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InkedGaming is unfortunately probably the best and most convenient. I got a customized mat many years ago from an Etsy seller that I still use today and is frankly much higher quality in every way, but they don't appear to be on the platform anymore. If you're willing to experiment, I'd look into independent sellers on Amazon or Etsy who might charge slightly more, but use higher quality materials.

November 14, 2018 7:49 a.m.

The solution is even simpler than all of this.

In EDH she's oppressive and not fun.

In Modern she ends the game.

Its been stated and made obvious many times that Wizards is fine with cards that have lasting dramatic effect to the board and gamestate if they end the game, one way or another. Its why that new Boros card that makes all your creatures indestructible indefinitely is ok--either you win the game next turn or you lose.

Since you only have one opponent in Modern, Emrakul effectively ends the game by next turn in almost all circumstances. And even playing her early, she doesn't break the turn-4 format.

In EDH, as you have multiple opponents with twice as much life, its quite unlikely the game will end when she is played. What will happen is that no one will have fun for six turns while the Emrakul player desolate everyone's boards and life totals until they very slowly lose. Its oppressive and not fun.

November 7, 2018 5:45 p.m.

Perhaps that should have been made more explicit before now, given I'm not the only one who's been listing only types.

October 31, 2018 6:28 p.m.

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Having a problem with it doesn't mean that isn't the case.

Most planes have the same gravity level as Earth, to the point that Dominaria is theorized to be hollow to account for this.

MaRo has confirmed that obviously they try to keep the cultures of each plane distinct from each other and very homogeneous within their own contexts for creative and marketing purposes, but in a setting where fantasy races and magic has existed through all of history, it's not improbable that the most dominant culture would become the only one on a given plane.

The main reason this hasn't happened on Earth is because no civilization had the power to conquer the planet, or the skills to barter and ally to become one great empire. On a plane like Kamigawa, where there have always been spirits, it would make sense for the many different people (all of whom do have some distinction between each other beyond just race) to unite under a similar ideology, even despite geography; which itself is certainly a non-issue thanks to magic and spirits.

Likewise, on a plane such as Innistrad, where humans have been terrorized by demons and werewolf curses, and eventually branch off into vampiric families, the surviving humans would naturally and collectively cower under the angels as the only viable survival mechanism. The world becomes a lot smaller when you're surrounded on all sides.

October 27, 2018 9:31 p.m.

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It varies.

Descriptions of several planes indicate that what we see is generally a small slice of a planet-like-shape. The original Phyrexia, as well as Mirrodin, are described as spheres with various layers.

However, planes have stars and suns and moons, so what we see may only be one planet in a universe-sized plane, and planeswalkers naturally travel to the only inhabited planet of each plane.

So then, the question becomes: how big are these planetoids that we call planes? And again, it varies.

Ravnica is certainly tremendously large, but you'll note that the characters interact so much because many of the stories take place specifically in the 10th district, or if they don't, they are gathered for a specific reason elsewhere.

In truth, Ravnica is probably not even remotely as big as Dominaria, estimated to be 2.5x the size of Earth. (And, notably, there is a second planet in the same solar system as the planet Dominaria, called Jinuoe, all contained in the plane Dominaria.)

Amonkhet is certainly not infinite, but it does contain more than just deserts and the city of Nahktamun. The flavor text of Crested Sunmare alludes to a paradise elsewhere on the planet. And again, there are two suns.

As you said, Ixalan is a continent on the planet Ixalan, all contained within the plane Ixalan. The other continent is called Torrezon, and there is an island kingdom called Luneau.

To answer your final question, the only plane we can make anything close to an educated guess as to the size of (the planet contained within said plane) is Dominaria. Still, most are probably the size of Earth or a little smaller, to account for the limited biomes and species they encompass.

October 27, 2018 4:11 p.m.

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