Gate flavor text clues?

  • #1
    Why do the Gates still have letters in the flavor text that are not in line? If you look at the RTR Gates, each have a couple of letters that are a little higher than the others. I've always thought it was a weird error. But it looks like the Gatecrash Gates have them too. For example, look at the "i" in "mastermind" on the Dimir Guildgate, or the "t" in "deception".

    Is this some sort of clue or puzzle?
  • #2
    ya that other thread was deleted for no reason.

    according to the other thread, the scrambled letters form a phrase. this is what i got so far for GTC

    Simic: anD cOmpreHend peRfection (DOHR)
    Gruul: eNter Leave The shAckles beHind (NLTAH)
    Boros: mercifuL HeaRts CriEs (LHRCE)
    Orzhov: Wealth sEcuritY fOr (WEYO)
    Dimir: mastermInd Spies liEs decepTion (ISET)


    dohrnltahlhrceweyoiset

    'dohrnltahlhrceweyoiset'
    anagrams to
    'Wretched heroins tally-ho.'
    Last edited by Lord of Atlantis: 1/4/2013 2:06:17 AM
  • #3
    Quote from Lord of Atlantis
    ya that other thread was deleted for no reason.

    according to the other thread, the scrambled letters form a phrase. this is what i got so far for GTC

    Simic: anD cOmpreHend peRfection (DOHR)
    Gruul: eNter Leave The shAckles beHind (NLTAH)
    Boros: mercifuL HeaRts CriEs (LHRCE)
    Orzhov: Wealth sEcuritY fOr (WEYO)
    Dimir: mastermInd Spies liEs decepTion (ISET)


    dohrnltahlhrceisetweyo

    'dohrnltahlhrceisetweyo'
    anagrams to
    'Wretched heroins tally-ho.'


    You might be spot-on about that. Everyone knows Niv-Mizzet loves his heroin. And his "ho's".
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  • #4
    Orzhov: WEYO
    Dimir: ISET
    Gruul: LTAH
    Boros: LRCE
    Simic: DOHR

    WILLDESTROYEACHOTHER

    So, with the code from RTR:

    THE GUILDS OF RAVNICA WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER
  • #5
    Why did the other thread get shut down? This is an awesome find of very well hidden clues. Sweet.
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  • #6
    This was indeed an awesome find. I'm curious as to why the other thread was closed as well.
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  • #7
    Nice job everyone. It seems Dimir agents have infiltrated the WOTC flavor text department
  • #8
    Quote from DTG99
    This was indeed an awesome find. I'm curious as to why the other thread was closed as well.


    I assume a kneejerk response to a thread that honestly looks pretty dumb until you actually take the time to look and see that it really is there.
  • #9
    mystery solved. I can now sleep soundly.
  • #10
    I'd just worked out the second message and went to post in the other thread... only to find it'd closed.

    Well, that was fun. So it seems the gateless need only sit back and let the guilds knock each other about. DGM is looking up to be an interesting set - no idea how this one will shape up.
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  • #11
    Yea, I got the same message. The other thread was closed for speculation (apparently).
    Last edited by jakebaker: 1/4/2013 2:48:49 AM
  • #12
    Quote from luminum can


    THE GUILDS OF RAVNICA WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER


    Well, *that's* ominous!
    I guess Re-return to Ravnica ain't happening?
    So much for this "less dark" approach to the plot they spoke of Rolleyes

    Azorius
    SimicSimic
    Orzhov
    Reprint Stasis!
    Control needs more love.
    Dimir

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    :simic:Momir Vig, Simic Visionary:simic:
    :izzet:Melek, Izzet Paragon:izzet:
    :dimir:Oona, Queen of the Fae:dimir:
    :azorius:Bruna, Light of Alabaster:azorius:
    :boros:Gisela, Blade of Goldnight:boros:
    :golgari:Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord:golgari:
    :dimir:Sen Triplets:orzhov:
    :simic:The Mimeoplasm:dimir:
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  • #13
    Huh anyone find it odd that all of the cards have 4 letters except Selesnya and Golgari which only have 3?
  • #14
    Quote from empathogen
    Well, *that's* ominous!
    I guess Re-return to Ravnica ain't happening?
    So much for this "less dark" approach to the plot they spoke of Rolleyes


    We know there are already plans for Return to Return to Ravnica. :p If the guilds destroy each other, the plane is still there. And honestly, things might end up better for the people of the plane as a whole if they can finally be rid of the guilds for good and set up a more fair system of governance.
  • #15
    This is so awesome to find. I can't wait for DGM.
  • #16
    Quote from empathogen
    Well, *that's* ominous!
    I guess Re-return to Ravnica ain't happening?
    So much for this "less dark" approach to the plot they spoke of Rolleyes


    The guilds might be gone but Ravnica COULD still be there in the future. How is that not "less dark?" At least their world could still be intact... now compare that to Zendikar, Mirrodin, and Alara.

    The guilds =/= Ravnica, although they do make up a big part of why a lot of players like Ravnica.

    edit: what Luminum Can aka "not Mark Rosewater" said.
    Last edited by V Mancini: 1/4/2013 2:21:31 AM
  • #17
    Just pretend for the Selesnya and Golgari guildgates that the '.' is raised, giving you:

    THE GUILDS OF RAVNICA .. // WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER
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  • #18
    I wonder if there are any other combinations, particularly if you set them in the full order of the tablet of the guilds
  • #19
    Quote from Geaux
    I wonder if there are any other combinations, particularly if you set them in the full order of the tablet of the guilds


    I tried, but if there is another larger message it doesn't follow the same pattern as this one. Maybe if another arrangement is used? I don't have the code-breaking skills to decrypt it if it's there.
  • #20
    So the guilds are going to fall apart...

    Again.
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  • #21
    it seems incredibly unlikely that the same letters can be used in two legible messages.

    also, am I the only one who just looked at the other RTR cycles for misaligned text? I didn't see anything.
  • #22
    What were the misaligned letters or each of the RTR guildgates?
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  • #23
    Quote from Axelle Blitzer
    What were the misaligned letters or each of the RTR guildgates?


    Azorius: Senate, justice, foundation, Ravnican
    Izzet: those, release, their, creations
    Rakdos: Enter, indulge, may, again
    Golgari: starving, rest, Ravnica
    Selesnya: united, open, and
  • #24
    This is one of the coolest Magic easter eggs I've ever seen, but I don't know why people are taking an oblique message as an indicator that the guilds will once again fall. Rather than assume that this is WotC's proclamation, I figure this reflects some in-game character (Niv?)'s intent. We still need to wait until the third set to see if they succeed.
  • #25
    My mind was just blown. In the plot line of The Secretist Jace is looking for a code inside the streets of Ravnica itself. We did it!
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