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Feb 14, 2019Neuroticneurok posted a message on B&R Announcement: Nexus of Fate banned from Standard, Arena onlyIf 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
Feb 2, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from thatmarkguy »Quote from Neuroticneurok »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.
Feb 1, 2019I 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.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Despite that, it would be wonderful if they were to reprint it.
Jan 28, 2019Neuroticneurok posted a message on as a female player the new art style females is getting really annoyingPosted in: Magic GeneralQuote from user-100002744 »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.
Jan 25, 2019I'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.Posted in: Magic General
Anyone have any suggestions on where I should shop instead?
Jan 22, 2019Posted in: SpeculationQuote 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?
Jan 22, 2019Whatever 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.Posted in: Speculation
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).
Jan 18, 2019Neuroticneurok posted a message on Skewer the Critics (aka Spectacle sorcery Bolt) - The Mana Leek spoilerPosted in: The Rumor Mill
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...
Jan 15, 2019Posted in: The Rumor Mill
"I wanna spend this coin that got thrown off a giant gray blob animal."
"Here, have a W."
"...can I eat it?"
"Play games with it?"
*looks hard at the W, then throws it over his shoulder and storms off*
Jan 15, 2019Teysa: 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.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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.
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