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  • posted a message on Chandra's Spellbook and Secret Lair Ultimate Edition (Enemy fetches) announced.
    Even if the art for these fetches are great and the fetches are always nice to have this is an easy skip for me. These fetches should have been reprinted in a Standard set by now. There's no reason to keep the enemy ones at such a price when the allied ones have showed up in Standard once again already. Near no one complained when the allied ones were reprinted, and in fact it was one of the best things they have reprinted. Better for the cards to be $8 to $12 than $50+.

    The Chandra spellbook I am looking forward to, not so I can buy a box of it, but it drops the cards in them rather nicely. I was able to pick up a lot of great random cards from the Gideon spellbook for cheap.
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  • posted a message on 2 brand new keywords for older abilitys (potentionally)
    Unstoppable definitely sounds better than Backbone.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Apparently new cards and Merge mechanic; source link in thread
    Why do I feel like Merge should have just been in a Standard set? Perhaps it is in Ikoria, but a lot of those Merge support cards feel like they are clogging up the list. Also, for an enchantment theme I half expect Eldrazi Conscription in the list, and I say this having seen the leaked list already.
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  • posted a message on Possible Symbiotic Swarm commander decklist
    If that list is correct the reprints are meh at best with the only stand out being Umbra Mystic and Privileged Position. I miss when a Commander deck could have Wurmcoil Engine and Blasphemous Act in it at the same time.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »

    Again, they were announced cohesively, which somewhat obviates the complaints about WotC being predatory because of last minute reveals. We knew in advance that there were several drops, with themes to match their holiday inspired contents, even if those contents were not 1-to-1 with Judeo-Christian mythological tropes. Just look at the names.

    I am looking at the names and still no with the holiday them. Nothing about OMG Kitties, Kaleidoscope Killers, <explosion sounds>, Restless in Peace, Bitterblossom Dreams, Seeing Visions, or Eldraine Wonderland even give an inkling to a holiday them. Outside of snowlands the art doesn't even say "this is holiday themed."

    Again, just because they were announced at the same time doesn't mean they were released at the same time. The first and the last were off by a week from each other. That's definitely not "at the same time."

    Maybe, I honestly can't speak for anyone besides myself. I liked the contents of the Mythic Editions, but I certainly didn't need them enough to spend that kind of money. The only one I genuinely feel that I missed out on was Jace / Ugin, which would have been an instant pickup for just one or both of those cards.

    I like what was in it too, but definitely no way I'm paying that kind of money like that for the game right now.
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  • posted a message on Mystery Booster complete list of foils
    No way, another Masters esque set with mostly unexciting reprints? I guess there's a half dozenth time for everything.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »

    I was counting each round of drops as a single release, since they're usually themed, and the announcements are observably cohesive. You may recall that the December drops were all winter or holiday related.

    I don't consider them released at the same time as individually they did not release at the same time.

    The December Lairs were definitely not all winter and/or holiday themed. The only one that comes close to that is Eldraine Wonderland (the snow land one.)

    You may similarly recall that not too long ago Wizards was promoting special Mythic Editions to coincide with a given set's release; those, to my mind, were prohibitively exorbitant investments, but not altogether different from a complete set of 5-7 SL drops. Here, at least, you can buy them individually. That deserves some modicum of credit, I think.

    Honestly, I don't believe the Mythic Editions would have gone over much better if you could buy them in smaller bundles, but that's my opinion on that.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »

    So far we're at one per month, for four consecutive months.

    It definitely hasn't been one a month. December we had 7 different ones, January there was one, February there was five (but I'll count it as one per the theme), and March we already have two confirmed. In total that's 15 (or 10 if you want to count Theros) in 4 months. Either way one is average more than three a month and the other is two and a half. Honestly, as someone that hasn't wanted to buy any of these so far, it's a bit much, product wise.

    I'm betting that many or most of us, as gamers, also have a budget for video games hard-baked into our monthly allowance. That's what, $60? It seems to me that all of the grumbling here boils down to "I can't own everything, but I want to." And that's okay, that's a perfectly human emotion to possess, but at the end of the day all Wizards is truly guilty of is offering consumers more options. Do I buy that video game, or the Secret Lair? Do I buy Secret Lairs or wait for that next booster box to go on pre-order? Those are questions we're forced to answer, as adults, on a daily basis.

    You may have a point with some not getting everything they desire, but I do think it's more wallet fatigue or just getting tired of all of these products they are pumping out. There was already enough products last year and this year there are even more coming forward, between normal Standard sets, a couple supplementary sets a year, a few random products here or there they had enough, but now we add in Secret Lairs, Commander Green, extra commander decks, brawl decks, theme packs, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few more.

    Honestly, at this point I'm more looking for a reason to buy the product. I'll buy a fat pack of each set, maybe a few boosters, and get singles every so often, and I'll get Commander decks, but that's about it for me. Right now Wizards really has to sell me the set and why I should buy it, and with more and more products coming out they need to try much harder to try and get me to relinquish my cash and when some continued product lines are getting worse (like Commander is with poor reprints the last few years) it really just makes me comfortable knowing I will keep more of my money.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    People please just knock this BS off. No one is forced into buying this product and if they do then they shouldn't be ashamed of doing so. It's about preference and what makes you tick. You have no right to determine or decide what I like or do not.

    End of conversation. Next!

    'buster
    P.s: If I'm a pigeon then does that reserve me the right to fly over you and shat on your head? I think it does in this case Thumbs Up

    I'm going to say this once again, just because we do not have to buy the product doesn't mean that it shouldn't be criticized for the things that it does wrong. Everything has faults and it needs to be known. I won't judge people for buying this or others, but because I don't have to buy it doesn't mean I'm not going to express my concerns with these small FTVs being pumped out near three times a month.
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    While I have a playset of them already I wouldn't buy this if I didn't. At this point Secret Lairs are more annoying than anything. Nothing like seeing potentially new info on something and it turns out its another incredibly small FTV.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Symbiotic Swarm better be insect or Saproling themed. I am PRAYING for that.


    Giant legendary bug you say?
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  • posted a message on Secret Lair - International Women's Day 2020
    Well these have already gotten tiring. Every month we've had these so far since they started and it makes me wonder how long they can keep this up.
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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.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Symbiotic Swarm? If so I am all for that, I miss those cards.
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  • 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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