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  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    I think the Rome aspect is intended to be more about emperors, government, having a republic defended by gladiators and so on, and less about gods, mythology and tropes. I still would have had “Rome” just be a different part of Theros that the main Polis conflict with at times, just as Troy should have been it’s own city in Theros and not Akros, which was intended to be Sparta. Theros should have been “Mediterranean World” with a main focus on it being Greece as the core landmass, and various cities and locations from Greek mythology From the region included. With those cities worshipping the same pantheon, but having other names for the same gods (in lore only. Like Magendi and Ula for example)


    How awesome would it be if we visited “Rome world” for example only to discover it was a distant part of Theros? It would be so unique to do that. Perhaps too complex for marketing purposes, but still cool
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Quote from Rakath »
    Quote from Faruel »
    Wasn't her mask made by pieces of Godsend? I believe that I read something like that.
    It was a part of the extended Theros Block trailer, which showed thee hilt/guard of the Godsend made into a mask (Elspeth wasn't in the shot, but it was in the underworld). The design has changed but that's magic art for you.

    Quote from Faruel »
    We didn't get a white aligned Planeswalker in Eldraine. I think we will see a Green/white Ajani and a White Elspeth in Theros.
    While we no longer have blocks (based on singular planes over multiple sets) the color balance within any given year of standard still requires variety in walker colors. And the walker count per-standard (barring Starter decks) hasn't changed.

    Post-rotation White is at the lowest count of walkers (including Eldraine having nothing to add here), with blue&black having the most (thanks Tezzy), and red+green also being at a slight low. Really easy for them to just give us another Selesnya Cat and Monowhite Elspeth and balance things a bit better.
    I’m content with that. As much as I’d love to see Jace on Theros, it’s Ajani and Elspeth’s time to shine.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    It’s an ad card


    that said, it’s Theros


    they can’t spoil it soon enough


    Eldraine who
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  • posted a message on Return to Theros Brawl Deck Speculation
    Quote from leslak »
    Imo they will have half of the decks be with known characters and the other half new ones.
    For returning characters i think Daxos should be a given
    One of the decks could have Thrasios, Triton Hero or the Pirate that went to that kraken city, etc.
    i hope you’re all correct and there is indeed a Simic Kraken deck. Given how beloved Arixmethes is from C18, I am really holding out for that.

    The Merfolk explorer you’re referencing is Callaphe. She sailed to the edge of the world, and Thrasios claimed to have visited Olantin (Theros has two Atlantis sunken cities, Olantin at the edge of the world, and Arixmethes, built on the Kraken of the same name). Neither Callaphe nor Thrasios have visited Arixmethes proper before, as far as I know.

    A card for either of them would be absolutely phenomenal. I’m also really hoping for a Legendary Land for Olantin or one for the actual land Built on Arixmethes
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on So are just gonna ignore Return to Theros, Zendikar, Ikoria and TeferiM21
    Who is ignoring Theros? It’s my absolute priority in the game, to the point it overshadowed all products this year and all other products for every year to come until the third return to Theros for me


    I have to admire your dedication to the things you like. I don't really know the favorites of most of the regulars here, but I know well from being on these forums that you love Theros, Jace, and Ampryn Tactician.
    Aw, thank you. Upvoted. This is one of the kindest things anyone has said to me on MTGS, I really appreciate it Grin And I do indeed love all those things. I'm very dearly longing for Theros. I hope it will have a novel, ideally written by Kate Elliott or Jenna Helland again, and I'd love at least the mono-color gods to return. I really miss my MTG home plane and cannot contain myself at the thought of returning to my favorite place. I'm just glad to have cards like Starfield Mystic to hold me over until we get a whole set of Theros Grin If we get a Jace card on this Theros visit, would be a dream for me Grin

    Who is ignoring Theros? It’s my absolute priority in the game, to the point it overshadowed all products this year and all other products for every year to come until the third return to Theros for me


    Everyone except you Tiro. Few can out-Theros me and not only are you one of these few, but you do so by a wide margin lol
    Upvoted this too. I am so happy to be known for this and love you guys for saying it Grin
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on So are just gonna ignore Return to Theros, Zendikar, Ikoria and TeferiM21
    Who is ignoring Theros? It’s my absolute priority in the game, to the point it overshadowed all products this year and all other products for every year to come until the third return to Theros for me
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Next 4 sets + other mechanic from eldraine
    Bestow had potential. Development just overcosted it all to oblivion
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Next 4 sets + other mechanic from eldraine
    Return to Theros is the best news this game could have provided for me. I’ve been longing for this set and it has arrived at long last. I couldn’t be happier honestly. I love that set crest they designed for it too, can’t wait to have it on my new Theros cards.

    I hope Devotion and Constellation appear. I wasn’t a fan of Heroic, Tribute or Inspired (the latter was the worst in the block) but Devotion and Constellation are just too on theme and celebrated to be left out. I agree we will likely only see the mono-color gods, and I am fine with that. I preferred the monochrome pantheon more anyhow. I am surprised they’re only doing one set for Theros, but part of me kinda likes that. I’d rather do one set and more frequent revisits than linger around. I hope we get more sea monster support with Batching, Sagas, and perhaps a cameo by Arixmethes (I really want to see more of the land he’s carrying, and perhaps get a legendary land card for it) and see what Thassa has been up to. Did Purphoros design her a Trident this time?

    I wouldn’t mind Monstrosity returning, if they can bring back a third mechanic. Having an underworld aspect is what perplexes me - there’s no knowing what that could entail, which is exciting and very much a great creative liberty. Theros has a lot to do though - many legends to deliver, enchantments, Sagas, gods, Elspeth, underworld, etc. I hope one set can hit enough of those points.

    Redeeming Zendikar is also very much welcome. I wish we could go there right after Theros and save Ikoria for Q4
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on {ELD} Will and Rowan (don't know if it is real, looks like a leak) (name confirmed by rosewater)
    I was hoping each would get their own individual new card
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Judge Promo's Announced
    I really want the reflecting pool. What are the chances we may get it as a non foil reprint like Azusa with the judge promo art was, someday?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on ELD- Eldraine story and plane
    Quote from 5colors »
    Amazon description for Wilder Quest appeared;

    “The exciting new story of Magic’s latest release, Throne of Eldraine. The young warrior-mage twins Rowan and Will Kenrith quest for their missing father, the High King. Rowan and Will’s powers are strong, but the world of Eldraine is a dangerous place! A thrilling mashup of Arthurian legend and Grimm’s fairy tales seen through the unique lens of Magic: The Gathering, here you will find magic, monsters, and mystery true to both traditions.”

    So looks like Princess Rowan and Prince Will are the kids of the king Arthur equivalent of Eldraine who is missing. Since he's gone it might mean Will or Rowan are up for the crown.

    Theory time : Will is the older twin and is staying behind at court to try and play “game of thrones” while Rowan travels out to look for their father. Feels in color for both as well to do these jobs.
    count me in. This sounds amazing, I’m really on board with this setup for the story and can’t wait to read this and see the cards
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Worldly Tutor in the modern frame is the least they could do, but it’s not looking like a possibility, despite the fact this product is the perfect place for such a request.

    Welp,
    All the blue is revealed and I only kinda want one card. Harsh.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Well, for me personally this year is a bust. I have no problem admitting this set may be for others, and that's fine. I was never fond of mechanics-driven design. Commander is a place to get Vorthos cards, an opportunity to see various planes such as Kamigawa and Lorwyn, past characters, and fill in deficiencies with certain archetypes while delivering needed staple reprints. I am not seeing much of that this year, forcing the designs around (what in my opinion are) lackluster mechanics resulting in random unknown legends, no tribal or archetype support outside of the narrow focus on a specific mechanic, and not much in the way of flavor (I'll grant you Anje). I mean these decks are 3-color decks. Throw a Solemn Simulacrum into all of them. Throw a Cylonic Rift into anything with Blue. IDK. I'm just not feeling it.

    Not that I cared for these legends, but I did expect to see Hal and Alena, the UB Angel Sister, and others this year.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on C19 Another Bust?
    Quote from Goryo »
    2014, 2016 and the new cards in 2018 were the only products I really liked. O-Kagachi in 2017 was nice, but that series was plagued by Eminence.


    As a die-hard Kamigawa fan who had waited for O-Kagachi to be printed for over ten years... what we got wasn't O-Kagachi. I'm worried now we won't ever get a real O-Kagachi.

    The art was awesome, though.
    Agreed on both counts. 2017 was hardly my favorite year, but it was still miles ahead of this one. The odd number years are always a miss for some reason.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [C19] TCGplayer preview - Empowered Autogenerator
    Unwinding Clock. In a dedicated artifact deck, you could cast this for 2 or less and build into massive mana fast.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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