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    posted a message on [Admin] Jay13x's Glorious Kingdom
    Hello Jay. I was recently contacted by a moderator warning me that my image in my signature at the time was violating the rule regarding animated images (It was an animated GIF). After changing it, I informed the moderator that I wished to appeal the rule itself, and he directed me to this staff help desk. To that end, I am commenting here to express my disagreement with the current rule as it stands, and I would like to petition to have it modified to allow animated images within the same dimensions, as long as those animated images comport with the same rules that apply to user icons (specifically, that they may not flash or move too quickly). I would like to have a discussion with either you or other adminis regarding this issue if possible. Thank you very much, and I hope to hear from you soon.
    Hey, I just wanted to touch base with you again. We discussed it and the primary reason for not wanting animated gifs hasn't changed - we would prefer scrolling through the forums be as unobtrusive as possible.
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
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    posted a message on Is Gideon a Demigod?
    Quote from Kruphix7 »
    Quote from Jay13x »
    I believe so. At least in a figurative way (he granted young Gideon the indestructible aura).

    But we know ('know') Heliod was once a man named Heliud, and the similarities between their stories are very interesting.


    How do we know this? I haven't read "The Purifying Fire" but I know about the Order of Heliud and I thought that this was a mystery that hadn't been explained yet. Is there more info somewhere that hints Heliud was a man who ascended to godhood? If so would you mind putting it up here? I'm not doubting you I just didn't know that was out there and am curious :B

    As to the main topic of the thread I'm hoping Heliod will turn out to Gid's dad. It would explain a lot and make for a cool storyline, I think it's worth a small retcon.
    Read this: Breaking down the Order of Heliud and Heliod

    Cary gets most of the hints in that one, but on re-read there are even more hints that Heliod is a newer god, althought Kruphix's Insight cements it.

    Think about it. Why was Purphoros coming after Heliod with a weapon that cuts things from Nyx? Because Heliod himself was a usurper like Xenagos, who eventually settled in with the rest. It makes sense given other hints that he's a newer god (like his shrine in Nyx being hinted at being newer).
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
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    posted a message on Omnibus - Artifacts Cycle 2 - why is it so expensive?
    Limited Print Run + Demand, really. A number of the books, especially the third novel in trilogies, are ridiculously overpriced even used.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Is Gideon a Demigod?
    I believe so. At least in a figurative way (he granted young Gideon the indestructible aura).

    But we know ('know') Heliod was once a man named Heliud, and the similarities between their stories are very interesting.
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
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    posted a message on [Admin] Jay13x's Glorious Kingdom
    Hello Jay. I was recently contacted by a moderator warning me that my image in my signature at the time was violating the rule regarding animated images (It was an animated GIF). After changing it, I informed the moderator that I wished to appeal the rule itself, and he directed me to this staff help desk. To that end, I am commenting here to express my disagreement with the current rule as it stands, and I would like to petition to have it modified to allow animated images within the same dimensions, as long as those animated images comport with the same rules that apply to user icons (specifically, that they may not flash or move too quickly). I would like to have a discussion with either you or other adminis regarding this issue if possible. Thank you very much, and I hope to hear from you soon.
    I'll bring it up!
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Quote from Kruphix7 »
    I feel saying "the eternals aren't that impressive, they can get killed by a god-weapon" is like saying "that jiu jitsu master isn't that impressive, he can get killed by a nuke." Gods, and by extension their weaponry, are OP by definition, anything too powerful to be taken down by a god weapon (Bolas, the scorpion god) should be viewed as a whole different level of badass all on its own. Now if we see Gideon mowing through eternals the same way he plowed through Ulamog spawn then they will gain cannon-fodder status but until then I think that, in a city full of peak combatants, the fact that the only eternal we see brought down needed a godweapon to be killed is a very telling sign of their power and threat level.
    It's also worth mentioning that the gods being able to destroy the Eternals is probably why Bolas is killing them all, and why Bolas is wrecking everything. What if Oketra could have granted Gideon a boon that allowed him to lay waste to the Eternals? Bolas couldn't risk it.

    Quote from Tekkactus »
    MtGS Storyline General Drinking Game:

    -Take a drink every time someone uses "that time Gideon didn't die against Ulamog" as evidence towards something completely unrelated.
    When we return to Theros and they explore Gideon's demi-god powers (his indestructible aura), I think him fighting a titan will make a lot more sense.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Magic D&D Conversion: Plane Shift
    Quote from Flisch »
    Is anyone actually interested in hosting a game of planeshift on the forum? I'd do it myself, but I'm not familiar enough with the DnD rules to be the GM.
    Quote from Lord_Mektar »
    That would be sweet. It would probably be easier to use roll20, though.

    Actually, I just checked, and the Amonkhet edition is apparently out! If enough people are interested, I might be able to host. The only issue is that I'm only familiar with 4th edition, and have never played or DMed a game of 5th.
    Quote from Flisch »
    Quote from Lord_Mektar »
    Actually, I just checked, and the Amonkhet edition is apparently out!

    Oh haha, I didn't realize nobody had posted that yet. The Amonkhet edition is actually the reason why I was interested in the first place. (Though I would be totally up for adventures on another plane too.)

    Anyway, sign me up. Grin
    The staff ran a game on the forum that worked pretty well! It's not a well-known feature, but we do have that dice roller and PMs make for great secret communications with the DM. Roll20 would be better if people could agree on a time.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on What happened to the Collected Stories?
    I saw in a different exchange that the Creative Team doesn't have the time or resources to compile them right now. They seem significantly understaffed.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Plane Shift: Amonkhet
    This week see's the release of Plane Shift: Amonkhet!
    Posted in: Other Magic Products
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    posted a message on Blind Eternities? Eternals? Could it be?
    We've already got a thread about Bolas and the Eternals.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Quote from Pseudofate »
    Veering off the topic of the most recent story for a moment.

    I think I read in passing either in this thread or elsewhere that the events unfolding now began a mere DAY after the arrival of the GW.

    If that is true, how the hell did Ajani plan to assemble an army of Planeswalkers to combat Bolas in 24 hours?
    He didn't. He explicitly told the Gatewatch not to go, and to meet on Dominaria once they've recruited allies.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    Quote from ashrog »
    It also amuses me that the elderly Hapatra (who is not yet even middle-aged in our world) likes to tell bad punny jokes, and the young initiates sigh and roll their eyes. Just like real life.
    I genuinely loved that part.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on LegitMTG kicked out of Origins Game Fair for selling bootleg copies of Secret Hitler
    Moved to Store Discussion
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on Amonkhet General Discussion
    From the Eternal of Harsh Truths. Jace is asking the same question about the Eternals.

    http://ew.com/gaming/2017/06/28/magic-gathering-hour-of-devastation-first-look/
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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