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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:57 pm 
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2019 has been a poor year to be a Vorthos. If you haven't been paying attention this is a pretty good summary of events and decisions regarding Magic Story for the past year. With the recent announcement the Theros Beyond would not have an e-book, several Vorthos on reddit (and presumably Twitter but I don't go there) have been lamenting the squandering of goodwill that WotC has built since Magic Origins. Many people have declared Magic Story to be 'dead' or wonder why they should bother when characters and stories get dropped with no fanfare. This got me thinking about past controversies in the community and the general reaction to them. I've been following the story since original Mirrodin but didn't really follow the community until RoE. I know the Mending was poorly received at the time, as was the Vanishing, the Origins retcons, and so on. So I have two questions. What makes this time so different (I have an idea for this one)? What are some older controversies in the Vorthos community and how were they received at the time?


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I honestly felt that Agents of Artifice and The Purifying Fire were superior 'origin' stories to what we got in Magic Origins. I'd like to see WOTC try going back to that form of storytelling for the Gatewatch.

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If the story we'd gotten since Origins is dead, I welcome it. As long as Magic persists death will be followed by rebirth, and there's a lot of up left to go to.

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Evidently we're in an on hold period until the inevitable Phyrexia face off, but there's no reason to not regard new stuff as non-canon unless deliberately said so.

What I'm really interested in is if the movie and Netflix series will be part of the official continuity or be their own AU. Obviously those will be the "ultimate canon" since more people care about visual media.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:56 pm 
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What I'm really interested in is if the movie and Netflix series will be part of the official continuity or be their own AU. Obviously those will be the "ultimate canon" since more people care about visual media.


Nic Kelman has said that it will be it's own continuity but grain of salt and all that.


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Fun reminder that Cary used to post on the old forums, and I think a bit on these, under the moniker Vronos and is good people.

People didn't like time spiral at the time but that was more a shock value thing in my experience. So much bad stuff has been swept under the rug and not spoken on by wizards and I expect all of this recent garbage will be given the same "never talk about it" treatment. The only difference is now we have a lot more players that care so it won't be quickly forgotten

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