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  • posted a message on Kaldheim packaging
    Quote from 5colors »
    Just a quick question, did anyone else read the Gathering Storm the story where she actually killed the Obzedat?
    Nah. Then again the death of the Obzedat happened back in January, the War of the Spark novel happened in April, and the Gathering Storm was a slow burn over two months (June to July) for just the Obzedat story.
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  • posted a message on Kaldheim packaging
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    God I'm sick of Kaya. For one, she is probably going to ruin the story again by killing another character. For two, she killed the obzedat! I'll never forgive her. I was very excited to get a new card for them, and it got pushed out by a subpar Kaya card. And now she is here to ruin something else...


    The thing about this complaint is that it doesn't really seem relevant here.

    Yes, Kaya killed established characters in her only appearances so far.
    Yes, a "spirit killer" is probably going to kill spirits again this time around.

    The thing about that, though, is that this is an entirely new plane for us.

    There aren't going to be people who were hoping to see more cards of "Kromaun of the Hallowed Halls" or whatever because any creature she kills this time around will be entirely new and will have no pre-established fans. If anything, putting Kaya in brand new planes is the safest way to use her as it means that we don't have to worry about her bumping off an established character that people already like.


    No, my comment is relevant. She is a poorly written character who simply gets put into worlds to kill people off. Sure, maybe we don't know anyone here, but she will likely kill off someone important to the story just because that's what she does. Actually, I would hope that she gets bumped off just because she is just a plot device. I'm sick of the stories revolving around planeswalkers meddling in the events of every single plane we go to and having such of the story revolve around their involvement.

    It feels fake.

    It's like every planeswalker shows up at just the right time in every world to see the biggest events, and then changes them. There is little to no evidence why this happens for most of the planes they visit, yet there they are: front and center and the heroes of the story.
    Plus shes no Agent 47. Like yea shes basically been used as a hitman, but she doesn't really kill her primary target in a creative way either. So all we are left with is a 1-note assassin.

    Like even the way she killed the council is basically no-selling it. Sure the council had it coming, but if fights are like a story, then man Obzedat's death was a snorefest. Easiest fix is just having Kaya go after the ghost council one member one at a time when they are alone like Kaya is the predator. Which creates a tension, possibly a better motive, as Kaya can't just waltz up and kill them all at once as together they are too strong, but alone they are easy pickings.

    Since she just strolls in and kills them all like it were nothing, they blew their load with her in terms of potential story development. Like if she can kill the ghost council, ancient powerful ghosts who can literally create blackholes and had a warded room to keep assassins out, then where do you take her story from there? She can go kill I guess the Kaldheim equivalent of Hel or Odin or whatever who is also a ghost but it just makes her uninteresting as they have established that Kaya is more a plot device and less a character.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Every card is available for a limited time and in a limited quantity. This one is simply not sold in stores and is made in as large a quantitiy as desired unlike From the Vault or Commander Arsenal.
    You --------------------------------------------------------------------------- the point of why this is controversial.

    It's actually 2 cards total that really caused problems out of hundreds. True Name Nemesis did in legacy and Nexus of Fate did in standard. They obviously took a hint from Nexus and never released another exclusive BaB promo that caused problems.
    If they took the hint, wouldn't we not have had a similar situation with this exact product?

    People are blowing this way out of proportion and this is apparently 5 different unique cards and tokens for $50.
    Didn't realize you were batting for WotC this hard. How much they paying you?

    Its price per card isn't necessarily going to be any worse than lots of other exclusive product cards.
    Bruh really? You for real? You going to clickity clack on your keyboard and tell me if some new exclusive card was like Uro or Oko or Lurrus (pre-nerf) levels in power but its from a Secret Lair, its just fine? Right?

    They're also all legendary so far and probably not going to be played a ton other than as a commander.
    So what your saying is they can print whatever dumb stuff for commander, because its commander, and nobody should really care about the format? And if causes harm to other formats, thats just collateral damage? Right?
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ok good news guys

    https://twitter.com/SheldonMenery/status/1310725509857370112?s=20

    Sheldon and the RC committe Are listening to us, taking notes and weighing options Basicly they are discussing TWD cards

    and they will have something to say and will definatly be before the secret lair drops

    in other words This looks like a sign TWD cards will probably be considered silver bordered In commander format
    Honestly? Good.

    "Oh you want this new commander that has a playstyle you like? Well why didn't you buy it in this limited window for this price? Not in your country? OOooh don't worry, you can just buy it for this marked up price from someone on ebay. Thats fine right?"


    Disgusting.


    Slant your clearing not seeing what they are talking about

    the point is the RC of commander are looking into it for us

    man did this secret lair left a taste so sour to you it like you didn't hear what they said at all
    You mean besides the fact that they are "talking it over" and how they invited people over to their discord to weigh in. And yeah the discussion around the card was mostly negative towards wizards decision and wanted it considered banned to send a message to wizards that this practice is unacceptable. Literally the chat was flying with how fast it was going.

    Its not about power. Its about limited availability for a FOMO effect as Wizards has actually stepped into the ring of selling singles of brand new cards that are not reprints.

    And yea I see your edit, about how they broke their promise with selling functionally unique promos. To use the fallout meme to represent the playerbase: "Nobody liked that".
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  • posted a message on April Fools Secret Lair update— White-Bordered Tibalt
    Not gonna complain, white-bordered tibalt actually is nice for my tibalt collection.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ok good news guys

    https://twitter.com/SheldonMenery/status/1310725509857370112?s=20

    Sheldon and the RC committe Are listening to us, taking notes and weighing options Basicly they are discussing TWD cards

    and they will have something to say and will definatly be before the secret lair drops

    in other words This looks like a sign TWD cards will probably be considered silver bordered In commander format
    Honestly? Good.

    "Oh you want this new commander that has a playstyle you like? Well why didn't you buy it in this limited window for this price? Not in your country? OOooh don't worry, you can just buy it for this marked up price from someone on ebay. Thats fine right?"


    Disgusting.
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  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement September 28th
    "we banned Uro because Theros is not selling hard enough."
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Full set reveal
    No totem armor cards or cards that grant/replicate totem armor even though protective spells make sense (apparently Nissa got the memo tho)
    Only a singular card that cares about allies (which awkwardly isn't an ally itself) even though the ally type would make sense for a D&D party.
    A single colorless card that while not directly Eldrazi support, is about the best of the bunch for representing what came before.
    Apparently the world just healed turbo fast and there is not a single Wastes card.
    Two cards with 'trap' in their name which do nothing with the actual trap cards.

    Is this some out of season april fools joke?
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Nahiri's Lithoforming Vorthoscast
    Quote from SnowBunny »
    are people forgetting that the Red Minotaur extra combat dude is in this set.. this lets mono-R be able to drop a bunch of lands in 1 turn and just win the game with 4+ extra combats...
    And in case people are forgetting, even getting two land drops with this and the minotaur, is lethal in edh if he hits face (6x3 +3/+0 = 21). Any lands beyond two is extra combat steps for him to swing at the next person in edh which lets say you get 3 instead of 2, he now swings at your face for 10 commander damage. Haven't even touched on the fact that if red does this strategy it usually does run damage doublers so its even faster.

    And in case people are blind saying etbt is a drawbak, I guess people have short term memory on amulet titan since it relies on Amulet of Vigor. Not that it would run it but the amulet itself gives you more a reason to run amulet in mono colors. Especially when you factor in the lands that are DFC and can be played as lands that etbt which means the Amulet of Vigor is going to see a lot more use as a way to avoid bolting yourself.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Leyline Tyrant— Brian Kibler preview
    Seems nutty that this is in red as the mana storing is a green effect.
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  • posted a message on [ZNR] Skyclave Relic—Commander's Quarters preview
    So kick this once while you also have either a Darksteel Ingot, a Darksteel Citadel, or a Cascading Cataracts and you can start doing the equivalent of wildfire stuff more reliably without the immediate need for a Darksteel Forge or other cards that grant mass indestructibility to your stuff in EDH.

    And if you have a reliable way to pop the original relic to your hand you can just repeatedly kick it from more tokens of itself. And since it is an ETB, effects like Panharmonicon give you the effect twice. And effects that double the tokens like Doubling Season give it more value.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Mothership 6/15— Shrine tribal
    Quote from Jiyor »
    Sisay, Weatherlight Captain for Shrine-Tribal commander.

    But also I swear this really stupid. They gave a shrine lord a "when ability triggers" but then they give you two shrines with activated abilities, not triggered abilities. They need to errata that.


    8 out of 10 Shrines having triggered abilities is still very useful for the Shrine lords ability.
    Yeah 6/10s of that is Sultai that is doing the heavy lifting. Since they dediced to do activated abilities for the red and white one, they are litterally nonbos with their own lord. And the reasoning given was "we didn't want to repeat the same thing like the old shrines". So why not just make the white one have instead a "at the beginng of your upkeep, tap target creature with a converted mana of cost X or less, where X is the number of shrines you conrol" and also for the red one "at the beginning of your upkeep, you may discard a land card or shrine card. If you do, deal X damage to target creature or planeswalker, where X is equal to the number of Shrines you control."
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  • posted a message on [M21] Mothership 6/15— Shrine tribal
    Sisay, Weatherlight Captain for Shrine-Tribal commander.

    But also I swear this really stupid. They gave a shrine lord a "when ability triggers" but then they give you two shrines with activated abilities, not triggered abilities. They need to errata that.
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  • posted a message on [M21] Animal sanctuary rare land - Alayna Danner
    Needs more dragon, boar, monkey, rat, rabbit, and horse.
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