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  • posted a message on [2XLM] Command Zone - Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Ratchet Bomb
    I play Avacyn in multiple EDH decks and I want that box topper something fierce.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Shuffle Master - Hanna, ships navigator, Maze of Ith, and Geth, lord of the vault
    I really like the new Hanna art. The Terese Nielsen art is good, but it’s always been weird to that she looks exactly like Selma Blair.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Double masters preview schedule
    Quote from BestOfThree »
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Quote from DodyShiratori »

    Without even seeing the spoilers, I'd feel this set will probably be something I would get excited about under more traditional circumstances.

    Honestly even if we had less products this year and this set hit it out of the park I'm probably going to say this set was awful strictly because of its price and the VIP boosters. There's no reason for either of them.


    I agree the VIP boosters are stupid expensive, as in the product has become lame.

    But the regular boosters seem packed full of value for $12-14 - that's not much more than I paid per pack for a box of Ultimate Masters and that was one of the most fun boxes I ever opened - and these have double the foil/rare slots.


    We have no idea if the packs are actually filled with value at this point, but you’re looking at this like an abused spouse. WotC is hurting you for no reason, but this time isn’t much worse than last time.

    There is no reason whatsoever for Masters packs to cost more than regular packs. If anything they should cost less because there isn’t anywhere near as much development required for reprint sets. Every new Standard set(excepting Core Sets) requires new art for every card and a very lengthy development process involving probably 10x as many employees. Reprint sets only require a small design team to develop the draft experience and a handful of new art commissions. If a Standard pack costs $3.99 with all the work and time and money that goes into making that set then Masters sets should cost $2.99.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The real reason reserved list is climbing
    The actual reason is just that people are buying up everything on the reserved list to sit on it for a while and unload it all once people have money again. My source? Myself. I’m doing that. I’ve bought a lot of reserved list cards in the last 5 months. I have very solid positions on quite a few reserved list cards.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on [M21] Unleash Fury— AliEldrazi preview
    Quote from grid_monitor »
    yes, freedom of speech for those you agree with - but try to shut down those you dont

    anyway this is my last post on this site, so well done with that.
    .


    Trying to force other people to stop expressing their 1st Amendment rights is not just you also expressing your 1st Amendment rights, it’s you being a triggered snowflake.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mistral Singer— Good Morning Magic preview
    Damnit, WotC, stop making me sexually aroused by non-humans.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] the showcase and normal basics of M21 - Hipsterofthecoast
    Wow, 7 of these are some of my favorite basic land arts of all time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mothership 6/15— Shrine tribal
    What an interesting cycle. I’m way on board for this, even if it never makes a splash in any format.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mangara, the Diplomat— Ma No Ah preview
    I don’t really see why this needed to be Mythic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Classic short term vs. long term planning. It will catch up to Hasbro/WotC sooner than later. Pretty soon the whales will get full enough, take their money elsewhere and the whole thing will collapse. Maybe then we can reclaim the game via an ownership that is driven by fans and a playerbase. I'd like to also bring up that if you buy 100 packs either sealed or the singles from this set you are part of the problem, not the solution.



    The entire global economy has been built around short term gains instead of long term success over the last 40 years or so. A company will cut off its nose to sell it for a quick cash injection. The entire model is based on the delusion of never-ending growth with every quarter’s growth outpacing the previous quarter. If a company needs to invest in itself for long term success but has to have a few bad quarters or years to do it then the market loses faith in them and they’ll probably have their value diminished to next to nothing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair Drop "Birds"
    I really like this set, and I’m not that bothered by them not being foil since they would probably curl like crazy. I might buy this one.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    For the record, people can draft a set focused exclusively on reprints if they wanted. It would be a mess,
    But they could.



    We’re beyond this “boosters are for drafting” excuse now that Collector’s Boosters exist. Why is it fine for those packs of reprints to not be made for draft but a set that exists to get reprints into people’s hands must be hamstrung by being a draft set?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Quote from Borealis »
    attachment has the price listings for preorder on Amazon.

    Could be worse, I have to get a box of these



    Have to? Why?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Legends art book delayed from July 7th to October 27th
    The Kindle version was just delayed as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jumpstart set delayed
    Welp (sigh), it's been fun guys.

    Never would've thought Paper Magic would die from a global pandemic yet here we are.

    Ironically enough I actually remember being warned about this in the mid 2000's though I took it with a grain of salt.


    I would be more worried if it was one of the main sets. I don´t even remember what jumpstart is, lol


    Have you already forgotten about Ikoria?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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