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  • posted a message on March 11 B&R Update


    The judge issued proxies are referring to the card is only printed as a foil, thus having potential to stick out in decks. The judge can issue you proxies at the start of the event in place of them, but you still have to own and have the copies with you when you play.
    Ah. Well that's unfortunate. I hoped they might be talking about the availability issue with BAB promos and similar cards.
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  • posted a message on March 11 B&R Update
    Quote from Volrath »
    So. When can we a expect commander B&R list update? Can't wait to see paradox engine go.
    What, nobody plays K-Grip in your group?

    On the ban announcement, the interesting thing to me is the other options they mentioned to address "marked cards." Judge-issued proxies seems like a good solution to extremely limited supply that I haven't heard of before. Is that a thing that's already happening?
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  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    Another interesting bit about the art, btw, is that Kaya seems to have ditched her Orzhov threads. I wonder if that means she switches sides.
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  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    Quote from Crabladewing »
    The stained glass version must be the planeswalker masterpieces hidden in the booster boxes. I bet.
    Ya know, after staring at the stained glass images for a while, I hope they don't get used for cards of any kind. Honestly, they look pretty terrible when you look at them at card-size. Like badly colored coloring book images.
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  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR

    Unsurprising, since that's highly consistent with how they've handled planeswalkers. There has never been a reprint of a planeswalker in an expansion set. All planeswalker reprints have either occurred in a reprint-heavy booster like Masters and core sets, in a preconstructed deck, or in the form of a promo, such as SDCC or mythic edition.
    Not to mention that reprinting existing planeswalker cards in these numbers would probably obliterate both Limited AND Standard. I expect most of these planeswalkers to look really, REALLY bad. Perhaps deceptively so, but unattractive nonetheless.

    Power-wise, I mean.

    The stained glass versions of the art looks pretty cool, and I imagine the card versions will look fantastic.
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  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    Quote from void_nothing »
    I think it can survive buying a bunch of uncommons. Wink
    Truthfully, it's been dying since Planeswalker Decks, alt art foils, SDCC promos, and Mythic Edition boxes. This set is just forcing me to admit defeat.
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  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    I guess this is where my planeswalker collection dies, boys. It had a good run, but my wallet just wouldn't survive.
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Quote from seilaoque »


    not very.....
    Modern already has Damnation, a Black Day of Judgement is FAR more likely on a standard legal set than in this.
    But Damnation is, as you've pointed out, already Modern legal. It also happens to be in desperate need of a reprint due to its persistently high price tag. However, cards that are currently Modern legal are the only cards that we know WON'T be in Modern Horizons.

    Meanwhile, people have been asking for a black Day of Judgment ever since DoJ got printed. There're two reasons it's never seen print in standard: it's just always been too powerful, or it would have been too much to have both black DoJ and white DoJ. Seeing how white sweepers always come first, black DoJ just never got its chance before standard dropped unconditional 4cmc sweepers.

    It's true that Kaya's Wrath exists, but WWBB is a long way from 2BB. I think it's very unlikely that we see a sweeper with the latter mana cost in standard any time soon.

    Modern Horizons, however, seems like the perfect opportunity to finally deliver on the concept. Damnation already exists, so printing a strictly worse option obviously wouldn't break Modern, it would just provide a budget option for players who need a monoblack sweeper effect. MH will evidently have a generally higher power level than a standard set, so it doesn't need to worry about having a powerful sweeper either.

    If MH COULD reprint Modern legal cards, I would assume that they'd just reprint Damnation before designing a new card. But given that Modern reprints are out, a new black DoJ seems like a shoo-in.
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    How likely is it that we finally get our black Day of Judgment in this set?
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  • posted a message on Diving - A new keyword for blue and possibly black and green
    This keyword brings up an interesting question: Is a keyword safe and beneficial if it devalues other keywords? The "can't be blocked except by tapped creatures" is cool because it pressures your opponents into being more aggressive to strengthen their defenses, but at the same time it flips vigilance on its head. Suddenly, creatures without vigilance effectively have vigilance and creatures that do have vigilance effectively don't. It's pretty weird, and honestly seems more like a downside unless you have enough control over combat that your opponent doesn't want to attack you.

    As for the hexproof bit, it seems a bit too extra. It's flavorful, but I think this sort of effect as a whole is better for one-off card designs.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on "Do this twice" Cycle
    A cycle of uncommon spells that do a thing, and then do that thing again. The interesting challenge here is finding an effect that is uniquely effected by doing it once, and then doing it again (as opposed to just doing it twice).

    Close Ranks 2WW
    Sorcery
    Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control with the lowest toughness among creatures you control. Then, if you cast this spell, copy it.

    Quantum Syncopation 3U
    Instant
    Exile target permanent you own, then return it to the battlefield under your control. Then, if you cast this spell, copy it. You may choose a new target for the copy.

    Tired Minds 1B
    Sorcery
    Each player with the most cards in hand discards a card at random. Then, if you cast this spell, copy it.

    Thrill of Discovery 3R
    Sorcery
    Discard a card. If you do, draw two cards. Then, if you cast this spell, copy it.

    Enervation G
    Instant
    Untap target creature or land. Then, if you cast this spell, copy it. You may choose a new target for the copy.

    Edit: Changed "repeat this process" to "if you cast this spell, copy it," to avoid issues with choosing targets during the resolution of the spell.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Quote from Wynrel »
    If Serra is in the set, then the character on the left on the wall from the stream could be Yawgmoth.
    Overhyping in 3, 2...
    The guy on the left looks like a dude stuck in a walking tree holding some fire. I don't know a lot about Yawgmoth, but I'm pretty sure he didn't have much of an affinity for elemental stuff.
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  • posted a message on Rise of the Gatewatch
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »

    Jace getting killed right after he unlocked his memories of Vryn? Doubtful.
    Yeah, the problem is that all of the Gatewatch have compelling reasons to remain alive. Jace and Gideon have yet to revisit their birthplanes, Liliana still has the Raven Man to figure out, and Chandra is too popular to kill off. She seems to have the longest way to go as far as character development is concerned.

    Nissa is the only one I could see being killed if she does show up, because her arc would be resolved by her making the choice to leave Zendikar and fight Bolas again.

    Counting the newer memebers, Ajani still has Elspeth looming over his story, Teferi still has Zhalfir looming over his, and that's about it.

    I don't doubt that a few planeswalkers are gonna die in this set, but I have a feeling one or more of those deaths will feel out-of-place.
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  • posted a message on Off Color Tokens
    It's a little strange to see an off-color cycle that doesn't really follow a color trend. Right now you have:

    W spell -> U tokens,
    U -> W,

    and

    B -> R,
    R -> G,
    G -> B.

    I suppose it's not a huge problem, but it bothers me a bit.

    Also, the cycle feels like it's trying to do two things at once:
    1. Spells of color A that create tokens of color B
    2. Modal spells that create one big token or two small tokens.

    I would pick one of these things and focus on it.

    Personally, I would focus on the first option and just incorporate Prisma. For example:

    Recruit for Investigation 3U
    Instant
    Prisma — Create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token, then draw a card for each color among permanents you control.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Rise of the Gatewatch
    I wonder how many people they expect will buy this. I didn't get the impression that the Gatewatch was very popular.
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