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  • posted a message on BRO-The Brother's War Story, Lore and Worldbuilding
    Quote from Mullerornis »
    I mean, it was pretty overtly the reason. Oldwalkers could not be printed due to power level; the Mending was so that planeswalkers could be scaled down and be printed + relatable.

    The main reason was always to make planeswalkers more relatable. Brand wanted to use them as the faces of MtG. Plus the whole "You are a planeswalker." spiel. It's a tad difficult to market godlike entities as relatable. Even superheroes these days have flaws in order to make them more relatable to audiences.

    The power level concerns were never in the foreground. Although, yes, they were mentioned, but it was always treated as secondary. God-like entities printed as cards did have plenty of precedence, see the Myojin, Karona and the planeswalkers-as-creatures cameos.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on BRO-The Brother's War Story, Lore and Worldbuilding
    Something that, as Mullornis said, makes the Mending now unnecessarily to have PW cards.


    Where WotC ever said that the mending happened only because they could print PW cards? I was always under impression that this was just a fan theory. Also, do you realize that even without the planeswalker template, WotC already printed Planeswalkers characters in cards (Jeska, Jaya Ballard, Urza as blinded seer, etc.) without particular concern about power level problems?

    It was a stated argument back then, but I don't feel it was ever the primary argument. Just like a "besides, this too" thing.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New Artworks?
    So on the mothership I've seen two new artworks I don't remember having seen anywhere else and seem to be related to the upcoming story.

    Does anyone know if they are indeed new artworks? If so, then the one showing Chandra and the other two planeswalkers appear to be spoilers.

    (Sorry if this is the wrong section, but it's story related.)
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [BRO] "Awaken the Woods" — Spieletipps preview
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Meathook Massacre....aren't there already two excellent answers to that card in Standard? Okay, three, because it is unlikely anyone casts it for x=1. (well, at least as of next week in the case of the first one) Pioneer also has Annul.

    And what are the other colours supposed to do?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Legions to Ashes, Jumpstart Rares, and 22 Commons — Weekly MTG previews
    Quote from Flisch »
    So how is that dog a soldier. Do creature types even mean anything these days?
    Outside of actual animals in the military, there are a lot of historical cases when random animals get adopted by nearby soldiers, and eventually end up conscripted into the platoon to raise morale.

    Does that make a mage's familar a wizard? Class types are nebulous as is because it seems like warrior and soldier are completely interchangable, but if animals can now be soldiers and wizards and clerics and advisors, then the flavour of it completely loses its meaning and you need to check every card twice for tribal interactions, because common sense doesn't cut it anymore.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Legions to Ashes, Jumpstart Rares, and 22 Commons — Weekly MTG previews
    So how is that dog a soldier. Do creature types even mean anything these days?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Titania's Command - MTG Newsletter spoiler
    Teeny tiny miffed the first mode has nothing to do with the number 2.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Levitating Statue — GamesRadar preview
    The whole card reads a bit odd. It's like the flying was added last minute after the art was in and since it didn't fly in the art they had to somehow make it clear as brute-force as possible in the name. And why does a statue grow anyway? Eh, nevermind.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Draconic Destiny — Upcomer preview
    This is now officially a cycle, guys.

    Black one is going to be Demonic Destiny, no doubt.

    But blue and green?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on BRO-The Brother's War Story, Lore and Worldbuilding
    I enjoyed these stories. If they keep up this quality I might drop my scepticism about how they'll handle MoM, heh.

    It had a rocky start though. In the first side story (why are those the side stories and the fill-in-the-blanks of the war the main stories???) they talked about mobilizing the planes? Mobilizing for what? As far as anyone knows there is no possibility to move the fight to New Phyrexia except through planeswalkers. What exactly are they mobilizing? Warning of a coming threat, sure. Building up defenses, maybe. But mobilizing? It makes no sense. Even so, as far as anyone knew at that point New Phyrexia only had the planar bridge as a means to invade. The sane decision would have been to hunt down Tezzeret as he is the greatest threat to the multiverse right now, instead they completely ignore him and do something else instead, that as far as anyone is concerned at that moment, doesn't help them at all.

    And then Kaya figured out the whole Realmbreaker deal with barely any information to go on. It's like everyone has read the script. And the worst part is that this is completely unnecessary if you just did it to move the story along. Urabrask could have easily supplied this information. Esika could have confirmed that Vorinclex stole essence from the world tree. Even if they didn't trust Urabrask, there is enough to go on to come to the conclusion naturally, instead of just going "There was a phyrexian praetor on Kaldheim, and Kaldheim has a world tree, therefore this can mean only one thing." BLEH

    It was largely good from there though, just a bad start. It's just frustrating because it could have been so easily avoided and rewritten using the same amount of words if not less.

    Quote from Mullerornis »
    - Seems Norn is already sending her troops, since these are clearly white phyrexians unlike the previous story's

    Which raises the question... How? All the phyrexians currently have is the Planar Bridge which evaporates all organic tissue. Sheoldred had to build up her forces with the help of Rona for some time. How are white phyrexians suddenly here.

    It already strains credulity that Sheoldred can raise an army that not only threatens the Gatewatch's base of operations but all of Dominaria? Enough to spread the worldsoul thin? In a matter of what? Months? Years?

    But not only that but white phyrexians somehow made it there? After Sheoldred has left Dominaria no less?

    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Your one of the gatekeepers for universe beyond aren’t you.

    Please educate yourself and look up the definition of gatekeeping, thank you.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [BRO] [BRR] Ashnod, Kayla's Reconstruction, and more — Art Panel previews
    You get an 8/8 if you pay 4GGGG. You always pay 4. Even just for a 2/2 with nothing else.

    You can pay the 4 with GGGG though. It's not kicker.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Kayla's, Urza's and Mishra's Commands — Magic 30 previews
    Quote from Grixh »
    Quote from Flisch »
    Do Gix's first and third modes really not target? That seems wrong. Another pre-release errata? But twice on the same card?


    Since Strixhaven, they seem to be designing commands to prevent fizzling when the only target is removed. This has led to a couple weird things like "Lorehold Command deals 3 damage to any target. Target player gains 3 life" and "Target player creates two tapped 1/1 green Squirrel creature tokens," and now this.

    That's not really how targeting works. In your exampels the player is still a mandatory target if you pick the mode. The player being targetable is a feature for commander (and multiplayer in general), not a protection against fizzling.
    What does help against fizzling is an "up to" in the targeting requirement, which Gix's modes already have, so leaving out the target is not adding anything in this regard.

    I just realized Kayla's second mode leaves out the target as well. I have to assume this is a new way to template abilities that target your own stuff. Then again Gix's third mode can "target" other player's stuff too. What a mess.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] Kayla's, Urza's and Mishra's Commands — Magic 30 previews
    Do Gix's first and third modes really not target? That seems wrong. Another pre-release errata? But twice on the same card?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The rest of the cards from the 30th anniversary countdown secret lair
    Not gonna lie, I really like the art for Heritage Druid. The little spirits are various elves from MtG. Elvish Piper, Deranged Hermit, Elvish Visionary, Priest of Titania and more. Neat!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BRO] MaRo's Brothers' War Teaser
    We already know the colored artifact: Mishra, Lost to Phyrexia :p

    Yes, I know, probably not the card Maro means, but for someone who always likes to be tricky with technicalities it's poor form if Mishra's melded version is actually the second. For shame, Maro.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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