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  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    As if Jace wasn't my husbando enough, they throw in an amnesia plotline and he's just adorable. Baaahhhh gonna buy so much of this set.

    I enjoyed this week's story. Honestly I've enjoyed them all so far. Really feeling this plane and its history. I do feel bad for the Legion of Dusk though. Kinda hoping they get the Immortal Sun. It was stolen from them after all, and I can empathize with wanted to be free of their curse too. Might do good for everyone on the plane if they were, perhaps.

    The flats comment was dumb, but the story had a few strong lines too. I laughed when Jace went "Let's find out" hnnnnnggg <3 The dynamic of Jace and Vraska is pretty neat.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    lol "sexism" - Sultai's post isn't sexist at all. Women cannot be as physically strong as their male counterparts. Their upkeep, especially every month, even more so if pregnant, is hindering to being out on high seas like that. And a woman on a ship with deprived men is a recipe for disaster. Men don't get ahead because they're superior, it's just a logistics thing. Here I can see WOTC wants representation. My issue with equal representation is it makes women less special. Usually, when a woman is a leader (like Queen Miralda for example) in a man's world, I always think to myself damn, she made it to the top in a male-dominated world, and I'm compelled to know more. For me it actually detracts not to have more scarcity. In history the women who defied the odds and made it to the top are always the most interesting, such as Queen Elizabeth being a more powerful monarch than any Tutor men. Here, that appeal feels cheapened "eh, so it's a female ruler in a world where women in leader roles is ubiquitous - and lately, the status quo"

    What's sexist to me is hemorrhaging out female characters to get even by the same means. Just to get numbers? Seems disingenuous to me. Look at the native PWs lately from the past several worlds. Not that I mind, but it's pretty transparent. Yet people still complain. Don't even get me started on how people on Blogatog want Maro to be aware of every gender term they identify with.

    At least the sexism debate is better than the stupid race/history debate from a few pages ago that made me cringe. I can't believe some of the things people were saying. Quit buying into propaganda and being media sheep by taking everything at face value. I blame the mods for allowing the bait to stay fresh for so long and banning anyone who takes it.

    On the bright side - I love Ixalan. It's finally what I've been asking for - a relatively peaceful exploration story that takes a survey of the natural world and its denizens and showcases them all on cards. Not apocalyptic wastelands and war scenes everywhere in a dismal trash heap of world. Cynthia Shepherd took the art in a very welcoming vibrant direction too. Plane is gorgeous and the story is refreshing and equally compelling.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Deck Request - Low-Mid Power Jace Themed Commander Deck
    I have a Jace themed deck. I can post this list at a later time but if you want, here's a list of all cards Jace appears on at the bottom: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Jace_Beleren

    Obviously make Jace, Vryn's Prodigy the Commmander.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Ixalan full spoilers
    The set is solid. My favorite cards are all the Jace ones, especially Jace, Cunning Castaway (not fond of his token effect being -2 instead of 0 though) and Axis of Mortality. I may end up going to all the pre-release events or at least most.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jace, Cunning Castaway and new planeswalker rules
    Quote from maniospas »
    Am I the only one here bothered by the artwork?

    Why, just WHY is Jace doing something physically difficult like hanging from an air ladder (or whatever it's called), looking like he seriously took to the gym and now shows off? His.. his image! That's Gideon stuff! Where did the supernerd mentality go?


    I find it funny that Jace has a fairly realistic (albeit not stereotypically nerdy) body and everyone's complaining, but none of these people ever complained about Steve Argyle's various assaults on anatomy, shading, and not making cards that look like something a cat vomited on the carpet. Okay, that last one wasn't fanservicey at all (unless you have a cat vomit fetish) but my point remains.

    As for me, I always wondered why planeswalkers weren't legendary. It's mostly flavor fluff, but Gideon and Sarkhan really want to join Captain Sisay's crew, wear the Champion's Helm, and have their Day of Destiny.

    @theMarc: What if the boardwipe is Aether Snap, which destroys all tokens and all planeswalkers (and a bunch of other things like spikes and creatures with graft.
    Jace haters are like Libtard SJWs though, devoid of logic and full of hypocritical hate. I wouldn't bother applying reason to their lack of judgment.

    Suspended for flaming

    Jace art is amazing quality, shows progress in the game appealing to women and gay men as they've gradually begun doing (long overdue) and it was about time we got a Jace card - let alone one dealing with illusions to boot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Even Zendikar felt smaller in the return than the original did, with the story and cards mostly focusing on Sea Gate in Tazeem for example - yet we've both seen and know of Zendikar being far more vast than the return let on.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on What's with the forum?
    My notifications won't clear, can't see reputation, I have to leave and re-enter a thread to post because hitting post reply won't do anything, I can keep clicking it but nope - gotta copy and paste my post, leave a thread and return to post. The profile area looks weird with dark buttons too?
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
  • posted a message on Jace, Cunning Castaway and new planeswalker rules
    Quote from theMarc »
    The flavor is the idea of summoning that PW from different stages of their existence. For example, having Venser PW and Venser Legend out at once. This is a game with temporal magic.
    Honestly, summoning either Venser alone would require some shenanigans, considering that he's dead. Summoning both (or, say, an army of Gideons) isn't much of a stretch after that.
    Basically I haven't been able to function since the Jace reveal. Ixalan is a better Zendikar than Zendikar was already. I can't even care about the PW rules.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Reddit spoilers - Deadeye Plunderers and Dinosaur Militant
    Running that pirate in my Silas Renn EDH
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jace, Cunning Castaway and new planeswalker rules
    The flavor is the idea of summoning that PW from different stages of their existence. For example, having Venser PW and Venser Legend out at once. This is a game with temporal magic.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Deeproot Waters
    Aaaaaand Merfolk EDH lead by either Thassa or Thrasios shall be my newest project
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jace, Cunning Castaway and new planeswalker rules
    Quote from genini2 »
    Quote from derfalle »
    Can we cast planeswalker with mana from Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper ? Looks super sweet


    Yes you can.


    Glad I picked up my playset a long time ago. Smile

    Get your Honor-Worn Shaku soon. Wink
    Looks like something I'd tap Jace with, yeah.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2017 General Discussion (Renamed)
    Anyone mind uploading O-Kagachi's blurb? I don't want to wait to get the deck to read it Grin My LGS is kinda lame selling them as 4 or nothing to avoid unpopular ones being left on shelves.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Quote from 5colors »
    Also the flavor text on the reprint hints that Ixalan doesn't have any dragons since the term dragon had to come from Angrath a planeswalker. Makes sense, this set wants to focus on the Dino's but it also looks like the rest of the iconic creatures are missing too. To be honest this is refreshing to me.
    This whole idea of an iconic should be abolished. Just make flavor fits for planes and stop forcing this crap.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    Orazca as a way out of Ixalan would be brilliant. Can you imagine if only ONE PW can escape from a secret tomb or something in Orazca (with Jace obviously making it after some close calls of course) only to leave Vraska and the others stranded?

    I imagine more than one can leave from there, and Jace will find himself an unexpected ally in Vraska, who may assist him with his memories in the hopes of their alliance leading them out of the plane. Makes sense why she vanished after leaving Ravnica, and why it's dangerous hurling yourself into the multiverse as Kiora does.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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