Gatecrash Booster Packages

  • #1
    Does it seem weird to anyone else that all of the booster packs represent a specific guildmage, EXCEPT Simic?

    Is wizards trying to tell us something?

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  • #2
    What do you mean? Aren't they Dimir, Gruul, Simic, Orzhov, Boros, in that order. We've already been told simic has merfolk
  • #3
    Quote from psymunn
    What do you mean? Aren't they Dimir, Gruul, Simic, Orzhov, Boros, in that order. We've already been told simic has merfolk


    isn't the simic merfolk their guild master?

    i don't think it means anything, to be honest...
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  • #5
    Well the simic themed pack has a picture of speaker zegna, but I seriously doubt that there's any significance to this. If simic turns out to be extremely powerful then I would probably still consider it coincidence. Wotc normally doesn't know exactly what is going to become powerful in any given format except with obviously op cards, like snapcaster Mage.

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    Same thing with how Niv-Mizzet gets his picture on a booster pack? thats weird really.
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  • #7
    They did it with Niv-Mizzet instead of the guildmage for RTR. It's just the guilds players really like.
  • #8
    It's probably just that the art on the new Simic (Novijen?) Guildmage doesn't look that good when cropped and placed on a booster pack.
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  • #9
    I do think Simic is, flavourfully, the most popular guild of GTC. Izzet held the same title for RTR.

    Niv-MIzzet has this arrogance to keep his guild mages off the packaging. I didnt know Zegana did the same thing. Maybe they can try dating.
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  • #10
    Zegana VS Niv in the last set. you heard it here first.
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  • #11
    Niv versus Jarad I would guess
  • #12
    Quote from mozerdozer
    They did it with Niv-Mizzet instead of the guildmage for RTR. It's just the guilds players really like.


    Disagree. I think he's onto something. Niv-Mizzet is by far the most important dude in RTR. Although we don't know the details, he's clearly directing the major activity on Ravnica. Perhaps Zegana or the merfolk are instrumental in the storyline? But how?
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    Quote from jonnybgood23
    Disagree. I think he's onto something. Niv-Mizzet is by far the most important dude in RTR. Although we don't know the details, he's clearly directing the major activity on Ravnica. Perhaps Zegana or the merfolk are instrumental in the storyline? But how?


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  • #14
    Quote from jonnybgood23
    Disagree. I think he's onto something. Niv-Mizzet is by far the most important dude in RTR. Although we don't know the details, he's clearly directing the major activity on Ravnica. Perhaps Zegana or the merfolk are instrumental in the storyline? But how?


    You only think that because it's what Lazav wants people to think.
    He's even gone so far as to name the final set "Dragon's Maze" in order to steal attention away from what he's planning. IN THE SECRET FOURTH SET
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  • #15
    Quote from novisk58
    Well the simic themed pack has a picture of speaker zegna, but I seriously doubt that there's any significance to this. If simic turns out to be extremely powerful then I would probably still consider it coincidence. Wotc normally doesn't know exactly what is going to become powerful in any given format except with obviously op cards, like snapcaster Mage.

    My assumption is that the art was hard to crop. Chase Stone loves to abuse the use of light and shadows in his arts. And, my guess, this is why our little friend Zameck Guildmage won't figure out on boosters. Not that I should complain of, because, the same way that Chase designed that mage in an awesome way, so did Murai with Zegana.

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  • #16
    i totally love the color of the display the red. I like the Color Shemes of Boosters latley. Grin
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  • #17
    I believe the reason behind these decisions is that they pick out the particular guild whose guild leader will have/has had a significant impact on the story since last time around. Niv-Mizzet is plotting an entire expansion on his own, it seems, and Zegana came around and re-established the Simic guild in its entirety.

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  • #18
    RTR product is blue, GTC product is red, and then there is Dragon's Maze, which has all builds and is probably about Niv. any chance DGM product will be red/blue? :p
  • #19
    Quote from jonnybgood23
    Disagree. I think he's onto something. Niv-Mizzet is by far the most important dude in RTR. Although we don't know the details, he's clearly directing the major activity on Ravnica. Perhaps Zegana or the merfolk are instrumental in the storyline? But how?


    Man I hope you're right. If the nature of the Simic's scheme last time around is any indicator this one will be a doozy. I'm sorta hoping the referred to 'gatecrash' is an attempt by the simic to open a planar portal to a world of pure water and flood Ravnica. Even plays on the meaning of gate-crash.

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  • #20
    They did this with Izzet in RTR. It may be isolating a guild that will play a big role in the storyline.

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  • #21
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    Man I hope you're right. If the nature of the Simic's scheme last time around is any indicator this one will be a doozy. I'm sorta hoping the referred to 'gatecrash' is an attempt by the simic to open a planar portal to a world of pure water and flood Ravnica. Even plays on the meaning of gate-crash.

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    Or it could be that the Gates are the gateways to the guilds, and the faction known as the Gateless(read, "guildless") are fed up with being looked down on and lorded over and are crashing the party in a riot?
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