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  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from DirkGently »
    That new, agenda-pushing, judgmental, close-minded, propaganda-buying, soapbox-dwelling article is the real problem, actually. It should be deleted. This is a card game forum. Leave your political garbage out of here. The obvious skew against the right/Trump/conservatives is reprehensible - but I expected no less from a "discussion" where the mods already outlined and enforce what opinions we're allowed to have. Not surprising, from socialist liberals. Which is why I didn't bother with this thread at all outside of complaining about the most recent article. You want to make snide jabs at Trump tapes and riots about white heritage (where the other side threw the first punches)? Let's go ahead and address Hillary's fraud, Benghazi, USA's Uranium, Whitewater, and just what was on those iPads before hammers got involved. Let's chat a bit about Pochahontas and her newest reincarnation as Sen. Elizabeth Warren who plagiarized a French chef's recipe and published it as her own. So she's French Cherokee, got it. Let's talk Bill Clinton's lovely escapades or his impeachment and the gender of the intern involved. Or how Hillary attacked his female victims as his lawyer. You see? Where does it end, then? And at what point is the focus on Christine Sprakle and Jeremy? Don't bother trying to bring morality to politics. The Left isn't any better about women. If anything, possibly worse. Mono-White villain mentality at its finest there folks - at least the Right is honest about its stances.

    Using Christine Sprankle as a pawn into pushing political agendas in a card game community is an embarrassment. I can see how you might like to justify that given her nature as a Cosplayer, but this is not the place, and your opinions are not the only way to think, despite how hard you're all willing to believe that. Typical internet mind-numbing trash - whites are all racist neo-Nazis, Trump is Hitler, men are wicked and women are all victims. Leave all this trash out of here and address the actual event - Jeremy and Christine - not Trump, not Hillary, not recent political events that no one here even understand - as clearly demonstrated by the article.

    In summary, leave Fake News and its labels to CNN and other outlets.

    Oh, and for the record, if Locker Room talk from those questionable Trump tapes is really what you consider worth mentioning about the President of the United States of America who has been doing an outstanding job running the world's leading country and staying true to his promises, than I am glad I voted the way I did.
    It was a bit of a stretch to bring outside politics into the conversation, but holy crap talk about defensive. You'd almost think your man had a terrible approval rating or something. The existence of scumbags on all sides doesn't make your scumbags better. Also, no one cares about Hilary. Seriously. If she were president maybe someone would care. No one kept talking smack about Romney after he lost. No one talked about him at all, really. I don't care if she murdered children, she's not the president. She's just some private citizen. If she broke the law then lock her up, otherwise don't. I don't care and nor does anyone else.

    Anyway, none of this is relevant to the topic at hand. Yes, there are scumbags everywhere. This is about magic, can we focus on that smaller sphere on influence?

    My biggest problem with the article (and the bulk of the reception to this whole thing) is saying that any request for evidence is trolling or promoting harassment. I have literally never heard of these people prior to this incident, and I'm sure the same is true for many people. And I've been a very active magic player for over 15 years. A lot of the stuff seems to be deleted too (does anyone actually have a link to the original video? Still haven't seen that). Maybe there are some people who are just trolling or whatever, but I think most people are genuinely totally unfamiliar with what's going on. Requesting some kind of information doesn't equal maliciousness. If you don't want people asking for the information, then put it in the OP instead of letting it get buried by other posts. If the information is that most of the evidence has been deleted, then say that, and people can make up their own minds.
    I agree, we should focus on the core premise here. My problem is, the mods are going to come in here, issue infarctions to everyone who disagrees with the article, ban me for bringing awareness to its insidious nature, and then graciously supply us with another list of pre-approved opinions we are permitted to share, instead of doing the right thing and taking down that atrocity, and replacing it with an unbiased and agenda-free survey of this issue with all the information and facts necessary to garner our own opinions on the matter, and actually address the root cause of this drama. But instead, we got a politically skewed lecture with undertones about the president. So basically Fake News.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Hey guys look I found Chritine and Jeremy's planeswalker cards. Oh wait, those aren't them!

    inb4 I get banned for "do as I say, not as a I do"
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    That new, agenda-pushing, judgmental, close-minded, propaganda-buying, soapbox-dwelling article is the real problem, actually. It should be deleted. This is a card game forum. Leave your political garbage out of here. The obvious skew against the right/Trump/conservatives is reprehensible - but I expected no less from a "discussion" where the mods already outlined and enforce what opinions we're allowed to have. Not surprising, from socialist liberals. Which is why I didn't bother with this thread at all outside of complaining about the most recent article. You want to make snide jabs at Trump tapes and riots about white heritage (where the other side threw the first punches)? Let's go ahead and address Hillary's fraud, Benghazi, USA's Uranium, Whitewater, and just what was on those iPads before hammers got involved. Let's chat a bit about Pochahontas and her newest reincarnation as Sen. Elizabeth Warren who plagiarized a French chef's recipe and published it as her own. So she's French Cherokee, got it. Let's talk Bill Clinton's lovely escapades or his impeachment and the gender of the intern involved. Or how Hillary attacked his female victims as his lawyer. You see? Where does it end, then? And at what point is the focus on Christine Sprakle and Jeremy? Don't bother trying to bring morality to politics. The Left isn't any better about women. If anything, possibly worse. Mono-White villain mentality at its finest there folks - at least the Right is honest about its stances.

    Using Christine Sprankle as a pawn into pushing political agendas in a card game community is an embarrassment. I can see how you might like to justify that given her nature as a Cosplayer, but this is not the place, and your opinions are not the only way to think, despite how hard you're all willing to believe that. Typical internet mind-numbing trash - whites are all racist neo-Nazis, Trump is Hitler, men are wicked and women are all victims. Leave all this trash out of here and address the actual event - Jeremy and Christine - not Trump, not Hillary, not recent political events that no one here even understand - as clearly demonstrated by the article.

    In summary, leave Fake News and its labels to CNN and other outlets.

    Oh, and for the record, if Locker Room talk from those questionable Trump tapes is really what you consider worth mentioning about the President of the United States of America who has been doing an outstanding job running the world's leading country and staying true to his promises, than I am glad I voted the way I did.


    I'm not sure what to make of this post. I agree with the "leave politics out of this" bits at least.
    It's reprehensible to me that Christine Sprankle is being used here as a means to integrate politics with card games. The fact she's seen as a pawn rather than the victim we were originally convinced she was just goes to show the amount of integrity the leaders of this discussion actually have. But by all means, let's devolve this one-sided lecture further. Not even calling it a debate.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    That new, agenda-pushing, judgmental, close-minded, propaganda-buying, soapbox-dwelling article is the real problem, actually. It should be deleted. This is a card game forum. Leave your political garbage out of here. The obvious skew against the right/Trump/conservatives is reprehensible - but I expected no less from a "discussion" where the mods already outlined and enforce what opinions we're allowed to have. Not surprising, from socialist liberals. Which is why I didn't bother with this thread at all outside of complaining about the most recent article. You want to make snide jabs at Trump tapes and riots about white heritage (where the other side threw the first punches)? Let's go ahead and address Hillary's fraud, Benghazi, USA's Uranium, Whitewater, and just what was on those iPads before hammers got involved. Let's chat a bit about Pochahontas and her newest reincarnation as Sen. Elizabeth Warren who plagiarized a French chef's recipe and published it as her own. So she's French Cherokee, got it. Let's talk Bill Clinton's lovely escapades or his impeachment and the gender of the intern involved. Or how Hillary attacked his female victims as his lawyer. You see? Where does it end, then? And at what point is the focus on Christine Sprakle and Jeremy? Don't bother trying to bring morality to politics. The Left isn't any better about women. If anything, possibly worse. Mono-White villain mentality at its finest there folks - at least the Right is honest about its stances.

    Using Christine Sprankle as a pawn into pushing political agendas in a card game community is an embarrassment. I can see how you might like to justify that given her nature as a Cosplayer, but this is not the place, and your opinions are not the only way to think, despite how hard you're all willing to believe that. Typical internet mind-numbing trash - whites are all racist neo-Nazis, Trump is Hitler, men are wicked and women are all victims. Leave all this trash out of here and address the actual event - Jeremy and Christine - not Trump, not Hillary, not recent political events that no one here even understand - as clearly demonstrated by the article.

    In summary, leave Fake News and its labels to CNN and other outlets.

    Oh, and for the record, if Locker Room talk from those questionable Trump tapes is really what you consider worth mentioning about the President of the United States of America who has been doing an outstanding job running the world's leading country and staying true to his promises, than I am glad I voted the way I did.

    Warning - Spamming, Trolling, Flaming, basically the entire book, like what? - Wildfire393
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Legendary Creatures in Rivals of Ixalan
    I love Ixalan's Vampires. Ugh I can't believe I'm going to build another EDH deck. And I was just looking at Legion's Landing today thinking to myself "there are so many flavor text characters racking up, how will we catch up with them on cards?" Then bam, here he is!
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria art Pax unplugged Jaya's Back!
    I don't like this art at all. It looks like cheap CGI. I miss art like Rebecca Guay, Christopher Moeller, Quinton Hoover, etc. Like actually painting. All these artworks look like cheap DeviantArt fanboy renders made on MS Paint. Horrible. There's no sense of fantasy at all.

    What a fail.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    Swing the game. That's what Paradox Engine does. I cast Paradox Engine, and people scoop. Or watch a flood of advantage. Omniscience, same thing.

    Paradox Engine has fewer functions than The Immortal Sun, and is, y'know, a combo piece, a moniker which never was even intended to apply to the latter. PE is a lot less impressive in a deck that just uses it for pseudo-vigilance. Omniscience is a really irrelevant card here. I'm not sure why you even brought it up in the first place. I guess it's similar to PE in that it needs a deck capable of optimizing it (and is also capable of even using a 10 mana enchantment in the first place).
    Yeah, Omniscience really needs to be optimized. Like playing cards with mana costs. Much optimizing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Clues for 3rd visit to Ravnica
    Please no more Ravnica Frown
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    Quote from Manite »
    ALL creature decks can use an anthem effect, ALL decks can use a cost reduction effect and ALL decks love drawing extra cards. I'm not saying the card as it is now is not a usefull card - I can see myself running it easily in many a commander deck. Just that the card is kind of bland for what is supposed to be a a story-centric artifact of great power.


    Well, what else is it supposed to do?
    Swing the game. That's what Paradox Engine does. I cast Paradox Engine, and people scoop. Or watch a flood of advantage. Omniscience, same thing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on All Tokens from Unstable from the Mothership
    Collecting the Rogue tokens. I need to find out what cards in this set produce them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on To Infinity Elemental and Beyond
    Well, this can cause some problems, considering that (mathematically) infinity + infinity = infinity, and infinity - infinity is an indeterminate form. I feel like as soon as you give this thing lifelink and it deals damage, the game should immediately end in a draw if the opponent still has a finite life total above 0.
    Nah. Lab Maniac? There are ways to win beyond life totals.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    Let's just say Ixalan's sun has burned out its share of hydrogen. Should have called this The Fizzling White Dwarf.

    A Legendary Artifact card for it was what I was most anticipating for RIX, too. Really upsetting. I remember when they revealed Avacyn card from the Helvault in AVR my jaw hit the floor. That's the caliber cards like this should have.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Urza Freaking Planeswalker
    Urza's Head definitely needed to make an appearance. For the sake of the Urza fans though, this shouldn't be the only place his PW card appears. Otherwise it's a waste of a chance to get Urza and of Terese Nielsen art, who clearly paints him amazingly. But yeah, this was definitely awesome to go with his Hot Tub and the other Urza Un-references.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    It's boring. Caged sun may be narrower but it has an immediate impact and a far more relevant one. I'd sooner cast Paradox Engine and win on the spot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Immortal Sun and a black Dino
    Well. it's certainly not the Mirari. Although I don't even know what it is? A gold filigree the size of a window? Doesn't even look like an actual artifact someone could wield or steal.

    IDK. I mean, it's rather good in EDH, although I personally find it disappointing. I expected a major blow-out effect like Paradox Engine for this. At least the abilities represent the three-fold nature of the Sun on Ixalan. I suppose.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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