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  • posted a message on Is Lunar Mystic Jenrik the Astronomancer?
    Would be nice if he'd just acknowledge the question I posed. He could be as vague as he wants, but say something... This is like Konami-tier trolling at this point. Could someone with a Tumblr ask MaRo for me please? Just ask if Lunar Mystic is Jenrik the Atronomancer from Innistrad. Simple YN question.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [[THS]] No jace
    I'd have loved to see a Jace dressed in Greek style. Oh well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Is Lunar Mystic Jenrik the Astronomancer?
    Quote from Festerwrithe
    Welcome to Beyer. He usually avoids any questions detailing story flavor and sticks to vague worldbuilding or trying to be cute and failing.


    Tell me about it. I've even asked the question several different ways in which he can be as vague as possible in his answer. But nope. I's strange because he's answered other, more specific questions about future releases that I wouldn't expect him to answer... Ugh so annoying. He won't answer about Theros characters either. So lame man.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Is Lunar Mystic Jenrik the Astronomancer?
    Quote from Festerwrithe
    Think of it like this:

    Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir was a disruptive student, but not all disruptive students are Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. This fellow is probably a Lunar Mystic but he's not the only example of one, just a particularly noteworthy example.


    Makes sense. Although Jenrik was quite famed and feared for his knowledge. Just seemed like Legendary Creature status given the description from the story. While there are other examples of this, as you pointed out, I just find it strange to name a character in a story but give him a generic name on the card supposedly representing him. It's difficult to say if Lunar Mystic is *the* Jenrik himself or just another Astronomancer.

    I asked Doug Beyer but I don't know if he'll officially answer.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Is Lunar Mystic Jenrik the Astronomancer?
    It's not a Legendary Creature, and has a generic name, so I have doubts. But Lunar Mystic's flavor text quotes Tamiyo, who worked with Jenrik studying Innistrad's silver moon in his tower. And since surely an Astronomancer would be a blue Human Wizard related to the moon and stars, Lunar Mystic does fit the flavor bill, if not being more "official." I'm not sure.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [[COMM]] Commander 2013 Solicitation
    Quote from GigaGuess
    I wanna see Hanna. If for no other reason than I want that sweet, sweet Terese Nielsen art in an actual card.


    Same here. Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Guardians of Meletis is Magic's first reference to homosexuality.
    I'm so excited with this first step toward representing the LGBT community in MTG! Theros was also the appropriate step to mark that first milestone, even if it remains a subtle one. I hope we get more explicitly gay characters, especially a Planeswalker, who happens to have a same sex love interest for example. It's great to represent diversity so that everyone can identify with the game and feel included.

    MTG tends to cater toward straight men more than the gay male and straight female fanbase so hopefully there will be more to expect in the future for the latter - not just in terms of having homosexual characters in the storylines, but also having handsome men that are about as conservatively clothed as some of the sexy female card arts we've had. Given Phalanx Leader recently, and Venser before him, perhaps MTG will begin to feature more pretty boys.

    A handsome, homosexual Planeswalker and I will be omg. And it doesn't always have to be on the card. Sometimes people discover these details through the books or articles and lore.

    Jace is so bisexual. Venser had a crush on Joirha so I'm guessing he's not. Shame. But he's dead so Frown
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on The Greatest Flying Brick in M:tG
    Avacyn and Marit Lage rule this thread.

    Emrakul isn't cool.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Theros Mono Blue Ocean
    Quote from Thoras
    Fate Foretold is infinitely better than Ordeal of Thassa simply because Ordeal is way to slow to be playable


    Yeah, I may have to invert their numbers. Fate Foretold is pretty impressive when it turns into 3 cards for 1U.

    Is Bident of Thassa superior to Jace for draw? I figure Jace and mill cards they scry to the top.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Theros Mono Blue Ocean
    Quote from Complex Pants
    Cyclonic rift can be a sweeper and targets any permanent.

    Aetherling is a game ender. Sphinx is good to set up the next couple of turns.


    Alright, so drop the Voyage's End for Rifts, play Aetherling over Sphinx, and forget the Thassa's Emissay for Bestow? I was originally going for making Triton Treasure Hunter a mini draw engine and beefing him up to be a finisher in a way. 1-2 Emissaries or are the Auras sufficient as is without them? I think Tactics and Ordeal may be enough to fulfill that strategy though.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Theros Mono Blue Ocean
    I feel like dodging board wipes and blocking the next turn gives it the advantage. But scrying 3 without the need to connect, costing one less and being a flyer is nuts. Thassa can make the Sphinx unblockable, although the same could be said of Aethering, and that ability may not even be needed.

    Updated the list.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Theros Mono Blue Ocean
    Quote from Sanguine
    That's not a good reason. You always run the better card.


    Is it better though? The overload cost can be late game, but the Scry on Voyage's End is better early game. Cylonic Rift has the advantage of bouncing permanents but I'm unsure.

    Is Prognostic Sphinx better than Aetherling? Hexproof flyer for 5 with double U seems that way. But it can't dodge Supreme Verdict.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Theros Mono Blue Ocean
    Yeah but I hated Ravnica.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Guardians of Meletis
    Quote from Beusapu
    Wow! Gay references in magic! Finally they have realized not everyone is hetherosexual (sorry for the pun, i had to do it).


    Hahaha I laughed. Now to find Heliod a Ganymede. Better him than Thassa. You know where I'm going with this.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Theros Mono Blue Ocean
    Quote from ChallengeFate
    think i would max out master of waves, and add the UU merfolk rare. think you can drop naiad, fate foretold, and wavecrash triton, and even emissary. look at Aqueous Form as an aura maybe? and bident of thassa, aethering?


    Yeah I think I'll do:

    -2 Wavecrash Triton
    +2 Master of Waves

    Do you think Aquaeous Form will conflict with Thassa making stuff unblockable herself?
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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