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  • posted a message on My Little Pony silver-bordered crossover set releases Oct 12
    Quote from LeyShade »
    For those struggling with terminology, allow my experience of having a daughter to help:

    Night-time: Dark outside
    AnyPony: Any Player
    Friend(s): Player's who contributed mana towards Nightmare Moon's ability cost.
    Pegasi: Pegasus
    Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Rarity: Creature cards for the five 'Friends of Eternia'.
    Nightmare Moon: Goddess of Night
    Princess Luna: Nightmare Moon before becoming evil.
    Princess Twilight Sparkle: The lead character of My Little Pony, she trains to replace Princess Luna's vacant position.



    That's "Equestria," Eternia is the he-man world.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Folks mention the slavic elements like they weren't by and large influenced by the roman empire territory they bordered or settled in.

    I think it would be hard to do an explicitly roman set without contextualizing it as a large rapacious empire that ruled with a relatively light touch and little cultural cohesion and then establishing the franks and gauls (and veneti) as the barbarous peoples who lead to its split. There's a lot of religious history in there too that's a little hard to sell. It's also honestly just not a very magical point of history to try and draw references from. The lack of cultural cohesion and the cynical repurposing of local divinity robbed it of a lot of mysticism.

    Here's what I could see: Theros having abandoned its previous polis and the straight-faced worship of its gods under a charismatic new leonin leader who establishes an empire and profanes the gods themselves by changing their names and messing with em.

    But overall I think we would see an akkadian set before a roman one. Or like a new west asia focused set with silk road aesthetics.
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  • posted a message on Tricking attractive people into playing magic
    Quote from DirkGently »

    That seems like a guaranteed recipe for failing to get an SO interested. FNMs are usually male-dominated and at least fairly competitive. I think the vast majority of women, put into that situation unprepared, are not going to have a good time. Let alone something more competitive like a GP or PTQ.


    You want to make a woman go to FNM? To a room full of dudes with varying level of social skills who will invariably spend the entire night treating this woman as a weird object? You're right that she's not going to have a good time. I straight up stopped going to releases because I am exhausted by men and all their weird *****, let alone the extra competitive dudes who get extremely uptight about winning 5 packs or whatever.

    Look, it's a systemic issue that's not going to be solved by you and it's not going to be solved by pushing your S.O. into uncomfortable situations. It's not because there's anything inherent about women or men and this card game or any game, it's a bunch of historical prejudice that arbitrarily assigned certain attributes like "competitiveness" to arbitrary measurements of genitals and hormone levels. Women will self-select out of these kinds of things for the same reasons dudes will buy large trucks or watch sports even if they're not really invested in either.

    That said, this isn't the 90s and more women are playing magic now than ever. They're just playing it with their non-judgmental friends or anonymously online now that there's a decent internet version of magic.

    Quote from Sephon19 »

    I have been pretty open about my Magic hobby for a while, and basically every time I mention I play it, people go "what's that?", I say, it's that card game with elves and dragons, they're still a big questionmark, and then I google it and they go "oh I've seen that before."


    It continues to be deeply unfortunate that the game is called something so generic as "Magic" because honestly, how is anyone supposed to know the difference? Especially when there's an entire genre of magic tricks specifically performed with cards. Far too late to change it, but I'll bet you like $5 the netflix series ends up being named something like "planeswalkers" or something instead.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on My Little Pony silver-bordered crossover set releases Oct 12
    No information to share at this time means we're gonna see the rest of them at some point no doubt.
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  • posted a message on Tricking attractive people into playing magic
    Wow this thread fell out of the nineties. Magic isn't remotely obscure any more, and honestly it wasn't all that obscure twenty years ago either. Don't go around "tricking" people into it, just do what you like and invite them to join you if they want. If they don't then no big deal. You don't have to be identical to your partners and you don't have to do everything together. There's nothing wrong with you or your relationship if magic is just something you don't share. There is something wrong with your relationship if you prioritize magic over it, or make it a dealbreaker if they're not also playing it with you.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Mothership 9/19 - happily ever after
    Quote from Courier7 »
    In recent times, the only "you win the game" scenario which saw any decent amount of play (at least in Standard) was Approach of the Second Sun. This will probably make for a decent "Against the Odds" video but nothing more.
    Honestly this is going to be a wincon in a w/b control lifegain shell that runs, like, sphinx of the guildpact. You'll lose to it like twice on arena cuz it's so out of nowhere and then never see it again.
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  • posted a message on Not a spoiler but confirms that another errata wave is coming
    Quote from The Fluff »
    this confuses me. Why do they need to do this?
    Mostly so players don't play older cards that say something like falkenrath noble and then get mad because it isn't a noble even though it says noble right there.
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  • posted a message on Mothership 9/19 - happily ever after
    And/or your graveyard is interesting. You could have all of your artifacts, instants, sorceries, and planeswalkers in the yard and one niv mizzet reborn and that counts.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] House of Candy
    It makes an artifact and it's not banned. Granted you can only run 4 of them, but I'm sure they'll find some kind of use.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] - r/MagicArena Spoiler -
    Quote from Gutterstorm »
    Quote from buffntuff »
    It's mythic because it's dream eater for one less mana.

    I feel like a lot of these "why is this mythic" complaints are just because the text boxes are relatively small and can't fit in a lot of abilities. If the card read "1U, exile this card: return target permanent an opponent controls to their hand. You may then cast this card from exile." or something then folks would be complaining less.


    Dream Eater is a terrible comparison. This has a substantially worse body and gives you no card selection. No one thinks that if they had just wrote the Adventure text out they’d feel differently about its rightful rarity.


    I mean, if you think dream eater is a mythic then that just says it there, doesn't it? That card is only mythic because it has 4 abilities slapped on, no matter how generic.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] - r/MagicArena Spoiler -
    It's mythic because it's dream eater for one less mana.

    I feel like a lot of these "why is this mythic" complaints are just because the text boxes are relatively small and can't fit in a lot of abilities. If the card read "1U, exile this card: return target permanent an opponent controls to their hand. You may then cast this card from exile." or something then folks would be complaining less.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Tempting witch
    I love this approach to food. Would have been wild to see a card that let you sac treasure tokens to drain a mana pool or tap a land or something, or a card to sac clue tokens to force a discard.
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Stormfist Crusader
    Stock up on this card now because it's gonna be a standard staple. Card draw in b/r that doesn't have any hoops to jump through, activates spectacle, and costs /two/ mana?
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  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Bhogal83 »
    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.


    Can you boil that argument down a little because all I'm seeing is "wow one thing is bad, and another thing is good! How strange" repeated over and over.
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