Today’s topics are the Hogaak ban, Reid Duke’s ascension to the Hall of Fame and the themes behind some really awesome Throne of Eldraine cards.
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Your Host: Fabian A. Scherschel
Welcome back, traveler! Nice to see you again. Sit down, warm your feet on our fire and listen to some tales and rumours from the world of Magic The Gathering…
The Hogaak Ban
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis was banned in the August 26, 2019 Banned and Restricted Announcement. It’s pretty easy to understand why once you take a minute to think that rules text through.
Reid Duke Ascends to the Hall of Fame
Reid Duke is one of the nicest people in Magic. It’s great to see him join the Magic Hall of Fame. In the history of the Hall of Fame, only Jon Finkel and LSV got more votes than Reid – that’s pretty impressive stuff.
Awesome Throne of Eldraine Cards
An attempt to match some of the ELD cards we know about to the underlying fairy tale and folklore themes.
- General Fairy Tale Themes: Once Upon a Time, Tome of Legends, Into the Story, Banish into Fable, Merchant of the Vale, Chittering Witch, Lonesome Unicorn, Clockwork Servant, Charming Prince, Shining Armor, Sorcerer’s Broom, All That Glitters, Revenge of Ravens, Claim the Firstborn, Wishful Merfolk, Idyllic Grange, Witch’s Cottage, Witching Well, Castle Vantress, Redcap Raiders, Raging Redcap
- Jack and the Beanstalk: Bartered Cow, Giant Opportunity, Tall as a Beanstalk, Beanstalk Giant, Giant Killer
- Die goldene Gans: Gilded Goose, Golden Egg
- Three Little Pigs, Der Wolf und die sieben Geißlein: Wicked Wolf, Blow Your House Down, Wolf’s Quarry
- Aschenputtel: Enchanted Carriage, Turn into a Pumpkin, Return to Nature, Crystal Slipper, Wicked Guardian, Faerie Guidemother, Beloved Princess
- Pinocchio: Animating Faerie, Inquisitive Puppet
- Dornröschen: True Love’s Kiss, Glass Casket
- Schneewittchen: Taste of Death, The Magic Mirror, Seven Dwarves
- La Belle et la Bête: Belle of the Brawl, Lovestruck Beast
- Hänsel und Gretel: Witch’s Oven, Bake into a Pie, Trail of Crumbs
- Rapunzel: Trapped in the Tower
- Rumpelstilzchen: Rankle, Master of Pranks, Spinning Wheel
- The Gingerbread Man: Gingerbrute
- Der Froschkönig: Frogify
- Goldilocks: Flaxen Intruder
- Arthurian Legend: Emry, Lurker of the Loch, Questing Beast, Chulane, Teller of Tales, The Cauldron of Eternity, Cauldron’s Gift, Forever Young
- Der Rattenfänger von Hameln: Piper of the Swarm
- The Loch Ness Monster: Lochmere Serpent
- Other Noteworthy Cards: Fervent Champion, Edgewall Innkeeper
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