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what a nerd. sittin in his dorm room reading books all day. palladia mors knows how to party.
Posted By: switchblade44 (7/14/2011 8:16:07 PM)


Add me to the love the art category, makes the card really stand out. It also reinforces the fact that dragons are not just all flame breath and muscles.
Posted By: Tackle74 (4/21/2010 8:01:03 AM)


No one else mentioned the rare but hillarious Entomb, Dark Ritual, Nicol Bolas & Shallow Grave combo?

"Me first? Oh, ok. Uhm...let's see here. How about...you take 7 and uhm, discard your entire hand? Go."
Posted By: markarmor (7/23/2010 7:27:08 PM)


The first card to make me crap my pants with greed as a kid.
Posted By: cthulubbq (8/2/2010 5:46:40 PM)


I can't believe people are hating on this art! No, It's not awesome in the sense of firebreathing-teeth baring-huge muscled-roaring explosion nonsense that we've all seen 1000 times. But this shows a monster that's intellectual and calculating while still being clearly evil/sadistic. That seems to me like exactly the sort of being that would become a demi-god. Strangely mature take on a hackneyed theme and the playfulness only enhances it for me.
Posted By: r-e-meatyard (1/25/2010 5:21:44 PM)


It appears Bolas is studying for exams.
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (12/14/2009 7:54:08 PM)


I think I prefer him to the planeswalker version tbh. This one has more nostalgia, gets my Vorthos going more (all-powerful demigods are so just gauche) and seems more reasonably powerful. Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker will either win you the game outright, or lose you the game outright when the opponent mocks you for having put all your eggs in one basket. He's a little subtler here. Well as subtle as a 7/7 flier can be, anyhow!
Posted By: stygimoloch (5/1/2009 2:30:20 PM)


Definitely prefer this art. In fact, this is some of my favorite art, period. Newer card art tends to be so dramatic, and thus becomes quite boring. OG Bolas takes the cake!
Posted By: Captain_Haddock (5/4/2010 1:56:30 PM)


Infinitely superior art- not just another bland dragon, but a scholarly one! How unique and cool is that?

This an sets the tone for what Bolas is- an evil, intellectual arrogant dragon- far more than the art that succeeded it.

5/5 for the simple fact that when I first saw this card, it intrigued me.
Posted By: SpoonIsMe (1/20/2011 4:04:25 AM)


He's reading books on how to attack opponents in a way that makes them "forget their spells".
Posted By: aznxknightz (10/16/2010 1:12:56 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!