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Apr 16, 2021Grixh posted a message on Arena leak of upcoming secret lairs - its six more mystical archive cards and ultimate edition 3Shock lands can always use more printings and it's cool to get the little updates on various planes.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 15, 2021Grixh posted a message on [C21] Lorehold Legacies— The Command Zone previewsPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from FlossedBeaver »Is that true? Seems far more arbitrary than just "over half / majority of a given player's starting life total." Personally, I'd like to see them change commander damage to "over half of a given player's current life total."
Quote from FlossedBeaver »Absolutely, but I think it would be more competitively viable, and reduce the amount of tracking.
As described, you'd only have to deal 14 damage with a commander to kill someone. Seems functionally pretty similar to having commanders deal triple damage, which would actually be much easier to track, though I think double would be more balanced (yes, I know it stops being the same thing when multiple commanders are involved). The idea of losing when some random creature knocks you down to 6 life because you took 3 damage from a commander several turns ago is pretty weird to me.
Apr 15, 2021Grixh posted a message on D&D forgotten realm confirmed to get commander decksMTGS: come for the spoilers, stay for the weirdly aggressive semantic arguments.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
The standing rules define commander as a "casual variant" and use the term "traditional" to describe Magic play using only the ruleset described before that section.
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is not a core set, so they're doing the not-a-core-set thing they do now. That doesn't mean that they've completely abandoned introductory products. M21 has introductory decks, so they have until the end of the year to put out some kind of introductory product to replace that.
Apr 10, 2021Grixh posted a message on [C21] Witherbloom Witchcraft— LoadingReadyRun previewThe Strixhaven story does say a little about Tivash.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
"My session with Maraff is done. Is Professor Tivash in?"
"Intercollegiate meeting," Lisette said. "Why he insists on attending those is beyond me."
Valentin twirled on his heel, returned to the crucible, and grunted after looking into it again. He glanced over to Dina but didn't address her. "Tivash likes the refreshments, Lisette. Lime cakes, elderberry pies."
"I'm sure Gyome can arrange to make anything he wants in the kitchen."
"Yes, but you see, Tivash adores being doted on," Valentin explained. "These treats are waiting there for him, as if by the grace of a benevolent universe. Small things quiet small minds."
If they're setting up a Raven Man reveal, this seems like a weird way to do it.
Apr 9, 2021Grixh posted a message on [C21] Witherbloom Witchcraft— LoadingReadyRun previewOn Veinwitch Coven, what's up with the witch on the right? Is that someone else's hand? Is there some owlesque head turning going on?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 9, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Gren08 »Why are people getting upset over a WotC sponsored event? I'm glad that content creators are able to get exposure for releasing their own set of spoilers. So you had to wait a little bit to see the deck? The decks are not even out for another two weeks. Learn to have some patience and stop being entitled. It's not like the product is going anywhere.
Yeah, I don't see why people are so upset. Wizards told them to reveal the cards today, which they did. If they were supposed to have revealed it earlier in the day, then Wizards should have said that.
They also used it to draw views to a stream they were doing, but isn't giving content creators publicity the entire reason for doing previews this way?
It's a difference of a few hours in knowing the contents of a product that won't release for another two weeks anyway.
Apr 9, 2021Grixh posted a message on D&D forgotten realm confirmed to get commander decksPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from the stoned crab »Quote from 5colors »
It does add credible to the thoughts we won't have any planeswalkers in the set and why they might be why we got a "4th" planeswalker in Kaldheim and Strixhaven.
I highly doubt that to be the case, planeswalker are the face of magic now expect them in each and every set. Even Maro stated so in Blogatog a while ago. I also think the 4th planeswalker was a side effect of MDFC adding an additionnal sheet to printing.
That they are "the face of Magic," is likely part of why people think there might not be.
Apr 5, 2021Grixh posted a message on [C21] Lorehold Legacies— The Command Zone previewsPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from lookingupanddown »Here's everything else, including an extra White card and what I assume is the shared card of the decks.
Are they no longer doing the thing where cards in multiple, but not all decks are uncommon? Could be, since it looks like either that or that there aren't any such cards.
Apr 2, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from lookingupanddown »People taking this out of their 75 or 100 are going to make a joke about this being rejected out of the deck. It's way too easy.
This is sideboard material for sure, but I'm not sure if it's good enough sideboard material.
I think it'd take a fairly specific meta to want this over Essence Scatter, Negate or Anticognition but I could see it happening.
Apr 1, 2021Grixh posted a message on [STX] Killian, Ink Duelist and Lukka wayward Bonder/Mila Crafty Companion (MDFC), and 4 others -WeeklyMTGStreamInteresting that they formatted Mavinda's ability as A: an activated ability and B: to make stuff cost 8 more instead of just not letting you cast it.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Mar 31, 2021Grixh posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/31— Zimone, Manifestation Sage, Strixhaven Stadium, and moreBest match I've found for that stadium so far is the Athens Olympic stadium.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
There was a Hearthstone expansion released last year that had, variously, a star student card, a powerful necromancer posing as a school employee, cross-class (basically hybrid) cards, a "spells matter" theme, a secret cult, and a cycle of "studies" that get you a card from outside the game. Now, the release timeline makes it extremely unlikely that Wizards copied this, but it's just as easy to find "suspicious" parallels there as to Harry Potter. Common genre tropes plus a couple coincidences does look a lot like copying, but doesn't prove anything.
Mar 31, 2021Grixh posted a message on [STX] Leonin Lightscribe— Masters of Modern previewPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from mtgartgallery »
Based on what we've seen from the story so far, it seems that 1.) knowledge of the multiverse is at least somewhat understood at Strixhaven and 2.) it's entirely possible that races from other planes have been traveling to Strixhaven through magical means.
That would make sense. In universe it's been 60 some years since the Mending (so sayeth the Wiki, at least). Could mean Arcavios is somewhat recently recovered from whatever economic crisis resulted from all the planar portals suddenly not working anymore...
Mar 31, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Rat Terrier »Quote from Grixh »I present, as a relevant aside to this conversation about the standards of the art gallery known as Magic: the Gathering, the artist's response:
That's probably the best approach I could imagine him taking...just own it and don't make the situation worse with paragraphs of flowery apologies and excuses-that-aren't-really-excuses.
I agree. He acknowledged wrongdoing and appears to genuinely be trying to repair the situation as best he can. Doesn't make it OK, obviously, but it's the right thing to do now that it's happened.
Mar 31, 2021So this will be in Standard with Fling and Footfall Crater. The former is obviously more reliable, but the latter is slightly cheaper and cycles if you draw extra. I feel like Kazuul's Fury is not gonna make the deck, but doubling as your red source in a pinch could be nice?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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