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I have been playing Magic: the Gathering since 2003, and I have noticed that the cards for this game can be very expensive, most notably with dual lands, mana-generating artifacts, and other components of a deck's mana base.

I personally believe that WotC should make an effort to ensure that the cards for this game are affordable, because more people will buy the cards if they are less expensive, which is better for the game.

There are too many cards for me to list whose prices I believe are unfairly high, so I shall simply say that I feel WotC needs to be better with their reprints, most notably by reprinting actually useful dual lands, rather than reprinting cheap and barely usable dual lands.

Sometimes, I wonder if WotC deliberately does not reprint cards simply to keep them expensive, but they do not make any money from the secondary market, so there is no reason for them to not do so.

What does everyone else say about this? Do you believe that WotC should have a responsibility to ensure that this game is affordable for the players? Why or why not?

August 16, 2017 8:34 p.m.

The reprint of Silumgar's Command in this set makes me wish that Kolaghan's Command had been reprinted, as well, since I believe that that card is far more expensive that it should be.

Also, while another reprint of Exotic Orchard was nice, a reprint of Reflecting Pool would have been better, becuase that card is also very expensive.

If next year's Commander set is also tribal, what creature types would everyone here like to see in it? I myself would like to see elves, goblins, merfolk, and zombies, because they are some of the most iconic creatures in this game, but also soldiers and faeries, since I have a special fondness for both of those types.

August 16, 2017 8:10 p.m.

I am glad that WotC finally printed a five-colored EDH deck, but I am somewhat disappointed that it was a tribal deck, so how likely is it that WotC may eventually print a five-colored EDH deck that is not tribal, but has some other focus? And how likely is it that they may eventually print a colorless EDH deck?

August 16, 2017 6:04 p.m.

kanokarob, dbpunk, I think that that was a weird decision by WotC to refer to Ashiok only as Ashiok, but this is not the thread for discussing that.

This thread is drifting away from its original topic, so could we please remain focused on the original topic?

August 16, 2017 6:02 p.m.

dbpunk, yes, that does make sense, and no, it is not a major issue for me. I suppose that it would make sense that a physical embodiment of nightmares would not have a biological sex or other distinguishing features, since nightmares are nearly universal to all sentient beings.

August 16, 2017 2:02 p.m.

dbpunk, I am not certain how I feel about Vraska working for Bolas; I understand that he is one of the greatest villains in the story at the moment, but having every evil planeswalker be allied with him strains credibility. At least Ashiok, Garruk, Ob Nixilis, and Tibalt have no apparent connection to Bolas.

kanokarob, that makes it more difficult to discuss Ashiok; what was WotC thinking when they designed it/them? This may not be the place to discuss such subjects, but I cannot help but feel that WotC are succumbing to political correctness and appealing to people who refuse to identify as either male or female.

August 16, 2017 10:04 a.m.

dbpunk, kanokarob, I wish to wait to add Ral Zarek to this list, since the details of his association with Bolas are currently unknown; from what I have seen of him, he seems to be a very decent character, so have may not even be aware that Bolas is involved with his operations.

windlnk, I forgot about that part of Sorin and Nahiri's relationship, but it proves that Nahiri is irrational and vengeful, because her actions on Innistrad were severely disproportionate to Sorin's lack of response, due to him recovering from creating Avacyn; there was no reason that the two of them could not have discussed the situation in a calm and rational manner (although that would have made for a boring story, I suppose), making her unquestionably the aggressor in their recent interaction.

August 15, 2017 2:22 p.m.

SteelSentry, the inclusion of Sanguine Bond was very nice, but I believe that Exquisite Blood would have been better, because it is currently very expensive and needs to have its price lowered.

I still wish that Dromar, the Banisher had been reprinted, as he is the only dragon of his cycle to not be reprinted in the new card frame, rather than another reprint of Crosis, the Purger.

Also, why is it that nearly every dual land in this set has no chance to enter the battlefield untapped? It does not cost WotC any additional money to print better dual lands, so why can they not reprint lands such as the check lands, filter lands, or shock lands, instead of the same dual lands that they have reprinted countless times in countless sets, before?

August 15, 2017 2:22 p.m.

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RicketyEng, I definitely agree that Sorin needed to make a great sacrifice to create a being as powerful as Avacyn, although I dislike the idea of him sacrificing Edgar to do so.

August 15, 2017 2:03 p.m.

Please disregard my previous post, as I was able to fix the problem that I was experiencing.

August 14, 2017 3:18 p.m.

Why are the spoiler tags not working? They worked when I previewed the post before making it.

August 14, 2017 3:16 p.m.

With there now being numerous threats to the safety of the multiverse, and also to the protagonists of the story, I have decided to make a list of all those threats, with information about each of them, for the benefit of the players.

Dovin Baan Show

Vraska the Unseen Show

Nahiri Show

Tezzeret Show

Ob Nixilis Show

The Eldrazi Show

Nicol Bolas Show

Phyrexia Show

What does everyone think about this? I was seeking to emulate the "Azorious most wanted list" that WotC posted during the Return to Ravncia block, makign the post seem like a police profile of dangerous criminals.

I contemplated putting Garruk, Ashiok, and Tibalt on this list, but they have not yet done much to make themselves considered dangerous to the multiverse, although Garruk's hunting of other planeswalkers may qualify him for this list.

What does everyone else have to say about this? What do you think of this list?

August 14, 2017 3:15 p.m.

RazortoothMtg, I had accidentally listed Arahbo as "roar of the wild," not "roar of the world," but I have now fixed that mistake, and I hope that the others work, soon.

August 14, 2017 3:04 p.m.

Why are some cards not properly displaying their links? I am certain that I typed everything correctly, so does anyone have any ideas why that is occurring?

August 14, 2017 2:02 p.m.

I have now added all the legendary creatures from Commander 2017 to this list.

August 14, 2017 1:59 p.m.

Firebead, in that case, I shall edit my first post to show that status.

August 14, 2017 1:21 p.m.

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PartyJ, Gattison, in that case, does Jaya Ballard qualify as an "almost planeswalker?"

August 14, 2017 1:21 p.m.

Gattison, thank you very much for posting links to my threads!

August 14, 2017 1:20 p.m.

I am very pleased with these decks, especially with some of the cards that were reprinted, but I am very displeased that there was very little new artwork on the reprints.

I am very surprised that the vampire deck did not contain cards such as Sanguine Bond, Exquisite Blood, Exsanguinate, or Debt to the Deathless, and I also am very displeased that none of the decks contain Chromatic Lantern, since all of them are multicolored decks, but the reprint of Mirari's Wake is always a welcome one.

Is anyone here disappointed that there have not been proper stories for this set, as there have been for the previous Commander sets? Instead, WotC has been content to merely post podcasts that feature discussions of the creature types that are featured in these decks.

August 13, 2017 12:05 a.m.

Firebead, I noticed only just now that your name is not "Firebeard," so I am very sorry for calling you that, before.

Also, have the new cards been added to this website's database? I was planning to wait for them to be added before I added them to the first post of this thread.

August 12, 2017 9:52 p.m.






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