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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:56 am 
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Jodah, Archmage Eternal |
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (R)
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You may pay rather than pay the mana cost for spells that you cast.
"Chronicles across the ages describe Jodah. They likely refer not to one mage, but to a family or an arcane title."
-Arkol, Argivian scholar


Huh, Fist of Suns grew legs. Seems solid in commander, probably one of the better options five color decks have.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:56 am 
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I like the flavor text.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:05 pm 
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neru wrote:
I like the flavor text.

It's taken pretty much word for word from the books.

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neru wrote:
I like the flavor text.

I find the execution to be pretty inefficient, if that's an adjective I can use. Something like "Jodah is repeated in chronicles across the ages. They must be a very prodigious family." instead of this drawn-out speculation.

I believe this is the first art of a character that I find somewhat attractive.

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In my opinion, your version does not have the contemplative academic writing style that is in the real version, which reads like an excerpt from a history. Your version is too glib, like the dramatic irony was intended by the author.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Mown wrote:
neru wrote:
I like the flavor text.

I find the execution to be pretty inefficient, if that's an adjective I can use. Something like "Jodah is repeated in chronicles across the ages. They must be a very prodigious family." instead of this drawn-out speculation.

I believe this is the first art of a character that I find somewhat attractive.

The framing device it was taken from was an academic study of history.
It fits the tone being established.

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It's soooooooo pretty!
And ridonkulously powerful. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:37 pm 
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I'm almost positive that flavor text is word for word from The Gathering Dark.

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From The Gathering Dark:

"Through the centuries there are a number of legendary figures that have come to us from the time of the Dark—figures, such as Ith, the horrific Rag Man, Vervamon the Elder, and Tivadar of Thorn. Yet one figure is an enigma among these enigmas. Time and again throughout the period of the Dark—and up to the end of the Ice Age itself—there is reference to a folk figure known as Jodah. It has been suggested that Jodah is the surname of a family of sorcerers, or a honorific title of respect, or that Jodah is a previously unknown Planeswalker. The fact remains that Jodah (be he one or be he many) is today regarded as one of the founders of magic as we now know it.
—Arkol, Argivian scholar"


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