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Magic Market Index for June 8th, 2018
Ravnica: The Living Guildpact
Magic Market Index for June 1st, 2018
  • posted a message on Uncharted Realms Discussions
    Quote from Solemn Simulator
    Yeah! In retrospect, I'm surprised Avacyn didn't take that route as well.

    Just wait for Return to Innistrad in 7-ish years. She and Sorin will have their "I AM YOUR FATHER" moment and she'll go full-on Radiant. Wink

    With regards to this week's story, I didn't find "epidermis" as jarring as others seemed to. We've seen plenty of intelligent goblins on Ravnica before (though, to be fair, they were of the Izzet varietal), and to my mind at least, it makes sense that if someone's going to rise to become a Mob Boss they'd at least be more intelligent than their underlings.

    In fact, possibly due to my love of the RAV block novels, I think this one was my favorite Realms story yet. You get the sense that, yes, the Boros are trying to hang on in the wake of the breaking of the Guildpact, but things are certainly not where they were pre-Dissension.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Uncharted Realms Discussions
    I liked the Garruk story, and I LOVED last week's piece, but this week's story just didn't do it for me.

    I think it was a style problem--it reminded me of my early college years (circa 1999) on various fan fiction boards. The idea was a good one (clockwork creation runs amok and turns on its quite insane maker) but the prose just wasn't at the level I'd expect from the Mothership. I also found the "twist" ending hard to follow, though I admit I was reading it at 12:15 AM while trying to comfort a scared doggy during a storm, so I wasn't exactly operating a peak efficiency.

    I'll probably give it another shot tonight and see if I like it better on a second read. Reaction on here seems more positive that negative, so maybe it's just me. Slant
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [M13] Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
    Quote from pokerbob1
    Why make Lord of Atlantis 2 instead of just reprint? Do they want to push Merfolk tribal in Modern?

    Or this really IS just Commander.set.

    Lord of Atlantis affects all merfolk on the battlefield. Master of the Pearl Trident is the "fixed" version using the modern lord template of boosting only creatures you control. (See also Goblin Chieftain versus Goblin King, though the Chieftain does also swap mountainwalk for haste.)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Flavor of phasing - questions
    Coming out of the shadows to give you my take...

    My interpretation of Phasing has always been that the object with phasing slips out of joint with the normal timeline. It simply ceases to exist, and then reappears later in the timeline--it jumps to the future.

    Imagine a needle on a record. (I know, I'm dating myself with that one.) The groove in the record is the timeline, and needle is the phasing object. It's just riding along the groove, no worries, playing music, but then there's a slight bump, and the needle jumps to another point on the groove. From the needle's perspective, it just picks right back up with playing music, but at a different point the groove. Same needle, doing the same things. The groove, however, is at a different place, and so the whole environment (the song) has changed.

    Teferi was experimenting with time travel. After his island phased back in, the people on the island, including Teferi himself, were unaware that any time had passed at all. It wasn't until they noticed Jolrael's dragons (and in fact, until Teferi started doing some research) that they realized they had been missing for long enough that the Mirage War had broken out on the mainland. (I want to say it was close to two hundred years later, but I don't remember for certain.)

    So, bringing this back to answer your question, the phased out objects don't realize they phased out. As far as they're concerned, it's everything else that's changed around them.

    ...I'll go back to lurking now.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Phyrexia's Future
    Quote from Burnf

    We have the elders of Mirrodin, infected with mycosynth, were all sent home to their native planes back in Fifth Dawn.

    It's been a while since I read Fifth Dawn, but if I recall correctly, the people brought to Mirrodin by Memnarch's soul traps were returned home as if they had never been to Mirrodin; no memories and no metal enhancements. No metal enhancements means no mycosynth.

    There are other Phyrexian factions out there, because of Karn's traipsing about the multiverse dripping oil everywhere he went, but that continuation of the Great Work was completely independent of the Vanishing.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [MBS] Orb of Insight Compiled Data (MIRRAN CARDS ONLY!!)
    I started looking through possessives, given Koth's Courier and Victory's Herald. Here's what I checked, though only one of them was something previously unknown:

    sun's 7 (!--could be related to the new beacon-like cycle we've heard rumors of)

    Others of note:

    moon's 0
    master's 1 (Master's Call)
    war's 0
    Mirran's 0
    Mirrans' 0
    Ur-Golem's 0
    Victory's 2 (both Victory's Herald)
    Elspeth's 0
    Venser's 0
    Karn's 0
    Tezzeret's 0
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on How to enable Levelers?
    If you're not limited to Standard, Gilder Bairn, hands down. Easy way to jump to the higher levels with minimal hoop-jumping.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
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