Selecting 10th Edition

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by Spiderman, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. orgg Administrator

    So you want the cards with a small and difficult to read "10" on 'em? Good luck getting the 75%.
  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Yeah, I think I'd prefer a fancy "X" to a 6th Edition-style block letter "X." But either one would be better than the number "10" inside a hand of tiny cards...

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  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    How do you know it will be small and difficult to read? :)

    But I don't want to have to think whether one expansion uses Roman numerals and another doesn't. Just make them all consistent one way or the other.

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  4. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Spidey, thinking is good for you.

    Also, it seems pretty easy so far. I can recall, without even thinking, the expansion symbol for any core set (or other characteristics, if there was no expansion symbol). And I've hardly even touched 7th/8th Edition cards (and never touched a 9th Edition card).

    Anyway, I think sticking to one format would be boring. I want my symbols to be all fancy and creative. If they aren't, they might as well just be plain, sans serif numbers for the core sets and words for the expansion sets.

    Then no one would have to go to the trouble of remembering that a cloud is Tempest. They could just read the word printed where an expansion symbol used to be...

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  5. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'm too old to think :)

    I agree it's still easy, I'm just looking for consistency. That's not a lot to ask, right? ;)

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  6. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    No, it really seems like a reasonable idea. But it's a little late to make them consistent now, don't you think?

    They could be consistent from now on, I suppose, but being that I dislike the style used for 8th/9th Edition, I wouldn't want it to continue being consistent from there...

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  7. turgy22 Nothing Special

    I disagree. I voted for 10 over X, specifically because I'd like to see a consistency established as early as possible in as many areas as possible for Magic. Similar to the consolidation of creature types, the addition of humans, the removal of interrupts and everything else that will ultimately bog the game down in the long run.

    The core sets are supposed to be simple and easy for beginners to jump into. There's no reason for flashy expansion symbols. I was encouraged by 9th edition that the core set symbol would end up staying the same throughout the remaining print runs. I don't really like it or dislike it. But I like consistency and simplicity.

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  8. dwarven_anarchist New Member

    I just wish we could see the symbols before voting. They both could look good, but I wish I knew what I was voting for.
  9. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Inconsistent > ugly. :p

    I'm not sure how it bogs things down, though. I can totally understand wanting it to be consistent, but it doesn't actually make the game harder for beginners or anyone else. Beginners are going to have questions about what set a card is from no matter what, but that's usually going to be the expansion sets. They'll learn quickly enough that core sets since 6th Edition have had numbers for their symbols (and no expansion sets have numbers for symbols). The number being inside a hand of cards or not isn't going to change anything.

    And if they're too stupid to understand Roman numerals, just kill them or something. I know that's what I do...

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  10. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    So long as they ditch the Vizzerdrix (who in their right mind wants frankenbunny anywho?) and make it so that you don't have to memorize copyright years to distinguish between sets... I'm happy.
  11. orgg Administrator

    Replace Vizzy with Trained Orgg!

  12. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Umm... >.>

    The orgg seems cute... but... it needs trample.
  13. orgg Administrator

    He'll only be in the starter deck, just like Vizzy.

    Why is blue the color of big, dumb creatures? I've adjusted to the boarders; why not bring back another Orgg?
  14. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Well that's the thing... Black should have big, hard to keep out creatures; Green should have big, overcosting creatures; White should have big, self preserving creatures; Red should have big dumb creatures; and Blue should have big convoluted creatures.
  15. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Like turgy22 said, it's never too late. I'm not really against the X, but just I'd like from this time forward to remain consistent, either stay with the Roman numerals (if X is chosen) or the 10. I don't want to see the same vote when 11th ed. comes out, for example.

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  16. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    And last but not least, the last week of Selecting 10th

    Platinum Angel in, "X" Symbol in, and Incinerate Sketch A in.

    I want more..... and cooler cards.... dammit.

    Ransac, cpa trash man

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