Magic Market Index for Sep 14th, 2018
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  • posted a message on Camaraderie
    Quote from Outcryqq »
    Quote from seilaoque »
    If I would write a book about the "win more" concept.
    I'd use this card as the cover.

    I suppose it helps you safely overcommit to the board in wrath-heavy environments?

    Absolutely. It's a stellar Commander card since it lets an aggressive deck with a high creature count overcommit and reap some benefits before the next wipe.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 9-18
    Am not in love with that Tajic art, but I like that he asks you to build a damage-based wrath deck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Who are the Guild Leaders for Ravnica Allegiances???
    Sad that the new Hallowed Fountain art spoiled Azorius as Bolas- curved horn symbology everywhere and Thopters that could easily be of Kaladesh design. Not sure if that means Tezz or Dovin (or some yet unnamed individual) but we can confirm Azor=Bolas.

    Quote from Xeruh »
    Quote from direlord »
    Azorious led by tez,

    So you're anticipating Tezzeret will lose Black and gain White?

    He could just be Esper colored- while abnormal, no reason that someone with an additional color couldn't lead a guild with 2/3rd of their color pie.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [RNA] - Art Previews for the other five Shocklands
    Oh good, more Bolas horns marking obvious allegiance. I hate that design so much. Also, thopters- Dovin Baan or Tezzerett puppetry confirmed?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hatchery Spider
    I was excited and then I saw it specified "green." Now sad.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Twitch spoilers - Ledev Guardian, Puston-Fist Cyclops, Parhelion Patrol
    We're another reanimation spell away from a solid sultain reanimator deck, and that big ol' giant seems like a great way to chew chunks out of life totals when reanimated.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Glowspore Shaman, Skyknight Legionnaire reprint
    Quote from illakunsaa »
    Why is it so bad? Is a functional satyr wayfinder too much?

    It mills one fewer card, but the fact that it doesn't have to be a land put into the GY from her ability, just any land that happens to be there, she has potentially better late game applications. Also two more power, making her better a good chunk of the time. Oh, and she is a viable tribe.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Doom Whisperer and more Cool stuff inc previews
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    I've been playing a Sultai Reanimator deck at local FNM's and Classics/Opens, and the cards in GRN just keep making it better and better. Doom Whisperer is going to make the deck consistent as hell. Love this card! Also, between Doom Whisperer and Dream Eater, is there a lore reason why the Dimir might have a number of super powerful nightmares this time around?

    A lot of the flavor in this set talk about an "atmosphere of suspicion" and general distrust among the guilds. House Dimir thrives in such a setting, so it only makes sense that they would be able to give this "atmosphere" physical form with Nightmares.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Seal of Fire
    Good friends with another god, Karametra, God of Harvests, for as many Rampant Growths as you have mana for.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Price of Fame TheAsianAvenger preview
    Quote from Courier7 »
    I don't have all the creatures for GRN yet, but in post-rotation Standard Cast Down will hit about 85% of all creatures so this spell will take care of the remaining 15% for exactly the same mana cost *and* surveil 2 for your trouble. Indestructible creatures will be exceedingly rare (only 2 have that ability inherently, another 7 either give themselves or some other creature that ability, and 3 instant spells grant the ability) so lists can trim back on Vraska's Contempt to make room for the other two spells.

    Teferi and friends are still going to be a large enough problem that cutting back on Vraska's seems perhaps not the wisest course of action. Maybe a 2+/2/2 split in favor of whatever the biggest problem is.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on League Guildmage
    Not sublte with the bolas-shaped tool. Boo.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Govern the Storm
    Quote from lookashiny »
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    Is the flavor text supposed to mess with us? I thought he consciously was working with Bolas?

    Is there any proof of that? I haven't seen anything that states that he's knowingly working with Bolas.

    I don't believe he has mentioned Bolas by name. We know that he is working with Tezzerett, so it may be something closer to a Pyramid scheme (lol Amonkhet) with Bolas at the top.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bounty Agent
    Quote from Manite »
    A white bounty hunter? I mean, Haazda Snare Squad indicates that yes, white bounty hunters do exist on Ravnica, but the idea of hunting down a target for money sounds more like a black thing.

    White creatures can still fall into the "lawful evil" or "lawful neutral" paradigm. Black bounty hunters are more typically assassins and aren't always acting within the letter of the law-- this white creature is presumptively answering completely legal bounties on big names.

    Quote from lookashiny »
    Quote from SimicNuggets »
    What kinda bounty hunter can't stay alive to collect their bounty? :p

    That is something I question about the flavor. It seems like they're sacrificing themselves to take down a big bounty, but that's not the way that usually works.

    Actually I love this flavor. A bounty hunter that bags someone big doesn't stick around- they spend some time out of the spotlight to spend their earnings and, if the reward is big enough, they retire. The job is done, they're out of there!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 9-11 Guildgates and more
    Quote from Azurhawk »
    Great. Now the people on Ravnica will hate Vraska even more!

    Depends on what "cooperation" means, most of the guilds would never give up autonomy in order to work with others- only three of the white aligned guilds would see it as a virtue (Boros, Azorious, and Selesnya), so it could be that the assassination would be lauded rather than hated.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Welp, time to join the dissenting voices. After this final installment I'm quite displeased with the new character and the story itself. Florid language and violence are a combination that I'm not particularly into, especially if that violence doesn't track with any kind of reason beyond sensationalism.

    I love a good story of nature rising up to destroy those that do it wrong, but the story was stepping into some weird PETA-level masturbational fiction. There was nothing to love about Vivien and the only character that one could really hate was The Baron himself (whose death wasn't even all that satisfying). They definitely got me with descriptions of vivisection (doubtlessly one of the most evil things you can do to a living being), but beyond that, I couldn't care and was just all around disappointed.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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