Magic: the Gathering - Unstable Factions

Unstable is the third Magic: The Gathering booster-based set to be used outside of legal Magic tournaments. It will be released on December 8, 2017 as a standalone fun-set. This is the third of the silver bordered Un-sets and is designed to be drafted.  Updated with MaRo’s to post to Blogatog (linked here) with photos from the DDCC Panel by bananahead1234.

Order of the Widget (White/Blue) - This is the cyborg faction. They are like Esper but without any self control. They use their inventions to constantly improve themselves. You don’t need a toaster if you replace your hand with a toaster. They take self improvement to an absurd degree.

Agents of S.N.E.A.K. (Blue/Black) - This faction is the spies. They use their inventions for elaborate spy devices. The problem is, they are, for the most part, awful spies, using spy gadgets whenever and wherever they can often when not remotely called for.

Legion of Dastardly Doom (Black/Red) - This faction is the super villains. They use their inventions for death rays, weather control devices and apocalypse machines. They want to rule the world, but are constantly fighting as to who gets to destroy the world first.

Goblin Explosioneers (Red/Green) - This faction is the Goblins, it includes the Steamfloggers. These Goblins love making contraptions and are slightly obsessed with hammers. Their style is slapping thing together to see if cool things can happen. And when things don’t explode, sometimes they do.

Crossbreed Labs (Green/White) - This faction is obsessed with using their inventions to alter biology. They are all made up of hybrids of different animals. Part monkey/part spider/part leopard - sounds good. This faction mixes and matches all sorts of different animals in its quest for self improvement.

towel-guy  asked:

On monday's maro's odds n ends article he explains how bolas is able to use out of his alignment Mana thanks to his age and cunning. That goes against what he has stated before. I assume we always go with the later statement as the cannon one, don't we?

Mark Rosewater is not on the creative team. While he’s a valuable insight for behind the scenes of R&D, what he says doesn’t qualify as Word of God, outside of the stories he wrote. Check out Doug Beyer’s old blog @dougbeyermtg, or Kelly Digges and Alison Luhrs on Twitter for WoG statements. The infrequent Magic Story Podcasts also count as WoG. If you can find it in the wayback machine, Brady Dommermuth’s old Ask Brady segment could also be considered WoG. More recent statements do supplant old statements.

As for Bolas, he’s one of the characters I was referring to when I said people could learn magic outside of their colors back in the day. Urza, Ith, and Feldon are other examples of characters who could wield magic outside of the colors depicted on their cards.

That’s obviously confusing, and so they avoid that these days.

anonymous asked:

Boros V for Vendetta guy from earlier! The idea came from Maro's first post on Boros: "he is the best example of a character that flip flops the means and ends. V is trying to create anarchy and chaos but through very tight and structured means." A planeswalker with some deep desire for freedom and chaos, but going about it in a methodical way, could be Boros.

I mean, I’ll share this but I don’t know if that really counts.


Honestly, if and when the gang rescues Matt I want him and Pidge to have the kind of sibling relationship where Voltron help you if you hurt one of them because the other can and will hand your ass to you on a silver platter, but get them in the right mood and they can bicker to the point where it makes Lance and Keith’s arguing sound like amicable conversations (Allura gets concerned but Shiro reassures her that this is normal).

Pidge gets far more creative with the nicknames (Matt, you really should know what happens if you attack your sister’s height one too many times), you cannot dissuade me on this.