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  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
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    Angrath has made an effort to show Huatli that there was more to life than what she was doing, and Huatli clearly likes Angrath to some extent, and has been interested in exploring "the other side of the Sun" since she was a child. Since Angrath is the one who introduced her to planeswalking, it'd be appropriate that he'd show her the ropes.

    In other words, I told y'all I ship it.


    So I guess you could say she's gonna be...

    *wears sunglasses*

    ... full of bull.

    YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

    I'm shocked at y'all! Angrath has a wife and children!


    As far as we know he doesn't have a wife. Its only mentioned that he wants to see his daughters, nothing about their mother(s)
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
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    A friend of mine got a bundle and found this bit of spoiler for Huatli;

    After Tezzeret takes the Sun, Huatli ends up leaving with Angrath to explore the multiverse and find her place in the multiverse


    Considering what went down, and the things that were said in the story, I'm fully on board with this development.


    I'm just laughing at the idea of Angrath being a planeswalker mentor. Best comedy pair right there.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    A friend of mine got a bundle and found this bit of spoiler for Huatli;

    After Tezzeret takes the Sun, Huatli ends up leaving with Angrath to explore the multiverse and find her place in the multiverse
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on To what degree do you agree or disagree with this statement: "Commander/EDH is a battlecruiser format"?
    IMO somewhat agree, starting at a higher life total as well as playing with multiple people makes games go longer, so casting bigger, flasher card is more readily possible.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
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    Great story. I hated Jace, now I'm looking forward to his parts in the stories. The Ugin link is a very sweet touch. Good job wotc.

    Random question, what would Huatli do on other planes if her power is to control dinos?


    A good question. I think she would either have to broaden her dinosaur magics to include other animal types (more general "Beast/animal magic"), or focus more on her martial training and combat magics (which would end up making her even more generic, imo [yay r/w does... combat magic.. woo]).


    Or perhaps like WotC's errata, there will be dino on different planes for her to control.


    I should point out there is another plane that has a whole bunch of dinosaurs

    Muraganda

    https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Muraganda

    She could very well planeswalk to there

    It's also the home of the mineoplasm

    (And before you all ask no ixalan and muraganda are not the same plane MaRo confirmed this.)


    One (or a couple since we don't know all of them) other plane out of thousands doesn't really change the fact that she has very narrow magic. In at least 90% of other planes she would just be a regular human like you and me that can planeswalk. I really hope creative expands her powers because she's already pretty bland on her home turf


    She might be like Kiora and Elspeth and able to summon aether copies using the essence of the Ixalan dinosaurs.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Caranthir »
    A friend of mine (Hi Andethir ;-)) suggested an interesting theory.

    We know more or less that the decision to erase Vraska's memories is reached by Jace and Vraska after meeting with Azor. Yet, they decide to let Vraska activate the beacon, call Tezzeret, steal the Sun. I do not believe that this is not done after consulting Azor, and with some deeper plan going on. I just cannot imagine Azor just letting them steal the very thing his role on Ixalan revolved around.

    Can Azor somehow repower himself from the Sun and make himself a walker again? Or at least could he somehow alter or failsafe the Sun's function, so that Bolas gets what he wants (saving Vraska from his wrath or suspicions), and yet he does not?

    Just sitting there and allowing the Sun to be taken away is simply the stupidest thing to do. And the artbook is so vague on Azor's doing except serving as a trigger for Jace to got ALL memories, that I believe there must be a purposefully unrevealed twist...


    Thats why I believe Ixalan has something else about it/on it that Azor doesn't want planeswalker to know about and the Sun was made to trap walkers, so losing it would be bad for Azor but better then having Bolas or more of his minions showing up.

    Another thought though is from Azor reaction to hearing the living guild pact was now trapped on Ixalan, might lead him to thinking Jace returning to Ravnica is the greater good than whatever Bolas might use the Sun for.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
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    Also, continuing from Orzhov's line of conversation, what exactly are the odds that Angrath is from Waldheim? It could be just a random plane he picked to demonstrate that other planes exist to Huatli, but maybe not.


    Alison Luhrs confirmed its not his home plane, just "close by" to show Huatli.
    https://twitter.com/MTGAlison/status/953676784897110016
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
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    Angrath did not sound right here. You dont ask for help from a total stranger and then keep antagonizing and insulting them. Its not practical.


    It pretty bull headed if you ask me.

    Puns aside when have we ever seen a BR character acting practical or tactful? At the end he basically breaks the truce since he got mad at Huatli for talking to Elenda.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    A story that focuses on our walkers for the block and we get more development for Huatli and finally get to see Angrath personality;

    -The warrior poet is the warrior in charge of learning and passing down the history and stories of the sun empire.
    -Huatli wasn't so sure she wanted to be the warrior poet
    -We see very well Huatli and Angraths colors. Both are temperamental and emotional R, while Huatli has a self of duty to her people W, Angrath believes in personal freedom BR.
    -14 YEARS ANGRATH HAS BEEN TRAPPED stop it with my heart wizards!
    -Angrath is a delightful ass, love to read about him but won't ever want to join his party
    -Angrath slapping some perspective on Huatli is nice.
    -Kaldheim has been getting a lot of attention for a plane we yet to visit Wink
    -Elenda is indeed the "bat god" from how legends can be changed like a game of telephone
    -Elenda gave the gift of vampirism to humble her people and seems pretty upset they became invaders.
    -Jace and Vraska reach Azor. Things are going to get interesting next week.
    -Ugin was the one to send Jace to Ixalan!
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on UB-Evergreen Keyword Suggestions
    So flash is now secondary in black now?;
    http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/169702387333/recently-you-said-in-a-post-that-flash-has-been

    donovanthepizzaguy asked: Recently you said in a post that Flash has been upgraded to secondary in black. Off the top of your head, have there been any other notable shifts since the Mechanical Color Pie article?

    A: That’s the biggest one that comes to mind.


    http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/169709951503/why-did-you-decide-to-put-flash-in-black-or-was

    buzzsawmanpants asked: Why did you decide to put flash in black, or was it always?

    A: It’s just something that seemed to make sense.


    Which might mean might mean flash will be slightly phased out of green and becomes our new blue/black evergreen mechanic? It does play into that sneaky feel of blue/black.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Is Commander killing Magic?
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    Honestly I think you may be overestimating the number of people that would actually be interested in competitive Magic. I've tried it. I did a PTQ back when thats all there was in that vein, ive done a GP. And I legitimately hated both. It's mostly because I just always have less fun doing these sort of things without friends. But I would imagine that sort of thing would hold true for lots of people the number of kitchen table players will always VASTLY outnumber the number of people at GPs and opens etc. As long as people are buying cards magic will go on.


    This my thoughts. My friends and I would mostly only play rerelease or themed nights when I used to go to tournaments since it costed money (we'd have to drive about 40 minutes plus entry fee) and while most the people where decent, a lot of toxic people would show up since it the only store in our area where you could play and after awhile it was just easier to stay in and only invite people where knew we get along with while playing. Even if commander wasn't a thing this won't fix why my friends and I don't like to play competitively.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    I'm not fan of Westerns so I'm not gun hoe (pun intended) about a Wild West themed plane but we'd see fire arms. The Ixalan art book talked about how pirates with fire arms was too iconic to not have, so they seemly agreed that magic can have fire arms just can't use bullets or gunpowder with Ixalan having fire arms that are spring loaded and will fire rope/harpoons or magic.

    Wild West plane could use magical firearms, ones that fire lassos, nets and if Angrath is indeed from this plane, chains.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Twitter had a few polls for the choose your own ended. Looking through Dinosaurs was the popular choice in all the polls (as well as most of the comments (on topic) being in support for dinosaurs) and merfolk and pirates where very neck n neck for second place;
    https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/951242256144531456

    Dinosaurs are in 1st place and got 15 point
    Merfolk are in 2nd place and got 11 points
    Pirates are in 3rd and got 9 point
    Vampires are in 4th and got 7 points

    This is just the first round thought and they going be holding more polls on and Geocaching will be added in.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Nov. 11th 2017- Oracle Update, Dinosaurs and a few non-functional updates
    I didn't see this yet so;

    Four old creature cards are now dinosaurs;
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/rivals-ixalan-oracle-changes-2018-01-11

    Gnathosaur (Lizard to Dinosaur)
    Pteron Ghost (Spirit to Dinosaur Spirit)
    Regal Behemoth (Lizard to Dinosaur)
    Ripscale Predator (Lizard to Dinosaur)

    I'm happy since my friends have graciously have been letting me use Pteron Ghost and Regal Behemoth in my Dino deck since they were under review

    Grafdigger's Cage, Calming Verse, Rhystic Scrying and Fire and Brimstone all also get cleaner text for what they do, but it is non-functional.

    EDIT: Ignore the wrong date my computer put that in automatic Xl
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
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    Speaking of Sphinxes, I'm also hoping that Azor showing up means we get Crucius eventually too.


    My theory for now is they are one in the same, since Test of Metal is non-canon anymore.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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