The latest Magic Series, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is coming, and it’s definitely an interesting concept. The film is set in 2004’s Kamigawa, inspired by feudal Japan, and spans 1200 years into the future, becoming a world of neon cities and cutting-edge technology, but a world still contact with spirits and traditions.
In this set of 302 cards, some classic Kamigawa game designs – such as Ninjutsu, Channels, and double-sided cards – return, with the new craftsman Reconfigure, allowing creatures to arm themselves with other creatures. Similarly, the new cyberninja Planeswalker Kaito Shizuki was joined by the Planeswalkers returning to Tamiyo and The Wanderer.
Today, IGN has four new cards revealed from Neon Dynasty. The first is Legendary Creatures and Mouse Ninja – Nashi, Moon Sage’s Scion:
We asked the Wizards of the Coast team a bit more about both this card in particular and Nezumi (Kamigawa’s anthropomorphic mouse), as well as the topic in general.
Daniel Holt, Senior UX Designer said: “We met Nashi when he first appeared in a short story before the events of the main Kaladesh set. “Theoretically, this is a few years ahead of today’s times.
“In this older story, we learn that Nashi was born in a nezumi swamp village in the Kamigawa countryside, but his house burned down and his parents were killed by an airman. A malevolent named Tezzeret who believes that nezumi has a valuable artifact Tamiyo, the Sage Moon, eventually adopts the baby rat and treats it like her own. He has grown back but has turned white where he was burned, making him a unique role model among the nezumis.Despite his new family’s love and support, he still comes to terms with his feelings. However, he has learned to deal with pain and even made new friends thanks to his interest in technology. He wants nothing more than to witness one day with his own eyes. there. “
Meanwhile, Nashi’s adoptive mother, Tamiyo, “is an important protagonist in the Neon Dynasty saga as she assists in fighting the bad guys with her scrolling magic. Tamiyo also assists in transporting the coveted artifact. around the plane to keep it safe from those who want to use it for nefarious purposes.
“Unfortunately, the story didn’t go well for Tamiyo, as she was eventually captured by Jin-Gitaxias and turned into a Phrexian Traveler who unwittingly pledged allegiance to the other side of the war. “
About Nezumi, who used to live in the Takenuma swamp, a lot has changed. “Almost every part of the plane had to be rebuilt after the Kami War and 1200 years of existence,” Holt explains. “The Takenuma Swamp has become almost deserted beyond some remote periphery and people venture there for one purpose or another. The Jukai Forest has become a sanctuary for most of the elite inhabitants. Spirits disagreed with the expanding civilization.Other areas, such as Eiganjo, Otawara, and the new and largest city of Towashi, thrived during reconstruction.
“Nezumi is generally more socially integrated than these days, but mainly exists in reckless gangs and other urban areas of Towashi.”
A core part of Nashi’s identity is his ninjutsu, and the mechanic returns from the original Kamigawa block. We asked Game Architect Dave Humpherys how he thought ninjutsu would fit into Modern Magic. “Ninjutsu is still very willing to add an element of surprise to the Magic game,” he said. “The mechanic can match a variety of aggressive decks. It’s focused on colors where there’s a lot of dodge and discard or good return to favor the mechanic. Ratios. A deck bet entirely around the mechanic is less likely to have a big impact than certain jutsu cards that fill the main slots in some decks. strength as a threat. It makes it easy to set up fearsome attacks, especially against an exploited opponent.”
And specifically about Nashi’s ability, “Nashi is a versatile card,” Humpherys explains. “He acts as a single threat that you try to clear the way by eliminating. He’s also well-suited to more aggressive builds that try to take advantage of ninjutsu.”
And for this set in general, black sounds like a lot to choose from. “Many [black] “Humpherys Speaks” has cards that point to a set number of themes, meaning that for this set you’ll find a greater focus on artifacts, spells, sacrifice effects, and ninjutsu setting effects to succeed. “
And speaking of all that, that leads to three other cards that we have to reveal:
You can see All cards are now revealed here, but it won’t be long until you can play with them yourself. Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Released on Magic: Collect Arena on February 11 and on the table on February 18. You can Learn more about it hereand be sure to read IGN’s in-depth feature on How is Magic growing and how are its fans responding.
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