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  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    I don't mind the lower prices, but the box price went up 60 bucks yesterday, and is back down another ten today, at least according to TCG listings. The EV is going down and the box price rises, I can only imagine it is from how fun the set is to draft. I have done 2 so far and both felt incredibly powerful and versatile.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    The prices for cards in this set have tanked really bad. I figured the foils would drop, but Sen Triplets is 16 bucks! A friend was really excited he pulled two Expropriates, and it was a decent pull for sure, but not at all what he expected. On the flipside, this is a really fun draft environment and I look forward to doing it as much as possible!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Introducing Jumpstart
    So, with all the lands, will you actually be getting LESS than the normal amount of cards per booster? That seems a little strange, especially when they used the 20 cards line to justify charging more.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2/14 Secret Lairs: Theros Stargazing
    It seems that the pattern is that the walkers have at least one color that match the main gods color. That was the case for all 10 of mine.

    Heliod- Teferi and Gideon
    Thassa- Ral and Kiora
    Erebos- Vraska and Bolas
    Purphoros- Chandra and Angrath
    Nylea - Domri and Ajani
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on R/B Opponent Chooses Deck
    I guess this is about a month late, but here is something to take in about this style of deck:

    Any time you are giving the choice of what happens to the person who is trying to beat you, they are going to pick the option that they can handle the best, which makes all of these cards inherently worse than they seem. Look at how Fact or Fiction (You get to decide what pile to pick) saw tons of play in lots of formats, compares to Truth or Tale (The same thing, but the roles are reversed and your opponent picks the cards) which saw almost no play.

    This may be a fun deck that you enjoy playing, and you may swing a win occasionally, but that will be much less about the deck itself performing, and more of your opponents deck not performing.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Esper Mill
    Traumatize is bad by itself, so it's not worth running just because you can 1 shot someone if you have out fraying sanity. As someone who had played mill in modern since the year of its inception, the most common thing I find myself telling new mill players is to cut traumatize. Even with pioneer having less obviously good cards, I would definitely be running Drownyard Secrets or Sphinxes Tutelage over it.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on THB - Nyx Lotus
    This card is incredibly bad. It will maybe see a home in EDH, and that's it. It cost 4 mana to drop, comes into play tapped, and is way easier to hate on than the land. Nykthos takes up no space in your deck being a land, it can activate the turn you drop it, you can chain them together if you end up with multiples the turn after, and if you don't have any devotion it still taps for 1. This is a bulk rare with possible slightly increased foil multiplier due to the fact that the art is good, it has lotus in the name, and may see slight EDH play.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Seven Secret Lairs in 2019
    So it appears the Planeswalkers in some of these are random, and in some are not. For example, Everyone who has opened Seeing Visions online has gotten Ashiok, everyone who has opened OMGKitties! has gotten an Ajani, however the others seems to pull from some select walkers. I saw no informmation on getting Domri in Kaleidoscope Killers, but that was in one of mine. I also ended up with Gideon twice in one of the bundles I ordered. I have not seen anyone open up Liliana or Narset yet, but Kaleidoscope Killers has evidence of Teferi.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair
    I don't know. When you say Secret Lair the first thing that comes to my mind is the Un-set cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card Exchange!
    I'm down for this!
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    The mention of 2 rares and original rarity are good points, but you didn't read my full post. I did state that all of this could change upon the release of the full list, the percentages are just really low currently, which doesn't look good. Who knows, maybe we will be surprised.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    You guys are misunderstanding. There are good cards in these packs, but it appears the chances to pull them are so low it doesn't even matter. 21 out of somewhere between 1000 and 2000 is terrible odds. Like I have seen in the thread before, if these are comparable in price to regular set pack price, it will be a novel draft format. If they end up being 10+ dollars, this will bomb incredibly hard, unless they have something super impressive for that slot that had the test print cards. All of this may change based on the full card list, but the number of good cards is going to have to be really jacked up to make this more than a fun draft.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Faeries : Eye Collector, Maraleaf Pixie, Faerie Vandal, Tome Raider
    Boy, get your Faerie Nobles, Scryb Rangers, Willow Priestess, and Rubinia Soulsingers now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ashiok, Dream Render and their Skulker - Nizzahon Magic spoiler
    The wierd part here is that it hoses what you want the opponent doing. You want them to have cards in their yard for Crypt Incursion, Visions of Beyond, and Surgical. You want them searching for Archive Trap. This new walker is really good, but it redefines the archetype significantly if it is to be played in mill. I feel like it's almost better in a straight up control list as an alternate wincon out of the board, or maybe even mainboard with all these graveyard shenanigans going on.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rakdos, the Showstopper
    I've had an entire field of dudes die to Rakdos on Arena. I was super disappointing graphically though, it doesn't really do anything special.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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