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  • posted a message on Stixhaven : Harry Potter :: Ikoria : Godzilla
    I would like a world themed around the source material HP is derived from, such as a school of wizards, English themed, with various "houses" or "dorms" etc. Although frankly this is a concept that seems more appropriate for a region of a world (such as Minamo on Kamigawa) that it is to carry an entire plane. I imagine the school is a prominent location of the plane at large, but not the whole world itself.

    Quote from Blogatog »

    "It may he a bit early to ask, but is Strixhaven the name of the whole plane or just the school?"

    It’s the name of the school.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Stixhaven : Harry Potter :: Ikoria : Godzilla
    I am generally in favour of the crossover stuff because it's just kinda fun and mostly harmless, but I would personally be loathe to see an actual Harry Potter crossover. Just let that damn franchise die, I'm sick of it and especially it's author.
    I am admittedly biased but I do also think a Harry Potter crossover wouldn't work as well aesthetically as the Godzilla one did and would feel more forced and advertisement-y.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Modal Transform Mechanic Hunch
    Quote from Morphling »
    So these are 100% going to be in every single set now? I doubt that very much to be honest.

    No, they won't be in every set, but they will be in Kaldheim and Strixhaven.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on New Magic minigames as of zendikar rising
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    I'd rather have something like Planeschase, Archenemy, or Explorers of Ixalan.

    Those require significant resources for WotC to produce and sell as a separate product. These minigames are just informational cards found in existing boosters. These aren't, and won't ever be, replacing products like Planechase, Archenemy, or Explorers of Ixalan. They replace tokens and adds.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Skittering Captor
    Another thought: this probably wants a may clause or up to one clause. It's not going to be all that rare for there to be a situation where the mandatory flicker is a downside and I don't see any particular reason for it to be there.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Skittering Captor
    Interesting. It looks a little bit bland and a little bit weak looking for a rare though. Given the Captor flavour, you could let it target any creature. I would consider making it a little cheaper and lower to the ground so its easier to get out and combine with other cards. Like a 4 mana 3/3.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Modal Transform Mechanic Hunch
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Lectrys »
    I have a hunch that most Kaldheim MDFCs will have an artifact or creature on at least one side (and most Strixhaven ones will have an enchantment or artifact on at least one side). A Mothership article recently said that MDFCs were their opportunity to print what are essentially split cards where at least one half is a permanent.

    I have a hunch that, like the Zendikar Rising MDFC lands, at least one side of the MDFC non-double-land cards will distinctly suck. Think Clues or Food tokens if they were cards.

    A better hunch for strixhaven MDFC's is instant or/and sorceries since there's a decent chance it's a hogwarts/harry potter based set

    Totally calling that Strixhaven will have nonland permanent (mainly creature)/spell MDFCs.
    It's a way to help get the as-fan up for a major instants and sorceries matter theme while providing some in-game flexibility and not pigeonholing everyone into playing the theme. It's also something that you would want to invent MDFCs for and we know that Strixhaven's design was the origin of MDFCs. Main question with this would be how to make them feel sufficiently distinct from Adventures, especially when they will be in standard together for a bit. I imagine we'd see a significant portion of big spells, versus the small spells on Adventures that are meant to be curved into the creature. This would also be helpful given what WotC has said about the design of adventures with players not wanting to give up their creatures for the spells, in that bigger splashier spells people would be happier playing over smaller creatures than the other way around. You could also perhaps see a significant number of noncreature permanents stapled to spells with MDFCs rather than only creatures as with adventures. Perhaps auras, for instance, that have a spell on the back that gives a similar effect to all your creatures temporarily or that gives it only to one temporarily but for cheap or with the bonus of cantrip say.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Keyword for Life-Based Set
    I think the upkeep decay version is best, combined with false life being lost first. This way it acts a bit like a temporary shield.
    I would consider @megatog201's suggestion of doing it in the form of a separate resource of counters also. This would remove the life gain and life loss interaction and make any synergy with the mechanic you have more parasitic, but it might be easier to track and it would remove potential balance problems around cards that scale with life gain and loss like Sanguine Bond given that false life is going to be easier to gain and loose.
    Personally I lean more toward doing it as false life for the interactivity but doing it as separate counters definitely has its advantages.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Modal Transform Mechanic Hunch
    What are the chances the *only* MDFCs in Kaldheim are the pathway fliplands?
    Unlikely I think. But there may not be very many other DFCs other. Strixhaven is bound to have a whole bunch considering MDFCs were planned for it. Maybe Kaldheim will be the DFC light of the three, even if it's just a little bit less.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on New Magic minigames as of zendikar rising
    I think this is a fun little addition to the game at large.
    It doesn't really cost anyone anything to put in, it's just a bonus feature.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Force Majeure
    Oh no, it's spreading...

    Allow me to add my own inspired reprise

    Force Majeure 4 mana red mana red mana red mana
    Loquacious (As Force Major is cast or when it leaves the stack or when it resolves or when it is countered or when it is exiled or when it is targeted or when it enters the battlefield or when it leaves the battlefield, each player may replace all cards in their hand with an equal number of different cards from their deck).
    At the beginning of your upkeep, ask yourself, do you deserve to win the game? Would the artistic spirit of the game be elevated to new heights? Have you played with honor and wisdom? What good have you done for the world? When the ages of this world have long since left you behind, and you are but dust in the wind, will you be remembered? If you do, add seven red mana , draw seven cards, and ~ deals 7 damage to each opponent.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Myriad Construct— Ali Aintrazi preview
    *gets target by a spell*
    *explodes into a bunch of tiny guys*

    Someone's a little jumpy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] MaRo's Zendikar Rising teasers
    Quote from DJK3654 »

    Speculation: “different converted mana cost X or less” will be on a card that fetches multiple cards from your library or graveyard. The shapeshifter rogue will be a blue rare and have a copy ability that retains its rogue type for the sake of party. The Hydra horror will be a black/green rare that fits the +1/+1 counter synergy.

    Right on all counts! bunny

    • a 6/6 artifact creature that costs 3 (Relic Golem)
    • “different converted mana cost X or less” (Agadeem's Awakening)
    • Leviathan Crab
    • Shapeshifter Rogue (Glasspool Mimic)
    • Hydra Horror (Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager)

    There can be only one. Now there is only CRAB.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager— @kawasakiMTG preview
    Looks good. At worst it's two 3/3s for three. And not hard for it to get better. Will definitely see play I think if there's a green mana black mana deck around that uses any significant amount of +1/+1 counters.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Skyclave Shade Benjamin Wheeler
    Am I missing something or is the "and it's your turn" redundant? Since it has no flash and you have to cast it, you couldn't return it on oponents turns anyway. Did they just add it to prevent confusion?

    Quite possibly. I think it also stops you from casting it though it had flash with another card, but that doesn't seem like that big a deal to stop.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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