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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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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Mothership 9/7— Forsaken Monument
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Wait wait wait

    maro tricked us

    An artifact granting +2/+2 to a subset of creatures that first appeared in Alpha


    It’s nothing more than colorless creatures that’s every creature


    But it is a subset of creatures that first appeared in Alpha Wink
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Maddening Cacophony— ChannelFireball preview
    Maddening, eh? Here’s a popular verse.

    “Ja’hnmadden ja’hnmadden ja’hnmadden aeiouaeiouaeiouaeiou brbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr”

    But in all serious, mill decks will really appreciate this as a flexible early game play or late-game mass mill. Seems fun.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] "Cragframe Baloth"— Meristation preview
    Eh, seems boring. It doesn't have an evasion ability to push damage through, and it's not a great rate whether it's kicked or unkicked.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] - Expeditions have returned!
    Quote from Max Rebo »
    We also have the 5 Battlebond lands, Prismatic Vista, Wasteland and Cavern of Souls.
    I just want to know what the OTHER 12 are since the numbering is up to 30.
    Plus more clarification on where and how often they can be found


    Well, we know that Ancient Tomb will be one of them.
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  • posted a message on The sets of 2021
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Quote from foam_dome »
    Did they officially state that enemy fetchlands would be in Modern Horizons 2? Because they have stated that Modern Horizons sets are going to be devoted to printing new cards for Modern, and for new-to-Modern reprints. Enemy fetchlands check neither of those boxes.

    In the announcement video the only thing they said about MH 2 other than it would have MH type stuff in it was that it would have the enemy fetchlands at rare.


    Ah okay, I didn't get around to actually watching the video until now, lol.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] - Expeditions have returned!
    I believe these were posted in the Preview Stream thread. I definitely think this is the first thread dedicated to the expeditions, though, so I'd say this thread is worth keeping around.
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  • posted a message on The sets of 2021
    Did they officially state that enemy fetchlands would be in Modern Horizons 2? Because they have stated that Modern Horizons sets are going to be devoted to printing new cards for Modern, and for new-to-Modern reprints. Enemy fetchlands check neither of those boxes.
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  • posted a message on Where to find zendikar rising Previews
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Have to say I'm not surprised ppl like DesolatorMagic didn't get anything. That guy rips MaRo every opportunity he can so I doubt he's in their good books.


    Out of the dozens of DesolatorMagic videos I've watched, I have never once seen or heard him present his criticisms in a constructive manner. The dude just seems kind of toxic.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] MaRo's Zendikar Rising teasers
    Quote from Flisch »
    • The return of four mana symbols that have each only ever been used on two cards before

    So no, it's not a combination of mana symbols. twobrid is the only real answer here, though why they excluded one colour is beyond me.


    Four-color Omnath, of course.

    Twobrid would be the best way to include a random 4-color card in a multicolor-light set.
    (Although one could argue that there have been quite a few random 5-color cards added into various sets, such as Niv-Mizzet Reborn)
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Jace, Mirror Mage — Jimmy Wong preview
    This is honestly such a cool design. It also plays very interestingly with itself. Do you cast him on curve for mild to moderate value, or do you wait until turn 5 to kick him and get two Jaces?

    Or you could just use your turn 3 to cast Uro and kick Jace on turn 4 anyway Shrugs
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  • posted a message on Commander Collection Green
    That Command Tower flavor text honestly sounds like something that Nicol Bolas would say.
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  • posted a message on Trigger Warning - Potential $200 Booster Product
    Quote from Xcric »
    Okay that's great. That's marvel. That's not wizards, and that's not magic.
    Though magic already has $100 boosters and a large portion of the playerbase is vocally opposed to that practice already.

    At best this thread is baseless speculation done in an inflammatory way, at worst... well we'll see.


    I agree. This thread doesn't seem to have any reasonable purpose, since it doesn't contain any concrete information about Hasbro, WotC, or Magic.
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  • posted a message on [2XM] Isochron Scepter and Ash Barrens— Good Luck High Five previews
    Reprints undermine the entire collectable aspect of the game, and that is damaging the entire franchise.


    Yeah except the original printings just become the collectibles, while reprints serve as more affordable options for people who care about playing :) :)
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  • posted a message on B & R Announcement 8/3 Major Shakeups
    There are multiple factors at play here.

    • When R&D prints cards that make one or several archetypes more dominant than others, it is less a matter of designing overpowered cards and more indicative of simply not designing powerful enough options for other strategies that are considered fringe or unviable. In a vacuum, cards like Cauldron Familiar and Growth Spiral are fairly innocuous. But given the context of the format and the card pool, which enables decks to contain highly recursive value engines and/or backbreaking haymakers that arrive several turns ahead of schedule, other decks just don't have the tools they need to keep up.
    • The Magic community is solving Standard metagames at an increasingly accelerated speed. Back in the older days of Magic before the internet was so prevalent, it would often take weeks or months for the best decks to be figured out, and metagames varied wildly from region to region. Now that information can be shared so rapidly and online Magic content is everywhere, formats are getting solved in a matter of days. The best decks rise to the top sooner, which leads to more time being spent playing the same metagame. Every now and then you'll see a new deck emerge at a Pro Tour (har har, get it? Like the Temur Emerge deck from PT Eldritch Moon?), but that hasn't been happening nearly as often as of late.
    • R&D doesn't seem to be playtesting these cards and sets nearly as extensively as they need to be. This sort of goes back to my first point, but also it brings up the potential issue of Wizards not having a large enough pool of people to playtest their upcoming sets. As someone else in this forum pointed out a while ago, the entire Magic community logs far more playtesting time in a single day than R&D's comparatively small team could hope to accomplish in many months of designing, developing, and tweaking. It might not be a perfect fix, but expanding their development/play design team might mitigate some of these oversights.

    In other words, I don't really see these bannings as the result of poorly balanced cards, but instead poorly balanced sets.

    Quote from Mystic_X »
    I had bett4r open some sweet stained glass window walkers in those lairs to make up the loss or I'll never take the bait for one of these overpriced special edition products again!


    Bruh why would you still open them instead of just keeping them sealed to resell later
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