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  • posted a message on [2X2] Uril, the Miststalker and Ulasht, the Hate Seed — Amazonian previews
    I really wish Uril had a new art. Really hate the current one.

    They should have done two runs of these master sets, one that is limited with all new fancy art, and then one that was unlimited but used the older art.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Double Masters 2 Singles price prediction
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    I'll make it real easy for you:

    They'll fluctuate, stabilize, and/or tank hard.

    For a more serious response, you only have to look at the cards in Double Masters I. Popular cards declined somewhat but stabilized (Mana Crypt). Higher-valued cards that don't see much play dropped. Same with obscure cards that maintained value due to the nature of being scarce. The originals may see a decline, but depending on how they're viewed/played across formats, they'll stabilize and/or even rise.

    *eats a sandwich*


    Certainly the safe bet to take and any other year I would agree. The issue is though is that the economy is destabilizing due to the past two years and everyone is trying to make bank in hopes to maintain profits, case and point how WOTC is increasing the price of sealed product.

    I just do not see the reason why this needs to be a limited set nor a $16 per pack set besides the desire to see how far they can take things.

    All and all it is not healthy for the game nor the player base.

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [CLB] "Gale's Redirection" — Fazendo Nerdice preview
    Quote from Morphling »
    I never knew a human arm could bend that way. It looks quite painful. Confused

    Technically it can but it is wicked uncomfortable for the ulna and radius bones so you would not be smirking so smugly, more of a "wow that was close and now my arm is going to be sore for hours," kind of expression.

    Glasses houses and what not, the artist was most likely trying for a unique angle of perspective and wasn't about to pull it off.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [SNC] Rabble Rousing and Knockout blow — Ooyakedo setsuyakuka preview
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Who cares about the hideaway effect? Whenever you attack with one or more creatures create that many 1/1 citizen tokens? Spit out as many tokens as you can, cast Rabble Rousing on turn 5, then Anointed Procession on turn 6 and profit.

    Chatterfang, Squirrel General and this will be a fun time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [SNC] Celebrity Fencer — Alex Moukala preview
    Celebrity Fencer and no keywords, huh?

    Guess that's what you get for being common, heh.

    Guess we now know what the heckler said at the first tournament.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [SNC] Ob Nixilis, the Adversary, new common land cycle, and the Promos of New Capenna — Weekly MTG previews
    Elesh Norn: "Urabrask what are you doing up there?"

    Urabrask: " I am the night."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [SNC] treasure tokens
    I am conflicted.

    On one side this comes across as blatantly greedy and out of touch in some blind attempt to hunt whales.

    On the other it keeps the marketing department busy and hopefully away from the main product lines.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Picture of Urabrask in New capenna
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Wonder if he is still the "good" guy (or as close as a Phyrexian can get) or if he works with the other praetors now.

    Even in the past Phyrexians could experience very human emotions such as love and benevolence, its just extremely rare. Granted it has yet to play out well for any of them, they were either killed by other Phyrexians or non-infected as easy kills.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Picture of Urabrask in New capenna
    If they are keeping with the mobster themes then this could mean the Urabrask has pulled an "escape from Alcatraz" and fled from New Phyrexia.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New capena speculation
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    Place your bets

    We’re getting a sneak preview earlier than usually

    Rum running Demons being chased by Angels overly enthusiastic about law enforcement.

    Double or nothing.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on New capena speculation
    There will be an equipment card that references a tommy gun.

    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [NEO] Mothership 2/8 — Foil Etched Rares and Mythics
    Quote from Max Rebo »
    Geez that etching is so bad. That whole treatment needs to go away.

    On the bright side there will be inexpensive versions for people.

    But in all seriousness yeah it looks like a damaged card with that treatment. I seriously think they either just wanted to be lazy or cheap since doing the etched foil treatment to highlight specific details would look nice but require actual effort for both WOTC and the printing company.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [NEO] Tokens (photos)
    Disappointed Keimi's token didn't get a showcase art version.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [NEO] Mothership 2/4 - Full card list
    Quote from Melkor »
    Okay time for next spoiler season! Lol

    But in all seriousness, I wish they wouldn't do the dump at the end. There's no shortage of people with little channels who would love to have a junk common spoiler card because it actually helps them, it means a lot more than for bigger channels and certainly more than to Wizards

    Agreed, because now we sit around for about two weeks and wait for the physical release.

    On another subject regarding this set, how many of these new cards will become future staples?

    So far, the pilot creatures due to their mechanic will make them great for vehicle decks. I also think the Secluded Courtyard will be something for a lot of multi-color tribal decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [NEO] Mothership 2/4 - Full card list
    I generally like the set but it feels like it has a lot of themes and don't explore them enough.
    Ninjas are cool and they did an awesome thing adding G, but they are too few. Why there are not UG ninjas for example?
    Samurai sadly don't synergize with old samurai.
    Things like enchantress cards feel really scattered. A dedicatted tricolor legend would have helped.

    This is one of the demerits of discarding the block system. Sure when it's a dud set it's easier to sweep under the rug and move on to the next idea, but when it's a great set it ends up feeling way too short.

    Instead of those "From the Vault" and "Secret Lair" stuff I wish they spent that time and energy making mini blocks that just focused on relevant reprints and new cards that are made with only constructed play in mind.

    Big blocks for keeping the game new and interesting, small blocks for keeping the game healthy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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