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TimeSpiral Orb of Insight

Posted by Siberman (28th Aug 2006, 10:57) - http://wizards.com

morph 18; flashback 23; storm 5; splt second 0?? (look at karne's previous previews); kobold(s) 1; suspend 26;

dragon 8; angel 1; sphinx 0; lotus 2; elf 5


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 Beale ( 28th Aug 2006, 16:14, Rank: Cylon Centurion )  reply

Other items of interest: Buyback - 7, Split - 10, Second - 11, Soldier - 4, Legendary - 20, Elephant - 0 :(, Jaya - 3


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 29th Aug 2006, 12:50, Rank: GSV )  reply

yes, looks like we might actually get a Jaya Ballard card.


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 Alex ( 29th Aug 2006, 00:07, Rank: Vogon )  reply

Squirrel 1, Monkey 0, Pirate 0, Ninja 0, Robot 0, Zombie 8

Also, Snake 1, Plane 0

So in summary, memes = very no


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 karne ( 29th Aug 2006, 12:49, Rank: GSV )  reply

sliver - 54

heh heh heh..


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 29th Aug 2006, 13:08, Rank: GSV )  reply

Shadow - 28, thallid - 14, kavu - 4, hellkite - 2, mogg - 2, en-Kor - 2, buyback - 7, spike - 4, griffin - 6, fungus - 12, merfolk - 1, homarid - 1 (eep?!)

Think this might be a good set for old players to return at :)


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 4th Sep 2006, 09:55, Rank: GSV )  reply

Background info for when Timespiral is set: (www.wizards.com)

also preview of Teferi. Wow :)


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 4th Sep 2006, 10:08, Rank: Mentat )  reply

that teferi is more evil than the grand arbiter from dissension


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 4th Sep 2006, 10:16, Rank: GSV )  reply

I liked the partial time stop effect too. He can be played in response to a spell but once resolved he stops anyone else responding to that same spell. No idea if that would ever be useful but hey, interesting.


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 4th Sep 2006, 10:30, Rank: Mentat )  reply

that teferi is more evil than the grand arbiter from dissension


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 4th Sep 2006, 10:33, Rank: GSV )  reply

we have an echo!


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 4th Sep 2006, 10:09, Rank: GSV )  reply

See also (www.wizards.com)

Time block is formally a 'nostalgia' block. And slivers. Yay.


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 Sulkyblue ( 5th Sep 2006, 11:10, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(wizards.com) - Evangelise, buyback theft, could be fun with the opponent chosing which critter.


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 5th Sep 2006, 12:06, Rank: GSV )  reply

Buyback yay! Shame about the card ]:=8/ Preacher was never that useful and this is slightly worse. Useful in limited but a junk rare in constructed I fear.

Also, who beat the art with the ugly stick?


read biography for - Sulkyblue

 Sulkyblue ( 5th Sep 2006, 13:40, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

lol! Aren't we just a little ray of sunshine today?


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 karne ( 6th Sep 2006, 09:41, Rank: GSV )  reply

Well I didn't like it much ;)

Oo Mishra! (wizards.com)


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 Sulkyblue ( 6th Sep 2006, 10:02, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

Artificer? oh dear this is somewhat terrifying. And another ugly piece of artwork.


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 6th Sep 2006, 10:09, Rank: Mentat )  reply

looks like he wants to be comboed with the tinker-on-a-stick legend from cold snap: all those spare artifacts to be changed into other ones...


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 7th Sep 2006, 09:34, Rank: Mentat )  reply

(wizards.com) well that's a bizzare restriction!


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 7th Sep 2006, 10:38, Rank: GSV )  reply

Like white weenie needs more tools.. Ouch!


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 7th Sep 2006, 09:48, Rank: Mentat )  reply

(wizards.com) that could be fun


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 karne ( 7th Sep 2006, 10:40, Rank: GSV )  reply

The Jaya card is nuts. If you don't win a dual with her out early, you're doing something wrong.. :)

Though of course, she's a 2/2 and you need to kep her alive. Hmm. Ooo haste slippers..


read biography for - Sulkyblue

 Sulkyblue ( 8th Sep 2006, 09:49, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(wizards.com) - Stronghold Overseer. Shadow's back. With flying. and firebreathing. Good Grief.


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 8th Sep 2006, 10:19, Rank: GSV )  reply

wibble


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 8th Sep 2006, 12:04, Rank: Mentat )  reply

indeed. kind of a short article, but then, what else was there to say?


read biography for - Beale

 Beale ( 8th Sep 2006, 17:16, Rank: Cylon Centurion )  reply

With any luck, there might be an equivalent of Soltari Emissary.


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 10th Sep 2006, 00:09, Rank: GSV )  reply

Hmm purple set symbols.. hmmm..


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 Sulkyblue ( 11th Sep 2006, 08:37, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

care to expand upon that with a link or something?


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 karne ( 11th Sep 2006, 10:12, Rank: GSV )  reply

Not until rumours have been properly confirmed :)


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 karne ( 11th Sep 2006, 10:27, Rank: GSV )  reply

Actually looks like they have been - Akroma turned up in Adult Swim commercials. Purple Time Spiral symbol. :)


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 karne ( 11th Sep 2006, 12:46, Rank: GSV )  reply

Ok ok, :)

TS has 302 (I think) cards in it. It also has 122 or so 'purple rarity' reprints, spanning cards from Beta through the Odyssey block. They'll have their original artworks and frame borders but the rules will be updated to current templating. No one knows yet if the cards will be Standard legal (probably) or how many will be in packs (best guess is like the snow lands - as common replacements).

Cards that have been spoilered include: Akroma, Fire Whip, Mindless Automaton, Evil Eye-of-Orims-By-Whatsit, and ShadowMage Infiltrator.

None of this has been confirmed by WOTC btw :)


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 Sulkyblue ( 11th Sep 2006, 08:37, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(wizards.com) - Ith.

Bad bad bad people not putting reminder text on for a new mechanic!


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 11th Sep 2006, 10:13, Rank: GSV )  reply

Text space - the other cards include the reminder.

Hmm, haste - neat and make sense.


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 Sulkyblue ( 11th Sep 2006, 10:32, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

yeah, i understand the reason for doing it, but it's a bit poor. You might not actually *have* any other suspend cards in hand to read and remind people.

I like the suspend mechanic though, sounds fun.


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 11th Sep 2006, 11:27, Rank: Mentat )  reply

indeed it does seem fun, though that haste ability is a little bit hidden without the reminder text.


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 Sulkyblue ( 12th Sep 2006, 09:05, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(wizards.com) - Wheel of Fate. Red? Looks pretty blue to me.


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 12th Sep 2006, 10:44, Rank: Mentat )  reply

other similar effects are red - dragon mage (I think that's the right dragon - karne; a little help?) triggers that effect when it deals combat damage; and there are a couple of other red cards that do this.


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 dormouse ( 12th Sep 2006, 11:59, Rank: Jedi )  reply

yes, wheel of fortune (in the article) being the old classic of course! It's just so old that we don't see it in games much (we only have one copy)


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 13th Sep 2006, 10:31, Rank: GSV )  reply

Yes, dragon mage. http://resources.wizards.com/Magic/Cards/SCG/en-us/Card43569.jpg


read biography for - Sulkyblue

 Sulkyblue ( 13th Sep 2006, 09:54, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(wizards.com) - Paradox Haze. Double the upkeep, double the fun


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 karne ( 13th Sep 2006, 10:38, Rank: GSV )  reply

Ok now I need blue in my Form of the Dragon deck.

hmm

1) Eternal Ideal -> 2) Paradox Haze -> 3) 2 Form of the Dragons -> 4) 20 damage, 2 more Forms -> 4) 40 damage, ...

yay :)


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 13th Sep 2006, 11:26, Rank: Mentat )  reply

(wizards.com) this guy has far too much time on his hands. However, the card is quite interesting.


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 karne ( 14th Sep 2006, 11:08, Rank: GSV )  reply

(forums.mtgsalvation.com)

Yay, Slaver Weapon's back! (resources.wizards.com)

Continuing the trend of revamping old and broken artifacs.


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 15th Sep 2006, 10:40, Rank: GSV )  reply

Morph decks just gained a real powerhouse (wizards.com)

O and this card requred a rules change ;) :

504.8. If a face-down permanent would have an “As [this permanent] is turned face up…” ability after it's turned face up, that ability is applied while that permanent is being turned face up, not afterward.


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 15th Sep 2006, 12:37, Rank: GSV )  reply

Also Living End (www.wizards.com)

Um, I'm sure it's useful somewhere.. um.. oo Dredge.dec :)


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 18th Sep 2006, 09:16, Rank: Mentat )  reply

(wizards.com) ooh, nasty!


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 18th Sep 2006, 09:17, Rank: Mentat )  reply

(wizards.com) almost nastier!


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 karne ( 18th Sep 2006, 09:37, Rank: GSV )  reply

That's well costed. ven bettee than last gasp - nice :)


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 18th Sep 2006, 10:05, Rank: GSV )  reply

Also, a rules update for the lawyers out there, (wizards.com)


read biography for - Sulkyblue

 Sulkyblue ( 18th Sep 2006, 11:59, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(www.thegamesclub.org) - prerelease information, Sat 23rd (map - (www.thegamesclub.org))

I'm pondering turning up at 10ish? Anyone know what the pre-release card is?


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 18th Sep 2006, 18:41, Rank: GSV )  reply

the lotus I think?


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 19th Sep 2006, 10:06, Rank: GSV )  reply

Here (wizards.com)


read biography for - Sulkyblue

 Sulkyblue ( 19th Sep 2006, 08:52, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(wizards.com) - Stuffy Doll. I think i love this card!

(wizards.com) Coral Trickster (is this one new as well?), Amrou Scout and Amrou Seeker


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 19th Sep 2006, 11:27, Rank: GSV )  reply

Stuffy + Guilty Conscience..

Might actually be type 1 worthy that..


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 Siberman ( 19th Sep 2006, 12:01, Rank: Mentat )  reply

all looks good


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 Siberman ( 20th Sep 2006, 08:46, Rank: Mentat )  reply

(wizards.com) hypergenesis: /me thinks someone wanted a tourney legal version of Incoming!


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 karne ( 20th Sep 2006, 11:06, Rank: GSV )  reply

Also, this snippet:

'The Time Spiral set contains a subset of 121 cards known as "timeshifted" cards. There's one timeshifted card in each Time Spiral booster pack, and there are three in each Time Spiral tournament pack. Some "timeshifted" cards appear in each Time Spiral theme deck as well.

Each timeshifted card is a reprint of a _Magic_(TM) card from a set released prior to the _Mirrodin_(R) set. It appears in a pre-_Eighth Edition_ card frame and has a purple expansion symbol. Each of the cards in this subset is equally rare, regardless of their rarities when they were originally printed.

For game play purposes, timeshifted cards are considered part of the Time Spiral set. They are legal in all formats that Time Spiral is legal in.'


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 20th Sep 2006, 11:43, Rank: GSV )  reply

And some rules changes discussed here:

(wizards.com)


read biography for - Sulkyblue

 Sulkyblue ( 21st Sep 2006, 07:50, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(www.wizards.com)Tivadar of Thorn


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 Sulkyblue ( 22nd Sep 2006, 09:28, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

(www.wizards.com) - Sporesower Thallid - OW!


read biography for - Siberman

 Siberman ( 22nd Sep 2006, 10:20, Rank: Mentat )  reply

cool!


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 22nd Sep 2006, 12:07, Rank: GSV )  reply

yay fungi :)


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 22nd Sep 2006, 12:08, Rank: GSV )  reply

Also, Celestrial Crusader: (wizards.com)

Needs haste :/


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 Sulkyblue ( 22nd Sep 2006, 13:08, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

nice pump in the middle of combat


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 karne ( 25th Sep 2006, 11:38, Rank: GSV )  reply

The full spoiler is up (wizards.com)

The pre-release was great, died lots due to slivers but I opened a foil Psionic Blast so I was very happy ;)


read biography for - karne

 karne ( 27th Sep 2006, 12:32, Rank: GSV )  reply

For interest - a list of current popular decks (boards1.wizards.com)


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