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  • posted a message on ELD - Fabled Passage
    Quote from ShinyMan »
    Quote from Xcric »
    If evolving wilds is a common, and prismatic vista is a rare... why is this not an uncommon?
    An uncommon version would probably be an Evolving Wilds that can tap for a colorless, i.e. significantly better than Evolving Wilds but cannot color-fix the first turn it comes down.


    That would be even more powerful than Fabled Passage in many circumstances, the downside of Evolving Wilds and this card (while you have only 3 lands or less) is that they slow your development for a turn, having it CIPT and generating colorless mana would almost completely remove any downsides unless you're really desperate for color fixing, I doubt they'd ever print that at uncommon.
    Unless you are trying to get the last colored source on turn 4 or later to cast those color-intensive cards.

    And that hypothetical card would still qualify as an uncommon. Check it out yourself: the biggest demarcating line between rare and non-rare color-fixing lands is that the rare ones are capable of color fixing the first turn they come down without additional help. Very rarely, some of the uncommon ones can color-fix the first turn they come down, but only with additional payments or with conditions on how the mana can be spent.
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  • posted a message on ELD - Fabled Passage
    Quote from Xcric »
    If evolving wilds is a common, and prismatic vista is a rare... why is this not an uncommon?
    An uncommon version would probably be an Evolving Wilds that can tap for a colorless, i.e. significantly better than Evolving Wilds but cannot color-fix the first turn it comes down.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Stormfist Crusader
    It's just so bad when your opp has a Narset out. otoh, if you have Narset, it largely doesn't affect your opponent.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Another Amazonian preview - henge walker
    Quote from Crypt Rat »
    Quote from ShinyMan »
    MaRo said drafting monocolor is possible in this format, so this is an above rate 3-drop for non green decks. That's more than enough for a common.
    And specifically, it's a card that's intentionally unplayable anywhere else so that those mono-color drafters don't have to struggle to find cards to fill their decks out.

    The design is well crafted to solve that problem.

    When you realize this card exists for that reason alone, it feels good to let go of the anxious feelings that it feels mediocre in other settings.
    Good point. The more I think about it, the more I realize that this is a very good design. Multicolor decks won't care about this. At the same time though, any monocolor deck will happily pick this up, sometimes even after wheeling it.

    Cards which move up and down in value like this are great for the depth and replayability of a limited format.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Another Amazonian preview - henge walker
    MaRo said drafting monocolor is possible in this format, so this is an above rate 3-drop for non green decks. That's more than enough for a common.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Countryside Villa
    This mostly free and all-upside in a 20 Plains deck, which is exactly what it's for.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] The Asianavenger preview - Fell the pheasant
    Limited sideboard unless we have a very specific constructed metagame.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Into the Story— Luis Salvatto preview
    Seems bonkers as a 1-of in a control deck.
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  • posted a message on Mothership 9/11 - cards from rapunzel and more
    Can't be blocked except by a creature with haste. OMG
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  • posted a message on [ELD] 3 Adventure cards (with rules) and Uncommon Legendary (Syr Konrad)
    Syr Konrad has to spell out the first two conditions because when a creature dies, the rule sees it as a creature entering the graveyard, but for any other zone, the rule sees it as a creature card entering the graveyard. A trivial issue gameplay-wise, but a major difference rule-wise.
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  • posted a message on Ancestral Blade
    Should have been named "Glory's Blade" or "Seeker's Blade" instead.
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  • posted a message on Core 2020 Three Chandras
    I'm bummed that the mythic rare is an emotionless mass of fire. In contrast, the uncommon and rare are full of life. It's a shame that the same artist wasn't given the chance to complete the cycle.
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  • posted a message on Answered Prayers (Eyes on the Mise)
    Wow, the flavour text stinks. They could have tried to be more poetic and less direct, maybe something like "No pious plea is too soft." or something like that.
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  • posted a message on Coldhide(?) Golem (Spanish Twitter)
    More accurately, this set isn't supposed to have futureshifted cards; MaRo said this himself. This card feels a bit futureshifted.
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  • posted a message on MPL weekly stream preview card - Sword of sinew and Steel (Rakdos sword)
    Am I right in assuming that this will be a house in EDH? Hit the most vulnerable opponent, then destroy the most troublesome planeswalker and artifact on the battlefield?
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