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Jan 26, 2023Morphling posted a message on [ONE][CUBE] Phyrexia: All Will be One Includes & Testing ResultsPosted in: Cube New Card Discussion
Jan 19, 2023Cruel Edict is every bit as frustrating as it is efficient. In a clogged-up board, this will do absolutely nothing you want it to...Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
Not a terrible card at all but I predict this will rotate in (then quickly rotate right back out) a lot of power-optimized cubes. (I may try it out too but it honestly feels like a trap.) We have so many options available. This doesn't feel like the best one to me.
Edit: Instant speed is very nice but honestly won't change my appraisal of this card. Give it a whirl but I don't expect it to last.
Jan 11, 2023Posted in: Cube New Card DiscussionAristocrats!
I mean, I could run an Aristocrat-themed cube, and I still would not run this card, even there.
Toxic. Poison. Infect. (with or without Proliferate) I just don't want that ***** anywhere near my cube. No one ever likes losing to it and (frankly) it is boring to pilot because it reduces so many potentially-interesting game states to a very binary-feeling "how do I cheese out this last 1 point?!" It's literally Red Burn but you only need to reach 10 instead of 20. Just...not very satisfying imo.
Dec 12, 2022Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from sleeper agent 2.0 »
That goblin, uh... that is not a Dominarian goblin. It does look like a zombie, which I guess is kind of fitting since the red/black limited theme is goblins plus zombies?
It's from Time Spiral-era Dominaria. This Baxa art was used previously in 2020 TSP Remastered and I think it was used on MODO for a loooong time before that.
Nov 16, 2022Recently replaced it w/Shivan Devastator and haven't regretted the decision at all tbh. I also never much liked the weird clunkiness of Emissary's ETB clause but I still ran it because it would reliably just straight-up steal games I had no business winning. After doing exactly that, more than once, I realized it's not a very satisfying way to win a tight game and certainly not a satisfying way to lose one. No one seems to miss it.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Nov 11, 2022Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from pierrebai »They continue with the set's "way too busy" art style.
Really agree. So cartoonish.
I do like the Dryad & the (Yotian) Soldier tokens. Giancola & Walker are two of MtG's tippity-top-shelf best artists too, so unsurprising.
That Thopter is pretty cool too.
Nov 1, 20221) As long as I play this game, I will always tilt my head at the idea/flavor of Artifact Zombies. How...how is it both?Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
2) I think until I really needed two Scrapheap Scrounger effects, I will probably stick with the O.G.--it seems better and also doesn't rely on what an opponent has going on to not be overcosted for what it does. I dunno..
Oct 27, 2022Morphling posted a message on [BRC] Tawnos, Solemn Survivor and Ashnod, the unearing (side commanders)Why do you actually need to double one the most degenerate sac-for-mana engine in the entire game? I mean...that seems especially greedy, even for Commander.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Doubling Season and the entire family tree of similar effects that exist now is not a particularly innovative design, nor does it lead to better or even interesting games of Magic. It usually leads to huge blowouts and that's fun for exactly one person at the table. Same thing here. Be careful what you wish for.
Oct 14, 2022Morphling posted a message on [SLD] October Superdrop (Partial) - If Looks Could Kill, Backstage PassOh, I see we're paying for foiling patterns now. I love where Magic is headed now.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
May 21, 2022Morphling posted a message on [CLB] "Popular Artist" — MtG Brazil Twitter previewPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from TheOnlyOne652089 »Zoltan Boros as "Popular Artist" is kinda meme.
Seb McKinnon seems like the best choice to me.
May 21, 2022Morphling posted a message on [CLB] "Gale's Redirection" — Fazendo Nerdice previewI never knew a human arm could bend that way. It looks quite painful.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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Dec 2, 2017Exactly right. Number Crunch is actually the ONLY card in the entire game our casual group ever talked about banning. Luckily, the offending player(s) got the message and voluntarily stopped running it. Let me be very clear: Gotcha cards are TERRIBLE FOR MULTIPLAYER. Don't do it, you will regret it.Posted in: Articles
Dec 21, 2016I have no personal beef against Rai, but I would like to voice (as strongly as possible) the opposing viewpoint. These are now actually useful once again, unlike how they used to be. We get targeted comments instead of an recurring obsession on providing bland, neutral, and ultimately-meaningless commentary on *every single card*, no matter its significance or relative insignificance. (And most weeks, at least 50% of them were just lazy cut/pastes of the same repeating statuses over and over.)Posted in: Articles
And a lot of the opinions ("Format BOMB, it's got room to grow." or "This card is garbage, it's going down.") were apparently personal opinions anyway, as we would never get any actual analysis or support to back up claims. That seems a bit pointless too.
I found Rai's updates to be a nearly complete waste of time to read. The current, more focused format is much better in my mind. We get the quick hits and not a lot of fluff about cards that don't even matter.
Sorry but that's how I feel. I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings so I kept it under wraps and then the authorship changed, so I dropped it. (Sorry if any of this hurts your feelings, Rai. Really not my intent. I imagine these are hard to do, and no, I probably couldn't do any better myself.)
Feb 10, 2016As for storyline, I think this might be a cool thing: Do a full-on fantasy movie set in a Magic plane. Characters are introduced, crisis erupts, huge battle ensues, ups and downs, all that..Posted in: Articles
Fade to black..
Fade back in to one final, real-world scene in someone's basement. All the heroes (and the villain) are there, talking epic smack, picking up their stuff and shuffling up for the next game. Or packing up for the night and saying something like "See you next time, guys." "Hell yeah, awesome game!!"
Fade to black.. Credits roll.
Feb 10, 2016Any movie about Magic should spend as little time as possible talking about handsize, milling, any of that stuff. Did the D&D movies spend time talking about dice rolls, THAC0, or encumbrance? (Communicate the flavor of a some rule via a quirky funny one-liner aside to the audience? "You wanna do WHAT now?" Sure--that's reasonable, but absolutely nothing beyond something like that.)Posted in: Articles
The movie doesn't need to be a game tutorial. It's supposed to entertain and get people interested in learning more about the game AFTER the movie.
It shouldn't be an opportunity to stroke Magic players egos with endless in-jokes about Magic and R&D and....a bunch of fanservice, more or less. I mean--Magic players are gonna show up in droves no matter what they put in it. This being the case, they should worry about the NON players and make the movie for them (and less for us). I mean--what's a better payoff? A movie that makes us all feel awesome about ourselves for a few days on the forums or a movie that helps inject a BUNCH of new players to help the game go on for (at least) another decade.
Whatever, my 2¢.
Aug 31, 2014Morphling posted a message on Why there is a VERY good chance that the eldrazi will get reprinted during Khans of Tarkir blockCool theory..you might get some more looks if you repost this in speculation.Posted in: fire10798
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