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  • posted a message on Firemind Vessel
    Cards simply an auto-include for all 2+ color EDH decks, the fixing is really good and it accelerates too.

    If you dont want to play it, your deck really tries to do something very very special, otherwise this is simply good.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tamiyo Collector of Tales and her epiphany EFro Previews
    Tamiyo, Colllector of Tales looks incredible bad in this art, simply compare it to Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, its worlds between them.

    I will never understand why WotC cant stick with an artist to draw the art for specific characters to keep the look at least remotely the same.

    This is just breaking immersion and character all the time, completely unnecessary.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Solar Blaze (Good Luck High Five preview)
    This would be cool if it would actually give your creatures lifelink to combo off from it.

    As it is, a pretty lame board sweeper, at least you can build around a little so it wont kill your stuff (but most cards you want to play dont really contribute for that in red/white, and not even in a multicolor deck).

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    But the flavourtext is sweet, Ravnicas "Death Star" is going on a rampage, makes you wonder why it doesnt go directly for Nicol Bolas right away.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Seeing Tezzeret as the new BAB promo..I am so sick of Wizard's BS
    European foils are better than the US ones / the card quality in general is better on Japanese and European cards to a degree that US cards feel like fake proxy cards, they feel so terrible if you are used to the better quality and not just if you are a specialist, everyone will instantly notice the difference.


    Cards like this would REQUIRE to have a foil AND a non-foil version if they want to give it away, to please people.
    Doing one or the other does not cut it and its a real issue for tournaments when there is only a warped foil version of a card (so even in the Pro-Tour they used a writen piece of paper as a proxy as the foil was simply marked and unplayable otherwise).

    Making the Buy-a-Box promo a "good" card is clearly a selling point, but they should not make it Buy-a-Box "only" , could simply be Ultra-Rare in the normal boosters (like a Masterpiece) , simply to avoid having a card be truly only available in one product without making it cheap.

    With the promo booster packs they want to give out for FNM and the like they could just remove the Buy-a-box promo entirely and provide these packs as an extra reward for buying a box ; would be totally fine and remove all the issues with these Buy-a-Box cards entirely.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Role Reversal

    How the heck would an X control exchange work in the first place?


    We already have Cultural Exchange , simply do it with X instead of "any number" , done.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Role Reversal
    Would have liked this to be a X spell.

    A fixed "2" is kinda boring, could be much bigger.

    And a narrow effect like this could easily be instant, so you can switch stuff that is in combat, or targeted by removal ; which would make this somewhat more usable and playable.

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    Will most likely end up playing it anyway in some 5-color clone / switch decks that run plenty of such effects, but its far from satisfying.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Karn, the Great Creator
    the new Karn is really crazy in Modern as he does simply everything.

    Wish for graveyard removal, check, wish for Wurmcoil Engine, wish for Ensnaring Bridge, wish for hexproof Witchbane Orb, wish for Chalice of the Void, Engineered Explosives, all crazy on their own.

    He can also destroy artifact lands, make Aether Vial a creature to destroy it with Path to Exile or Lightning Bolt, just in case they kill Karn (say against humans or spirits) and most importantly, it can destroy 0 mana cost artifacts from the opponent, if they are not completely hated by its Null Rod ability.

    You can find an answer to everything, and you can tutor from your sideboard, just too good.

    Winning by locking the opponent out of the game with Mycosynth Lattice is pretty much just icing on the cake.
    To ensure nobody meddles or counters your stuff, the new 3 mana Teferi fits right in and pulls enormous weights in modern too.

    Karn + Teferi, stupidly good, they produce an entirely new control shell together, as there is absolutely nothing they dont hate in modern, they solve literally every problem.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Arkanist der Schreckenshorde
    Might even be good enough for Modern, with lots of 1 mana spells and even some juicy 0 mana spells (suspend).

    With stuff like Become Immense it can even pack a punch and get the +6/+6 again with its own ability, so thats 13 damage right there on its first attack, so thats pretty ballsy.

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    Overall looks like they introduce a lot of cards that could shake up modern here and there.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR} Official War of the Spark Trailer!
    Quote from theMarc »
    We saw her start to disintegrate. She was still standing when the trailer ended, and the disintegration hadn't gotten any vital organs yet. There's still time for someone to intervene and save her.

    To be fair, I think it's implied that that sort of direct control requires a degree of concentration, so it's understandable that Bolas would prefer to keep most of his lackeys on leashes that don't require any direct attention to maintain.


    Any mind control magic can also be dispelled and broken.

    Its much more convenient if they simply do what you want without the need of any magic.

    A much more potent force multiplier.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 9 more walkers + Niv-Mizzet + Simic legend
    Quote from Metallix87 »

    There are three in the set (Bolas, Lili, Gideon) and then Tezzeret as the Buy a Box mythic. Four.


    3th is probably Ugin, Gideon is a promo from the expensive whale milking product , in which they are all mythic rare.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR] - Basic Lands
    The panorama art looks really cool, but completely fail on a basic land, as these dont look like the basic land types "at all".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 9 more walkers + Niv-Mizzet + Simic legend
    Quote from Gutterstorm »


    But we also know he gets sabotaged by Dovin. Also the fact that it references color pairs in the card text is very strange.

    Also the Bolas card uses the stained glass art that they said they weren't using for the cards.

    The more I think about this the more I think these may be fake.


    Well color "pairs" is a much easier word than explaining any combination of 2 colors on a card.

    Can potentially draw 10 cards, which is pretty ballsy.

    I liked all 5 color cards anyway.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR} Official War of the Spark Trailer!
    Not often, but if WotC does something great, even i will say so Wink

    Sweet trailer and pumps up a story arc that was long enough in the making with Liliana.

    Quote from tronix »
    totally called the lili heroic self sacrifice bit, her story and character progression just screamed for it. i think whether she dies a true death, dies a suspiciously open ended elspeth-esque death, or is saved at the end (maybe by gideon) is really the question.

    as for ending her story arc entirely, i agree it probably wont happen. in fact this seems like a perfect opportunity to progress it or at least segue into it.



    With Teferi turning time around everything is possible to some degree.

    If you introduce any form of time-traveling nothing is really set in stone anymore.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Time Wipe
    Time Wipe is pretty nice.

    Its a bad Wrath for decks with almost no creatures, but its pretty strong with lots of stupid creatures to re-use abilities from.

    Might even be a thing with Eternal Witness and with Snapcaster Mage its also re-useable.

    Could see this be more relevant than it looks at first glance.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on WoTC English report without gender
    Quote from Cainsson »
    While I agree that respect is respect, I also agree with the feeling behind his argument because we've already seen a lot of abuse of this "preferred pronouns" thing and for every Gamestop freakout where the employers realize their staff were being abused, there's a lot of people getting fired for misusing personal information that was undisclosed until it could be used against them.

    There's also the fact that, like in everything LGBT, there's subsections and subgroups, including people who suffer gender dysphoria and genuinelly feel that the acceptance of a non-binary prevents them from ever truly transitioning because it's a constant reminder they had to transition, although they just want to be a HE/SHE.

    The smallest minority is the individual, and while our intentions may be good, we really shouldn't be promoting such large scale societal changes as modifying language itself, and specially not with the intent of patting ourselves on the back and virtue signaling about how woke we are for it. We already have an individualized label, it's our names. If someone wants special designations they should be allowed to pursue them in their social circles, but not institutionalize their use and specially not punish their misuse or disuse.


    Well spoken. Couldnt agree more.
    Posted in: Magic General
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