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  • posted a message on New Judge Promo's Announced
    I really want the reflecting pool. What are the chances we may get it as a non foil reprint like Azusa with the judge promo art was, someday?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on ELD- Eldraine story and plane
    Quote from 5colors »
    Amazon description for Wilder Quest appeared;

    “The exciting new story of Magic’s latest release, Throne of Eldraine. The young warrior-mage twins Rowan and Will Kenrith quest for their missing father, the High King. Rowan and Will’s powers are strong, but the world of Eldraine is a dangerous place! A thrilling mashup of Arthurian legend and Grimm’s fairy tales seen through the unique lens of Magic: The Gathering, here you will find magic, monsters, and mystery true to both traditions.”

    So looks like Princess Rowan and Prince Will are the kids of the king Arthur equivalent of Eldraine who is missing. Since he's gone it might mean Will or Rowan are up for the crown.

    Theory time : Will is the older twin and is staying behind at court to try and play “game of thrones” while Rowan travels out to look for their father. Feels in color for both as well to do these jobs.
    count me in. This sounds amazing, I’m really on board with this setup for the story and can’t wait to read this and see the cards
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Worldly Tutor in the modern frame is the least they could do, but it’s not looking like a possibility, despite the fact this product is the perfect place for such a request.

    Welp,
    All the blue is revealed and I only kinda want one card. Harsh.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Well, for me personally this year is a bust. I have no problem admitting this set may be for others, and that's fine. I was never fond of mechanics-driven design. Commander is a place to get Vorthos cards, an opportunity to see various planes such as Kamigawa and Lorwyn, past characters, and fill in deficiencies with certain archetypes while delivering needed staple reprints. I am not seeing much of that this year, forcing the designs around (what in my opinion are) lackluster mechanics resulting in random unknown legends, no tribal or archetype support outside of the narrow focus on a specific mechanic, and not much in the way of flavor (I'll grant you Anje). I mean these decks are 3-color decks. Throw a Solemn Simulacrum into all of them. Throw a Cylonic Rift into anything with Blue. IDK. I'm just not feeling it.

    Not that I cared for these legends, but I did expect to see Hal and Alena, the UB Angel Sister, and others this year.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Quote from Goryo »
    2014, 2016 and the new cards in 2018 were the only products I really liked. O-Kagachi in 2017 was nice, but that series was plagued by Eminence.


    As a die-hard Kamigawa fan who had waited for O-Kagachi to be printed for over ten years... what we got wasn't O-Kagachi. I'm worried now we won't ever get a real O-Kagachi.

    The art was awesome, though.
    Agreed on both counts. 2017 was hardly my favorite year, but it was still miles ahead of this one. The odd number years are always a miss for some reason.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [C19] TCGplayer preview - Empowered Autogenerator
    Unwinding Clock. In a dedicated artifact deck, you could cast this for 2 or less and build into massive mana fast.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Pretty sure Oracle of Mul Daya makes sense in any deck with Green. Because you know, lands = playing the game.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    2014, 2016 and the new cards in 2018 were the only products I really liked. O-Kagachi in 2017 was nice, but that series was plagued by Eminence. It was at least good value though. 2016 and 2018 were the best years of new cards for me. Strangely enough the odd number years are the worst, 2013, 2015 and now this year.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    I’m neither feeling the new cards nor the reprints and especially not the themes this year. It’s a hard pass for me so far.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Comander 2019 preview schedule
    I love that Jack Stella art. The guy has been knocking it out of the park. Stella is stellar
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on C19 - Commanders
    I’m really not feeling it this year. As a vorthos I could care less about mechanics, and these commanders really are ultra specialized. It’s fine though, last year was amazing for me and I’ve had a lot of cards for my decks get released recently. So I could use a break and for others to get what they want. I do want the new Gerrard but I suspect I won’t be intrigued until Throne of Eldraine
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Comander 2019 preview schedule
    I'm really not feeling it this year. The most exciting thing for me was the exceptional quality of Gerrard's new art, which I do admire. Ideally he will be mono-white. Decks based on mechanics was never going to intrigue me as a Vorthos, and if they did, the mechanics would have had to be something like Landfall, Constellation, Devotion, Monstrosity, or something more appealing, at least to me personally. Let's just say the four selected here are not.

    It's nice at least seeing a requested character like Anje Faulkenrath receive a card. Although I don't care for this character, I know the thrill of getting a sought after card, because Arixmethes will forever be my fondest memory and card in the game. But I don't suspect this year's product is going to have anything remotely as interesting for me. My attentions are focused more on Thanasis, Pavios and the remaining Kamigawa novel characters. So really, the past character cards are for others now that I have Arixmethes.

    I'm just not really into the new cards, the mechanics, or more three-color Commanders. Here's to some good reprints, hopefully. At least that. The set crest this year looks remarkably like last year's, not that I mind. I like both.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine eBook
    I still hold Wiesman responsible for it all, but I just think the entire thing was a mess. With all that setup and time, I was surprised at how sloppy it all was. But whatever, I'm ready to move on to better stories, such as Eldraine, Theros and Vryn with Jace.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Comander 2019 preview schedule
    Here we go, complaining about something, then people complaining about complaints.

    K

    I agree, it's dumb. But I only check here and MTGNexus for news. I don't individually go to sources.

    Anyway, where are the spoilers? It's 1PM EST already.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine eBook
    Quote from NZB2323 »
    I’m not sure how much of the blame should go to Greg Weismann. He had to write about dozens of characters and conclude a story arch that different authors have been creating, and I have a feeling his writing was micromanaged by a bunch of people.

    I will say that I thought the narrator of the audiobook did a good job, and made some of the bad writing actually enjoyable.
    That’s fair. It was a monumental task to be certain. Especially with the format and release schedule adopted. I could see him being strained. It really wasn’t for me honestly. But nothing personal toward the author. It’s a mix of a lot of factors. Either way, it’ll be nice to see Kate Elliott take on a more self contained and low volume story than the overwhelming Bolas arc that would exhaust any author.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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