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  • posted a message on Boros Mythic (in Japanese)
    Quote from MrTheNilbog »
    Oof. It's been a while since we've had one of these. Sundial of the Infinite, anyone?

    I hope that's sarcasm. We just had Glorious End. Different effect, but similar and comparable. Sometimes one can be better than the other.

    Fair. I'm almost exclusively a Commander player, and the two play very differently in multiplayer formats. I suppose you're right insofar as the general design premise is similar, though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Boros Mythic (in Japanese)
    Oof. It's been a while since we've had one of these. Sundial of the Infinite, anyone?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Omnispell Adept Commanderin' preview
    Well, I like it.

    Almost certainly not constructed playable, but definitely going to find a home in a lot of commander decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nightveil Predator and Integrity//Intervention ZiggyD youtube
    The vamp is a Pack 1, Pick 1 in limited. It's simply bonkers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dream Eater
    In other news, this is the first card that lets you trigger Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign at instant speed without additional setup. So that's neat.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    I'll throw my hat into the ring for more non-human 'walkers. Having an Ainok, Naga or Rhox walker walking around would be pretty swell.

    On another note, can I just say that I'm starting to become exhausted with how Gis portrayed in the storyline? Like, when has a character ever been framed a wrong or objectionable for coming from a Green perspective? From the Brothers War to the Race for the Golden City, no one has ever pointed out how horrifying the Green philosophy is, in a lot of ways. And here comes Vivien Reid, the reactionary ecoterrorist who is utterly, unassailably convinced of her own rightness, plopped into nearly the only place in the multiverse where her scorched earth extremism makes even a modicum of sense. It seems a trifle convenient, really. Like, surely she must have visited other places that weren't as hyperbolically evil as Luneau (which, yes, may be an accurate representation of the evils of colonialist Western Europe, but is by no means the inevitable endpoint of all civilizations.)

    I sincerely hope that Vivien is shown some kind of counterpoint to this, whether it's a city that manages to be fairly enlightened and harmonious while progressing forward (Meletis, Ghirapur, etc.) or cities that have to exist to protect their inhabitants from far worse (Thraben). Show her either second guessing herself, at least a little bit, or at least give an outside perspective on the immense harm her ideology has the potential to do, because there is almost nothing I find more grating than a character who is never portrayed as being in the wrong even as they unflinchingly vouch for an immensely destructive ideology.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Coldsnap Appreciation Thread (Yes, Really)
    As a person who plays almost exclusively EDH, I have to say, I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Coldsnap. I think it contains a lot of design innovations and fun, quirky cards that were overlooked because the set, as a whole, was massively underpowered and unfocused, especially on the heels of the very tightly designed Ravnica block.

    Can we get some love for the set that gave us such weird and wonderful cards as Karplusan Minotaur, Thrumming Stone and Herald Of Leshrac?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on C18 Commander Blurb
    The Ninja’s Bio is incongruous with her colours

    Is it really, though? I mean, she is using B means (fear, subterfuge) to U ends (giving people an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of the privilege they were born into)
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Leaked Announcement - New Masterpieces and Reserved List Update
    This could mean a reprint of the most important Reserved List card: Thrull Champion.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Loyal Drake
    This creature is my son and I love him.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Whiptongue Hydra and Centaur Vinecrasher reprint
    The creatures of C18 are adorable and I want plushies of all of them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Anagram A Card
    Fight A Stray, Kiddo GW
    Create a 2/2 green and white Cat creature token with lifelink. It fights target creature an opponent controls.

    Next - Shark Week
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on World Inspirations You'd Like to See
    (I actually have no idea if this is the board this thread belongs on, so the mods should feel free to move it if they see fit.)

    So, ever since Innistrad (or, one could argue, Zendikar), Magic has been making a concerted effort to create worlds with a very recognizable genre/thematic jumping off point that draws from culture as a whole.

    What genre/theme do you think WotC is overlooking at the moment?

    Personally, I'd love to see a magitech take on pulp sci-fi/weird science style stories. The kind where daring, two-fisted heroes fight telepathic gorillas on top of a city-sized war zeppelin.

    What do you folks want to see?
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Let's Talk About Skalla, Baby!
    So, pretty central to the new character of Vivien Reid is that her home plane, Skalla, was destroyed by Bolas, leaving only herself and the spirits in her Arkbow to bear its legacy.

    My question is: What do we know about Skalla? What can we infer? And what are peoples wild, pie-in-the-sky headcanons?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Is Mono-W worse than Mono-R?
    Quote from JDviant »
    Quote from MrTheNilbog »
    Hmm... maybe the issue is what I'm prioritizing for each color.

    Is it possible that Odric simply isn't the right man for the job? Is the problem with the themes I've chosen? Any ideas to bring it up to speed with my other decks?

    Without a decklist its hard to say for certain, but Odric kind of locks you down into a very specific need to be attacking with 4 creatures to get any value out of him. Odric, Lunarch Marshal I think is the better and more flexible of the two if you want to go attacking. And W has some other really nice options. I guess it comes down to what you want it to do.

    That... makes sense. I don't know why that never occurred to me. I'll give it a whirl with new!Odric in the drivers seat and share my findings.

    Quote from jsNZ »
    If the aim is for the decks to balance roughly against each other, don't put "tap: draw 3" in one command zone and complain about a lack of card draw for the white option =/

    White's strongest elements in EDH (imo) are removal, flicker effects and stax. These each have their issues; white flicker is straight up worse than GW or UW flicker by a huge margin, removal heavy decks only really function with draw to back it up or as wrath tribal, and both wrath heavy decks and stax type decks are unwelcome at the sorts of tables where people will be considering mono-white anyway.

    I run a colour cycle of decks too, and of them white is the worst by leaps and bounds. 9 tails is an interesting general, as she is a mana dump for pulling shenanigans on the table when you inevitably run out of better things to do. Heliod is another good option, being a mana sink for tokens which is better than doing absolutely nothing. In your case, white's lack of gas is emphasized by it's combat focused go-wide general. I can very eaily see Odric not drawing enough creatures, getting one or more stolen by the blue deck, and then doing nothing all game.

    That's a valid point. I think it would do me some good not to think of card advantage strictly in terms of draw/tutors and to remember that token production and reanimation are also valid sources. Also, Nine-Tales is another great option! Thanks!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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