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  • posted a message on 2021 Set predictions/speculation
    Okay here's my predictions for 2021. I believe next year we'll get two new worlds and one return again.

    Agree that Kaldheim seems likely. I've been predicting it for a while and I think that its finally time.
    For the return in the spring I believe it will be Alara. It was popular enough and its over time that this came back
    Core 2022 is a shoe in
    The second new plane I think may be Jace's home plane Vryn. We haven't seen Jace for a while and I suspect we'll see him go home to Vryn. They've had time to think about how they are going to flesh it out and start tying it into the new storyline.

    Again we'll see another colour Commander product (we had Green this year), A commander 2021 set of decks tied to Vryn and a Signature spellbook for Liliana.
    They'll keep churning out Secret Lairs until we are sick of them too.
    Innovation product will be some kind of whacky draft set.

    Anyway that's my 2 cents worth.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [IKO] In One Bite— Tukaram preview
    All power to the mighty Squire!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Apparently new cards and Merge mechanic; source link in thread
    Also the creature types are all over the place. There's a white 'ape'. All apes to date have been in red or green, so making a white ape seems highly suspect to me. Also insects are pretty entirely in green and yet there's white insects here.

    I'm calling this a fake as there are too many strikes against it for my liking.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New walker confirmed for theros beyond death
    There's also the Chinese walker Jinag Yanggu in Mono green.

    The colours that are currently most missing on Walkers are:-

    1) Green-White. There's only really Ajani in this colour combination. I know that Hualti was last green-white, but she's also been white-red like Ajani.
    2) Green-Black. Now that Garruk is back to being mono-green we only have Vraska.
    3) Red-white. Other than Ajani (who is now officially white-green) we only have Hualti (who seems like she is Naya) and Nahiri in this combination.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership 9/19 - happily ever after
    Also Transguild courirer is all colours
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brand new world after Core 2020 confirmed
    My guess is that it will be a Nordic / viking based plane, possibly Angrath's home. Then I suspect that the Winter set will be Return to Theros followed by Rescue from the Underworld. They may do that all in one set, but I suspect they might give Theros two sets so that they don't need to expend too many art resources generating another new world in the year.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Archmage's Charm
    I'll take your Death's shadow.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of the Spark mechanics, Gatewatch vs. Bolas alignment
    I'm guessing that we'll get all the Gatewatch in the next set. We haven't seen much from them recently and I think that the set is likely to have a planeswalker theme to it.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Ultimate Masters & Box Topper Promos + PSA regarding sealed Box Topper Boosters
    It's official - there are no good purely white cards so they didn't bother putting any in this set Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible New PlanesWalker via Survey
    I'm guessing she's going to show up in the core set. Green has been woefully short on mono coloured planeswalkers ever since Garruk went dark. Every other colour has at least 2 mono coloured walkers ...

    White - Gideon / Elspeth / (maybe Nahiri)
    Blue - Jace / Tamiyo
    Black - Liliana / Ob Nixilis
    Red - Chandra / Koth / Jaya Ballard

    Until now green has only had Nissa and this has been a real problem for WoTC when trying to balance Planeswalker colours. So getting Vivien is long overdue. Having her show up in Core 2019 will help balance things out I'm guessing and will give us an alternative protagonist to Nissa.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Karn, Jhoira, and Teferi to appear in Dominaria
    The tag is "Gather Legends" so does this mean that there will be a legendary theme given we already know that Jaya will be part of this set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What comes after Dominaria?
    In terms of hanging plot, the biggest ones are:-

    1) Mirrodin. Poor old Koth hanging around waiting for Elspeth and the others to return with help against the Phyrexians. I guess he's twiddling his thumbs thinking (where the hell are these guys?)
    2) Theros. Elspeth in the Underworld is begging for a rescue story. Plus Dack Fayden has gone there and there is now a hole in the R/G God position there again.
    3) Ravnica. Not as explicitly hanging as the others, but there is definitely something going on with the Inter planar tech that Tezzeret got on Kaladesh and Ral Zarek up to something on Ravnica. I'm guess that Ral will get up to something whilst the Living Guildpact is doing his usual super attentive job.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Upcoming sets will be Vikings and/or Western
    The Western themed set will have Spellslingers rather than Gunslingers, but I can't see why they wouldn't be able to do it. instead of gunfighters they would have Spell duels. All in all, I don't see it as being out of the question.

    Things I expect to see in the coming years ....

    Viking Themed Set
    Roman Themed Set
    New Japanese World set
    Possibly a set done in Fiora in competitive magic
    Vryn - almost certainly Jace's world will be fleshed out

    Things I believe they will go back to in the next 2-4 years

    Ravnica 3 - Two large sets
    Theros 2 - set as a Rescue from the Underworld from Theros followed by a set back on Theros (or maybe the other way around)
    New Phyrexia - We need to find out what Koth is up to. It's been a long time since we've heard from him.
    Alara - possibly we will find out that the conflux has started to crumble and that the worlds are breaking apart again.


    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Iconic Masters November 2017
    I wonder if this might be WoTC's attempt to get around the reserved list to breather life into Legacy. What if it had close versions of reserved cards like Snow dual lands. Something like a Snow Taiga that said it couldn't be played in the same deck as a taiga. That way it would get around the reserved list but would be only legacy legal and players would get access to cards that were needed to be able to keep legacy alive.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Favourite Cards From Amonkhet
    So the whole set will be spoiled today and the traditional favourite ten cards from the set must be done. Pre-fix your list with what they are the favourite format for Standard / Modern / Limited / Casual etc and go for it ...

    My favourite cards for standard (in no particular order) are:-

    1) Harsh Mentor - going to be even better in Modern where fetchlands will get his wrath, but crewing is going to be that much harder now ...
    2) Cast Out - A flash / Cycler way of stopping the Cat Lady combo
    3) Censor - An expensive force spike which will be good early but that can be cycled away later
    4) Drake Haven - Capable of creating an architype all by itself
    5) Liliana, Death's Majesty - I think we might see some Zombie tribal with her and the new Lord of the Accursed
    6) Glorybringer - With a method of giving Vigilance (Arlind Kord or Always Watching) this is going to be a Planeswalker killer of choice
    7) Channeler Initiate - A mana elf that can fight the good fight late on
    8) Rhonas the Indomitable - Probably the best God, though he may be restricted to crewing vehicles some of the time.
    9) Manglehorn - Destroy annoying vehicle
    10) Wayward Servant - Could this bring back a Zombie aristocrats style deck with Bontu
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
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