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  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Previews from CommandFest 2
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Oh the biggest thing people have Ben asking about

    https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Commander-Legends-Booster/dp/B08G9L24VL

    the price tag is similar or identical to set boosters

    https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Zendikar-Rising-Booster/dp/B08D1QTZWV



    Is this really a surprise for what’s effectively the spiritual successor to Battlebond?


    Battlebond was 36 packs per box. We're getting 24 for Commander Legends. I think 24-pack booster boxes for supplemental sets is becoming the norm.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander Collection Green
    Is $40 for the non-foil version the going rate that stores are selling it? Is that a good price, given that Wizards does not do MSRP anymore? Sylvan Library and Worldly Tutor were expensive before this announcement.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Trigger Warning - Potential $200 Booster Product
    $200 booster pack or product? Possible, and Wizards already entered that realm with VIP and Secret Lair products. Wizards could eventually just sell premium product at that price, but I would imagine the number of buyers would be smaller than it is now for Double Masters VIP boosters. At some high enough price point, the only buyers will be finance people and large stores. Would the large stores even be able to sell singles if the cost of getting them is that high?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] The entire set is here
    Quote from clubalien »
    this set was a rip off i spent 600 dollars for two boxes and didnlt pull one jace or one force of will which is why i bought them


    You should have bought singles, because unless you wanted full art foil versions of Jace and Force of Will, you might have spent less than $600.

    Sorry to hear that you lost the lottery.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amonkhet remastered
    Quote from Ryperior74 »


    I can't put my finger on it but somethings familiar


    Has this ever happened before with a Magic card art? Reusing the art on a different card is a bad idea, unless they have no intention of printing Lord of Extinction's Amonkhet version in paper.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amonkhet remastered
    Quote from Druki »
    so basically what everyone wants is Secret Lair: Amonkhet Additions?

    That Thoughtseize is really cool looking. OMG
    We want them printed. No one wants secret lairs. Unless they’re fairly and reasonable priced then miss me with that


    Players: We want these reprinted.
    Wizards: They will be released in an expensive supplemental product.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amonkhet remastered
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    Ok now people are gonna riot wizards to make those arts of those cards in paper


    I'm sure Wizards would consider them for a Secret Lair or some other expensive supplemental product. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising Leak Crawling Barrens
    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    What I find interesting about these "leaks" (quotes because some leaks are intentional) is that I wonder where the card came from? Cards aren't just printed by themselves; they come from a sheet. So what about the rest of the sheet? Or maybe it came from a booster pack? If so, what about the rest of the pack? Scooby Doo mystery is afoot...


    From past leaks, the common scenarios seem to be

    1) Somebody got access to one of the manufacturer's printers and was able to take a photo of a sheet or steal a sheet.
    2) Product for expansions are printed in advance, so they can be shipped to retailers in time for the release date. Somebody with access to a warehouse or distribution center in the pipeline would end up finding a booster.
    3) The rare printing error where a card from a future expansion is put into one with an impending release. This might happen if they put the wrong template on the printer, and a few sheets might be run and put into boosters before the technicians catch the problem.

    And, there is also that big "god book" scandal 2 years ago, where somebody within WotC disseminated a spreadsheet with the cards of an expansion. That was card information exposed to the public.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Spec/Predictions/hopes
    I want

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    The closet thing for force of will in modern is daze that’s what you got to hope for not force of will


    Foil would probably be the powered-down version of FoW that would be allowed for Modern or a new alternative would be created. Force of Will in Modern would just increase the number of blue-based decks. Having blue represented even more is not helping with deck diversity.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Quote from Hawk7915 »
    Top 10 Reprints that I think are most likely:

    Wild Growth: This would help put enchantress back on the map, and be an overall great inclusion.


    As an Modern Enchantress player, I don't think Wild Growth is a big priority as the deck still has Utopia Sprawl. For Modern Enchantress to take off as a contender deck, it needs cards from the Legacy version.

    These cards are not on the reserved list, but they would boost Modern Enchantress decks if they become Modern-legal.

    Argothian Enchantress
    Enchantress's Presence
    Sterling Grove

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons (Updated)
    Quote from Volrath »
    I don't get why they don't do reprints of allready modern legal cards. This is the perfect place for fetches and bobs etc.


    As someone else already mentioned, the reasons are reprint equity and EV. Officially, WotC's stance is that they do not recognize the secondary market, but I'm sure that they think that if they reprint too many good cards at once at Standard print levels, they will have trouble selling future sets. They keep doing this with all non-standard sets. They have not released a set where every single rare is not considered a junk rare. Ultimate Masters came the closest so far, but they priced the boosters very high.

    Somebody at WotC simply doesn't want to try to emulate the business models of Pokemon or YuGiOh, where reprints are plentiful.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Which Preconstructed decks have modern or good cards in the last 10 years?
    Vampire Onslaught (M12) has a single copy of Verdant Catacombs.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Judith, the Scourge Diva, Bankrupt in Blood (artworks only)
    Quote from soramaro »
    Looks like WotC really noticed that people like Seb McKinnon art, huh. He's been getting a lot of cards recently.


    Some people like Rebecca Guay's artwork, but Wizard's isn't commissioning her for regular art sets. I find Seb's artwork similar to Rebecca's in that it's not realistic, which is what I thought Wizard's creative direction has been.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Masters Set.
    Pokemon and YuGiOh are still TCGs, but they reprint cards a lot, in both booster packs and fixed package sets.

    I'd rather this Penny Masters set just be a fixed set of useful cards like a Deckbuilder's Toolkit than more packs.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Absorb
    Quote from Morphling »
    Quote from Narvuntien »
    Finally! it's in modern. Azorius mages rejoice

    Pretty sure this card will see zero Modern play. Does anyone even play this in EDH? Undermine is a better card and it sees little to no play either far as I know.

    Am I crazy and this is actually good enough for Modern?


    Should this card even be a rare? The 3 life gain for one extra mana is not relevant in most games. I can understand Disallow being a rare, but Absorb probably should be uncommon. I guess having Absorb show more often in uncommon would making drafts more lopsided.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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