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  • posted a message on RNA Promo cards

    And speaking of Dominaria, Haunt of Hightower is another attack-to-make discard for 6 mana: I'm not a fan of those.


    NB that unlike Dominaria's Urgoros, The Haunt of Hightower doesn't need to connect to make op discard - it's just an attack trigger. I'm not saying that makes it amazing, but it's definitely way better, and if there's some discard synergy, who knows?


    Also, I can't wait to build Temur Cantrips.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I got a giggle out of Lilliana wishing she could turn people to stone. You can't, darling, but your replacement can <3
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Blessed Light Snacktime
    Anyone else read the title of this thread and briefly entertain the idea that this card was about a small but sacred snack?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rite of Belzenlok
    shout out to RhysticStudy's fantastic video on Seb McKinnon's art for helping me appreciate the moody, flat, stylized aesthetic. Also, this one in particular reminds me a bit of Hieonymus Bosch.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Unwind
    Come to Mamma Mizzix, my darling <3
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  • posted a message on Mothership spoiler 3/29
    Check out the symbol in the circle just to the right of the dividing line between chapter I and II. Is that the brand Urza put on Karn's chest? Kinda looks like it to me - the Tolarians have figured out a lot indeed!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I am very excited to read Teferi's portions of the story once we get them. Heck, it might even be tomorrow! Wait and see. Teferi may yet end up being a total badass. The planeswalker deck card Temporal Machinations shows he's still got that mischievous side he was known for back in the day.

    As for devastating the homelands of black guys... I mean that's par for the course in Magic. Nissa's home? Absolutely hecked. Sorin's home? Became squidland, then he got put in a rock. Sarkhan's home got erased from ever having existed, although to be fair he was in favour of that. Urza exploded his entire home continent to stop it getting Yawgmoth'd. Jace is totally estranged from his home - until recently he didn't know it had ever existed - and Vraska's home is, and always has been essentially a sewer. Liliana's home is so heavily cursed there are folk tales about how she went mad and killed her family, and Elder Demons (which is a thing, apparently?) are jumping at the chance to use it as a staging ground for necromantic shenanigans. And so on. Apocalypses and lost homelands are dime-a-dozen in MtG, especially on Dominaria.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Planeswalker Decks
    I would like to draw your attention to the flavour text on Karplusan hound. Not the quippy quote itsef, but the attribution:
    Jaya Ballard, to Chandra


    ...yee!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on History of Benalia and Fall of the Thran images
    I absolutely love the abstract nature of the art these sagas have. I'm a big fan of modern Magic's art direction, but if there's one thing I missed from older art it's the stylized and iconographic pieces. So far the sagas have been scratching that itch beautifully.

    EDIT: on the subject of which, who are the artists for these cards? It's obscured by the crop Frown Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Triumph of Gerrard
    Aw man, I love the art on this. The way they've made him into a marble statue, symbolically wielding the weatherlight as his spear... *chef kiss*
    I'm not totally sure what the watermark is supposed to represent though. Anybody know?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wizard's Lightning & Retort
    Zooming in on the digital brushstrokes does this art a disservice, I reckon. I expect they will look really nice at card-size, and I like the little story they tell.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Corin seemed very young and dispirited, his robes dragging in the wet grass. [...] "I see," Gideon said, and nodded politely, privately deciding to try to come up with a plan that didn't include mages.
    later...
    They had managed some quick preparations, but most of the plan depended on Corin's spells.
    I laughed out loud.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    I enjoyed reading that a great deal. Jaceka was good, but overall, this is a whole other level compared to the Ixalan story. This feels like a paperback fantasy that I would happily take out of the library and waste a weekend reading.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Phyrexian Metamorph & Polyraptor
    Thanks! That makes sense. Case closed Smile
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Phyrexian Metamorph & Polyraptor
    If you have a Phyrexian Metamorph in play, copying Polyraptor, and you deal damage to the metamorph, it's enrage ability triggers and you get a token. Is that token an artifact? This came up in an EDH game today :p
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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