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  • posted a message on [IKO] NumotofNummy - Migration path
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    Love it - replacing explosive vegetation in every instance. Does this fulfill the "strictly better" definition?


    Until they print a card that specifically punishes other cards for having cycling it does. As far as I know no such card exists today but if there were "2UU, counter target spell. This spell costs 2 less if it targets a spell with cycling", then it stops being strictly better. (I'm not sure if that templating would work - does the spell have cycling while it's on the stack or is that only a trait of the card while it's in your hand?).


    Hard because it probably has to counter a spell as well as an ability due to cycling being an ability and not casting a spell. It's not out of the realm of things they could print.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Fertilid reprint
    I love this card. Such a versatile little guy with the potential to be a land farm.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Coolstuffinc preview - fiend Artisan
    Instant staple in so many of my decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Coolstuffinc preview - fiend Artisan
    This looks good. Maybe even too good
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Mythos of Nethroi — Seb McKinnon Preview
    How does this work?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO) Voracious Greatshark
    This seems good. Although an expensive counter, cutting your opponent's bomb out from under them and getting a 5/4 seems good.

    Also this is easily a good blink target.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Back for More — Magic APAC preview
    I like this a lot! A great reanimator card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] The rest of the Godzilla Series
    Idaro the cycling red guy looks super interesting as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] The rest of the Godzilla Series
    Jesus that Abzan card is an insane reanimator card! I thought the Sultai one was good.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Alleged Ikoria Box Toppers, leaked from a brazilian LGS
    The Sultai card seems like a great control finisher. I'm not sure what Mutate does, but I would imagine that it is the ability that gives your creatures the keyword counters as previously mentioned. If that's the case, you can bring this guy back mutated from your graveyard again and again? Seems legit.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Mark Rosewater's Ikoria Teaser
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Looks like Gavin did a second round of hints

    https://mobile.twitter.com/GavinVerhey/status/1242181663951433732?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1242181663951433732&ref_url=https://s9e.github.io/iframe/2/twitter.min.html#1242181663951433732

    Hound that generates fetch counters
    "Whenever you cast a spell with X in it's mana cost" do something
    Cycle of cards that is a reimagining of an old,popular multplayer cycle
    There's a creature that generates mana you can ONLY use to activate abilities
    8 non-evergreen returning mechanics
    Whale Wolf,Cat-Dinossaur Tokens
    Single legendary card that brings back and uses experience counters

    A whale wolf? Oh my gosh these creature types are getting more insane by the minute

    I’m offical gonna hope for a “Cat turtle” as a type in this that would reference “avatar the last airbender”


    I wonder what the returning keywords are... as well as the old, popular multiplayer cycle...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoira - Design a Card based on MaRo's Hints
    Huh... how about this?

    Thundering Footfalls red mana green mana
    Enchantment (R)
    Whenever you draw a card, you may reveal it. Whenever you reveal a creature card with power 4 or greater in this way, put a Foreshadow counter on Thundering Footfalls.
    Remove 8 Foreshadow Counters from Thundering Footfalls: You may put any number creature cards from your hand onto the battlefield.


    I like this design a lot! It's kind of slow, but feels like something that could actually see a printing.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Gavin Verhey's Ikoria Commander Hints
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    Quote from Athreos »

    i mean... do you know anything about early magic? Have you ever seen power armor or invasion plans?
    All these people scared about mtg going sci-fi... mtg started with a lot of sci fi in it.

    The yugioh style for the monster is for showcase cards. Same as eldraine and theros ones. The sky isn't falling.


    Indeed. It's a bit sad that MTG players love to complain about their favorite game just for the sake of complaining. Although I hated when Maro said this, "not every product is for you" is plenty right for this situation. Plus, I feel like the art of the game, the lore and the aspects rounding the game are secondary to the game itself and I hardly see how adopting an alternative art style could harm the very game we play.


    It's just an art style for the collectors boosters. Like Eldraine and Theros. People shouldn't be freaking out...
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    Yea That’s all i really mean’t

    I’m not saying it as a negative thing the border style this time is comic book style


    It ties well with the semi-Godzilla theme of mega monsters and kaiju. I'm not the biggest fan of it, but it makes sense why they did it. I'm not worried.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gavin Verhey's Ikoria Commander Hints
    Quote from Athreos »

    i mean... do you know anything about early magic? Have you ever seen power armor or invasion plans?
    All these people scared about mtg going sci-fi... mtg started with a lot of sci fi in it.

    The yugioh style for the monster is for showcase cards. Same as eldraine and theros ones. The sky isn't falling.


    Indeed. It's a bit sad that MTG players love to complain about their favorite game just for the sake of complaining. Although I hated when Maro said this, "not every product is for you" is plenty right for this situation. Plus, I feel like the art of the game, the lore and the aspects rounding the game are secondary to the game itself and I hardly see how adopting an alternative art style could harm the very game we play.


    It's just an art style for the collectors boosters. Like Eldraine and Theros. People shouldn't be freaking out...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gavin Verhey's Ikoria Commander Hints
    All these weird creature types make me think we could potentially see a new mechanic focused around having a certain number or more of different creatures. Almost like a reverse tribal.

    Instead of wanting a bunch of the same type of creature, you want biodiversity.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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