he is coming, hopelessly-vorthosian
I think I might die of cuteness overload.
So the elusive Amphin got another card in M15, again with a flavourtext quote by some person called Gor Muldrak and their work Cryptohistories. I hope we’ll see more of the Amphin one day. From WotC: “The amphin are a race of lanky, shrewd, partially aquatic humanoids who can dwell either in the briny depths or in the overgrown shallows. Little is known about their civilization as yet; time will tell whether we see more of them in the future."
“The amphin have long built their society in secret. While surface dwellers squabbled over trivial borders, they patiently expanded, building their ammonite temple-caves. Now amphin priests eye the shore, and amphin hunters gird for war." -Gor Muldrak, Cryptohistories
“There are those who do not believe in the existence of the amphin. This seems somehow to be of their own design." -Gor Muldrak, Cryptohistories
MtG Travel Posters
Jalira and Yisan encounter Hastric and rob him. Amonst the robbed possessions is a book that leads them to finding the Slivers.
The pair, still moving as slivers, came to a larger chamber with alcoves lining the ways, in which strange biomasses were tended by lesser slivers. A sliver rode the wind with wings there, spiraling down from the top of the chamber to the bottom. As it passed by another sliver, that sliver, too, grew wings and momentarily hovered. Jalira and Yisan felt the wings pop out of their backs, felt the new parts form from their bodies, and knew how to fly as if they had done so their entire lives. As they moved toward the center of the hive, however, they lost their wings. Sometimes they grew extra blades or began to secrete venom, which disappeared as they moved inward.The hive is all and all is the hive.
A wild variety of creatures in the art, P/T boosts and trample? Paragon of Eternal Wilds surely evokes Overrun. She’s a repeatable mini-overrun on a stick.
The art on all five Paragons is beautiful, with the coloured banners and all.
If you have been missing out on Forgotten Lore, why not start with the newest video about a set and setting that was excellent considering flavor, but very bad when it comes to gameplay. Homelands ofcourse. Watch it for clips of a hilarious commercial from the 90s in which an Angel and a Minotaur battle. I dare not say if it’s Serra herself.
This is silly and cute. Equip a Hornet Nest with a Viridian Longbow, let it shoot at itself and presto! 1/1 flyers with deathtouch for days. Complete flavourfail though, but hey, can’t win them all. At least in isolation it’s oozing with flavour. Throw it in front of a 15/15, huge monster destroys the nest, get 15 angry hornets!
The Chain Veil features an upside-down planeswalker symbol.
Well spotted. And well played, Wizards.
Interestingly, I think a lot of folks, myself included, have been assuming the Veil is an artifact of black magic that boosted Liliana’s skillset specifically. Looks like that was a hasty assumption.
That…. is awesome!
This is actually pretty hilarious.
I know everyone’s going to focus on the destroy target ‘walker thing but from a storyline perspective the most significant ability might actually be the beast summoning ability. Last time we saw Garruk summon anything in-story, he was horrified by the diseased monstrosities his beasts had become.
Now… he seems to have stopped caring.Garruk was never that friendly with other ‘walkers. But his beasts were a different story. The fact that he doesn’t seem to care about their suffering anymore is a real bad sign.
I love how much sense this reprint makes. Convoke was the Selesnya mechanic in the original Ravnica block. Back then, Trostani did not exist, neither as card nor as a being in lore. In this reprint however, Trostani is clearly visible, growing from the tree and with the glowing lights around Cim.
Read the backstory on Trostani too, it’s quite good.
A bigger version of the Soul of New Phyrexia art. What a scary beast. Ehm. Machine. Thing. Monstrosity. I love it.
Hushwing Gryff is only the second Hippogriff ever printed in Magic. Originally, the hippogriff was a legendary creature from Greek myths, with the head of an eagle and the body of a horse. With wings.
An overwhelming sense of calm accompanies the gryffs that wheel above the roofs of Gavony.
Loving the references to Innistrad and Zendikar in M15 so far.