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Mar 2, 2016mineralica posted a message on Werewolf planeswalker biography from the mothershipI'm so questioning the morality of defending werewolves against humans. Morality of a person who knew she's dangerous, but still studied around several unsuspecting people which ended in deaths of some of them. I would be more understanding if she warned them and they agreed on risk, but no. So even with her motivation to help her kind, I'd bet more on green than white.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 1, 2016mineralica posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/1 - Oath of Nissa, UR ManlandNew manland underlines what monstrosity Celestial Colonnade was. New one is a 4/1 or 1/4 for 2UR, while old one was 4/4 flying vigilance for 3WU.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Dec 14, 2015mineralica posted a message on [OGW] Huge Batch of Spoilers Including Basically All Oath Expeditions, SOI Duel DecksI just love how holograms on several photos look like little brooms. See Tectonic Edge.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Nov 18, 2015Posted in: Magic Storyline
It's about time she started to feel remorse for that. Because earlier in URs she lamented on "failing Zendikar" and Jace blamed himself for releasing the titans, while in webcomics and "teeth of Akoum" Jace was an unwitting pawn of Bolas while Nissa knew that by smashing hedron she is releasing Eldrazi to roam, being wrong only in thinking they would leave Zendikar. Btw, does anybody in-story know that it was Nissa who released Eldrazi?Quote from Zazdor »I appreciated not only Gideon's reflection of Heliod's spear, but also the reminder that Nissa's actions in Teeth remain canon--she feels remorse for releasing the Eldrazi.
I think a conversation in the future between Jace and Nissa--realizing that they are both to blame--could yield an entertaining dynamic.
About incoming episodes: I think "promises to keep" might be a wordplay with Keral Keep. Plus, it looks like Chandra's hand to me.
Nov 18, 2015mineralica posted a message on [OGW] Kozilek, the Great Distortion and New Basic Land - Wastes???I love bismuth too much to form any coherent thoughts on sixth type of basic lands. Some competitive player I am. On another hand, need ALL the wastes!Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Oct 30, 2015Posted in: Magic Storyline
Must admit I didn't realize Gideon's strategy was wrong. Didn't realize even that "chaaarge!" was entire strategy and not just what PoV and his group were doing. So when Tazri started blaming Gideon on not utilizing strongest sides of his people, it had the effect similar to if someone approached and said they should've organized sleeping places and latrines - "what do you mean it wasn't done before?".Quote from Flisch »
Quote from Gutterstorm »Gideon didn't leave because he promised he wouldn't. Also I wouldn't call Tazri's advice military experience. The things she said we're pretty basic to anyone who was watching.
How many of the people here realized that Gideon's strategy was lacking or wrong or indeed what he should have changed, before Tazri pointed it out. I would say next to nobody. If you did, or someone else, hey props to you, but I think that the hindsight here is what makes most people go "It was obvious!"
Oct 21, 2015Funny how Noyan survives on making something work through irritation, and he didn't believe Gideon used the same tactic. Myth or no myth, didn't it sound familiar?Posted in: Magic Storyline
Also it was the funniest UR I've ever read.
Oct 3, 2015Posted in: Magic Storyline
If those are exactly same hedrons, just aligned differently, then my first thought will be that Ugin knew all along how to do that, he just didn't want to. That's just too big for a coincidence. Of course, need to see actual story, because there are plenty of ways this revelation to turn insulting for parties involved.Quote from TerrorKingA »
So what you're saying is Jace figured out how to make a better/more effective lock in a week than three oldwalkers did in decades.
Of course, he's Jace.
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Oct 27, 2016It's a card with a 75% chance of being better than the insanely powerful Nev's Disk, and if not, even the *threat* of it can make your opponents hold back from playing permanents, which you can use to your advantage.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I'd play it over O-stone but probably not over Disk or Deed
Also "Boompile Loadingreadyrun" would have been a great name for a goblin cannon
Sep 8, 2016EstravenEternal posted a message on Mark Rosewater confirms there are more legendary creaturesOMG I need to build this adorable lesbian grandma I'M IN LOVEPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Mar 30, 2016Tiro of Meletis posted a message on Magic Story Articles Discussion: SOI & EMN [No Spoilers]Posted in: Magic Storyline
I am chill. I just disagree with what felt like dismissing Jenrik's death. He had potential to be as relevant as Jori En, as an example. He grazed the spotlight and was killed, losing this potential. He went from irrelevant, as others once claimed, to his work being center stage, but was offed just as he was realized, and before he was represented on a card, for that work with Tamiyo. Even for what was a niche character on an upswing, that's disappointing.Quote from OrzhovPlaneswalker »Quote from Jenrik »
Niche is no reason to kill a character right off the bat when they finally debut in the core story. Which is something I got a lot of hate about when I claimed to like Jenrik during the original Innistrad days when I first joined Magic. "He's just a style guide detail! He's just some old unknown who worked with Tamiyo, she was irrelevant to the story!" Now he's the focus of this week's story which revolves around investigating said work with Tamiyo, and Jenrik is killed as soon as creating a card for him became relevant.Quote from OrzhovPlaneswalker »I don't mean to be rude but Jenrik (user) does seem to gravitate towards very niche characters. The fact he hasn't responded yet to the story makes me think he's curled up in a dark corner somewhere...
<inserts Josh Groban CD> "Don't give up. It's just the weight of the world...."
Thassa, Bident stolen.
Avacyn, killed by Sorin.
Choryu, killed by Hidetsugu.
Jenrik, killed by Nahiri.
Serra, probably dead already.
Marit Lage, MIA.
I just hope when they kill Arixmethes and Thassa, that it's Marit Lage who does it. At least that way it's reasonable. You know, before the Gatewatch kills her too of course. How easy it is to off legends like Jenrik while planeswalkers walk around nigh-immortal against even Eldrazi titans.
Who knows, this is Innistrad. Jenrik's thoughts linger, fossilized vampires appear to blink, memories invade Jace's mind. I'll try not to overreact and let the story play out. Jenrik was feared by the Stormkirk for his vast knowledge and power, after all. Tamiyo sent him to what he should have known, as a local, was a dangerous area and he still agreed to go there. It was Nahiri that killed him, after all. Or spared him. But I'm no longer optimistic about him ever seeing a card now. Even as a geist. Which would be insulting anyway.
He looks rather young. I wasn't sure what to expect really, but I imagined him to be older like Lighthouse Chronologist or something. Guess it doesn't matter now that the art I have for him is dead as stone. Literally. The disappointment when I read that he was dead was a very sad drain of enthusiasm.
It's like waiting a whole year for the birthday you thought everyone forgot, seeing your mother walk up with the surprise cake, only to trip over something and hurl the whole thing right at your face.
I never implied that Jenrik should be killed, only that it is unusual to form so close an attachment to a fictional character in a fantasy-card-game who had never really been in the story, represented on cardboard or really mentioned beyond small worldbuildng details.
Unusual is not wrong, just unusual.
Don't you think your over-reacting? I mean, Maro even mentioned Arixemethis was popularly asked for so you still have an OK chance there.
However, it does suck when a character you like dies.
I liked Elspeth. She's dead. But I have hopes of seeing her again
I also enjoyed Xenagos but I'm afraid there's not much of a chance seeing him again, Underworld-escapee-PW or otherwise.
Characters we like die. That's life. They wouldn't mean as much to us if that risk wasn't there. (AKA Blandwatch)
I'm a scientist. I'm naturally discovery-oriented and drawn to what is vague, mysterious or unknown - not what's obvious and common. It's part of my natural curiosity to be drawn to an enticing, poetic part of the lore. I liked that he was an astronomer too who shut away from the world to focus on studying his passions. Sounds like my life, and a very Blue trait. And I am very much Blue myself. Maro has stated people identifying with characters is an important part of why PWs are humanoid, and why they're diversifying the cast. It's an important aspect of novels, and of many storytelling mediums to connect with people.
I don't really like the idea of shaming anyone for being invested in the game and lore. We're on MTGSalvation because we all care about this game in some way. As a Vorthos, I'm inclined to care more about the characters. There are parts of this forum where users spend $9,000 on a Black Lotus because they care more about playability. Well, this is my version of caring about what I do. To each their own. People cosplay their favorite characters from books, movies, shows. I just get a sense of "I know this is like the most disappointing thing in the game for you but like, stop overreacting."
Mar 25, 2016Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Liberator »Quote from Morphling »"Convicted Killer" seems to be pushing the boundaries of 'acceptable' card names? Yikes.
With card names such as Village Cannibals, Eater of the Dead, Slaughter Games and outright Murder, I really don't see your point. People handled Hellfire, I'm sure that Convicted Killer isn't anything you can't see on daily TV or internet news page.
I think I found my new casual BR deck...
Mar 24, 2016KodiakCutpurse posted a message on Escapist Magazine Previews: Lambholt Pacifist/Lambholt Butcher, Mad Prophet reprintJust hand the gal a Bone Saw and she'll discard those pacifist ways.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Mar 24, 2016Vorthospike posted a message on Bunch of spoilers from 2016 Welcome Deck (Catalog reprint, Green Fall of the Hammer and more)WTF is going on in the art of Etherial Guidance?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
"Stop doing that Traft."
"Oooooo...I have come to you from beyond the..."
"Seriously, we have work to do."
Mar 24, 2016jwiley129 posted a message on Escapist Magazine Previews: Lambholt Pacifist/Lambholt Butcher, Mad Prophet reprintPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Liberator »Mad Prophet an uncommon? Really? How about you don't do that and make cards like Deathcap Cultivator and To the Slaughter uncommon, you know, cards that are worthy of that rarity? Why is a lot of this set uncommons at rare rarity and commons at uncommon rarity? Nothing about Mad Prophet is uncommon. Playing it in Avacyn Restored limited was always tedious and you never felt like you were getting a lot out of it.
The werewolf is quite boring. I mean, what happened to werewolves that actually do things? This is an uncommon card for crying out loud, make it do something, some tribal effect, some synergy with anything else in the set.
Maybe Mad Prophet is Uncommon because, oh I don't know, Madness is a mechanic in this set and the Prophet is a pretty good enabler for Madness?
Mar 23, 2016It makes sense why Emrakul would leave Zendikar when released. She recovered soonest and was being drawn by Nahiri to Innistrad I suppose.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
I bet Emrakul will not be defeated, but sealed on Innistrad in the Drownyard, solidifying Innistrad as the true horror plane. There, in the Gothic horror world shall lie the Lovecrafian eldritch horror Emrakul, dreaming in its deep ocean prison.
Mar 23, 2016The fact that they made this pattern show up in EVERY language translation of the flavor text is very very cool. Kudos WOTC.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Also, it shows a very deliberate attempt to make the whole Clue theme mean something.
Emrakul haters chill out and try to appreciate the cleverness here.
That being said, the phrase "Remember this: they came as three" still leaves open the possibility that Emrakul won't actually show up on this plane. Maybe Nahiri just found a way to summon his influence (i.e. the corruption) without actually summoning the being. However, given that Jace discovered the method to bind Ula and Kozi to the plane using the hedrons, it would make sense that Nahiri would already know how to bind Emmy
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