Dinosaurs On The Streets of Ravnica In This Art Preview
  • Dinosaurs On The Streets of Ravnica In This Art Preview


    It's a Ravnica bonanza today! In addition to a look at the Ravnica: Broken Pact livestream, and an overview of some races and other rules from the upcoming setting book, there's also an art preview from WotC's Nathan Stewart by artist Vicktor Titov, as part of his Extra Life charity fundraising efforts. Dinosaurs!

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    1. plisnithus8's Avatar
      plisnithus8 -
      But are they dinosaurs?
      It looks more like mammals resembling a camel/giraffe and a bull/longhorn.
    1. Baldurs_Underdark's Avatar
      Baldurs_Underdark -
      That looks terrifying!

      How often do they rebuild the trinket shops in the middle of the street? Daily?
      Do these Dinosaurs have a beeping sound when they back up?
      What happens when the one in the back (with the huge horns) needs to make a U-turn?
      Who cleans up the dino-poop/pee (and does a single dino-pee flood the street?)?


      Many many questions!
    1. André Soares's Avatar
      André Soares -
      Yeah, the first creature seems to be an Indrik (as its similar to the art of the card Affectionate Indrik) who seems to be a mammal.
    1. Baldurs_Underdark's Avatar
      Baldurs_Underdark -
      Quote Originally Posted by plisnithus8 View Post
      But are they dinosaurs?
      It looks more like mammals resembling a camel/giraffe and a bull/longhorn.
      So what if these are mammals? That only means that there exist infants the size of elephants who are still clumsy but also strong enough to tear down a house. Even more terrifying!

      Also, the dairy industry would look dramatically different. You might as well put your cheese factory on top of the animal because you only need one such a cow to supply a town with cheese.

      Many many fascinating things.
    1. plisnithus8's Avatar
      plisnithus8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Baldurs_Underdark View Post
      So what if these are mammals? That only means that there exist infants the size of elephants who are still clumsy but also strong enough to tear down a house. Even more terrifying!

      Also, the dairy industry would look dramatically different. You might as well put your cheese factory on top of the animal because you only need one such a cow to supply a town with cheese.

      Many many fascinating things.
      Yeah, I actually like it better if there are no dinosaurs so that it stays distinct from Chult.
      And we might get new stat blocks for these.
    1. delericho's Avatar
      delericho -
      Quote Originally Posted by plisnithus8 View Post
      Yeah, I actually like it better if there are no dinosaurs...
      I'm surprised to find that I agree. Not sure why, but there it is.
    1. robus's Avatar
      robus -
      Well that's a bit random!
    1. Jeff Carpenter's Avatar
      Jeff Carpenter -
      I'm concerned that you have to use a spell slot every time you want to get in the saddle. Ridding something that is two stories tall is not very practical. That guy must be overcompensating for something.
    1. scottieboy86's Avatar
      scottieboy86 -
      Yeah thats an indrik, not a dinosaur. http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Ca...verseid=452871
    1. maceo's Avatar
      maceo -
      I definitely think the first creature is an Indrik. A couple of other cards give a better idea of its size/scale. Im not sure if all Indrik have this ability but based on the flavor text, at least one,the Indrik Stomphowler, can disrupt magic:
      An indrik's howl has destructive power much subtler than that of its crushing foot. The sound is mundane, but inaudible vibrations scatter and sunder magical contrivances."Simic research notes
      http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Ca...verseid=107377


      Another one mentioned, the Towering Indrik, has a hard time not chasing birds:
      It chases its airborne prey relentlessly, heedless to what it pulverizes beneath its hooves.
      https://www.larsgrantwest.com/p526736664/e66429783


      The large horned creature in the back looks like a Krovod.The flavor text adds some details to the setting: The Hauler's Collectivewields great influence over the Ravnican merchant class. Without it, little moves in the city.
      http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Ca...verseid=253589


      There is also a one-eyed homunculus near a stall. The one-eyed version seems common in Ravnica and this particular one may be a reference to the card Totally Lost: Fblthp had always hated crowds.












    1. scottieboy86's Avatar
      scottieboy86 -
      Wow that's absolutely the Totally Lost homunculus.
    1. GrissTheGnome's Avatar
      GrissTheGnome -
      Quote Originally Posted by Baldurs_Underdark View Post
      How often do they rebuild the trinket shops in the middle of the street? Daily?
      Look no further than your friendly neighborhood mall for answers... they are obviously on wheels and moved out of the way when not in use.

      Quote Originally Posted by Baldurs_Underdark View Post
      Do these Dinosaurs have a beeping sound when they back up?
      Thats silly, the sound that comes out of an animals back isn't a beep. But you pay attention when you hear something that big make it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Baldurs_Underdark View Post
      What happens when the one in the back (with the huge horns) needs to make a U-turn?
      Building maintenance earns their pay for the day.

      Quote Originally Posted by Baldurs_Underdark View Post
      Who cleans up the dino-poop/pee (and does a single dino-pee flood the street?)?
      That has a real answer, it gets shoved into the domain of the Golgari Guild. If your wondering what the Fungus Druid Circle makes zombies out of, well it's "city waste" which includes Dino-poop that they grow mushrooms in.
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