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  • posted a message on [MTG Alchemy] New Arena-Exclusive Format --"Rebalanced Cards."
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    … wizards… why the hell did you print a requested character on digital only and not MID or VOW

    Stuff like this shows we can't be missing core sets anymore, this and the other Innistrad legendaries could have been put there rather than be in some strange digital format.


    Not really, even if we had a core set this year they would have likely still wanted to do this set and likely would have still used these characters. Also add besides maybe the gitrog, I think there are more requested characters that would have likely been picked instead when you open up to who can be in core sets. I doubt anyone would say they like to see Ogler over someone like Leshrac.
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  • posted a message on [MTG Alchemy] New Arena-Exclusive Format --"Rebalanced Cards."
    Fingers crossed for Jernik.
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon Dynasty speculation
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    I was thinking about this today, and with all the spirits in Midnight Hunt/Crimson Vow I would expect there to be some spirit emphasis or support in Neon Dynasty. I mean it was a huge focal point in the original Kamigawa block. Surely there'll be references to spirits in the "modern" age of the plane.

    'buster


    That was likely planned in order to have cross set synergy for standard.


    honestly did the spirits actually go back to the spirit realm? Kyodai and Michiko were just calming them down and had big changes on how to redefine the ways how the magic on Kamigawa functions


    Not sure but I would be shocked if we didn't get any spirit creature cards in the set.
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon Dynasty speculation
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    I was thinking about this today, and with all the spirits in Midnight Hunt/Crimson Vow I would expect there to be some spirit emphasis or support in Neon Dynasty. I mean it was a huge focal point in the original Kamigawa block. Surely there'll be references to spirits in the "modern" age of the plane.

    'buster


    That was likely planned in order to have cross set synergy for standard.
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  • posted a message on [MTG Alchemy] New Arena-Exclusive Format --"Rebalanced Cards."
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    In the art book for Innistrad they note that the Gitrog, who was already a proto-emrakul spawn, and other similar monster were farther wrapped and mutated and I do like the new card reflects that.

    If that is true (I say if because I do not know) then they may have left it out to not show anything related to eldrazi. A few cards might have art hints, but it seemed like they tried yet again to have as little or no references to eldrazi, just like in Zendikar 3 where there was one whole card. You'd think when a chunk of the planet is turned bismuth and ivory webbing you'd maybe see some of that.


    Shadow Over Innistad set up that most anything with a horror creature type was in the begining stagess of becoming an emrakul spawn and confirmed that while not as bad as during Innistrad 2 she is still wrapping and influencing people (as well as causing the dire strain werewolves), is what is throwing the balance off day/night and caused the eternal night and even the spikes of frost we see in the art are said to be forming in that shape due to Emrakul. So all of the horror in this "block"
    https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type:horror (set:vow OR set:mid OR set:voc OR set:mic)

    So, except the zombis, are creatures who where wrapped by Emrakul. We also have the star rain we see around the moon this time around is caused by her and literally makes her silhouette with the moon as her "eye" looming over Innistrad in a ton of art.

    We might not have eldrazi creatures running round but they def are showing Emrakul has forever changed the plane.
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  • posted a message on [MTG Alchemy] New Arena-Exclusive Format --"Rebalanced Cards."
    In the art book for Innistrad they note that the Gitrog, who was already a proto-emrakul spawn, and other similar monster were farther wrapped and mutated and I do like the new card reflects that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UNF] Mothership 11/29 — Unfinity sneak peek
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    Maros explanation for why they shifted to black border and the acorn stamp sounds like very convoluted way to say "corporate needed these sets to make more money, so this is how we did it." To me this means that these sets will have less wacky designs (what Un-Sets were once known for) and a lot more cards that are just "merely funny" based on art and concept alone.

    I don't like how much all the different Secret Lairs, Universes Beyond, and now black-bordered Un-Sets are starting to detract from Magic's core aesthetic. I guess I'm the minority here and most players just don't care, but to me it kind of feels like pumping SpongeBob Squarepants skins into a Lord of the Rings game.
    The article does say the black borders were slapped on after the set was more or less done, but you do you I guess.


    -If those kids could read meme-

    Add on Maro has stated (at the time) Unstable was the best selling non-Master side set and they added in the shocks this set would have sold well even without making the more tame card legal.
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  • posted a message on [MID] [VOW] Innistrad: Double Feature
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    Sounds like a fake to me. Incidentally, fakes of this kind are really easy to make.


    So Wotc has found out Laugh kinda what they are selling us now with the Special everything is special and Secret Lair stuff. Fake Proxy cards but with a WotC copyright


    Ding ding ding you just learned the only difference between a proxy and a real card is if wotc prints it, something I think most people are aware of.
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  • posted a message on [MID] [VOW] Innistrad: Double Feature
    Have also been hearing this will be a quite limited edition, stores aren't being allotted large shipments. That even torpedoes my hope of this being a failure and cheaply available at later times...


    We already knew this, its a wpn produce like the commander series, Ftv, ect. Really this product is more for stores to host special draft nights than for players to out right buy.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow
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    Thats part of the flashback to when Sorin was turned into a vampire.



    She can't transform off Innistrad, they added that in so she could appear on other planes and not need to have to be a transform card.

    I didn't realize that. Thanks for the correction!


    Welcome, its something that only been behind the scenes and never spelled out in the lore, though Arlinn remained in human form during war of the spark seemly confirming this.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow
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    Edgar got sorin to drink some blood


    Thats part of the flashback to when Sorin was turned into a vampire.

    Quote from Grapefruit21 »
    A different type of Ghostbusting. I hope Arlinn lives because she's been used well this story but it wouldn't shock me if she didn't survive the human victory. I could easily see r&d not wanting to have to continuously design flip walkers.


    She can't transform off Innistrad, they added that in so she could appear on other planes and not need to have to be a transform card.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow
    Indeed, I enjoy we are seeing both protagonists of this story (Sorin and Arian) dealing with the big bad bride and groom and it does look bleak for both. We know they win but this was pretty powerful to leave them both almost dying.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow
    Sorin also tried to fix Avacyn but she refused and wouldn't stop fighting to let him, which was all part of Nahiri plan; make Avacyn go mad and force Sorin to unmake Avacyn and unleash Emrakul or to let her rampage across Innistrad killing everyone. Sorin was literally set up to lose no matter what he did.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow


    The first link is the same as the second link. Is there a different link to the World Building?


    Fixed
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