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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:53 pm 
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Yall ready for Roseanne on Balbovia?

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:11 am 
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Finally we got the Unstable story/planeswalker guide:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/a ... 2017-11-29

- Magic does seem to be absent

- The Order was formed by someone who loved toasts than bodily autonomy

- S.N.E.A.K.'s basically a work board

- The League originally started as a self-help group.

- The goblins were an attempt at cheap labor gone horribly wrong.

- Crossbreed Labs started as an attempt to cure cancer.

- Squirrels run everything.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:55 am 
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I find it hard to imagine that magic doesn't exist at all, simply because, well, all the stuff they do wouldn't work if it didn't


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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:56 pm 
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Same rules as hard sci-fi sets like Star Trek or Mass Effect, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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I mean that's probably the logic but those settings aren't embedded in a game called Magic: the Gathering.

I wonder if magic on Bablovia is thought of more like electricity is IRL: obviously it can be used to do lots of crazy crap but it's not really something you actually think about on the daily.


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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Maybe its part of the joke, though. A Magic setting without magic.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:58 pm 
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robertdole asked:
Feedback on your story today. I enjoyed the exposition and the information about Bablovia, but it really didn't feel like a story. It felt as though a bunch of schoolchildren were narrating one of the "Planeswalker's Guide to..." articles.

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It’s an untraditional set, so I did an untraditional story.

Note that it is a story. There are characters and things happen. It’s just not a normal Magic story.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Maybe its part of the joke, though. A Magic setting without magic.

Yeah a lot of people have asked Mark if we'll ever see a Magic set without magic and he's always like "no that's stupid" so maybe


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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:33 pm 
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The story never says one way or another about there being magic. So there is.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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True. It is entirely possible that they do draw upon mana and simply don't recognise it as magic, same as how magic wasn't seen as seperate from science in many historical cultures.

That, however, is inferral from the viewer. Textually, there's the unspoken rule that they just don't have magic.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Something can't be "textual" and "unspoken". That doesn't make any sense.

Also, if you are grafting the front half of a shark onto the back half of a kitten, there is definitely magic involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Something can't be "textual" and "unspoken". That doesn't make any sense..

I mean, that's exactly what implications and connotations are.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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@Jeskaibolasbrah: i think the Unstable set's storyline is running on Clarke.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Barinellos wrote:
astarael7 wrote:
Something can't be "textual" and "unspoken". That doesn't make any sense..

I mean, that's exactly what implications and connotations are.
Implications and connotations are not textual. They are interpretations of the text (how ever self-evident they might be). Unless something is the literal words of the text, it is not "textual".

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:21 pm 
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Magic Story is back in action!

Today's UR (Magic Story): The Flood

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Kumena awakens the city of Orazca as Jace’s memory returns in an unrelenting torrent.

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Friendly reminder Vraska is Neutral Evil and deserves to die while Kumena is True Neutral and therefore a tragic victim.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Friendly reminder Vraska is Neutral Evil and deserves to die while Kumena is True Neutral and therefore a tragic victim.

Planeshift is run by the D&D team, though. Beyond the fact that what happens when you Cross the Streams is, interesting as it is, fairly volatile and, for lack of a better word, glitchy.

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It entertains me that Jace's tattoos were mostly a back-ally mistake made by an amnesiac teen and some random Gruul shaman.

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This is easily the best story since "Jace, Alone" back at the beginning of the Ixalan chapters, and probably in the top five of all time. The character development in the last paragraphs especially are exquisite.

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I love this story and its progression of Jace's character and the relationship that he and Vraska share. However, I'm very nervous for what the second story spotlight card, Induced Amnesia, portends for the future of these plot developments.


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