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

Ashodin

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Oct 25, 2017
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Theros | Cross the River Nyx

I think we should stay away from jokes about Wizards' recent distasteful treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. As much fun as it can be to dunk on Wizards and Hasbro for their poor decisions, I think thread titles should be used to encourage people to join in the community in a positive fashion.
as a fellow writer can you appreciate the nuance of Rescuers Down Underworld
 
Feb 16, 2018
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pioneer's fine. just needs a field of the dead ban

monoblack is a deck without many strong cards. it's draws aren't that powerful if you just answer the few cards that aren't junk, but landfall being in the format doesn't let you play answers. the most powerful part of the deck is actually the disruption followed by topdecking more with the castle. it's annoying, but it's not really that reliable of a plan
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Kinda surprised there isn’t a Food token for Thanksgiving. Hope all of you celebrating have a good day filled with great food, family and friends!
 

TheYanger

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do I buy this fucking secret lair drop series? Pondering all weekend. I feel like worst case the investment is reasonably likely to have an ok return in terms of mtgfinance and the best case is I decide to open the ones I want and sell some off. idk.
 

ZealousD

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do I buy this fucking secret lair drop series? Pondering all weekend. I feel like worst case the investment is reasonably likely to have an ok return in terms of mtgfinance and the best case is I decide to open the ones I want and sell some off. idk.
Don't get caught up in FOMO. If there's a particular drop you actually want, you can buy it. But because any person can buy up to 10 copies of any particular drop if they want it, there's gonna be tons of the things out there. You're bound to get burned if you try to turn most of them into a spec.
 

cagey

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Oct 27, 2017
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The inbreeding of Standard to shoehorn Familiar/Oven into any deck with black is setting up for another miserable format, though not from a broken standpoint so much as a repetitive nonsense standpoint.
 

TheYanger

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Oct 25, 2017
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Don't get caught up in FOMO. If there's a particular drop you actually want, you can buy it. But because any person can buy up to 10 copies of any particular drop if they want it, there's gonna be tons of the things out there. You're bound to get burned if you try to turn most of them into a spec.
There are tons of copies of every card out there, unlimited supply for a single day is not the same as unlimited supply. We'll see I guess. I fully expect them to appreciate just fine, not like bonkers but the risk should be extremely low on them actively losing value over time.
 

Barrin

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Dec 12, 2017
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I like the alternate artwork on the Secret Lair cards but the value for what you are getting sucks in most of them. Kaleidoscope Killers looks the most appealing and I love the art but not sure I want to even buy that. $45-$50 after shipping is quite a bit for 3 cards. Sliver Overlord is my favorite looking card but I already have the premium deck series foil.
 

acheron_xl

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Oct 27, 2017
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The Kaleidoscope Killers one looks like a realtively decent deal, as long as these printings don't sink the value of foil Reaper Kings. Same with Bitterblossom.
 

TheYanger

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Oct 25, 2017
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I really love the looks of those lands too, but the problem is of course that you need a lot more than 1 of each land to really make those work, simultaneously the most useful and also the worst value proposition of them all.
 

Nacho

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Oct 25, 2017
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The inbreeding of Standard to shoehorn Familiar/Oven into any deck with black is setting up for another miserable format, though not from a broken standpoint so much as a repetitive nonsense standpoint.
It's just such an annoying and predictable combo without much interaction just to hit you for a few life at a time. Broken? No. Fun? No. Not to play and not to play against.
 

Toxi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Under Prerelease Pack there's a listing for
* 1 set of double-sided keyword counters



I suppose that means we'll get effects like this in Ikoria. Should be interesting.
This would be very cool design space.

I'm wondering how Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths will work with the whole "White can't get a common with 4 or more power" restriction R&D has for limited.
 

Steve Winwood

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Oct 31, 2017
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People called me crazy when I said that card was busted during spoilers (not here I don’t think) but who’s laughing now
lol, yeah, I'm still not sure how it got printed. I liked that in the Standard B/R announcement article they spent forever talking about Oko and basically didn't mention UOaT. "It's better that we pretend this card never happened."
 

cagey

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's just such an annoying and predictable combo without much interaction just to hit you for a few life at a time. Broken? No. Fun? No. Not to play and not to play against.
I wish they'd ban the cat just to make the games more fun. It's tedious as hell to play or play against. If it were digital only, they could just make the cat recursion sorcery speed and reduce the mind numbing repetitiveness of each EOT phase.
 

Bigkrev

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Oct 25, 2017
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Leaning towards another "nothing banned" week this week as they will be getting back from Thanksgiving vacation, and they might not be able to have their Lunch Break all at the same time again to make the decision
 

Steve Winwood

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Oct 31, 2017
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I kinda think Copter is OK, so far. It's powerful but hasn't felt absurd. But it would be weird to ban Field and UOaT (which both should be banned, imo: Field is miserable and UOaT is not a real card) and hit nothing from the monoblack deck that's arguably the best deck.
 

Bigkrev

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Oct 25, 2017
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That's fine by me that they are including these, and it makes these feel less like WOTC direct-selling singles by including at least 1 random element to the box