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  • posted a message on Every booster will have a planeswalker in WAR
    I really hope we get non-legendary planeswalker creatures. I always figured that was going to be the way they make the inevitable planewalker set work in limited.

    There's a ton of design space with planeswalkers that Wizards hasn't done. If we're going to see that design space get used, it will be in this set.

    I'm excited. Limited is going to be a nightmare, though.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on /new Mulligan Rule being tested at Mythic Championship London
    Random thought: Do you think if the new mulligan rule gets permanently implemented (and consequently not tying scry directly to mulliganing), there will be a chance that scry gets replaced by the generally superior surveil? Surveil allows for a lot more gameplay options.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Cindervines ( spoiler)
    Ravnica Allegiance seems like more of an enchantment-themed set than Theros.
    Not that I'm complaining. I like when sets have small subthemes.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dovin, Grand Arbiter (The Mana Source preview)
    I like the card in a vacuum. An aggressive WU planeswalker is interesting. My problem is that there is almost no internal consistency between this Dovin and the previous iteration. This is especially concerning because Dovin, Architect of the Law is so similar in playstyle to the original.

    EDIT: I suppose you could argue that he gains life and draws cards across two separate abilities, but that is still a bit of a stretch.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Judith, the Scourge Diva
    I really like this card, even though I am not a big fan of Rakdos.
    One of her biggest upsides is her ability to abuse her Legendary status. Subsequent Judiths are two damage divided among two targets for three mana. While that isn't a great deal, it's better than a dead card -- especially in aggressive decks.
    It's also synergistic with Rakdos (enabling Spectacle), Gruul (encouraging aggression), and Orzhov (encouraging aristocrats-style interaction) mechanics.

    It's still early, but Ravnica Allegiance looks much more interesting than Guilds to me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mechanics ( Spectacle, Afterlife, Adapt, Riot, Addendum)
    While it's a little sad to see that Adapt is a functional reprint of Monstrosity, I like that Simic (at least from looking at Aeromunculus) seems to be returning to its old, freakish ways. I really disliked the direction the lore took with Simic in Return to Ravnica block, where Simic became a slightly less boring Selesnya. Seeing a Homunculus Mutant made me happy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sage of Lat-Nam & Ghitu Chronicler & Divest .:. Strictly Better MtG Previews
    Lets take a moment to appreciate that with this printing, Sage of Lat-Nam will have been a common, uncommon, and a rare across three different printings.
    Mythic sage when, Wizards?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Walker Damage Redirect Rule in Dominaria
    I figure for the sake of simplicity, this is going to slightly nerf cards like Pyrohemia.

    That said, this is a necessary change that has been a long time coming.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Akroma, Angel of Wrath .:. Last Mythic?
    For a set that's focused on nostalgia, I am confused as to why they chose the newer, weaker flavor text as opposed to the iconic original flavor text.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Imperial Recruiter
    I think I am going to be the first person to express disappointment in this one for a reason other than the inevitable rarity bump.
    I was genuinely hoping Imperial Seal would be the P3K mythic. Hopefully, they'll reprint Three Visits at least.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Aethersphere Harvester - Russian spoiler from reddit
    What is with this set

    I know it isn't but this is set a standard powerful as new phyrexia at this point.

    Artifact blocks are overpowered. It's tradition at this point.
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  • posted a message on Manifold Insights
    I really dislike the design of this card, mostly because how it fluctuates so quickly from unplayable garbage to game-breaking.
    The big thing to remember is that your opponents will get to choose from an average of six cards, not ten.
    If you have three opponents or fewer, the card is terrible. It may be borderline acceptable with three opponents, but it is by no means good.
    Four opponents is really this cards only "sweet spot" where it is useful, but not degenerate.
    When you have five or more opponents, the card produces card advantage that Yawgwin would envy.
    I feel like all the other Undaunted/number of opponents matters cards all work well, but the strength of this card just varies wildly.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Access Magic preview card Emrakul the Promised End
    This card's ability is designed perfectly and works wonderfully with protection from instants.

    When you take control of their turn, you waste all their sorcery-speed removal (obviously, wrath effects work well against it). Then, you send all of your opponent's creatures to their doom against a massive 13/13 flier.

    The card is more of a one-sided board wipe than anything.

    Also, it's extremely flavorful in that it controls minds while manipulating time (both a reference to it being the Eldrazi of corruption and that its previous incarnation took extra turns). Furthermore, I love how the 13s are a reference to Innistrad's love of 13.

    It might not be constructed playable, but it is very well designed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Shadows over Innistrad mechanics spoilers (plus changes to DFC rules)
    Lore thoughts:
    In the clue token, they mention the tide rising and chanting. There is something evil and madness-inducing in the deep. This is similar in lore the SOI's likely namesake -- The Shadow over Innsmouth (the next set, Eldritch Moon, should assure skeptics that this was intentional.) But there is something worthy of note about the focus on tides: tides are affected by the moon. This was also likely intentional.

    Getting into some murkier territory, Warped Landscape and Thraben Inspector show similar geometric designs in the artwork. What do we know that is able to warp the landscape and has similar creeping tendrils? Emrakul. Of course, following The Shadow Over Innsmouth more closely, the lurking enemy in deep might just be some Lovecraftian sea monster. Alternatively, Emrakul could be hiding in the moon.

    At the end of the day, all I want is a new Mikaeus card called "Mikaeus, Host of the Nightmare," with flavor texts that includes "Ah, Cosi... or as some say, Kozilek..."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on More SOI leaks
    For the fate of the Markov, I am going to go with...
    The Markov family drank the blood of Emrakul, Daughter of the Cosmos, thus cursing Innistrad with Eldritch madness.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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