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  • posted a message on Caller of the Untamed (Gathering Magic)
    I have no idea what the flavour behind such a card is supposed to be. This seems like it should be an Unglued/Unhinged type card. Reminds me of AWOL, except even more obscure and ridiculous. So far away from Magic, to me, that it doesn't even seem like the same game.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaladesh: Worst Set Since Homelands, or Worst Set Ever?
    I really haven't been able to get into the set, from a play or design standpoint. Vehicles just seem so dumb. If vehicles is such a great idea, where has it been the last 20 years? We didn't know how to word such a thing? I call BS on that. As much as they like to say they aren't out of ideas and design space, they're out of ideas and design space. Power creep and silly ideas are basically the only "design space" left, and they're exploiting both to the maximum already. Making limited good (while making the rest of the game worse) is how the company is managing to make profits now, IMO.
    But I'm sure this will continue for at least a few more years. Magic's not done yet.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on KLD - Dubious Challenge
    Yeah, it's just a junk rare, you're not missing anything. It's boring, weird, and doesn't go in any deck, even one built around it. Move along.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Cultivators' Caravan
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    how much tacked on upside is it reasonable to expect on a Manalith?

    How much upside is reasonable to expect on a completely unplayable garbage common? A fair bit, I'd say. Especially to justify it being rare.
    I don't see this having 5 power (when you're willing and able to tap 3 power) as much of an upside.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaladesh Inventions
    Quote from Marquisd »
    Please try to focus the discussion on the cards themselves. The concept of Masterpiece sets in general is off topic

    Which thread allows discussion of the new concept "Masterpiece sets"? I don't see one.
    Every card at the link provided has its own thread, or is a reprint. So what is the accepted topic for this thread?

    Here's my comment on Champion's Helm, which I hadn't seen before because I don't care for the myriad of reprint sets coming out nowadays:
    It's not bad, reminds me of Sword of the Chosen from way back. Lots of players have a "legendary creature" deck. I don't see it having a lot of secondary market appeal except to collectors.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Japanese Cardstock 100% Recyclable; Stiffer Than Other Printings
    Uncool, really uncool. Cards made with different stock have been a no-no since day 1, for good reason. This is potentially disastrous, and had better not set precedent for future printings. I hope they make this a one-of mistake.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Cathartic Reunion
    It's good, but poor players won't realize that just having bigger numbers doesn't make a spell better in all cases. For example:

    As an additional cost to cast Cathartic Reunion, discard four cards.
    Draw five cards.

    You don't always have a hand full of cards.

    Hex comes to mind.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dynavolt Tower
    Ooooh, so you play this artifact, and then you play instants and sorceries, and then you can deal damage!

    Pretty novel, pretty amazing, I'm so glad they came up with energy counters and the new symbols! Magic hasn't jumped the shark and there's so much more design space to explore!!!!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on PAX Kaladesh Spoilers - Saheeli Rai, vehicles, energy, other mechanics
    "Crew" makes little sense to me. The big Flagship needs "crew 3", which you'd think means it needs 3 crew members.... but nah, it just needs a creature with 3 power in order to fly it. Yeesh.

    And oh goodie, we get counters with associated symbols now, that's really useful and won't make the game gimmicky or anything :|

    Oh yeah, and we're "creating" creature tokens now. Might as well have made it "birthing" or "popping out". What a mess.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on what should "prevent all damage to you this turn" cost?
    I don't believe the effect has been done on its own, but Riot Control and Safe Passage exist.
    Assuming there isn't some design or philosophical reason why it can't exist without extra bonuses and higher mana cost, what cost IS appropriate?

    Shrug Off - 1W
    Instant (U)
    Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you this turn.

    Perhaps it would be common, like the others are. I think at 2 mana it could possibly be used in more combo situations, and it's decent as a Holy Day in a pinch.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/28
    I love Treefolk, and big green beaters, and card draw..... so the Observer is awesome Grin
    My sweetheart will want the red Wolves for her "puppies" deck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Influence d'Emrakul
    Wow, extremely narrow AND extremely conditional..... no thanks!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tree of Perdition Magic Mics spoiler
    Into the Maw of Hell it goes.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/27
    "Eldrazi Hippogrif" doesn't impress me. Not funny or interesting, but I'm sure some will be loving it?

    The Dryad aint bad Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brisela, the Voice of Nightmares
    So your creatures transform into bigger creatures at end of turn if you've got the right ones? Fun.
    Will there be creatures that need more than 2 in order to transform? 4 seems like an interesting number to try. Top right, top left, bottom right, bottom left! Thumbs Up
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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