Magic: The Gathering |OT| Throne of Eldraine - Will and Rowan's Excellent Adventure

TAFAE

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Aug 27, 2018
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These boardstates, smdh. What ever happened to winning on turn 5 or 6? (That looks like good fun though, congrats.)

In other news, this RG Adventure Phoenix deck may be what I need to fill the Faithless Looting shaped hole in my heart: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/we-can-now-attack-with-arclight-phoenix-on-turn-1-in-standard/ If only it were a bit more competitive compared to all of the turbo over the top strategies that seem to be what's working in Standard.

If only I had $1500 laying around, I could go ahead and play Legacy Jund Phoenix where the ceiling is three (3!) Arclight Phoenixes attacking on turn 1, just as Richard Garfield intended.
 

Firemind

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think Bake into a Pie is cursed. Have two in my deck. Played 7 games, seen 0. Last draft I went 0-2 with 3 copies.
 
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These boardstates, smdh. What ever happened to winning on turn 5 or 6? (That looks like good fun though, congrats.)

In other news, this RG Adventure Phoenix deck may be what I need to fill the Faithless Looting shaped hole in my heart: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/we-can-now-attack-with-arclight-phoenix-on-turn-1-in-standard/ If only it were a bit more competitive compared to all of the turbo over the top strategies that seem to be what's working in Standard.

If only I had $1500 laying around, I could go ahead and play Legacy Jund Phoenix where the ceiling is three (3!) Arclight Phoenixes attacking on turn 1, just as Richard Garfield intended.
Legacy is a one time $1500 investment then you can play that deck forever. Trying to keep up with Standard is a bigger money sink imo.
 

Metal Slugger

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Oct 27, 2017
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These boardstates, smdh. What ever happened to winning on turn 5 or 6? (That looks like good fun though, congrats.)

In other news, this RG Adventure Phoenix deck may be what I need to fill the Faithless Looting shaped hole in my heart: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/we-can-now-attack-with-arclight-phoenix-on-turn-1-in-standard/ If only it were a bit more competitive compared to all of the turbo over the top strategies that seem to be what's working in Standard.

If only I had $1500 laying around, I could go ahead and play Legacy Jund Phoenix where the ceiling is three (3!) Arclight Phoenixes attacking on turn 1, just as Richard Garfield intended.
MtG, top 10 microgame just behind Love Letter
 

Ars Arcanum

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Feb 3, 2019
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Didn't pull much from a booster box this time around so to compensate I said fuck it and bought me an ayula bear tribal - commander this weekend should be interesting. My bears are HUNGRY
 

TAFAE

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Aug 27, 2018
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Legacy is a one time $1500 investment then you can play that deck forever. Trying to keep up with Standard is a bigger money sink imo.
I totally agree. I have no interest in having a paper Standard deck when I can have every Standard deck for a year on Arena for the same price as Esper for a season or two. I'm learning MTGO too, I want to use a rental program to try out Modern and Legacy decks without needing to outright buy them. Jund Phoenix looks really cool, but if I don't like it I'd basically have to choose between switching to Reanimator (I would have the Badlands and the Bayou, the only extremely expensive cards), or having to sell off the cards. I am lucky enough to live somewhere with two stores that run weekly Legacy nights, so I would definitely get to use the cards if I did take the plunge.
 

Buttzerker

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Oct 25, 2017
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People are starting to figure out my oven bullshit lol. Getting it targeted by Oko and such. Still useful and cheap enough to keep in the deck but using it more as an early drop while bulking up my other cards.
 

Rosé Fighter

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Aug 23, 2019
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Im probably going to buy a sealed booster box today.

Anything I should look out for? Are they still giving out the collectors booster for buying a sealed box?
 

Poppy

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Oct 25, 2017
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if i ever have friends who dont let me play twilight sparkle or nightmare moon as my commander then i will subsequently not have friends
 
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SigmasonicX

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Oct 25, 2017
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New MLP promo set incoming!

How is Rarity completely nonblack? Preposterous.
Looking at color alignment in a vacuum, making Rarity white-blue makes sense. In a full set of pony cards, they would probably add black so the Mane Six aren't all white aligned, yeah. Similarly, I'd make Twilight Jeskai (white-blue-red).

The cards in question





Really neat designs, and I love the art, especially Twilight. Even outside of the MLP context, the legendary crowns are really nice looking.

Rarity caring about rarity is great.
Even as a silver-bordered card with an ability you currently can't actually use, I'd prefer if Twilight only had you and your friends win the game.
 

jph139

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Oct 25, 2017
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I mean, all of the main characters are at least partly white, but Rarity in tends to struggle with being overly ambitious and fixated on status and beauty, which are definitely black vices. I'd personally put her down as WB but could see Esper.

(I've seen like two episodes.)
 

Takuhi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Im probably going to buy a sealed booster box today.

Anything I should look out for? Are they still giving out the collectors booster for buying a sealed box?
I believe the official release is tomorrow? (They were sold on prerelease weekend, but should not have been available after that.) You may want to call the store and ask if they still have the collector's boosters and if so, if you can put a hold on your box so you can secure one of the packs. At my store all the collector's boosters were gone after the prerelease, though.
 

Rosé Fighter

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Aug 23, 2019
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I believe the official release is tomorrow? (They were sold on prerelease weekend, but should not have been available after that.) You may want to call the store and ask if they still have the collector's boosters and if so, if you can put a hold on your box so you can secure one of the packs. At my store all the collector's boosters were gone after the prerelease, though.
Ooh its tomorrow, huh? Ill have to call my shop and find out
 

Cipher Peon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Looking at color alignment in a vacuum, making Rarity white-blue makes sense. In a full set of pony cards, they would probably add black so the Mane Six aren't all white aligned, yeah. Similarly, I'd make Twilight Jeskai (white-blue-red).

The cards in question





Really neat designs, and I love the art, especially Twilight. Even outside of the MLP context, the legendary crowns are really nice looking.

Rarity caring about rarity is great.
Even as a silver-bordered card with an ability you currently can't actually use, I'd prefer if Twilight only had you and your friends win the game.
I love this idea and wish the art for normal Magic was anywhere near this good :o
 
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A silver-bordered card where every player wins is a great idea. Too bad there isn't a card for the remaining four, so you can never accomplish that goal even in silver-bordered commander.
 

Toxi

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Oct 27, 2017
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These are all actually pretty solid silver bordered commanders. Even Twilight Sparkle provides a tribal commander for all equines for the people who were asking for that.
 

Cipher Peon

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The one thing almost everyone praised in Throne so far is the art and you'd rather cards look like this?
I think the art of Throne is normal for Magic, which to me means almost awful across the board with a few exceptions. But in the interest of fairness, I will list every piece of art in the entire set that I like!



The rest? Ranges from okay to horrible imo, which is pretty par for the course for the game. I'd really love a dramatic artstyle shift for the entire game, because I sincerely think Magic has the worst artstyle of any card game I've ever played.
 

Schreckstoff

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Oct 25, 2017
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Let's not pretend wotc doesn't do boob armor. Chandra and Elspeth can't escape that no matter the artist. For chandra in particular I think it's mandated in the the character guide book or whatever it's called
 

Brian Damage

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Nov 1, 2017
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It's not like Magic doesn't have cards that deviate from the default realistic style of recent years. People praise Seb McKinnons's more distinctive style to the high heavens (whether or not they overdo it is another matter), and the alt-adventure arts were similarly well received. I got the alt-Embereth Shieldbreaker at prerelease and everyone who saw it thought it looked great.



But not all cards work with this style, and they lose their novelty if they become the default rather than the exception. People like consistency for the most part but the few that deviate are the main subjects for praise.
 

Kitsunelaine

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Oct 25, 2017
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I stopped playing MTG like 8 years ago but recently started again after joining an IRL DnD group. I'm looking to purchase a couple bundles/fatpacks at the local gameshop this month. Doing that as opposed to buying individual cards and decks because I don't have many cards. Are there any specific recent sets with crazy-ass cards I should single out? Or is any set good to buy a bundle of?
 
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SigmasonicX

SigmasonicX

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Oct 25, 2017
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I stopped playing MTG like 8 years ago but recently started again after joining an IRL DnD group. I'm looking to purchase a couple bundles/fatpacks at the local gameshop this month. Doing that as opposed to buying individual cards and decks because I don't have many cards. Are there any specific recent sets with crazy-ass cards I should single out? Or is any set good to buy a bundle of?
Throne of Eldraine seems to be pretty good for value right now. That's the newest set.
 

Yeef

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Oct 25, 2017
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I stopped playing MTG like 8 years ago but recently started again after joining an IRL DnD group. I'm looking to purchase a couple bundles/fatpacks at the local gameshop this month. Doing that as opposed to buying individual cards and decks because I don't have many cards. Are there any specific recent sets with crazy-ass cards I should single out? Or is any set good to buy a bundle of?
WAR of the spark has a lot of good cards that see play in multiple formats and a guaranteed planeswalker in every pack. For building a casual collection, it's probably the best standard set to open overall.
 

Kitsunelaine

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dadjumper

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's not like Magic doesn't have cards that deviate from the default realistic style of recent years. People praise Seb McKinnons's more distinctive style to the high heavens (whether or not they overdo it is another matter), and the alt-adventure arts were similarly well received. I got the alt-Embereth Shieldbreaker at prerelease and everyone who saw it thought it looked great.



But not all cards work with this style, and they lose their novelty if they become the default rather than the exception. People like consistency for the most part but the few that deviate are the main subjects for praise.
I love all of the alt art in this set tbh
 

ZealousD

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Oct 25, 2017
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The thing I like about the MLP cards is the frame treatments they do for each character. It's not just the stock legendary frames and colors, they actually added a bit more color and added some frame treatments
 

1upsuper

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Jan 30, 2018
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I've been out of the Magic game for a couple years but I just heard this new set has a lot of King Arthur flavor. They got me.

Guess I'll comb the set for all the Arthurian stuff.
 

Imperfected

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Nov 9, 2017
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It's not like Magic doesn't have cards that deviate from the default realistic style of recent years. People praise Seb McKinnons's more distinctive style to the high heavens (whether or not they overdo it is another matter), and the alt-adventure arts were similarly well received. I got the alt-Embereth Shieldbreaker at prerelease and everyone who saw it thought it looked great.



But not all cards work with this style, and they lose their novelty if they become the default rather than the exception. People like consistency for the most part but the few that deviate are the main subjects for praise.
Yeah, I got a foil alt-art Shieldbreaker and a promo Embercleave, and everyone seemed way more keen on the Shieldbreaker. (That may have something to do with Embercleave generally being a "Surprise! You lost the game!" card in Limited, though.)