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Successful Conflux Predictions January 29, 2009

Posted by James in : all, random , trackback

I made six articles in which I attempted to predict some of the cards that would show up in Conflux. The first article was little more than wish fulfillment. However, I was victorious when it came to some of my other predictions:


I was correct that domain would be a “cycle” by showing up in every color. This was a very loose cycle, so it ended up being very unpredictable overall. So far we only saw instants with domain, but white ended up having a creature with domain, and some colors got more cards with domain than others. However, I suggested that it is “quite possible” for there to be a black spell with domain that gives a creature -X/-X called “Drag Down.” (In a different article I also predicted that “Drag Down” could be an X spell with X in the mana cost, but that’s a different story.)

I also predicted that there would be a token making spell with domain with a converted mana cost of 4. I thought it might be a red card that makes goblins, but it ended up being green.

New Kicker

I successfully predicted that every color would have a common featuring the new “kicker” that gives you a bonus for controlling a permanent of a certain color. I predicted that white would get a creature with this type of ability and would require you to control a green permanent, but I didn’t predict that the bonus would be “draw a card.”

Leaked Artwork

Although I guessed Ethersworn Adjudicator would have the artwork it has, I was not able to guess what the card itself would be.


1. michael - January 29, 2009

On the Adjudicator, the little man with the staff is the creature for the card. The gargoyle is just his winged steed (thus he is a knight).

2. James - January 29, 2009

First, an Adjudicator is a judge, so I would expect someone with a law degree instead of a Knight. Second, the title of the card itself kind of gives it away that this isn’t really about a Gargoyle. It’s not called “Gargoyle of Majesty.” This is exactly how I predicted the picture to go with the card name. I said something about that in the original article.

3. michael - January 30, 2009

Flavorwise, anyone from Esper will consider themselves a Judge (especially when looking at the other shards). They may not be a qualified judge, but they will be a judge/executioner because they feel it is their duty.

4. James - January 30, 2009

I didn’t know that Esper people were all judges. That doesn’t bother me as much as the fact that they are human, but “artifacts.” I guess they can be cyborgs though.