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  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    I like how their starting to make Huatli question her way of life, at least to extent. There's finally some character growth. Also, I predict she'll planeswalk away at the end of the story in search of the "golden city(kaladesh)" she actually saw in her vision.

    Edit: Would she make a good fit for Tamiyo's story circle?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    After we know who eventually gets the city I hope they still release the other endings. It would be like a sneak peek into other timelines.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    I want to see more of Mavren Fein in this set. Perhaps he and whatever group of soldiers he brought along would run into Vona. I really want to see how his more pious persona clashes with Vona's bloodthirst and likely blasphemy.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Help request: Commander blurbs
    The booklets don't typically include much more info then what you can find on the site, at least in the decks I've bought. I heard that most commanders are intentionally left vague so writers don't have to restrict themselves when making new planes or integrating the commanders into later stories.

    Nonetheless, it enrages me when I don't know what plane a commander hails from.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Silver Border Cards Now Legal In Commander
    I don't really see the need for this. I was probably going to make a un-commander deck anyway, as was most of my playgroup. I just assumed we would only play in situations weere we agree to do so, and use our actual serious decks elsewhere. I imagine most of the community is the same way. But hey, its still cool that they are officially legal, if only for a little while.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Do you guys think it could be possible that it was Bolas who left the sun one the plane instead of Ugin? The anti-planeswalking spell could just be a way to ensure it doesn't get moved without his approval.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on What can be moved from plane to plane?
    Quote from Lord_Mektar »
    Well, Daretti has his walker-chair thing, but I'm not if sure he's actually tried to leave Fiora with it before. If he can, then it just muddies this debate even further, because that would imply you could transport things off-plane by sitting on them.


    Therefore I can planeswalk while sitting on the ground of one plane, and haul it along to another plane.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on First planeswalk planes
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Flisch »
    Lorwyn was also described as a backwater plane, which explains why it has been visited by so few planeswalkers.

    Zendikar actually does have a reputation among planeswalkers enough that several natives are familiar with them, so it might be more of a "remote and dangerous" backwater rather than "obscure" backwater.


    Does Amonkhet still count as backwater now that Bolas has turned it into a launching pad for his zombie army?


    I imagine it being backwater is beneficial to Bolas. If it's out of the way, its less likely for planeswalkers to show up and interfere, whether on purpose or accidentally.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Flisch »
    Quote from Jay13x »
    Quote from Flisch »
    You can also make up the most 'bestest' backstory for ninjas in a norse block. Still doesn't mean they will not stand out like a sore thumb.
    I don't think this is a fair comparison. If this is your complaint, it should be dinosaurs you have a problem with, not pirates. Based on the setting, they pirates are way more appropriate than the dinos.

    My gripe isn't that pirates don't mesh with the setting. My gripe is that (in my opinion) dinosaurs and pirates don't mesh well together in this world.

    As others have said, mesoamericans and feathered dinosaurs are actually a really cool combination.

    Mesoamericans and pirates/conquistadors would also work well enough.

    Heck, dinosaurs and pirates might work as some sort of king-kong-esque setting. (Though conquistadors wouldn't fit here well.)

    But all these things together? To me it's just a big smudge of incoherence.

    But I think the worst to me is something on a meta-level: Ixalan has massively reduced the chances of a future dinosaur setting or marine/pirate setting. Both of which I think would work well enough as full fledged settings on their own. :/


    I don't think it reduces the chances of seeing dinosaurs again at all. As long as they fit flavorfully with world we are on, its fine. Also, I doubt they would be able to make an entire world based on dinosaurs. They could be an aspect of the plane, like they are on Ixalan, but since they are just another type of creature, it would be hard to make any sort of good story conflict. It would be like Battle for Zendikar again; characters fighting a mindless force of nature, which doesn't really equate to an interesting villian. That was partly why BFZ kind of sucked. Thus in Ixalan, they have multiple faction fighting each other with the backdrop of a dino world.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Andethir »

    ...
    There is a gun. Definitely pure coincidence.


    So still no guns in Magic? Even on a pirate world? What a wasted opportunity... Were there any guns in Magic except Portal Second Age?


    To answer your question, some Phyrexians had gun-like weapons during the invasion of Dominaria, but other than that and the laser-like ray cannons that Phyrexian skyships and the Weatherlight had, not really, no.


    Cannon were also used on Kaladesh. The COnsulate's flagship actually did utilize them(though not necessarily firing) in the story at one point after the Gatewatch appeared.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on 5 colour dragons , Selesnia Cats, Mardu Vampires, Grixis Wizards and new Red Balloons
    Quote from Goryo »
    Does anyone else find it strange that they're pushing white vampires? I mean, for Sorin it made a little sense, but as one of Black's iconic creatures it makes about as much sense as white demons or red sphinxes.



    Ummm.... Butcher of the Horde and Arjun, the Shifting Flame?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    So, I'm now tempted to try and speculate what other hidden agents Bolas has around the multiverse.

    Does he have a sleeper in Tarkir among the Silumgar perhaps?

    Was Leovold his agent on Fiora all along?




    That would be hilarious! However, I think he would be far more interested in "acquiring" Darretti.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    I don't know how they could possibly pull of a western world and still feel like magic. But they did do "steampunk" with Kaladesh, so I suppose its possible.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2017 announcement -- Only 4 decks, based on popular tribes, not color wheel!
    I'm just glad none of them were zombies or elves. But I'm happy to see vampires, and that art looks amazing!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Quote from SimicNuggets »
    Is she though, is she? Hazoret would have made a cooler speedster planeswalker imo. After the greatest lie she's ever known, and the fall of her siblings, her spark ignites. And we got huge doggo PW.

    But, I do understand beings of mana cannot be PWs sad. Tragic.


    I'm curious to know if Xenagos lost his spark after he became a god. Theran gods aren't like Amonkhet gods, plus Xenagos wasn't normal either. However you would think a mana connected being like a god planewalked, they would just die or lose power, since they aren't on their home plane.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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