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  • posted a message on [CMR] Esior, Hullbreacher, and Mana Drain reprint— Hareruyamtg previews
    "Nice Brainstorm you got there. You mind putting a few cards in hand back on top while I make some Lotus Petals?"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Belbe, Corrupted Overseer and Court of Ambition— Nopi previews
    Of course the Courts are a cycle, we already got a green one and a blue one.
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  • posted a message on [CMR] Blim, Comedic Genius and Demonic Knowledge— mtg-jp.com previews
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from foam_dome »
    It looks like the Demonic Knowledge flavor text is a quote from Nevinyrral, _____ of Urborg. (I can only read katakana, so I don’t know what the last word is.) Maybe we’re finally getting a Nevinyrral card?



    i can tell you that when they do a big name like that it’s usually a legendary card being used as the person talking You can see this with a few flavor texts on cards

    So yes it’s probably happening


    I am already aware of this, thanks
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Blim, Comedic Genius and Demonic Knowledge— mtg-jp.com previews
    It looks like the Demonic Knowledge flavor text is a quote from Nevinyrral, _____ of Urborg. (I can only read katakana, so I don’t know what the last word is.) Maybe we’re finally getting a Nevinyrral card?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Opposition Agent
    All original partners do indeed appear to be foil etched.

    Well here's to hoping they look nice...


    This was already well known, though? You’ve even acknowledged it in other threads?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on CMR Commander Legends Spoilers 26/10
    You can also steal your opponent's Expropriate if you're still alive after that turn cycle.


    No you can’t, because Expropriate exiles itself upon resolution.
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  • posted a message on Commander Legends EBAY leaks
    Quote from Mishotem »
    Yeah, they're putting etched foils in regular boosters. Problem is, there are over 100 etched foils, including the 32 bonus cards. Collector Boosters will each have an etched foil. Draft Boosters MIGHT have them. Odds are greatly against you pulling any in draft boosters, unless you buy a lot of them, and even greater odds of getting one of the 32.

    This is not at all how they should be doing reprints.


    Well then it sure is a good thing that people can simply buy the cards that they want off of some kind of secondary market instead of foolishly cracking hundreds of packs in the narrow hopes of opening those cards themselves, right? :) :)

    My point is, you might not necessarily open the ones you want, but other people definitely will. And many of those will be put up for sale or trade, which will make them plentiful and readily available. As I stated before, people are going to open this set like crazy. It's going to be a unique drafting experience, which will incentivize a lot of Limited and EDH players to draft it more than normal, even with paper Magic seeing less play due to COVID. On top of that, lots of people love to open collector boosters and resell the contents that they don't want, which will add even more supply to the market.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander Legends EBAY leaks
    Well sis I didn't know. I don't understand why reprinting these cards needs to be this difficult. They add all these restrictions and then fail at delivering anything meaningful. "we can't reprint these outside of a commander product, and not just any commander product, but one re-introducing partner! Except this commander product, because only the mono color cards have partner! So good luck ever getting these!!!!"


    My guy, these packs are going to get opened like crazy. You really think that these C16 partner reprints are going to be that prohibitively expensive?
    You've devoted quite a few posts in this thread to complaining about the availability and distribution of these cards.
    Although I suppose devotion is in keeping with your Theros-centric persona.

    They even put etched foils into regular draft boosters, so I honestly don't know why you're complaining this much
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement September 28th
    What I find laughable is that they said they recognized how warping Uro was, but they wanted to wait for rotation to let the metagame change and adapt to him.
    "Hey let's introduce this set full of landfall and other land-based interactions, I wonder how they'll adapt to Uro?"
    "Gee, all of these decks are actually incorporating Uro, because it helps them survive the early game, draws them a card, gives them access to a recursive late-game threat, AND gives them extra land drops, which is what their deck cares about?"
    "Who could have possibly predicted this?"
    "-surprised pikachu face-"

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    and lotus cobra that’s the most important part of the deck

    and to make it worse watch people replace uro in the omnath decks with Azusa, Lost but Seeking


    Uro filled a unique role in the deck, and without him these ramp decks will be far less dominant. Uro provided both the acceleration and longevity needed for these decks to reach their late game, gave them a replacement card to work with, and sat in the graveyard to come back later in the game as a huge beater that generated insane amounts of value. Azusa won't be anywhere near Uro in terms of serving as a viable replacement, because she doesn't fill the same role. The deck will still be great, but it will definitely have more trouble surviving to the late game.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Interesting that they use gendered pronouns for Michonne. I thought they only did that with planeswalkers?
    I guess it's to add to the immersion. It would read kinda weird to refer to Michonne as "it" in the card text.
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement next week
    Quote from seilaoque »
    well, yeah, good answers DO ruin formats.
    make answers too good and then the format becomes a control fest and no one plays big threats anymore because they will pay 5 mana for their card just for it to be dealt with a 2 mana spell before they untap with it in play and net any value out of it.
    awesome answers will warp the entire format around them, pretty much like Force of Will does with eternal formats.
    in legacy over half of the competitive decks are running 4 FoWs, so unless you have pretty big reasons (or awesome ways to protect them) that puts every larger threat in check.....
    having your 5 drop countered by a "free" FoW in legacy without netting any value out of it regularly means defeat because you pretty much will have lost both your biggest threat and an entire turn.


    I highly disagree with this assessment. Do you believe that Legacy is a "ruined" format because a lot of decks run Force of Will? If anything, Force acts as a safety net that keeps the format in check. Legacy is a format where many threats don't take the form of beefy creatures; they take the form of a reanimation spell targeting Griselbrand, or a game-winning Doomsday pile, or a critical mass of spells that finish with a tutor or wish for Tendrils of Agony. If Force didn't exist, the format would most assuredly consist nearly entirely of turn 1 or 2 combo decks and meta-specific anti-combo decks.

    Quote from seilaoque »
    that said.... I still think is a lot better to have awesome answers putting every big threat on check than letting threats run rampant because no one can answer them properly.
    hell, at this day and age, a TON of matches are simply decided by the coin flip that decides who goes first.
    a ton of decks wouldn´t have a proper answer that doesns't cost their entire turn for a turn 2 Lotus Cobra while on the draw, thus having no way to deal with said cobra before the dude on "play" untaps with it and does silly things.

    well, I do think better answers are needed for standard if they're going to keep printing this absurd threat power level, but this have to be done carefully to put the threats in check and not simply make them unplayable because none of them will stay a single turn on the battlefield.


    I do agree with all of this, though.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Full set reveal
    Quote from EasyLover »
    There are only 3 inscription cards.
    Red & white one missin. Why ?


    I scrolled down to say exactly this.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Wayward Guide-Beast— Weibo preview
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    come on, how are you getting Valakut active while returning a land to your hand every turn?
    On 7+ mana, can't you do anything better than try to connect with a 2/2?
    This is aggro and nothing else.


    it’s when we get to that point

    And plus you already forgot Valakut is used in modern with Scapeshift


    And why would Scapeshift decks run this card instead of a card that contributes to its primary gameplan, which is to put more lands into play?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Base Camp— SyFy preview
    Yeah, I don't think it would have been that problematic to have this enter untapped.

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ok this is just sad

    its a great land and all because it enters tapped your not putting it in tribal decks

    VAST MAJORY OF LANDS IN CASUAL/BATTLECRUISER EDH DECKS COME IN TAPPED!


    That doesn't make them good
    Nor does it make taplands a good deckbuilding decision

    You know what else you could put in tribal decks?
    Almost any 5 color land that enters untapped
    City of Brass
    Mana Confluence
    Cavern of Souls
    Unclaimed Territory
    There are tons of others
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Inscription of Insight— GameSpot preview
    You read the abilities and they seem decent. Then you see the kicker cost and wonder if it's worth it. And then it hits you that it's a sorcery.


    My thought process was the exact opposite, actually

    “Oh, it’s a sorcery”
    “I wonder if that kicker cost is worth it”
    “Huh, those abilities seem decent”
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