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  • Magic: the Gathering - Have you been following the Eighth Edition Rollout?

    (I know, there's that spoiler thing going around. But I only skim-read it once. )

    They only returned one card from Fallen Empires! What a gyp.

    But Urza's Mine, Urza's Tower, and Urza's Power Plant are back!



    Another good thing is that the dual lands from Invasion (also known as "taplands") are coming back, and as uncommons unlike the Ice Age dual lands which were rare. I hate few things more than rare lands.
    Everything changes, but nothing is truly lost.

  • #2
    Do they have anything useful for my sliver and zombie decks?
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    • #3
      Well, 8th loses Duress & corrupt, which are fun for ANY black deck, but Last Laugh is in 8th edition (whenever a creature you control is put into the graveyard, each other player sacrifices a creature). So while you're merrily sacking Festering Goblins to your Nantuko Husks & bringing things back with gravedigger, yuor opponent sacrifices all his creatures.

      Vicious Hunger isn't bad for clearing out Weenies, either.
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      • #4
        You guys seen the new art on Underworld Dreams? Wow!

        Hey DinoDoc, maybe you'd like that for your Zombie deck. It doesn't really interact with a lot of zombie-related cards, but zombies are creatures of the underworld. Sort of.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mr. President
          You guys seen the new art on Underworld Dreams? Wow!
          It looks like a very evil card. I like it.
          but Last Laugh is in 8th edition
          I don't see it. Persecute looks like it would be a good addition though to go with my graveyard clearing Carrion Wurm.
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          • #6
            PS How does the Lord of the Undead compare to the Undead Warchief? I was thinking about mixing them in.
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            • #7
              I hate few things more than rare lands.
              Why? Lands can be your most powerful cards.
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              • #8
                Well, you pretty much need lands to make a deck, so it feels sort of "wrong" for them to be rare. Plus I really like non-basic lands, and rare ones are hard to get.

                Arabian Nights' Rukh Egg is confirmed as included, which raises an interesting question. What do you normally use for tokens when you play with token-creating cards? It doesn't come up very often for me because I only have two or three token-creating cards, but the last time I played away from home I had to use my driver's license as a Djinn token.

                Unfortunately, a lot of the talk about the Rollout is what's been left out. Disenchant and Counterspell are not being reprinted in Eighth Edition. Frankly, I'm cool with this, but a few people are outraged.
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                • #9
                  i mainly use cions, if im out then a piece of paper is always good, i rip of a bit and fold it into a square(ish) sort of a shape. er, anything thats lying about, hmmma driving lisance wouldnt that be a bit to big, mind you i live in the UK you DLs might be a different size.
                  Then i remembered thinking to myself "Holy Jesus what are these god damn animals"----> "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

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                  • #10
                    Well, you pretty much need lands to make a deck, so it feels sort of "wrong" for them to be rare. Plus I really like non-basic lands, and rare ones are hard to get.
                    I like them because they are so powerful and versatile. A rare you may build a deck around, but a rare land will fit in any deck.

                    I had to use my driver's license as a Djinn token.
                    I use coins for the most part, since I have some token generating decks that require me to manipulate a fair number of tokens.

                    Pennies do just fine.
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                    • #11
                      8th Edition?!? Its been a while since I've followed the game. I think it went downhill after Unlimited/Legends and I pretty much stopped after 4th edition came out. Ice Age was cool (no pun intended )
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                      • #12
                        My driver's license is about the size of a Magic card.

                        Some of the inclusions confuse me a little. For instance, why the choice of Looming Shade (this is for both Seventh and Eighth Editions) instead of Frozen Shade? They're almost identical . . .
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mr. President
                          What do you normally use for tokens when you play with token-creating cards?
                          Tokens, of course

                          There were (are?) these transparent plastic pebbles specially made just for this purpose.
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                          • #14
                            Anybody got a link to the spoiler?
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                            • #15
                              http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/8e/coreset
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                              For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for. –Senator Rubio

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