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  • posted a message on Calix, Destiny's Hand(Last PW, TCGplayer Preview)
    Yeah this guy is totally a Commander card.
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  • posted a message on [TBD] Collsturf.inc preview - Nylea’s intervention
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Same, can't wait to be disappointed at the White one.


    Gain X life or make X soldiers. XD


    Sleeping Sleeping Sleeping
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  • posted a message on THB Twitter preview- Allure of the Unknown
    This card has EDH written all over it. There are so many ways to minimize the downside of this card and maximize the profit.

    Give the pick of the liter to the person furthest behind. They are not a threat and you have made an ally by showing them kindness.

    Imagine a game where I am going. Next up is Jeff, then Larry. Larry is winning the game. I play this card and let Jeff get the pick of the liter. Now I get 5 cards and Jeff gets the best card. Hopefully together we can tag team Larry down to a manageable level.

    Imagine a game where you and Rachel are in clearly winning. Play this card and let Rachel get the pick of the liter. Then, as she goes to cast it, Counterspell her!

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  • posted a message on [THB] MTG Instagram Spoiler: The Binding of the Titans
    You think they’d reprint the Titan cycle as mythics here? Eh idk if I want to see the titans on this visit with everything going on. But with sexy boy and the 5 mono color gods, that’s 9 mythics with 6 to go. They could easily do 5 titans as well. Not that I would want that. I’d prefer to get some cool multicolor cards for mythics like another Arixmethes or a legendary hydra and other on theme cards over that. We’ll see


    you guys think each color will get a rare and an uncommon saga?


    Hot take: The Titans will be the villains the next time we come to Theros.
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  • posted a message on Sorry to ask, but when is preview season ?
    Quote from Melkor »

    also did anyone else notice how many of the spoilers are from official WotC sources? 20+ entries on the 'where to find them' page, and there's a good chance that translates to well over 50 cards. That feels really annoying, you know they could have found that many content creators who deserve a boost. Spoiler season is supposed to get the entire community involved, not just 'check various officials Wizards social media accounts for what could easily be the majority of the set. even the dump on the last day, somebody with like 200 followers but the enthusiasm to do it would probably be really excited to even get one of those commons. idk, it just bugs me


    The numbers are a bit skewed because WotC showcased the ten Theme-Booster-exclusive-rares all at once.
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  • posted a message on No story/lore for Theros
    Quote from mikeyG »


    I'm sure you don't, but your feelings of entitlement to additional creative pieces of your favorite setting aren't the same as the priorities of a large business. To them, the reasonable action is to ensure that all components of their operation are aligned with the goal of selling more product. They appear to have deemed their creative department to be a potential risk to longterm profits and they are pausing to address it. That *is* reasonable because their approach isn't "share creative pursuits to a niche demographic of fans", it's "make money" and the lore you feel they're witholding from you is just a marketing tool in that approach.


    A marketing tool that was, I think we can all agree, more consistent when it was in house rather than farmed out.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Mothership 12/18 — Theme Booster Exclusive Rares
    Quote from SonofaBith75 »
    The Theme boosters are meant for new players. Why are they now including exclusive cards that experienced players would want?


    Why does Wizards do anything they do? $


    But stuff like this makes me want to spend less, not more.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Mothership 12/18 — Theme Booster Exclusive Rares
    The Theme boosters are meant for new players. Why are they now including exclusive cards that experienced players would want?
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  • posted a message on No brawl decks
    I am convinced that the Brawl decks were added to the schedule after Dominaria
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    I'm still confused by this, consider Brawl decks could always contain EDH staples, there's no reason why they need to skip Brawl while promoting EDH, especially after their attempts during Eldraine only months ago.
    I’m sure hearing a lot of “no” with Theros this time around. No brawl, no book, and with more hype being made for Ikoria while we waited for spoilers, no damns given either evidently


    I am certainly more hyped for Ikoria than I am for Theros. It seems to suffer from middle child syndrome - not as good as the eldest child (Eldraine) and not as fun as the youngest child (Ikoria).
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  • posted a message on Setessan Champion
    This card is exciting!
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  • posted a message on THB - Staggering Insight
    Can't wait to play it in Pioneer in a UW flier deck. Looks fun. Smile

    Why would you play this over Curious Obsession? One of the biggest reasons Mono U was powerful last season was the ability to go T1 1-drop T2 Obsession-Dive Down/Spell Pierce for your removal spell. The lifelink ability is relevant against aggro decks, which tend to pack cheap removal spells to clear blockers, and get a free 2-for-1 against somebody playing Auras.
    This card may surprise me by becoming useful in Standard, but I'd never consider it for Pioneer when Obsession plus CMC 1 counters are already available.


    Because you do not need to sacrifice the new card if you do not attack. Smile
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  • posted a message on No story/lore for Theros
    Can we please just return to the era where in-house writers penned a new chapter to the story and published it each week on the official MTG site?
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  • posted a message on December 16, 2019 Pioneer Banlist
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I can see emrakul and aetherfulix is still alive I see it will be a matter of time though that either one will get banned

    And therein lies the problem. If the cards from RTR forward get banned in Pioneer, the same as those in Modern, then what's the point of Pioneer?

    They should've thought about this a lot smarter. It's just causing a cluster**** of problems. Eitehr that or the player base doesn't know how to adapt or adjust accordingly.

    'buster


    What is the different between Modern and Pioneer if the same broken cards are banned in both? Well, there are more than 30 sets that Modern has access to that Pioneer does not. Also, Pioneer does not allow Fetches. Additionally, there is a huge disparity between the availability of cards printed in Pioneer-era sets compared to Modern-only sets.

    So the Pioneer is way more accessible and affordable, the mana base is weaker (making 3 color decks harder to pull off) and the amount of legal cards is way smaller. Smile
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  • posted a message on December 16, 2019 Pioneer Banlist
    Yeah Oko is not really ban worthy in Modern. There are more cards to deal with him and Modern is a much faster format. He is not a bad card - by any stretch of the imagination - he is just not oppressive in Modern.
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  • posted a message on New walker confirmed for theros beyond death
    Will be weird if we do not get Ajani...
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