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  • posted a message on Announcement of a Amouncement of the line up for 2022
    New Celesta? OooooooooOOOOOOOOooooooooooo Grin

    So would Shandalar be the core set equivalent? Seems like it. So wait, does that mean we get two Innistrad sets this Fall AND four standard sets as we normally would in the fiscal release year? Huh?

    ‘buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)
    Quote from foam_dome »
    This is a neat design. Draw a 1 mana 0/4 every turn that can be used to protect Kiora or upgraded into an 8/8 on a subsequent turn, and then another +1 that can also be used as protection or ramp.
    It also has incidental interaction with opposing manlands!

    Those hips don't lie.


    I was gonna say it if you didn't, Kiora lookin kinda thicc

    Her milkshake brings all the boys to the 'field and they're like...

    Davriel reminds me of a sinister John Cleese from a "lost episode" of Monty Python skit that never aired.

    'buster
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Quote from Sliverologist »
    Dominaria!!?? God I hope Slivers are in it!!

    If the image shown earlier this year is true, that'll probably be a Shandalar thing if it's a world we visit in 2022.

    'buster
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  • posted a message on Arena Jumpstart - New Kiora and more blue cards (Eurogamer preview)



    Can in the name of the lord somebody explain to me, what's the digital part of this card that wouldn't be "reasonably" or "logistically" be doable in paper?

    Right? I'd so love to get this in foil due to the art alone.

    'buster
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Oh I do have a rumor that kamigawa is gonna be old vs new thing

    Ancients vs. Contemporaries. Interesting angle.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Quote from Xeruh »
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    Our glimpse of Kamigawa with Yuriko doesn't indicate it is cyberpunk, and Neon Dynasty doesn't need to mean that. Unless she was from old timeline Kamigawa.

    I'd prefer an updated, resonant Kamigawa, but still retain that feudal theme.


    But wouldn't it be nice, just once, to buck the trend of fantasy worlds caught in inexplicable technological and sociological stagnation?



    Do it with Dominaria then. I’m honestly prepared to dislike Kamigawa because it’s likely to miss the parts of the original I liked. Which is sad but to be expected. Cyberpunk is not what I want at all.

    What were your thoughts on Final Fantasy 7 by chance?

    'buster
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  • posted a message on Leinore, Autumn Sovereign - leak for innistrad commander decks
    Oh ok if powers refers to the power of power/toughness then that makes sense. Don't know why I didn't see that before. Still, I like the concept of the mechanic. I wonder if it's a mainstay in Midnight Hunt...

    I really hope they focus on a Shakespearean/Poe approach to this visit to Innistrad.

    'buster
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  • posted a message on Leinore, Autumn Sovereign - leak for innistrad commander decks
    To quote the Raven: NEVERMORE! Hidden Poe references here are lit Thumbs Up

    "Different powers." Is this how they will template abilities moving forward? Coven is pretty cool and fits into the theme of the plane/set.

    Here's hoping for warlock tribal!

    'buster
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Quote from Grixh »
    "OK, fine, we'll go back to Kamigawa, but it's been 1000 years, so everyone from the first one is dead and it's become a cyberpunk world."

    I’m hoping they’d kind of model it off of FF7 in that sense.


    And Dominaria United sounds like a soccer team to me, don’t you think? 🤔

    ‘buster
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty - New Sets 2022?
    Saw this from The Magic Historian today. Apparently it was pulled from domain registrations.

    You may rejoice, Kamigawards.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UsEHG_m5Vk

    'buster
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
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    Cleansing Wildfire is a better answer to this combo than Stone Rain and is legal in standard 2022.


    Such are completely different cards with entirely different use-cases.

    You need a damn good reason to play Cleansing Wildfire and its not a card to maindeck, unless you have a specific reason to.

    Cards that are way better at the job:
    Wasteland (so efficient that you play it anyway, maindeck)
    Vindicate (Hits permanents, so it just hits whatever is the problem, no questions asked)
    Assassin's Trophy (Also hits permanents)

    To play fringe specific cards maindeck is not a recipe thats reasonable at all, but actual useful powerful flexible answers prevent such problems from happening, as players will have some form of answer to whatever problem is relevant, so you are never a completely sitting duck, you have outs.

    Stone Rain and friends are specific land destruction that you maindeck if your strategy is to denial mana in general. That by "accident" also destroys lands that are problems, as it destroys any lands.
    Pillage is more flexible, and they print Demolish versions quite often, could simply make it 1RR and its somewhat competitive, as the difference of 3 to 4 mana is so massive if the goal is to deny mana (especially with the super hyper efficient 1 and 2 drops we get today).

    As of right now, "lands" are the most protective permanent type of them all, anything else has proper maindeck removal, but lands are the holy cow that nobody is allowed to touch, so if a land becomes a problem its a problem that has no good answers (but to be frank, here its not the land thats the problem, but the entire rules interaction of the land having an ability that is supposed to be on a creature, and we have plenty of creature removal).


    Stone Rain is only maindeckable in dedicated land destruction decks. If you have a red deck with a different strategy and want to add a card to answer this combo, Cleansing Wildfire is better because it is cheaper and cantrips. The point I was making is that reprinting Stone Rain would not help here.
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    Imagine if they printed cards like Stone Rain in a standard set again...

    "It's too powerful!" they say. Yeah well the format is pretty damned powerful as it is without it so having it around might balance it out a bit.

    'buster
    Cleansing Wildfire is a better answer to this combo than Stone Rain and is legal in standard 2022.

    Yeah there's that and also Smashing Success Kaldheim.

    But then not many people seem to think like that so I guess this ban could've been offset if people just opened their eyes a tad.

    'buster


    Nonred decks would still struggle to find answers, it's not a perfect solution.

    It's better than nothing. With all the fixing from treasures around it wouldn't be hard to do.

    'buster
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    Quote from Grixh »
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Imagine if they printed cards like Stone Rain in a standard set again...

    "It's too powerful!" they say. Yeah well the format is pretty damned powerful as it is without it so having it around might balance it out a bit.

    'buster
    Cleansing Wildfire is a better answer to this combo than Stone Rain and is legal in standard 2022.

    Yeah there's that and also Smashing Success Kaldheim.

    But then not many people seem to think like that so I guess this ban could've been offset if people just opened their eyes a tad.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    Imagine if they printed cards like Stone Rain in a standard set again...

    "It's too powerful!" they say. Yeah well the format is pretty damned powerful as it is without it so having it around might balance it out a bit.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR] [AFC] Mothership 07/12— The Tokens (and Art Cards) of the Forgotten Realms
    Vecna's art is probably among the creepiest I've seen so far. Dang.

    I'm getting strong Nelly and Kelly Rowland feels from the hamster:

    Even when I'm with my Boo...oh you know I'm crazy over you...

    'buster
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  • posted a message on The Book of Exalted Deeds emergency ban for standard 2022
    And they were doing so well with sets released in 2021 so far.

    Like why ban it for Standard 2022 and not for the format moving forward post-rotation? The combo pieces will still be intact so how is this any different or going to solve anything?

    Future Future League needs to be reintroduced.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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