Magic Market Index for Dec 28th, 2018
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Ultimate Masters: MMI Review
  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    Quote from FearDReaper »
    I looks like they really dropped the ball on Teysa's art. The other 4 are all pretty detailed and Majestic. I realize she's just a human but compared to the art on Teysa Karlov and Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, she is just so boring. The background is just a purple and white swirl? Its not even a highly detailed swirl, just a smudging of colours. Disappointed.
    Yeah, this isn't Teysa. There were so many ways they could have evoked the character: Her cane, her luxurious office, her fancy clothes, her thrull slaves, Melisk, the Obzedat or at least Karlov, making her iconic piercings less invisible, or even the stupid boob window. Anything would've helped the narrative that this is Teysa, but they decided to go out of their way to show nothing. Even the yes men at reddit had the reveal thread closed for unanimous negativity so there's a sliver of hope if this card is ever reprinted again we'll get the old art, or a new art that actually depicts the character properly.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Basic lands
    Still waiting for a Ravnica Swamp that shows creepy cathedrals instead of slums/sewers but this is the prettiest one so far.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [GK1] - Guild Kits - Full Deckslists via the Mothership
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    I will not rest until I get a Teysa, Orzhov Scion in the Orzhov kit. Maybe with new art, by which I am NOT trying to imply that her original art is at all bad... and I rather think that the Orzhov guild symbol will look REALLY good on those cards....

    this is all i want from these products. teysa orzhov scion with new art. its not that hte original is bad, its that she isn't necessarily the focus and it detracts from it as a result.

    okay fine. while i love the edh deck i took it apart because i got tired of the comments people made about the person behind her in the art. it got old quick.
    I'd rather not risk her getting an Etrata-tier art.

    its already etrata tier art
    Not it isn't, Teysa, Orzhov Scion is a moody and tense scene depicting the lawyer of a crime syndicate. Etrata's guild kit art puts a vampire assassin in what looks like a paparazzi taking a candid shot at some sassy celebrity while she makes a weird face.

    If we can't get art of the quality of Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, and we can't because Karla Ortiz apparently doesn't work for WotC anymore, I'd rather they not make new art for either of Teysa's previous cards.
    Called it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    Yeah she doesn't even have her cane in this one, and her piercing is nearly invisible with how the shadow on her face is placed.
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  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    The decklists look generally weaker than the GRN ones, and less valuable too. In fact Rakdos is by far the most valuable at $35, where the least valuable from GRN started.

    And yes, Teysa and Zegana are two more victims of identity politics stealing your identity. You are the powerful lawyer of a crime syndicate? The deposed voice of reason in a medical lab that got sold into an arms race? No, you're angry magic woman or angry fighting woman. Individuality might offend someone.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    Most look ugly as sin and none are truly valuable since Karn can still see a reprint in the Challenger Decks later this year and is likely to drop as much as KLD Chandra and BFZ Gideon when it rotates.

    But this will sell out immediately because people who think before they buy ***** aren't the target audience.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    Yeah but they put a quote of his in the guildgates and he opposes Domri while Nikya supports him. Which breaks the cycle from every other guild having two legendaries with opposing views that have quotes in the guildgates. So I don't expect consistency in GK RAV/RTR/GRNA representation when they can't keep it anywhere else.

    Also just noticed RNA doesn't have basics despite supposedly being a new set independent from GRN.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    Quote from soramaro »
    By the way, do we have any info on when the guild kit decklists and the cards with new art from them will be revealed? The lands have already been spoiled...

    This. The Rakdos kit is something I'm buying regardless, but I'm really curious as far as the other ones go. In GRN we saw that, of the five guilds, two were represented by a previous incarnation of the current leader (Boros with Aurelia and Selesnya with Trostani), one was represented by a previous incarnation of a character who's no longer the leader (Izzet with Niv), and two were represented by important members newly introduced as cards in GRN itself (Dimir with Etrata and Golgari with Izoni). So by the same token, what should we expect from the RNA kits?
    I stopped expecting anything when Ruric Thar wasn't the second Gruul Legendary.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    Orzhov looks the weakest by far in limited.
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  • posted a message on Cavalcade of Calamity - The Loregoyfs preview
    It's a nombo with Judith. Edgar's vampires should be getting pumped 80%+ of games. Krenko's goblins are combo fodder instead of attackers. Locust God was gonna kill you anyway.

    I think the only deck where I'd really want this is Queen Marchesa superfriends.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    I would guess no.

    * Sorin is sealed into stone.
    * Elspeth is still dead.
    * Tamiyo said she didn't want to do Gatewatch stuff because of her encounter with Emrakul.
    * Dack Fayden and Daretti have no good reason of being there.

    But it will probably be an 8 vs 8 on Ravnica.

    * Nicol Bolas

    with his 2 lieutenants
    * Tezzeret
    * Liliana Vess

    and the 5 turned guild leader
    * Ral Zarek
    * Dovin Baan
    * Vraska
    * Domri Rade
    * Kaya

    and on the Gatewatch side:
    * Gideon Jura (with his new trusty Blackblade)
    * Jace Beleren
    * Chandra Nalaar
    * Ajani Goldmane
    * Teferi

    assisted by 3 of these people
    * Karn
    * Jaya Ballard
    * Vivien Reid
    * Nissa Revane
    * Ugin
    The novel cover shows Kaya on Gideon's side (because of course she can't be a bad guy), along with a new walker.
    Hell if I were to bet, Tezzeret is the only one who'll be on Bolas' side after he closes the plane with the Immortal Sun, and only because he can leave thanks to being the living planar portal, unlike everyone else.

    I'm also dissapointed they're putting Bolas in a bus before we got to see Ramaz, one of his three original magic hobos, do anything at all.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on RNA Planeswalker Decklists
    And so we have all promotional material except the Guild Kits, which incidentally is the only non-booster product I care about.
    Liliana's M19 deck keeps being the better one so far.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    I imagine they will give us lots of Planeswalkers to play with in this set. I think the idea of one Planeswalker per pack is a solid idea. I doubt they will go for the reprint route. What they will likely do is make one Planeswalker card for each major character but cost them one mana above what would make the individual cards solid for constructed play. So something between a normal Mythic Planeswalker and a Planeswalker Deck Planeswalker. That way they are still solid for limited play but lack an inherent danger of warping the standard meta around one or two of them.
    Reprinting the PW Deck cards would be better than making more purposedly underpowered cards and have the added benefit of printing a non-foil version of those cards for people to collect.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Judge foils: Rhystic Study and Food Chain
    Half the cards from the past three or so years of Judge promos have been reprinted recently so I guess the next Masters or Conspiracy/Battlebond will be Commander Combos Masters.
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