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  • posted a message on [KHM] Kaldheim Story Articles and Discussion
    Quote from Mullerornis »
    New phyrexians are more magical and Green has control over biology.


    As i said repeatedly, i get it, i just dont like it. Mastery over biology should be more like how it was, through experimentation and scientific process. Less through lol he absorbed it and then magic happens!
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] Kaldheim Story Articles and Discussion
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    The Phyrexians have become eldritch in nature. He absorbed that omenspeaker to repair his arm? A twelve foot monster can just mesh into oil and disappear? What is happening?!


    Yeahhh... this felt really sloppy and unnecessary to what phyrexians are.

    I mean, i understand its kind of a logical leap to go from flesh vats to flesh absorption, but it also pushes them to feel more like zerg, or the xenomorph from alien even, than a merging of flesh and machine. Old phyrexians were never really THAT aggressive in how they broke down organic components, being a lot more like the borg. I get it, its a logical step, i just dont like it.

    Also a large component of bone is organic, and at the same time in the past if the organic material died so did the phyrexian. Vorinclex surviving, and in this way, just feels really over powered and alien given everything established already.

    He also feels unnecessary to the story, but sure.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on 2021 promos: The Gitrog Monster and Nicol Bolas, The Ravager
    Quote from illidqn »
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Gitrog monster is a bit too changed for my liking, but it's definitely got the horror things down.


    It's his "second version":
    With the arrival of Emrakul, the monster became even more horrific, slowly losing any resemblance to a creature of the natural world.
    https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Gitrog_monster


    shame that. giant frog horror worked just fine on its own. didn't need to become a tentacled unnatural thing. then again, they spent a lot of that set tearing down what actually worked in favor of what didn't. just like every other time eldrazi showed up.

    anyway... not a fan of this new version of the monster. the bolas art is... okay.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Haunting Voyage— BRKsEDU preview
    on the one hand i'm bored by the effect and won't use it anywhere

    on the other i'm glad we've downgraded to this caliber mythic over uro, omnath, and oko.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Bind the Monster— CovertGoBlue preview
    Oh no! Whatever shall my Time Elemental do???

    Yes, back in the mid-nineties I regularly played Time Elemental. Jam


    who didn't? card could be a real house back then and was used in a lot of control builds

    anyway...

    i like what this card does... but i honestly think this kind of effect would've been better in white. not just what it does, but the damage portion, and it being an enchantment, all could've worked in white without any real issue.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Icebreaker Kraken— Seattle Kraken preview
    cool i guess?

    i'm not really impressed. even with the mana cost reduction through snow permanents. i expect to see this really nowhere.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Runeforged Champion and the other four Runes— TCGPlayer previews
    boooring. reminds me of the cartouches.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Wolverine Riders and Inspired Sphinx reprint— Jesper Ejsing previews
    the elf is solid. i think some people are a little too critical of it. in the right builds its going to get out of control quickly. builds that run a lot of token doublers want it. yes sure, we have other cards that do this effect already that don't see a ton of play... but these are elves. most of the time they're not staying 1/1. most of the time, they're fueling heaps of other things too. its easy to abuse elven bodies to generate mana, or fodder for sac outlets with the relevant (and a lot of newly relevant) other elven sac outlets, they synergize with lathril or whatever her name is, the new commander, and the majority of the time they're going to end up being imposing due to all the elf lords elf tribal runs. yes, it'll eat removal in any good pod, but for the elf tribal decks that want it, they REALLY want it. not everything has to make an immediate board impact to be worth it. its not an amazeballs type card, but it IS a solid addition to elf tribal

    the sphinx still sucks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Birgi, God of Boasts and Harnfell, Horn of Plenty— Metalorgie preview
    Ill probably give her a go in jhoira. The deck does run a crap ton of zero drops but being able to build mana for the things that arent zero cmc goes a really long way
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Shackles of Treachery— Jordan Uhl preview
    thats cute i guess.

    i mean its a neat take on the effect. i'm real bored with the obligatory act of treason in red every single set for the past like 5 years though.

    it won't make the cut in any format except limited.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Orvar, the All-Form— r/MagicArena preview
    i love this guys art, and his ability is really interesting to build around. he feels mythic, without feeling like a staple to every deck that can run him. that's how mythics should be designed.

    edit: finally a reason to twiddle my bone flute
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Graven Lore & Svella, Ice Shaper - Arin Hanson preview
    I like the rare. Scry 5 draw 3 at instant speed is extremely powerful in the right shell.

    I hate the troll. Rg has zero mana production issues, so making mana rocks is redundant. The play stuff for free is lackluster given the tap requirement and mana cost. It lends itself to dumping fatties but thats just more of the same.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Colossal Plow— Alliestrasza preview
    Of course it has a ridiculous crew cost, its basically a white card... sigh

    Love the card name tho
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Fynn, the Fangbearer— Dicebreaker preview
    Hapatra says hello
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Dwarven Reinforcements— Sjow preview
    Quote from EasyLover »
    What is it with the dwarfs 1 toughness . . .


    yeah i kind of agree... they feel like they should've just been goblins. sure it doesn't fit with the theme of the plane that well, but they're basically filling the same role and that wears away at their uniqueness.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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