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    posted a message on Possible Secret Lair Leak
    How likely is it that this is real? Does this person usually get things right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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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.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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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.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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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.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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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:)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    I agree with both sides, but to back up Xcric if products like unsanctioned weren't trying to cast a wide net, why do they have full at lands. Especially ones that are distinctly not funny. Sure there's a certain type of player that loves uncards. But you can't sell a product that only a few 1000 people will buy. You need to turn a prophet. That's not nessicarily bad, it's just business. I do think it's kinda crazy how many products they are releasing these days though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card Exchange!
    I sent my PM a while ago, just thought I'd get on here to let others know I'm in and excited. I've got 18 cards ready to go out!
    Posted in: Community Discussion
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    posted a message on Full spoiler up
    Quote from vandertroll »
    As promised, I am mildly annoyed for not reprinting the Top on a deck that cares on the top (see what i did there) of your library. Lazy deckbuilding at its finest.

    I agree that this deck was the obvious place for it, and with the increases price it seemed like they might do it, but to call it "lazy deck building" is just wrong. Putting all the obvious cards in is closer to the definition of lazy. Be more constructive with your critique. Calling it "lazy" is just mean and, well frankly, lazy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Extra promo card in Dominaria prerelease packs
    You do not want a truly random pack. Well, I guess I should only speak for my self. I don't want to open a pack that has 5 of the same common in it. Or do a draft where packs 5-7 just randomly didn't ever have any of the cards in my colors to start off with. They have a good system going.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Masters 25 Name and Number Crunch
    If it is demonic tutor (which I hope it is) I really hope it has new art. I hate that Liliana/Kothophed art. The original would be awesome, but I doubt they'll do that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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