Quote from SirQuincelot »Anybody have a list?
Quote from paragonweapon »While you are right on all of those counts, those generals are all more threatening and playing any those generals signals to your opponent what your strategy is. Norin lets us fly under the radar and while they are a few cards synonymous with Norin (e.g. Confusion in the Ranks, Genesis Chamber) people don't know how the deck would work by just seeing the general.
Quote from buddha84 »you just missed how norin is better than the above at big red control strategy. not because he is a stronger general, but because the other ones are too focused on their own theme to be able to do anything else than either push the table or do nothing.
daretti won't be able to drop something huge in his gy without rising eyebrows. purphoros' player has a target on its head since turn 1. krenko will force the table to wrath, and the coin flip tribal can't be compared to norin because of the presence of blue.
norin instead will come into play turn 1 and give the player the incremental advantage sorely needed by mono-red with almost every other card in the deck. these resources can then be used to talk with other players to show they can be used "for the good of the table" (pandemonium can keep athraxa in check and so on). then, and only then, norin will try to win with purphoros or confusion in the ranks. good luck doing that with the other mono red commanders!
Quote from RichardCardfield »
Fantasy fiction is always inspired by real world myth and civilizations. Ixalan was a good adaptation because it is a mish-mash of ideas.
I did not like the Greek and Egyptian sets, however. I think the main reason is they simply plastered new names onto existing deities. It felt tacky. If you're making Hephaestus, just call him Hephaestus.
What I would like to see are historical Mtg sets where the actual names are used. For example, a set about King Arthur wherein the name of the legendary creature is King Arthur, not some plastered on WOTC name. I want to equip Excalibur, not some Excalibur look-a-like, and tap the actual Holy Grail.
I doubt, however, that WOTC has the guts (and perhaps also savvy) to make such a set work. It would also require artwork which fits the historical period, which would destabilize the Comic Books style WOTC has pushed since a decade now.