hatchery Spider
    Can't get the effect from reanimation. Doesn't even hit lands. Sad.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wand of Vertebrae
    Quote from Antiantiserum »
    I was not aware, will do!
    Thank you Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wand of Vertebrae
    @Antiantiserum: Every time you post something with this box formatting, half of the text gets cut out of the screen when viewing on mobile. Can you please just post the card text? Like, without any fancy formatting stuff?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Omnispell Adept Commanderin' preview
    Apex of Power?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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