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    posted a message on Brawl 1v1 Changes
    Quote from OKandrew »
    Sorry, but you all must be extremely poor to say that "Standard" isn't affordable, or what have you. Cards are at their cheapest they've ever been, aside from Multi-Format All-Stars like Karn, Teferi, etc. So, yeah, I am glad those cards are $30+ dollars, because otherwise, the game would be completely worthless from a collectors point of view. Especially someone who is buying Boxes at $90+ a pop. You people who can't afford to play with that cost basis, really shouldn't be playing Magic at all, and should maybe re-evaluate your lives, and possibly consider getting a better job/second job, because Magic is clearly NOT what you should be doing with your spare time, if that's the way you look at it in your budget...


    This comes across as needlessly condescending. What I took away from this thread is that Brawl allows people to play the game using the Standard card pool without having to spend money on the more expensive Standard cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Tezzeret's Etherium Arm
    Quote from Legend »
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Tezzeret's Etherium Arm 1UU (R)
    Legendary Artifact
    T: Create a colorless artifact token named Etherium Cell with "T, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color."
    1, T: Create a 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature token with flying. Activate this ability only if you control three or more artifacts.
    2, T: Another target artifact becomes a 5/5 artifact creature. Activate this ability only if you control three or more artifacts.

    Love this. Seems like each activation cost should be increased by 1. Also, Metalcraft doesn't seem necessary (especially if costs increased).


    So I removed the Metalcraft, upped the activation cost of each by 1, and added a fourth activated ability to give it Trading Post-like utility.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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    posted a message on Tezzeret's Etherium Arm
    Tezzeret's Etherium Arm 1UU (R)
    Legendary Artifact
    1, T: Create a colorless artifact token named Etherium Cell with "T, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color."
    2, T: Create a 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature token with flying.
    3, T: Another target artifact becomes a 5/5 artifact creature.
    4, T: Put an artifact card from your hand onto the battlefield.


    Tezzeret's Etherium Arm 1UU (R)
    Legendary Artifact
    T: Create a colorless artifact token named Etherium Cell with "T, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color."
    1, T: Create a 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature token with flying. Activate this ability only if you control three or more artifacts.
    2, T: Another target artifact becomes a 5/5 artifact creature. Activate this ability only if you control three or more artifacts.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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    posted a message on Lunar Desolation (similar to Strip Mine)
    Just to add to the other complaints, post-Oath of the Gatewatch, 1 is strictly the symbol for one generic mana in a mana cost ("generic mana" meaning you can pay mana of any color or colorless mana).

    The land taps for one colorless mana, and the symbol for colorless mana post-Oath of the Gatewatch is C. So the land should really say "T: Add C."
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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    posted a message on Suncleanser??
    Where was this when Energy was in full-swing?

    In Commander, it can remove experience counters too, for whatever that's worth.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Liliana, Untouched by Death
    Quote from pierrebai »
    A mythic, a planeswalker, ... and can be totally unplayable in limited. That's quite the feat. You need a minimum count of playable zombies in your deck, otherwise she does literally nothing. At all. A planeswalker so narrow does not feel like aplaneswalker to me.

    Edit: for the comparison with Sarkhan: his first ability works without dragons and his ultimates not only works but wins you the game in limited.


    I'm going to play devil's advocate here and say that by making planeswalkers like this one more restricted to a specific theme, it extends the already limited design space that planeswalkers have. If you keep making generic Lilianas, you'll quickly run out of design choices for the cards that won't end up looking pretty much the same as previous incarnations.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    So how likely is it that Bolas and Ugin are two halves of what was supposed to be a single dragon? That would explain why they're smaller than usual, weren't born with full names, and their personalities are so radically different, right?

    If so, is it possible that they could "fuse" Dragonball Z Piccolo and Kami-style later on in the overarching plot?


    Two dragons of opposing moral alignments being two halves of a single entity, and being involved in a fusion plot in the sequel? Someone must have played the Gen 5 Pokemon games recently :p


    But I'm serious though. This story has given me the idea that a Nicol Ugin character might actually form from the twins in the future.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Quote from Perkunas687 »
    I think Ugin is likely to start Jeskai, and then flip colorless. I could see them sharing draconic red, thoughtful strategizing blue, and then opposites with white and black. Ugin's seeming sense of order could be white, and he is on the white side of blue more than the red side. Also, Arcades card just spoiled, and he's Bant. Doubt they'll double up on Bant. And all the elder dragons thus far have been tricolor. What if what's-his-face and his cronies are Tarkir tricolors? Was that Asmadi who was doing his own thing? But Asmadi had a card that wasn't Tarkir colors.

    Either way, my sense is Ugin will be Jeskai to make a good/evil dichotomy with white and black the only things separating Ugin and Bolas.


    Just because Arcades is Bant doesn't mean Ugin couldn't be, especially because this connection he has with Bolas seems to go even deeper than we realized. Also I don't know where you were going with Asmadi, because you seemed to get confused there.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Arcades the Strategist
    >Defender commander

    Oh my word. OH MY WORD! I didn't even know I wanted this, but I want this!

    *Calms down*

    Well anyway, Arcades will make a very interesting general. I hope the folks who were complaining about Palladia and Chromium not being commander material will respect this one.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on One with the Machine
    Quote from Cyborg Huey »
    Not that the card isn’t good, but the name of this card deserves something much cooler than a simple draw spell. I initially thought it was going to have Phyrexian connections based on the name.


    Considering it's in the Tezzeret planeswalker deck, and New Phyrexia isn't one of the planes featured in this Core Set, there was a very good chance it would have had something to do with Tezzeret.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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