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    posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Bhogal83 »
    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.


    I don't think this is the argument though.

    I am arguing that one should not get upset there is representation of one race or another. If you want to say Amonkhet had no white people that is fair, it didnt have really any apart from the planeswalkers, which i think is fine repsentation. But for every set that has few white people you can find a handful or more that are a majority white or all white. But again not really the point.

    The issue started because they said the source material does not have people of color and this apparently was upsetting. I pointed out in fact the source material does have people of color in the likes of the knights of the round table. Yes the left is not without fault, yes people are hyprocrites. Regardless of any of that, no one should be upset if a set has a person of any race or identity. Period.
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    posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Humphrey »
    actually id prefer to stick to the source material if you "steal" it. its not wotc world.

    and there are no "people of color" in grimms. i hate that in your face sjw bull*****. maybe rewrite european history completely to be pc?


    It is not just Grimms world though. There are clearly Knights of the round table references in here and that story does have non-white people. Also as much as it is influenced by grimm's fairy tales. This is not just grimm's tales stuck to cards. They are references. The world of Eldraine is wotc, they can do with it what they want. I still don't know why a female army and a Queen of color are so insulting/upsetting.

    It's only political if you read it to be. I personally see no political statement from these cards. I don't see anything that takes me out of the world, from what I can tell they are still fantasy based and on theme.
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    posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Humphrey »
    the famous black queen of medieval european tales and her all female knights army. yeah, sure wotc..


    Yeah! And while we are at it, the cow in Jack in the beanstalk wasn't a cursed person it was just a cow. Crystal slippers don't make Cinderella faster, if anything they slowed her down until she lost one. and last I checked Zombies were not a common creature in any european tale I ever heard of, also Goldilocks wasn't a hunter and pretty sure there are no mention of planeswalkers in any european myth or folklore.

    Sarcasm aside, why does it matter? It's Wotc's world, they can populate it with whatever people and armies they want. It does not take away from the fact it is still obviously based on european folklore. Plus just look at the knights of the round table, Sir Morien was not white, the green knight was not white. People of color existed in the world of European myths so why not have a queen of color?
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    posted a message on Hasbro will phase out all plastic in their packaging by 2022
    I mean if they can design them better so they don't scuff the cards this is a really good change imo.
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/08/2019)
    hmm not the biggest fan of the looting ban, a lot of fun decks used that. Cool to see stoneforge finally get set free though.
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    posted a message on I think it's about time someone says it
    I politiely dissagree. I think one of the defining characteristics of Mtg is that you don't attack creatures. It is a big difference from many of the other card games out there and one I am very happy about, it makes it unique and honestly adds a lot more depth to the game. Being able to choose blockers gives players more decisions. As for creatures knowing to attack player and planeswalkers and not creaures. Planeswalkers are basically a new player helping you so thematically i makes sense ou can choose to attack them. And I think thematically it makes sense you can't attack creatures. If I was a general commanding an army, I am not going to put my key cards in harms way (For instance not blocking with them) unless it was life or death. Your opponent is trying to beat you. You place your troops in such a way to stop them, you decide where your armies are to stop theirs. If your opponent could directly attack your creatures in the combat step, it negates this. I mena no offense, I just think that what you are looking for is not in th espirit of the game but can be found in other games.
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    posted a message on Wrenn And Six - Tom Ross SCG preview
    Now that is a two mana planeswalker done right! Only slightly sad this can't go in my Tatyova, benthic druid deck but I guess now I have to make it RUG XD This does seem like it has modenr applications too, loam decks have gotten several shots in the arm this set!
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    posted a message on Genesis
    Sweet! I love this card and I really want to make some grindy value engine in modern with it. The new art is pretty sweet, definitely a different energy and feel but I like it a lot.
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    posted a message on MTG-JP Spoiler: Hexdrinker (Green Mythic)
    I can only imagine that this is what timespiral spoiler season felt like. I love seeing all of these call backs and mechanics and the new design space they are trying out! This card looks fun. Not broken but can provide a late game threat once you run low on gas. I am excited to see how it performs.
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    posted a message on Pyrophobia
    Quote from void_nothing »
    The list of creature types is and always has been defined by the Comprehensive Rules, not Gatherer.


    That is probably because only that creature from Loryn, Boldwyr Intimidator makes things cowards but it is a creature class I believe. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Coward
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