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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Theorsbeyonddeath.com just routs you back to Magic's main website, so this is legit.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Nifty! This feels like this preview is coming out too soon. Eldraine is not even out yet!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] - Deluxe Edition
    Hard pass, definitely not worth it.

    I do not think this bundle is that appealing to those Magic players with large discretionary budgets. The reason the other premium boxes were popular was because they contained unique art for popular planeswalkers. This set does not give you anything really unique or special. Would it have killed them to include all of the planeswalkers from the set with variant art? Maybe bling them out with a different foiling technique? I don't know. Anything would be better than what we have been given.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] - r/MagicArena Spoiler -
    Quote from NerdSoda »

    Don't get me wrong, the card is good, the flavor is just off.


    Yeah the name and the effect are massively incongruous. I wonder if he did not originally steal artifacts for a turn.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Can't we have good art all the time??
    Good news! This kind of artistic freedom is going to become more common thanks to the Collector Boosters.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Next 4 sets + other mechanic from eldraine
    Quote from CatParty »
    Quote from Wraithe »
    Quote from Shadow345 »
    How will they do a Godzilla set when the average creature should start around 10/10 at minimum?


    The monsters probably start small and get bigger with this “build your own monster” mechanic.


    This would even fit with the kaiju theme. How much of a kaiju film is watching the monster(s) wreck other things far away, or be on the move, vs the time spent with the monster(s) actually in the thick, fighting and destroying what's right around the audience's perspective?


    The looming distant threat slowly revealing what it's capable of, then finally having something set it off in a dangerous way, feels like something that's never been done (another thing MaRo said, this is a mechanic "they've never done before"), and also feels very kaiju to me.


    If this is truly a "Kaiju"set with all the above-mentioned flavor - I could see Suspend making a comeback. Much like Zendikar sets, there need to be a way to enable battlecruiser magic. Monsters will take forever to cast, no doubt, unless they start small and just grow with +1/+1 counters (booooring). Suspend could be a great mechanic to capture the flavor of a monster coming through a portal, or as @Wraithe mentioned, slowly approaching the coast from the ocean horizon. Much like Greater Gargadon, the suspend counters could be removed through certain accomplishments - sacrificing lands or artifacts, depending on the monsters. You could even ADD suspend counters to get an added effect - "If Kaiju is suspended, you may add a suspend counter to destroy target artifact" - etc.


    I could also see the Kaiju monsters affecting the board in some way each time a counter is removed. Like:

    Fungal Kaiju Monster 8 mana green mana
    Creature - Monster Fungus
    Suspend 6 - green mana green mana green mana
    Whenever a time counter is removed from this card, you may exile a card from your graveyard: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.

    Whenever Fungal Kaiju Monster attacks, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each Saporling creature token you control.
    3/3

    Hive Mother Kaiju Monster 3 mana green mana
    Creature - Monster Insect
    Suspend 3 - green mana
    Whenever a time counter is removed from this card, target creature you control gets gets +1/+1 until the end of turn.

    5/5

    Although WotC would need to be careful with this and not make anything super busted.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    My bet is that they spoiled a lot of the obvious Grimm;s Fairy Tale cards. The rest of the set will be more Camelot-like.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Judge Promo's Announced
    Chalice and Yuriko are going to be expensive... Crying
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  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    I know it's Hasbro's choice to increase pricing as much as they want. It's also up to the player base to not be morons and keep buying in.

    $7 to $10 to $13 for Masters sets (No extra value added as pricing increased), $8 for Modern Horizons (pretty much a standard pack with a garbage art card). Now a $25 pack... SMH... These should be $12 tops. Sadly people will keep pumping money into overpriced products and make them even more overpriced.


    At least everything in the Collector Boosters is foil.


    From Wizards...

    Collector Booster

    Number of Cards: 15 cards and 1 foil token card
    Number of Versions: 1
    Contents:

    1 rare/mythic rare with extended art
    1 foil rare/mythic rare
    9 foil commons/uncommons
    3 special-frame cards (showcase or borderless planeswalkers)
    1 ancillary card
    1 foil token


    Most are but a few are not according to this.

    Five are not foil by my reckoning.


    You are totally right. Dang.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    I know it's Hasbro's choice to increase pricing as much as they want. It's also up to the player base to not be morons and keep buying in.

    $7 to $10 to $13 for Masters sets (No extra value added as pricing increased), $8 for Modern Horizons (pretty much a standard pack with a garbage art card). Now a $25 pack... SMH... These should be $12 tops. Sadly people will keep pumping money into overpriced products and make them even more overpriced.


    At least everything in the Collector Boosters is foil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brawl 2019 - Chulane, Teller of Tales
    Quote from Dunharrow »
    That mana rock though. I need 18 of them. So.... I guess I am buying this product?


    You might try your luck with the Collector Boosters, since those will have shiny versions of the cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brawl 2019 - Chulane, Teller of Tales


    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    Quote from illakunsaa »
    """Major changes"""

    Alternate card frames has been a thing a while now. Proliferate rules change few months ago was bigger than this.


    I would argue that the Collectors Boosters are more impactful to the average MTG player than the change to Proliferate was.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    Via Hipsters of the Coast Twitter:










    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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