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  • posted a message on Uncharted Realms Discussions
    Quote from Planechaser
    So Purphoros has a thing for Nylea and Thassa has a thing for Purphoros?

    And Nylea has a thing for Daxos.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Uncharted Realms Discussions
    Quote from Subbak
    But I thought the justification for Gideon being all "I'll help prevent a war on Ravnica" instead of recruiting help to deal with the Eldrazi was that the population of Ravnica was several orders of magnitude greater than the one of Zendikar. Okay, Zendikar may not exactly have very high density of population, but from what we've seen it's pretty big with deserts, ice caps, rainforests, steppes, oceans and so on...

    The reason why he helped the Boros was people were suffering right in front of him. Gideon can't generally help himself if he sees someone in pain or danger.
    the plane itself was normally wide and that most of it was quite densely populated, if not as densely as the tenth district. Less than 10 million inhabitants is really unimpressive.

    It's very densely constructed, but that is a world of difference between being populated.
    You have huge sections, like the Rubblebelt and Utvara which have an essentially negligible population. A few thousand scattered across what passes for wilderness.
    Even places like Dravhoc, which is meant to be a fairly nice district, ends up having a low population, but that's most owed to the fact that there is such an extreme class separation on Ravnica.
    Do you have a link for this census? Does it also give population figures for other planes?

    We have the information tucked away on google drive (my group dedicated to preserving this sort of stuff) but Wizards nuked their own forums last year and every direct link and bookmark broke as a result. The forum is nigh unusable, but I could point you in the right direction. It'd still take ages to find though, since it was in a massive thread where we got answers to our questions from Brady.
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  • posted a message on Uncharted Realms Discussions
    Quote from Subbak
    Especially since Jace has taken a turn towards white. And someone who loves collecting nightmares would probably enjoy the most populated plane in the Multiverse.


    It actually isn't the most populated plane in the multiverse. According to a census that Brady Dommermuth gave us there are only several million people on Ravnica.
    I think the thing that they haven't really explored is that Ravnica isn't very large. Which makes sense when you get down to it.
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  • posted a message on How old are the planeswalkers?
    Quote from VYAzelas
    My gripe isn't that Garruk is huge. Rather, Ajani's height is understated.


    I think part of it comes from the fact that Ajani's skeletal structure is set up differently so as a result a lot of the art we see of him isn't as accurate as it should likely be.
    I know, for example, that the legs on Mentor of Heroes aren't... exactly as well done as they should be.
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  • posted a message on Deicide?
    Quote from VYAzelas
    Xenagos could just be used as a way to tell a story though. His existence wasn't known before Theros. I'd be more surprised if Xenagos wasn't dead since his removal from the ever-growing planeswalker cast would be very clean here.

    Venser was different since he had a developed backstory before Scars.


    There is another factor to consider here as well in that Xenagos is sitting in a color combo that has had the most exploration than any of the others.
    People were partially upset about Venser's death in that it meant their color combo had a piece removed from the lore.
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  • posted a message on Gods, planeswalkers, archangels, etc.: who's more powerful?
    Quote from Vorthospike
    Phenax is terrified by the existence of other planes. Elspeth doesn't seem more powerful than the Gods, its just that their perspective is narrow.


    This is rather amusing considering the bedfellows he's been keeping as of late.
    He's also dead certain that he could wipe Ashiok out without even blinking, but Ashiok seems to be leading him on.
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  • posted a message on Uncharted Realms Discussions
    So this week just scored better than 4/5ths out of everything produced during say... Return to Ravnica. The primary reason is that we actually had a degree of follow through with an earlier plot, which is just deeply satisfying.
    Aside from that, there were a lot of technical and thematic details that really worked in the piece and it's probably one of the strongest Theros stories we've had as a result.
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  • posted a message on How old are the planeswalkers?
    Quote from Broodingdragon
    Awesome, thanks! I will have to figure out where the timeline ends currently, but that shouldn't be too hard to find. I started to look through that link. Chandra is 20 and Jace is 23? How? They look like adults! I mean 30 something year old adults.


    As to the DotP data given, from what I've been able to ascertain, that was their age at their first appearance. Any of them that have been involved with a story have actually aged since then, most notably Jace since Agents of Artifice covers approximately 5 years of his life.
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  • posted a message on How old are the planeswalkers?
    You can check the wiki which has a fair number of their ages, though most of them are written with dates.
    It'll take some math, but you can compare it against the Timeline and get a pretty accurate idea of how old they are.

    http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Timeline
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  • posted a message on Recommend a new set of mtg books
    Quote from Maraxus of Keld
    As for In the Teeth of Akoum, I saw a post elsewhere about how the novel is about Sorin's trolling adventures. Still, I wouldn't recommend it.

    It's pretty far from being good, but there are individual elements which are okay. They just don't add up at all.
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