Quote from Rosy Dumplings »Honestly, I do not understand Zendikar's appeal at this point.
I like the idea of "Adventure world" and am fine with the tribes being used in the setting but... I'm not really sure what else there is to say. Lots of the flavor of "adventure world" came from the actual setting itself... which has been largely wrecked.
Quote from Flisch »I'm on the fence about this. On the one hand, I'd love for the locust and the scarab god to be redeemed. On the other hand I'm genre savvy enough to doubt that. Unlike the other 5 gods, the three corrupted gods were changed pyhsically, which usually means they have become irredeemably corrupted, see Brisela and, well, basically most fantasy stories.
Quote from 5colors »Second your kinda hit on the reason for this being brought up. People are saying Vivien being against hunters is unreasonable since they are getting food when its not really gone over. All references to hunting seem to be for the sport hunters. WhileBushmeat Poacher might be a food hunter but also likely doing it for profit on the black market and likely not providing the city with needed sources since the lore (and not just from Vivien) doesn't suggest that.
Its likely humans can and will eat monster meat but thats never brought up on how Vivien feels on that.
Quote from 5colors »Often when writing a fictional world you have to balance between using words that your audience understand and whats true to the world. As Mullerornis said poachers is used as a shorthand for "illegal hunter" to give us the audience a quicker way to figure out this card.
I had a similar talk in a writing workshop where people didn't like using the term atheist for a nonbeliever in a fantasy world with real gods and thought apantheon or antipantheon would be a better term, while the against argument was that it might be a another term for someone needs to learn long with the other fantasy terms going on and a more familiar word might be better used here.
Quote from Mullerornis »For Skysail, White and Green are represented by their sense of community and peacefulness, while the Black is likely manifesting through their desire for independence, again pretty opposite to the Abzan.
Quote from cyberium_neo »The Skysail is floating for safety's sake, not necessarily because of freedom (a side benefit perhaps). Valuing safety via congregation is a W/G trait, soaring above the danger (B) below them. Though, there's no deny that Skysail could go else where when they choose to, as we saw in Xyris, the Writhing Storm, but the "Jeskai" region of Ikoria is Raugrin, that place is filled with flying dinosaurs so Skysail's advantage is naught over there. Indatha is terrible but most threats appear to be nonflying. Most.
Quote from 5colors »For the city they talk about being able to separate out into small groupers then come back together as a bigger whole which kinda feels white or white/green so that might be that aspect of it.