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Thematically a land card (or permanent) doesn't represent any physical land, but rather represents the planeswalker's bond with the lands that they visit as they move across the multiverse, they then draw mana through that bond in order to cast spells (although most of the modern Magic stories ignore this). Every type of land in the multiverse has a ...


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To my knowledge, none of the media put out by Wizards of the Coast provides thematic justification for the banning, or restriction, of specific cards. In a general sense, some keyword abilities or effects only appear in specific regions, because they are generated thematically for those portions of the verse. Cards are banned solely for mechanical reasons, ...


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I could not find any reference to the in-universe backstory of the art. If the shadows really do represent named characters, it is not clear who they are. Higher resolution image of Mox Amber. It's not even clear to me that a character really is casting the shadow. Regardless, the best I could find about the piece's backstory was the blog of Steven ...


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The MTG Wiki page about Gaea summarizes what is known about her. In part, it says this: Gaea is a goddess worshiped on Dominaria. Gaea is believed to be the plane's protector and its creator, and many elves and druids worship her. While never physically appearing, her existence seems to be confirmed by many individuals, and it looks like she assisted ...


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According to the original Netrunner rulebook (and as recorded in the Wiki ): The corps in Netrunner view it as an acronym for Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics. The runners view it as an acronym for Insidious Cortical Electrocution. The original rulebook included it in the corp (runner) glossary thus: Ice: A program that protects our data forts from ...


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The WOTC article Legends -- Who's Got The Sauce indicates that Teferi Mage of Zhalfir's art depicts a broken staff: Check out the broken staff - we've seen it intact on Teferi's Moat and on the cover of the Time Spiral novel. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call symbolism. So this eliminates the possibility that he is holding two intact staffs. ...


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Artifact creatures don't have consistent origins or properties. The name "Artifact creature" represents the intersection of two fuzzy categories. "Creature" would seem to mean "animate being," but it also includes illusions, walls, and illusionary walls. "Artifact" usually refers to something that someone built, but it includes some natural phenomena like ...


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Ice stands for "intrusion countermeasures electronics", a term popularized by William Gibson. — Android Netrunner Comprehensive Unofficial Rules Wiki entry for Ice


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Lorewise, the only similarity I see among artifact creatures is that they are made at least partially out of non-biological materials, especially metal. Beyond that, the composition, genesis, and sentience of artifact creatures varies widely. Remember that Artifact and Creature are game mechanics first and foremost. Some are mostly artifact until they ...


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In a recent article on the Warhammer Community page author Phil Kelly puts a footnote to the effect that T'au blood has always been red. It’s been red from the first ever account of the sacred ta’lissera blood bond. We tried different coloured blood for our alien races – Orks had green blood at one point – but it just didn’t look right on the miniatures, ...


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The MTG WIKI answers a lot of your questions. By and large, most artifact creatures are robots of some sort, and were fashioned out of metal, glass or stone by other creatures or planeswalkers. As such, decks heavy on artifact creatures are often called "Robots" decks. Here are a number of creature types are usually associated with artifact ...


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Many of the more special lands depict a city, or only a single structure. For example Seat of the Synod, or Strip mine. Others show a very specific patch of nature, that's probably a bit larger than city-size. Perhaps you could assume, based on this, that the other more common lands are about county-sized?


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