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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mystical Dispute
    Quote from Melkor »
    is anyone else tired of the best counterspells only hosing blue? this is 2-3 recently. blueis supposed to GET counters, not be the easiest target for them


    Blue control players getting a taste of their old medicine. I'll allow it, even if I still absolutely hate Mana Leak and anyone who played it last time it was in standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] Idol of Oblivion (in the populate deck)
    Quote from Goryo »
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    I honestly want to see what the story behind this is.


    Yeah, I don't think this is Zendikar.


    Several groups on Zendikar worshiped the Eldrazi before they woke up. The triangular hole could be a thematic tie to the hedrons of Zendikar, indicating that this takes place there.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Planeswalker deck cards (Rowan)
    Well, there's been a lot of speculation she is the "female King Arthur."


    In b4 all the weebs get alters of her with Saber in the art.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    Quote from beren camlost »
    My money is on Davriel's home plane


    MaRo seemed very unfamiliar with the character when talking about him on Drive to Work. Apparently got dumped in at the last second cuz they didn’t have any other mono-B walkers and someone remembered that Sanderson’s book existed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bag of Holding (Saving Throw Show Preview)
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Quote from Randuir »
    I am fairly certain you can't, as the new bag of holding is seen as a different entity than the one you had on the field previously, so it would not consider the exiled cards to be exiled by itself. Someone will probably drop by with all the proper rule references though.


    This is probably one of the more frustrating rules of magic, because it seems counter intuitive and frustrating when you want to make cards like this work.


    In some ways, yes, but in other ways no. Let’s say you have two Bag of Holdings out, each with a few cards exiled, and both get bounced to your hand then your opponent makes you discard one at random. Which one was discarded? When you play the one in your hand, which set of exiled cards do you get? Because card can go into hidden zones, the rules have separate out instances of a card such that any time one enters the battlefield, it is considered its own new thing.
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  • posted a message on WAR of the Spark Foil Uncut Apology has Arrived
    Quote from Kman »
    Did you get an email?
    Did you get a message through eBay?
    Did it just show up?
    I still haven't heard or seen anything


    Mine came on Sunday and I had no email or message or anything. I didn’t even get the eBay credit. Just found a tube on my doorstep and it confused me for a few minutes since I wasn’t sure expecting it.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons/Art Series
    Quote from Mishotem »
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Quote from Mishotem »
    I think they are a nice addition, looking forward to them. Smile

    I would like to see them take the next step though. Start printing gold or silver bordered proxies of expensive or reserved list cards of the past, either with blank backs or advertising. Clearly a NON-competitive gold bordered card but able to be used/played and collected in the casual setting. Imagine the fun of actually cracking a new Black Lotus or Power Nine. Then imagine not even having to worry about sleeving it up for play at the kitchen table. Almost how Old MTG used to be played in '93. I hope they look to expand this "Art Series" into a "Proxy Series".


    Does no real good unless they allow proxies in official tournaments.

    Not all players are tournament players. It indeed does do good.


    Not to crap on tabletop magic but if you're not in a tourney there's no functional difference between a WotC-printed proxy and writing words on a land. But if they print their own proxies with the intent of specifically making them tournament-legal, that's pretty significant.


    If they make “proxies” that are tournament legal, they’re not really proxies anymore. At that point it’s just a reprint with a different border as there is then no functional difference between the “proxy” and a real card.
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  • posted a message on Mirrodin Besieged
    That is a REALLY interesting take on the Khans vs. Dragons cycle from Fate Reforged. I wonder if there's going to be another cycle of these?


    Would be cool to have a cycle with the different two faction sets. Also giving the name of the set to the card would be amusing.

    Green- Rise of the Eldrazi picks between Zendikari and Eldrazi

    Red- Aether Revolt picks between Consul and the Rebels

    Black- War of the Spark picks between Ravnica and Bolas

    White- dunno Kamigawa for spirits/humans? Or maybe Mercadian Masques for rebel/mercenary? Or Invasion for Phyrexia/Coalition? Kamigawa might work since it was the unusual set to have a white villain.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 5/23 Bear legend!
    Quote from Pouncing Kavu »
    Quote from Squall »
    The changes to the splice rules are huge. HUGE. Long overdue and makes me very excited.

    Where did you see these changes? I didn't see them in the preview article.


    I think they mean the change to “splice on instant or sorcery.” Makes it much easier to use than “splice on arcane.” I don’t think the splice rule changed, just this card uses a slight variation.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 5/20: Flusterstorm (BaB promo) and Morophon the Boundless
    Quote from 5colors »
    I love how Morophon can work for any tribe and not just the 5 color ones.

    I'm just gonna shove a copy of him in every tribal deck I got.


    Sadly, he can’t go in the 99 unless you’re already playing a five color commander.

    But he can easily be the commander for any tribe, even if you don’t plan to play all five colors.
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  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from Dom4419 »
    Has anyone got a refund for the shipping?


    Yes. Or at least the refund shows as pending on PayPal. For the full amount too, including taxes.

    I got the eBay message about canceling my order and I agreed to it. Probably should have waited but I just want to wash my hands of this mess. Eff WotC for all this. I collect planeswalkers and alt-art planeswalkers but I’m seriously considering stopping. I don’t really care if they’re limited or uber expensive, I just like them. But between only getting 1 of 3 mythic editions and the SDCC promos being obscenely expensive if you can’t go (which is most of us), they’re going way too far and I’m seriously considering if I want to just cut my losses. Maro talked recently about the “fun” of collecting. Yeah, this isn’t fun. This is throwing my money into a hole several times a year but most of the time it doesn’t even make the hole.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from LuckyJoe1988 »
    I am DIGGING that Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God.

    Seriously, why hasn't the committee for commander allowed Planeswalkers yet? I need to build a deck around THAT Nicol Bolas.


    Play Oathbreaker Wink
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on VorthosCast preview: Despark, Prison Realm
    Mtg players: desparking will kill Bolas
    Bolas: you should have gone for the head
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Return to Nature (reddit leak)
    I really dislike "catch-all" effects, as it makes deck building so much worse and main-deck hate cards are just tedious.

    But with the amount of graveyard shenanigans they print every time stuff like this is quite needed.

    ----

    So in the end, modern day Naturalize that might just randomly deal with a graveyard card if needed.


    Gotta make main deck hate so they can switch everything over to best of one for parity with Arena. Also gotta remove decision points for fewer clicks in Arena. Coming soon to paper Magic 2022: we-wanna-be-hearthstone elemental.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Oath of Kaya (Del Rey Books spoiler)
    I hope they keep the Gatewatch around but don’t focus on them for every story. It’s like the Avengers. It’s cool when you get a team up movie every couple years but it’s also nice to see new faces and stories in between.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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