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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
 
Pauper Review: Dominaria
 
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on Next Announcement Day in Early May
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    Quote from 5colors »
    They have a it set up for two announcement days a year with each on having around 6 months of info. But because they wanted to built up hype for the 25ht anniversary we had that wonky announcement week last year that gave us the info for Dominaria and the corset a lot earlier then we would have known.
    I really wish they'd manage a reset back to the originally intended scheme of two fixed times per year. I loved the evitability.


    I think they will, we didn't leaned about Kaladesh or Aether Revolt until the May before, so we are getting back on schedule.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from robot »
    Yeah this was a good one, we have Subira, so people complaining that she wasnt on the screen can rest satisfied that she was in a story now.
    I had the same thought as Perkunas, is kwende's card him 50 years before DOM? not that it really matters, just a funny thing to do with the story.


    I thought the exact same thing!
    Maybe the card Kwende is Kwende the Second or Third?


    The card sets and story timeline doesn't match sometimes, such as Tezzeret being long gone from Alara during its storyline or Neheb having been a champion a generation (so 20 years on Amonkhet) before Samut and Djeru time.

    I really liked how they depicted the Mono W antagonist. Despite being vengeful and mistaken, he did not let his vengeance break the chief points on his ‘paladin code’, despite having broken the spirit of such a code long ago.
    A perfect Pharisee-like character, who backs down when a stronger, wiser character has the guts to intervene in his vengeance.


    I was thinking the same things, it also helps with Teferi character growth because he can see the long time effects for the "everyday" people.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Eh we don't know what the Abyss is or the Demon War that got Belzenlok trapped in.


    Yes but what we do know is A) the rifts had been ******* up not only stuff on Dominaria but other worlds and B) after the mending a lot stuff was changed on other planes such as The Great Aurora on Lorwyn happening sooner then excepted and the aether boom on Kaladesh. I could see a rift effect being whatever was trapping Belzenlok and when the mending happened it allowed him to finally escape.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Next Announcement Day in Early May
    They have a it set up for two announcement days a year with each on having around 6 months of info. But because they wanted to built up hype for the 25ht anniversary we had that wonky announcement week last year that gave us the info for Dominaria and the corset a lot earlier then we would have known.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    So we get Teferi backstory and how he met Subira. Nothing huge plot wise but like the Tiana story it helps flesh out the characters.

    It also looks like Belzenlok took over the Cabal a little after the mending, maybe the mending was the reason he was able to escape the abyss?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from Urabrask »
    Really loving those bios, they should do that more often...


    Agreed I hope they do something like this for all the legends going forward (or at least the ones that don't get featured in the story).
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    More bios;
    https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/988096358480515077

    This round we get the back story on Tetsuko and I really hope she gets a role in the story. I also like how her teleport ability seems to be a nod to her family origins being off plane. Also helps to show Bolas isn't all powerful.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on All set name references in Dominaria
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Quote from 5colors »
    I believe they counted Magic Origins with Sage of Lat-Nam as well.


    Thanks, added. Was there an official list anywhere, or what do you mean by "they counted"?


    I can't think of any office source fro the top of my head, just when Dominaria is brought up they mention Magic Origins since it got 1/10th of the spotlight for worlds and then you have Sage of Lat-Nam with Origins in the flavor text.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on All set name references in Dominaria
    I believe they counted Magic Origins with Sage of Lat-Nam as well.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    He was too much of coward to do much when Oldwalkers domianated.


    How did you reach so far to get Belzenlok was "trapped in Dominaria hell after a war" to him being a coward?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Am I the only one who feels that Martha Wells's talent is hindered by WotC's need for haste?

    I love how Wells does relationships and dialogues, yet the story remain fast paced, too fast, for its own good. They should've hired her for a book, even if it has to be a pdf instead of paper. Why get a real writer only to force plot holes and urgency onto her?


    One thing I think to remember is that Dominaria was two sets before they decide it would be one set and thus I think creative had to condense the storyline. This might be why the pacing is on the fast track.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Phyrexia contained?
    They left a plot hook with Jin-Gitaxias finding Memnarchs soul traps and is trying to reverse their effects.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from Perkunas687 »
    2) How is Teferi aging slowly? The same time bomb (ha) that created the slow-time water that kept Jhoira perpetually young also trapped Teferi and sparked his planeswalker spark. From then on, he was essentially a god whose physical form was a manifestation of his thoughts. Which means, he didn't need slow-time water, and his physical form would become energy and so it wouldn't have any effect anyway. But when he loses his spark . . . he ages a decade maybe in the time it takes his daughter to hit her 50s? That doesn't make sense to me. Liliana needed to recoup her youth through demon pacts because she turned into an old hag, in what seems to me from what I've read to be the normal aging process. So what gives with Teferi? "I was immortal once" is not a good explanation.


    My theory;

    Maybe when he got trapped in the time bomb it slowed down his "moral self" aging similar to how the time water slows Jhoria. He became a planeswalker but when he lost his spark he became his "moral self" again, but was able to survive his age catching up with him since his that was a trait of his "moral self", similar now Sorin still ages as Innistrad vampire after the mending.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from ChaosNomad »
    Hey if they ever get Weatherlight fully up to snuff again, we can call them the Guardians of the Multiverse.


    Would that make Silmefoot and his Saprolings, Rocket and baby groot?

    We got some more character bio;
    https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/986356145785917441

    Looks like some of future sight might still yet to come with Tarox being the pride and joy of Verix and Karoz...
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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