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  • posted a message on Secret lair - New life 2020 (no unique cards here all reprints)
    Quote from soramaro »
    Yeeeah, I get that self-defense is important and it would be one thing if it was Ajani showing a cub how to fight with a stick, but that AW definitely gives off some uncomfortable vibes, with the soldier-like pose and all.

    Love the non-Phyrexian Consecrated Sphinx though.



    The soldier pose leonin are adults i think, the children are the cubs, ajani is playing with one.

    The soldier pose is just to reference the original art

    But yes i did get the child soldier vibes initially, which was unfortunate (or not :p it taught me not to jump to conclusions) -- not a jab at you just my actual reflections
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on More leaks commander legends scroll racl reprint
    Quote from Max Rebo »
    Yeah "The Thran". Kind of really important to the origin of Magic. An uncommon does not do her justice.
    Side Note: If MtG made a expansion called "The Thran", it could be one of the coolest powerful flavorful sets of all time. So they won't


    This would be very awesome!!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Just How Important is MTG Lore To You?
    I agree Theros: Beyond Death deserved better... I love MTG lore, I am oki with crossovers though.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Potential upcoming set leaked for 2022
    I would'nt mind demonslayer crossovers with a kamigawa variant plane =D
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Potential upcoming set leaked for 2022
    Sounds fun!! I think if they put enough resources into it, this could be awesome... if they rushed through it to make a cash grab... can be quite the dumpster fire ...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Hmm I guess my opinion is going to be unpopular... but here goes

    I am actually mildly excited about the whole IP , platform divergent thing that this TWD SLD represents.

    They can actually build whole TCGs out of other IPs using the MTG resource system.
    Its like the old scrylist magazines (terrible stuff) where they try to play decks from different TCGs together (it normally made zero sense since the resource systems were totally different)

    But MTG's resource system is pretty open. You know how Maro has these sessions where they fit characters to the colour pie (I think he talked about it in some article about how innistrad was build from the ground up) the resaon for this is that magic's colour system is more psychological profiling. So many characters can fit in. The only weird part in terms of immersion is the sorcery card type. But even then it is just an instant with different timing restrictions. Tech can easily fall into artifacts, and we already have vehicles and equipment. Myself I have always fantasized about wuxia (chinese martial art storie) characters made into mtg cards and in a way portal 3 kingdoms was just a crossover into "romance of the three kingdoms" back in the day.

    So this development is both intriguing and scary.


    So I really like this development... but I still hope Magic's core lore will survive.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    I quite like these things.

    Negan's design is sickeningly close to his character so that is a home run.

    And Michonne's two walkers are also pretty canon so thats cool too.

    I guess there is a certain appeal to it being a real card... tho i dun really care how they do it.

    Overall i like this product, not sure if i would buy it but i like it
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Quote from user_938036 »
    Quote from Xcric »

    They break immersion dramatically. Gonna be real cool to attack your jace with jeffrey dean morgan... what next? Shrek? The monopoly guy? Garfield? Its an erosion of brand.
    While I agree with basically everything you said it's always dissapointing when someone makes a coherent argument but ignores that part of their doomsaying is already possible. Richard Garfield, Ph.D.

    It isn't an apocalyptic future in which we can attack the opponent with Garfield. It is a long standing present in which we can attack people with Garfield


    Garfield the cat? Garfield and Odie? I mean we have cats and dog types already... mighty weird heh
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Is legacy actually dying?
    meh legacy was "dying" when it started, it only survived because of casual support. Not because of SCG or WOTC, those merely monetised it and brought the public eye to it.

    Those who are supposed to leave will leave, the rest of us will truck on.

    So no Legacy is not going to die, with or without the RL.
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement next week
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    tbh i never had a problem with oko, and less do i have a problem with uro.
    same is true for jund sacrifice.

    i dont know if the reason is, that i am a midrange player, but usually i do not have any problem with the standard format. i dont think there is anything that needs to be banned atm. and if they will argue with diversity i will say, that if they ban on release standard never had a chance to develop any diversity.

    maybe i am alone with the oppinion, but i think people complain to easy instead of thinking about solutions how to play vs hard decks. to me this is kind of the thrill that comes with magic... "how do i beat this deck"


    no you are not alone, I completely agree with you. And I think the ban mania is a toxic mob behaviour. The worse part is it is a self fulfilling prophesy. Once you start banning, all bets are off on future meta, since literally it BECOMES untested territory. Thats the funny part about everyone blaming wotc for not playtesting. It does not matter if they did, the environment changed.

    This crowd that calls for banning, you see them spreading into other formats. Thats sad.

    That said, I am now on the ban wagon for bannerism. Ban Uro I say, if only because so many cards have been banned already, why should Uro be spared. Ban Uro.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Expand the Reserve List to Save the Local Game Store (LGS)?
    Yes, kinda? In this day and age of mass printing putting something on reserved list will probably get a "meh"

    Sure there will be much anger at first... but then ppl realised they don't need or don't want to buy those cards anyway (there is a reason they are cheap ya)

    You must remember most of the RL cards were worthless before some joker thought it was a good idea to buyout moat.

    The different between cards of that era and now is... there is literally a ***** ton of cards now heh

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Silundi Visions— Frikidoctor preview
    very nice search
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on So Power Creep, much awful
    Quote from Trancebam »
    And in a set that will inevitably have land bounce to promote landfall effects, you're not even stuck on the first color you picked.


    And there you have your answer, you need a bounce effect to switch colour. To make that insignificant your landbase or decklist needs to change. Being no land type tied to it these are not fetchable... which in itself is a massive drawback. There is a reason why painlands were cheap before fomo crept in

    Don't get me wrong, i like it, i like the utility. But power creep? Eh a little i guess, to me it looks more like lateral innovation, which i like.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [CMR] Gavin is showing some commander legend cards next week!
    Baron Sengir would be pretty cool... even if it sucked it would be cool Grin
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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