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#1

SpiralWolfos, what if I gave the card threshold or a similar ability, so that it could be used only under certain conditions?

April 21, 2019 9:06 a.m.

Said on Tolaria Reborn...

#2

I only recently have begun to appreciate how great utility lands (i.e., lands with abilities other than mana-generating abilities) are, which is quite surprising, considering that I have been playing this game since 2003. I also have noticed that there has not yet been a land with a counterspell ability, so I am creating one, now:

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I am fully aware that having a repeatable counterspell ability, especially on a land, is very powerful (as seen on creatures such as Ertai, Wizard Adept and Ertai, the Corrupted ), so I have three measures in place to balance its power: first, the land is legendary, so a player cannot control multiple copies of it; second, it enters the battlefield tapped, so that it cannot be used immediately; third, its ability has a high cost, so that its controller will need to be absolutely certain that they wish to use it.

What does everyone else say about this? What do you think of this card?

April 20, 2019 7:14 p.m.

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#3

I have heard players on both this forum and elsewhere talking about Kladheim, as it seems to be a Norse mythology/viking-themed plane, and I very much wish to see such a plane, as well, but why is Kaldheim more popular than Valla? I would like to see that plane explored further, as that is where the Immersturm is located.

April 20, 2019 7:13 p.m.

I would like to see entwine, multikicker, conspire, and protection return, as they are all very fascinating mechanics that can be very interesting when used properly. There are plenty of ways to bypass protection, so it is not as overpowered as some people believe it to be.

They may not be named mechanics, but I would like to see the themes of "converted mana cost matters" and "hand size matters" return at some point, since they were very unusual ideas that promoted esoteric strategies.

April 20, 2019 7:05 p.m.

enpc, I wish to have as many card with proliferate as possible in the deck, so Painful Truths , as good of a card as it is, is not suitable for my deck.

Joe_Ken_, Chandra585, in that case, I shall keep Tezzeret's Gambit in my deck for the present time, and see how it works.

April 20, 2019 6:37 p.m.

I have Tezzeret's Gambit in my Atraxa EDH deck, because it is a great card, but I am considering replacing it with Contentious Plan , since that card has a lower mana cost; I know that it draws one less card, but lowering the mana curve of my deck is always a good thing, so I wish to seek the opinions of other users here about this matter.

What does everyone else say about this subject? Should I keep Tezzeret's gambit in my deck, or replace it with contentious plan?

April 20, 2019 1:07 a.m.

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#7

Has every card now been spoiled? I thought that that did not happen until Friday.

I dearly wish that the ability of vampire opportunist gave more life with each opponent who is drained, because it definitely is not worth 7 mana as it currently is. I also wish that Oath of Kaya and Command the Dreadhorde had players lose life instead of dealing damage, as that would be more suitable for black and also use less text on the cards.

------, first, a pegasus, then, Rakdos himself; hopefully, Liliana will be next.

April 18, 2019 9:50 p.m.

I cannot believe that there has not yet been a thread for this, so, I shall make one.

The next installment of the Signature Spellbook series has been revealed, and it is Signature Spellbook: Gideon.

I admit that I was certain that the next installment would be for Chandra, but it is more dramatically appropriate to have it feature Gideon, since it seems likely that he shall die in War of the Spark, and this also make it very likely that there shall be a spellbook for each of the original five members of the Gatewatch (Jace, Gideon, Chandra, Nissa, and Liliana).

The cards in this set are as follows:

Gideon Jura

Martyr's Bond

Path to Exile

Rest in Peace

Shielded by Faith

True Conviction

Worship

Blackblade Reforged

The cards are very visually-impressive, but I am slightly disappointed, because all of them have already been printed in the modern frame style, and this series of products is a great way to reprint older cards in the new frames. However, I am glad that none of the cards are filler, as occasionally happened with the From the Vault series, although I do feel that eight cards is simply too few; ten cards would have been much better.

I definitely plan to purchase foil versions of both Path to Exile and True Conviction , provided that they are not too expensive.

Also, it is so wonderful to see new artwork from Richard Kane Ferguson, since he has not illustrated a card for this game since Eventide in 2008; as usual, his artwork is amazing! I do hope that this means that artists such as Rebecca Guay, Ron Spencer, or Thomas M. Baxa may eventually illustrate for WotC, again.

What does everyone else say about this? What are your thoughts about the second installment of the Signature Spellbook series?

April 18, 2019 9:43 p.m.

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#9

Wow, so much has been revealed, today!

First, I dislike two things about the new Narset: first, that she has lost a color with each new card, so what is the reason for that? Second, her static ability is far too powerful for an uncommon that costs only three mana, but at least she is easy to destroy or remove from the battlefield.

Second, the story seems to be reaching a very dramatic conclusion: Gideon fails to defeat Bolas, but transfers his invulnerability to Liliana, whop defies Bolas, likely dying in the process, and then Bolas is imprisoned in his meditation realm. I definitely shall need to read the book to fully understand the story, although I shall say that I am very disappointed that none of the old-school planeswalkers (i.e., Jaya, Karn, or Teferi) seem to have any role in defeating Bolas, since they have been part of this game for far longer than have any of the other planeswalkers.

April 17, 2019 10:58 p.m.

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#10

PlatinumOne, no, I simply was never a hardcore gamer, but I did play many games for DOS and Windows in my childhood and adolescence: for me, games such as Comander Keen, Bio Menace, Major Stryker, Jazz Jackrabbit, or the original Duke Nukem were the equivalent of the various Mario, Zelda, Kirby, or Sonic games.

April 17, 2019 10:52 p.m.

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#11

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy, one of Nintendo's best-known consoles. It was not Nintendo's first handheld console, but it was, with very little question, their best-known handheld, and also one of the most famous video game consoles of all time. The Game Boy certainly had competitors (most notably the Sega Game Gear and the Atari Lynx), but it was definitely the most popular handheld system of its time, because its games were such amazing games.

I never owned an original Game Boy, but I did own a Game Boy Pocket and a Game Boy Advance (I skipped the Game Boy Color), which were actually the only video game consoles that I have ever owned, other than my various computers, and I remember spending many hours playing them.

There were so many awesome games for that system, that I cannot list all of them, here, but some of my favorites are Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins, Wario Land, Wario Land II, and Kirby's Dreamland 2. I played each of those games so many times that I have each one nearly memorized and can play through them with little difficulty. One game that I feel is severely under appreciated is the 1994 Donkey Kong, which is a very awesome game that is definitely not a traditional platformer. I played it partially in my childhood, but never completed it, so I recently played it through in its entirety, and enjoyed it, immensely.

Although the original model was discontinued after several years, the entire Game Boy family had an impressive lifespan, with the final model, the Game Boy Micro, being released in 2005, sixteen years after the original model. One major factor that contributed to the system's longevity was the fact that each new model, apart from the Micro, was backwards-compatible with its predecessors, a feature that is surprisingly rare among consoles; even the Game Boy's successor, the DS (which was not the first dual-screen console that Nintendo produced), featured backward compatibility for Game Boy Advance games. As a side note, the fact that the SNES was not backwards-compatible with the NES, that the N64 was not backwards-compatible with its predecessors, or that the newer models of the Playstation and Xbox had only partial backward compatibility with their predecessors, is very puzzling and certainly not helpful for those systems (computers, however, do not have that problem).

I sold my Game Boy and its games many years ago, because I had lost interest in them, but I now wish that I had not, because I am now feeling nostalgia for them, but, thankfully, I have an emulator for the system on my computer, which had enabled my to replay some of my favorite games from my childhood, as well as discover new games that I somehow never played before.

What does everyone else say about this? What are your thoughts about this year being the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy?

April 17, 2019 10:18 p.m.

smackjack, PlatinumOne, I, also, very much wish that WotC would abolish the Reserved List, but it is very unlikely that they shall, most unfortunately. However, they have been doing a great job in recent years of printing cards that do not technically violated the reserved list, but are sufficiently similar to satisfy the players.

April 16, 2019 10:55 p.m.

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#13

Why is Sarkhan mono-red, again? I know that red is the most prominent color in his identity, but he has had three multicolored cards, so I wish that WotC had kept him multicolored for this set.

Bioessence hydra would be so awesome for my Atraxa EDH deck, but there is no card that I can remove for it, unfortunately.

Also, I really hope that this set does not start a trend of planeswalkers being more numerous than they already are; I really hope that this is a one-time occurrence, and that sets in the future return to having only three to five planeswalkers.

Also, WotC insists that it was not deliberate, but the fact that this set is being released close to the release date of Avengers: Endgame is quite a coincidence, especially when one considers that each product is the culmination of several years' worth of storylines, features nearly every major character joining forces to fight a supervillain who threatens all of existence, and it is very likely that many protagonists shall die in the conflict. Does anyone else find the coinciding of these two products to be suspicious?

April 16, 2019 10:09 p.m.

With War of the Spark soon to be released, I have added Teyo Verada, Kasmina, Davriel, and the Wanderer to this list.

April 15, 2019 9:37 p.m.

WotC celebrated the 20th anniversary of Magic: the Gathering with From the Vault: 20, which was nice, but, in my mind, a rather underwhelming way to celebrate such a momentous anniversary. For the game’s 25th anniversary, WotC did a much better job with Masters 25, which was a very nice set, although I did find it to be interesting that the game’s 25th anniversary had a much better celebration than did its 20th, since 10-year anniversaries are usually much more significant than 5-year anniversaries.

The 30th anniversary of this game is still many years away, but I wonder what WotC shall do to commemorate it. The From the Vault series has been discontinued, so a From the Vault: 30 is not likely to happen, and the Masters series is currently on indefinite hiatus, so I highly doubt that there shall be a Masters 30, either, which leaves me wondering what they shall do, instead. It is easy to presume that there shall be a set with reprints from across the game’s history, but I also would like to see events celebrating that anniversary, as well, preferably events in eternal formats.

What does everyone else say about this issue? What might WotC do to celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary, or is it too early to speculate yet?

April 15, 2019 9:35 p.m.

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#16

Guildpact informant is strictly worse than grateful apparition, so I wonder why it even exists.

Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God is simply too powerful for five mana, even if it is all colored mana.

The elderspell is far too cheap at two mana; it should have either had a higher initial cost, or required its caster to pay life for each target beyond the first.

There are no dinosaurs on Ravnica, so did Huatli summon one there from Ixalan?

The artwork on Deliver Unto Evil is amazing; Seb McKinnon is definitely now one of my new favorite artists, close behind Todd Lockwood, Wayne Reynolds, Raymond Swanland, Steve Argyle, and Thomas M. Baxa.

April 15, 2019 9:32 p.m.

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#17

I believe that it is now safe to presume that Domri shall die, judging from recent spoilers.

April 15, 2019 9:23 p.m.

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#18

Delta, that card would be very awesome for this deck, but the only question is what card I would remove to make room for it.

April 13, 2019 9:08 a.m.

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#19

I have replaced Thrummingbird with Grateful Apparition , because the apparition has a more versatile ability.

April 13, 2019 1:33 a.m.

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#20

Contentious plan is very nice, but I will not be replacing Steady Progress in my Atraxa deck with it, because I will gladly pay 1 additional mana for it being instant speed.

However, perhaps I could replace Tezzeret's Gambit with it, as that doing so would lower the mana curve of that deck even further, and I will gladly sacrifice one card for 2 less mana.

April 13, 2019 1:26 a.m.

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