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  • posted a message on Who’s coming for a card that doesn’t have one yet
    My predictions for 2021 (aka Modern Horizons 2) the only product this year that will have throwbacks to the ol times

    .one of the remaining nine titans
    .a better Mishra
    .one of the ice age characters
    .new Tetsuo
    .new Orim
    .someone from the Children of the Nameless by Brandon Sanderson
    .someone from Ravnica (a parun)

    And I'D LOVE to say Ashnod and Gix but I've been hyping them since Commander 2016 and NOTHING.


    I think a better Mishra is possible, based on getting Urza last time.

    Rebbec and Glacian got cards in CML, Gix is literally the last prominent character from The Thran left. But I assume they would make his praetor form.

    Oldwalkers, including the Titans: Just two in CML was disappointing, but they are apparently saving the juicy ones for future releases. From the 9T, I'd say Taysir or Bo Levar, otherwise Leshrac.

    A re-made Weatherlight crewmember is a must. Also missed in CML, so they had to save it for here. I'd also guess Orim, whose original card sucks hard.

    New Tetsuo - yes, please. All the Legends II characters are long overdue for new versions. Also Ramses or Xira. And CML failed to deliver Jorgen Hage and Kolo frickin' Meha, despite teasing him by Naru Meha.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on STX- Strixhaven: School of Mages- Worldbuilding and Story Discussion
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Mullerornis »
    They're both incredibly awful to each other and I hate the writers for doing this.


    Ditto, although I do think it works. Both are only 18 and they barley been alone as adults and have conflicting personalities. Heck many times people don't even delovpe their adult personalities until they are in college.

    That said to echo soramaro (and something i have been saying) the rushed story didn't help since we had two stories with the twins to show the conflict building between them. I think a few more stories would have made things feels more natural build up.


    I feel this is a problem of all the "new" stories since Zendikar Rising. They are now cramming the story into six episodes, plus some spinoffs. This is just too few. Stories of all three sets - ZRN, Kaldheim and now Strixhaven feel logically rushed then.

    Another thing is the pacing. Sometimes a story encompasses just one or two days, but here, if I read it well, we basically skipped several weeks where "nothing happened" and went straight to beginning to the Oriq onslaught.

    Similarly - the first Kaldheim story leading to Kaya fighting Vorinclex was excruciatingly detailed, yet the final battle for Bretagard felt like a report from a plane flying above the battlefield.

    I precisely remember when I felt cheated by the writer for the first time - when reading Silmarillion. After all these detailed battles in Dagor Bragollach, Nirnaeth Arnodiedad or the fall of Gondolin, including who was injured by what and in what part of body, the fall of Morgoth was described on two pages like - well, the Valar and the Vanyar came from Valinor in force, torn down the gates of Angband, defeated Melkor and imprisoned him, Beleriand fell to the sea, The End.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on STX- Strixhaven: School of Mages- Worldbuilding and Story Discussion
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Quote from 5colors »
    Updated the Op with all know info and hopefully will just add whatever the commander deck legends bring.


    Based on Cram Session's flavortext, I think that Gyome is our promised chef.

    I am also missing the lead character on Witherbloom Command. The rest of Commands has the face students there, but not Witherbloom - instead of Dina, it is something like a small treefolk - the closest thing to this is found on Body of Research¨- yet this "Needledeep" (treefolk-hinting name) is apparently a Quandrix member. Dina is not even depicted on the command - there is a troll and an elf in the foreground, and bunch of humans in the background.


    So it seems that our treefolk legend is this.





    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on STX- Strixhaven: School of Mages- Worldbuilding and Story Discussion
    Quote from Ryperior74 »



    but Dina is right here? not sure why you think she’s missing

    andnif your talking lore on her that’s in the links.


    Dina is not missing in the set, she is missing on the card Whiterbloom Command. She is the only face student to have this treatment, all the others are on their respective command cards.


    Exactly what I meant.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on STX- Strixhaven: School of Mages- Worldbuilding and Story Discussion
    Quote from 5colors »
    Updated the Op with all know info and hopefully will just add whatever the commander deck legends bring.


    Based on Cram Session's flavortext, I think that Gyome is our promised chef.

    I am also missing the lead character on Witherbloom Command. The rest of Commands has the face students there, but not Witherbloom - instead of Dina, it is something like a small treefolk - the closest thing to this is found on Body of Research¨- yet this "Needledeep" (treefolk-hinting name) is apparently a Quandrix member. Dina is not even depicted on the command - there is a troll and an elf in the foreground, and bunch of humans in the background.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/31— Zimone, Manifestation Sage, Strixhaven Stadium, and more
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    didnt they say no H.P. stuff ? the stadium looks kinda "inspired" by that


    Well, they mentioned the "Mage Tower" sport in the twitch preview stream already...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A couple of card names from the Arena STX Mastery Pass article
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/strixhaven-mastery-details-2021-03-30

    Bolded are new info.

    AVATARS
    Dina, Soul Steeper avatar (obtainable from the Strixhaven Mastery Tree)
    Killian, Ink Duelist avatar (obtainable from the Strixhaven Mastery Tree)
    Zimone, Quadrix Prodigy avatar (obtainable from the Strixhaven Mastery Tree)
    Rootha, Mercurial Artist avatar (obtainable from the Strixhaven Mastery Tree)
    Quintorius, Field Historian avatar (obtainable from the Strixhaven Mastery Tree)

    CARDS AND BOOSTERS
    20x booster packs (3x STX, 3x KHM, 3x ZNR, 3x M21, 3x IKO, 3x THB, 2x ELD)
    10x Strixhaven mythic rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
    5x Mystical Archive ICRs
    Level 91+: 1x Uncommon ICR

    CARD SLEEVES
    Professor of Zoomancy card sleeve
    Silverquill Archon Exquisite card sleeve

    CARD STYLES
    25 Orbs (each can be redeemed for a card style or avatar on the Strixhaven Mastery Tree)
    15x Common card styles
    10x Uncommon card styles

    EVENT TOKENS
    1 Player Draft Token (can be redeemed for either a Premier or Traditional Draft)

    GOLD AND GEMS
    4,000 gold
    1,200 gems

    PET
    5 Magic Book Pets (2 tiers each)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STA] Crux of Fate— iyingdi preview
    Quote from Blair Phoenix »
    So apparently the Nicol Bolas part of the art was stolen/copy pasted from Deviantart fanart circa 2016?

    https://twitter.com/omgscarypet/status/1376180852070174725

    https://www.deviantart.com/scarypet/art/Nicol-Bolas-616965864

    Interesting to see what develops from this.


    Ugin is outright copy-pasted from original Swanland's art, just flipped horizontally and rotated a bit. From a frigging existing Magic card. At least the Bolas was taken "just" from someone's Deviantart page.

    The guy is a f***ing plagiarizer.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Strixhaven Character Reveal - Killian Lu and other "Face Students"
    https://www.dicebreaker.com/amp/games/magic-the-gathering-strixhaven/news/mtg-strixhaven-killian-lu-reveal



    Killian Lu, a human mage-student in his second year at the Silverquill College of Eloquence. Handsome features, a sharp jaw and his immaculate midnight black hair might immediately draw the eye - not to mention the always-dashing monotone suit - but his implacable determination and work ethic have engendered him to both his peers and Strixhaven’s faculty.

    Some might say that pressure is a direct result of having the Silverquill dean as a father - the master poet is reportedly a stern man who drives his son to graduate at the top of his class. Rigid discipline and an ever-watchful eye catches any of Killian’s mistakes, and his father is quick to remind him of the lineage of inkmasters that comprise the Lu ancestry. Killian’s failures are his father’s failures - and that of the family, by extension. Weakness in any pursuit is simply not an option.

    Killian trains in secret to address his shortcomings and only ever displays a detached professionalism for his fellow students and teachers. Whether due to his father’s constant vigil or his own desire to master both the light and dark elements of Silverquill’s trademark magic, Killian vows to only ever make a mistake once. If only he didn’t find the light so difficult to embrace.


    He is the central character on Silverquill Command.

    Update: It seems all of the face students are being revealed across several pages:

    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-storyline/820561-stx-strixhaven-school-of-mages-worldbuilding-and?comment=25
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic: The Gathering Comic (Ashcan, Boom! Studios)
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Why is Niv-mizzert silver? I thought it was gold colored scales after the resurrection

    if he turned into a artifact creature....we better pray that the phyrexians don't find him.




    He indeed was, we even have a card for him. And he is flesh and blood. No artifact creature.

    This is either a f**k-up, or an in advance admitted non-canon story.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    It simply does not sounds right.

    I kind of hope that the last side-story addresses this, but it will most probably be centered on Lathril, as the previous one was on Ranar.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    It seems that Tibalt somehow imprisons the real Valki, as seen on his classic version and partially also on his showcase Valki side (note the person chained to a pillar in tbe background). As well as in this card and its flavor: https://mythicspoiler.com/khm/cards/glacialdetentionpillar.html
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] Graven Lore & Svella, Ice Shaper - Arin Hanson preview
    Quote from Hunting Drake »
    This guy seems much more like a Shaman or Druid than a Warrior...



    Yup, exactly my thought. Warrior makes absolutely zero sense here.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] "Master Skald," "Critical Horror," and "Dwarven Hammer"— Naver Café previews
    In Soviet Union, the hammer brings YOU!! Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from Andethir »
    I know I am nitpicking, but in Planeswalker's Guide was that Cosima was originally a Cosmos Monster. She don't look like one, unless the Elixir has transformed her...


    Yeah, thought the same thing when seeing the card.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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