Hey all. Derek here, back for another edition of There is Only Szule. I apologize for not blogging as often as I had perhaps suggested I would–I tend to have a terrible case of writers block when I’m not SUPER excited about something. That said…I’m SUPER excited about something.
There’s been much discussion about the return of the “Shocklands” in Return to Ravnica. Speculation as to whether or not we’d see reprints or variants; things like that. Recently, we were shown some new land art from RTR and I’m confident in my assessment that they are indeed the new arts for their respective Shocklands! Don’t take my word for it–Let’s take a look.
Starting with the land of the current fan favorite guild–Izzet–I’ll be darned if this isn’t the most Steam Vent-looking picture ever. There’s more!
Here we have what is believed to be Selesnya’s Temple Garden. Moving on. Aw heck, let’s look at them all!
…And that’s all she wrote. Can you name them all?
On another note, we are now up to four guild keywords released–or should I say, Unleashed. The latest guild keyword, Rakdos’ Unleash, allows you to choose whether or not a creature you’re casting enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter at the cost of being unable to block.
For those who have not yet heard, the previously known keywords were Populate, Scavenge, and Overload for Selesnya, Golgari, and Izzet, respectively.
More to come as spoiler season advances, folks. We’ll keep you updated and I hope to see everyone midnight on October 5th at Your Mom’s Basement for the Return to Ravnica release!