Originally Posted by bigkrev
Enrage very much feels like a small set mechanic that a year from now Maro will appologize for in State of Design
Nah, I think it's a bit broader than that. Afflict fits that kind of niche because it just does one kinda boring thing and doesn't have much meat to it. Enrage is one of those weirdly broad ability words but it's one that can have a bunch of neat effects attached to it, at least.
Originally Posted by Familienoberhauptvogel
Explore sounds a bit like Clash execution wise which ended up being terrible not just because you let your opponent scry but because it's cumbersome.
Clash was a lot of work to get a small benefit that your opponent also got. The payoff matrix on this is a lot better.
Originally Posted by OnPoint
But the market can't keep up like this, can it?
Within the next two years either the Reserved List is in some meaningful sense gone or we'll see a price floor of $10 for Reserved cards and $50 for ones anyone cares about. Double those if we go another year or two out.
Originally Posted by SigmasonicX
* Surprised to see that fabricate was popular enough to be listed as a successful mechanic.
Fabricate was a great limited mechanic without actually bothering anyone otherwise.
* Interesting that the lack of synergy between mechanics was a deliberate choice for Amonkhet.
I told everyone this when the set was getting spoiled, so I am glad to see I was broadly correct about it.
Originally Posted by kirblar
Not the case. It's an ability word, not an ability. They can and will print cards like this without the italics if the future set isn't using the parent mechanic.
Hmmm. I've seen them go the other way (Phosphorescent Feast had Chroma added to the card when it was reprinted in Eventide) but I can't think of an example where they went the other way.
Regardless, being an ability word the barrier is lower than a full keyword. Even if they enforce their rules about frequency in Masters sets on ability words there are still tons of places to easily reprint a card like this like Commander sets, Duel Decks, etc.