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Sep 07 2010 12:01am
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News:
The fine folks at mtgsalvation.com have rounded up the latest cards from Scars of Mirrodin and there are some DOOZIES! How about the two new planeswalkers?  Or the Infect dragon?  Or... all the Mana Myr?  Okay, maybe not those last guys... but there are some awesome new cards and many of them are firing new thoughts for decks and card interactions throughout my brain!

Also new since last week is the MTGO PTQ Paris Schedule!  Get your sealed skills ready as the season starts with M11 sealed and finishes up with Scars of Mirrodin sealed!  

Prices:
Baneslayer drops and drops and drops and is now a borderline 'reasonable' price tag for the card.  Jace and Force are still hanging out in the mid-70's, with not much really moving around.  Primeval Titan growls in the corner at 32ish tickets a piece as well!

Whatcha been playin'?
AJ - 5CMC Deck Loses... turns out that's a bad name for deck too!
Erik - RDW, helping locals test out for upcoming tournaments and whatnot!

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So far the set looks by Xaoslegend at Tue, 09/07/2010 - 06:28
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So far the set looks interesting. I like Infect a lot. A Note about the mythic mox. If there turns out to be any really advantageous reason to sac artifacts it could wind up being a 4 of in some decks, which could be pretty annoying (like drop ravager drop mox get your mana, sac it drop your second mox ect) But otherwise pretty narrow use so not that big a deal so long as the artifact deck doesnt turn out to be standard and extended dominating. Oh and let me know if youre up for a second round of Heirloom skirmishing AJ. I feel like that first time you could have had a little more prep time to make for better games.

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Mox Opal... :/ At first I was by Westane at Tue, 09/07/2010 - 15:59
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Mox Opal... :/

At first I was kinda bummed it was Mythic, but the more I thought about the card the less I cared. In Standard, the card's hardly playable in most deck (Lack of complete spoiler notwithstanding) so I'd hardly call it a staple utility card. Even in Legacy/Classic I can't see myself wanting more than 1-2 of these in very select decks, but again not everywhere. Between giving it the Metalcraft requirement which not all decks can pull off, and making it Legendary... Sure, make it Mythic, whatever. I just hope there's some good lore attached to it to validate it being Legendary.

It seems made for using one by Paul Leicht at Tue, 09/07/2010 - 18:02
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It seems made for using one at a time. Not sure about not needing 4. Certainly you want to draw one in the first few turns as it's purpose is still acceleration. With ds art lands and such it should not be hard to meet the requirement quickly.

I was wondering whether it by StealthBadger at Wed, 09/08/2010 - 05:40
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I was wondering whether it was legendary so that it wasn't too nuts in vintage, where there're probably going to be enough mana-artifacts lying around to satisfy metalcraft pretty much all the time?

I still think metalcraft is about the lamest keyword yet.

I am sure you are right about by Paul Leicht at Wed, 09/08/2010 - 14:31
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I am sure you are right about that. The concept seems tailor made for 3 moxes (or 2 and a lotus) and the opal.