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    posted a message on Primordial Mist Aaron Forsythe preview
    I really love this card. My only with is that it could have been an ability on a bant commander to have a manifest commander. But this will be fun with Aminatou. Do her +1 to put a fatty onto the top of your library, then manifest it, and then during your next turn -1 to turn that 2/2 into your fatty.




    A Manifest commander is the thing I didn't know I wanted, but now want.
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    posted a message on Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    I never anticipated waking up this morning to THIS!!!!???

    MY ARIXMETHES ARRIVING AT LONG LAST!!!!! HELL YES IT'S A SLUMBERING ISLE, THIS DAMN THING SLUMBERED ALL THE WAY THROUGH THEROS BLOCK AND THE LAST FOUR YEARS OF MY MTG LIFE

    But the slumber counters have been removed! I HAVE CAST MY 5TH SPELL AT LAST AND HE HAS APPEARED! Grin

    The moment I saw this, I was so stunned, I could have sworn this was a prank. LITERALLY TREMBLING AS I TYPE THIS!

    omgomgogmgomgomgomg

    omThassa

    This literally happened. I'm so stunned but it literally finally did at long freaking last. I don't even know how to react!

    I destroyed these forums, Blogatog, Reddit, Youtube comments, emails, survey comments, all of it in my path to get here. I would have interrupted Trump and Kim Jong Un to demand this card. I have been on a MISSION AND TODAY... TODAY GENTLEMEN! WE DINE IN ARIXMETHES!!!!

    YES this is the Theros Atlantis from the novels. And the Lost City itself, all in one. It's one of my absolute favorite MTG Legends. I thought we would have to return to Theros to get this card, but HERE HE IS!!! I really do believe Ken Nagle and Gavin really did look online for what we wanted. This approach has been amazing and if you notice, it has yielded some of the most impressive, unique and Vorthos-friendly cards in these products that have been celebrated the most!

    Thassa'lmighty I'm having palpitations. Not only did I open this thread to the ACTUAL CARD. Like not only did this ACTUALLY HAPPEN, But the design is AMAZING! It's really unique, and truly captures the lore of this mighty and elusive creature. I love the art too - it's exactly as I had imagined it (although perhaps more so at sunset, but I love getting bright, balmy Greek beach sunshine art all the same!) with the whole visible isle but Arixmethes partly visible beneath the sea surface. And who doesn't admire scale boats! The island itself even reminds me of Santorini, the real-world island that was once Atlantis. My only gripe is the city itself should have been larger and more prominent (see the new Temple of the False God) but honestly, the art captures so much perfectly that this is only minor.

    I was surprised a bit to see him Simic, but part of me anticipated he may be. While it's awkward he gives more devotion to Kruphix than Thassa, the character always kinda did feel Simic, being a sea monster land. THEY EVEN GOT THE STATS CORRECT!!!! And it is so funny and cool that he is a bit similar to Thing In the Ice and the enchantment lands from Ixalan, but in a different and unique way. Trample or Hexproof would have been ideal, but I imagine Trample is awkward on something that immediately becomes a Land. Plus who needs trample when I WHELMING WAVE and smash with this. I'd have given him Hexproof, but frankly, they've gotten so much right with this card, I have nothing to do but to celebrate and finally put my crusade to rest and enjoy all the commanders games I am going to have with ARIXMETHES!

    So this finally solidifies my Sea Monster deck as Simic and I am not complaining at all. I will use Time of Need to tutor Thassa and have them both on the field. JUST THAT IS VICTORY ENOUGH FOR ME.

    We have Polukranos

    We have Arixmethes

    Thraxes left and we will have ALL THE PETS OF THE GODS Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin WOTC I forgive all of your transgressions! -Thassa

    I'll behave and be positive now. Grin


    It’s a mana dork.


    *mana ROCK
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    posted a message on Crash of Rhino Beetles
    Nice. Crash of Rhinos was one of my early finishers when I first started playing. Terrible by today's standards, but those were the days of ultimate kitchen table jank for me.


    Edit: Goes along with scute mob reprint shown today. Maybe we'll get a whole menagerie of crazy Zendikari bugs that care about how many lands you control? It'd be cool to see something like a B/G creature representing Jagwasps (since they're mentioned in Zendikar a lot) that produces deathtouch tokens in some way related to lands. That'd also make the Spider a bit better, having tokens to force your opponents to give up creatures when they attack you.
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    posted a message on Whiptongue Hydra and Centaur Vinecrasher reprint
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Karma Karma Karma Karma Hydra! Cameleon. You kill fliers, you kill fliers!


    That was bad lol I'm done.



    Kavu Chameleon caused a similar outburst years ago in high school from a friend of mine.
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    posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    The woman in the field makes me think of the goddess Ceres from Greek myth, especially with the way her hair is obviously meant to mirror the grain growing behind her.
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    posted a message on Weekly MTG previews Tezzeret and more fully updated
    Emblem is a great way to represent the Planar Bridge that he grafted into himself.

    Edit: Also, great to see the CipT duals at common where they belong.
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    posted a message on Stitcher's Supplier
    Quote from theMarc »
    Quote from void_nothing »
    And she's cute for, y'know, a horrible Zombie.
    Don't tell her that, though. She not looking for someone who likes her for her looks, she wants someone who appreciates her braaaaaaainnns...


    If I'm not misinterpreting the picture, one can literally SEE her brains ...so there's that?
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    posted a message on Arcades the Strategist
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Quote from itazuranarisu »
    Whoa! Bant Doran! Too bad Aracades himself doesn't have defender though maybe an effective 5/5 for 4 with other abilities would have been considered too much. Liking this guy though.


    Dragon Throne of Tarkir XD



    Dragons sitting on thrones made out of other Dragons. Not very Bant-like of him, but hey...
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    posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/20 - Some Knight-Related Stuff
    Arcades Sabboth with Noble Hierarch because Bant? (I know it's not going to happen, but with the other reprints of expensive Modern cards I can dream right?)
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    posted a message on Sarkhan, Fireblood
    This would definitely be underwhelming cast on curve. I don't know that I really see this being any good on any turn.
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