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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    I'm sorry to see my arguments remain unaddressed. Mr_Lord_Mr gave it the best shot. Kudos to him. The worst shot is the guy who wasted an hour checking Amonkhet cards to find evidence of white people, but failed, and then somehow tried to twist it as disproof of my argument. Or maybe it's the guy who equates the card art of Triumph of Ferocity with child pornography.

    In any case, the responses I received are now sufficient for me to conclude that my initial concerns do indeed have merit. I'll no longer be reading this thread as I have work to get on with. Thank you.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Guesswork »
    when I reduce your post to the one phrase


    That's all that people like you ever do, which is why you'll never understand the arguments against which you speak.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    I think what upsets many of us "alt-right Nazis" is the double standards exhibited by WOTC and the MTG community. It's perfectly fine for an editor of MTG Salvation to publish an editorial implicitly calling for right-wingers to literally be burned alive in the streets, but any criticism of WOTC's heavy-handed far-leftism is labelled racism/trolling.

    It's perfectly fine for Medieval-Europe-inspired planes to be populated with dark-skinned people, but no one questions why Amonkhet or Kamigawa are devoid of Caucasian natives.

    It's perfectly fine for the WOTC community to complain about a picture of Garruk threatening to punch Liliana in the face, but no one questions when we have pictures of women like Massacre Girl standing over the bloodied bodies of her victims.

    It's perfectly fine for Jeremy Hambly to be physically beaten and ejected from the community because he wrote some mean things about some people online, but no one questions why the MTG community harassed and doxxed Terese Nielsen online due to her not following the same childish SJWism as the rest of the community.

    And before the tendentious mods of this website label this post as hate speech/racism/flaming/trolling, bear in mind that, since you care so much about increasing the presence of brown people in the game, I am a brown-skinned Indian, and my message is this: If diversity is so important to you, then perhaps you should allow diversity of thought. And if you wish to keep politics out of MTG, then perhaps you shouldn't try to sneak it in.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from user-11102155 »
    why doesnt she has 4 colors like the king has 5 for all his knighthoods ?


    Presumably because WOTC feel that they must create more powerful black female characters with only positive White qualities (purity, nobility, steadfastness, courage, etc) in order to subvert the intersectional power dynamics and overthrow the cis-normative white supremacist patriarchy, or something like that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Lochmere Serpent
    Quote from Dusque »
    Should have been a 3/50


    It has 3 activated abilities, and exactly 50 words of text...
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler)
    Quote from TearingEons »

    Second, it's a surprise that he's of regular height and fairly humanoid.

    Given that Creative adhere to the tenacious myth that people prefer planeswalkers who look human, it really isn't.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Comander 2019 preview schedule
    We also get sol ring in every deck and 1 Planeswalker per deck. Hmmm if I had to guess on Planeswalker:

    Populate - Garruk reprint (not sure which one)
    Flashback- without a doubt Jace
    Madness - Nahiri (the second one)
    Morph - really don’t know who? Not many commanders do morph


    The morph planeswalker could be little Ugin, as his cost reduction on colorless spells affects morph cards cast face down. Also, Tarkir is his plane, so he fits thematically.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Leak Gideon (story spoiler)
    Quote from Morphling »
    Quote from Bhogal83 »
    So, Gideon didn't actually sacrifice anything then. I bet the two (two!) other named planeswalkers who "died" in this "devastating war" aren't really dead either, but rather, catching up with old friends and chillaxing in heaven. Great storytelling, Wizards.


    Pfft. Go write a better one? Rolleyes


    What an idiotic statement. It's not my job to write for Wizards (though I'm sure I could actually do better). But even if I somehow couldn't, if you think that you're not allowed to criticise something unless you can do it better, then the next time your flight gets delayed, you're not allowed to complain, because you don't know how to fly a plane. The next time you don't like a dish in a restaurant, you're not allowed to complain, because you're not a professional chef.

    Seriously, next time think before you post.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Leak Gideon (story spoiler)
    So, Gideon didn't actually sacrifice anything then. I bet the two (two!) other named planeswalkers who "died" in this "devastating war" aren't really dead either, but rather, catching up with old friends and chillaxing in heaven. Great storytelling, Wizards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    I just read the leaked info, and it's confirmed legit (photos exist of the book and its pages). The novel is unsurprisingly poorly written, with a lot of atonality and on-the-nose dialogue, but the worst thing about it is that there appears to be a *huge* inconsistency in the central plot point of the novel (i.e. the most important event of the story directly contradicts a crucial fact established on Amonkhet). However, since the mods won't allow me to elaborate, I'll just stop there.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Aminkhet Gods returned?
    Looks like we might be getting a new creature type: God Zombie (Zombie God?), which could prove to be extremely cool.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [WAR} Official War of the Spark Trailer!
    I think that if Liliana was actually going to die, then they wouldn't have so strongly suggested she was going to die in the trailer, as that would spoil the surprise. They *want* us to think she is going to die, so it's probably safe to say she lives.

    The trailer does actually show what appears to be Dack dying (or losing his spark), though, and since he's an unpopular character who is taking up a slot that could be given to someone much more distinctive and representative of the UR color identity, I think we can count him as a casualty.

    Overall, the trailer didn't reveal much about the story that anyone with more than two brain cells couldn't have predicted. The music was also super cringe. But the visuals were impressive, and I am happy that they portrayed Bolas as an actual reptilian dragon this time, rather than the cartoonish goblin-faced imp that has prevented me from ever finding him even slightly intimidating.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on War of The Spark Trailer
    The current crop of planeswalkers are among the blandest characters in all of fantasy. I am hopeful that many of them will die forever.
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Art Book -Spoilers
    Quote from Gutterstorm »


    Autumn, i seriously don't understand why you're here. If you don't like anything then just stop reading it. Stop involving yourself. It boggles the mind that you continue to engage with this stuff that you think is so bad

    This is the Magic Storyline forum, not the Magic Storyline Appreciation forum.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on TheMarySue - New Planeswalker Vivien Reid + Vivien's Invocation
    Where's Ugin? This upcoming set is supposed to be about his history with Bolas, and yet apparently he won't get a card just so that Wizards can continue to avalanche us with generic brown-skinned human female planeswalkers to show everyone how woke they are.

    Less politics, more dragons please.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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