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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-04 2:28 pm 
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My guess is to make it less confusing for new players? Since the card changes type when it transforms, perhaps the reminder text is there so new players know which side goes face up in the graveyard?

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-04 2:35 pm 
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They are DFC's, yes (confirmed on MaRo's Tumblr). They're not as common as Innistrad, you're not guaranteed to get one per pack. \

They are also confirmed to always be land on the back side, although he's not answering/is deflecting questions about whether they are all artifacts on the front side.

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-04 3:19 pm 

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Sentinel Totem looks like an EDH staple. Tormod's Crypt that hits all graveyards for 1 more mana?

I also like the Warrior Poet version of Huatli, but I'm desperately hoping that the other version is a PW deck walker, because I don't think I've ever seen such a weak planeswalker... ever.

My thoughts too. Had the other version been in the set it would guarantee I never open an Ixalan pack


Why would a garbage mythic prevent you from opening packs? Both versions are pretty terrible either way. Life gain or a bolt for 5 mana? Limited focused mythics are awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-05 2:03 am 
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I'm very much liking the look of this set for commander. Lots of useful cards, yet nothing disgustingly overpowered.

Conqueror's Foothold does look pretty silly with Time Warp effects, but it's both expensive to use and requires you attack with a non-haste creature that requires *other* creatures to be around in order to attack. All in all, if that ends up being the most groan worthy card in the set, I think we're doing pretty well.

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-05 7:08 am 

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Other than Conqueror's Galleon, which seems relatively simple to transform, these new DFCs feel like the old Zendikar quest cards.


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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-05 8:13 am 
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Yaaaay another Maze of Ith variant....

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-05 8:38 am 
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Viperion wrote:
Yaaaay another Maze of Ith variant....

And one that is (usually) way better than Mystifying Maze.

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-05 8:47 am 

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Epsilon wrote:
niheloim wrote:
Uktabi_Kong wrote:
Sentinel Totem looks like an EDH staple. Tormod's Crypt that hits all graveyards for 1 more mana?

I also like the Warrior Poet version of Huatli, but I'm desperately hoping that the other version is a PW deck walker, because I don't think I've ever seen such a weak planeswalker... ever.

My thoughts too. Had the other version been in the set it would guarantee I never open an Ixalan pack


Why would a garbage mythic prevent you from opening packs? Both versions are pretty terrible either way. Life gain or a bolt for 5 mana? Limited focused mythics are awesome.

Because it was sooooo bad. I don't mind a bad card here and there... But man, that promo version is too bad for me to waste money on packs when I can just buy singles. I don't mind the gamble usually.

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
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Journeyer's Kite 2? I'm in. Too bad the transform is non-optional.

And Dinosaurs might be bad, but screw it, they're fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-05 4:21 pm 

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I like "Journeyer's Kite / Maze of Ith" a lot! Well, it's not exactly Maze of Ith, but it's close enough.

Speaking of bad mythics...

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I don't know why they didn't make this an Instant. 7 mana to draw at sorcery speed is a bit much regardless of the number of cards, so as it is you'd need to play this for free (through Intet, Jeleva, Maelstrom Wanderer, ...) to make it viable.


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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-06 12:11 am 
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are these DFCs going to be in foil too? Will we have the triple rare packs?

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-06 1:13 am 

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lumination wrote:
I like "Journeyer's Kite / Maze of Ith" a lot! Well, it's not exactly Maze of Ith, but it's close enough.

Speaking of bad mythics...

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I don't know why they didn't make this an Instant. 7 mana to draw at sorcery speed is a bit much regardless of the number of cards, so as it is you'd need to play this for free (through Intet, Jeleva, Maelstrom Wanderer, ...) to make it viable.

I was a fan of Recurring Insight, but this is a bit... terrible. It could have been an instant and not ruined the world.

I think I'll try to jam it into Wanderer and Mizzix.

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-06 1:18 am 

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Overflowing Insight isn't an instant because Torrential Gearhulk is still Standard legal.

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 Post subject: Re: Ixalan - Zombie Pirates riding Dinosaurs!!!
AgePosted: 2017-Sep-06 2:17 am 
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I don't quite know about terrible. I've played and enjoyed Opportunity and Flow of Ideas and this seems at worst comparable to both.

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