Nine more pieces of art from Khans of Tarkir!
A Jeskai djinn, it’s for sure. I’m not sure if those are floating scrolls, but they do look like floating scrolls. Again, proof of a common motif for Jeskai djinn.
Look, the Abzan! We have an Ainak, a female soldier, and an orc. All three…
Ah yeah, more new art! Pretty sure the Rakshasa one is from the Sultai though.
Oh come on! We’ve barely started and are already way ahead. So head over to planeswalkerpoints.com and pick your clan! We over at the Sultai Brood got Rakshasa and Naga so are destined to win anyway, but at least try to give us some resistance. Hail Sidisi!
So since today you could pick your clan and these numbers are very likely to change a lot in the coming weeks. I’m not even sure how you can already acquire Clan Points.
Sweet sweet legendary land cycle from Champions of Kamigawa. I love to include these in commander decks whenever appropiate.
We’ve got out clan champions’ art in! In this order: Temur, Abzan, Jeskai, Mardu, and Sultai.
A friend of mine made this for me. He’s pretty good with leatherworking. The other day I wondered out loud if he could make such a container. Glory and behold, he gave this to me. It’s to protect my playmat when traveling as the edges are already showing wear. The container is pretty sturdy and completely awesome. Thinking about burning in the Simic logo at the top one way or another.
I have a confession: I love lands. It just might be my favourite card type.
For some reason, I find the new lands in a set among the top of the most enjoyable things of that set. Shocklands? Check. Scrylands? Awesome! For M15 I was very excited for the reprint of the enemy painlands. Now I am incredibly excited for the wedgelands. Shards of Alara brought us the glorious shardlands years ago. Soon we will have a complete cycle of ten.
i feel like any magic blog that is followed by me gets terrified when they see the message.askhopelessly-vorthosian, he knows all about it
She. ;) But soon I have Ajani to protect me!
Also, sorry for the silence dear followers. I’ve been busy with preparing for GP Utrecht, going there and recovering from it. It was fun, but a weekend with so many people leaves me drained.
I’m not one to speculate about stuff from oncoming sets, but this just grabbed my attention.
MaRo just said “There are many cool things we can do with double-faced cards.”
He previously replied with just a smiley to the question “I don’t see how you would use double faced cards without bringing transform back… You said there were a lot of design space left, but I just don’t see it. How could a DFC work if it doesn’t transform?" (I left that one in my RSS feed because it’s so…. foreboding)
Now, we know Morph is coming back in Khans of Tarkir. We know MaRo likes to hint to stuff without actually saying it. He mentioned how R&D sometimes goes “YOU SAID THAT? O_o”.
Could Khans of Tarkir (either the set or the block) introduce double faced cards with morph? I’m unsure if the rules allow it. However, I have a strange feeling about this. It’s wild speculation though, so take it with a pile of salt.
EDIT. After thinking and reading about it a bit more, I think it’s unlikely. I got a bit carried away. But I’ll leave this up all the same though. Just, you know, in case?
MULTIVERSE | Iquatana
Iquatana is a world whose atmosphere is almost pure æther. The æther has a strange effect on the ecosystem here; creatures tend to warp and vacillate, turning into other organisms. The world’s land is an expanse of chimneys and sinkholes that vent the plasma-like æther, supporting vapor currents ridden by the dreamlike, fickle-formed creatures.
I’ll always reblog stuff like this. Hopefully we’ll visit this plane one day. Seems awesome!
You do understand that all of the angels in the bible are male. We *are* challenging gender norms.
But the “other way around” DOES happen. Or did no-one else notice the dudes in Theros wearing skirts? As far as I’m aware, skirts are still thought of as too feminine for men in most of the western world. Or is it not challenging enough because “old Greece, lol”? Or is this not the kind of challenging that’s wanted?
Then what? I remember Domri being thought of as too petite and feminine, to the point where people actually thought he was a trans dude. Because cis dudes can’t possible be like this of course. Or what about Rakish Heir with his corset? Guardians of Meletis, where two guys are portayed who were in love with eachother? Yes, sexuality is a gender norm too damnit, seeing how anything non-hetero is more accepted in girls than in guys.
What more or else is wanted? I’m honestly curious, not trying to come off as dismissive.
Teferi, Temporal Archmage by Tyler Jacobson. Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir TSP version by D. Alexander Gregory & Jeremy Jarvis, FtV version by Volkan Baga.
But just look at these four. Didn’t want to overload on more, but there are plenty that very well could be female. I don’t know much about sexual dimorphism in Magic’s Goblins, if it actually exists and whether it’s consistent across all planes. Do female goblins have breasts? Basically, goblins don’t seem to adhere to human’s standard of what a woman looks like. Hell, Fizz from Hot Soup is absolutely certainly female. Read that Uncharted Realms article. It would be cool if Goblin Rabblemaster was a women, but then she’d be named Goblin Rabblemistress and that sounds rather… odd. No, brain, NO! No thinking of 50 Shades of Goblin stuff. Too late..Why are so few female Goblins portrayed in Magic? The only ones I can think of off the top of my head are the Aunties from Lorwyn/Shadowmoor and Goblin Matron, both of which are portrayed in a maternal role. Why not have something non-gendered like Raging Goblin be female in future art?
My collection of cycles needs this. Who am I kidding. I’m pretty fond of my kidneys.
Let me get the Unglued/Unhinged/APAC/EURO/MPS lands first.
You might have heard that we held a panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend full of exciting revelations. We also recorded the panel for posterity! If, like most of us, you were unable to attend but want to know what happened—or did attend but want to relive it—here is the video!