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  • posted a message on The very first commander legends teaser
    Magus of the Channel does indeed tick all boxes.

    Channel is a green sorcery banned in Legacy and restricted in Vintage.
    All other mages of this cycle have a this characteristic, save for the color of course.


    Good reasoning. Kudos to you if you got it right. Would definitely be disappointing if it wasn't the case, seeing the great points you made.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    @FlossedBeaver

    Are you going to address the differnce between someone participating in a public discussion on equal footing with everyone else and someone imposing their world view on others from a position of power?


    I'm not sure what you're referring to here. Can you rephrase?

    Quote from Fan-of-"Fanservice »
    Are you going to address how you heavily implied that people who express their liking gratuitous artwork are automatically people who harass others in real life?


    That's still really not what I wanted you to take away from that, and I've clarified a number of times now and in several different ways. The point isn't that you're automatically a bad person, or that you're going to engage in harassing behavior in real life, it's that there are very real consequences even in a virtual space, and even when you think your commentary is only being directed at an inanimate expression of real life. People are reading this, and people do feel judged by what you say, whether you realize it or not.

    Quote from Fan-of-"Fanservice »
    Are you going to address that this game's generally intense graphic content is in direct contradiction of the idea that it's safe for innocent minds, if I may put it that way, to engage in?


    I already did. To say that violence and sexism are equal barriers to inclusion, or that they both contribute equally to an an unsafe space, is patently false. Unless it resembles domestic violence, that is.

    1) You linked to an article about a person in power imposing their world view on people that said person had the responsiblity to teach something, and compared that to people expressing their preferences within a public discussion, where they are decidedly *not* in a comparable position of power over anyone participating in that same discussion.

    2) That is what I took from it, though, whether you like it or not. It would help choosing you words more carefully, which does *not* equate using more complicated or barely used words, mind you.

    3) Again, I am not comparing two issues, no matter how much your narrative needs you to strawman me into doing so. Your point is that us "prurient" types need to spare the minds of others with our sinful thoughts, while we are talking about a game that constantly confronts its audience with intensely graphic scenes, whether they be of violent or sexual nature. Are you still going to call this comparing rather than clarifying context?
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews


    Is that what you take from that article? Someone's genetic disposition puts them in a category above or below people with a different genetic disposition? Even if you actually believe that:

    How did you contribute to the genetic disposition you ended up being born with?

    How did you contribute to being born in the country you were born in?

    How does it show in your life that you are superior to people with a genetic disposition that you consider inferior to yours? Are you smarter than every single one of them? Have you accomplished more than every single one of them?

    How do you talk about peoples that have been and continue to be exploited and forced into misery through things like sanctions like it is simply their destiny to suffer like that and those who cause all that misery are justified by their chance genetic disposition? If anything, that shows that the supposedly superior people is utterly incapable of handling the power they accumulated responsibly, let alone humanely.

    And yes, I get this is a troll account and I hope you're enjoying your popcorn right now. My response is mostly aimed at people who welcome some good points to dismantle the 'but it's just science' argument.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    @FlossedBeaver

    Are you going to address the differnce between someone participating in a public discussion on equal footing with everyone else and someone imposing their world view on others from a position of power?

    Are you going to address how you heavily implied that people who express their liking gratuitous artwork are automatically people who harass others in real life?

    Are you going to address that this game's generally intense graphic content is in direct contradiction of the idea that it's safe for innocent minds, if I may put it that way, to engage in?
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Even if I physically held a copy of Nikara and said out loud that I liked her looks, there would not be any harm done to anyone.


    The harm would be to anyone within earshot who doesn't look like Nikara, then. This may help you to understand why:

    https://www.history.com/news/brown-v-board-of-education-doll-experiment


    Wow, okay, so by stating what I do or don't like I am fundamentally shaping the minds of other people, is that it? You linked to a case where an authority figure influenced the people they were charged to teach. I am in no such position when I engage in a public discussion, where everyone can meet me at eyelevel and debate my statements.

    Again from my next post, merged into this one:

    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    "Wax" just means either to become or to increase in size or intensity, it's not the idiom you're probably thinking of ("whack off"). The moon waxes and wanes; in this thread I've been waxing eloquent, apparently. It's just the way I write, I promise I'm not doing it deliberately to frustrate you. Out of idle curiosity, what is your native language?


    Okay, so I took that as 'wax' like 'polish', not as 'wax' like 'grow'. And yes, that would than have to be 'wax pruriently' unless there is lyrical shananigans that allow for an adverb to go without the 'ly' at the end, even if common english would demand it.

    My first language is german, as I was born and raised in Germany, since you asked. My parents are both from Italy. So you could say those two should be my first two languages, although my italian is actually far worse than my english. I'd also like to note in this whole privilege thing that you addressed, I'm having a hard time calling myself a white man what with all the times other white people have asked me where I "really come from" (including the *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge* crap). Not that I think that makes my points any more or less valid, because it shouldn't.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    "As to the text you quoted before, an appropriate analogy might be this: if you pass a scantily clad woman on the street, that is not an invitation to shout catcalls in her general direction.


    I won't even take the liberty and classify someone as 'scantily clad', even in my mind, as long as their genitals are covered, let alone start catcalling. And again, you are talking about actual people. Even if I physically held a copy of Nikara and said out loud that I liked her looks, there would not be any harm done to anyone. What are you doing?

    Merged part from yet another double post:

    Quote from FlossedBeaver »

    And you know also that when you address one person's stance on a specific issue, everyone sharing that stance is likely to consider themselves addressed, too.


    In the same way that if you make your opinions known about the way a fictional character looks, others who conform to that depiction will likewise feel judged?

    My other point likewise stills stands: not all problems are equal. Gratuitous violence may not be okay, but that doesn't mean sexism or exclusionary behavior gets a pass.


    To the first point: So now you know that I, *one person*, don't like your appearance, and frankly, that's my loss, not yours. A perfect stranger, nonetheless. One whose personal, subjective preferences say absolutely nothing about you. Someone makes a dismissive comment about men with waning hair. Should I see that as an attack on my value as a human being? I don't think so.

    To the second point: I made it clear that I wasn't comparing issues, but giving important context. That is not the same thing.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    Okay, I give. What do you mean by "wax prurient"? And keep in mind that I had to look up the word prurient, as I told you in another thread where you introduced that term to me (yes, english is not my first, nor second language...)

    My point also still stands that this game has some intense graphic content which goes way beyond the question of what personal style is or isn't acceptable. I feel like that context is essential when considering the topics that can be discussed on forums about this specific game.

    And you know also that when you address one person's stance on a specific issue, everyone sharing that stance is likely to consider themselves addressed, too.

    (Edit: Merged this and my next comment, because no response showed up in between and I had the time to remedy at least this double post. Hence my next post after this I will now delete.)
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    @FlossedBeaver: I get that you present yourself as extending an olive branch here (if that's how you say it english) and I really need you to explain how you can say this withoit the intention of antagonizing someone:

    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    [Except that this is a game (or a forum about a game) that has nothing to do with sex, so the way a woman is dressed and/or depicted is not an express invitation to wax prurient.


    (Emphasis mine.)

    You know that's one heckuva personal thing to even hint at, no matter how eloquent an expression you choose to use, and it flies completely in the face of the whole notion of this forum being a safe space for anyone.

    Essentially, I joined this thread going "She haaawt" (which yes, you can criticize, as long as you keep in mind that this is not an actual person) and your response is "Don't you dare ******** to that!"

    Yes, I can see the infraction/snip/ban/lock coming at this point. If anyone sees this post prior to that and wants to re-read it, I'll gladly PM a screenshot.

    A lock would be tragic, though, as I liked how Yannik being a genuinely loyal sentinel and partner has been discussed, because I do think that hyenas have received an unfairly bad rep in the past.
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    @FlossedBeaver: If there's ever a user here saying explicitly what you insist people are implying (i.e. "That's not what a man/woman should be encouraged to go outside like, hur!" or "Last time I checked, the world still belonged to straight white able blablabla men, this must stop nooow!"), I will gladly back you up. Thus far, you are antagonizing people who are perfectly on board with equal rights, treatment *and* representation for LGBTIQ+, women, muslims, jews, people of color, overweight, underweight, disabled, elderly, you name it. If it's an arbitrary part of your identity (unlike being, say a neo-nazi or a rapist or a serial killer), there is no reason why you should be excluded or treated with less respect than anyone else. Do you recognize how that is not what people here are about?
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    Quote from mikeyG »


    To be perfectly honest, I'm surprised this game is still 13+ without the explicit demand that kids below 18 play it in the presence of their parents or whoever is legally responsible for them.


    ..... really? Based on what?


    https://scryfall.com/search?q="Dismember" or "Disembowel" or "Giant's Skewer"&unique=cards&as=grid&order=name

    Yeah, when our daughter is faced with such imagery before she's 18, I definitely want myself or my wife to be there and talk with her about that.
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Mothership 4/7 - A monster of a set design (4 new cards)
    Quote from Manasurfer »
    So if I understand The Ozolith right, if I got a planeswalker that is currently a creature and it dies, the loyalty counters get moved onto it. And if I were to have say, a march of the machines plus mycosynth lattice, my planeswalkers would enter the battlefield as artifact creatures. So Ozolith would give the new planeswalker those loyalty counters.


    Yes! Pretty sure it works just like that!

    X D
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  • posted a message on [C20] Nikara, Lair Scavenger & Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel — Stybs previews
    So, for one thing, I don't compliment people on their looks unless they specifically ask for my opinion.

    If we're gonna talk about safe spaces, let's not forget that this game frequently displays people as well as aninals being brutalized or even killed, oftentimes even as part of a scene that is meant to be funny, which I believe might also be off-putting to people, as well as very sexualized men, to this day. And might I remind people that a certain Theros fan on this very sight keeps expressing their satisfaction with that last kind of art, which I absolutely commend them for.

    To be perfectly honest, I'm surprised this game is still 13+ without the explicit demand that kids below 18 play it in the presence of their parents or whoever is legally responsible for them.

    Edit: Oh, and @Manasurfer: Mahalo Nui, then! : D
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Joyous Skybonder— Tomohappy preview
    This goes straight into my (non-stax) Zur deck.

    X D
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Mothership 4/7 - A monster of a set design (4 new cards)
    Ozolith in a Gideon deck..?
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  • posted a message on [IKO] Weaponize the Monsters— Arekkz preview


    Weaponize the Monsters R
    Enchantment
    2, Sacrifice a creature: Weaponize the Monsters deals 2 damage to any target.
    Revenge is a path inevitably walked alone.

    ...oh. So that's why the novel is called Sundered Bond. It's a halfway decent way to ironically throw Human Soldier tokens at monsters.

    Source: Arekkz


    Ah, so the Soldiers are the monsters then. I dig it! It seemed to me at first that the idea was to sacrifice the poor friendly Beasts in order to cause some damage...

    That card seems pretty strong, though, especially in a token or cmc<2 centered deck.
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