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May 20, 2019Posted in: Speculation
How about a Gate To Phyrexia variant?
May 20, 2019Posted in: SpeculationQuote from whiffy penguin »Quote from Creedmoor »Quote from Mishotem »Dunno if it's been mentioned or not yet but it looks like there's another price jump this year. Net price for a set of four looks to be in the 90s, which would put normal MSRP at about $180-190.
Wait, this doesn't make any sense. A set of 4 decks in the 90$ range for all 4 means that they would be around 22$ a piece... not 180$
he said net price, ie what retailers pay for the product, which would put these at $45.00 a box.
That's what I meant. I think I may have used the wrong term.
Apr 30, 2019Posted in: SpeculationQuote from Elostirion »They killed Gideon either to bring Elspeth back or make a new white walker. Either way, we're heading to Theros soon.
Well...they did just introduce Teyo, who has practically the same powerset as Gideon, without the martial skills.
Apr 29, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from TheOnlyOne652089 »At this moment in time mechanics are either Magic Arena viable, or they dont do them.
For standard, sure. Modern Masters 2019...err, I mean, Modern Horizons probably won't be on Arena.
Either way, it's not going to live up to expectations. They need to pull out all the stops to make this set remotely worthwhile to buy beyond the first month after release, and they probably won't.
Apr 23, 2019Mishotem posted a message on [LEAK][BOOK SPOILER DISCUSSION] Ok....yeah... cool cards and all....WHO DIES ALREADY?Posted in: SpeculationQuote from krishnath »
Had he not, the game would have been over.
Well, this just isn't true at all, and I wish people would stop saying it. At worst, we'd lose Planeswalkers unless they threw in with Bolas. But that wouldn't kill the game, just the Gatewatch.
Apr 19, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from whiffy penguin »
Cool cool cool you want to play the lottery. Have fun opening packs looking for specific cards.
Other then buying singles this is the best way to get high value singles to trade or sell and you pay a bargain price. I also get to draft with my friends in a no stakes environment.
The masterpieces you want are bad for the game. They devalue all the cards in the set they come from. Do you really want to go back to Kaladesh and have lottery tickets, oh. Also all the Rares are worth a dollar because the masterpieces eat up all the value equity?
Or they just mostly sucked. And are no longer legal in Standard and don't fit in Modern. Dominaria doesn't have masterpieces, and most of the rares there are worth a dollar or less. And when it rotates out, Mox Amber (which is a weird fluke based off of WAR) and the lands will likely drop as well.
And then there's all those scads of high-value rares in Core 2019... Good thing it didn't have masterpieces to tank all the value.
Apr 17, 2019Mishotem posted a message on Tyrant's Scorn and Prison Realm ( leak from reddit, HUGE story spoilers)Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Wraithe »
But with absolute certainty, many planeswalkers are DEAD in the aftermath of these events. Them being background characters doesn't diminish their deaths,
It absolutely does. They're background characters because WotC chose them to be. And considering how rare Planeswalkers are supposed to be, that's dozens or hundreds of characters we'll never know anything about, or will even get mentioned again. Ever. Because WotC seems absolutely uninterested in showcasing ANYTHING that isn't Gatewatch-related in a set, which includes visits to the past - something all those dead planeswalkers are now a part of.
It'd be just as simple to kill a named character as to kill a background character. So what if they still have dangling plotlines? It's hard to care when a bunch of faceless people are killed off in a story, there's no emotional attachment. Other than disappointment that we never got to know anything about them because of crappy story direction choices, I guess.
Apr 17, 2019Mishotem posted a message on Tyrant's Scorn and Prison Realm ( leak from reddit, HUGE story spoilers)Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from user-11102155 »wasnt he trapped in that realm before too ?
doesnt it mean he will find a way to break out ?
i mean wizards is obviously keeping that option open. its like in 5 years after some lame and boring stories they will go: "look who is back"
Not only that, but when he does return, it will be because he planned for the eventuality that he would be trapped like that.
Apr 16, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from SkyknightGamma »
Just keep in mind that so long as superhero films are A Thing, the Gatewatch isn't likely to get shelved. Maybe it would get better reception if it were more like the Harpers network in Forgotten Realms? (Although you'd need a lot more members to reflect that.)
That said, I wouldn't be surprised if part of the problem is how WotC typically typecasts Jace, Chandra, etc. In turn, I think that's because they're possibly trying too hard to make everyone's psyche hew to their component colors. Which is...troublesome...for character development, especially when we're talking monocolor. Although given that Jace, Chandra, and Liliana are the most popular planeswalkers franchise-wide (I don't think Rosewater would have set them at 1 on the Venser Scale otherwise), WotC must be doing something right as far as popular appeal goes.
When your entire ongoing storyline focuses almost solely on those three, of course they're the most "popular". Nissa quit, and even before that she barely got any screentime, and it's almost like they almost forgot Gideon aside from a brief sideplot in Amonkhet and taking up the Blackblade in Dominaria. We've seen here that there's clearly other Planeswalkers they could focus on, but they don't. Gotta be all the Gatewatch all the time, who cares what Angrath is doing on his home plane? Or what Ashiok is up to?
As a result, the problem is that every plane WotC visits in a set, the focus will be how the Gatewatch impacts that plane. They'll never just visit a plane to show us a neat plane. And there will never be a plane that the Gatewatch just explores with no conflict. Viking World, as the next set is speculated? Nope - it'll be the Scooby Doo version of Viking World, where there's some sort of evil plot afoot and some mustache-twirler would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling Planeswalkers.
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