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I was hoping for new art, I know many like this but its just not very paradise-y to me...
Posted By: Richard_Hawk (7/8/2011 3:15:46 PM)


Read the flavour text from Ravnica version:
'Long ago, birds of paradise littered the skies. Thanks to the city's sprawl, most now exist as pets of society's elite.'
And if you'd read the story, plane Ravnica wasn't covered in city since beginning. There was lots of nature&stuff. It was in Gruul's duty to protect the outlands and nature, but because city spread over every last inch of land, there wasn't any nature to protect and Gruul became group of gangs and raiding packs, unlike it's old function. So in short: Ravnica wasn't all city from beginning and that's why there were birds.
Posted By: 1maketoilets (9/17/2011 12:47:00 PM)


I like the BoP picture from Ravnica, but thematically I don't think this card belonged in that set to begin with. Is there a stereotypical tropical paradise on Ravnica? The answer is no, being an ecumenopolis, Ravnica is a city that completely covers the planet. As you can see even in the picture, nothing but giant buildings in the background, where did the tropical Birds come from?
Posted By: BonniePrinceCharlie (7/9/2011 12:29:55 PM)



Wizards has realized that there is only one bird in the art, and they are going to fix that in the next core set. How, you ask? Well, the name "Birds of Paradise" is confusing when there is only one bird, and the name is also bland and is not high-fantasy, like all creatures should be. Birds? No no no, Wizards is going to create an entirely new bird that is completely different and redefines the identity of what a fantastic bird should be! No longer shall an ordinary bird be the measure of a 0/1 flier! Behold, the new face of Magic:

Runeclaw Bird {G}
Creature - Bird
{T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Birds aren't always as vibrant and feathery as you imagine. Some are even vibranter and featheryer.
Posted By: RJDroid (9/7/2011 7:46:02 PM)


I agree. As far as Ravnica goes, this should be a pidgeon..
Posted By: BastianQoU (7/16/2011 7:38:11 AM)


Posted By: TheSwarm (7/7/2011 9:51:33 PM)


Could have at least had new flavour text. :( Every other version has at least one change from the previous one, wouldn't have been so hard to keep that tradition going.
Posted By: 2pcsofcandy (7/8/2011 4:25:50 AM)


Is it ok that I sometimes tap the birds and add purple to my mana pool?
Posted By: ntheawsome (12/11/2011 10:16:00 AM)


Have you heard the word? It was my understanding that everyone had heard the word...
Posted By: Gremstein (9/20/2011 12:37:53 PM)


So is it a gangster paradise?
Posted By: Gelzo (7/9/2011 12:58:09 PM)