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Posted by karne (26th Jun 2006, 10:17) -

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 karne ( 26th Jun 2006, 10:19, Rank: GSV )  reply

hmm oddity, it doesn't tap for mana.. they Wizards going to be retro with their card design rules too?

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 karne ( 26th Jun 2006, 10:24, Rank: GSV )  reply

See also (

for Marit related cards

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 karne ( 26th Jun 2006, 10:35, Rank: GSV )  reply

Also, Yeti!!! (

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 Siberman ( 26th Jun 2006, 10:54, Rank: Mentat )  reply

all good :-)

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 Siberman ( 27th Jun 2006, 09:52, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( pitch wrath

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 Sulkyblue ( 27th Jun 2006, 11:32, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Yich!!! That's just nasty!

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 Siberman ( 27th Jun 2006, 09:53, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( but that's just cruel!

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 Hack ( 27th Jun 2006, 23:09, Rank: Cylon Centurion )  reply

What's with the doesn't-tap-for-mana land? Is it just that the font wouldn't be readable if they added in one more line?

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 Siberman ( 28th Jun 2006, 09:56, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( more blue, grumble

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 Siberman ( 29th Jun 2006, 09:33, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( ophidian basilisk anyone?

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 karne ( 29th Jun 2006, 17:07, Rank: GSV )  reply

ok, who supercharged the doiley snake?

nifty, finally a new snake for my snake deck :)

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 Sulkyblue ( 30th Jun 2006, 10:37, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

( - Garza's Assassin and the Recover Mechanic.

Not hugely impressed to be honest.

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 karne ( 30th Jun 2006, 11:30, Rank: GSV )  reply

The assassni's very good bt it's pure suicide black. See also:


for Cover of Winter

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 Siberman ( 30th Jun 2006, 18:14, Rank: Mentat )  reply

I wish they'd actually gone for teh graveyard order matters theme - it would have been better; afterall, there's no real reason to be fiddling with the order of your graveyard.

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 karne ( 3rd Jul 2006, 10:27, Rank: GSV )  reply

I've played games where graveyard order counts, it's very annoying.

I wonder if the whole 'if creature dies, do X else remove from game' effect will be even more annoying. Hard to remember triggered effects if the cards concerned can't be seen.

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 karne ( 3rd Jul 2006, 10:28, Rank: GSV )  reply

Resize ( - green pump and a good one.

The prerelease card is Allosaurous rider (

although I think we knew that - good really, as I won't be too dissapointed if i can't make it.

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 karne ( 3rd Jul 2006, 10:33, Rank: GSV )  reply

Aaaannnddd Arcam Dagsson


Hello R&D - Tinker on legs?! Hello? Earth to Brokenworld.. Are you totally nuts? Is anyone listening to me?

I think I'm going to go have a lie down now.

Ak, arcbound, affinity.. cry...

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 Sulkyblue ( 3rd Jul 2006, 10:55, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Erkle. Is this one of those "hey mirrodin's out of block and no one just plays plain old constructed anymore anyways" cards? the pump is cool and the dinosaur rider scares me a bit. Maybe I'll finally get round to that land deck i've been pondering in the back of my head.

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 karne ( 3rd Jul 2006, 10:59, Rank: GSV )  reply

The pump combos nice with Great Good. You're welcome to the dinosaur, I don't like it much :)

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 Sulkyblue ( 3rd Jul 2006, 15:01, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

How generous of you ;0)

I guess I should put the order in to firestorm cards - if anyone wants me to order anything for them give a shout.

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 karne ( 4th Jul 2006, 09:35, Rank: GSV )  reply


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 Siberman ( 4th Jul 2006, 09:19, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( zur the enchanter

/me thinks my bramble elemental deck wants a copy

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 karne ( 4th Jul 2006, 09:41, Rank: GSV )  reply

Fantastic card. See also ( for the art reference.

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 Siberman ( 5th Jul 2006, 09:31, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( we have a lord

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 Sulkyblue ( 5th Jul 2006, 10:42, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Ouch. Also what a truly truly terrible piece of artwork!

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 karne ( 6th Jul 2006, 10:34, Rank: GSV )  reply

Works better at a larger scale: (

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 Sulkyblue ( 6th Jul 2006, 10:41, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Nope - I still don't like it. The pose seems very un-natural, one hand looks much larger than the other and she's got no legs. *shrug*

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 Siberman ( 6th Jul 2006, 09:53, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( two here today: expensively firebreathing knights...

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 karne ( 6th Jul 2006, 10:40, Rank: GSV )  reply

Nice adaption of the pump knights, flying's good as it gives them more bite but they'll still be quite easy to kill. Open to discussion if these are better than Skyknights or Skyhunters. I still think the latter is the best.

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 Sulkyblue ( 6th Jul 2006, 10:44, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Ooo! Pretty pretty horses. I'm ambivalent about the actual cards (bit expensive imho although I'm never sure about what value to put on pro-single-colour) but the artwork is very pretty and the concept is cool.

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 karne ( 6th Jul 2006, 15:31, Rank: GSV )  reply

They're priced very aggressively. As I understand the Skyhunter at WW for a 2/2 flyer is the ceiling. You won't see better than that.

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 Sulkyblue ( 7th Jul 2006, 06:33, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

( - mechanic review - and a collection of cards I'm not sure whether we've seen (I'm losing track).
Mishra's Bauble (free drop 'slowtrip' but not very exciting for it's ability)
Owl keeper, very cool card, art and concept (fluffy giant with pet owls!), Surging flame (aka rippling blast) and Soulspike (meh).

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 karne ( 7th Jul 2006, 10:13, Rank: GSV )  reply

Also Ronom Hulk, ( - silliness

Michra's Bauble in potentially very exciting. Nice balance to Urza's bauble.

In both cases the effect is just gravy, the main advantage is being able to play a card for free that replaces itself. There arn't many examples of them.

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 Siberman ( 10th Jul 2006, 09:42, Rank: Mentat )  reply

( sortable spoiler here

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 karne ( 10th Jul 2006, 09:57, Rank: GSV )  reply

This is utterly unexpected, Wizards have *de*errataed a number of cards, putting them back to their original power level. The list includes:

* Palinchron * Treachery * Great Whale * Cloud of Faeries * Priest of Gix * Peregrine Drake * Iridescent Drake * Karmic Guide * Basalt Monolith * Time Vault * Intuition * Enduring Renewal * Balance * Drop of Honey * Goblin Snowman * Celestial Dawn

Most notably this now allows 'come into play' brokenness again.

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