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    posted a message on [STX] Wandering Archaic // Explore the Vastlands— MTGGoldfish preview
    Note that Wandering Archaic lets you copy your opponents' counterspells and counter theirs with your copies if they don't pay 2.
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    posted a message on [STX] Elite Spellbinder— Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa preview
    Quote from Crispen_Smith »
    Quote from seilaoque »
    what a weird card....
    a 3/1 with flying for 3 that makes a single card more expensive....

    should be nice on limited.
    doubt it will be making any noise on constructed.

    This is a huge colour pie bend though, it's basically thoughtseize in white, on a body. There is nothing about that for Azorious and Jeskai mages not to love. Yes the body is fragile, and sure it's only one card but a virtual 2-for-1 should never be overlooked. It may be closet to Kitesail Freebooter and that this g sees a bunch of play in a color with better options.

    It's not Thoughtseize on legs, it has a one-shot Thalia, Guardian of Thraben-style tax on legs. It's not a 2-for-1 - all it does is slow down tempo. If it didn't have Flying, I probably wouldn't consider it for Modern.
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    posted a message on [STX] Commands, Mystical Archive, and the first look at Commander 2021
    Ingenious method of reprinting cards at a steady clip in a standard set without making them standard legal. Should provide a very helpful reprint method in the future both to help with much needed reprints and also to help boost the value of standard in-print sets, both of which have been issues of late.

    I remember the Amonkhet Masterpieces reception on this forum was primarily that we were tired of the Masterpieces reprint method and its happening for consecutive sets drained away its impact. The Amonkhet Masterpieces having an unclear, if any, overarching theme and being to the unreadable side didn't help.
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    posted a message on [Unverified LEAK] Strixhaven Blue Rare Dump
    Quote from Grixh »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from OKandrew »
    So... if that Jin is real, people are going to be having a bad time. This thing would make draw-go decks as cancerous as Vorinclex makes Superfriends decks.

    I know! Look at all the Vorinclex Superfriends Decks dominating multiple formats!!!

    wait not just edh?

    So thats why he isn't shrinking in price and growing again.

    I believe that was sarcastic. Vorinclex is in one popular standard deck as a one of. That deck is not a superfriends deck.

    Also, one more issue: isn't a prefect a student? 'Cause based on the Wiki, Kasmina probably isn't.

    Yeah, a prefect is a (high-profile) student. If the Harry Potter series is any indication, prefects are below Head Boy.

    I'd love the portion of The Art of Magic: the Gathering - War of the Spark that, according to the Wiki, says that Kasmina is a cabal leader and a forcible recruiter, though.
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    posted a message on Innistrad booster box leak Japanese
    Quote from ZasZ234 »
    Are some of you not looking at all the available material? Because I see Innistrad in Katakana on three of those Booster Boxes and their corresponding boosters. Both top rows. It makes perfect sense to have the word in the logo only in English, too, considerring they use very particular fonts for those, but the second row from the top shows Innistrad in Katakana on "Set Booster", "Draft Booster" and "Collector Booster" boxes.

    The alternate version below almost certainly means these are different iterations of the design anyway, right?

    The Kanji also spell out "Midnight Hunt", so that theory is confirmed, this is all pertaining to the Werewolf set. It never seemed likely to me personally that Either of the two sets would totally eschew any of the other major tribes of the plane. It's probably just going to be a larger focus on a main tribe.

    I actually wouldn't mind seeing some characters getting two legendary cards across the two sets (you know, counting the main set, not just precon-deck versions/promos). Something that shows different aspects of a character the way Hustli changed across Ixalan. Maybe with a more memorable character/role than Huatli; they definitely got outshone by Vraska/Jace and even Angrath just not being another Human helped.

    I'm always happy to see supplemental set planeswalkers making their appearance in the main series.
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    Portal #2 !

    By now, that would be Portal #4.

    My apologies; I initially assumed there were no pictures beyond the bottom booster boxes and their respective boosters since those were the only ones that displayed on my iPad and the only ones that appeared in the link for me (even if the link versions were blurry as all get-out). Stuff not displaying on my iPad is kinda unusual for me since it displays pictures properly that my laptop refuses to display.
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    posted a message on Lunar New Year Promo Yuriko
    Looks like Sethron, Hurloon General also got new Chinese New Year ox-based art.
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    posted a message on [KHM] Ban Coming? (Hint: Tibalt's Trickery is Lame)
    As someone who's tried various builds of the Modern Tibalt's Trickery Cascade Combo deck, I don't think the deck is ban-worthy. The builds with Simian Spirit Guide, 8 or more Cascade spells, and multiple maindeck Tibalt's Trickery suffer from flipping SSG and Trickery instead of bombs disturbingly often. The builds with 1 Tibalt's Trickery, 4 Cascade spells, and majority lands are distinctly slower than the SSG builds to the point that you risk getting killed by opposing decks on Turn 3 more often such as Oops All Spells, Burn, and Colossus Hammer Time, and not only perform distinctly worse against targeted discard and counterspells than the SSG builds, they are also nearly unable to fix those matchups post-board unless they use transformational sideboards.

    I haven't tried the Standard deck, but it might be a sign that not a single copy of Tibalt's Trickery is in the Top 32 of any of the two MTGO Standard Challenges since Kaldheim cards were released there (unlike the MTGO Modern Challenges in the same time period, which actually have Tibalt's Trickery Cascade Combo decks in the Top 32).
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    posted a message on [KHM] Jorn, God of Winter and Kaldring, the Rimestaff— Brian Kibler preview
    I don't think Jorn is a bad Seedborn Muse or Wilderness Reclamation when he can let you make double the mana's worth of sorcery-speed plays.
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    posted a message on [KHM] Divine Gambit and Tibalt's Trickery— More cards lost in the Card Image Gallery
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Forget all the complex milling and exiling; the takeaway here is "red Counterspell". Any spell. For only 1R.

    Even as a "fair mono-red counterspell with a downside", I can easily see this saving the butts of so many Modern players hitting an opposing Ad Nauseam with it, as that deck is so spell-dense that chances are the opponent will hit anything but Ad Nauseam.

    For maximum comedy value, hit an opponent's "Oops All Spells" win con (Goblin Charbelcher, Undercity Informer, Balustrade Spy) with it.

    If you can rig your library to have 3 lands and your desired card on top, Tibalt's Trickery will still let you cast your desired card.
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    posted a message on [KHM] Quakebringer and Undersea Invader— Cedric Phillips preview
    "This ability triggers only if" sounds like what follows will be more restrictive than "~ is on the battlefield" until when it doesn't on Quakebringer.
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