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  • posted a message on [STX] Exponential Growth—Sandoiche preview
    For just 12 mana (14 in Commander) a 1/1 becomes a one shot. Hoo boy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Biomathematician and Quandrix Cultivator— Martin Juza previews
    Fractals don't just repeat infinitely inward, but outward as well. Unless Wizards wants to make an entire plane that is just one fractal, some creative liberties are neccessary. The way the planeswalker's guide describes them, it seems they can exist simultaneously at different sizes and scale up and down easily. Having their size always be variable upon creation seems like a good enough way to represent that without being too complex for a token.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Clotaka preview — Ecological Appreciation
    Oof. I knew Gifts was strong, but not "the balanced version is worse in four different ways" strong.
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  • posted a message on MaRo's Strixhaven Teaser
    Quote from Obazervazi »
    Any guesses on the new evergreen keyword? Follow up questions on the blog clarified that it is an existing ability, but it has never been keyworded before. They've been using "cannot be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less" a lot lately, but that seems like an odd ability to see a lot of in a school-focused set.

    Now that I think if it, curiosity could be the new evergreen keyword. It's used a lot, it is a combat related keyword for blue that isn't too powerful, and a school setting makes sense as the place that would inspire its keywording.
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  • posted a message on MaRo's Strixhaven Teaser
    Any guesses on the new evergreen keyword? Follow up questions on the blog clarified that it is an existing ability, but it has never been keyworded before. They've been using "cannot be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less" a lot lately, but that seems like an odd ability to see a lot of in a school-focused set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TSR] Star City Preview Dump Timeshifted Yawgmoth, others
    The old border doesn't have collation information, so they can only put in old border cards if they aren't collated. I think that means a maximum of one old border card per pack.
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  • posted a message on [TSR] Mothership 3/1— Damnation, Tendrils of Corruption, and Thoughtseize
    Quote from DanzBorin »

    When has Damnation or Wrath been printed at Mythic?

    The only answer is Wrath in FTV, but all cards in FTV are marked as mythic. There is no reason to bump it here except money grab. Pick another card and put it in the mythic slot, easy as that.

    The whole point of mythics is that they are the coolest cards in the set, though not necessarily the strongest. Do you think anyone would be excited to open Roiling Horror? Damnation took over the whole mothership, Kozilek-style, for chrissakes. The only realistic options are the coolest cards at mythic or no mythics at all. I'll mark you down in the no mythics camp.
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  • posted a message on [TSR] Mothership 3/1— Damnation, Tendrils of Corruption, and Thoughtseize
    Of course Damnation shouldn't be mythic. That's not what mythics look like. In fact, they shouldn't even use mythic rarity in the set. There's no use for it. It serves zero purpose, and forces a later idea in where it doesn't belong. Of course I'd be happier if mythic rare never existed. But it certainly shouldn't exist here.

    Regardless, I don't actually care if it's mythic. So long as the price starts to trend downwards.

    I disagree with you, but thank you for thinking your complaint all the way through. There is no better candidate for a mythic upgrade than Damnation (except Tarmogoyf), so the only realistic options are Damnation at mythic or no mythics at all. I'm not sure how the printing math would all work out, but I'm sure we agree that Crovax at mythic is just dumb.
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  • posted a message on [STX] Commands, Mystical Archive, and the first look at Commander 2021
    More attention deficit changes. *sigh*

    Why not have just abbreviated 'converted mana cost' as CMC?

    Why the need for an entirely new term—why not just 'mana cost' (target card with a mana cost 2 or less)?

    When a development team even suggests making gross, unnecessary changes like this to cater to them being worn down—it's time for them to go.

    Or at least it's time for them to find a new job to handle at the company.

    Converted Mana Cost had the dubious honor of being longer and less intuitive than its replacement. Imagine you've never played Magic before and you see the phrase. You know what a mana cost is, but what are you converting it to? Do you have to pay the mana cost again? Mana Value is much easier to guess what it is. After all, we're all seeing it for the first time and we got it instantly. Not a single person in the thread was confused. Are you really confident that the same would happen if we went from Mana Value to Converted Mana Cost?
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Superdrop Smitten
    Kinda silly, unless you're playing Legacy, you can't play Uro and Primeval in the same deck, or even the same format.

    I adore the faeries, but that Valentine's one... this is the first one I've ever truly hated. It's uglier than than the tattoo pack, and it isn't even as poorly executed. The artist actually knew what they were doing, and what they is... bad.

    Looking forward to picking up Glen Elendra Archmages on the secondary market, though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Black is Magic
    Quote from Werewolf_Rawr »
    So much woke in Magic: the Gathering where escapism should be at it's peak. Glad to see so many woke people on this forum too. Glad y'all have a place to remind everyone how with it you are. Product is 100% pandering. Could've released this at any time - but it wasn't, it was done now. And that's why it's off. It has nothing to do with the product itself and some of you can't see that. That being said, this is nothing to be surprised about from WOTC.


    Magic is absolutely a place for escapism. What your not realizing is that seeing yourself in the characters is a big part of escapism. Black Magic players deserve escapism just as much as you do. Sure, people can see themselves in characters with different skin color from their own, but that just makes your complaint all the more absurd.

    In case you guys haven't noticed, Magic is all about pandering. They literally just released a set pandering to Norse mythology fans, then they're going to pander to Harry Potter fans, then D&D fans, then horror fans. How about when they pander to someone who isn't you, you can just, like, not throw a fit?
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Runeforged Champion and the other four Runes— TCGPlayer previews
    Ok, so Runed Crown is a guaranteed cantrip that grants your choice of lifelink, flying, deathtouch, haste, or trample and up to +2/+2. That's... actually kinda good? Like, each individual mode is weak, but that flexibility makes the card. Now, is it worth running 2+ runes?
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Quakebringer and Undersea Invader— Cedric Phillips preview
    Future staple in Rakdos, Lord of Riots. It's surprisingly hard to do recurring direct damage to your opponents on your own turn.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Kolvori, God of Kinship // The Ringhart Crest— Seth Manfield preview
    If we have rare gods, Reidane, God of Justice is likely one of them. Probably the white one.

    Is anybody hankering for a mana rock as a commander?
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Reflections of Littjara
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Oops almost forgot

    https://scryfall.com/search?q=type:tribal&order=edhrec&as=grid

    It doubles tribal cards too
    Note that it does not say "You may choose new targets for the copy," so you can't enchant two creatures with Eldrazi Conscriptions, but you can get a 21/21 with trample and annihilator 4, for example. Also notable for your Crib Swaps and your Lignifys and what have you.
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