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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

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    Dinosaurs and Pirates. I still can't get over the ridiculousness of that combination of themes. It's like something out of a Calvin and Hobbes fantasy sequence.
    I see no issue here. I'd play Magic: the Calvinball
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    Dinosaurs and Pirates. I still can't get over the ridiculousness of that combination of themes. It's like something out of a Calvin and Hobbes fantasy sequence.
    I'm expecting to get a Vampire Dinosaur Pirate in the enxt set.

    Y'know, just because. And it'll be the Vanilla Mythic that MaRo was talking about. :D

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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

    Quote Originally Posted by MGB View Post
    Dinosaurs and Pirates. I still can't get over the ridiculousness of that combination of themes. It's like something out of a Calvin and Hobbes fantasy sequence.

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    That exact page popped into my head, too.

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    that's the closest thing to carnage tyrant crewing a heart of kiran.

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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

    This C&H strip got me thinking, since it depicts a bunch of flying dinosaurs (kind of). I did a Gatherer search for "reach" and I got two hits. None of them were brontosaurus/brachiosaurus/apatosaurus type dinos. I feel like if ever a Green creature in Magic should have Reach, it should be a goddamn brontosaurus. Instead there's a Human Archer (fair, there's precedent for bowmen having reach) and a weird looking 3/4 for 2GG.

    None of this really means a damn especially since Reach is basically just a "fool me once" ability if it even works in the first place, I guess I expected too much from the flavor department in a set where Dinosaurs, Vampires, Humans, and Merfolk are fighting over the secret of El Dorado.
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    Instead there's a Human Archer (fair, there's precedent for bowmen having reach) and a weird looking 3/4 for 2GG.
    Wait, what? There are a ton a Green spiders that have Reach.

    I mean, Reach does get put on things that just happen to be big also, which is kind of stupid. Just because things are big doesn't mean they are good at catching flying things...
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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

    Quote Originally Posted by H View Post
    Wait, what? There are a ton a Green spiders that have Reach.

    I mean, Reach does get put on things that just happen to be big also, which is kind of stupid. Just because things are big doesn't mean they are good at catching flying things...
    He means in the set Ixalan. There is Atzocan Archer & Grazing Whiptail.
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    He means in the set Ixalan. There is Atzocan Archer & Grazing Whiptail.
    Oh, OK, I knew I had to be missing something...AKA the title of the thread,
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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

    Quote Originally Posted by MGB View Post
    Dinosaurs and Pirates. I still can't get over the ridiculousness of that combination of themes. It's like something out of a Calvin and Hobbes fantasy sequence.
    It seems to me like a blatant attempt to get Hearthstone fans into Magic. Hearthstone recently had a dinosaur themed set (Journey to Ungoro) and there are a couple winning Pirate decks that were dominating for a while. I'm just sad at how lazy of an attempt it is.
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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

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    It seems to me like a blatant attempt to get Hearthstone fans into Magic. Hearthstone recently had a dinosaur themed set (Journey to Ungoro) and there are a couple winning Pirate decks that were dominating for a while. I'm just sad at how lazy of an attempt it is.
    Not to mention MTG Arena which looks like a Hearthstone clone more or less. But it isn't suprising, considering how long MtG dominated the market, then HS popped up out of nowhere and completely shat all over Wizards in terms of revenue in record time.

    Same thing how they tried to emulate the whole comic book movie thing with the Jacetice League.
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    Yeah, the new brain trust at WotC isn't exactly a bunch of geniuses, although they did manage to build a Hearthstone clone good enough to get screenshots of, which is dramatically more than the old team could have ever done, so I guess that's a point in their favor.

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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

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    Can this be a separate thread? Seems like there is a discussion to be had over this and it doesn't have anything to do with the Ixalan set.
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    Search for Azcanta broke through in a big way at worlds.


    Minor humblebrag on my side.
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    im calling it now, my prediction is that search for azcanta is the best card in the set.
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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

    Quote Originally Posted by bruizar View Post
    Search for Azcanta broke through in a big way at worlds.


    Minor humblebrag on my side.


    Kept it civil with 13 copies but had to put money where mouth is

    I have not been keeping up with this set as well as I used to. But it sure looks like a winner. I especially like how it has that "Legendary that does not get hampered by seeing duplicates" thing going on.

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    For anyone who buys packs, has anyone else noticed the quality issues? Or did I just get unlucky? I've got about 50 cards from a box that were faded (like old revised cards or something). It only happened on the first 4 commons of the pack, but it was definitely prominent. I also noticed a lot of "smeared" ink in the names of some of the cards. I haven't bought box/packs in a long time so maybe this is par for the course now but I was curious.

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    Re: Ixalan [XLN]

    Quote Originally Posted by ronco View Post
    For anyone who buys packs, has anyone else noticed the quality issues? Or did I just get unlucky? I've got about 50 cards from a box that were faded (like old revised cards or something). It only happened on the first 4 commons of the pack, but it was definitely prominent. I also noticed a lot of "smeared" ink in the names of some of the cards. I haven't bought box/packs in a long time so maybe this is par for the course now but I was curious.
    Quality issues are pretty common, and they vary by set. If you open enough product, you'll find all sorts of errors. Some sets have more errors or quality-control issues than others. Modern Masters 2 was notorious for problems. I have some Gatecrash cards with the smearing you're describing. Sometimes the errors are interesting, and sometimes they just make the card look ugly.

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    Wasn't the increased number of quality errors about the same time Wizards of the Coast switched the company that printed their cards?

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    Wasn't the increased number of quality errors about the same time Wizards of the Coast switched the company that printed their cards?
    afaik they have always stuck with their original manufacturer

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