Announcing Dragon's Maze

  • #26
    Nope, he's going to lead all the citizens of Ravnica to one spot so that he can use their souls to power one of his alchemic spells. Possibly one that results in a Philosopher's Stone. Didn't think of that before creating an army, did you Selesnya?

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    Niv bull****s other guild leaders into sending their champions for a Hunger Games wankfest to either kill each other or get a mcguffin (and kill each other) that makes their guild the ruler of Ravnica.

    Niv then channels the spent mana into his rulebreaking machine and planeswalks away to go on crazy sciencedragon adventures.
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  • #28
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    Awful, awful name. Sounds much better as a Legendary Land, not a set name.


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  • #29
    Original Ravnica was drafted as RGD, new new is DGR. Surprises!!! #Cliches
  • #30
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    So true.

    Maybe since we have had it confirmed if I am not mistaken that Bolas makes no appearance in this block's story it has to be Niv unless of course Palladia-Mors is set to make a return (I believe she was the only elder dragon not confirmed dead other than Bolas saying that there are no survivors.


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  • #31
    That is the dumbest ****ing name I have read in my life.

    looking forward to see what ral is about as UR is my fav colour pair

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  • #32
    I assume the "Dragon's Maze" is the network of leylines that Bori Andon discovered in last week's Uncharted Realms story, which is what Niv-Mizzet's been trying to understand and gain control over. It seems that maybe he'll succeed.
  • #33
    Obvious part: Dragon = Niv, MAYBE Bolas, maybe both (Oh god, that fight would be frigging awesome.)
    The maze...hmm.
    Okay, let's take the 'maze' thing a little less directly. As of right now, there are...four confirmed planeswalkers on Ravnica? Maybe five if someone shows up in Gatecrash as well as Gideon (Large sets normally have two planeswalkers, right?). Anyway, that gives us:
    1. Jace
    2. Gideon
    3. Ral Zarek
    4. Vraska
    5. Unknown Simic/Grull/mono-colored (I doubt it would be Orzhov as two WB 'walkers in the same standard format would be weird) planeswalker.

    This gives us 3, maybe 4, out of 5 planeswalkers with at LEAST one Izzet color involved. Now, assuming Niv is trying to unravel the secrets of the multiverse or something, the hardest would be the planeswalker spark. Now, Ravnica's physical composition is twisted, as is its politics right now. So, the maze could be referring to this fact, and that Niv-Mizzet (Or bolas, I guess...) is luring as many 'walkers (Izzet-related, out of arrogance) to Ravnica as possible in order to study them by aggravating the current situation.

    There. Wild theory #1 is out there.
  • #34
    Wait..

    RGD
    and
    RGD

    the three sets in both blocks correspond?
    weird
  • #35
    Quote from Himashi
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    I think the name is great. Has a nice fantasy feel to it. A good change from [name of location][adverb] names for blocks.
  • #36
    terrible set name. trying to make the transition more comfortable for those yugioh players?

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    Also, just noticed that the set's symbol is the ones of RTR and GTC combined... :p


    hey, that's new and fresh. Rolleyes
  • #37
    Looking at the guild symbol I like how it now seems like a gate with a key ruin like hole in the center.

    Have to say i dislike the name but I'll based the set more of whats in it.

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  • #38
    I almost screamed like a little girl in Starbucks just now ahahha

    Stoked for this set!

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    terrible set name. trying to make the transition more comfortable for those yugioh players?


    It's Niv's plotline basically, we learn what hes been up to....hence Dragon's Maze....

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  • #39
    I thought Gatecrash was a little strange, but Dragon's Maze? Feels like a strange name, especially later on after the block rotates.

    Happy to see Ral's going to have a presence.
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  • #40
    I must say, I have not been this excited at the announcement of a set name and info since... well, since RTR was announced, I guess, but whatevs.

    Unlike most people here, I actually really like the name. It's pretty cool, and it really seems to describe the flavor of the set (ironically, while giving away pretty much nothing at all (though GTC flavor texts might shed a little light on the subject)). Oh, and for anybody who thinks the Dragon in question might be Bolas instead of Niv, Maro has already explicitly confirmed that Bolas will not be influencing events in RTR block.

    Almost-confirmation of Ral Zarek is REALLY cool, it would be AWESOME to finally have an Izzet 'walker.

    Also, I just LOVE that the set symbol is the RTR and GTC symbols combined (you see, 5 guilds then 5 guilds then ALL OF THE GUILDS!).

    Also, the tagline is a bit of a puzzler: "Ten guilds, one destination."

    THEORY: The project that Niv-Mizzet was working on all block (possibly with some help from Jace) is a planeswalking machine (like what Venser was trying to make, or what I believe the old Phyrexians used, unless I'm mistaken), and for some reason or another (likely due to the events of Gatecrash) Niv is now evacuating the guilds from Ravnica to some other plane (whatever the "one destination" may be). Alternatively, he has united the guilds into an army and is using the aforementioned planeswalking machine to travel to Zendikar/New Phyrexia to take on the Eldrazi/Phyrexians.
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  • #41
    Quote from 5colors
    Looking at the guild symbol I like how it now seems like a gate with a key ruin like hole in the center.


    I saw it as a flying dragon:-) It's strange, but probably weird was the intention.
  • #42
    what what what what what.

    at least it starts with D, so the block is RGD, like Ravnica-Guildpact-Dissension.
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  • #43
    I am unsure, but I believe I had read on the mothership or somewhere that Bolas would NOT be involved in the block. I am horrible at find this kind of stuff, but I cannot recall where I had read this. I believe it was from MaRo himself.

    As for the set, I am intrigued. Can't wait to see how it all unravels!

    And that is Ral. I remember when people were speculating that it wasn't Liliana in the Innistrad announcement or not Sorin in the Dark Ascencion announcement.
  • #44
    Quote from Nspp19
    I am unsure, but I believe I had read on the mothership or somewhere that Bolas would NOT be involved in the block. I am horrible at find this kind of stuff, but I cannot recall where I had read this. I believe it was from MaRo himself.



    Uhh, yeah, MaRo's not always been the best sort of information for this stuff. In fact, I'm pretty sure he's outright lied to us a few times.
  • #45
    i'm guessing the maze is some izzet machine which takes up a large part of the core of the plane, which does some insanely powerful thing, effectively turning the plane into a Level 1 Civilization on the Kardashev scale. after that, its machinations and manasurges do X, where X is something badass involving Phyrexians, Eldrazi, or Bolas.
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  • #46
    http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/ur/220

    This article makes it interesting. If Niv could harness the power of these "leylines" in ravnica he would have a maze.
  • #47
    Quote from Kylar Stern
    Uhh, yeah, MaRo's not always been the best sort of information for this stuff. In fact, I'm pretty sure he's outright lied to us a few times.


    Nope. Said things that are technically true but incomplete in order to conceal information, yes. Said things that were incorrect because he didn't know the actual information and was guessing, yes. Intentionally lied? No.
  • #48
    Wait its a small set? I could of sworn it was another large set...

    So, how is drafting going to work, Maze, Gatecrash, RtR? Ugh, I was hoping for another large triple, make things interesting. =(
    Meh.
  • #49
    Love the name, am interested to see what it means, but most of all...

    am glad it appears not to be the same dark, depressing second-act that Mirrodin received!

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  • #50
    Prediction: Oh look! Ravnica's secrets to everything in a maze. Eldrazi.

    In all seriousness though, I fudging love the name. I'm a dragon fanboy, but I'm an Izzet and a Niv-Mizzet fanboy too. The flavor of this block just got more interesting by knowing the name of the third set.
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