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  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Also, continuing from Orzhov's line of conversation, what exactly are the odds that Angrath is from Kaldheim?

    It could be just a random plane he picked to demonstrate that other planes exist to Huatli, but maybe not.

    And I guess based on his line about his daughters drinking the Emperor's blood with glee, being aggressive and violent is just natural to him (because Minotaur). It was just exacerbated by his being trapped on Ixalan.


    Angrath (rude, incorrigible, frustrating Angrath) was going to get there before she did.


    I don't know about you guys, but I ship it.

    +1 on that ship. Also Kaldheim (at least the location in Kaldheim they tried to planeswalk to) seems like a frozen wasteland, the perfect place for a guy who is literally on fire.

    On another note, GW characters tend to be the most ignorant ones, maybe the reason Huatli changed from boros to selesnya is because she is starting to realize that her way of life screams ignorance?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Apparently them using tribe names instead of faction names for the geocaching was a mistake. Is it really so hard to understand that dinosaurs=Sun Empire? Story wise the dinosaurs are not a faction in the race for the city. The Sun Empire, a faction that controls and uses dinisaurs is.

    Also: If I remember the art book leaks correctly Huatli is going to connect with Zacama further cementing them as the same as far as this is concerned.

    IMO it doesn't make any sense, first of all the Elder Dino's had always lived in the city (as far as we know) so in a way the city belonged to the dinos, second, the River Heralds (faction) already said that they have no interest in the bounty of the city, and they don't want the Sun because they believe no one should have it, so when they say "Merfolk" in the geothing, instead of thinking about the River Heralds i think about Kumena (who is the only merfolk that has any interest in the Sun or the city).
    The vampire want the Sun and Elenda they don't give a damm about the city.
    So basically the only faction who actually want's the city would be the pirates (and most of them , the OG pirates, don't want the city, they want the Sun to use it against the Dusk Legion)
    So i'm sorry, but this whole geocaching thing makes no sense, they should just stop being lazy and write an ending, after reading the Jace/Vraska story, i'm confident they can do an great ending and an amazing Return to Ixalan.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from OathboundOne »
    Quote from Joao Wockeez »
    So, what happens if the Dino's win? Orazca becomes Jurassic Park ?


    The Sun Empire gets a massive morale boost, the king/emperor guy uses that to fuel his expansionist ways and they force the River Heralds, Brazen Coalition and Legion of Dusk out. Mad with power and not content with ruling all of Ixalan (the continent) they sail for Torrezzon to wage war against the Legion of Dusk in Ixalan 2: Vampiric Bugaloo with the belief that it is their right/destiny to rule all of Ixalan (the plane).

    The only problem is that The Sun Empire and the Dino's are not the same faction.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    So, what happens if the Dino's win? Orazca becomes Jurassic Park ?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Jazzist »
    So... And I'm the only one here who still cheers for a "Jace x Lili" happy ending? Evil Lol

    I even find the relationship Jace and Vraska interesting, but I see no future in this because liliana is the only one where the "true" Jace has some love interest (and is reciprocated, even if it is in a strange way). Besides the fact that Lili is a more interesting character than Vraska.

    And I do not even need to say i've always liked our blue mind sculptor. I'm glad to see him back with all his thoughts (or part of them). I liked this "new Jace" of Ixalan, but found it a bit silly.


    There is no "true" Jace, Jace is the name we give to the male telepath born in Vryn who was manipulated by his mentor, lost his memories, planeswalked to Ravnica met Emmara, you know the rest.
    Second IxaJace is imo one of the most important moments in Jace story, because we see that despite everything, at his core he is a good man, he lost his memories twice, in none of these time he uses his powers to manipulate others or with malicious purposes, instead the first time he lost his memories (i'm not counting the many incidents with his mentor) he went to Ravnica, used his powers every now and again to understand where he was and get to know a little more about his new city, the second time (Ixalan) Vraska was terrified, she knew that a Jace without his memories was extremely dangerous, but again, instead of using his power to manipulate etc, he uses it to help others, to understand others (Vraska) and even to make Vraska more confortable (when he created an illusion of Ravnica in the winter) so for me, Ixalan showed me that Jace is actually an amazing character, there was nothing silly about it.

    And finally about Lily x Jace, WotC is going to need A LOT of Liliana centered stories to make her as real as Vraska is, when i first saw Vraska, i loved it simply because i loved her aesthetics, but i thought" she's probably going to be a generic Gorgon murderer" and the C16 story and Ixalan made me realize that no, she doesn't need to be a generic assassins just because she is a gorgon and has black as one of her colors, but Liliana (IMO) is the tipical sexy necromancer, she is ruthless and manipulative and uses her beauty as a way to manipulate others and she... wait that's all she is, Liliana is a powerful woman there is no denying that, she is beautiful, but she isn't human, i find easier to realte to Rakdos then to Liliana, so no i don't think the current Liliana has any chance with Jace, at the end of today story Jace said somethin like "A while ago i would have died climbing those stairs or at least pass out" (i don't remember his exact words), but that meant that he changed, he is stronger now and not just physicaly, he is mentally stronger, he won't be manipulated by her again, that's what i think.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Chalsis »
    Wait... is Kumena *done*? Already? After all that buildup? What about the Tyrant of Orazca? What about the dangerous opponent that Tishana was so determined to stop? He was such an interesting villain with believable goals, and he just gets punked like that in the opening scene of Rivals by a two-dimensional cartoon like Vona?

    Either he'll be back, or that was just the biggest waste of potential I've seen from the Magic story in ages.


    I really hope he didn't just die like a chump, because that would be extraordinarily anti-climactic.

    Otherwise, I'd get the impression that 90% of their writing efforts went into Vraska and Jace.

    Also, I have a semi-random question: If Jace somehow manages to do to Bolas what he did to Alhammaret, would you feel pity for Bolas?

    It's like Vraska said, no one deserves that, he literally turned his mentor's mind into that of infant.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Today's story was beautiful, too bad it's all going down the flush.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 1/2/18 New huatli and more

    Until Abzan became a thing, i was always a selesnya player, i love the aesthetics of selesnyan groups, i loved the effect of the cards (usually being very fair but powerful cards), but the one thing that i could never wrap my head around was why the GW Planeswalkers always sucked, i honestly can't think of a single GW walker that you can say "this card is amazing in deck x or y" and Huatli is just another one of those walkers, seriously, if she was a 2CMC walker she would still be horrible in any format that isn't EDH, and as an EDH token player i can say for sure she isn't good enough for any of the current token decks, her +1 can get her to survive which is good, but her -1 doesn't give trample so your creature will simply be chump blocked, also since walkers can only use thei abilities in sorcery speed, your opponent will simply wait for you to buff something and destroy it, now her ultimate is pretty good in EDH but it takes two turns to turn it on thats if you're playing 1v1 because if you're playing on a group then someone will destroy her, or you may end up milling yourself because of her ultimate.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 1/2/18 New huatli and more
    As an selesnyan player, i kinda accepted the fact that every selesnya walker will be pretty much useless, it's very sad really, but the art is amazing so i guess it's a plus ?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Elenda, the Dusk Rose
    Quote from WenSon »
    meh... i dont wanna pay 4 mana for a 1/1 lifelink mythic that gives me a 1/1 token with lifelink on its base
    is this really supposed to be mythic level ?

    i think she should either be a 3 mana creature or at least be a 2/2

    this feels like a another missed opportunity. this will be another super cheap mythic. why not make it decent. i mean one of the above changes (3 cmc or 2/2) wouldnt make her broken or unbalanced...would make her just fair

    compare it with pia nalar... she is a 3 mana 2/2 (so both and just 1 color) and has also 2 other abilities
    pia and kiran nalar would be another example for 4 mana (still just 1 color)

    SO WHY IS THIS MYTHIC ? even worse than vona ...(maybe i am just disappointed cause i was looking forward to this card)


    She is mythic because she is a legendary, WotC already said that mythic is a slot for very powerful cards AND planeswalkers, legendary creatures and other lore important cards.
    Also she's pretty amazing in many EDH decks, so your problem isn't she is not powerful, your problem is that she is weak in standard.
    I will say, since she is a 1/1 and B/W she could easily have deathtouch.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Elenda, the Dusk Rose
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    She will be welcomed to Edgar Markov's fold

    I think she will be much more useful in Ayli and Ghave, Guru of Spores decks
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zetalpa, Primal Dawn
    MyKarametra, God of Ramp deck is going to love a second copy of Akroma, Angel of Wrath
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A planeswalker confirmed and other spoilers
    They killed Avacyn for no reason at all, i mean was the goal of killing Avacyn simply turn Sigarda into an second Avacyn? because that's the only reason i can think of, then they gave an amazing depth to Vraska just to throw it all in the dump, when Ravnica 3 comes out and they kill Teysa, i'm quitting MTG lore for good.
    Anyway, i'm eager to see the stupid reason they'll give to why Bolas wants the Immortal Sun.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A planeswalker confirmed and other spoilers
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Quote from Saandro »
    What incredible storytelling! I can't wait to see what WotC has thought up for the Dominaria storyline!


    The nightmares... oh the nightmares...

    I'm afraid to think about what they will do with sweet ravnica.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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