1. #2161
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Anyone else following Magic just for the story or is it just me?
    I also read the story, it can be interesting from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontrike View Post
    I also read the story, it can be interesting from time to time.
    I like the planeswalkers as characters and the way they handle the story these days with short chapters published weekly instead of those atrocious novels they used to have is excellent. The writers are quite decent as well.

  3. #2163
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I like the planeswalkers as characters and the way they handle the story these days with short chapters published weekly instead of those atrocious novels they used to have is excellent. The writers are quite decent as well.
    I miss the novels a bit though, those fat packs definitely felt worth it to me.

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  4. #2164
    I haven't played pretty much in the last year but hearing that shocks are going to be in Guilds of Ravnica kinda has me interested to start playing again. Plus, Ravnica.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboytg View Post
    I haven't played pretty much in the last year but hearing that shocks are going to be in Guilds of Ravnica kinda has me interested to start playing again. Plus, Ravnica.
    With the shocks being reprinted I think they'll all go down to the $5-$10 range, which would be great for everyone playing.

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    Something about this card makes me think it's gonna be super OP and banned quickly. A two-mana, one-color sorcery to destroy any creature. Sure, you have to sacrifice one too, but you get a benefit out of that part too.

    I do NOT understand why they still print garbage like this. This is a mediocre, balanced card at two mana, three mana cheaper than this, and it's still not a great card at that cost.

    Convoke is back and it's once again garbage. most of the cards are terribly overpriced, forcing you to convoke.

  7. #2167
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Something about this card makes me think it's gonna be super OP and banned quickly. A two-mana, one-color sorcery to destroy any creature. Sure, you have to sacrifice one too, but you get a benefit out of that part too.

    I do NOT understand why they still print garbage like this. This is a mediocre, balanced card at two mana, three mana cheaper than this, and it's still not a great card at that cost.

    Convoke is back and it's once again garbage. most of the cards are terribly overpriced, forcing you to convoke.
    Yeah this second return to Ravnica isn't looking all that great. It's kind of meh. When I have trouble finding 10 cards that are interesting to me that never bodes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Something about this card makes me think it's gonna be super OP and banned quickly. A two-mana, one-color sorcery to destroy any creature. Sure, you have to sacrifice one too, but you get a benefit out of that part too.

    I do NOT understand why they still print garbage like this. This is a mediocre, balanced card at two mana, three mana cheaper than this, and it's still not a great card at that cost.

    Convoke is back and it's once again garbage. most of the cards are terribly overpriced, forcing you to convoke.
    Strands has two things going against it: It's a sorcery and you have to sac one of your guys. You have to 2 for 1 yourself on your own turn to remove an opponents creature. It's pretty bad.

    This set is turning out to be a massive turd. You'd think they would have learned from Zendikar not to fuck up a fan favorite set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Something about this card makes me think it's gonna be super OP and banned quickly. A two-mana, one-color sorcery to destroy any creature. Sure, you have to sacrifice one too, but you get a benefit out of that part too.

    I do NOT understand why they still print garbage like this. This is a mediocre, balanced card at two mana, three mana cheaper than this, and it's still not a great card at that cost.

    Convoke is back and it's once again garbage. most of the cards are terribly overpriced, forcing you to convoke.
    Severed strands is not really good. The sorcery type, and sacrificing a creature makes it situational as well. It's not bad, but I doubt it'll see much play. The life gain is not important at all. Could become better when we get Orzhov, which will surely have some cards that want you to sacrifice creatures. It's playable in draft, but I wouldn't pick up more than 1, maybe 2.

    Command the storm is a bit high on its mana cost, but 5 damage at instant speed is a great effect in limited. It's not a card printed for constructed, though, and will see no play in 60 card formats.

    Overall, the set doesn't really interest m eall that much except for a few cards (shocks and some dimir cards) bug I play edh exclusively so that's usually all I get from a set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downnola View Post
    Strands has two things going against it: It's a sorcery and you have to sac one of your guys. You have to 2 for 1 yourself on your own turn to remove an opponents creature. It's pretty bad.

    This set is turning out to be a massive turd. You'd think they would have learned from Zendikar not to fuck up a fan favorite set.
    I wouldn't say it fucks up as much as Battle for Zendikar did, nowhere close, but this set is definitely disappointing.

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  11. #2171
    Thinking of giving MTG Arena a go, maybe try playing for free and seeing how badly I get stomped I want to play Magic very much but just don't have the time or money for the paper game any longer. I'm just leery of sinking money into another digital card game like I did with Hearthstone, which I just ended up hating passionately.
    Shut your goddamn mouth, Gene!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboytg View Post
    Thinking of giving MTG Arena a go, maybe try playing for free and seeing how badly I get stomped I want to play Magic very much but just don't have the time or money for the paper game any longer. I'm just leery of sinking money into another digital card game like I did with Hearthstone, which I just ended up hating passionately.
    It's not too hard to play for free. You get up to 3 challenges, 1 a day for 500 to 750 coins. You also get coins and cards for daily wins and can get up to 3 packs for 15 weekly wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboytg View Post
    Thinking of giving MTG Arena a go, maybe try playing for free and seeing how badly I get stomped I want to play Magic very much but just don't have the time or money for the paper game any longer. I'm just leery of sinking money into another digital card game like I did with Hearthstone, which I just ended up hating passionately.
    It's not that bad as you are usually paired with other newbie decks that you are given. The game gives you a plethora of coins, enough to buy about pack a day, and as you open packs you get "wildcards" which can be used to buy a card specifically. It ends up being pretty fair and keeps you playing while you feel like you are advancing with your collection. Of course it is a slow process at first and you do need to play enough to keep up, but it does feel a lot better than Hearthstone where you would only be abl eto get a pack once a week at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karrotlord View Post
    It's not too hard to play for free. You get up to 3 challenges, 1 a day for 500 to 750 coins. You also get coins and cards for daily wins and can get up to 3 packs for 15 weekly wins.
    Plus if he enjoys playing draft (HS arena equiv), you actually get to keep the cards you pick, win or lose, and as you win, get more prizes. Compared to HS, where you get jack shit.
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    Anyone watching the stream?

    I missed a couple spoilers, but the trailer is pretty good.
    People crying in the audience is cringy as fuck though.

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    Excited about the new set. For the story, really want to see Bolas lose finally (not necessarily die, but I want him to get his ass kicked)
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    Trump did it so it's good. I put my faith in a strong political figure because I lack self-esteem and feel threatened by a changing world. Whoever stands against him is bad because I do not understand their arguments and I have a simple tribalistic mindset created through the consumption of right-wing media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderas View Post
    Excited about the new set. For the story, really want to see Bolas lose finally (not necessarily die, but I want him to get his ass kicked)
    IMO they need to blast his ass into space for good. We've been on the Bolas circlejerk since Shards of Alara. Wizards is approaching GW levels of plot stalling, the story needs to move on.

    I vote we return to the old style of hopping from plane to plane without a big overarching story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderas View Post
    Excited about the new set. For the story, really want to see Bolas lose finally (not necessarily die, but I want him to get his ass kicked)
    It's exciting me as well, it's a good time to be coming back to the game

    I agree that Bolas needs to be defeated and the story to move on past him, but there needs to be loss along the way. Even though it may suck to lose a 'walker you like, it makes the stakes real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboytg View Post
    It's exciting me as well, it's a good time to be coming back to the game

    I agree that Bolas needs to be defeated and the story to move on past him, but there needs to be loss along the way. Even though it may suck to lose a 'walker you like, it makes the stakes real.
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