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  • posted a message on If Avacyn is gone and Thalia holds her spear and Sorin is somehow still alive, will Avacyn be remade?
    If Avacyn comes back in Return to Return to Innistrad, I'd bet it's not Sorin who does it.

    Well, there is nothing left of her to stitch, but I like your line of thinking.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Lord Windgrace from DOM artbook - possibly from C18?
    Is there a precedent for artbook art used on a card? I would expect Wizards to try to avoid repetition, as it would feel kinda cheap.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on All Planeswalkers of Ravnica-Block
    Quote from Manite »
    It occurs to me that Tezz and Liliana may not appear in any of the three sets since they just got cards in M19. That said, I could see Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Liliana of the Veil, and Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas among the third set's Masterpieces.

    Lili not getting a card would be weird, now that she is even more entangled with Bolas. Unless they decide to put off the resolution of her contract until after Ravnica, but I think it is unlikely considering how they are rushing the story lately. I expect her to have some grand (and possibly last) moments in the third set and get a card to correspond with that. My guess is that she will sacrifice herself by going against Bolas in a crucial moment and suffering the consequences written in her contract.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on TheMarySue - New Planeswalker Vivien Reid + Vivien's Invocation
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Manite »
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    How about something depicting what she does with the Arkbow regarding the creature spirit stuff, to start with?


    So, a Cat Spirit token or something? Garruk did tokens too. Yeah, they could be different creature types, but it still isn't exactly novel.


    No, that wouldn't make sense, because her bow has the essence of what are probably many different species preserved in it. Also this means that you aren't trying to think outside the box where this woman's card is concerned.

    You could justify her +1 by saying that the creatures in your library are the creature spirits in her bow, and you casting them is equivalent to Vivien firing her bow. Instead of that roundabout justification though, I'd prefer her card to literally do the Pokemon Trainer thing.

    Her art basically screams "token maker", so, for me, it is a fail that she isn't one. She could exile creatures from somewhere (yard would probably play best, but it might feel too black, the line is fuzzy there) to make copies, or mark creatures in some way to "store" them and make copies when they die. Let's hope her other versions actually convey her flavor.
    Also, there is nothing wrong with her being "Garruk 2.0" when he is firmly BG now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on TheMarySue - New Planeswalker Vivien Reid + Vivien's Invocation
    She looks like they just made a list of stuff green usually does and then just slapped the first three things on a planeswalker. Hope her non-core set version (if any) will be more interesting.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Planeswalker Deck Tezzeret & Liliana (partial leak)
    Wonder why they chose this mechanic for the ultimate and not "exile any number of cards from your hand. Create that many 5/5 tokens". There might be a larger "face down" theme in his deck, but it seems a bit complex for an entry-level product...
    edit: typo
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Infernal Judgment
    A colorless theme is possible in the third set if they play up the artifact nature of Bolas' Eternal army. They were black zombies in HoD, but they really feel quite like artifact creatures, being made of stone and all...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on All Planeswalkers of Ravnica-Block
    Quote from Manite »
    Hmm, I could see Ugin appearing in set 3 alongside Ajani and Bolas. But how would they address his colorless theme?

    Does he need a colorless theme? I think planeswalker's colors don't have to follow the set's themes, just look at SOI Tamiyo. Or Sorin and Nahiri too, for that matter. Besides, the last set will break the two color pair pattern typical for Ravnica, so there's no way to tell what color patterns will be present.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on All Planeswalkers of Ravnica-Block
    Quote from theMarc »
    Quote from EasyLover »
    I hope, like in Sarkhans case, Selesnya will influence him & make him a great card.
    Yeah, if there's one thing Sarkhan needs, it's to pick up more colors. Rolleyes
    For the rest: i have no clue . . . but i damn sure want a Niv Mizzet-Planeswalker-card
    I see it's time for our monthly reminder that not everyone needs to be a planeswalker.


    Planeswalker, Targaryen, does every fandom have one of these?

    I don't think Sarkhan will be present. I mean, maybe Ugin will? The only way I can see Sarkhan being used here is as Ugin's agent.

    Ajani is GW, but is he really Selesnya ? Mechanically, he's more a healer and enchanter. Elspeth was the one who made tokens. Ajani does get anthem effects (in the form of "put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control"). He has made tokens, tied to the player's life total, but that's not really his thing.

    I think Ugin taking part is quite probable, whether directly or, as you mentioned, indirectly through an agent. This is exactly the kind of event he wouldn't want to miss. Besides, to even have a chance, the Gatewatch needs someone closer to Bolas' level (no offense to Niv).
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Azra Oddsmaker
    Choose Three-headed goblin and get him through for maximum value.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
    The haste for creatures that are already attacking is strange. I guess the tokens wouldn't be able to attack in the extra phase otherwise?
    Also, the token making ability sounds self-propagating, but I guess that creating the token already attacking bypasses the trigger.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on All Planeswalkers of Ravnica-Block
    Don't forget that this is precisely the kind of event to attract Ugin's attention, so he might show up as well. He might be aware of the events on Ixalan through Jace, we can't discount the possibility that he used him as a remote probe now that we know that he sent him there on purpose. I don't think he would pass up a chance to end Bolas. Although Ugin is a bit problematic now that Karn is in the picture too, but Karn's interest doesn't lie on Ravnica so they won't compete for the same slot in the sets.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on SCG Preview -- Arena Rector
    SCG*

    Great callback to Academy Rectum. Very powerful effect. Curious if it's good enough for Legacy. But iirc Rector is mainly played in Legacy for Omniscience, and there really aren't any build around PW decks in Legacy like that. Really cool card, though.

    You might want to proofread your post, autocorrect seems to be playing pranks...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Where's the D? (3rd set in Ravnica "block")
    Quote from krishnath »
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Destruction of Ravnica...

    Killing of their most popular plane would be IP suicide. Not going to happen. I am half expecting something like "Dragon War" or something of that nature. It will end with Bolas getting his ass kicked, with Vraska and Tezzeret turning on him at a crucial moment and/or Ugin and Sarkhan coming out of nowhere and teaming up with the guild-leaders and the local planeswalkers to take the original elder dragon down a notch or two. Bonus points if a planeswalker of Umezawa descent gets involved.

    Beating us to death by a whole year of their currently most popular plane sounds only slightly better than an IP suicide to me...
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Gorm The Great and Virtus the Veiled
    Quote from Mister Lamp »
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    So "Azra" is Magic's Tiefling... Might have gone with Tiefling here as well, there should be no legal issue with that.
    Also, sweet fiery kusarigama!


    Probably not a legal thing and more of a "Don't cross the streams" thing

    Yeah, probably. I just find this whole "same stuff but different name" thing a bit silly...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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