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  • posted a message on Major changes to Magic announced at SDCC? (New booster variants and premium styles)
    maro is on the record as saying that he believes paper magic will always be a component of the game, even if digital becomes more popular.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine speculations
    the reference to "courts" has me thinking about the chronicles of amber. i could see the central plot revolving around an aristocratic power void. perhaps the old king has died and his three children all want to take over.

    is that what game of thrones is about? is this a game of thrones thing?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [WAR] War of the Spark facts by Greg Weisman
    Quote from JCaleb »
    Maybe the "Wanderer" is the unnamed Hat-lady? the name sounds mysterious enough to match an art that shows no face of the character it represent.

    this was my line of thinking as well
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Quote from krishnath »
    What I posted above was the toned down version. The non-toned down version would only have one line of text: "You win the game."


    if wotc made cards that were meant to represent the lore 1:1 the game would be unplayable. making the game fun is more important than capturing the power levels of specific characters accurately. you can kill a blind seer with a lightning bolt.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Quote from krishnath »
    Yawgmoth, the Father of Machines
    <cost>
    Legendary Artifact Creature - God
    P/T
    Yawgmoth is indestructible
    At the end of each players turn, return all permanents put into your graveyard this turn to the battlefield.
    If the Father of Machines deals combat damage to a creature or planeswalker, exile that permanent.
    Your opponents can't take control of the Lord of the Wastes.
    If the Ineffable deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game.

    Anything less would be an insult to Phyrexians everywhere.


    this is exactly the kind of cards wotc doesn't want to print. it's convoluted and over the top. wotc is more likely to print something splashy and shockingly simple like:

    BBBBB
    Legendary Creature - Human Cleric
    Your graveyard is your hand.
    1/3
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Quote from Faruel »

    I'm curious what a Yawgmoth card will do.

    Here is my dream:

    1BBB
    Legendary Creature - Human Cleric
    All counters on creatures are -1/1 counters. All counters on players are poison counters.
    Pay 3 life, sacrifice a creature: Proliferate

    making a version of yawgmoth that represents him later in his life is probably unwise, as he became a sprawling and godlike being. that version of yawgmoth would be better represented as an enchantment or something.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Is it too much to ask for a cycle of mono-colored 1/1 creatures with no abilities other than it can partner with anything?


    maybe one of the worst ideas i've ever read.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    of course serra isn't bant - she is one of the most heavily mono-white aligned characters ever. she created a plane that was entirely composed of white mana. stop letting your overly specific personal desires get in the way of what is logical.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Reprint Speculation
    i think they will avoid printing any cards which are heavily played in legacy. if legacy staples become legal in modern then suddenly modern starts to look more and more like legacy.

    maro hinted at a reprint of concordant crossroads in a supplemental set and i don't think it would have much of an effect on modern considering mass hysteria is the same thing.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on "It looks like rain"
    Quote from zdtsd »

    So my dreams of Fblthb are once again squashed.


    i would be willing to bet 5 dollars that fblthb has a card in WAR.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    Still waiting patiently for a good angel commander or for a Serra planeswalker... I mean, Karona, Kaalia and Lyra are all fine and dandy, but... They kind of feel wrong... Is it too much to ask to be able to play Maelstrom Archangel in an angel tribal deck? XD

    If the Commander 2020 are tribal centered (which I doubt), I would love to see something like:
    "[type] Tribal Leader" (creature cards in your deck must be [type], ignore color identity restrictions for creatures of that type. You can spend colored mana as it was mana of any color to cast [type] creatures or to activate abilities of [type]).
    Pretty much a commander with a built in effect similar to Celestial Dawn, but for creatures of a chosen type and the added restrictions of having only creatures of that type.


    with all this stuff about ignoring color identity it doesn't really sound like you want to play edh. restrictions are what make good commanders. you want a 5 color angel commander that gives you generic value? that's not really even a card "design"...it's just mush. the reason why angel commanders are always stupid is because of what angels are - big flying creatures that don't work well in large numbers. if you made a bunch of small angels they would just be birds. speaking of which, there are way more angel commanders than bird commanders.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    i haven't thought much about this years themes but last year i correctly guessed that it would be "permanent type" tribal. i really wanted a bant enchantress commander and we got one!...and i don't like her. i can't find the post where i made my full prediction but i know i guessed bant enchantments, izzet artifacts, and jund lands correctly. i don't remember what my last guess was but i'm pretty sure it wasn't "esper top of the deck tribal". this year i'm not so sure. bant enchantments and izzet artifacts were pretty easy guesses last time since there was kind of a clear void in the options available.

    i'll make a random guess for this year:
    - temur modal spell slinger (this is my DREAM commander, i don't actually expect it but i'm hoping)
    - abzan cycling/discard
    - jeskai changeling/clones (lorwyn themed?)
    - u/g/colorless morph/manifest/vanilla matters/tokens

    i ran out of ideas for that last one tbh but i think it sounds neat. people love muraganda petroglyphs.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [War of the Spark] - Bolas image
    "new booster products for X, Y, & Z" - that could be a single product type which is designed to appeal to all three categories. booster products sounds like a multiple different products but it could simply mean multiple products.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark Image - Gideon with Blackblade from Dominaria
    ICYMI: gideon was shown with the blackblade in the teaser trailer as well.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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