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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:18 pm 
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Today's UR (Magic Story): THE ILLUSIONS OF CHILD'S PLAY

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A demon of the Cult of Rakdos runs afoul of the Azorius Senate when he pushes the Ragefest celebration to liberating new heights.
The first Ravnica Allegiance story from Nikcy Drayden is here.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:32 pm 
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Violent psychopaths vs tyrannical police force. Nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Today's UR (Magic Story): Rage of the Unsung

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Rage of the Unsung
Nicky Drayden
A Gruul tattoo artist finds a mentor—and his calling.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:51 am 
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Mm, the Selesnya being shady. Interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:29 am 
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Today we get to see the conservative side of the Simic. Kind of interesting, I'm really glad they've gone past bio-Izzet to a fully fleshed out culture outside of the rest of Ravnica.

Also Miko no.

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Today's UR (Magic Story): The Principles of Unnatural Selection

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Deep below the surface of Ravnica, a Simic educator tests the limits of her students, herself and her guild.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:56 pm 
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I've really liked these recent stories! The Gruul, Simic, and Rakdos ones were surprisingly engaging for me. Personally, I've never liked the Gruul or the Rakdos but these did a really good job of making them more personal and relatable. I've always been a big Simic fan and I also liked how their story made them seem like not the bio-Izzet.

Honestly, I'm surprised the Baan turned out to be a Nicol Bolas agent. I probably missed some obvious signs, but he went to bring the Gatewatch to Kaladesh and then just came to Ravnica to seize control of the Azorius? I would have hoped he would have done something for the rampant bureaucracy and inefficiency in the Azorious but nope, they get to be the villains again. U/W is one of my favourite colour combos, so seeing it so badly misrepresented makes me sad. I also haven't seen Baan do any actual magic and I feel like he would have been a great place to showcase counterspells and control-style magic in the story, but he mostly stood around doing nothing. Poor Isperia also got petrified? Just snuffed like that?

So it looks like Bolas is in control of the Gruul, Golgari, Azorious, Orzhov, meddling with the Selesnya, and will do something to the Izzet through Ral. From the way the Dimir are being positioned it looks like we'll get the black heroes we all wanted.


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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:56 pm 
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Ah. This week is in present tense.

I'll be giving it a skip then.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:26 am 
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Empyreal wrote:
I've really liked these recent stories! The Gruul, Simic, and Rakdos ones were surprisingly engaging for me. Personally, I've never liked the Gruul or the Rakdos but these did a really good job of making them more personal and relatable. I've always been a big Simic fan and I also liked how their story made them seem like not the bio-Izzet.

Honestly, I'm surprised the Baan turned out to be a Nicol Bolas agent. I probably missed some obvious signs, but he went to bring the Gatewatch to Kaladesh and then just came to Ravnica to seize control of the Azorius? I would have hoped he would have done something for the rampant bureaucracy and inefficiency in the Azorious but nope, they get to be the villains again. U/W is one of my favourite colour combos, so seeing it so badly misrepresented makes me sad. I also haven't seen Baan do any actual magic and I feel like he would have been a great place to showcase counterspells and control-style magic in the story, but he mostly stood around doing nothing. Poor Isperia also got petrified? Just snuffed like that?

So it looks like Bolas is in control of the Gruul, Golgari, Azorious, Orzhov, meddling with the Selesnya, and will do something to the Izzet through Ral. From the way the Dimir are being positioned it looks like we'll get the black heroes we all wanted.


Dovin Baan can't cast spells.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Today's UR (Magic Story): The Ledger of Hidden Fortunes

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An Orzhov collector learns a valuable lesson while balancing her loyalty to her family, her guild, and herself.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Pretty nice overall, and I'm glad there's more depth to the Orzhov even if the protagonist is more "Selesnyfied".

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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I can't wait for the wall to get pulled to Ravnica during War of the Spark.

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