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  • posted a message on [ONE] Thrummingbird
    Quote from Flisch »
    Quote from Flisch »
    I keep being reminded of how ridiculous compleat Tamiyo's hair horns look. It's so campy and not in the good way.

    What looks different than before compleation?

    They point up? And they're pointed? Like some sort of cartoony horns.


    They kinda always pointed up and were always kinda pointed. They're more curved now I guess? If I thought one was goofy, I'd probably think the other was too.


    I think it's also the angle of the picture it's kind of like they wanted both her and the thummingbird be the focus and it's caused the composition look weird.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ONE] completed walkers leaked
    Quote from Jh216 »

    Nothing in that text points to and actual cure. Only that a suppressed spirit might still be inside somewhere. Their bodies are stripped down and rebuild into a Phyrexian machine. The only thing that would fix that is more time travel which would be a lazy way to go.


    Wasn't the whole shtick of Mirrodin the changing of metal into flesh and flesh into metal? If they solve the Mirrodin problem it would just take time and some in-lore jump to revert Phyrexian scraps into flesh.


    I have a feeling that the Simic are going to be hired to heal the compleated walkers. I do think that poor Ajani is most likely to die die. Even though he wasn't in control when he killed Jaya I could see them killing him off to make the situation less complicated.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ONE] completed walkers leaked
    Here's hoping for the impossible: Jace and Nissa don't get cured. Do we really need ANOTHER 13 Jaces?

    I'd be kinda sad to permanently lose Vraska, since she's one of the only clearly non-human planeswalkers (elves and Kor don't count). But I for one am tired of Jaces and Nissas.

    They could use this to create a "Legion of Doom" opposite the Gatewatch. If the good guys win and destroy New Phrexia completely, the compleated planeswalkers could escape easily and become recurring villains. They are gonna need some bad guys when all this is over and done.



    You do realize that Chandra has 17 planeswalker cards right? I don’t understand why people hate Jace so much were you all beat up by control players in modern because outside of jace the mind sculptor all of his planeswalker cards have been pretty fair.
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  • posted a message on [ONE] completed walkers leaked
    Quote from mikol »
    Quote from mikol »
    one of the theory is these walkers could be sleeper agents among phyrexian walkers as in they are completed but not on norn's side
    That would require Urabrask, the one praetor who doesn't want people forcibly compleated. He wants you to agree to compleation. Thing is, none of those planeswalkers are red...
    and ajani who was compleated by a black praetor isnt black


    It could be that Jace isn’t really completed but is using his telepathy to make them believe they had completed him. But I don’t know enough about phyrexians to know if their brains can be altered.
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  • posted a message on [BRO] Good Morning Magic 10/28 — Monastery Swiftspear and Blast Zone reprints
    This lets swiftspear into explorer and historic that’ll be interesting isn’t there a heroic/Feather style deck that she’s a part of in pioneer that can be ported easier into explorer?
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  • posted a message on [BRO] Return to the Past to Save the Future — Debut Show previews
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from TetzaHexloq »
    So Phyrexian Fleshgorger can be either a powerful 3-drop to pressure the opponents really fast in Standard Monoblack decks, or a T3 Tron-powered beatstick, I love it.
    That Teferi looks powerful at first glance, but I'm more inclined to believe that the high MV and the fact that the tokens it makes don't have evasion will keep him in check, still it seems risky for Commander, but I don't really know the format so I don't know how viable Monoblue decks are.


    It's pretty wild with Ephemerate.


    With that said

    prototype mechanic might need to be kept an eye on in formats/decks that use flicker cards because if my rules knowledge is correct the new object rule with flicker will turn the wurm into the 7/5 mode if you did the prototype cost earlier


    I think it works that way at least I hope it does. If it does I could see the mechanic being fun across formats. That ward ability may make people think twice about using their targeted removal on it.
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  • posted a message on Possible leak of cards…….again……..from phyrexia all will be one
    Why are we entertaining intentional leak theories again? Are the tinfoil hats getting oil in them again? If Wizards wanted to truly manufacture hype with minimal damage to their spoiler plan they'd drop that last meld pair first to piss off the green-too-good brigade. A bunch of draft chaff is nothing.


    Exactly what a GotC plant would say. Is the pay good?

    It is getting people to talk about these instead of their 30th anniversary proxies for whales debacle. It seems to be succeeding. Seems to happen that way when they get a lot of negative feedback on an upcoming product they introduce.

    Also a sneaky way of getting feedback on the Phyrexian foils as well.

    Prove us wrong.


    I'm not saying that wotc is beyond intentional leaks I just don't know if this is one. Phyrexia fans are probably going to eat well the next three sets wouldn't it make more sense for them to leak more Brother's War which is coming out in about a month versus a set that doesn't come out until like January? I mean they may want to distract us from the backlash but at the same time they will want our money it just makes more sense that they'd tease a recent set for us to put our money into versus a set down the road.
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  • posted a message on [BOT] Transformers Universes Beyond, available in Brother's War packs and bundles
    My favorite transformer was soundwave!!! I’m not the biggest transformers fan nowadays especially since the movies left a sour taste in my mouth but I’m legit excited to collect these!
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  • posted a message on [40K] Warhammer Community 9/12 — Noise Marine and Alternate Commanders
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    And Be'Lakor ends the wait for demon tribal legend (Kaalia of the Vast doesn't count because in her you Mostly see Dragons and Angels than demons)

    So these might spike hard



    honorable mention is prince of thrulls since that’s a underrated card but it specifically looks for sacrifice and it’s not a May if they don't pay the 3 and you may not want it like Phage the Untouchable, Codie, Vociferous Codex and anything from Zedruu the Greathearted/Blim, Comedic Genius/Jon Irenicus, Shattered One


    You left the r off at the end of Raphael, Fiendish Savior

    One card the space Marine might love is the Horn of Valhalla, basically it turns the x on the adventure as card draw.


    Not to be a party pooper but the card Marneuas will only draw one card from the adventure side of the horn because he says when one or more tokens emter the battlefield under your control. I think the best way is to focus on repeatable cheap token creation like Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia and Bitterblossom or like Rhyperior said with smothering tithe. Could be fun with Witch's Oven and Cauldron Familiar the more I think of it he seems really fun to build.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [DMU] Defiler of Faith — Kyle hill preview
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Source: https://twitter.com/Sci_Phile/status/1561446487015378945?cxt=HHwWgsCqpdPTr6srAAAA



    He get the white member of this phyrexian cycle and it’s token making and that’s pretty good

    but However……

    WHY ARE THE TOKENS NOT PHYREXIAN SOLDIERS!?


    I think maybe it’s a sleeper agent. I think it’s kinda sad it’s not an Angel but I think the theme is the angels are getting revenge cuz of the invasion in Serra’s realm so they’re incorruptible maybe.
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  • posted a message on Potential Domnaria United card leak. — Sheoldred, Insidious Conquerer
    I think the actual art is pretty awesome. She's evolved from a spider/scorpion to a freaking giant centipede.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on OMG! Wild West Set may be coming SOON!!!
    Lastly: Could we see this set as early as next year in Q3 as "Lacrosse" or Q4 as "Offroading"?



    I don't think so for Lacrosse. Lacrose is a part of the Phyrexia 4 set story narrative. I could be wrong but I think it's more likely that the two sets following Brother's War are going to be on New Phyrexia. The part that kinda confuses me is that Marathon is getting an epilogue set. I have a theory that the epilogue will be called Mirrodin Pure. I don't know if they are going to introduce a new plane amongst this storyline I think it'd make it worse for people who want the wild west set to be in the middle of a big storyline. Imagine them introducing Eldraine in between Ravnica Alliance and War of the Spark it would have taken steam out of both the hype of Eldraine and War of the Spark. So TLDR I don't think they'd introduce this plane until after the Phyrexia war.
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  • posted a message on [Magic 2023 Line-up] Visit to Shandalar?
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    This ambitious set thing got me thinking even more. If they conclude this Phyrexian arc over the next four sets or so, what will they do for a new one? The Phyrexians are Magic's longest and mist reliable villain by far, way more than the Eldrazi. Will they revive the Eldrazi again?

    The War of the Spark arc, the Eldrazi...were all miniscule compared to the Phyrexians.

    I'm not sure what else they could do outside of their planar bread and butter. I mean the story for Throne of Eldraine was the start of a super planeswalker arc supposedly, but what else could be done...Ideas?

    From MTG.Fandom: "Throne of Eldraine is the beginning of a new Planeswalker story arc.[19]"

    'buster


    I'm hoping the unnamed planeswalker who made the Ozolith go all wacky is going to be the next big bad. I know I might be an outlier but I want something new. Since the beginning of their bigger story push they have focused mostly on tightening loose ends. I just want to see something new.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on OMG! Wild West Set may be coming SOON!!!
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Please WotC, NO!!! No Wild West setting!

    This would feel exactly like that time where Buffalo Sabres fans sent Zemgus Girgensons to the NHL All Star game. Or even that time where it was John Scott. They both didn't belong there, just as MtG doesn't need to become The Good, the Bad and the Ugly...

    I know some players will like it, just like some players liked to get a plane where Pirates and Dinosaurs roamed the "land", but I will definitely stay away from any of these products if they ever see the light of day.


    i hate to tell you this


    similar reaction to the cyber punk setting on kamigawa revisit from lots of people and yet…third best selling set of all time (the other two is modern masters 2 and D&D forgotten realms)

    so similar thing can happen here with cowboy theme plus don’t forget new capenna was mafia with most gun like weapons and cars in modern times

    and it is already heavy requested by fans we get a western setting. I know this from blogatog

    oh And it’s likely gonna be Angraths homeplane
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/wool-over-eyes-2018-02-14


    It looked just like he remembered.

    The road was dusty and broad, peppered here and there with stores that had been in business longer than he had been alive. It was a sleepy sort of place, and Angrath was happy very little had changed.

    A little plume of smoke was rising from his foundry. A hand-painted window on the outside read "OPEN" in blocky lettering. The building was little more than a shack on the far end of town, but it had been his shack on the far end of town. Piles of iron and metal were stacked outside, and a number of items and weapons were hung on a rack, each tagged to mark which order was which.

    Angrath's ear flicked as he heard the clang of metal and sizzle of water inside.

    He approached, and his chains clanked with each step he took.

    Angrath ducked slightly to avoid hitting his head on the doorway (he could still make out the bumps in the wood from every time he had forgotten) and paused as he looked for the blacksmith at work.

    Two minotaurs glanced up from their anvils. They were tall like their mother had been. They wore bulky leather aprons, and their horns were adorned with the jewelry worn by unmarried women of their age.

    Their eyes went wide. The one on the right snorted in shock. The other's ears stood up in surprise.

    The one on the right sniffed the air and trembled with emotion. "Father?"

    Steam softly hissed where Angrath's tears met his skin. He smiled.

    "Rumi. Jamira. I'm home."


    Thanks for those points. People can rail against a Wild West set but its going to happen. There are only so few more genres out there for them to explore it will happen sooner than later. And they have already crossed the line in the sand some have drawn and it doesn't phase them. If they are going to have this "some products may not be for you" attitude then there isn't much else to do but skip it and wait until they come up with something you do like. And yes and Western set is going to run for 3 months for cripes sake and then there will be another set coming out. Wild West is PAST due!!!

    Oh and don't be shocked when Space Set comes out down the line as well. It will happen. For those who aren't that old go search "SpellJammer" by TSR for an idea.


    Spelljammer is actually being rolled out in DND 5th edition right now. There is a lot of free stuff for it on DND beyond for those who are interested. As for the wild west discussion I'm not against it but a part of me thinks that it's not legit. The card that has the Kekai Kotaki art kind of brings up some red flags just because it seems like that's an artists personal piece and I don't see a company lifting artwork even for markups because they don't own the image. I'll be ok if I'm wrong because the card frames are really nice.
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  • posted a message on Dominaria United - Speculating on the 20 cards getting a facelift (19 creatures & 1 Planeswalker)
    Quote from KickinChicken »
    I think it's only fitting that I start this discussion, as I had speculated months ago that we could get classic Legends legendary creatures with a new look.

    So I'll start with what we do have:
    1) Jasmine Boreal of the Seven
    2) Ramirez DePietro, Pillager
    3) Tor Wauki the Younger
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    20) Planeswalker

    Here are who I think may get a facelift:


    So that's an additional 15 creatures. I bet some will be presented as rares that were once uncommon. Might even see some rarity shifts from uncommon to mythic or from rare to uncommon. Remember, this is reimagining, so the Reserved List should have no bearing on what was chosen. The one I'm really willing to bet on Hazeron Tamar, as many have been wanting Sand Warrior Tokens.

    My reasoning for my choices are either the vanilla uncommons, as well as some that have not aged well, aka weak abilities that can be magnified and made exiting, such as Ayesha, Kai Ragnar and Lord Magnus.

    My last guess for who will become the planeswalker will be one of the other four Elder Dragons (Nicol-Bolas has been the baddy for 20+ years; time for him to pass the villain crown to another dragon.


    I think the planeswalker is most likely going to be a Bolas or a Dakkon and I'm leaning on Dakkon because it would pair well with the Dihada we are getting in the commander decks I'm guessing it will also have the tag line of can be your commander. I'm hoping Gabriel Angelfire gets an update myself.
    Posted in: Speculation
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