Quote from ShotgunAndTwoRedShoes »Why Crusade when Honor of the Pure? I just hope if its possible that they "reprint" some cards with different names and art.
Quote from Fallback2analog »What about the flavor text on 7th ED Persecute or forced march
Quote from Macabre »Here is where I saw the comment about someones personal Elenda deck.
Quote from NGW »So this change came about because a member of the CAG, you know the advisors for the format to the RC, didn't understand the rules (red flag right there) and was upset because it made their deck not work (changing rules for their meta). And of course the obvious insider trading we saw.
Yeah, not thrilled.
Quote from Macabre »We talked about how R&D has designed cards built for commander with the original rules in mind. Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero is still fairly new, but with this new rule he wouldn't exile himself any more, and would probably just say "other" before the word "creatures." Is this something that the commitee talked about with R&D?
My entire group is also fairly concerned with how Kokusho, the Evening Star may end up re-banned. We remeber when she was banned and then unbanned. She is currently very fair being used within the 99, but will undoubtedly show up as an annoying commander now. The committee seems to not want unfun experiences in the format but I'm not sure they understand just how easy Kokusho can be exploited with this.
If the rumor that this rule change came about from one person high up wanting their own personal deck to work, and this ends up causing Kokusho to be re-banned, I'd pretty much loose all remaining faith I have in their capacity to regulate rules.
The one thing I am looking forward to is using Lim-Dûl the Necromancer to steal people's commanders tho.
Quote from Macabre »We all missed that it was a state based action. This seems odd, being that the controller of a dying commander gets to make a choice of keeping their commander in the 'yard vs going to the command zone. State based actions are usually reserved for something an opponent can't control, like when choosing which legendary to keep when a duplicate shows up. Since the controller gets an opportunity to choose if the commander stays in the graveyard or not, this kinda seems like it should be a trigger on the stack that can be responded to. Especially since this entire change was all about death triggers.
It is also a bit of a flavor fail when a minor forgettable character in Elenda gets a rule change to make her card playable, while a massively important character who has appeared in physical literature gets skipped due to a technicality.
Some of the few positives my friends and I had discussed regarding this rules change included making the commander-only-printed card necromantic selection, and the plethora of shade's form/unholy indenture/minion's return style of cards actually useful. Guess those ideas are trashed.
The kokusho fear thing is more along the lines of having a combo engine. Going to the yard and/or command zone just opens up options for multiple lines of play. There are many rituals and tutors and reanimator spells and phyrexian reclamation style spells to cheapen commander tax, but only one Kukosho. Having access to her in the command zone in a dedicated deck that will cause trouble, and having the choice of reanimating her on one turn vs just recasting her on another will make for a consistent experience. In casual tables mono black also won't have much trouble building the mana to keep recasting a thick commander either.
Quote from DirkGently » we're willing to take steps up to or including changing how the companion mechanic works.whoa. That would be pretty crazy. Power level errata? I wonder what they have in mind?
we're willing to take steps up to or including changing how the companion mechanic works.
Quote from Khorban »Boros Challenger and Hammer Dropper being flagged as not Boros in Aurelia Commander deck.
Quote from shogun.omega »Hello,
It's been a while since I've used my account, things have changed, I'd like to know if I can merge my old account with the new one I've had to make for twitch. I can still see my old posts so I'm hoping this is possible....
Quote from FlossedBeaver »The mods can split topics, can't they? There's a LOT to unpack here, and a lot of good conversation we could be having about actual cards without being forced into the generally abandoned "New Card Discussion" sub-forum.
If you feel similarly, and want to have a conversation about how awesome the new Mothra card is (mechanically), or how bad the commanders are, please report this post and maybe we can get the mods' attention. Thank you.