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  • posted a message on [CLB] Good Morning Magic 5/24 — Tabaxi Toucaneers and Genasi Enforcers
    Why does Genasi Enforcers look like its art was rejected concept art from earlier Streets of New Capenna design builds?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] Earthquake dragon — Kotaku AU preview
    Man, Wizards loves printing 15-cmc/mana value creatures lately.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] Mothership 5/25 — Elminster's Simulacrum, Balor, and more
    Quote from protoaddict »
    Sailors' Bane seems much better than we are probably giving it credit for? Like how much better is Murktide in Legacy over this when this does not destroy your graveyard while doing it's thing? Ward 4 may as well be Hexproof.

    It takes a while to shove cards into exile. Murktide Regent is still likely better due to having Flying and having a steeper, easier discount overall because it can Delve away lands (and dead creatures, permanents, etc.). Gosh knows Bedlam Reveler was a mite too expensive for me, even in no-Delve decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] Good Morning Magic 5/23 — Pegasus Guardian and Guardian Naga
    Right, what is the difference between a Forgotten Realms naga and a Forgotten Realms snake(folk), and why are they both in the set as creature types on sentient snakefolk?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] Sivriss, Nightmare Speaker — D&D Newsletter preview
    So you self-mill and do nothing else if all you sac are tokens? ...All right, then.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] The Council of Four — B. Dave Walters preview
    I find it ironic that there are at least 2 Council members with their own cards in this set (Abdel Adrian, Ulder Ravengard). Heck, the Council isn't part Red, while Ulder is. Which incarnation of the Council does this card show?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] Descent into Avernus and Mirror of Life Trapping — Drinks of Alara previews
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Descent's wording almost feels like a glorified variant of Cumulative Upkeep. Hmm...makes you wonder what's coming up in Dominaria United and The Brothers' War Teach

    'buster

    But the whole point of Cumulative Upkeep is that you can choose not to pay it.

    "Mirror of Life Trapping" sadly won't dispatch tokens or cheated-in creatures for you. Maybe build around it with ETB/LTB triggers or by cheating in creatures yourself?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] Alaundo the Seer — Official Magic Discord preview
    It works (very well) with lands, which suspend doesn't.

    It doesn't work at all with lands since you can't cast them. You're stuck exiling them instead.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CLB] Acolyte of Bahamut — Ungeek preview
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    So if I remember my alignments correctly, the metallic dragons were evil, whether chaotic or lawful, right?

    'buster

    You mixed them up: metallic dragons are good, while chromatic dragons are evil. Tiamat is the evil 5-coloured dragon goddess, while Bahamut is the good platinum dragon god (who admittedly does not spend all his time looking like a dragon).

    Brass dragons probably get assigned MTG Black partially because they use noxious gas as a weapon. (Less reliable sources, such as Dragonlance and unreliable claimed generic D&D, seem to lean towards giving brass dragons more mercenary and "might-makes-right" natures.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gavin’s 10 hints for the bauldr gate commander decks
    The first Replicate cost I could think of for #5 was "Pay 2 life". ("Pay 1 life" is never high enough to truly punish anyone who isn't going infinite, IMO.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [40K] [2X2] Warhammer 40k and Double Masters 2022 Prebeat — Weekly MTG previews
    So I had to look up what Astartes are today. Not pleasant.
    How come Space Marines lose all the MTG Human support?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on SNC- Streets of New Capenna Worldbuilding, lore and story
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ok wizards I just did some further reading on falco

    Falco was on top of the world, a lord of Park Heights. Each of the other four families relied on his Brokers for protection, as well as much of the city's civic and social elite. And then the Adversary came, and Falco discovered how far the fall is from the top of the world.


    They did it again… they did a a major death off screen and failed to put on card and the lore (dack faden during war trailer but no lore nor card not even maro knew about it.)

    It wasn't just Xander Ob Nixilis murdered

    If there’s a card that has it, it could be Threefold Signal. (The bird on the street)

    Huh, I thought Threefold Signal had a griffin on it and Falco didn't die (the Brokers just effectively turfed him, possibly by having the majority of the Brokers betray him for the Adversary Chapter 5-style). If Wizards wanted to say that Falco died, they did a really poor job of it, IMO.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Was Giada intended to be a 5-color legend?
    You do mean 5-colours-in-colour identity legend, right? Golos is colourless but has a 5-colour colour identity.

    Personality-wise in the stories, Giada looks fairly convincing as mono-white, less convincing in Cabaretti colours, and pretty unconvincing as part-black, so I doubt that Giada was meant to be part black colours-wise. Now some forced 5-colour activated ability, though...that seems more plausible.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on SNC- Streets of New Capenna Worldbuilding, lore and story
    I'm disappointed by today's Legends of New Capenna article. Probably among others, it doesn't have bios of Queza or Errant.

    EDIT: No Toluz, either? They broke that hybrid-mana cycle of bios? This is an outrage!

    On another note, Jaxis is female? I thought Jaxis was a male with great pecs.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on A truck load of cards from Commander legends bauldr gate leaked
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from foam_dome »
    If I had to guess, I would say that the Backgrounds are kinda like partner, where you can pair a Background in the command zone with a legendary creature that has "Choose a Background".

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Haven't seen a leak this big since Ixalan. Someone's getting fired for this.


    except commander legends 1 got spoiled just as much

    secondly New phyrexia pretty much the entire set got leaked


    Haven't seen a leak this big since Ixalan.



    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    New phyrexia pretty much the entire set got leaked


    You... you do realize that New Phyrexia came out 6 years before Ixalan, right?


    Confused yes? (You know I was infact talking about mirrodin besieged block and not 2023/2024 right?)

    no matter the system before or after of hiding/prevent cards from being leaked new phyrexia was the worst one. (Though I hear judgement was pretty close to a similar leveled leak)

    Dominaria arguably had the nastiest, worst leak because it was Wizards who dropped the ball with its release notes. Say what you want about third parties leaking; first parties leaking has to feel even worse.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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