Magic: the Gathering |OT| Theros: Beyond Death - Zombie Land Saga

TheYanger

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm the true winner here because I didn't spend any money on overpriced novelty products.
You're in a thread DEVOTED to an 'overpriced novelty product'

Secret Lairs have retained value well thus far, I'm fine with it. I don't care if you're not. Also, Ashodin I hate you so much right now haha

The three gideons at launch didn't bother me, but the rest since then are so bad for me.
 

TheYanger

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Oct 25, 2017
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Speaking of the lairs...I was throwing the gods in the binder and just noticed that the numbering on the set jumps 30 damn spots between year of the rat and Theros. What's up with that? I assume reddit noticed a week ago.
 

Metroidvania

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ugh, I'm jealous of you guys getting your stuff already - admittedly I ordered later, but my ship date is still estimated as 'March to April' 2020. :(
 

Barrin

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Dec 12, 2017
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Huatli, Angrath, Samut, Arlinn, and Narset were my planeswalkers. Narset is at least worth something but the rest suck. I've had shitty luck with them so far.
 

cdViking

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Oct 28, 2017
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Worst part about Arena is realizing that I might be really good at RDW. For those experienced with the ladder at this time of the season, how is play quality at platinum tier 4 and below? I've had a handful of ridiculously high win % play sessions, though it's always hard to tell how well you're really doing when some wins are 100% due to your opponents being terrible at combat math.
 
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Metroidvania

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Oct 25, 2017
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No Kess, Teysa or Atraxa. I guess Wizards hates money.
Atraxa and/or old Teysa would have been money in the baaaank for Wizards, even if Atrexa is relatively unknown.

Old Sisay is good for a toolbox commander, albeit one that is going to play out largely the same way, and Narset can be good (if one-note and will make no one want to play with you if you build the deck optimally) and I'll probably end up getting this drop because I have a Meren deck and to support the girl scouts, but it is a bit underwhelming.

Like....why Oona, of all ladies?

edit: WHERE'S MY OG KAALIA?!

(Or Yuriko)

Sick, can't wait to see it curling on the shelf.
Lol, too true.
 
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acheron_xl

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Oct 27, 2017
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They could sell an Atraxa by itself for $30 at least. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had a bunch of EDH-specific drops at some point. Fancy Atraxas, Yaroks, Sorin Markovs, and so on.
 

Metroidvania

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Oct 25, 2017
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Atraxa is the single most built deck on EDHrec I doubt she's unknown
Last I checked Muldrotha was highest, but I had indeed forgotten Atraxa was right up there - even if I meant moreso in the 'lore' sense than the played sense (referring to OG Teysa compared to something like Oona, not to Kaalia or Yuriko).

Worse comes to it, I throw Oona into my Yarok and/or Muldrotha deck I'm brewing, I suppose.

WotC has shown itself to be a pretty poor judge of what the EDH world needs.
A part of me still laughs when Gavin arguably overpromoted/promised good reprints in 2019, and/or when Wizard's solution to white's weakness is either 'everyone draws 1' or one-off cards like new Heliod happening to go infinite with walking ballista or triskelion. I'm glad we're getting commander legends, because not having at least a battlebond equivalent would have been rough.

Red has gotten a much arguably better bandage with cards like Dockside extortionist, Torban, and Embercleave, but even then I think it's still underrepresented - most non-cEDH mono-red decks I see (in my limited viewing, admittedly) are Krenko variants or OG Purphoros.

They could sell an Atraxa by itself for $30 at least. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had a bunch of EDH-specific drops at some point. Fancy Atraxas, Yaroks, Sorin Markovs, and so on.
It's why I'm simultaneously very excited and kind of dreading Commander Legends.
Honestly, commander legends is why I think there won't be any significant 'high-demand' commander reprints in Secret Lairs - to the point where I'm mildly surprised we're seeing Meren. We'll probably see high-value and/or good commanders like Atraxa and other past commanders in the Legends set - I'd guess not 'all' of the past commanders will make it in, but several (probably excluding partners) will be included.

But on that note, I'm super, SUPER curious as to how they actually plan to make an official 'draft-viable' commander set - as 'official' drafts, in my (again, admittedly limited) experience have been way different from hand-picked commander cubes, which have a much 'bigger' selection of good/viable cards to throw in there and not have to worry about pack EV..

Presumably, there has to be a legend in every pack, similar to WotS' planeswalkers, but beyond that....I have no idea of how well Wizards is gonna pull this off.
 

cdViking

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Oct 28, 2017
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Tried Temur Adventures for several matches last night, and I might be in love. Resilient against decks across the normal aggro to control spectrum, I really can't see where the deck will falter outside of something somehow going over the top (Temur Reclamation).

I'm also blown away by how cheap it is to buy into standard. I have put ~$300 into Arena since the early days of the beta, but I finally cashed in my wildcards and was able to build almost all of the top 10 meta decks on mtggoldfish. I know it's weird to say "I only put multiple hundreds of dollars into a game and can play everything!", but it's an absolute pittance compared to what paper Magic/MTGO/Hearthstone cost.
 

11037

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Oct 25, 2017
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Australia
Ooooooooooooh, definitely getting that Thalia one! Her other promo arts have been kinda meh (both guardian of thraben and the EMN one) but these look a lot nicer.
 

Metal Slugger

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Oct 27, 2017
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St. Cloud, MN
Just watched Game Knights and Curio wasn't on it, plus the price seems to be stabilizing at $40 so maybe it's just speculation?

GK totally bumped the price of Mirage Mirror though, I'd get on that for Commander decks in case the reprint takes a while.