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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from Dontrike »
    you can go to a store with a draft

    Hahahahaha that's hilarious. "Go to a store with a draft." Right, because restrictions will be lifted in the next two months, what with delta variant cases on the rise again.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    While I agree not every product is for everyone, I must ask, who is this product geared towards? The gullible?

    A person with particular preferences is not a matter of gullibility. What an odious thing to say...

    'buster
    That person couldn’t just purchase these sets to draft?

    That costs more than buying one single box and just drafting it. No spending time figuring out who gets 2 packs of this and one pack of that. No spending extra money buying single packs. No spending extra money buying 2 boxes. Just buy this one box, draft it, done.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from ThyLordQ »
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Which set do you draft 2 packs of? Then your draft is skewed one way or the other.


    If you have a draft pod of 4, 6, or 8 you can just give half the group 2 packs of Midnight Hunt and 1 pack of Crimson Vow, and the other half 2 packs of Crimson Vow, and 1 pack of Midnight Hunt.

    If you have a draft pod of 5 or 7, the same system gives you just one extra pack of either, so you, the pod, or the store can make the choice of which you'd rather have less of.

    Or, I can buy this handy product and not have to worry about all that. Also, then I only have to buy one box, instead of buying two and splitting them up (or buying a bunch of loose packs, which will cost significantly more).
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Seriously question who exactly buys into these products, somebody clearly does

    Drafters. It's a draft product. The whole point of it existing is to try drafting both sets together.

    That option will exist when Innistrad 3-2 comes out, just like it used to when blocks were a thing. Didn't need a new product to do it.

    Which set do you draft 2 packs of? Then your draft is skewed one way or the other.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black

    Seriously question who exactly buys into these products, somebody clearly does

    Drafters. It's a draft product. The whole point of it existing is to try drafting both sets together.
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  • posted a message on MTG Pre-Release Kit Purchase Required QR Code Scan?
    So now If you're wanting to enter an Officially Sanctioned Paper Magic Tournament like a Pre-Release, Grand Prix (which is apparently coming back according to the Magic Historian on YouTube), or Standard Tournament then a smartphone device is mandatory to use the Companion mobile app.

    No it isn't mandatory. From here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-companion-updates/companion-launch-2020-07-15
    Note: Companion is an awesome way to make accessing tournaments faster, easier, and more accessible. However, if mobile apps aren't your thing, that's okay! You never have to use Companion to play Magic at your favorite store or event; it's simply a value-added experience that works on top of the organized play experience you're already familiar with.

    Get your facts straight before you make unfounded claims and please stop spreading these silly conspiracy theories.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt
    Quote from migrena »
    Quote from Xcric »

    Youre aware there are commander events and its played in environments where consistency needs to be a thing right?
    Do people really bring casual decks to events with any kind of prizes being handed to winners? I cannot imagine that anyone thinks that their casual deck (that is optimized not to win efficiently but rather do certain stuff in the game) is a suitable choice for that kind of event. I mean you can either try to win or not try to win, you cannot do both.

    Yes, they do. For a lot of people it's just a way to play their deck against more people. If they win a prize, sweet. If they don't, they still had fun.

    The last big tournament in my city had several commander pods fire, and the vast majority (possibly all) of them were players playing non-cEDH decks.
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  • posted a message on MTG Pre-Release Kit Purchase Required QR Code Scan?
    No, of course you don't need to scan a code to buy a product. I didn't, and had no problem buying them and taking them home.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt

    If they suddenly would ban all fetchlands out of nowhere, people would be MASSIVELY pissed and lose tons of money.

    And I wouldn't feel bad for those people at all. Bans happen; it's an understood part of the format.

    I have many powerful and expensive cards in my 27 commander decks. When a ban happens and I have to remove that card, I don't gnash my teeth and rage against the RC; I simply replace it, and accept that for every one card that loses value when it's banned, I've bought 100 or more cards for much cheaper than I can sell them for now (in other words, I'm still ahead overall, despite that one minor setback).

    Yes, the EDHREC salty list is made of over 3,471,000 votes do give the cards in question a salt-score. Its WAY more comprehensive than the limited banned list.

    That sounds like a great list for people who use EDHRec. What about the majority of commander players who don't use it? Not to mention that there are some silly cards on there that would be really dumb to ban.
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  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt

    Look. We all need to come to terms that the EDH Rules Committee are stuck in their own bubble as they don't care If their decisions are relevant to the vast majority of players let alone the financial / time ramifications of their decisions on the player base.

    cEDH players are not the majority of players, and even people complaining online are not the majority (they are a very vocal minority). The RC specifically created the CAG to make sure they were hearing from a larger player base, so I find it hard to believe that they are "stuck in their own bubble" and that "they don't care If [sic] their decisions are relevant [to players]".

    And they should never not ban a card just because people spent money on it. Part of playing Magic is understanding that cards CAN be banned, and if you spend a bunch of money on a card and then it's banned, that can happen. It sucks, but such is the nature of playing a format with a banlist.
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  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt
    This still doesn't make sense, because if "win the game immediately" cards are fine then they should unbanned also cards like Biorythm or Coalition Victory, also cards like Worldfire that cost tons of mana, that require a minimum of setup to win and just end games when resolve.

    Doesn't matter how you see it, the unban of this particular card but not others just doesn't make sense.

    It could be that they're using Worldfire as a testing ground to see if the other cards are safe to unban. If Worldfire causes too many problems, it goes back on the banlist. If it's not an issue, then maybe they move on to evaluating Biorhythm or Sway of the Stars.

    I doubt Coalition Victory will be unbanned though. Its win condition is far too easy to meet: 5c commander, and then nothing but land ramp and tutors to fetch CV. Probably a consistent turn 5 win, and turn 4 is probably not unreasonable. Not the kind of deck the RC is looking to encourage.
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  • posted a message on Some metaphysical & scientific questions about Magic
    Quote from Rezzahan »

    4) Outside of the Phyrexian language, are there any other languages?

    Yes. Though none are explicitly worked out to that degree. But you can glimpse a variety of different languages from flavor texts that are "translations" of common proverbs and sayings of various peoples.

    We also see a written language the Azorius use. Azorius Charm and Azorius Signet show it in the circles. I think it shows up on other cards as well.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Considering we've only had one Dominaria set released after the God type was introduced, I don't think we can say "it never worked like that" (it may very well have worked like that if the God type had existed at the time).


    I wonder why the god type didn't exist back then and was introduced only in Theros.
    Oh yeah because there were no real gods on Dominaria.

    Nope, it was because they were worried making creatures the type "God" might offend religious people (like how they stopped printing demons for many years, or removed pentagrams from art).
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  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Never worked like that on Dominaria, the whole character of Karona is based on things not working this way.

    Considering we've only had one Dominaria set released after the God type was introduced, I don't think we can say "it never worked like that" (it may very well have worked like that if the God type had existed at the time). It would explain why Svyelun of Sea and Sky has the God type despite your assertion that she wasn't a real god.
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  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Ilharg, the Raze-Boar is a God, despite being (from what I can tell, anyway) just a big boar. It seems to be a God just because the Gruul worship it as such. So if we do get Dominarian Gods, it could be because they're worshipped as gods, regardless of whatever they truly are?
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