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  • posted a message on Tokens of GRN
    Quote from Smuttny »
    Perhaps the angel tokens come from the new Trostani?

    It's interesting that this angel looks as if it's from the same group as Guardian of the Gateless instead of Boros.. and it totally doesn't look like an Orzhov angel.

    My theory on Aurelia and the Boros still stands. Hwehwehwe...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Aurelia
    2 weeks within the Spoilers and we have yet to see an angel other than Aurelia in Boros-related cards (well, it might still be too early...) but I'm having a feeling that she has expunged the other angels so she can rule with awe the Boros more. hmmn...

    ps. Chris Rahn art? Hooo, lawdy... I'm hearing dollar bills, coz this is most probably traditional art.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    Quote from FlambeedFish »
    Jace gonna come back and be like "No problem Vraska for offing the sphinx guild leader. Sphinxes, I hate those guys XD." zzz

    But does he (Jace) have any fits with Isperia herself? I'm not that well versed with the Ravnican lores yet.

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    I'm a bit saddened with Isperia's off-ing tho. She seems to be a much better leader than Augustin was. Here's hoping Aurelia dies (hopefully by Bolas squishing her snotty behind) as compensation. Grin
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on 9/10 Mothership Spoilers - Niv-Mizzet & Split Cards
    Quote from leslak »
    A Parun cycle sonds powerfull(also, feather?). BG split is pushed. And that may be the best niv mizzet

    Dont put your hopes up yet... Unless my theory that Aurelia has gone somewhat cuckoo ends up becoming true, the chance of a Feather card is still abysmally low.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on (GRN) Guilds of Ravnica General Discussion
    I have seen someone else pointed this out, but another human female planeswalker?! I know humans are the most numerous race in the multiverse, but it doesn't seem to me that elves and goblins are so far behind... come on! Elves are on almost every plane (but Kamigawa and Innistrad) and we still have only one elven planeswalker... *shrugs*

    And yet again, the Neo Blind Eternities seems to not be able to churn out a Human Female Planeswalker beyond Size-8. Rolleyes

    Her power looks aesthetically neato tho, I give her that. But yeah, I can't help but feel that she's cannon fodder too. Uhh
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [GRN] Emmara, Soul of the Accord
    Emmara has gotten off her bulk mode. Hulk-mara is no longer~ Laughing

    Quote from Jiyor »
    Quote from Cainsson »
    She looks rather frumpy. Not at all the glamorous elf of Dragon's Maze.


    Because similar to Radha before her SJW’s/feminists are afraid of fictional characters that look better than they do. So while not as bad as Radha, the SJW/Feminist in WotC couldn’t have Emmara look like the sultry elf she did before. Else the would feel bad about how they can’t compete with the looks of a nonexistent character.

    I hope this is just trolling because there have been an abundance of pretty art in characters in Magic even of legendary ones. Uhh
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Buy-A-Box Promo: Impervious Greatwurm
    This looks like a bling-d up titan-icized Gulpin. What is the Trostani up to. XD
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Serra Angel
    Quote from Volrath »
    Heey guys, you know we were teasing Serra since last year? Remember we did not deliver Serra in this years commander product? Sorry about that. Here's an Serra Angel.

    Great art though. Wish Scot did more in regular sets.

    Don't even remind me.
    Every angel and/or Serra related thing that have appeared after Commander 2018 STINGS LIKE A MOTHER TRUCKER.



    I'm still hoping though. And have started a mini-initiative (#TheWeeklySerra) to Law of Attraction a Serra Commander card in existence... PLEASE UNIVERSE.
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    To be back in topic.... technically I like the art, but feel a lack of divinity... dunno, just me I guess.

    (ps. I've always wondered why WOTC won't put Serra Avenger --an equally amazingly drawn Fischer angel art-- into heavier rotation. :/ )

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    Quote from krishnath »

    I suggest you look up the Homelands storyline, quite a lot of backstory exploration for Ravi in that, as well as the deaths of Feroz and Serra, and the first death of Taysir.

    I'm pretty much versed about it. No self-respecting Serra stan would be caught dead without knowing the Homelands storylines and/or comics.

    Which brings me to:

    Quote from krishnath »

    We'll get back stories for most planeswalkers sooner or later, even the dead ones. I mean, how many had imagined that M19 would contain the backstory for both Bolas and Ugin? Or the rest of the elder dragons for that matter? (Now we have two elder dragons we want cards for instead of just Piru.)

    Again, imo unless a planeswalker will have a connection to the current storyline and/or the Gatewatch the chances of their backstories being explored would pretty much just lie on Commander... hence my iffyness when totally New Planeswalkers get a big slice in the Commander pie than possible old ones in that product line and these New Planeswalkers end up not being used in the most soonest of time.

    Unless they're gonna make the Core Sets something like Commander in terms of flavour exploration, I think it's safe to say that the Core Sets would only touch further backstories of characters that are embroiled in the current happenings of the lore (so pretty much, every post-Mending walkers)... which Nicol Bolas is (and coincidentally, the Elder Dragons' back stories was in need of organizing/pruning/improving)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    Quote from krishnath »


    That we don't know where two newly introduced planeswalkers are originally from is a really weak complaint in my opinion. There are plenty of known old and new walkers we don't know where their origins lie yet. Just of the top of my head:

    Old walkers:

    Serra
    Feroz
    Ravi

    Neowalkers:

    Garruk
    Kaya
    Ashiok
    Elspeth

    Heck, we didn't know where Chandra, Lily, Jace, and Gideon were from for the longest time.

    And to be entirely honest, I like Aminatou, she raises so many questions. How and Why did a child become a planeswalker. And I am not talking child as the teenaged Domri, but an actual child. And her clothing has a very "Creol" vibe to them, I'd love to see what her homeplane is about.

    True, but compared to Neowalkers, those Oldwalkers (not post-Mending Oldwalkers) you mentioned minus Ravi are all dead, they do not have that big of a luxury for their backstories explored (unless seemingly, if a Gatewatch member is gonna be benefit from it).

    p.s. I actually like Aminatou... that's why this ambiguity of her actually being used in a setting irritates me a bit.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    [quote from="Sylve »" url="/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/795993-commander-2018-themes-and-art?comment=353"]
    But yeah compared to the last time they did this. I think these Commanders have mostly crapped the bed.

    From the flavor choice but also from the prospective they don't help fix the issues of the archetypes.

    What stings more is that Gavin said that they supposedly listened to feedback for this product. Did those feedback data have Estrid and Aminatou in it? Rolleyes Who has been one of the most requested walkers other than Urza again? Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes


    Also I wonder if they would figure to any sets at all or are straight out limbo walkers. I mean, Daretti at least we know is connected closely to Fiora...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art
    Quote from KarnTerrier »

    The Enchantment commander is decent, I'm sure she has potential, but she's not really my style. Plus I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get a Serra card, even though the colors and theme of the deck would've fit perfectly.

    Tell me about it Weird ...
    When I saw the leaks I was in a train going somewhere. I felt like jumping out. I set up myself like a dum dum.

    Now I partly know the feeling of those guys who get friendzoned. Laughing

    As much as I want to rampage around and throw so much anger, like that would even change anything. I feel like it's also Catch 22 if I don't support WOTC here, because if it doesn't sell that means close to the death of the product line.

    Like, will C19 even feature Planeswalkers again? I dunno... I'm at a low and total lost at this moment...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Lord Windgrace from DOM artbook - possibly from C18?
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Honestly, I'm kind of wondering if we will see pre-shadowmoor elves in the Serra deck since their mentality lorewise is pretty similar. Serra hated impurity and when the phyrexians invaded her realm after tracing Urza to it, the taint left in their wake forced her to leave. I'd say where Freyalise represented the harshness of nature and natural forces, Serra represented natures beauty, purity, and community. That and enchantments was a theme of the later sets in that particular block.

    Based on the knowledge available right now, it's a Bant enchantments deck, not a Serra deck. You're jumping way too far ahead and making assumptions based on even more assumptions.

    Also, I wouldn't equate Lorwyn Elves' superficial love of beauty to Serra's opposition to black mana. The former care solely about appearances; if Serra had their mindset, then the inhabitants of her realm would have attempted to kill Urza on the spot for not being attractive enough. On the other hand, Serra's reaction to impurity was more emblematic of the relationship between white and black mana as enemies, as such she found black mana deeply unsettling regardless of who it was attached to.
    And also I don't know if it was metaphorical all this time... but the Realm inhabitants has said that a large amount of black mana makes her sick.


    Quote from Astro_Man »
    Guys I just realized something that 100% confirms Serra will be in the Bant deck
    Serra Angel -- We all know it, we all love it. But take a closer look at the Dominaria flavor text:

    The angel remembers her past lives like dreams. Her song held up meadows. Her blade drove back darkness. Her wings carried her across the ages.

    Her song held up meadows -- Green, because meadows are nature
    Her blade drove back darkness -- White, because white hates black and all
    Her wings carried her across the ages -- Blue, because Time Walk

    Wham Bam, Bant Serra confirmed -- and it was right under our noses this whole time.
    /S
    OH, BLESSED THOR Gaping ... if this was indeed a foreshadowing I will be mighty floored.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Lord Windgrace from DOM artbook - possibly from C18?
    Quote from soramaro »
    If she was Bant, maybe the people wanting to build a pure Serra flavor deck would complain, but they're a small minority. I'd personally prefer her card to be Bant. You could still build the deck to be primarily white if you wanted, but Blue for more card advantage and green for more enchantress cards and stuff like Privileged Position and Sylvan Reclamation would be very welcome.

    That's pretty much their problem then, they got stuck to Serra's pre-Realm Collapse self.

    I personally loved it more too (her preferred spells and her look) but Homelands is a thing and it's where her Bant-ness can be more felt.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 themes and art

    Did you know the same set contains Castle Sengir and Baron Sengir? Those lands produce three colors not following the logic you suppose.

    Yeah, it sucks that the Sengir didn't show any delving of that colour when they appeared.

    But my logic holds a bit of weight because (a) Serra herself has only said that she does not like working with Black mana. Putting her in a deck with black mana goes against her flavour (b) She helped with the beings that are across that colour range in the Homelands (The folk of An-Havva with Green, the Wizards via Feroz for Blue).

    If Saffi Eriksdotter can have a card, and Chromium's lore in the obscure comics can be put in cards... this -- As reaching as it is to some-- can.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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