The Izzet League, under the ingenious mind of its guildmaster, the dragon Niv-Mizzet, has dabbled, delved, and decoded many mysteries in its insatiable thirst for knowledge. Now the dracomagus seeks to plumb the depths of Ravnica’s undercity. But the Golgari don’t welcome interlopers in their dank, moldy realm.
Under the command of the elvish lich lord Jarad, the Golgari have dwelled in darkness long enough. The Swarm grows restless and its rot farms need fresh corpses. Jarad believes the time is right to teach Niv-Mizzet’s magewrights a lesson: that there is no place for Izzet research in the vicious cycle of life and death.
Initial Deck Design: Chris Millar
Final Deck Development: Mark L. Gottlieb
Twitter Hashtag: #MTGIVG
Languages Available: English, Japanese
Release Date: September 7, 2012
Quote from BarinellosThere are known knowns and known unknowns, but there are also unknown unknowns. Things we don't know that we don't know.
Quote from Ninja CaterpieI guess OP wants it to be 'keyworded' like "dies" was. What word would you replace ETB with though?
When Aegis Angel is born?
When Huntmaster of the Fells arrives?
When Kitchen Sphinx lands?
When Faerie Imposter busts in?
When Dread Cacodemon pops in?
When Malfegor shows up?
Quote from Subbak »Wizards print good rares, players complain about cash grab. They print underwhelming rares, players complain that the cards suck. They spoil the best cards first, players complain about the insane prices of preorders. They spoil the meh cards first, players complain that this is the worst set ever.
They can't win no matter what.
Quote from Caedere
So. I think I understand now.
As far as these forums are concerned, WotC can never do anything good because:
Card that is new and probably good = "pushed"
Card that is new and probably bad = "EDH/casual fodder"
Card that is a reprint = "lazy"
Card that is a better version of an older card = "power creep"
Card that is a weaker version of an older card = "worthless"
Does that about sum things up?
Under the command of the elvish lich lord Jarad, the Golgari have dwelled in darkness long enough.
Quote from fnordThe release date means no RVR cards, right? That's kinda awkward....
Quote from BarinellosDon't worry. Silph Co. is working on the new Master Helvault, able to capture anything.
Quote from Negatorator »Red's new color pie feature is that it doesn't do anything.
Quote from FinalLogic »You all should see the initial comments in the Jace, the Mind Sculptor thread. Hilarious.
Quote from AtheistGodDidn't Elspeth vs Tezzeret have preview cards before they were released?