Board 8 > Magic the Gathering topic: Get Ready for Ravnica 3, the Ravnica-ing

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trdl23
09/04/18 12:00:47 PM
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Spoiler season has started, convoke is reprinted, and most importantly, Kaladesh block is leaving Standard. Its a good time to be a planeswalker.
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trdl23
09/04/18 12:01:44 PM
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Lets get @The_Mana_Sword in here so he doesnt miss it.

Also, #bump#
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The Mana Sword
09/04/18 12:24:22 PM
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Oh hey I was thinking about making one of these.

Jump-Start seems bad. Surveil is good. Undergrowth is fine if the support is there. Mentor is boring but fine. Convoke is convoke.
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banananor
09/04/18 12:42:56 PM
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it'll just come down to which cards are pushed and how good they are

any of the mechanics could be fine, they've just been showcasing some extremely weak jumpstarts
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The Mana Sword
09/04/18 12:53:10 PM
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I think the problem is that they cant aggressively cost any of the cards because theres no alternate cost for jump start. The fact that it just uses the cards normal mana cost means that they have to keep it line with normal power levels for the first cast of the spell.

Ill be happy to be wrong, but the mechanic definitely feels like a cobbled-together replacement. Which I suppose is on theme for Izzet so theres that.
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Sceptilesolar
09/04/18 12:54:06 PM
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The Mentor designs started out a bit rough. These 4 and 5 drops with no evasion and 2 toughness are rough. Boros decks might even be more reliant on tricks than usual just because their creatures are so likely to trade down if unsupported.
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BlackDra90n
09/04/18 12:54:28 PM
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What's everyone's thoughts on the planeswalker masterpieces? They actually look pretty sick so I'm kinda bummed out that they're not available in regular packs.
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The Mana Sword
09/04/18 12:55:43 PM
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BlackDra90n posted...
What's everyone's thoughts on the planeswalker masterpieces? They actually look pretty sick so I'm kinda bummed out that they're not available in regular packs.


stupid money grab that I might buy because those would all look sweet as hell in my cube
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Sceptilesolar
09/04/18 12:56:33 PM
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I don't like the borderless look. Someone described them as 'Reddit alter style' and it seems about accurate.
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trdl23
09/04/18 1:20:17 PM
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The Mana Sword posted...
BlackDra90n posted...
What's everyone's thoughts on the planeswalker masterpieces? They actually look pretty sick so I'm kinda bummed out that they're not available in regular packs.


stupid money grab that I might buy because those would all look sweet as hell in my cube

Yep, Im on this too.
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Tirofog
09/04/18 1:25:33 PM
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My baseless prediction is that the final unnamed Ravnica set will be called Escape From Ravnica.

(Tag)
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trdl23
09/04/18 4:45:38 PM
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Sceptilesolar posted...
The Mentor designs started out a bit rough. These 4 and 5 drops with no evasion and 2 toughness are rough. Boros decks might even be more reliant on tricks than usual just because their creatures are so likely to trade down if unsupported.

To be fair theyve only revealed commons so far besides new Rabblemaster, right?
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Sceptilesolar
09/04/18 5:02:07 PM
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trdl23 posted...
Sceptilesolar posted...
The Mentor designs started out a bit rough. These 4 and 5 drops with no evasion and 2 toughness are rough. Boros decks might even be more reliant on tricks than usual just because their creatures are so likely to trade down if unsupported.

To be fair theyve only revealed commons so far besides new Rabblemaster, right?


Sorry, am speaking of Limited only where the commons are the important part. Sometimes I forget there are other formats.
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trdl23
09/04/18 5:35:46 PM
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Lol, I hear you there actually. I'm used to Boros having bad commons though.
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beavis666x2
09/04/18 5:41:09 PM
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Dammit. The second Ravnica set is what brought me back into magic for a bit. Orzhov is my jam.
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trdl23
09/05/18 3:49:37 PM
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New story out today, better than the intro to Vivien, but still pretty predictable. Thats unfortunate because her M19 flavor text made her come across as a Planeswalking Steve Irwin, which would have been sick.
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BlackDra90n
09/06/18 9:17:38 AM
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Yea, these Vivien stories haven't been the best. I think they should've focused on her acquiring new beasts rather than forcing her angst down our throats.
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trdl23
09/06/18 10:06:31 AM
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Why did they make the walkers in MTG Arena voiced

Why do they have some of the worst voice acting Ive ever heard
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The Mana Sword
09/06/18 10:30:54 AM
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The Mana Sword
09/06/18 2:54:42 PM
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Im not sure we really need 6 pro tours a year.
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trdl23
09/06/18 2:55:10 PM
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Nani
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MaleB8er
09/07/18 2:00:22 PM
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DoomTheGyarados posted...
You said you were many things but jinjo is not one. Your flavor is many animals.


Oh. Uh...I honestly can't remember if that's why I made that particular joke or if I was just goofing off. I think it was goofing off.
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that turns me on
trdl23
09/07/18 4:31:27 PM
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Well they concluded that story pretty quickly. The major beats were cookie-cutter, but the extent was surprising. I didnt think she would raze the entire city.
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BlackDra90n
09/08/18 3:21:50 PM
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So Ravnica stories should start soon then right? I'm excited for those.
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The Mana Sword
09/08/18 3:44:24 PM
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Finished my modern deck recently and boy my modern is very rusty.
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TomNook
09/08/18 3:47:06 PM
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BlackDra90n posted...
Yea, these Vivien stories haven't been the best. I think they should've focused on her acquiring new beasts rather than forcing her angst down our throats.

I read that as 'breasts'.
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Logicblade
09/08/18 4:05:16 PM
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Depends on the cards they print, but Jump-Start seems like it has some potential to be crazy. They're probably gonna print mostly low level powered cards because of it though.
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trdl23
09/09/18 2:36:20 AM
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Hot predix: There will be two Constructed-playable Jump-Start cards, and one near-unbeatable one in Limited that may or may not be one of those two.
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UltimaterializerX
09/09/18 3:52:22 AM
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If they're doing a THIRD Ravnica, it shows how desperate they are. Sales are laughably bad compared to what they were.

That or two sets per story was the worst idea ever.
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trdl23
09/09/18 4:11:43 AM
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Dominaria sales were really solid. It brought a lot of holdouts back into the game. Plus, we've always known they were going to do a third Ravnica.

Two-set blocks were terrible, yes. Good thing they finally got rid of that!
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BlackDra90n
09/09/18 12:40:35 PM
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I'm eagerly looking forward to the Jump-Start-Caster card they're inevitably going to print.
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Samurai7
09/09/18 1:10:49 PM
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I mean.... jump start is just flashback but you have to discard a card essentially.
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Logicblade
09/09/18 1:20:28 PM
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It feels more similar to one shot retrace with a bit more flexibility. The second half cost is cheaper mana cost why, and discarding a card can be strong value with the Undergrowth mechanic in this set, as well as other graveyard based synergies which may come to light.
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trdl23
09/10/18 12:31:12 AM
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Some local guys top 4'd GP Detroit today, including a pretty close buddy of mine! Woohoo!

Also, I split the finals in 3/4 of my chaos drafts today! Unfortunately, the prize packs I got (since I didn't give a damn about anything else on the prize wall, it sucked) were pretty garbage.
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The Mana Sword
09/10/18 10:42:51 AM
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BlackDra90n
09/10/18 1:22:39 PM
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Glad to see Chromatic Lantern coming back. And yea, Assassin's Trophy looks ridiculous.
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The Mana Sword
09/11/18 10:41:46 AM
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lol at Assassin's Trophy pre-ordering for like $30. don't get ripped off, I can't remember the last time a rare in a standard set held that kind of value while it was in standard, especially in a set that has a bunch of other $10 rares already.
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trdl23
09/11/18 10:45:34 AM
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The card is bonkers but definitely not like that. Preorders for singles is almost always a losing game.
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The Mana Sword
09/11/18 10:50:49 AM
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Looking over things revealed so far, Dream Eater could potentially be being undervalued a bit, but that's it.

You can definitely get hits once in a while, though. Wasn't Teferi pre-ordering for like $15?
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trdl23
09/11/18 10:55:03 AM
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Yeah, and History of Benalia slept for a little too, but compare those with I think literally every other card in the set two-three months after release.
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The Mana Sword
09/11/18 11:02:21 AM
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Hey you could have pre-ordered Rat Colonies for like $.25 and they go for like $.75 now.

You could have been rich!
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The Mana Sword
09/11/18 11:03:27 AM
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trdl23
09/11/18 11:36:07 AM
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Even Glimmer gets a lot worse when the card being spent to flash it back isnt a 5/6 that sticks around.
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UltraMana
09/12/18 11:00:52 AM
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+3 Majora's Mask
+2 Link's Awakening
+1 Ocarina of Time
banananor
09/12/18 12:44:23 PM
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went online to sign up for a prerelease, then realized the place wanted me to choose my guild for the extra sealed pack

what would you all pick at this point? i'm probably going to wait for a few more previews to decide

i have fond memories of going 6-0 at a huge og ravnica prerelease with glare of subdual, but golgari seems like it might be more of my jam this go around
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Sceptilesolar
09/12/18 1:06:45 PM
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I'd just pick your favorite. I'm assuredly going to pick Golgari and then Orzhov. I know where I stand, and it's on Swamps.
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UltimaterializerX
09/12/18 1:09:16 PM
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The Mana Sword posted...
lol at Assassin's Trophy pre-ordering for like $30. don't get ripped off, I can't remember the last time a rare in a standard set held that kind of value while it was in standard, especially in a set that has a bunch of other $10 rares already.

Mutavault, Hangarback Walker
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TomNook
09/12/18 2:37:02 PM
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Sceptilesolar posted...
I'd just pick your favorite. I'm assuredly going to pick Golgari and then Orzhov. I know where I stand, and it's on Swamps.

My brother
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trdl23
09/12/18 2:55:24 PM
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TomNook posted...
Sceptilesolar posted...
I'd just pick your favorite. I'm assuredly going to pick Golgari and then Orzhov. I know where I stand, and it's on Swamps.

My brother

I will wait a bit longer to see card reveals, but in set 2 Im going Orzhov no matter what. Thats my guild, and I cant wait for the inevitable new Teysa Karlov.
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The Mana Sword
09/12/18 6:56:00 PM
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Nothing too exciting today. Vraska isnt really that interesting to me, its just yet another +card advantage, -removal planeswalker.
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