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  • posted a message on [[M14]] Magic 2014 - April 30th - New Chandra Art
    Quote from flavioal28
    How cool would it be if we had full art lands in M14?


    Full art lands ALWAYS work for me. Zendikar's lands, especially the forests, blew me away.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What kind of Planeswalker do YOU want to see?
    Quote from Leyart
    I wish they could bring Yawgmoth in.
    Otherwise Lim Dul would be awesome


    Yawgmoth is dead. When you die your spark goes too. And I would hate if they started bringing back dead characters.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on What kind of Planeswalker do YOU want to see?
    A white/green Kithkin.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Magic 2014 - April 30th - New Chandra Art
    Quote from Krimson Viper
    I have some old foils, so I must interject and say I prefer old school foils because they don't bend.


    Why do the new foils always start to curl like that?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [New Info] You Make the Card 4: Week 1 - Card Type
    I almost went with land, but decided to go with creature.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on what story line would you like to see a movie for?
    I could see Ravnica/Return to Ravnica working as a TV series. Intrigue, warring factions, deception, espionage, murder, monsters and maniacs make for great television.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[M14]] Magic 2014 - April 30th - New Chandra Art
    Quote from theMarc
    Am I the only person who doesn't have a really strong opinion about which style of border is better?


    Nope. I like the old cards just fine, but they look outdated now and the only appeal for me is nostalgia, to which I'm no slave like some people*. The new borders are cleaner and look nicer to the uninitiated.




    *my brother still *****es and moans about the modern borders when I get him to play
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Friends Block: "Journey into Nyx"
    Quote from euknemarchon
    The point isn't what's "weird." The point is what's relatable in the fantasy repertoire while still triggering some dopamine from newness. Kithkin are essentially hobbits; Vedalken are essentially blue aliens; Moggs are essentially goblins/orcs, etc. WotC staff have publicly stated that in their view only a fraction of potential American MTG players have enough exposure to the Japanese fantasy/mythology repertoire to get the right balance.


    What fraction of American MtG players had exposure to blue alien sorcerers?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Mono-green Elves
    Reworked many of the cards and added a few more.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Friends Block: "Journey into Nyx"
    Quote from Hyze
    Kamigawa was reaaaaally heavy on Japanese culture. Lots of players didn't understand any of it. Yes, almost anybody could explain to you what a shuriken is, but I don't think someone could explain the words "Kodama", "Bunrei", or "Goryo" without looking in a book or the internet.


    I don't buy that as a reason for the block being poorly received. Kithkin, Moggs, Vedalkens, etc are all weird. If MtG didn't have weird, unusual flavor it wouldn't be MtG.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Friends Block: "Journey into Nyx"
    Quote from Shadyguy
    Kamigawa was poorly received because it played badly. I don't think most people had an issue with the setting itself.


    Very much this. Had the block focused more on playability and less on gimmicks it would have been more well received. But they were also gunshy on power level after Mirrodin, so it would almost be impossible for a new Kamigawa block to be as bad as the first.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Mono-green Elves
    Quote from MOON-E
    If you're going to do something that's not common, have a reason better than "I felt like it". Gilt-Leaf Seer made sense in context, none of your cards care about the top of your library, so it feels random (in addition to being out of color)

    Like I said, do whatever you want, just don't pretend I'm being unreasonable for critiquing these cards based on normal standards.


    The same card makes use of that ability.
    Some/one of your elves die/s, they get shuffled into your library.
    Look at the top 3 cards of your library, put the elf you want on top.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Friends Block: "Journey into Nyx"
    Lorwyn and Kamigawa were poorly recieved blocks according to WotC market research as per MaRo

    Polls on MTGS won't change that: people on here represent a very, very small minority of players.

    From what I remember MaRo said Lorwyn wasn't considered "badass" enough while Kamigawa was too foreign for people alongside the "everything is legendary" annoyance.


    You'll have to provide a source for that. Lorwyn/Shadowmoor booster boxes, complete sets and fat packs go for a higher premium than almost every other modern block.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Mono-green Elves
    The names were made with high fantasy in mind. Characters like The Mountain and Dog in A Song of Ice and Fire aren't actually those things. Matriarch's Canopy is not an actual canopy. It protects the elves from flying creatures. Get it? The Matriarch's Hand is called that because he performs physical tasks/violent acts at her will, sort of like "The Right Hand of God." Dedicated Scout is called that because of the combo of being a scout and having exalted. And so on and so forth.
    I made the G mana such a focal point to emphasize mono-green.

    Quote from MOON-E
    Well, I wanted to focus on the other, more significant issue, but we can talk about that if you want. Gilt-Leaf Seer is one of only 4 green cards...


    Oh Christ, seriously? It's not common for green so it must never be done*?




    *except for those times when it has been done

    Quote from mondu_the_fat
    No, I simply quickly realized that talking to you would be like talking to a wall. A wall that doesn't want to be commented on or criticized, but rather likely just wanted pats on the back.

    And, look at that, I was right.


    I already changed one of the cards based on feedback. Just because I don't value your feedback doesn't mean I don't want feedback. I'm looking at all of the cards with SecretInfiltrator's feedback in mind.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Friends Block: "Journey into Nyx"
    Quote from Ochimusha
    Just like it was confirmed that we weren't going back to Ravnica?


    MaRo has said, flat out, that it is a plane that's never been touched upon. It was never "confirmed" that Ravnica wasn't being revisited.

    Considering how poorly Kamigawa was recieved it seems very unlikely we'll go back there anytime soon, same with Lorwyn/Shadowmoor


    Lorwyn/Shadowmoor was poorly received? Since when?
    Posted in: Speculation
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