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  • posted a message on Incite Insight - RedBull Spoiler
    Man, I may be wrong on this, but it seems to me assembling contraptions is wayyyy too easy. Like, as easy as drawing a card, if this card is any indication, with the potential to be significantly more powerful.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gathering Magic Spoiler - RAZAKETH
    Quote from ThyLordQ »

    Shame they couldn't do anything with the "Blood Magic" he was showing in story. Pay life and Sac a creature to gain control of one, or something like that.
    That only works on Liliana, because of their contract. Doesn't seem like something he can just do willy nilly.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gathering Magic Spoiler - RAZAKETH
    Quote from ThyLordQ »

    Shame they couldn't do anything with the "Blood Magic" he was showing in story. Pay life and Sac a creature to gain control of one, or something like that.
    That only works on Liliana, because of their contract. Doesn't seem like something he can just do willy nilly.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Yahenni, Undying Partisan
    I gotta say, they're nailing the flavor text this time around. Which is a quite surprising development.

    As for Yaheeni, they're OK, but doesn't strike me as constructed viable.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Planar Bridge
    Quote from Duke Daemon »
    Am I the only one who would like to see Old Phyrexia before we make another phyrexian colony? I mean I personally would like to find out who originally made the plane of Phyrexia and what it was like before Yawgmoth got his hands on it.

    Not to mention but Argentum/Mirrodin had access to soul cages which were designed to snatch individuals away from different planes. So I am pretty sure the neo-phyrexians were already close to discovering planar travel. Especially since the Thranian portals are everywhere on multiple planes. It wouldn't shock me to find out that their remnants lie hidden on planes buried for other to find and awaken. Urza himself discovered one and awakened it.

    Finally I am so sick of this plane, its like wizards is trying to recreat the Thranian race but make it "cool".
    Proof that Kaldesh is a ripoff of the Thranian race.
    [What has happened]The Kaldesh/Thranian have a power source system called the Aetherflux Reservoir/Fractured Powerstone which is pumped via pipes around the city which were used for all manners of things. Their entire world is controlled by a Consulate/Thranian High Council which use a tiered voting system to decide the course of it's empire. A divide in the populace grew due to decisions made by the Consulate/Thranian High Council. This led to a Aether Revolt/Thranian Rebellion. The arrival of a planeswalker Tezzeret/Dyfed only furthered the downfall of the empire.
    [What I expect to happen/Has happened] is that Tezzeret/Yagmoth will take his followers and artifacts out of Kaldesh/Thran using an artificier(Rashmi/Dyfed) to open a planar portal into an artificial plane. Then Tezzeret/Yagmoth will use these followers and artifacts to construct a phyrexian army.

    Seriously go read The Thran by J. Robert King. Then read Kaldesh's story.
    I think that's quite a stretch. Yeah, Kaladesh has a lot in common with Thran Dominaria, but the plots are almost entirely different. Dyfed's role has nothing in common with Tezzeret's, for example, and nothing so far suggests any sort of 'tiered vote system' in Kaladesh.

    (It's Thran, by the way, not Thranian.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Chifre-ingneo de Assalto
    Should be "Firehorn", not "Fire-Bull". Interesting card either way. Reminds me of one of the planes in the original Planechase.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Planeswalker Dovin Baan, Vedalken confirmed for Kaladesh
    Yeah, there's absolutely nothing red about him in this week's story. He is emotionally detached, obsessed with organization and a ridiculously practical person, which should make him almost definitely blue-white.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sanctum Prelate - ChannelFireball Preview
    As a huge fan of white taxing, I'm drooling. I wish this came out in a standard legal set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Rare Land Cycle: friendly color lands with reveal Landtype to enter untapped
    I like the names. They seem more Innistrad-y and less generic. I hope this is a trend going forward.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Corrupted Tombstone
    Quote from LordOrgodemir »
    Rarity aside, this is the only mana rock we have. And it will see play as a result.
    Pretty much.

    It's quite funny how the rares people criticize here, such as this or the green mana dork, are the one's that will actually see competitive play.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Elaine Chase preview Briarbridge Patrol
    Quote from ty blitzer »
    Ok, this set is starting to feel crazy. Some cards are good and are in the lower rarities and then some cards are just mana dorks and are in the high rarity.
    Do you honestly think this is a better card than the rare mana dork? Because it isn't, not by a long shot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Silverfur Partisan
    This is, without exaggeration, the most uninspired piece of flavor text I've ever read.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on "Fears" set is Eldritch Moon
    That's one awesome set name. My favorite in a long while.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gift of Tusks - LRR preview
    In a set of absolutely dismal excuses for flavor text, this one is a nice surprise.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers (1/5) - Oath of Chandra, Reality Smasher, few other cards
    Quote from Truth »
    Quote from RickCorgan »
    The "yeah, I'll keep watch" on Chandra's Oath flavor text is further proof that they are trying to not only do their own Avengers / Justice League, but also match the cringeworthy Hollywood lines and clichéd one-sided personalities. Card is nice, though.

    How dare they have a varied cast of characters. Chandra is already anything but one-dimension, she's the typical comic relief character you'd imagine her to be from quotes like this, but the thing that brought her back to Zendikar was mostly guilt and sensse of responsibility.
    What I mean is that I don't think their characters are unique or full-fledged or well-developed or anything. Magic has become a bit too obsessed with tropes for my tastes lately, and I feel this flies in the face of the brand's potential. For example: I think planeswalkers have a lot of potential, as they aren't really like anything on the current pop culture zeitgeist; they could be their own trope. But instead of developing them as something truly unique, WotC is settling for a glorified superhero group, which is a riff on the latest ephemerous Hollywood obsession. Chandra is basically the Human Torch, with the very same snarky lines. It's probably a good decision when it comes to gaining mainstream audiences in a somewhat easy way, but still massively disappointing from a storytelling perspective.

    TL;DR: they could have a Harry Potter (new IP that sets the standard in a particular genre), but are settling for a Percy Jackson (a less-than-exciting ripoff).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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