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  • posted a message on Heroes of Dominaria ( Magic miniature board game ) poster
    Quote from schindar »
    Merchandising! Merchandising! Magic: The Coloring Book! Magic: The Lunchbox! Magic: The Flamethrower!!!

    Magic: The Core Set! Magic: The Expert Expansion! Magic: Commander! Magic: Pauper! Magic: Modern!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Heroes of Dominaria ( Magic miniature board game ) poster
    The main difference between Arena of the Planeswalkers and the accompanying products of the TCG expansions is that the newer products do still actually use Magic cards. Explorers of Ixalan does come with decks and you can also use your own decks with the system. Similarly Archenemy: Nicol Bolas accompanied Kaladesh and was just a variant format. As a big fan of Theros challenge decks (Hero’s Path including Face the Hydra) I welcome this change. It's great for casual play since the formats are very different from the optimized tournament 1-v-1 setup.

    My main issue with these is that the new "3 plus 1" paradigm makes it far harder to predict how they will be released. One every other set was top-end frequency IMO and under the 2-set paradigm this was one product per setting. Something is going to suffer under the oversaturation of the market with different products - and while I expect that to be the <something> Masters series (due to the unattractive upmarked price tag and lack of sustainability if they continue other products that siphon cards from it as face cards of other products (e. g. conspicuously similarly named Masterpiece-series and Planeswalker's Spellbook (if From the Vault is anything to go by) etc.)) it seems like some good idea might go to waste.
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  • posted a message on Packaging for Dominaria and M19
    Quote from Jay13x »
    I'm genuinely curious how many people think we've got Jaya and Teferi cosplayers running around.

    This woman is not Huatli. She's not even human. She's an angel. YOU CAN SEE THE WINGS!

    Fun fact: Huatli is wearing armor resembling the feathers of dinosaurs. Wink
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  • posted a message on Packaging for Dominaria and M19
    Quote from JCaleb »
    why 4 PW in the set? the standard was 5 in the 2-set block with a 3-2 split, considering that we will go with all "big" set the standard should be 3 pw per set. I dont't think Liliana will be in (considering the quote about GW members toning down) and Karn (C) Jaya (R) and Teferi (U/UW) will be the set PW

    Liliana has been in each set that included her going up against one of her four demons and Dominaria has the last remaining one. I as well think there is a high chance she is in here.

    I also wouldn't be surprised either if they deviate from the standard in this set of all possible options. I already expect the number of overall planeswalkers to increase from ca. "ten a year" to "ten a year plus what we put in the core set". Planeswalker characters are in high demand.

    From the lore characters that are confirmed for the set I expect Gideon the least to get printed as a planeswalker card (at all). He sounds like he will be a sidekick to Liliana.
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  • posted a message on Packaging for Dominaria and M19
    I thought the set symbol was a reference to the symbol of the Coalition. But it's not doing it for me. Everything else about the set looks promising. Seeing Karn means I expect to see New Phyrexia to be made a topic again within helf of a seven-year plan. I cannot imagine them bringing Karn back and ignoring that plot thread much longer than that - maybe even much sooner if they rush the current Bolas arc or decide to overlap the two - though the current story structure kinda leads me to expect that there will be no overlap and instead we will move on from Bolas to Phyrexia at the same pace we moved on from Eldrazi to Bolas.
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  • posted a message on From The Vaults Discontinued
    Quote from doc.brown »
    i'm just disappointed that they discontinued FtV before doing a FtV elves.

    Aren't they doing their second Elf Duel Deck soon-ish? That should make up for it.
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  • posted a message on Tezzeret & Nicol Bolas new arts for M19
    I liked when dragons looked like dragons - anyone remember Nicol Bolas having a muzzle/snout.
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  • posted a message on Progenitus, Soul of the World
    Quote from user_938036 »
    Anafenza wouldn't make this progenitus mortal, because it can't die the event of being put into the graveyard will never occur for anafenza to replace.

    You are incorrect. Replacement effects can replace actions/events that would be stopped from other effects.

    You can ask an authority how Maralen of the Mornsong (denying card draw) and Abundance (replacing card draw) interact, but in general "can't" prevents an event fro occuring, but does not prevent the event from being replaced.

    Which makes sense. If you can't kick someone (in a boxing tournament or while wearing concrete shoes) and replace all your kicks with punches, you are punching just fine. Replaced events never even attempt to occur, so the ability denying that event never even notices them.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Worst Possible Ravnica
    I have a list that sorts every mechanic into guilds and is up-to-date until something between Origins and Kaladesh... I can see banding as either Boros or Selesnya. Skulk could be Dimir. And especially hideaway is high on my list of terrible mechanics that fit Dimir.

    Epic felt like a good descriptor for Izzet experiments to me.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Murder
    Every set actually does have a set symbol on Gatherer, even if the cards don't have them.

    I hope they don't use those because those barely qualify as placeholders. Can you imagine how they would look as watermarks?
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  • posted a message on Tezzeret & Nicol Bolas new arts for M19
    Quote from Velrun »
    Are you new to the game?

    Haven't been since the time they put Urza's name into the names of their expansions.

    Ohhh! D12! I'm not certain about DotP. I have ignored those games. Does it have a story outside of the intro? All I recall are pretty generic blurbs describing vague story events like "Chandra was angry." and "Koth was searching allies."

    The intro of that game also implies that Gideon is native to Alara... kinda. I honestly never knew these had that much of an involved story. I recall talk about challenge modes. Would be interesting to learn more if there is. Was DotP still around when Garruk went crazy?

    EDIT: Yes! There was DotP 2015 and Ramaz in 2014. I just didn't know they attempted to integrate a story into DotP before that. ^^
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  • posted a message on Tezzeret & Nicol Bolas new arts for M19
    Quote from Velrun »
    Yeeeeeeeeees!!!!

    Have they decided if the M-series will be canon?

    In M12 Gideon was Killer by Bolas. But since it’s not canon then he lives again in the next set Wink

    I would like a source to that. Bolas shouldn't be part of M12.
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  • posted a message on Narset in Dominaria?
    Yeah, there are subtle indications of a Tolarian native. The hourglass, too.

    Would the same artist give us the same character with different facial shape, hair length and stance (martial stance being a big thing to the character origin)? Even the robes are more incidentally flowing due to the wind rather than purposely as in the earlier art.
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  • posted a message on Murder
    Oh, they actually meant literally every set rather than every expert level expansion.

    Does that mean we will get watermarks for Alpha? Will these early sets without set symbol finally get a symbol to represent them? That's a cool prospect. I have high hopes for Giant Growth.

    Since Volcanic Island is on the Reserved List, I assume Circle of Protection: Black eill be the card from Beta. Wink
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  • posted a message on Mini Announcment day
    Did they mention e-sports on the 2HG set's flavor aspect? I recall a DotA-inspired card game and assume that's what they are refering to. Maybe a real league of legendaires for the Commander crossover compatibility?

    I recall custom sets with a 2HG theme and am happy to see the space explored. When I read about Battlebond in the other thread I already had flashbacks to Duet Decks - happy to have been close.

    EDIT: Also intersting that Global Series Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling is only GS1. I wonder whether they have plans to travel the world with this.
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