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  • posted a message on [JMP] Elf theme— GameOn_AUS previews
    Was not expecting a reference to allosaurus rider. Interesting to see one, though.


    Stunningly, this adds the Dinosaur to the creature type while the actual Allosaurus Rider is not a dinosaur.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jumpstart Spoilers
    Quote from Humphrey01 »

    oven cat is downshifted.

    rip pauper


    I think the oven is not
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on M21 spoiler
    Wow, red only has 6 new commons total as all the rest are reprints.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on M21 spoiler
    Quote from Humphrey01 »
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    Seems like a more fitting name would be Alliterative Appropriater/Acquisitionist/Arrogater/Acquirer/Attainer although none of those first three words is at all common in English
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on [[Pauper]] The Pauper Cube Discussion Thread (Commons Only)
    Quote from Night_Hydra »
    I appreciate the sentiment and approach. But after the changes, slips in balancing, and so on, I simply have lost faith that they will be redeemed. The Death Corona thing was already cringeworthy. Now they are erasing without compassion for long time players. Wait a year and see what a complete set with those now "missing" cards will be worth.

    To me this is a new Reserved List without unilateral action. I agree on the premise that some subjects are touchy. But it is not up to WotC to mind wipe 25 years of cards as they see fit. They took a knee is a mostly harmless way, but as they have said "ignoring the secondary market". Those cards are now harder to get. And we have seen when they make statements like that the market over speculates and never retreats.

    TCGPlayer and SCG, and Card Kingdom have either Out of Stock or removed the cards in question. What we are seeing signals a far worse implimented plan. I know I sound like a lunatic. And will not be offended being called one. But as the saying goes:

    "Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything"


    Sometimes there is the need to take a philosophical step back.

    1) They made some cards that screwed up tournaments and competitive play. That is not the end all be all of Magic though. In fact it barely scratches the surface of Magic. Eventually those cards get banned or rotate out or maybe as casuals we never bothered to acquire them. There are always people stirring the pot and everything is grist for their mill (to mix metaphors). Unless it affects how you play it barely matters and introduces a pall of negativity that can be hard to shake off. Even for the most competitive of players, nothing is really won or lost of enough value to be significant except in very rare cases.

    2) Wizards are indisputably a bunch of idiots. Very few things they do make sense out side of chasing $$$ and that directive comes down from the top and is always in force. They make countless blunders, gaffes, head scratching miscues, blatant omission and oversights on every front and only those that generate mass player outrage really get addressed. And, the cherry on top is they're arrogant about..well, everything. Is there malice wrapped up in there? Certainly it can be perceived that way although it is not clear how useful it is to take that tack. If they fired a bunch of the team whose jobs are to make the actual cards its doubtful things would get noticeably better on any front.

    3) The bottom line is that the game is supposed to be fun and getting drawn down a thousand different roads of discontent (malcontent?) basically makes it impossible to enjoy the game at all. The reason my brother and I keep playing is that we have blinders on to all of the crap swirling around things and just pick up the cards that look fun and play with them. Do anything else and you either have to quit outright or become a head case. And in the grander scheme of things (and even some less grand schemes) complaining about Magic is pointless, insipid, trivial, and self-detrimental. And that's before you get to the nutcases who want to cram their "issues" down their throats as though somehow Magic (or, honestly, ANY platoform they can latch onto since we're talking about rank opportunism) is a microcosm for the society/world-at-large. You in end up in a weird continuum where you're not really against what they do (I'm sure some player in the history of the game has cracked ethnic cleansing jokes when casting the card Cleanse and laced it with real venom) but the response is so mind-bogglingly vacuous as to be inconceivable. It doesn't even rise to the level of an empty gesture.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on [[Pauper]] The Pauper Cube Discussion Thread (Commons Only)
    Quote from Night_Hydra »
    Does anyone here have a desire to outright buy a foil cube plus like 200+ extra foil commons that are applicable?

    I am leaving MtG and all WotC products permanently, and deleting my account here as I cannot comply with those who would disrespect their customers as they have. PM me if you want to Tender a serious offer for an all foil cube including landeskog and a few proxy foils for non-foilable cards.

    It has been fun, and I will miss the interactions.


    Sad to see you go. Like most hobbies or even most things in general, you kinda have to compartmentalize the parts you enjoy from the corruption, greed, graft (and often FAR worse -- bet your ass Hasbro is as murderous as they come when it suits them both at home and abroad) of the people, organizations, structures and overall system behind those things.

    Indignation isn't the answer anyway -- at bottom the same slimy vultures have their hand in virtually every pot and you still gotta eat and otherwise provide for yourself despite all objections. Letting it wear on you on an individual level is mainly tilting at windmills and its primary purpose is "doing something" in times when it seems hopeless that anything can legitimately be done.

    As a guy who's spent years pounding the streets I can tell you that these are interesting times and definitely not the moment to be overcome by depression or cynicism.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on [[Pauper]] The Pauper Cube Discussion Thread (Commons Only)
    Quote from Humphrey01 »
    The problem with infect, they play a parallel game. U either run only infect in your deck or none. Doesnt matter how efficient the individual card is. Either way it would eat too much into normal cubes and railroad drafting like crazy.


    I assume this is why they never went back to Poisonous as a compromise route: even if the creature also deals regular damage it would basically be a deception because you would win approximately never via normal damage dealt by poison creatures.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on M21 spoiler
    Is it possible the frame is weird because it is a Planeswalker Deck card? The creatures in those tended to be formated as ABC's XYZ. But with the whirlwind of "innovation" they've been doing I don't even know if PW Decks exist anymore lol
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on I've been hearing murmings everywhere online about this Double Master's Product. Solutions?
    Quote from Humphrey01 »
    As i said ppl have no perspective. Ive seen ppl refer to themselves as whales when they spend 3k a month. Make that 30k and we can talk.

    Long story short. Magic is still too cheap


    If you're saying a NET outlay of $30,000 per month, I think there are zero people doing that. Anyone putting up that much on Magic is trying to turn a buck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement (offical announcement)
    No matter how powerful companions are, and I think the mechanic was a mistake, I think flat out changing the mechanic drastically from how it's worded on the card is not the answer and sets a dangerous precedent that they can just print anything and it it's too powerful errata it later. This is especially true when a lot of people haven't even played with the cards yet, if you don't play online you probably haven't played with a companion once yet.

    I feel like there are way too many casual players around the world on kitchen tables for you to just say a few weeks after a set release, you know that flagship mechanic we just printed, well it no longer works the way it says on the card it works like this. It will cause major headaches at LGS level (albeit they aren't really open right now) and just isn't intuitive to making the game accessible.

    One of the other things is also I feel that a lot of the theoretical fixes to the mechanic just make most of them completely unplayable in most cases. Which of the companions would actually see play if the companion mechanic wasn't on the card. Many of them are 5 mana plays which rarely make major waves in competitive. Lurrus would probably be good enough in older formats where you could play something immediately for value, but it's already banned there. At that point it's not worth the hassle if your errata just means they don't see any play anymore.

    As crazy an idea as I think companions were, I think it would be even more crazy to errata the mechanic 2 weeks after the set released in paper.


    Gotta agree with this. Insane case of sending mixed messages and also a very alarming precedent for anything they have planned for the future. Especially since the official comapny line is that Companions are polarizing as opposed to universally loathed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [720][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    Main reason? Companions are awful. That's what drove me to pull the trigger on this design restriction. But it also solves problems where we're running fast/basic/secure events and might not play with sideboards. That occasionally happens, and I don't want to strand cards in the cube that don't function well in those scenarios. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but the Companions being as legitimately miserable as they are forced my hand.


    We almost always play bo1 and it is universally understood that "sideboard" = 'cards you drafted not in your deck'. So I'm not sure I understand what this blanket ban idea accomplishes for you rather than just banning Companions?
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on Ikoria Spoiler Discussion
    Quote from Humphrey01 »
    Change playgrp


    Well, we're related so that will be hard to do haha
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Ikoria Spoiler Discussion
    Quote from Humphrey01 »
    The comic book foil mutates are georgeous. Even more reason to include them Smile Too bad we only got so few


    That's funny because no one in my group likes them although I'm not sure I've seen the foils specifically. "Too comic-booky" is the general complaint lol
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement (offical announcement)


    Isn't Dunning-Krueger awesome?


    Umm..not really? DK boils down to novice's being brash when it comes to rating their (lack) of knowledge and experts being more modest about their expertise. DK is often taken to prove that the beginner rates themselves more highly than the master but that is mostly semantical trickery since it is only RELATIVELY true. At no point is it demonstrated -- or even contended -- that the beginner thinks that they have more knowledge than the master. Obviously, there are plenty of nuts out there delusional enough to think so in plenty of different circumstances, but that isn't what DK shows or even what it is about and you're borderline insane if that is what you're trying to argue.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE][IKO][C20] Includes and Testing Thread
    Quote from allred1234 »
    Do you have a link to where that rumor is coming from?


    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/gpk43h/m21_rumors/
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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