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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
 
Pauper Review: Dominaria
 
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • 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
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from Volrath »
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Volrath »
    Am i the only one bothered by the fact that Urza used ghosts? It feels like they added that so the Jacetus Leaque wouldn't be as useless as Ann Frank's drumkit in this story.


    I'm still surprised people use Jacetus League, figured that horse had finally died.


    It will never go away as long as the MTG story is basicly a saturday morning cartoon.


    True the worst I think is when Urza made anime mecha suits and gathered the infinity stones...I mean pieces of the legacy weapon to fight the cyborgs horrors of phyrexia. Wink

    And you could but more originality into it, the Mana Rangers/Powerstone Rangers, The Fantastic Four-Drops, Captain Gideon and the Walkers, Guardians of the multiverse, Multiverse's Finest, ect
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from Volrath »
    Am i the only one bothered by the fact that Urza used ghosts? It feels like they added that so the Jacetus Leaque wouldn't be as useless as Ann Frank's drumkit in this story.


    I'm still surprised people use Jacetus League, figured that horse had finally died.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    New story is up;
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/return-dominaria-episode-six-2018-04-18

    -I really like Teferi and Niambi together and dang Niambi is looking good for 50's. Favorite moment though is him having Tiana take Niambi.

    -So after losing his spark it seems like Teferi has been slowly aging and is physically in his 50's

    -I am loving Liliana finding finding out she isn't the oldest person in the room, first Jhoira and Jodah and now Teferi

    -From what I read about Teferi I like that he learned how old walkers used to **** up things massively. Shows how he's gotten more white since he now thinks about the grand scheme/order of things somewhat.

    -So Jhoira somehow got Teferi's spark? Hope thats explained.

    For a newer player I liked this introduction to Teferi and so far like that he's gonna be a main character now.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Really you see I don't think Jace's Plan with Vraska is going to smoothly. I think Vraska probably dies for Jace Angst, maybe Lili snaps and kills her. What amazes me actually is Bolas (to our knowledge) never sent anyone to check on Vraska Story? She apparently turned Azor and a bunch of others into Gold Statues seems Bolas could have an Agent walk over to Ixalan and look around to see any evidence of such amazing feats.


    They pointed out in the memory that Vraska did the gold trick cuz she had a boost from the immortal sun. Also Bolas is arrogant and has no reason at all to think Vraska would betray him.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria Planeswalker Decklists
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Quote from Manite »
    At least Chandra doesn't have yet another RW deck. One would begin to think she had a closet fetish for white or something...


    She was attracted to Gideon at one point, they retcon it so she appeared to be more attracted to Nissa now.


    Its not a retcon, she mention in an aether revolt story how she was into Gideon but her crush for him has burned out by that point (she was also 19 when they met and now she is 23 so they had know each other for about 4 years)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on I think the next "block" might be Theros
    Quote from Dom4419 »
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    Quote from Dom4419 »
    Are you really comparing Dominaria to Theros? Dominaria is an exception, people would have gone absolutely bonkers if wotc didn't give either Jaya, Teferi or Karn a card to give one to Gideon or Lily instead.The only pws known to be on Theros at the moment are Elspeth and Dack Fayden. So even if they cut Gideon or Ajani, that still makes 2 white walkers


    Design is going cutting back the number of gatewatch planeswalker members in the set to give more room to other characters, instead giving the the preference for the duel decks (as seen with Chandra) and they show sets that have planeswalker as storyline characters even if they didn't get a card. I could see Gideon getting a duel deck card while Ajani and/or Elspeth get a card in the set.


    I understand that. But like i said, even if they cut one of either Ajani or Gideon (or make a pw deck as you said), that still leaves 2 white aligned walkers. It's only a concern of mine because of hpw uptight wotc is about color balancing.


    Not like Ajani is going to be mono-white since they decided he's green/white now and they had him and Elspeth in Theros together. It will depend on how thy doing walkers in the new blockless plan and the core sets and what other walkers are going around. They might let Theros have all the white planeswalkers for that year if the rest of the sets don't have them. Plus with the number of storylines for Theros they might let it have two sets in which case their is more room to add in walkers.

    I think there is an issue with Gideon, Ajani and Elspeth all wanting to be in one set but they a lot of ways they can fix it or make it work.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on I think the next "block" might be Theros
    Quote from Dom4419 »
    Are you really comparing Dominaria to Theros? Dominaria is an exception, people would have gone absolutely bonkers if wotc didn't give either Jaya, Teferi or Karn a card to give one to Gideon or Lily instead.The only pws known to be on Theros at the moment are Elspeth and Dack Fayden. So even if they cut Gideon or Ajani, that still makes 2 white walkers


    Design is going cutting back the number of gatewatch planeswalker members in the set to give more room to other characters, instead giving the the preference for the duel decks (as seen with Chandra) and they show sets that have planeswalker as storyline characters even if they didn't get a card. I could see Gideon getting a duel deck card while Ajani and/or Elspeth get a card in the set.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from 5colors »


    Yes, they decided when they brought in Naga in Tarkir that creature types with mythological standing (Minotaur, Werewolf, ect) get that creature type and magic original creatures have mundane creature type (Leonin are cats, Aven are birds). Things like viashino and homarid got their own creature types before they set this system up and thus the creature types are thought of as a mistake.


    That is a pretty good way of tearing away the originality from Magic and put it in the same bog of standard fantasy tropes we have seen so many times before... a perfect idea!


    Okay I don't see how since this only effect the mechanics of cards and not creative team really.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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