sarroth:

Some players have been complaining that showing what creatures have soulbond is complicated, and that Wizards should have printed a token for the ability. I’m not sure about this, as the card itself wouldn’t be a token and no card creates one (unlike tokens or emblems). I decided to create one using Magic Set Editor, even though I don’t plan on playing with any soulbond creatures anytime soon. So if you want something that says “these two creatures are paired,” here it is. I don’t think it’s sized to be a Magic card, but if you want that you can figure it out for yourself. Since it doesn’t need to be sleeved it doesn’t really need to be the same size as the Magic cards you’re putting over top of it. Since it isn’t a token or emblem by rules standards, I’ve used the term “icon.” If you’re wondering, the art is from Heroes’ Reunion. Enjoy!

Brilliant choice of art.

sarroth:

Some players have been complaining that showing what creatures have soulbond is complicated, and that Wizards should have printed a token for the ability. I’m not sure about this, as the card itself wouldn’t be a token and no card creates one (unlike tokens or emblems). I decided to create one using Magic Set Editor, even though I don’t plan on playing with any soulbond creatures anytime soon. So if you want something that says “these two creatures are paired,” here it is. I don’t think it’s sized to be a Magic card, but if you want that you can figure it out for yourself. Since it doesn’t need to be sleeved it doesn’t really need to be the same size as the Magic cards you’re putting over top of it. Since it isn’t a token or emblem by rules standards, I’ve used the term “icon.” If you’re wondering, the art is from Heroes’ Reunion. Enjoy!

Brilliant choice of art.

(via vedalkenghurl)

determining the price of foreign cards

there is a lot of confusion when it comes to foreign cards, and there are a large number of people that think just because it’s foreign it is worth more. I wanted to dispel some of the myths about foreign cards and shed some light on the true price.

TYPE 2:

  1. Korean
  2. English
  3. Japanese
  4. Russian
  5. Chinese
  6. everything else

type II is probably the worst format for foreign cards, because the format is not eternal; this causes people to not go after foreign cards and especially foreign foils, keeping the price relatively low. The one exception is Korean, wizards recently decided to start printing Korean again, and because of the low print runs the cards have gone through the roof. You can expect Korean prices to be higher for a long time and any Korean foils that are played in eternal formats will be even higher. Aside from a few eternal format staples foreign type 2 is generally not worth buying.

Modern:

I don’t know, this isn’t really an established format and it caught on really fast then it seemed to die out so I’m not really sure if people are planning on getting foreign cards or not. It is an eternal format so if I had to guess I would say:

  1. Korean
  2. Japanese
  3. Russian
  4. Chinese
  5. English
  6. everything else

Legacy/Vintage:

if a foil of the card does not exist (i.e. smokestack, tolarian academy, etc.)

  1. Korean
  2. Japanese
  3. Russian
  4. Chinese
  5. English
  6. everything else

if a foil does exist

  1. Japanese (although korean would take the place but we’ve only had 2 korean sets so far that offer foil)
  2. Russian
  3. Chinese
  4. English
  5. everything else

the biggest thing that always look out for are Korean cards. If you come across any and you find out that that card is not printed in foil, more than likely that card will be worth a lot of money. There is a claim for valuing Russian foil higher than Japanese foil only because it’s more rare in terms of print run, but that’s normally just a matter of opinion.

another problem I see is how to determine the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. if you don’t speak it or write it you probably view all of the languages the same, but there are a astute differences you can notice to help you determine the language.

Japanese cards are more “curvy” than the other languages, you’ll notice the other two languages are more box shaped.

this is a Chinese card notice how everything is more boxed? You’ll also find a lot of Chinese cards have that circle dot in the middle at the end of a sentence, whereas Japanese is at the bottom.

and now we have Korean which to me looks like a mixture of the two, you’ll notice a lot more circles and oval shapes with Korean cards, that is really how I used to determine them  in the beginning, of course now I just see it and can tell the difference immediately. Sorry to anyone whose Chinese Japanese or Korean I’m sure I did not describe these languages as eloquently as you may have, but I did the best I could with what I know. Hopefully this helps some of you out, I see a lot of people getting blown out in trades at comic shops because they never know how to value for foreign cards.

New angel has been spoiled, an 8/8 flying Lady Gaga. If they print a Skrillex I’m quitting this game.

New angel has been spoiled, an 8/8 flying Lady Gaga. If they print a Skrillex I’m quitting this game.

Aaron Forsythe says they’ve talked about reprinting Force of Will in a new set

The end of the conversation sounded like it’s not going to happen, but man I wish it would, would love that card in Standard (once mana leak rotates)

asker

gallcws asked: Actually, you could attack with the Seance tokens. Exile the creature at your opponent's upkeep. The token doesn't go away until the next end step (i.e. yours). Reckless abandon attackers.

I don’t think it works like that, if you exile a creature during your opponents upkeep it should go away at their end step. But maybe someone can clarify?

mtgathering:

Séance is an interesting card, to say the least. It doesn’t give the token haste, so it can’t actually attack, but creatures can do more than just attack for the win. This card might be really good with Birthing Pod, to get free creatures to sacrifice after a sweeper, or to get an extra trigger out of Acidic Slime, Blade Splicer, or Geist-Honored Monk.
I’m not sure if it’s good in Limited or not though. Sure, I can bring in a blocker from the grave on my opponent’s turn, but most of my creatures in Limited are beaters or creatures that need to tap to activate. Séance just doesn’t work well with those creatures.

Cool card, can also be abused with sundial of the infinite as well. Seems some what worthless outside of those few instances though.

mtgathering:

Séance is an interesting card, to say the least. It doesn’t give the token haste, so it can’t actually attack, but creatures can do more than just attack for the win. This card might be really good with Birthing Pod, to get free creatures to sacrifice after a sweeper, or to get an extra trigger out of Acidic Slime, Blade Splicer, or Geist-Honored Monk.

I’m not sure if it’s good in Limited or not though. Sure, I can bring in a blocker from the grave on my opponent’s turn, but most of my creatures in Limited are beaters or creatures that need to tap to activate. Séance just doesn’t work well with those creatures.

Cool card, can also be abused with sundial of the infinite as well. Seems some what worthless outside of those few instances though.

5 new Dark Ascension cards spoiled

Really loving the art from this set.

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Ghooouuullllll Tree

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Game Day top 8 card.

Game Day top 8 card.

Dredge or Reanimator?

ohthezombies:

competitivemtg:

lordofillusions:

Out of curiosity, which deck do you guys prefer? I’m partial to Reanimator myself. 

I mean for Legacy purposes and such of course. 

Reanimator. Dredge always seems like a deck that’s reward isn’t worth the work you put into it. The deck is good, but because it’s so hard to play properly, especially games 2-3, it’s just never seemed worth it to me.

They’ve both got the ups and downs.  Dredge is more resilient to graveyard hate than Reanimator, particularly pin-point hate.  Dredge is much cheaper to build than Reanimator.  Dredge’s biggest strength probably lies in the fact that it’s not really playing Magic.  I can’t think of another deck where you can cast 1-2 spells and still easily win.  You don’t really care about normal notions of card advantage, and you’re pretty resilient to counterspells.  Reanimator on the other hand, you’ve got counters to interact with your opponent, a flexible game plan in what to tutor and reanimate, and an alt-win in the form of Show and Tell.  

And, as a disclaimer, I do play Dredge, so I’m not fully impartial.  But I’d love to finish putting together Reanimator and play that sometime too.  

Yeah hopefully you do, reanimator is a lot of fun. And even though it’s more susceptible to GY hate you have counters, spells to dig, and S&T out of the board, so the hate isn’t that scary, unless it’s faerie macabre.

Dredge or Reanimator?

lordofillusions:

Out of curiosity, which deck do you guys prefer? I’m partial to Reanimator myself. 

I mean for Legacy purposes and such of course. 

Reanimator. Dredge always seems like a deck that’s reward isn’t worth the work you put into it. The deck is good, but because it’s so hard to play properly, especially games 2-3, it’s just never seemed worth it to me.

I was going through my box of MTG memorabilia, and after going through all my life counters and piles of force of natures (not sorry) I came across my most prized possession, so I thought I’d share it. I had seen this mat before, from what I understand it was given as a door prize at Mirage releases, I tried, rather diligently mind you, to find one for the better part of a year before I eventually just stopped trying. One day, I’m sitting at the shop testing some random terrible deck when my friend Austin comes up to me and says hey check out this cool mat I just got. He whipped out this Mirage mat and I literally said to him, “What do you want for that, I will give you damn near everything I own” An hour later after haggling I traded him a beat up wooded foothills foil, some random rares and about $140 cash. Still my favorite thing I own to this day and my favorite trade story of all time.
Does anyone else have a pet card they collect? Or another magic item that they collect?

I was going through my box of MTG memorabilia, and after going through all my life counters and piles of force of natures (not sorry) I came across my most prized possession, so I thought I’d share it. I had seen this mat before, from what I understand it was given as a door prize at Mirage releases, I tried, rather diligently mind you, to find one for the better part of a year before I eventually just stopped trying. One day, I’m sitting at the shop testing some random terrible deck when my friend Austin comes up to me and says hey check out this cool mat I just got. He whipped out this Mirage mat and I literally said to him, “What do you want for that, I will give you damn near everything I own” An hour later after haggling I traded him a beat up wooded foothills foil, some random rares and about $140 cash. Still my favorite thing I own to this day and my favorite trade story of all time.

Does anyone else have a pet card they collect? Or another magic item that they collect?