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Personally, I got one in a pack and put it in every edh deck, just to cut it later. For a dedicated artifact deck that can reduce costs or pump out tons of colorless, I think it's amazing, but for most casual decks I don't know. By 6 mana you really want to be impacting the game and it's mostly a, pay 6 and then wait a turn to get the full benefit. But if you can cheat it out early, it's amazing.

I think it's really good, but as much as it looks like a card that would go in any deck with good ramp, it's actually way more specific which decks might want it.

November 26, 2022 8:30 a.m.

Well, every color does have secondary effects in their color pie and I do think that one of green's is, make and use mana freely, and I think that some of these fall into that side of green. Maybe it's similar to how blue can dabble with big creatures, just so long as they are big blue creatures.

On the flip side, I do think that something like Sylvan Library is a break in the color pie for green. The effect of library feels very to me.

November 21, 2022 8:52 p.m.

Ha, I do love when the prof swears : ) I feel like he always straddles that fence of professional critic and casual super fan, and leaving in some of both sides really makes it fun and interesting.

And yep, I actually just started master duel recently as my first experience with ygo, and the power level is a little nuts, but at the same time, the accessibility does a lot to mitigate. In a couple weeks of casual play and not knowing anything, I've been able to make decks that are competitive with the meta, for free. I like magic as a system and lore a lot better, and power creep is nuts in ygo, but honestly, that power creep and card over-design doesn't sting as much without the price tag of Urza's Saga or Ragavan or something.

November 21, 2022 8:42 p.m.

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Awesome, thanks for the suggestions and it sounds like a really fun one to check out : )

And I absolutely agree FormOverFunction It's not that I don't like lore flavor text, but it also doesn't add a lot. The best flavor texts are the ones that ignite your imagination and let you run with it. When they actually try to tell a story in such a short space it always will fall short compared to what a reader can create for themselves.

November 21, 2022 8:19 p.m.

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legendofa Yep, for sure, but I do think that equips have the same limit as enchants in that they just are not that powerful on their own, so cards can have broken effects that are dependent on equips/enchants and be fine.

And right, I'm not saying I have some world breaking enchant combo or anything, just that design to push enchantments is limited by the fact that enchantresses could run away with formats if enchants were printed to be as good as other cards. Take Mishra's Bauble it's a pain as an artifact sure, but if it was exactly the same, 0 mana but an enchantment, you'd go +1 card on Sythis, Harvest's Hand. Or if it was an equip (ha, somehow) then it would push Sram, Senior Edificer to the moon. I mean, people play Sram already with just the worst equips ever printed, just because they cost 0 : ) Or what if something like Opt was an enchant? You'd be playing solitaire very fast with Sanctum Weaver and Concordant Crossroads and Sythis.

The point I was trying to make was that enchants have been typically underpowered, which lead to them printing enchant support that was way better than support for other card types, which then kinda keeps enchants having to be underpowered to not be overpowered.

November 18, 2022 7:57 a.m.

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I think that they are really hesitant to print things into enchant because almost every format has some enchantresses and the only reason they aren't totally broken is because enchantments in general are weak.

Enchantment lands+ Abundant Growth+ enchantresses+ Sanctum Weaver+ Rune of Speed+ Ancestral Mask+ Inkmoth Nexus would be an extremely dependable infect package, and I'm sure there are better effects than that, it's just the one I can think of right now : )

I mean, if there was a 2 mana creature that said "when an artifact enters the battlefield draw a card" everyone would be drawing their whole deck and we'd basically be playing YGO. If enchantments get a decent push, they would be too good, ironically.

November 17, 2022 7:07 p.m.

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I'm not sure if it counts, but maybe Zariel, Archduke of Avernus or Fallen Angel are somewhere near female demons.

November 17, 2022 12:46 p.m.

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Werebear is such a good one! Wizards was so far ahead of the game with bear puns : )

November 16, 2022 5:24 p.m.

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Ha, too true!

November 16, 2022 3:12 p.m.

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That's fair. Maybe what I really miss is fun word play and quippy flavor text : )

November 16, 2022 2:35 p.m.

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Or at least, flavor text that really had some oomph behind it. I've been looking at brother's war this morning and there are so many legends in there that feel, I don't know, just so like filler cards, and I think that part of it is how much flavor text is missing.

What makes flavor text so important (ha, to me at least) is that at worst of times it doesn't take anything away from the game, but at best of times it's amazing short form storytelling. I mean, why would you play no text rancor when you can play Rancor : ) It adds nothing, but it adds so much too.

Heh, and I'm sorry if this is a little ranty, it's just that my interest is so high for magic right now, but I just feel like they are printing things further and further from what I loved about old magic, and that makes it hard to get into new sets. Take Sheoldred, the Apocalypse that's just the most throw away line ever. And, I'm not saying that everything has to be Visara the Dreadful but at the same time, I'd love Urza, Mishra, and other characters that have so much lore to have something fun on the card.

The last set I can remember with great flavor text was AFR. The flavor lands are some of my all time favorite lands, and I just loved most all of the set, just because of how full of life everything was. Maybe that is gone though in the face of making more sets, and if it is, I honestly feel like the game has lost something that is more important than any of us really realize. Most decks I've ever made are based on flavor, so I can say from my own perspective at least, that flavor text is actually a big part of how I play the game, and I'm really starting to worry a bit if my style of magic is phasing out.

But anyways, don't mean to prattle too much : ) What are some of your favorite flavors texts? I do think that Rancor is maybe the perfect flavor text, but I also like quick quips like Gallia of the Endless Dance or Bag of Holding

Though, to be fair, I have heard that the flavor of the warhammer set was really good. I feel like I just don't get it, but if it is, then that's actually pretty awesome. Mostly I just wish that they took this same approach to the magic characters.

November 16, 2022 8:23 a.m.

Caerwyn I'm not sure if a post got deleted or something, but if not, your point on discrimination and "men's rights" is way off base. After rereading the OP, it seems to me that they just wanted to make a light-hearted discussion about changes that could be made to the status quo to broaden art depictions of creature types in one fantasy card game. Intent may be in the reader's ears, but bear in mind that a discussion is not always an argument. Sometimes it's best just to chalk things up to, maybe I don't know what their words (like the OP's parentheses) mean to convey, rather than assuming the worst and throwing back insults.

But more to the point, it would be awesome if they do female demons, or even if they did demons on a spectrum of gender. No explanations are even needed, just add more art for legacy characters and let them take any shape they choose at any time they choose. If the lore reasons are like TypicalTimmy says and they are reformed then there is no limit. And I'm just saying, but I'd hard buy a gender spectrum Griselbrand secret lair : ) Or Rakdos, or any legend demon for that matter.

November 16, 2022 7:56 a.m.

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