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  • posted a message on Introducing Jumpstart
    Still too many products, but this has me interested just on the premise with the theme boosters thing they got going. At the very least this has me more interested than yet another Secret Lair or the Mystery Boosters.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Symbiotic Swarm? If so I am all for that, I miss those cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria Lair of Behemoths promotional art from THB boosters
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Hey minor update a clearer photo on the left side

    [img]https://media.wpn.wizards.com/20_w05_article2_header.jpg[/ig]

    Even though we concluded it but now we can definatly lock Vivian now

    Outside of the giant bear-lizard....thing we can see a lot of various dinosaur and dragon esque creatures, on the right (shown on the card itself) we can see giant beasts of some sort, and nn the bottom left corner we can see a sort of giant dog looking beast. Not too much of a diversity from one art, but we'll see what will come of the sort of creatures we can expect in about another month.
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  • posted a message on 2020 Challenger Deck Decklists
    I'm a little surprised by the lack of shocklands in these. I didn't expect a full playset in each, but I was expecting one in each where it was possible. The red list seems like an odd place for Cavalcade, seeing as so few creatures can trigger it. Seems like they wanted a RDW list, but couldn't decide on what kind.

    Other than that everything seems to be about the level these decks should be. I actually want to buy a couple of these, and the only one I wanted to get before these was the past RDW with Torch of Defiance (that was in one, right?)
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  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    And know them oh yea like they would put that Uber confusing card in a standard set

    I'm not so sure what's so confusing about this card. Just exile the creature and literally every enchantment and counter on it and then bring them back when this card leaves. Once you know the card it's pretty simple.

    I want to reiterate, not to you specifically, that this could have shown up in things like Time Spiral block, Battlebond, various Masters sets and yet they ignored this card. Putting it in a Secret Lair just seems completely douchey. Putting cards like this in a limited print product would just be another example of them lying about how they don't pay attention to the secondary market.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Oh for peak sake guys if you don’t like it just don’t look into these and just move on

    I only get cards or things based on what’s in it and you can just get singles as well

    While it is true that no one HAS to buy these that doesn't mean that because we don't have to buy them that they are safe from criticism. I see that often when someone doesn't like something; "well just don't watch/listen/buy it" and "you can't judge it if you don't like it" like those are reasons to not criticize something that has obvious issues.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from RSSR »
    People are having near-conniptions over something they can 100% ignore. This is starting to approach comedic levels.

    I'm not really seeing conniptions. I'm seeing a general melaze and boredom to this more than anything else when it comes to this product. The only real anger I'm seeing is how many products are coming out rather than to the product in particular.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Man, you guys sound like Doomsayers.

    At the end of the day it's just another interesting product people will buy until they don't, and WotC is always changing their Magic products, so does it really matter? They like to keep things fresh.

    Is it interesting or fresh though? These are essentially smaller FTVs with less cards for far more money than most are worth, which was how From the Vault worked most of the time. The only real difference is that these come out at seemingly random, and that's about it.
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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    I am already bored by these, mostly thanks to how fast they are coming out. WotC can keep hyping these up, but these are an easy pass for me. Honestly, there are way too many products coming out. Feels like we get two products a month now.
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  • posted a message on oubliette is. Coming soon in a set
    Considering they could have easily printed it about a dozen times in various limited and non limited/standard sets/products it's really just about time.
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  • posted a message on Ikoria Lair of Behemoths promotional art from THB boosters
    While the idea of bear Krosan Cloudscraper is fun I'm not exactly seeing anything truly stand out, but with only one piece of art it would be difficult to do so, or it's my lack of sleep right now. I'm hoping for some truly strange creature type combinations to come out of this.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    I'm legitimately not happy with this. I don't make a whole lot of money, but I saved up and bought a foil Marrow Gnawer for Christmas. And now this gets annouced and will surely tank the price of the original.

    I doubt this will have much, if any, affect on the price of the original. This is a limited product so it's not going to do much.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    The art for these are fantastic, but much like the last Lairs I am not going to buy them. I'm not paying a premium for cards I can already get for much less or already have.
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  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
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    I agree Urza should have been banned instead of Opal, it just going to keep getting better with any relevant artifact and will be broke again in a few months.

    As for lattice, the problem I see with this ban is the inconsistency, if they don't like strategies that turn magic into solitaire they should ban other unfun cards as blood moon.

    Something I would like to see is a Mox for only colored spells, that artifact decks can't use, specially designed to give speed to "fair" decks trying to catch up. Maybe like chrome mox but with some limitations on the use of its mana.


    The Lattice combo is way more powerful than Blood Moon, Blood Moon is mostly a speedbump against Tron, unless you can back it up with pressure, Tron can just wait it out until you can use a Forest to fire off enchantment hate, or even hardcast Karn or Stone, in fact Blood Moon has fallen out of favor against Tron. The Lattice combo on the other hand truly shuts you out of the game at the low price of ONE sideboard slot, no matter which deck you're playing. I'm glad to see that crap banned tbh, even if it wasn't warping the metagame losing to such a cheap combo is too infuriating.
    Oko...anyone surprised? Hope R&D learned their lesson here.
    Regarding Mox Opal, guess I can stop feeling frustrated at my Affinity deck, the only thing I was missing was the Opal playset so the deck sucked...just like it's meant to be from now on, but I can understand the reason for banning it, fast artifact mana is always begging to be broken. I wonder if with Opal gone they may want to bring Lotus Petal into Modern...nah, somebody would bust that wide open as well.

    I have to agree with Blood Moon, it can be countered by not playing an all nonbasic mana base. Even decks that are hurt by Blood Moon can ignore it existing. Lattice though if you literally didn't have the answer in your hand as they were playing it, and mana to do so, you were just done unless you're playing one of the few decks that don't care about it, which weren't many.

    Mox Opal I can understand, but just barely. It can do some crazy things for you, but it's not all that common and the card isn't great the later the game goes. Compared to Urza though it looks like a Clestial Prism.
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  • posted a message on [TBD] CalebdMTG preview - hateful eidolon
    Kind of wish this effect was on a legendary, but this is a good effect nonetheless. This being a 1/2 for 1 and having lifelink is great.
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