Magic Preview 3

Posted by karne (13th Sep 2004, 09:54) -

MaRo talks about another new mechanic (splice) and shows the first online red preview card!

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 karne ( 13th Sep 2004, 09:55, Rank: GSV )  reply

Anyone interested in the prerelease? It's this Saturday.

thoughts on Splice:
- the spliced cards *stays in your hand*
- can you splice the same card multiple imes? (I don't see why not)
- the spliced card effect joins that of the first spell, so counterspell clears everything.
- glacial ray spliced onto a green spell would count as a green source of damage..
- query: by some readings of the rules, a spliced spell would *have* to have a differant target to the host spell (the rules states that a spell with multiple targets may not all target the same thing). Is this actually the case?

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 Siberman ( 13th Sep 2004, 12:43, Rank: Mentat )  reply

I might be interested in the prerelease, but probably won't make it.

The splice mech seems interesting, a different take on buyback in effect, which would make it quite powerful.

re. targeting rules, I have no idea: best ask eemeli :-)

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 Beale ( 13th Sep 2004, 13:05, Rank: Cylon Centurion )  reply

Ooo, prerelease. Same place as usual? Must stay away from the dealers...

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 Sulkyblue ( 13th Sep 2004, 13:18, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Anyone know what the pre-release foil will be? I've tried hunting out spoilers but can't seem to find it.

This red thing is going to hurt, the confussion about hte targetting rules is a real shame though, I foresee many arguements. If it's got to be multiple targets it reduces the power quite a lot I guess, but I doubt that interpretation will be obvious to many people (certainly wasn't to me).

Suddenly discard becomes a lot more tempting ;0)

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 armadillo ( 13th Sep 2004, 17:41, Rank: Peacekeeper )  reply

Prerelease foil here: (

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 karne ( 13th Sep 2004, 18:17, Rank: GSV )  reply

Right ho - I'm going to the prerelease... hope you're right Armadillo ];=8)

mm Thunder Dragon's ( bigger brother...

and an alternate artwork (see ( for the normal)

This might amuse people too - new player reward cards (

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 karne ( 18th Sep 2004, 19:32, Rank: GSV )  reply

Hope they go back to the old venue for the next preview - the Old Brewery they used this time was awful.

Official spoilers here: (

I'm not looking at them ]:=8)

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 gaspode ( 14th Sep 2004, 10:27, Rank: Killer Rabbit )  reply

Mana symbols... In text boxes... Coloured... Not grey.


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 karne ( 14th Sep 2004, 10:28, Rank: GSV )  reply

yeah - they fixed their printer problems by the looks of it. Herm.. another card I'll add to the list of unusuably unstable red rares (though whatisface's thumb would help a lot).

Is it me or does 'You can respond to the trigger, but not to the coin flip' makes goblin bookie useless for coin flips?

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 dormouse ( 14th Sep 2004, 12:47, Rank: Jedi )  reply

gaspode: yay!! thanks for pointing that out...

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 armadillo ( 15th Sep 2004, 10:02, Rank: Peacekeeper )  reply


Today's preveiw - not a terribly origanal or exciting card, but certainly useful.

In my opinion, the best art on a magic card in recent centuries.

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 Siberman ( 15th Sep 2004, 10:17, Rank: Mentat )  reply

I agree about the art.

Green mana flare, it's great.

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 karne ( 15th Sep 2004, 10:55, Rank: GSV )  reply

Nice old style card (I can almost forgive the new borders on it ];=8) - will no doubt be very popular too.

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 Siberman ( 16th Sep 2004, 09:50, Rank: Mentat )  reply


More black tutoring; nice black feel though

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 karne ( 16th Sep 2004, 10:56, Rank: GSV )  reply

Touch expensive but it'ld find a place in pure black weenies (mm rat deck). I'ld like being able to grab a Terror at will.

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 Siberman ( 17th Sep 2004, 08:20, Rank: Mentat )  reply


A nice explanation of all the new mechanics, and a replacement for mageta the lion!

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 Sulkyblue ( 17th Sep 2004, 10:41, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Yeesh, another big white nastiness of doom.

Real shame they didn't balance the colours more for their previews, one green card which is actually just a reprint seems a bit stingy.

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 karne ( 17th Sep 2004, 10:57, Rank: GSV )  reply

that's an interesting adaption.. I woulnd't call it a reprint to megeta - it's cheaper to wrath but you can only do it once.

nice ]:=8)

a cycle? aha so these are the gods?

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 armadillo ( 17th Sep 2004, 12:06, Rank: Peacekeeper )  reply

Myojin - 'Bright divinity'; an imortant kami

Probably the closest thing to gods they've got.

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 armadillo ( 17th Sep 2004, 12:50, Rank: Peacekeeper )  reply


Don't laugh, it could happen.

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 Siberman ( 17th Sep 2004, 14:13, Rank: Mentat )  reply

whence came this?

/me laughs

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 karne ( 17th Sep 2004, 14:22, Rank: GSV )  reply


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