@Jay You can't crit a save, just a hit.
@All Yesterday was busier than expected (also hot) so we're actually getting things rolling today.
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Jul 9, 2016kaburi posted a message on MTGS Staff RPG--Ar Ais Spectators and Out-of-Game CommentaryPosted in: Active Roleplaying Games
Jul 7, 2016kaburi posted a message on MTGS Staff RPG--Ar Ais Spectators and Out-of-Game CommentaryPosted in: Active Roleplaying Games
Fails on the death scream take 8 damage, saves take half.Quote from Kahedron »Unknown, whilst we have made the save rolls we are still waiting on the results of that angelic death scream.
For ease of restarting it would probably be best if we all just started at our maximum hit point totals rather than getting bogged down in working out just how close to death each one of us was before and after the scream and subsquent rest.
Jun 1, 2016kaburi posted a message on Magic Story Articles Discussion--"All That Came Before"This week's story, continuing our break from Innistrad to focus on tales from the worlds referenced in Eternal Masters, is "All That Came Before". Like last week's story, this one is tied to a card from EMA: Ancestral Mask.Posted in: Magic Storyline
It's also a return to a plane I didn't expect us to revisit any time soon: Mercadia.
I like this piece. It was nice to have references to the Cho-Arrim, the river, Rushwood. Nostalgic, but then again I started playing the game in Masques.
May 27, 2016Archythagoras accumulated three points and has been suspended for one week.Posted in: Community Discussion
Hamm81 was suspended for one week for promoting illegal activity, then decided to gimmick as Hamm82. Hamm82 is banned, and Hamm81's suspension was extended to three weeks.
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May 16, 2016I'm most excited about Aether Revolt not using the Æ ligature.Posted in: Magic Storyline
In all seriousness, this looks to be a great set for me. Artifacts (as Kaladesh demands), Chandra focused (since it's her homeworld), political intrigue (I mean, the second setting has the word revolt in the name!), a cool new 'walker (here's hoping Saheeli Rai's card is artifact-focused, and given her art shows her manipulating metal that's a safe bet)...if we can get a UR artifact-focused legendary creature for EDH, Kaladesh may dethrone Innistrad as my favorite setting.
I wonder what other 'walkers will show up here. Chandra's obvious, and Saheeli is our new 'walker. Given their history, I wouldn't be shocked to see Gideon tag along to support Chandra, although I'd prefer to see Nissa in the "other Gatewatch Member" slot (because the contrast of her nature-affinity with Kaladesh's prominent artiface would be a fun juxtaposition, plus I like the Chandra-Nissa dynamic we saw at the end of OGW).
Apr 21, 2016Posted in: Magic Storyline
Devils were a thing before well before Tibalt. Tibalt's origin is that he was a human from Nephalia, who did experiments in inflicting pain on others. (He originally apprenticed under one of the many stitchers, but found he was much more interested in experiments on the living than the dead.) He did all of this under the tutelage of devils. They has seen his work and were impressed, so they offered him their insight into the nature of pain. Eventually word of his experiments got out, and Inquisitors from the church came to put a stop to his experiments. In an last-ditch effort to save himself, he invoked a powerful spell that fused the devils' essences with his own, but caused him to experience in a single moment all the suffering he had ever inflicted on others. That trauma trigger his spark's ignition.
Apr 13, 2016Posted in: Magic Storyline
There's nothing cryptic about it. The first half was the Helvault (his "rudimentary attempt at shaping stone"), and the second was Avacyn. He created a prison where things that couldn't simply be destroyed could be stored away, and a hunter to collect them for storage.Quote from Bolas, the Mindsculptor »At least now we know:
-Nahiri was Sorin's student/protege.
-She was a kid when Sorin found her. Where we still don't know. May not be Zen.
-She has no magical influence over Helvault. Possibly made of an otherworldly material.
-Helvault was towed by
Bob the BuilderSorin. Created by Bob the BuilderSorin.
What I'm interested in was Sorin's reply when she ask how was Avacyn under his control.
"The other half."
A cryptic response, and for us to savor.
Mar 30, 2016kaburi posted a message on Magic Story Articles Discussion: SOI & EMN [No Spoilers]Posted in: Magic Storyline
It's actually from third ("Jace", "he", "him") to first ("I"). Second person would have been "you".Quote from Rockon101000, of Artanes CS »I didn't like the sudden transition from 3rd person to 2nd person. It was too jarring and could have been handled better.
I understand *why* the author chose first person. They wanted to make you feel the madness of Markov Manor, let you see how it was affecting Jace. But I agree with you that we didn't *need* the first person viewpoint. Personally I've always found first person to be a crutch less talented writers use to cover their poor narrative structure, and he could have shown just as much madness and confusion remaining in third.
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