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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Prices of the Gods will drop and these will be worth far less. This isn't really a deal unless you like the art of these.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Mishotem »
    So what should wotc do with secret lair? Make them a FTV series that scalps everyone and can be either over or under printed? Only to benefit parasitic “investors”?


    What should they do?

    Stop making them and put these reprints in a $4 booster set. Like they should do with ALL cards.

    And not everything being a mythic...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on World Championship Weekend promo Crucible of Worlds
    Quote from leslak »
    The art looks good even if i m not sure what it is depicting XD

    It's a dude watering his garden.

    I wonder if that was Wizard's idea or the Artist... I don't applaud whoever decided that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full art Basics from Unsanctioned
    Quote from leslak »
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    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Ahh... Wizards pushing sales of product with lands is getting bad. It used to be once every few years, now it's multiple times a year. Enough already.


    You mean when they put them in unsets?


    I think he mean "on any product" cause full art lands were a big factor on the huge sales from Unglued, Unhinged, Zendikar(original) and Worldwake, Battle for Zendikar and Oath, etc (from a casual stand point(people that buy 10 boosters each set, more or less)) Now, since Battle for zendikar we had them in Amonkhet and hour, Unstable, the judge ones and other promos, Snow fullart, Nyx fullart. Maybe he is in a fatigue for fullart lands.

    Fullart lands are always welcome but ye they are really pushing theirs sales with fullart lands now (Theros collector's boosters and normal boosters, this, etc )

    Also, just for people to be aware: Every pack with the 5 30 cards decks comes with 5 fullart foil (1 for each basic land) and 5 non foil fullart (1 for each type) the lands inside the decks looks to be normal lands.


    For a normal set sure but who thought they wouldn't do full art lands for this? Unsets are where the idea first came from.


    The only legal cards (in sanctioned formats) are the lands (and one of the whys casuals bought it in the first place). As a casual it is the seccond product with fullart lands he is getting this year. (assuming he is a casual)

    Un sets are fun and all, but it's a pet project for Wizards that gets people to buy in with fancy lands. When you have a just released set with fancy lands and now this back to back, it's too much.

    Just like everything else Wizards did in the last year and continues to do... People thought the lottery cards were bad. That was mild compared to all of this other stuff.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full art Basics from Unsanctioned
    Nyx lands are my go-to for full art now

    But they aren't even lands... Weird
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full art Basics from Unsanctioned
    Ahh... Wizards pushing sales of product with lands is getting bad. It used to be once every few years, now it's multiple times a year. Enough already.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    Quote from RSSR »
    I’m saving my money for a Secret Lairs: Slivers of maybe Synapse Sliver, Magma Sliver, Sliver Hive and 5 Sliver Tokens. Smile

    I'd say haste and mana slivers would be the most important.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    Had no idea Marrow-Gnawer had gotten that expensive. I was about to blast it for low value then I saw that had shot up. I'm sure price will come down big time after release though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
    I’m glad they’re aware of the Heliod combo. Wish they’d ban a part of it so people won’t hoard Heliod for this silly and likely temporary reason.

    Can we just ban Oko in commander and call it a day?


    No world of no. I might be the only one on the planet to admit it but I love oko, Commander is the only place he has left.

    Legacy?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Purphuros's Intervention— Amazonian preview
    Bad bad card. Should be an Uncommon at most.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from RSSR »
    I just wanted to point out the current cheapest near-mint/mint Sliver Overlord is a nonfoil Scourge Sliver Overlord, which goes for around $35 or so, so you are getting bang for your buck with the Kaleidoscope Killers box.


    yea thats one of the reasons this is the only one of the seven im interested in

    and i should point out another thing reaper king if all are in fact foil a the foil version of reaper king 80$

    and sliver overlord foils are 95$

    so easily the best one of the 7 is kaleidoscope killers

    Are we sure they are foil? Hard to tell from the pic I saw...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Burn
    Quote from Goblin Maniac »
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Swiftspear hitting for 7 or 8? What meta are you playing in?!

    Sounds like perfect hand/draw scenario world. Like when you goldfish a few games.


    Pick one. Legacy's or Modern's. The only perfect hand/draw scenario you need here is that you draw the Swiftspear in your intial hand. Your opponent will clearly have plenty of answers in between, but even if he drops a creature turn 2 or 3, you're still swinging with a 3/4 or 4/5 Swiftspear and they'll be forced to block. The deck is simply designed that way. More than half of all your burn spells are single mana spells. You'll draw more than plenty to pump it. And if you don't then it won't make a difference since you'll likely have drawn the Eidolon anyway. It's just how deadly the Swistspear can be in your initial hand when it can regularly hit for 7 or 8 in those early turns. Really no different than playing another Goblin. You even find yourself playing Swiptspear before Goblin. That's just the way the deck runs.

    It just never works out that way. Generally you attack for 1 on turn 1. Turn 2 at best you hit for 3. After that it's either dead or dealing with something bigger and badder. In burn you tend to run out of spells. I can't ever see you going off with 6 spells to make this hit for 7. Or 5 to hit for 6, or 4 to hit for 5. You just don't have the card draw to have all of these spells to cast. Would be much more likely in a UR shell.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Burn
    Swiftspear hitting for 7 or 8? What meta are you playing in?!

    Sounds like perfect hand/draw scenario world. Like when you goldfish a few games.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on The Pioneer Format
    Quote from leslak »
    I would like it as a new extended. Modern is now a "new legacy" but every legal card can be reprinted. This is just a Modern without lots of cards that defined it, it is like a "hey lets do a modern format without the "good cards" from modern"... It is not that it is bad but id hope that the format had more changes than just be a new modern. How about rotation- like a big extended (lots of years), it would be nice to have a 8 years worth of cards format that rotated, this way wizards would always have a "flesh" format to show off as a new modern. Non rotation will only make new staples be discovered and soon after 3-4 years the format be almost like modern is today.

    If it was new Legacy without reserve list, it would go back to Masques. I do agree this is trying to kill reserve list cards for good. They don't like Legacy. If Legacy goes, I go. I've been playing this game too long to watch them abandon the past.

    This is a cash grab format. It allows them to have a modern that they don't have to worry about reprints tanking value. If you notice, the kick off point is the first set that started the era of huge print runs. Now they can reprint like crazy and keep the modern "money" stuff for Masters sets and charge $15 a pack for it. No more fetch lands in $3 packs. They won't worry about needing to reprint anything in standard that will piss off Modern players. They can just crank the stuff out. They will generate the big bucks from stupid stuff like Collectors Packs with 42 different borders and styles instead of anything of actual value from a play standpoint.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Looks kind of like Brie Larson.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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