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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

M:TG.COM - A Planeswalker's Guide to New Phyrexia, Part 4

04-27-11 - A Planeswaler's Guide to New Phyrexia, Part 4 - PREVIEWS - New Phyrexia - Savor the Flavor - Magic Creative Team

Green, the first flavor of the new Phyrexians that doesn't match the same level of excellence as those presented before.

How much can you do when the theme is Natural Selection Extreme. The first half of the article felt pretty much like plain old natural selection with no Phyrexian touch to it besides naming their Praetor and Glissa as their leaders. And speaking of Glissa, with the confirmation that Karn will be liberated and will not become the Father of Machines, I was hoping that perhaps Glissa could become the Mother of Machines, but even that hope was shattered when learning they believe in complete natural selection to the point that they don't even really believe in leaders.

Halfway through we do get some interesting bits such as:

The predatory urge remains even though the need for sustenance is gone.

That's what I want to see. That's the Phyrexian way.

Speaking of fears, I'm hoping that Melira doesn't actually cure New Phyrexia or is involved with making a cure (or perhaps is even sacrificed/sacrifices herself to cause that cure). Even if Karn doesn't become the Father of Machines, I want this to be an Empire Strikes Back moment, and I want the Phyrexians to truly claim Phyrexia as their own. Let Melira be a hope for the future, a future that isn't now.

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