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    posted a message on Amonkhet Art Book Discussion (spoilers)
    About planeswalkers working together, there are precedents, like the Nine Titans or the closing of the Time Rift (which Bolas obviously knew). Not forgetting Sorin, Nahiri and Ugin. So it could happen, but it is a very rare event... Not worthy of building a plane around it, in my opinion.
    I think that the cunning of Bolas has been vastly overrated (from fans and creative alike): it's difficult to give him a really brilliant plan in the long run, more even so if creative didn't think of his motivation before.

    Let's not forget that was went Walkers for 'all-powerful' and Bolas was shown to be able to take on any one-on-one. He bested Teferi in his own field of time magic and Leshrac need a trump card from a similar powerful entity to stand a chance against him. But now he, and every other Walker, is mortal, more or less. It's more likely that he figured that now that they are killible flesh and blood, they'd be more likely to team up. So he needed somewhere where he could have a force devoted to him that eh could use as a meat shield. The fact that he could make the Eternals is more of an after the fact benifit
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    So I guess I should qualify that hypothesis. I have not read a scrap of Mirrodin/New Phyrexia lore outside of summaries anx bits ive managed to pull from more seasoned Vorthosi here on this forum.

    My idea was that Karn shaped everything that was Argentum from an empty bubble, so the suns and maybe the core as well would probably hold MASSIVE amounts of power similar in scale to the maelstrom of the Conflux. Unfortunately, at the very least, the core is corrupted by Phyrexia. And now that walkers are not immune Bolas doesn't want to risk himself so he's building an army to take on the Praetors and their armies.

    I should also say that I'm still not convinced that the zombie army was his ultimate goal on Amonkhet. There's just to much assumption going into that theory.
    That would make for an interesting parallel if Bolas wants to 'eat' Mirrodin/New Phyrexia's core what with Sera's Realm, after Phyrexian invaded it, was colapsed to power the Weatherlight, the ship Karn served on.
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    posted a message on Dominaria Returns
    Gven that only about 60 years has pasted since the Mending, how restored can Dominaria be. And forgive me if I'm wrong, but the only post Mending thing we've seen so far is a bit of Urborg in the lead up to Scars of Mirrodin, right?
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    posted a message on Possible leak from Reddit (6 complete cards, new Treasure mechanic, hint at new Jace, tribal theme)
    Quote from EyeballFrog »
    Man, Jace lost his fancy hood. That's got to sting. On the other hand, I approve of this new low-shirt look and await other planeswalkers to follow suit.
    Do we have a clearer picture of Jace yet?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Love that the demon on the plane with natural necromancy took out an insurance polocy on the necromacer who sold her soul to him.
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    posted a message on Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    So they are mixing Pirates with Dinosaurs? Pirates mounting Dinosaurs???!! Best set ever

    Sea-dweling Dinosaur used as a pirate ship. Please Wizards, Please!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan
    Quote from Ritokure »
    More information on Ixalan here.

    So... pirates, scientifically accurate Dinosaurs, explorers and legendary cities. So... it's basically Road to Eldorado: The Block? I dig it.

    With a Gorgon
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Aether Revolt General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed Here)
    Anyone think things would be better if most, if not all, of the stories for a block were written by one person, assuming said writer was good.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Quote from user_938036 »
    I hate to bring this up again but it needs to be said: no one is dying. At all. Since Origins only four characters with cards have died: Avacyn, Brisela, Kozilek, and Ulamog. That's all. Only antagonists. And no one at all in Kaladesh.

    It honestly feels like these stories are being written for eight year olds who can't handle any of their favorite characters dying. As the story needed anything else to make it feel more like a superhero comic for children than a legitimate fantasy story.

    If no one is killed by Bolas in Amonkhet, not a single named character, then I'm done with the story.
    I've never really understood this stance. What long running serializations kill off characters with any regularity(besides GoT Way too many people die in that, it seems more for shock than plot most times)?

    I don't want to sound rude or condescending I'm honestly curious because enough people here have voiced such an opinion that it leads me to believe that (semi-main or important side)characters do in fact die fairly often in other stories that I simply don't read. I'm open to the possibility that I don't expose myself to the proper sources but currently it just sounds ridiculous that no one goes about killing important characters with any regularity(besides that one) and a significant number of people expect it here.

    If you just mean significant consequences like death then I can understand where you're coming from a bit better, but considering we're still on only the third story it still seems rather premature.


    I find the whole 'we need a death to happen' thing doesn't really work with what MTG is: a game. Our characters are part game piece, part marketing.Killing them means they can't be printed in main sets.
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    posted a message on What's your opinion on 'The Gatewatch'?
    I feel they still are fine tuning how to tell stories with the Gatewatch as our overarching focus. Battle and Shadows poorly handled new characters, both walker and lendgedary. I think with Kaladesh, we've gotten better stories with Yahenni, Rashmi, Kari. I hope they can find a balance between the long term plot and short term planar stories.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    I wonder if Baan is going to be a recurring character, if not full on antagonist. If so I have to think he may taverse the Multiverse warning other walkers of the Gatewatch's marvelous ability to destablize things.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    I wonder if Tezzeret ia under some sort of deadline? Can't wait to see the why he's doing these things.
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Finally, a story! I love how things like scents and sounds are used to represent emontons. 90% sure we'll get a Yahenni card.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Quote from SimicNuggets »
    For like two seconds I imagined Jace chasing after Ral to stop him and have a cute moment.

    I have some questions regarding Project Lightning Bug. So it allows Ral to see where planeswalkers are 'walking to, but can he only see planes he's aware of, which would mean planes that he has visited himself right? Or is the known-multiverse mapped out? Because that seems like a powerful tool. And that would make sense that Amonkhet, an uncharted realm, wouldn't show up.

    Ah, all these years and the primary mode of travel between stories is still shrouded in mystery.

    I take Ral's ability to trace where a Walkers going to as confirmation that planes have a location relative to others, like planets in our solar system.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    If I remember correctly, Bolas retreated somewhere after he used Leshrac to seal the Madaran Rift, somewhere he was confidant would survive the end of the multiverse. I wonder of this hidden location is where Bolas went, be it his meditation realm or Amonket.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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