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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
 
Pauper Review: Dominaria
 
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on What cards and strategies work well with Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar?
    Definitely a solid mono green commander. Give him a Whispersilk Cloak then go forth and beat face, young man.

    I dropped mine into angry Omnath in a heart beat.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Looking for input : Jodah: Enchantress Eternal
    One thing that's going a bit under the radar for Jodahs ability, and rightly so its not a huge boon, is the fixing he can provide. Celestial Mantle is triple W but Jodah don't care. Not much of a discount but not having to pay WWW is nice.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Quote from Davinel »


    Imagine all characters in the story now suddenly get a family and live happily with them ever after. And that's all, they just live happily, without any problems, nothing happen until the end of their life.
    Sounds boring.
    I can understand you're annoyed but the misfortunes of heroes, their problems and their dissatisfactions are the things who are supposed to raise our interest. And then after we're supposed to follow the attempts to solve problems.

    At least, in a story with miserable and depressing stuff, things happens.
    Like Liliana story for example Smile
    Teferi and Liliana even have a little talk about errors of the past, they were both miserable and into depressing stuff and that's why they can eventually become interesting characters to us.


    I don't mean that it should always be that way or even that all stories should have a happy ending. Without conflict there is no story to tell. But for Teferi, who has been through so much, if they had just given us a mention of him as having settled down and had a family in Femeref and isn't really interested in adventuring anymore because look at all the misery it brought him before, would be a fine ending for him. I mean for ****s sake the dude spent how long literally on fire? Because Urza is a dick Teferi tried to protect the homes of himself and one of his best friends, then because of how much he cared for Jhoira he brought her home back first and was unable to bring his back. The dude has been through enough and learning to accept failure, and understand what is within your scope of influence is an important lesson that, as a magical prodigy, Teferi needed to learn.

    Autumn I'm not saying you shouldn't voice your opinion but when all you do is complain about the way you personally think the story should have been, and accuse the author of not liking a particular character just because you disagree with the direction taken with that character you come off as impudent and entitled. Stating a subjective opinion on Magic story as though it is fact is, unfortunately, sort of a signature move of this forum. And I find myself repeating these sentiments over and over. Let the authors tell the story they want to tell, wait for the end to actually pass judgement on the story as a whole. Be patient.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    1) I don't like to assume that people know things so; you know that having a kid isn't always planned right? Maybe Teferi met this Subira, got it on with her and, guess what that's how babies are made.

    2) Also on the note of kids: No of course no parent is keen on the idea of outliving their children. But maybe he wanted to be a father. Maybe he felt like raising a child would be a good way to make up for, even in some small capacity, his past screw ups. And even though he may outlive her thats not reason to not have a child or involve oneself romantically.

    3) I also hate the fact that I have to repeat this over and over but; if you dislike a story over your personal opinion of how it should have gone then stop reading and go write your own.

    4) Unfortunately, because of the way they continue to limit the story, they don't have time to develop or talk about every character. Niambi isn't relevant to the story bit that doesn't need to make her. Also she's not normal she's a cleric and healer.

    Honestly, Autumn, I'd hate to read a story by you because it sounds like it would be miserable and depressing. Nothing against you personally but I'm glad you're opinion of what Teferi should have done wasnt what they went with.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    So according to her bio card Niambi was born a full decade after the events of Time Spiral. Plenty of time for Teferi to realize he doesnt have the power to being back Zhalfir and meet a nice Femerefan woman who is actually emotionally available to him instead of pineing over Jhoira. And that would have been a perfectly good ending for him. Its so rare that the hero gets a happily ever after these days. So can the bitching stop?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Rona, Disciple of Gix (Let's Brew!)
    Rona is aggressively mediocre. I can't think of anything she or her deck would do that would be even remotely comparable to other UB commanders.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Mox Amber
    Cracked a foil one in my box. Immediately cashed it in because I can't think of anything that I can use it in that would be more valuable than the money I got for it. The whole point of it being zero mana is that it gives you a burst on 1. Except outside of, what, Isamaru and Rhy, it doesn't do that.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I'd like to point out that Belzenlok is supposed to be overblown. He's trying to rewrite history to make himself seem more bad than he actually is. Us being on the other side of the fourth wall know he disnt do those things. We know he's not Lord of the Wastes or the Doom of Fools, because we were there. But the average Dominaria doesn't. He's an elder demon and at least powerful enough to help give Lili immortality but he's not as big and bad as he and his cult are puffing him up to be.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I mean... How long was Teferi in that time bubble? If just passing through it effects water enough to make someone who drinks it immortal whats to say spending a substantial amount of time in one doesn't effect a person physically?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion


    I don't like Jodah at all and even I think he was poorly written. All the Oldwalkers are gone. Most are Dead. Teferi is desparked and off the grid. Jaya is off plane presumed dead. Karn was off plane cleaning up his mess mostly with the Oil Spills. Jodah is the most powerful active mage on Dominaria, he finally gets to show his way is the right way and that all the Oldwalker were wrong.

    Belzenlok Rises and what does Jodah do about it? As far as I can tell absolutely nothing. He cannot catch a spy/thief despite this being how he met Jaya. Does he cast any spells to help matters? No heck I went back and read the story he didn't cast a single damn spell in the whole chapter. He is the Archmage Eternal, 3000+ Years of Experience. I thought Teferi was bad forgetting how to Fly, Shield or Use Telepathy. But Jodah cannot even be bothered to put some Wards to prevent any random Belzenok agent from breaking in to steal dangerous artifacts nor can he even cast spells to defend himself (once again Jhoira to the rescue) or stop a Cabal Agent (Gideon, Lili and Shanna). I guess Jodah slept in this morning and forgot to prep his Spells like a good DnD Wizard? Here is hint Jodah use telepathy if you cannot read their mind easily they are probably a Belzenlok Agent.

    He is worried some planeswalkers are taking advantage of Jhoira? He does know Neowalkers are far weaker then Oldwalkers right? He is still prejudiced against Walkers okay then why is he teaching at a school named after a school created by Urza, a guy he hates? It doesn't really compute. As far as I can tell he looks bad so Jhoira can look good by being the only actually getting things done and so Belzenlok can be threat due to inaction by anyone who could stop him until now.


    Pretty sure you misread cuz Jodah cast the Hold Person spell that stopped the fight against the cabal agent.

    Also what feats does Jodah have that would designate him the most powerful mage? He's immortal. He apparently had a decent collection of artifacts. But no one talks about what Jodah actually did to earn all this aclaim.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Phyrexia contained?
    So far as I'm aware it hasn't been changed. I dont think its been 100% confirmed unless it happened in the novels for Scars block but there was that comic about Koth gathering Elspeth and Venser and it seemed she had some rather nasty flashback to her youth at the thought of Phyrexia.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Autumn's Veil
    I mean you basically have to be sitting across from three Kess decks for this to be good, yeah? Even at that cost and with the draw its still to narrow.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I think it would be better for the story(maybe not thw marketing, though) if they disconnected the pace of the story and the pace of the sets. If the story could take place at the pace it needed to instead of needing to jam in a huge amount in sets like Dominaria, but take the same amount of time for a set that didn't need as much like Amonkhet and Hour they could allow it to be more organic. Especially with the core set that could free up some time in the storytelling calendar. Use the core set time to tell more Dominaria stuff or fall set stuff but if one of those sets doesn't need as much narrative space they cpuld give that to one off worldbuilding stories.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Phyrexia contained?
    Quote from Tokata0 »


    Please elaborate the 2 statements for someone who is just following magic storyline for a short while now:
    1) How is planeswalking different from planar travel (other than planeswalk is just an individual and what he /she carries, and planar travel can take large groups? Are planes closer together / further apart somehow? So, if you want to get from phyrexia to dominaria via planar travel you need to drive right at innistrad, until you reach alara, take a sharp left turn, drive around ixalan and voilá you reached dominaria?)
    2) Planeswalkers are immune to be compleated? So no phyrexian PW's? Frown


    It's not so much that they're different as they are different methods for the same result. The big hurdle for inter-planar travel is protecting living things from the destructive chaos of the Blind Eternities. Planeswalker do this via the spark, from what I understand the Weatherlight used to do it via creating a demi-plane around the ship. Bolas is using Lazotep to protect his eternal army.

    As for distance and relative position of planes that's a yes. Dominaria is considered the center of the multiverse. Ixalan and Tarkir are both considered "backwater" planes. The original plan for RTR was that the result of the implicit maze would move the multimeter such that Ravnica was at its center. Shandalar moves around. Planeswalkers are able to follow one another from plane to plane. And probably the most concrete evidence is that when Urza fired off the Golgothian Cylex he created the shard of twelve worlds with locked off Dominaria and the 11 planes closest to it.

    Oh and on the note of the potential threat of Phyrexia there are still plenty of potential threads to tug. On top of the ones mentioned above Karn carried the Glistening oil all over the muliverse so there's no telling how many planes he accidentally seeded.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Phyrexia contained?
    New Phyrexia refers specifically to the culture of Phyrexians that developed on Mirrodin. And they are indeed contained there until they develope interplanar travel technology or Bolas decides to really screw with people and has Tezz give them access to the Planar Bridge.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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