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  • posted a message on Maro Crimson vow teasers
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    A new mechanic which is a mirror of an already existing mechanic


    OOOOOH……OOOOOOOH

    REVERSE MIRACLE!!!




    I'd bet money here..

    That mechanic is definitely gonna be a thing some day. They've been setting it up for a while now. Sneaky
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KMH][CUBE] Esika's Chariot
    After a few months how is this card playing?

    I've had good luck with it and no plans to take it out.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [MID] Mothership 09/17 — The tokens of Midnight Hunt
    Can someone (anyone) explain wtf is that clue token supposed to even be? Confused
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 10/27 Random Card of the Day: Epochrasite
    This card is gonna be quite good in Cube. The effect is a nice riff on a similar card that was released in a previous Commander set! May be part of a cycle maybe? How Suspicious...
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on I've been on Mtgnews / Mtgsalvation for 20 years now.
    Same here bro--I was "Augomancer" back on those forums. (I lived in St Augustine at the time.) Geezer Crazy it's been that long.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on K- pop foxes and Yakuza Nezumi?
    If they bring back Samurai, hope they leave Bushido behind--mechanic doesn't play well at all when you go deep on it. Combat math nightmare and mentally taxing...for a little flavor tradeoff. The more you play with it, the less you want to. (Was my experience, at least.)

    I think Flisch's idea "Ghost in the Shell" is probably exactly where this is headed. That's a really cool idea and interesting way to pull this off. Pretty wild.

    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Madness back in Crimson Vow
    Feels like slam dunk, 100% agree. Would be weird not to include it and there's already plenty of Vampires that care about it.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [MID] Dennick, Pious Apprentice // Dennick, Pious Apparition— The Third Power preview
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    Would this be totally broken if you got three clues after a wrath?

    Yes, entirely so. I mean..you have to work very hard to lose a game after a play like that.

    Scale that same experience up over tens of thousands of Standard matches and it is quite a bad design.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Showcase 2021
    Quote from Dontrike »

    I'm pretty sure I already read this rant with the almost exact same words somewhere else multiple times. If you're so much upset of how the game is today, maybe is better for you to not play it at all anymore and let the other people enjoy it.

    Ah yes the good ol' "if you don't like it leave" logic, because you can't not like things in something you enjoy, because if you do then it means you hate it.


    Actually that's the argument held by signofzeta. Since he likes and wants old precons, we must have old precons. No matter if old precons were faulty products useful almost to no one. No matter if the majority of people like commander precons more. No matter if wotc sells more commander precon. Everyone must discard commander precons and accept old precons because signofzeta said so. His multiple and long rants are worth more than the opinion of everyone else.


    He's upset like many older players that Commander completely just bumrushed "classic" 60-card casual Magic and it just wasn't even kind of subtle. Commander just TOOK OVER (good, bad, whatever..it's HAPPENING!!)

    All the 'casual' precons are now Commander precons. 60-card casual isn't really a thing they even talk about anymore and that's a little sad. People have been playing that way since Alpha. Our format had regular internet content & articles each week. We had metas. We had staples. We had entire articles devoted to game 'casual' game theory. Yep, just like Commander. 20 years worth of it. It really wasn't a bunch of blathering drooling idiots sitting around their kitchen tables "just playing whatever crap we had lying around" like everyone seems to think.

    It's frustrating, yes. I don't rant about it like signofzeta becuase (at this point) I just moved on. My playgroup mostly still plays 60-card anyway or we cube. But the older I get, I just have to remember "The dogs may bark but the Caravan moves on." It's okay to curate that playstyle and create and nurture a reliable group of players to play that way. (Hey, just like Cubing!) If you love it, keep doing it. But, you need to accept Commander is what they will be making precons for becuase that is where all the money is.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [MID][CUBE] Primal Adversary
    Quote from LucidVision »
    Someone propagated a cube article a while ago about making green more beefy midrange and less super ramp…
    This is the epitome of that type of card.
    Seems like a great scaleable threat.


    https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgcube/comments/e1yu8f/cube_card_of_the_day_call_of_the_herd/ "Unga-Bunga Green"

    I seem to recall 'Cube for Two' doing a video on it too. Yep--here it is.

    Thanks for bringing this back up. It's been a while since I thought about this. I applied it to my cube and I've been very, very pleased with the results and so has my playgroup.

    I also have a fun little Wolf Tribal thing going on in my cube anyway so I'm quite happy to try this guy out in mine. Slam dunk probably. Really like this entire cycle of 'multikicker' cards. (but kind of a strange set to put them in?)
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on MaRo's Midnight Hunt Teaser
    Quote from "ShiroeTheEnchanter" »
    Of that list, Cryptic Command, Blood Moon, Thoughtseize are popular tournament picks. Blood Moon would be especially flavorful in Innistrad.


    I bet it's Blood Moon for sure..
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tezzeret in Brothers War?
    Anyone else notice that Mishra suddenly seems to have a right arm made out of...a metal that seems oddly familiar-looking in form/function..in that new image we got the other day? Guess who else has an arm like that?

    Mishra clearly didn't have that before.

    How Suspicious...

    Thoughts?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering's Secret Lair: Purrfection
    Quote from soramaro »
    I don't get what the connection between the card choices, the cats, and the art style is supposed to be here.


    Many Magic players like cats. Some Magic players like Kamigawa. Many Magic players can't control their wallets.

    This is the Venn diagram that drove this product.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering's Secret Lair: Purrfection
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    That’s the second time we got a cat themed secret lair

    Must've sold quite a few of the first one.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE][ZNR]Nullpriest of Oblivion
    Quote from jamis »
    I'm looking for more life gain in black to offset the self-damage of my black section


    As a splashable 2-drop, I think it's perfectly reasonable choice. And then it also scales up nicely later for basically no opportunity cost. I think there's better <3 CMC black lifelinkers but probably all of them have double black mana black mana which is a real cost.

    Also take a look at Whip of Erebos it does work!!
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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