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  • posted a message on Name and Number Crunch
    New names from Entertainment Weekly's spoilers, along with some guesses for colour:

    Desert Cerodon (historically these are RW, could be either)
    Sandwurm Convergence (G? Name sounds like a token maker)
    Heart-Piercer Manticore (R or B is my guess)
    Grasping Dunes (Name sounds like land, art suggests maybe B though)
    Painted Bluffs (Land)
    Soulstinger (Black)
    Ornery Kudu (Green)
    Defiant Greatmaw (G or UG)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ready / Fight - Spanish DailyMTG
    Quote from Cyborg Huey »
    I haven't taken Spanish in over ten years, but I think the card is going to be Prepare//Fight simply because Ready//Willing is already a card. I'd use tags but I haven't figured them out yet in the new layout on mobile

    I completely forgot about Ready//Willing but you're right, it would need a different title and yours makes sense. I'll amend the OP
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  • posted a message on Ready / Fight - Spanish DailyMTG
    Didn't see this card on here yet.

    I don't speak spanish but a combination of google translate and my knowledge of French suggests it's

    Ready Prepare 1W
    Untap target creature. It gets +2/+2 and lifelink until end of turn.


    Fight 3G
    Target creature you control fights target creature an opponent controls.


    Source Article

    Update: It's been pointed out Ready is already half a split card, so I've changed the likely translation of the title.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Verdurous Gearhulk
    This post on the Kaladesh Consulate facebook page strongly, strongly implies (basically confirms, really) that this will be a full cycle.

    Standing taller than many of the buildings that grace Ghirapur's skyline, the Gearhulks are among the grandest creations you'll see on display in the Fair. We challenged five teams of expert designers to build automatons of an extreme scale, with the added stipulation of incorporating a single element of the Aether Cycle into their design. From inspiration to reclamation, the flow of aether governs both invention and life on Ghirapur, so we felt this an appropriate and exciting challenge.
    We were more than pleased with the results. Each design expresses the individual creativity of its team and captures the essence of their assigned step of the Aether Cycle. From the living foliage in the chassis of the Verdurous Gearhulk, which inspires all who gaze upon it, to the crackling reserves of liberated aetheric energy that sparks on the hands of the combustible gearhulk, these magnificent creations invite all to stop and ponder what it means to be part of the cycle of invention.
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  • posted a message on Kaladesh Name and Number Crunch
    Some stuff from twitter fell through the cracks when people were compiling spoilers.

    Pictures are attached in this post in the other thread

    Glint-Sleeve Artisan - 017 (white, common)
    Speedway Fanatic - 132 (red, uncommon)
    Start Your Engines - 135, I think? Could be 133 which seems to make more sense. (red, uncommon)
    Sky Skiff - 233 (artifact, common)
    Whirlermaker - 239 (artifact, uncommon)

    Of note, whirlermaker is probably fairly close to the end of the artifacts.

    ETA: This tumblr post has a higher-res image showing Start Your Engines as definitely 135. Perhaps there's multiple "Speedway ___" cards in red.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on PAX Kaladesh Spoilers - Saheeli Rai, vehicles, energy, other mechanics
    Some cards from the official Twitter have not been posted here yet. Nothing too exciting, but more examples of the mechanics.

    Source tweet 1

    Source tweet 2

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  • posted a message on Number Crunch
    I think one or both of Nettle Sentinel and Quirion Ranger is not unlikely in those slots either, since they've said Elves is to be a draftable archetype and both cards do see play in competitive lists.
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  • posted a message on Number Crunch
    One blue card between Daze and Diminishing Returns -- with Flashback being confirmed as a draft archetype for U/G, I'm guessing it's Deep Analysis. It could also be Dig Through Time I suppose. The two between Returns and Force are a bit harder to figure out. Energy Field would be kind of fun. Ensoul Artifact? Flusterstorm? Forbid?

    I feel like the cards between Sylvan Library and Timberwatch Elf should be guessable too but I'm not sure how to efficiently search for cards that fit in that interval.

    EDIT: Sylvan Safekeeper? Tarmogoyf? Tilling Treefolk? And for the space between Bloodbraid and Dack -- Captain Sisay or Cavern Harpy?
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  • posted a message on Number Crunch
    Quote from sperlman »
    EDIT: We have one artifact spot before Chrome Mox. Potential options:
    AEther Vial (Missed MM2- could be an option, sees a bit of play in Fish)
    Akroma's Memorial (please no, it literally only sees play in commander)
    Altar of Dementia (meh)
    Ankh of Mishra (meh)
    Arcbound Ravager (Also missed MM2)
    Basalt Monolith (Hasn't been printed since 2013, but it is cheap.)
    Bla... nevermind.
    Blightsteel Colossus? Probably not.
    Chalice of the Void (Still needs to go down in price, missed MM2)

    My bet's on Chalice or Ravager, but we could see Monolith- maybe even at common?

    Worth noting more than one of these could be in, as the cut-off between multicolour and artifacts is a guess. We know there are three cards that are either hybrid with names starting after D or artifacts from this list.

    I don't feel qualified to comment too much on potential hybrid options bc I'm not overwhelmingly familiar with eternal formats, though. Does anyone have insight on what hybrid cards might be candidates for reprinting?

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  • posted a message on Fall Set is Kaladesh, Winter Set is Aether Revolt
    Set symbols (attached) are on the coming soon page, which also has them for every other announced product -- but still not for Eldritch Moon, interestingly.

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  • posted a message on Archetypes for Limited
    I think R/W might be Voltron-y? Open the Armory, Avacynian Missionaries and Militant Inquisitor in white don't fit tidily into a go-wide strategy (though humans obviously might want them), and red gives cards like Rush of Adrenaline to force damage through, or Spiteful Motives and Uncaged Fury to increase how much is dealt. Hulking Devil looks more appealing if you can boost it out of harm's way with enchantments or equipment, and I don't think any other archetypes want it. In this scenario Machinations serves to protect the creature you're focusing on empowering and discourages group blocking.

    That's my guess anyway. The others seem basically right, though I need to think a bit more to figure out how W/B comes together -- in addition to weenies I think there's a delirium component (though not as present as in B/G). The investigate deck seems SUPER fun if you can pull it off.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Mothership spoilers 3/24 Mythic Hydra, Black Madness, Creeping Dread
    Yeah there's also Creeping Dread, attached
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  • posted a message on Puzzle on prerelease puzzle poster
    I wonder what happens if you space the letters of the (English, which ultimately is Magic's primary language and the one that previous puzzles were largely conducted in) alphabet evenly around a circle and then see at which one each cryptolith points? I don't have the time to do so at the moment but it might be an avenue worth investigating. The only thing that makes it seem a bit dubious is that 26 doesn't divide evenly into 360 at all -- you end up with a letter every 13.85 degrees, which is really very fiddly to work with.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Puzzle on prerelease puzzle poster
    I've cropped the four posters we have images of thus far to just the cryptoliths and highlighted the angle on each (it's the only meaningful difference so even if compass angles aren't the answer, it's still what we have to work from in terms of clues). Pink is russian, orange is english, green is japanese, and blue is spanish. it is very likely though that without all of the posters we won't be able to get a meaningful message even if we *were* to figure out the nature of the puzzle
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  • posted a message on Puzzle on prerelease puzzle poster
    I'm abysmal at puzzles (though given that the website Wizards is hosting for this has pinned a tweet about compass angles I'm inclined to think that's a good line of investigation), but to help people who are less bad at things I thought I'd point out that they've now shared the Russian poster
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