I have no problem at all with the Gatewatch, in theory.
I just don't really care for it as far as execution. They picked just about the blandest characters in their stable of planeswalkers, imo. I frankly find it hard to care about any of them so the storylines they're involved in may as well not even have a protagonist for me. I cared more about Tamiyo in SOI than all of the gatewatch characters combined. I found Arlinn orders of magnitude more interesting just from the story and a half we had that even mentioned her.
I have no problem with the story being centered on planeswalkers. But at least try to make them interesting ones.
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Jan 2, 2017Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Raptorchan »What happened with old wording "with converted mana cost"?
I think it might be cause of a quirk in the rules...?
Like "With converted mana cost 2 or less" would mean that it couldn't even target a creature with cmc 3 or 4 for it's Revolt effect to even work. With this wording it can target any creature. It just only has an effect if that creature meets the criteria (cmc 2[or 4] or less).
Jan 2, 2017Goblin Chronomancer 2URPosted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Creature - Goblin Wizard
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip three coins. If all three come up heads, take another turn after this one. If all three come up tails, you lose the game.
Dec 30, 2016Eneas Merrymaker 2RGPosted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Legendary Creature - Satyr Shaman
Other Satyrs you control get +1/+1.
Tap an untapped creature you control: Add R to your mana pool.
2R: ~ deals 1 damage to each creature.
So, at first I really didn't want to make a tribal lord (+1/+1), instead I decided I would try and make a Legend that encapsulated what exactly it meant to BE a satyr. The two major things that stick out to me about Theros Satyrs are Revelry (expressed as tapping for mana) and Recklessness (indiscriminate damage). But then a quick Gatherer search reminded me that the overwhelming majority (12 out of 16) of Theros Satyrs only have 1 toughness, so using his burn ability even once would basically be board wiping yourself if you were playing him in a tribal deck, so I had to tack it on. C'est la vie.
Alrighty then, NEXT: An animal commander. Not an anthro character like Aven, Ainok or Leonin, but just a plain ol' regular animal of some kind.
Dec 22, 2016I think that Nahiri has an additional reason to not join the Gatewatch. (Or anyleague of planeswalkers really.)Posted in: Storyline Speculation
Think about it. She's already been a member of a Planeswalker club, and what did it get her? Millennia spent playing warden to eldritch beings while her home plane suffered their corrupting influence, the apparent disregard of those very planeswalkers who were supposed to be there for her, 1000 years locked in a hunk of magical silver by her supposed friend and ally, and her home plane destroyed by the very entities they were supposed to contain.
If anything I'd expect Nahiri as a Gatewatch antagonist just out of pure spite.
Dec 18, 2016OathboundOne posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)Not particularly relevant to the conversation, but just pointing out that it's now been two months since the full Gatewatch arrived on Kaladesh.Posted in: Magic Storyline
Lavinia's got to be pissed.
Dec 16, 2016Posted in: Storyline SpeculationQuote from Manite »
RG Domri Rade
Of the RG PWs we currently have, one was villainous and is currently dead, one may not be RG next time we see him, and one requires DFC presence so for mechanical reasons she probably won't be a regular presence in sets.
Domri may be of a more wild spirit, but he cares about nature much as Nissa and Ajani do, so I could see him being the RG representative of the team (not like Garruk's likely to join anytime soon, so the beastmaster niche needs someone else to fill it).
Arlinn actually wouldn't need DFC support off of Inistraad. It was mentioned in
her first storyone of her stories that she couldn't shift until she returned to the plane, so any off-world appearances for her she'll simply be locked into a whichever form she 'walked in just as she was locked into her wolf form the first time. (Wizards, it seems, thought about such possibilities ahead of time.)
Dec 14, 2016OathboundOne posted a message on Weatherlight 2: gatewatch on a boat (Heart of Kiran) and other speculationsI don't think the rules have changed, I just think that we've found an exception.Posted in: Storyline Speculation
We know that the life forms on Kaladesh (other than Humans for some reason) have been altered as a result of the ever present Aether within the plane. Elves in particular have a strong link to the plane's aether (Great Conduit) and it's possible that this alteration/link provides some unique protection from the chaos of the Eternities. It's also possible that the portal device she was working on acted in some way as a buffer. Plus the way it was described, her physical body didn't seem to have been exposed to the void (she was still physically present in the Spire Inquirium), it was only some detached sense of her awareness.
Dec 10, 2016OathboundOne posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from DVincent »So I've wracked my brain and can't figure out who Liliana is talking about here. "We only kill ugly things, then? Because the short one, he would've still qualified." Who is the short one? Am I missing something?
She had just killed a group of Consulate guards (who saw her and Gideon leaving Yahenni's penthouse.), she was speaking to Gideon, and referring to one of the guards (who was apparently short and ugly).
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