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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 has something else in it
    Teferi, Karn and Narset will be more expensive than Liliana.
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    posted a message on The Pioneer Format


    While I can see where you're coming from in regards to rotating formats, I would counter with two points:

    1. The longest reach that any rotating format has ever had was 4 years with extended. If we reach out to the apparent trouble-zone of ten years, a player might get their first pack of cards as a high school freshman and have those cards still be legal when they leave the game as a college senior. That type of longevity in a rotating format is all but unheard of.


    Nope, when extended was introduced (1999) it was up to 7 years of cards and it rotated every 3 years.The first rotation was in 2002 and ice age, fallen empires, homelands were dropped, next roration was on 2005 and tempest, urza's and masques block went out. At some point they cut extended to 4 years.
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    posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    My guess it is a Ultimate masters 2 just with a different packaging, it is not standard legal and I doubt they are designing new cards for "mystery". Mostly reprints for modern/legacy and commander.
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    posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    I always thought Ravnica guilds took ques mostly from renaissance europe and a bit into the first years of industrialization (izzet), nevertheless the architecture presented in the Ravnica sets is mostly European from different periods, Orzhov presenting Gothic, Boros can even go into brutalism of post war Europe, Azorious kind of romanasque, Simic resembles totally the stuff by Gaudi.
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    posted a message on Ban and restricted list 26th august
    Banning Looting is the final nail in the coffin of Modern. Hitting a wide swath of decks because people want less combo decks is dumb as hell. Modern will become a wasteland like Standard where 3-4 decks take control of the meta and nothing else will stand a chance. Expect a huge Tron revival now.


    That's the plan and then BAN the Tron lands, and everyone will live happy ever after
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    posted a message on Throne of Eldraine eBook
    War of the spark book was a big dissapointment, can't believe they finished that story line with such a poor book and story for the battle. They really blew it.
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    posted a message on Unsettled Mariner
    And spirits
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    posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    There was me big disappointment for me plot wise

    Given the start of the book, how Bolas sees "no plan", and the new Jace card which wins by milling yourself I thought they were going to reveal that "showing no plan" was the plan all along to trick bolas, that Jace had wiped his mind as well as those of his team in order to hide the real plan, that every member of the GW had a part and was ignorant of the others, so Bolas will be caught off guard.

    But well Ugin says it was all "casually" happening
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    posted a message on Soul Diviner (email preview)
    Well there is an easy way in the set to use explosion zone for 0 now.
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