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  • posted a message on Set boosters (yet another new type of booster)
    This no chaff booster is a silly idea, in that if they really did it immediately half the set (at least, probably more) would instantly become chaff/bulk. I don't know a ton about economics but it's pretty simple. For the packs to hold their price only very few cards can be worth the price of a pack. If half the set is worth $5+ then either those prices will crash or pack prices will rise. I know the proponents of this idea want the crash, but if they do then everyone will just be complaining about their "worthless" chaff in a month. People will be throwing away their paths and bolts from box openings cause they've got 24 of them at home.
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  • posted a message on Set boosters (yet another new type of booster)
    I think there's a lot of complaining about something no one has actually experienced yet Smile I for one am super excited about this! I mainly play booster battles (pack wars) with my boosters and these seem way, way better for that. If they put them in big box stores they'll probably stick around the 5 dollar price range. Heck, I could see them cutting draft boosters from big box stores. These make way more sense for there. Or at least they should do that.
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  • posted a message on [2XM] Sunforger and Sword of War and Peace— Brian Kibler previews
    I'm probably going to get that sword. I have fancy versions of all the rest of the original 5 and I really like that artwork!
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  • posted a message on [2XM] Javier Dominguez and Alia Deschain - Sculpting steel and Sharuum
    Is this the last spoiler for today?
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  • posted a message on [JMP] Mothership 6/18— Seismic Walls
    What am I missing? How is what this article describes a different way to play jump start?
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  • posted a message on [JMP] Theme Crunch Complete (?)
    I'm pretty sure the article today with the siesmic and the walls mentioned a mill theme.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Elder Garganoth— hobbyjapan.co.jp/cardgamer preview
    Every time I see this is the form, I read it as Elder (a title) Gargaroth (a crazy dudes name) and I think, ooo who's this interesting new legend we have here:)
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  • posted a message on [M21] Volcanic Salvo— Mein-MMO preview
    If it said, you win the game and bought you dinner it would be better... Smile As it stands, a two for one in commander for 4-5 Mana, sometimes 2, is pretty cool.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Variant art of cards
    Why can we have cute dogs in capes with "pet dog, all the love in your heart" flavor text, but we can't have squirrels? I'm hoping the nightmare was the start of something and not a one off. For me a pack of domesticated dogs attacking a dragon is more jaring then a hord of squirrels attacking said dragon. Might just be me though. Glad those who want it are getting dog tribal though.
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  • posted a message on Prismatic Piper-Seb McKinnon art from Commander Legends
    Isn't Dragon Arch already "on a stick" or it is a stick, ...something. Anyway, to follow that logic what if it's "cost: chose up to 5 different creatures of different colors and put them in to the battlefield." Could be fun. Or maybe "look at the top X, put one of each color into the battlefield."
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  • posted a message on Gozilla Land Secret Lair
    Any sources say what the extra in these will be?
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  • posted a message on Commander ban list and rules update
    The thing is, there are no decks that accidentally meet the criteria. I challenge you to find a pre-existing deck that could just slot one in. It's a choice. For example my wife has an elementals deck, but she'll have to cut 9 cards in order to play the g/w companion. And it's weak enough that it's an interesting choice. As long as they keep the designs the way they are I'm fine. Sol ring fits your description better then any of the companions.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Zaxara, the Exemplary — SCG Commander VS preview
    Wonder if that works if you cast it it for free? It still has an x in it's cost and it has a value for x, but I'm really not sure what would happen.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    I'm actually not a fan of all these recent secret layers for a different reason. I thought the idea, as originally presented, was cool. Crazy out there art, limited time only. This one and the women one would fit right into most sets. Sure they're a little more refined, but it's not like the cats or the visions that would NEVER be printed. I feel like, with so many coming out, they're just falling back on normal magic art. Slow your roll wizards, plan out some truly original stuff, and I'm in.
    Also, sorry to pile on, but yeah. That loot box comment wasn't thought through at all. If you want to go after the sales practice, I'd call it praying on peoples tendencies to impulse buy and manufacturing scarcity. But there's not a good, catch all, phrase to say those things... unless there is:)
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  • posted a message on 2/14 Secret Lairs: Theros Stargazing
    Also, where is Tero? I came here basically to see their response...
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