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  • posted a message on Another Love your Local game store promos
    I require so many Bolas Houses
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair Artist Series: Mark Poole
    Quote from Xcric »
    I get balance is iconic but its not playable anywhere so what the ****
    Based on how the Seb SL went, Mark Poole probably wanted to make new art for Balance, so it's there.


    I wonder if it has something to do with his Crusade art on all fronts being declared racist or culturally insensitive on the Gatherer and elsewhere. I don't think Crusade was banned for the art but it got the same sticker. Bit unfair to Mark. Balance Guy looks quite a bit like Crusade Guy
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 6/21 Random Card of the Day: Burning of Xinye
    Back in high school someone linked me to a song by a band called "Tetragramammoth" and I was always impressed by how good of a band name that was
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Dan Frazier is Back: The Allied and Enemy Signets
    Is this an admission that the Dimir are responsible for Secret Lairs?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Saturday Morning D&D and Special Guests: Jen Bartel and Fiona Staples
    Whir of Invention is a card I play a lot so I'd be down for nice new art, but I was never a fan of the D&D cartoon (slightly creepy in the wrong ways)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Apex Predator & Virile Greaves
    Virile Greaves seems fine, even if the name is horny.

    Apex Predator is weird because you put "can't be regenerated" on a lot of your designs and here we have "can't be can't be regenerated" or "must be regenerated." They've kind of fixed that in modern magic design with indestructibility. Also, the spell or ability thing is probably unneccessary, "If Apex Predator's power would increase, regenerate it." or something might be cleaner. And, honestly, why not just make it indestructible as the default? It looks very Homelands.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Stranger Things
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    If your playgroup is fine with them playing a Negan deck, but you aren't, perhaps the issue is yours and not the person having fun with Negan.


    I think Negan (and his bat by extension) might be the special case out of all the walking dead cards, because it introduces the idea of rape into the MTG universe. For people for whom that's a personal issue, the discussion can't come up until the point where some small amount of harm might already have been done. On MTGO in particular you don't have control over that at all, and these cards are legal for tournament legacy and vintage play without in-universe versions.

    Also, you know, Secret Lair is available if you live in the US, but you still have to account for MTG around the entire world when talking about legal tournament game pieces. It's not being produced in a manner where you shouldn't expect complaint.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [AFR][CUBE] Tasha's Hideous Laughter
    Certainly better in 40 card formats, I imagine this is kind of like Approach of the Second Sun where if you can find a way to cast this twice you've won the game after accounting for starting hand (7) and a few more draw steps. In powered cube, does this just win you the game on the first cast? Is that a card you want in the cube, if so, three mana win the game with no setup? *Shrug*
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on 6/21 Random Card of the Day: Burning of Xinye
    There's a lot of bad artworks for Counterspell for such a good card. Ice Age is cool, Jace V Chandra has good composition but has Jace who is groaty. The rest kind of depend on having flavortexts that make me laugh
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on [SCD] - [MH2] [CUBE] Urza's Saga
    Even if you didn't have a target to get, just making two Karnstructs off of your land drop can really pressure some control decks with minimal interaction windows. Putting a bunch of power onto the board endstep without casting spells is kinda good. Worth noting that this land is an enchantment as well, which appears to be mostly a downside.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Divine Hero
    Seems kind of fine, though there's some shearing with "this card wants to sit back and either block or deter attacking" and "this card wants to attack." Adding Vigilance to the pile might be too much though, so I dunno. First Strike is kind of a tradition on these kinds of Knight designs as well, so it looks like it's missing, but that's fine.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [AFR] Flumph and Tasha's Hideous Laughter — DragonTalk Live previews
    Don't see playing Flumph outside of multiplayer, where you come out ahead of opponents on cards, and in 1v1 you'll find drawing your aggressive opponent into more action to be a generally bad strategy
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 6/21 Random Card of the Day: Burning of Xinye
    It's a bit odd that this Limited Bear made it to uncommon. It's good to include graveyard hate in your pile, but generally you want to be able to target any card instead of only creatures.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on 6/21 Random Card of the Day: Burning of Xinye
    Budget Moat with a better manacost but a harsher card cost. Solitary Confinement was just reprinted and it's probably better if you're willing to pay a card each turn.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on Mimicsilver Ravine
    Mimicsilver Ravine
    Land
    Mimicsilver Ravine enters the battlefield tapped.
    T: Add U or R.
    2UR: Mimicsilver Ravine becomes a copy of target creature until end of turn.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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