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Posted by karne (10th Jan 2005, 10:14) -

What a lotta ninjas.. (

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 karne ( 10th Jan 2005, 10:14, Rank: GSV )  reply

Well that's starting things off with a bang...

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 karne ( 11th Jan 2005, 10:43, Rank: GSV )  reply

Nice to see red getting some more tricksy cards - I suspect the Lowblood will be more effective as a threat than by actual damage. Nice ]:=8)

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 karne ( 12th Jan 2005, 11:09, Rank: GSV )  reply


ok he's cool ]:=8) nice to see magic R&D are firmly back into cool creatures mode.

mmm flashback..

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 karne ( 13th Jan 2005, 10:43, Rank: GSV )  reply

mmm Tallowisp (

finally, a move away from equipment - yay!

gives me ides for an angry kami deck: Tallowisp, Hana Kami, Kabuto Moth, Rancor, One with Nature etc. hmmm.. ]:=8)

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 Siberman ( 14th Jan 2005, 08:35, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( this cycle look quite interesting.

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 karne ( 14th Jan 2005, 10:53, Rank: GSV )  reply

aha, the first of the land enchant cycle - nifty, and very powerful - blue isn't going to like these..

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 karne ( 15th Jan 2005, 09:44, Rank: GSV )  reply

( first patron - excellent use for spare orochi legends..

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 karne ( 17th Jan 2005, 09:58, Rank: GSV )  reply

( - combat trick

and waaay more impressive another flip card: (

nasty.. ]:=8) though the lack of haste tempers it a little, thank goodness

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 karne ( 17th Jan 2005, 09:58, Rank: GSV )  reply

am I the only one reading this? or the only one commenting?

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 Sulkyblue ( 17th Jan 2005, 11:22, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

i'm reading. I just don't have much to say as we tend to discuss it on irc before I remember to read this thread. The red flip is interesting, the trick being i guess to try and get more than two ki counters on it. I can't find the second "way more impressive" flip card.

( - Hundred Talon Strike, alternate costs for splicing are interesting.

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 dormouse ( 17th Jan 2005, 12:50, Rank: Jedi )  reply

i'm reading ;)

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 armadillo ( 17th Jan 2005, 13:31, Rank: Peacekeeper )  reply

I'm reading too, but from work, where is filtered, so i can't see the cards till the evenng, when i'm too tired to comment.

Its mildly confusing trying to decipher the cards from the just the comments here and on MTGS.

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 Sulkyblue ( 18th Jan 2005, 10:35, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

( and just for Tom
Heed The Mists 3UU, sorcery (arcane) - Put the top card of your library into your graveyard, then draw cards equal to that card's converted mana cost.

Interesting to find a home for - somethign that makes the most of it and can draw sensible numbers of cards, ideally knowing what you're going to dump and can get the lost card back somehow would be nice.

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 Siberman ( 19th Jan 2005, 08:50, Rank: Mentat )  reply


very cool

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 karne ( 19th Jan 2005, 11:01, Rank: GSV )  reply

just me being paranoid then ]:=8)

card: aha yes - ink eyes - this one's the pre relase tourney card too (probably an alternate artwork - does anyone know what it is?) - nasty black stompy.

See the flavour stories for more background on this character.

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 karne ( 19th Jan 2005, 11:06, Rank: GSV )  reply

hmm found it (

ikk.. I know they tend to use refused art for the promo cards but that one really is bad

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 armadillo ( 20th Jan 2005, 08:40, Rank: Peacekeeper )  reply

OK, there have been some stupid cards in the past, but today's is just fsking RETARDED:

Mirror Gallery (5)
The legend rule does not apply

I mean, seriously, come on. Some things are legendary for a reason - with 2 in play the game breaks.

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 Siberman ( 20th Jan 2005, 09:43, Rank: Mentat )  reply

why wasn't this card in unhinged??!!

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 karne ( 20th Jan 2005, 09:57, Rank: GSV )  reply

1: take rules book 2: tear into tiny pieces 3: jump up and down on them...

dear god, why do R&D do this sort of thing? and this expansion wasso sensible up to thios point...

weeeee ]:=8)

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 Siberman ( 21st Jan 2005, 08:40, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( this is just strictly better than captain's maneuver. In almost every way.

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 karne ( 21st Jan 2005, 11:11, Rank: GSV )  reply

interesting - new, much weaker pitch cards. hmm

not sure I'm keen, the card's very playable but the converted cost limitation means there no chance for REALLY spectacular effects in multi player. Nice for duels though ]:=8)

and on a side note... more dippy fish - yay!!!!

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 karne ( 21st Jan 2005, 11:40, Rank: GSV )  reply

amusing footnote: this card can manage a turn 0 win against a channel/fireball deck...

fear the fish!

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 armadillo ( 22nd Jan 2005, 23:02, Rank: Peacekeeper )  reply

This card is freaking amazing in limited duels.

I got one at the pre-release today and, along with an 8.5 tails, meant I went 3-1 up in my flight.

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 Siberman ( 24th Jan 2005, 08:50, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( complete spoiler for betrayers

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 Siberman ( 24th Jan 2005, 09:09, Rank: Mentat )  reply

I want a genju of the realm. oh yes. I do. Oh, and kodama of the centre tree, since it can, quite easily, soulshift for itself.

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 karne ( 24th Jan 2005, 09:47, Rank: GSV )  reply

'dillo - you seem to have a thing with drawing tails in tournies ]:=8)

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 Siberman ( 24th Jan 2005, 10:50, Rank: Mentat )  reply

i can think of worse things to be continually drawing

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