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  • I’m glad that Ikoria appears to be some Pokemon universe bad future

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  • So, I’ve seen the new spoilers for Ikoria……and I have to admit, I’m kind of conflicted. I was so excited for it, but after seeing them, I…i kind of don’t like them that much. They look like a different card game, entirely in the case of the alternative skin things, and enough on the other one to make me worry. I mean, i don’t want to invoke the argument of “This is not a Magic card” but it just seems like a fan-made set that was relying on fan service. Of course, this could be something that is just from seeing the more extreme cards. It may get better when we see the remaining cards, but what do you all think?

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    “Tales from the Pit” #2264

    #Magic The Gathering #MTG #Tales from the Pit #WotCStaff
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    Oh lawd he comin’

    #mtg#mtg spoiler #magic the gathering #ikoria#ikoria spoiler #i love this set so far
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  • Oh this is why Yarok is so busted.

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  • I am now lutri-the spellchaser. Best commander ever besides Gitrog.

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  • Mikokoro, Center of the Sea

    “Center of the Sea, Eye of the World, Shrine of Enlightenment. Seek it for answers. Seek it for healing. Seek it and return transformed.” —Scroll fragment from the ruins of Minamo

    Artist: John Avon
    #mtg #magic the gathering #tcg#art#john avon #mikokoro center of the sea #masters 25
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    It took more attempts than I care to admit but I finally went 5-1 in a daily qualifier!!! Weekly championship here I come

    #personal#it me#mtg #magic the gathering
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  • I think the best way to think about wizards of the coast when evaluating their decisions regarding magic, is not to think of them as a company that sells games, but a company that sells collectibles. The game is the most popular way to engage with the collectibles, and the biggest driver of sales, but they aren’t trying to sell you a game, they are trying to sell you cards. Wotc does have an interest in maintaining the health of the game and making it accessible, because a wider playerbase means greater sales, but those are ultimately dependent on to what degree the game (or really, the individual games that make up magic) is itself a driver of sales. So when you ask “why doesn’t wotc reprint fetchlands to make the game more accessible”, the answer is because their interest in maintaining the health of the game will always be secondary to their interest in withholding high-demand collectibles to sell later for an increased price. If Wotc could profit more from cutting support to the game entirely and just selling premium cards, they would do it.

    And to that, Wotc has, over the last couple years, been transitioning more and more into a model which exclusively sells collectibles. Stuff like Mythic Edition, Arena Pets and Card Styles, Collector Boosters, and Secret Lairs- products which carry an increased price point but offer nothing of material consequence to the game itself. This model is strengthened by the degree to which the model of periodic set releases have accustomed Magic players to just buying the shiny new thing. Add to that the limited time frame given each product, as a way to trigger impulsive buying habits, and the focus on these premium collectibles has proven to be an extremely effective way for Wotc to print money.

    Which isn’t really to say that I think Wotc’s going to kill Magic just to sell premium cards, since the draw of the premium cards is that you can play them, but the intense focus which they are giving to premium cards should illustrate how Wotc’s priority is in selling you collectible products. Especially now with the door opened to franchise crossovers, whose job is to pull people into Magic’s consumerbase by selling them collectibles respective to their non-Magic interests. I don’t think Magic’s dying and the game’s still fun but Wotc literally has only an incidental interest in maintaining the health of it, and at this point I can’t seriously see buying into the game as a reasonable option when Wotc has become cognizant of the fact that the game is only secondary to their success. If your only interest is in the game and you don’t care about the collectibles, you should proxy your cards instead.

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    my camera wasn’t Having It today

    human bolas everybody

    #mtg #pov: you're ral and this binch walks up to you and says go to ravnica starbucks with them #nicol bolas
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    #i'm smitten#Mtg #magic the gathering #Ikoria
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    And the special “oh shit this was poor timing we can never reprint this card”  Spacegodzilla, Death Corona

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    #magic the gathering #godzilla#mtg #wizards of the coast #wotc
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  • Now there’s two (2) Izzet Otters.


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    #mtg#shitpost#ikoria#ral zarek #lutri the spellchaser #the lutri ban hurts real bad #oof
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  • cards that do nothing

    #mtg #magic the gathering #mtg meme#null rod#collector ouphe#damping sphere #prahv spires of order #i count Just the Wind because from a flavor perspective a creature is being returned to oblivion #there's Nothing to worry about.
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  • Biollante,the dorats and baby Godzilla. It’s fair to say that wizards so going deep with their Godzilla cards… so it’s only a matter of time before we see the real $100+ mythic …

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    Originally posted by sadpacifisticnerd

    #magic the gathering #mtg#godzilla#ikoria
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    I had suspicions of wizards wouldnt be able to do King Kong. Considering the rights to King Kong are a legal nightmare. This is pretty much their way of still having a kong card.

    #magic the gathering #mtg#godzilla#king kong#ikoria
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    BIOLLANTE!

    #magic the gathering #mtg#godzilla#ikoria
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  • WOTC: You even get to play these brand new companion creatures in commander!
    Lutri:

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    WOTC:

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    #mtg#ikoria#lutri#spoilers#magic #why even print the card like that huh?
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    Battra?!? Kiryu!?!??

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    #magic the gathering #mtg#godzilla#ikoria
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