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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Stranger Things
    These are great points. Some people, whether talking about MtG, video games, or anything else, for that matter; get upset when something exists or incurs that they don't want. Whether or not it directly affects them, they are vocally outraged. When the Nintendo Switch came out I remember participating in a thread on Reddit where people were discussing their desire for Nintendo to finally get on board with achievements, and add them to the ecosystem—completely additive. There were suggestions to be able to hide/disable them if you don't want them, even. Some players were absolutely ENRAGED by the prospect—for reasons I am still unable to truly discern—and the thread devolved into some of the most egregious, volatile comments I've ever witnessed on Reddit. People that adamantly have a deep hatred of achievement, for whatever reason, were doxxing other people. There were death threats, constant ad hoc attacks, and the thread was ultimately locked and deleted after people wouldn't stop. Some users were banned. It was insane. For something that would have absolutely zero effect on them if they chose to ignore them. The same thing happens, here, too. A lot of people that want control over what their playgroups play, often have a playgroup with friends with similar desires. For instance, if you don't want EDH decks to have a power level higher than 5 or 6, you probably only play with people that also play that way. Even if someone in the same LGS is playing Negan, if you don't like it you don't have to play against that deck. If your playgroup is fine with them playing a Negan deck, but you aren't, perhaps the issue is yours and not the person having fun with Negan. As has been pointed out numerous times, with their solution of printing in-universe versions of UB cards, there shouldn't be a problem what-so-ever, for people that want to play with cards with a different coat of paint. If someone doesn't like UB cards on principle, I'd be disturbed if they have waifu, Sonic the Hedgehog, or DBZ alters. It's hypocritical. I have seen a person at an LGS complain about someone's Aliens vs. Predator alters, as being too sci-fi, while they themselves had naked elves painted all over their own cards.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Stranger Things
    I'm 100% excited for this crossover. Stranger Things might not be your cup of tea, but it's a nostalgic throwback to the 80's. Believe it or not, older millennials like myself also are a demographic with spendable money. It's also got some light horror elements. It's an ongoing mystery and it was designed from the beginning to have a finite run. The creators have a full vision for the show. Also, not to spoil the show, but Will also has some funky stuff going on in terms of supernatural things, and another character later on is a host to evil. It's not that much different than Innistrad, to be honest. Sounds weird mad scientists, horror elements, and monsters. If random humans on Ravnica can be magical, then this is no different. If there are infinite universes in Magic, there is bound to be one more modern that castle, castle, dragon. It's fine and it's supplemental. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The local card shop I play in, a lot of EDH players use proxies and alters with impossibly-endowed anime women on them. I'd much rather play with professionally-made cards depicting Stranger Things characters than sitting across from people with their poorly-stickered or painted waifus. There's no reason to get in a huff about it. You aren't forced to buy it.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Voxy -- Plague Engineer Old border
    Adding Phyrexian to a carrier makes me want the old carriers reprinted with they Phyrexian type, too.


    Phyrexian Debaser

    Phyrexian Defiler

    Phyrexian Denouncer

    Phyrexian Plaguelord
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Skybilz - inevitable Betrayal
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    it’s the last of the suspend with no cmc of the cycle and...

    Oh no.. this is the last thing I wanted to see since I play fattie decks mostly in edh bribery on suspend
    my Marchesa of the Black Rose theft deck currently waiting out the end of the pandemic has the complete opposite reaction

    In Modern, this thing will steal all the usual suspects you want with Dauthi Voidwalker, but you give away 3 turns (or a cascade spell) to not have to rely on something hitting the graveyard. It's the weakest of the cycle so far in a vacuum, but that doesn't mean it's going to have the least applications


    EOT with RR, cast Electrodominance for X=0? Fetch Griselbrand, and draw 14.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Corey Baumeister — Hunting pack reprint
    Really nice art, i hope the token is the same weird tiger


    Weird tiger? It's totally Cringer / Battlecat!

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  • posted a message on [MH2] Archon of Cruelty — Kenta Harane preview
    I wish it was Standard-legal so I could use it with Mystic Reflection XD.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Mothership 5/28— Damn, Bone Shredder, Flame Blitz, and Gorilla Shaman
    I dont understand completely from a color pie, design and phylosofical perspective why the hell the overload must be payed with white mana.
    Overload mean one-side mass destruction. But "destroy all creatures you don't control" as always has been a monoblack effect (see Overwhelming Forces, In Garruk's Wake Plague Wind, Dread Cacodemon, Rain of Daggers etc.). That makes sense since black is a selfish color that wants to win at any cost

    On the other hand, every single one white mass removal has always been symmetrical because it is in the color phylosophy the concept of balance, justice, order and equal retribution to everyone.

    Somebody please explain me why this card can't be monoblack and I am forced to use a color that would do as a result, the exact opposite of what said color should do normally.


    It is symmetrical. It's literally Wrath of God, and it's a play off of Damnation and Wrath.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Commander Rules committee -- Master of Death
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    For someone who comes with his own bone ladder, this will be the slowest member of the Vengevine deck.


    Actually the ladder is more messed up than you think

    On further inspection it's not bones....its very tiny people.


    What's more important is what's at the top of the ladder...I believe it's...DA CHOPPAH!
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Weekly MTG reveals part 2 - Solitude, Old Border Urza , Lord high Artifcer and 6 others
    Okay, with Ranger getting added as a type to older cards, will we see that with Phyrexian, too?


    They said they were going to but that it would be difficult because its not easy to tell which older cards are phyrexian and which are just zombies or something else.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer— Amazonian preview
    Another 1-drop legend along with Zurgo, Bellstriker for my Mox Amber aggro deck. Having two man's turn one and getting two two-power creatures is fun.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] "Disapprove"— UMotivo preview
    Good for Primetime turn? Loses haste and attack trigger?
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Luis-Scoot-Vargas - Gaea's will
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Source: https://twitter.com/lsv/status/1397618923189809154




    No No No No stop it.....stop it.

    we are trying to give all other colors advantage for once green already has everything.

    Black got yawgmoth's will then red got it with Underworld Breach now green gets it's suspend cost but you can hit it with cascade and freebie it


    Oh for the million dollar question is this the first ever depiction of Gaea?


    I don't know that it's supposed to be Gaea, herself. It's not Yawgmoth depicted in Yawgmoth's Will. It's a Phyrexian or something Yawgmoth wills from the graveyard. That was always my take on it. This might just be a treefolk, dryad, or elemental that Gaea is willing to do something.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Break Ties, Late to Dinner, Spreading Insurrection, Lucid Dreams, and Tourach's Canticle— The Vorthos Cast previews
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    Quote from leslak »
    Late to Dinner : wheres our legendary spirit loxodon :0 OMG !!!!!

    spreading ressurection looks good maybe not great in modern but i m sure theres gonna be a commander or 2 that want this (also storm Smile )

    tourach is indeed the legendary from a banned card, predictable but kinda wanted other almost unknown characters

    Lucid Dreams for that tarmogoyf tribal, hope some day wee get a llurgoyf wubrg legendary creature for that tribal (although it would be hard to work imo )






    Still waiting on Gix, personally.


    Well the hint is for a legendary character best known for having his name on a powerful card (that’s been banned) finally gets a legendary creature, and, a character that first appeared in a Magic novel finally becomes a legendary creature . Gix can still be on the set but he would never fit for the hint about a banned card


    I absolutely get that, I'm just saying that with all these characters from the past they keep printing, the one I want is Gix. Tourach is fine; but come on, where is Gix @WOTC?
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  • posted a message on [MH2] "Young Necromancer" and Patriarch's Bidding— NGA previews
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    "of a type" means that, if i choose human, my opponent elf, i can still return just elves or humans from my graveyard, not both, right ? wrong ?


    Bidding returns all creatures from all graveyards. If you choose human and your opponent chooses elf, you both return all humans and elves from your graveyards to your battlefields.
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  • posted a message on [MH2] Break Ties, Late to Dinner, Spreading Insurrection, Lucid Dreams, and Tourach's Canticle— The Vorthos Cast previews
    Quote from leslak »
    Late to Dinner : wheres our legendary spirit loxodon :0 OMG !!!!!

    spreading ressurection looks good maybe not great in modern but i m sure theres gonna be a commander or 2 that want this (also storm Smile )

    tourach is indeed the legendary from a banned card, predictable but kinda wanted other almost unknown characters

    Lucid Dreams for that tarmogoyf tribal, hope some day wee get a llurgoyf wubrg legendary creature for that tribal (although it would be hard to work imo )






    Still waiting on Gix, personally.
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