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  • posted a message on Packaging for Dominaria and M19
    Quote from orlouge82 »
    So Teferi grew his spark back? Not that I'm complaining, but I thought regaining a spark was supposed to be next to impossible after the Mending?


    Ob Nixilis got his spark "back", it was a different case with him, but if he can "recharge" his spark, maybe those who sacrified their sparks during time spiral can do the same.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Packaging for Dominaria and M19
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Urabrask »
    So with the planeswalker decks, Chandra and Teferi are confirmed as planeswalkers in the set, right?

    If we take the art on the booster packaging into consideration, and with Liliana and Gideon running around we could get the following list.

    Chandra (maybe she really gets green, as shown on the intro deck, I don't think we would get two mono red walkers and with Jaya there to help here grow, who knows)
    Teferi (Azorius)
    Karn (colorless)
    Jaya (red)
    Liliana (black)



    Fixed it.

    Teferi has always ben azorius in the past the teferi in C14 was before he learned white


    You’re right, it would also balance the colors out, if Chandra would gain green.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Packaging for Dominaria and M19
    So with the planeswalker decks, Chandra and Teferi are confirmed as planeswalkers in the set, right?

    If we take the art on the booster packaging into consideration, and with Liliana and Gideon running around we could get the following list.

    Chandra (maybe she really gets green, as shown on the intro deck, I don't think we would get two mono red walkers and with Jaya there to help here grow, who knows)
    Teferi (blue)
    Karn (colorless)
    Jaya (red)
    Liliana (black)

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria Returns
    The artbook cover was just released.

    https://twitter.com/VIZMedia/status/963865817946443776
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Now we have the perfect setup for Huatli and Saheeli to build Grimlock and the other dinobots into canon to fight Bolas army Grin

    Cool story and setup, sad we have to wait again, hope they give us something for the time in between.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Gerrard"s Mom »
    Story is pretty fun lately, this is minor but just wondering if it makes sense to anyone else.

    Who originally built Orazca? Azor came back, gave the Sun to the...Sun Empire for a while, then decided to hide with it and told the River Heralds to keep it secret or something, right? Was Orazca built during the Sun Empire's reign?
    So he took the fabulous golden city, gathered Elder Dinosaurs there for some reason, and then kind of buried it underground or something? And everybody forgot where it was even though it's more or less next to a navigable river that goes all the way to the ocean?


    After Azor took the sun from the proto legion, he gave it to the sun empire, with the sun their civilization flourished and during this time they built orazca. After they too got to high on power, he joined forces with the river heralds, the only people he thought where wise enough not to abuse its power, to conquer oracza and drive the empire out. He then cast a spell to sink the city and tell the river heralds to keep watch, so that no one would find the city. The general direction was known, but the entrance was a bit more complicated, then Kumena unraveled it. I think that was a mechanic from Azor, to raise the city again if he ever heard from Ugin, or simply Kumena undoing the sinking, I’m not entirely through the art book yet. I guess the elders where “tamed” at the time the empire was at their prime, with the power of the sun.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from Urabrask »

    I don’t think it is the last we saw of Azor, as Teysa showed the wording of the Living Guildpact needs to be really precise and is “easy” to break. A pirate could come to useless island, claim it as his own, rename it and Azor would be free, because there wouldn’t be any island named useless island anymore. If not I hope we see a land card in the future called useless island, which generates a legendary sphinx token Grin


    No, if it spawned Azor, it would more likely be a flip-land that flips into Azor, or it would be a Gate to the Afterlife-esque card that fetches Azor with an activated ability.

    Quote from Urabrask »
    After thinking about that part again it makes me wonder, how was he supposed to leave, even if he got his spark back? The sun should have trapped him anyway, so why did he agree and why did he believe getting his spark back would allow him to leave Confused


    Now that we know Ugin and Azor intended to trap Bolas with it specifically and then give Azor his spark back, I'm wondering if maybe through hieromancy mumbo-jumbo, they somehow manage to make Ixalan's Binding only work on Bolas once they got him trapped. If that was the case, this never happened because Ugin never got a chance to see it through.

    Of course, that is speculation on my part, and there are only three characters who might be able to fill in that gap (Ugin, Azor and Bolas, since the latter might have learned the full details of the plan from Ugin).




    A flip land would also be a cool idea, it really needs a flavor text with Azor being "get off my lawn" like grumpy Grin

    Ugin seems to have presented him a way, or else he wouldn't have agreed in the first place, or Ugin manipulated him into thinking that there is a way. If there was one, the whole hieromancy way, as you said, seems to be the most logical one, we need to know more about how the sun works, if it really needs the spark inside to hold anything. The next meeting between Jace and Ugin could be really interesting.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from Pollaski »
    Quote from Urabrask »
    Still hope Breeches gets a card in a future commander product Grin

    So could Bolas plan just be a "reversed" version of Azor/Ugins plan?

    Step 1: Find a suitable plane and transfer all eternals there
    Step 2: Track "Heroes" with Project Lightning Bug
    Step 3: Unleash some cosmic threat "near" the heroes and let them gather (like the eldrazi plan)
    Step 4: Lure them to the plane and seal them there to be killed by an eternal army
    Step 5: Profit! A way to get rid of all annoying planeswalkers who might get into his way (even thought he could just crush them)


    I'm not so sure. Again, why doesn't Bolas just crush the people he wants dead. Hour of Devastation wasn't just about Bolas thinking the Gatewatch was so far beneath him they weren't worth killing. It pretty much said flat out that he felt they were more useful alive. Seems weird to intentionally go out of his way to not kill them on Amonkhet just to kill them later. No, this is more deeper than that, I think.


    If he sets it up right he wouldn’t need to do anything about them anymore, sure he can wreck them all, but then again he would need to find them, time he could spend on more scheming. Imagine the following, Bolas sets the sun to Amonkhet, agents of him spread word of threats trough the multiverse, groups gather and come to Amonkhet, a world that will surely kill you one way or another, without having the chance to leave.

    Quote from Ethenil »
    I agree that Azor wasn't treated fairly. I dearly hope he's revisited soon.


    I don’t think it is the last we saw of Azor, as Teysa showed the wording of the Living Guildpact needs to be really precise and is “easy” to break. A pirate could come to useless island, claim it as his own, rename it and Azor would be free, because there wouldn’t be any island named useless island anymore. If not I hope we see a land card in the future called useless island, which generates a legendary sphinx token Grin

    Quote from Onering »
    Azor did nothing wrong.
    Of course, he was supposed to get his spark back somehow, and then presumably be able to leave Ixalan, so maybe the plan wasn't to just use the sun to stop planeswalks away from Ixalan, and that is just a side effect, but rather to trap him IN the sun, or steal his spark, or something else. We really don't know what the damn thing is capable of yet, and he wasn't exactly given the chance to explain the plan in detail. The plan failed of course, but because Ugin failed, not because of anything Azor did.


    After thinking about that part again it makes me wonder, how was he supposed to leave, even if he got his spark back? The sun should have trapped him anyway, so why did he agree and why did he believe getting his spark back would allow him to leave Confused
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Still hope Breeches gets a card in a future commander product Grin

    So could Bolas plan just be a "reversed" version of Azor/Ugins plan?

    Step 1: Find a suitable plane and transfer all eternals there
    Step 2: Track "Heroes" with Project Lightning Bug
    Step 3: Unleash some cosmic threat "near" the heroes and let them gather (like the eldrazi plan)
    Step 4: Lure them to the plane and seal them there to be killed by an eternal army
    Step 5: Profit! A way to get rid of all annoying planeswalkers who might get into his way (even thought he could just crush them)

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Champion of Dusk - Brazilian spoiler
    Quote from robot »
    that art looks awesome I wanna see it larger. cool draw effect for vamps


    Here it is, on that art we can also see more clearer that he has his feet on the ground.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Four leaked cards including Angrath
    Quote from jshrwd »
    Can someone please post the Twitter link and/or post a hosted image of the cards?


    Updated the OP with the Twitter links.

    Two more cards from https://twitter.com/MTGGoldfish
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Four leaked cards including Angrath
    Nice dinosaur, Angrath is a bit meh, both from twitter.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/kaitscralt/status/947488548646739968
    https://twitter.com/kaitscralt/status/947487833907965952

    Edit:

    Two more cards added from https://twitter.com/MTGGoldfish



    Original source of all four cards seems to be from reddit:
    https://www.reddit.com/user/Lapsy_143
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Karn, Jhoira, and Teferi to appear in Dominaria

    And by the way. Anyone catch the the pic in the first post has been doctored/photoshopped over the artwork picture on page 4?

    In the artwork pic on page 4 (from Twitter) we see 2 moons above Karn and the Weatherlight-style sky ship in the middle right (close to Karn's fist). Clouds have been changed as well. Wonder why they did so?


    At this point it is safe to say, because Bolas.

    It's because they realized they accidentally spoiled, that Bolas stole the moons that is what he needed the planar bridge for.

    Joke aside, the background of the image is really interesting, there is a lot going on, with the ship the moon and the clouds, maybe they just turned all that stuff down for the headline version.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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