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  • posted a message on Ikoria: ‘build your own monster’ mechanic predictions
    Is the flavor text a clue?

    It may be related to the first ability:
    Likes: augmentation (augment) fluffy animals (enchant? this one doesn't seem to fit) creative templating (mutate)

    Sorry if this is nonsense, but it could mean cards with mutate have a different templating. Something that reflects the ability.
    I know of the theory that Ikoria uses keyword counters, but, as any other set, mutate is not its only mechanic, the keyword counters and mutate are not necessarily related.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    Love Mirror Shield! Really flavorful
    Also, there's not much synergy between Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders and the rest of the set is there?
    Like the references to my favorite god, Ephara, too
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death (flavor spoilers)
    Thank you @5colors!

    Agreed, maybe Calix got a spark because his *fate* is to defeat Eslpeth and that can only be acomplished by him being able to planeswalk.
    According to the story summary, it seems the titans are proto gods in the sense they're born out of primal feelings (hunger and wrath). In which case, why aren't they also enchantments? (could it be Nyx isn't the only medium through which beliefs and feelings are made real? Ashioks magic works independently)
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [TBD] Dryad of life’s gift
    If anyone is interested, the flavor text says:

    "At the dawn's kiss, he nourishes the golden grain"
    - Psemilia, meletian poet

    Also, I believe the name in english would be Alseid of Life's Gift.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Does Ravnican Currency have a set name? Other little questions...
    According to the Guildmasters' Guide (D&D manual, I believe), there are 12 months, corresponding to real world months:

    Seleszeni (March)
    Dhazo (April)
    Prahz (May)
    Mokosh (June)
    Paujal (July)
    Cizarm (August)
    Tevnember (September)
    Golgar (October)
    Quaegar (November)
    Xivaskir (December)
    Griev (January)
    Zuun (February)

    Also, the year consists of 365 days, the Ravnican months have the same number of days as ours (Gregorian) and the year begins with 1 Seleszeni (March 1)
    The Guildpact is celebrated from 28 Zuun to 1 Seleszeni

    The currency (units and minting) is described as the posters above said

    Don't know if this conflicts with information from other sources, though
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on War of the Spark: Forsaken summary posted on reddit
    Quote from Perkunas687 »
    Hello all,

    Can anyone confirm for me what happened to Dovin Baan, and whether Kaya can now planeswalk with non-walkers?

    I saw it mentioned in the original synopsis, but it seemed to have limited info. I don't know if Dovin is dead-dead, or 'dead . . . . ? Wink '.

    Thanks in advance.

    I also didn't understand what exactly happened to Dovin. It seemed like a diversion to me, not entirely definitive.
    (hope he's not dead, as I'd like to see his redemption. he showed genuine concern for innocent civillians in the Kaladesh stories, unlike Ral and Vraska, for example, and they got by scot-free from this, being scorned only for threatening the guilds)
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Best novels
    Thank you for your replies!
    I will read the Kamigawa novels, Godsend and Agents of Artifice. If I have time, I will also try the older stuff too (I would have to familiarize with the lore first, I think, as I don't know much about the characters and settings of old school Dominaria).
    Also liked the Chronicles of Bolas (wich I hope hasn't a literal translation to portuguese, the title would be rather... silly) and Children of the Nameless.
    It seems you have a similar taste, so I'll trust your suggestions.

    Thanks again!
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Best novels
    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this, I didn't find a recent thread discussing this specifically.
    I recently started reading the novels (the first Ravnica and Mirrodin)and wanted to know what is the consensus (if there is one) on the best written stories.
    For instance, I noticed some of the novels are generally considered bad (A quest for Karn comes to mind)and I believe others are appreciated by most.
    I'm not looking for literary genius, just entertainment in a Magic setting. I really enjoyed the Ravnica cycle for the big city and characters, but think the Mirrodin ones are rather repetitive. Also Loved The Gathering Storm, really entertaining and well written in my opinion, but read bad reviews for War of the Spark and Forsaken.
    I considered reading the Kamigawa ones, since I like the spirit war idea and the setting as a whole. The problem is, since the writing seems rather inconsistent (as in, there are great books and terrible ones), I'd like to know which ones are worth buying (ebooks). What do you think?
    (again, sorry if this was already discussed and thank you in advance)
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Seven Secret Lairs in 2019
    I believe it is limited to 10 orders per person.
    I have no idea how they will control that, though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair
    I think the emojis are related to the previous posts:
    Fairies (some people talked about the similarities between the glitched image and a Lorwyn fairy)
    Snow (the video with cards in a refrigerator)
    Graveyard matters (the video with someone unearthing a box?)
    no ideia
    Probably burn? dunno
    5 colors
    cats (the post with the cat and Magic cards)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Women of Magic: The Gathering
    Of the planeswalkers, I like Saheeli (although she was barely introduced in the stories I've read) because of her optimism, Elspeth, as I enjoyed her character progression from someone who tries to run from her problems to someone who actually cares and Tamiyo, for her observing and calm demeanor.
    For the planebound, Lavinia is by far my favorite. She seems disciplined, even if too rigid, competent and intelligent. (I'm a sucker for the righteous paladin types)
    I admit I still haven't read all the stories they appear in and my opinion might change though.
    Overall, although I'm male, I've always identified with female characters and many of them are relatable to me.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Flavor and Story
    Sorry if this is dumb, but could the ninjas be from Kylem (battlebond plane, IIRC)?

    We didn't see much of the plane, but it has Azra and, at least it seems to me, been influenced by planeswalkers (i. e. there are creatures and magic from multiple other planes).

    Don't know if it was already discussed.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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