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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)
    Quote from Xcric »
    You need a consistent group of people that are okay with it. that just isn't likely any more. with the surge in popularity it means your local lgs is eager to cash in, and at the same time people are more likely to play there. that means you're going up an ever inconsistent group of people. whats fine one week won't be the next, and at the same time maybe the only way to play is in an event. that needs a standardized list without exceptions in order to maximize participation. otherwise you get a real feels bad moment when you show up and find out sol ring is banned, or no infinite combo, or whatever other house thing makes you gut your deck, or that other guy gut his. thats a person that doesn't come back, and they have to sit out the entire night.


    Show up and play random games against people you don't even know? OF COURSE there would be all sorts of power level conflicts. I don't see how "Rule Zero" can possibly work when no one in the game even knows each other before sitting down to play. That seems straight-up impossible to implement or rely on in that situation.

    Stop going to LGS to play. Why in the world does anyone do that? I have never understood it. We've played in folks' houses/apartments for 20+ years I can't recommend it highly enough. Build a group and make it a regular thing. If you want this, you have to build it yourself. But, it is 100000% worth the effort. Find the 'regulars' you like at the LGS and just approach them and say, 'Hey, let's GTFO here.' Bet you find some takers. Hell, it doesn't have to be some huge group to make it work. Hell, just finding a reliable dueling partner would be better than what you are describing (to me, anyway).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [CUBE][CMR] Hullbreacher
    Finally managed to pull this off in a game. What a Wookie #BucketList
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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    posted a message on MaRo's AFR Teaser
    Well, Elf/Spider is pretty clearly a Drider.


    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Secret Lair: Stranger Things
    Magic will surely survive this. Maybe some of you won't, but, to be clear, Magic will probably survive that too. (Believe it or not, so will you.)

    Anyone complaining these don't belong in Magic is hanging on way too tightly. Anyone complaining these drive Magic to an unaffordable place probably hasn't been playing Magic very long, tbh.

    While I respect other folks' viewpoints and personal taste, I am unconvinced these are some horrible thing that simply should not exist. arms crossed
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MH2][CUBE] Timeless Dragon
    As much goofy, jokey ***** as they have on these cards, I think "Eternalized Dragon" would have been the best name for this. Oh well.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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