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  • posted a message on 2019 Devil Commander
    I'd be up for it because I enjoyed the idea of Devils from SOI block, I just think that they needed something more. Likewise, I think that Devils need more support outside of commander products for this to be viable but I think it would be cool if it happened.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on as a female player the new art style females is getting really annoying
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Maybe to some pubescent fanboy/girl but to many others it isn't.


    Why the need for this? You could have very easily ended your post without this comment and it wouldn’t have mattered. So those that prefer that style are “pubescent fanboys/girls”? There could be just as “many” that prefer that style of art.

    Damn, first a women claims to know sexism because she’s a woman, then you go ahead and say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” unless you like a certain art style, because that’s childish.

    And to clarify the point, nobody here has “shat on” these opinions of yours(and lookashiny). It’s quite the opposite. You’ve gone out and labeled a group of people that don’t agree with you. How lovely.

    Edit: Popluar opinion time! Somebody should lock this thread before it continues. This is like that featured article a while back where “men are nazis”.
    How on earth is it sexist for a woman to say that they know what sexism (obviously being misogyny specifically in this case) is because they're a woman? Be definition, women are main people who are affected by misogyny and deal with it the most. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see how a woman could make the claim that they know a thing or two about it and not is it sexist. This is like claiming that it's racist for a black to say that they know some things about anti-black racism. Stop trying to take the easy, word-twisting route to de-legitimize people's arguments and actually try to hit the arguments themselves.

    On the topic. I voted no. Not everyone wants chainmail bikini style art being the norm. I don't consider the claim of women who don't have their cleavage showing to be "covered up like nuns" as a valid form of criticism. Women just wear clothes too, you know? To claim that female characters who aren't drawn to be your eye candy are somehow prudish is both hilarious and sad. Yes, this is fantasy. But fa tasy can mean a lot more than wildly impractical outfits drawn just to make you feel tingly. Showing some skin does have its place though, and I feel that more revealing designs can be put to good use on the right characters. If Gwendlyn Di Corci ever got a reprint/remake that would be a perfect place. As is any Liliana card. Etc. The basic philosophy from the much bemoaned "SJW" camp is "Let's draw women with the same design philosophy that we use for men". If men aren't serially sexualized in Magic (Spoiler: They're not. Whoever it was that said that Gideon showing one bicep in full plate armor was sexualized, I laughed at that pretty hard.), then women shouldn't be either.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    Quote from AtraxianShade »
    *****ty art direction? Must be those damn SJWs am I right? Same reason I stubbed my toe this morning.

    I'm assuming you misinterpreted the point (I hope not maliciously):
    Teysa and Zegana have an established character identity and the artwork chosen to represent them here goes against that established identity putting them into a very generic "angry mage/warrior" position.

    For example, Teysa is a cool, scheming character that is more into plotting, manipulation and backstabbing rather than wiping people away with pretty magic lights. Even in the novels she seldom used magic (if ever) apart from her abnormal longevity.

    It is pretty much as if they took Teferi and depicted him striking ogres with an axe or Nissa burning down a forest.
    I stated that the art direction for both cards is bad in my reply. The fact that these two arts are off character isn't what I'm contesting. What I am contesting is Cainsson's scapegoating which comes off as ridiculous not only because we have no indication that what he proposed is the reason why these arts are the way they are, but all of the art in the actual set, the one that is coming out at the same time as these deck, has several on-character arts for Teysa in particular as well as Zegana's normal art.

    It simply read as someone who dropped their ice cream cone, wanted someone to pin it on, and chose the scapegoat people with his attitude always seem to.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    Quote from Cainsson »
    The decklists look generally weaker than the GRN ones, and less valuable too. In fact Rakdos is by far the most valuable at $35, where the least valuable from GRN started.

    And yes, Teysa and Zegana are two more victims of identity politics stealing your identity. You are the powerful lawyer of a crime syndicate? The deposed voice of reason in a medical lab that got sold into an arms race? No, you're angry magic woman or angry fighting woman. Individuality might offend someone.
    *****ty art direction? Must be those damn SJWs am I right? Same reason I stubbed my toe this morning.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wizards should partner with Netflix to make a big budget Netflix series
    If we could get a long form series that starts with The Brothers War and continues through Yawgmoth's defeat, we could have something great if the art direction and writing teams put passion into it. Art styles similar to those of Samurai Jack, Avatar: The Last Airbender, or the original Thunder Cats (updated of course) would do well for the series.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Forbidding Spirit
    Big option for Brago
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sunder Shaman Magic mics preview
    Geez. I know people are hyped up about the mystic snake guy but this has to be up there in the best of this cycle, right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Cindervines (multiplayer.it spoiler)
    Quote from Manite »
    Man. Feels bad that this isn't a creature because it's perfectly on theme for Ruric Thar but if you cast this he's going to smack you upside the head for 6.


    You're going to wait until Ruric's on the field to cast it?
    It's a singleton format, RG doesn't tutor for enchantments and Ruric decks want him on the board asap. The probability of randomly drawing this before you cast Ruric is pretty low. Yeah you could slip it in if your big 6 cmc general ever dies but that still makes this card a very situational cast in that deck unless you're okay with the additional "pay 6 life" it has tacked onto it in the deck that most wants this effect.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Cindervines (multiplayer.it spoiler)
    Man. Feels bad that this isn't a creature because it's perfectly on theme for Ruric Thar but if you cast this he's going to smack you upside the head for 6.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Hero of Precinct One
    I like this card buuuut...

    Wasn't the whole mechanical theme of the Gateless being against multicolored spells?

    Guildscorn Ward, Renounce the Guilds and Stormscale Anarch all emphasized that the Gateless were (fittingly) anti-multicolor cards with opposing anti-monocolor guild cards to match.

    Yes this card doesn't specifically say it's portraying a Gateless character but it has all the flavor trappings of them without specifically saying such.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Skewer the Critics (aka Spectacle sorcery Bolt) - The Mana Leek spoiler
    Yeah momo red in standard loves this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Font of Agonies
    This is exactly what I wanted for a life payment theme edh deck! I really like this
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on United Stand
    ^I think most people would prefer to keep that kind of thing out of here...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on ChannelFireball Preview - Kaya's Wrath
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Um, source? Image?

    Four mana wraths are nice but this probably has a very fringe benefit outside of the specific context of afterlife - when else would you ever wrath while you had a significant number of creatures on the board?
    Yeah... I know that color requirements like these are easier to cast than normal in a multicolor environment but I feel like this could have just had Fumigate text.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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