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  • posted a message on Commander legends speculation
    There isn’t anything wrong with Mowu, Calix, Karn or an angel planeswalker. There can be exceptions to rules in extraordinary circumstances. It’s a multiverse of magic. The lack of angel support and barely any male angels bothers me.


    Mowu and Calix don't really bug me either, but I know it really bugged some people. I actually have an unpopular opinion that Calix should have been previewed in Commander 2018 instead of Estrid Laugh . Hopefully, they find some world for more angel tribal and more male angels.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Commander legends speculation
    Quote from NGW »
    The If/When theme on Maro's Blogatog site on April 26th might give some insight as to what we might expect. Highly speculatory I know and it's only his opinion on if or when we can expect certain things in the future but since this thread is already speculatory I might as well send a link.

    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/page/4

    https://aetherhub.com/Article/All-of-Maros-IfWhen-Day-Posts-In-One-Location

    I'm excited that Davriel is a "big when".


    Reading that and seeing angel planeswalkers as a likelihood really does confirm that they don't give a **** about the lore anymore, then again given the artificial being that became a walker in the new Theros that was basically already confirmed.

    *sigh*


    While I'm not a big lore person I've found it crazy we haven't really had an angel planeswalker or really any tribal support for angels. Even Avacyn Restored which was supposed to be Angelpoluza only had 13 angels compared to Dragon's of Tarkir which had 26 dragons(a bit off topic). I do remember that the Bant angels were kind of like reincarnations of heroes and even though they weren't shown there are possibilities of male angels as well with cards like Paragon of the Amesha. So I think an Angel planeswalker from Bant wouldn't necessarily be that big of a stretch. And even before the Mowu and Calix controversy(?) we had the likes of Karn, Ob Nixilis, and Tibalt so I think that an Angel planeswalker should be a big when.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Mark Rosewater's Ikoria Teaser
    Not to be a sore thumb but I’m pretty sure the cycle is the ultimatum cycle which was leaked.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rumored Narset in Ikoria
    I don’t know I find that -2 kinda cool I think the ultimate seems questionable though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on DnD- Mythic Odysseys of Theros
    Quote from Xcric »
    Eldraine would actually be like a 1000x better. Or even a Homelands one.


    eldraine is already like every dnd setting ever that doesn't take place in a city.

    i really like the idea of a campaign on theros. the whole gods being present thing can lead to a lot of fun shenanigans, so can escaping from the underworld or heading off into nyx.

    i would actually play dnd again if they ever released supplements for campaigns on ulgrotha or sarpadia. no hesitation.


    I think they should have at least given us a planeshift, something like for Dominaria for Eldraine which was another easy adaption to DND.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
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    Quote from mikeyG »

    Putting aside the presumption here that your assertions are correct, is Thalia not an example of a strong female character?


    Not to be a troll but I've never understood why people care about her as a character. In original Innistrad she could have been replaced with any Sue, John, or Nancy and in Shadows she just killed angels which didn't really solve the problem at hand. In both cases planeswalkers were the real driving force of the plot. She reminds me of Indiana Jones in Raiders sure she does some stuff but the plot moves with or without her in the picture.
    If you don't care about the people living on the plane then this is correct. Otherwise, it's so far off that I question whether you've read the story for Shadows.

    Thalia was the beacon of hope for the world that was going mad. She roamed the plains telling everyone that the protection and threat of Avacyn were gone and gave them a method of fighting back against the encroaching darkness. Certainly, the plot went just fine elsewhere but the plane and its people were focused on Thalia.


    Maybe to a point, I've stopped caring for the humans and the remaining forces of good on Innistrad. I find it hard to accept that a society that was having troubles facing vampires suddenly got good and could take on Angels that they needed to protect them from said vampires. So basically your saying we should show accolades for a meh character who gives hope to a group of even more meh characters. Their entire plot b storyline was based around killing angels who were just as much victims in Shadows as the humans because their actions were not entirely their own. The entirety of the shadows story had two goals to put a pin in the eldrazi story and make innistrad scary again and in my opinion, it made the forces of good seem vastly stupid.
    If your going to sum up the entire B plot and humans killing Angel's then you have completely misunderstood the B plot and should give it another read. The B plot was about uniting the denizens of Innistrad against Emrakul which is why the climactic avengers style fight had all 5 forces present. Vmpires, werewolfs, Zombies, Spirits and Humans. Thalia was the one who united Human and Spirit which is why she is so important. If you see the entire populace of Innistraf and Meh then you can't reasonably discuss their importance.


    Well I guess we will have to agree to disagree lol. I'm just saying I'm not a big fan of the humans of Innistrad or really a whole lot of what happened in Shadows in general. And I think I can discuss their lack of importance as them being meh is directly tied to it, but you're entitled to your opinion.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from user_938036 »
    Quote from mikeyG »

    Putting aside the presumption here that your assertions are correct, is Thalia not an example of a strong female character?


    Not to be a troll but I've never understood why people care about her as a character. In original Innistrad she could have been replaced with any Sue, John, or Nancy and in Shadows she just killed angels which didn't really solve the problem at hand. In both cases planeswalkers were the real driving force of the plot. She reminds me of Indiana Jones in Raiders sure she does some stuff but the plot moves with or without her in the picture.
    If you don't care about the people living on the plane then this is correct. Otherwise, it's so far off that I question whether you've read the story for Shadows.

    Thalia was the beacon of hope for the world that was going mad. She roamed the plains telling everyone that the protection and threat of Avacyn were gone and gave them a method of fighting back against the encroaching darkness. Certainly, the plot went just fine elsewhere but the plane and its people were focused on Thalia.


    Maybe to a point, I've stopped caring for the humans and the remaining forces of good on Innistrad. I find it hard to accept that a society that was having troubles facing vampires suddenly got good and could take on Angels that they needed to protect them from said vampires. So basically your saying we should show accolades for a meh character who gives hope to a group of even more meh characters. Their entire plot b storyline was based around killing angels who were just as much victims in Shadows as the humans because their actions were not entirely their own. The entirety of the shadows story had two goals to put a pin in the eldrazi story and make innistrad scary again and in my opinion, it made the forces of good seem vastly stupid.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    Quote from mikeyG »

    Putting aside the presumption here that your assertions are correct, is Thalia not an example of a strong female character?


    Not to be a troll but I've never understood why people care about her as a character. In original Innistrad she could have been replaced with any Sue, John, or Nancy and in Shadows she just killed angels which didn't really solve the problem at hand. In both cases planeswalkers were the real driving force of the plot. She reminds me of Indiana Jones in Raiders sure she does some stuff but the plot moves with or without her in the picture.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Netflix : Voice actor
    I would actually like that she's a pretty good actress and she'd be able to teeter the line of hamming the role up and making her sympathetic if that makes sense.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Thalia, Guardian of Thraben leaked
    I don’t have a problem with the secret lairs but I’m not a fan of Thalia it would have been cooler to have avacyn and the powerpuff girls.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Art of Magic: Legends
    That cover is pretty cool. It makes me miss Avacyn Sad Cool
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on The Art of Magic the Gathering: War of the Spark
    After the backlash of The WAR I’m actually stunned they proceeded with this one instead of continuing to Eldraine. I’m not sure if Eldraine has enough material since it’s our first visit to a new plane, but definitely Theros on a second visit especially considering the first was three sets. Really looking forward to Theros


    To be honest I think there is a line between the novels and set itself. I actually really liked the war of the spark set and the story told in the cards but have no interest in the prose if that makes sense. War of the Spark and Throne of Eldraine have been my favorite sets since Tarkir. I really enjoyed the Wildered Quest though.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on The Art of Magic the Gathering: War of the Spark
    It's kind of weird because the set will be rotating out by then. I would snap buy an Eldraine art book and I hope planeshift returns for Eldraine and Theros.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Team Up Mechanic Idea
    Quote from user_938036 »
    I'm not 100% certain I understand team up. My assumption is you would want it to function kind of like Oathbreaker except an ally creature instead of a signature spell. However the wording on your ability is confusing. Can you have as many teap up cards as there are printed with the specific Walker? Or is it just letting you have a second commander that is the one named in team up? The "or another commander with team up" is really confusing.


    I'm trying to keep it a little open-ended for deckbuilding purposes. A lot of flack I've heard from the partners in Battlebond is that they don't give you as much creative choice as the original partners did so this was a way of allowing you to have synergy with a specific commander while also allowing you to have freedom in choice basically getting the best of both times we got partner. The idea is you get two commanders. One of them could be the named card or another team up card. For example Tovolar can be teamed up with Arlin or Dread Crew. I don't know maybe there is a cleaner way of saying it or maybe it should be more in the realm of the battlebond partners.

    Quote from user_938036 »
    Dread Crew doesn't fit flavor fully with Angrath; his stchik in war was he was using his chains to grab externals which is why he Amassed, he has nothing to do with necromancy which is what this card is implying.


    So I think my problem is that I'm trying to help marry pirate tribal and the amass tribal. All of the amass payoffs are centered around zombie tokens and not necessarily around being an army. The idea in my head isn't really vorthosy, but it's not that he is raising them from the dead, but they are cursed kind of like in pirates of the caribean.

    Quote from user_938036 »
    Cacophony, I love me a nightmare God. It feels wrong not being an enchantment. It would then not be a creature unless you had 7 creatures in exile which would be a nice way of showing Ashiok faking devotion.


    Unfortunately, this was more of a logistics problem. With the type line Legendary Enchantment Creature - Nightmare God is a lot to fit in the space. So I had to choose wether to have it be an enchantment or a nightmare and I thought being a nightmare was more important.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Team Up Mechanic Idea
    So when war of the spark came out I thought all of the uncommon planeswalkers (with the exception of maybe Narset lol) would have been fun if they had partner and can be your commander. So I thought of a partner like mechanic that I thought could be fun.

    Team Up
    As long as CARDNAME is your commander you may also have (other specific creature or planeswalker) as your commander or another commander with team up.

    Here is a couple of musings I have created with this mechanic.

    Tovolar Mondronen 4RR
    Legendary Creature - Werewolf
    Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are placed on a creature you control you may have it fight target creature an opponent controls. If that creature is a werewolf transform it.
    Team Up: Arlin, Voice of the Pack
    4/5

    Dread Crew 3UB
    Legendary Creature - Pirate Army
    Dread Crew enters the battlefield with a number of +1/+1 counters on it equal to the amount of mana spent to cast it.
    Whenever a player casts a spell, remove a +1/+1 counter from Dread Crew. If you do, create a 2/2 black Zombie Pirate creature token.
    Team Up: Angrath, Captain of Chaos
    0/0

    Cacophony God of Cities 1BR
    Legendary Creature - Nightmare God
    Indestructible
    Cacophony, God of Cities can’t attack or block unless there are seven or more creatures in exile.
    Team Up: Ashiok, Dream Render
    5/5

    I'll probably go through all of the uncommon walkers and possibly the Nephalim, but wanted to see what people thought.

    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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