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Peoyogon says... #1

You just had to mention Brine Hag, didn't you? I have no idea what I'm going to do with it but now I absolutely need one! This is all your fault, lol

September 1, 2021 1:35 p.m.

Scytec that is so cool!! She’s one of my favorites, though there are many great artists. I love showing the other people I end up playing with (who are generally a bit younger than me) what magic cards used to look like. It was a really special (and sometimes weird) time!!

August 29, 2021 8:04 p.m.

Scytec says... #3

August 29, 2021 12:48 p.m.

Scytec says... #4

Mind if i brag a little bit about something really cool i got a few years ago? I contacted Amy Weber because i heard some artists sell prints of their MtG art to see if she did that. She didn't at the time but she had just posted an ebay listing for an artist proof drawing she did in the back of one of the cards WotC sent her. The cool thing about the artists proofs is they have a white back, so she hand painted a neat little rendition of the Skeleton Ship art on the back of one of her Italian proofs of skeleton ship and i got to buy it. I asked her to sign both sides and she did. It remains my favorite thing in my collection.

August 29, 2021 12:41 p.m.

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More specific to the original question: I feel like “beast” is a pretty big nut to crack... can we maybe split that into two or four?

September 26, 2021 3:44 p.m.

I really like the effort and space to work with when it comes to things like what was mentioned earlier (cleric knight or fish wizard) so I would like to have the new creature types be made with that in mind. At some point we should be able to focus more on a (mostly) fixed set; “is this more of a warrior or berserker?” And “is this a fish, or is it more of a serpent?”

September 26, 2021 3:42 p.m.

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#3

Harvest Wurm and Night Soil for flavor (eeew) but I can’t remember what paired well with the wurm. Too bad you don’t have white to pick from!

September 26, 2021 3:35 p.m.

I love Circu, Dimir Lobotomist because people dismiss his effect in EDH... until you realize that most of the EDH decks you see have something like a 25% overlap in their deck lists... ;p

September 25, 2021 11:15 p.m.

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I just remembered: Dingus Egg, Dingus Staff, and Ankh of Mishra could be fun as well, especially since they don’t get much attention any more :( They could help move things along, as the game is maybe (likely?) going to end up being kind of a slog.

September 21, 2021 6:28 p.m.

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#6

I’m too old to not say Dominaria; goblins and dwarves (that hate each other) and THRULLS that no one likes, and weird old artifacts being dug up by anyone who puts in the effort... lots of fun.

September 21, 2021 6:23 p.m.

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I always liked Inferno, and Spreading Plague makes for fun circumstances in multiplayer games. I was going to recommend Pestilence but that’s reliant on black mana so it’s probably not as great.AEther Flash could also be helpful against a lot of the smaller utility creatures, but isn’t as effective against the big stuff. Lastly, Heat Stroke adds the destroy mechanic regardless of power/toughness.

September 21, 2021 6 p.m.

PirateCptAstera it seems as though I made my witch deck about a year too soon... lol

September 18, 2021 8:28 p.m.

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I was a little dismayed when a lot of the fun enchantments became curses that only affected one person, since I generally only play multiplayer, but this (potentially) brings it all around. Maybe there will be more torture-ey curses so Nekusar can ride shotgun in my Torture deck once in a while. He’s earned a rest.

September 16, 2021 4:02 p.m.

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#10

Hmmm... looks like my witches deck is going to get a new commander...

September 14, 2021 9:37 p.m.

Was Golos the problem, or is the problem really that it’s even possible to make a fast(ish) WUBRG deck? The non-basic genie will never return to Aladdin's Lamp, but still. Area Man Just Sayin’(tm).

September 13, 2021 9:41 p.m.

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Balaam__ - at first I didn’t like that idea.... but... now that the sick feeling is receding I’m starting to warm to the idea of sac’ing smurfs. Nope, wait... there’s the sick feeling again.

September 13, 2021 9:27 p.m.

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#13

Sooo, I know I didn’t start watching this new Smurfs movie when my kids started it... but... are Smurfs thrulls..? This is a little alarming.

September 13, 2021 9:20 p.m.

If you’re looking to discard cards, and have any creatures to speak of, I would strongly recommend Murderer's Axe, as you can hot-potato it around until you’ve discarded everything you want to.

September 11, 2021 8:17 p.m.

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It’s over-priced and pretty specific... but have you ever considered one of my all-time favorite natural disaster cards Volcanic Eruption? Experience counters would make it pretty savage... and copying it once or twice makes it even more ridiculous. It hinges heavily on people having mountains out, but you know you’ll always have a few of your own! LOL

September 11, 2021 4:21 p.m.

It’s a little bit of a niche card, but in a mostly big-creature deck, and with the current angel insurgence, it might be worth considering Melee. If you find yourself log-jammed against another big flier deck this can be a very effective creature-based (like fight cards) removal in red. It’s good to have in your pocket when there’s really only one big flying threat, accompanied by manageable threats, that stalls you out. I think this would be more of a nice to have than a need, but fun to consider!

September 10, 2021 4:47 p.m.

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I wasn’t a huge fan of phasing when it first came out but I’ve been hoping that they use it for ocean-like effects, like a simpler version of Homarid; I love the reoccurring/rhythmic wave feeling of things coming and going that way. I think they could make some really great ocean/water creatures with phasing.

September 9, 2021 6:13 p.m.

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#18

I’m super glad that people who liked the first kamigawa get to go back, but I’m sitting that one out. That set is pretty much in the middle of when I left magic. It bothers me, because there are a lot of cool cards and interesting characters (I’m assuming) but that era isn’t really my thing. I think it comes down to my getting into magic when most of the game was just a bunch of weird, seemingly unrelated things that you (a planeswalker) discovered on your journeys (like Pentagram of the Ages, Goblins of the Flarg, Castle) and had to sort of cobble together on your own. When weatherlight came around I had the (probably unreasonable) feeling that I was being railroaded into playing magic in accordance to a movie I hadn’t seen... which left a pretty bad taste in my mouth. In a weak defense of myself, this was before everything about all the characters and plots and whatnot were posted on an internet, and unless you were really interested in seeking that stuff out, it literally did not exist. All you had was the flavor text on the cards as hints about things that happened (could be recently, could be LONG ago like the Brothers War). It still makes me sad, because there’s a lot of good stuff there... it just isn’t for me. To reiterate: I dislike it when folks bad mouth things that they don’t like in a way that infers that the thing is genuinely bad or wrong. I don’t want this post to come across that way. What I do want is to share my experience so that I don’t seem unreasonable, and also to help figure out why on earth there are magic cards that I somehow don’t like. It’s very strange.

September 9, 2021 6:01 p.m.

I should have been a little more clear: as Ramble is pointing out, it’s mainly aimed at the player with a side benefit against creatures.

September 9, 2021 11:04 a.m.

The ice age... well... age, was a time of circles of protection (most often Circle of Protection: Red and Circle of Protection: Black). This GF would help the dirty dirty awful red/black direct damage player circumvent the relevant CoP. The lens is from a set I wasn’t involved in, but I think that was an artifact-heavy set that probably had benefits set aside for colorless things. The lens would have been useful to the people who still wanted to play regular non-artifact stuff in whatever they called standard back then.

September 9, 2021 8:45 a.m.

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