Convention season is upon us! A fine time to reblorgify this.
Good question. I’m not actually sure! As far as I know the fact of the matter hasn’t been nailed down anywhere. But I think basically all configurations of that relationship are interesting:
There are even more possibility-wrinkles, I’m sure. If we ever return to Innistrad or whatever, remind us to explore that relationship further!
In narrative contexts, I think it sounds too game-mechanical for mages to talk about discrete mana units. When we play the game the “physics” of the mystical processes of magic are simplified into discrete units for the sake of gameplay, but I’m not sure that Chandra or Jace would think in terms of being two mana short, or whatever. It seems very possible for some mana bonds to be especially productive or powerful, in the same way that one river could be mightier and higher-volume than another one, but not in such a way that it would reduce to simple integers in the mage’s head, if you know what I mean.
Hi, I’m back from vacation! Thanks to Emrakul for covering for me while I was out. My desk looks like a disheveled, smoking ruin — sooo I’m glad Emrakul kept it the way I left it.
The Eldrazi are cosmic, interplanar beings that don’t have gender. But the more I look into it, the more I lean toward Emrakul properly being called female rather than male, if you had to pick one. The kor and the merfolk of Zendikar both believed in a trio of gods that turned out to be based on legends of the three major Eldrazi titans. The genders of the kor and merfolk pantheons differed, but both races (if I’m remembering this right) called “Em,” the god based on ancestral memories of dread Emrakul, female.
I’m on vacation for a week starting tomorrow evening, so I probably won’t be posting on ze tumblrs for a while. As is tradition, the fearsome Eldrazi titan Emrakul will be taking my place at work while I’m gone. If you hear something on the news about an office building in Renton, WA being consumed by some sort of floating betentacled astral impossibility, that’s just Emrakul catching some meetings for me, sooooo… not to worry.
Hee. I mean, I wrote the initial incarnation of Gatherer, in another life when I worked as a coder type guy years ago. It’s been improved in many ways by many smart people since then. Sometimes it’s good to let your career evolve and to try new things.
Martial artists aren’t typically part of every fantasy world, so it would depend on having a setting where they would fit. Is that something people would want to see?
Many storylines have closure planned on a long time horizon.
From what I understand, the SDCC Magic panel is going to be filmed as usual, yep! Then at some point it should be uploaded to Magic's YouTube channel.
If you’re going to SDCC and you are interested in Magic, then you’re the kind of human (or goblin or djinn or whatever) who’ll want to attend the Magic: The Gathering panel. I’m going to be joining my fellow R&D tumblrnauts Mark Rosewater and Gavin Verhey, among other Wizards of the Coast panel pals, and we’re going to say Magical things and show Magical things. If you won’t be at the con, we recommend you engage in social media to enjoy all the JUICY MAGIC PANEL INFOS for yourself. Hope to see you there, m’friends.
SDCC Magic: The Gathering Panel
Saturday, July 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm