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  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Flavor and Story
    Quote from Flisch »
    Honestly, why they thought the word ichor wouldn't make people come to the wrong conclusions is beyond me.

    Just like calling Ugin "the Ineffable" means he has a connection to Yawgmoth, no? ;P
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord (Cool Stuff inc preview)
    I love getting a mono-black Sorin again, but that art...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Legion's End and Unchained Berserker
    Quote from desruprot »
    UnChained Berserker has a Lightning Axe I think, also the use of the +2/+0 is also reminiscent of Theros/

    The Berserker broke some hieromancy shackles, which would make one thing of Theros (ie. Grasp of the Hieromancer)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Core 2020 Name and Number Crunch
    Wait did I miss something? How do we know the other Planeswalkers and who they are?

    The booster and box art. Including the 5 planeswalker decks.
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/core-set-2020-promos-and-packaging-2019-06-17
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!

    They are just using it as a descriptive word. Ichor can really be used to describe and unknown liquid that is gross and slimy, it had a very specific definition long ag, but often times it is just used to describe a generally unknown gross, viscous liquid. Just my opinion.

    I think yall are over complicating this.

    This. We went through the outrage and silly speculation due to Ugin being called "the Ineffable", now this. Phyrexia is and was important, but not everything that uses a real-world word that happened to be used in its context, has to be connected with it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Phyrexian Invasion of Ixilan
    There is no way they could win this. Calling it Fountain of Oil would be even worse, while most other synonyms (like petroleum) would raise complaints that the word doesn't fit in Magic/on Ixalan...
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!
    Quote from Ebline »
    And lots of people are predictably, and somewhat justifiably, very annoyed by this because there's no good reason to name it Fountain of Ichor if they didn't want to invoke speculation - the word doesn't even have anything to do with oil outside of MTG's use of it as an alias for Glistening Oil. If you draw your definition from English in general, it's a badly chosen nonsense name. If you draw your definition from the context of MTG, it's yet another obnoxious red-herring meant to stir speculation, which I would have thought they would learn to do better or not do at all by now.


    How could they call it to avoid the issue? Fountain of Oil would be even worse...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    So tar is just able to animate statues now? Interesting.

    Is it surprising considering that Creeping Tar Pit exists?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Name and Number Crunch
    Inbalance certainly looks more likely than cramming two multicolor cards before the Abominable treefolk. Which isn't impossible of course.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on MPL weekly stream preview card - Sword of sinew and Steel (Rakdos sword)
    Quote from Ernart »
    So it does force to destroy itself? If there are no other artifacts in tge battlefield? Correct me if I am wrong.

    How can it force you to destroy anything if it says "up to one"?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Perkunas687 »

    - So, nothing biological can pass through the Planar Bridge . . . except for planeswalkers. What? This was another point they hammered ever since the Planar Bridge was made. Yet, in this story, Ob Nixilis, Dack, Karn, and Samut just walk/fly through the portal into Amonkhet. The explanation is that their sparks somehow protect them.

    Didn't the Planar Bridge destroy organic matter due to sending it through the Blind Eternities, from which effects the spark specifically protects? Not that it makes the whole book any better, but still.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Not a strawman given I’ve seen people say things like “Bolas and all the other walkers would die and basically reset the roster” as one way they expected the story to go. Do you want me to go dig for posts to prove my point? It’ll have to be after work but I’m more than able to show that people are saying these kind of things.

    It is, since you're basically commenting as if that was the number one stance presented by people - which it isn't. Sure, you can find some posts with such sentiments, but you could also find ones where someone expected Fblthp to be the hero of the story or become a planeswalker. Doesn't mean those should become the focus of the discussion.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Xeruh »

    None of the premises to me read "everyone dies and Bolas wins" or "half the known Planeswalkers die in a borderline pyrrhic victory". If that's how you're reading it then that's fine, but it's far from the only interpretation, as it is with literature. We had the bleak story with Amonkhet. That was one where it was rather obvious things weren't going to go well. We had it with the last round of Innistrad as well. Those were ones where it was rather obvious the story was going to be dark, and they delivered fine on that.

    Nice strawman you're building there. Unless you truly believe there is no room between "almost no planeswalkers die" and "half/most die", in which case discussing this is kinda hard.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Also sharing a quote that sums up my thoughts on the whole need for bleak/dark stories.

    Not all stories need to be bleak or dark, but something built on a premise WotS was, kinda doesn't really lend itself to a light tone.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on The Chain Veil destroyed.
    So, is this Lily wins, the block? I mean, she got two things that were hanging over her dealt with (the contract and now the Veil). Guess we'll see if there isn't a card that shows her destroying the Raven Man Wink
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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