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anythingaladdin:

The Legend Of Aladdin
By: scaragh

anythingaladdin:

The Legend Of Aladdin

By: scaragh

oldandnewfirm:

Seeing Jafar on my dash made me wonder: does anyone still remember Mozenrath? He was one of my favorite villains on the animated series.

oldandnewfirm:

Seeing Jafar on my dash made me wonder: does anyone still remember Mozenrath? He was one of my favorite villains on the animated series.

commandertheory:

justmagicthings:

commandertheory:

So I was trying to figure out what the remaining text on this dude might be, and I think I may have hit upon something. For the first ability, I thought it might be “Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards”, but there’s no way that “aws two cards, then discards” would fit in the remaining space. But what would work is “Target player draws a card, then discards two cards.” It also helps explain why it allows you to target your opponent; I wouldn’t let an opponent loot for two, but I would snipe an opponent who had one card in hand.
I’m guessing the -2 is “Gain control of target artifact”, since his backstory is that he’s a thief.
My guess for the last ability is more speculative, since we don’t have as much of the text to go off of, but I think it might be “You get an emblem with “whenever you cast a spell that targets [something], copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.”
Anyway, those are my guesses for the rest of the card. What do you guys think?

That first ability doesn’t seem like it would be on a Planeswalker they said is going to be pushed.

We still haven’t seen the mana cost and starting loyalty.

Starting loyalty will be two because doubling season

commandertheory:

justmagicthings:

commandertheory:

So I was trying to figure out what the remaining text on this dude might be, and I think I may have hit upon something. For the first ability, I thought it might be “Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards”, but there’s no way that “aws two cards, then discards” would fit in the remaining space. But what would work is “Target player draws a card, then discards two cards.” It also helps explain why it allows you to target your opponent; I wouldn’t let an opponent loot for two, but I would snipe an opponent who had one card in hand.

I’m guessing the -2 is “Gain control of target artifact”, since his backstory is that he’s a thief.

My guess for the last ability is more speculative, since we don’t have as much of the text to go off of, but I think it might be “You get an emblem with “whenever you cast a spell that targets [something], copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.”

Anyway, those are my guesses for the rest of the card. What do you guys think?

That first ability doesn’t seem like it would be on a Planeswalker they said is going to be pushed.

We still haven’t seen the mana cost and starting loyalty.

Starting loyalty will be two because doubling season

dreamybean:

starfleetinginterest:

what if the coins you find randomly at the bottom of drawers and in between couch cushions are actually from spiders trying to pay rent

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Fist bump

I love Pheres-Band Warchief, I really do, and in fact it might even be my favorite card of the set. However, something has really been bothering me. It seems as if a lot of the centaurs printed in Theros block, specifically his fellow Pheres-Band members, all have Inspired effects. This would be great, except that their Warchief grants them vigilance. Was this awkward interaction intended?

markrosewater:

It was not. The card during most of its life granted trample but got changed late to make it less similar to something else. When it got changed to vigilance, I don’t believe that interaction with the other Pheres-Band cards was seen.

Ouch

Guys. Banishing Light was opponent's permanent to prevent infinite Constellation triggers that would be possible with Oblivion Ring. Mark's comment about making it easier for Magic Online is probably also true, but I feel like this is the proper answer. FYI.

markrosewater:

Both are true.

Banishing priest and colossal whale used the new template in M14. the old three o-ring infinite loop was un fun. Game play that favors obscure rules mastery over actual game play is out of favor.

I asked you a while ago if was at all possible for Orcish Lumberjack to be reprinted. Your response: "My gut answer was no, so I asked Billy Moreno, a developer. His response was, 'Hell, no.' So, no." Seven months after that, Orcish Lumberjack was reprinted in Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters. Did you know that that was going to happen ahead of time?

markrosewater:

When someone asks me about reprinting I assume they mean in a Standard legal set. 

Yeah, if its not reserved its theoretically reprint able in any supplemental product. Whether it gets reprinted in a Standard (block/modern) expert set is where most development happens.

One of my favorite cards is Mind Twist; simple, powerful, lots of complexity hidden inside. Can you speak a bit about it; and possibly why it's still banned? (your opinion) I'd love to see it come off the list for some Timmy-sized hand control

markrosewater:

It’s still banned because it’s, using R&D-speak, “bah-roken”. 

A lot of it is context dependent. Fast mana (lotus, mox, ritual) exists/existed in the same format as mind twist. And the part where the discard is random is frowned upon in contemporary magic. Combine them and you can easily use it to blow out am opponent on turn one, and still take awhile to actually win. Which is also frowned upon.

Was Damnation considered for Theros? It was noticeably absent in Modern Masters and it seemed like a perfect flavor fit for a block about Gods.

markrosewater:

We prioritize using designs that can only be done in a particular environment to maximize design space. Extinguish All Hope only works in Theros block while Damnation can go in other blocks thematically (I won’t speak developmentally).

Its not a home run on theme. Eternal “damnation” isn’t quite part of Greco-Roman theology/mythology.

socialmtg:

Dack Fayden, the Teaser.

This is good execution

socialmtg:

Dack Fayden, the Teaser.

This is good execution