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  • posted a message on Non-Legendary Creatures that you wished to be Commander/Legendary.
    Probably Seedborn Muse just to have a reliable answer against Stax.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on The reason for no cycles of trilands
    I think FreezingPoint is referring to nonbasic trilands that have three basic land types and a static replacement ability that would be more likely known as "Bolt Lands" in reference to the card Lightning Bolt similar to how the Shock Lands are based on the card Shock. Say for example you have a Bolt Land that represents Jeskai (Blue, Red, White) that counts as an Island, Mountain, and Plains on a single card that you can use to fetch with either Flooded Strand or Arid Mesa since they can fetch for any of those three basic land types.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on My Little Pony silver-bordered crossover set releases Oct 12
    Anyone know how much these MLP cards are going to be worth as card singles outside the Hasbro Website? One of my friends is interested in building an EDH / Commander deck around Nightmare Moon / Princess Luna and I'm hoping I won't have to pay a premium to obtain it online similar to the Grimlock HasCon Promo which is currently going for $150-170 a piece on the Secondary Market. If I run a proxy of her then everyone's going to think that the card's fake not knowing that there was a My Little Pony Crossover with Magic: The Gathering similar to Transformers at HasCon.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The True Solution To The Flawed Mana System
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Many have been looking to uproot Magic for ages. Many have also experimented with other systems for "fixing" the mana system, and I would argue those fixes have not really improved those games. Made them different sure, but better not at all. You could go give Kaijudo a try if you'd like and see how it goes, it has a different land system. Or any number of other games. None of them have really lasted for any length of time.

    As well calling it a design flaw is not really accurate. It's a design that has pros and cons, it isn't 100% bad, or even majorly so.
    That's because most of those games were either marketed very poorly during their circulation, had power creep issues due to lack of proper playtesting, lacked good Organized Play (let alone a Judge Program), or they were tied to source material that was mostly restricted toward its own time constraints. It's not so much that these games' resource systems for "fixing" Magic's mana system are terrible when a lot of times the LGS doesn't want to take the risk of investing their resources into a game that may or may not sell.

    Most of it has to do with building an active community outside of social media cause without it you're going to have difficulty finding playgroups for specific games at your LGS. Unfortunately technology has made us more lazy which I blame on these games becoming more casual oriented than competitive. On one hand If your game is too competitive then you're only looking to get more Solitaire plays out of your experience which tends to make players more reclusive rather than inclusive. It's sort of a balancing act as you can't really have it both ways.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [ELD] Lochmere Serpent
    Was almost tempted to run Lochmere Serpent in Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow. Could be a good replacement for Void Winnower...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Legendary Merfolk (Lady of the lake) and 3 green adamant cards.
    Funny how Emry, Lurker of the Loch creates an infinite mana loop with Umbral Mantle and Lion's Eye Diamond. If you have anything on the battlefield that triggers whenever you cast an artifact or noncreature spell then you pretty much go infinite from there. As much as I love her in Breya, Etherium Shaper for EDH / Commander I still think Arcum Dagsson is better for getting artifacts onto the battlefield faster but that's just me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    I wasn't too disappointed with the Commander 2019 Pre-Cons though it felt like more went into the new cards being printed than the actual reprints in order to avoid one deck from being outsold from the others or at least that's what Wizards of the Coast were trying to do. Unfortunately that didn't happen as K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth was the most sought after card from the Rakdos Madness deck similar with True-Name Nemesis's first printing in one of the past Commander Pre-Con's years ago. The Jeskai Flashback deck only had two to three good cards (with Elsha of the Infinite being $20 a piece) where as there was only one good card out of both the Sultai Morph deck (Road of Return) and the Naya Prowess deck (Song of the Worldsoul).

    Knowing that I was needing new cards out of the Jeskai Flashback deck for Kykar, Wind's Fury, I picked that up instead of purchasing the other four decks knowing that they only had one to two good cards that were brand new with the rest being low-budget reprints that I didn't need. One of my friends made the stupid decision to buy all four decks when there was hardly any reprint value with the good brand new cards being stretched very thin. I'm not sure If Wizards of the Coast can resolve this issue by changing the distribution of the Commander Pre-Cons to appease veterans as much as newcomers into the game though it is what it is. At least the Commander Weekend Tournament was fun.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Faces of the Past and Creature tokens
    Say one of my creature tokens die, does Faces of the Past untap or tap all creatures that share a creature type with the creature token that just died? I remember a similar ruling with Martyr's Bond in which the triggered ability would still trigger since the creature token hits the graveyard immediately before it becomes exiled. I just wanted to make sure, thanks.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Why There Needs to be a Long-Term Solution for Reprint Equity in Paper Magic
    With the discontinuation of Masters sets in recent years I would've thought that Core Sets and Commander Pre-Cons would be the ideal place to turn to for reprints however that doesn't seem to be the case this year. Wizards of the Coast realizes that adding needed reprints in Standard legal sets will only lead to the kind of emergency bannings that we saw back in Kaladesh and Aether Revolt where as their reasoning for it in Commander Pre-Cons is that they don't want a specific Pre-Con to be the most sought after over another like what happened with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice back in the day. So what would be the ideal solution for giving us more reprints in mass quantities without hurting the LGS like what the Masters sets did?

    Another part of the problem as to how the lack of new reprints are making Paper Magic more expensive is due to advertisers on YouTube talking about specific cards that ends up raising the price of specific singles on the Secondary Market such as the Command Zone constantly mentioning Vedalken Orrery which went from being a $20 card to $40. Maybe If Wizards of the Coast officially discontinued both Legacy and Vintage then some of the demand for a lot of high dollar cards could become more affordable for Commander players especially since the Reserve List has created a high barrier of entry for newcomers to play in Legacy and Vintage. So what do you guys think?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [C19] Aeon engine
    Quote from NGW »
    Quote from Igzex »
    I see you being cute with the flavor text, Wizards of the Coast.

    It's a time travel reference.
    Well that and it's also a reference to Paradox Engine being recently banned in EDH / Commander.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] jumbo commander preview- song of the worldsoul
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Yeah man, F*** new cards. Make everybody play the same thing.

    Actually, this isn’t even a functional reprint, because they don’t do the same thing except create tokens.
    Second thought, might as well run both in Kykar, Wind's Fury especially since Song of the Worldsoul can be easily cast by sacrificing two Spirits with Ashnod's Altar and 2 White.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] jumbo commander preview- song of the worldsoul
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Kykar doesn't need it, but this card might be a cheap alternative to Anointed Procession should people have trouble with its price.
    Still no excuse for WotC not reprinting Anointed Procession over a functional reprint that's almost twice the CMC.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on May Have Accidentally Purchased / Downloaded DLC from Friend's Video Game
    So I was playing Goat Simulator with my friend Ian last Saturday on his XBox One until I accidentally went to the Microsoft DLC store by pressing A on the Pause Menu when I was trying to select a Mutator for my goat thinking that it was already available. Turns out the game may have forced me to purchase an item on my friend's game that I didn't want. I did apologize to him for it however judging by his body language he didn't seem bothered by it though he didn't say much about it either. By the time I tried to check on him later he had already packed up for the night and left the LGS.

    I did thank him for allowing me to play video games with him since most of my friends already left while it was fun being able to play River City Ransom on his Nintendo Switch. I've known Ian for over a decade since I first got into Pokémon back when Wi-Fi Battles were first introduced into the main series, though I'm worried I may have to pay him back for the DLC I might have accidentally purchased. I remember the screen changing to the Microsoft logo though I couldn't tell If it forced me to make the purchase on the game or not.

    EDIT: He closed the online store before the monetary transaction could be made. So everything's good between me and him now.
    Posted in: Real-Life Advice
  • posted a message on Dread Presence + Blanket of Night
    Does Blanket of Night function the same way Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth does for triggering one of Dread Presence's two abilities when a Swamp enters the battlefield under your control?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Pokémon Sword & Shield
    The problem is that Game Freak has been selling the same game for so long that they completely forgot how they succeeded in the first place. Game Freak believes that their brand name as a game developer carries more weight than the Pokémon franchise itself which is far from the truth. The fact that they're looking into new intellectual properties (IP's) with "Town" being a more polished JRPG on the Nintendo Switch than Pokémon Sword & Shield is completely ridiculous although I can't honestly blame them for wanting to try something different after being burnt out on the same IP for so long. Still that doesn't excuse the millions of Pokémon players whose lives have changed because of it. They deserve a much better product than what they've been getting in recent years considering how bad Sun & Moon and Ultra Sun & Moon were.

    Game Freak is losing influence within the Pokémon Company due to the success of Pokémon GO as well as their newfound focus on mobile gaming and it's only going to continue to get worse the more they choose to ignore the fans who've been with them since the very beginning. The sad truth of the matter is that Game Freak could go out of business as a game developer and the Pokémon franchise would be completely unaffected by it whatsoever thanks to the new mobile games on Android and iOS, the Trading Card Game / Online Card Game, the toys / merchandise, as well as the Anime / Manga. If those other parts of the franchise completely fail then they'll have no one to look back on except the company that got them there in the first place: Game Freak. Because that's where it all started back in 1995.

    The real reason why people have been making such a big deal about the removal of the National Dex is in part due to this new online cloud based service known as Pokémon HOME where you can transfer Pokémon from the old games onto it. However starting with Sword & Shield you can only transfer those Pokémon onto the new main series games If they're already registered in that region's PokéDex. This means that any Pokémon not found in that region's PokéDex will be stuck on Pokémon HOME until the next entry to the main series titles gets released since it's a one way trip. What's even worse is that you can't battle or trade online with friends through Pokémon HOME since it all has to be on Sword & Shield or on future main series titles. In other words you're paying a $60 subscription fee to transfer Pokémon with each new game release.
    Posted in: Video Games
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