Quote from TheTennesseeFireman »The hints are definitely there. Khans is essentially part 2 of the Eldrazi storyline; Ugin, Sarkhan and Sorin are all showing up, Bolas and the Lithomancer (now known to be Nahiri, a Kor from Zendikar) are being referenced, and Nissa's UR suggested that Zendikar is not beyond saving.
I wonder how many planeswalkers they'll have to cram into that set. Sorin, Ugin, Nahiri, Kiora, Gideon, and Nissa are all intimately tied to the Eldrazi storyline. Chandra, Jace, Ramaz, Sarkhan, and Bolas had a hand in it the first time. And we still haven't gotten to Ob Nixilis, who looks to be at the center of Zendikar Pt. 2.
Quote from absreim »Quote from von Kleist »yeah fetchlands reprint! now people playing shard or allied colors decks will stop complaining that their deck are not tier 1 because of the lack of allied fetches and realize that, simply, their decks are not good
I think people do overestimate the effect of the lack of allied color fetches, but the effect is still significant. If anything, it would simply encourage more people to play shard color combinations. I think there are many tier 2 decks out there are actually good (e.g. Esper and Grixis control), but few people seem to want to play them over tier 1 decks.
Quote from von Kleist »yeah fetchlands reprint! now people playing shard or allied colors decks will stop complaining that their deck are not tier 1 because of the lack of allied fetches and realize that, simply, their decks are not good
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Vintage-Library of Alexandria
Quote from Wildfire393I can see GGT coming off the Modern list if they leave Dread Return on. Ancestral Vision is MAYBE okay, the only existing decks that would run it would be UWR, U-Tron, and maybe storm. With BBT banned there's no risk of cascade goodstuff running rampant. Sword of the Meek definitely cannot come off though; Thopter Foundry + Sword combo would become the go-to control shell and would be oppressive. Bitterblossom and Wild Nacatl are more likely unbans than any of these though. Deathrite Shaman could get the axe, but I doubt it. Why would they ban SSG?
Quote from RaverI want to say force of will
preparing for the ensuing flak
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Vintage, I can see Library of Alexandria or Balance being unrestricted, especially with Mud's current dominance, it will give Recall decks extra-power and perhaps more reason to play white (in Balance's case). I don't think Balance is all that powerful anymore, as all it will do is Mind Twist an opponent, and can stone rain yourself...IDK, when I've played I've never been like "Hey, I wish I had Balance right now"
Library....I love turn 1 library....especially on the draw....please??