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    posted a message on Commander 2017 General Discussion (Renamed)
    An interesting thing is that the quoted Ur-Dragon blurb from the leaflet is longer than the one on web, about two whole sentences. Gives me a slight hope for the rest...

    Other than that...yeah, they are not putting much effort into that.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Another white and green magus for the future
    Magus of the Channel? :-P
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
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    posted a message on Dominaria Returns
    Quote from Trinite0 »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Great image!

    Definitely a Serran vibe here, and the New Order of Serra is a good guess. After all, Serran populace used to live in Benalia. But given the time that has passed, and that Serra's Realm collapsed so long ago, it is interesting to find out that there is someone who remembered how it looked like, and in addition, undertook the effort actually to recreate it. On the other hands, angels are effectivaly immortal, so why not...

    And I would be mildly disappointed if there is a "hey, there were Serrans in Benalia, so they just built a piece of old home" "explanation", for reasons stated above.

    This, however, begs a question: Are we therefore doing a Dominarian nostalgia set again? And would it work this time, with lessons learned from Time Spiral? Shall we expect the most known visual motifs (for example the typical Llanowar attire, etc.) to return as well?

    Well, isn't 11 years a long enough gap between nostalgia sets?

    And seeing as the Time Spiral block is my all-time favorite Magic block, I hope the biggest lesson they learn from it is, "More of that." Wink


    Actually, not quite. I liked TS block very much, as a hardcore Vorthos, and loved both the subtle and obvious references. But it actually did not work as well as intended, as there was too much focus on the nostalgia, and broader audience missed a lot of references. In retrospect, they realized they made it too much for the veterans, and in doing so, they underestimated making it attractive enough for less enfranchised or new players.

    Basically, read this: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/state-design-2007-2007-08-13


    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Commander 2017 General Discussion (Renamed)
    Quote from Flisch »
    Additionally, the zombies also look more like those from the Silumgar brood. Compare: Sibsig Icebreakers

    This... is really weird. Nothing about this Taigam makes sense.


    It is a friggin' mess. Fortunately, the page confirms that he is intended to be the Khans version of Taigam. He also has clearly Jeskai, not Ojutai robes. Silumgar tattoo is idiocy. Failure on all levels.

    Sidisi's Hand title makes no sense on dragon Tarkir.

    The blurbs on the page are really an insult...they could put at least a little more effort to them. Even C16 commanders had twice long descriptions...:-(

    Quote from Azurhawk »
    Isn't he more a flavor concept than an actual character?
    He's the "essence of all dragonkind in the multiverse" and legend has it that all dragons are his descendants.
    He had no story appearance whatsoever yet but was used as a reference point for the primevals of Dominaria (Darigaaz, Rith, Treva, Dromar, Crosis) who each inherited one of his characterisics.


    Indeed it is. A concept. An embodiment of all things dragon. Like the worldsouls of different planes. Even giving him a card is a great stretch, but one can interpret is physical manifestation.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Commander 2017 General Discussion (Renamed)
    The Brother's War/Dark Age are really four times older than Kamigawa? Dang, and I thought Kamigawa events were among the oldest in the lore.


    Quite frankly, one look at the Wiki timeline would reveal it, Jenrik...

    The Thran precedes TBW even more, being the "oldest" revisionist novel, set about 9 500 AR years in the past from the current time.


    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Taigam is tragic flavor fail.

    He has still Jeskai robes, as if he just defected. But he is Sidisi's Hand, it is far after he made defected, then made a pact with the rakshasa and ascended to second most powerful post in the clan.

    He should have the robes from Taigam's Scheming....


    I think it meant to show his story of being Jeskai and then to the Sulti but your right it would have been better to either keep the name and give him Sulti robes i the art or give him a name like "Taigam, Jeskai defector" flavor it has him newly joining the clan.



    Exactly my point. Alison even said it that they wanted to show the transition. Having Taigam, who is already a member od Sultai for a long, long time still in Jeskai robes, does not work for those who know the story.

    The good thing is that Blake Rasmussen said in reply to Kelly we are getting an article with the legend blurbs "if he is in good mood" - that would mean it exists and they just have to find a place for it. https://twitter.com/kellydigges/status/895826032174874624
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Commander 2017 General Discussion (Renamed)
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Taigam is tragic flavor fail.

    He has still Jeskai robes, as if he just defected. But he is Sidisi's Hand, it is far after he made defected, then made a pact with the rakshasa and ascended to second most powerful post in the clan.

    He should have the robes from Taigam's Scheming....


    The art is off, but the effect seems pretty in line with what you'd expect.
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Taigam is tragic flavor fail.

    He has still Jeskai robes, as if he just defected. But he is Sidisi's Hand, it is far after he made defected, then made a pact with the rakshasa and ascended to second most powerful post in the clan.

    He should have the robes from Taigam's Scheming....


    The art is off, but the effect seems pretty in line with what you'd expect.



    Yeah, the card is good.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Commander 2017 General Discussion (Renamed)
    Taigam is tragic flavor fail.

    He has still Jeskai robes, as if he just defected. But he is Sidisi's Hand, it is far after he made defected, then made a pact with the rakshasa and ascended to second most powerful post in the clan.

    He should have the robes from Taigam's Scheming....
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Taigam, Sidisi's Hand Blake Rassmusen Spoiler
    Tragic flavor fail.

    He has still Jeskai robes, as if he just defected. But he is Sidisi's Hand, it is far after he made defected, then made a pact with the rakshasa and ascended to second most powerful post in the clan.

    He should have the robes from Taigam's Scheming....

    Card is nice, though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Portal Mage
    So basically Blink from The Days of Future Past? Smile me likey Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Kess, Dissident Mage
    Another random legend...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership Spoiers 8-10
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    Has there been a card designed in such a Vorthos-like tone like Mairsil? Time to flicker him out and gain a *****-ton of abilities that never cease.


    To my memory...no. This is the best lore-to-card respecting design ever. Not exaggerating a bit.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership Spoiers 8-10
    Mairsil is pure vorthosgasm. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on "Kindred Boon" - TokyoMTG spoiler
    2WW

    Enchantment

    When Kindred Boon anters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

    1W: Put a divinity counter on target creature you control of the chosen type.

    Creatures you control with a divinity counter on them are indestructible.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on "Kindred Dominance" - Orgoglio.net spoiler
    "Kindred Dominance" 5BB

    Sorcery

    Choose a creature type, destroy all creatures that are not of the chosen type.

    Basically a reversed Extinction.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Dominaria Returns
    Quote from Dan_Fendi »


    I know Jamuraa got the bad end of a lot of things, but I would really like to see Teferi undo what he did and possibly irrevocably screwed up in Invasion block. I'd like to see Zhalfir again.


    Unless they retcon it, Zhalfir is lost forever.

    The Zhalfirin rift suffered a different fate. Jeska, manipulated by Leshrac, used Radha as a mana lens, forcefully closing the Zhalfirin rift without consequence of her actions. Without precise timing, the phased lands of Zhalfir were lost seemingly forever, cast into oblivion, although Teferi said that he could probably save it if he was still a planeswalker. The legacy of the Zhalfirin culture partially lives on in the nations of Femeref and Suq'Ata.


    As there is no possibility for Teferi to become an oldwalker again...

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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