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  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths- Ebook and Story
    Certainly looking original Jeskai there. Here’s hoping.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths- Ebook and Story
    Quote from OathboundOne »
    Quote from Xeruh »
    I mean, honestly she feels like Sarkhan to me, just Green not Red. Not a great PoV and goals that are maybe on some level understandable but also very much works as a villain.


    Though other than killing hunters I’m not sure how Vivien would be a villain. She doesn’t hate humans. She hates poachers/people killing for purposes other than survival.


    "Hate" maybe not, but she makes her absolute *disdain* for humanity very clear.


    Sure, but disdain for humanity doesn’t make someone a villain. It could help them become one but there is plenty to be disdainful of.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths- Ebook and Story
    I mean, honestly she feels like Sarkhan to me, just Green not Red. Not a great PoV and goals that are maybe on some level understandable but also very much works as a villain.


    Though other than killing hunters I’m not sure how Vivien would be a villain. She doesn’t hate humans. She hates poachers/people killing for purposes other than survival.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Identity of Wedges: Ikoria
    I mean, White is just “you’re a Cat” if it’s a monster basically here. I’m simplifying but I don’t think the monsters here really would line up with more traditional White things unless it’s just within their own groups.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths- Ebook and Story
    It's interesting (and better than expected) but I think I still prefer Tarkir still. Doesn't help that of the major "races" the only one I really like is Elementals. Calling it "fixed" when it's really not any less or more lopsided than Tarkir in terms of how the colors are portrayed and the tribal element is just kind of blah is... eh. Not something I can agree with. It's an interesting world but not one I can like.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    The point is that they aren’t removing Tarkir as Wedge plane. Ikoria could be a Wedge plane, but it could just as easily be a Shard plane, both Wedges and Shards have one plane to their name.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Ladies and gentlemen

    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/612138941022371840/i-guess-since-ikoria-question-are-getting-closer

    Not completely since it’s a “maybe :)” response

    This might be the new wedge plane which tarkir lost so these are probably infact wedge decks if this is the case for a love letter to “commander 2011”


    https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/612164040566898688/if-we-went-back-to-tarkir-would-it-be-wedge-or

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Given that Tarkir was changed from a wedge plane to a plane of allied guilds, getting a new wedge plane isn’t out of the picture...


    Tarkir was wedge

    Alara did shard


    Tarkir started as Wedge, by the third set the Plane is now Allied-colour. Its no longer Wedge any more. So we're missing a Wedge plane.


    I mean, they pretty clearly hint at the return of wedges, and given how strongly people liked it it’ll come back. The real question is how the dragons being two color would tie in. But Tarkir will return as a wedge plane.



    If all three sets aren't wedge sets then its not a wedge plane.



    Wait, so Alara isn’t a Shard Plane then? Because the theme for the last set was “all gold” not shards. That just seems like a silly standard to apply but you do what works for you I supppse.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Commander deck names
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Given that Tarkir was changed from a wedge plane to a plane of allied guilds, getting a new wedge plane isn’t out of the picture...


    Tarkir was wedge

    Alara did shard


    Tarkir started as Wedge, by the third set the Plane is now Allied-colour. Its no longer Wedge any more. So we're missing a Wedge plane.


    I mean, they pretty clearly hint at the return of wedges, and given how strongly people liked it it’ll come back. The real question is how the dragons being two color would tie in. But Tarkir will return as a wedge plane.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria Booster Art
    I do find it pretty silly how Angels get treated relative to Dragons, even though Angels are second to Dragons in terms of iconic popularity. I’m not expecting even parity but it feels like they should be a bit closer than they are.

    And kind of disappointing to see people jumping so fast to hate a new plane/set. Nothing wrong with having different opinions but making judgments based on less than 1% of available information isn’t good, even if it turns out to be accurate.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Quote from Xeruh »
    I find it weird people think this set is top down instead of bottom up. It’s bottom up Theros, with some additional Greek specific stuff they wanted to cover. The mechanics they brought back still serve the same purpose they did originally, and Escape is all about the story, namely things escaping from the Underworld. Just because it’s not what people want that doesn’t make it top down.

    Escape is all about the story but the set is bottom up? Hmmm?



    Oh, did I mix up top down and bottom up? I meant that Theros is based on flavor first, not mechanics. I think I thought bottom up was that because that’s where the flavor text is, but I mixed them up. Sorry.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros Beyond Death the rest of the cards and story
    I find it weird people think this set is top down instead of bottom up. It’s bottom up Theros, with some additional Greek specific stuff they wanted to cover. The mechanics they brought back still serve the same purpose they did originally, and Escape is all about the story, namely things escaping from the Underworld. Just because it’s not what people want that doesn’t make it top down.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on {TBD] MTg arena - Triumphant Surge
    I mean, depending on time frame Ajani may not be free. It’s not like he’s only got Theros on his mind after all.


    I do like how clear the story seems to be even without a dedicated story post.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] Weaver of Destiny - afterofficettv preivew
    Green is the Enchantment color though, followed by White. It’s more of a mechanical thing than a more Vorthos reason. It has been that way for ages. I’m not sure why you’d expect it to change suddenly. The point about Artifacts still holds. Colors don’t suddenly all get amazing cards for supporting that archetype just because it’s a set themed around it. They typically get a fairly small subsection of things.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] Weaver of Destiny - afterofficettv preivew
    I mean, Blue is not really an enchantment color though. To the best of my knowledge it has very little enchantment support. If this was Artifacts it would be one thing, but it’s not. I don’t believe Green becomes a premier Artifact support color in blocks like Kaladesh/Mirrodin. I could be wrong but at least I didn’t recall anything too crazy, maybe as part of a cycle which this isn’t.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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