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  • posted a message on More previews and info for Unfinity — blogato live (photos)
    Quote from ThyLordQ »
    Name stickers are also going to mean you can double up on Legends, which has the potential to be... frustrating. There's a few ways to do that now, obviously, but the name stickers mess up a wider variety of answers.

    EDIT: And depending on how sticker selection works, it may even mitigate the random element that would otherwise hamper this mechanic. If a name is always an option, it doesn't matter what that name is, it does the job of changing the name of the card you're using.

    I wonder, whether name stickers are even going to work in eternal. It requires quite a lot of effort being put into how you can alter the names with them. Can you only add to the name? Can you overwrite a whole word? Can you reproduce another card's name with the right combination of sticker and word? Can Phyrexian Tower become Urza's Tower or is the "Urza's" sticker to short to cover all of "Phyrexian"?

    I would not be surprised if they rule name stickers to have no effect in eternal games, just because there inclusion in black-borderedrules opens a can of worms you don't want to: The location of the sticker on the card could matter.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Potential Domnaria United card leak. — Sheoldred, Insidious Conquerer
    Quote from foam_dome »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    The templating might be wrong to be real because “one or more” is missing

    because damnation (wrath) or Dark Deal (wheel) effects would trigger her multiple time since all the deaths/discards happen simutaniously thus breaking “only once each turn”

    Not really. My understanding is that if something would cause the ability to trigger multiple times simultaneously, you get to choose the order in which they trigger, and then only the first one gets put onto the stack.

    They have consistently used a different wording for these kinds of effects. It's entirely possible they changed the template for Dominaria United, but the current wording is not in line with precedence.

    Note, that while the rules can handle certain situations they do use slightly longer wording to remove ambiguity in player understanding, even when there is no ambiguity in the rules.

    Also an important distinction with these trigger-limited abilities e. g. might be the timing. Do you choose which of multiple creatures simultaneously dying creatures triggers the ability as the creature dies ("when the multiple triggering occurrences happen during one event") or the next time priority is checked ("when the abilities try to go on the stack")? With the "one or more" wording no such ambiguity exists since simultaneous events create only one triggered ability and only that one goes on the stack.

    The rules may have an answer to my question, but I doubt more than one in ten people even consider that there is a time delay. Many will not have an answer to the question of "when to choose" if made aware of the delay once a more complex spell destroys multiple creatures and then continues to do things before the ability goes on the stack.

    "The rules handle this, so it can be done" is only part of the truth "players (maybe?) can't handle this, so it can't be done" is a counter here - and it's why the ability's wording is suspect.
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  • posted a message on OMG! Wild West Set may be coming SOON!!!
    The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.

    When a seven novel series catches you with the first line.
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  • posted a message on OMG! Wild West Set may be coming SOON!!!
    Quote from buffntuff »
    "Cowboy" as movies do them is like some kind of insane vigilante person with a gun and no ties to the locals, so if you're looking for like a movie vigilante lone ranger type, you'd probably have like "ranger" or "sheriff" or "wanderer" or something. Really "cowboy" is more like one of those meta terms that describes a vibe or a type of dress than a term that means a lot back in its day. I don't think clint eastwood ever actually played a cowboy in a movie, he was always some kind of bounty hunter or retired lawman or civil war vet.

    The accurate umbrella term would be gunslinger, no?
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  • posted a message on More previews and info for Unfinity — blogato live (photos)
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Quote from Grixh »

    Yeah, but you could still Bribery your opponent's Carnival Carnivore and use it to put the sticker on a card you own. Not being able to put them on your opponent's permanents doesn't mean you can't be instructed to put them on your own permanents by their cards.

    That wouldn't be a card you own, that would be a card you control, that's the difference.

    Carnival Carnivore allows you to put a sticker on a nonland permanent you own, not just itself.

    Wicker Picker would be an even better example since it grants sticker kicker to all creature spells you cast.

    Alternatively you could Clone Carnival Carnivore or create a token copy of it - that would even work with cards that can only sticker themselves.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on More previews and info for Unfinity — blogato live (photos)
    His exact quote on the matter

    Quote from Maro »
    If you don’t have the actual sticker sheets, you are allowed to write on slips of paper.

    Second to last sentence on the second post.

    From the "Worded document":
    Most sticker cards are eternal. In constructed you choose 10 unique sticker cards and randomly pick 3 per game. For playing casually there will be a tool to pick 3 random sticker cards online. Limited you get what you open, they aren’t drafted.

    "You bring ten and randomly pick three per game" sounds to me like this is something you have to prepare before the game starts - something that would be part of your decklist. If you have not prepared your own stickers cards (whether "actual sticker sheets" or "slips of paper"-proxies makes no distinction), what happens if you find out your opponent has a sticker-providing card that you can gain control of during a game e. g. Wicker Picker? Do you get to retroactively provide a list of ten sticker cards and draw three (maybe using the online tool)? Or are you locked out of using any sticker cards, because you have missed the opportunity before the start of the game?

    That's the issue with optimal play and extra decks: You have to prepare as though you might encounter a situation where this side-deck suddenly matters.
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  • posted a message on More previews and info for Unfinity — blogato live (photos)
    Quote from Dontrike »
    You're not the only one. I have no doubt it will cause a couple problems.

    The big obvious problem is that it becomes optimal to have a deck of ten sticker cards to have stickers available in case you gain control of a card that allows you to put out stickers. Same as Contraptions. Extra deck mechanics do bring that along.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on OMG! Wild West Set may be coming SOON!!!
    Quote from Dontrike »
    One thing I don't want is Cowboy being a creature type. I don't know what they could be normally, rangers or warriors, iono, but I don't want cowboy. I'm sure it'll happen though. Please no dragons or angles, they're already shoehorned into certain planes that don't really need them.

    A cowboy is an animal herder. Could be a Peasant; or a Ranger for the more "Lone Ranger" type.
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  • posted a message on More previews and info for Unfinity — blogato live (photos)
    Quote from rowanalpha »
    It’s very surprising that the sticker cards are eternal legal

    I want stickers.dec in the next Legay top 8. Grin

    Seriously though, the rules seem straightforward enough. The tickets are covered by the energy rules. The stickers are very similar to counters from a limited pool. The "free" stickers will have almost no rule relevance in eternal... except maybe for naming cards e. g. Runed Halo!?

    They will obviously count for other Un-cards that care about stickers specifically.
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  • posted a message on Domnaria United Stream coming July 21st at 2:30 PT
    Quote from Chalsis »
    It took Yawgmoth (with all his 9 Spheres) 9,000 years to prepare and launch a Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria.

    And Sheoldred thinks she's going to do it just five years after New Phyrexia became a thing?

    Consider this: It took 5000 years for mankind to put a person into space. Now we do it multiple times a year.

    New Phyrexia is standing on the shoulders of a giant here: They have all the technological advances of Phyrexia gifted to them. And they aren't starting at zero exactly. "Five years ago" they already successfully conquered Argentum after incubation in its hollow core.
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  • posted a message on Rumor…return….of…priceless treasures (very huge “if”)
    Quote from Grixh »
    Quote from the n00b king »

    Anyways, now that we know its confirmed to be Legends, most folks only think about the RL stuff, but don't realize that Legends was a gargantuan set with an insane amount of chaff. Plus I heard a rumour that they were boxes that had been sent back to WotC for being defective back in the day (either containing cards from Sheet A or B but not both).

    They confirmed exactly which cards will be available. There's a list of cards they just didn't open due to print run weirdness: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/lost-legends-2022-07-21

    Good to see some transparency. Smile
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  • posted a message on [DMU] A First Look at Dominaria United
    The art book coming later this year confirms that Jaya will be compleated, also, I see I wasn't the only one who looked at the obviously-green producing land and thought Karplusan Forest is back, OMG yes please reprint the painlands, I can't wait to dust mine off for Standard play.

    These lands are in so high demand and going to Dominaria for two planes in a row just asks for reprints of all ten cards of this cycle with plane-specific names.
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  • posted a message on [DMU] A First Look at Dominaria United
    I love that the card name Tor Wauki the Younger finally canonizes in card form the fact that the Tor Wauki's from the two Legends books are different people. In general, re-designing all the old Legends legendaries is a popular thing hobby card designers try their hand on. I'm interested to see what WotC ends up with.

    Nothing about the samples of new cards that doesn't inspire joy to me.

    The design tech I like most from what we see is the new use of a finite number of kicker costs with multikicker-like scaling.

    Finally seeing Sheoldred pushed back all the way from Eldraine feels good.

    I'm intrigued by Braids possibly filling out the power vacuum left by Liliana slaying Belzenlok as leader of the Cabal.

    Dominaria's themes will include legendary creatures and multicolor, it seems. Quite fitting.
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  • posted a message on [SNC] Errant, Street Artist — Multiplayer.it preview
    Quote from Cursed »
    what is a spell that wasn't cast

    A spell that is already a copy, e. g. if you cast a spell with casualty, the second spell you get from copying the first spell, but you only cast the first one. So the main use of this in the set is getting a third spell from a single card with casualty rather than just the second.
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  • posted a message on Prediction: Next Year D&D Honour Among Thieves Set
    There was also some talk about more time passing until the next D&D-themed set, probably due to the Phyrexian arc picking up over the next two years. I suspect our next D&D tie-in will actually be like Strixhaven: A new plane that will receive a D&D sourcebook rather than the reverse. We're due for one of those.

    The best, of course, would be D&D: Dominaria covering both modern Dominaria and the Brother's War. Smile
    Posted in: Speculation
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