- Yandere Sliver
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May 20, 2019Yandere Sliver posted a message on Diabolic Edict, Exclude (R&D Plays Magic previews)Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Not much more to say...
May 20, 2019I am honestly a bit sad the see the probes go... There were such a nice addition to various decks and were pretty much the only format where you still could play 4 copies of it.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Also it is not really a blue spell. It is a you pay 2 life spell which happens to be blue.
May 19, 2019Posted in: Magic StorylineQuote from Dr. Direwolf »This likely stems partly from the fact that MtG's staff consists mainly of mathematicians rather than psychologists.
From what I gathered most of these guys have a liberal arts degree, or something along the line. Surprisingly enough game design has not much to do with mathematics, so I would be surprised if they were a lot of them in R&D or the story department in particular.
Also give us mathematicians a bit more credit, especially since you should be well aware that a good chuck of psychology is deeply rooted in mathematics (aka statistics). In fact I was always positively surprised how many psychologist are able to follow into the more abstract spheres of mathematics when discussion study design.
But now that I have my pet peeve out of the way... you are mostly right with your assessment.
Mismatch between story and mechanic - This is really something that bothers me, a lot. Summon spells should be an essential part of the story, but they are rarely used for anything. (Usually only of the writer remembers that the character have this ability.)
No sense of scale is unfortunately a really common issue in fantasy literature. Since you usually want to stay in the genre the world has to experience a complete lack of progress.
Overly simplistic philosophy is also true... I actually never understood why red is both about empathy and burning people alive... I mean if you have 5 colors, you could match them up with the Big 5 for example.
* White - Conscientiousness
* Blue - Openness
* Black - Agreeableness (or rather the lack thereof, so Disagreeableness)
* Red - Extraversion
* Green - Neuroticism (again the lack thereof, so Emotional Stability)
Also what others said:
Continuity - I honestly can't remember that Sisay possessed immunity to Magic... and neither she nor Shanna have Hexproof, so it also does not reflect at the cards. Also the constant redcons really make it hard to get invested into characters.
Stakes is also a real issue because Magic essentially needs the plot structure of tele-novellas to keep going ad infinitum. That being said. Most tele-novellas manage their stakes better.
For me Ixalan was really one of the best stories ever told in Magic, and they essentially discarded all of that in WAR... Also the WAR novel is atrocious.
May 18, 2019I honestly don't understand Maros objection.Posted in: Speculation
* M15 Sliver are humanoid looking (check)
* Some sliver are sentient and intelligent like the Queen (so check again)
* They are not mana constructs so the can hold a spark (check)
I can imagine a planeswalking humanoid looking Queen moving from plain to plain and birthing new hives into existence. Also a planeswalker centered around the theme of motherhood sound interesting.
May 9, 2019I don't enjoy Splice at all... I mean Splice onto Instant/Sorcery/Spell/or any cardtype would at least not be parasitic.Posted in: Magic General
But I liked Ninjutsu and Bushido way more enjoyable when it comes to Kamigawa mechanics.
May 6, 2019Gideon died away from Theros there is probably no way for him to return from the underworld. Also the Gatewatch is pretty white-aligned since Teferi, Ajani and Kaya all use white mana. So I don't think there will be any replacement for Gideon in the Gatewatch, in fact Kaya is kind of his replacement.Posted in: Magic General
However Elspeth was shown with a golden mask in one of her new art so there is already a very strong hint that she will return from the dead.
I both like Teyo and the Wanderer and hope they will get a bit more spotlight but I don't think either of them would join the Gatewatch.
Apr 29, 2019I am not sure why rule 13 is a huge issue.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
A lot of cards are legal in commander decks that don't have any function. Paliano, the High City is Commander legal but last time I checked I do not draft my Commander deck (even though Commander draft sounds interesting). Don'T put cards in your deck which are bad in the format. It is as simple as that.
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