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  • posted a message on Mini Announcment day
    Quote from Antiantiserum »
    We've also got a new partial artwork for Bolas on the Core 2019 product page: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/core-2019

    And a look at the art book for Dominaria: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7xloim/dominaria_artbook_cover/

    How much sense does it make that the Chinese special decks would be only available in English?

    Someone really dropped the ball on Bolas here. He looks like a goblin with horns, not a godlike dragon planeswalker...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What comes after Dominaria?
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from |Katamari| »
    The horses in the last 2 sets make me feel they are hinting at a western-themed set (it's on the shortlist too).


    Another hint possibly

    Angrath got home and and found his daughters blacksmithing so maybe his homeplane is western

    Sleepy town, dusty road, a few scattered shops... Doesn't say much, but could be western. Doesn't much fit Kaldheim, though.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Rereturn to Ravnica (that I want)
    Quote from quakeslab »
    That would be spicy. Focus on the enemy pairing as the bridge between them probably. Thematically probably would make sense to have a mix of shard and wedge pairings, just don't know how wotc would feel about the asymmetry. I like it, though.

    We just got asymmetrical factions, so it definitely isn't off the table. Probably not in the near future, though.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on What comes after Dominaria?
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    New phyrexia revist

    Can dream can't I

    I mean we are war to get a revist over there

    Although if the gatewatch want to take them on they are on for a suicide train.

    Which is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as they keep Ajani and Chandra alive and somehow wrap up Liliana's story with the Raven Man. Although they might all become interesting characters over time, given how we got some serious development for Nissa on Amonkhet and Jace on Ixalan.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Netmarble & "Magic M" 2018
    Quote from Fiveod »
    Oh good some exploitative pay-to-win mobile game nonsense with a Magic skin slapped on just what Magic needed

    Hey, if it generates some money they can pour into the card game, why not? Also, it's basically advertisement in a popular medium.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Netmarble & "Magic M" 2018
    This isn't the Magic MMO we heard about a while back, is it?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on seeding creature types/etc.
    Quote from Trifas »
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Quote from Handhand »
    The real seedings of creature types were the saproling tokens we made along the way.

    That makes a lot of sense since we are returning to Dominaria, their original home. We may see some saproling-centric cards there.

    Also, we got a trilobite, Muraganda confirmed!

    And would also fit well into Selesnya guild theme, if we do return to Ravnica more soon than later

    I know that Selesnya is all about tokens mechanically, but I think the saproligs fit better with the Golgari from the flavor standpoint. That would make them kinda hard to use on Ravnica.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on seeding creature types/etc.
    Quote from Handhand »
    The real seedings of creature types were the saproling tokens we made along the way.

    That makes a lot of sense since we are returning to Dominaria, their original home. We may see some saproling-centric cards there.

    Also, we got a trilobite, Muraganda confirmed!
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on What will happen on Dominaria?
    Quote from Gerrard"s Mom »
    I'm sure someone has covered this, but Karn should know how to make a ship like the Weatherlight that can transport living people between planes, right? And Venser was working on one before?

    Is this still possible after the Mending or did it require oldwalker powers to make such ship? I am not that good with the old lore...
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Marit lage reappearance soon?
    Quote from kolayhe »
    MaRo saying maybe literally means nothing. He says it for the sake of saying it because the guy hates saying "no".

    Also because saying "no" would actually be giving information about future.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Marit lage reappearance soon?
    Oh, one of Maro's infamous maybes... That could mean anything.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    Quote from Manite »
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Quote from h3x4g0n »
    to me vryn appears to be a bleak quasi-dystopian plane where a small group of mages control all magic and the majority of people live lives of desperate squalor. something like brazil, 1984, or children of men...except fantasy. it's kind of great.

    Vryn was actually pretty well described. There are two factions fighting over the ring network and whoever holds the central hub has some awesome power. Nobody dares to damage or destroy the network because they would lose the prize everybody is fighting for. Alhammarret was using Jace to keep the conflict going for selfish reasons and he probably wasn't the only one. Those caught in between, such as Jace's parents, suffer all the ***** such an ongoing conflict generates.


    Only a matter of time, then, before a third faction emerges and says "screw it, destroy the rings". Which of course is itself problematic since those rings are big enough to hold entire towns' worth of people on them. Maybe the people will seek to take control of the Rings from the other two factions?

    I would guess that there already is a third faction, the one feeding the conflict and profiting from it, and when Jace inevitably goes there, he will try to put an end to that. But that's derailing this thread, as Vryn will likely be neither Viking nor Western.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    Quote from h3x4g0n »
    to me vryn appears to be a bleak quasi-dystopian plane where a small group of mages control all magic and the majority of people live lives of desperate squalor. something like brazil, 1984, or children of men...except fantasy. it's kind of great.

    Vryn was actually pretty well described. There are two factions fighting over the ring network and whoever holds the central hub has some awesome power. Nobody dares to damage or destroy the network because they would lose the prize everybody is fighting for. Alhammarret was using Jace to keep the conflict going for selfish reasons and he probably wasn't the only one. Those caught in between, such as Jace's parents, suffer all the ***** such an ongoing conflict generates.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Bolas's next step.
    Quote from Quannage »
    Sounds more like he became evil Urza.

    You mean... more evil than the first one?

    Hey, Urza is pretty chill since he is a disembodied head.
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    Quote from Manite »
    Then they won't look like Vikings. They'll just be plain Warriors. Ninjas didn't wear dark cloth all the time, but that's the trope Kamigawa and Unstable played up, and it worked. Look, why can't we just have fun? It's a game called Magic: The Gathering for pete's sake, not a school history exam. Let the vikings have horns. They look cool, and they're iconic. Not to mention a lot of players will be disappointed if they don't have horns.

    Sure, it is a game, but it is also an opportunity to fight a common misconception. We just got feathered dinosaurs, hornless Vikings is the same thing. A Viking is not recognized by the horns, but rather by the overall style. I am pretty sure that when people see a warrior in a norman helmet, chainmail and furs with a round shield and an axe (yes, I am aware that this depiction is not perfect either), they will mostly say "yep, that's a Viking", horns or no horns. Magic has the potential for education here, it would be nice if they used it.
    Posted in: Speculation
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