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  • posted a message on Ancient Stirrings new promo art
    Yeah, I really do not like this art. It looks like some Leonin warrior being doomed, which isn't at all what Ancient Stirrings does.
    The OG art is pretty fine, I'll stick with it for the foreseeable future.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Scooping to Chaos cards?
    Quote from Igzex »
    I actually do not mind chaos every once and a while. It can make a game hilarious and interesting. Again though, on a once in a while basis. Like anyone else I'd like to actually play my deck most of the time :p


    This. Man, Eye of the Storm + Possibility Storm + Hive Mind happened once. We were getting new hands every turn from Praetor's Counsel, casting Krosan Grip on all sorts of stuff, it was pure craziness! That game took about 1.5 hours to finish and after we just played Judges' Tower, which was much less mind-intensive.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Full Gallery is up
    The set is ok. They missed many opportunities to crash the price on stuff like Oubliette, Three Visits, Food Chain or just reprint staples like Path and Bolt.
    Our lgs is selling at $299.99 CDN and I don't expect that to hold, It looks too high risk to do anything but wait for stores to open crates to buy for singles.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Seize the Day - LRR Preview
    Quote from the n00b king »
    That pack EV is quickly dwindling down in the last 24hrs.

    These cards are all over the place man...i wonder if there's any grounds to the speculation that this set is to front line a new format. Cuz otherwise, some of these reprints are bizarre.


    Man, you said it. I was going to do a draft but now I'll just spend the $50+ on singles for my deck, that (+ store credit), will get me virtually everything I need. I mean, they could have reprinted the Portal version of Final Fortune in this slot or something. Bleh.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Woodfall Primus
    A fair and fun card. Even moreso if you get Phyrexian Altar and Mikaeus, haha.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Apprentice Necromancer
    Yeah I had no idea he was a Zombie. Enjoyable reprint to have that, he's been a casual staple forever and a day, and the new art is smex as heck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Lava Spike
    Flavor text nice, upshift is meh, will keep it around $2-$4, the art is...something.
    I love burning people's faces though so in favor of this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Spoils of the Vault
    Sweet memories of this card in the old Prismatic format online, among other things. Friend needed one for his Kess deck and they were in short supply.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bridge From Below + More
    So we can do stage/Depths with Life from the Loam backup? This is becoming a Timmy Masters/EDH Masters by the minute. Loving it!
    And Bridge from Below too, lots of fun stuff here. Smile
    Reya is kinda meh (and she looks underwhelming next to Revillark) but still pretty ok for casual play.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sublime Archangel
    This and Noble Hierarch from the same card pool huh?
    Nice downshift, set is looking pretty good so far.
    So draft themes we have:

    Exalted
    Dredge/reanimation
    "Spells Matter"
    ?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Fauna Shaman
    <Monty Burns>: "Excellent..."
    I had been holding off on getting this because of price, glad to be able to get a cheap version for my Nissa deck.
    Good reprint.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    Quote from ed06288 »
    Is it a good idea to buy an ultimate masters box without the box topper? Or would I be missing out on too much value? I'm seeing 24 sealed packs for $220 on ebay from a large trusted seller. Claims to remove the box topper and nothing else will be moved/removed. Seems like a decent idea.

    But I don't know, maybe these box toppers will be worth a good chunk and I can just see the seller sitting on a ton of these, making a killing off of selling them independently later. So maybe I should just get a complete sealed box


    $220 seems ok. The Mythics and rares will carry you about $120-$160+, you'd think. Foils get you an extra $20-$50, and the commons are meh. The uncommons might clean up. The issue is if the dude scanned the packs, it's yikes. If the seller is trusted as you say, roll the dice? I'm personally just going to do a few drafts and maybe grab stuff at Target. Just wait for Saffron Olive to do his breakdown, but he's basically stated that you're getting fine EV at $240+ already, even with the rest of the rares being bulk.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Golgari Grave-Troll, Nourishing Shoal, Become Immense, Frantic Search via MTG JP
    Quote from Colt47 »
    I'll be frank, I'm really nervous about this set because we're having to deal with such a high asking price per pack. That's really making even a 3 dollar card in the rare slot a bad pull in a lot of cases.


    Sure, but assume your $3 rare like Grave-Troll ($3), a sweet foil common ($2-$5), then some other junk. You probably still lose out, maybe you win if your uncommons carry you. A few more like these and Talrand might drop your box prices though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Official MTG Facebook (APAC) Preview - Sigil of the New Dawn
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    That scared me for a second thank heavens it’s uncommon and not rare


    Hahaa, that would definitely have been a pajama pants on head running around moment if it were rare again.
    Fantastic art though and pretty useful in limited, no complaints.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Golgari Grave-Troll, Nourishing Shoal, Become Immense, Frantic Search via MTG JP
    Thank goodness for that Frantic Search reprint, foil version will be a couple bucks instead of 40+.
    Nice stuff overall, Dredge + Delve fun times!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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