I guess I should have mentioned which time zone I was representing in all my riddles but..... you know... i have to keep things fun.
So with all of the final tallies it looks like Bolas is winning over everybody, but not EVERYBODY wants the Bolas, so I took a few surveys with some people and this is what we came out with.
Wizards..... spoiled the Name, Picture, and that its a Planeswalker,
So we will give you the tools to figure out the Casting Cost, the Loyalty increments both positive and negative, and what the first and second abilities are....... Leaving it's master loyalty and the SUPER CRAZY POWERFUL MONSTROUS GIGANTIC WONDERFUL MAGICAL abilities and I did say ABILITIE (S) for Wizards.... since it's there big baby anyways.
So, as a prize for those who are upset about not getting all of BOLAS I will give you SWORDS (STP), and one of the clues in the 2nd puzzle includes another new card that I'm very happy that white is getting........ even if it cost 1 more mana.
Oh wait,... did I say puzzle,... well I didn't have Wrapping Paper so I figured I'd wrap all the secrets up in 4 puzzles. So, Christmas is happening in the world somewhere. So let the fun begin. If you have issues with anything PM either me or Little Birdy for help. And don't peak on Puzzle 4 unless you have to. Enjoy!!! Merry Christmas.
Casting Cost: (This ones easy)
(Cruel Ultimatum) + (Icy Manipulator) - [(Tidehollow Stix) + (Mogg Fanatic)]
Big Boys Casting Cost
Too simple you say......
Here's some fun for you. There are 3 circles amongst puzzle 2. The highest number you get is the (Negative Loyalty) for the Super Ability. The lowest number you get is the (Negative Loyalty) and the middle number is the positive loyalty.
Code Program: (First set is Clue Number/Letter in the Answer) Keep it in this order to determine the answer.
----------- Second Word
Puzzle 4: Nicol Word Jumble:
This one may seem hard so there is a final "Peak" ability on the bottom but try to figure it out by yourself. The fun part is again there is a code attached and every card in the puzzle has the same theme as Nicol's Negative ability. Enjoy! The Codex is in the link.
So again I wasn't able to give you all of Nicol, here is the STP.
Path to Exile (W)
Instant - (Uncommon)
Remove target creature from the Game. That Creatures controller may search for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Shuffle that library afterwards.
Lapse of Certainty 2W
Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.
Nicol Bolas 4rbbu
Planeswalker - Nicol
+3 Destroy target noncreature permanent.
-2 Gain control of target creature.
-9 "Something more gamebreaking than Cruel Ultimatum"???
MOD EDIT: To stop the number of "so what does it do???" posts on this thread, the answer is we don't know. There may or may not be partially correct info in the thread, but the OP hasn't returned with a complete rumour for Nicol Bolas. If you'd like to discuss the rumoured Path to Exile or Lapse of Certainty, please do so in the New Cards Discussion forum. Thread closed.
Oh, I like that STP variant - its MORE swords to PLOWSHARES like than the original even. (Although the names are reversed to which you'd expect to be which - Path of Exile would've been a great name for STP)
not only does PtE allow you to remove a creature with next to no advantage in the late game, but you can cast it targeting one of your guys who will die anyways, and use it as a mana accelerator.
as for bolas, I was really hoping he would cost less, but it seems like hell be worth it. I really want him to have ledgendary power. and at 8 mana, if you can get 8 mana, it better be stronger than Cruel Ultamatum. though anymore power seems overkill.