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  • posted a message on Full spoiler is up
    So, Ripscale Predator just flat out became a Dinosaur. RIP(scale) Lizard.


    They did that during Ixalan/Rivals.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brand new world after Core 2020 confirmed
    I think Theros is gonna be the next return world. Its hitting the time for it return, its popular and not many worlds are up for returns now except for Theors, Alara and New Phyreixa, unless we get a huge curve ball with Lorwyn/Shadowmoor and Kamigawa.

    Storywise the gatewatch had thought of going to Thero in order to bury Gideons armor which could be a hook for a story there.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Vivien, Arkbow Ranger
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
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    Also, never forget the "outrage" sparked by activists who have nothing better to do with their lives than complaining about Garruk beating up a woman in a combat to the death.


    And yet 2 years later (the time frame in which they could change things) they had a whole core set featuring him and well as him planned for Dominaria.

    Also during M14 we had mono-green Garruk for the core set and people got upset since they thought he was cured of his curse off screen and did't pick up on it being a version of Garruk from the past.
    Reminding people of that kerfuffle is more of a meme than a serious argument. My serious argument about why we are not seeing Garruk was right above that.

    They could bring it back as monogreen for a core set, but at this point they already have Vivien to flesh out and Garruk as a black green would overlap too much with Vraska at this point.


    If RG can have 4 walkers who all care about creatures, (maybe 5 since Samut speed stuff dose need creatures), Chandra and Jaya both being mono-red pyromancers, Vraska and Garruk can both exists as GB. I'd say Garruk is more creature based then Vraska and while both make creatures Garruk is all about big fattie tramplers and Vraska is more of the assassin which tend to be smaller.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vivien, Arkbow Ranger
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    Also, never forget the "outrage" sparked by activists who have nothing better to do with their lives than complaining about Garruk beating up a woman in a combat to the death.


    And yet 2 years later (the time frame in which they could change things) they had a whole core set featuring him and well as him planned for Dominaria.

    Also during M14 we had mono-green Garruk for the core set and people got upset since they thought he was cured of his curse off screen and did't pick up on it being a version of Garruk from the past.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vivien, Arkbow Ranger
    So the whole deal with PWs having static abilities is already over, then?


    It was a feature for War of the Spark walkers but is a tool for design for use whenever they want in the future, but not a thing we will see in every set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on M20-Flavor and Story
    So uh... Chandra is officially the energetic, endearing, lovable face of the product now? Are we all supposed to pretend that one time when she killed innocent people with no provocation (TWICE!) never happened?


    Yup, but I don't know what are you talking about... she is ever been a lovely person, don't let anyone tell you different! u.u


    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/burn-2017-01-04

    I know you just adore pointing out retcons and such but help if you know what they have kept or not Wink
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/21 - Murder, Tomebound Lich, Cloudkin Seer, Common Lands
    Quote from theMarc »
    Quote from Spaz350 »
    Cloudkin Seer: "I can see which way the wind is blowing."

    Me, looking at trees: "I mean... Yeah, me too."
    I think I get what the flavor text is trying to say, but damn if it doesn't sound stupid the first few times you read it. Surely there's a better way to phrase that?
    Quote from saneatali »
    Cloudkin Seer looks and sounds like a Lorwyn elemental to me. The name is reminiscent, the design is very similar, just with elemental air in place of elemental fire. Could this be a post-Eventide lorwyn character?
    There's also a lavakin and a leafkin. I don't know what it means, but I'm definitely intrigued.


    Might be wizards nod that the creature and/or new designs for races of sapient elementals.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Intro Pack Walkers - Paste Magazine
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    Oh man, I was so expecting to see Nissa last but remembered they are replacing her with Vivien Frown Does anybody know why this is happening, apart from the color of her skin?

    Maybe Nissa's foray into blue on Amonkhet is something more permanent so they need a new mono-G walker?


    Basically, Garruk is BG now, so the only sold mono-green walkers are Vivien and Yanggu currently with Nissa swinging between G/GU. White, green and black could use more mono-colored walkers.

    We where also told that card wise the gatewatch would be seen less to give card slot to other walkers, we got Chandra as the star this year and Ajani, so I think they wanted the other three walkers to other characters.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on M20-Flavor and Story
    Quote from Leaf »
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    Quote from 5colors »
    I don't usually think Core Sets have flavor. M19 did because it was just before Bolas's finale. And Origins did. But mostly Core Sets don't.


    Maro in regardes to coresets;
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/metamorphosis-2-0-2017-06-12

    The set will have some story relevance, but more in a "filling in information of the past about relevant characters" way than telling a piece of the "present-day" story.



    So, basically, more like retcon. Not necessarily bad, but you're more likely to notice when it's bad than when it's good. Sounds alright. Looks like we're getting Chandra, then, but who else?
    A retcon is when they change something that was previously established. Not when they tell us details about things we kind of knew but not very well. That is called storytelling.
    Chandra originally had no backstory and wore the iconic armor she always does.
    Later on revealed she hailed from an unknown and nameless plane that wasn't Regatha.
    Chandra's pyromancy abilities caused soldiers to burn down her village and family.
    Chandra fled to Regatha and studied with the monks at Keral Keep Monastery.
    She trained with Mother Luti at the monastery.
    Chandra's home plane was later revealed to be Indian Aetherpunk world of Kaladesh, she stuck out like a sore thumb since both parents are Indian.
    Also revealed later was that she was to be executed before escaping to Regatha.
    Also revealed later was that Chandra's mother is actually alive.
    Chandra and Gideon had a romantic relationship.
    Revealed later that Mother Luti was actually Jaya Ballard.
    Revealed later that Gideon instead saw Chandra as a sibling than a romantic partner.
    Now revealed she at some point in her life used a 'regulator' for her magic before becoming her adult self, but what happened to the regulator is unknown as it doesn't appear on her normal armor.
    Now revealed she is actually a very prodigious summoner of elementals in addition to her known pyromancy rather than just a pyromancer who only shoots gouts of flames, however these summoning talents are neglected prior to this in her lore.

    Chandra's backstory is several layers of Retroactive Continuity or "retconning" as its also known. Where they revised the backstory over and over and over. She gives the formerly amnesiac Jace a run for his money.


    Her father is white and biracial people come in all shades of skin tones.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on M20-Flavor and Story
    So from the weekly stream they did confirm that while the Eldrzi are gone from Zendiakr some of their influence still is effecting places, with Bala Ged showing the most effected shown with Yarok.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Icon of Ancestrality (gameplayrj
    Huh been wanting a Adaptive Automaton reprint, close enough I guess.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Nightpack Ambusher; Wolfkin Bond - NOT A WOLF Facebook
    Nightpack Ambusher might be a lil costly but the flash is nice and this also lets you pass turns to transform your werewolves while still giving you something and pairs nicely with Vivien, Champion of the Wilds.

    The number of wolf loving cards here and War makes me wonder if the next set will have wolf tribal.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Chapter 3 was emailed yesterday;

    -Ral meets with Isperia and Aurelia and the secret of planeswalkers is now being spread among the higher ups of the guilds. Seems Aurelia didn't seem to believe in the tales of other worlds and being who traveled between them.

    -Side note: Feather got named dropped here and in the last part of the online war stories implies she was indeed in the War as a peudo-leader.

    -Dovin seems pretty open to Isperia when he could have played dumb. Wonder if this a way for him to hide that he working for Bolas, since he been telling the "truth".

    -I was right, seems like the living guildpact can be shifted to another person only if all 10 guilders agree to that persona being the new living guildpact.

    -Cute part on Ral and Tomik relationship. Interesting to see how it will go with him now guild master.

    -Back story on Ral and gives us a bit of insight on his character and why he got so angry when it looked ike Niv lose confidence in him during RtR.

    -Well I guess we got pregnant woman Bolas now we got sugar daddy Bolas.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Core 2020 Name and Number Crunch
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    I know we are not even at 1/3 of the cards, but looking at what was spoiled, most of them seem very random and not following any kind of cohesive theme.
    Ok, we have elementals, but that's it for now.
    Red has some goblins and that's it.
    White has lifegain... On 3 cards so far + 1 angel that works with lifegain.
    Blue, Black and Green still have nothing noteworthy in terms of themes.


    Its;
    RWB- Aggro
    URW- Flying matters
    BGU- EtB triggers
    WBG- Go wide
    GUR- Elementals
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/19 - Dinosaurs!
    Forerunner of the Empire helps you from going in an infinite loop as well as netting you more dinosaurs. Its a may ability so you can decide how many dinosaur Polyraptor tokens you want.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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