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    posted a message on Secret Lair: Stranger Things
    Speaking of power creep, MTG Historian had to remind people that Baneslayer Angel is in Standard. Baneslayer. A once OP card in its day.

    Have things gotten so powerful that people forgot about Baneslayer being in a format alongside things like Eugene and what have you?

    Quote from Dontrike »
    In the end as the crossovers become money makers it is far more likely that Magic will be an IP licensing vehicle more so than it's own thing. Companies don't stop when they make money and Hasbro/WotC see just how much they can make by pushing this out. They'll push it until something makes them stop either no more money coming in or, much like with loot boxes, regulations get thrown in and I don't see either happening any time soon with this.

    Companies squeeze out as much money from something if sales are any indication of such. Which is why we haven't been seeing settings like Kamigawa or Ulgrotha as main settings lately since their respective inceptions.

    However, I'm sure that if they were to one or both of those two back sales would be wild. (Although you could argue that Innistrad is the lovechild of The Dark and Homelands but I digress).

    The consumer base is very fickle; I don't think they even know what they want. A lot of this is driven by emotion. That also holds relevance: What is important to you may not be important to someone else. You don't determine what ought to be "standard" in Magic in terms of how or why things get played/bought. All you can do really is play along and choose to opt out when able. WOTC is easily and undeniably playing into the financial reasons for this. They know people will buy it for the sake of having something in pop culture represented in MTG form.

    Tired argument but it holds true. So who knows what will happen.

    'buster

    P.S: D&D is going to be a super popular set because of its tie in with D&D and that player base. It will probably be one of the best selling sets of all time. Watch.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MH2] Mothership 5/28— Damn, Bone Shredder, Flame Blitz, and Gorilla Shaman
    Damn, they printed Damn. Perfect setup to print Dang in an Un-themed set XD.

    Gorilla Shaman in Modern now. Huh.

    'buster
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    posted a message on Arena leak of upcoming secret lairs - its six more mystical archive cards and ultimate edition 3
    I'll take a play set of those shocklands please.

    'buster
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    posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    "Sure, conservatives are all about reducing movement of non-white voters and restricting access to care for LGBTQ people but by golly I love their business agenda!"

    You're subject to the widespread association aspect here. Unless you're a declared moderate, you're pretty much affiliated with whatever the said party/mentality stands for on all regards.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Wizards statement on Crux of fate
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »

    Then again, coexisting means being exposed to things you might not necessarily agree with.

    Exactly.


    I think this has already been mentioned, but it's really hard to coexist with other people who don't want you to exist at all. There are some attitudes, opinions, and behaviors that don't get a pass under the auspices of tolerance (or free speech), and bigotry might be at the very top of that list.

    I echo this. It's hard to get behind something that says openly that someone like me, a MTF transfemale (pre-treatment), should not exist because reasons. I get people have a right to their opinion but when those opinions become deadly and purposely prevent someone from having an existence, that's where the line in the sand is drawn.

    'buster
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    posted a message on [STX] "Baleful Domain", "Arrogant Poet", "Eye Bat", and "Huge Disappointment"— Bearded Husky previews
    The Eyebat looks like one of those monsters from Chrono Trigger! (Scout, Red Scout, Blue Scout, Flyclops)

    'buster
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    posted a message on [STX] Wandering Archaic // Explore the Vastlands— MTGGoldfish preview
    Ugin's Conjurant says what up yo.

    They indiscreetly inserted Rhystic into the set to some extent.

    'buster
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    posted a message on [STA] Faithless Looting— Wyatt Darby preview
    I wouldn't go criticizing the artwork. There are a lot of artists whose skills revolve around hyper-realistic imagery to the point it's hard to differentiate between what's art and what's not. A lot of artists on TikTok demonstrate that and it's believable majority of the time.

    Interesting choice to put into the archive. Not sure what impact it will have on historic but anything is possible.

    'buster
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    posted a message on [STA] Harmonize—Gab Nassif preview
    Nothing wrong with the card. Straight card draw without any catches is far and few in between for green, so on its own it's not that bad. The art is different but I honestly like it.

    To each their own.

    'buster
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    posted a message on [STA] Brainstorm— NGA preview
    Stone Rain...Brainstorm. It's like Masques standard all over again.

    'buster
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