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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Mechanics (So far: Spectacle and two Rakdos cards)
    Quote from Watchwolf »
    Maybe we'll get a pushed Murder effect with Spectacle for B? That would be p cool.


    I think you're a little too optimistic there. Since Fog effects are pretty thin in sets anymore, pinging for Spectacle is not at all difficult, and therefore at best it'll be Spectacle-cost either 1B or (and I suspect this) BB.
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  • posted a message on Tithe Taker
    Quote from NerdSoda »
    Afterlife X probably means you will get X Spirits as opposed to a single X/X spirit (for simplicity's sake), but flavorfully, that makes no sense beyond X=1.

    ... Unless the ones with Afterlife 2 and above are spirit handlers or something...


    It doesn't make sense in this image: there's three of them, yet you only get one spirit? Details, details...
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  • posted a message on [RNA] Leaked promo card
    Interesting bunch of spoiled cards there. We're getting an Ascendancy cycle again? Why didn't they put any in with this current batch of guilds?
    The vampire is a pretty blah rare, but the fact that he causes discard is definitely a plus - we don't see that a lot these days.

    Mortify being reprinted is a definite plus. Couldn't be happier with that. The Growth Spiral card looks interesting - would play well with Tatyova.
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  • posted a message on [RNA] Leaked promo card
    I wonder if Spectacle will have anything to do with Flash. "If you pay this cards Spectacle cost, you may cast it any time you could a instant."
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  • posted a message on New planeswalker named Davriel
    So, "Davriel" is one of those "take an IRL name and change one letter" things, isn't it?

    The whole mask thing gives me a UB vibe.


    The name sounds like the name of one of the angels off Supernatural. I agree UB sounds like a good identity for him, but if there will be a gap, then I assume that means that Tezzeret will no longer be the go-to UB walker? At least for a while?
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  • posted a message on New planeswalker named Davriel
    He looks like Dorian Pavus from Dragon Age: Inquisition.

    EDIT: I CAN'T UNSEE IT NOW
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  • posted a message on [RNA] Pro Tour Playmat
    Quote from SubstaX »
    I hope that Kaya is not killing Teysa, since she is one of my favorite characters. Do you guys think there is chance she gets killed?

    If I am not mistaken, Teysa isn't the guild leader right? So then it would make more sense that she survives.


    It depends a great deal on whether Bolas considers Teysa a threat to Kaya, who is his proxy for the guild on Ravnica. I rather suspect that Kaya would be able to handle herself against Teysa, but Teysa is a plotter, so it wouldn't be unexpected for Bolas to have her done in.
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  • posted a message on Mana Source Spoiler- 2019 GP Prom....OH MY GOD!!!
    What is that at the apex of the bolt? Is that...Kaalia? Looks like some kinda humanoid figure, a wizard or something.
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  • posted a message on [RNA] Pro Tour Playmat
    Quote from Urabrask »
    From the cover of the novel we knew she would be there and it was pretty clear she would get rid of the ghost council, but that she would take over was still unclear, nice to see a confirmation.

    The question is in which direction will she steer the guild? Unlike Dovin Baan she does not seem to fit into the guild she is taking over.

    "Kaya is a firm believer that life is for the living. The living should make the most of their lives and pursue what they want while they've still got time, and find their own peace before death. If you die with unfinished business, well, that's probably your fault. And if it's not...perhaps she could help you...for a price." - From the Mothership


    The Orzhov were just mortal and spiritual extortionists. Like an undead mafia, basically. They only 'helped' the people that came to them in order to empower themselves.

    Kaya, on the other hand, sounds like she'll be more interested in helping the community through Black means - taking power from sources outside the guild to benefit it. Like the Orzhov verison of Robin Hood, I guess. And of course, from a political standpoint, returning stolen power to the exploited from the exploiters at the top is pretty smart.
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  • posted a message on Identities of Planeswalkers for Ravnica Allegiance
    Quote from Cainsson »
    Yeah Kaya just got typecast into "dumb girl does dumb thing because obviously evil person told her to".


    She assassinates undead beings. What guild on Ravnica is lead by undead beings? Well, aside from the Golgari. And the Dimir. At points in their past.

    Anyway. Since Teysa Karlov was bucking to lead the guild and got shut down, Kaya and her should be best friends logically. Orzhov has always had the Black mentality foremost, caring about the self rather than anyone else, with sprinklings of White to fill in the gaps. As far as Kaya's concerned, it's just another job that she'll get paid for, so that definitely makes sense from a Black perspective; got what I want, don't care what happens to the rest of you.
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  • posted a message on [RNA] - Domri Rade and some Simic elf figure artwork
    I'm curious as to what that thing is the elf is holding. I know they have the stasis chambers and stuff, but that thing is itty bitty, so maybe they're going to be bioterrorists this time around? Germ warfare? Though that sounds more like something the Golgari would think up.

    Also, is it just me or did Domri get swole? I guess he's been working out in the six years since last we saw him.
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  • posted a message on Ancient Stirrings new promo art
    Not keen on the art - it doesn't do too well at representing the words Ancient or Stirrings.
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  • posted a message on [RNA] - Domri Rade and some Simic elf figure artwork
    Quote from Immapwner1 »
    That is definitely a selesnya elf.
    Does the kaya art behind the elf mean that kaya is in the set? If so, I'm super hyped.



    That's not a Selesnyan elf. The little vial or whatever she's holding has the Simic icon on it, and she definitely looks like an elf/merfolk hybrid.

    That does look like Kaya, but it could be from an independently designed playmat that has nothing to do with Wizards.
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  • posted a message on Full Gallery is up
    I'm getting interested in Pauper too, but not much has been made common from other rarities in this set. I'm glad to see the Umbra cycle reprinted, and some of the Incarnations, though.
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  • posted a message on [UMA] - Entomb
    It'd be great if that were the case, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Battlebond was quite light on the reprints, although what was reprinted was of use.
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