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  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Black is Magic
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    Listen, we've had this conversation already about other products Wizards has released. Everyone on this website is an extreme liberal. Two generations are brainwashed extreme liberals. If you argue against extreme liberalism you will be shouted down. You will be hunted to the point of losing your job or worse. There are all kinds of news stories like that and it's disgusting.
    You have to understand the rational arguments are over. Just enjoy the societal collapse. Arguing against the ideology behind this product is a massive waste of time.
    In the context of a product available for purchase that you disagree with there is only one solution of not buying the product.
    Solution: Don't buy the product.




    You’re projecting.


    Yup. There is also insufficient understanding in the post as to what the word Liberalism actually means.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Black is Magic


    This used to be a community that was well moderated and didn't allow stuff like this, much less allow the same people to say the same bigoted stuff over and over with little to no consequences, but that just isn't the case anymore. If anyone can recommend a community withh plenty of discussion that will actually put their foot down when it comes to bigots peddling hate speech left and right, please let me know because I'd like to join.


    ^^This.

    Is MtGNexus any better? I know several of the Reddit communities are a bit of a mixed bag and I'm not sure how I feel about the thread format but there there's gotta be other communities right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    I enjoyed the Final Battle story and if I have much criticism, it's not directed at this particular story, but rather WotC's failure to accurately depict the story through the cards. Kaya, Tyvar and Niko were fun to read here, though I'm still confused as to the persuasive logic Tyvar used to persuade his brother to aide rather than war against the current roster of gods.

    From one strategic point of view, the battle was a perfect opportunity to deal a terrible blow to the Skoti.

    I would have loved to see Narfi's face when the Cosmos Serpent invaded his realm, and would love to see a D&D campaign that had as its goal the search for and rescue of Valki.

    The story team is getting better at telling stories on paper, now they just need to do better at showing that via cardboard.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Secret Lair: Black is Magic
    Quote from mikeyG »
    Wait, WotC is doing a great thing for Black girls, and your first thought was "what about me?" Yikes.


    At this point it's kinda bread and butter to the MO of some of these regular naysayers.

    All we can do is speak out, block, and/or report.

    There's a persistent pattern here of particular users always going out of their way to problematize greater inclusivity for marginalized folks and folx.

    Are there any good online MtG communities that don't put up with this kinda stuff that one can join?

    The Vorthos community on this here website is still pretty small, and I'd be willing to join other sites and help build a Vorthos/Timmie community there if its user base is a little more progressive than MtGsalv.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    When being called a racist is worse than engaging in racism...well, no wonder why we still have problems <shrug>
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on [KHM] Hagi Mob and Kaya's Onslaught— Shiro Games previews
    Kaya literally gets paid to off things. That's her schtick. Usually the stuff she hunts are undead but I believe the MtG story largely handled her entrance into this role in a believable, understandable way, aside from not explaining where her other friends got to.

    If this card depicts the story's end, that's cool. She still has a long journey ahead of her as of now in the actual narrative, and Vorinclex absolutely has already shown himself to be a powerful threat, not easily defeated. WotC stopped putting story orderings on the cards so as make the story a little less predictable whilst still depicting the story on the cards.

    You cannot not spoil the story through the cards given the necessities of the WotC spoiler season and set release, though if this card depicts one of the story's latter scenes then it is strange to spoil the card as early as it was.

    Vorinclex is an antagonist that unlike other threats, has to, at the very least, be removed from Kaldheim, and terminated at most- for the sake of the multiverse, and Kaldheim.

    Phyrexia. Need I say more?

    For the story to proceed, there needs to be development and increased stakes. Characters have to be able to die.

    Perhaps now is Vorinclex's turn. If so, great. If MtG as a game lives long enough, Kaya also is nigh-almost guaranteed to one day die in the story. This is normal. I miss Gideon, but I loved the way in which the story team offed him. Dack- not so much.

    People can wait patiently for the story to proceed, as all stories do.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from 5colors »
    I enjoyed the Kay and Niko articles, though admittedly in the Niko article it was difficult to keep track of everyone's names at times.

    Edit: is it just me or is it weird that there is made no mention of Rat nor Teyo?

    As much as I'd like some elements of the War of the Spark Novels retconned, I feel as though the sudden shift here into the new story feels a little jarring. While I'm glad that Rat is not on the plane with Kaya I think the story could have explained better how the trio parted ways for a time, and acknowledged that the three of them still had a close working relationship.

    I like Rat as a planebound resident of Ravnica, and as a character I like Teyo even more and would prefer they remain in the lore somehow, and in Teyo's case become even more active. I however suspect that WotC are still trying to figure out how what elements to keep or throw away from the Novels.


    I think this a weakness of having outside authors come in and work on stuff without being really able to talk to each other. They definitely had a lot smoother transitions as to why the characters where going to certain planes when it was done in house (like setting up Ixalan as far back in Zendikar).

    So far we doesn't know where/when she got paid (my gut says Ashiok or Tibalt if we are revealed who it is) and so that leaves some time unaccounted for. I'm guessing Kaya and Teyo (wth Rat) went back to Ravnica to re-group with the gatewatch, a bit of time passed and Kaya got this job and (said in the text) figured it be a quick easy hero job.


    That makes a lot of sense. I don't know if anyone from WotC actively ever goes on here to discretely look for feedback but I hope that this would be a weakness that they can ameliorate in the future.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    I enjoyed the Kay and Niko articles, though admittedly in the Niko article it was difficult to keep track of everyone's names at times.

    Edit: is it just me or is it weird that there is made no mention of Rat nor Teyo?

    As much as I'd like some elements of the War of the Spark Novels retconned, I feel as though the sudden shift here into the new story feels a little jarring. While I'm glad that Rat is not on the plane with Kaya I think the story could have explained better how the trio parted ways for a time, and acknowledged that the three of them still had a close working relationship.

    I like Rat as a planebound resident of Ravnica, and as a character I like Teyo even more and would prefer they remain in the lore somehow, and in Teyo's case become even more active. I however suspect that WotC are still trying to figure out how what elements to keep or throw away from the Novels.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from 5colors »
    Amy the Amazonian has shared some art from Kaldheim and this was found;

    https://twitter.com/coL_Amazonian/status/1346900374490411013

    Looks like Valla is a part of Kaldheim and I wonder if this means maybe the realms are all separate planes?


    Like Alara was perhaps?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] Rise of the Dread Marn (Leak)
    This is very powerful with Tymaret Calls the Dead.

    The card will also combo well with Innistrad's stuff too I bet!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    I'm baaack from my holiday break!

    I'm at a loss for words as to the potential invasion of Kaldheim by
    New Phyrexia
    . Strangely enough, if done right I think this could be an amazing way to advance the plot while giving our Viking- 'Tribes' something to help unite them against a common threat.

    I am also perfectly ok with the idea of the entire plane 'going to hel', so to speak and a Ragnorak purge of their plane being foretold and required in order to cleanse the plane of invaders. Newly beloved populations and persons could even take refuge in maybe the last Realm to not be yet tainted by
    New Phyrexia
    as the other nine realms are cosmically torched and renewed.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Gor Muldrak Conspiracy- I want to believe...
    I know this is 99% fake but....

    What if WotC DID try to input some hints or clues here?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/kft65k/any_particular_reason_gor_muldraks_gatherer_page/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

    I don't have any real 'inspect element' skills to check this out and I'm pretty sure that the 'evidence' people have been purporting is made up and meant to bait a Vorthos like me but...

    I still want to believe! LOL
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on Kaldheim teaser trailer (not the offical one that’s one January 7th)
    Quote from Faruel »
    Who is ready for some fun?

    > I am, Sir. :X


    Saw this, and I nearly spit out my drink! XD
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Tibalt's voice... so smooth!
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [KHM] New Kaya
    A very powerful WB Planeswalker.

    I'd even go so far as to argue that as a planeswalker it's as powerful or even stronger card than Elspeth, Sun's Champion.

    That ultimate is game-breaking if built around.

    I too love the mohawk, though I kinda wished she was dual-wielding axes like the promotional art.

    She might also want gloves. Even at a balmy - 15 degrees celsius bare hands and metal don't mix well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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