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  • posted a message on [BRO] [DMR] [30A] Magic's 30th Anniversary previews
    Quote from Mana Goat »
    I am starting to feel like the victim of a cuckoo bird, I buy legal cards and cracked the occasional pack because I wanted to support the game and community that I have grown to love, but Hasbro/WOTC is just becoming blatantly greedier and demanding more from me without ever really stopping to say thanks for supporting them.

    You're not supporting some startup that struggles for money, patiently waiting for them to finalize their product while getting nothing in return until, hopefully, some months or years later.

    You buy a product that they offer. You give them their money and you receive the goods. It's a very simple consumer-producer relationship. You don't owe them. They don't owe you. My god, the entitelement is strong here.

    Is this product a good way to celebrate the 30th anniversary? Haha, hell no. But that doesn't mean that they do it to spite you or don't "appreciate you enough".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] [DMR] [30A] Magic's 30th Anniversary previews
    -snip-

    By that definition all boosters are abuse, fraud and exploitation, which is totally an argument you could make, don't get me wrong (I personally don't agree with it, but I can see where it is coming from) but this new product changes nothing about it. The boosters don't work differently. It's not like WotC is lying to their buyers about the playability of the cards. It behaves like any booster product. It's simply more expensive, but fundamentally there is no difference.

    Man, I refuse to die on any hill defending this product at all, but claiming this is Literally Evil(TM) is just laughable. Don't buy it, move on.
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  • posted a message on [BRO] [DMR] [30A] Magic's 30th Anniversary previews
    As rowan said, I don't think this will affect the normal player at all, really. You can't even play with these, so it's purely a collector item and not a ticket for the rich to buy their way into vintage/legacy.

    It's certainly a bad look, but ultimately harmless. Hell, maybe it'll tank after the speculators got their grubby hands on it, because nobody actually wants it due to the unplayability. That would be nice. Speculators hurt the game more than this 30th anniversary whalebait.

    I just think it's hilarious how much they tried to make it look attractive. Like, the people who buy this aren't interested in "an experience". They either buy it because they can (prestige) or they buy it to sell it (profit). Trying to make it sound good to the average player watching is just completely missing the mark. And drumming this up as a "big thing for MtG's 30th" is also a fail because apart from the negative press it won't be a big thing to the average player, or a thing at all really. Just another Secret Lair, just way overpriced and unobtainable.
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  • posted a message on [BRO] [DMR] [30A] Magic's 30th Anniversary previews
    "To celebrate 30 years of Magic the Gathering we knew we had to go big, but Elaine, just how big did we go?"

    "1000 dollars for 4 packs big." would have been the proper answer. Grin

    And no, Wizards is never going to live this one down, haha.

    "We created something new that lets fans and collectors really experience some of the most iconic elements of Magic's early years." My god they're trying to talk it up so bad. Honey, it's whalebait. It's not some special 'experience'. Unless the experience is being filthy rich lmao.
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  • posted a message on [BRO] [BRC] [BRR] The First Look at Brothers' War — Weekly MTG previews
    What are you talking about, retro frame foils are super dark, like they look wet. Modern foils are often indistinguishable from regular cards.

    As for the retro frame itself, I have to admit the old frame gives me fuzzy feelings, but objectively speaking the modern frame uses its space much better and is overall easier to read. It's also more neutral which works better with some worlds like Mirrodin, Esper and New Capenna.
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  • posted a message on [BRO] [BRC] [BRR] The First Look at Brothers' War — Weekly MTG previews
    Instead of tron reprints, I entertain the idea of a cycle of Urza's lands with basic land types and they have special abilities if you have multiple Urza's lands with different basic land types. It would play nicely with domain as well, which is in standard for the same time as Brother's War.

    However, in a set that's about the Urza-Mishra conflict, having one of them have their own land type and the other not would be very weird. This would, if any, have been the time to introduce the Mihsra's land type. But we already know that Mishra's Foundry doesn't have the type, so I'm very sceptical about seeing Urza's return.
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  • posted a message on [UNF] Mothership 9/26 — Form of the Approach of the Second Sun, Urza's Fun House and two Attractions
    Gonna agree with others here, Tunnel of Love probably deserves best design of all cards in Unfinity. Kind of wish they had given the attractions alternate artworks to go with their variants. This one could've shown both outcomes.
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  • posted a message on [UNF] It Came from Planet Glurg, Hardy of Myra's Marvels, and more — io9 preview
    I was gonna ask, what was acorn about it. The second time this happens in the same set. Not a terribly good look.

    Also, the art for Astroquarium is unsettling. Would it have hurt them to show the shark in profile or something. Not frontally with an open mouth. ._.
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  • posted a message on [UNF] Fluros & Nocturno of Myra's Marvels — @wizards_magic (Twitter) previews
    I don't think it's a good idea to make it an acorn card for cycle or powerlevel reasons. The whole idea of black-bordered un-cards was that people were playing with the playable un-cards in highly casual settings anyway, so this is going to be the same problem with Fluros again. There will be some playgroups that specifically allow Fluros while others will stick to the acorn ruling. Two steps forward, one step back.

    Honestly this could've been fixed so easily if instead of looking at power/toughness and loyalty, Fluros would have looked at the whole card, including mana cost, text box, card number and artwork. Then there would have been a justification for it being an acorn card.
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  • posted a message on Phyrexian color pair factions
    I'm not sure if they'll do a set that will be almost all phyrexian. Although, having that said, I am not sure how else they're gonna structure Phyrexia All will be One.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [UNF] Fluros & Nocturno of Myra's Marvels — @wizards_magic (Twitter) previews
    Why is Fluros an acorn card. Am I missing something here again?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Phyrexian color pair factions
    Green-Blue could be personal perfection. They want to bring out the best in everyone, which is a neat overlap between green and blue. On the surface it sounds very core-phyrexian, but they wouldn't care that much about domination and spreading, more about being the best they could be, verging very closely to the "compleating only the willing" if it weren't for their lack of understanding why some things may not want to be compleated.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Phyrexian Effects on Theros
    I don't think the underworld is physically below Theros. It's a metaphysical realm like Nyx too, if I get it right.
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  • posted a message on [UNF] Scavenger Hunt — @wizards_magic (Twitter) preview
    Quote from Lectrys »
    Quote from Flisch »
    Kind of weird that you can choose what to look for. This means you will always know what exactly to search, with one or two backups in case you've drawn it already. This makes it less into a "how quickly can i find a card matching the criteria" and more into a "how quickly can I find _the_ card I'm looking for." Would have been better if an opponent chooses.

    You are forced to choose the hunt at random (you may rig which Scavenger Hunt goes into your Attractions deck so you can always find a card of any possible hunt on it), and it looks like you're forced to shuffle the found card back into your library.

    I think Nicol Bolas, Ugin, and Angrath fit 2 out of 3 hunts for this card, though.

    Oh, I missed the "at random".
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  • posted a message on Phyrexian Effects on Theros
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Well we do know theros is hit from the the realm breaker/seedcore (promotional picture of March of the machines)

    my Only question on this is yawgmoths body is in Urborg how would it transfer to theros from phyrexians and possible belief for phyrexians from the theros people

    Yawgmoth didn't really have a body at that point anymore and Theros dieties require a body. Xenagos was a special case. (Or at least an alternate case. It's not unthinkable several of the theros gods are ascended humans, like it is implied Phenax is actually a zombie who escaped the underworld.)

    At any rate, I highly doubt they're going to bring back Yawgmoth as a therosian god. That would kind of break Theros as a setting. I also think they'll go with a more ambigious win/lose scenario with March of the Machine, and Yawgmoth returning feels too much like a win for Phyrexia.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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