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  • posted a message on [M21] Subira, Tulzidi Caravaneer— Magic C'est Chic preview
    Huh. I honestly had not expected her to be monored.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] 4 upcoming Legendaries in Core 2021 (art only)
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from OathboundOne »
    Are the arts for Niambi and Subira switched? Cause the woman in the "Subira" art is definitely wearing Niambi's clothes and earings and hairstyle. And Subira was the caravan leader.


    I wasn’t sure which one was what

    I just guess due to body age


    Easy mistake with a character who has met people across a ton of ages.

    Indeed. Niambi is likely as she appears now, where Subira appears in her art to most likely be how she looked then.

    Do we even know if Subira is still alive? I can't recall if she was mentioned in the current time frame of the stories (I know she wasn't IN the part of the stories that took place in present day, but I can't recall if there was a reason given or not).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] 4 upcoming Legendaries in Core 2021 (art only)
    Are the arts for Niambi and Subira switched? Cause the woman in the "Subira" art is definitely wearing Niambi's clothes and earings and hairstyle. And Subira was the caravan leader.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Volcanic Salvo— Mein-MMO preview
    Huh, if the translation is correct, this does not target.

    "Up to two creature and/or planeswalkers of your choice."

    So it gets around Shroud/Hexproof/Kira/Kasmina type effects. I mean that doesn't make it GOOD, given protection and indestructible, but it's an interesting quirk.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Lore of Each card
    Odd. You would think by his title and flavor text that Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose was allied with Elenda. Not against her.

    Apparently his title would more accurately be Vito, Thorn in the Dusk Rose's Side.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    Quote from 5colors »
    I missed some of the stuff you posted for Phenax! This really makes me wanna know more about him now and how he ascended to godhood (if he really was mortal to start). Tymaret back story is nice, I like the "retcon" since it works for what he saw of him into the first set and explains why he was picked to be a demigod.

    The Karmeta blood goddess aspect is also super cool and i could see a version of her like that and still fully in her colors.

    A friend was talking to be about some stuff (he more into DnD) but there also seems to be someone flavorful stuff they added in just cause its a DnD book since he was telling of way you can destroy the gods weapons.
    The Gods' weapons are Artifacts in DnD (which isn't the same as an artifact in MTG, they're just items of extreme power/rarity, not necessarily mechanical devices), which generally/sometimes/always? have very specific methods of destruction unique to the item in question.

    Khrusor, for instance, can only be destroyed by taking it to the underworld and using it to kill a champion of Heliod (plus I think a few other steps I can't recall atm).
    EDIT: After double checking, Khrusor can only be destroyed by taking it to Erebos' palace in the underworld and using it to sacrifice a champion of Heliod in Erebos' name. This either destroys Khrusor, or twists it to Erebos' service.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [M21] Mothership 06/05— Baneslayer Angel and promo cards
    Quote from mikol »
    rest in peace to hound maro got his way
    Interestingly, this wasn't even MaRo's doing.

    per Blogatog
    Here’s the story. I fought to change it for almost twenty five years with no success. Adam Prosak, the lead set designer for Core 2021, unaware of my decades long quest, decides it would be cool to change it, gets no resistance, and changes it.

    I like to think of it as me trying to get the ketchup bottle open forever and then Adam walks up and pops it open, and I say “Well, I loosened it for you”. : )
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mangara, the Diplomat— Ma No Ah preview
    The wording on the first ability seems... really clunky and unnecessary to me?

    Why the change from the much more succinct "Whenever two or more creatures attack you and/or planeswalkers you control, draw a card."

    Your creatures can't attack you, your allies creatures in a 2headed giant game can't attack you, so by definition ANY creature attacking you is one that an opponent controls.

    If an opponent attacks multiple people with multiple creatures, but only 1 or less are attacking you (and/or planeswalkers you control), then by definition you (and/or planeswalkers you control) are not being attacked by 2 or more creatures.

    The wording is just so inelegant and redundant to me..?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Signature Spellbook:Chandra and it's contents
    Looks good in general, but I can't help but feel like the art of Rite of Flame and Pyromancer's Ascension should have been switched. Pyromancer's Ascension just doesn't have any sense of action, any OOMPH to it, where Rite of Flame's seems to have just a little TOO MUCH oomph for what the card does.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    A really simple possibility for the card with 31 options could also just be a modal spell with "choose one or more" and five choices.

    Choose one or more:
    Option A
    Option B
    Option C
    Option D
    Option E

    You could choose:
    1) A only
    2) B only
    3) C only
    4) D only
    5) E only
    6) A and B
    7) A and C
    8) A and D
    9) A and E
    10) B and C
    11) B and D
    12) B and E
    13) C and D
    14) C and E
    15) D and E
    16) A, B and C
    17) A, B and D
    18) A, B and E
    19) A, C and D
    20) A, C and E
    21) A, D and E
    22) B, C and D
    23) B, C and E
    24) B, D and E
    25) C, D and E
    26) A, B, C and D
    27) A, B, C and E
    28) A, B, D and E
    29) A, C, D and E
    30) B, C, D and E
    31) A, B, C, D and E
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Return to Amonkhet ideas
    I seem to remember reading during War of the Spark that Hazoret and her followers had returned to reoccupy the ruins of Naktamun? I could be wrong? But I swear I remember that being mentioned.

    EDIT: Yeah, from the MTG wiki:
    Hazoret gave them her spear, reassuring Samut about the condition of Amonkhet's population: the goddess and the mortals brought the last two corrupted gods away from Naktamun; they have repopulated the city and created a new Hekma.


    Now, they could always retcon that bit, and I'm not sure what good a new Hekma is against the Locust god, considering he was able to (in fact twisted for the purpose of) destroy(ing) the last one. So, I suppose they could use the plotline that Hazoret's followers are TRYING to repopulate Naktamun, and detailing all the struggles they face. That could serve as the primary focus of the story, with other themes like rediscovering the past and such to flesh it out.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths- Ebook and Story
    Quote from Zazdor »
    Plot Reaction (spoilers)
    The only plot reaction I'm really intrigued in, was: Who was the other Planeswalker? I was surprised to learn there was an interloper, especially with only Lukka, Vivien, and Narset spoiled as cards, so I was so excited to learn the identity. The mind contact and visions made me think of Ashiok, but we just saw them, and Vivien used a male pronoun. This does not seem the work of Tezzeret. Vivien mentions she met this Planeswalker briefly on Ravnica, so that also discounts Oko. Tibalt doesn't seem to have an interest in monsters or offering wishes. I had assumed the mysterious Planeswalker was Ob Nixilis: his own background in wanting power and destruction seems to fit, but his mutations of monsters does not seem to be an approach he would take. I am very disappointed not to learn the identity of this antagonist.


    One thing to note, is that word of god is the planeswalkers who got cards in War of the Spark weren't ALL the planeswalkers who were present on Ravnica, so it's entirely possible that this will be a new character we've never met before, but who was "present" on Ravnica for War of the Spark.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [IKO] Collar Fright Mentor (red mentor)
    I don't speak German (but I can if you like), but the translation seems to have a small error in it. Both abilities say "die du kontrollierst" but the ETB is translated as "creature you OWN" while the activated ability is translated as "creature you control."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Narset of the ancient way - Starcitygames preview
    Quote from Singe »
    The only thing is Narset's ultimate is a water down version of Chandra, Torch of Defiance ultimate. Narset only shocks for noncreature spells at -6 loyalty while Chandra did 5 damage for any spell at -7 loyalty.

    Notably, Chandra's emblem can only hit creatures or players, Narset's emblem can also hit planeswalkers. Still, 2 damage vs 5 damage PLUS a card type restriction is a world of difference.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths- Ebook and Story
    Quote from Mullerornis »
    The differing Ozolith colours could be because in the book it was altered by Nahiri whoever it was.

    I don't really think Nahiri makes sense here. Her motivation for attacking Innistrad was revenge, we have no indication that that plays any role (for her if she were a participant) in this story. Beyond that, Nahiri works with stone and metal, to the best of my recollection we've never seen her manipulate crystals, and we've certainly never seen her be able to manipulate another creature's biology the way these crystals mutate living (nonhuman) things.

    Yes, technically crystals are just another facet of geomancy/lithomancy so she could at least theoretically manipulate it. My point being that there's no precedent thus far of her working with crystals, and it would seem out of place for her not to be using the same or similar skills to the ones she's used for 5 thousand years.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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