Magic Market Index for Dec 28th, 2018
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  • posted a message on New Quick Draft paper format modeled after Arena
    I prefer best of three in paper simply because, if I'm gonna spend 15 dollars to draft at FNM, I want to play for several hours, not just 2-3 20 minute games.

    Bo3 is also preferable as that one game in several where you get flooded or screwed doesn't overly impact your results.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Weekly MTG previews
    Quote from WizardMN »
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    That Sphinx is super scary for limited. Reach 7, get a 5/5 flier with almost-hexproof? At uncommon?
    Very scurry in Limited. First-pickable easy.

    I'm almost disappointed they didn't use a five-color indicator, but that would probably have been hard to read.
    I wonder what this means for Transguild Courier. If they didn't print this with a color indicator, are they just going to remove that from the courier too to bring it back to its printed functionality?

    Transguild Courier predates color indicators. It wasn't printed with one to begin with, so they may well default to that text style. The net effect is the same, though, there's not really any rules difference.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Quick Draft paper format modeled after Arena
    At hascon in 2017, this is how they ran all the IMA sealed and the "historic" drafts. No pairings; play someone, mark your win or loss on a slip, and then go find another game. Prize Tix were based on how many wins you got out of 5 games or something. Okay for casual play, but bad for competition and lots of people were... massaging their results for better records.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Regenesis
    Quote from AntiPox »
    I’m glad this doesn’t exile. Not for balance reasons, but exile clauses on cards like this annoy me and I don’t think they are neccessary.

    Exile clauses are only included when multiple copies of a card could loop themselves. Since this returns permanent cards, you'd need a different card (the aforementioned Eternal Witness) to loop, which means you are not gaining as much card advantage.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Captive Audience
    Its worth noting that you don't choose who gets in until it resolves, so you can't wait to see who is the target and decide to counter it if its you.

    Quote from Mazyloron »
    Quote from Desu »
    Oof counter it with a fractured identity for maximum lol. assuming you were the target.

    I don't think that works, since all players create a copy of it, those players will then get to choose new targets. Its even possible for a person to get multiple of these as a result. It'll be great just for the Chaos though.

    Yes, Captive Audience is a replacement effect (like Xancha) so Fractured Identity would allow each opponent to make a copy and then each of those opponents would (in active player order) get to choose one of their opponents to gain control of that copy. This could result in one player having multiple copies of Captive Audience.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Absorb
    As cool it is to have Absorb added to standard and modern, they missed a perfect opportunity to reveal a Red/Green card on Christmas.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE] A (serious) Naruto Set
    Some notes after skimmimg:

    Naruto definitely is not a white character. Naruto is heavy Red (impulsive, loyal, driven by emotions) with possibly some Blue (desire to improve self), and the shadow clone (temporary copies) fits with a red ability.

    Saurtobi is a good fit for the character, except i don't think all those abilities would fit on a card. His monkey should be Legendary though.

    Using "Village Rank" on the type line is going to be repetitive. Yeah, almost everyone is a human, but "Ninja" is generic enough term that you could change people to Monk/Warrior/Shaman/Cleric based on their powers set.

    For the Hyugas, remove the Kekkei Genki text, and just give them the "Byakugan" keyword. Having both is redundant.

    Kankuro's ability is a good fit, but it shouldn't be a keyword, just a printed ability.

    All of your commons are too powerful and/or complex to be actual commons, and you should tone down the number of abilities on the characters, move some of the Justsu abilities to instant/sorcery/enchantment cards. You said you wanted to encourage creature combat, but so many activated and tap abilities and creatures with regenerate are going to bog the board down so that no one attacks because they cannot breakthough.
    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on Fall 2018 Announcement Day
    Oops, misread question
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on New action: Capture
    Monarch has a similar "get out of jail free" card that would probably work. I also think captured creatures shouldn't give their capturer bonuses.

    Capture target creature. (Gain control of that creature until you are dealt combat damage. It cannot attack or block and loses all abilities)
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Twitch spoilers - Ledev Guardian, Puston-Fist Cyclops, Parhelion Patrol
    I think Lotleth Giant is a finisher for Manaless Dredge?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan Tribal Crossover cards
    I think these kinds of tribal bridges are simply much better off as monocolored cards to show off their flexibility.

    I agree with what you're saying. It's just a problem for a Merfolk Vampire crossover because those tribes share no colors.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Ixalan Tribal Crossover cards
    The Merfolk/Vampire is the one that I'm least excited about as is. Every other card can be slotted into either tribe and encourages it to grab the cards that of the other color that share a tribe with it, but Merfolk and vampires share 0 colors, so this has to encourage drafting a third color rather than cutting cards of the color you are already in. I almost feel like it needs either not to be there or that there be another WU Merfolk vampire to push the opposite way in the draft.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Ixalan Tribal Crossover cards
    Maro recently noted that a lack of cards that worked between the factions was part of what lead to the drafts being more "On rails" during Ixalan and Rivals, and that got me thinking about cards that could bridge the gap, similar to how some cards in Lorwyn did.

    Brazen Stampeder 2RR
    Creature - Human Pirate (U)
    When CARDNAME enter the battlefield, create a 3/3 Dinosaur creature token with trample.
    Dinosaurs and other Pirates you control have haste.

    Warden Pariah
    Creature - Merfolk Vampire (U)
    Wnevever CARDNAME becomes blocked, it gains Lifelink until the end of turn.
    Whenever CARDNAME deals combat damage to a player, it explores.

    River Manipulator
    Creature - Merfolk Pirate (U)
    Whenever a another Merfolk enters the battlefield under your control, target Pirate gains flying until the end of turn.
    Whenever a another Pirate enters the battlefield under your control, target Merfolk gains +1/+0 until the end of turn.

    Body Counter
    Creature - Vampire Pirate
    CARDNAME's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Pirates and Vampires you control on the battlefield plus the number of Pirate and Vampire cards in your graveyard.

    Harried Brontodon
    Creature - Dinosaur
    When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, create three 1/1 Vampire creature tokens with Lifelink

    Imperial Diplomat
    Creature - Human Shaman
    At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on up to one Merfolk you control and on up to one Dinosaur you control.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Leaked Announcement - New Masterpieces and Reserved List Update
    The only legit reason to do masterpieces in a new Ravnica set is Masterpiece alpha duals. I doubt the legitimacy of the "leak", but having ABU duals in masterpiece form would be a crazy way of them to sell a lot of cardboard and would likely not affect card prices on the originals too much.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Subjectuve Reality deck leaks
    Quote from Hawk7915 »
    Something really bugs me. Why Varina got the template "when you attack with one or more creature, do that many X" while Thantis of Kesta got the old wording of "whenever a creature attack, do X"? Isn't the same?

    Anyway zombies are cool, glad they made an Esper one finally.

    I imagine it's for online; Thantis just draws cards so its only one thing you can "yield" to and just draw the cards. Varina draws AND Discards, which means it'd be simultaneously less powerful if it was technically one trigger for each creature (draw, discard, draw, discard, draw, discard, instead of draw 3 discard 3) and more of a hassle for online play.

    I agree for online, and even for paper its a simpler decision to draw four and discard four than to draw one discard one four times because you get to see all the cards at once rather than guessing what the next three might be to make your decision.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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