THE GUILDS OF RAVNICA WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER

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I don't have much time.
By the time you see this, it may already be too late.

I noticed something in my wanderings
in the salvation rumor mill

A bunch of the Ravnica guildgates have letters in their flavor text that are slightly off centre

Let's take the ones from Return to Ravnica, in order as seen on Tablet of Guilds

Azorius
senaTe, justIce, Foundation, RavnIcan
 
Izzet
tHose, reLease, theiR, Creations

Radkos
EntEr, inDulge, mAy, Again

Golgari
starvinG, reSt, RaVnica

Selesnya
 United, Open, aNd    

Which gives u
TIFI
HLRC
EDAA
GSV
UON

but if you do them in a cycle THE/GUILDS/OF/RAVNICA      

I thought I was seeing things. A coincidence. I was seeing what I wanted to see.
Now I am not so sure.

I waited for the inevitable; the other 5 gates.
And lo and behold...

Orzhov
Wealth, sEcuritY, fOr   

Dimir
mastermInd, Spies, liEs, decepTion

Gruul
eNter, Leave The shAckles, beHind

Boros
mercifuL HeaRts, CriEs

Simic
anD cOmpreHend, peRfection

WEYO
ISET
ITAH
LRCE
DOHR

In otherwords; WILL/DESTROY/EACH/OTHER
THE GUILDS OF RAVNICA WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER

You  may think me a mad man, and that very well may be true at this point.
Nonetheless, I implore you, brothers and sisters

LEAVE RAVNICA
It will soon not be safe there.
Not for us.
Not for anyone.     
 
So that's the code Niv Mizzet is searching for right? 




Holy hell Thoctar that took some incredible eyesight insight and foresight.

Has anyone else picked up on this yet?
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When I see something like this, 3 thoughts spring to mind. Either the fanbase is just seeing patterns in the chaos and so completely crazy, creative have too much time on their hands and completely crazy or everyone is completely crazy and I should just grab a cup of tea and watch the madness play out.

Now, who wants a biscuit?
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Holy hell Thoctar that took some incredible eyesight insight and foresight.

Has anyone else picked up on this yet?



Plenty of people have. I posted a thread about it at the Future Set Speculation forum, and I got it from MTG Salvation.

Oh yeah, and the MTG Salvation folks are finding that the same secret message appears in different languages.
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I think we kinda expect this, given Ravnica's history.

That said, maybe everyone's crazy.
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It's too precise to actually be a coincidence, so I'm just really hoping they're going to really shake things up in the last set. Maybe that will make up for the complete return to the status-quo at the start of the block (Return to Alara: The plane has split up again?)

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Holy hell Thoctar that took some incredible eyesight insight and foresight.

Has anyone else picked up on this yet?



I got it from sally
I just decided to spice it up because I <3 you gais :3 
Hey. Now I like those cards. Which is cool because I can actually afford them!

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That is a lovely painting of Richard Garfield. It really brings out his feminine side.

At first I was like, "too bad all my guildgates are in Portuguese, I'd like to check it in real life". Then...


Oh yeah, and the MTG Salvation folks are finding that the same secret message appears in different languages.


*runs to get them*


It's true!

[<o>]
This is why Magic is my favorite game. Wow. Just... wow.

Also, what Yxoque said. 
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CALLED IT. They've all relentlessly hated each other for 10,000 years and there's no more Guildpact to stop them. Sorry, gloating over.

Also: seriously, WotC, awesome. 
A couple of the letters being off the typeline seems arguable but those are all letters that would extend below it anyways and I can't find other letters off the typeline that aren't part of the message.
Conclusion: THIS IS REAL.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE.

This is reminding me of when there was a weird hidden puzzle in TF2 and the TF2 subreddit was suddenly filled with conspiracy theories. I kept reading thread titles and being like, "Ok, this person is just being over-the-top silly as a joke," and then they would have actual legitimate evidence and my brain would just shut down.

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When i first read about this in the Future Set Speculation thread i was very sceptic. But now with everything that has been shown, wow.

*Golf-clap for Wizards*
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE.


This is reminding me of when there was a weird hidden puzzle in TF2 and the TF2 subreddit was suddenly filled with conspiracy theories. I kept reading thread titles and being like, "Ok, this person is just being over-the-top silly as a joke," and then they would have actual legitimate evidence and my brain would just shut down.



The Team Fortress one was crazy elaborate. I've only read about it in the aftermath, but Valve expected to puzzle to last a couple of months, instead of just over a week.

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This is all just priming us for the moment when Andrew Hussie releases the beta of SBURB. It's a vast conspiracy to train humanity to better navigate Weird Puzzle ****.

...And now that Homestuck is getting a video game, this is a disturbingly real possibility. >_>
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Presentations like these makes me giggle.

But if these leads are to be followed literally.... post RTR - Ravnica will be devoid of guilds? Or will they just be totally wrecked, what do you guys think? I wonder how that will settle to those that liked them and stuff.
It's really just pointing in the same direction as everything else we knew, isn't it?
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But if these leads are to be followed literally.... post RTR - Ravnica will be devoid of guilds? Or will they just be totally wrecked, what do you guys think? I wonder how that will settle to those that liked them and stuff.

I think the next time we're going to Ravnica, the guilds will be back like nothing happened...


What I hope will happen is seeing the equivalent of Occupy Wall Street (Occupy Tin Street?) succeed to overthrow the guilds, because while the guilds seem to be slightly less evil than they were before, they're still in a position of power they don't really deserve.



It's really just pointing in the same direction as everything else we knew, isn't it?



BWaahrhgegheh... 


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And: Yes, it kinda does.

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I think we kinda expect this, given Ravnica's history.


Indeed, I still need to read Guildpact and Dissension, but as I recall that was bacially the plot of Ravnica (At least until Agrus was like "LOLGUILDPACT" and deus ex machinaed Szadek into submission).

Although this is still pretty cool. 

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And that's why you should never, ever call RP Jesus on being a troll, because then everyone else playing along gets outed, too, and the thread goes back to being boring.
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See, this is why RPJesus should be in charge of the storyline. The novel line would never have been cancelled if he had been running the show. Specifically the Slobad and Geth's Head talkshow he just described.
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Not only was that an obligatory joke, it was an on-topic post that still managed to be off-topic due to thread derailment. RP Jesus does it again folks.
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.....would it be a bit blasphemous if I said, "PRAYSE RPJAYSUS!" like an Evangelical preacher?
Perhaps, but who doesn't like to blaspheme every now and again? Especially when Mr. RPJesus is completely right.
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You... You... Evil something... I actualy made the damn char once I saw the poster... Now you made me see it again and I gained resolve to put it into my campaign. Shell be high standing oficial of Cyrix order. Uterly mad and only slightly evil. And it'll be bad. Evil even. And ill blame you and Lizard for it :P.
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I'm trying to work out if you're being sarcastic here. ...
Am going to stop you right there... it's RPJesus... he's always sarcastic
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we can only hope it gets the jace treatment...it could have at least been legendary
So that even the decks that don't run it run it to deal with it? Isn't that like the definition of format warping?
I lol'd.
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Uktabi Orangutan What the heck's going on with those monkeys?
The most common answer is that they are what RPJesus would call "[Debutantes avert your eyes]ing."
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...Am I the only one that thinks this is reaching the point of downright Kafkaesque insanity?
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This just won the argument, AFAIC.
That's just awesome.
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HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BEAR PRODUCING WORDS OF WILDING?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!
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Surely RPJesus gets Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius?
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First: I STILL can't take you seriously with that avatar. And I can take RPJesus seriously, so that's saying something.
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56957928 wrote:
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10/10. Amazing.
Presentations like these makes me giggle.

But if these leads are to be followed literally.... post RTR - Ravnica will be devoid of guilds? Or will they just be totally wrecked, what do you guys think? I wonder how that will settle to those that liked them and stuff.


Hmm.. hard to say. The guilds are very popular and very marketable, but maybe WOTC's decided that they don't ever want to return to a setting a third time  or that having a third block based on the same ten 2 color pairs would be pushing it. The last one makes the most sense to me. It would still leave open the possibility of a third trip to Ravnica jsut with the guilds pushed out of center frame. While the guilds couldn't be as big of a focus anymore there would still be plenty of possibility to play up the guild nostalgia.
I'm guessing that the guilds will still exist in some faction but no longer control Ravnica.
It always tickled me that Wizarda maintained the status quo by bringing the guilds back. It felt sort of meta because the Guilds do EVERYTHING in their power to maintaing their status quo :P

Where could a theoretical Ravnica III: The Last Crusade go without the guilds?
Hell if I know.

The Nephilim come back?
Gideon organizes his planeswalker army to fight of the Eldrazi?
Rakdos finally discovers that the only thing he ever really wanted was a friend?
*audience goes 'awwwww'* 

  I hesitate to spend time to trying to guess where the story could go without seeing what Dragon's Maze is ll about.   
It's really just pointing in the same direction as everything else we knew, isn't it?



BWaahrhgegheh... 


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And: Yes, it kinda does.



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I seem to remember this popping up during Return to Ravnica too.

I can't understand how people run over these things.

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I think we kinda expect this, given Ravnica's history.


Indeed, I still need to read Guildpact and Dissension, but as I recall that was bacially the plot of Ravnica (At least until Agrus was like "LOLGUILDPACT" and deus ex machinaed Szadek into submission).

Although this is still pretty cool. 



I now have this image of Kos killing Szadek with the caption "i did it for the lulz".
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There's also this gem FSS found:

twitter.com/NewPhyrexiaPR

"In any language, the fate of the city-plane Ravnica has already been foretold. Doom is at their gates. #AllWillBeOne"

This is pretty much just confirmation to the secret message in the Guildgate. But do you think Phyrexia is somehow involved?

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Do we have any way of knowing if that's a fan account or not?
There's also this gem FSS found:

twitter.com/NewPhyrexiaPR

"In any language, the fate of the city-plane Ravnica has already been foretold. Doom is at their gates. #AllWillBeOne"

This is pretty much just confirmation to the secret message in the Guildgate. But do you think Phyrexia is somehow involved?


Ok, that's a hilarious tweet, but seriously FSS? Seriously?!
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Ok, that's a hilarious tweet, but seriously FSS? Seriously?!



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