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The World of Kamigawa
  • posted a message on Explorers of Ixalan
    Quote from orlouge82 »
    There's some fairly decent reprints in this set (caught a glimpse of Blatant Thievery, as well), and gameplay seems very Settlers of Catan-esque but rather interesting in terms of how Magic meshes with it. This looks good.


    Yeah, it seems very reminiscent of Settlers of Catan, to the point where it's obvious that Wizards designed the game to target that audience. Still, looks original enough to not be a blatant ripoff.


    Indeed...I have a feeling that this is probably what Planechase was meant to be. I mean, you're actually chasing something! Wink
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Explorers of Ixalan
    There's some fairly decent reprints in this set (caught a glimpse of Blatant Thievery, as well), and gameplay seems very Settlers of Catan-esque but rather interesting in terms of how Magic meshes with it. This looks good.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Jace and Vraska is probably the best written character relationship thus far. They're handling it really well.

    Also, "Jace is Ace!" does kind of sound like a slogan Jace would actually use if he had to campaign on Ravnica, considering how goofy Amnesiac Jace seems to be at times. (I'd probably vote for him just out of sympathy for such a horrible slogan.)

    Quote from Quannage »
    actually, we get a double dose.

    this week's ixalan Story deepens the bond between Jace and Vraska. Read it here

    AND we also get a more in-depth glimpse into Vraska here.

    Good stuff all-around. Writers are doing a great job of making these two more likable. also begs the question of what's in store for them when they return to Rav.


    The Vraska article was well done. It's not horribly detailed but it does a great job tying all her story elements together and summarizing her character. It's a shame the player's guide decided to mess that up (although apparently the player's guide isn't canon?).
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Vance’s Blasting Cannons/Spitfire Bastion - Red Enchantment/Land Transform Card - via The Mana Source
    Pretty easy to flip considering its colors, and having the ability to shoot nigh-uncounterable Ghostfires at things is icing on the cake.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from SteamMage »
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    If he is from an already-known plane, my money is on Dominaria.

    I'd wager that's what we've got here:
    His name is similar in formation to Tahngarth
    His chain magic is evocative of Chainer's
    A number of Dominarian Minotaurs went to Otaria after the Invasion


    I will say, Chainer (and the Cabal, and its associated pit fights) was the first thing I thought of when I saw that Angrath uses chains as his primary weapon.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Spell Swindle (wizardsmagicEU spoiler) - rare Treasure-making counterspell
    If you have five mana and can counter something with a CMC of 3 or higher, this is strictly better than Mana Drain, but only in that particular situation. Ideally by then you're likely to be using this against big threats anyway, and as such this is pretty much free (but situational) mana fixing. I personally like it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vicious Conquistador and Makeshift Munitions
    That Conquistador is a strong, strong 1-drop for Vampire tribal.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hascon IMA (And Ixalan) Spoilers Thread!
    Quote from theMarc »
    Quote from Nylon »
    Mana Drain!
    *dies of shock*
    Yes! But what? That isn't on the reserved list?


    Nope, it sure isn't.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hascon IMA (And Ixalan) Spoilers Thread!
    Quote from Nylon »
    Mana Drain!


    Dat art tho.

    Seriously, the art on all the IMA cards with new art is spectacular.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 9/7 Mothership Spoilers - Do the Dinosaur
    Quote from Greyimp »
    Quote from soramaro »
    Since when is getting two lands on turn 4 "win more"? Standard isn't that fast.

    Samut doesn't seem like the worst card to play in a dino deck, but maybe the interactions she enables are still a little bit too fair.


    The plus for double strike is the win more part. Sure if you get to ramp great but now we're talking xmas land if you expect to grab land every turn 4. Sure turn 5 you can grab a card/2 as well if you played Ripjaw. There are good interactions there but when it comes cut to 60 time...

    Samut says 2 damage as you choose, so can you get 2 triggers? Or is it one because the damage is simultaneous? Makes a big difference playability. I mean off one creature.


    For Samut's ability (and Chandra's Pyrohelix since somebody mentioned it), you have to choose two different targets if you decide to distribute the 2 damage among more than one creature. You can't have it deal 1 damage to the same creature twice.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vona, Morningslayer(?) - Legendary BW Vampire
    Oh yeah. Volkan Baga needs to do the art for all the vampires. It's so good.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vona, Morningslayer(?) - Legendary BW Vampire
    At 7 life it should not only hit land but also put destroyed permanents into play under your control. 7 life? That's a bunch...a whole bunch...in 60 card formats.


    A BW Soul Sisters deck could make it work pretty easily.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vona, Morningslayer(?) - Legendary BW Vampire
    So basically, if you have a means of gaining lots of life, you can Vindicate every turn for free. Seems like a top-notch Commander in a deck that specializes in lifegain.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 9/7 Mothership Spoilers - Do the Dinosaur
    Ranging Raptors is really good. Could potentially see play in Scapeshift decks or with Walking Ballista.

    Raptor Hatchling is your low-drop Dinosaur that will probably be in every Dinosaur deck, plus it has added upside that makes it useful even if it dies to damage. It's also simply adorable. I mean, look at the little guy!

    Ravenous Daggertooth is a limited bomb that could see constructed play as an above-the-curve aggro creature with a little bit of upside. Works great with other Dinos that can buff it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Arguel's Blood Fast/Temple of Aclazotz
    I hope it isn't the real card. The name must be " Arguel's Blood Feast " . " Arguel's Blood Fast " means nothing unless it's a too subtle joke.



    No, it's supposed to be Fast. Some of the vampires on Ixalan undergo a "Blood Fast" where they willingly abstain from drinking blood.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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