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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:39 pm 
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So I only overstepped on Allosaurus Rider (much to my chagrin, while I didn't honestly expect them to do it I still held out hope), Brooding Saurian, Crag Saurian, and Gnathosaur.

Though given their choice of what to ignore I'm kind of surprised they decided to change Fungusaur and not Gnathosaur.

Going back to Allosaurus Rider, I know they have a stance on typing based on the rider instead of the mount, but had they chosen to go back on it for Allosaurus Rider I realize now I probably would have missed a few cards as there are several cat knights in Mirrodin that ride on what appear to be pterosaurs:
Kemba's Skyguard
Leonin Skyhunter
Skyhunter Cub <- Though at least the cat isn't actively riding the pterosaur in this one
Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter Prowler
Skyhunter Skirmisher

Yes pterosaurs aren't true dinosaurs, I know that, WotC even knows that, but they build the game to mass market expectation not reality.

However, had they backpedaled on that ruling, cards like Pterodon Knight and Imperial Lancer would probably not have been able to be made mechanically because they already had dinosaurs in their images.

They did miss pteron ghost though. I have to think that was just an oversight on their part.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:50 pm 
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And we have 4 new adds to the list of re-typed dinosaurs. Say hello everybody:
Gnathosaur
Pteron Ghost
Regal Behemoth
Ripscale Predator

Gnathosaur brings my original list of oversteps from 4 down to 3.
Pteron Ghost, as many here rightfully pointed out, was just straight up missed form the first pass.
In my wildest dreams I did not dare hope that Regal Behemoth would become a dino. I am very pleased. Into my Gishath deck it shall go.
Ripscale Predator is borderline, but sure, I don't see a problem.

Personally, with the introduction of Tetzimoc, I think Hystrodon and Macetail Hystrodon should be added too. I'd even go so far as to ask them to consider Lathnu Sailback considering Tetzimoc's clearly lizard-hipped legs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:06 pm 
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What's the point of the Dinosaur creature type if they're just going to slap it on every large reptile? :gross:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:13 pm 
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I can see where you're coming from. Unfortunately magic doesn't have the luxury of strictly defined taxonomy being that it a)panders to public perception to sell a product and b)has hybdrid and fantasy monsters that don't exactly fit any defined earth species.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:57 pm 
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I can see where you're coming from. Unfortunately magic doesn't have the luxury of strictly defined taxonomy being that it a)panders to public perception to sell a product and b)has hybdrid and fantasy monsters that don't exactly fit any defined earth species.

In fairness, they have a spotty record at dealing with earth species.
After all, did we really need sable as a creature type?

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Do we really need a Lizard Hound Ape?

Because we have those too.

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