Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
Most Magic: the Gathering fans will be turning their attention to this weekend's events, all part of the PAX Prime event in Seattle. Wizards of the Coast will be holding the Theros Preview Party Saturday evening at the Showbox at the Market venue and then the Theros World Building Panel on Sunday. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we should review a handful of interesting Theros spoilers / rumors surfacing within the last few days. We again advise you to treat these as rumors only and only rely upon official previews on the mothersite.
First up - Thassa, confirmed to the blue-aligned god in the Planeswalker guide to Theros had its rumored text leaked onto the forum. As the gamer community evaluated whether it was real or fake, Twitter user '@tropicalsteve' fired off a question to Matt Tabak, the WotC MTG rules guru. What happened next was rather interesting, Matt provided rules clarification all but confirming the card's existance. We sort of feel badly for good-guy Matt as he works on cards that won't see print for a year or two to come which just lends potential confusion as to what cards may be in the open and which ones have not been previewed yet. The conversation was subsequently deleted which gives us more reason to believe the following (perhaps with minor re-wording) may be the real deal . . .
Thassa, God of the Sea, 2u
Legendary Enchantment Creature, God Mythic Rare
As long as your devotion to blue is less than five, Thassa isn’t a creature. (Each u in the mana costs of permanents you control adds to your devotion to blue.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.
1u: Target creature you control can’t be blocked this turn.
CARD IMAGE IS MOCK-UP !
EDIT - afternoon update -
Somewhat similar situation to Matt's above had just occurred with MaRo himself when greekos576 asked him about Bident of Thassa on Tumblr . . .
Dang - the WotC folks need a break.
Next up - a series of interesting forum posts by member Trollcreature, all of which was largely ignored until the second installment of the Theros Planeswalker Guide. A measured level of credibility is now granted and previous posts now carefully considered. Again, only rumors here but here are some of the claims . . .
Futureshifted allied-color-lands cycle may get a reprint in Theros. These are Rare lands that are able to add two colors of mana to their controller's mana pool — Graven Cairns, Grove of the Burnwillows, Horizon Canopy, Nimbus Maze, and River of Tears.
Also - the following is now up for serious consideration based upon Trollcreature's posts -
Medomai the Ageless, 4UW
Legendary Creature — Sphinx
Whenever Medomai the Ageless deals combat damage to a player, take an extra turn after this one.
Medomai the Ageless can't attack during extra turns*.
*This is the guessed text
Chained to the Rocks, W
Enchantment — Aura
Enchant _____ you control
When Chained to the Rocks enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Chained to the Rocks leaves the battlefield.
(That creature returns under its owner’s control.)
That's a wrap for now, check on back again as we head into the weekend.