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Apr 30, 2018Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from Catherine Cook »Why is this "unsettling news"? It's an occupational choice. People make those all the time.
Well, Catherine, when you make a occupational *choice*, you would probably speak differently than this:
What's next for me? I don't know yet, and that's kind of exciting. I'm certainly interested in industry jobs and would welcome anything you want to point me toward. But I've got a little time right now for the kinds of creative side projects I haven't been able to pursue.
Really does not look like it was his choice to quit.
Apr 30, 2018Very unsettling news. I think it is very closely related to the focus of this forum, so I am making a thread about it.Posted in: Magic Storyline
Quote from Kelly Digges"s Twitter »Big news: As of now, I am no longer (#)WOTCstaff. This account is now my personal account, and I'm not going to be tweeting much about Magic. I won't be offended if anybody chooses to unfollow.
Judging from his reactions, it was unexpected.
Apr 25, 2018A really good one today:Posted in: Magic Storyline
Basically Teferi's backstory between Mending and now.
Feels like the old books.
Apr 23, 2018Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from Gerrard"s Mom »Thran Temporal Gateway also counts for Portal, and there are more instance of "Urza's" to cover the whole block on Juggernaut and Nature's Spiral (plus Urza's Tome and Urza's Ruinous Blast).
Rescue also has "editions" on it to cover the Limited Editions.
Powerstone Shard has the "planar" for Planar Chaos and Adeliz, the Cinder Wind has "sight" (insight) for Future Sight.
Wow for Portal Second Age "second" actually shows up on Rescue, Soul Salvage and Wizard's Retort ("second mage" even), and "age" is on Board the Weatherlight and Cabal Paladin.
Plus there is a second "portal" on Hinterland Harbor.
Updating the post, thanks!
Apr 22, 2018Posted in: Magic Storyline
Wow, thanks. It does not even occur to me to look for those....that makes it even cooler!
Apr 20, 2018I did this research for my own article at my blog, I thought it is worth to share as a summary.... ;-)Posted in: Magic Storyline
They referenced all Dominaria and Rath (that is after overlay considered also Dominaria) expansions in either name or flavortexts of cards.
EDIT: thanks Hunter, 5colors and Gerrard's Mom for adding more.
Limited - Keldon Raider Editions - Rescue
- Alpha - Sporecrown Thallid
- Beta - Pardic Wanderer (released in 1993: 93-beta)
Unlimited - Rat Colony
Revised - Pardic Wanderer
Antiquities - The Antiquities War
The Dark - Eviscerate
Legends - Fervent Strike
Fallen Empires - Divest
Chronicles (I know ;)) - Jodah, Archmage Eternal
Magic Origins - Sage of Lat-Nam
Ice Age - Deep Freeze, Territorial Allosaurus
Alliances - Mammoth Spider
Coldsnap - Cold-Water Snapper
Mirage - Evra, Halcyon Witness
Visions - Mox Amber
Weatherlight - Weatherlight, Jhoira, etc.
Tempest - Tempest Djinn
Stronghold - Stronghold Confessor and others
Exodus - Aven Sentry
Urza's - Powerstone Shard, Juggernaut, Urza's Ruinous Blast, Urza's Tome
-Saga - card type
-Legacy - Shanna, Sisay's Legacy
-Destiny - Arvad the Cursed
Nemesis - Seal Away
Prophecy - Run Amok
Invasion - Rat Colony
Planeshift - Navigator's Compass
Apocalypse - Run Amok
Odyssey - Adventurous Impulse
Torment - Chainer's Torment
Judgment - Spore Swarm
Onslaught - Wild Onslaught
Legions - Radiating Lightning
Scourge - Traxos, Scourge of Kroog
Time Spira - Karn's Temporal Sundering, Nature's Spiral
Planar Chaos - Powerstone Shard (planar),Karn's Temporal Sundering (chaos),
Future Sight - Grand Warlord Radha, Thran Temporal Gateway (Future), Adeliz, the Cinder Wind (in-sight)
Portal - Thran Temporal Gateway, Hinterland Harbor
Portal Second Age - Thran Temporal Gateway, Hinterland Harbor (portal); Rescue, Soul Salvage, Wizard's Retort (second); Cabal Paladin, Board the Weatherlight (age)
Apr 19, 2018Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from SimicNuggets »Despite being well-written, even an actual fantasy author in Martha Wells can't bypass mtg creative's mandate of feeding us stories that fit too conveniently together.
Was still enjoyable tho. 7/10. Nice seeing Teferi again.
Yeah. She is a good writer, but I think that in this format, even bringing back the old writers (not King, but ScottMcG, for example) would make this return work.
It is just too rushed, too simple in contrast to anything we were used to with this characters.
Frankly, it feels like Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett's second-to-last novel snd a farewell to Ankh-Morpork characters. The characters like Moist, Vetinari, Vimes are all there, but feel weird.
Apr 18, 2018Posted in: Magic Storyline
Quote from ombradeldragoceleste »
I was expecting thisa tall well-built older man with short graying hair
version of Teferi in this story...
I know it's a minor detail, but why commissioning a character's artwork in a certain way if you're ignoring it in the story? If his aspect before the return of his spark is with long hair and beard, then use that.
Anyway...I like Idris Elba (unfortunately not in all Dominaria's art Teferi looks like him XD), but the "old sage" starting version in my opinion would have been much better
Yeah, that is a MAJOR blunder here.
Quote from 5colors »Quote from ChaosNomad »Hey if they ever get Weatherlight fully up to snuff again, we can call them the Guardians of the Multiverse.
Would that make Silmefoot and his Saprolings, Rocket and baby groot?
We got some more character bio;
Looks like some of future sight might still yet to come with Tarox being the pride and joy of Verix and Karoz...
Moreover, Hallar is the kid referenced in Marwyn's story. The "they" thing with Hallar is a pain in the ass, though. Really shoehorned here.
Apr 13, 2018Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from Flisch »I really don't want to start complaining, because scramming more references to old or obscure lore is hardly possible, but does anyone else miss certain things? Not a single dwarf, viashino, kor, nantuko or cephalid or at least their fate (considering the Rift Era they could have totally gotten away with making the otarian races extinct), no mention of Sarpadia outside of the homarid, which was a historic piece of information, not something about the continent's modern state. Also poor Caliman was completely ignored both in flavour text, art and supplementary materials.
Like, again, I don't mean to complain, but it felt a bit odd for such a rich setting like Dominaria to go through the card gallery and see 95% benalish cards in white and 90% tolarian cards in blue. It feels like Jamuura, the largest continent, specifically was largely left out apart from the odd reference here and there.
There is a mention of the Talas attacking Tolaria West ;-)
Apr 12, 2018Some other notes:Posted in: Magic Storyline
Spore Swarm references "dormant Multani"
Jaya's kickass art is on Fight with Fire.
Fiery Intervention shows Chandra looking on a golem vs. treefolk battle.
Shield of the Realm references the "Rift Era". (YAY!)
Aesthir Glider is a reprint.
Can someone explain AMARANTHINE Wall to me? Should that have been ADAMANTINE?
Champion of the Flame - well, Wayne Spread-Eagle Reynolds
Gideon's Reproach -
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Mar 15, 2018Caranthir posted a message on Dominaria Spoiler Digest - Who's Who and What's What from the Release NotesPosted in: ArticlesQuote from Formless_One »No, the Baron Sengir and Grandmother Sengir come from Ulgothra. However, Grandmother Sengir is actually a planeswalker named Ravi who knew the Baron when he was young and as I understand it before he was a vampire. Then she went insane after pulling an Urza and blowing up most of Ulgothra. But the plane has a planar portal that most likely connects to Dominaria, and who knows? Maybe the Baron and his "Grandmother" did some traveling around the Multiverse at some point.
The Baron is NOT from Ulgrotha. He is from an unknown plane, he was brought to Ulgrotha by an unknown walker and stranded there. He might be originally from Dominaria, as we seen Sengir vampires there...but there is not enough info either to confirm or dismiss it.
Granny is a former planeswalker and one-time friend of the Baron who had a hand in him becoming vampire. See here: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Ravi
More in this 12 years old article from Matt Cavotta: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/royal-bloodline-emphasis-blood-2006-02-15
Mar 12, 2018Caranthir posted a message on Dominaria Spoiler Digest - Who's Who and What's What from the Release NotesYou are welcome. Some more:Posted in: Articles
odah's paragraph is quite wild.
"(Jodah) was also present during the Phyrexian Invasion and helped restore Urza's sanity during that time" - this is wholly incorrect, where you got it?
- one of the primary contributous to Worldspell - not quite, he had to provide his mirror and was forced to utilize (and in the process, consume) the safe havens to distribute the excess energy of the spell to prevent another Sylex Blast.
It is debatable, whether Evra, Halcyon Witness is what we think. After all, we have seen Halcyon Glaze. But using this very particular name on Dominaria and NOT tying it to THE Halcyon would be immensely stupid.
Kolo Meha was above all a Bogardan fire mage, but with ties to Madara, of course.
Gix was not Glacian's kíller. He attacked and wounded him, but Yawgmoth "killed" him by his treattment.
Mar 12, 2018Caranthir posted a message on Dominaria Spoiler Digest - Who's Who and What's What from the Release NotesSome minor corrections:Posted in: Articles
- Primevals' rebirth was one of the climaxes of Planeshift,not Invasion
- Karn's Temporal Sundering is probably the time machine explosion also depicted on Sunder, not the Tolarian rift closure.
- Sagas get counters on the beginning of the precombat main phase
- Mirari was just one of Karn's probes, and a faulty one (it shouldn't be leaking power)
Jan 13, 2008Great pics, James Losing Miles had to hurt, indeed. I like your choice of team....playing with Miles and Phobeya together is one of my preferred combinations. Just add Harass and you got my fav "supervillain" team. But Sil is powerful with any high-damage super character.Posted in: Hydrokinesis's Blog
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