Quote from zpgno »Unpopular opinion: Aesthetics are overrated. Does it really matter that that your card is foil when you're getting beaten down by your opponent? On the flipside, does it matter if your card isn't foil if you're getting the thrill of victory? Aesthetics only matter when gameplay is not interesting or engaging, and if that's happening, then you have bigger problems.
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While we're on the subject of these Secret Lair versions of cube cards, what are thoughts on the rest? I was a little worried I'd be tempted to buy myself a 200 dollar Christmas gift and get the whole bundle, but now that I've seen them all, I'm only interested in the Bitterblossom set for cube.
Quote from SirPicaro »This is probably just me, but I would run the pixel art Serum Visions over any other version. That said, even if you don't want that kind of clearly non-MTG artwork in your cube, I think any of the other Secret Lair versions of Serum Visions are pretty good to run over any existing option if you run the card at all (though of course there is always the argument for that more organic-feeling original art and frame).
I'm also running the SL Bloodghast because I'm a sucker for having a variety of art styles, plus I love the idea of having a black card illustrated by someone who's worked for Iron Maiden (The LftL is pretty cool too)
Quote from Resarox »Trying to initiate a more friendly discussion:
What do you all think of masterpieces in cube? I have to admit, at first I was blown away and would have wanted every one for myself, but after having had some exposure to my Hangarback Walker and Daze (how do I change artwork shown here?) I came back to liking my Mirrodin Chrome Mox much better than the MP. Granted, the Inventions look nice, since the border matches the Artifact-theme quite well, but I think I prefer the original MTG-style to the exclusive feel of MPs in general.
How do people feel about the expeditions? I guess it's not even a question about blinging out your cube, since I'd rather have a foil Onslaught Fetchland than the expedition, but people might disagree.