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  • posted a message on [C20] Hipster of the Coast - Manascape refractor
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kO4eDnHrFGs

    At 33:17 may have thrown a yellow flag about are card

    “Mana abilities” aren’t “activated abilities”

    And I had a original edit that I pointed this out so I may have Ben right before fixing it

    You can’t tap it for mana so RIP cabal coffers/Gaea's Cradle but will see what the rules say


    Yeah no don't listen to these clowns, they're wrong as hell. Mana abilities are totally activated abilities.
    Why do you think Karn, the Great Creator stops your opponents from tapping their lands for mana when Mycosynth Lattice is in play?
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander brew preview - Haldan, Avid Arcanist/Pako, Arcane Retriever (Temur partners)
    It's neat that Haldan lets you play lands this way, too!

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I hate to say this but I think this is the theft theme people have Ben waiting for


    I think it's hilarious that your phone always autocorrects "been" to "Ben"
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  • posted a message on [C20] Hipster of the Coast - Manascape refractor
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from TyranidBill »
    It's a single-use Blast Zone for 0, if you have a Blast Zone in play.


    It gets the loading ability as well my lad


    You completely missed his point my lad

    He was saying that you can activate Blast Zone for 0, which you can’t normally do
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  • posted a message on [C20] Hipster of the Coast - Manascape refractor
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Let see what lands can it spot that’s bonkers

    Any fetchlands


    How is it bonkers with fetchlands? Do you really wanna pay three mana for a tapped fetchland?

    Don't forget Lotus Field to go around targeted artifact hate.


    Having Lotus Field in play doesn't protect this from artifact destruction - it only gets Lotus Field's ability to tap for three mana, not hexproof.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] The rest of the Godzilla Series
    Quote from Ritokure »
    A turtle with Haste? I mean sure it's a Dinosaur Turtle, but still.


    Ikoria is a plane where monsters mutate in order to adapt to their surroundings and overcome their shortcomings, is it not?

    Therefore, would it not stand to reason that Yidaro has haste because it evolved in order to mitigate its slowness as a turtle?
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Mass Extinction — HandOfBlood preview
    That awkward moment when you say "Eat it, Void Winnower" and then realize that Void Winnower prevents you from casting this card
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  • posted a message on [C20] Charolotte Arbitrix preivew - Rashmi Eternities Crafter Reprint
    For a split second I thought she was being reprinted in the main set, and I was like “oh snap did she finally figure out how to transport living matter across planes??”
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Clash of Titans — everyeye.it Preview
    Yup, Blood Feud got a pretty big upgrade! I like it.
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  • posted a message on [IKO) Voracious Greatshark
    Neat, it looks like Shark is becoming an actual creature type now.
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  • posted a message on [IKA] - Ken Yukuhiro Spoiler Help!
    Menace lord!
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  • posted a message on New Ikoria Image with links
    Django Wexler would be such a cool name for a Magic planeswalker, you're telling me it's just the author's name?
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  • posted a message on [C20] Apparently new cards and Merge mechanic; source link in thread
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I should tell you guys there’s a “ultimatinum” in abzan In there and we don’t have wedge colored versions of those


    I mean we can all see it right there, so a mention isn't really necessary

    That said, though, I was gonna say that wedge Ultimatums are sweet. I hope to see more Cruel Ultimatum style cards that cripple the frick out of your opponent.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Apparently new cards and Merge mechanic; source link in thread
    Didn't Ethan Fleischer create a GDS2 world design with a prehistoric theme that involved giant monsters and evolve? I also seem to recall another designer having a design similar to merge.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    They're not going to print super expensive cards in Secret Lair products, and here's why.

    It would reduce many players' financial incentive to play the game. While this isn't super important, many players buy into sets with the hopes of obtaining hot money cards, so if cards get devalued, a lot of players have less incentive to open packs, which hurts sales.

    It would piss off players who already dropped big money on those cards. While I don't think this should be used as an excuse to not lower the barrier to entry for older formats, many players would be highly upset if the cards that they spent so much money on their decks were to suddenly plummet in value thanks to a Secret Lair drop. One of the only safety nets in Magic is the ability to liquidate your cards if you ever leave the game, so fewer players would want to put their money toward a game that runs a high risk of a low return on investment. Again, this hurts sales.

    It would damage buyer confidence. Yes, it would make certain cards more affordable, but if Liliana dropped to $15 overnight because of a Secret Lair announcement, then would you feel confident in buying copies of Thoughtseize for $30 if they might drop the value to $10 next month? Would you buy Scalding Tarns for $60 if they might fall to $20?
    Now, if we get to the point where they somehow eventually made ALL of the non-Reserved List cards more affordable, that would be great for players getting into the game, but the aforementioned financial incentive would no longer be there and I suspect that a good number of the preexisting players would get fed up and not want to support the game anymore. Tournament Magic would lose a portion of its player base, which, once again, hurts sales. I'm sure it would recover over time, but who knows.

    Some of these points are redundant, I know.

    Disclaimer: Yes, I understand that Magic is a hobby for many people and that the financial value of their cards shouldn't dictate whether or not they play the game. I'm simply explaining why Wizards wouldn't choose to print things like Liliana of the Veil in this product.
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  • posted a message on Wolrd's Smallest MTG
    Even without the context of the April Fool's article, this product uses the old pre-Dominaria MTG logo, which they've basically retired at this point.
    But the biggest red flag is that they include goggles in the product. That's way too silly to be taken seriously.

    I'm genuinely curious how rare those mini Jace vs. Vraska decks will be, though.
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