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  • posted a message on [ELD] Sorcerous Spyglass reprint- Zopilote Garcia preview
    A good card to have in standard generally to provide an answer to various potential wackiness.
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  • posted a message on Mothership 9/11 - cards from rapunzel and more
    Get together a few gingerbread men so I can bring my mighty Feasting Troll King back from the dead.
    This set is fun.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Syr Elenora the Perspicacious
    Pretty solid. Probably limited fodder though.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Kenrith, the Returned King -the buy a box
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from leslak »
    Don't know if it is confirmed but there is a chance you can open hin on one of the collector's boosters.


    Yes buy a box promos are in those more exspenisve boosters

    Correct.
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/project-booster-fun-2019-07-20

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    This slot is for new cards that are connected to the set but don't appear in Draft Boosters. () For Throne of Eldraine, this will be the Buy-a-Box card, the new cards from the Planeswalker Decks, and the new cards from the Brawl Decks
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  • posted a message on {ELD] Robber of the Rich (@JEDepraz spoiler)
    Quote from Marl Karx »
    This is why I am HIGHLY dubious of "psychographics" (which is not a real concept outside of the head of Magic designers wrapped up in inane "lifestyle" research IMO).

    Which I'm sure you're an expert on.

    Quote from Marl Karx »
    By linking color to "philosophy" above all else you easily miss the forest for trees -- in this case somewhat literally.

    Hold on, what happened to psychographics? What does color pie philosophy have to do with it?
    Also, the color pie is not based on philsophy above all else. Thematic and aesthetic associations (like the ones you are advocating) are easily more important, as you can tell from the extremely obvious influence it has over every single set.

    Quote from Marl Karx »

    When you are THAT associated with a forest (AND archery), you should be green.

    Archery doesn't really have anything to do with green. Plenty of archer/archery cards in other colours.
    Hanging out in the woods isn't the strongest link either, though that is something.

    Quote from Marl Karx »

    Its not even that much of a stretch on the philosophy front either because you can depict him and his men as Diggers (or Levellers I guess if they're too squeamish for that)

    That sounds like a stretch to me, and I don't know how you possibly expect to convey any of that on a magic card. I would say that sort of political philosophy might be more white than green anyway.

    You want to know why I think this card is red? One of the main reasons is because they wanted it to steal things from your opponent and red can do that. Blue or black wouldn't exactly suit a 'Robber of the rich, giver to the poor" character, would they? And considering Robin Hood is a daring action-hero lawbreaker- all pretty red things both philosophically and more thematically/aesthetically- that feels like a pretty good fit to me. Robin Hood is a classic red mana white mana vigilante hero, and much easier to fit into monored than monowhite.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Lochmere Serpent
    Quote from TearingEons »
    I enjoy the art and design of this card, just a little sad it's not legendary. I mean, if a random frog monster, The Gitrog Monster, can be legendary, then why isn't Magic's Nessie a legend too?

    Not everything in a set can be Legendary, and that's especially a thing when you have a set like this with so many cards that could be legends flavourfully.
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  • posted a message on {ELD] Robber of the Rich (@JEDepraz spoiler)
    We'll have to wait and see what the rules text for the card actually is. If they didn't mean 'that card' but instead meant 'all cards exiled with ~", then they should have put that in the text.

    This is the official rules text, isn't it? It's not a translation.
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  • posted a message on {ELD] Robber of the Rich (@JEDepraz spoiler)
    "That card"? What happens if you have exiled multiple cards with Robber of the Rich?

    The effect triggers separately each time, so I believe that you can cast any of the exiled cards on any turn you attacked with a rogue, including after Robber of the Rich is dead as it's not mentioned in the clause. If it was just the turn you get the trigger, why have the 'any turn you attacked with a rogue part' and not just 'until end of turn'?
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  • posted a message on {ELD] Robber of the Rich (@JEDepraz spoiler)
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    I wOnDeR wHaT tHiS iS a ReFeReNce To...

    Neat card advantage trick for red. That sort of stealing we usually see in black. Have we seen this before in red ever?
    Seems pretty good.


    It's been drifting towards Red, I'd say. We have Dire Fleet Daredevil that steals it from the graveyard. This is the next logical progression, I suppose. Unlike Gonti, Lord of Luxury, and Praetor's Grasp, this--like Daredevil--is on your turn. So in a way, it's along the same vein I think as how Blue gets looting, Red gets rummaging.

    We've seen this effect once before- as far as I could find- on Stolen Strategy. As well as being an on your turn effect, this and Stolen Strategy both just get random cards off the top rather than searching or filtering in any way, which is fitting for red.
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  • posted a message on {ELD] Robber of the Rich (@JEDepraz spoiler)
    I wOnDeR wHaT tHiS iS a ReFeReNce To...

    Neat card advantage trick for red. That sort of stealing we usually see in black. Have we seen this before in red ever?
    EDIT: Stolen Strategy is the only one I could find. Dire Fleet Daredevil and Mindclaw Shaman are kinda close too.

    Seems pretty good.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Lochmere Serpent
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    How does the last ability exactly work? Can it be activated when the opponent has less than 5 cards in yard or not?

    It's a cost, so I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Like the untap symbol. You can't pay a sacrifice cost if you have nothing to have sacrifice, etc.

    It's not a cost. If it was, it would be "UB, exile five cards from an opponent's yard: effect".

    Oh, right. Misread it. But it says 'five target' not 'up to five' or 'may', so it needs to have valid targets or it will fizzle.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Feasting Troll King— Piotr 'kanister' Głogowski preview
    The Food deck looks like it might(?) be real in a GB tokens type deck it seems. Good finisher for that deck if it exists.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Lochmere Serpent
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    How does the last ability exactly work? Can it be activated when the opponent has less than 5 cards in yard or not?

    It's a cost, so I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Like the untap symbol. You can't pay a sacrifice cost if you have nothing to have sacrifice, etc.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Clackbridge Troll
    So many tasty things to eat in this set. Gingerbread, pies, goats, children...

    This seems decent. Fairly vulnerable to removal though, but at least it has haste.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Covetous Urge
    Quote from GodoftheGrove »
    So, Psychic Intrusion or Memory Plunder-like. Pretty cool.

    Better Psychic Intrusion because it costs less and can pay for colorless mana costs.
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