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Warning: This article contains a major spoiler from War of the Spark. Read at your own risk.
The upcoming Magic: The Gathering set War of the Spark features an epic story that took years and several Magic sets to develop. The Nicol Bolas-centric story arc started with the Kaladesh set back in 2016 and it will reach the climax and conclude in War of the Spark. Although fans don't know how the story will end yet, a new look at the Bolas arc story structure reveals a major spoiler that determines who wins between the Gatewatch and Nicol Bolas.
Over on Twitter, Magic senior design director Aaron Forsythe has recently shared Bolas arc's block and story structure. The original tweet was deleted due to containing a story spoiler but a Redditor recently shared the image of it on Imgur.
Check it out:
From Aaron Forsythe's Twitter: The original proposal for the "Bolas Arc" (deleted due to containing potential story spoilers)
The Bolas arc story structure gives us a look at how the plot is developed through Magic sets from recent years. The epic conflict against Nicol Bolas was set in various planes and the final showdown is finally happening in Ravnica in the War of the Spark story, and fans have been wondering who will prevail: The Gatewatch and their allies or Nicol Bolas and his army of Eternals and loyal planeswalkers. If you look at the end of this story structure, you'll see the answer: "True plans revealed, Bolas outwitted" So according to this story structure, Bolas loses the war but one question still remains: How did the Gatewatch and Bolas's enemies manage to outwit him? We'll have to find out in the upcoming storyline.
To catch up with War of the Spark's story, check out this video:
War of the Spark will be released on May 3, 2019. Prerelease events will take place on April 27-28.