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  • posted a message on Basic lands
    The Plains and the Mountain are probably the best looking in my eyes. The sun hiding behind the structures is a gorgeous angle.

    So because GRN/RNA are happening at the same time in Fall, does that mean War of the Spark is happening during the winter?

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Manalith Power Rankings 2019
    What is the Manalith Power Rankings? Never seen/heard that before.

    'buster
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Guildgatewatch
    I think it's too convenient that they "reintroduced" the Weatherlight after all these years, especially with the climax about to occur with the existing story arc. It makes perfect sense that something drastic is going ti happen to the present Gatewatch crew to the point where someone important is about to die off (or disappear) while a secondary story line kind of takes over.

    Personally I think it's time they went back to a more "human" approach of heroe(ine)s who are not as powerful as our perennial planeswalkers to take the reins of the next chapter(s) and still allow some dabbling in PW interactions but not be the focal point.

    The Weatherlight I arc lasted for a good three/four years before people grew tired of it. We seem to be getting that way with the Gatewatch.

    'buster
    P.S: I just want more Jhoira in all honesty.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Is it just me, or are there almost no constructed playable Common cards in RNA?
    I think I have to side with Metaethics. With the exception of Final Payment, Growth Spiral and maybe Skewer the Critics, most of them are rather blah. It seems very top-heavy in terms of power distribution with the exception of a few great uncommons.

    Overall I think it was designed with the intention of slowing the environment further like with what Dominaria did.

    'buster
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on New Judge foils: Rhystic Study and Food Chain
    Couldn't care for the Study art but the Food Chain? Humminah!

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    I wonder if we'll get mechanics like Afflict back if the Eternals are going to be there.

    This would be a good time to revisit proliferate if they decide to go planeswalker heavy. It's a great complement to the cards in GRN/RNA too.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    This is a great build up to the final Rav set. If RNA is like this, here's hoping they hit it out of the planar stratosphere in the next set.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    From what I see I'm definitely going Orzhov for the prerelease. Lots of solid removal in black especially.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    Quote from MarkXero »
    Quote from jshrwd »

    They have stated that the next block will wrap up the Bolas arc.
    So there's that to hang your hat on.

    Spoiler alert: Bolas wins, and every other set from now to the end of Magic is Bolas wandering around the multiverse laughing maniacally.

    If they want to wring players' patience dry with this...look at what happened with people's reaction to the original Weatherlight storyline. People were sick of Gerrard, Sisay, Hanna et al by the conclusion of Invasion block. I'd like to think WOTC gets the hint that it's time for a new angle.

    I'd love for Jhoira to lead the Weatherlight II arc and would be a great way to segue into it. They could make it so that sure the GW was dispersed but the new Weatherlight adventures traversing different planes allows them to meet up with those planeswalkers one by one into some ultimate final adventure into taking out the Phyrexians. And an epic Bollywood dance scene at the end.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    Quote from scottjhebert »
    Regardless of who may or may not die, I think there is a higher issue here.

    Presumably, Bolas's plan boils down to:

    1) Create oldwalker spark.
    2) Get oldwalker spark.
    3) Profit.

    Replace 'oldwalker spark' with 'very much more powerful spark' if you don't think that an oldwalker spark can or will be made.

    Regardless, the best plan is to stop 1, because 1 stops 2. However, if that cannot be done, and the Gatewatch & Co. can only stop 2 (that is, the spark is created but Bolas doesn't get it)… what do you do with it? If anyone you give it to would become on par with an oldwalker in power, that's an awful amount of power.

    That would lead to a huge MacGuffin to fight over.

    Something else I've thought of is that we know one plane where PWs can die and at least 'stick around' if not keep their sparks: Theros, with Elspeth. Currently, my bet is that Liliana will indeed turn on Bolas at a key moment in the war, and Bolas sics the contract on her, which would presumably age her to her 'correct' age and (possibly) depower her somewhat. (We literally don't know everything involved in her contract.) Teferi intervenes and puts her in a slow-time bubble to prevent her death, and Gideon and Ajani (and possibly Teferi) bring her to Theros, where she descends into the Underworld. All of this may possibly be part of an effort to get back Elspeth or not.

    I wonder if that's the reason why he wants the Planar Bridge...

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    Quote from Schutzwald »
    Quote from Urabrask »
    Here's a link to confirm that this is indeed on the Coming Soon page. The timing would suggest this is the name of the as-yet-unnamed third Ravnica set, and the background art resembles Ravnica...in ruins.


    Thanks for the link, Liliana looks very calm here.


    As another poster said, she doesn't look calm, she looks afraid

    If you had a millennia-old demi-god dragon mage thing several times your physical size who just pwned your soul and is holding a sharp talon near-embedded in your back, you'd be quite a bit afraid too. But that's just me.

    Fake it till you make it?

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Regenesis
    It feels as though this is what Elven Cache strove to be back in the day. But Regrowth shat all over its leg.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Possible name of the upcoming set
    War of the Spark...doesn't that remind you of the guy from 4Chan or whatever who gave us hints a few years ago about the possible Ravnica visit, calling the name of the set "War of the Guilds?" (They had said the name of now-known Amonkhet was Secrets of Sevigat and Hour of Devastation was Fury of the Sands or something to that effect).

    Maybe the guy was right all along.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/10/2019 - Planeswalker Deck cards (yay...)
    They're all about 3 damage sorcery spells lately. Elite Arrester is a Master Decoy (and whatever other functional reprints exist) feeling blue.

    'buster
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Panharmonicon and Spellweaver Helix
    That's what I was hoping for. Thank you for the clarification Smile

    'buster
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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