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20th Mar '18 7:32:08 AM EspyPsyche
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*** Or was this a FaceHeelTurn? The only vault large enough to contain Emrakul is the moon on Innistrad, which the Gatewatch ultimately used to imprison it. Did Nahiri call Emrakul to Innistrad to set up for its ultimate defeat?
14th Feb '18 5:21:57 PM ReaderAt2046
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* The River Heralds have a prophecy that the discovery of Orazaca will signal the end of their people. At the end of the ''Ixalan'' block, the Sun Empire controls Orazaca (which even with the Immortal Sun gone is implied to contain a ''lot'' of very powerful magic), and Emperor Apatzec is making plans to start a new series of conquests. The River Heralds' future does not look bright...
1st Feb '18 5:25:46 PM InquisitiveCrab
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* Sometime within the story of the ''Tarkir'' block, we finally learn why Bolas never addressed Vol as "Sarkhan": on Tarkir it means "High Khan"/"Sky Khan". Bolas, through his rivalry with Ugin, knew some of Tarkirís culture and understood that Vol never earned nor held the actual title of "Sarkhan". Bolas knew that it was not a name but a title, and one that he refused to acknowledge to a '''''minion'''''.
7th Jan '18 3:08:09 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Jace's WorldOfCardboardSpeech in https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/something-else-entirely-2017-10-04 helps explain the odd GameplayAndStorySegregation surrounding Jace's power level. The most broken Jace cards represent him back when he was more amoral and had fewer scruples about using his telepathy to destroy or reshape other's minds. More recently, however, he has been making an effort to avoid using those aspects of his powers, due to the moral implications. Thus his portrayal as something of a weakling in modern Magic story: He was deliberately avoiding resorting to his most powerful abilities if at all possible.

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* Jace's WorldOfCardboardSpeech in https://magic.[[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/something-else-entirely-2017-10-04 Something Else Entirely]] helps explain the odd GameplayAndStorySegregation surrounding Jace's power level. The most broken Jace cards represent him back when he was more amoral and had fewer scruples about using his telepathy to destroy or reshape other's minds. More recently, however, he has been making an effort to avoid using those aspects of his powers, due to the moral implications. Thus his portrayal as something of a weakling in modern Magic story: He was deliberately avoiding resorting to his most powerful abilities if at all possible.
16th Dec '17 3:45:28 PM Campbellitus
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*** This is supported by cards like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=191338 Spellbook]]. When it is in play, you have no maximum hand size. Thematically, you no longer have to worry about memorizing all the spells you want to cast because ''you're writing them down in a book you're holding.''
27th Oct '17 2:56:44 PM Mantyf
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* "Dread Pirate" Angrath is seen twice, and both times he is alone. [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ten-burning-questions-ixalan-story-2017-10-25 When we learn about his backstory]] it becomes pretty obvious he actually ''doesn't'' have one, [[TearJerker and the reason why he doesn't want any bonds with people on that plan]].
18th Oct '17 6:22:51 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Jace's WorldOfCardboardSpeech in https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/something-else-entirely-2017-10-04 helps explain the odd GameplayAndStorySegregation surrounding Jace's power level. The most broken Jace cards represent him back when he was more amoral and had fewer scruples about using his telepathy to destroy or reshape other's minds. More recently, however, he has been making an effort to avoid using those aspects of his powers, due to the moral implications. Thus his portrayal as something of a weakling in modern Magic story: He was deliberately avoiding resorting to his most powerful abilities if at all possible.
11th Sep '17 4:29:46 PM Mantyf
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* Razaketh accused the other demons who signed the contract to be too straightforward, and was also the first one able to answer to Liliana. Now, compare their abilities: all of them cost you life, but while Kothoped and Griselbrand are draw engines, Razaketh allows you to tutor, effectively a subtler way to get card, and better to find answers. His demise is also fitting: Liliana's card are centered around reanimation, affecting other player graveyards as well as your own, while Razaketh requires you to sacrifice your own creatures, meaning that if you can't keep the engine going to keep answering your own graveyard is giving a Liliana player extra tools. That's exactly what happens in the story: Razaketh starts killing ''a lot'' of creatures, Liliana then has the Gatewatch wear him down and finishes him with the reanimated corpses of the creatures Razaketh killed.
** On a side note to that, Liliana does it to show her own power, without having to use the veil, and she is basically using her ultimate ability from the original card, before the Chain Veil storyline.


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** [[spoiler: As it's now, Avacyn's been unmade (and, not being an angel, won't come back) and Sorin is unable to do anything. Not fun thoughts. Also, the rage Sorin will unleash after he'll free himself is another horrific thought.]]
10th Jul '17 10:13:24 PM thoek
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** My basic thought upon seeing the various "seals" of Ravnica (which were basically instants like Terror and Shock redone as enchantments that would have the effect when sacrificed) was "hmm, vaguely interesting, but it does mean the opponent knows what's coming". Then I remembered one of the guilds of Ravnica thrives on having no cards in your hand, meaning that having a spell sitting out in the open in enchantment form waiting to be used is actually a tactical advantage. - @/CountDorku

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** My basic thought upon seeing the various "seals" of Ravnica (which were basically instants like Terror and Shock redone as enchantments that would have the effect when sacrificed) was "hmm, vaguely interesting, but it does mean the opponent knows what's coming". Then I remembered one of the guilds of Ravnica thrives on having no cards in your hand, meaning that having a spell sitting out in the open in enchantment form waiting to be used is actually a tactical advantage. - @/CountDorku



* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=107327 Bronze Bombshell]] seems to be a fairly obvious pun on "blonde bombshell" that happens to actually be a bombshell. But why is it an artifact creature? It's an objectified woman. {{@/Chimaera}}
* The Helvault is like Pandora's Box. It contains all the evil in the world. Once opened, all the evil comes out along with hope. Which in this case means Avacyn. @/{{PMiller1}}

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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=107327 Bronze Bombshell]] seems to be a fairly obvious pun on "blonde bombshell" that happens to actually be a bombshell. But why is it an artifact creature? It's an objectified woman. {{@/Chimaera}}\n
* The Helvault is like Pandora's Box. It contains all the evil in the world. Once opened, all the evil comes out along with hope. Which in this case means Avacyn. @/{{PMiller1}}
10th Jul '17 10:11:23 PM thoek
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** No, it's even better: it's a blow-up doll! ó @/{{Troacctid}}
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