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  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    Getting back to the main topic, if you look at the art with the sleeping king and the planeswalker symbol castle, we might try to speculate on some parts of the setting, if not for the main story, at least for the environment:

    Pure speculation is that the current king was cursed and put into an unbreakable eternal sleep (more fairytale-like than outright death) and with the Throne of Eldraine vacant, there is a power-struggle between the various courts.
    Planeswalkers are either being invited as allies of the various factions or as impartial judges for the selection of the regent (similar way as Picard was asked to judge on the selection of the new Klingon chancellor in Star Trek TNG.)

    Assuming that the currently sleeping king is their version of Arthur that was put out of the picture in a less controversial way than having his own incest son skewering him with a spear.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    Quote from Jiyor »
    Quote from Manite »

    Hey, maybe they're bringing Lord back as a creature type? Or Royal? Or they could have King, Queen, Prince, and Princess as separate types grouped into a royal batch mechanic. Like a Knight creature that gets +1/+1 as long as you control a royal creature.

    WotC is still seems to be focused on pandering to SJW’s so if they did it would be Royal to not force gender roles onto characters. Though it does make sense to use Royal since it denotes lineage of which the gender isn’t the focal point and this would definitely be the plane to introduce it with.
    To bad all the SJW’s are gonna hate Rowan now. She’s annoyed the didn’t summon her brother as well. A female showing concern for a white male isn’t going over well with WotC’s preferred demographic....non white, non males.

    I will never understand this mindset. WotC wants to broaden the appeal of their products and somehow it’s an attack on white males? What is it exactly that they’re doing to you?
    If the recent tweet from Lee Sharpe is any indication of their attitude towards straight cisgendered white males, then WotC is actually discriminating on that demographic.

    If you take that tweet and change any of the demographic descriptors in anything else the tweet would read quite (depending on what you change) racist, homophobic, transphobic or sexist.

    If that is the attitude of the people behind the game, it is hard to call it "broadening the appeal of their product".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 Theme Speculation
    Quote from Faruel »
    I wouldn't say no to a fix version of Iona. Would like to keep the character in my decks. I assume I have to wait at least one year for that to happen, though.
    Better mana bases are always welcome. They have to deliver in the reprint sector after the dilemma last year. More mono color support especially for red and white is high on my list, too.
    I'm curious on what a fixed version of Iona would look like.
    Something like: permanents you control have protection from [chosen color]?
    She would be a little redundant with Avacyn and Sephara, where Sephara can be seen as a fixed version of OG Avacyn.

    Or would you go with the OG Linvala into New Linvala style? (Second card hardly has anything to do mechanically with the first one).
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on New Judge foil: Sliver Legion
    Quote from soramaro »
    Nice art! I think I prefer the original version though.
    me too.
    The original art shows a mass of Slivers that looks like as if they are all fused together into a bigger, more powerful being.
    This one just looks like a generic sliver with a big head.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Commander's Tools Game
    Aetherfire Thrusters3
    Artifact - Equipment
    Equip only to an artifact creature.
    Equipped creature has Haste and "4: until end of turn this creature is unblockable."
    Equip 1

    Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Commander Game
    Krakar, the Mischievous BBRR
    Legendary Creature - Devil
    Other Devils you control get +1/+1 and haste.
    When a Devil you control deals damage to a player, you may pay RR, if you do, create a 1/1 red Devil creature token with "when this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target".
    Sacrifice 2 devils you control, BBT: target opponent discards a card at random, activate only as a sorcery.

    Next: a commander of a popular tribe that is disruptive to that tribe instead of helpful.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Brand new world after Core 2020 confirmed
    With the current card-draw, card filtering, scry, explore and surveil they seldom take 3 turns to come back. Even red can pull it off. Well timed light up the stage and your god card can be cast the turn right after being killed.
    Which all in all makes your "not trying hard enough" remark pretty pointless.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Brand new world after Core 2020 confirmed
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    Hopefully the Gods have the new God-Eternal ability... I love that effect more that indestructible. It feels a little more fair and also emulates how they can't just be exiled.
    Don't know about that. The only way you can get rid of them now is by hand manipulation, by countering them or taking control of them, which leaves only 2 colours capable of dealing with them reliably (blue and black).
    All other colours just delay them, with red and green having the short end of the stick because they remove through damage.
    That doesn't really sound like a good mechanic.

    EDIT: may be a little more fair than the Hour of Destruction Gods mechanic, but that's about it.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Brand new world after Core 2020 confirmed
    Quote from Manite »
    If they do a Nordic world, will the reveal trailer have a warrior in a horned helmet shouting at foes? Will there be a card depicting a guard taking an arrow in the knee from a stealth archer? Will sweet rolls get stolen? Will players get honest pay for honest work?
    no, but there will be a person throwing other people in the air by shouting in their face.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on The Commander's Tools Game
    Unleash the Roil XGUR
    Legendary Sorcery
    (you can cast a legendary sorcery only if you control a legendary creature or planeswalker)
    ~ can't be countered.
    As an additional cost to cast ~, sacrifice X lands.
    Search your library for an Elemental creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlfield, then search for up to X land cards and put them onto the battlefield tapped. Shuffle your library.

    Feather, the redeemed
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Commander Game
    Kykar, Paragon of Wisdom 1GWU
    Legendary Creature - Bird Cleric
    Flying, Vigilance
    Whenever you gain life, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.
    Sacrifice 2 spirits: draw a card.

    Kaalia, if she didn't go crazy with vengeance and remaind in Bant colors.
    Or any other of the previous unchose ones.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on The Commander's Tools Game
    Nexus of Aether Mirages
    ~ comes onto the battlefield Tapped.
    T: add C
    2UUT: exile target creature your control and up to one target creature an opponent controls, return them to the battlefields under their owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

    Follow mirages in a desert will kill you, but follow them here may save your life.

    Drakuseth, Maw of Flames
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Commander Game
    Hope of the Martyr 3WW
    Legendary Creature - Angel Avatar
    Flying, Lifelink
    Whenever you sacrifice a creature, you may return a creature card with converted mana cost lower than the sacrificed creature's from your graveyard to the battlefield.
    WWT, sacrifice a creature: creatures you control gain indestructible and hexproof until end of turn.
    "May your noble sacrifice bring life and protection to the meek."

    Choose one:
    - A non-G landfall/land centered commander
    - An assassin-like commander
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Shen Huo, the Blazing Tempest
    If the flavour is having the player perform a martial arts attack combo, probably limiting the cost reduction effect only to instants, sorceries and may be auras could be a better fit.

    Otherwise, you could limit the card draw trigger to trigger only once when you cast a certain number of spells, that way you have some kid of "combo finisher", for example:
    - When you cast a non-creature spell, if it was the third non-creature spell you cast this turn, you may draw 2 cards and gain 5 life.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Shen Huo, the Blazing Tempest
    Without restrictions on the cost reduction this becomes outright broken in an artifact-only deck, allowing you to draw and cast big part of the deck in a single turn, then finish the game with any storm spell.
    A little too broken for just 5 mana.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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