Ravnica: City of Guilds

Discussion in 'Storyline' started by Killer Joe, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Killer Joe Active Member

    Does anyone know THIS story line yet?

    I know it's "Urban" oriented but does that mean that it'll have cars, pimps and whxxes? :confused: :D
  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

  4. Killer Joe Active Member

    Maybe cars will be artifacts unless this is based off an ancient city in which case there ought to transportation vehicles of somekind,...chariots?
  5. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    The story is most likely not modern urban, but possibly Renassaince-era cityscape. Think the merchant-controlled ages of Europe where arts and sciences truly began to flourish.

    No cars. Just lots of pretty European big towns. Oh, and think Eastern European, as Ravnica is a word from Croatia, I think.
  6. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    From the artwork, card previews, and other junk I've seen... it looks kinda ominous. I keep thinking "Urza's Saga?" and other such blasphemy whenever I think of Ravnica...

    Insects and guild mages oh my!
  7. Killer Joe Active Member

    Right. That's more likely what it is NP. I have the screen saver from Wiz Co. website and it's cool but not MOD-URBAN.
  8. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    Anyone have any ideas about the upcoming block?

    Something about city of the guilds?
  9. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Here's the blurb so far at the Ravinca page at WOTC:

  10. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    dual spells, dual lands...ooh baby..its sooo on...apparently there are ten guilds, 4 in the main, 3 per each expansion adding up to 10 which is the same number as the combinations in a 5 color wheel.
  11. evan d New Member

    I will buy the basic lands for sure, if nothing else.
  12. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Sure... look at what unholy horrors will be brought forth from the imagination that is Ravnica
  13. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

  14. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Buy basic lands? Really? How many and how much? hehe.....
  15. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Rofl... XD

    One big box and a bunch of supersized piccies?



    Does anyone get the feeling that this sounds a little like Dune?

  16. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Haven't read or seen Dune lately, but no, since Dune conjures up images of desert.

    I get more the impression of either Star Wars with Ravnica being the capital planet, or one of the planets in Isaac Asimov's Robot series (again, it's been a while, so I forget the name).
  17. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    I have to agree, on first look I thought this is Trantor (From Asimov's Foundation Series), just less tech.
  18. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Ooo, yeah, I haven't read either the Robot or the Foundation series in a long while, so it's probably what you say.
  19. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Well, dune is about a bunch of different houses which are the different factions of the universe, if you're not in them you're not even worth the effort. So basically, you have the different guilds/houses fighting one another for supremacy. While they can't exactly have open war in fear of the other guilds/houses seeing an opening to wipe them out while they're reoccupied, there is also the off chance that the emperor might tip his hand and get them to.. so it's basically like Ravnica in a sense.

    Sunhome's artwork reminds me of the Emperor's kind of blocky/egyptian motif.
  20. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Yeah, I agree with that part, but the setting of Ravnica being all city reminds me of Asimov's books, more so than the guilds (at least right now).

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