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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mechanics ( Spectacle, Afterlife, Adapt, Riot, Addendum)
    Quote from TearingEons »
    So with Zegana at rare, that could mean the mythic legend is the new guildmaster. There is an art for the booster packs featuring an elf that holds not just a vial with the Simic symbol, but she also holds a trident. The trident looks exactly like the one Zegana sported in her RtR art. So maybe Zegana stepped down or there was a vote of no confidence or a take over. Either way, my bet is that it'll be that elf that's the guildmaster now.

    Edit: found and attached the art
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    I hope is not that elf woman. So boring looking. Come on, where are the freaks and mutants from Simic? Instead we are getting another Izoni and Etrata character.
    Quote from soramaro »
    The Simic are a scientific community, so it'd be very believeable if their leaders changed rather regularly. Leader positions involve a lot of paperwork and take up a lot of time one could use for research, so the speakers probably rotate and take sabbaticals with varying lengths.
    Quote from 5colors »
    Bioshift (or a similar effect) would be a great reprint.
    I bet that either Combine Guildmage or the color-heavy Simic 4-drop will give out, redistribute or remove +1/+1 counters for some minor effect.


    Someone on Twitter made a good point: the trident the character on the booster pack is holding is the same as the one from Prime Speaker Zegana
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    You guys just got lucky in your opening. From the few people (admittedly) that I talked to, most hadn't gotten their money back on their boxes, although a lot of that came down to the Box Topper. I think a big mistake people can make is selling the cards from UMA right away. Most of the cards will rebound and are already rebounding as we speak, so it's best to hold onto them.

    As an example of this, I opened 2 boxes of Tempest when it was in Standard. I got 4 Intuition in the box. The card was a $1 rare at the time. I didn't sell them because I literally have no use for the $2-3 I'd get for them. Flash forward to today, they are worth $25 and probably going up soon.


    Where are you finding Intuition's for $25 and can you snag me a playset?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mechanics ( Spectacle, Afterlife, Adapt, Riot, Addendum)
    I'm actually kind of excited for Adapt. Sure, Proliferate would have been better, Meld would have been better, Host/Augment would have been better. But if they are going to force +1/+1 counters down Simic's throat, I'm ok with this with the caveat that the below quote is something that comes with it.

    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Maybe there will be cards that remove +1/+1 counters to do things? A Triskelion variance?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    I have both Atraxa (built around the 4 Ascensions from Zendikar) and Kraj (for now, until we see the Simic Legendary), so Simic Ascendancy is completely in flavor for my two decks. Love is in the air
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Tithe Taker
    Quote from NerdSoda »
    Not even in supplemental products like Commander Pre-cons? I thought they did, but now I can't think of an example off the top of my head.

    Retroactive, reprint-less application of a non-evergreen keyword or ability word has occurred precisely once in the game's history, which was when Domain ended up on a bunch of Invasion-block cards when Conflux released ten years ago. There is no substantive precedent for such an action. Somehow, people still go around acting like slapping exert on every tap-and-can't-untap-next-untap-step card is a natural thing to do, for some reason. The reverse, in which people think that random one-off cards that resemble a pre-existing keyword or ability word should have it, such as people demanding that Inventors' Fair's abilities be preceded by metalcraft in spite of such a thing going against the entire point of ability words, also crops up without any kind of precedent whatsoever.
    Quote from Druki »
    Quote from NerdSoda »
    Not even in supplemental products like Commander Pre-cons? I thought they did, but now I can't think of an example off the top of my head.


    The only exception I can think of is the Domain mechanic from Conflux, which was added to a few cards retroactively from the Invasion/Planeshift era.


    Afterlife seems like it'd be welcome in Orzhov Commander decks.


    Thank you for clearing that up for me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Godrik1374 »
    Quote from pierrebai »
    The funny thing is the nonbo with thalia, guardian of thraben. Her tax makes zero-cost spells castable again.

    Does Lavinia stop storm'ed spells? (The copies) EDIT: no, it does not. It's when the opponent casts the spell. Oh well.


    Are you sure it doesn't? I would say yes;

    The copies go on the stack and no mana has been spend for these copies.. so they should be countered?
    It's strange;


    Lavinia triggers when an opponent CASTS a spell. The copies are not cast.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Tithe Taker
    Not even in supplemental products like Commander Pre-cons? I thought they did, but now I can't think of an example off the top of my head.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tithe Taker
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Quote from NerdSoda »
    Quote from 5colors »
    Looks like Doomed Travler is now a mechanic. Seems strong for limited since the tokens can fly.


    Also thought the same thing, until I remembered DT's token is monowhite. No updated, cleaner rules text in future Frown
    Does Chub Toad have bushido?


    No, but Opt has Scry now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tithe Taker
    Quote from 5colors »
    Looks like Doomed Travler is now a mechanic. Seems strong for limited since the tokens can fly.


    Also thought the same thing, until I remembered DT's token is monowhite. No updated, cleaner rules text in future Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tithe Taker
    Afterlife X probably means you will get X Spirits as opposed to a single X/X spirit (for simplicity's sake), but flavorfully, that makes no sense beyond X=1.

    ... Unless the ones with Afterlife 2 and above are spirit handlers or something...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance trailer
    Extra. Crab. Arms.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [RNA] Leaked promo card
    Quote from alanyuan0408 »

    Okay that makes sense. Back to my point, I feel this idea of putting multiple copies of a spell on to the stack in games such as commander just seems like a logistical nightmare waiting to happen. Especially when multiple spectacle cards are put onto the stack at the same time and people are responding while the Player B, C and D's original copies are still on the stack.

    Edit: I don't even want to think about how this will work if the casting player has a Hive Mind on the field...


    That's a thing that happens all the time in more casual games. Not saying that it can't be confusing and require the group to slow things down for a minute and piece through what resolves and when, but it's not like WotC has stopped that in the past.

    [Edit: Assuming that Spectacle works like all other alternate costs and copy abilities] If Hive Mind is out, nothing particularly special happens; each other player other than the one that Spectacle'd the spell would get 2 copies in sequential turn order (A, B, C, D, B, C, D)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [RNA] Leaked promo card
    Quote from alanyuan0408 »
    Quote from NerdSoda »
    Quote from alanyuan0408 »
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Quote from einhorn303 »
    I don't think they'd actually do this, but in my wildest dreams, Spectacle is "You may cast this for it's spectacle cost. If you do, each other player puts a copy of this spell onto the stack. They may choose new targets."
    Call it a hunch, but you may not be as far off as you think. After all, this makes a lot of sense with the exact design we see in the promo.


    I personally see two issues with a card like this:

    - This is way too complicated for a format like commander where there are 4 people and everyone gets triggers. This opens up a giant stack issue. Suppose Player A casts this. Player A Light the stage is on the stack, Then Player B, Player C, Player D. Player A resolves. Then Player B Resolve, picks up his 2 cards, then decides to respond to the stack while Player C's trigger is still on the stack. Player C responds to Player B's trigger with his own Spectacle card that adds 4 more triggers to the stack. This is just a disaster waiting to happen.



    A) That's not how the stack resolves
    B) That's not uncommon in Commander either.


    I wrote that with the ability in mind of "puts copies of this onto the stack" rather than something like Ad Nauseam where you need to finish resolving the Ad nauseam spell.

    Okay so lets just for argument sakes say this is Hive Mind.

    - Could you correct me where I was wrong in my interruption of the stack?

    - I'm willing to take back my point about commander but I still think this is a disaster waiting to happen


    Player A casts the spell
    Player B, C, and D will get copies, which go on the stack in that same order.
    Player D's copy will reserve first (not player A's), then C, B, and A.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [RNA] Leaked promo card
    Quote from alanyuan0408 »
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Quote from einhorn303 »
    I don't think they'd actually do this, but in my wildest dreams, Spectacle is "You may cast this for it's spectacle cost. If you do, each other player puts a copy of this spell onto the stack. They may choose new targets."
    Call it a hunch, but you may not be as far off as you think. After all, this makes a lot of sense with the exact design we see in the promo.


    I personally see two issues with a card like this:

    - This is way too complicated for a format like commander where there are 4 people and everyone gets triggers. This opens up a giant stack issue. Suppose Player A casts this. Player A Light the stage is on the stack, Then Player B, Player C, Player D. Player A resolves. Then Player B Resolve, picks up his 2 cards, then decides to respond to the stack while Player C's trigger is still on the stack. Player C responds to Player B's trigger with his own Spectacle card that adds 4 more triggers to the stack. This is just a disaster waiting to happen.



    A) That's not how the stack resolves
    B) That's not uncommon in Commander either.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [RNA] Leaked promo card
    Quote from TrollmenX »
    Quote from NerdSoda »
    It could be a "If you cast it for it's Spectacle cost, you cannot cast any other spells this turn."

    Making a big spectacle to show off, but you always save your biggest stunt in a show for last.


    Impossible.

    Illuminate the Scene"? "Light the Stage"?
    2R
    Sorcery (U)
    Spectacle R
    Exile the top two cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you can play these cards.
    "Everyone to their posts" (???) -- Judith. Probably something like "Places, everyone!" in English


    You can play cards exiled with Illuminate the Scene, so any restriction would deny this card usability...


    More likely:
    You may play this card for its spectate cost if you played a creature this turn.


    That would be why the card states "Until the end of your NEXT turn, you can play these cards."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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