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Dominaria Vehicle

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

We hope that all have had a pleasant Easter long weekend with friends or family, and have had an opportunity to unwind and relax.  Wizards of the Coast staffer Mark Rosewater had indeed 'got us' on April Fools' Day with a message about leaving WotC to return to comedy writing. 

Some big Magic: the Gathering news for the upcoming set Dominaria.  Do pop on over to Wizards MTG post today for this news.  The Vehicles subtype is returning.  Vehicle cards have a special bronze and grey blocked card frame and a power / toughness printed in a bronze colored box. However, vehicles don't have a power or a toughness unless they become creatures.  Artifacts with this subtype have the crew keyword, which allows them to temporarily become artifact creatures. Creatures with the Pilot type have an ability that somehow cares about crewing Vehicles.

Weatherlight is a flying 4/5 legendary artifact vehicle for 4 colourless mana and with ‘Crew 3’.  When the Weatherlight deals damage, one looks at the top five cards in their library and may reveal a ‘historic’ card, and places the rest on the bottom of the library.  Historic is a new game term that refers to a card that has the legendary supertype, the artifact card type, or the Saga enchantment type. Some abilities trigger "whenever you cast a historic spell."   A sorcery ‘Board the Weatherlight’ works similar to the above card in that this sorcery floats a historic card from the top five of your library.

It was revealed in the above mentioned post, the characters to 'crew' the re-commissioned Weatherlight skyship.

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain
As she tok the wheel of the Weatherlight for the first time in a millennium, Jhoira knew she’d been right to restore the ship. Anything was possible now.

Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy
“I am heir to many treasures. None is as precious as knowing how my ancestor lived her life.”

Raff Capashen, Ship’s Mage
Apparently, not much to say

Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker
“Nothing is too broken to mend.”

Arvad, the Cursed
“I won’t abandon the Weatherlight. My destiny is to serve at Jhoira’s side. This ‘illness’ means I must trust my faith more and myself less/“

Slimefoot, the Stowaway
As Jhoira restored the Weatherlight, a mushroom growing in its hold unexpectedly became her first crew member.

We just LOVE that the story and game has a stowaway on board the ship.  The card art from Alex Konstad looks amazing and the card itself is not that bad either, with a handy mana sink for late game play to pop a saproling out.

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