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The general philosophy of this board is to keep discussions contained into a single thread, so people don't have to read 10 page discussions in 4 or more previous threads. Age, in these situations, does not matter.
I understand that. I don't really appreciate being lumped into the general conversation, as I find it somewhat detracts from the spirit of what I was trying to communicate.
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I think most can understand where you're coming from, with wanting to inject new fun stuffs into the format. But I feel that the biggest downside to wishes would be Greed...you want all the things, but you can't find the place to put them in your deck. BUT YOU WANT ALL THE THINGS! It feels like it flies in the face of those who also wanted all the things, but made compromises, alternatives, and outright had to say, "Can't do it".
Intentions are indeed important...yours as well as anyone else's. While yours do sound noble, it would be far too easy for someone else to make it completely IGnoble in one manner or another. I am aware that the same could be said of anything in the format(indeed, the game), but some of those ignoble aspects are still expected(hosing mono-color decks with Iona for one).
Forgive me if I'm completely off track, but am I correct in assuming that one of your agendas(if you will) is that you want to play a wacky card in a completely off track deck because you don't have the cards to play a wacky deck with that card? No judgement, because I understand the struggle, but that's what your last post seems to indicate is one aspect.
Thanks for the insight. I have to say I'm pretty taken aback by the negativity of the reactions. Some had very little to do with what I was talking about. You seem to understand where I'm coming from, so thank you!
I like to see wishes as an opportunity to inject some randomness into most decks to increase the fun at the table. I've come to understand that this isn't how most people see it. I really think the best way to play a Wish in a casual game is not to overthink it, both when deciding to put it into the deck and when casting it.
The deck would not really be off-track, but most decks can spare a few "flex-slots" for some fun, spicy inclusions. I was thinking Wishes would fill that role nicely, since it's like having a flex slot that changes every time you cast it!