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  • posted a message on [CMR] Esior, Hullbreacher, and Mana Drain reprint— Hareruyamtg previews
    Both Hullbreacher and Notion Thief are/will be more or less played like Narset, Parter of Veils, to stifle an opponents draw everything else is just added bonus.

    I've literally never seen anybody draw 21 cards and discard at the end of their turn

    That actually happens quite a lot with notion thief esp. in wheel decks like when you notion thief say r4 and wheel r5 you will discard to handsize most likely unless you drew and or had a card with no hand limits. Even when you draw alot of rocks you will still discard.
    You'd still most likely win but that is most likely not due to the cards drawn but due to the fact that your opponents are now in top deck mode, and that can be achieved with any of those three cards. So to me they fill the same deckbuilding space.

    When it comes to which is better depends on how you plan on using them, If you use them defensively (aka not in a wheel deck, or not in conjunction with a wheel immediately) if you use them proactively it makes not much of a difference (Except that 2 are 3 cmc and mono colored and one is 4 cmc and multicolored) since they did their main thing (disrupting your opponents hand) already.

    I would for example play the thief in a non wheel The Locust God ( if that were possible) than the hullbreacher.
    Or In a Mulrdrotha deck I would be more likely to play Hullbreacher than thief.

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  • posted a message on Commander Legends EBAY leaks
    I'll point out that Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is "Sela Goldnachtschwert" in German. Actually the name Gisela in German would be hilarious, it sounds like an old grandma sitting in her rocking chair and knitting...

    Therefore, I deem it entirely possible that the new angel has a somewhat different name in English.

    This both parts Grin
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  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    I don’t understand the point of representation without there being an effort for it to be meaningful.

    The point is that can be you?

    But, the choice of being a black woman married to the king was just so incredibly PC that it sucked the fantasy element right out of the character, thus creating the “token” status.

    So a black woman needs to be special to be married to a king? I do not understand how that sucked the fantasy out of her character.

    Weren't you the one who said your daughter feels like she is feeling forced to like a caracter because of their skin tone. Yet a black woman needs to be fully explained in a way so she could be someone she is beeing forced to like? Why cant it just be a queen who happens to be black. Why the need to make so much drama about this. Just because she is black doesn't mean she is forced to be a certain way to be a viable inclusion. The whole point of representation is normalization. Thats why variety is also key and sometimes you have to have bland characters.
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  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    I would have posted my response in that thread but seeing it is still locked I will say it here.
    (Although I think we've strayed a bit too far offtopic)

    land of make believe and how she has, at times, felt forced to “like” a character because they share the same skin tone.

    That is a serious issue I've personally had to struggle with as well but from what ive been reading from your agruments there thats not the point you were making with that I agree that tokenism is bad buts your stance was she needs to be explained. // Why is she the only one needing to be explained? Sometimes a characters skin tone/ethnicity is an important part of their story sometimes it's not for her it's not, so why does it need a bigger part just to explain why shes black and here. Is it forced inclusion? Maybe.
    Is it bad if it is? In this case not really if it would be forced and stereotypical that would lead more to tokenism. The way they've done it there (I didn't read the Books so cards only) just makes her look bland. And that makes her fit right into the whole court.

    I fail to see what one thing has to do with the other tough.

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  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    You previously talked about how you have a black daughter, using her as a human shield for yourself against any and all criticism.

    Now that without backup is a personal attack.
    I know people do that as I have some in my family who use me and my sis for that too (half african american/ half german). But that is a serious accusation. And in no way furthers the discussion.
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  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Yeah, everything after “privilege“ was white noise. You don’t know me, and you don’t know my story. Yet, that didn’t stop you from making wild assumptions. Therefore, proving my point.

    Consider this conversation over.

    See you can't leave your political lense at home when it comes to certain subjects.

    And no he doesn't know your story , but what assumtions did he make with that statement as I genuinly don't know what assumption he made with the statement "your privilege?"
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  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    Though where I don’t follow with your first point is, say you’re a Liberal/Republican. If you don’t put that aside, you’ll be looking for the political queues to help guide you in your exploration. Therefore, you’re journey has already been predetermined and you haven’t grown as an individual.

    I do believe the exact opposite because if you "leave the lense at home" you still do it but subconciously and its easier to fight that urge when you know it's there.
    An example of that is say you are into Metal and you want to go to a festival if you just go out and explore its much more likely that you choose a Festival that is closer to metal than not. However if you know that is your taste and you want to explore it is much easier to make a concious desicion to avoid going to the same type of festivals you always go to.

    Hope that clears up my line of thinking.

    I can't leave the political lens at home
    and that too, a lot of things you say that are opinionated come from your personal views which include your politics and to you it may be harmless but to others it isn't because it affects them personally.
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  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    I’d just ask that you step outside and leave the political lens at home. There’s a large world out there just waiting to be explored, and tons of fascinating people that you’ll never have the pleasure of meeting if you expect to align with it all politically.

    You can do that without leaving the political lense at home though, in fact I belive even moreso due to the fact that if you don't leave your bubble normally people tend to stick to their in group and such groupings tend to share a big subset ob their beliefs so IMO its less likely to have the pleasure of meeting people who don't align with you if you keep your political lense at home.

    It’s never been this bad before, and I will lay the blame at the feet of the pandemic.

    I don't think the pandemic is the cause for the tribalism it just shows it clearer. Also people are technically not aligning themselves with a party in that specific case more with movements.
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  • posted a message on [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard

    I agree that not everything is politics but most opinionated statements unless very specific stem from personal beliefs which include politics so techically alot of statements are political including the statement to not post anything exlpicitly political. Stems from the personal belief of Shut up and do the thing you are here for and only that. That is similar in vein as all the people said about the kneeling of the NFL players protest that they should just shut up and play the game because this is not the place to do that.

    2. So the options again are either to enforce bias, or to be biased anyways? Again, I disagree. Censoring to one extreme or another can only be harmful to all involved. This is a site that exists to discuss Magic. This should be feasible without overcomplication.

    That Assumes that both are extreme views and both similarly extreme.
    With the thing in question wasn't it your source after all that said that one was literally just a countermovement to diminish the original movement?
    While I disagree with the blue lives matter movement, and agree with H3RAC71TU5 statement of balance just for balances sake is a naive way of doing things.
    I agree with your desicion that you will allow it for now and keep monitoring it as your and the other moderators time is limited.

    Like you invite a medical professional to a talk show and just to balance it out invite a snake oil salesman just for the sake of balance gives the snake oil salesman a lot more validity even tough he is just scamming people thus shifting the bias more to the side of the snakeoil salesperson and give more chances for an even worse one to be heard in the future

    With a few exceptions I think so far you and the other mods have done an adequate job of keeping threads on topic.
    However beeing against a on topic political discussion is something I don't understand.
    So how's your view on Magic related politics?

    This site is about Magic. If you want to talk about something Not Magic - you've come to the wrong place.

    I know this is a bit pedantic but if thats the case why do we even have the Talk and Entertainment, Mafia and Forum Game sections?
    Are you in favor of getting rid of these with a statement like that? I don't think you do, so I think you don't agree with your own statement and this was more of a heat of the moment thing.

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  • posted a message on Legacy Hero
    Homura, Human Ascendant was a 6 mana card yours is a 2 mana card there is a difference :D. Without the addage of an opponent controls there are quite a few things this can get out on T3 like Overwhelming Splendor via Curse of Misfortunes is one of the top of my head. Since that was added it feels a whole lot safer.
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  • posted a message on Guess the WM US$ price of a SET Boooster pack of ZNR
    Currently on cardmarket it's cheapest 2,79€ whereas regular zendikar is 2,09€ the LGS in my Area sells boosters for 4,30€ and set Boosters for 5,50€ so in US$ its a 82 cent to 1.4 dollar increase here atm
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  • posted a message on Goblin Strategist

    Furthermore, this is really only proof that they've made this mistake before. It's not very well-received.

    Says who?
    Furthermore still not relevant
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  • posted a message on Goblin Strategist
    Mixing worlds can be bad etiquette. You have to go back on the entire origin and legacy that's been established, and that's very feel bad.

    How is that relevant?
    And even if it were relevant Magics flavor has always been different with different planes. One of them beeing Mercadia where there are smart goblins.

    None of this is important to the card you designed though.
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  • posted a message on Leyline of the World
    You do know that Alpha and beta are named after the fact and at the time were not called alpha and beta?

    He didn't release an unfinished Product, He released a finished product. And sure there were some kinks he/wotc tried to iron out. But thats not because it was unfinished it's because you can't test for everything, some things slipped through their minds etc.
    It is what one would describe as fist completed.

    The testing phase for the game is the first existing.
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  • posted a message on Goblin Strategist
    It's to say that when your product is a fantasy game, the flavor (or authenticity, realism, emulation to-and-of the fantasy concepts) is key.

    Its what draws people in but the gameplay is what makes them stay you can have a game that just oozes flavor if the gameplay sucks it will be a bad game.

    However, it more importantly involves going against the nature of goblins and their embodiment as a crude, primitive underlings race.

    Again look at the kyren they are the ruling class of mercadia and they are goblins. It has been established that they can be smart and in ruling positions.

    But that has nothing to do with your card/ snoop gameplay wise. Again its awesome if flavor matches function but its still bad if the function is either to bad or too good.

    So think like a designer of a Fantasy Game and not the designer of a Fantasy World.
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