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  • posted a message on [KHM] Reflections of Littjara
    Persistent Petitioners mill decks just got a lot easier.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Sarum, Realm Eater
    For those of us with bad vision:

    Sarulf, Realm Eater 1BG
    Legendary Creature - Wolf
    Whenever a permanent an opponent controls is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on Sarulf, Realm Eater.
    At the beginning of your upkeep, if Sarulf has one or more +1/+1 counters on it, you may remove all of them. If you do, exile each other nonland permanent with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of counters removed this way.

    I'm guessing this strictly better Pernicious Deed on legs is supposed to be the Fenrir stand-in. I'm guessing it's the Wizards email spoiler.

    this is nowhere near being strictly better. With Deed you can control the size of X and save some of the permanents you want saved, here you can’t. With Deed you can do it at any time you want, here you can’t.

    I don’t think you understand what “strictly better” means.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2020 Holiday Card: Topdeck the Halls
    The art is a sweet throwback to Dream Halls.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2020 Holiday Card: Topdeck the Halls
    Ho ho holy cow.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Wyleth, Aesi, and the cards of the Commander Legends precons— Destructoid previews
    Oof, even at ~$18-$20 for the Boros one it’s an easy pass. Only 3 cards topping $2 (Sigarda’s Aid $5, Sram $3.75, and Boros Charm $2.50, and the charm may not hold that price once CL releases). Commander is boring as well. He can be potentially strong, but dull as hell to play. Play commander, Voltron him up, swing and draw.

    Decent value in the Simic deck. E-wit is $3.75, Avenger at about $8, Murkfiend is $3.50, and I had no idea Ramunap Excavator was an $11 card. The commander itself will probably retain a $3-$5 value acting as an upgraded Tatyova.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Mothership 11/05— Triumphant Reckoning, Alharu, Hamza, and the entire main set
    For 9 mana you don’t even get creatures as well?

    For a set focused solely on Commander, Wizards sure didn’t do enough to address White’s shortcomings in the format, despite Maro and Gavins assurances they’d be addressing them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A new Akroma and her Will- Ashlen Rose preview
    Akroma’s Memorial now gives all your creatures +6/+6 during combat.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Akiri, Thought Vessel and Boros staples— Commander Replay previews
    Thought Vessel is currently an ~$8.50 card, so this is a great reprint, and makes its appearance in foil for the first time for those that want that option. With Commander’s Sphere in the set already I thought that would preclude seeing the Vessel.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus
    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    ALL you winers should hear yourself "Ban it!" "I'm not playing WITH THAT!" "It'll break the game!"

    Guess what! It's ONLY good for casting the Commander, not any activated abilities. Can't be used w/ a 4+ color deck that well. 3 color decks will struggle w/ it. 1 color & 2 color will use it.

    "BUT what about recursion???" So what? They get to cut their Commander's recast cost by 3, maybe 6 if they dump other resources, time & mana into getting it back.

    Personally? I like it. Anyone who doesn't like it or won't play it can send 'em to me. I'll find plenty of uses.

    Also, colorless mana isn't a color, so for those that are thinking colorless decks, look elsewhere.

    Time walk was weakened w/ 3 - 5 cost cards (or as w/ Final Fortune & other's that outright kill you if you do not win that turn, for a 2 mana costs). So many variations of the Moxen come out; no one bats an eye...

    Snooze-fest here... you don't like it, don't play it. Just don't have a conniption fit when someone else does.

    Now settle down class; it's not going to get an emergency banning:

    Rules committee are A-OK w/ it. Either go along w/ the Jonses or get left behind:


    Colorless decks most certainly can use it, so long as you aren’t using it for C-specific mana costs. There is nothing stopping me from making 3 white/blue/black/red/green mana to cast my Kozilek, Butcher of Truth commander. Spend 5 minutes on EDHREC and see just how many Eldrazi-led decks run LED’s. Or let me save you 5 minutes, the answer is pretty much every one where budget isn’t an issue.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Jeweled Lotus
    So, question: The rider that the mana can only be used to cast a commander is pretty 2sticky", right? For example, if you sack it and have Horizon Stone in play, then at the end of a phase it gets transformed into colorless mana - however, that colorless mana can still only be used to cast a commander. Right?

    Correct, the mana can only be used to cast your commander. Per the Kruphix entry in Gatherer “If unused mana in your mana pool has any restrictions or riders associated with it (for example, if it was produced by Cavern of Souls), those restrictions or riders will remain associated with that mana when it becomes colorless.”

    I have a Kozilek deck full of Eldrazi and was hoping I could use Horizon Stone to float mana from my Workshop to allow me to use Workshop’s mana to cast Eldrazi, but it doesn’t work that way, and it likewise can’t be used to cast anything other than your commander.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Mothership 7/27— Mana Reflection and Basalt Monolith
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Phew....wizards dodged a bullet if mana reflection was not here there would have been a riot outside their headquarters (it was still idiotic they didn’t start with this one)
    And that art is incredible

    And oh my gosh basalt monolith can now be gotten in foil that’s gonna be like $30 being a high demand card

    15 Foil copies of Monolith for sale already on TCGP for $15, and presales almost always run high. Had this been bumped to rare maybe we might have seen $30...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full set of 40 Dual Lands : looking for advice
    Reach out to someone like Daniel Chang (Vintage Magic) for consignment. He may even offer to buy them outright.
    I sold a few of my power 9 cards this way,and didnt worry about whether the buyer would mess with me or not.

    Hassle free, and I'd say about break even if not better as much as the amount of time it takes to sell and establish a reputation on ebay, and sweat bullets.

    11 months after the original post, so you still think he was seeking advice?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [JMP] Unicorn theme and phyrexia theme - Weekly MTG
    That Phyrexian mana Swamp is gonna be expensive as hell. Every person that runs a K’rrik deck will want 20 of them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] Wizards theme— Good Games Adelaide previews
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    Inalla decks rejoice we can get the missing land at the right cost now

    A $9 price tag stops practically no one from acquiring a card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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