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  • posted a message on I've been hearing murmings everywhere online about this Double Master's Product. Solutions?
    They are just going up and up to see where is the limit.

    The solution for me would be the collector boosters, premium reprint sets as masters could be a bit more expensive than standard set, maybe the double but not 300 for a box. Keep the fancy art only in collectors boosters sop the whales can have an incentive to go for them.

    Everyone would be happy.
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Quote from Dom4419 »
    Didn't they say that they weren't going to do anymore master sets like last year?


    for the time being, they said
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  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    I want non foil commanders, i am not liking foils at all lately, will probably change my atraxa for a normal one or the new showcase, as well as other commanders
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement (offical announcement)
    Quote from user-11102155 »


    when oko was printed, no one said "ban all planeswalkers"


    There is and always has been a problem with this kind of logic.

    People can confidently make statements like this as long as they stay wrapped in ignorance. Indeed, some cling desperately to ignorance in order to keep making statements like this.

    People have said for a very long time now that adding planeswalkers to the game has not been a net positive for the quality or health of the game.
    People have said for a very long time now that the game would be better off if they had never existed or if they were all removed.
    After a very long time of that not happening, some of those people have quit the game and you dont hear from them.

    But because you don't hear from them does not mean they did not say such things. You might be a very poor listener.


    The game has to change, if it changes in a way you no longer feel part of then leaving is the healthy thing to do. But the changes also attract new players, or make the game interesting for those who are bored of the same stuff.

    If anything the game has kept growing because it has changed and it is not stale. I came back after a 10 year absent and I was amazed at how much more combat based the game is, how much important is the board now, how creatures improved and a lot of mechanics were also great. In fact it is cards like Urza or OuaT that feel old and very OP, Urza is a fixed tolarian academy worded to avoid getting hosed by Stony silence and will always be one artifact away from getting banned.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Narset of the ancient way - Starcitygames preview
    seems made for Fires of invention decks
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  • posted a message on [C20] Full decklists (Ruthless regiment is up) (all decks revealed)
    I play commander pretty casually, don't upgrade much. I got Commander anthology 2 and Breed lethality is my favorite, wonder if combining the best of it with the new Symbiotic swarm deck best cards could brew something interesting.

    IMHo these commander decks seem more interesting than the last two years at least from the new cards printed.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Mothership 4/3 Mythos of Snapdax
    I really hate wotc removed mass land destruction from white, cause obviously this card is a new version of the old cataclysm
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria spoiler season begins on the Magic Twitch stream
    I like when WotC steps out of the comfort zone, first war of the spark and now Ikoria are sets that are quite different to others,s tand out because of the mechanics and the limited formats will be fun and different.

    IMHo Eldraine and Theros were quite powerful sets for standard, so it is nice to take a break from that kind of Magic design and see what happens when they go all in a "timmy" set with big creatures and over the top mechanics. Next set is Zendikar so I bet that would be more like normal sets.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    This Year FTV replacement is the Commander Collection, and there are two other LGS exclusives this year.



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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Lol, wizards just discovered how to print money, didn't they?


    They just milk the market.

    If people keep buying overpriced crap they get more overpriced crap.

    Anybody else just ignores it.

    ----

    The absolute worst part of it is that it undermines all the stores.

    The product a store gets tanks in value and it just keeps going.

    All the stores get a massive "FU" and if anybody cares for their store and place to play, this kind of product has to be boycott, its bleeding out all the stores worldwide.

    And if people dont think like that, they will wake up and wonder why there are no stores anymore.


    Stores can order secret lair and sell for a bigger profit than any of the regular products. nothing stops them from doing it.
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  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    What is astonishing is that War of the spark was their grand finale to a 5 years arc that started in Battle for zendikar, they committed to the arc,developed characters, romance, conflicts, they hyped the arc, they made a big deal about its ending in War of the Spark, the greatest event in Magic since the end of the weatherlight saga.

    They spent millions on the animated video which was supper, they made a teaser that left us wanting to know more.

    I can't believe the person in charge gave a green light to the war of the spark plot, and then the novel. Who ever was in charge of approving this: doesn't care, has bad taste or maybe he is one of those "i know what is best" guys and thought he had a good "story" for the ending.

    And it is a shame because it will take years before we have this kind of build up again, it was a big missed opportunity to engage players in the story (every one was paying attention, the set was story driven, you have 36 PW in it) and really make us engage emotionally with the characters. And they blew it out of the atmosphere.
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  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    In short: War of the Spark ****ed it up for everyone and they were spooked by it. Nice to see them admitting this and are going back to the latest tried-and-true approach.

    This ought to be interesting moving forward.

    'buster
    It genuinely irks me that Greg Weisman and his incompetent trash compromised the Theros story release for us all. As if Vorthos didn’t suffer enough enduring what he did to the Bolas arc and all the characters and relationships creative worked so hard to establish. Let alone the insult to injury. I doubt this vetting process for Theros fiction was even warranted. This was a Greg weisman issue. Unless he was the author, they could have just released the Theros ebook. That said, I understand why they needed to take this approach. But if Kate Elliot and the Wildered Quest demonstrated anything, it’s that Greg was the problem, not consumer sensitivity, not the lore itself, but a horrible “author” who smashed the “novels” he “wrote” together the night before on dragon software with Junior high locker room banter in the background evidently.


    Greg wasn't the problem alone, someone had to approve his work and since he is an outsider they probably gave him the plot and some details to write about, did they requested him to get up to date in magic lore? who gave the green light on the whole teyo-rat sub plot, Greg in fact stated on twitter that the Chandra-Nissa resolution was requested by higher ups.

    Greg writing was terrible but I doubt he is the one responsible for the content.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    Quote from buffntuff »
    LGS's are just gonna order a couple of these and mark em up $20-50 for all the latecomers.


    And they are dumb if they are not doing it, Secret lair offer a great way to get some good margins on magic product, the hassle is minimal. It is even better product that booster boxes because of the margins. Some of the secret lairs were an obvious hit like kalleidoscope killers, but it seems even the cats are doing very very well second hand.

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  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
    WotC needs to improve answers for the format with new designs, recently stuff like stony silence has been made easily answerable by new cards like blast zone, I do like blast zone design but it feels like an arms race now, it also feels like permanents (as stony or damping sphere) are no longer the way to go, so they should print better one use spells.

    Also, "protection from colorless" should become more prevalent, I mean they clearly know it is needed after they printed giver of runes so hope they step up with more creatures featuring it to punish colorless decks.
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  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    Heliod is a hell of a card in standard, I don't think a ban in Pioneer will crash it.
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