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  • posted a message on [MID] Arrogant Outlaw and Dawnhart Rejuvenator— Product Page previews
    Quote from Mystic_X »
    Don't falkenrath nobles trigger upon death?
    Why does this noble trigger on entry?

    He's an outlaw. He doesn't play by the rules.

    He only feeds on the recently injured
    Where's the nobility in that?
    That makes him a cowardly opportunist in my books!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] Arrogant Outlaw and Dawnhart Rejuvenator— Product Page previews
    Don't falkenrath nobles trigger upon death?
    Why does this noble trigger on entry?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID] MTG Twitter -- Ominous Roost
    So that's where he hangs out when he's not rapping at my chamber door!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MIC] Mothership 09/03— Set Booster exclusives
    Sorin should etch a eulogy on the base of that memorial

    And obviously this had to be weaker than Avacyn herself!
    She was an angel, and this is made of wood, straw, twine, and clay (and love)
    Why would that surprise any of you?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Quote from Blogatog »
    So, Unfinity. You mentioned it will have full-art "spacic" lands which sounds awesome. You also mentioned space-themed shocks though! Can you confirm that they're the Ravnica shocks we all know and love? And will they be full art?

    They are the Ravnica shock lands, they are full art and they are in space.
    For nearly all of you, here's the actual reason you are interested in the Un-set.

    In other words, they baited us with overpriced Secret Lair alternate arts when much less expensive copies were already scheduled to be reprinted again less than a year later?! Those....Wizards!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Dan Frazier is Back: The Allied and Enemy Signets
    Quote from foam_dome »
    It looks like Wizards accidentally printed some of the enemy signets in traditional foil, but then they went to social media and said "Don't worry guys, we corrected our mistake! You can rest assured that all of the signets that you get will be etched! :)"

    Such a shame that they accidentally did something right, then went out of their way to undo it.


    Why do they make "etched foil" at all ?

    Absolutely nobody ever liked them, as they look horrible in paper (extremely dark, instead of bright and shiny like oldschool foils).

    Etched foil are so bad, the only reason to have them is that they are so ugly, that someone will GIFT them to you for free.

    They don't curl as easily
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    Quote from Grixh »
    i mean you guys just keep proving my point. MTG fans just love corporate hasbro for some reason..
    keep raising prices? we love you hasbro!
    card quality keeps dropping while prices go up? we love you hasbro!
    gameplay itself is completely broken with record number of bannings in the games history? we love you hasbro!

    yay! hasbro! we love you hasbro! Laugh


    There is a space between frothing at the mouth over minor objections and worshipping Hasbro.

    Exactly, and those among us who are rational, objective, and adept enough to find that space know that Hasbro is very good and successful at what they've done with Magic (inflating the market value of cardboard), so even if we can't all fully understand, support, or appreciate every nuance or decision they've made, how their market research works, their relationship with artists, their desire to incorporate third party lore, power-creep, every product they print, or every target consumer they're attempting to sell certain products to, we can use the knowledge we do possess to our advantage in order to free-roll by figuring out which products (or singles) are best to buy, when to do so, in what quantities, and when to sell or trade them up.

    Don't know how to play that game and easily ride the coat-tails of a successful business model or want to learn how? That's your loss.
    However, most of us owe a big thank you to Hasbro for increasing our net worth ever since they took over the game, created mythic rarity, created modern format, and finally provided ample support for EDH Commander which in turn popularized the game even more among casual circles and gilded tons of previously worthless bulk into viable trade fodder. Many people would probably think any Magic player is insane for spending $50,000 on this game, even over a 20 year period, but who cares if you spent $50K over time when you can simply sell a few power pieces now which you originally bought for a few hundred dollars and recoup your entire investment while keeping all your decks and much more which were essentially free in the grand scheme of things, and will still retain or appreciate in trade market value?

    Also, Hasbro hasn't raised the price for entry level products (intro decks, standard draft boosters). They simply created more supplemental products (to bait those who enjoy multiple formats, which is most of us), and more expensive collector (often alternate art) products which no player "needs" to play or pay a premium markup for. There's also general inflation which can't be ignored, currency exchange rates changing, and international duty and customs fees which go up at no fault of Hasbro's that they can't be scapegoated for even if LGSs distributing their products pass on those additional costs to their consumers. Where I live, almost everything goes up in price yearly which isn't regulated (like the price of certain essential food items like eggs, milk, and bread), so why should Magic products be any different, especially when demand is increasing and seemingly outpacing supply despite Hasbro's best efforts and increased print runs?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hurl Through Hell
    Ah, cool...so cards like Esika, God of the Tree/the Prismatic Bridge and Valki, God of Lies/Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor are fair game.
    That's good to know!

    Edit: Hurl Through Hell sounds like a great name for a death metal album Smile
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Hurl Through Hell
    Interesting. I was also wondering if that meant you could only cast creature sides of DFC cards as well like Tangled Florahedron, so that answers that.

    Thanks!
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Hurl Through Hell
    If an opponent animates a manland (ie: mutavault, celestial colonnade etc) on my turn and I exile it with hurl through hell, can I then play that land if I haven't played one previously that turn? I'm just wondering why this card says "cast" instead of "play" if it's not always targeting a creature card.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    Field of ruin is in Theros Beyond Death.
    Unfortunately, everyone forgot!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] The last cards of the set
    Quote from Xcric »
    Well thank god thats done with.

    Theres a few interesting cards in this set, but on the whole it does nothing for me in any capacity. Im not seeing any reason to crack packs since most of the few interesting cards are at common.

    The dungeon mechanic also isnt doing anything for me.

    They cant all be winners and im honestly glad that a set which weakens magic's identity so dramatically isnt some busted powerhouse set.

    If its your jam, cool. Its not mine.

    Agreed.

    The set looks fun and flavorful for Limited, but also feels gimmicky and underwhelming in every possible way.

    I can't imagine why anyone would randomly crack open packs or a box of this when there's virtually no ace worth chasing.
    Think long term...What will possibly hold post-rotation?...foil copies of the artifact treasure land? a couple of the dragons?

    Presumably, design and development didn't want this D&D set to overwhelm or impact constructed formats in many way, if any.

    It may not even be that weak of a set. I mean, it's not as bad as Fallen Empires, Homelands, or Nemesis.
    Perhaps it just feels that way because of all the recent power-creep we've been spoiled/inundated with?
    Considering this set is in lieu of a Core set (which are generally always weaker than block "expert level" sets), the level of power-down makes sense

    Personally, I like some of the uncommon half-elves, and Volo who looks amusing.

    Take note...at least boots of speed is a better crystal slipper!
    (someone definitely has to do a Flash alter)

    So remember...When it comes to wishing for strictly better versions of cards, at least some common fairy tales come true
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Help with choosing the right MTG product line.
    Every man cave needs a pile of ashnod's coupons next to your favorite chair, and a full beer fridge as far away from your opponents' as possible Wink

    Seriously though, my vote is for commander decks, followed by a Cube to draft
    Some of the older duel decks are also fun, convenient, and well balanced
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [AFR] "Inferno of the Star Mounts"— MtG Spanish preview
    Finally a reason to play irencrag feat!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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