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  • posted a message on [KHM] Hagi Mob and Kaya's Onslaught— Shiro Games previews
    Kaya literally gets paid to off things. That's her schtick. Usually the stuff she hunts are undead but I believe the MtG story largely handled her entrance into this role in a believable, understandable way, aside from not explaining where her other friends got to.

    If this card depicts the story's end, that's cool. She still has a long journey ahead of her as of now in the actual narrative, and Vorinclex absolutely has already shown himself to be a powerful threat, not easily defeated. WotC stopped putting story orderings on the cards so as make the story a little less predictable whilst still depicting the story on the cards.

    You cannot not spoil the story through the cards given the necessities of the WotC spoiler season and set release, though if this card depicts one of the story's latter scenes then it is strange to spoil the card as early as it was.

    Vorinclex is an antagonist that unlike other threats, has to, at the very least, be removed from Kaldheim, and terminated at most- for the sake of the multiverse, and Kaldheim.

    Phyrexia. Need I say more?

    For the story to proceed, there needs to be development and increased stakes. Characters have to be able to die.

    Perhaps now is Vorinclex's turn. If so, great. If MtG as a game lives long enough, Kaya also is nigh-almost guaranteed to one day die in the story. This is normal. I miss Gideon, but I loved the way in which the story team offed him. Dack- not so much.

    People can wait patiently for the story to proceed, as all stories do.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from 5colors »
    I enjoyed the Kay and Niko articles, though admittedly in the Niko article it was difficult to keep track of everyone's names at times.

    Edit: is it just me or is it weird that there is made no mention of Rat nor Teyo?

    As much as I'd like some elements of the War of the Spark Novels retconned, I feel as though the sudden shift here into the new story feels a little jarring. While I'm glad that Rat is not on the plane with Kaya I think the story could have explained better how the trio parted ways for a time, and acknowledged that the three of them still had a close working relationship.

    I like Rat as a planebound resident of Ravnica, and as a character I like Teyo even more and would prefer they remain in the lore somehow, and in Teyo's case become even more active. I however suspect that WotC are still trying to figure out how what elements to keep or throw away from the Novels.


    I think this a weakness of having outside authors come in and work on stuff without being really able to talk to each other. They definitely had a lot smoother transitions as to why the characters where going to certain planes when it was done in house (like setting up Ixalan as far back in Zendikar).

    So far we doesn't know where/when she got paid (my gut says Ashiok or Tibalt if we are revealed who it is) and so that leaves some time unaccounted for. I'm guessing Kaya and Teyo (wth Rat) went back to Ravnica to re-group with the gatewatch, a bit of time passed and Kaya got this job and (said in the text) figured it be a quick easy hero job.


    That makes a lot of sense. I don't know if anyone from WotC actively ever goes on here to discretely look for feedback but I hope that this would be a weakness that they can ameliorate in the future.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    I enjoyed the Kay and Niko articles, though admittedly in the Niko article it was difficult to keep track of everyone's names at times.

    Edit: is it just me or is it weird that there is made no mention of Rat nor Teyo?

    As much as I'd like some elements of the War of the Spark Novels retconned, I feel as though the sudden shift here into the new story feels a little jarring. While I'm glad that Rat is not on the plane with Kaya I think the story could have explained better how the trio parted ways for a time, and acknowledged that the three of them still had a close working relationship.

    I like Rat as a planebound resident of Ravnica, and as a character I like Teyo even more and would prefer they remain in the lore somehow, and in Teyo's case become even more active. I however suspect that WotC are still trying to figure out how what elements to keep or throw away from the Novels.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from 5colors »
    Amy the Amazonian has shared some art from Kaldheim and this was found;

    https://twitter.com/coL_Amazonian/status/1346900374490411013

    Looks like Valla is a part of Kaldheim and I wonder if this means maybe the realms are all separate planes?


    Like Alara was perhaps?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] Rise of the Dread Marn (Leak)
    This is very powerful with Tymaret Calls the Dead.

    The card will also combo well with Innistrad's stuff too I bet!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    I'm baaack from my holiday break!

    I'm at a loss for words as to the potential invasion of Kaldheim by
    New Phyrexia
    . Strangely enough, if done right I think this could be an amazing way to advance the plot while giving our Viking- 'Tribes' something to help unite them against a common threat.

    I am also perfectly ok with the idea of the entire plane 'going to hel', so to speak and a Ragnorak purge of their plane being foretold and required in order to cleanse the plane of invaders. Newly beloved populations and persons could even take refuge in maybe the last Realm to not be yet tainted by
    New Phyrexia
    as the other nine realms are cosmically torched and renewed.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Gor Muldrak Conspiracy- I want to believe...
    I know this is 99% fake but....

    What if WotC DID try to input some hints or clues here?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/kft65k/any_particular_reason_gor_muldraks_gatherer_page/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

    I don't have any real 'inspect element' skills to check this out and I'm pretty sure that the 'evidence' people have been purporting is made up and meant to bait a Vorthos like me but...

    I still want to believe! LOL
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim teaser trailer (not the offical one that’s one January 7th)
    Quote from Faruel »
    Who is ready for some fun?

    > I am, Sir. :X


    Saw this, and I nearly spit out my drink! XD
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Tibalt's voice... so smooth!
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] New Kaya
    A very powerful WB Planeswalker.

    I'd even go so far as to argue that as a planeswalker it's as powerful or even stronger card than Elspeth, Sun's Champion.

    That ultimate is game-breaking if built around.

    I too love the mohawk, though I kinda wished she was dual-wielding axes like the promotional art.

    She might also want gloves. Even at a balmy - 15 degrees celsius bare hands and metal don't mix well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    I would like to know how the forum intends to implement the policy on 'Inclusion in the MTG Salvation Community'.


    Edit: There's been a lot of flaming and snide remarks made by users on the very principles this policy is based upon and I'm tired of seeing our threads devolve just because somebody doesn't like seeing a Black women be the face of a Viking-inspired set.
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from osieorb18 »
    A cool squirrel general would be nice.


    Indeed it would be.

    I wonder if there'll be a cycle of Cosmo-animals?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    You say that and then we get multiple people saying that they're tired of seeing so many black people. So idk maybe it's not as crazy as you like to pretend it is
    He wanted more Latin representation. He's correct for calling out WOTC for thinking representation is only about extremes. That said, Kaya is a Planeswalker, not a native of this plane, she can appear anywhere. And he was called out for suggesting representation is mutually exclusive, which it isn't. That was the flaw in his argument, not "racism."


    Except...that wasn't what he said in full. And I think you know that.

    It is perfectly reasonable to want more Latino characters and to express that desire. What is unacceptable is to then blame that lack of Latino representation on WotC's deliberate choice to try to represent more Black folks and folx better. It's not mutually exclusive.

    I actually am a Canadian conservative queer, but what you and many similar commentators are communicating here isn't really conservatism, nor is it an argument grounded in logic, or good faith.

    Its just rage mate.

    There's nothing wrong with Kaya being the lead of this set. She's well-costumed and equipped for the plane. I adore her.

    It is awesome to have a human planeswalker like Nico, who can better represent Non-binary folx. Nonbinary robots and monsters are hard to relate to.

    We have a Latino Planeswalker. His name is Teyo. Teyo and Huatli will not be the last planeswalkers to better represent Latin American ethnicities.
    Teyo info

    We have a new, red-headed, Scandinavian-looking Elven Planeswalker who is native to the plane of Kaldheim.

    Dear MtGSalvation users: Do you see that REPORT option below users' posted comments? If a fellow user posts discriminatory content, engages in flaming, or is otherwise being disruptive in some other way. Report it. Make it clear what is acceptable in our community, and what it is not.

    We don't have to engage. We can even ignore. If you're a forum lurker, but haven't joined yet, Feel free to sign up and respectfully participate.

    Help us make our gaming community even better.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] The last 4 MDFC duals— Mastodon previews
    Who are the Tuskeri?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    I wonder if Niko really could jailbreak Nicol Bolas from his prison. We don't really know the full extent of Nico's abilities but the fact that they can transport fellow planeswalkers in-plane is interesting and I'm curious if the same can be done for the Elder Dragon between planes.

    We know for certain the Ugin himself transported Nicol Bolas to the Meditation Realm and it was said that this was somehow possible due to Nicol Bolas being an Elder Dragon, which while a hand wave, is an acceptable hand-wave.

    I don't want another Bolas arc right away but he's a useful narrational tool for the story and it's nice to know we may see him again.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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