"Enjoy your screams, Sarpadia - they will soon be muffled beneath snow and ice."On Worldbuilding - On Crafting Aliens - Pillars of Art and Flavor - Simulationism, Narritivism, and Gamism - Shub-Niggurath in D&DTHE COALITION WAR GAME -Phyrexian Chief Praetor
Round 1: (4-1-2, 1 kill)
Round 2: (16-8-2, 4 kills)
Round 3: (18-9-2, 1 kill)
Round 4: (22-10-0, 2 kills)
Round 5: (56-16-3, 9 kills)
Round 6: (8-7-1)Last Edited by Ralph on blank, 1920
We know Ludevic is still out there, as are Olivia Voladren and Edgar Markov. What about Geralf? Is his absence from Avacyn Restored intended to indicate that he died?
What about Geralf? Is his absence from Avacyn Restored intended to indicate that he died?
Has Sorin sired vampires on Innistrad? Has he tried to continue his own personal lineage even after he made Avacyn? Would there be vampires willing to back him if he needed their help?And how did the deal with Liliana go down? We know she made a deal with four demons, but was it four different deals or all the deals at once with four demons involved? It's been sort of poked at before, but never really made clear. We just know there are four demons in on it.
What is the nature of summoning magic? Are they the real thing, some magical copy, or does it depend?
Maro has seven(?) year plan on where he wants magic design to go. I was wondering if you had a similar plan for the storyline, what planes you wanted to visit or revisit, or what major character archs you want to touch on.
is the ruined landscape of the new Tinker art meant to depict anywhere in particular, or is just a nice quiet place Tezz found to improve himself.
Are there going to be at least one last article that caps off bits and pieces of what happened in Avacyn Restored? Or was that it? Move on to Return to Ravnica?
I am unsure if you answered this or not but is the planeswalker guide for Avacyn Restored finished? I ask because it seems to be left in the middle of things. There being just more to divulge on the new nature of the demons springing for the hellmouth Ashmouth.
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Did Avacyn have a reason to have never tried the "soul combination" Spell on a Werewolf before Avacyn Restored?
It seems like hundreds, if not thousands of lives, could have been saved had Avacyn used the Cursemute centuries ago.
And finally, Sorin came to Innistrad to find Avacyn but had nothing to do with her release and has been nowhere to be seen. Will he have more involvement on Innistrad or is that it?Thanks again Brady!!
And finally, Sorin came to Innistrad to find Avacyn but had nothing to do with her release and has been nowhere to be seen. Will he have more involvement on Innistrad or is that it?Thanks again Brady!! We do have a cover from the 7th issue of the comic featuring Sorin strangling the crap out of Dack.Mind, this is Issue 3 of volume 2 so... weird numbering ahoy.That being said, I actually feel like Sorin actually being in the set was less poignant than if we had just learned that Sorin made Avacyn and saw nothing of him.
(Thanks for taking the time to provide us answers.)
During the Scars of Mirrodin block we learned that the Phyrexians had their own language. We were told that you guys brought in a linguist to develop that language, somewhat implying we would learn some of it. Are there any plans to do anything with this language? Will we ever see "A Planeswalker's Guide to Phyrexian"?
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And curses! My semi-canon sorin deck continues to have such trouble finding a creature base. Any suggestions (besides Avacyn) for me Brady? (I'm weird about building decks.)
Just as an aside: I hope we're not overwhelming you (Brady) with all these questions.
What is the nature of summoning magic? Are they the real thing, some magical copy, or does it depend? I have no good response for this. We've published both "answers" you suggest at various times. I think we need to continue to hand-wave it, because if they're aether-proxies or whatever, then combat seems like a kind of pantomime, and if they're the real thing, summoning could be seen as evil by nature.
Wasn't this a major development point in Agents of Artifice? Tezzeret made the argument to Jace that summoning is no better or worse than his mind-manipulation, because it compels a sentient being to do what you command?That being said, I don't think summoning is necessarily evil; if Garruk summons a Beast to combat, it's unlikely to be because he's enslaving it. It might just be that he uses magic to communicate and the existing relationship between them means they fight loyally for him.
Dear Brady Dommermuth,I know that the tattoo engraved to Lili's whole body is a reminder of her pact with demons. Well, what are Garruk's and Jace's for? Trival tatoo or just for style? Some sort of magical reason?I'm curious.
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Any suggestions (besides Avacyn) for me Brady? (I'm weird about building decks.)
is the planeswalker guide for Avacyn Restored finished?
what is going to be the main medium for telling the great stories of Magic? Are the new IDW comics going to be that medium? [...] I would love to see a real detailed [Return to Ravnica] story play out with some major character development...do you see that being possible through online articles and monthly comics? And finally, Sorin came to Innistrad to find Avacyn but had nothing to do with her release and has been nowhere to be seen. Will he have more involvement on Innistrad or is that it?
Have you guys considered translating any of your major storylines to the big screen, potentially creating an awesome cinematic experience for New Phyrexia or Rise of the Eldrazi?
are Tibalt and Tamiyo going to have any storyline significance or are they our first placeholder Planeswalkers?
Where did all the holy armies of AVR come from? What's the timeline between the major events in the 'strad block?
Are there any plans to do anything with this language? Will we ever see "A Planeswalker's Guide to Phyrexian"?
we've been told that Planeswalkers are more deeply rooted in flavor than most cards. This makes sense, there are fewer of them and they largely are major players in storylines, similar to legendaries. Do you feel this is still the case?
What are some of the processes for coming up with new Planeswalker characters? How aware, if at all, are Liliana's demon masters of one another?
If vampires would not follow Sorin because they would be ostracised for supporting him, and he would not make many himself, how come the Sorin, Lord of Innistrad card has him creating vampire tokens?
There are wurms in almost every set. Will we ever see an Elder Land Wurm again?
How much of the storyline for the [ISD] block had you planned out? And, sort of going off of that, how was that planning changed by the novel line getting cancelled?
which planeswalker is your favourite, as a character? Are you more sympathetic to some than to others?
Wasn't [summoning] a major development point in Agents of Artifice? Tezzeret made the argument to Jace that summoning is no better or worse than his mind-manipulation, because it compels a sentient being to do what you command?
(3) You've correctly identified that Liliana unwittingly solves Sorin's main problem on Innistrad. Now that Avacyn has been reinstated, he can tend to his other obligations.
There are some metaphysical subtleties about Avacyn's existence that we didn't publish/explore. She was created to keep the balance on Innistrad. Therefore the more dire things are for humanity, the more powerful she becomes. The cursemute wasn't possible when the balance was intact. It's also true that imprisonment in the Helvault likely altered her, but we haven't gone into the details about that.
Are there any plans to do anything with this language? Will we ever see "A Planeswalker's Guide to Phyrexian"?Yes, eventually, and no.
Liliana's demons are dimly aware that they're involved in the affairs of other demons, but Liliana was uncharacteristically careful in ensuring their ignorance of each other's identities and locations.
How much of the storyline for the [ISD] block had you planned out? And, sort of going off of that, how was that planning changed by the novel line getting cancelled?The fate of the novels was in Limbo during Innistrad's development; we never created a plot detailed enough to support a novel-length story. I can't figure out how to answer the first question briefly. A lot, but with fewer subplots than normal?
I can't answer this question fully without (a) taking thousands of words and (b) violating nondisclosure policies. Short answer: Hasbro has its own entertainment division in Hollywood and I've talked with them plenty. I've also pitched Magic to some producers and directors whose names you'd know. But fantasy movies are expensive and therefore are a tough sell. Aside from Potter and LotR, two of the bestselling book series of all time, regardless of genre, most have not been successful. (Generally speaking a movie needs to earn twice its production budget to be considered a success.) boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=livea...