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    posted a message on London Mulligan coming with Core 2020
    The mulligan is great for limited to find at least the needed 3 lands to get anything going.

    Scry mulligan is stupid for that, as you have to keep a hand with 1 land just to "hopefully" hit something with the scry, and if you dont you are screwd.

    So for limited, its a total plus, good for everyone and nobody in their right mind would mulligan a good hand, unless you have a bomb that is so much better than anything else and cheap to cast too (busted crap like Pack Rat, which are insanely stupid for limited anyway).

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    Standard its pretty fine too, nothing really depends on it and the decks are reasonable slow that they really just need to hit lands if they mulligan.

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    Modern / Legacy / Vintage the mulligan is completely busted, simply for the existence of INSANE hate cards to mulligan to, Leylines that depend on being in the starting hand, putting the big creature for your Oath of Druids / Tinker away and all the kind of stuff.

    So its almost guaranteed they will ban some cards with that Mulligan in these formats and they are willing to do that (as they can just print some replacement cards with similar effects in case of the Leylines etc.).

    WotC cares most for Standard and Limited, to nobodies surprise.
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    posted a message on Mirrodin Besieged
    This might be tremendously easy to get going.

    Artificer's Intuition helps a lot to find whatever cheap artifacts you want and bin them quickly.

    You can either win by swarming them with tokens, or use the "you lose" part if they dont have graveyard removal at hand.
    Either way works.
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    posted a message on Urza's Rage reprint
    This could be a common no problem.

    You almost never kicker this, 9 is a lot of mana.

    This is as good as always worse than a Fireball.

    Fight with Fire is a massively stronger card, and was a premium uncommon.
    This is in general worse than Lightning Strike, which would be a premium common, and a just an efficient uncommon.

    This is pretty much Lightning Strike, and in case you flood out, it might just randomly win the game, which is kinda annoying when it happens, but some people enjoy winning at random.
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    posted a message on Storm scale doesn’t apply to Modern horizons
    At this moment in time mechanics are either Magic Arena viable, or they dont do them.
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    posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Quote from coyotemoon722 »
    Good golly that Tamiyo art...


    Yea its a 1000% better art than what we got in the most stupidly way possible in "old women" tamiyo, which is a disgrace and slap in the face of all the fans (i could almost vomit to see that, and i tear up a little if i see the fantastic tamiyo that the japanese have).

    I will go as far as to buy english tamiyo and alternate art her into the japanese, as anything else is just that insulting.
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    posted a message on Rewarding victories.
    Every single time my opponent is ensured to win the game and i can turn the game around to leave them completely bamboozled, thats my kind of victory.

    Feels like you cheated the universe , a glitch in the matrix , without ACTUALLY cheating that is.
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    posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Pretty annoying to have this stuff in "language X only" , so in the end japanese booster packs are much more in demand than any other language, as they contain a product that is much more important for collectors.

    Especially ass that they pull this INFORMATION that late and people already pre-ordered boxes.

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    Its a great thing to have alternate art cards, literally everyone loves this kind of stuff and its fantastic for collectors to get stuff to hunt down (the existence of these makes all japanese planeswalker literally 2x as rare as any other to get a specific art, or all of them, and then foil also).

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    So, great product, horrible execution.

    (Some of the art looks even way more interesting than the regular ones)

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    As they make these available world wide and most importantly in the WPN Promo packs, it would be very appreciate to have them in english at least (just alternate art).

    Very weird otherwise.
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    posted a message on I assume this is not an offical product...
    Do these include foils ?
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    posted a message on Masterpieces
    Its GARRUK !

    The boy is back in town. (Saved Liliana, only to get her head chopped off clean and quick)

    Looks decent, bunch of expensive ones which makes this a much better buy for the people that can get it ; the last was incredible *****, but this will sell easily like hotcakes.
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    posted a message on Liliana dies in War of the Spark


    Yeah, kinda. This has always been the main problem with most superhero media. Brainiac is going to destroy the world, oh no! But we know that the writers are unwilling to allow the world to end, so the threat is meaningless. The worst thing they could possibly do is kill Superman, but that's happened many many times already, so whatever.

    It's not like it's easy being on the writer's side though: it's your job to make the stakes matter, but it's also your job to follow a basic trail provided by your corporate sponsors, and it's your job to make it possible for any amount of stories to follow. If DC tells you to make a story about Brainiac and Superman going at it on Earth, how are you supposed to produce stakes that feel real when you have to have a soft reset at the end of the arc? Kill Jimmy Olsen? It's not easy to walk that tightrope, and the results are very often called "lazy writing" no matter how much struggle went into it.

    They've got the "we can't destroy the world" problem and the "we can't perma-kill our characters, 'cause they're our bread and butter" problem. It produces very constrained storytelling.


    The best stories are the "one-shot" spin-off alternative reality comics that totally allow the world to end and characters to die permanently in that particular universe, as the writers can do whatever they want and everything can happen.

    Stuff like Old-Men Logan, flashpoint paradox and the like , which are particularly cool in my book.
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