I’ve been playing Magic off and on since the mid-'90s, though some of the “off” periods have been pretty long.

I used to help run Pauper events on MTGO, before Pauper became an officially sanctioned format.

Check out this Magic-related web site I made: https://housedraft.games/

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  • EvutoSpoilers[BLC] Octomancer
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    9 hours ago

    I had assumed, based on the Fish examples we’ve seen, that “Gift a [creature type]” was shorthand for “opponent makes a 1/1 vanilla creature of the named type”. But here the Octopus is an 8/8. Do the Comprehensive Rules have to list power and toughness individually for each creature type that can be gifted?

    Edit: and color too I guess. Maybe abilities, if in some future set it becomes possible to gift birds. Hey, I just got a great idea for a Twelve Days of Christmas-themed Magic set.

    Edit 2: this raises an interesting question about how Artificial Evolution interacts with the Gift mechanic. One way to look at it is that you already promised a certain gift when you announced the spell, and AE would come too late to matter.









  • EvutoSpoilers[BLB] Fountainport
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    Seems like the easy solution is to run fewer copies of the legendary lands. (I’m sure you’re right about the reasons; this complaint is directed at WotC, not you.)


  • EvutoSpoilers[BLB] Fecund Greenshell
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    I’m pretty tired of cards that combo with themselves. Which is a lot of cards, these days. But it would be so much more interesting if the second and third abilities here had each been printed on different cards, and you had to put them together on your own.


  • EvutoSpoilers[BLB] Fountainport
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    2 days ago

    All things considered, probably a stronger card than Mirrex, but the life cost isn’t nothing. I won’t be surprised if control decks start using this.

    No idea why this isn’t legendary. Cards that depict unique individual creatures always are, but lands get a pass (cf. the Castle Ardenvale cycle).


  • EvutoSpoilers[BLB] Starforged Sword
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    I like the “loses flying” drawback, it’s good flavor and it forces you to make interesting decisions. But the card needs to be cheaper to make up for it. I can’t see paying four mana for this effect.





  • EvutoSpoilers[BLB] "Tangleball"
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    Scryfall’s name for this is “Raccoon Katamari”. :)

    So there’s no actual crew ability? It has to be two tokens, and in this set, that probably means offspring. So flavor-wise it’s like a couple of kids out for a joyride.