The pilot is a hit. I feel, though, that this would be an amazing column to get preview cards.
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Excellent story! My favorite part was the offhand mention that Gisa had been arrested and captured. It always bothered me that we never learned the fates of the various side characters after the "main plot" was wrapped up in the third set of the block.
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191752181 wrote:All I'm saying is, I don't really see how she goes around petrifying swords and boots and especially mirrors. How the heck does she beat a Panoptic Mirror? It makes no sense for artifacts either. Or enchantments, for that matter. "Well, you see, Jimmy cast this spell to flood the mountain, but then the gorgon just looked at the water really hard and it went away."
OOOOOOMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!That was awesome! hats off! Odric is kinda cool, and garruk's curse is one of the coolest plot designs. My only complaint about Odric is this-he's from a plane we were just on. We never heard of him. He's old enough to have been at this awhile. We should have heard of him.
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I guess I have two points and a request;SOOOOO much better than the way Zendikar, and Alara, and Mirrodin (the 2nd time around) all left us with complete uncertainty.
Please fill us in on what happened to Sorin. He was the poster child for the set (well, Lilianna was literally the original poster child...) and we don't know what happened to him. Simply put, "How dumb is that??"
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An impeccable story, but then it's Jenna Helland so this is not surprising. Whatever they're paying her it's not enough. Like gruulsmash I would have been a little happier if the first of these columns could have not been for the same plane we've been on for the past 9 months; closure is nice and all, but I'm more curious about what's going on in the entire rest of the multiverse apart from Innistrad, where we've been, and Ravnica, where we're going. Filling us in on the expanded universe is a way to show us that our interest in the fantasy will always be appreciated, even if we stop buying; talking only about the products that are now on store shelves or soon to appear there is just marketing. Still, at least it's really, really good marketing; that counts for a lot.I guess I have two points and a request;SOOOOO much better than the way Zendikar, and Alara, and Mirrodin (the 2nd time around) all left us with complete uncertainty. Not so complete if you read the novels, particularly the Zendikar one. I'll say no more to not spoil, but we do get at least some answers.Please fill us in on what happened to Sorin. He was the poster child for the set (well, Lilianna was literally the original poster child...) and we don't know what happened to him. Simply put, "How dumb is that??" Sorin's a planeswalker, so they probably won't provide any very definitive answers as to what happened to him; they don't want to be tied up in continuity issues now when Brand might come along three years from now and say "Sorin's focus-testing well among the new crop of Twilight fanfic writers that just graduated high school; he needs to be in this fall's block no matter how little sense that makes". With Garruk it's reasonable that they may go as far as "And then Avacyn cured his curse and he planeswalked away to parts unknown", since that leaves the character primed to reappear in a future block without complications. But we're not likely to see anything like "Edgar Markov, having discovered that Sorin is the reason Avacyn is hunting vampires to near-extinction, executes Sorin as a race traitor", because if they did that they wouldn't be able to sell anymore Bishie Sorin T-shirts to the Japanese.
I know they like to leave things open, but some wrap-up would be nice. (For instance, I felt Alara was wrapped up okay, even though we don't really know what happened after the shards were reunited.... On the other hand, Elspeth's whole participation in the block was totally messed up with contradicting cards and web-comics).@Willpell Regarding Zendikar; I have read all the books (except the Scars one cuz I'm pretending it didn't happen), and it just left us hanging so much about... so much. And there's also the one web-story about Gideon showing up on Zendikar to help the citizens fight the Eldrazi but then nothing more about him.It's the same old thing that I know I just need to get over. I want this thing (MTG) done well flavor-wise cuz there's so much potential for awesomeness. But flavor doesn't make WOTC money. So I guess I should be grateful for whatever half-baked and half-finished stuff I get. Or stop caring. It is just a card-game, right?
Missed that one, I guess. I'll have to go back through all Jenna's stuff to see if I missed anything else. Any idea when that was?