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  • posted a message on [THB] MTG Instagram Spoiler: The Binding of the Titans
    I guess this will be useful against those pesky escape cards.

    We had Erbos's Titan in Origins, and the story above is about the titans being sealed in the Underworld.
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  • posted a message on Regular packs having extended art
    Okay, so that is in agreement with a statement I remember: The the common and uncommon Showcase Adventure cards (and their foils) can ONLY be gotten in the Collector's Boosters - therefore, inversely, the rares and mythics may show up in normal packs (just at a much lower rate, obviously).

    In regular draft boosters (the ones you get from a regular box) contain:

    Showcase card - Uncommon, Rare, and Mythic (Non-Foil) and all rarities (Foil)
    Borderless Planeswalkers

    The Extended Art are only on non-planeswalker, non-showcase rares and mythics and can only be opened from Collector's Boosters. There is one dedicated slot per pack for Extended Art, but then you may also get one in your Foil Rare/Mythic slot. Collector's boosters are also the only place you can get non-foil commons in one of the three Special Frame slots.

    This means that the rarer cards in the sets will be the extended arts (which can also be found in foil) and the non-foil common showcases. Borderless Walkers can be found in both products.
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  • posted a message on Regular packs having extended art
    "This is the booster you know, the one Magic has had for 26 years. The only change we're making to it is giving it a name. We're now referring to it as the Draft Booster. It's the booster intended for drafting. If you like Magic as-is and want to continue buying the same thing, you can. The card make-up for it is not changing (although, it will have the borderless planeswalkers and showcase cards)."

    From this article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/project-booster-fun-2019-07-20
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  • posted a message on [ELD] hushbringer
    Anyone else... mildly turned on?

    I consider this quite an improvement compared to Tocatli Honor Guard. It trades one point of toughness for flying, lifelink and preventing death triggers.

    Was just going to google what "lip fetish" was called, but then remembered I am at work and probably shouldn't.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Sage of the Falls
    Unlikely Alliance + Mad Ratter + This is going to churn through your deck real fast
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Eric Froehlich - 4 previews
    T1 Witching Well
    T2 Lucky Clover
    T3 Adventure on Animating Faerie, attack for 8.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] ashlizzlle previews cards - a enchantment and equipment
    Quote from Jiyor »
    Super important question.....
    How did the giant get that spear tip through the boar without wrecking it’s body?

    Also the Skewer is the slowest, resource draining, fixed gain, creature limited form of lifelink I have ever seen.

    Shaft through the mouth, but it looks like it has been trussed up so you could wrap it around the spear as well.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Eric Froehlich - 4 previews
    Quote from Xcric »
    I hate parasitic cards like these.

    It is not entirely parasitic, as Eric mentions, Wind Drake is a playable card and this is that with an upside. Parasitic cards tend to be bad by themselves as you need other cards to make them playable.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Castle Ardenvale
    Vitu-Ghazi, Saprolings are People!
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  • posted a message on [ELD) Syr faren, the hedgehammer (the green knight legend)
    This turn 2, a flyer turn 3, giant aura turn 4 is going to make for a fun time in limited
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  • posted a message on [ELD] 4 commons from nizzahon magic
    Quote from CatParty »
    Hope these commons get the alternate frame printing as well - I'd love that unicorn for my Magic Fantasy Land EDH deck.

    Also interesting that the Treefolk here have 4 legs like a horse.

    All adventure cards get the "showcase" frame for the set, Planeswalkers get the borderless alt-art, and non-adventure, non-planeswalker rares get the extended art treatment this set.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Torbran, Thane of Red Fell— ZiggyD preview
    Quote from Auspicious »
    The fact that it's a 2/4 is going to cause some serious miscalculations at prerelease, your opponent is going to block with an X/3 not realizing that the creature will die due to the +2 damage. If your opponent doesn't bother to read the card I don't believe that you are required to remind your opponent about the effect until damage is assigned. Going to be lots of feel bads at prerelease lol.

    If your pre-releases are not going to let your opponent go back on this misunderstanding once, then they are not enforcing the fact that it is casual REL. Typically you get one freebie if you can state your case enough and it is easy to go back a few steps based on known information, then the judge/rules advisor should keep note in case they try to do it again. At that point it can be dealt with accordingly (probably lying to an official if they said they didn't know after you explained it once).

    Your opponent (and even you) can read a card and not parse it properly, especially ones where there are more than a couple lines of text. It is even worse for people who have played the game longer because they are used to seeing things templated one way for a while and just assume it works like older cards. Everyone is going to be new to these things at some point and will miss it, don't be a rules lawyer at a pre-release.

    You may not be required to tell them, but it also doesn't take much to say "are you sure you want to block like that?" to give them a chance to re-assess the field without flat out telling them their error. I would rather someone remember me for explaining something kindly that might not be obvious and have them seek me out with more questions versus win an extra booster pack and not see them at the store again because Magic IS hard.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] four new food cards
    Don't forget that the cat triggers Ayara along with Syr Konrad, throw in green and start scrying to hit your combo pieces while you lightning helix your opponent and block their creatures for every Witch's Oven you draw.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Righteousness reprint
    Leyline of Anticipation + Thud for Historic!!!
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  • posted a message on Ban and restricted list 26th august
    Quote from Cainsson »

    And I also bet they'll print Faithless Looting in blue and everyone who hated it will now defend it like it's the second coming of Jesus.

    It’s called careful study, though it’s not modern legal. However I could see them maybe print it in a future modern horizons set.

    Another one I feel they may print is something along the same lines as looting in red, but make it “rummaging” instead of looting. Like “Discard 2, draw 2”, but it would probably have to be worded “discard up to 2 cards and draw that many cards” just to not make it a one mana divination when hellbent.

    My kingdom for Careful Study to be legal in Modern!! The worst part of playing Gifts Ungiven decks was wanting the ease of Faithless Looting, but not wanting to bork up my mana.

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