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  • posted a message on 2/14 Secret Lairs: Theros Stargazing
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    They aren't bad. Nylea and Thassa would be the ones that interest me the most because kick-ass feminine art.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Thalassoporos »
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to buy these whenever they are released.
    Quote from RSSR »
    People are having near-conniptions over something they can 100% ignore. This is starting to approach comedic levels.
    You both seem ill-equipped to handle the prospect of short-print cards.

    You state its optional, but you fail to understand that by being short-print, these are cards that will gross over time. They will only continue to grow in price because the supply is low. You know what else does short-print runs in card games? Yugioh. Cards that have viability in tournaments and are meant to drive sales because of artificial scarcity. You know what else does artificial scarcity? Companies that sell diamonds.

    Turning a blind eye to a problem like short-print runs is just the same as paying for one of those secret lairs.

    Fantastic. Still doesn't mean I have to buy it.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    I finally realized something and it was largely thanks to someone earlier in this thread...With new products that come out there's that feeling that it's like "Ugh another one I have to buy."

    No you don't.

    You don't have to buy anything that doesn't interest you. They can go bonkers with products and if one or two interest you, go nuts and buy till you grow tired of it, financially or otherwise.

    No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to buy these whenever they are released. Do whatever makes sense to you and go from there. No sense in quitting a game that makes you happy even if you're not always keeping up with the Jones'.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Patch8700 »
    As someone who works a pretty successful store, these have done nothing to our bottom line so far. They haven't impacted our event attendance, singles sales, or anything else. It has been business as usual.

    So in other words, "Move along. Nothing to see here!" right?

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    They are always so vague with this stuff, and probably for good reason. Why? It excites people and gets them going. They are master wordsmiths akin to Donald Trump.

    Most likely it's in a Secret Lair set. If this is a white ability chances are it won't be in any format-legal set even in things like Commander et al.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    If you read between the lines, it's a secret message from Hasbro Board of Directors saying, "MAKE MORE MONEY!"

    Can't blame them if the idiot base gobbles it up. They're just catering to demand and apparently people like this stuff. The line between a game and an investment is very very thin.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria: ‘build your own monster’ mechanic predictions
    I don't know if I'm the only one that feels it, but to me Ikoria could be the new Time Spiral in terms of mechanics. IF we are getting double-sided punch-out tokens that means we can expect a heavier-than-usual mechanical load. That might be the Acorn Counter that people are referring to, at least that'd be my guess anyway.

    'buster
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    That sudden about face makes me think someone caved to social conservatism in some form or another, which is bad taste and soured it for everyone.

    Me I'm in an exploratory state after years of suppression, so seeing a storyline cater to this is enlightening. The baiting factor is not, though I can sort of appreciate the reasons for doing so. But the sudden change at the end? Nuh uh!

    *sigh* Being able to be a strong woman like Jhoira is a dream that I will make happen soon. (oh snap! did 'buster just reveal something deep? OMG )

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full art Basics from Unsanctioned
    We can probably gather that full-art lands will be a thing in Zendikar Rising, so be prepared folks for another onslaught of this kind of gimmick.

    Not that I mind though.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    I'm not sure how a character's sexual preference or orientation matters but I'll bite.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on World Championship Weekend promo Crucible of Worlds
    Quote from leslak »
    The art looks good even if i m not sure what it is depicting XD

    I'm not gonna lie...it looked like an ethereal anus having an epic bowel movement, but that's just me.

    TBH I prefer the original artwork to this. To be even more honest I prefer the old artwork on the classic pre-8th frame.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full art Basics from Unsanctioned
    Nyx lands are my go-to for full art now

    They do look rather cool as a foil.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full art Basics from Unsanctioned
    Hmm, they mentioned a new action word in the text of the green card (mutate). I wonder if that's a hint at what's to come in Ikoria? (If it's existed before then I missed that part).

    Gorgeous lands. The frame reminds me of that from the original Unglued. And yay for Beebles!

    ;buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    In short: War of the Spark ****ed it up for everyone and they were spooked by it. Nice to see them admitting this and are going back to the latest tried-and-true approach.

    This ought to be interesting moving forward.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria Lair of Behemoths promotional art from THB boosters
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    I think the type line will be Creature - Man Bear Pig.

    They better use this as an inspiration for artwork!

    Candle Cove FTW! Grin

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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