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  • posted a message on How old are the planeswalkers?
    No, Garruk is crazy tall. There was even a post about it on Doug's blog. Either Garruk or Karn is the tallest non-Bolas 'walker.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Deicide?
    We don't know for sure--part two of the novel isn't out yet. It certainly looks that way, but it's just ambiguous enough (yes the name is Deicide, but it exiles, which implies less murder and more banishment, and Revel of the Fallen God says "Xenagos has fallen" which can be interpreted either way) that we can't say for sure.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Who would win in a fight between Progentius and Emrakul?
    Isn't this the kind of pointless debate they created the Vs. Forum for?
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Books I liked = recommendations?
    In response to your question:

    Quote from What books should I read? »
    This question comes up a lot. Here's the full list of Magic novels, for your browsing pleasure.

    I recommend the original Ravnica trilogy: well-written, compelling characters, plots that make sense without too many holes.

    I'm also a huge fan of the Kamigawa trilogy (Outlaw, Heretic, Guardian). Wonderful world building, great characters, and again, no massive plot holes.

    Lots of people list The Thran as the best Magic book of all time. It was a great read, don't get me wrong, but in hindsight I think it's a little overrated.

    I enjoyed the Invasion trilogy, but it basically requires having read (or at least having passing familiarity with the events of) The Thran, The Brother's War, Planeswalker, Time Streams, Bloodlines, Rath and Storm, Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, and Prophecy to fully appreciate it.

    The Secretist, the RTR ebook trilogy, was decent enough. Godsend, the two-part Theros ebook, is shaping up to be one of the better books in recent memory, though only Part 1 is available as of now.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Notifiications not working
    Mine are showing up in a weird order (I'd screenshot but most of the notifications are for non-public areas):

    blah post (15 hours ago)
    blah post (5 hours ago)
    blah post (3 days ago)
    blah post (3 days ago)
    blah post (3 days ago)

    Not sure why the one from 15 hours ago shows up before the 5 hours ago post.
    Posted in: MTGS Beta Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Theros novel
    Quote from Barinellos
    You had to know that Xenagos wasn't going to remain a god.
    The thing is... Gods can't be killed. That's a huge part of what they are.
    What the sword that became Godsend was designed to do is CUT NYX. To excise things from Nyx and reduce them to mortality.
    What we see in Deicide is Elspeth stabbing Xenagos with the sword that severs things from Nyx.
    What happens following that?... nobody knows, but I don't think Deicide shows the exact end of Xenagos. What happens after he falls from Nyx, THAT'S the real end o the story.

    This. Xenagos is going to get cut down from Nyx and fall to Theros. We don't yet know what that implies (though given that he's a 'walker and Creative doesn't like killing non-Venser 'walkers, and Deicide exiles rather than destroys, I'm confident he'll live).

    The last time Godsend was in Nyx (back when it was Purphoros's Sword of Chaos), it sliced the very fabric of reality and accidentally released Polukranos. The impression I got was that damaging the fabric of Nyx is a Bad Thing™ (Xenagos did some serious damage to Nyx to get up there in the first place, which caused all kinds of problems), and there will be consequences for cutting a god down from the sky. We have no idea what those consequences will be.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Planeswalkers in love
    People. Just agree to disagree and move on. No need to be trolls.

    And congratulations on your engagement and pending nuptials, supersteve524! Love is in the air
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    I totally expected Sitwell to by HYDRA. He and Hand were my two picks for Most Likely to Be Actually Evil Moles of the Coulson-level agents we've met on AoS. Something about his demeanor has been tripping my Evil Senses for about half of the season of AoS. I think Melinda's been reporting to Fury the whole time, because they weren't sure what side Coulson was going to come down on once he figured out what happened in the Guest House.

    As far as Cap2, the first Cap movie is probably my favorite of the MCU movies, so I was pleased at how his character developed between Avengers and Cap2. I love the pairing of Cap with Black Widow; they really play off each other well, and there's good chemistry between the actors. I was thrilled to see Falcon, and hope he stays as a recurring presence in the MCU. I do think they're setting up for Bucky taking over as Captain America, especially given Chris Evan's recents statements.

    I was not digging Bucky's Winter Emo-ldier Hair. Seriously, I get that he's supposed to be all "tortured cybernetic assassin drone" but you're telling me they were able to keep him clean-shaven while running through all those cryosleep/assassinate cycles but never bothered to give him a decent haircut?

    I loved the scene with Maria applying for a job at Stark Industries. One of the theories I've seen floating around the 'net that I particularly like is Tony Stark taking on a role similar to his father in founding a new SHIELD using his Stark Industries money/tech, Fury's connections to whatever SHIELD infrastructure survives, with Maria as the go-between, and Coulson's team taking on a role as cleaning up HYDRA-related messes around the world as the main ground-level agents of NuSHIELD.
    Posted in: Movies
  • posted a message on Theros Pantheon
    Kruphix is green in the "obedience to the natural order" sense. He's the keeper of the natural order on Theros--he's the one with the power to bind the gods in Nyx ("sewing them into the tapestry of Nyx" is one my favorite images from Godsend); he is god of horizons (the boundaries of nature).

    He's blue-green in that he takes the long view, seeing how all the parts of the world intersect and interact.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Planeswalker's Guide to Journey into Nyx
    Quote from Caranthir
    Now that you point it out, she is probably the only god who is not even mentioned a single time during the whole novel.

    I think Elspeth mentioned going to one of her shrines as part of her Tour of Therosan Shrines. I could be wrong on that.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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