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  • posted a message on Urza vs Bolas (It's not what you think)
    so comparing the ENTIRE sagas of Urza/Weatherlight and Bolas/Gatewatch, including novels, comics, short stories on the mothership and the cards themselves, who would you say had the overall better story?

    Let's do a deep dive into what worked and what didn't work for each saga.

    and lest you look back at the Weatherlight saga through Urza's glasses, don't forget that that saga had its share of stinkers just like the Gatewatch saga did (Prophecy, anybody?), and also had is share of nonsensical story elements and gaping plot holes.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    - overall - the book is different than those in the past. But also of the piles of mess from Wintermute, and the enthusiastic, but amateurish attempts of Doug Beyer (Alara Unbroken, The Secretist). And after all those years, I am not disappointed.


    So you're saying you enjoyed the book because your expectations were lowered by the crap that came before it?
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Okay, getting back to the cards...

    DAMN. Domri caught a bad one.
    I know he wasn't the most popular PW, but did he really have to go out like that?
    R.I.P. Domri.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Cool.story today posted about the Rakdos. Definitely shows the, uh, warmer side of red and black.
    Also nice foreshadowing of what the Azorius is up to in the background.
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  • posted a message on The Rabiah Scale.
    So.....MaRo's Rabiah Scale.

    If you don't know about it, he talks about it Here and Here.

    It's basically a breakdown of every plane used in MTG sets, how popular and relevant they are, and what the liklihood is that they'll make a return.

    Seems like some of our more beloved planes flavor-wise aren't quite as beloved as we thought...

    What are your thoughts, and do you think the scale is accurate?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Storytelling Critique Thread
    So Apparently this new initiative was successful enough for Wizards to expand on it.
    and now they're promising stories for worlds that aren't featured directly on sets.

    here is the article, in case anyone missed it.

    What are your thoughts on what Blake Had to say?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Storytelling Critique Thread
    So what are everyone's final thoughts on the Bolas origin story, and of the writer? what did you like about her style and the story itself? what didn't you like? Would you like to have her write another series of MTG stories?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    The off-hand "LEviathan" reference was a nice easter egg, and also some foreshadowing.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Quote from Perkunas687 »
    Am I missing something, or is it weird that Wizards put out a card "The Eldest Reborn" for Bolas, and then in the next set story he's described as being one of, if not the, youngest elder dragons (along with Ugin)?


    Nope. remember, those saga cards are supposed to be how the people of Dominaria remembered the event, not the actual truth. And since so few people remember the other Elder Dragons, but many DO remember Bolas, we can assume they thought Bolas was the eldest, since he's the only one that's still alive.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    So both Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist and Tezzeret's Strider show Tezzeret somewhere on Esper.

    Is he going back to Alara at some point, or is this just non-canon stuff?


    I think since this is an Origin story it is going to spotlight the moments when our spotlight PWs had their first significant Bolas engcounter. for Tezz that would be when he was first led to Bolas on Alara.
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  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Bolas says in the Emperor's Fist novel by McGough that he respected his siblings as equals and did not harm them. Which means that Ugin is actually worse than Bolas for trying to assassinate a sibling and initiating the conflict between the two.


    Nice quote, but also keep in mind that Bolas is not above blatantly lying and twisting the truth to get what he wants. He may have wanted whoever he was telling that to THINK he wouldn't go after his siblings. That doesn't mean he actually wouldn't if it would serve his ultimate goal.
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  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    the mentioning of the Ur-Dragon made me immediately think of the primevals. Wondering where they tie into the whole Origin of dragons and how they relate to the elders.

    another thing: Bolas learning about the power of teamwork is an interesting note. We obviously see that being setup with the Gatewatch now, but remember Bolas has a team on his side too. His agents have to this point mostly acted alone, but what are these guys capable of if/when they actively work as a unit?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Core 2019 General Discussion
    Because a Dragon wearing armor looks BAWSE, and Bolas is quite vain. he wants to be the ruler of all; might as well look the part.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Vivien....
    and apparently her homeworld was destroyed by Bolas. so there's that.
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Vivien....
    Quick update: Vivien is quoted on at least one M19 card. looks likely she might be making her debut in this set.
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
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