Hopes Annihilated

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Pictured - a tower representing my hopes and dreams

So, the final update in the FTV: Annihilation debacle is that the potato-quality pic leaked a month ago was right and our mouths are all about to get farted in.

Gavin Verhey posted this article today, annihilating all my hopes and dreams like only a better removal spell than Upheaval and Firespout ever could. The leaked list was 100% accurate and FTV: Annihilation is 100% a "Hope you weren't sitting on any portal cards" set.

Thank God. A 13th printing of Armageddon.

Literally just because the P3K version of Wildfire was expensive.

I'm OK with this reprint. The Exodus version was getting pricey.

Literally because they thought it would be cute to put a creature in a set full of removal spells.

Literally because it has "annihilation" in the title. This card is $1.

Good, they got all my letters where I begged them to reprint a $0.50 uncommon.

This was expensive for no reason. The price went up but they're not selling well at the new price, so this is a welcome reprint.

Must have misspelled "Living End" on the sheet and gone with it. This is baffling to me that they reprint the $2 one used in nothing and not the $10 legal in Modern.

$4 card. It climbed 30% up from $3 over the last 2 years. This is another disappointing reprint because I get these for cheap because people think they're junk.

If someone is that desperate to kill fliers with an Earthquake, let them pay the price for a P3K copy. These reprints only hurt the people who took the time to find these. This isn't making EDH suddenly affordable.

Ugh. No one asked for this reprint. I don't like EDH players being reminded this card exists.


"We have to have a blue spell in the set, Gavin. Think of one by the end of the day or you're fired."

More portal price pantsing.

Come back when you're the portal art


There you have it. A few people last time talked about how they were in at MSRP. What's the most you would pay for this set?

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7 thoughts on “Hopes Annihilated

  1. Not everything is about EDH. Cubers deserve love too. This product is fine. I only wish they’d gone with Ravages of War but I also don’t have a lot of sympathy for people too dumb/stubborn to just put a second Armageddon in their cube if that’s the effect they want.

    Looking forward to FTV: Tutors, with imperial seal and Grim.

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