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Re: MTG
« Reply #2180 on: January 05, 2014, 11:07:34 PM »

Yeah, there's really nothing much that warrants design rage

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so there are a lot of similarities between the old font and the new, named "Beleren,"

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Re: MTG
« Reply #2181 on: January 06, 2014, 05:41:32 AM »

Why is Stoneforge Mystic suddenly $25?
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2182 on: January 06, 2014, 06:00:43 AM »

It's been climbing up for a while now, I think?
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2183 on: January 06, 2014, 06:41:10 AM »

Not really. It was hovering around $10-12 and then last week it doubled in price. Did some new Legacy build sweep a tournament or something?
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2184 on: January 06, 2014, 06:47:46 AM »

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Re: MTG
« Reply #2185 on: January 06, 2014, 07:43:33 AM »

That'll do it.
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2186 on: January 06, 2014, 07:58:23 AM »

First to put pants on wins

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Re: MTG
« Reply #2187 on: January 09, 2014, 08:37:25 AM »

Okay, check out this recent dailies report, from Monday: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Digital/MagicOnlineTourn.aspx?x=mtg/digital/magiconline/tourn/6569297

Now ctrl-F to find 'Taverenak'.

Yes Virginia, that's an undefeated Norin the Wary deck.
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2188 on: January 09, 2014, 08:39:29 AM »

 Say, did anybody see the recent news about the Chinese counterfeiters openly selling vast quantities of high-quality fakes at pennies on the dollar through Alibaba?

They're detectable (text kerning visible on copyright line, true rounded corners not matching real MTG cards, and slightly flimsier overall - also glossier, but many euro cards are also glossier), but pass many anti-counterfeit tests (bend test, blue edge line, light test).

I thought it was interesting that they're going for the volume angle rather than trying to get parity value.
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2189 on: January 09, 2014, 09:13:06 AM »

No doubt having holo seals on all rares and mythics on Base Set 2015 onwards is related.

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Re: MTG
« Reply #2190 on: January 09, 2014, 09:14:36 AM »

Some men just want to watch the world burn.
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2191 on: January 09, 2014, 10:53:11 AM »

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Ha! I've been looking to build a Soul Sisters deck anyway.
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2192 on: January 11, 2014, 12:47:57 AM »

insert 'wizards prints money' joke here



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Re: MTG
« Reply #2193 on: January 13, 2014, 11:56:10 AM »

MTG Movie forthcoming

Yeah, there's no way this won't be terrible.
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2194 on: January 13, 2014, 01:03:29 PM »

Well, at least in this case overly aggressive, self-important characters with terrible lines will be faithful to the source material.

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Re: MTG
« Reply #2195 on: January 14, 2014, 06:25:30 AM »

Back on the subject of the counterfeit cards:

<Markdash> Supposedly that particular location has been shut down.
<Markdash> I would imagine Hasbro leaned on the Chinese government/police/etc fairly heavily, they likely have a lot of manufacturing there so the Chinese would do well to stay on Hasbro's good side.
<Markdash> Rampant speculation, of course.
<Markdash> But if true, this begs the question: What happens when there's a well-run counterfeit operation in a country that doesn't give an actual fuck about Hasbro's intellectual property?
<Ashenai> The thing is, these are physical goods, you need a distribution network as well.
<Ashenai> Even if you could print cards in your Somalian fortress or whatever, actually getting them to customers is going to be tough.
<Iteration> I'm imagining a somalian drug lord and his lackeys playing magic with all their counterfeits now, someone gets pissed about land destruction and machine gun fire rings out
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Re: MTG
« Reply #2196 on: January 15, 2014, 10:48:18 AM »

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US bills to be revised
Washington DC, January 14, 2014

The recent stream of extremely well forged dollar bills flooding all markets has forced the United States Treasury to take action. On January 14th, a new bill design was presented to representatives of the press.

"All dollar bills have been given a copyright notice that really stands out to the viewer", a spokesperson stated. "The darn Chinese counterfeiters won't be able to miss it!"

You'll also notice a little silver oval in the bottom center of the portrait of old Franklin. That's a new unique holofoil stamp that the US Treasury will be applying to all rare and mythic rare bills going forward.

"This stamp makes those bills feel more special, as well as guarantees authenticity.", the spokesperson said. "Certainly the Chinese can't create holographic stickers and insert them into cardboard."



The new bills will be introduced during the summer 2014, beginning with special release events organized by local banks and financial institutions.

Adding new security measures to the bills does not come without new costs, however. To finance the increasing costs for printing these bills with added security measures, printing operations have been outsourced to a large company in the Tianjin province (天津市), China.

(The Incite guy is a running gag on the Magic forum I go to).
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