Not sure if this is the correct forum, but has anyone noticed the RTR guildgates spell out "The guilds of Ravnica" in the flavor text?
Each gate has several letters that are elevated higher than the rest:
Azorius: Senate, justice, foundation, Ravnican
Izzet: those, release, their, creations
Rakdos: Enter, indulge, may, again
Golgari: starving, rest, Ravnica
Selesnya: united, open, and
The GTC gates follow a similar pattern, but I can't tell what they say... Can anyone else figure out?
I don't think it's possible to underestimate Tibalt. He's horribly bad, and the decks that try to play him are bad. The only way to estimate him less than that would be to suggest that he'll give you herpes if you play him in your deck... and I wouldn't rule that out.
Huh, I thought this was just silly looking-too-hard stuff until I actually checked and saw that, sure enough, those letters are definitely slightly off-kilter. Wow, that's incredibly subtle and really, really interesting. I suppose the story of the block does involve looking for clues to a secret maze hidden in plain sight, so this is something in keeping with that theme.
The order for the Gatecrash guilds, starting with white and having consecutive colors, should be: Orzhov, Dimir, Simic, Gruul, Boros.
At first I was like, "whatever, it's late at night." But then I looked. I was thinking it just might be the font, but there's inconsistencies here. There could be something going on there. Some of the letters do looked raised, but it's hard to tell on screen what they are without blowing them up and photoshopping a line underneath them.
If you're going to put together a "secret message", I'd suggest do them in "wheel" order as seen on Tablet of Guilds: