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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Quote from Cursed »
    Why would you be able to find a booster pack... the set isn't even released.


    The store made mistake and put them on the shelves early.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    Quote from 5colors »


    Nah you all misread that chapter. Bolas killed Ugin on the Mediation Realm and in the Mediation Realm made his own horns.
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/chronicle-bolas-unwritten-now-2018-08-15



    Hmmm

    Perhaps I did. But if so I'm not the only one who misinterpreted that at the time the story came out. Well whatever it is they didn't discuss the leviathan at all during his backstory either so... I don't know.

    My apologies.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    Quote from Strohhirn »


    The Leviathan was not Ugin. Ugin "died" on Tarkir.
    The corpse of The Demonic Leviathan, which was slain by Bolas, was located on Dominaria (also known as The Talon Gates).


    Uuuuuuuuuuuugin.

    Sorry I'm too lazy to track down the story where Bolas killed him the first time. It happened during the Bolas Origin story during C19.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    Quote from Boyachi »


    Are you telling me a land of giant monsters will not have a single familiar face, like the Leviathan that fought Nicol Bolas, Marit Lage, or evening a Lhurgoyf? I mean...there are many legends that have shown up twice in commander products (yes, excluding anthologies) so I think we still have a good chance of at least a familiar reprint.


    Hate to burst your bubble but that “Leviathan” was Ugin.

    Also they said these decks would be loosely tied to Ikoria on a high conceptual level. That doesn’t stop them from doing old characters (considering how popular those have been) and it doesn’t mean the entire deck will only feature Ikoria themed cards. And, hell, even if it does there are 70 legends in Legends. It won’t hurt for them to spend a few cards fleshing out Ikoria.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Quote from Red Macca »
    I just want to know how can you get 5 (five) basic lands, conveniently of each color, on 3 (three) boosters.


    Where was it said that they only opened three packs? If you saw something like this wouldn’t you buy all of it up if you could? I sure as hell would. Although I probably wouldn’t leak them.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    Quote from FunkyDragon »
    Where are people getting the Kiora rumors? I've seen it in forums but no one seems to have a source. I don't remember Gavin Verhey saying it in his announcement video, either.


    It’s just speculation. Ikoria is the Kaiju plane and Kiora loves her some huge sea monsters. Not to mention we haven’t seen her in a while outside of her uncommon in WAR. It’s not the most unreasonable speculation you’ll find here but it’s speculation none the less.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Yes! It makes sense that The Theriad is The Iliad and The Odyssey is represented by The Callephia. I always took Callaphe to be the Jason trope, but she appears to be more Odysseus. I wonder if it’s the Thassa champion version of it told by Merfolk. Many myths speak of Callaphe stealing from gods and tossing their trinkets over the Waterfall at edge of the world, or sailing into Nyx, or dueling Thassa. Makes you wonder if Callaphe is many different people, but the true Callaphe herself was actually devoted to Thassa, since Thassa claimed she was when fighting Kiora, which conflicted with all the different myths about her from Godsend. I always thought it was propaganda for devotion, we’ll just have to see.

    Yes, I really want a Callaphe card. And I hope we get some Arixmethes references on a saga depicting the sinking of the city, a land, flavor text or art.... or something.

    And yes I do love Greek mythology and Greece! I’ll have to check that out. I absolutely adore Theros and from what I’m seeing here this is yet another slam dunk, even better than the original with sagas and more enchantment focus. Omen of the Sea alone will find itself in all my decks


    Oooooh an Arixmethese Saga that like makes a land into an island on 1, bounces all creatures or maybe non-land permanents if they want to push it on 2, and then High Tides on 3 would be awesome and pretty thematic.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Going all the way back to page 1...who buys their MtG products at a Walgreen's? Just curious. I am certain some do but I would not have thought to look there for it.


    When I lived in a small *****ty town in rural Georgia I bought from Walgreens. I got my only Masterpiece from a Walgreens Oath of the Gatewatch pack.

    Also, Tiro, from those flavor texts I think the Callapheia is the Theros version of The Odyssey. Which is neat.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks

    Pegasus and Medusa (well, not in MTG, but in many other media) welcome Typhon to the club.


    There's a difference, I think. For one both of those have been made generic by culture for years. Secondly there are myths where Medusa isn't the only gorgon. Typhon, however is a different matter. It's not something that culture has made generic. It's not even something a lot of people would know about off hand. Typhon is a cataclysmic creature, father to monsters. To make Typhon into a kind of creature rather than a specific one is an odd choice. Notably I'm not complaining. Just an observation.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    Interesting that Typhons are a kind of creature rather than a specific creature.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    Quote from Xcric »



    not just that, but do commander players even care what plane we visit? format doesn't really impact the popularity of a set, or the desire to return to it... the cards do.

    yeah those legacy players sure are hyped to return to zendikar! dominaria sold well because it once had lightning bolt printed in that setting! ...see how silly that sounds?


    So? Commander players also tend to be Vorthos as well. And yes. Sometimes when our favorite cards are associated with a particular plane we get excited at the prospect of going back. I'll always get excited for Ravnica because I'm always looking forward to a new Niv card. So what does it matter that they've been doing 50% return planes (as long as you count GRN, RNA and WAR as a single entity it's actually slightly less than 50%)? They're going to use popular settings. It'd be like telling Marvel to stop publishing Iron Man.
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  • posted a message on A whole bunch of commander products coming.
    1: sets getting commander precons doesn’t mean we won’t also see brawl ones associated with that set.

    2: the precons releasing alongside Ikoria ARE our yearly commander precons. They just have thematic ties to Ikoria. We aren’t losing the yearly precon set. We’re just going back to five decks.
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  • posted a message on The Pioneer Format
    Quote from Mimeofacture »
    If it were me, I would have actually started TWO years earlier with Scars of Mirrodin, just for the cutesiness of like, being able to tell people about it: "You know how Modern starts with Mirrodin? Well, Pioneer starts with SCARS of Mirrodin." Idk i feel like it would make it easier for people to wrap their heads around, plus we'd get the Titans from M12! And if they brought Historic back to Kaladesh from the Beta, then all three non-rotating formats would start with an artifact set, if people wanted to conceptualize it that way.

    Idk, I just think that, since Modern's start date is so well-established, the other non-rotating formats that start from somewhere should be able to relate back to that same kind of starting point in some way, just so people can think like, "Oh well this one starts from this artifact block (Modern-Mirrodin), this one starts from the next artifact block (Pioneer-Scars), and this one starts from the most recent artifact block (Historic-Kaladesh)" rather than, like. if you ask a player to remember all this stuff, MRD/RTR/XLN feels a lot more arbitrary


    That’s all well and good but Modern doesn’t start at Mirrodin it starts at 8th edition. Not to mention all the massive format warping problems that starting at Scars would add. Infect, Phyrexian Mana, the numerous powerful cards from Innistrad block that would overshadow most of the rest of the format like Snappy, Lili, Griz, Delver, Lingering Souls, Faithless Looting blah blah blah. RTR is a great starting point but I would have gone with the core set just before it for the purpose of making core sets a clear delineation of years and eras in magic.
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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Quote from RSSR »
    You think Theros: Beyond Death is the name for this set?


    Yes? It has been confirmed.
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  • posted a message on Regular packs having extended art
    https://www.facebook.com/201120755306/posts/10162204462130307/

    A helpful infographic from Wizards.
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