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Jul 2010

  • White Leyline: Really? RDW died again. Reprint Anarchy! #mtg #m11

    [12:27] Slightly disappointed with the remainder of #m11. No Ranger of Eos, no Jace2, no Imperious Perfect, etc. Oh, and no @Grizzly_Bears #mtg

    [19:48] Devastating Force: I love it, but makes me wish we had better signets. #mtg #m11

    [19:52] Dark Tutelage: I would miss Phyrexian Arena a bit less if this guy could swing for two. Or at least cost a mana less. #mtg #m11

    [19:56] #m11 reminds me of rav block standard. There’s hierarch, wildfire, a dark confidant effect, leylines. But yeah, better signets, stat! #mtg

  • Destructive Force: This card is literally “Wildfire+1”. Is it because six is the new seven? Will Wildfire decks return? #mtg #m11

    [12:31] Autumn’s Veil: This is pratically a green Flashfreeze. Will it be enough to fight the wave of new blue permission decks? #mtg #m11

Jun 2010

  • Pyretic Ritual - first Timetwister, now Dark Ritual? #mtg #m11

    [13:57] I hope @fivewithflores has something good for us tomorrow. Other than the Lich, the previews this week have been a bit meh. #mtg #m11

    [16:28] I hope a pull a Juggernaut at the prerelease and fight today’s preview card. I get to say “I’m the Juggernaut, Lich!” #mtg #m11

  • Boo SGC is out. #mtg #m11

    [12:11] #mtg #m11 @mtgaaron just confirmed Elvish Archdruid reprinted, that should debunk the silly Imperious Perfect rumor?

    [12:11] I think Grave Titan is easily the strongest of this cycle. #mtg #m11

    [12:15] Interestingly, Green Titan gets any lands, not just basics. #mtg #m11

    [13:37] Today’s previews weren’t as exciting as I had hoped. Though Grave Titan is solid, we already knew about this cycle. #mtg #m11

    [13:42] Gaea’s Revenge needed trample. Or “Protection from nongreen” #mtg #m11

    [13:45] Hm… @maro254 ’s article mentioned “rare and mythic rare cycle that you’ll be learning about pretty soon”, what are they? #mtg #m11

    [23:54] Aw man, the number crunch already rules out Char in #m11. I need a replacement for Staggershock, it’s kinda bad unless opp’s at 4. #mtg #rdw

    [12:19] Turn 5/6 Primeval Titan fetching 2 Eldrazi temple. Untap, swing, 2 more Temples, land drop, Emrakul. #mtg

    [23:56] I wonder if Wizards will someday have a set with randomly assigned card numbers. Just to screw with number crunchers. #mtg

  • Seriously? Imperious Perfect?

    [20:30] I’m not sure I get it. Isn’t Overwhelming Stampede just a crappier Overrun at rare? Sure, the CC is slightly easier, but still… #mtg

    [20:38] Combust needed “can target creatures with protection or shroud as if they did not have protection or shroud” #mtg #m11

Sep 2007

  • Lorwyn prerelease in two days, and of course MTG Salvation is spoiler-complete. Some thoughts on cards: Thoughtseize – B Sorcery (Rare) Target player reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life. My take: Undercosted cards that demand a 2 life payment are usually pretty good. (See: Shocklands, Char, Psionic Blast, Vampiric Tutor). Thoughtseize is widely anticipated to be the chase rare of the set, with starcitygames.

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  • Lorwyn -- Planeswalkers

    The full spoiler is of course now available at MtgSalvation; I’ll talk about planeswalkers first. Each planeswalker is rare and has 3 abilities: a normal attack, a special move, and a finishing move. Ajani Goldmane 2ww Planeswalker – Ajani +1: You gain 2 life -1: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn. -6: Put a white Avatar creature token into play with “This creature’s power and toughness are each equal to your life total.

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