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  • posted a message on Curse of Conformity question
    Does Curse of Conformity stop etb abilities from happening? Let’s suppose I cast a Harmonic Sliver and then try to target Curse of Conformity my opponent puts on me, does that prevent the etb ability from triggering and be put on the stack?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    Hawkins National Laboratory/The Upside Down looks interesting for casual, I just might track down a couple copies.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    The Secret Lair: Extra Life is cute and is for a good cause. I can get behind that. But I’m not buying it, nothing there I want.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Cards you want to see Reprinted
    City of Brass with new artwork.
    Sliver Hive depicting Shandalarian Slivers (Could easily be from a Secret Lair).
    Sliver tokens depicting old school Slivers. The Player Awards token is getting harder to find in NM/MT condition.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    Looks good. I’ve no need for any of these Secret Lairs.

    I do have a question. I bought two Thomas Baxas Secret Lairs, will they be packaged in the same shipping box? If they probably will be, I’ll just leave the shipping box sealed and buy one Sliver Hivelord foil single. Which got me to buy it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pulmonic Sliver and Dregscape Sliver question
    What happens if I have a Pulmonic Sliver, a Dregscape Sliver, and several Slivers on the board, and one of my Slivers dies? Do I get to return it back to my library?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Very cool man, I could use one of those Conjurer's Closets!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What tribes, old and new, do we want to see get some additions this 2021/2022 cycle?
    Slivers in Dominaria United. And I can likely ignore the rest of next year's sets.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt
    Quote from WizardMN »
    Rule 10 said Commanders were subject to the Legend Rule. It would be the same as if they had rules 87-91 that explained that basic lands tap for colored mana. We don't need a separate rule saying that Commanders are subject to the Legend Rule because they are Legendary which means that the normal rules of Magic already cover it.


    Gotcha. Thank you. Nothing really to see here then.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander Banned and unbanned announcemnt
    Someone explain to me rule 10 was and why it was removed like I’m 5 years old.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair Street Fighter
    I didn't realize this before, because of the errata on almost with card with it, but a source of damage can deal damage to a creature or planeswalker without having the clause "any target" on it? Huh.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret lair leaks — old border walkers, Johnannes voss, math is for blockers, kamigawa ink, and Thomas M. Baxa
    Oops. Foil Secret Lair: Artist Series: Thomas M. Baxa.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret lair leaks — old border walkers, Johnannes voss, math is for blockers, kamigawa ink, and Thomas M. Baxa
    Bought a foil Secret Lair: Artist Series: Johannes Voss box. Because you know, for the new beautiful Sliver Hivelord art! My third purchase I’ve ever made in this series!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Interesting how when I asked MaRo about Slivers and Shocklands being in standard for at least a small window, he wanted me to clarify my question. If Shocklands are in the Unfinity set, maybe we are getting Slivers in Standard with Dominaria United.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Quote from Xcric »
    way too much *****.

    most of it doesn't even appeal to me because its universes beyond. this all right after we were supposed to be hyped for upcoming innistrad previews, which were hot on the heels of idk whatever the last set was that just came out, forgotten realms? they're getting difficult to track now too.

    its just too much. they answered complaints about product flood with a deluge.

    i should be hyped for a brothers war set. i loved the book, i've read the things every single year since it was first published. i loved all of that stuff. i've wanted a proper set for it for decades now... and yet... i don't give a ****. it'll just be more of the same turn offs. all the value at mythic, too many variant borders and arts, no time to actually digest and play with the set before we're on to the next thing.

    cool?

    i'm sure the pioneer decks will be turds that are a mediocre entry point to the format... and has that format even gained traction anywhere? does anyone even care? i'm sure there'll be 1 hot card just to make the kit sell.

    then theres universes beyond, thats just too much. way too much. i hate this idea. i'm not alone. now we get it jammed down our throats like... well use whatever metaphor you prefer but regardless, its not cool.

    i didn't like the forgotten realms setting, a lot of people didn't, so here's some baldur's gate about it but now its mixed with your commander cards so you commander players are forced into it. oh you bought so much! you love the setting! universes beyond is a hit! -its manipulative bull***** right here.

    it wouldn't be so bad except that these are also game pieces. these are also game pieces that are generally pushed. these are also game pieces that are generally pushed to sell product, so if you want to stay relevant and not get absolutely steam rolled by whoever at whatever event, you're sure as ***** buying into it. that's just not fair any more.

    frankly, as hyped as i should be for some of these products, i give zero ****s and this has gone a long way toward turning me off completely. right now i'd rather spend my money on literally any other game that doesn't bombard me with new crap every single month. that doesn't exploit fomo. that doesn't push new cards and force me into them to stay relevant.

    this kind of pace and pigheadedness will be the thing that destroys magic on a long enough timeline. i'm not a sky is falling type person, haven't been in 27 years of playing... but thats how i feel after this past year and seeing what the next one will be like.


    Just only play MTG with the family for holidays. Problem solved. That's how I'm treating the game building decks and anything WoTC does never interferes with that fun approach. I swear, people feel like they have to play competitive Magic to play the game....
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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