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  • posted a message on How USPS Will Impact E-Commerce Sales for Local Game Stores (LGSs)
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    Quote from FunkyDragon »
    Is this supposed to be fear-mongering? Even if they did go out of business (which is speculation to the extreme), is the USPS without competition? I mean, UPS and FedEx are out there. I hear they know how to get product from point A to point B.
    Sadly the USPS is partially without competition. Certainly, UPS and FedEx exist but are you aware that a lot of the time neither gets the package from point A to B. Instead they get the package from A to C (which is a location near B but not actually B) and the USPS gets it from C to B. Simply put none of the USPS competition has the infrastructure to replace them because they are in fact relying on the infrastructure themselves.

    Also there is the fact that UPS and Fedex (especially Fedex) greatly over charge for their services and aren't really competitive for smaller mail. At their rates, selling singles is barely worth it for cards at $10 or under
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Commander Collection Green
    Oh my god yes finally new artwork for Worldy Tutor
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Previews from CommandFest 2
    Enemy battle lands is awesome! More partners seems like a pretty bad idea overall but looks like it's happening
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander legends speculation
    What are the odds, of a cycle of 5 monocoloured legendaries that partner with eachother or with any legendary creature with partner

    There's pretty close to no chance of the original partner ever coming back. It's just too hard to balance and widely viewed as a mistake and has been suggested as such by WotC making the partner with mechanic to replace it. They could maybe do a partner with for 5 legends but that would be A LOT of text. Perhaps they partner with a specific creature type unique to those 5 legends though, which could be pretty interesting
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Idol of Endurance v Electrodominance?
    Why does Electrodominance work with sorcery speed permanents at instant speed, while Idol of Endurance does not? I understand that the rules are listed on the Gatherer, but I want to know why these rulings aren't considered inconsistent.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Double Masters 2XM New reprint product
    Anything above a normal masters set price (which it's so obviously not gonna be) won't be worth. Buy the singles. Don't support wotc's unreasonable greed is my opinion
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bristling Boar with Menace
    So basically the title says it. If Bristling Boar gets a menace counter on it, is it just completely unblockable?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [C20] Cartographer's Hawk— Sheldon Menery preview
    This card is stinky poo poo. I'd rather use a slot leaning on the colors strengths than doing what green does but badly
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on How will Companion be enforced?
    Ah ok thanks for the info. It does seem unlikely to become a problem since there would have to be a companion powerful enough and some really specific circumstance for people to even get any kind of benefit from it and also get away with it. Hopefully nothing like that comes to fruition
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on How will Companion be enforced?
    So I know there's already a lot of controversy around the Companion mechanic, but I've been really wondering something. How can you make sure early in a sanctioned tournament that your opponent is actually meeting the deck requirements of the companion card? Are people just going to have to call a judge to confirm that the submitted deck meets the requirements as soon as they see a companion creature cast?

    I know that later in a tournament people start to find out about other players' decklists and feature matches can catch a cheater. But what's to stop someone early in a tournament from shoving in an unsubmitted companion creature in their side board just in case they can get away with it when they know they're not in a feature match?

    If people have to call a judge every time one is cast and it becomes a regular thing I would imagine this will slow play like crazy
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Let's talk Companion and EDH
    The mechanic should probably just be outright banned rather than the cards. It would require a new rule by the RC but it's better than getting rid of cards from the format. TBH I think there should be a rule out in place for the original partner mechanic along the lines of they can only partner with the same color identity since the "partner with" mechanic's existence is clearly wotc saying partner was a mistake
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Lutri, the Spellchaser preemptively banned
    I'm confused, wouldn't companion just not work in Commander? The rules of companion state that the card must start in your sideboard. There are no sideboards in Commander, therefore the mechanic shouldn't work

    Edit: Nevermind, I didn't realize there were different rules for Commander. Mod feel free to delete this post
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [IKO] Grimdancer — Reid Duke preview
    I think if you're ahead and going for lethal then menace and deathtouch, but most cases deathtouch and lifelink are just going to be so rediculously potent and deathtouch and menace will often not both be needed to get attacks through
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Statement on Spacegodzilla
    What a hilariously unfortunate coincidence
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What are some former heavy hitters that no longer pull their weight? What about old unsung heroes that are the hot ticket today?
    Quote from Xcric »
    Quote from Wizmin »
    Though it still gets quite a bit of praise, Mystic Remora is a card I've seen a lot less lately. And when I do see it now, it never does anything because people have gotten better at building decks that can play cheap utility creatures instead of just Mana rocks, etc. early in the game to easily wait it out and get way ahead of the remora player

    i've heard people claim that, but they're just not playing it right. the card still does MAJOR work. you just have to know your group, and don't play it t1. i've seen a lot of people drop it t1 and everyone just waits it out, i've seen even more people play it t4 and it draws a crapton of cards

    its all going to be relative to the group though, the cards brought up in this thread that is, so your group may definitely have gone a different direction

    I've seen what I described happen early, mid, and later in the game pretty much always in my play group now. We've just all gotten to the point where we recognize that a well built deck can usually win off of the value Remora can very easily generate so it's a particular card we take into account against when deck building. I could definitely see people with less experience against it, or too stubborn to learn to play around it having trouble against it though. That's just what I see from it these days. It is certainly still efficient though. And like I said, I could see some people still having trouble against it. I suppose it's also worth noting that any deck that can reliably recur it should pretty much auto run it
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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