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  • posted a message on The Coronavrius brings a change of plans for pre-release (sort of)
    This would be a good opportunity for Arena to start allowing prerealese tourneys online. Sometimes people want to attend but can't due to $reasons.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria: Ideal environment for Meld?
    Hey all,

    I was thinking of this last night before going to sleep. If this is a "build your own" creature kind of theme, do you think this could be an ideal environment for meld to return at least in part?

    And to me, Merge feels like it's meant for Ikoria but I have nothing to substantiate that.

    What say you?

    'buster
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [C20] Apparently new cards and Merge mechanic; source link in thread
    Whoever said it was wedge-based gets a Keto-inspired cookie (y).

    Merge feels as though it'd have been an excellent throwback/reference to Bestow in Theros Beyond Death. Shame they didn't use it that way. Either way, it feels better than Bestow could ever be.

    I'm not sure if it's just me, but the names of the cards and those places referenced give me an awful strong Indonesian/Malaysian feel for some reason. Anyone else feel that way?

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rumored Narset in Ikoria
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Actually you know what bring commander up deck it’s not like they making a commander playable Narset in either deck



    Commander decks will mirror Ikoria mechanics/draft archetypes to some extent.
    Noncreature spells will do something in Ikoria. It won't be 100% creatures. There will be some spellslinging.

    If Ikoria is really wedge based, i can totally believe that 1/5 of the wedges will be spell-based.

    If there's spellslinging then I can only hope for a return of Prowess as a mechanic.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ban announcement on March 9th
    Hear that? That's the sound of the price of Splinter Twin falling and the resonating grumble of people who thought it would be unbanned (in Modern) but wasn't.

    All I know is that my borderless Oko isn't as sexy as it used to be. Frown

    At least I have my showcase foil Klothys, God of Destiny to be proud of.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rumored Narset in Ikoria
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Hold on everyone. There's one thing we need to say:

    "GOD I LOVE BEING A TURTLE!"

    Actually, here's what we need to say: Tri-coloured PW? Gaping EEK!

    Now on to something completely different.

    Chandra, Viven, Narset, Teferi

    Year of boring PWs (for me) honestly


    seeing Calix and Elspeth was
    Amazing though and possible
    Kiora in Zendikar are promising


    I miss Jace. Vryn when

    Yoda, is that really you?

    Anyway. That first mana ability is good, but for a plane that's *supposed* to be creature-centric this seems rather counter-intuitive. This is assuming the abilities are indeed as listed. We are around four weeks until concrete reviews start, so these kind of loose leaks do make sense even if they seem far-fetched or out of place.

    Now let's see some of the mechanics dammit!

    'buster


    It’s not the first time we got a three color walker though if real anyway

    This is the 11th one to be three color (well 6th if you exclude 5 bolas walkers)

    Well yeah we've had a few but I was saying it's nice to see another one in a colour string we haven't seen yet. I was delighted to see all ten hybrid combinations for PWs in Spark, and I hope we'll get to see more tri-coloured PWs along the rest of the sequences that we haven't seen yet.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ban announcement on March 9th
    According to MTGStocks, there's been a run on Splinter Twin across its printings. Surprisingly the MM version is worth more than the ROE.

    Maybe someone knows something we don't? We'll know soon enough.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rumored Narset in Ikoria
    Hold on everyone. There's one thing we need to say:

    "GOD I LOVE BEING A TURTLE!"

    Actually, here's what we need to say: Tri-coloured PW? Gaping EEK!

    Now on to something completely different.

    Chandra, Viven, Narset, Teferi

    Year of boring PWs (for me) honestly


    seeing Calix and Elspeth was
    Amazing though and possible
    Kiora in Zendikar are promising


    I miss Jace. Vryn when

    Yoda, is that really you?

    Anyway. That first mana ability is good, but for a plane that's *supposed* to be creature-centric this seems rather counter-intuitive. This is assuming the abilities are indeed as listed. We are around four weeks until concrete reviews start, so these kind of loose leaks do make sense even if they seem far-fetched or out of place.

    Now let's see some of the mechanics dammit!

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on DnD- Mythic Odysseys of Theros
    Was there a Monstrous Compendium for Ravnica's D&D campaign stuff? If so I'd lie to see the one for Theros.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ban announcement on March 9th
    How much would an Urza ban help the format (Modern) as a whole?

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Quote from mikeyG »
    Even if they did a Liliana version of this, they could achieve it with one of her middling cards, you still wouldn't get Liliana of the Veil.

    Because Wizards acknowledges secondary. Which they are not supposed to do.

    Hah. The Reserved List is an unofficially huge acknowledgement of the secondary market if there ever was one. If they didn't acknowledge (or care) about the secondary market, there would've been no reserved list.

    #justsaying

    Both Thalia and Liliana are/would be fine candidates. Slinky seductress aside, Liliana could demonstrate the fact that she is a "troubled" woman who is being held against her will (the curse) trying to make things right even if it means going about things in a shady manner. Almost a form of glorified escape-from-"domestic" abuse. Thalia was witness to corruption within the church and escaped to destroy the lingering "evil" on her own will, going to whatever lengths it took to do so.

    Begs the question: which is more deserving than the other? It's all relative for the most part.

    I'm happy with Thalia nonetheless.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    People please just knock this BS off. No one is forced into buying this product and if they do then they shouldn't be ashamed of doing so. It's about preference and what makes you tick. You have no right to determine or decide what I like or do not.

    End of conversation. Next!

    'buster
    P.s: If I'm a pigeon then does that reserve me the right to fly over you and shat on your head? I think it does in this case Thumbs Up
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria will have box toppers
    They're all about sales tactics these days aren't they?

    And what are we to do with these behemoth box toppers? If we collect enough will we get to build and play with behemoth sized-decks then? I don't think Dragon Shield makes sleeves that big...

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Cool. Sign me up. Not so sure of the fourth art. Looks like, from that resolution, she's wearing 80s'-style rose-coloured glasses.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next Magic Set Prediction?
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    We’re gonna see New Phyrexia revist

    Karn is going with Teferi and ajani

    Ashiok is now researching/going to New Phyrexia from learning about them on theros

    I don’t have the full details but I heard from someone in the throne of eldraine book on the magic mirror part it wasn’t just their dad they found in it a few planes and New Phyrexia was one of them and it had elesh norn on the throne as “mother of machines” and said Rowan and will are going and garruk as well since he swarm to protect them bring them back

    There’s just way way way to many pieces falling into place to not get a New Phyrexia revist

    Ohh so that's how it's tying together. So then I wondered how the story would unfold now given that the Eldraine plot was part of a larger role and wehre Theros fit in to it. I wonder how Zendikar III will contribute.

    That said we can probably expect a Phyrexian-themed set in the start of 2021 either Q1 or Q2.

    'buster
    Posted in: Speculation
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