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  • posted a message on Digital only cards revealed
    Those do indeed look difficult to do in paper. Glad they're not just incredibly random, but a little worried about the unspecified ability on Davriel - that was a thing the I disliked in Hearthstone, having cards that you had to use (or look up on some external source) to know what they did.
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Quote from Xeruh »
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    Our glimpse of Kamigawa with Yuriko doesn't indicate it is cyberpunk, and Neon Dynasty doesn't need to mean that. Unless she was from old timeline Kamigawa.

    I'd prefer an updated, resonant Kamigawa, but still retain that feudal theme.


    But wouldn't it be nice, just once, to buck the trend of fantasy worlds caught in inexplicable technological and sociological stagnation?



    Do it with Dominaria then. I’m honestly prepared to dislike Kamigawa because it’s likely to miss the parts of the original I liked. Which is sad but to be expected. Cyberpunk is not what I want at all.


    But last time we went to Dominaria the descendants of the Weatherlight crew rebuilt the Weatherlight and fought the Cabal while Tetsuko Umezawa was walking around talking about Toshiro like he saw him last week. 2 apocalypses didn't change the social structures there.



    We didn’t see all of Dominaria, and my suggestion is use that kind of thing there instead.

    I'd love to see Dominaria evolve too, I was not a big fan of the nostalgia for nostalgia's sake thing that's become its theme. Rehashing the same old stuff, especially when it makes no sense given the time scale and the story so far, is "somehow, Palpatine returned" level bad storytelling.
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Quote from Grixh »
    Our glimpse of Kamigawa with Yuriko doesn't indicate it is cyberpunk, and Neon Dynasty doesn't need to mean that. Unless she was from old timeline Kamigawa.

    I'd prefer an updated, resonant Kamigawa, but still retain that feudal theme.


    But wouldn't it be nice, just once, to buck the trend of fantasy worlds caught in inexplicable technological and sociological stagnation?



    Do it with Dominaria then. I’m honestly prepared to dislike Kamigawa because it’s likely to miss the parts of the original I liked. Which is sad but to be expected. Cyberpunk is not what I want at all.


    But last time we went to Dominaria the descendants of the Weatherlight crew rebuilt the Weatherlight and fought the Cabal while Tetsuko Umezawa was walking around talking about Toshiro like he saw him last week. 2 apocalypses didn't change the social structures there.
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Our glimpse of Kamigawa with Yuriko doesn't indicate it is cyberpunk, and Neon Dynasty doesn't need to mean that. Unless she was from old timeline Kamigawa.

    I'd prefer an updated, resonant Kamigawa, but still retain that feudal theme.


    But wouldn't it be nice, just once, to buck the trend of fantasy worlds caught in inexplicable technological and sociological stagnation?
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Yeah, I doubt the kami are totally gone from Kamigawa, but a decreased presence certainly seems likely as both plot and marketing seem like they would push that way.
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  • posted a message on 31 new digital-only cards for upcoming Jumpstart : Historic Horizon
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    Why don't they just kill pioneer and make historic the new modern 2.0? It's what they want to do.

    Wasn't there supposed to be a Pioneers Masters set? Could have sworn it was listed on the wiki.

    It's postponed, so they can focus on developing Historic:
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-adventures-forgotten-realms-2021-07-02

    Not that this necessarily means Pioneer is going away or never coming to Arena, but it might be a while.
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Grixh »
    "OK, fine, we'll go back to Kamigawa, but it's been 1000 years, so everyone from the first one is dead and it's become a cyberpunk world."



    close it might be 10,000

    and not quite everyone is dead fairly safe bet particular spirit legends that didn't get killed in the war are most likely alive most particular sisters of flesh and spirit (kyodai and Michiko Konda combined) and All-Consuming Oni of Chaos and Hidetsugu combined




    I'll amend: every non-spirit is dead.

    If it's 10,000 then to them the Kami war was almost as far back as the invention of agriculture is to us. Eiganjo Castle could be there Gobekli Tepe.
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    "OK, fine, we'll go back to Kamigawa, but it's been 1000 years, so everyone from the first one is dead and it's become a cyberpunk world."
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    i mean you guys just keep proving my point. MTG fans just love corporate hasbro for some reason..
    keep raising prices? we love you hasbro!
    card quality keeps dropping while prices go up? we love you hasbro!
    gameplay itself is completely broken with record number of bannings in the games history? we love you hasbro!

    yay! hasbro! we love you hasbro! Laugh


    There is a space between frothing at the mouth over minor objections and worshipping Hasbro.
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    yes it just so happens that practically everything banned in brawl has also been banned in standard or historic, so the wildcards are just given by default.

    and again, with the ALWAYS taking the side of the corporation..
    WOTC and hasbro have proved so many times that they dont give a rats ass about the consumer, that theyre just trying to milk us dry at every single opportunity, yet the fans just come to their defense at the drop of a hat. its really utterly embarrassing


    Currently, 2 of Brawl's 7 banned cards are banned in standard and 1 in Historic. 1 was pre-banned and would never have had wildcards anyway. The remaining 3 were banned without wildcards.

    I do not always defend Wizards, but the majority of the complaints that come up here are either vastly overblown or utterly absurd. This is more of the former - yes, it would be nice if they gave wildcards for the ban and I doubt their bottom line would have suffered, but to claim that this is "disgusting behavior" and a "flagrant breach of their promise to consumers" is a stretch.
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    Ehhh, they haven't been doing Wildcards for Brawl bans either and that's more of a real format than Standard 2022. Pick your battles.
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
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    Bound in Gold can also be used on lands to stop activated abilities which aren't mana abilities.

    It would be way too late in most cases.


    It is a proactive answer to the first Haven, but once they see it they'll hold the second until it's combo time, at which point white would need to blow up the haven as a creature to stop it. I don't think mono white or mono blue has an answer that's usable after the fact and mono green would need to rely on Nissa's Zendikon, which is a very clunky solution.
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  • posted a message on July 2021 Commander Rules Committee Update
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    however given the current political climate with cancel culture it's almost impossible to escape from nowadays since it's mainly just online elitists trying to score PC brownie points when realistically nobody cares about whether or not If these elitists have the moral high ground when the people who don't care only want to escape from reality just to have FUN playing MTG.


    ...

    rather than get in trouble at some strangers' house due to age difference.


    What on earth are you talking about here? Cancel culture is destroying magic? and that somehow connects to getting in trouble for being old? whaaaaaaat
    This post is off the chain, I love it so much.


    The whole conversation's a wild ride. Before the self righteous ranting about PC culture, same user accused Wizards of racism against merfolk.
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
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    Hi everybody, I found this page searching for faceless haven combo. My opponent did this combo on Arena, and I played Kiora bests the sea god. But instead of me getting control faceless haven, the game copied faceless haven, gave me the copy, and my opponent kept his.
    Is this a bug or what?


    The only time I saw this combo go off on Arena, I gained control of their Faceless Haven with Kiora Bests the Sea God. They were spamming "Good Game" nonstop after assembling the combo, while I stared at my hand and chuckled.


    Shrugs
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    Quote from Flamebuster »

    It's better than nothing. With all the fixing from treasures around it wouldn't be hard to do.

    'buster


    True. The answers are there to make sure the deck doesn't dominate - Lithoform Blight also works, as does Aether Helix, but all require a sufficient meta presence of this combo to be worthwhile.
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