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    posted a message on The command zone preview - Nyxbloom Ancient (the final mythic rare)
    Ooooh, so pretty, must get a shiny version. Yet it's not a treefolk, huh. I realize that treefolk don't exist in Theros, but this still seems like a treefolk.

    Get 7 devotion with Nykthos, cast this, next turn, cast 3 more! >D
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    posted a message on Mothership 1/7 - thassa’s oracle
    How many recent sets is this where blue gets an alternate wincon? I've asked this before, but when did this be come part of blue's piece of the pie?


    It's probably because, traditionally, blue had no good means of actually ending the game. Yes, we now have aggro/tempo decks like Mono-Blue Devotion, but it really shouldn't be that way. Morphling was long considered the best creature in the game for its flexibility, but primarily it was just a lone creature for Blue to close the game with. In Modern, in UW Control, they have Celestial Colonnade to close the game. I dunno if you've ever played against UW Control, but the games go FOREVER and often I wish they just had an easier way to end it than digging for a colonnade and beating down slowly.

    tl:dr If you're blue, you need alternate win-cons. Because in a pure world, with a pure color pie, blue creatures suck.
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    posted a message on Calix, Destiny's Hand(Last PW, TCGplayer Preview)
    As an aesthetics-first EDH player, I just wish the enchantment-matters walkers they give us were just a bit more magical and whimsical. This guy just looks boring.
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    posted a message on [TBD] corococo jp preview - Dryad of Ilysian Grove and Eaten To extinction
    This guy is just the Jolly Green Giant, and I love it. "Naked Man says you may drop another land! Now leave me alone and let me return to my nakedness and pruning."
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    posted a message on [THB] Archon of Falling Stars— MTGNerdGirl preview
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Why do I feel like this art was from one of the Un- sets?


    Seriously - is that a flying cow? It looks like bartered cow grew wings.
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    posted a message on [ELD) mythic Sanctuary
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Quote from 13055 »
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Should be a good way to recur any adventures once the creature portion of the card has died. Since these look for "other islands" the fifth land you play can be another Mystic Sanctuary for its "enters the battlefield untapped" trigger. Very nice.


    Creatures with an Adventure are only a creature while not being cast as an Adventure.


    Exactly. After death, they sit in the graveyard with the card type "instant" or "sorcery", which lets this land put them on top of the library.


    I think you misunderstood 13055 - Creatures with adventure are always creatures. When they're not being cast as an adventure, they're ONLY creatures. They do not count as 2 card types in the grave; a Snapcaster Mage cannot target the adventure in the grave to give it flashback.
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    posted a message on [ELD] 5 “second card drawn” mechanic cards
    Yeah, this ability made sense in MH1 with cycling... outside of Opt I've yet to see a single card that would make this "second card" mechanic viable in limited in any way.
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    posted a message on [ELD] cool stuff inc preview - icencrag pyromancer
    NOTE that it says "draw your second card" NOT "draw more than one card" - This pyromancer, no matter what, can only trigger once per turn.
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    posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Oh my gosh people - our perceptions of these historical "inaccuracies" are due specifically to...historical inaccuracies!! In the 700s AD Spain was conquered by Muslims - commonly referred to as Moors here. The same goes for Sicily and parts of Italy. Dark skinned individuals were EXTREMELY POPULOUS in Medieval Europe. In Arthurian lore Sir Palamedes was an Arab muslim converted to Christianity. Late 20th century retellings of Robin Hood often has an African Muslim in his troop of merry men - why? To accentuate the historicity of the melding and bleeding of ethnic groups in Europe at the time. If you go to the Met and look at old paintings, you will see that there were numerous individuals of color depicted in court scenes. People of color were not absent from Medieval Europe - Europeans are NOT an Aryan race. Europeans are a diverse group of ethnicities of varying skin colors whose origins stem from both the North AND the South (i.e. Africa and the Middle East).
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    posted a message on [ELD] Tempting witch
    I really like the flavor and how this spins food into poison - real homerun here. I just wish food was a practical ability outside of limited and possibly standard - would love some of these flavorful cards for my pauper cube!
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