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Announcing Conflux July 30, 2008

Posted by Norm in Casual, Conflux, Shards of Alara.
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Wizards of the Coast announced today the second set in Shards of Alara: Conflux. The official release date is February 6, 2009 with launch parties scheduled that same weekend. Official previews are scheduled to start on January 19.

As of now not much is officially known about the Shards of Alara block. Although from what rumors I’ve heard I think that each color is supposed to have it’s own feel or mini theme, hence the title shards. So the fragmented world is broken in Shards of Alara and perhaps it is supposed to come back together in Conflux. The definition of conflux via Free Online Dictionary.com is: a flowing together, or into each other, as rivers or their tributaries; a confluence. The slash through the logo says to me that there is a breaking in half so maybe the name is meant to mean the opposite of coming together. 

UPDATE
Check out Lorwyn Unleashed for a further description into the most advanced spoilers regarding Shards of Alara.

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1. hawaiiantoast - November 29, 2008

I think the slash through the logo is actually being put together, and the two frames on the left and right are like claws, if you would, putting them back. If they were tearing them apart, I think the artist would show them breaking apart. Also, stylistically, the “F” is cut in half by the schism and the “F” and “L” are also separated in like manner, and in a very clean fashion (as opposed to a crumbling “F/L” which would mean being torn apart). Finally, if you look at the edges where the two pieces are split, you would notice that the edges don’t exactly mesh together, hinting again that they are being pushed together and sliding past each other, rather than being pulled apart.

Obviously now that “Alara Reborn” has been revealed, we know that they aren’t being pulled apart. Just thought I’d mention a slight edit to the post above 🙂

Cheers!


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