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  • posted a message on [M20] Dread Presence
    Yes! Magic needs more nightmares! The art is fantastic and the abilities are on point. The power is just right too for a 3/3 4 drop. Cannot wait to play with this card!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Swarm planeswalker?
    I had been recently thinking about a spider walker or insect based walker along the lines of D'vorah from Mortal Kombats 10 and 11. Her concept is a living hive in one body that can also summon other creepy crawlies to help in combat. Her fighting abilities also draw on other insect motifs like wasp wings to fly, venomous fangs and stingers, and additional legs that function like Doc Ock arms. She does have a humanoid body, but Creative could easily adapt that to be more insect or spider like.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Core Set 2020 Box Art (SCG)
    The art looks like Chandra is fighting an elemental of some sort. There is a storm kinda going on in the background, you can see at least two lightning bolts, so I'm thinking some kind of storm/air/rain elemental. It is def not Ugin or Ugin related.

    Also, seeing this along with Exquisite Firecraft art with the Netflix announcement, I'm resigned to the fact we're just gonna get more Chandra going forward. I just think she is boring; any story article with her as the focus I just zone out and end up skimming it until either the end or another character takes over.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!
    Quote from Dusk707 »
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    Based off of Fountain of Ichor, it appears that Ixalan will be the next target for the Phyrexians.


    I'm not so sure...the Dinosaur it becomes doesn't have wither or infect, so perhaps they just struck tar rather than glistening oil?


    So tar is just able to animate statues now? Interesting.

    Ichor (before now) is reference on 5 cards in MTG. Four of them are Phrexian (I'm not sure where Ichor Slick falls). This is likely some kind of hint at the future of Ixalan. It does also raise some interesting questions about the past of Ixalan. They had to dig to find it. How long had it been there? What caused it to be there in the first place?


    I really think the card is referring to tar or oil, and if it is oil, it's just the oil created from dead Dinos and other organic matter from Ixalan. The flavor text frames it as crude oil, like when someone digs for water and hits black gold instead. It could also hint at the corruption briefly mentioned on a few cards in the block regarding something dark on Ixalan, which was also hinted to be the Bat God.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ranger-Captain of Eos - TCGPlayer Spoiler
    Quote from TearingEons »
    Ranger of Eos was a pet card of mine and this card has a lot to love as a callback. With his promotion, he became cheaper and gained a toughness. While he doesn't search for two things, he still searches for one thing while having a secondary ability. I love his art too, he gets a lion for his mount since it's Bant, there's still a tower in the background, and his faithful falcon is on his shoulder. Just love his design and art direction.


    You'll like this, then. Ryan Pancoast tweeted a high resolution version of the art, and it's absolutely fantastic.


    Oh wow, thanks for the link, it is gorgeous! I love the bird's little sigil, just noticed the other rangers behind him, and also forgot to mention that he still has his shield. Thanks very much! I maaaaaaaaaaaay need to get this as a playmat lol.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ranger-Captain of Eos - TCGPlayer Spoiler
    Ranger of Eos was a pet card of mine and this card has a lot to love as a callback. With his promotion, he became cheaper and gained a toughness. While he doesn't search for two things, he still searches for one thing while having a secondary ability. I love his art too, he gets a lion for his mount since it's Bant, there's still a tower in the background, and his faithful falcon is on his shoulder. Just love his design and art direction.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Collected Conjuring
    So it's ok for green to get up to two bodies with etb's at instant speed, but the colors that focus on spells matters have to settle with sorceries. Ugh, that's gross. I know that six mana worth of sorceries can be good with deckbuilding, just doesn't feel right that green still got to be instant speed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 5/21 - Enemy “Canopy Lands”
    Well, this was unexpected and totally awesome!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 4/18 - Tokens and Planeswalker Decklists
    I love the Zombie Warrior token for Oketra, that art is on point! I also enjoy what they did with the three Army tokens, showing an increasing number of Eternals. And the Servo token is giving me Fblthp vibes due to how big its eye is and its pose in the crowd.
    Also, Ugin's token shows that it's now his horns, not Bolas' horns, that adorn the Meditation Realm now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Storyline
    Instead of progressing the story, Creative opted for five vignettes each for GRN and RNA. None have any significant plot point, just slice of life chapters for the guilds, with a v lite smattering of foreshadowing. It just felt weird to have them handle the story this way because going into War, no one really knew what was going on.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ashiok, Dream Render and their Skulker - Nizzahon Magic spoiler
    Oh my stars, I love this Ashiok! Repeatable graveyard hate and a static that comes down early enough to still disrupt searches. Plus, Ashiok's art is amazing, and you can see that they are in the Meditation Realm.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rally the Flight?
    I love that the Parhellion II is making it's way into various Red and White card art! You can just make out a 'wing' of the 'hellion in the top right corner.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 4/5 - Massacre Girl and Tomik
    Loving Massacre Girl, she's hard to block and her ETB can cause a cascade of death. Her art is on point too.
    I'm also liking Tomik, another Advokist is always nice to see.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    I like the fact that the Orzhov and Rakdos kits have some good rares and mythics to bring down the prices. Orzhov has the new Teysa Karlov, Smothering Tithes, and Ethereal Absolution. Rakdos has Spawn of Mayhem, Master of Cruelties, Theater of Horrors, and Rix Maadi Reveler

    Edit: I also need a playmat of the new Rakdos art, it looks amazing!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    I was pretty stoked about Afterlife when it was announce and couldn't wait to see what tricks they'd come up for it. Then the spoilers started to drop and it was clear it wasn't gonna get the same love that the other mechanics, especially Riot and Adapt, were getting. Even Addendum looks better balanced than Afterlife. It'll be good for limited, but not for Constructed or EDH.
    There's no one drop because they did basically that in Guilds. The creatures we did get this set just feel underpowered. I know that you get one or more bodies when they die, but most don't do anything interesting aside from that. Even the mythic was just ok. The only two that look decent are Ministrant of Obligation and Orzhov Enforcer. Afterlife didn't even get a spell to grant it to your creatures like Riot did.
    The other four mechanics for this set all involve some sort of choice, while Afterlife was just there.
    If I am mis-evaluating things, please correct me, I'd love to think better of this mechanic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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