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  • posted a message on B&R Announcement: Nexus of Fate banned from Standard, Arena only
    If it's banned in Arena, what will they replace it the bonus card with when you buy 20 packs or however many it was?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Oubliette to be reprinted in a "future set"
    Quote from thatmarkguy »
    I think it would be difficult to place in a product, being an exile effect in Black, of all colors. I know they used to get that kind of thing fairly frequently with the nightmares and horrors, but not anymore.


    ??

    Current standard has Infernal Reckoning, Necrotic Wound, Grotesque Demise, Reaver Ambush, Settle the Score, and Vraska’s Contempt. All six of these can exile a creature from the battlefield. Exiling a creature from the battlefield is not out of pie for black.


    To me, I see Black as not really wanting to exile stuff. Destroy, yes. Black has always been about destroying things, making people sacrifice things, or slowly weakening them to death. But to permanently remove something, from a lorewise perspective? That seems like a lot of trouble to go to, and it almost seems altruistic. It also seems rash and heavy handed, and while Black can be impulsive, it's rarely dumb.

    My point is that Black is actually a rather tolerant color, the inverse of White, as it were. Black can put up with a LOT in order to achieve its goals; it will think nothing of hanging around in reeking swamps, gory to the elbows as it rips bodies to pieces for spare parts or zombie aesthetic improvements. It seems a bit off that Black just wants to go "Nope, I don't like that thing, goodbye" and erase whatever is threatening it when it has multiple ways of working around threats that are much more established.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 2019 Devil Commander
    They broke the mold when they made Tibalt. And then they locked up the mold maker and burned his workshop.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Oubliette to be reprinted in a "future set"
    I think it would be difficult to place in a product, being an exile effect in Black, of all colors. I know they used to get that kind of thing fairly frequently with the nightmares and horrors, but not anymore.
    Despite that, it would be wonderful if they were to reprint it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on as a female player the new art style females is getting really annoying
    Quote from idSurge »
    Its because of oversexualization/objectification in the past, and an open and admitted desire to show diversity in ethnic/body types.


    When was that, the 1990s?

    Many have been complaining about WOTC going 'woke' (and thereby probably broke) and these nuns in armor are merely the latest effect of that political strategy. They'll learn their lesson when people quit playing the game.


    If a bunch of manpig neckbeards decide to throw a fit and leave because the cards aren't eyecandy-ish enough for their tastes, I for one will not shed any tears.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What site do you order product from?
    Thank you for all your responses. CoolStuffInc seems like a good secondary ordering site to go with. I like their setup too.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What site do you order product from?
    I've always used TCGPlayer to order my M:TG supplies, but I've been annoyed with them several times due to huge amounts of people flooding the site (typically after a set release) and causing huge slowdowns. Anyone here use anywhere else? I've found they generally have the best prices (since there are multiple sellers and thus a large amount of competition for sales), whereas other sites sell at a flat (and often exorbitant) rate for cards that aren't essential, such as commons and uncommons.

    Anyone have any suggestions on where I should shop instead?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mythic Edition
    I like the Vraska, although why she's 1. above ground and 2. using the Thaumatic Compass in Ravnica is beyond me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Quote from void_nothing »
    I'm 95% certain it won't be tribal again, just to get that out of the way; announcing a change from color based to theme based to keep things fresh and interesting and then repeating a theme after two years is not a good look. 'sides, there are so many, many more types of decks that could be done - it's not a small well of design space because the themes could clearly be as tight (mechanical) or as amorphous (purely flavor) as is needed.


    I hope for the love of everything the decks are tight(ish). Flavor does not win games, although it may win you compliments.

    Artifacts has been done to death, in my opinion, so I hope they leave that alone for a year or two yet. What about one deck each dedicated to an archetype? Aggro, Combo, Control, Midrange?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Whatever the themes are, I hope to goodness that they put more effort into the decks than they did with the Jund Lands Matter deck. That was a terrible shambles, and a severe disappointment.

    I'd like to see the enemy wedges represented, I'd like to see Rogue tribal in UB or even Grixis, though I hate the inclusion of Red (Rogues are easier to support as a tribe than Ninjas, even though they're not as exciting or thematic), I'd like to see what they can make for BR that isn't either ridiculously overcosted or just wonky. I'd like another Selesnya deck, though I'm sure we won't be getting one (seriously, cats and artifacts? The color pair HATES artifacts and you give it an equipment subtheme, ugh).
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Skewer the Critics (aka Spectacle sorcery Bolt) - The Mana Leek spoiler
    Quote from theMarc »
    Quote from Manite »
    Quote from Raptorchan »
    Am I the only one reading it as "Screw the critics"?

    ...Because that's pretty much how I feel about this card.
    Rakdos: "'Critic' is just five letters away from 'target'."
    To Rakdos, every noun is a synonym of "target".


    That's mean! Are you telling me they'd...they'd do things to...PUPPIES?! Or a sloth? Or a baby chicken?

    I...I don't know if I can play this game any more...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Judge foils: Rhystic Study and Food Chain
    Do Judge promos actually affect the price of their originals? They don't print these in any great amounts, I'm sure. But perhaps it helps to some degree?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on RNA Tokens


    "I wanna spend this coin that got thrown off a giant gray blob animal."
    "Here, have a W."
    "...can I eat it?"
    "No."
    "Trade it?"
    "No."
    "Play games with it?"
    "Mm, depends."
    *looks hard at the W, then throws it over his shoulder and storms off*
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    Liliana looks even younger than her flip-walker iteration did. She looks like she's 16 and about to go to the mall to shop at Hot Topic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    Teysa: I'm part of the Orzhov Syndicate. That means I get to have some vague mystic smoke or something as background around me. Also, I do a pretty deece Narset impression.

    Zegana: I'M A SIMIC MERFOLK WIZARD DUAL-WIELDING SWORDS AND IF YOU GIVE ME ANY CRAP I'LL GROW AN ARM OUT OF MY FOREHEAD AND STRANGLE YOU WITH IT.

    Thought that Ruric was Raymond Swanland's work at first but it's still not bad.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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