• posted a message on Magic Story Articles Discussion: Shadows Over Innistrad Block [No Spoilers]
    Quote from a7xjoker33 »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    New one is up.

    http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/lilianas-indignation-2016-04-20

    Eldritch moon = not Emrakul. Smile

    Maybe Agyrem torn off Ravnica and drifted here? Smile

    They certainly play several strings at once. Loving it.


    I would love for it not to be Emrakul, but did I miss where this week hurt that theory? If I did, please let me know. I need hope at this point that it isn't more Eldrazi shenanigans.


    It does not fit the part where Jace says it is full of ghosts, of souls. At least for me.
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  • posted a message on Magic Story Articles Discussion: Shadows Over Innistrad Block [No Spoilers]
    New one is up.

    http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/lilianas-indignation-2016-04-20

    Eldritch moon = not Emrakul. Smile

    Maybe Agyrem torn off Ravnica and drifted here? Smile

    They certainly play several strings at once. Loving it.

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  • posted a message on Invasion Block Storyboard
    Maybe you can find some additional info in the old articles from VestDan: http://www.mtgsalvation.com/articles/16035-remember-the-weatherlight-part-v-a-imperfect-parts (links to other parts in the article).
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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day for 4/29: Root Out
    Quote from Rai Kerensky »


    Unless I have a lot of vampires or a very low curve deck, I want to avoid this card. Of course, if this is my opening pick, I will gobble up every vampire I can find.


    Pretty much that was my last draft. Opening pick Gorger, it was made easier by the fact that the only other red cards in the pack were Structural Distortion and Hulking Devil, and no good black as well. But I will probably pick any good removal over this.
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] "PWNED!" Plays Thread
    BR madness on its finest. I am on play.

    T1 Mountain, Insolent Neonate.
    T2 Mountain, Ravenous Bloodseeker, attack with Neonate (opponent at 19)
    T3 Swamp, Skin Invasion on Neonate, attack. (opponent at 18). He plays Dauntless Cathar. End of opponent's turn: sac Neonate, madness Bloodmad Vampire, draw a card, get Skin Shedder.
    T4 Mountain, attack, on declare attackers blast off Cathar by Fiery Temper off the Bloodseeker, play Uncaged Fury on the Bloodmad Vampire. Attack for 3+3+5+6= 17, ending up with a 3/4, 1/3 and 6/3. He draws his card and scoops.
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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day for 4/29: Root Out
    From experience, it's just really solid. Nothing flashy, just solid.


    Pretty much this. It is also easily undone by combat trick. But yeah. solid card is solid.
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  • posted a message on the "Venting" thread
    Quote from Arab_Officer »
    4 Alms of the Vein? That's an unplayable card.


    Alms is not *unplayable*. It works wonders in BR Madness aggro. In that deck you describe - yeah, probably no business being there.
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  • posted a message on The 3-0 Deck Compendium
    Something VERY similar - first FNM, RB Madness Vampires:



    First picks: Heir of Falkenrath, Westvale Abbey (not played), Skin Invasion.
    MVPs: Almost everything Smile But Call the Bloodline was an excellent thing - you can do it only once, but each turn, including opponent's
    Underperformers: Almost nothing.
    Overall record: 6-1. Only game I lost was to land flood, where despite having Call the Bloodline out and spitting out chumpblockers, he had too many werewolves in the end.
    Also managed a couple of T5 kills. I had quite regularly managed the Neonate-Skin Invasion combo fot T3 3/4 + madness card (Temper or Alms), and once got a T4 hit for 13 by an EOT played and then doublestriked Bloodmad Vampire.
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  • posted a message on Shadows Over Innistrad General Discussion
    Just noticed this post...

    Quote from Perkunas687 »


    EDIT: Also, could be meaningless, but the wiki for Mountains of Madness has art with many, many eyes and multifingered tentacles. http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Mountains_of_Madness


    That is a shoggoth.

    All summarized, I am glad that this time the FP revealed almost nothing.

    Is anything confirmed? Yes. Basically, two things. Jace meets Tamiyo (that much we knew), and Sorin indeed unmakes Avacyn. The full art suggested the possibility of Jace and Tamiyo arriving to stop his hand, but now we know that it was the other way around - he arrived to save their backsides and ended her.

    What is not confirmed, but bordering on certainty - Nahiri is a perpetrator, not a victim. Forcing Sorin to kill Avacyn served to hurt him greatly, but it is also a part of a greater plan - one the Sorin realizes in the end of the SoI story.
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  • posted a message on Shadows Over Innistrad General Discussion
    Quote from Jenrik »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    No spoilers in the Fat Pack brochure this time, except of some clarification.



    1) Madness of Avacyn (been there)
    2) Mystery of Markov Manor (been there)
    3) Epiphany at the Drownyard - there is literally written that zombies were building something that looked like an eldritch temple dedicated to some god of the sea.
    4) Jace Confronts Avacyn - Jace goes to Thraben Cathedral and finds it similarly distorted as Markov Manor. He meets Tamiyo here. As the two walkers agree to join forces, Avacyn bursts through the window and unleashes her angelic fury on them. Tamiyo falls to the ground and Jace is thrown to his back with Avacyn just about to impale him.
    5) Sorin Unmakes Avacyn - Just as Avacyn is about to kill Jace, Sorin arrives. He enlisted other vampires to battle Nahiri and reclaim Markov Manor. Sorin and Avacyn fight and they end up in the Vault of the Archangel, the place of her creation. Here, Sorin unmakes her and erases her from the world.

    Avacyn is gone and Jace tries to convince Sorin to come back to Zendikar with him and help the Gatewatch to deal with Emrakul (this is the only place this name appears).

    But Sorin suddenly realized what Nahiri had been doing, and that he had played right into her plan...
    THE STORY CONTINUES IN ELDRITCH MOON.



    There is:
    - no mention of the lattice mutations.
    - no explanation of Nahiri's longevity - only that the gravity-defying patterns she rearranged Markov Manor into are her doing.


    Damn. I had hoped Jace and Tamiyo would have solved the puzzle before Sorin's encounter with Avacyn - and that Anguished Unmaking would be the Allied Hedron Network of this set: where we think we see the ending, but it isn't quite that. And when Sorin went to erase Avacyn, Tamiyo and Jace warn him of Nahriri's plan, so that he spares her instead and seeks to destroy whatever was driving Avacyn mad, rather than ending her. But it looks like he erases her, and it's too late. DAMN that's tragic and unfortunate, for him, for Innistrad, and for fellow Avacyn fans like me. Frown I'm a bit emotional over it. Avacyn Restored was my first pre-release and was such a positive ending for a MTG story. I really celebrated her release and loved that set, Innistrad, and that time - making Avacyn one of my favorite characters. Can't believe returning to the world I started with meant losing her forever Frown

    Presumably its Emrakul's corruption of biology that drives the angels to kill all things that harbor the mutations. So if Avacyn attacked Jace and Tamiyo, does that make them affected? Jace is going mad, after all. Kiora demonstrated some immunity to Kozilek's warping field. Does the spark confer immunity to Emrakul's mutations?


    There is absolutely nothing about any of these. There are articles about the provinces, races and the situation there.


    Basically: the madness is gripping angels, humans and monsters alike.

    The Church - The Lunarch Council believes the human sins were what turned Avacyn against men, and decided to purge these who they consider sinful, to appease the angels.
    Gavony basically consist of walled towns like Hanweir.

    Vampires - the madness amplifies their primary characteristics - passion, decadence, cruelty, (blood)lust. Some overfeed themselves and became bloated like ticks. Some try to feed on nonhumans (including other vampires) and some even belive they are human and feed on human food - but thanks to the nature of the curse, they wither and die. Curiously, no mention of the Falkenrath going bat**t insane.

    Nephalia - here the merchants are trying to live their daily lives, and they manage it almost like before. The Elgaud Grounds, former cathar training centre, are here and become a bloody slaughterhouse for those dragged here by the Inquisition.

    Kessig was always different, and remains like that. The might of the Church and angels was always weaker here, and many rely on other means of protection. As such, these lands are relatively less touched by the angelic purge.

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