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  • posted a message on [THB] Lamie brise-tombe (LeStream preview)
    No. Unearth is an activated ability. Embalmer's Tools does reduce Unearth costs, along with the costs of Embalm and Eternalize.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Blood Beckoning — MTGJeff preview
    Quote from leslak »
    Nice limited card, could even see play in pauper imo
    I doubt it will see pauper play. Reaping the Graves is generally the card that's run in the kind of deck that might want to run an effect like this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Feed the Swarm— Deathsie preview
    Between this and the recent downshift of Cast Down, we've had some amazing removal cards added to pauper.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Zendikar Rising Preview stream
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    I have a friend who's deeply upset that Nissa is now part black, and I just don't get it. Characters have to grow and change as the story moves forward, or all we get is the same old stuff.

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    #BLM
    #DefundThePolice
    As originally written, Nissa had a much more pronounced Elvish superiority streak to her character. It was only enhanced when her first Planeswalk took her to pre-Maelstrom Lorwyn, where she developed a fascination for the elves there and even started dabbling with black mana. All that was retconned out later to make her a more straightforward pure green character.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Mothership 09/01 — A Party and the Mechanics of Zendikar Rising
    I really wish that they'd have broadened the options for a party somewhat (Archer? Shaman? Knight?), but I can understand them wanting to limit it to four to keep from creating overly convoluted situations.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Murasa Rootgrazer and Ruin Crab— Matt Sperling previews
    Murasa Rootgrazer + Freed from the Real + a single island on the battlefield is infinite Landfall, right? Nothing that could be competitive of course, but something Commander players could have a lot of fun with.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The sets of 2021
    Not pictured: 28 Secret Lair drops.

    In all seriousness though, Time Spiral remastered is an interesting choice. I wonder if it's simply going to be Time Spiral block compressed into a single set, or a more updated design. Also looking forward to the Forgotten Realms set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Confounding Conundrum — Lucas Esper Berthoud preview
    Okay, my Karametra, God of Harvests deck hates this. Almost feels like Juntu Stakes or Tsabo's Web in being an extremely narrow silver bullet with a cantrip tacked on to make it not entirely dead.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Flicker Flickerwisp to remove card from the game
    To clarify a little further, it's the difference between Banisher Priest and Fiend Hunter. They're functionally very similar, except for one critical point: The Fiend Hunter has two separate triggers (two 'When') and Banisher Priest only has one. So the priest (and Flickerwisp) has everything, both exiling and returning, packed neatly into a single trigger. It resolves as a whole.

    With Fiend Hunter, you can put the first trigger on the stack targeting a creature, then blink it in response. Fiend Hunter leaves, the second trigger goes on the stack, resolves, there's nothing to return. Then the first trigger resolves, exiling the target permanently.

    TLDR: What you're trying to do works, but only if the card has two separate triggers, like Fiend Hunter, Journey to Nowhere and Oblivion Ring.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Run! Don't Walk!
    So,And asking people to pay now for a product that might be shipped six weeks from now, and can be shipped as late as three and a half months, feels impossibly greedy, even for Hasbro in 2020.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on commander green delayed to december 4th
    I will assume these are USA printed products?

    If it is, isn't one of the printers in Texas? And Texas is being hard hit by covid right now and would explain the delay. Just a guess.
    I'm guessing it's not just a matter of printing, but also the fact that a lot of the stores, especially in the US, are completely closed for in-game play (or at least they should be). Even over here, where we've reached the point of single digit cases, the store only allows eight people in the play area at the same time, and only two player games that can be played without interacting with your opponent's stuff. And with Commander's highly social nature, I can see them wanting to delay this product until things are back to normal, or at least back to normal to a point where in store gameplay is possible without health risks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Organized play suspended again
    I live in The Netherlands. Our local game store shut down early in March, and actually used the downtime to remodel considerably. They've since reopened, and even had a tentative M21 prerelease, although that was limited to eight players max, no two-headed giant events. Right now to observe social distancing they only have four tables set up, with two chairs each. No multiplayer games, no Warhammer, no D&D. Also, no trading of cards. And that's in a country with a steady decline in cases, with hospitalizations in the single digits most days.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Anybody notice this about the card ponder
    Huh. I never noticed the face. Pondering Mage has something like a scarf covering the lower half of his face though.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    I mean, if Tron lands are going to be in those packs, and the packs can have foils, that's still $60-90 foils. Obviously the reprint foils won't hold that price, but they won't end up in the dollar bin either.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] Unicorn theme and phyrexia theme - Weekly MTG
    Those swamps are so cool that I'm considering making a Yawgmoth or K'rrik EDH deck just to run them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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