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  • posted a message on [2XM] Reid Duke - Dark Confidant (aka bob)
    You noticed that, too, right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership 7/20 - boon and thought reflection
    Have any other artists' works been replaced in this set? So far I only noticed on these two cards. Seaman's work *is* great, though.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zendikar rising first look on July 25th
    Thrilled to see new Zendikar art, even if it'll take a bit longer for full previews. Thanks for the update!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] full set and pack contents
    Everyone here's rejoicing and all, but where did all the "Jumpstart is a waste of money, made for dumb Timmies who like getting swindled" people go?


    Hope this isn't considered spamming or derailing the thread, but since you ask:

    The loud crowd of people hating on a product and the loud crowd of people praising that product probably consist of *different* individuals. Maybe I misunderstood you, but this seems to be you making the argument that the same people flip-flop on their stance. If I'm wrong, I apologize. If I'm right, I'll need to see examples of specific individuals bashing JMP as a whole as well as lauding it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] full set and pack contents
    Lots of nice cards and artworks.

    I hope they'll errata the "new"/nerfed first strike to "first strike on your turn" or "first strike during your turn" to safe text space. Even just "first strike while it's your turn" or "first strike as long as it's your turn" *without* self-refencing the card would safe a lot of space and shouldn't cause any confusion gameplay-wise.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] Zurzoth, Chaos Rider and Devils theme— DeejayKnight preview
    That mountain art, though!

    \n/ ^o.o^ \n/
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] Spooky and Plus One
    Haven't seen Branching Evolution before. I like it!
    : )
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  • posted a message on [JMP] Kels, Fight Fixer
    More Azra, please. Preferably a UBR Commander at some point in the near future. This one is nice in the meantime though.

    : )
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [JMP] Maelstrom Archangel and Terramorphic Expanse (New Art)
    Finally an alternate art for Terramorphic Expanse after all those reprints with the same art.

    : D
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Mistral Singer— Good Morning Magic preview
    I love this beautiful art. This is a Theros siren. Going to get this one for sure.


    Glad to see you like the art even though there's no man in it this time. It sure is beautiful and I hope we'll see designs more from Theros in the future.

    : )

    Damnit, WotC, stop making me sexually aroused by non-humans.


    Cool that this comment went unchallenged so far and I'd like to second your reaction to this.

    : )

    I hope we'll see a legendary Siren at some point.

    This could be a nice addition to many heroic or constellation or even equipment decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Unleash Fury— AliEldrazi preview
    Quote from Patch8700 »

    @Flossedbeaver
    Get that BLM and Defund the Police nonsense off the site. This isn't the place for it.

    This isn't a political forum, it's about magic cards. We don't need to be bombarded by outside nonsense when discussing our hobby.


    Quote from grid_monitor »
    i agree, get his 'defund the police' offensive message off the thread
    .


    So, freedom of speech has no room here? It wasn't even a remark made in this thread, just a signature. Next you gonna antagonize people with a rainbow as a profile pic?

    About the card: Nice to see the "double" power shortcut as opposed to "+X+/0 wher X is equal to that creature's power". I like seeing these space saving solutions.

    On the art: What's that thing attached to that Human's chest..?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Finishing Blow— Goodgame preview
    Yep, thanks. Already looked him up on scryfall before, through.

    '^^

    It's also worth looking up his other work, although some of it NSFW. Hopefully that doesn't stop WotC from hiring him in the future.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Don’t know if this is the right place to put this.
    To bring this back to talking about the actual game (and I hope this point wasn't addressed already, I only had time to skim through the pages):

    When a player plays a card that depicts horrible actions or concepts, does that make you think that player condones such actions or concepts in real life?

    I believe that's the question it comes down to in this game, as well as in the entertainment industry as a whole.

    Can we view the depiction of horrible actions or concepts within the framework of *escapist* mediums as a benign, or at least harmless, form of artistic expression? Or is every depiction of horrible actions or concepts automatically an endorsement of those things?

    The Lorwyn Elves were essentially an entirely racist society, yet we are still fine with playing cards like Eyeblight Massacre, right?

    Murder is a thing in the real world, sad as that is, and still we can acknowledge that a player playing that card isn't automatically okay with actual murder, right?

    In the end, I believe most of us agree that addressing what WotC wanted to address as well as trying to make a real difference in that regard is good and necessary.

    Magic was heading in a good direction there, ramping up the diversity in characters depicted in their product. They also have a long history of doing so in regards to black people with great characters like Teferi, Sisay, Crovax, Agrus Cos, Alexi or Jolrael and I believe many of us liked the expansion of that inclusive direction in general.

    In short, is it possible for us to acknowledge the good in WotC's proclaimed goal while still criticizing their chosen method do achieve that goal? Or will we always automatically claim that whoever has a problem with the action is automatically also against the intended outcome of those actions?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21[ Blue card draw commons— Gaby Spartz previews
    Looks like Library Larcenist loves looting literature
    and apparently also adores alliterations.

    ; )
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Finishing Blow— Goodgame preview
    Yep, Wylie Beckert is definitely an great addition to this game. I hope we'll see more of his work in the future.

    : )

    Any idea which plane might be depicted in that artwork, though? That Demon design looks interesting.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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