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  • posted a message on Should Wizards continue to use real-world ancient cultures as inspiration?
    I agree with AvalonAurora: They should do both.

    Real-world basis has been deep rooted in MtG since it's creation, such as with Arabian Knights & Portal: 3 Kingdoms. Not to mention the fact that much of high fantasy lore is based off of mythologies from various ancient cultures, such as Minotaurs & Medusas from Ancient Greek Mythology.

    There is a lot of lore hidden within real-world folklore, & many of which are not common knowledge such as "Leanan Sídhe" in Celtic folklore or "Baba Yaga" in Russian folklore.

    I think the main reason why WotC have been focusing on real-world settings is because of player-demand for them. There was a big push for an Egyptian-like world, hence why Amonkhet was created.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Rivals of Ixalan and 25
    Ixalan is going to be the last 2-set block. After "Eggs" (the small set for Ixalan) is released, they're going to a "3 & 1" block rotation for the year.
    The sets are going to go as followed: ("Eggs," "Soup," 2018 Core, "Spaghetti," - 2018) ("Meatballs," "Milk," 2019 Core, & "Archery" - 2019)

    Once Ixalan is released, Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, & Eldritch Moon are going to rotate out of Standard.
    Once "Spaghetti" is released, Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Amonkhet, & Hour of Devastation will rotate out.
    Once "Archery" is released, Ixalan, "Eggs," "Soup," & 2018 Core will rotate out.
    & so on & so forth according to MaRo.

    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
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