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  • posted a message on Ayara, First of Locthwain
    Interesting legendary creatures, especially those that could potentially be a commander tend to be scrutinized far more critically than the average cards, and I myself found the art lacking. Queen Marchesa is obviously dressed in a similar style and looks a hell of a lot better if I may say

    As to the argument that the set itself has an agenda, I must say that while I too feel at odds with just how many female knights are depicted, the set also gives us the maidens in distress tropes. I've always liked the "Joan of Arc" characters in fiction and games, so a powerful knight chick is appealing to me, but it's so abundant here it's kind of off putting.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Syr Gwyn (Brawl deck legendary)(WRB) + others (all 3 new commanders)
    Gwyn is good, but requires a board state of specifically knights and equipment. Not an easy task in modern commander games, much less asking you to wait until turn 6 to do so. Mardu knights have realistically 1 real method of ramp in knight of the white orchid. I just feel like she would have been far more effective at 4/4 with menace OR Vigilance at 4cmc. It just seems marchesa provides better and more consistent value in those colors. Granted the equip at 0 for knights is cool, how often will you line up the stars to play both knights AND equipment, while doing your best to interact or advance your board state to get to and survive to 6cmc?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    I hated kaledesh as a location/plane based on style and theme. It gave us a standard environment with dinosaurs piloting mechs/vehicles. I'm not naive enough to think that I was unique in this disdain though. I felt the same way about Arabian nights too. Not every set is going to appeal to every player. Hell initially I thought ravnica was going to disappoint as well considering the description of sprawling cityscape. Turned out I was incredibly wrong and my presumptions were wildly incorrect, just like with a return to zendikar, which I thought would be fantastic, but was let down.

    In the same vein that some people are really not looking forward to this, I am very much so.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MH1] Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    As a long time fan of the MBC archtype I've always lamented it not being a thing in modern, and though I don't think it can be at this stage I absolutely love the thought of utilizing a snow theme w/ snow-covered swamp, scrying sheets, Frostwalk Bastion and Dead of Winter. Now I'm not sure what would need to come down the path to give this concept teeth, but If i could take out a wish it would be:

    2BB
    sorcery
    Affinity for Snow
    Target player discards two cards at random.

    Posted in: Modern
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