Red Sky in the Morning, Player’s Warning – “Red” Planar Chaos Timeshifted Cards

Living up here in the Pacific Northwest, I get the enjoy the beauty of the San Juan Islands. If you ever come up here, I highly recommend it. You could be on a boat, take a ferry or even fly over the islands in a seaplane.

Why am I talking about islands when today’s topic is Red, like mountains. The real saying of this title, “Red Sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky in morning, sailor’s warning” is a old sea tale, right? Well, it’s mostly true. Having been boating in the area, we can decide whether we should stay out of the weather or go to a new place.

What does this have to do with Planar Chaos? Well, I needed a Red pun, and I already used Communism last week. Plus, I like to show off my home state. It’s Washington. Just helping you out Tourist board.

Blood KnightBlack Knight/White Knight/Silver Knight
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After MaRo – The Definition of a “MaRo” Lie

It’s time for my weekly call to Wizard’s Headquarters to talk to Mark Rosewater (MaRo). Good thing it’s a local call, or my phone bill would be pretty bad. As always, this is a parody. Or a good ribbing; I guess you could call it that.

Mark Rosewater speaking.

Hi Mr. Rosewater, this is Robby…

Yeah I know who you are. You call every Monday now. I know your voice. What is it this time?

You like movies, right?

You bet I do. You know I worked in Hollywood writing for Roseanne, right?

Yeah, I almost forgot since you haven’t mentioned it since the beginning of April (Tropical Blend 3 voting doesn’t count (and yes, I searched that fact up)). That’s pretty cool. I’ve got a ton of ideas that I want to make either as TV shows or movies, so I’m wicked jealous that you had the chance.

Since April, hunh? I’ll get right on that. But I love my job now, it’s one of the best jobs ever.

I can imagine.

So, yeah, I like movies. Why do you ask?

Did you see the card that you previewed today? I mean really look at it?

Why, is there something obscene in it?

No, they look like E.T..
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The Color Pie Identity Project – Red

Editor’s Note: WordPress doesn’t like me. The fact that each time I try and write on here, it says my blog is being serviced. That and I spent all weekend fixing everyone else’s computer, this didn’t get posted until way later. It’s ok.

Part 4 of our 5 part series. Today’s color is all about how you feel on the inside, and wearing that on your sleeve.

Before Wizards started redistributing the abilities and philosophies of the colors, Red was see as two things, the “goblin” color and the one with the all the direct damage. Sure, Tempest block had “Sligh,” but that’s all the that color was seen as: quick starts and burn. After a while, it laid dormant until Onslaught block came around, where it demonstrated Red’s goblins, and burn.

But as a new tribal block looms over us in a few weeks, times have changed, kinda. While Red still has goblins and burn, in that Onslaught block, it’s identity started to be formed by Wizards. And that goblin tribe used some of Red’s “new” identity to create that explosive deck. Let’s take a look at what I mean. Continue reading “The Color Pie Identity Project – Red”

Mr. Green Thinks Communism was Just a Red Herring – Planar Chaos “Green” Timeshifted Cards

Yes, I was watching Clue when I wrote this. Sue me. If you haven’t seen it yet, do. Classic. And because of that, all of my verdicts will be quotes from this movie.

Again, another Planar Chaos review about the color/timeshifted cards and how they fit into the Color Pie. This time, it’s Green (not Red like the color Red is in the title). Yes, this is an absurd title, I reconize that. But since everyone likes to visit these strange posts with the names, I want to see if they’re visit this one as well. It’s a test, pure and simple.

Just as Green and White are seen as close allies in colors, most of the Green timeshifted cards in this set came from White. Infact, that’s why I chose this quote, as White and Communism goes together… oopps, I wasn’t supposed to say anything yet. Wait until two weeks. And now, the cards.

Essence WardenSoul Warden

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After MaRo – Someone Feels Guilt-Leaf

Editor’s Note: Again, this is parody. None of this is real. Other examples: After MaRo – I’m not Talking about Treefolk; and After MaRo – An Interview with MaRo about Planeswalkers.

Other titles of this post that were considered were: After Maro – MaRo and I share our feelings; After MaRo – No, You Can’t Regenerate a Goblin You Sacrifice; After Maro – MaRo Knows Where You Live and Seen Where You Sleep and He’ll Swear to Everything that is Holy That your Mothers Will Cry When They See What He’s Done to You; and After MaRo – Never Question Bruce Dickinson.

Mark Rosewater speaking.

Mr. Rosewater, it’s me, Robby ************* from again and…

I don’t want to talk to you.

Wait, please hear me out, please.

Are you going to lambaste me for previewing another +1/+1 creature we used to call a Lord?

No, not really. It’s what you said in today’s article. I thought you did a good job explaining your situation. You said you might have made a mistake, and apologized for it. That was very kind of you.

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