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  • posted a message on [NEO] Kaito, Atsushi, Hidetsugu, and Ukiyo-e basics— Weekly MTG previews
    I love the composition of Atsushi with the bits of city and the mountains behind it. It's pretty.
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon dynasty sneak previews tomorrow
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Source: https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1471197327406747649?s=20

    you better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout I’m telling you why.

    Kamigawa neon dynasty sneak previews are coming to town tomorrow.
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    They're making The List, reviewing it twice, gonna find out who wants to play nice.


    You guys made my day. I’m excited!
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon dynasty bundle box leak
    Quote from 5colors »
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    Makes sense The Wanderer is a planeswalker version of the wandering samurai, I do wonder if she is the Emperor.

    They said emperor if it was the wanderer they would have said empress

    Often when referring female rulers (I believe for east asian empires mostly) you use Emperor when referring to the position to to show that the person is the ruler and not the consort. For example Wu Zetian is called the first female Emperor of China to note she was the actual person on the throne (though calling her Empress Zetian isn't incorrect).

    The only counterpoint I have is it would seem to end the mystery of the wanderer in kind of a weird way. I'm making an assumption that if she is the emperor she'd have to be native to the plane and her identity known to the people and then it would be known to us as well. I initially thought it could be Oko masquerading as the emperor, but I think it doesn't work out color balance wise as Kaito is most likely Dimir, Tamiyo is some combo of mono blue, Simic or Bant and we now have the wanderer who is most likely mono white. Have we had confirmation that Tamiyo is in the set? It'd be kinda shady if they left her out.
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  • posted a message on Kamigawa neon dynasty Commander deck names leaks
    Quote from buffntuff »
    I'm guessing we're going to see ability tokens back. and I feel like buckle up could go either vehicles or equipment.

    I think that would be cool as the Ikoria precon wasn't as pumped up as I wanted it to be lol. I think that the upgrades unleashed could still be related to Ninjas as Kaito is a heavily modified cyber ninja planeswalker.
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  • posted a message on [UNF] Mothership 11/29 — Unfinity sneak peek
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I might have somewhat of a idea of what might become legal in eternal

    dice rolling and coin flips is the most obvious
    Augment and host
    Contraptions assemble and reassemble
    cards worded like regular magic cards (examples killerbots infinity elemental, crow storm
    Cards that have black border versions (example: the cheese stands alone to barren glory)
    Most of the legendaries
    The alt win condition cards
    Blast from the Past
    B.O.B. (Bevy of Beebles)
    Chicken and clam folk creatures

    Artist/art related (these are easy to understand but mark might not allow it.)
    Last strike and triple strike (if they allow it)
    Squirrellink and Knightlifelink
    Baron von count (it’s hard to activate but might have a similar problem like leovold/black braids.)
    Cards involving words or numbers (Now I Know My ABC's dodges this bullet)
    By Gnome Means (first ability is black it just depends if the counter part is possibly)
    The cards with same art with different abilities
    Flock of rabid sheep (the type of token is the only problem it’s just coin flips for X tokens)
    Cards involving age
    Grusilda, Monster Masher we're okay with this one mark may not
    Reminder/flavor text
    Involving sets (symbols) or watermarks

    not happening:
    Everything else but we will give most obvious
    Gotcha cards
    Wacky stunts
    Player cards (acception is Timmy, Power Gamer that card is literally a creature Quicksilver Amulet no tap required)
    Any thing involving booster packs
    Body part/clothe related
    The Countdown Is at One
    The 1/2 power creatures/donkeys
    Players outside the game
    Throwing cards in the air
    Flavor Judge
    Rules Lawyer
    Gleemax (impossible to loose with that out)
    Not sure but the mini game cards are probably out (example Head to Head)
    Keeper of the sacred word (there’s no way in hell they will let this easy infinite +3/+3 creature)

    I was kinda hoping augment and host would have been implemented for Innistrads skaab zombies I think it would have been a perfect fit for Frankenstein like creations.
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  • posted a message on [VOW] Screaming Swarm— Skinnedteen preview
    Quote from Dontrike »
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    I'm just gonna ask, due to the art, is this the first connection to left over eldrazi stuff on the plane?
    No, that would be Waildrifter or Drownyard Amalgam.

    Are they? One's a spirit and based on Eldritch Moon they didn't seem to be affected while the other the flavor text alludes to that tentacle arm being a random piece stitchers used as they ran out of human parts, so it could be any sea creature/monster.

    Some of the Gryfs were corrupted Wretched Gryff is at least one example. I don't think that Waildrifter is an eldrazi spirit though.
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  • posted a message on Runo Stromkirk - Einpapo preview
    Gyruda is pretty funny with Krothuss. The copy dies but you end up getting to mill everyone 8 and stealing 2 creatures to replace the copies.
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  • posted a message on Runo Stromkirk - Einpapo preview
    I love the art on the fang series. I've said this before but I think we are going to see an Orzhov and a Golgari vampire legend Edgar most likely is going to be our Orzhov one.
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  • posted a message on [VOW] You're Invited to Innistrad: Crimson Vow— Debut Show previews
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Some more visuals.

    As for the vampire representatives, the Falkenrath is clearly Anje, an the Stromkirk simply HAS to be Runo.

    I'm thinking your right. I hope they have a cycle of duel colored vampires and he is Dimir, I could see Edgar being Orzhov or Mardu. If all four are legendary examples maybe the Markhov girl is Orzhov and the Voldoran Man is Golgari??? Did Katilda die in story when Olivia attacked she did say Katilda was invited to her wedding. Maybe Katilda is the returning character now as a vampire?
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  • posted a message on [VOW] You're Invited to Innistrad: Crimson Vow— Debut Show previews
    I am in love with this set! I want all five versions of Sorin and his regular artwork is becoming my phone background!
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  • posted a message on Maro Crimson vow teasers
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from MadcapBen »
    Nothing that removes curses explicitly

    sorry witchbane orb

    but the way the double character legend

    noBody is talking about liesa and Sigarda? But this time more like gisa and geralf rather than brisela, voice of nightmares

    and the card would present their reunion and working together again.

    I think it'd be too soon for the sisters to have a combo. Both got a card in Midnight Hunt and if you were correct Liesa would also be receiving 3 versions all within a year which is usually something they only do for planeswalkers. It's more likely than not Hal and Alena who are getting the combo wambo.
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  • posted a message on Maro Crimson vow teasers
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from MadcapBen »
    Nothing that removes curses explicitly

    like Magiqmaster said: Witchbane Orb from og Innistrad
    Quote from Lectrys »
    Today's MTG Arena Announcements from the mothership, https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-october-27-2021, strongly hint that two card names in Crimson Vow are Olivia, Crimson Bride and Sorin the Mirthless. Guess Olivia could be the Vampire Noble, but it really looks like she won't be in the duo card (I'm still betting on Hal and Alena or Ludevic and Olag).

    Or maybe Thalia and Saint traft.

    Btw the “A legendary character returns, but now as a vampire” could be a Sorin legendary creature… On other hints Maro uses “Lengendary Creature” but with this hint he specially said “Legendary Character” well, planeswalkers have now the legendary type, and if sorin loses his spark and is printed as a legendary creature, then he would be a Vampire this time…

    Also the obvious guess for the mechanic is Bloodthirst

    The could be giving Sorin similar technology as Grist, the Hunger Tide. If so it could have some fun interactions with Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord and Forerunner of the Legion as well as allowing him to be a commander. For the guild mechanic a part of me hopes they give haunt an upgrade like how chroma became devotion. It's super flavorful and with spirits getting a commander deck disturb is most likely not coming back.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    Unless he's the secret include there's no Steve Crying my heart is broken lol. I think Eleven, Hop, and Will are my favorites. I think Will could make an interesting commander. I wish one of them was simic so we could have an all the things investigate deck.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    Waiting for Barb.

    I miss Barb.

    I'm wondering how they're going to fit everyone in. I'm hoping Steve is going to make it in so I can have a deck with him and Dustin lol. I think 5 color Eleven is going to be a fun deck to make spamming ultimatums every time she attacks sounds like fun.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad 3 story and lore- Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow
    Quote from Flisch »
    I know people think it'll lessen the impact of the SOI story but I found the deaths of Avacyn, Gisela, and Bruna as kind of insulting and pointless but I think that's more of a me thing.

    Insulting and pointless? I don't get why some people take the deaths of fictional characters so personally.

    Personally I believe that you can't have a (good) story with stakes but without consequences, a game wizards wants to play too often. The guildpact got dissolved and most of the guilds dismantled by civilian uprisings? Whoops it's all back! Zendikar got almost destroyed by the Eldrazi? Well, it's entirely undone on the next revisit. The only plane that didn't get a get-out-of-jail-for-free ticket was Mirrodin, but to be fair that's because the plane was concepted as a return to phyrexia, something that simply wasn't realized on the first visit.

    Nahiri summoned the most powerful of the eldrazi titan trio to Innistrad, because she wanted to lay the plane to waste and get at Sorin. Considering it all, the death of most of the archangels and the destruction of the plane's capital, the consequences to Innistrad are okay. Lasting, noticeable damage without completely disfiguring the plane beyond recognition. All things considered, I think it's in a good spot, narratively speaking. Shadows over Innistrad feels like it happened. Battle for Zendikar didn't.

    Really, the problem isn't Wizards being too destructive or not destructive enough. The problem is that they want to have their cake and eat it too. Have epic storylines with the stakiest of stakes, but none of the consequences. We got a total killcount of 3 during War of the Spark, one of which happened offscreen (I'm not considering the trailers on-screen), one of which was a villain (does that even count as a killcount then?) and one of which sacrificed himself and wasn't, yknow, killed. What a narrative disaster. Now people are quick to jump to "you're just bloodthirsty, you monster", but the point is that it wasn't me who forced Wizards to have an epic war of planeswalkers. But if they want to do that, and don't do it right, then I am going to call them out on that.

    TL;DR: The deaths of the archangels wasn't pointless and insulting. In fact, Innistrad was one of the better handled "staked" storylines in Magic's history, a balanced compromise between lasting damage and keeping the plane intact for future visits.

    The archangels deaths had no barring on the plot though and there transformation really wasn’t necessary either. Bruna, Gisela, and Sigerda were all active during avacyns confinement in the helvault and the plane was still in disaster. To my knowledge there are no eldrazi remnant on the plane so brissela would have been gone regardless of whether they were killed or not. The only difference between now and the dark ascension era of Innistrad is the moon. Avacyns death was just a plot device to get the plane back to square one just as ulamogs and kozileks were and plenty people were angry over that. I enjoy the monsters of Innistrad but I feel the lore of avacyn made for an interesting backdrop against it which I don’t really get with sigarda.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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