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Theros: Elspeth's Tragedy
 
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    After digging around for the last thirty minutes or so, I haven't been able to find a reliable source that confirms either of our thoughts on the subject. I found a few reddit threads where some people said planeswalking speed depends on the walker and the situation, but I'd hesitate to call that any more credible than the two us trying to recall from our memory.
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    I can't remember where it's said exactly, but I'm pretty sure it's confirmed that it can be easer for planeswalkers to planeswalk in times of life threatening danger. Example, when Elspeth planeswalked away from New Phyrexia she was in the middle of combat and barely escaped an explosion. Other examples could be Kiora getting away from Thassa (albeit she did distract Thassa for a few seconds beforehand), or almost any other walker's first planeswalk. I imagine almost getting crushed by Bolas falls under that category. Sure, it kind of just sounds like plot armor, but I think it at least sounds reasonable.
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    1. Planeswalkers can planeswalk away from danger, all of the gatewatch are very capable of escaping before they die.
    2. I believe WOTC still puts the stories on the articles section of the MTG site.
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    You mean no advancement besides the whole army of Eternals showing up alongside the Scarab God? This story was one of the big five hours. Just because it doesn't directly involve the protagonists doesn't mean it's irrelevant to the plot.
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    I for one really enjoyed seeing the devastation of Amonkhet from normal citizens' perspectives. I also take it as a good sign that WOTC and Creative have noticed that people want to hear from more than just planeswalkers. I remember hearing once or twice from WOTC and Creative that it's impossible to always please everyone with the stories, as different people want to see different perspectives. Because of this reality, they have started to keep in mind that there needs to be something for everyone, a story for every type of reader if possible. In Hour of Devastation alone now we have viewed the story from the perspectives of a planeswalker, a vizier, other protagonists (Samut namely), multiple of the gods, and now multiple citizens. If this isn't a sign of Creative doing their best to make sure everyone gets to find a story they like, then I don't know what will prove that. Some people will find this story boring and pointless. Others, such as myself, will appreciate being able to view the disaster from these "normal" perspectives. It has been pretty obvious thus far that nothing good is going to happen in this set for the people of Amonkhet, aside from maybe survival for some. Still, I personally found this story to add another more personal level of depth to that disaster. At the end of the day, everyone will have their own opinions, and that is okay. Just know that even though you may not enjoy a story, that does not make it pointless Smile
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    I'm pretty sure Amonkhet was never sold as a pure Egypt World. It was clearly sold as a world with Egyptian influences (of which there are plenty within the block), but the big overarching theme of the plane was that it was shaped (even if not totally created) by Nicol Bolas. I can totally understand wanting a pure egypt plane, but I'm not sure why you seem to be upset at Amonkhet for not delivering on a story that was never promised.
    (Note, I may very well be misinterpreting you're complaints, in which case I'd love for you to explain a bit more)
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Is there any proof that that is why Bolas chose now to show up? From what I can tell (and I may be missing something), Bolas just decided to pick up his army of Eternals. If the Gatewatch sped up that plan at all, it couldn't have been by very much considering the timing of Tezz and the planar bridge. Tezzeret was given a certain number of days to get the thing working, and by the end of Aether Revolt those days were pretty much up.
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    I hear what people are saying with Razaketh going down to easy, although I'm of a slightly different opinion. Normally I'd be more curious as to why the demon didn't not use magic in the battle (aside from Lili's contract), but I think there's actually a pretty solid explanation for it. Jace said in the middle of the fight that he had been trying to interrupt the contract's connection for the past ten minutes. That means that for the entire fight, Razaketh had to fight to keep control of Lili (albeit fighting to varying extents). Between that mental struggle, Chandra's fireballs and Nissa's elementals, it's now wonder that the guy couldn't focus on using other kinds of magic. Not to mention the near constant of surprise factor of planeswalker after planeswalker showing up. Seriously, first the guy gets blasted in the back of the head, then gets sucker punched by some elementals, then gets mentally assault by who know's what (Jace was invisible still), and to top it all off some indestructible beefslab just appears out of thin air waving a shiny whip thing. Even as smart and experienced as Razaketh may have been, that would put anyone off guard (okay, maybe not Bolas or Ugin, but still).
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    I for one find it hard to believe that anyone is still complaining about the BFZ/Oath stories and are still demanding answers. I get it, plotholes can be annoying, but how can anyone still be interested in those? We are officially in the middle of the third set block after Oath and BFZ. Yes, there are plotholes there, but please just move on. Maybe my opinion is in the minority, but I really don't care about those anymore, and overall the stories have improved vastly.
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    I think this is probably nothing, but I noticed a small difference in border sides with this EM Wasteland. It's a little difficult to spot at first glance. When I measured it, there seemed to be about a 1 1/2 millimeter difference between the two sides. Normally I wouldn't bother to ask whether this affects price, but it is a Legacy/Vintage staple so I figured better to check than not.
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