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  • posted a message on [IKO] Christian Hauck spoiler - Drannith magistrate
    It plays really poorly with Commander but Shivam has pretty much stated there's very little chance this gets banned, and the CAG doesn't really have a vote, but he is super reasonable in his approach
    I am gonna be jamming this in all my white decks for Commander though, haha.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Statement on Spacegodzilla
    This is a good change. We're all going to lose or know someone who will lose someone to COVID-19, leaving this on a card will just accentuate the chance the people will troll others by waving the card at them and stuff. Since Judges rarely enforce unsportsmanlike, this would be a nightmare at live events.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gavin Verhey's Ikoria Commander Hints
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from Avatarof »


    A legendary creature in which the first five letters spell "Gavin"[/b]


    Haven't they stoped with the Vanity cards?

    https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Vanity_card


    My thought exactly, this is a little worrisome that Gavin needs to put himself in a card. I still don't know what he does outside of marketing, I guess?
    The rest of the stuff could get pretty spicy; I'm imagining the ramping card is a critter of some sort that gets you a Plains for every counter on it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Chandra's Spellbook and Secret Lair Ultimate Edition (Enemy fetches) announced.
    Unconcerned about the fetchlands, these were never going to be print to demand and I expect tournament players already have their copies, so these are just "in the wild" copies.
    The Chandra drop looks super sweet though, so I might pick one up if there's some cool stuff like Pyretic Ritual or other sweet Chandra cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mystery Booster complete list of foils
    My LGS is selling packs at $6.99 CDN, which I guess is $5.00 or $5.50 USD. That's a bit more than normal, I imagine, but it's a massive lottery.
    I think Saffron Olive sussed out that the EV is sky high at the moment but will likely tank in a bit so...get your stuff now!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    Dig should go and I'd get Thassa's Oracle over Inverter, as it's likely do to problematic stuff as more and more stuff gets added to Standard.
    I will be jamming the Inverter combo in my Sultai dredgreless; it does not really mesh with what the deck wants to do, but if I can just do "Woops I win" and get more store credit or $, I'm ok with that.

    Lotus Field is fine. You can deal with it with Damping Sphere, the new equip + Assassin's Trophy or Field of Ruin, etc.
    It's a combo deck, but it is fair as far as this format goes.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
    They can't pre-empt Ban Ballista or Heliod without actual results.
    Triskelion also costs 6 mana, as compared to two for Ballista, so it's unlikely to see play.
    Mox Opal should have been bannend aeons ago, and this is coming from someone that really enjoyed Lantern Control; Lattice is just super uninteractive abd so is Oko, good riddance to all!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Taranika, Akroan Veteran(IGN UK Preview)
    Not anymore, and not unless the card specifically removess from combat. This is just faux-vigilance, you have a blocker for next turn. Neat card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] Wizards offical twitter - Agonizing Remorse
    I mean I don't think TS will get banned in Pioneer, but I wouldn't be opposed to it, even though I have mine. This is better than Thought Erasure though, so good work to the design team.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB} Shadowspear
    Yeah, as stated previously I'll just use this to kill Lotus Field with Assassin's Trophy in Pioneer.
    Sweet card. I guess I can equip to to my Narcomoebas and Kalitas too woo.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    The expectation on my part is no changes each cycle. It is what it is, unless something like Griselbrand shows up and so on.
    As for Recurring Nightmare being unbanned, no thanks. With the craziness coming out in the new set, along with so many ETB triggers already existing, it would just centralize games in a hurry. Yes, there's a lot of 'yard hate being played but you need to respond while RN is on the stack, right? Because then the player gets priority, returns it to hand as part of use, and even if you exile something in response they can still re-start.

    As someone who used this in Duel (admittedly a format with very few tutors) to swamp Prime Time and Sundering Titan, and then moved to other utility stuff, it's just a bad feeling for the other player as well. Do not want.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [THB] Eidolon of Obstruction — Lee Shi Tian preview
    Good card for sure. Probably not fast enough for Modern or Pioneer but should alleviate some issues in Standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] corococo jp preview - Dryad of Ilysian Grove and Eaten To extinction
    So a splashable Vraska's Contempt that trades the 2 life gain for a filter, not bad?
    The Dryad is so good. Splashable as well, an enchantment for those shenanigans and an extra land drop on top of mana selection?
    Might drop Courser of Kruphix from my Pioneer decks for this thing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Woe Strider— SCG preview
    Hey it's close to Necrosavant but easier to bring back and with upside, neat.
    May want a few copies for my Pioneer Dredge. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Archon of Falling Stars— MTGNerdGirl preview
    Isn't there a white aura that returns the creature to the battlefield when it dies? Or is is Golgari?
    Just sac this, bring back the Aura, sac again, repeat...could be casual ok.
    Art is pretty ok? I'm a fan of going off the rails a bit now and then, and this is doing so in spades.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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