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  • posted a message on New Custom Ikoria Counters - What are you going to use?
    [b]What is your plans to keep track of these?

    Here you go..

    I like these because they are dice. Reasons are twofold. 1) They'll go in my bag of dice quite easily--they fit right in. 2) They seem like they might hold up a lot better over the years. Why should I care? Well, besides the obvious value in long-term durability I do not want to think about trying to track down "Ikorka Ability Counters" a decade from now. (I mean--they're hard to find right now.) So, I'm quite happy to pay a bit more for this solution because it basically means I won't have to replace any of them later unless I lose them which I won't. GREAT.

    The dice are a bit more expensive (for sure) and they're made-to-order so I'm waiting a bit for them. Even then, I honestly felt like these were frankly the only acceptable solution on the market to this particular problem. Everything else I look at seems like it would be a downgrade to me. Sorry if this wasn't the feedback you were looking for when you posted this but it is the truth. Hope it helps. Good luck with these they do look great!
    Posted in: Third Party Products
  • posted a message on So what is going on with the "racist" removal...
    Well, none of this is really news anymore but sure let's HASH IT OUT one more time.

    These cards were considered objectionable and they were banned. If you don't understand the context behind a specific card's inclusion on the list, well here you go.

    If you are here to strike up a conversation about the merits of such a move, well I'm afraid that will probably go nowhere positive. It is their game. Ship has sailed. Cards are banned. Let it go.

    Honestly, besides being objectionable, at the end of the day 100% of these cards are all pretty ******* terrible anyway and shouldn't really be missed in the first place. They weren't playable (not even Crusade) if you were playing anywhere other than your kitchen table. Not sure why they would be missed at all.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ashiok is a Djinn?
    Wow. Looking at it now I totally see it...I think you are probably right.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [JMP] Phyrexian translator?
    While everyone's mortgaging their house for these 'phyrexianized swamps' I'll still be over here quite happily running these instead.. Nodding the Affirmative

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] Phyrexian translator?
    I would not be surprised at all if there's something modestly-revelatory in that passage..

    I mean, it seems to me that Neyith is most definitely from Kaldheim. "from a cold, war-torn plane." We know we're heading to that world very soon.

    I wonder if there's a hint about the current events on New Phyrexia or maybe a hint about their role in the next few years' storyline. Definitely looking forward to seeing what this result is. Phyrexian Black Mana Jam
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mothership 6/15— Shrine tribal
    Quote from HighHolder »
    The fact they are legendary is what makes them very crappy. No need for that restriction imho.

    Well, about that.. Shrugs

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Brash Taunter— LoadingReadyRun preview
    Best thing that has come from this set.

    Would honestly prefer any other goblin art ever painted over this hideous thing though. arms crossed
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21][CUBE] Elder Gargaroth
    Quote from JuiceBOX »
    I think if you don't support big mana green, green stax contributors, or lands - this is pretty decent over Primeval Titan.

    My real problem with this card is that I don't think it is really all that interesting. Pretty straight boring.

    I was eyeing a different boring 6-drop myself..
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [M21][CUBE] Basri Ket
    Quote from JuiceBOX »
    Lots of comparisons to other Planeswalkers here, but what about Hero of Bladehold as well?

    Yep, this is exactly what I was planning to do with him. I do like the Battlecry for go-wide support...might get rid of the Cat one. Hard choice honestly. I think the lifelink is probably stronger in more situations though.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Secret Lair Drop "Birds"
    Once upon a time there was this thing called Expeditions/Masterpieces..

    They were a big deal for a year or two until they realized they kinda "mined the space" a bit too aggressively and (shock!) realized that weren't actually a limitless number of themes you could do before running into really random stuff. Lesson Learned. Nodding the Affirmative

    Ok, WHAT now?

    Lol. Who is this product for, exactly? I have absolutely no idea what they are doing with these. Each new one somehow manages to be MORE niche than the one that preceded it. I mean....it's really something. Shrugs

    Things might be significantly better in all formats if they put these same resources into, I dunno...beefing up the playtesting department? You know, something the game actually *NEEDS*. Pretty sure we'll survive without ANOTHER BoP reprint.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Home Interview of MaRo by The 'Professor' at Toarian Community College
    Hahahaha, no they aren't. Which isn't to say those businesses aren't important to those financially or socially supported by them, they just aren't essential in the context of a global pandemic.

    Who gets to define "essential"?

    I see a lot of liquor stores, pot stores, lotto/gambling available at this time. How are they "essential" at all?

    I recently read that no regime in history has ever survived depriving its populace of both religion and alcohol simultaneously. (I noticed they did shut down churches..)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE][IKO] Cycling Wedge Tri-Lands
    I'll be removing the last two "filler" manlands I still run + Grand Coliseum, Undiscovered Paradise & Scrying Sheets (House Rule is all basics = Snow) to make room for these. (Might cut Dust Bowl over Scrying Sheets..not sure the right call here tbh.)

    I'm fine with it but definitely looking forward to the finished cycle at some point.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [IKO] Kaheera, the Orphanguard— ChannelFireball preview
    This design is absolutely infuriating. They've done it the other way for years now and someone decided to print this weaksauce because...cats are a meme? I don't honestly know why they printed this card.

    It feels like MaRo lost this templating argument at some point and decided he had to get his idea in to print. He jams in so many vanity cards that serve absolutley no ******* purpose except to him. This game is needlessly complex (in part) becuase of one-off designs like this. Please stop doing it.

    I mean..Vigilance? If you're gonna do something like this at least give it a decent payoff. Ugh.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 3M / Monowhite Multiplayer Mill
    Quote from Rezzahan »
    Geier Reach Sanitarium and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea may find a home in such a deck.
    How did I miss these? Thank you sir. Nodding the Affirmative

    How about a Nuisance Engine to fuel the Station and give you some defensive power? And trigger the Altar of course.
    This is also really cool but I don't like the idea I'm using 5 before I'm getting anything out of it. That is rough. I think maybe I'd just throw in Retrofitter Foundry and call it a day.
    Posted in: Multiplayer
  • posted a message on Alleged Ikoria Box Toppers, leaked from a brazilian LGS
    Quote from SonofaBith75 »
    Is that a jet fighter on Godzilla? You really think jet fighters are going to be on a Magic Card?

    Sure. Nodding the Affirmative

    100% Real, guys. I think they're pretty silly just like the rest of you but they are definitely real.
    Posted in: Speculation
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