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  • posted a message on THB - Treacherous Blessing, and Cling to Dust
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Sun Titan asks "would you like to draw 3 cards... again?"

    Yes, yes I would. Thank you.


    Yaaaaaaaaa boi all you need is Infernal Tribute on board to get the party started! Grin
    Good cards both, loving how open-ended this stuff is.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Tymaret Calls the Dead
    This is actually fairly saucy in Sultai Dredge for Pioneer, I think. It lets you dump Narcomoebas and Amalgams and gain a little life/card selection for your next turn. It might not be markedly better than current options, but it's got interesting build-around potential.
    Will snag 2-3 of these for sure.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Gray Mercant of Asphodel
    Quote from Whalaqee »
    Turn 3: Underworld Dreams
    Turn 4: Deathless Knight
    Turn 5: GARY for an 18 point-life swing.


    This is sweet! Grin
    I was thinking more in a Fires of Invention shell, drop 2 Cavaliers, then this bad boy x 2 the turn after.
    Use Cavalier of Gales to sift for your options muhahaha!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Gray Mercant of Asphodel
    Nice reprint and a pretty fair card considering how efficient threats are these days.
    welcome home, Gary! Grin
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    Thoughtseize is fine. 2 life is a lot, and 4 life if you need to play it off a shock is huge.
    The variable nature of your opponent's hand might mean you get a planeswalker, or it could be a graveyard enabling dork, which might help them as well.
    Getting rid of TS will just let low-to-the-ground critter builds and other decks build up that much quicker. Get your arclights in grave faster, play your 3feri with impunity, drop your Rest in Peace and have at it.
    You also need to make decisions with the card, it's not an auto-gimme. I remember when it was in Standard, I should have taken the monstrous Dragon (the one that sudden impacts on you) but instead I took a lower-curve thread, that was game.

    Pioneer seems good now. I traded my Oko set for more staples and I'll be able to build a few fun decks like Golgari dredgeless and Sultai grindy control.
    And hey, the dredgeless doesn't play Thoughtseize because Sticher's Supplier is vastly better, and I only run 1-2 TS in Sultai b/c I can't afford to lose more than 4 life to remove a threat.

    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Judge Promos starting in 2020
    Owl watermark is horrible, but I guess if I get a Judge Sylvan Tutor I can trade it for a non-foil Portal Sylvan Tutor. Actually, you can probably swap all of these for other versions, so it's kind of a wash.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card: Decorated Knight
    This is the kind of card I love. A more affordable (and tweaked) version of Splendid Genesis?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Seven Secret Lairs in 2019
    Passing on these, waiting for a Pioneer Masters or something of the sort, hoping that we get Thoughtseize in the new Theros.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 11/18/19 Big Bannings
    Wizards is so caught up in the planeswalker modelling and iterating that they don't see how ugly these things are, and this is speaking as someone who gladly windmilled Oko, Liliana and others. They really need to add loyalty removal to spells, ETB effects or attack triggers before more stuff gets out of hand.
    I mean, Theros is coming back and allegedly you can re-cast the planswalker?

    I'm building Pioneer Sultai so at least I did not lose much from that point of view. Here's hoping my Oko and OuaT stay legal there.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    Full list here, looks like:
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/mystery-booster-revealed-2019-11-11#1

    Of note:

    No shocklands, no fetchlands, no Liliana, the Last Hope, no Jace. Vry's Prodigy, no Liliana of the Veil, no Tarmogoyf, no Oko, no Nexus of Fate (??, this needs a reprint people!) and not a lot of meat for Pioneer so far. Also no Underground Sea, so they didn't add a Revised Sheet. Would need to parse it but I'm likekly giving this a wide pass and I hope it goes unsold in vast quantities so we can get a Pioneer Masters instead next year.

    EditL Forget Pioneer Masters as this releaes next year (March 2020) to WPN stores. :-(
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    I'm guessing (hoping) that these are not legal in Commander (the test cards) since that is a Constructed format? Don't really want to deal with Mirrored Lotus. :s
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on My Little Pony silver-bordered crossover set releases Oct 12
    They have the My Little Pony sleeves on Arena right now and no lie I've already purchased them.
    Bring the legends to Arena too so I can stomp all over the multiverse with them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    I am moderately excited by this.
    I have bought one of the pre-cons (the one with K'rrik) for re-sale purposes.
    The draft set will either need to include Mana Crypt, Mana Vault/Mana Drain or at the very least Sol Ring.
    No other real opinion until spoilers start, that's when I know whether I will be getting this or more Pioneer staples.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on October 21, 2019 Ban and Restricted list update.
    Good riddance, Field of the Dead. Just too resilient and permanent a solution to all sorts of decks out there.
    Glad I won't have to face that on Arena starting this Friday.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    "Mystery Booster" naming seems kinda jump-the-sharky. Why not just typify it as a Masters set?
    Will wait and see, but I'm more likely to buy the Eldraine special boosters at the moment. Demand in my circle is pretty high at the moment for the alt-arts.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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