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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Just kidding that card is really strong.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:45 pm 
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why would it be

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why would it be


Flavor. Smallpox was notorious for being spread by boat before the discovery of vaccines.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:33 pm 
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thank you for the knowledge edacade

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:36 pm 
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I can't tell if that's sarcasm. :paranoid:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:40 pm 
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it isn't

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:20 am 
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On the flavor front, it makes some sense. The problem with it though is that wizards made an effort to avoid some of the real life issues of the columbian exchange. So no apocalyptic die off of the native population. The vampires have to face the sun empire at full strength.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:27 am 
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The Vampires do seem to find a Bat-god who might unleash disease upon the Sun Empire, so maybe we'll see Smallpox in the next set.

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Maybe they're saving it for the second set, like how they didn't reprint any of the old Phyrexian cards until Beseiged.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:28 pm 
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the disease the foreigners are bringing to ixalan is obviously vampirism


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:23 pm 
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neru wrote:
the disease the foreigners are bringing to ixalan is obviously vampirism

Vampirism doesn't really count as a disease when it benefits its host.
Unless of course, it only benefits those that are practically immune to the disease, but that's weird in a real-life perspective.

Thus, Smallpox or something similar in flavor could be printed, with flavor talking about how the Vampires act as vectors for some of the worst diseases in Ixalan.

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1. that was a joke because obviously mass death from disease is just not the story WotC does not want to tell. obviously.

2. diseases can have benefits to the carrier, e.g., sickle cell. the legion of the dusk themselves see it as a mixed blessing-curse as they want to cure it with the immortal sun


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