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8.22.2012

RtR Guide 1

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Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

Some more Return to Ravnica news today, loaded
with Magic: The Gathering storyline flavour.  When you have a chance, swing on over to the Mothersite and check out today's feature article 'Planeswalker's Guide to Return to Ravnica: Part 1' by The Magic Creative Team.  The first set in the Return to Ravnica block (due to hit the shelves of your local games store on 5th October) will feature five guilds — the Azorius Senate, Golgari Swarm, Izzet League, Cult of Rakdos, and Selesnya Conclave with the other five guilds are to appear in the following expansion, Gatecrash.  Today's Planeswalker's Guide installment covers Selesnya only and we should expect four additional installments by the Magic Creative Team latter.

Anywhoos -
Let's have a look at some of the new previewed arts from today's article.  Ladies and Gentlemen - start your speculation engines . . .
 
Art by Volkan Baga - Possible Selesnya Sanctuary or Temple Garden reprint ?  We imagine this art features the world-tree 'Vitu-Ghazi' from the storyline in what appears to be the Selesnya guildhall.  In terms of MTG gameplay, certainly a non-basic land if it gets printed.
Art by Volkan Baga - Wurm somewhat reminescent of Siege Wurm.  The Selesnya keyword is 'Populate' (To populate, put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of a creature token you control), but we are uncertain wether this wurm will get one.  The original Ravnica: City of Guilds set had three wurms, for which two had the 'Convoke' tech.

Art by Chase Stone - An Elemental by the look of it.
Within the Mothersite article, some elementals may have chunks and pieces of masonry incorporated into its body for use as armor or weapons. 
Art by Ryan Barger - Loxodon with an pirate eye patch.  Not one of those albino loxodon warrior-priests who protect the Ivory Oaks in the storyline.  We think this art closely resembles Loxodon Hierach holding a Behemoth Sledge (?).

Art by Nils Hamm - Centaur Party! - a bit reminescent
of Centaur Safeguard.  Perhaps not quite as wild as those Centaurs living in the Forbidden Forest adjecent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as these are to be more orderly Selesnya members.

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Lastly - Check out the Return to Ravnica Early Bird Discount from MTG Mint Card, price reduced to as low as $34.99 for the Uncommon & Common card set. This offer will end on 31th August and will ship on 5th October.


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