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  • posted a message on [ELD] Oathsworn Knight
    The irony is that the Black Knight of Monty Python was a guard, not an aggressor.

    Oathsworn Knight: I'm aggressively guarding this cave.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Faeburrow Elder
    I think you mean Coalition Victory? But yeah, Prismatic Omen + Faeburrow Elder + Transguild Courier + Coalition Victory = 4 turn win. Bloom Tender is a nice addition, too. All in monogreen!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Thunderous snapper
    Hydras are massive creatures that can grow in size, armed with multiple maws. They're like hungry dinosaurs crossed with trees. They're everything green wants in an iconic. Plus the public at large identified Hydras with green more than any other iconic candidate. They've tried other types; Elementals, Treefolk, Wurms. Hydras won out.

    As you said, Manticores are poisonous, thus why they'd probably be a better fit for black even than red, much like wyverns. Part of it is the fact black gets flying far more often than green. If Manticores had to have a third color, then it would probably be green, but they are nowhere near iconic status for green.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] 2 cards from a twitch steam (theAsianAvenger)
    Quote from JinxedIdol »
    That wolf is certaily pushed for a common, especially with trample tacked on.

    The 3 pigs are too weak though, but super flavorful in that they become Food when they die.

    It's kinda the point that they're weak, makes them easy to kill and turn into Food. Just remember you get three creatures for Convoking, three artifacts for Improvising, and 9 life, all for 4GG.

    They're even more flavorful with barbecue sauce. Wink
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Clockwork Servant— Amazonian preview
    Still artifact creatures. I wonder when we'll get nonartifact Gnomes? I'm leaning towards RGW for their color identity, maybe blue in worlds where they have a knack for artifice.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Shiansatsu, Oni's Ronin
    Shiansatsu started out as a BR Demon Samurai, a counterpart of sorts to Silent-Blade Oni. Over time he developed into an Ogre Samurai with a Demon tribal effect like many Kamigawa Ogres have. As a bonus, he has an associated Equipment named Kuromasa, a reference to Muramasa.

    Shiansatsu, Oni's Ronin 2RR
    Legendary Creature — Ogre Samurai
    Bushido 4, haste
    ~ attacks each turn if able.
    At the beginning of your end step, if a creature didn't die this turn, ~ deals 4 damage to you.
    1B, Sacrifice another creature: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you control a Demon.

    Kuromasa, Oni's Blade 4
    Legendary Artifact — Equipment
    Equipped creature gets +4/+0 and has first strike.
    At the beginning of your end step, if equipped creature didn't deal damage this turn, it deals 4 damage to you.
    Equip—Sacrifice a creature.

    You might notice the number 4 shows up a lot on these cards. That's because in Japan, the number 4 has an infamous association with death due to their kanji sounding similar.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [ELD] Loch Dragon— Alliestrasza preview
    Quote from desruprot »
    uh thats a surprisingly weak dragon, are the Dragons on Eladrine not that strong?

    No, this one's smart enough to know that having power 4 or greater paints a big ol' bullseye on your back.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mythic Legendary Artifact Cycle
    Quote from user_938036 »
    I'm fairly certain that the holy grail of their world is connected to the black court for some reason. So we should expect that; it healed garruk of his corruption. I don't recall a mention of what the green court had but it could be their Stonehenge teleportation circle.

    Crazy thought, but what if the chalice is the green artifact? Would be rather fitting for a green artifact to cleanse a green planeswalker of a black curse.

    Cool to hear the curse on Garruk is truly broken, now. Hopefully he can be the iconic green nature hero he was meant to be? Maybe even join the Gatewatch? I mean, Ajani, Jace, Liliana, and Chandra are all part of Gatewatch. It would only be fitting for the remaining member of the Lorwyn 5 to join at this point. Hey, if they ever do go back to Lorwyn, what if Ajani, Jace, Liliana, Chandra, and Garruk all play a role and get new cards?

    Back on topic, it's kinda surprising the Magic Mirror wasn't the black part of the cycle, what with the theme of vanity and all. Of course it's also surprising the Excalibur stand-in is red rather than white.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 09/13

    Gotta love the fact the Giant's "Adventure" is stepping on somebody. XD

    Lovestruck Beast: I met the woman of my heart's desire.
    Giant Killer: I slew a giant by chopping down the beanstalk he was climbing!
    Animating Faerie: I brought a puppet to life.
    Smitten Swordmaster: I curried the favor of Lady Ayara.
    Bonecrusher Giant: I stomped on a Knight!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Faeburrow Elder
    Transguild Courier's new best friend.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] 5 knights from autumn Burchett

    "It's dangerous to go alone. Take this."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Hansel and Gretel story cards
    Roast-a-bye piglets in the hot oven,
    Into my mouth for dinner I'm shovin'~
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD][CUBE] Wicked Wolf
    I've heard of eating like a Wolf, but this is ridiculicious!
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [ELD] Commanderin prodcast preview - dance of the manse
    Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride, and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight, and now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair, as the dining room proudly presents - your dinner!

    Be our guest
    Put our service to the test
    Tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie
    And we provide the rest
    Soup du jour
    Hot hors d'oeuvres
    Why, we only live to serve
    Try the grey stuff, it's delicious
    Don't believe me? Ask the dishes

    They can sing
    They can dance
    After all, Miss, this is France
    And a dinner here is never second best

    Go on, unfold your menu
    Take a glance and then you'll
    Be our guest
    Oui, our guest
    Be our guest

    Beef ragout
    Cheese souffle
    Pie and pudding "en flambe"

    We'll prepare and serve with flair
    A culinary cabaret
    You're alone
    And you're scared
    But the banquet's all prepared
    No one's gloomy or complaining
    While the flatware's entertaining
    We tell jokes, I do tricks
    With my fellow candlesticks

    And it's all in perfect taste that you can bet
    Come on and lift your glass
    You've won your own free pass
    To be our guest
    If you're stressed
    It's fine dining we suggest
    Be our guest
    Be our guest
    Be our guest

    Life is so unnerving
    For a servant who's not serving
    He's not whole without a soul to wait upon
    Ah, those good old days when we were useful
    Suddenly those good old days are gone
    Ten years we've been rusting
    Needing so much more than dusting
    Needing exercise, a chance to use our skills
    Most days we just lay around the castle
    Flabby, fat and lazy
    You walked in and oops-a-daisy!

    It's a guest, it's a guest
    Sakes alive, well I'll be blessed
    Wine's been poured and thank the Lord
    I've had the napkins freshly pressed
    With dessert, she'll want tea
    And my dear that's fine with me
    While the cups do their soft shoeing
    I'll be bubbling, I'll be brewing
    I'll get warm, piping hot
    Heaven's sakes! Is that a spot?
    Clean it up! We want the company impressed

    We've got a lot to do
    Is it one lump or two
    For you, our guest
    She's our guest
    She's our guest
    She's our guest

    Be our guest, be our guest
    Our command is your request
    It's ten years since we had anybody here
    And we're obsessed
    With your meal, with your ease
    Yes, indeed, we aim to please

    While the candlelight's still glowing
    Let us help you, we'll keep going
    Course by course, one by one
    'Til you shout, "Enough, I'm done!"
    Then we'll sing you off to sleep as you digest
    Tonight you'll prop your feet up
    But for now, let's eat up
    Be our guest
    Be our guest
    Be our guest
    Please, be our
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Scorching Dragonfire- MPNumbers preview
    With Risk Factor and Skewer the Critics around, they're going to be careful with player burn.

    A pity Scorching Dragonfire doesn't have any Dragon tribal effects.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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