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Taste of Magic

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Jul 28 '14
addictedtoedh:

stevok42:

I think people are missing the fact that if he’s the commander and his ult deals with planeswalkers, there’s got to be more walkers in the deck. I bet we’ll get some sort of Jace reprint, maybe a Tamiyo. I’m calling it right now, though: if the deck is named Peer Through Time, they have GOT to have an Urza planeswalker card in there.

Did not think of that. WHAT IS IN THAT DECK?

His ultimate makes you want to put him into a super friends deck, but if he’s the commander you’re pretty limited with just blue walkers. If I’m making a commander deck based around planeswalkers, I’d want at least two and preferably three colors to work with. I think he’s a really cool card, and should go in many planeswalker decks, but he’s kinda a boring commander unless you want to do some interesting with his untap ability.

addictedtoedh:

stevok42:

I think people are missing the fact that if he’s the commander and his ult deals with planeswalkers, there’s got to be more walkers in the deck. I bet we’ll get some sort of Jace reprint, maybe a Tamiyo. I’m calling it right now, though: if the deck is named Peer Through Time, they have GOT to have an Urza planeswalker card in there.

Did not think of that. WHAT IS IN THAT DECK?

His ultimate makes you want to put him into a super friends deck, but if he’s the commander you’re pretty limited with just blue walkers. If I’m making a commander deck based around planeswalkers, I’d want at least two and preferably three colors to work with. I think he’s a really cool card, and should go in many planeswalker decks, but he’s kinda a boring commander unless you want to do some interesting with his untap ability.

Jul 28 '14

ismartman asked:

I remember reading somewhere that before the Mending, WotC refused to turn planeswalkers into cards because any card based on a planeswalker would have to be so powerful that it would break the game. Since it's been confirmed that the new Teferi planeswalker in Commander 2014 is how he was before the Mending, do you feel his card accurately represents the strength of a pre-Mending planeswalker?

allwillbeone:

sarroth:

nivulus:

markrosewater:

The card doesn’t represent everything he’s capable of but rather how much he’s willing to do to help you. : )

This. This really bothered me about the Mending and the motivations behind it. Who said that Planeswalker cards had to represent the entirety of that character’s capabilities? The fact that there have been multiple versions of characters tells us that was never the case. Why did we even need the Mending? And this Teferi tells me it was completely unnecessary to kill off so many iconic characters, and nerf the survivors for the sake of game balance and not focusing on ‘walkers so much.

Except, oh wait, now ‘walkers are the driving focus of the narrative.

/rant

Umm walkers were intended to be the driving force of the narrative. That’s one of the reasons for the depowering, because they felt super powerful world creating walkers were not interesting enough of characters, like how so many authors don’t write good superman stories just multiplied for each character. MaRo has been really open and honest about that.

Old Magic fanboys can’t help but complain about current Magic whether WotC makes oldwalkers card or not anyways.

I’m an old Magic fanboy all the way back from ‘94 and I’ll admit I was annoyed with the Mending. I mean, first we had Apocalypse kill a lot of main magic characters, then a few years later they kill off pretty much everyone else. Apocalypse at least felt like a culmination to the Phyrexian threat that had been lingering for years, and I really like the Invasion block story. Time Spiral was more just out of the blue, hey things are nuts on Dominaria for some reason, oh and a lot of your old favorite characters are gonna bite it. Then we get the planeswalker type a year later and it all became clear. One of those tear down the old world to build a new one type things. It felt like a little bit of a betrayal honestly. I understand why they did it, and I’ve come to love many neowalkers, but it’s hard not to harbor just a little resentment about the killing off your characters because we’re going through a rebranding thing. The whole thing about making planeswalkers less like unkillable gods makes sense for the very reason stated above. Superman is a poorly thought out character, he’s cool, sure you want to be him, but it’s hard to make compelling stories when he’s pretty much in no danger. If you have a whole bunch of characters who can only die with an act of god and are basically immortal, it makes for a bit of boring writing.

That said, I am super excited about Teferi and whoever else comes back. (btw my new hope for the blue legend is Jodah, he was the man in the magic novels).

Jul 28 '14

mtgfan:

Khans of Tarkir Teaser - Gifs

Sweet Khan gifs

Jul 27 '14

affinityforanime asked:

Here's my answer to your question about the new fall Commander product and who I think the other new plamanders will be for the other colors. I think you're right on the money with white being Serra, black... I dunno... maybe Tevesh Szat. I know Blind Seer (Urza in disguise) was blue, but Urza also got rage-filled (Urza's Rage) and red also gets artificers, so I think red might be Urza. Green needs to be Freyalise. I've always loved Freyalise.

Ah so we agree on Serra. I think quite a few people out there think Serra is a good guess for white as well.

Black I agree is a little harder. I’m leaning more towards Leshrac now that I’ve thought about it for a night. I think Leshrac has a bit more story cred, he was around a little while longer and in a few more stories possibly. Tevesh Szat is just so crazy looking that I crave some more artwork of his tentacled lower torso. I would also like to say that some people are talking about Yawgmoth, the leader of the original Phyrexia, but Yawgmoth was never a planeswalker so he is right out. He did basically manage to become a god on the plane of Phyrexia by usurping the place of Phyrexia’s creator who had died of old age. Which btw, how old must that planeswalker that made Phyrexia have been? I mean pre-mending planeswalkers lived for thousands of years and were nigh unkillable.

Freyalise is a good guess for green. I had briefly thought about her, but like me picking Tevesh Szat over Leshrac, I’ve always had a fondness for Lord Windgrace. Freyalise is honestly more likely. She was a character in the lore starting in Ice Age I believe, which is a pretty long span. So she’s got a lot of story momentum. 

Urza as the red walker? Maybe, possibly, who knows? While yes, he most definitely has a red side, I think people see him a little more on the blue. Personally I would say Urza is WRU and Mishra is UBR. That’s just my opinion though. I’d love to see an Urza planewalker card, and I think many others would as well, especially since he hasn’t even gotten a legendary card like Mishra. So sure, I’ll say that I’d like to see a mono-red Urza planeswalker. 

Jul 27 '14
Jul 27 '14

glasscobra asked:

Did WOTC seek the input of the EDH rules council before deciding to make planeswalkers that could serve as Commanders?

commandertheory:

markrosewater:

The council was very much consulted.

Something important to consider concerning Teferi and the rest of the commanderwalkers

So we’re not going to call them plammanders?

Jul 27 '14

voicesofchaos:

The 5 clans of Tarkir. I added in their name, colors, and trait below each picture for easier quick reference.

Jul 26 '14

recapdrake:

tasteofmtg:

Ok, so Teferi is going to be the blue commander/planeswalker. I’ll call them plamanders maybe?

Anyway, Maro says that there will be a cycle of these plamanders, and presumably they will all be pre-mending characters that never got cards. Because as someone said on Doug’s tumblr, Teferi doesn’t have a spark anymore so how can he be a planeswalker? Doug replied that this is Teferi from a time when he was a planeswalker. So it seems possible and I’d say downright probable that the others in the cycle will be pre-mending planeswalkers. 

So who would you like to see for White, Black, Red and Green? I’ve got here some possibilities. There’s Commodore Guff, Jaya Ballard, Lord Windgrace, Tevesh Szat, Bo Levar and Serra. 

Serra seems like a shoe-in for the white plamander, people generally know a character named Serra exists and has never been given a card which I think increases her chances.

I’d really like to see Lord Windgrace as the green plamander myself. I think having a green catfolk would make for an interesting change from Ajani’s mostly white.

 Tevesh Szat would be an awesome black plamander. I mean he’s like some kind of tentacle dragon of some sort right? That’s fairly interesting. Other options would include Leshrac.

Red, my mind goes to Jaya, but she’s so similar to Chandra that I wonder if they’d go in a different direction. 

Overall it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with, especially since Maro is always talking about limited design of planeswalkers and trying not to blow through it too fast. 

jaya will probably not be one as they seem to be going for charachters that didn’t get a card. Leshrac would be the first choice for the black walker as he is like serra, some one that people recognize.

Well he said didn’t get a card, but Jaya and Teferi both got cards in Time Spiral.

I still have that smallest of hope for Tevesh Szat. I liked him a lot as a villain in the nine titans storyline for some reason.

Jul 26 '14

Ok, so Teferi is going to be the blue commander/planeswalker. I’ll call them plamanders maybe?

Anyway, Maro says that there will be a cycle of these plamanders, and presumably they will all be pre-mending characters that never got cards. Because as someone said on Doug’s tumblr, Teferi doesn’t have a spark anymore so how can he be a planeswalker? Doug replied that this is Teferi from a time when he was a planeswalker. So it seems possible and I’d say downright probable that the others in the cycle will be pre-mending planeswalkers. 

So who would you like to see for White, Black, Red and Green? I’ve got here some possibilities. There’s Commodore Guff, Jaya Ballard, Lord Windgrace, Tevesh Szat, Bo Levar and Serra. 

Serra seems like a shoe-in for the white plamander, people generally know a character named Serra exists and has never been given a card which I think increases her chances.

I’d really like to see Lord Windgrace as the green plamander myself. I think having a green catfolk would make for an interesting change from Ajani’s mostly white.

 Tevesh Szat would be an awesome black plamander. I mean he’s like some kind of tentacle dragon of some sort right? That’s fairly interesting. Other options would include Leshrac.

Red, my mind goes to Jaya, but she’s so similar to Chandra that I wonder if they’d go in a different direction. 

Overall it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with, especially since Maro is always talking about limited design of planeswalkers and trying not to blow through it too fast. 

Jul 26 '14

mtg-realm:

Magic: the Gathering - SDCC MTG Panel

Upcoming MTG product releases previewed at the San Diego Comic Con MTG Panel :

• Fall COMMANDER SET - releasing November 7th, 2014

Duel Decks - Speed vs. Cunning - releasing September 5th, 2014

Get all the oh-so-juicy details from the SDCC 2014 MTG Panel over on the MTG Realm Blog -

http://mtg-realm.blogspot.ca/2014/07/sdcc-mtg-panel.html

I just realized the symbol for the commander set is the down loyalty symbol for planeswalkers.