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  • posted a message on [SCD] Starter Commander Decks: Face Commanders
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ok this as commander promotion as it gets

    now Commander decks can be built around legends already printed

    Other forums seem to believe that these will be dirt cheap and for entry level purposes. I think using reprints is a fine strategy for that, a clear signal to experienced players "this is not for you". But for my 13 years old nephew, maybe it's perfect.
    A bundle of all 5 are up for preorder on Amazon for $94.95, o these should be at a cheap $20 each.
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  • posted a message on [BRO] [DMR] [30A] Magic's 30th Anniversary previews
    Quote from the n00b king »
    1000$? That's a pretty funny joke. But at least they're poking the reserve list. The time to get rid of it altogether was about 10 years ago.

    I hope all three people who will buy the gold border packs enjoy them. Yeah yeah, cash grab. But how much cash are they really grabbing? If they had charged 100$ instead of 1000, lots of people would have bought it. As is, anyone who buys in just looks stupid. They could have sold way more than 10x as much by charging 1/10th the price.

    But again, the more they chip away at the existence of the reserve list the better. Tear it down!

    This will have zero impact on the RL.

    These are proxies, at best (1000$ for 60 randomized proxies at that). The CE/IE versions had no impact on the RL, they are worth thousands of dollars AND used to sell for 50$ for ALL of them.

    If you believe this will do any "damage" to the RL, it's just wishful thinking. I thought initially that this would be a boon for the OS community, but after finding out both the price and the availability, this will not have any impact whatsoever.

    Totally a missed opportunity on this one. What a massive fail on WotC's part. Hopefully this is their version of New Coke!
    The point was this is the closest they've skirted to printing RL cards since the FTV Relics fiasco. If no one complains here like the massive uprising of RL supporters did over a decade ago, they'll keep moving closer and closer. That is the end game.
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  • posted a message on Final fantasy and assassin creed are coming in mtg universe beyond down the line
    The Assassin's Creed one might just be a Templar vs Assassin's Commander deck pair. Final Fantasy has enough material that they might just end up making Dissidia: the Set.
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  • posted a message on [SLD] The Astrology Lands

    Surprisingly, we get a third Plains with Libra.
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  • posted a message on [BRO] [DMR] [30A] Magic's 30th Anniversary previews
    Magic's 30th Anniversary is kicking off today, and that includes some preview cards. This post will be updated during and after the show to present all the cards previewed during the show.

    Here are all but one of the upcoming promos for prereleases commemorating the 30th anniversary of Magic. That last card represents 2022 and hasn't been seen yet.

    Brothers' War

    Phyrexia: All Will Be One

    March of the Machine

    The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™

    Wilds of Eldraine

    Lost Caverns of Ixalan

    Set Codename "Polo" (2024 release)

    For those still grinding the Regional Championship Qualifier circuits, here are the promos for the last Pro Tour of 2023. Participating gets you Mystical Dispute, Top 8 gets Thing in the Ice, and the winner gets Snapcaster Mage.

    The next set is Brothers' War. Here's the other brother, Mishra. Expect one more meld pair, but in green. (Gaea? Titiania? We'll have to see.)

    Oh yeah, Dominaria Remastered. It's a Remastered set based on every set in Magic based in Dominaria. Here are a few more cards from that set. Included here is release promo Counterspell.

    Here's a holiday Secret Lair. The 30th Anniversary Countdown Kit is a 30-card set, referencing cards across each year of Magic, done in as many old SL styles as they could get. Here's the thing: these 7 are the only ones that will be confirmed. The other 23 are sealed. Are you willing to gamble for that?

    Finally, we have 30th Anniversary Edition. It's a 4-booster box of non-tournament legal cards based on Limited Edition Beta (not Alpha, it's missing Volcanic Island and has a messed-up collation system). Each pack contains 15 cards, 13 cards in the modern frame—1 rare, 3 uncommons, 7 commons, and 2 basic lands—plus one basic land in the retro frame, one additional retro frame card, and a token based on old art. There are no mythic rares, and no rarities have been shifted. These cards do, however, have modern wording and modern corners, and we've slightly touched up some of the art for a clearer, modern look.

    Here's a couple of cards you'll see. Yes, each card has a retro version. Yes, the basics have that wording. Yes, that's the old ugly white mana symbol. And yes, that's a piece of the Power Nine. The catch? It's worth $999 for the 4-booster display, and it's a limited print run. WPN stores do get one for free, and Premium WPN stores get three. Here's everything. The onyl cards removed are Contract from Below, Darkpact, Demonic Attorney, Earthbind, Weakness and Crusade.

    For more details, go here for 30th Anniversary Edition and here for everything else.

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  • posted a message on [BRO] [BRC] [BRR] The First Look at Brothers' War — Weekly MTG previews
    Quote from Mana Goat »
    I can't remember, when are we supposed to start seeing the previews for this set?

    I swear I heard it somewhere but my sense of time is shot.
    October 27th to November 4.
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  • posted a message on [BOT] Transformers Universes Beyond, available in Brother's War packs and bundles
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Quote from Grixh »
    Why are they using the term "convert" for transformers when the normal magic term is transform?

    I had that same question, especially when the IP they are using literally has the word transform in its name and the primary character says "TRANSFORM and roll out!" near constantly.
    It's a Transformers branding thing, way older than Grimlock, Dinobot Leader. They try to not say "transform" because if that becomes common vernacular, they lose the ability to trademark it. Seeing as Hasbro has already lost a ton of trademarks on individual Transformers' names to other companies and the common vernacular argument (hi Octane), they try not to lose that one word.
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  • posted a message on [BRR][BOT] the 9 other transformers + Howling mine and Phyrexian Revoker + second Chibi walker secret lair — Hasbro Pulse con
    Important note: no, Arcee does not get a Shattered Glass version.
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  • posted a message on [BOT] Transformers Universes Beyond, available in Brother's War packs and bundles
    Might build Soundwave and Cyclonus, but I'm very salty we didn't get Shockwave.

    Quote from vomder »
    Should have given Starscream partner so when they do the inevitable GIJOE cross over he could partner with Cobra Commander. Also what's with some of these names? Goldbug and Slicer, shouldn't they be Bumble Bee and Wheel Jack? And I don't remember Flamewar from the original series.
    Don't think Flamewar was from the G1 series. Goldbug was chosen probably because that's the version with a Shattered Glass counterpart, and Slicer is technically Wheeljack's.
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  • posted a message on [BOT] Transformers Universes Beyond, available in Brother's War packs and bundles
    Shattered Glass? Is this because the current Legacy toyline has been mining that space for recolors? Honestly, while I hope this has Shockwave in it, I expect nothing but hatred for this. I also expect these to be worth nearly nothing by virtue of being in set and collector boosters.
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  • posted a message on [SCD] Starter Commander Decks: Face Commanders

    We're getting another set of 5 precons, this time built exclusively for newer Commander players. More details will be revealed going into its December 2 release. For now, face commanders. These decks may or may not be all reprints.

    Source: Weekly MTG
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  • posted a message on [BRO] [BRC] [BRR] The First Look at Brothers' War — Weekly MTG previews
    Welcome to Terisiare, thousands of years ago. Join Teferi as he watches the Brothers' War unfold.

    First off, the full-art basics of the set. While there are regular basics, we're still getting thee mech-covered full art basics.

    What is the Brothers' War without the brothers? Today, we get Urza, the first of three meld cards in the set. We'll get Mishra on October 4.

    Urza and Mishra get different versions in the Commander precons of the set... in the retro frame. Heck, their entire decks are in the retro frame.

    Next up, promos. The following will be available during the Prerelease, but aren't going to be in the set itself.

    Our first in-set promo is this Buy-a-Box promo land.

    And our Bundle promo is a retro border version of Urza's wife and queen of Kroog, Kayla.

    We have this pair as the Game Day promos.

    The set has its own bonus sheet: artifacts in retro frame. They come in regular art and schematic versions... generally

    There will also be serialized foil editions of these cards for the super collector, in double rainbow foil (whatever that means, we never got to see the physical card).

    For more details, including important date and packaging, see here.

    Source: Weekly MTG
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  • posted a message on Monthly announcement, Brothers war sneak previews tomorrow 2:30pm pacific
    Things I expect from this preview:
    - the other 4 painslands
    - maybe Ashnod/Tawnos/Gix
    - Teferi art
    - promos
    - people to pretend the entire month of October is constant Brothers' War spoiler season despite around 3-4 weeks of absolutely nothing after this
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  • posted a message on [UNF] Pietra, Swinging Ship, and the complete set
    Quote from ThyLordQ »
    I think that's ultimately my issue: if WotC is already pushing the envelope, and already doing "weird" things in Premier sets...then what's the point of this one? If they decided to make Circus World a Standard Set...how much of this would actually be that different?

    I honestly think I'd enjoy it more if it wasn't labeled as an Un-Set.
    There's still a lot of room for mechanics that can never show up no matter how much they push the envelope. Art and name matters, outside assistance, anything verbal or dexterity matters. Sure, there needs to be a boring black-border framework, but that's just necessary to make the set work by itself. Unhinged wasn't enjoyed because it doesn't actually play well, not because it didn't do weird stuff enough.
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  • posted a message on [UNF] Mothership 9/27 — The Tokens of Unfinity
    Nice to see we're getting the token dump with the final spoiler dump again. Hope this keeps up moving forward. This set has 14 tokens, including a place to count your tickets on, and a double-faced token, Contortionist. Draft Boosters will have all 14 available, while Collector Boosters won't have Contortionist. Instead, its double-faced tokens consist of the other 13 back-to-back in various combinations.

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