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  • posted a message on [CMR] Good Morning Magic 10/29— Dargo, the Shipwrecker
    Eh, is this a game who can think up the stupidest creature type to be a pirate? Smile

    First the djinn (who probably has to sail a metal ship on a lava sea on Wildfire), and now a giant? ;-)

    Card is okay and the art is hilarious, of course.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Belbe, Corrupted Overseer and Court of Ambition— Nopi previews
    Quote from CatParty »
    Her art is kinda bland - like she doesn't have the detailed rendering of a Legendary creature. They should have tried to go for something like the art on her mtg.gamepedia wiki page.

    That's an art from the cover of Nemesis novel. Also depicted on Belbe's Portal (lying in Eladamri's arms).

    As for the "rendering of a legendary creature" - whatever is meant by that - the image is blurry, and flowstone (that the wall is made of) is not exactly known for its color variety and lots of features...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Flavor
    Okay, Belbe is good, I guess.

    If I count correctly, this leaves Orim and Hanna the only Weatherlight main crew characters with not updated cards.

    Still, there seems so many big names they are holding back...like Gix. And I wonder who Radiant flavorwise partners with. I thought about Gorig, but he is a book-only character that hardly anyone knows.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Flavor
    I was hoping for more Kamigawa book characters.

    Yeah, those too. Sharp-Ear, Pearl-Ear, the Tail Brothers, or mister Well-Done Wizard... or a card for the Sisters...
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Flavor
    A little bit unhappy that there are no Legends II cards. I was really hoping for Kolo Meha, or a remake of Tetsuo or Ramses Overdark. Heck, I would settle for Jorgan Hage Smile

    Also, as the blue mythic is Sakashima and green is Kamahl, there is a slim chance that the white is a walker as well. Just Szat and Jeska would be disappointing. Daria? Or a dream of a five-color Taysir?

    Anyway, the uncommon partners are always lore-connected, like Rebbec and Glacian, Hal and Alena. Wonder who ghost-Ramirez is paired with. I just hope it's not Tormod.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [CMR] Malcolm and the Flying Pirates— Sheldon Menery previews
    Quote from Xcric »
    a male siren? what a twist!

    Dreamcaller Siren and Siren Lookout say hello. They are around for three years already, happy to finally meet you. Rolleyes
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Flavor
    Breeches the goblin was just previewed as flavor partner to one of the spoilers.

    So glad for Bell Borca! I just told my friend when seeing Ghost of Ramirez DePietro, that I would really like to see ghost version of Agrus Kos.

    I really hoped for Pivlic the imp, but seeing Liesa and the BW cleric spoiled in the first leak, I lost my hope at the beginning. Well, they have to hold something for Commander Legends II.

    Borca not having the partner mechanic is a MAJOR flavor fail, though Grin

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [CMR] Rebbec, Vial Smasher, and Marble Diamond— Bennie Smith previews
    Okay, did not see that coming Smile So happy to see her getting a card. I liked her old look at The Thran cover more, but hey, I am not complaining.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Good Morning Magic 10/26— Krark, the Thumbless
    Quote from 5colors »
    "The Thumbless" dead best card name.

    And soooo ugly art ... poor old guy. The whole card has a big Un- feel.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on CMR Commander Legends Spoilers 26/10
    So apparently Brinelin tried to kill Sorin, Nissa, and Anowon on their way to the Teeth of Akoum.

    Brinelin, the Moon Kraken lived off the coast of Akoum on Zendikar. He had a friendship with the leader of the Tajuru elves, Speaker Sutina, and also nearly killed Nissa, Sorin, and Anowon when their ship passes through his territory during In The Teeth of Akoum.

    Yes, indeed. But then Nissa managed to negotiate with him and he helped them reach Akoum safely, out of respect of Sutina who died before.

    We were wondering whether they did not use Wrexial, a legendary kraken from the set, back then...

    Also, this:

    Based on its friendship with Sutina, Brinelin was an earlier itineration of Lorthos, the Tidemaker. Apparently that was his original name in development, and it was changed for the final set, but the author didn’t get the memo in time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Flavor
    We have new cards...

    Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools
    Jeska, Thrice-Reborn (was hoping for Thrice-Touched by Infinity, but hey, don't look a gifted horse...)
    Tormod the Graverobber
    Liesa of Flight Penumbra (the fourth angel sister from Innistrad)

    Plus a load of other new characters...

    Thalisse, Dignified Medium (WB)
    Obeka, Heartless Chronologist (UBR)
    Esior (a legendary owl) (U)
    Ich-Tehik, Scrap Splicer (green human artificer)
    Reyav, Master Blacksmith (RW)
    Kediss, ____’s Familiar, (red lizard)
    Slurrk the All-Consuming (green ooze)
    Arash(?), Flood of the Dea (UB merfolk)
    A blue sphinx
    A BUG turtle


    Source is Ebay leak. https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/819211-commander-legends-ebay-leaks
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Commander Legends EBAY leaks
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Finally, Jeska gets a PW card, it's about time. Not a fan of that art.

    The name translates as Thrice-Reborn.

    Was hoping for Thrice-Touched by Infinity, as she was called, but it would be prolly too long.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising- Lore and Story
    Quote from Flisch »
    Not a lot happened, but it was a nice introduction to two characters we are going to see for a large part of the Zendikar Rising arc, so it's good. I liked it.

    The short flashbacks to the battle at seagate highlight for me the fact that Magic story telling at its core works best as vignettes, rather than continous storylines following the same five planeswalkers. The descriptions of Zareth's and Akiri's experiences at seagate had more atmosphere and feeling than any of Gideon's "I whip my hair back and forth" and Nissa's "Zendikar is crying!" segments, like by a magnitude. The multiverse is a setting of countless worlds, and as a result of countless stories. They need to be told from the perspective of its countless peoples, not someone who's just passing through.

    For the same reason my absolute favourite story (installment) from Amonkhet was the one with the multiple vignettes showing how the Amonkheti survive (or not survive) the onslaught of the eternals. That is where magic storytelling shines the most. The other chapters focusing on the gatewatch were largely not memorable.

    Too bad these two characters are all gonna die...

    Don't be too sure about this. We haven't seen Akiri die on-screen. And she is a master line-slinger.

    Moreover, not everything from the trailers really happened in the story, right?

    For example, garruk never went on his hungry rampage on Eldraine, and the Gingerbread Man still lives. Possibly.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Journey into Oblivion — Casual Magic preview

    Well done with the cartoon wall-hole art, in the style of AWOL....
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] MTGcast Spoilers DFCs
    I am still deciding whether taking an existing spell and tacking a land on its other side is a stroke of genius or just designer laziness Smile But I like it a lot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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