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    posted a message on [STX] Professor Onyx— Danny Trejo preview
    Quote from 5colors »
    From a creative stand point what a cool way to show a character is undercover.

    I do dislike them going on how discard and life drain are suppose to be Dav and Sorins things and like lookingupanddown said where are the zombies? Maybe since she is hiding?

    Wonder if we will see another planeswalker since its likely the Kenriths are MDFC.

    EDIT- Magecraft is also nifty I like how it includes copies for multiple reasons.

    I thought I was gonna take a break for a while but I simply had to log back in and upvote this.

    The artwork is superb and I'm glad that she's present but I admittedly wish they'd save more mechanical space for Dav.

    That dress tho! She clearly has an equivalent PhD in style!

    Overcosted for her gameplay effect? Maybe? Hard to tell but aside from my Dav complaint I'm largely impressed with her.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Read this announcement at your own risk (it involves mtg)
    So...I'm done, at least for now.

    I've thought it through and I'm taking a break from the game and from the lore for a while.

    We'll see how long it lasts as my investment in the game is pretty ingrained by now, but I can't help thinking that I possibly care about and prioritize Magic's setting and storyline at a deeper level than the staff (or at least the upper management) at WotC.

    And that's not healthy.

    There are loads of other franchises, series, and fandoms that do just as good, if not better jobs at developing engaging and consistent narratives.

    Simply put: This game is not for me.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on STX- Strixhaven: School of Mages- Worldbuilding and Story Discussion
    I'm pretty happy with my WB Silverquill faction, and I'd even go so far as to argue that 2021-early 2022 is shaping up to be the best WByear in quite some time.

    Kaldheim: WB Kaya
    Strixhaven: WB Silverquill
    Innistrad: WB Sorin (one of the two sets)

    Kinda wish that my work-life situation was a little less hectic these days for me to enjoy it.

    Edit: Not that he'd be a perfect fit, but I could definitely see Davriel being a lazy, last-minute/temporary faculty hire much like Slughorn was in the HP novels. Not that it would be wise for WotC to associate itself with HP these days.

    Davriel has a sharp wit, an even sharper tongue, as well as a great deal of experience in writing demonic contracts. He's a perfect candidate to manage Silverquill for a bit, even if he leans UB rather than WB.

    I too am excited to see the Kenriths and Kasmina again.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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    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.


    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
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    posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Oh you know what tezzert is innocent he’s not involved

    a hissing, sparking red glow that began as a single star and spread, slowly, into a circle. The circle widened

    It opens as a red portal but look at the planar bridge opened

    it’s blue when opened how can it be the planar bridge when the one vorinclex enter to go back was red

    it (might) mean(s) either jin-Gitaxas cracked it he may have repaired menarch planar bridge or someone else is father/mother of machines who made it happen

    I really wish we could use the colour and shape of the portal to discern who arranged all of this, but I mean, WotC can't even seem to get their Story Spotlights to accurately reflect the story canon as written by the Story Team, so I'm suspicious of the idea that they'd pay any closer attention to finer details such as a portal's pattern and colour.

    I hope I'm wrong.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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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
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    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
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    posted a message on [RETIRED] [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>
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    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
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    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
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