I like it
One problem. If I recall correctly, the rules state that it is impossible to flip a card back to its original state. I'm not exactly sure why, but I think its directly stated. But if its custom, we can ignore that
Shouldn't the flip card be legendary?
Or does it have a different flavor from the others?
A group of human wizards who have learned to reshape themselves with their hatred inside. A chainer wizard who changes himself, rather then summon something? Perhaps a Demon Nightmare?
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Jan 1, 2005I like it, but it doesnt feel black.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
Even without the first ability, it's a nice black card drawer.
A black Catalog in itself might be two good w/o a drawback.
The first ability could be pretty abusable.
I read it as
"At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have atleast 2 more cards in hand than your opponent, and THIS is in your hand, reveal your hand and draw a card."
It goes on to replinish your hand so that you can keep doing this, and doesnt cost you anything but information. With multiples in hand, it can get way overbalanced.
I suggest adding an additional cost to both of its abilities.
Either way, good flavor, and great job on thinking outside the box.
Jan 1, 2005Well, they took off their response message from the front page.Posted in: Community Discussion
Seems they dont even want it up because of the comments.
In case they get enough unlazyness to delete RE's post..
( super small so it wont take up half this thread )
Happy 2005... and Goodbye
Happy New Year! And a goodbye from your MTGnews forums staff:
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This message will be erased when it is noticed by "Raa" or "Subterranean_Spirit", the current owners of this site, as they have done with important unauthorized reports in the past. But for those of you who see it:
Most of the staff of this site has just resigned as of midnight EST. This includes:
most moderators and global moderators
I think most of you know why this happened. Many promises were made to us, and to you as users of this site, and they were not delivered. We are tired of apologizing and making excuses fo the owners who have done nothing to help this site. It went from the best site and forums (for several years straight) to a complete disaster. It is now not much more than an advertising vehicle of Shuffle and Cut.com and Findmagiccards.com.
We apologize to anyone this hurts - and we know that is a lot of people. But we feel that we are only continuing a grave disservice to the Magic community by allowing this to continue. We have all been lied to, manipulated, and tricked since February last year when Raa bought this site from DG. It's finally over.
As for rumors, I will not be continuing to provide this site with information I receive from my sources. I want to personally thank all the sources I've spoken with in the past - from the guy who gave me the complete Legions spoiler two months early to "a source we can trust" to the many people who provided me with just one little tidbit and then disappeared forever. I think WotC is breathing a sigh of relief and throwing a party... while a lot of people are more than a little upset about this. Please understand I do this not to harm you, but to make a statement to the owners who have destroyed MTGnews as it was. I love news and rumors as much as you do! I hope to see the spoilers up, somewhere on the internet, in plenty of time for the prereleases! Contact me on AIM sometime and maybe I'll have a new card or two to talk about! But you won't be seeing me post them in the Rumor Mill here.
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Best of luck in 2005. Best wishes to you all.
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Jan 1, 2005Posted in: Community DiscussionQuote from Lance »One suggestion I would offer is more articles, more frequently. I believe the forums are going to be the heart and soul of this place just like they were at 'news...but an organized main page with well thought out articles and stories will be even more helpful to us as a community.
I would be glad to write articles for a place that actually excepts them.
I dont know what was going on at the time, but I never recieved any response to the articles I did for mtgnews. Not even a "not accepted" message, even though they were pretty well written. >:)
Jan 1, 2005and the turmoil continues... >:)Posted in: Community Discussion
The forums are currently offline to allow the server to calm down a bit. Please bear with us, the forums will be re-activated shortly.
I bet they're simply taking the time to remove all of the copies of RE's message, etc.
Hmm.. I'll miss MTGNews
Jan 1, 200521. Legally change your name to Urza.Posted in: Other Forum Games
22. Bring in an Orgg for show and tell.
23. If someone physically threatens you, pull out a might of oaks.
24. Argue with the store santa that elves only live in forests.
25. Due to losing an unglued tourney, you NEVER wear denim.
26. When you're waiting in a long line, pull out a Parallax Wave.
27. Buy your ENTIRE family magic packs for christmas.
28. Ask santa for a pet masticore for christmas.
29. Whenever someone does something, say "In response.."
30. Argue with your proffessor that lightning bolts can only strike from mountains.
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Jul 26, 2017If you want to add more fetching, absolutely! I like Tusker more for the card draw he brings, and Monitor because it puts it in play as actual ramp. Eternal Dragon is a good 3rd, but was bumped out by Monitor. Tastes may vary, of course.Posted in: Articles
Valley Rannet could be a fourth, but he's far less useful than Eternal Dragon when you don't need to cycle, so I would definitely put him as a distant fourth.
Jul 26, 2017I agree, both cards are definitely strong. They're both slightly outside of the budget constraints though. There were quite a few $3-$4 cards I wanted, but I didn't want to break budget anymore than I felt I had to. The four I did go slightly out of budget can easily be purchased for around the $2 mark if you're ok with SP, and I felt they were a necessity.Posted in: Articles
By the end, I felt the article was starting to get a little long, so I didn't want to add much more to the expanded budget section. Believe me, I could write an article on that alone, heh.
Jun 21, 2017Something I learned many years ago: Green Stompy always has a chance. I've seen versions in almost every format, and while it may change shape and form, it always has a chance. Sometimes it's a marquee deck, sometimes it's rogue. But whatever is sitting across the table from it has a short clock and can't handle bad draws.Posted in: Articles
I have a modern super budget version (under $40) that I love.
(I also have legacy and pauper versions to boot >_<)
I love Blossoming Defense and Vines main deck. Everybody packs removal, and saving your creature while increasing damage puts a lot of pressure.
May 27, 2017Our prices are pulled from TCGPlayer.Posted in: Articles
Each price is, specifically, the median listed sell price on TCGPlayer (for NM non-foil). TCGPlayer has hundreds of sellers through there sites, so this is generally a strong indicator of the average price you'll see online through businesses, large sellers, etc. This is the Median price.
Now, the Market Price is "how much has this card actually been selling for recently". Market price is almost always lower than the Median price, since people almost always buy the cheapest listings.
Additionally, ebay is usually cheaper than most online shops and businesses, since you're going person-to-person who's motivated to sell quickly, and without the assurances/etc of an online shop. Even online shops like Troll and Toad will unload extras and slow movers on ebay cheaper than they list on their site (personally bought from them like this). Ebay is on the cheap.
There is give and take between Median and Market. Market is much better at determining what you will actually get from selling now. Median is better at determining the average that you'd pay through a shop, and is much better at predicting changes.
For instance, if there's a sell out on CardX, then the market price will show what that sell out went for. It has no care for current price and availability, only what happened recently. The Median price will show what it's looking like now, and a better idea of what it will be when the items get restocked.
All values here represent the realistic best case scenario, giving no discounts. Set Value is a good example. Set value is the total value of every card in the set, assuming the average price. One would never be able to sell for that full amount, and would hopefully never pay that. BUT, if you were to give the exact average selling price for each and every card in the set, that's what you'd end up with. (Reality is usually half that or less)
Only the Estimated Value gives concessions, by ignoring all card values that aren't worth at least $0.50. This gives a more accurate estimated value, but is still assuming you get full value out of everything over $0.50.
In reality, if you're an individual selling your cards in small doses, you will be taking a 20%+ hit. You have a lot of competition, and if you don't want your card to sit in a listing for months like businesses can, you need to undercut. If you're a shop, your sales are across larger volumes, allowing cards to sit for longer periods at better-for-you prices, and making up ground by actually selling the lower priced cards.
Apr 14, 2017There's a layout bug where Internet Explorer is mangling the top of the page and the article links are floating behind the page. This makes the article links take over parts of the top even though you don't see them. A fix is in the works, apologies for the trouble.Posted in: Articles
Apr 7, 2017Posted in: Articles
Try clearing your cache.Quote from Shale WarBringer »Ok, wrong place but this is the only place I can apparently post this. Whenever I click on "Create Thread", it links me to this article. I can't even send a PM to a mod to report this as when I click on "Send a private message" in a user's profile, guess what? It opens this article.
If you're on a PC, CTRL+F5 to redownload anything.
Iphone: Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data
Android: Ξ button in your browser > Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data
This will hopefully fix it.
If not, reply to this post
Apr 3, 2017Perhaps it wasn't the best, but it might have been worth a chuckle with the revealed "Battleshift" mechanic I mentioned. I thought it'd be ok to just do for BFZ since it's the epitome of horribleness price wise. I kept the rest of the article on point, so sorry if that one bothers you.Posted in: Articles
Mar 13, 2017Posted in: Articles
Ahhh!Quote from cml73264 »Anyway to change the text back to something friendly with MTG Dark setting? Cant't read the article. Happened last week too.
Apologies, something was messed up in the styling.
Should be completely readable now.
Always let me know anytime you get something like this!
Jan 7, 2017Saheeli Rai spiked midday yesterday, after AER was fully spoiled and the Felidar Guardian combo was realized. We always use the previous day's pricing (Thursday) to avoid any daily fluctuations, and this massive spike happened after I had written all of the Kaladesh commentary.Posted in: Articles
As such, we'll go into more detail on Saheeli next week.
Dec 23, 2016In case you overlooked the paragraph at the top and are at all confused:Posted in: Articles
Due to the upcoming holiday weekend, The Magic Market Index has been reformatted this week. Each set's scope has been greatly extended, showing all cards at $1 or above, and all data is presented without commentary. Hopefully you'll enjoy the extended view and have a great holiday weekend!
Oct 2, 2016Ah.Posted in: Articles
I didn't test it out on MTGDark.
That was my oversite, apologies.
I've fixed it to make it readable.
I see now I need to adjust the images as well.
I'll make sure they're better for next week, for sure!
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