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  • posted a message on The Pioneer Format
    Break out your Treasure Cruises folks and use 'em while they're still legal. The benefit is that all those janky rares from those legal blocks will suddenly become hot again. Hello $50 Teferi again?

    Return to Ravnica is an interesting arbitrary point to start. I was thinking maybe at the start of the decade for something more easily measurable.

    Heh this is like the new Extended for Modern almost if you think about it.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Perhaps this time around people can refrain from using the incorrect term "Greco-Roman" to describe a plane that is expressly not influenced by Rome.


    It won't happen until we get a real roman plane (like the home of Licia, sanguine tribune)


    I still think that decision not to have it be Greek and Rome is kind of silly. While I can see a Rome world being different from Greek world I feel they'd simply overlap a bit too much without some other major draw.


    Please no more this.

    MaRo (and most other content creators) are already presuming that most of their audiences are idiots. Please dont encourage them.

    Greece and Rome are nothing alike, except one day a bunch of militant rapists decided that they might need some cultural values if their cartel was going to last more than a generation or three after achieving a comfortable amount of assets, so they went and conquered a country which had some and took that too.

    You sure about that? Throne of Eldraine was created after Lorwyn was disliked as it remained too true to the source material and not as trope-y as players would have liked or known about. The player base proved their idiocy than anything else. MaRo et al were just responding in kind.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on My Little Pony silver-bordered crossover set releases Oct 12
    Oh man...my 7-yr-old daughter will love these.

    (I might as well)

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Something tells me I'm going to like this more than the original Theros block.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What Would Happen if Magic: The Gathering Added a Sixth Color?
    Ya know, people freaked out about it way back in the days of, say, Saga and Masques blocks--when they could reasonably do it. But now it's a bit too late to do that as we're on our 82nd standard-legal set.

    There would have to be a SUPER good reason for them to do so otherwise.

    'buster
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on M20 Setting
    Pretty much every edition (core set) from Alpha up to about...oh, 7th edition, were set on Dominaria. I want to say 8th-10th were but I cannot be sure. I know some of the M sets focused on Shandalar and Origins was a cluster**** of different places due to the emphasis on the 'walkers pre- and post-spark activation.

    Edit: Ok, I lied. Sets like 4th Edition and 5th had cards from Legends, which some supposedly took place on Shandalar (Osai Vultures) and Segovia (Segovian Leviathan), for example. That doesn't included sets like Revised and onward with reprints from Arabian Nights which we know took place on Rabiah. So whoever above said it did say that no edition has a single plane where they take place. I'm not even sure that Alpha through Unlimited took place on Dominaria as a whole either.

    'buster
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Wizards really does like to waste plot threads don't they?
    You can probably blame the lack of story guidance primarily on the fact that they had been more or less wrapping up one of the original big storylines the game has known since its inception and were trying to find ideas on how to move forward. From the Brothers' War and its tie in to the Weatherlight cycle, the arc spanned over a decade of lore and set design and character development etc. That's a lot to consider and I guess they were trying to find their right point and specific content to build on that would whet the lore tongues of those in the game. It's like the post-Apocalypse storyline with the Mirari felt weird and almost out of place.

    The Gatewatch arc was an interesting concept but I think they took too long to build on it where it got to the point of people being tired of it way before it should've ended. The wrap-up in War felt premature. Hopefully they've learned their lesson(s) over the last 26 years and know how to develop a sound story without the sudden knee-jerk reaction or improper planning and developmental stages in between.

    'buster
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Mothership 9/19 - happily ever after
    So essentially this plus Cataclysm/Duneblast and selecting Transguild Courier as one of the perms to save, you win?

    Huge setup for the payoff. Maybe fun in EDH but outside of that I don't see it doing much.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] hushbringer
    And Phyrexian Dreadnought has another new BFF Thumbs Up

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Rosethorn Halberd
    Hmm...this with Piston Sledge on a Thrun, the Last Troll and you can laugh all the way to the mana bank.

    Also, this is Infect's newest BFF. They're just DRIPPING with joy!

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Deathless Knight
    Can it be? Finally a reason to use Living Artifact in some wonky jank deck? My three playsets are elated with joy!

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on ELD - Fabled Passage
    Naw this is the prismatic Panorama that people have been clamouring for. It'll see heavy play in EDH and maybe Standard.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Castle Garenbrig (Mothership)
    Hey look le stade olympique in Montreal is on Eldraine!

    There's your unabashed semi-restrictive green ritual. Love it. And it's not legendary!

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Jack and the Beanstalk story cards
    Giant Opportunity?

    It's free real estate Thumbs Up

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Torbran, Thane of Red Fell— ZiggyD preview
    I feel giddy thinking of Pyromancer's Swath and this together.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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