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Runeclaw Bear rated 1.848 / 5
Grizzly Bears rated 3.738 / 5

Grizzly Bears strictly better.
Posted By: konokono (3/12/2013 1:23:57 PM)


Bring back the grizzly already!
Posted By: Feralsymphony (5/19/2012 8:29:54 PM)


Still not as good as Bear Cub, whom in 2014 will grow up to be the first bear lord and banish the elves.
Minotaur with beat the goblins.
Thrulls will eat the zombies.
Walls will confine the soldiers.
And the merfolk shall be overrun by beebles?
Posted By: XaiviarNightwing (3/28/2013 4:47:00 PM)


I must say that runeclaw bear is a missed opportunity in my opinion. With those wicked runes would lifelink or doublestrike have been asking too much? Amirite? And yes wizards we demand a Bearlord!
Posted By: LawdInfamous (4/9/2013 6:07:28 PM)


Strictly worse than Grizzly Bears. At least, y'know, tradition-wise.
Posted By: NeoKoda (7/10/2011 3:56:42 PM)


Lol. Nostalgia is a powerful thing as the ninth edition Grizzly Bears has an almost 4-star rating, while this functional reprint has a 1.5. Just pointing that out.
Posted By: luca_barelli (8/14/2011 9:52:44 PM)


Runeclaw bear
Grizzly bears
I call that card advantage
Posted By: Kryptnyt (10/25/2011 4:29:40 AM)


Devil's Advocate time. The flavor text, while stupid on its own, hints at vampirism among bears. And what do we have coming up soon? A set that is going to feature an asston of vampires.

This could possibly be the harbinger of green's signature tribe in Innistrad: vampire bears. Lifelinked, flying, bloodthirsty bears that have capes and sneak into your bedroom at night. That could take some of the sting out of the Runeclaw Affair.

You heard it here first.
Posted By: Enemy_Tricolor (7/12/2011 11:57:24 PM)


Horrible horrible name. Forced generic-fantasy dreck with no sense of the magic or depth which originally attracted me to the game.

What they have to understand is that in order for your soaring mystical dragons to have meaning, you sometimes have to have magic that just summons bears. Grizzly Bears was significant to me the first time I read it because it told me that I could play wizard who, very easily, could summon real, honest bears and send them at my foes!

Turning them into magick 'runeclaw' bears doesn't make them feel cooler. It makes it feel like the game is trying for this forced sense of ZOMG MAGIC in every single card, which makes the setting as a whole feel thinner -- more gaudy, less real and concrete.
Posted By: Aquillion (4/17/2014 6:31:10 AM)


Dear Wizards: Bear lord for M13 please. It is time.
Posted By: Strawb3rryPanic (3/26/2012 4:42:40 PM)


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