What are you currently playing, Ganker? New Hearthstone and Magic expansions are about to drop.
I do a bit of Magic and Yugi.
What are you currently playing, Ganker? New Hearthstone and Magic expansions are about to drop.
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>faramir and eowyn
I'm glad white is getting more stack interaction but none of this card reads like a white spell.
White puts cards back to the deck, not the hand.
White has always been the secondary counterspell color and this is essentially a soft counterspell
The only reason this doesn't "reads White" is because WotC was too scared of giving White something that was already essentially theirs, because "counterspell bad"
I do agree that tax counter spells are white, even if wizards considers it a color pie shift.
Honestly every color should have more stack interaction, but bluefags would lose their shit if that happened.
>Honestly every color should have more stack interaction
rn every color except Black is getting it, even Green gets cheap protection spells and "counter ability" effects
black doesnt need it because it has hand disruption with TS and friends
I mean proper interaction, tibalts trickery was step in the right direction but wizards are retards and didn't consider you'd use it on your own shit. Literally the exact same logic that caused the oko fuck up, they didnt think you'd use his +1 on your own food.
I'd imagine the fact that it randomly makes you exile 3 cards from the top means they took into account using it on your own stuff.
>let's make her black!
Aren't Rohan's most memorble moments PLC refrences?
How the fuck do you even get a horsemen culture in Ingerland?
>Aren't Rohan's most memorble moments PLC refrences?
No. No they are not.
>How the fuck do you even get a horsemen culture in Ingerland?
Import Cavalier culture from France.
Read a book.
remand if he white
Literally better remand.
>"counter spell" and card draw for 1 white 1 other
Like is there a reason not to run this card in your deck if its got white?
Blue barely uses Remand so I don't see why not.
It'll be good in hammertime and as a sideboard card but it's not like every white deck always wants to hold mana up for an effect like this.
It's not a hard counterspell, it's a tempo play
Basically if whatever you are bouncing costs 2 or less it's a pretty mediocre card, because your opp gets his spell back (which is obviously an useful card) and you get 1 random card which may or may not be useful atm
It's pretty busted if it targets something big cuz then it's essentially a 2 mana Time Walk but this will be legal in formats where big spells aren't the norm
Its biggest value is in hard control decks where stabilizing is more important than board presence, because the latter can be achieved pretty easily with a 4 mana wrath provided you survive until then... which is where this kind of effect is at its most valuable
As an addendum, however, it being White is huge because W also gets spell taxing effects which helps you get to the "essentially Time Walk" mode
Yeah but you can get your own spell back to avoid a counter.
Remand has existed for almost 20 years you fucking gaylord.
the white one gets around uncounterable spells though, also it can bounce permanents back because every nonland is a spell
>also it can bounce permanents back because every nonland is a spell
Not once they resolve you fucking retard.
You can't use the white spell to bounce permanents that are on the battlefield, since they are not spells anymore. Spells only exist in the stack
>also it can bounce permanents back because every nonland is a spell
Do you have any idea how stupid of a comment this is?
sounds like a reasonable assumption to me given that every single card in the game is also called a spell card. just admit that your game is confusing sometimes and you are too autistic to understand that
>every single card in the game is also called a spell card
False, land cards are not spells at any point in time, and nonlands are only spells while on the stack.
expect this shit from the new WB LOTR movies
>expect this shit from the new WB LOTR movies
Don't forget all the shills that will defend it as well because it's "better than RoP!" I swear retards on here are way too easy to grift. It's already happening to sloptubers like TCD, who has obviously been paid off to slowly warm up his captive audience to eating ze bugs
I see commanderchuds have already completely eroded card design for their pet decks
Jesus fucking christ
>requires black to ping
reminder Shadowspear is a Legendary Artifact
8 mana is a bit too much but a wrath is a wrath
The more important thing is that its an untapped pain land. Even if you never use the other two abilities there are plenty of decks that want another copy of sulfurous springs.
Can't tap for colorless, makes it easy worse for mana than pain lands.
The argument isn't if it will replace pain lands, but if it will be used with them.
Even if it can't tap for colorless it is better than 90% of rakdos dual lands.
It's more of an RB city of brass. never being able to tap without taking damage makes it significantly worse than pain lands, still playable though.
you can buy an 18k gold replica of the actual movie ring for cheaper than what this piece of cardboard will cost
I can't wait to see how this goes, either they just give it to some youtuber while pretending it was truly random and everyone burns WOTC to the ground, some glue eater child stuffs it in his nothing deck and nobody hears about it again, or we see it in another landfill secret drop a year from now
If I somehow get it, I'm going to deepfry it
It will be some "random" redditor whose reddit account is suHispaniciously empty of any identifying details, and only has the most milquetoast comments on random boards. The account itself will be 3 years old at max, since wizards designs cards 2 years in advance.
It would be even funnier if WotC panics after it but being found after a few months, ships another, and then multiple are opened.
Nah, they aren't gonna risk it.
It's 100% seeded, the only question they have is how to play it off as being organic.
That specific style yes, they are claiming only one copy will be printed in 1 random pack.
im still amazed someone greenlit the idea
QRD? did wotc really only make 'one' of these cards?
the serialized one in elvish, yeah.
There's a regular ass version you can get out of any old pack, though.
Why would it be in a landfill?
>estimated 0,000+ worth of cards
Retail value anon, they were unopened stock still on wood pallets
give me the location and a shovel
Because giving away stock that should've never been produced devalues the stock you should have.
Does 200k even make a dent in the average investorfag?
it was the virtually useless UN set they made
Some guy found pallets of sealed MTG products at his landfill.
The one True King od Men has arrived.
>Aragorn is half-elf
ugh, not interracial at all, do better. Elves must breed with full blooded humans.
>Aragorn is half-elf
no, his ancestors were. hes a 1 dropper. long life with none of the gay elf side effects
Elf blood has nothing to do with his long life, its a buff given by Eru to Numenorean bloodlines as a reward for fighting against Melkor
You fucked up
Oh shit is this the rightwing seethe thread?
Even elves be getting blacked n shieet
My brotha, my bro, my KANG
Why didn't they make Arwen black too?
Obviously for diversity.
magic: the moron gathering
Is that..... A MAN WITH A SKINTONE DARKER THAN SNOW?! I'm going in s s a a n e. Help me Jim crow!
So why do they need to do this to things they didn't create instead of creating their own things without white people in them to begin with?
No idea, but I know it's not Aragorn.
kek. they couldn't help themselves could they?
Check out the article image for
>The moron of Numenor
Why is it always blacks? Why not the multitude of other non white races?
Because Blacks are the most vulnerable and helpless of ALLLL the minorities according to white women and the men who want to fuck them.
Leftist rich white people are obsessed with ausagging their white guilt. its why its "always blacks" nothing is more progressive to them than replacing a white character with a black one, preferably queer.
Lefties get laser focused on a handful of issues that lasts like 10 years or so each, however, their love of worshiping and feeling guilty about Black People is eternal.
2 words: Kalergi plan.
I fucking hate nwords*
The Tolkien estate didn't want LotR characters in Multiversus but they approved THIS?
Black Rock has a lot of money.
We all know why you made this thread. Just post it and get it over with.
>statting Tom Bombadil
more angry at that than the moronization of lotr
Same. Also calling him "God" is probably making Tolkien spin in his grave
People have been arguing if Tom was a God or not for decades.
why do they ONLY add blacks
not just only blacks but only obviously american blacks, you never see anyone with say Ethiopian traits or someone identifiable Maasai or so
Because american blacks get the most woke points. Wizards, or any other corpo for that matter, don't actually give a shit about diversity. They just do whatever they think will get them the most money.
they dont even add blacks, they just stain existing characters.
white nu-male bernie supporters will buy and support BLM for woke points
Because black people is what LotR needs, it seems.
Lord of the Rings had black people. They were the Southern power, the Haradrim or Southrons. Sauron had somehow convinced them to fight for him.
Haradrim were obviously Arabs
They were explicitly black skinned.
quote on that?
"black men like half-trolls"
Whatever, still POC so it counts
Yeah cus they were evil
Just like the orcs (foreign invaders)
Orcs were literally made by metaphorical Satan. It's not really the same thing.
>Orcs were literally made by metaphorical Satan.
no wonder people compare them to blacks so mutch. But hey at least the orcies are capable of tecnological advansement
>you never see anyone with say Ethiopian traits or someone identifiable Maasai or so
you do, or did before they decided to instead just replace him with literally idris elba
>Teferi + Orim's Chant on and Isochron Scepter
I fucking loved the shit out of this bro.
I think you see plenty of dark skinned humanoids with different traits. From Teferi to some basically alien dark skinned humanoids.
Eye of Judgement and the Monster Rancher TCG.
I had a lot of fun with Monster Rancher Battle Card. There were only two decks which really worked, true, but it was fun to screw around with and see if I could get anything functional.
>/tg/ is so shit people have to come to Ganker to talk about the current state of mtg
more like the 50 people who use /tg/ have already reacted to this so OP crossposts here to mine more salt
How industrious of him.
and not just that. a mtg is responsable for it to the point where you can not talk about Yugioh on /tg/
on one hand
on the other having a Saga lord is an interesting idea
Literally every card is designed for EDH now.
I like the format, but things like standard being dead in the water because wizards only wants to print EDH bait is annoying.
The professor is right, if they don't keep supporting other formats it's gonna blow up in their face.
>always said kowtowing to edh will be the death of edh
>the edh general on calls me retarded
>flash forward a couple years
>the format is being raped by made for edh bait cards
>other formats are also getting raped by this kind of shit
Im so glad I quit mtg
Context for that image? Why is the cryptek holding one of those battleship e-boies?
My point still stands.
>Im so glad I quit mtg
I make a lot of shit decisions but quitting magic was a solid one.
This card is in the made form Modern set, it's obviously not made with Commander in mind that's crazy to think that.
>obviously not made with commander in mind
how new? Wotc hasn’t made anything that isn’t filled commander garbage since dragon lord kolaghan
Anon I don't know how I could have made that post more sarcastically. Everyone knows this commander is the main thing now.
/tg/ posters are physically incapable of detecting sarcasm
The amount of genuine retards, disingenuous retards, and shills that infest these threads have me on a hair trigger.
>dragon lord kolaghan
How is that a good commander when the 10 life penalty passive would never trigger in singleton?
Go back to /tg/ and stay there. You MTGniggs single handedly ruined that board
>MTGniggs single handedly ruined that board
there is so much wrong with /tg/ but mtgnigs are like 2% of the problem
They let vicious hordes of the woke inside, they banned to oblivion any sort of product not made by WoTC or GW, they became more progresive and obnoxious than god damn /lgbt/ and they did all of claiming that it was to bring new people. If you wanna see a part of 4 chan that has become reddit look no fruther than/tg/
oh no dude I agree that /tg/ is the most reddit board on this site (but they all assure you they have never been to reddit and have been on /tg/ since its founding) but it wasnt all mtg, it was like a gang bang of 10 different things Especially the jannies who ban you for anything that pisses them off personally
>Especially the jannies who ban you for anything that pisses them off personally
"I went into threads to cry about culture war and got banned"
literally never been in those threads and actively ignored them. Only ever stayed in my home general. Wish I saved the pick where I called black players (as in the mtg color) whiny morons and got a ban for racism
>say something bad about rotation or keywords
>say something good about reimpretions
>say something about how stupid it is to treat cardboard like stocks
/tg/ is shit generals now and nothing else
Also waaa quests are everywhere get them off the board! Except CYOA. That can stay forever for some fucking reason
I got banned for using the term "garden gnomespeak", /tg/ moderation is a shitfest.
>I got banned for being a 4chantard
Fucking good. Based /tg/ mods. I wish we had them here
>the garden gnome wants heavier moderation on an anonymous board.
You're free to go back to discord Shekelstein.
I mean according to the mods, it's you who are free to go elsewhere. You enjoy your last 3 day? lmao
You're the one whining about Ganker not having your desired level of controlled speech retard.
No? I said /tg/ mods were based and I wish Ganker had them. The only one whining was you, because you got banned and thus /tg/ are big poopie heads because they won't let you flood threads with meaningless ack memes.
>You enjoy your last 3 day?
Ye ye 1 dorrah.
You've replied 3 minutes ago, what is the point of this post?
>implying the moderation makes any sense
and all of those jannies are mtgfags. you should have seen the damage control they did when the 30th aniversary arrived, it made the FBI agents working at twitter look like a bunch of amateurs
but anon complaining about shit buisness practices is verboten on /tg/. Youre supposed to ignore and enjoy the old shit that was still good while your hobby of choice gets ruined
no, you are expexted to buy that slob.
but the 1378-c thread defending the combat cripple wheel chair get to stay. That knife does not cut both ways.
I still dont get why /tg/ is so bootlicky. Every board on Ganker is pro consumer but them
Probably because you can't "pirate" the kind of physical products /tg/ consoomes.
what are printers?
>what is 5etools
>what is the trove
>what is cockatrice
>what are 3d printers
>what are proxies
You just lack the knowledge. Don't assume, /tg/ doesn't consoom.
You know people don't 3D print their own Warhammer/40k figurines and board games.
They literally do anon
There's a huge scene for pirating GW models
/mtg/ has had them shutting on the proxy box since the day it was announced, it's just that the board really does it need 8 threads at a time like it's Ganker when Messi scores a goal.
The janitorial staff is always shit even with their fair wage they get from cleaning it up, but Indont blame them for nuking threads made purely because anon didn't get enough (you)s in thread 5.
That shit and the stonks fall that followed deserved a sticky at the very least. But it was shoved under the rug instead.
the people coping that mtg was too big to fail despite the 15% price drop was hilarious. Especially the annoying whales
>mtg and d&d are "a gangbang of ten different things"
>both owned by WotC
schizos who live on welfare shitposting 24/7
youtubers harvesting content
bots spaming copy pasted threads
I really fucking miss what /tg/ used to be. At least we have archives dating back all the way to 2010.
sneaker industry collapses overnight
Would you fight for New Phyrexia for a chance of having Elesh Norn sit on you?
I don't really want to become a flesh robot. As much as I enjoy entering the battlefield effects.
What are the downsides of becoming a Phyrexian?
You're enslaved to the Praetors' will
>Compleation entails the replacement of much of a person's organic parts with artifice, which typically causes the death of their original organic body. The being retains its memory and personality, but loses its soul and is endowed with a fanatical desire to serve Phyrexia
>The being retains its memory and personality, but loses its soul
>tfw Ajani is dead
I just want to like a character and not have shills tell me I'm not supposed to like the character because they're in the process of being written out of the series because investors and shills think they're not a good character.
I doubt that description is fully correct, they tipped their hand too far and made is obvious compleation is reversible when they converted so many planeswalkers at once. We haven't even gotten march of the machines either, which will convert even more.
Its 100% gonna be reversible or teferi will rewind time or some other lame bail out.
I consider it a mercy kill, Ajani won't have to bear witness or perform in whatever clusterfuck new future mtg has in store.
my bara lion husbando got wizard borged... it's over...
You are literally this, but also your soul is in there.
Except phyrexians look really cool. At least the ones without human faces.
Looks meh when compared to older sets featuring phyrexians
So Mekknigths but not cool
The localization name is Mekk-Knight
Phyrexians predate mekk-knights by 2 decades.
Jack Knights are just okay. These look more like weaker versions of the Dragma ritual monsters
I haven't played the game in years, but making the Phyrexians be extreme evil interpretations of each color's philosophies is probably the best idea they've ever had for the game instead of just white = good, back = bad.
I hate this game but I always like seeing new Project X wincons.
I'd rather be dead and revived as an eternal than be turned into a fucking phyrexian.
At least in the former my soul is at rest.
>Chained to the Rocks
Cringe, pauper nerds basedfacing
Did ol Larry himself buy the rights to Lord of the Rings recently? Why is it being whored out like this so shamelessly the last few years?
Cause Christopher died. His nephew I think is the new head of the Tolkien Estate and just wants more money, no matter the consequences.
>IN PLACE OF A DARK LAWD YOU'D HAVE A KWEEN
I got to hand it to Tolkien jr jr then, the guy whored out amazingly fast.
They sold the IP rights to everything but the books. Thats the only thing the estate has any say over anymore.
That's the saddest thing I have ever heard. I dunno why even, I like lotr but i havent even read the books. It is as ifcapitalism plus the woke movement have truly won and darkness will cover all of the land.
Yeah, I think it's the end of entertainment for us white folks, certainly looks like it.
holy fucking shit, have a nice day fragile pussies. This is why no one has sex with white men anymore, youre all fragile, whiny pussies.
cool it with the antisemetism bro
That's not bad but it's not Galadriel. It shouldn't be.
why do they always make elfs black and not natives? if you were going full retard, at least make some sense
lmao. They turned Galadriel into a drow.
she looks like she would exclusively date white male humans
Whoever’s in charge of the estate has no soul
JRR Tolkien's son was the hyper-vigilant one with a massive stick up his ass over adaptations and spinoffs. He's the guy who hated the movies because of how "Hollywood" they were.
Now it's one of Tolkien's distant grandsons, who just wants to make as much money as possible and treats LotR as "property" like any sleazy corporate type. That's why the past 5 years have had an obscene onslaught of shitty games, lazy spinoff material, and the putrid amazon show.
That's fucking depressing
I am sure not who this set is for. Flavor wise it is missing so many notes and the power level is rather low for modern playability. Even the full art lands that should be a easy money all look bad.
When even the cocksucking mods on mtgsalvation are saying the racebending shit is weird and the 1/1 ring is dumb bullshit you know there's a problem
It’s for shareholders and funko types.
Redditors are literally nutting their adult diapers over this shit.
Didn't they have to close threads because the woofs and yikes they got in their threads because not even they would have it?
They love it
Of course reddit loves the “this silly guy is actually the strongest character” made into edh bait.
It’d be like making a Kirby card, it guarantees the type of retard who uses reddit will consume.
The only threads closed were about black aragorn.
Literally only the extremist mods. Even the redditfags were calling it out.
Twitter foids who talk about Sam and Frodo being in love and how ACAB BLM
It's for consoomers. People who don't play MtG and either buy every single thing with branding on it, or just obsessively collect the cards because they're an "investment"
Exact same thing happened when the 40k set came out last year, tons of retards who don't even play MtG snatched up the cards and drove prices through the roof because they see something with 40k branding and just can't fucking help themselves.
I'm amazed he's white
>have an unimaginable level of power
>use it to ignore everything and fuck around in the woods
is this the sigma grindset?
the real question is how many boxes of this shit my boy ruby is going to sell
>Aragorn is black
>Legolas is black
>Frodo is Black
>Gandalf is black
Did they fucking make everyone in the Fellowship a moron?
Sam is white, which makes sense since he’s the one who actually makes sure they win.
Only Aragorn is black thought they made Gandalf a chink
Legolas and Gandalf are also black. Gandalf looks like Morgan Freeman.
>fellowship of the nig
Even Galadriel is a nigress.
I'm so fucking tired.
Well yes, but what about second welfare?
>Appeal to them endlessly
>They still prefer Yugioh
Unironically what's the point
It's not trying to appeal to them, it's trying to appeal to white guilt blue raspberry fun dip head ass gays.
>Chris Cocks, CEO
nice name, idiot
Do morons even care about this shit?
Anytime you see someone crying about diversity its some white women or chud.
No, but neither do white people.
And you forgot the best part, morons that play Yugioh always, ALWAYS play Blue Eyes White Dragon.
moron here, not a single one of my fellow bros has ever touched BEWD. I see more women and children play that shit, we bros mostly play waifushit or coolshit.
If you play BEWD you are most likely female or underaged.
Why are you black?
Bullshit! When a moron goes to a local he goes there to either steal suff or play BEWD and I bet you stole those marines from a Bridget cosplayer
You guys are either women, in which case I feel sorry for you, or underaged, in which gtfo.
I don’t see no criminal record "muh bro"
>marincess and exosisters
cringe, play a real deck like earth machines or shaddolls
I do play Shaddolls
I play Dark Magician and Relinquished.
post criminal record or BTFO
Will you play the Fightan archetype?
>Full blown fur girl on the left
Alright yugioh fags, you have my attention.
Do not lewd the beast-warrior.
I want to play the Chef archertype
Well obviously Blue Eyes is the coolest deck with the coolest monster
>black guys only play yugioh
>Yugioh is vastly prefered on Ganker over MTG. Often multiple Yugioh threads
Really makes you think.
Probably because MtG Arena sucks. In my opinion and experience:
MtG > Yu-Gi-Oh
Master Duel > Arena
Think on what? YGO is more liked across the globe and it has at least ten times more players across the globe
That does not make my original statement not be true tho
>Think on what? YGO is more liked across the globe and it has at least ten times more players across the globe
Player numbers on steam
>source is Ganker
Not a good source.
>i dont feel like reading that or arguing so im just going to make 2 sentence shitposts
ok but you should've said that from the start
Keep in mind that this was even before Master Duel released.
Who the fuck plays arena on their phone?
is that supposed to be an argument for why its popular?
No, it's an argument that the numbers are skewed because people who play arena play on the desktop, not their phones, and as such don't spend money on it through app stores.
Isn't Arena Epic excluslive now? I could see that being detrimental to it's popularity.
It's a standalone client but it is coming to steam and ebin apparently for zero reason.
putting it on Steam is a pretty simple way to get more eyes on the product
That it's existed for all these years without being on Steam is testament to how bad WotC are at making money.
well yeah, look at that absolute flop of an ARPG they tried out a few years ago
they shipped their entire dev team to some Chinese crew, you get what you deserve.
MTG perfectly lends itself to be some sort of plane hopping MMO, and also a decent CGI/Animated Tv show/movie, however, WoTC is always a bumbling retard who, despite having so much revenue for so cheap, cannot turn their property into anything good, despite how easy it would be.
They've basically bet their entire company on EDH whales not getting bored.
it's funny to think this whole downward spiral started when they printed a few legendary creatures to further enable goofy kitchen sink decks
Commanders felt better when they hadn't been pre-designated as playable. It felt like you yourself had discovered cool tech instead of having it handed to you on a silver platter.
>Apart from this cunt who got a day 0 errata for being a 1 card infinite combo
The average edh player has about zero buying restraints so it's not like it's a bad bet.
I don't know about average, most of the edh players I played with made decks out of older cards and buy stuff every now and then. The actual paypigs who are the people picrel exists for are all modern/pioneer/legacy/standard fags who migrated to edh because Wotc killed one or more of their favorite formats.
>black lotus for EDH
the fuck? so this is just a staple in every commander deck ever?
kinda sorta but not really? you can only use it to cast your commander and it's only a one time thing, and it's a singleton 100 card format, so it's not actually as useful as you'd think. commanders who have low casting costs, or casting costs that are made up of multiple types of mana with no colorless (like Bombadil in the OP) don't really care for it outside of paying commander tax. i've seen more people using it as a proxy for a black lotus than i have people actually using it in EDH.
>They've basically bet their entire company on EDH whales not getting bored.
well it's worked for the past ~6 or so years which is a longer span than any time standard has been good
>Weird donut-steel chuuni classes
>Awkward card-based combat
>Battle pass during the beta
I just want to be a fucking leonin like Ajani so I had an excuse to play it until it EoS'd
I don't know why they bothered
It did nothing new or interesting and it took me about an hour and a half to realise I'd seen everything and knew exactly everything that would follow
and I'm slow as fuck
Kinda surprised how much less Hearthstone makes than Yugioh. I thought it was massive.
It's also not a great comparison. OG Phyrexians were heavily in body horror camp. New Phyrexia started adding more metal to the body horror theme, but only some categories. To be with Elesh Norn you had to remove all of your skin, and consist only as bare flesh and bone with porcelain armor.
The latest phyrexians are bastardized versions of themselves and are mostly just normal ass humans.
You mean the exact same thing Girsu did to cast away his mortality
No. Phyrexia came from some bad fucker named Yawgmoth curing not-radioactive poisoning with oil that twists their mind and slowly takes over the body's blood. After getting exiled for this, Yawgmoth was butthurt and decided to give his patients a purpose, thrive and grow to reclaim their old home. Over thousands of years it turned into a body horror murder cult, ready to spring at the opportunity to spread and invade. After they tried multiple attempts they got nuked and their god Yawgmoth killed.
The priests in the previous image only come after that, when a planeswalker named Karn inadvertently brings some of the corrupting oil to a different planet, metallic in nature, which resulted in a golem going mad. The thing here is the oil, it will corrupt and spread itself to anything it can find. The planet itself was corrupted by this oil, over time all of the organic inhabitants either died or became corrupted. However, they lack the focus of the first one and were infighting due to disagreements with identity (colored mana in magic affects personality, previously they were all black which is death and decay, but now they're all 5)
its breathtaking knowing the full breadth and depth of Karn's many failures in life.
the whole "Pacifist but then gives up way after he could have saved the Multiverse", to "Making the Mirari", to "turning the Mirari into Memenarch who caused the Mirrodin debacle" to "also spread the oil on his own plane and others" to now "Phyrexia is invading and converting and killing untold BILLIONS of people"
he really is the Multiverses greatest fuck up, right next to that retard planeswalker that gave Yawgmoth Phyrexia, however, at least that walker only messed up once, and immediately died for it.
>fucks up in the story
>fucks up in the game
What the hell is his problem?
He just Karn't do anything right
>right next to that retard planeswalker that gave Yawgmoth Phyrexia, however, at least that walker only messed up once, and immediately died for it.
I thought little was known about this planeswalker, though it's implied it's Ugin.
No, we know plenty about her. Ugin wasn't even hinted at in the lore until Zendikar block
which? the one that showed him Phyrexia? that one is a known issue, its Dyfed, and female Trans planeswalker who was as gullible as you can possibly get, right upon making the infamous porta using the two stones (which eventually get named Might and Weak) and walking through with Yawgmoth, he stabbed her head with a dagger made out of powerstone.
Rebecc found her somehow still living but incapacitated body, pulled out the dagger, and she died.
if your talking the Planeswalker who initially made the Plane, its implied to be some sort of Dragon Walker who was black mana and machine oriented, not Ugin, who by this point, had already faked his death fighting his brother Nicol Bolas and became a Spirit Dragon and fucked off to Tarkir.
it COULD be Bolas, but its highly unlikely, he's never claimed any involvement.
wasn't Karn the big metal guy from the dross in Mirrodin? Or was he the antagonist? I think the antagonist was Memnarch or something irrc. Those are the only books I ever read of MtG. The ones with Glyssa or w/e her name was. It also had the lion people in the plains and some spooky wizards living in silver towers over by the ocean.
Karn was the big metal guy who made Mirrordin, Memnarch was the guy he left in charge. Except oopsy poopsy, a lil bit of Phyrexian corruption leaked out of Karn and Memnarch wiped it up with his hand because ha ha just a little bit oil. And now MTG is Avengers Endgame.
Ah, okay. I was thinking of a different guy whose name I can't remember. He joins the party when they pull him out of the swamp, iirc. I mostly remember the author referring to him as 'barrel-chested' a lot.
nothing about this plotline is Avengers Endgame.
Nicol Bolas's plan on Ravnica is more like Avengers Endgame.
this is legit Cenobites+Borg comin in yo windows, snatching yo people up.
except everywhere, all at once in the multiverse, and they can convert ANYTHING except pure angels from one plane, a girl on Mirrodin, and, coincidentally, Elspeth Tirel, a girl from the plane with those angels (wink wink).
>Avengers get utterly reamed by the villains in Infinity War (All Will Be One)
>Avengers have to pull off a goofy plan with LITERALLY EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE showing up again to fight the bad guys (March of the Machine)
anon.. this is a re-tread of Apocalypse block, not your Marvel movie.
and everyone is going to fight and lose, till Super Saiyan Angel Elspeth finally ascends and single handedly woops their ass.
that is the plot here, Elspeth absorbed all the energy of the Sylex, her latent Angel Blood is empowered, and she becomes stronger even than the Old Walkers, fights and wins, and probably burns out and dies after.
no one complaining about this shit was even alive when apocalypse was currrent, anon
they don't play anything
every waking moment is spent on social media
Black representation is never meant to appeal to black people anon.
>What are you currently playing?
Touhou Lost Branch of Legend
I'm willing to bet that Legolas stays white because he is a fangirl magnet and the team rubbed themselves raw to Orlando Bloom when they were younger.
So many big corporations do this shit. Amazon did the exact same thing recently. They make a controversial casting or artistic change (usually making characters black) and use it as a shield for criticism.
>If you dislike rings of power or the MTG set that mean you are just like those RACISTS that attacked the show before it even came out!
Rings of power could have had a 100% white cast and it still would have been dogshit.
I've been playing Pokemon TCG Live. I'm having a lot of fun, it is a nice break from Magic Arena which is getting kind of stale for me.
are these collab cards still legal on commander?
Everything is legal in commander apart from silver border and some banned cards. You can put Negan and Megatron in your Tom Bobadil deck if you really want to.
smash bros is at fault for making crossovers popular
Nah, its marvel.
Smash brothers has been popular since melee on the gamecube, none of this multiverses shit started until infinity war.
Would have had Harry potter cards too if jk didn't shit the bed.
Hasbro would never do it because the psycho fans would throw a massive hissy fit over it. Unless that's what you mean by JK shitting the bed
Yea, HP crossover was rumored before all the drama.
I only play EDH anymore and build wacky ass decks built around one theme.
My favourite is the mecha one.
EDH has ruined this game.
this but unironically
basically every aggro deck in standard right now is a "legends" deck, it's pathetic. And half the rares you open from any new set are useless commander bait trash.
The best part is that the entrenched gays still playing this badly designed mess don't even realise that the push for more colours in decks is actually WotC silently denouncing colours as a restriction to casting spells.
Playing something a little unofficial mtg thing called forge, surprising variety of mods and even has an adenture mode (albiet more in the work-in-progress sense, it's no Shandalar)
Why the FUCK is our mass phyrexian invasion block over in less than a year?!
Because there is a new set every 3 or so months. I wish it was closer to 5 sets per 2 years to allow for higher quality, but Hasbro simply has to have the money.
Zoomers get bored of things easily, that's why we need 200 sets every year
I'm a zoomer and I wrote
Because its mtgs end time and just blowing everything up for the new, less wypipo starring universe.
I play Master Duel but only to the point that I only do the events that happen a lot.
I wish people were actually interested in having fun but it's always the same cookie cutter I want to win decks that fold and surrender the second they get disrupted. I think card games just aren't for me
There needs to be more single player card games that aren't rogueshit. Less about being as competitive as possible.
Oh I definitely agree with that. I do like some of the roguelite deck builders like slay the spire and monster train but just a normal card game I can play against AI opponents would be nice.
It was bold of them to not use the movie designs, which could have been respectable if they had actually delivered something good.
lotr tcg did that
What is the sun supposed to mean here?
the Sindar refugees to Mirkwood merged with the Silvan elves there
The movie rights and the rights to the characters aren't the same thing. They wouldn't've been able to use Viggo Mortensen's likeness even if they wanted to.
how did battle for middle earth do it
That was a joint licensing agreement with EA and New Line. Those licenses have since expired.
>the ONLY relevant woman character to not be race swapped is instead married to a race swapped black man
WOTC sure are funny
Sadly no one who buys the cards cares.
I've seen plenty of people talking about how much they love it because it owns the chuds or whatever
Very few people care about the culture war shit. I know Ganker must convince itself that le culture war is at the forefront of all minds. Very very few people care. As evidenced by the fact the game has done extremely well for years with black characters on cards, and only started doing bad when hasbro shit on its players with constant money grabbing.
But /vpol/ assures me that Magic is FINISHED now because of a black character in this set.
mtg will always be alive in the west because it has a strong dedicated playerbase of autismos who will never play anything else no matter how shitty it gets because they've been playing it for years and can't quit a tcg they've invested so much time into. you'd have to wait for that generation to die off in 50 years for mtg to be in danger of dying out
>Very very few people care.
>changing the world
For the worse at most.
How much do you think the one of a kind ring card will go for? 100k?
Hearthstone is one of the only games that made me angry to play. The sheer random factor takes any form of thought process out of the game. The fact it's even played competitively is a fucking joke.
only ever played yugioh
whats the deal with magic?
seems like a card game for boomers tbh
You play as planeswalker, cast and then gather the Magic
I have played both, mtg has what is in my opinion more interesting mechanics + unlimited board size. This means you can do all kinds of wacky shit, like combo decks where you make an infinite number of tokens or just loop the same effect over and over.
Personally I was unable to go back to yugioh because it felt too rigid design wise after playing MTG.
>like combo decks where you make an infinite number of tokens or just loop the same effect over and over.
are those fun with a resource system?
in yugioh too much recursion always results in peak degeneracy
the tcg is quite a bit younger and I dont know any fellow zoomies who are particularly interested in magic style fantasy so I got the impression mtg is mainly a game played by older millenials
>are those fun with a resource system?
Yeah, you need to spend a few turns actually building the setup and your opponent will more than likely have instant speed interaction (hand traps that cost resources).
Theres also like 8 different formats, so if the meta gets annoying in one you can go play another.
My personal favorite mechanic is devotion.
Magic is only 6 years older than Yu-Gi-Oh.
I keep on willfully forgetting this card exists and I wish people would stop reminding me that it does.
Draft this fag some times on Arena Cube and I was shocked how shitty they are.
is this card supposed to be bad or was it an accident
please tell me none of this chud or moron pandering has ever been meta relevant
this card was pretty Standard-warping
I don't know if I'd call teferi "pandering", hes just a black guy whos existed in magic for like 20+ years
they started pushing him a hell of a lot harder in modern times
That's more them being gay for planeswalkers since jace made them all that money than because he's black. He's their uw option, he's always gonna be there as long as their design and story revolves around planeswalkers.
OK now explain how captain Sisay wasn't pandering and he is. You're full of shit buddy.
because literally everyone hated jace
funny that just before they replaced him with teferi they actually gave him a likeable personality...only to immediately throw it in the trash the very next set
at least they've fired this moron now too
who is this?
nic kelman, lead of mtg story from dominaria to like, mid 2021? I don't remember when he got fired
he's the reason the moron balls shit was so atrocious
people only hate "smug counterspell jace" who doesn't exist, in the lore and short stories, Jace is a fine character, he's nothing like most players perception of him.
his actual character was never counterspell.txt but he certainly didn't have a good character, and wotc did absolutely nothing to attempt to combat that notion either since they just let him fuck around and did little with the actual story for a good few years while they just showed smug counterspell man in the set
for as much retconning and character assassination as origins did jace was arguably the one that came out the best from it because he had little to actually retcon, and then later on they gave him an actually good character in that one spinoff in ravnica and in ixalan, only to trash it for years until nic "frozen toes" kelman got fired
no, LIliana and Gideon got the best treatment from Origins.
Liliana's internal moral struggles is the only good part of the Nicol Bolas arc.
>no, LIliana and Gideon got the best treatment from Origins.
is this a fucking joke
gideon went from an actual character to braindead hunk meatslab
liliana was also relatively unscathed by origins too, though
lol anon, that's just how Liliana acts like Gideon is.
he's the Selfless hero who also has crippling survivors guilt complex, he's supposed to be the Captain America, but indestructible super-man who just can't quite measure up to save the day, always coming just a LITTLE bit short.
him finally actually truly saving the day by taking on Liliana's curse and dying in her stead, was his story coming full circle.
>lol anon, that's just how Liliana acts like Gideon is.
no anon that is gideon's actual character post-origins, not what you thought of his character
go read the bfz stories or well, pretty much literally any story gideon is in
he is an actual Dumb Fuck, him being indestructible superman is true though, yes
he isn't super smart, that isn't his purview.
he's not retarded, but he's a fighter, no one expects the fighter to be smart, he has natural charisma and that's good enough.
he's pretty emotionally smart, as he and he alone saw right through Liliana's bullshit and knew deep in her was a sad kid who couldn't save her own brother.
i'm not going to continue to discuss this with someone who hasn't read the purifying fire
but gideon IS a braindead hulking meatslab
yes, that's what he was post-origins
before origins he was an actual white character that had character flaws and wasn't the paragon of lawful stupid
>Liliana's internal moral struggles
And also why she's the only remotely interesting planeswalker. I hate how all of them are such one dimensional marry-sues. Fuck anyone who finds that kind of character cool.
Yeah and now Teferi is worse than smug Jace because his most notable card breaks an entire axis of the game. I don't know hardly anything about Teferi the character and I don't care I've been praying for his death ever since Time Reveler was printed
I mean, that's where 99% of the Jace hate comes from too
>Teferi is worse than smug Jace because his most notable card breaks an entire axis of the game.
and that's different from Jace because...?
Man I almost hate that card more than Bitterblossom
Teferi is one of the least pandering minority characters considering he's just a black mage that's been in magic almost as long as the game has existed. I know you zoomies are too young to remember but one of the main character's in the early days was the captain of the Weatherlight crew who was a middle-eastern looking woman. Dark skinned people have always been in magic prominently. Taking characters that were white and making them dark is what hasn't always been a thing.
Well to be fair they did make him African American instead of just African like he used to be
Idris Elba is not American.
So you won't explain how Sisay wasn't pandering? Yes that annoyed but it only proves my point the issue isn't dark people it's retconning shit.
Was Sisay actually black? She always came off as "vague brown" to me, but the long straight hair never made me think "black".
What other cards did she have straight hair? It's usually in a braid so of course it would just go down.
By "straight" i mean "it doesn't look like Black hair"
They can straighten their hair you know or braid it like she did.
man the Weatherlight and its crew was great, its a good story and a great little twist on a D&D Crew.
the twist being, that they are mid level D&D characters put against an Epic++ campaign they have zero hope of actually defeating.
She is from Zhalfir and everyone from there looks either black or middle-eastern. She is very clearly designed to look like the real world equivalent of a middle-easterner which I have no doubt the 4chan brigade would freak out just as much about. She was a middle-eastern woman with an OC do-not-steal level power of being unaffected by magic and the captain of the crew that was the focus on the story. These retards freaking out about Teferi would have a conniption if that was released today.
I need to put my cash money version of him back into a superfriends deck on Arena, he's so stylish and I'd like to give new players a taste of the cancer he was.
so wait you can just blink this guy over and over again to make creatures in your hand go up by +1/+1 permanently? but then they're in your hand, how does that even work?
im so fucking confused and im not even talking about the fact that it's gay trans lardass tiefling
it's an alchemy card, the lowest of the low, just ignor eit
its a Alchemy card from mtg;arena, they are the digital only format where they implement a bunch of effects that are only possible on a digital medium, aka hearthstone effects.
this card simply put, doesn't work in paper magic.
its that retarded.
>this card simply put, doesn't work in paper magic.
That's the entire point of alchemy anon. It's a shit format but not because the effects don't work in paper magic.
>guys look at this card I made!
if there's 1 thing I absolutely fucking hate about magic players, it's when they have 'ideas for cards'
Where is the master duel thread?? i need to downplay branded
Make it, you waste of meat.
I would but on phone right now playing master duel too i guess will do it here
Branded despia is a shit deck that dies to one ash
Shh, anon, let's save these retarded conversations for when the next Master Duel thread is up. Once there, I'll make sure to call you a moron and/or gay for using Branded Fusion and Mirrorjade.
Can't i at least say Maxx c is good/bad for the game? Is not like anyone here actually cares about moron the gathering
>Is not like anyone here actually cares about moron the gathering
I fucking love/hate Maxx "C", the card is entirely based/cringe, and only chads/gays use it
For me, it's Mitos y Leyendas.
A lot of the best e-boi artist right now are mexicans so I see how this came to be
>commander you waited for 5ever
>evberybody is gonna build him
>I need a 5c commander for my idea or it’s shit
Fuck you. Play speed reader instead
Can't even play most cool sagas with that.
Is Thunder Dragons good in Master Duel? I played it in paper for a little bit but they banned Colossus
>Is Thunder Dragons good in Master Duel?
Colossus is free but Dragonhawk is at 1 but thats fine since you can slap them in a lot of decks
What the fuck is this wall of text, Yugioh?
its not really that complex of an ability, anon.
MTG has gotten significantly worse with its text boxes over the past 5 years.
DINOSAUR KING IS WHAT YOU WANT TO BE YEAH
okay i'm stumped, why does this exist?
promo for some dinosaur museum in japan
i mean if they were going to go that far out they could've given it slightly better stats. make it a 2550 atk 6 star or a 1950 atk 4 star or something so it's technically worse than Frostosaurus/Megalosmasher X (lol) but still isn't "unplayable in 1999 meta" bad
it's too late
What is this, some shitpost?
Couldn't be an actual set.
>He doesn't know
Its a real card in a real set.
Ffs, good thing I'm not playing anymore. What a shame.
>Tom does pretty much fuck all and just stays in his small corner of the world
>make his card all about Sagas
WTF were they thinking?
He should have been:
>Can't be removed by anything.
>Tap: Gives one mana of each color
For PvP? Eternal. Which maybe three other people on Ganker play.
For PvE? Runeterra.
It's nice, but I dislike the new mechanic "hunt" it mills and buffs their unit/gives them exta power.
Literally forcing me to play Reclaimer/Glimpse/Monstrosity because I loathe mill.
I wish there was a card like unexpected results that targeted units so I could get rid of their Skysplitters and the likes.
really wish there was an official Digimon TCG online client
Better not be real or I'm triggered
there's an entire woke ass LoTR set, anon.
>only traffic the thread gets is people shitting on Magic
Yugioh bros really do run this board huh
Anyway, any other good virtual card games out there that aren't just gachas for established games or brands?
There is that card game from Square.
Nadir and Ruina, although both unfortunately more on the battler side.
And that's all I can think of.
Why is MTG turning into YGO?
I'm sick of every game being over between turns 3 and 5. Every game is the same shit now.
>Boardlocked turn 3
>Fortell doomskar turn 2
>'You aren't allowed to have any permanents' the deck
>'You aren't allowed to have a hand' the deck
>Unga me play entire deck turn 4
>You die because I drew a card
>You die because you drew a card
>You die because I gained life (once)
Pic related is the only way I can have fun in Arena anymore.
I wish there were a permanent pauper mode even with Arena's shit card pool, but pauper is antithetical to the way the designed their monetisation.
They've been reprinting some crazy cards as commons lately because of Pauper. I'm just sick of the powercreep. A card needs to be a fucking 18/6 @ 6 mana to be printed as a base creature without text nowadays
>format gets popular specifically for breaking away from the official formats
>Wizards notices people having fun without giving them money
>can't have that shit
>ruins the format by spamming products that people will crack packs and buy boxes for
truly the worst
>complaining about fucking goblins
What format are you playing that goblins of all things are a problem?
I only put it there because someone would bring it up if I didn't
Best of one jank in historic with any deck that isn't running Settle the Wreckage, it's not really a problem since I almost always concede immediately to any variant of RDW since that shit is boring to see. Depending on how I'm feeling I might concede immediately to most netdecks I've seen a thousand times though, even if I know my current deck can win. For the most part I play lockout/combo decks I've homebrewed.
Yeah thats pretty fair and understan-
>For the most part I play lockout/combo decks
Eat shit auspie
You're gay, they're the most fun ways to play and everyone that plays Arena deserves nothing better than the impotent suffering I'm trying to inflict upon them.
>the most fun way to play is to play with myself
It's the same that happened to Yugioh. When the power level rises and limitations lower, the only counterplay to many cards becomes to deal with it before it gets played. Hand disruption was the most powerful thing in early Yugioh because of this. It wasn't just Delinquent Duo, it was 1 for 1s too like Confiscation. Drop Off saw play. This is why Stax is busted in EDH.
I'm playing Duelyst 2. Hopefully the devs can overhaul the outdated economy features soon and more people will be willing to try it.
Isn't duelyst.gg better? It's on steam too
Not remotely. Duelyst.gg has way less polish, is a remake of a much less fun version of the game, and even if you do prefer the Hearthstonized 1 draw version of duelyst you can play Legacy in Duelyst 2 with all of the 1.96 cards for free. The only thing duelyst.gg has going for it is a very small number of new cards and some balance changes but the only one that's even a particularly good change is wanderer to 4/5.
The fear of it dying again prevents me from playing.
today i will remind them
THEY TOOK THE PENIS MAN FROM US
Anyone else waiting for the shadowverse physical version?
I like card games where you draw back up to maximum hand size at the end of turn.
Why do Muttistanis hate Anglo-Saxons so much?
Flesh and Blood Talishar counts as vidya, also they are not printing the one ring it's to make people buy more packs.
So where's the vidya themed TCGs? Where's the lulz? All I see is a bunch of soulless Magic The Gathering cards.
I'm working on one but I'm too schizo to post screenshots
What decks are you guys playing on master duel dcup?
Also SS and Brandon are pet decks
what did they mean by this?
Rewrite doesn't have a hyphen
Excuse me that card was made by an African American and that spelling is part of the AAEV (African American English Vernacular), so you just committed a hate crime.
I've been playing hearthstone, this expansions meta has been a rollercoaster of bad metas but the handful of cards we got from the new expansion look really fun, definitely looking forward to italen46
I'm black and play EDH AMA
Just gonna list the Commanders:
>Zur, Eternal Schemer
>Raphael, Fiendish Savior
>Mishra, Claimed by Gix
>Abaddon the Despoiler
>Urza, Lord Protector
>Jodah, the Unifer
>Titana,Voice of Gaea
>Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
Oh I also forgot
>Vazi, Keen Negotiator
>Astor, Bearer of Blades
He's running the new Zur not the old one if that makes any difference to you. New Zur is no where near as busted if that's why you reacted that way.
I have the old Zur in the deck so idk if that helps
Alright magicbros gimme a deck to work toward for arena. I like ridiculous combos and default to red deck wins for brainless aggro. I have 8 rare wildcards and 15 mythic. If you got something historic I have lots of cards from launch to zendikar rising and nothing after.
sorry I can't arena is dogshit and I dropped it years ago
I think there was some vague news about them trying to unfuck it (again) this year but I stopped paying much attention to it when they made alchemy a thing
elspeth finally taking the angel pill and jace is finally dead. mtg is healing...
there's a snowball's chance in hell the compleated stay dead
as much as I would love for nissa to be erased from existence it is not happening
>there's a snowball's chance in hell the compleated stay dead
I think there is a small chance some of them, if not all, do. Wizards seems like they are trying to set-up a new generation of Planeswalkers. Kaya not being completed and Kaito and the Emperor suddenly getting so much focus makes me think as much.
Nissa is the only planeswalker I give a shit about because I enjoy the land based gimmicks on her cards. Feel free to make fun of me because I don't know a single fucking thing about whatever lore MTG has.
oh her cards are perfectly fine, if anything I'm mad they give her good cards because land/mana heavy green decks are my favorite
she's just the biggest joke of a character in the entire franchise and has been written as one of the most inconsistent and stupid characters to exist
they've tried like, 3 or 4 personalities for her at this point and not a single one of them was good or well liked so they just made her a douchebag the last few times she showed up, then even in the story where she gets compleated she's a literal afterthought.
the entire story is about lukka going through the maze and then he gets corrupted by its influence when he gets to vorinclex and glissa, then the like last two lines of the story are "oh yea nissa is here too, we should get her later" then the next time she shows up is as a puppet with elesh's group
there's a second option for some.
remain compleated, but have their brains purified, Jace is barely different for instance.
Elspeth is likely to have some wild ass powers so who knows what she'll do in the plot.
see this would be the 'ideal' situation but I don't trust wotc for a nanosecond to have any sort of subtlety or nuance to its writing
all of phyrexia is going to be nuked from existence including urabrask and everyone will be cured and fine (until 2032 when they cycle around to phyrexians again because mtg only has 3 villains and only 2 good ones)
I'm just disappointed that after waiting 12 years for another Phyrexia/Mirrodin set, I didn't get anything I liked about Phyrexia/Mirrodin, but instead a massive legendary/planeswalker shitfest. It boggles my fucking mind that WOTC did this shit again after War of the Spark, and especially since the superhero bullshit is well into its twilight at this point.
War of the Spark wasn't enough, they needed a crossover with literally every major character
they're (presumably) taking the focus off of PW for this since they're undoing half the mending and just letting the characters people actually like do shit more than once a decade
well no one was beating the New Phyrexians in a fight on their terf with just Planeswalkers as your options here, anon.
not a single one of them was strong enough, or even if ALL of them showed up, they'd still lose.
anon they literally had the sylex at the core of phyrexia and then CHOSE NOT TO USE IT "because what if it hurts other planes" like the dumb morons wouldn't kill all planes either way
its underlined pretty heavily that after the tree Realmbreaker was active, the Sylex would have broke the Blind Eternities somehow.
then have it so that they fail to reach the core or something, they're a room short so they try to set it off and then elspeth takes the hit for her deus ex machina power up so it's less fucking stupid
though to be fair it's less infuriatingly stupid than bolas' bullshit
ya know, I like it better this way, its rare for MTG to give us a straight up shonen plot twist of a character gaining a newfound overpowered form in the crucial moment like this.
I just hope Super Angel Elspeth looks especially cool, she's my favorite walker regardless long before this, its hype she gets a big moment that doesn't involve dying.
>in the void while the sylex is going off, she remembers the many good times with Ajani and her burning desire to defeat Phyrexia
>instead of blowing up, absorbs untold amount of energy and transcends even the planeswalkers of Old and becomes an Angel Planeswalker God.
something like that is presumably going to happen
I'm aware, her new sword, which she creates from nothing, is the set symbol, and her alternate art is the box promo art.
she's going to be a Flip planeswalker, with the box promo being the front (transformed but still human looking) to a flipped transcendental Angel form.
this is Elspeth's front art, her back art is her at an even higher level of power.
This stupid bitch got stabbed and then nuked, how is she still coming back?
she got stabbed on the plane where you can just walk out of the underworld
and she got disappeared with the nuke,
>take mortal wound
>planeswalk to theros
>just come back
leaving the underworld isn't exactly a common occurrence
Because she's literally undergone the Hero's Journey and now she's reached full power.
also, just WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK SHE IS?
Because in the darkest moment, the hero arises to the challenge, anon.
its a tale as old as time.
>hair and eyes change color
she's literally a western depiction of a Super Saiyan, and I love it.
this is a trope Western writers need to use more, hero's coming back in a real pinch gaining untold power from their adventures and understandings and more importantly, their NEED to win, despite all the odds against them, speaks deeply to the soul of people, its why its such a great narrative device in fighting anime.
when someone is beaten, and evil is about to prevail, everyone wishes in their hearts, that the hero just gets up, stronger than ever, and saves the day, Superman used to embody this, but no longer.
its weird only the Nips get this "quickened" version of the hero's journey and why the "get power from the underworld" part of the journey is so good.
no matter how much you know its coming in the Anime, it always feels good.
she's always had black hair
her hair is a light blue in that, anon, and she's always had auburn hair, not black.
she's my wife, I know her well, she's the best character in MTG, and this is her moment!
>her hair is light blue
that looks more like a blue light source shining on her black hair
>she's always had auburn hair
she has dark brown hair, and always has, not black.
and lol no, they never light MTG characters that harshly, her hair and eyes are different colors now.
her hair and eyes are the same colors as the armor she's wearing, hinting obviously that she has made her armor and weapons out of nothing, which is why its the same scheme.
>her hair is a light blue in that, anon
That's just the lighting dude, not even that anon.
>her hair is a light blue in that
Almost everything is in that, it's obviously an overall stylistic choice and not meant to be her actual hair/skin color.
IF Elesh Norn hadn't been too smart for them and hadn't been scattered to the four winds, they probably would've been fine
not to defend WotC but you do have to keep in mind that the sets (and their lore) are designed like 2-3 years in advance. they probably designed the stuff coming out right now at the start of covid, which was right when even the less diehard marvelfags were starting to get burnt out on the superhero stuff.
nothing about the PHyrexian story is "super hero stuff", its Body Horror Religious Machine demons coming to turn you into one of them.
its Xenomorphs/Cenobites/Borg vs all of existence, and the Walkers are the only ones, initially who can do anything about it.
we still have at least 2-3 macguffins. new weatherlight crew still putzing around, teferi stuck in the quantum realm, and the legacy weapon being a weird ghost now.
jace was such a author self insert, its unreal.
>and then he won the race without even trying, and then he fucked the hot goth chick, and then he fucked the OTHER hot goth chick
Jace has pretty much never fucked Liliana, and all she does is bully the fuck out of him.
he did bang the fuck out of Vraska, who, despite being a murderous assassin, is a far more balanced and nice GF.
ill be honest, vrashka's too good for him
ya know anon, I really like Jace, and I think your right.
Vraska is easily one of the best written characters in the plot, way better take on morally grey than most.
Almost all the planeswalkers are, especially now. It's why they have no charm and are only liked by self-inserting wo/man-children. This anon
was spot on as to why the Weatherlight crew were endearing and it's something they could never do with the all the modern walkers. The only current walkers that have any of that same kind of feel to them for me is Kaito and the Emperor but I know they'll ahve the Emperor get cured and ruin it.
i was about to say, i really liked the emperor. alot of the neon dynasty was really good. it was so good to draft. all the red flags was pointing to return to kamigawa being hot dogshit but it was top quality.
yea that's definitely the biggest surprise of the past 5 years
ya know, the most hilarious thing about that set, I called it, 4 years before it came out, I routinely with a friend at FNM would say "we should go back to Kamigawa, but it'll be Cyberpunk, its the only way to fix the setting"
and the EXACT thing occured and it was good, despite how much everyone said it'll never happen.
i think they were trying to ride on the cyberpunk hype, but then cyberpunk shat itself so this was released on low hype.
>all the red flags was pointing to return to kamigawa being hot dogshit but it was top quality.
Was truly a miracle, I think everyone was shocked what a good job they did. Like some people, I didn't like the "not computers" computers but really, even that considered I was surprised at how much I liked cyberpunk Kamigawa. It was a weirdly interesting way to make an enchantment plus artifact set where the enchantments are the old ways and the artifacts are the new cyberpunk elements of society.
I want a new TCG all the existing ones are shit
>MTG is gay as fuck and the art is absolute dogshit
>Yugioh has literal biblical passages as card effects and the meta is "sorry, you can't play"
>Gaystone is braindead and boring
I refuse to try the pokemon one I bet is all kinds of fucked too.
take mtg mechanics, yugioh art/design, and hire someone to make a competent story
also pokemon is primarily a collector's game
people play it, obviously, but much less so than others, and from what I've heard their meta has cancers just as much as others do