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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Beyeen Veil//Beyeen Coast— io9 preview
    I understand that there's power in flexibility and whatnot, but the more I see of this MDFC land mechanic, the less I like it. I get that making the lands ETB untapped would likely be too strong, but the nonland side on most of these are just underwhelming in the extreme.

    Speaking to this one in particular - I get that the idea is to have this replace a land slot and have the upside of using the spell side when needed. But in practice, it's either a crappy spell with corner-case application that you might use every once in a while, or its a slower basic land that dies to nonbasic hate. The draw to this mechanic is supposed to be that flexibility is power, but why do i want the flexibility to have the choice between TWO otherwise crappy effects?

    Maybe it's just me, but the whole mechanic seems clever in theory but incredibly lazy and boring in practice.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Ancient Greenwarden— Paste Magazine preview
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    I need like 7 of these asap.

    This thing is immediately going into Windgrace and will be probably one of the best cards in the deck.


    Yep, this is just STUPID good in Windgrace.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager— @kawasakiMTG preview
    Okay, that Token is HORRIFYING.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager— @kawasakiMTG preview
    Ghave, Guru of Spores: "Well, this is just freaking great."
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Skyclave Shadowcat— Zopilote Garcia preview
    Yet another fun combo with Ghave, Guru of Spores.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Nahiri's Lithoforming Vorthoscast
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    ... what's the point of this card? You have to both pay X and sacrifice a lot of lands... not worth it


    Facepalm

    Dude.........this is scapeshift in red and imagine with a crucible of worlds and a Amulet of vigor In play

    Plus lord windgrace Decks


    Oh yes, this goes DIRECTLY into Lord Windgrace.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] "Valakut Exploration"— Multiplayer.it preview
    I think this may be the first card in the set that I'm legitimately excited for, should fit very nicely into my Torban EDH deck!
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Emeria's Call // Emeria, Shattered Skyclave— Luis Salvatto preview
    This set is just shockingly underwhelming thus far. I know it’s only day two and there’s a lot left to be spoiled, but it’s a bit alarming.

    The party mechanic seems to asking a lot for little return, the dfc taplands are cute but severely underpowered, and the only landfall and kicker stuff we’ve seen so far is pretty generic.

    This feels oddly like a mix of the intentional depowering of Mercadian Masques and the overall mechanical whiff that was Battle for Zendikar.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Confounding Conundrum — Lucas Esper Berthoud preview
    Quote from H3RAC71TU5 »
    I would like:

    Zoning Provision 1W
    Enchantment
    Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, if that player had another land enter the battlefield under his or her control this turn, you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped. If you don't, that player sacrifices a land.


    I honestly really like that, kind of a monowhite Burgeoning that taxes as well as helps white keep pace with ramp.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Anticognition— MTG Arena Japan preview
    Man, this is an odd one. Not sure how often you're going to see it fully optimized in most cases, but when it IS optimized, it's STRONG.

    Sideboard potential against GY decks, most definitely. Not sure if you want it in the main deck though.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] "Skyclave Cleric" // Skyclave Colonnade — VGTime preview
    I honestly can't decide how I feel about these. The mechanic is interesting and a clever way to avoid flooding, but both sides are pretty lame themselves. A limited at best creature or a strictly worse basic land. The idea behind it, being able to play whichever is needed flexibly, is overshadowed by the fact that I don't see a situation where I'd want either one. The land may help you hit every drop, but loses you tempo. The creature may help you draw SOMETHING rather than a land when youre flooded, but it's pretty much basically just a body, and not even a decent one. There's not really a situation where you honestly feel GOOD about playing either side.

    Clever in theory, but probably could use a power boost in practice.
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  • posted a message on New Secret Lair - August 26th
    Love doggos and LOVE the art, but not enough to drop 30 bucks on it.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Prime Slime available for order right now
    I may honestly buy a single Voidslime just for the flavor text alone.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Gavin is showing some commander legend cards next week!
    Quote from Outcryqq »
    Quote from Spaz350 »
    Nothing helps distract people from losing their jobs, obliterating their savings, and not knowing how to plan for their future like watching the hobby they use for fun and relaxation hyping BRAND NEW PRODUCT AFTER BRAND NEW PRODUCT every other week.

    So should Wizards put on hold any new product(s) until everyone has job, savings, and a good plan for their future?


    Im not saying that they're really doing anything wrong at all. These were all planned prior to COVID, so they're not really doing anything differently, good or bad, than they would have done anyway.

    I'm just saying it's a feels-bad for a lot of us who were looking forward to buying and playing with the new stuff and now are likely unable to due to circumstances. It's a bummer to be excited for something, then have to give up on it, while still seeing all the hype that made you excited in the first place.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Gavin is showing some commander legend cards next week!
    Nothing helps distract people from losing their jobs, obliterating their savings, and not knowing how to plan for their future like watching the hobby they use for fun and relaxation hyping BRAND NEW PRODUCT AFTER BRAND NEW PRODUCT every other week.
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