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    posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
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    Quote from Flisch »
    Excuse me but demanding people to play with you under the threat of calling you a gatekeeper is kind of insane. Playing a game is still a consentual act.

    I have no intention to play with superman and gandalf and captain kirk in a magic game. Calling people gatekeepers because they choose what and how to enjoy their entertainment is pretty digusting. You're not entitled to playing with me and I reserve the right to spend my free time however I choose.


    I generally figure that it's your deck, your rules. This is why I really wish they'd commit alternate names for MtG stuff - people can play with the other IP stuff, but those that would rather not have MtG themed versions to use. Some people don't like foils, but demanding that other players don't play foils against them would be pretty weird. Maybe your playgroup could have a no foils rule, but if some random person shows up at the game store, it'd be pretty weird to walk away from a casual game because they brought their shiny Mountains.


    By banning or tuning away new players who don't know anything about magic, from the game to the why the IP stuff might rub people the wrong way, that is gatekeeping, its toxic and bullying and it already a major issue with drawing in new people.

    Why not to sit down the new player, explain to them why you have a issues with the crossovers and offer to help them build a deck that dosnt have the cross over stuff in it? I personally have a number of decks that I'm happy to lend to newbies just waning to play. Why not offer that instead of possible turning off someone from magic?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on STRIXHAVEN - Card Speculation, Themes, Cycles, Reprints, and More
    Quote from Faruel »
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    Quote from Superplatt »
    Based upon the art for the command cards it appears For the tribes we have:
    Humans
    Elves
    Dwarves
    Orcs
    Loxodon
    Aven
    Trolls
    Elementals/dryad
    And possibly:
    Vampires
    Kor


    I might be missing some but that seems like a pretty diverse plane.


    I think maybe there was some interplanar travel prior to the mending perhaps.


    Merfolk, Azra and maybe the Orcs are ogres (Obeka looks similar to one figure).




    Just found the concept art from Bryan Sola for Silverquill Command, here.
    The comments on the arts says (Human, Kor, Vampire, Orc) und the second version there seem to be an Owl, too. I am not sure where the Orc is, tho.


    Might have been cut, Orcs and Owls (aven I'm guessing) are typically B and W respectfully so maybe they where planned for this college.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on Innistrad booster box leak Japanese
    Quote from ZasZ234 »
    Ah, yes, who doesn't remember Atlazan block?


    It was the name of the set, before they changed it.

    They wanted it to be a "Atlantis" (lots of Merfolk) inspired set, but made it more about Dinosaurs instead.

    They do that more often than you think.


    This post is hilarious. The Merfolk where the last tribe added to the block, Ixalan start out with the idea of"vampire conquistadors". Atlazan isn't even atlantis, it is a corruption of Aztlán the (maybe real maybe mythical) ancestral home of the Aztec peoples and the origin of the name Aztec (Aztecah means "those from Aztlán).


    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/just-ixalan-part-3-2017-09-18
    The Merfolk were the opposite of the Vampires. They were a tribe that we didn't start with, and the green-blue faction was the one that went through the most changes through design and development. For a while, for example, this faction was the one with the Dinosaurs.


    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Innistrad booster box leak Japanese
    Are these two sets supposed to come out simultaneously or will there be a set release one right after the other at the end of the year? The article says rotation will be normal, with four sets rotating, but there will be four standard-legal sets released in 2021. Will the two Innistrad sets rotate together?


    As said, Innistrad-Vampires is the winter set (kaldheim, Theros 2) thats normally in January/February and pushed back a month since it would capitalize on holiday spending (and I believe something thats been kinda asked for by players). After will be the unnamed spring 2022 set, M23 in summer, ect.

    I don’t know my only thing is it seems really like a giant miss to have a werewolf themed set and not have Arlin. Both wrenn and Arlin share the same color identity so it just seems weird that they wouldn’t feature her.


    They had Arlinn in mono-green for war of the spark. And as I said she in werwolf form is on the box and booster with Teferi.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Innistrad booster box leak Japanese
    Quote from Lectrys »
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Flisch »
    Why do both boxes/boosters have the same text? Shouldn't one say "Werewolves" (in japanese) and the other "Vampires"? Either this means its fake (which I honestly don't believe due to all the supplied art) or it's palceholder text. Still odd though.


    They cleared that up, the Innistrad "vampire" set (leaks saying its Innistrad: Crimson Vow) is the typical winter set (so Kaldheim this year, Theros 2 last year) moved from January/February to December for holiday spending. If real this all from the werewolf set (Innistrad: Midnight Hunt).

    If all these pictures are from the Werewolves set, and the Stromkirk-looking vampire on the throne-looking seat is Runo, then why wouldn't Runo be in the Vampires set instead? (Unless the picture is of a card like "Runo's ___"...)


    I think it would be silly to think there wouldn't be any vampires (or spirits/zombies/human who all ready have support from Kaldheim) or non-werewolf tribal at all, just likely won't be the focus. I'm guessing this set will likely have some set up and support for the vampire deck and more payoffs/major pieces in the next set, with the werewolves getting the reversed (major pieces in the first set and some support in the second set).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Innistrad booster box leak Japanese
    Quote from Flisch »
    Why do both boxes/boosters have the same text? Shouldn't one say "Werewolves" (in japanese) and the other "Vampires"? Either this means its fake (which I honestly don't believe due to all the supplied art) or it's palceholder text. Still odd though.


    They cleared that up, the Innistrad "vampire" set (leaks saying its Innistrad: Crimson Vow) is the typical winter set (so Kaldheim this year, Theros 2 last year) moved from January/February to December for holiday spending. If real this all from the werewolf set (Innistrad: Midnight Hunt).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Enrage enabler
    I run these for my Gishath edh deck (so results may vary);

    Huatli, Warrior Poet- Her -X is great for triggering enrage and her other two can help you climb back up if your running behind.

    Savage Stomp and other fight spells can double as removal and enrage triggers.

    Forerunner of the Empire is imo the best overall enrage trigger since you can do as well as Marauding Raptor, being a may ability and also tutors for you.

    Rile is a nice cantrip and triggers enrage plus give trample.

    Temple Altisaur also helps decrease the chances of your dinosaurs dying to enrage and helps soften Marauding Raptor a bit.
    Posted in: Pioneer
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    posted a message on Snow Frame, Snow Spells, and Reprints
    I mean its the "make the nephilim legendary" issues, so they likely won't do it.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on [KHM] Kaldheim Story Articles and Discussion
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/episode-4-demons-realm-2021-01-27

    Finally a longer story (or felt that way). Tyvar being too proud for Tibalt to fear gas was funny and in character and I do wonder what Tyvar will end up doing.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    posted a message on [KHC] Kaldheim Commander precons
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    I'm happy both decks got arcane signet just like zendikar did


    Me too. It's a card that's almost necessary in every commander deck and despite it being in Commander Legends and most of the recent commander decks I still don't have quite enough. And it feels bad to pay around 4 or 5 dollars for a card that comes as a freebie in commander decks.


    Ditto, needs to be reprinted to death until its affordable.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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