Magic Market Index for Dec 28th, 2018
 
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  • posted a message on Chainer's Edict
    Eeeeh, not really sure this counts as an upshift. Only paper edition released till now was uncommon (excluding "mythic" from FTV).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sneak peek at Vivien’s Magic story
    There are quite a few languages spoken on the Iberian peninsula, of which the three most prominent are Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. Other languages include Galician, Basque, Leonese, and Aragonese. This is how "Frederick" is commonly spelled in the prominent ones:

    Spanish: Federico
    Portuguese: Frederico
    Catalan: Frederic

    So she's most likely using the Catalan variant of the name.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on TheMarySue - New Planeswalker Vivien Reid + Vivien's Invocation
    Did they just pick up the phonebook and point to a random name for her?

    What's next?

    Mike Smith, Preparer of Taxes
    Jane Doe, Baker to the Masses


    I, for one, cannot wait for Jane Doe, Baker to the Masses. Gotta have that pâtissier so I can throw pies at all your creatures.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Standard Showdown Promo Basics
    Quote from Cainsson »
    Quote from Amphetadex »
    the defining factor of a swamp that differentiates it from a marsh or general wetland is that it has trees.
    Live trees. As it is that Swamp would be more sunny than the forest and parts of the mountains during the day because of the total lack of canopy.
    Innistrad, Tarkir and Ixalan swamps were pretty nice. And those that went on a bit of a tangent like Ravnica and Kaladesh' sewers and Alara's Tidehollow slums were very striking too. Pretty much anything that deviates from "lol dead trees with purplish mist" stands out because we have handfulls of those already.


    Aaah, thank you for the sincere answer! That actually makes a lot of sense. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Standard Showdown Promo Basics
    Quote from Cainsson »
    These are nice but when will we get a Swamp that looks like a swamp and not just one more dead forest?


    I'm a tad confused as to what you want out of a swamp, considering the defining factor of a swamp that differentiates it from a marsh or general wetland is that it has trees.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Comannder Anthology II deck lists Atraxa Mimeoplasm Daretti and Kalemne
    Just realized what looks like the likely reason they chose Kalemne: it means each color is represented in two decks each.

    White: Kalemne & Atraxa
    Blue: Mimeoplasm & Atraxa
    Black: Mimeoplasm & Atraxa
    Red: Daretti & Kalemne
    Green: Mimeoplasm & Atraxa

    That said, I don't think the reasoning justifies including the Kalemne deck as representative of that year's cycles. :/ Sometimes sticking to a rubric just ain't worth it.
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  • posted a message on Battlebond Packaging
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Landscape images on boosters, like Conspiracy had. Interesting.


    And Unstable as well. Seems to be their way of signalling a set that's supplemental, focused on draft, and features new content (unlike Masters sets).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [SS1] .:. Signature Spellbook: Jace .:. Packaging and Contents
    I actually quite like the modified frame...but the art being so incredibly Jacetastic does nothing for me. Rather sad to see how they tailored this so hard to players who love Jace; seems like they potentially narrowed sales a bit by going all in on the Jace art.

    Also, really disappointed that this doesn't have Rhystic Study. Although the best place for that reprint would have been Masters 25.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ash Barrens (U)
    Quote from Incanur »
    I'm glad they're reprinting it, though, as a glorified Evolving Wilds should be dirt cheap.


    Glorified feels like an understatement, for me at least. The fact this can come in untapped and give you mana same turn as playing it can make a huge difference.

    Plus, you gotta have another land coming in untapped first turn to use this to grab a basic, so that's a slight advantage to Evolving Wilds & Terramorphic Expanse in those situations.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers Unstable 11-13
    Quote from Nylon »
    Squirrellink! That ability is broken!


    I prefer to think of it as nuts.
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  • posted a message on Commander 2017 announcement -- Only 4 decks, based on popular tribes, not color wheel!
    I hope we finally get a lord for the underappreciated Brushwagg creature type.
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  • posted a message on MOTHERSHIP got a facelift!!!!
    And it's also funny you say that, because on my iPad Air, every article has the right side of its text cut off when I'm in portrait view. Using Chrome as well. The lack of consistency on this site's functionality is astounding. About half the time I look at the Card of the Day the images are super squished. And I can't even identify what the pattern could be that causes that to happen so sporadically. It's beautiful.

    As someone who does UI/UX web design professionally, I was able to have a great, sad laugh at work today with a dev guy who also plays Magic. This is just incredibly unprofessional.
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  • posted a message on [[M15]] Picture of Avarice Amulet
    This whole "Designed by Random Person from Famous Brand X!!!" just smacks of a managerial decision by someone from Hasbro who doesn't play the game but TOTALLY KNOWS HOW TO SELL IT CAUSE BUSINESSBUSINESSMONEYMONEY. Or by your dad who tries way too hard to be cool and just makes an idiot of himself.

    I think what is so off-putting about these designed-by cards, the new card-frame, and the site redesign, plus the fact a feature-film was just announced, just feel too imbalanced to me when it comes to Wizards balancing being a money-making enterprise versus a game-making enterprise, and the scales have tipped too much towards the money-making with this set of decisions. Like they're trying too hard to rebrand in certain ways to expand their player base through marketing gimmicks than actual substantive changes that correspond to actual gameplay.

    You know who the coolest card designers are? The guys who do it professionally and create awesome collectible card games, not people who make web comics, etc.

    Will this make me quite the game or not buy product or anything? Nah. But I just feel more pandered to poorly than I usually do, and it puts my back up because I hate out-of-touch marketing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[CNS]] Missed Reprint Altar of Dementia?! Pristine Angel, Reya Dawnbringer, Fires of Yavimaya...
    Moreover, they could probably quite easily implement a hide/show feature to let you toggle between viewing all cards, just reprints, and just new stuff.

    But yeah, I agree, this entire exclusion of the reprints from the MTGS spoiler for Conspiracy is a huge mistake; it's made visiting this site frustrating compared, and drives up web traffic for competing sites.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M15]] Magic 2015 Prerelease
    No no no, see, this is totally different: pick-a-color AND three wolf tokens!!! Those tokens completely change the prerelease meta.
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