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  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic Book from Boom!
    it's in the canon for the comic. but it still doesn't explain why Liliana agreed to be part of this plan.
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  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic Book from Boom!
    latest issue of the comic came out last week. Spoilers ahead.


    The extended Gatewatch of Karn, Teferi, Saheeli, Arwin, Angarth, Chandra and the two Amonkhet walkers are doing their thing to keep the zombies at bay and protect the Guildmaster PWs, Jace and Lili, who have somehow combined their powers to reprogram all the zombies to worship Lage. Still no explanation of how they got Lili to agree tot his, and still no mention of Strixhaven. grr.
    So Lage comes down to Amonkhet and all the PWs leave except for Jace. Vraska comes back for him and he reveals that he was lying when he said he had a way to rid himself of Lage's influence. everywhere he goes, Lage will follow, so he has to stay there and be the sacrifice. Vraska decides to stay by Jace's side and die with him in his arms, when Kaya rushes in and scoops Vraska away from the plane just as Lage lands on Jace. n, Seriously, she literally lands on Jace like a boulder would fall on WIle E. Coyote in a Road Runner cartoon (all you young whippersnappers look that up on YouTube if you don't get the reference. Man, I'm old).
    All the PWs regroup on Dominaria where Jaya and Ajani are waiting. Vraska is pissed that Kaya didn't let her die with her man, and doesn't want to be friends with her and Ral anymore. So they go back to Rav...only to find that Tezzeret has kinda sorta taken over while they were gone.

    and thus ends the first storyarc. I'm kinda disappointed because this story actually got off to a very good start with how they were utilizing the characters and the current continuity. there was a very intriguing mystery with some cool plot twists. But the story completely fell apart once Marit Lage got involved. Even if they had just stopped at Lage being in Jace's head, that is a development they could have mined for some cool new stories and cards. I can imagine a PW card where one of Jace's abilities reflected being under Lage's influence. and storywise, you could follow him across the multiverse as he tries to do good and desperately search for a way to rid himself of the looming threat of Lage. He could have been something similar to the Silver Surfer.
    I had high hopes for this comic, and I'm still going to read it and hope the next storyarc is better. But I'm not going to lie: this first arc started off promising and then fizzled. At first I was saying it would be a shame if this weren't canon, but now I'd be kinda glad if it weren't.
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  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic Book from Boom!
    Do the new issues appear online anywhere? Lage on Amonkhet seems odd, you'd think she would be lured to an icy plane. Frankly, Lage should outrank New Phyrexia and I highly doubt she'd be compleated. She's a multiverse-level demigod. I'm pleased this nonsense isn't canon.


    Try this link on Amazon. I think you can get digital issues via Comixology.
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  • posted a message on NEO- Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
    Enjoyed the story quite a bit. My only gripe is that when the kami of the spark bonded with kaito, the words "gotta catch them all" popped in my head for some reason.
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  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic Book from Boom!
    Quote from Caranthir »


    Since Niv-Mizzet is a mizzium metal dragon there, no, it is not canon.


    Bummer. They went out of their way to reference past events, too.

    In any case, two more issues are out. One is dedicated to Tezz and what he has going on. Basically he's going from plane to plane setting up his master plan, because master plan. Nothing we haven't seen from him before, just now he doesn't have Bolas looming ovee his shoulder anymore.
    The other story has the guild leaders assemble an all-star lineup of PWs to help them lure Lage to Amonkhet to trap her there with an unlimited supply of zombies commanded to worship her. And when you think zombies, that means Lili, whom Jace kinda just finds out of the blue with no mention of Strixhaven. Big disconnect there.
    I do like a discussion Teferi and Karn have with the others about trying to lure Lage to New Phyrexia, and what would happen if she was compleated there.
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  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic Book from Boom!
    So the new issue is out and it essentially sets Lage up as a looming bigbad planar threat specifically tied to Jace. Lage is in his head now and he seems to be like a beacon of some sorts. Maybe like a silver surfer/galactus thing? Maybe i'm reaching. But it would be interesting to see them explore that on future jace cards.
    Also, one of you called it: tezz had something to do with Lage targeting ravnica and jace. Similar to what bolas did with the eldrazi. Because master plan, or something.
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  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic Book from Boom!
    The storyline for this new comic actually isn't bad. The Planeswalker leaders on Ravnica have to put aside their differences and deal with a threat to the Guildpact. they find out via Jaya and Teferi that Marit Lage has something to do with it.
    They ran a nice backstory of what Happened to Lage at the end of the Ice Age. ties up a couple of loose ends in the lore and asks why we never heard of Lage after the Thaw.
    Oh and Tezz is up to something in the book too.
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  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic Book from Boom!
    Hey, is nobody talking about the latest MTG comic book? I was wondering what everyone thought about bringing back Marit Lage, and how these stories affect the rest of MTG continuity (if at all.)
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  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    So...
    Any thoughts on the new installment of the main story?
    I thought Kaya's insights into what it really means to be a planeswalker were quite thought-provoking.
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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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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
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