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8th Feb '16 9:26:03 AM ReaderAt2046
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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=407526 Call The Gatewatch]] is a white card. Gideon, the person who first proposed the idea of the Gatewatch and persuaded his fellow Planeswalkers to create it with him, is a mono-white character.
1st Feb '16 3:39:09 PM CountDorku
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** It has subsequently been confirmed that every Eldrazi creature is in fact part of a greater entity, with Spawn/Scions being particularly insignificant bits, rather than actual independent creatures. Whether that makes it less scary or more scary is really down to the individual.
24th Jan '16 11:24:16 PM harharhar
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* Several things about the Eldrazi.
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* Several nore things about the Eldrazi.Eldrazi, at least before Battle For Zendikar set.

** Gameplay-wise, one of the very few ways to permanently deal with the Eldrazi is to exile them. Thing is, exile effects carry several meanings: Either completely destroying something until nothing remains (such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202542 Dust to Dust]], assigning them elsewhere [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?printed=true&multiverseid=271 Swords to Plowshares]], or sending them to another place [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=247547 Journey to Nowhere]]. If you somehow use the last two option (if it is at all possible), imagine where you might actually send them to. ** Some exile cards, like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=368514 Unmake]], make it clear that AndIMustScream may be involved (in this case, having your soul trapped in a mirror).
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** Gameplay-wise, one of the very few ways to permanently deal with the Eldrazi is to exile them. Thing is, exile effects carry several meanings: Either completely destroying something until nothing remains (such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202542 Dust to Dust]], Dust]]), assigning them elsewhere [[http://gatherer.([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?printed=true&multiverseid=271 Swords to Plowshares]], Plowshares]]), or sending them to another place [[http://gatherer.([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=247547 Journey to Nowhere]].Nowhere]]). If you somehow use the last two option (if it is at all possible), imagine where you might actually send them to. ** *** Some exile cards, like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=368514 Unmake]], make it clear that AndIMustScream may be involved (in this case, having your soul trapped in a mirror).

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** Kozilek has made a grand reappearance in ''Oath of the Gatewatch''. That unfortunately doesn't answer where Emrakul has left to. * [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/official-magic-fiction/blight-we-were-born-2016-01-13 This story]], told from the perspective of a Zendikari who is in the midst of battling the Eldrazi, shows some effects of Kozilek's mind rape (and that fellow is lucky she 'only' gets mind-raped), including one part where Kozilek shows a BadFuture where the Gatewatch are destroyed and Zendikar ruined. Problem is, we, audience, know full well that this story takes place in the Tarkir timeline where Ugin lives. In short, what if that BadFuture vision is not a mere BadFuture, but ''an actual event'' that happens in the other timeline where Ugin died (even Sorin believes his death will mean the Eldrazi cannot be resealed)? And long story short, does this mean that as part of their incomprehensibility, the Eldrazi are somehow also capable of reaching out (or reading) to different timelines? And worst of all, will this have anything to do with Emrakul's moniker, the Aeons Torn?
30th Dec '15 6:00:57 AM FlooKnight12602
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** But most people don't know that, and thus it ''would'' look out of place. Kamigawa taught Creative that accuracy to the basis of a world usually needs to take a backseat to what players generally expect and know about the basis.
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** But most people don't know that, and thus it ''would'' look out of place. Kamigawa taught Creative that accuracy to the basis of a world usually needs to take a backseat to what players generally expect and know about the basis.basis. * It was a bit of a disappointment to some snake tribal deck players that the [[SnakePeople Naga]] that appear in Tarkir do not have the creature type: snake. As disappointing as it is, the new creature type 'naga' make sense in-universe. The Nagas claimed to have descended from the lineage of the great dragons of the past, of course they wouldn't want to be associated with the snakes. Why be related to the snakes when your entire race are descendants of dragons?
29th Dec '15 6:32:42 AM kaltorak
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** Both of Keranos' abilities are fantastic flavor. Both red and blue, he's not the god of lightning, but the god of 'storms', as in brainstorms. Being struck by inspiration is often likened to being struck by lightning (think of a pre-19th century lightbulb-over-the-head). So Keranos can both hurl actual lightning and bestow surges of intelligence, i.e. draw an extra card.
19th Dec '15 8:24:08 AM ReaderAt2046
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*** In ''Battle For Zendikar'', the Eldrazi get even more screwy with the Devoid cards. Now you've got something that's neither exactly colorless (because you have to have certain colors to cast them) nor colored (because they explicitly have no color).
4th Dec '15 10:12:39 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Examine the art work for Dimir Charm. It's not a stone or medallion like the others, but actually an arrangement of windows that will only look like a Dimir symbol from a certain angle. Perfect imagery for a guild of secrets that few know the existence of.
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* Examine the art work for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=366473&type=card Dimir Charm.Charm]]. It's not a stone or medallion like the others, but actually an arrangement of windows that will only look like a Dimir symbol from a certain angle. Perfect imagery for a guild of secrets that few know the existence of.

* The purpose and potential of a number of cards are easily overlooked at a glance. A good example is 'Goatnapper', which allows you to [[ExactlyWhatitSaysonTheTin gain control of an opponent's goat]]. A quick glance through the archives reveals two goats, neither in print, and both useless - until you remember the block it came out with contained the very useful [[VoluntaryShapeshifter changeling]] race, who [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot count as every creature type]]. Including "Goat". (As well as "Mutant", "Ninja", and "Turtle". [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Teenager creature type is]], however, still missing.)
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* The purpose and potential of a number of cards are easily overlooked at a glance. A good example is 'Goatnapper', [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=142363&type=card Goatnapper]], which allows you to [[ExactlyWhatitSaysonTheTin gain control of an opponent's goat]]. A quick glance through the archives reveals two goats, neither in print, and both useless - until you remember the block it came out with contained the very useful [[VoluntaryShapeshifter changeling]] race, who [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot count as every creature type]]. Including "Goat". (As well as "Mutant", "Ninja", and "Turtle". [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Teenager creature type is]], however, still missing.)

* Speaking of which, I initially thought the "pay 1 life" thing was bad, but then I realized Yawgmoth's Bargain turns a plain ordinary Healing Salve into an Ancestral Recall. Awesome.
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* Speaking of which, I initially thought the "pay 1 life" thing was bad, but then I realized [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=383157 Yawgmoth's Bargain Bargain]] turns a plain ordinary [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394031 Healing Salve Salve]] into an [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=382841 Ancestral Recall.Recall]]. Awesome.
31st Oct '15 2:31:08 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In-Universe, Ugin points out to Jace that the Zendikari are fighting Ulamog, and ''only'' Ulamog. Where are the other two? Have they escaped the trap, once again roaming Dominia and devouring planes?
1st Oct '15 2:38:51 PM CountDorku
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** Most of them also slot nicely into both the artifact subtheme in Origins and the return of the Eldrazi in Battle for Zendikar. R&D: always thinking ahead!
26th Sep '15 9:33:13 PM Novaheart
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In this game, it's not just a moment that lets you enjoy the flavor. It can also lead to some powerful combos.
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* In this game, it's not just a moment that lets you enjoy the flavor. It can also lead to some powerful combos.
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