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Lucario
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(06-17-2017, 01:41 AM)
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okay what the fuck, it died in the middle of this?
red13th
(06-17-2017, 01:41 AM)
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stream died.

Look a few posts up, someone's been editing all the cards as they are revealed.
FreedomFrisbee
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(06-17-2017, 01:42 AM)
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Oh man, someone just tripped over a cord.
kirblar
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(06-17-2017, 01:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by red13th

Oooh Aftermath is back. Nice.

Glad theyre finishing the rare cycle w enemy versions.
Rafy
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(06-17-2017, 01:44 AM)
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Spoilers so far:

Final Spoiler for today:

Looks like this is it folks, at least for today
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Zocano
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(06-17-2017, 01:44 AM)
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I wonder if blue gets a 3mana conditional upheaval going off of bontu's reckoning and hour of revelation.
Lucario
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(06-17-2017, 01:45 AM)
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it's back but the audio is scrambled
and the match is over
Imperfected
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(06-17-2017, 01:47 AM)
Is this like a Devolver Digital sort of deal? Are nightmare images going to bombard the stream soon?
Ooccoo
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(06-17-2017, 01:48 AM)
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lol this is the most cringe shit
FreedomFrisbee
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(06-17-2017, 01:49 AM)
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I want everyone to know that they just physically dug a giant card out of the sand sculptured because the rope that would have collapsed it broke.
Lucario
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(06-17-2017, 01:49 AM)
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alright so the audio came back

they had a prop set-piece tomb that was tied to strings, bolas was gonna pull 'em to reveal a card

the strings failed and broke

they spent a while tearing it apart by hand
Ooccoo
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(06-17-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by FreedomFrisbee

I want everyone to know that they just physically dug a giant card out of the sand sculptured because the rope that would have collapsed it broke.

Bad week for WOTC lol
charlequin
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(06-17-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Grixis Pairs for the dead gods confirmed, I guess. A little surprised it isn't a Zombie God.
Angry Grimace
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(06-17-2017, 01:51 AM)
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It seems bad
Rafy
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(06-17-2017, 01:51 AM)
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looks like there's an invocation coming up as well
Angry Grimace
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(06-17-2017, 01:56 AM)
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The only company capable of stopping the spoilers of upcoming set: Wizards of the Coast.
Santiako
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(06-17-2017, 01:58 AM)
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Thanks for posting the cards Rafy.

Hour of Revelation looks really good for EDH.

The Scorpion God is weird since red has nothing to do with -1-1 counters.
Son1x
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(06-17-2017, 02:02 AM)
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The picture seems to be missing the green desert cycle land.

The breaks are terrible this coverage. I seem to recall the last GP being a lot better.
SigmasonicX
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(06-17-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Santiako

Thanks for posting the cards Rafy.

Hour of Revelation looks really good for EDH.

The Scorpion God is weird since red has nothing to do with -1-1 counters.

Red gets spell-wither, so it isn't too odd.

Interesting how the bug gods have forgotten names and act differently.
charlequin
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(06-17-2017, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Santiako

The Scorpion God is weird since red has nothing to do with -1-1 counters.

They're basically permanent direct damage.

Originally Posted by SigmasonicX

Interesting how the bug gods have forgotten names and act differently.

Yeah, I dig it. It's like... of course they wouldn't have names, they dead.
OnPoint
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(06-17-2017, 02:11 AM)
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"The Scorpion God"

Lol

Cmon that's lame.
Rafy
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(06-17-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Santiako

Thanks for posting the cards Rafy.

Hour of Revelation looks really good for EDH.

The Scorpion God is weird since red has nothing to do with -1-1 counters.

You are welcome. I was watching the stream, and thought I might as well post them. It was actually a good distraction from all the cringe on stream.
charlequin
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(06-17-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by OnPoint

Cmon that's lame.

Nah makes perfect sense. They're killed, erased from memory, and kept on ice for when Bolas wants to bring them out. They presumably had names at one point but nobody knows 'em.

Originally Posted by Rafy

It was actually a good distraction from all the cringe on stream.

They just need to never do shit like this on stream. Everyone who's actually at the GP having fun is gonna love it, but it doesn't translate well to the dorks-at-home audience.
The Technomancer
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(06-17-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Someone's been playing Monster Hunter
OnPoint
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(06-17-2017, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by charlequin

Nah makes perfect sense. They're killed, erased from memory, and kept on ice for when Bolas wants to bring them out. They presumably had names at one point but nobody knows 'em.

It can still make sense and be lame. Even if it's flavorful, it sounds cheesy and dumb.
charlequin
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(06-17-2017, 02:19 AM)
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Knowing now that small sets are dead and there's just one more ever after this, BTW, it's more obvious than ever why they'd do that. I don't even think the stuff they're doing in this set is bad in any way (and it's actually pretty cool that they're seriously wrecking the place, and the heroes, up) but it's just so obvious how much less exciting it is than a whole new thing. Mechanically eternalize feels like the only thing they couldn't have just done in one set, and that's a fairly small tweak overall.

Originally Posted by OnPoint

It can still make sense and be lame. Even if it's flavorful, it sounds cheesy and dumb.

i mean it's literally just a description of what the card is
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Imperfected
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(06-17-2017, 02:22 AM)
I like the Scorpion God better than all of the Amonkhet gods other than maybe Rhonas, just at first glance.
The Technomancer
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(06-17-2017, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by charlequin

Nah makes perfect sense. They're killed, erased from memory, and kept on ice for when Bolas wants to bring them out. They presumably had names at one point but nobody knows 'em.

Yeah I like this
Blooddimond
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(06-17-2017, 02:28 AM)
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Damnation Invocation:
Ozigizo
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(06-17-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Man, I'm happy the Gatewatch is over with.
ash321
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(06-17-2017, 02:32 AM)
The mono cycle land is lame,

Lightning strike is too good now

Afflict mechanic is really cool

Eternalize seem pretty sweet in limited

The new god name is really dumb, with this naming scheme the locust god will be name The Locust God lol

It is very interesting how all of the "___'s defeat" can target Bolas himself.
Infinite Stars
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(06-17-2017, 02:33 AM)
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Hour of Revelation is 100% going to be a card that sees play, at least in EDH. I'm not sure about it's luck in Modern, but who knows with the format (Seriously, it could be the exact tool that something wants, it could be a dud, who knows).

Eternalize cards are playable in Commander for their base color, right? So like the cat can be played in Brimaz, despite making a black dude.

Originally Posted by The Technomancer



Someone's been playing Monster Hunter

That's so true. Was it the XX Monster who has the shell made of discarded weapons? I know Gog had a similar deal going on, but that just screams MH.

(I'd kill for an unofficial MH MtG set)
traveler
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(06-17-2017, 02:35 AM)
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http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?p...#post238237383

*Ahem*
Zocano
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(06-17-2017, 02:35 AM)
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The scorpion god's name is The Scorpion God? Fucking lmao.
The Technomancer
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(06-17-2017, 02:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Infinite Stars



That's so true. Was it the XX Monster who has the shell made of discarded weapons? I know Gog had a similar deal going on, but that just screams MH.

(I'd kill for an unofficial MH MtG set)

Its basically a Barroth lolol, with maybe some Duramboros in there
Infinite Stars
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(06-17-2017, 02:39 AM)
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The Scorpion King gifs are now super-relevant, lol.

Originally Posted by traveler

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?p...#post238237383

*Ahem*

Okay, you win. I still think Shards would have made the most sense, but whatever.
Infinite Stars
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(06-17-2017, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Technomancer

Its basically a Barroth lolol, with maybe some Duramboros in there

Lol, I was moreso looking at the design, but yeah, I can see Barroth/Duramobos in it.

Great Jaggi incoming in Ixalan? /s
OnPoint
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(06-17-2017, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by charlequin

i mean it's literally just a description of what the card is

Yes. Exactly. Different strokes I guess.
charlequin
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(06-17-2017, 02:44 AM)
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More thoughts:
  • Eternalize is a reasonable tweak to Embalm, albeit not a thrilling one, but they really need to find a way to link these mechanics together without calling them shit like "Megamorph."
  • Exerting creatures for tap abilities is obvious, and good, design space, though it also makes it even weirder to do this just as a block mechanic.
  • How many majorr matchups in either Modern or Standard put a lot of permanents on the board? Hour of Revelation seems insane against any kind of token strategy but it's not really gonna matter when your opponent only needs like three cards to kill you.
traveler
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(06-17-2017, 02:46 AM)
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Mechanically, I think exert is the biggest hit of the block, even if it needs some tuning to slow down the draft environment. I hope to see it return someday.
SigmasonicX
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(06-17-2017, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by traveler

Mechanically, I think exert is the biggest hit of the block, even if it needs some tuning to slow down the draft environment. I hope to see it return someday.

If it was just used on attacking, I could accept it as a set mechanic, but now that we see it's being used on tap abilities, it's very strange that it isn't just a regular game term.
Supast4r
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(06-17-2017, 02:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Daedardus

And probably flail his arms around everytime he shouts. It keeps surprising me how weird his voice is, it's one of the highest pitched male voices I've ever heard in my life.



What's the pile shuffle rule? I also don't get what's so wrong with pile shuffling the first time. You do it randomly and make uneven heaps, and then mash shuffle them randomly back together and then do a couple of mash shuffles after it.

You can only pile shuffle once per round. If you pile shuffle twice then they can call a judge to give you a warning on delaying time. I only said that because at my shop last week someone unforced that on me every round and he was playing burn versus faeries which will never have time issues.
Ashodin
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(06-17-2017, 03:00 AM)
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I also really like exert as well.

Love the new god, that's a good EDH commander. Might see play in Standard, iono.

Hour of Revelation is SICK.
SigmasonicX
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(06-17-2017, 03:17 AM)
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Updated the OP, including with an additional Scorpion King GIF. Speaking of which, spaces between the cards, good? Bad?

And new Invocation.
Ashodin
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(06-17-2017, 03:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by SigmasonicX

Updated the OP, including with an additional Scorpion King GIF. Speaking of which, spaces between the cards, good? Bad?

And new Invocation.

YO. Amonkhet Invocations going out with a bang. Also no spaces.
Zocano
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(06-17-2017, 03:28 AM)
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That blood moon art is prettyyyyyyy good. Too bad I think the frame is kinda gnarly.

Though it is one of the less cluttered ones.
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Angry Grimace
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(06-17-2017, 03:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by charlequin

More thoughts:

  • Eternalize is a reasonable tweak to Embalm, albeit not a thrilling one, but they really need to find a way to link these mechanics together without calling them shit like "Megamorph."
  • Exerting creatures for tap abilities is obvious, and good, design space, though it also makes it even weirder to do this just as a block mechanic.
  • How many majorr matchups in either Modern or Standard put a lot of permanents on the board? Hour of Revelation seems insane against any kind of token strategy but it's not really gonna matter when your opponent only needs like three cards to kill you.

Hour of Revelation's cost reduction ability is trinket text in Standard. It's just there for EDH.

For Standard, this is a Planar Cleansing reprint.
Imperfected
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(06-17-2017, 03:39 AM)
It could potentially be relevant against Annointed Procession decks and the like, but it's a pretty edge case thing in competitive formats, yeah.
OnPoint
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(06-17-2017, 03:40 AM)
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Why do the Invocations have to waste such good art
Angry Grimace
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Originally Posted by OnPoint

Why do the Invocations have to waste such good art

For the most part the art is kind of whatever, some of the good art is stuck to cards that suck and are worthless, and the art actually looks smaller than even normal cards. Invocations suck.

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