"The difference between MTG and science is that one has people dressed up in silly clothes, using words you can't understand and doing potentially quite dangerous stuff while the other has people dressed up in silly clothes, using words you can't understand and doing potentially quite dangerous stuff while playing cards."
Quote from SoliasI wonder how much will have to be explained before pre-release events start. Between that and the prerelease card being a black card, I'm not too keen on going.
Quote from bloodydoves...for as all real men and women know, the_sid4 is a daemon from the deepest Pit of Hell, and thus deserves no better....
I'd like my cards to actually have some rules text on them instead of always using keyword shorthand.
Quote from fissionessenceI want all of my cards to only be keywords. Hopefully one day Form of the Dragon will be templated to read:
Form of the Dragon 4RRR
Quote from Guesswork
So, while I think it's OK for one set to go overboard like this, I'm mostly worried because I'm afraid of what it will mean for future sets. I'd like my cards to actually have some rules text on them instead of always using keyword shorthand.
Quote from Rowsdower
And remember that the majority of the new keywords will never be seen again (or won't be seen for quite some time). Magic is fated (doomed?) to become more and more complex because of the need to constantly innovate and develop new cards. New keywords is an unavoidable fact of this. It is possible that the future viability of the game will rest on developers' ability to balance this drive with accesability: as Einstein said, "Things should be made as simple as possible -- but no simpler."
Quote from RowsdowerWizards is inclined to increase the number of keywords in the same way it is inclined to use as many fabricated nouns in card names as possible...to ensure there is room for new Magic cards in the indefinite future.