Quote from TurboTurbot »It's not the players, it's the prizes. Most players labeled as 'overly competitive' appreciate a chance to play stuff they like that isn't Tier 1. Once you require an entry fee and put up prizes, there's no incentive for running something that isn't a good bet.
Use FNM to meet and network with other players and arrange some meet-ups on your own time to do what you want.
Quote from brasswire »
I don't know that I would agree with that. In IM2 Vanko's grudge against Stark is a personal one. He's obviously Russian, but... I don't know haven't seen the movie in a long time (because I didn't think it was very good) but I don't remember his Russian-ness being played up as something to be afraid of, just part of his background. It's not the fact that he is Russian or The Mandarin is Chinese that makes it racist or not IMHO, it's how that is used to create the character.
Quote from Blinking Spirit »
As for Iron Man 3, I loved the twist. But if you didn't...
You know there is a real Mandarin out there in the MCU, right?
They're always going to tread on eggshells there, though, because frankly, if played faithfully to the comics, "that part of the mythos" is pretty darn racist.
I'm browsing one of the Facebook artwork threads (the one with the angel and ugly sphinx) and I finally see a couple posts by a guy who reads like he has a good sense of judgment when it comes to Magic and artwork. I keep reading and despite the fact that I agree with his post, I hope to find someone that quotes him and - for the sake of my personal amusement - tries to disagree with his points. Needless to say, his post - one of the only ones to actually make any decent points or speculation in the entire thread - goes unnoticed save one person, who of course has selective reading and chooses one thing he disagrees with that amounts to baseless speculation on said poster's part.