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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Thalassoporos »
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to buy these whenever they are released.
    Quote from RSSR »
    People are having near-conniptions over something they can 100% ignore. This is starting to approach comedic levels.
    You both seem ill-equipped to handle the prospect of short-print cards.

    You state its optional, but you fail to understand that by being short-print, these are cards that will gross over time. They will only continue to grow in price because the supply is low. You know what else does short-print runs in card games? Yugioh. Cards that have viability in tournaments and are meant to drive sales because of artificial scarcity. You know what else does artificial scarcity? Companies that sell diamonds.

    Turning a blind eye to a problem like short-print runs is just the same as paying for one of those secret lairs.


    Examples of what you're talking about include cards like Mana Crypt and Nexus of Fate, very low print run cards that are played. They never made it into packs.

    The problem with your statement is that these follow more of the judge promo pattern rather than the limited one off print pattern. These are reprints and if someone wants to play the cards in their deck they can just buy the much cheaper original printing.

    So yes, it's optional.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    As someone who works a pretty successful store, these have done nothing to our bottom line so far. They haven't impacted our event attendance, singles sales, or anything else. It has been business as usual.
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  • posted a message on Mothership 1/3 - Haktos the Unscarred
    Manifest works. But humility and hushbringer don't. It reads "as it enters the battlefield", not "when it enters the battlefield". So when in doubt just ask whether or not the effect would stop a clone.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Thunderous snapper
    This works WITH hydras. Just make sure X on the other hydra spells puts them above 5 cmc while on the stack.

    I think the hydra synergy makes this enough of a hydra spell.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Witch's Vengeance- Masters of Modern Podcast preview
    Quote from Mishotem »
    I don't understand why they went with the Warlock creature type "because witch is a name for members of a current real-world religion" (per blogatog) but continue to put "witch" in the card names.


    I think the fact that Warlock is a D&D class probably helped push it that way too. Same company and all.
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  • posted a message on [RUMOR] The Commander 19 decks will be based on keywords
    I think all the discussion about colors might be a waste of time

    As we've seen in Modern Horizon and other past products. Reprinting mechanics gives opportunities to move them to other colors. Like Exalted in M13 or miracle in Commander 2018 both moving to black; or dredge moving to red in Modern Horizon.

    If anything I feel like we will see these mechanics explore colors outside their traditional homes.
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  • posted a message on [RUMOR] The Commander 19 decks will be based on keywords
    The populate deck will likely tie the mechanic to triggers like landfall populate or casting creature to populate.

    Madness will probably give a class of cards madness. Like having instant and sorcerers all have madness equal to CMC.

    Morph could manifest straight from your hand and include flicker effects to round it out.

    Flashback might have triggers for casting cards from the graveyard. Like the flashback archetype from Innistrad drafts.

    Those are just a few ways I can see things working.
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons/Art Series
    Quote from Kman »

    Did it SHAKE UP MODERN - NO
    Does it have more of a Commander feel - Yes
    Does it cost more - Yes About Double


    What the hell are you on about? This set definitely will shake up modern.

    You don't know anything if you think otherwise.
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  • posted a message on New Horizons and Aboreal Grazer LSV preview
    They literally printed the card Guardian Project
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  • posted a message on IGN Spoilers - Nicol Bolas, Dragon God, Deliver Unto Evil, The Elderspell
    I don't see the hate for The Elderspell. It's very efficient removal, but narrow. More likely sideboard material than anything else.

    It's a dead card in many matchups, not worth main decking in constructed.
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  • posted a message on Bond of Revival
    It's not until end of turn. It's until your next turn. That's different.
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  • posted a message on Augur of Bolas, Tezzeret Buy-a-Box promo and more
    That seems really bad. Cavalcade is better for token strategies.
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  • posted a message on Augur of Bolas, Tezzeret Buy-a-Box promo and more
    There's likely no proliferate. Someone taking a picture of their screen with a phone and choping the corner of the picture screams fake.
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  • posted a message on Augur of Bolas, Tezzeret Buy-a-Box promo and more
    I'm happy to see Augur of Bolas return. Last time it did see some play and I think it's a solid card.
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  • posted a message on The Banding ability is not in War of the Spark
    Quote from JPoJohnson »
    I like how storm is a 10 on the storm scale... and it's currently in standard. Just saying!


    Thousand Year Storm borrows from Storm, but is not Storm.

    Besides being slightly different functionally, if Storm was printed as a set mechanic it would do very different things to standard.
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