Book of Rass

Book of Rass

Artifact

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Book of Rass Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Commander Collection Black is hot …

1 month ago

For any users who have not yet seen the set, here is a link to the full information from the set, and the cards contained within are as follows:

-Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

-Ghoulcaller Ghisa

-Ophiomancer

-Phyrexian Arena

-Reanimate

-Toxic Deluge

-Sol Ring

Command Tower

I expected that those last two cards would be in this set, and they certainly have nice artwork, but this set, overall, feels far less powerful than did the green set, which severely disappoints me, as black is one of my two favorite colors in this game (the other being white).

All three creatures should not have been in this set; I, myself would have chosen Bloodgift Demon, Rune-Scarred Demon, and a tutor, such as Imperial Seal.

Caerwyn, in no way am I doubting the power of Necropotence, but its two drawbacks can actually hurt a player in many situations, so I prefer Greed in the majority of situations, although I am still hoping for a reprint of Book of Rass at some point in the future.

After the excellence of the green set, I had high hopes for all future installments in this series, so the actual list of cards in this set is very disappointing. Hopefully, the remaining three colors shall all have excellent sets.

SynergyBuild on Will There be a Commander …

2 months ago

DemonDragonJ Ngl I felt Eye of Vecna was a reference to Book of Rass from the newest set, but that may mean we will never see it reprinted.

DemonDragonJ on Will There be a Commander …

2 months ago

legendofa, some reprints that I very much would like to see in such a set are Imperial Seal , Book of Rass , Rhystic Study , Smothering Tithe , The Immortal Sun , and Dockside Extortionist , because all of those cards are very expensive (except for the book, which I wish to see reprinted simply so that it shall be in the new border style with new artwork.

Crockosneef on Fun Commander

5 months ago

My all-time favorite is probably Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant  Flip. A deck using her plays rather different from most decks, and I like that. For this deck, I play a lot of cards that allow you to get lands into your hand, such as Winding Way or Nylea's Intervention . You can even run cards like Sylvan Ranger so that you're not completely vulnerable while you're trying to reach that seven-lands-in-hand clause. When you're able to flip Sasaya, you can use cards like Book of Rass or Abundance to draw into nonland cards that you can actually play. I like using cards like Goblin Cannon , Ant Queen , or Hydra Broodmaster to close out the game. Due to the fact that you're running more lands than you'd run in your typical EDH deck, the price of the deck is already a little lower. But yeah, this is one of my favorites!

DemonDragonJ on Now Entering Dr. Lair's Secretorium …

5 months ago

Mcat1999, in that case, why not print a card that is functional reprint of Book of Rass , but with a name that does not mention anything specific, as Elvish Mystic is to Llanowar Elves ?

Azielle, if WotC reprints Personal Tutor or Imperial Seal in a Secret Lair product, rather than a Commander or Masters product, which would make much more sense, it will be blatantly obvious that they are simply attempting to get money from the customers, rather than actually attempting to make cards more affordable, so I imagine that the players will not be pleased about that.

DemonDragonJ on Now Entering Dr. Lair's Secretorium …

5 months ago

Mcat1999, Caerwyn, Book of Rass is a colorless version of Greed , so it can fit into any deck; what is there to not like about that?

Caerwyn on Now Entering Dr. Lair's Secretorium …

5 months ago

DemonDragonJ - It does not help that Book of Rass has never been all that popular of a card--it has low ratings on the Gatherer with a low number of votes, indicating it was not fondly received when it initially came out. It shows up in 0% of decks on EDHRec.

It also has the added burden of being attached to the proper noun "Rass". Thus, you cannot print it in any set that doesn't also reference whomever or whatever "Rass" is.

DemonDragonJ on Now Entering Dr. Lair's Secretorium …

5 months ago

Caerwyn, that does make sense, as much as I dislike it.

In the case of Imperial Seal , I can begrudgingly understand, but what about Book of Rass ? It has no significant monetary value, and, if WotC has reprinted Greed several times, why not reprint the artifact version of it, as well?

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