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Wed, 2017-11-01 21:33
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With Our Dying Breath
Set Name: Plagues of Fretport
Three Letter Abbreviation: PFP
Number of Cards: 204
Design & Development Team: HerziQuerzi

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Order is Fleeting

Fear is Contagious

Control is Uncompromising

Survival is Desperate

Hunted

Trapped

Sickness

Riches

Rags

Escape

Law and Order

Method and Madness

Blood and Ashes

Rage and Glory

Apprehend and Withstand

Life and Death

Cash and Money

Wear and Tear

Heart and Soul

Scabbard and Blade

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Wed, 2017-11-01 23:40
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It's about damn time

Thu, 2017-11-02 01:48
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Damn Herzi, like releasing the best set of 2016 wasn't enough???

[center]"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game." --Mark Rosewater

Thu, 2017-11-02 04:31
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It's a yearly tradition

Edit: I wasn't even nominated for best set last year

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Thu, 2017-11-02 06:25
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I'm hurt, jacqui

Thu, 2017-11-02 08:57
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Order is Fleeting

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Fri, 2017-11-03 05:10
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> Vanishing

ok first of all

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:00
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IT'S MIDNIGHT NERDS

Fear is Contagious

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Fri, 2017-11-03 17:31
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Heh. Proliferate and Vanishing are (obviously) very cute together. I'm interested to see how they end up balanced against one another.

Fri, 2017-11-03 20:28
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Serene Prayer looks a bit too pushed imo. I like the other stuff so far, though, especially Zealous Bloodletter. Inkwell Daggers doesn't really sound like a creature's name, but I like the card A happy smile

Fri, 2017-11-03 22:12
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Serene Prayer's balance is heavily based off of Phyrexia Unlife. Both grant a pseudo +10 life for 2W enchantments, and both give you a 'roll-over' attack. IE Unlife letting you take 10 damage when you're at 1 life and still get the 10 poison buffer, and Prayer doing the same when it's low on counters. The main differences are that Unlife is worse for you if it gets removed, while Prayer isn't as good at just sitting out waiting since it decays naturally.

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Sat, 2017-11-04 07:06
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Control is Uncompromising

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Sun, 2017-11-05 07:07
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starring timespiraled's favourite card

Survival is Desperate

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Sun, 2017-11-05 07:37
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Is it Honor's Refuge?

Flagbearers ftw

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Mon, 2017-11-06 07:50
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enjoy your exposition (as a reminder, Declan and Harriet were captured as soon-to-be-slaves at the end of Tourney)

Hunted

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Mon, 2017-11-06 19:48
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Honor's Refuge is a Flagbearer but Bearer of the Lantern isn't a Lanternbearer? This set is trash

Mon, 2017-11-06 21:49
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True. Time to scrap the whole set. Thanks Mario.

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Mon, 2017-11-06 22:06
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Blade of Fretport is a better Ashmouth Hound, which is already pretty good. I'd suggest making it just "becomes blocked" and not "blocks or becomes blocked"; that way, it's a better Kolaghan Aspirant, but has comparable power level to the Hound.

Tue, 2017-11-07 02:39
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Too late. Set is already being scrapped.

PS: I'll do that.

PPS: why are your comments going backwards through the spoilers mario. explain mario

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Tue, 2017-11-07 07:59
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Trapped

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Tue, 2017-11-07 14:22
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Coming late to the party but still enjoying it. I really like what I see so far. Love the use of vanishing, a difficult mechanic to use right and this is really awesome.

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Tue, 2017-11-07 19:36
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Because I went backwards through the spoilers. Conspiracy of Ravens seems VERY good - it's the kind of card I'd keep a close eye on.

Purge the Harbor and Blur of Blades are really, really similar. Is that single point of damage to the face really worth an extra mana AND the loss of hybrid flexibility?

Tue, 2017-11-07 21:55
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Kinda, yeah.

The thing with Purge the Harbor is that while it does two things, it does both of those things Badly. Decks looking for removal want to deal with more than just X/1s. Decks looking for burn want a better rate than one card = one damage, seeing as their main concern is running out of cards before dealing twenty damage. Decks looking to do both might pick it up, but even then they'd almost certainly prefer shock. It only does one of the two at a time, but does a far better job for each. Purge the Harbor is strictly better the Scar, probably better than Blur of Blades... and still basically entirely unplayable outside of limited (and even there it's no all-star).

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Tue, 2017-11-07 22:03
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Oh lmao it's an uncommon. Carry on, my wayward son

Wed, 2017-11-08 08:14
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ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for we

Sickness

note: atm Harriet is using the same art as her card in Tourney; I have a commission en route but it is taking F O R E V E R so you get this for now

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Thu, 2017-11-09 08:03
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Riches

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Fri, 2017-11-10 00:17
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Aww she's still got her fingers in the pie of life I love it

Fri, 2017-11-10 08:10
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do you still love it, sakon

Rags

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Fri, 2017-11-10 10:13
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NOOO
Poor Maddie
I like engage, I think I used it, too, at a certain point, but I had put it in Blue mana symbolBlack mana symbol because... I have no idea, haha.
Favourite card so far is Harriet's, it feels rather flavourful and I like that you're showing that part of Black mana symbol's colour pie in a set like this one.

Fri, 2017-11-10 15:34
ThisisSakon
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Elixir's flavor text is really heavy handed and it feels like she's describing to us what happened instead of talking to Harriet

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:04
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If there's one thing the Raven Queen hates, it's an elixir

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Fri, 2017-11-10 18:25
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I feel like you're not into the whole "period after a single action word" thing but Contagion Clasp says that The Raven Queen needs a period after her single action word.

Fri, 2017-11-10 20:02
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If there's one thing Madelon hates, it's walls -- especially the fourth wall, symbol of the metanarrative

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Fri, 2017-11-10 22:01
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"Chief? You'll want to take a look at this, she's manipulating the metadata."

Chief: *takes off his sunglasses, there's a slightly smaller pair of sunglasses behind them* "My god... She's got a finger in every pie..."

Sat, 2017-11-11 08:04
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Escape

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Sun, 2017-11-12 07:11
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archetype time, my children

Law and Order

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Mon, 2017-11-13 00:51
anticlimax

Dissociate seems... absurdly good. Maybe too good for a white removal spell.

Mon, 2017-11-13 01:36
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Journey to Nowhere would like a word.

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Mon, 2017-11-13 01:36
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Well, it's basically a functional reprint of Journey to Nowhere (except it uses the more recent "blink-safe" wording). Then again, Silkwrap most likely shows Journey being a bit too strong by official standards..

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Mon, 2017-11-13 07:34
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Oh, yeah, for limited purposes Disassociate is too strong. This would probably be printed at around 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbol OR uncommon these days.

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:55
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ah, but for limited purposes, persist makes the creatures more resilient than normal to other forms of removal. especially with ways to remove/shuffle -1/-1 counters around.

Method and Madness

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Mon, 2017-11-13 18:41
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Agreed @ persist, which gives another reason why unconditional removal at common like this should come with a much higher price tag.

Mon, 2017-11-13 21:57
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Why? The resilience is higher on average, so I pushed removal a bit so it could keep up. This is a very grindy limited format; control needs decent removal are common that doesn't 2-for-1 themselves.

Also, historic context wise, Journey was common in Zendikar, and not only was it fine, it wasn't even the best common removal (burst lightning took that prize)

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Mon, 2017-11-13 23:14
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In fairness, Zendikar was one of the most horrifically fast Limited formats ever. I get the impression this isn't in the same zone.

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Tue, 2017-11-14 08:53
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Blood and Ashes

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Tue, 2017-11-14 09:15
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Carve a Path is great A happy smile

Fretport Anarchists I'm not so sure about. Having to spend two mana (one of which is off-color), tap it, and use up a time counter (which always seem to be in short supply anyway) to ping for 2 seems overly conservative. Not to mention direct damage isn't really black unless it causes you gain to life. Compare with Ghost-Lit Raider, which is easier to cast, has an on-color activation cost (and no secondary cost, like sacrificing a Spirit or something), and comes with another (fairly useful) ability as well. Granted, it has lower p/t, but if you're pinging, you're not attacking much anyway; and while it only hits creatures, Fretport Anarchists can just attack for 3. I suppose you could use the Anarchists to remove time counters on demand for cards like Carve a Path, but whether that's a significant factor depends on how many of those there are.

"Ellipsis" for short.

Tue, 2017-11-14 09:17
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Virtually every vanishing card in the set has an ability that triggers on it's counter being removed or it's last counter being removed; so stuff like the Anarchist lets you power out your vanishing cards' value quicker while also providing reach/removal

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Tue, 2017-11-14 09:32
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Well that makes more sense then Stick out your tongue. Still, if you can find a way to move it into mono-red, I think that would probably be for the best.

"Ellipsis" for short.

Wed, 2017-11-15 09:09
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Rage and Glory

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Thu, 2017-11-16 08:16
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changed the catch phrase in the OP because i'm fickle

Apprehend and Withstand

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Thu, 2017-11-16 08:28
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gains trample*

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