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  • posted a message on [C19] Foreshadowing, Plants, and Hidden Secrets
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    I suppose I could hope for Greensleeves. Garth One-Eye would be a fun surprise too.
    Greensleeves would be awkward, she isn't a planeswalker… but she also is... and she summons creatures but doesn't control them...

    How would you even begin to do that? Garth is NOT a walker, but his power level is higher than neo-walkers and he uses all 5 colors... such odd characters to try to make cards from.


    The face cards don't need to be planeswalkers, you know.
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  • posted a message on Leyline of Anticipation - Luis Salvatto Twitter
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    This makes me shiver with antici...


    Say it!

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    This is why the London Mulligan Rule will be handy Thumbs Up

    'buster


    It's interesting that they say there's no problem with implementing it when they know things like this are going to be printed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Core 2020 Three Chandras
    I would think at 6 mana, if her emblem is a danger to you, you're probably going to die anyway. Right?
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  • posted a message on M20 Planeswalkers with Passives ?
    The new Mythic Chandra has a passive, technically.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [C19] Foreshadowing, Plants, and Hidden Secrets
    I suppose I could hope for Greensleeves. Garth One-Eye would be a fun surprise too.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on London Mulligan Theory (Tin Foil Hat)
    It has more to do with making Magic more "photogenic" on streams. Less chance of players doing nothing on early turns.
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  • posted a message on Magic Animated Series Coming to Netflix - Due 2020
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    I really hope it has the planeswalkers and all but it's actually them playing the game itself just so people can make youtube poops where everyone is a horrible cheater.

    Jace: "I play Divination. It allows me to draw two more cards! *Footage loops to make him draw 4 cards*. Now I summon my Guard Gomazoa-Guard Gomazoa attack his lifepoints directly! It allows me to draw two more cards!"

    Nicol Bolas: "My move. I play a-

    Jace: "My move! I draw two-THOUSAND more cards!"


    Screw the rules, I have mana!


    Crookshank rage!
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons/Art Series
    Dunno about that. I think if the packs of MH were $4, the individual card prices would be more in line with WAR right now. It'll just take a bit longer for them to get there, but in the end, most MH cards have nowhere to go but down in value.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Core Set 2020 Box Art (SCG)
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    neat art. Looking forward to Core 2020.
    Maybe we will get another good Chandra card?

    I hope there would be more support for snow in this set.


    If they decided that Snow Basics were too "powerful" for Standard, it's unlikely we'll see Snow Permanents. And this goes for people hoping for Viking World with Snow too.
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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons/Art Series
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    I think they are a nice addition, looking forward to them. Smile

    I would like to see them take the next step though. Start printing gold or silver bordered proxies of expensive or reserved list cards of the past, either with blank backs or advertising. Clearly a NON-competitive gold bordered card but able to be used/played and collected in the casual setting. Imagine the fun of actually cracking a new Black Lotus or Power Nine. Then imagine not even having to worry about sleeving it up for play at the kitchen table. Almost how Old MTG used to be played in '93. I hope they look to expand this "Art Series" into a "Proxy Series".


    Does no real good unless they allow proxies in official tournaments.

    Not all players are tournament players. It indeed does do good.


    Not to crap on tabletop magic but if you're not in a tourney there's no functional difference between a WotC-printed proxy and writing words on a land. But if they print their own proxies with the intent of specifically making them tournament-legal, that's pretty significant.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons/Art Series
    I think they are a nice addition, looking forward to them. Smile

    I would like to see them take the next step though. Start printing gold or silver bordered proxies of expensive or reserved list cards of the past, either with blank backs or advertising. Clearly a NON-competitive gold bordered card but able to be used/played and collected in the casual setting. Imagine the fun of actually cracking a new Black Lotus or Power Nine. Then imagine not even having to worry about sleeving it up for play at the kitchen table. Almost how Old MTG used to be played in '93. I hope they look to expand this "Art Series" into a "Proxy Series".


    Does no real good unless they allow proxies in official tournaments.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!
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    It's a little more complicated than that. The removal of MSRP and launch of this product at such a stupidly high price for retailers pretty much let online retailers set the price for boxes of this set. And because the internet is full of stupid people, the idea of $200 boxes being the norm (and anyone charging more being depicted as gouging) spread like wildfire before the set was even released or retailers even knew what they were going to charge for them.

    I don't blame Hasbro for anything aside from removing MSRP. If they hadn't, the MSRP for this would've been in the area of $300 and retailers would probably be a little more confident about ordering it because they wouldn't be losing as much money to the online sellers.

    Why on earth should this set be $300 a box?! That's absurd!

    Cards in this wouldn't be as expensive as they have been pre-ordering for had pricing not been through the roof. This should be like $4 bucks a pack max and $100 a box.

    This isn't a masters set.


    That's how MSRP works. It's typically in the area of twice what a manufacturer charges the retailer for the product. Retailers are paying ~$170 per display for this. So the MSRP would've been ~$340 if WotC were still setting MSRP.

    So while it's higher than a normal booster product, pricing for this has been NOWHERE near "through the roof" since most retailers (online and brick&mortar) are taking a massive loss on this product and charging in the area of $200 a box for it. It's still ridiculous, and if you think singles prices for this set are bad now, just wait until the impact of retailers under-ordering this takes effect. This entire thing is one giant mess for nearly everyone involved EXCEPT WotC, and what's worse is that WotC will blindly call it a success down the road.

    And let's face it, the only thing that makes this not a Masters set is that WotC chose not to call it one. But it most certainly is.
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  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!
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    I like the set, just the price seems too high. I'd have sold this at 150 and printed more.


    It does seem a tad bit high. They very well could and probably will print more as this set is "print to demand". I've noticed prices creeping down on booster boxes as we speak as well.

    I think it's WAY overpriced. Not much here tells me this should be much more than a regular box. These pack prices are pushing prices of the singles to silly levels. At least they are coming down a bit, but false perceived scarcity will ruin this game. Charging $10-12 a pack to draft this set is really a punch in the face.


    No one should be charging $10-12 per pack to draft this. $8-9 is the expected price.

    But hoping boxes drop too much below $200 is foolish as they never should've been that low to begin with, considering what retailers are paying for them. This product is a nightmare for game stores that don't focus mainly on Magic. Despite being print to demand, there might be artificial rarity due to a lot of stores just not ordering much of it because it's impossible to actually make a profit on it.

    Sadly $30-$35 seems to be the norm around here.

    This is Hasbro setting the secondary market. They are taking all profit away from retailers. Not a good move for anyone.


    It's a little more complicated than that. The removal of MSRP and launch of this product at such a stupidly high price for retailers pretty much let online retailers set the price for boxes of this set. And because the internet is full of stupid people, the idea of $200 boxes being the norm (and anyone charging more being depicted as gouging) spread like wildfire before the set was even released or retailers even knew what they were going to charge for them.

    I don't blame Hasbro for anything aside from removing MSRP. If they hadn't, the MSRP for this would've been in the area of $300 and retailers would probably be a little more confident about ordering it because they wouldn't be losing as much money to the online sellers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on London Mulligan coming with Core 2020
    If Grenzo or some unknown future card that cares about what’s on the bottom of a player’s library warps the game too much, the simplest solution is for them to change the mulligan rule so players shuffle their cards away rather than tucking once they decide to keep their hand.


    Or just ban the offending card in the format it is warping Smile



    If you have to ban cards because of a mulligan rule, it's not the cards that are broken.
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  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Quote from Colt47 »
    I like the set, just the price seems too high. I'd have sold this at 150 and printed more.


    It does seem a tad bit high. They very well could and probably will print more as this set is "print to demand". I've noticed prices creeping down on booster boxes as we speak as well.

    I think it's WAY overpriced. Not much here tells me this should be much more than a regular box. These pack prices are pushing prices of the singles to silly levels. At least they are coming down a bit, but false perceived scarcity will ruin this game. Charging $10-12 a pack to draft this set is really a punch in the face.


    No one should be charging $10-12 per pack to draft this. $8-9 is the expected price.

    But hoping boxes drop too much below $200 is foolish as they never should've been that low to begin with, considering what retailers are paying for them. This product is a nightmare for game stores that don't focus mainly on Magic. Despite being print to demand, there might be artificial rarity due to a lot of stores just not ordering much of it because it's impossible to actually make a profit on it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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