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  • posted a message on RNA Promo cards
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from MeatPileMagic »
    So some of the guilds are getting ascendancy (which looks immediately intimidating in Pyr/Toothy commander decks). The mortify looks amazing, growth spiral seems perfect and fun, and that vampire is a solid casual pick (potentially even constructed depending on meta). Now we just need to know what spectacle does before we think that shenanigans through lol

    *edit* also think the rakdos uncommon is an absolute bomb.

    I guess the Camaraderie as many have especulated was suposed to be a part of a ascendancy cycle


    Undercity Uprising definitely had "ascendancy-style" art too.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Talrand, sky summoner - we finally got a really really bad rare slot
    Quote from Colt47 »
    I would have preferred this at uncommon. That's one really bad choice for sure in this set, but it does point to a spells matter archetype in the set, which is likely going to be red and blue.


    It really does feel like an ideal downshift to uncommon, at least for a high power masters set. The card is completely nuts if you get to untap with it, though. Maybe "too good to be printed below rare" and "not worth even a dollar" together just means this absolutely should not be printed in a set with $14 packs.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Golgari Grave-Troll, Nourishing Shoal, Become Immense, Frantic Search via MTG JP
    I'm kind of obsessed with that big goofy grave troll art. May have to see about it on a playmat...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Official MTG Facebook (APAC) Preview - Sigil of the New Dawn
    Love the downshift on this one - though I guess the original isn't expensive anyway.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ultimate masters reprint speculations
    Quote from illakunsaa »
    Dakmor salvage and Dig through time are pretty much confirmed.

    I wish for Stasis and Strip Mine.


    Based on number crunch, or something else? Does presence of Tasigur make a delve or self-mill subtheme more likely?

    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    Quote from vandertroll »
    I don't think that even reanimate as an uncommon wouldn't been backbreaking if reanimation strategies were not too strong in limited.
    You don´t think "B: get the best creature from any graveyard directly into play, lose some life" would be too good for uncommon? I have to disagree. Limited is all about creatures, Reanimate doesn´t require you to do anything reanimation related with your deck. You could target a Grizzly Bears with it and it would still be passable.


    Every prior printing of Reanimate ever has been at uncommon. And this is a masters set, where the limited environment is expected to be more powerful (cube-like) and historically "broken" combos may be possible.

    Reanimate was upshifted to rare because it's currently above $20 on the secondary market. Not for limited balance.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters - common & uncommon wish-lists
    Oubliette will be reprinted. I was kind of shocked it wasn't one of the Arabian Nights reprints from Masters 25, but they must have been saving it for this. It would be vile of them to upshift it to rare, though.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Holiday '18 card: Bog Humbugs
    I'll be the first Scrooge.

    Blah Humbug, how about some real spoilers from upcoming product Wizards.


    The most recent set has been out for less than a month. Chill. chillpill

    This card is neat, feels perfectly Unglued-worthy, has pretty art, and gets out of control really fast if left unchecked. Great!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Aurelia, Boros Champion
    Quote from Scuirimancer »
    That's pretty cool! I do like the tiered creature type triggers.
    The last ability is maybe too wild... what about "+1/+1 and gains first strike and lifelink" to continue the trend of the first two abilities. Oh, or "+1/+1 and double strike," since that would be kinda similar to what you have already, but simpler.


    Thanks for the feedback and great to see you on these forums again! (I took quite some time off.) I see what you mean, but I am kind of in love with the idea of having this big splashy "angels cause your team to KICK ASS" feel to it, like they really give the rest of your team the key to victory. Also makes it feel more mythic. What if it was "another angel" so you couldn't just use Aurelia alone to get it?

    Quote from Forestsguy »
    Also greatvthatvthe soldiers and knight get +1/+1 again in the secon or third combats.


    I didn't even notice that! Wow, that's a good point. I'm inclined to keep it as-is because that's just really cool, although some players (like me, hehe) may not notice it right away.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Aurelia, Boros Champion
    I don't usually like designing Boros cards and I think the previous two incarnations of Aurelia were designed just fine, but looking over the GRN spoilers and realizing the Boros creatures all fit into certain creature types gave me this idea. I think she'd obviously be good leading a Boros deck, and is a build-around bomb for limited, but would also be an interesting tribal commander for EDH. Open to better name suggestions too.

    Aurelia, Boros Champion 4RW
    Legendary Creature - Angel [M]
    4/4
    Flying
    Whenever a Soldier you control attacks, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
    Whenever a Knight you control attacks, it gets +1/+1 and gains first strike until end of turn.
    Whenever an Angel you control attacks, if it is your first combat phase this turn, untap all other creatures you control. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase.

    Yes, every Boros creature except for its guildmage is a soldier, knight or angel. The wording on the final ability may be a little wonky - but if multiple angels you control attack in your first combat, they all untap each other and you would get an additional combat phase for *each* angel that attacks. Maybe that's busted for red/white angel tribal. But since it says "if it is your first combat phase this turn" instead of "attacks for the first time", you can't use blink shenanigans to get infinite combats like with the original Aurelia.

    At least, I think. Open to wording help. It's possible that the last ability would just be better if it triggered only off of Aurelia, not any angel, but I like the repetition of the "whenever a [creaturetype] wording of this draft.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Doom Whisperer and more Cool stuff inc previews
    This card is awful. Dies to removal and gets blocked all day by a Wall of Denial with a Flight slapped on it. If anyone opens these at the prerelease I'll happily take them off your hands.



    (...seriously though, that art, JFC. Feels like it escaped from Shadows Over Innistrad.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Affectionate Indrik
    Quote from tronix »
    looks at its eyes. it knows what its doing


    XD

    I love this card. It's adorable. It cuddles too hard!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Narcomoeba - from future-shifted uncommon to rare
    Quote from asmallcat »


    Narcomeba is a complex card that's garbage in limited. Guess where those cards go now? In the rare slot. It's not a conspiracy. It's exactly where it would be printed if it was a new card.


    This isn't a starter/core set. "Do something if this is put into your graveyard from your library" isn't too complex for uncommon - Gaea's Blessing was literally just reprinted as an uncommon in the last non-core set.
    It also probably isn't garbage in a limited environment with the surveil mechanic. Kind of would have been perfect, actually, if you could draft multiple of these in your blue/black surveil deck and try to "go off" - certainly not busted in limited, but something worth trying for. The kind of card that actually could be neat with multiples, but sorta pointless if you only have one. So, yeah, not great for the rare slot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Firemind's Research
    It´s a story spotlight card but doesn´t mention how many of the story cards there will be and it doesn´t have any flavor text to give context as to why it´s important for the story.


    They need to just drop the "story spotlight" thing altogether. It never really made sense when the story was always played out on more than 5 cards anyway. And yeah, completely giving up on the order of the cards (which should matter) and the text linking it to the story feels like they've just stopped trying. This would have been cooler with an Izzet watermark. But hey, cool art!


    It is implied Jace will recruit Niv to outsmart Bolas.


    Nah, I don't think that is really implied by the card alone, particularly not the name. In fact it has nothing to do with the name. Seems more like it is connected to the research Niv has been doing and maybe him discovering planeswalkers (as it seemed he was close to doing) or discovering Bolas's mettling with the plane. If a Gatewatch-Niv teamup *is* the story beat they want to tell with this card, then it really needed some flavor text to make that work.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Narcomoeba - from future-shifted uncommon to rare
    I suspect anyone defending this upshift is a wotc plant. Seriously.

    I'll defend wotc's decisions on a LOT of things but I will not defend the decision to upshift this to rare. Come on, guys.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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