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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Dan Frazier is Back: The Allied and Enemy Signets
    It looks like Wizards accidentally printed some of the enemy signets in traditional foil, but then they went to social media and said "Don't worry guys, we corrected our mistake! You can rest assured that all of the signets that you get will be etched! :)"

    Such a shame that they accidentally did something right, then went out of their way to undo it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFC] Reckless Endeavor
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Im almost certain what’s happening here

    They want all types of dice on cards but that was too complicated for standard in commander/supplament it’s easier to do all other dice.


    My thoughts exactly. It's easier to expand on the types of dice used in the Commander product because players who run these cards will come prepared for them.

    Quote from foam_dome »


    If you're running this in your deck, then chances are you've come prepared with a dice set.


    Its a problem that doesnt need to exist in the first place.

    So you missed the point.


    It's a problem that doesn't exist in the first place.

    So there isn't even a point to miss.

    Please explain to me how it's a problem if players who run this card in their EDH deck need to bring a D12 with them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFC] Reckless Endeavor
    This is even worse.

    Like a 6-sided dice, ok, maybe someone has one, not guaranteed.

    A spin-down d20 ? sure somebody has one, almost guaranteed.

    But a d12 ? Good luck ...


    If you're running this in your deck, then chances are you've come prepared with a dice set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] Check for traps - fan email
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    hilarious part
    https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type:trap

    Every single trap type card is an instant


    Boy, what a coincidence, right? I wonder why a subset of cards meant to catch the opponent by surprise would be instants?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] Mordenkainen— Polygon preview
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    they did it again

    auto ultiamtes with doubling season or vorinclex, monstrous raider


    You say that like it's some kind of mistake
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] Instrument of the bards — Rafael Seiz
    Ha! I love the flavor of receiving some coins if you sing a song about some legendary hero or monster or something.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] Find the Path and Hunter's Mark— IGN previews
    Interesting that Hunter's Mark doesn't say that it can't be countered "by spells or abilities," as spells with targets usually say. Maybe they're getting rid of that chunk of text going forward?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] Owlbear— Ouest France preview
    Look how far we've come since Kavu Climber!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Runing fetches in monocolored decks?
    I run them in my mono white EDH, because they have incidental synergy with things like Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on MaRo's AFR Teaser
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    • a new enchantment subtype
    Slant maro do you ever remember to read everything already shown before these? You did remember Dungeons was shown right?


    1. Maro's not going to acknowledge an unintended leak, either directly or indirectly, nor do I expect him to particularly care if one of the teasers is already known. He's not gonna be like "Oh damn, the dungeon mechanic was already leaked on the internet, guess I'd better choose another teaser instead"

    2. Not every Magic player knows about the leak in the first place, it's only known by people who go beyond official sources to look for Magic-related news and info.

    3. Quit complaining about one (1) of the teasers already being known when there are nearly 30 others to speculate about. He could just go back to giving us zero teasers, would you like that better?
    Quote from Melriken »
    So we get...
    • a new enchantment subtype (currently there are Auras, Cartouches, Curses, Runes, Shards ([[Niko Aris]]), Sagas, and Shrines) so this would have been a much bigger announcement a few years ago before... Runes, Cartouches, and Shards... also Dungeons was already known...
    • a card that gives -11/-11... tragic slip makes this meh
    • a creature with a death trigger that makes an equipment token... Harvest Hand
    • a legendary creature that makes a legendary hamster creature token... so Hamster is a new creature type... but there are 13 cards that create legendary tokens, (two of which are legendary lands, one a legendary enchantment, one a legendary artifat, two legendary planeswalkers, and the other 7 are legendary creatures) so this is really nothing new (Kari Zev, Skyship Raider) (yes this is Minsc and boo... cool... not teaser worthy stuff...
    • something only seen previously in Un-Sets... the cheese stands alone and barren Glory... this happens all the time.
    • an artifact that's a musical instrument that creates harmony counters... I mean there were two whole cycles of verse counter enchantments in Urza's Saga... not exactly new territory ((https://scryfall.com/search?q=set:usg t:enchantment o:verse&unique=cards&as=grid&order=name))
    • a card that can keep your opponent from winning the game... just like Platinum Angel
    • an ability that cares about attacking with a certain amount of power of creatures... so a cross between Mosswort Bidge and Windbrisk Heights... I guess that might count as new... but not noteworthy
    • cards that let you decide where the story goes... like Outpost Siege
    • a card that creates a legendary creature token named Vecna... see legendary creature token comment above... also note that Cackling Counterpart and a host of other cards can make a legendary creature token named ((insert the name of a legendary creature from Magic))
    • “Exchange your hand and library” Harness Infinity
    • “Skeletons, Vampires and Zombies” undead slayer Death Baron
    • “Spend this mana only to cast Dragon spells or activate abilities of Dragons.” Crucible of the spirit dragon
    • “for each different mana value among nonland cards in your graveyard.” Agadeem's Awakening Seasons past
    • “Then if you have fewer than three cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.” Damia, sage of stone skull raid
    • “Whenever you cast a creature spell that doesn’t share a creature type with a creature you control or a creature card in your graveyard,” Guardian Project
    • “You may cast [THIS CREATURE’S NAME] from your graveyard if a creature not named [THIS CREATURE’S NAME] died this turn.” Nether Traitor
    • “When its power become 20 this way,” Figure of Destiny Primordial Hydra

    Am I the only one extremely Meh about this?
    Judging from everyone else talking about the type lines only... I guess not.


    What is the point of this post?

    The teasers are meant to bring attention to certain things that will be in the set. They're meant to make the players speculate on exactly what the set will include that utilize these snippets of info, and how they'll do so. The way you're phrasing this, it sounds like you believe that the purpose of these teasers is to highlight things in this set that the game of Magic has never done before, and failing because we've already seen some tangential variant of the teased effects before.
    "Exchange your hand and library? Yawn, we already saw a similar effect on Harness Infinity. What is even the point of telling us this?"
    The point is to generate excitement and discussion.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] Den of the Bugbear - Starcitygames
    That frame gives me some kind of cognitive dissonance. I don't dislike it, though.

    Quote from leslak »
    It is a different type of Raging Ravine. In a nutshell its worse cause ravine has trample


    Raging Ravine has trample?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair Artist Series: Mark Poole
    The use of Library is apropos since Poole was its artist. He's wasting his own art. That's the tie-in for its inclusion. The only one I question is Brainstorm, but I'm guessing it's the closest thing to Ancestral Recall which he did.


    Yeah, I figured that Poole being the original artist for Library was one of the main reasons why they had him depict it in this Wasteland art in the first place. Definitely a really awesome choice.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair Artist Series: Mark Poole
    But anyhoo, NOBODY commenting on how Wasteland depicts a destroyed Library of Alexandria??? (I first thought City of Brass but then I read the flavor text.)


    That was the first thing I noticed, I recognized those spires immediately! I was like "Is that a wasted Library of Alexandria?? I love it"
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Saturday Morning D&D and Special Guests: Jen Bartel and Fiona Staples
    Okay that Archaeomancer is kinda cute ngl
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