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  • posted a message on Question: Does Torgaar, Famine Incarnate + Divine Visitation + Bishop of Wings work the way I think it does?
    There's an easier infinite loop with just arcane adaptation naming angel, bishop of wings, and kykar, wind's fury. You can just keep sacrificing spirit tokens and generate arbitrarily large amounts of mana and life, though the process for doing this on arena is kinda finicky and iirc the one time I played against it my opponent had to stop doing it bc of the timer at around 200 life per turn.

    Whoops, finally read the date on this post. Well... heyyyy
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Next 4 sets + other mechanic from eldraine
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    We can also probably expect some god cards too especially if it's hinting at Elspeth's potential escape from Nyx.

    'buster


    Prob just the monocolor ones though. I can't see them doing all 14.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Midnight Clock
    I don't understand exactly why you'd want to try to cheat this instead of emergency powers (though wilderness reclamation is gonna love it), seems more like something where you play this and leave it out and just spend mana you didn't spend on a counterspell on eot to push it up a little but then get a whole new hand turn 7 or 8 or so. It would be terrible if it was just like, suspend 5, but it's also a mana rock so even the turn you play it you get to leave up spell pierce mana.

    Hoping it's a cycle.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hasbro will phase out all plastic in their packaging by 2022
    Quote from foam_dome »
    So in order to reduce their environmental impact, they're going to replace all of their product packaging with paper-based stuff, which requires the harvesting of more trees...?

    Logic checks out

    Hopefully they'll find some other biodegradable alternative to paper, or they'll stick to recycled paper materials exclusively.


    Paper products are actually pretty sustainable. You just grow new trees and log them in a managed way. The usual stuff you hear about amazon deforesting is people clearing land for farms, not for the wood.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next 4 sets + other mechanic from eldraine
    Oooooh I wonder if this means devotion is back. That's a very devotion-y mechanic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine speculations
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from buffntuff »
    Elves are in fact fae, so I don't think it's that hard to include them. Like with past depictions of goblins, I'm sure it's just a matter of different designs or names.

    Also, goblins are a kind of fae too. Brownies, imps, dwarves, gnomes, kobolds. All faeries. Boggarts, Hobs, bugbears, bogles, sprites, banshees, selkies and silkies. Just a matter of typing them differently their names.


    Saying " Well actually all magical beings are fae" doesn't work in this context since we are talking fairy tales, king Arthur and magic the gathering version of them. Elves aren't something you find much in worked related to king Arthur and when you think of fairy tales you get the house-elf/helper kind of elf then the natural higher human like elf magic goes with (who would fit better as white then green). That said they wouldn't be out of place but citing that elves are fae would hold more water if we where talking Lorwyn which Eldraine is playing in its own genres.


    I guess then I'm wondering what kind of fairy tales you're thinking of, given that there's literally a brothers grimm story called "the elves and the shoemaker." It's certainly not arthurian, but we're clearly not just getting arthurian if goldilocks or rapunzel or hansel and gretel or snow white or the gingerbread man and so on are in there. Most of those are also brothers grimm tales.

    It seems likely as not that the elves in this plane are tiny little creatures instead of lotr people.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine speculations
    Elves are in fact fae, so I don't think it's that hard to include them. Like with past depictions of goblins, I'm sure it's just a matter of different designs or names.

    Also, goblins are a kind of fae too. Brownies, imps, dwarves, gnomes, kobolds. All faeries. Boggarts, Hobs, bugbears, bogles, sprites, banshees, selkies and silkies. Just a matter of typing them differently their names.
    Posted in: Speculation
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