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I think that the black rune, rune of mortality, is too cheap at 2 mana, given that it grants deathtouch; I understand the desire of symmetry with that cycle, but I would have made an exception for that card, because deathtouch is such a powerful mechanic.
I see that there are pegasi on Kaldhei, despite pegasi originating in Greek mythology, not Norse mythology, but, I suppose that, if Theros can have krakens, then Kaldheim can have pegasi.
January 19, 2021 1:13 p.m.
I am very disappointed that The Three Seasons can return only snow permanents, since that severely limits that enchantment's usefulness.
The flavor text on Glacial Pillar confirms that Valki is an actual person, and not merely an alter ego conceived by Tibalt, so I wonder if the real Valki shall appear in a future set?
January 18, 2021 4:46 p.m.
I have replaced Alchemist's Refuge with War Room, because repeatable card drawing is very nice; paying 3 life every time that I use it may possibly be problematic over time, but, with both green and white in this deck, I should be able to regain that life fairly easily.
January 14, 2021 10:18 p.m.
Coward_Token, do you think that it is possibly that WotC may print a card that destroys all snow permanents, or would such a card be too powerful?
As long as we are discussing utility lands, I must say that I am very pleased that each two-color combination shall have its own utility land, but most of them are terribly expensive, especially gates of Istfell; I want to like that card, but 5 mana and sacrificing the land is a very high price for two cards and two life.
January 14, 2021 10:12 p.m.
MagicMarc, one theory that I read was that Vengeance (the Pact) tells the story of Taarna quite excellent, so the producers of the film did not want it to spoil the story, but that is not a very strong reason, in my mind.
January 14, 2021 10:06 p.m.
I still am very upset that WotC does not appear as if they shall reprint Frost Titan and Inferno Titan in this set, when it is absolutely the perfect place to do so, and I also am very disappointed that there are no krakens in this set, thus far, since krakens originated in Norse mythology, yet there were krakens in the Theors block.
January 13, 2021 10:07 p.m.
MagicMarc, I like your analysis of the movie, since it helps to give depth and complexity to a movie that most people do not typically imagine as having either.
Also, I read that Blue Oyster Cult did not originally intend for Veteran of the Psychic Wars to be included in the film and its soundtrack, yet it was chosen instead of a song that they actually did write for the film, Vengeance: the Pact, which is quite possibly my favorite song by them.
January 13, 2021 9:49 p.m.
Here is a link this week's story, on WotC's homepage.
In today’s story, Tibalt heavily implied that him and Vorinclex both being on Kaldheim was merely a coincidence, but I am not so certain of that, since both Tibalt and Phyrexia disrupt the existing order of planes that they visit. For how long has Tibalt been impersonating Valki, and what happened to the real Valki; actually, was there ever a real Valki, or is Valki merely an alternate identity created by Tibalt?
I see that Tyvar has been to Zendikar; when did he visit that plane? Was it during any of the previous Zendikar blocks, or at some other time? I hope that he explains that in further detail, at some point.
January 13, 2021 4:51 p.m.
, I am glad that you believe that, since I do not wish for some of my favorite creatures that are associated with Phyrexia, most notably Phyrexian Obliterator and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice to lose the horror subtype.
January 13, 2021 4:45 p.m.
This year is the 40th anniversary of Heavy Metal, an animated film adapted from stories that were featured in Heavy Metal magazine, an anniversary that I definitely feel is worth commemorating.
The film does not have a central plot, and is instead an anthology of numerous different story segments, most of which were adapted from stories that originally were featured in Heavy Metal magazine. Although this was not the first animated film that was intended specifically for adults, it was certainly a groundbreaking work, with its extreme graphic violence and occasional nudity and sexual content.
I did not see this film for the first time until I was in my late twenties, regrettably, but, as soon as I saw it, I purchased it on blu-ray, so that I could watch it, again, whenever I chose to do so. This film will never be regarded as a masterpiece, in the way that most Disney and Warner Bros. animated films are, but it is definitely a cult classic, with a small but loyal fanbase. The film is uncompromising in its graphic nature and is delightfully over the top and campy, but that is why audiences enjoy it. It does not attempt to promote any political agendas or change the viewers minds on any subjects; it exists to provide entertainment, and it succeeds at that task, very admirably.
In 2000, a sequel, Heavy Metal 2000, was released, which was not a poor film, but did not equal its original; I personally feel that waiting a full nineteen years was the main reason for the sequel's relative lack of success; if the sequel had been made, earlier, it likely would have performed far better. I very much would like to see a third Heavy Metal film, but, given that more time has now passed since the sequel was made than passed between the original and the sequel, I believe that it is safe to presume that a third film will never be made, which is very unfortunate.
What does everyone else say about this? What are your thoughts about this year being the 40th anniversary of Heavy Metal?
January 12, 2021 8:22 p.m.
If WotC adds the Phyrexian type to existing creatures, I really hope that they do not remove any existing creature types from them, since many of them are horrors, and very much deserve to be such.
January 12, 2021 8:12 p.m.
Kladheim is making "Phyrexian" an actual creature type, which I find to be weird, since WotC previously had repeatedly said that it was far too late to make such a creature type, and I also felt that it was more appropriate to have the creatures of Phryexia be united by purpose, rather than biology. I also am very concerned that WotC may retroactively change many creatures from the game's past to have that type, as there are simply far too many creatures that are associated with Phryexia to make that a feasible task.
What does everyone else say about this? Why is "Phyrexian" becoming its own creature type, now?
January 12, 2021 8:39 a.m.
Atraxa is one of my favorite creatures in the game, so I always appreciate seeing a new deck with her as the general, but why do you have her in a deck with virtually no cards that place counters on permanents?
January 12, 2021 8:23 a.m.
, denying other players a basic resource needed to play this game is extremely un-fun and unpopular, so that is why WotC rarely prints such cards, any more, and I believe that some recent attempts to improve white, most notably Boreas Charger and Keeper of the Accord, are ideal ways to improve white while maintaining that color's identity.
For that reason, I have no problem with Underworld Dreams, which punishes players for seeking to gain card advantage, but I have great problems with Hullbreacher and Opposition Agent, which completely prevent a player from gaining card advantage, and I really wish that WotC had not printed those cards.
January 11, 2021 5:08 p.m.
I have replaced Fable of Wolf and Owl with Windgrace's Judgment, which decreased the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.10 to 4.08, because the fable did not strongly contribute to the overall theme of this deck, whereas the latter card does.
January 10, 2021 10:16 p.m.
I have replaced Fable of Wolf and Owl with Trygon Predator, which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 3.97 to 3.92, which is excellent, because, as great as the fable was, it was simply too expensive for what it did, but the predator provides unquestionable benefits for a relatively low price.
January 10, 2021 9:31 p.m.
Wow, this is insane! Any deck with that many infinite combos definitely deserves to be upvoted, in my mind.
January 10, 2021 9:24 p.m.
seshiro_of_the_orochi, the series is available to watch on Hulu, here, and is also available on blu-ray, as well. I definitely enjoyed the series, and I am certain that you shall, also, but I must warn you that the series ends abruptly with no proper conclusion to is storyline, so be aware of that if you do choose to watch it.
January 10, 2021 7:41 a.m.
Keqing420, yes, I surmised that but do you actually have anything of substance to say about this matter?
January 9, 2021 10:39 p.m.
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