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Some time ago, I had an idea for a creature that disappears after it deals damage, and therefore cannot be used until it is found, again, so I have made two creatures based off that idea, as seen, here:
Fleeting Dragon Show
Creature - dragon
Whenever fleeting dragon deals combat damage to a player, shuffle it into its owner's library.
Fleeting Faerie Show
Creature - faerie
Whenever fleeting faerie deals combat damage to a player, shuffle it into its owner's library.
What does everyone else think of these cards? Is being shuffled into their owner's libraries a sufficient drawback for them to have two abilities and power and toughness equal to their converted mana costs?
June 24, 2017 2:47 p.m.
The story never did reveal exactly how Razketh was connected to Bolas, what he was doing until the gate opened, and why his role was necessary; does anyone else lament that?
June 22, 2017 9:37 p.m.
The creation story at the beginning of this entry was excellent, paralleling that from the book of Genesis while also being sufficiently distinct to not be a direct copy.
Why do the other three gods not have names? Is that to show that they have become corrupted by Bolas and lost their individual identities? That would also explain why they are so much more powerful than the other five.
I hope that the remaining four gods realize the truth about Bolas, as well, but I am not certain if they shall do so in time to make a difference. It definitely seems as if block shall not have a happy ending, which has not happened since Scars of Mirrodin, so it would be a welcome change of pace for me.
June 22, 2017 9:30 p.m.
I am glad that Razaketh put up a better fight than did Kothophed and Griselbrand, but he still was defeated too quickly and easily for my liking, so I hope that Belzenlok, the final demon, is more impressive.
June 18, 2017 9:24 p.m.
Winterblast, this deck will have some artifacts, but not a strong artifact theme, so I will not likely be using any version of Tezzeret. Duelist's Heritage is nice, but I would prefer something such as True Conviction, which may be more expensive, but permanently grants double strike and also grants lifelink.
June 18, 2017 7:10 p.m.
Winterblast, perhaps you are correct that Elspeth Tirel's ultimate ability is too risky, but I definitely wish to keep Elspeth, Knight-Errant, because her ultimate ability is simply too useful to not have in such a deck.
June 18, 2017 1:33 a.m.
Mj3913, that is true, as there has never been a Shandalar block, but that plane has been featured several times in recent core set, so perhaps Muraganda and other planes that were introduced in Planechase shall be featured in core sets?
June 18, 2017 12:43 a.m.
greyninja, Epochalyptik, both of those statements make sense, so perhaps there may still be a Muraganda block in the future; I am simply wondering what point there was in creating a new plane when the other plane existed. It seems to me that the main point was that Muraganda is a prehistoric plane with minimal sentient life and virtually no civilization, while Ixalan is a developed plan that does have civilization.
June 17, 2017 2:26 p.m.
This is now the third consecutive block set on a plane modeled after a hot climate in actuality (India, Egypt, and now South America), so I hope that there will eventually be another block set on a cold and wintry plane, again.
June 17, 2017 10:53 a.m.
Ixalan appears to be a plane in which dinosaurs live, but WotC apparently already had a plane inhabited by dinosaurs in the form of Muraganda, so why did they need to make another such plane?
This is not the first time that this has happened, as WotC previously discarded the Greek-themed Arkhos in favor of Theros and the Asian/Mongolian-themed Mongseng in favor of Tarkir.
What does everyone else say about this? Why does WotC seem to be so reluctant to give planes introduced in the Planechase products their own blocks?
June 17, 2017 10:49 a.m.
Winterblast, I actually forgot to mention above that two other planeswalkers whom I am considering are Elspeth, Knight-Errant and Elspeth Tirel, the first of whom provides an emblem that makes nearly all of my permanents indestructible and the second of whom produces a mass destruction effect.
June 17, 2017 10:29 a.m.
I am planning to build an EDH deck with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the general, and I know that she is an immensely popular EDH general, but I still wish to make a deck with her, because angels are one of my favorite creature types in this game and Phyrexia is one of my favorite factions in this game.
The idea that I have for my deck will, naturally, be to use Atraxas ability to place additional counters on my permanents: specifically, +1/+1 counters on my creatures and loyalty counters on my planeswalkers.
First, for other proliferation cards beyond Atraxa, I am planning to use Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine , Fuel for the Cause , Inexorable Tide, Spread the Sickness , Steady Progress , Thrummingbird , and Viral Drake; I will not use Volt Charge, because my deck will not support the color red, Core Prowler , because it simply is too weak, and neither Plaguemaw Beast nor Throne of Geth , because my deck will not be generating large quantities to tokens to sacrifice to the abilities of those permanents. I am currently uncertain about Grim Affliction and Tezzeret's Gambit, so I shall await feedback from other users here regarding those cards.
Second, I will need a method for placing +1/+1 counters on my creatures initially, before I can multiply them, so I am planning to use the following cards to achieve that goal: Archangel of Thune, Ghave, Guru of Spores , Daghatar the Adamant , Kalonian Hydra, Forgotten Ancient, and Echoes of the Kin Tree . If anyone has any suggestions for further cards, I will greatly appreciate them.
Third, for planeswalkers, I will be seeking to use planesawalkers with powerful ultimate abilities, preferably those that grant emblems, and some of the planeswalkers whom I am considering are Tamiyo, Field Researcher , Ajani Steadfast, Ajani Unyielding, Narset Transcendent , Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Elspeth Tirel, and at least one version of Sorin. It is not a high priority, but I would like to ensure that all colors are represented equally, or nearly equally, among planeswalkers in my deck.
Fourth, I have a number of wild cards, cards that do not contribute to the overall theme of the deck but are still very nice to use. Thus far, every EDH deck of mine has both a Gilded Lotus and a Thran Dynamo, but, with a deck that uses the proliferate mechanic, perhaps I could use Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice in their places, since I will be able to increase the number of counters on them. I believe that every green EDH should contain a Seedborn Muse, so mine shall, as well, especially because she will work well with contagion clasp and contagion engine. I have a Mirari's Wake and Privileged Position in each of my green/white EDH decks and a True Conviction in every white deck, so this one shall, as well. Would Lux Cannon work in this deck? I am considering it, but wish for feedback before I actually purchase it. Also, a deck such as this should definitely have Doubling Season, but that card is currently very expensive, so I shall need to wait either for it to be reprinted or for me to have a great amount of surplus money to spend.
What does everyone else say about this? What ideas can you offer me for an EDH deck centered around Atraxa?
June 17, 2017 1:42 a.m.
subrosian, I also would like to see a Spike card to act as a counterpart to Timmy and Johnny.
I also would very much like to see a planeswalker who pokes fun at how powerful some planeswalkers are, and, specifically, how many players regard Jace as the "creator's pet" of M:tG.
June 15, 2017 9:32 p.m.
The Heavy Metal film, released in 1981, was a groundbreaking film that was unlike anything that had been seen before then. Although it was not the first animated film to be intended specifically for adults, as Ralph Bakshi had already released several adult animated films before that, it pushed the boundaries on what could be shown in animated films, or films in general, with its graphic violence and explicit nudity and sexuality. True to its name, it features music from numerous heavy metal musicians who were popular at that time, with two notable examples being Black Sabbath and Sammy Hagar.
In my mind, one of the film's strongest traits, the one that makes it such an interesting and effective film, is that it does not have a single, central story; it is a collection of independent yet interconnected segments that each have their own self-contained plot, with a central narrative connecting them together. As a side note, I had known about the existence of this film for years, but did not watch it for the first time until several years ago, a fact about which I am very displeased; how did I wait for so long to watch such an amazingly epic film?
Although it was certainly highly ambitious, the film was not a major financial success, and now is regarded as a cult film. It did have a sequel, a full nineteen years later, entitled Heavy Metal 2000. While that film is certainly not a bad film by any standards, it is too much of a typical action film, in my mind, one that could not live up to the legacy of this predecessor. The sequel film had several weaknesses that I could perceive; first, it took too long to be made. If the filmmakers were planning to make a sequel, they should have done so only several years after the first, or perhaps at the end of the 1980's, to serve as a bookend to the first film, which was released at the beginning of that decade; by the year 2000, films had been pushing boundaries and breaking new ground frequently, so there was little new ground left to break with this film, lessening its impact compared to the first. Second, it had a single central plot, rather than the episodic nature of the original, and, while that allowed for more time developing the plot and characters, it also allowed for the story to drag at points, while the segments of the first film kept it tightly focused and prevented there from being any filler. Third, the sequel had very sleek and detailed art and animation, but the rough and gritty nature of the original was part of its appeal, as it felt more visceral and intense.
Therefore, I am wondering if there shall ever be a third Heavy Metal film, as it has now been almost nineteen years since the second film was released, which was the duration that passed between the original and the sequel, so I believe that the time is now ideal for a third installment to be made, and, if such a film were to be made, I would wish for it to return to the episodic format and gritty atmosphere of the original, instead of the streamlined nature and appearance of the sequel.
What does everyone else say about this? Will there ever be a third Heavy Metal film?
June 14, 2017 9:32 p.m.
I forgot to mention that I really hope that True-Name Nemesis is not in this set, because it would be far too powerful in a one-on-one game.
June 14, 2017 5:59 p.m.
I am not particularly interested in either goblins or merfolk, so I am not interested in this set, but I do hope for some good reprints. I believe that it is safe to presume that Lord of Atlantis, Goblin King, Goblin Warchief, Goblin Chieftain, and/or Goblin War Drums will be in this set, and Master of Waves would be very nice, as well. I shall predict that the "face cards" shall be Talrand, Sky Summoner and Krenko, Mob Boss, because they are two of the best representatives of their respective creature types.
June 14, 2017 5:57 p.m.
June 14, 2017 5:52 p.m.
First, and most importantly, who will be the general of your deck?
June 14, 2017 5:50 p.m.
Wow, this is an overload of awesomeness!
First, the idea of a new un-set is quite neat, and, with planeswalkers now being a card type, I hope that there is a planeswalker card that poke fun at how ridiculously powerful some planeswalkers (most notably, Jace, the Mind Sculptor) are.
It seems that Ixalan is a vaguely Native American-themed plane, but with dinosaurs and pirates, which is a very interesting combination. What about Muraganda? Has that plane been forgotten, akin to Arkhos and Mongseng? Is that where Vraska went when she vanished from Ravnica, or is this set a prequel that provides her backstory? Either way, she definitely looks likes a female version of Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean dressed in that clothing.
Duel Decks: Merfolk versus Goblins will hopefully have some good reprints, but likely nothing too valuable. From the Vault: Transform will likely consist mainly of double-faced cards, so I am not interested in it.
Finally, and most importantly, WotC is returning to Dominaria (again)! I am very excited to learn what has been happening on that plane, recently, and I hope that it has become mostly stable and peaceful since the events of the Time Spiral block.
June 14, 2017 5:32 p.m.
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