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  • posted a message on 2021 promos: The Gitrog Monster and Nicol Bolas, The Ravager
    I'm digging the Gitrog monster art, but if the picture Gavin posted on Twitter is the "normal version", then I really don't like the excessive color grading...

    The front of Bolas looks goofy to me. It's like a panel from a sports manga.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHC] Kaldheim Commander precons
    Only commenting on the WU deck since elves are whatever to me...

    Spectral Deluge is nowhetre close the level of Cyclonic Rift (and that is a good thing), but still seems pretty powerful in mono-blue or two-colored decks with blue and a reasonable amount of basics. In most cases, you'll be able to bounce most of your opponent's board for just three mana.

    Cosmic Intervention is nice. There's so much mass removal that exiles nowadays that you can't count on it being a blowout against your opponent's boardwipes 100% of the time, but the cheap foretell cost makes it pretty neat in combination with your own wraths, making them one-sided. Just like all foretell cards, I like that you can have it just safely sit in exile until an opportune moment arises.

    The angel is probably my favorite from these though, I'm glad it has a Sun Titan-style trigger.

    The Arcane Signet reprint is also nice, I just wish they'd give it new art already ... the one we have right now looks so unelegant and clunky. With it being a staple and all, they should ask one of the "hand people" like Sidharth Chaturvedi or Volkan Baga to do a new version.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Orvar, the All-Form— r/MagicArena preview
    I really wish this had another color, but well. Very interesting and potentially powerful nonetheless! In EDH, I guess he's best in a deck with Sakashima of a Thousand Faces like Mystic_X already mentioned.

    I like both arts, but between the tentacles, the pale bone-grey coloring, and even the shape of the mask, the regular one looks decidedly Edlrazi-ish. I think it's not on purpose, but some plane-bound beings being influenced by "the eldritch truth" without even being aware of it is a cool headcanon I guess.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Birgi, God of Boasts and Harnfell, Horn of Plenty— Metalorgie preview
    Argh, there it is again, on the showcase art! The "one side of the head shaved" haircut! When will they reveal the barber planeswalker?

    Mechanics-wise, both sides are pretty cool. I like the horn for commander.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Graven Lore & Svella, Ice Shaper - Arin Hanson preview
    Quote from Hunting Drake »
    This guy seems much more like a Shaman or Druid than a Warrior...
    The party mechanic - ruining creature types since 2020.
    Well I see we're giving preview cards to anyone now. I enjoy Arin and the Game Grumps, but it seems odd to give him these amazing preview cards when for the most part he only opens packs. I feel there are other Magic personalities that deserve it more than he does.
    Well, opening packs is what Wizards wants their players to do, so...
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  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from Caranthir »
    It is indeed .the moment described in the first story published. As pointed out, she has knives, not the axes.

    Really disgusted how the thread in RM turned into yet another fest of bashing Kaya and the writers.
    I'm not sure if her having knives instead of axes is "conclusive evidence", so to say. The Vorthos Cast (who has a bunch of people involved with official Wizards creative on it) previewed Dogged Pursuit as the "Story Spotlight card for the first story episode."Wouldn't it be kind of strange to have two story spotlights for the same episode, and the very first one at that? Also, while there have been discrepancies between cards and actual story moments before, it's also weird that a story spotlight card includes a direct quote that doesn't appear in the part of the story it's supposed to represent.

    Edit: Forgot that she lost one of her daggers in the fight with the trolls. In that case, I'll just repeat my criticism that the Story Spotlight cards don't have any real purpose anymore ... they're way too vague to actually tell what's going on.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] Kaldheim Story Articles and Discussion
    Quote from Mullerornis »
    A little harder to follow, but I really like how Starnheim is described.
    This is how I felt about this week's story as well (although I found the Niko story from last week harder to follow). The writing was very evocative in parts, and let you feel the place kind of intuitively.

    In the fight scene, it was a bit difficult to picture what was where at any given time, between portals opening everywhere and Niko on top of the serpent and the Valkyries circling around it... also, the cosmos serpent seems way smaller than I imagined it to be. Its whole body apparently fits into a fraction of single realm.

    Why I like the story beats and the way the story is written in general, I really wish the overall story was longer to allow for more naturally-paced developments. While I can buy Niko being empathetic enough to want to help the people of Kaldheim, them heading into a fight with a world-destroying cosmos monster in chapter 2 still feels rushed.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] Doomskar Titan and Littjara Glade-Warden— Christian Hauck previews
    Quote from CatParty »
    I really love all the mystical vibes in the changeling art in this set.
    Agreed! The only thing I find weird is that they're supposed to be primarily blue, yet most of the previews for them have been green.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Goldmaw Champion and Scorn Effigy— Limited Resources previews
    First Changelings, then Maskwood Nexus, and now an actual Scarecrow? Kaldheim is a Reaper King player's dream.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] "The Bears of Littjara" and "Mystical Reflection"— Dagoba previews
    My French is not the best, but I think the final chapter of the saga says "choose a creature or planeswalker. Each creature with power 4 or more you control deals damage equal to its power to that permanent."

    Also, is the transformation to a 4/4 permanent? Can't tell.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Jorn, God of Winter and Kaldring, the Rimestaff— Brian Kibler preview
    What a strange lounging pose. He looks like he slipped on the ice and fell.

    Both effects are powerful, but the staff is arguably the better half of the card. In this day and age, you don't just attack with a 3/3 and have it live...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KDM] Morrite of the frost - Glam shatterskull
    Cool card flavor-wise, too bad it's attached to a rather boring clone effect.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Faceless Haven— AliEldrazi preview
    It was bound to happen, but at this point it already looks like there will be no reason to run non-snow basics in your decks for the foreseeable future. I was hoping they'd address this somehow, but it doesn't look like it...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Hagi Mob and Kaya's Onslaught— Shiro Games previews
    As much as I don't like Phyrexian being in this set, I really hope Kaya doesn't actually kill Vorinclex. Everything else would be ridiculous...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Maskwood Nexus— Amazonian preview
    Auto-include for Reaper King decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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