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Friday, June 12, 2020

Magic, converged

The self-evisceration of the game industry picks up speed:
Today, we will be changing the multiverse ID and removing the Gatherer card image for the card Invoke Prejudice, originally printed in 1994. The card is racist and made even worse by the multiverse ID it was unfortunately codified with years ago. There's no place for racism in our game, nor anywhere else.

But to that point, it should never have been published nor placed in the Gatherer. And for that we are sorry. The events of the past weeks and the ongoing conversation about how we can better support people of color have caused us to examine ourselves, our actions, and our inactions. We appreciate everyone helping us to recognize when we fall short. We should have been better, we can be better, and we will be better.

To that end, we will be removing a number of images from our database that are racist or culturally offensive, including:

Invoke Prejudice
Cleanse
Stone-Throwing Devils
Pradesh Gypsies
Jihad
Imprison
Crusade
Replacing those card images will be the following statement:

"We have removed this card image from our database due to its racist depiction, text, or combination thereof. Racism in any form is unacceptable and has no place in our games, nor anywhere else."
I can't say I had any interest in Magic: The Gathering after figuring out the nature of the game mechanics, but the decline and eventual collapse of the converged companies should create some nice opportunities in the near future.

It's rather telling to observe a perspective that celebrates summoning demons, black magic, and murder, but decries whatever "racism" is this week. Keep that in mind if you're ever tempted to virtue-signal about your not-racism.

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89 Comments:

Blogger Lightning in My Hands June 12, 2020 11:07 AM  

Curious about your thoughts regarding the mechanics. From what I can tell, the resource management for mana and cards is superior to Hearthstone notwithstanding that we are talking about a pay-to-play scheme for this industry.

Blogger Tallen June 12, 2020 11:12 AM  

I was a casual player for several years. The entire game is racist and needs to be shut down. Wizards should petition .gov to confiscate and burn all magic cards.

Black is one of the five colors of mana in Magic. It is drawn from the power of swamps and embodies the principles of parasitism and amorality. The mana symbol for Black is represented by a skull. On the color pie, it is the ally of blue and red, and the enemy of white and green. Black seeks power through ruthlessness or opportunity.

White is one of the five colors of mana in Magic. It is drawn from the plains and embodies the principles of morality and order. The mana symbol for White is represented by a sun. On the color pie, it is allied with green and blue, and is enemies with black and red. White seeks peace through structure.

The horror.

Blogger Jason June 12, 2020 11:24 AM  

Just looked up some of the cards. Not sure what could be wrong with the stone throwing devils card, maybe the flavor text, "Sometimes those with the most sin cast the first stone", hits too close to home.

Blogger Solon June 12, 2020 11:25 AM  

Theres a whole lot that's hilarious about their removal of these cards for someone who knows magick: the gathering.

1)all of them either target black creatures or empower white creatures
2)all of them either suck or are very niche
3)the artwork isnt even racist unless you see the racism boogeyman in every closet
4)black as a color in general represents demons, undead, dark magic, etc., so the racist ones are the people associating demons with africans.
5)the term for targeting/immunity/countering a color in MTG is "hate," as in "these cards all have black hate as a feature." They havent removed any cards with "white hate."
6)the price of these cards just skyrocketed by their censorship. "Invoke Prejudice" is around $250 for one copy and climbing. It's like having old banned war memorabilia like a nazi Iron Cross: artificial scarcity.

It wouldnt surprise me if, in the near future, they just do away with the black and white color designations and rename them "dark" and "light," although guaranteed there'll STILL be some ugly blue-haired hamplanet REEing after that.

Blogger Cappuccinobear June 12, 2020 11:25 AM  

Magic: the gathering, now introduces the new "race card".

Blogger Skyler the Weird June 12, 2020 11:33 AM  

I'm sure there is a big African American magic Tournament going on in the Seattle CHAD as we speak.

Blogger Unknown June 12, 2020 11:34 AM  

I can imagine that card will increase in value in a few years, if there is still a community playing it.

It will be the new Black Lotus! (which are going between $25,000 and $150,000 today - depending on quality)

Blogger VD June 12, 2020 11:43 AM  

Clean up your language, SamuraiJeff.

Blogger A rebel without a General June 12, 2020 11:44 AM  

I thought about getting into this, but before I did their company cucked so I backed off. Now with Activision run Hearthstone cucking though its still fun. The only thing left is Yu-gi-oh which was my first love, but the game power creeped to hard and games can be over in as little as 2 turns.

Blogger Critias June 12, 2020 11:45 AM  

There was an interesting comment I read about one of our favourite converged companies - Disney. In 2019 they squared away the main story arch of their biggest franchises The Avengers and Star Wars. They also released squeals to two of their biggest movies Frozen and Toy Story. Further, they did remakes of two of their historical biggest movies Aladdin and Lion King. To cap it off they released home streaming, all this before the virus and cinemas shut.

I guess what Magic is doing here is reacting to the situation? But a lot of the bigger companies are working to a plan worked out long in advance.

Blogger SamuraiJeff June 12, 2020 11:47 AM  

Sorry I will

Blogger Phelps June 12, 2020 11:47 AM  

Had to google the card, it was ID # 1488.

Top kek.

Blogger pyrrhus June 12, 2020 11:49 AM  

MTG has some great collectable art on the early cards, but the people running it have always been commies...

Blogger Mr. Deficient June 12, 2020 11:57 AM  

The cards themselves are hilariously non offensive, I wouldn't have even guessed they would be considered 'racist' outside of crusade which I will admit I did chuckle at the design of.

Blogger Jab Burrwalky June 12, 2020 12:11 PM  

I ditched the game when I learned the designers thought the Satanic Bible was a good source for flavor text.

Blogger Canadian Warlord June 12, 2020 12:14 PM  

Killer Bunnies is better anyway. I believe it's a similar game structure?

Blogger lowercaseb June 12, 2020 12:21 PM  

This announcement is a gift for the amateur collector crowd.

Blogger Servant June 12, 2020 12:25 PM  

Crusade just has a picture of crusaders? With crosses? Not racist. Literal history. Some of these it's racist to call racist. Like jihad. It's a picture of Turks on a jihad. Or stone throwing devils. What race are devils supposed to be?

Calling cleanse racist is funny because they clearly didn't mean negroes. Yet it says black creatures must be destroyed because black people are actually just creatures?

Invoke prejudice is the perfect example for Owens argument against wizard words. The language loses all nuance in their hands.

Blogger rikjames.313 June 12, 2020 12:27 PM  

Critias wrote:There was an interesting comment I read about one of our favourite converged companies - Disney. In 2019 they squared away the main story arch of their biggest franchises The Avengers and Star Wars. They also released squeals to two of their biggest movies Frozen and Toy Story. Further, they did remakes of two of their historical biggest movies Aladdin and Lion King. To cap it off they released home streaming, all this before the virus and cinemas shut.

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Movie theaters have been dying since I can pause the movie and hit the bathroom or grab a snack that isn't over priced. And I watch without Deshaunda and Niqua coming up, hollain on the phone and at each other.

Locally we have a chain build super fancy theaters with reclining chairs, bar and snack service, bowling alley, pub.... at a premium price. They were nice

Took the diversity a while to figure out how to buy one in and sneak in the rest in the exit doors. They did what they do. The chain tried to crack down on teens, and making customers keep the stubs and checking sometimes. The pastors started yelling racist and demanding teen discounts. The chain isn't nice now.

Blogger ar10308 June 12, 2020 12:28 PM  

MAGIC is a very converged community, especially since they allow convicted and registered Pedos to compete in tournaments where children also regularly compete. It is a simple game, so kids like playing it, and they go to the large tournaments. And so do the Pedos.

A friend posted a pic of the Gypsy card and it is hilariously inoffensive given the actual stereotypes of Gypsies. And anyone who has been around Gypsies know the stereotypes are even too generous towards their actual behavior and proclivities.

Blogger QW June 12, 2020 12:31 PM  

I guess this balances out them having a business relationship wit a sex predator right?

http://www.unsleevedmedia.com/uncategorized/magic-wizards-of-the-coasts-sex-predator/

Blogger R Webfoot June 12, 2020 12:33 PM  

@1 Speaking for myself, I can't really get into any game where "actually getting the chance to use all of the cards you prepared" is literally a loss condition.

Blogger pyrrhus June 12, 2020 12:37 PM  

The other major offense of early MTG is that it is far too literate, with a whole set devoted to the Arabian 1001 Nights....

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 12, 2020 12:45 PM  

You see by us not trying to be edgy and carrying tiki torches around they have to go looking for their enemies under every rock. And they are already starting to devour each other.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 12, 2020 1:02 PM  

Crusade just has a picture of crusaders? With crosses? Not racist.

I.e., the SJWs are taking the opportunity to get rid of other things they don't like, such as a depiction of Christianity, by tossing it in the same bonfire. With so much book-burning going on, who will notice?

Blogger Pseudotsuga June 12, 2020 1:11 PM  

Ah, Magic the Money Gathering has taken a second leap over the shark, with a half twist this time. They really know how to pander to their base customers, or who they perceive those customers to be.

Blogger Karen took the Kids June 12, 2020 1:17 PM  

Various industries are ripe for the picking even in the last week with all this shit going on. I'd imagine there's a lot of crossover between MTG and comic book fans and they're certainly not happy with the dumpster fires Marvel and DC have turned into. This won't help.

Blogger American Nationalist June 12, 2020 1:26 PM  

They banned Crusade because it's an enchantment that boosts every creature that uses white mana.

I'm pretty sure they just want to remove white mana from the game at this point just because it's coded to be the "good" color.

Blogger Wild Ape June 12, 2020 1:28 PM  

Magic the Gathering has been converged for years and is teeming with SJWs. It is the most popular and lucrative card game of all time and these punks never stop to use it as a beat stick on the "badthink" "Nazis" that play the game. We've all heard of Gamergate and Comicsgate but now the is a new Board Gamergate that is taking hold. SJWs are coming for your games too! It started with not allowing Confederate flags on the game pieces and recently Orcs have been considered too racist for Dungeons and Dragons. This is the perfect opportunity to stick it to the SJWs like we did with Marvel Comics. Magic the Gathering has "racist orcs" and body shaming art and toxic masculinity. I am going to have fun with this!

Blogger Dr. J June 12, 2020 1:33 PM  

This is some seriously convoluted virtue signaling.

Step 1 - Go through mental gymnastics to describe cards with no mention of race as racist.
Step 2 - Memory hole said cards
Step 3 - Reap congrats for being the wokest?

What next, will Monopoly get rid of the low income properties at the beginning of the board because they're brown?

My kids like the game because of the Tolkien-esque flavor - elves, dragons, etc. But they mostly play white, and I don't let them play black - heh.

Blogger Nikolai Collushnikov June 12, 2020 1:34 PM  

>Stone-Throwing Devils
Top kek.

Blogger doctrev June 12, 2020 1:43 PM  

Dr. J wrote:
What next, will Monopoly get rid of the low income properties at the beginning of the board because they're brown?



I remember when they were deep purple, in one of the anniversary editions. Nonetheless, I'm sure abolishing low-income housing is itself gentrifying and racist, or something. I'll just be surprised if the Ghetto edition doesn't become the standard for all Monopoly games.

Blogger Janus June 12, 2020 1:57 PM  

My friend was telling me about this right before I saw it here.

Conveniently, while Cleanse, a white card that destroys all black creatures was scrubbed, Virtue's Ruin, a black card which destroys all white creatures is still perfectly legal.

At least they know which side they're on.

(I also think it's a little informative that they banned the Jihad card alongside the Crusade card.)

Blogger bramley say Enoch woz right June 12, 2020 2:02 PM  

It's amazing the way these companies are coming out with self-denouncements. Stalin could only have dreamed of this level of concession.

Pity they aren't being executed for their crimes.

Blogger Gilbert Ratchet June 12, 2020 2:21 PM  

"It's rather telling to observe a perspective that celebrates summoning demons, black magic, and murder, but decries whatever "racism" is this week."

Reminds me of that Onion story: "Use of N-word may end porn star's career"

Blogger Pseudotsuga June 12, 2020 2:32 PM  

Damelon Brinn wrote:Crusade just has a picture of crusaders? With crosses? Not racist.

I.e., the SJWs are taking the opportunity to get rid of other things they don't like, such as a depiction of Christianity, by tossing it in the same bonfire. With so much book-burning going on, who will notice?

They're burning whole bookstores now... much more efficient, you know. Even if books by authors like Scalzi and Jemisin turn to ash, it's acceptable collateral damage.

Blogger Canadian Warlord June 12, 2020 2:50 PM  

Uh... I hate to mention this but it is a card _collector_ game on top of being an actual game.

What has also happened here is cardboard cards are being made more valuable because the machine making thousands a day is now making some other card.

Opee Chee didn't put a Gretzky card in every pack, despite the hopes of all us dumb kids chewing that chalky tasteless brick-like gum on the way to school.

I sense a marketing department using woke culture to scam everyone and increase the trade value of otherwise worthless thin strips of dried pulp.

Blogger Crew June 12, 2020 2:53 PM  

Next up Chess is in trouble!

Blogger Kiwi June 12, 2020 3:12 PM  

I bet these guys are the life of every party.

And by that I mean they're the ones that get thrown off the balcony into the pool.

Blogger Gallant June 12, 2020 3:18 PM  

You probably have the resources on tap (read: artists, printing and design understanding) to take a crack at a collectible card game.

Would make more sense than trying to reform pornography, prostitution, international drug trafficking, or games journalism.

Blogger BalancedTryteOperators June 12, 2020 3:46 PM  

Demons and black magic are make-believe in the context of a fantasy universe, so they sre not evil.

Murder is extremely disordered but by itself isn't evil unless it is mixed with hatred. Jeffrey Dahmer was a murderer but he wasn't evil. But a person who kills a white man just to "get back at whitey" is evil because it is racist.

Blogger SirHamster June 12, 2020 4:16 PM  

Nikolai Collushnikov wrote:>Stone-Throwing Devils

Top kek.


I think it was really about the flavor text for that one.

Sometimes those with the most sin cast the first stones.

They saw themselves in the mirror and they did not like it.

Blogger Jack Amok June 12, 2020 4:21 PM  

I've met some of the WOTC people. That they would have anything left at this point for SJWs to complain about is all the proof you need that SJW can never be satisfied.

Blogger Cinco June 12, 2020 4:33 PM  

I foresee “white” not going first for a loooonngg time.

Blogger Miguel June 12, 2020 4:54 PM  

"There's no place for....."

How I hate this sentence. 🤡🌍

Blogger God Emperor Memes June 12, 2020 5:00 PM  

"Stone Throwing Devils" = Muslims.

Blogger Newscaper312 June 12, 2020 5:24 PM  

It's hard to tell where the ignorance ends and the dishonesty begins.
The metaphor of light (white) as Good and darkness (black) as Evil far predates any concerns or significant interactions in the West with sub-Saharan Africans.

Blogger Balam June 12, 2020 5:35 PM  

The heart of the company left years ago, so anyone who once liked mtg should realize it's them and not you. This recent banning episode proves that the management is completely not what it was.

Richard Garfield himself moved on to other games, netrunner which Wizards killed and keyforge which he made as the anti-mtg. In keyforge you untap and draw at the end of the turn, there is no 'life' pounts, and most importantly all decks are premade so there is no secondary speculative market.

The primary 'good' MTG designer, Michael Elliot, whose masterpiece was ravnina left after that final project. All the people who made MTG fun are just gone. The rest is, as the sjw handbook goes, just a skinsuit to be worn demanding respect.

Blogger Balkan Yankee June 12, 2020 5:38 PM  

@38: Next up Chess is in trouble!

So is Darth Vader.

Imperial Storm Troopers. Not so much.

Blogger Bobiojimbo June 12, 2020 5:45 PM  

My friends and I played a card game called Android: Netrunner. It was headed down this same path. While I'm sad it's gone, I'm glad it wasn't as badly converged. There are fans who are trying to keep it alive, but they're SJWs.

Blogger Daniel June 12, 2020 6:13 PM  

And all god's gammas cry out: "Promise to kill me last!"

Not enough.

Magic: The Gathering is an inherently white game. They should self-ban it altogether, profits be damned!

Blogger Daniel June 12, 2020 6:14 PM  

Racists of the Coast has one hell of a ring to it, though.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 12, 2020 6:14 PM  

@38 - "Oh, alright, I'll be Rainbeaux again."

"No, it's your turn to be Dull Gray!"


Declaring "Jihad" to be racist is treading on some very thin ice. That's nearly anti-those-other-Semites.

Blogger Unknown June 12, 2020 6:17 PM  

America is fertile ground for moral panics, which it then spreads throughout its international sphere of influence. The fundamental reason is that the nation itself was founded on the ersatz morality of its being "the new Jerusalem," "the shining city on a hill," etc. The Ur-Americans were real estate speculators LARP-ing as Bible characters.

This flaw in the nation's identity - best expressed by the term "American exceptionalism" - makes itself felt periodically, like herpes. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Civil War ("his truth goes marching on" over the bodies of 300,000 dead Southerners) to the madness during World Wars One and Two to "the Civil Rights Movement" to the current BLM crusade, our history is a series of extraordinarily moralistic follies. Of course (((the usual suspects))) enable these outbreaks of mad sanctimony at every turn, like someone constantly pushing drinks at an alcoholic.

The first step to going clean is to face the worst about oneself. Can America do that? Will it re-examine "exceptionalism"?

Blogger Hammerli 280 June 12, 2020 6:28 PM  

Hmph. Tried that game, it became obvious it was a scam to get people to buy expansion packs in a search for one super-powerful card. Not my thing.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 12, 2020 6:46 PM  

Not sure why anyone would believe so, but if anyone did believe euroball was any less converged, allow me to disabuse you of that notion:

https://www.espn.co.uk/football/english-premier-league/story/4110538/premier-league-approves-black-lives-matter-on-club-shirtstaking-a-knee-in-games

Blogger tublecane June 12, 2020 6:51 PM  

Just had a conversation with an actual human being who informed me that Cancel Culture is a "false flag" intended to rally the right, which is obsessed with a nonexistent "Culture War." The least retarded interpretation of such nonsense I can think up is that the right is the only faction using the words "Culture War." Everyone else just calls it Friday.

How is it possible for people not to see the giant black dildo slapping them in the nose?

Blogger Amethyst Dominica June 12, 2020 7:14 PM  

Funny, when Evangelical Christians were decrying fantasy games for promoting Magic and Satanism, the authors of these games stood firm. But now when the same screeching schoolmarms are attacking the game in the guise of Civil Rights, they can't grovel fast enough. What happened to their commitment to defy censorship and maintain artistic integrity?

The Enemy must be feeling the pinch. The last few weeks have felt like a final volley, a last ditch effort to stop the doom they know is coming. The term Revelation seems appropriate, since now these companies and institutions are revealing who their real Master is...

Blogger Storm Rhode June 12, 2020 7:17 PM  

The stuff you mention to reform could be vice cards in a Christian card game.

Blogger cecilhenry June 12, 2020 7:21 PM  

It might be of interest to see that another famous and long standing institution of traditional Canada has been converged:

The Stratford Festival in Ontario


It started to be noticeable about 6 years ago (when they put on a play about the Komagata Maru incident vilifying Whites for defending themselves and their nation and future) ---- and now its become a sick joke.

The Stratford Festival--- formerly the premiere Shakespearian theatre in Canada, has sold out to anti-White politics and SJW's

And clearly, Stratford has been subverted into this activist garbage.

Its no longer Stratford. ITs been parasitized and destroyed.

Its former prestige is rapidly vanishing, as they chose virtue signalling over theatre.

Many of these Shakespearean plays look like they're being performed in an African training school.

And clearly, Stratford has been willingly subverted into this activist garbage.

WHO did this, who sold out to this??? This has been a DECISION.

And NOW we see this:

Black Like Me, past, present and future: Behind the Stratford Festival Curtain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJK85IRtzYM

Blogger Storm Rhode June 12, 2020 7:25 PM  

Criminal is not a race. So many people are afraid to go to the mat against this nonsense.

Blogger Storm Rhode June 12, 2020 7:28 PM  

They would have to admit they were thinking ill of blacks when they published the card. They should have told the sjws they were racist to read such bigoted nonsense into fantasy game cards.

Blogger Cloudbuster June 12, 2020 7:34 PM  

Virtually all the comments of articles I read referencing this action are full of virtue-signalers eager to jump on the bandwagon. A pox on all of them.

Blogger Cloudbuster June 12, 2020 7:38 PM  

Gilbert Ratchet wrote:"It's rather telling to observe a perspective that celebrates summoning demons, black magic, and murder, but decries whatever "racism" is this week."

Reminds me of that Onion story: "Use of N-word may end porn star's career"


That's a real life story now. Not going to bother to find links, but I'm sure you can find it if you look.

Blogger Shane Bradman June 12, 2020 7:39 PM  

Stopped playing because Wizards of the Coast couldn't make a usable online client for 15 years. Selling all my cards now.

Blogger A trite re-white June 12, 2020 7:39 PM  

First Faulty, Towers now Magic the gathering. This is beyond weird. Life of Brian must be up on the chopping block soon. That movie is filled with anti-Semitic tonnes.

Blogger Cloudbuster June 12, 2020 7:44 PM  

Phelps wrote:Had to google the card, it was ID # 1488.

Top kek.


In the future, the number 1488 will itself be banned. All equations that have a result of 1488 will automatically have one added to the answer. Any indexing or grouping of items that equal or exceed 1488 will either skip 1488, or have a notice put at that point in the index or collection that 1488 is evil.

Blogger A trite re-white June 12, 2020 7:46 PM  

https://youtu.be/Es2pPwbCR34

Just a reminder that Enoch Powell's Rivers of Bloods(mud) speech is unfolding.

Blogger Akulkis June 12, 2020 7:53 PM  

>> I've met some of the WOTC people.

Are they as gay as their line of games?

Hell, they took a proven winner, Cosmic Encounter, and half ruined it with frivolous conversion to plastic and other value-reducing changes. Higher priced and worth less. Mmmmm, what a bargain.

Blogger Avalanche June 12, 2020 9:12 PM  

@38 Next up Chess is in trouble!"

Hmmm, I don't think so. Wouldn't that be moslem-phobic? Didn't chess originate in Persia? The thought-conflict might burn out a few SJW brains...

Blogger jkmack June 12, 2020 9:32 PM  

@61 actual crime data would indicate that criminal is a race. Are you anti-science?

Blogger Tomato bear June 12, 2020 9:39 PM  

Not to mention FTK lurking every banlist.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 12, 2020 10:53 PM  

In happier, related news, the good guys appear to have won a battle in the FreeBSD project. The Code of Conduct that was slipped in by some Randi Harper acolytes a couple years ago, which was larded up with SJW nonsense like the ability to attack someone within the project for any opinions expressed in other places like social media (basically, "So-and-so shared a hurtful meme about fat people on Twitter, so I can't feel welcome in the project unless he's kicked out"), has been tossed and replaced with a fairly harmless boilerplate one.

Of course, like any CoC, what really matters is who is enforcing it. But if the SJWs were firmly in power, they wouldn't have allowed this, so it's a good sign that the sane are taking the project back.

Blogger aps June 13, 2020 1:00 AM  

CDPR have been pretty based and Gwent is just great. Interesting mechanics and one of the best FTP models I've seen.

Blogger Jack Amok June 13, 2020 1:45 AM  

Are they as gay as their line of games?

More Gamma than Lambda, but yeah. If my Zoomer son and his friends are any indication, zero interest in WOTC from the new generation. No interest in Magic, but the do occasionally play D&D, but using a knock-off ruleset (Legends and Labyrinths I think?) and they loved my ancient 1980's Forgotten Realms sourcebooks, but hate the new crap.

Blogger Paul M June 13, 2020 3:34 AM  

Fuck Hasbro. They bought D&D, and ruined it.

Blogger SciVo June 13, 2020 4:26 AM  

Phelps wrote:Had to google the card, it was ID # 1488.

Top kek.


What's the 1488 equivalent of triskaidekaphobia? Because this is numerological superstition, straight up.

Blogger Shane Bradman June 13, 2020 5:26 AM  

@69. Everyone I've heard who has worked at or with Wizards of the Coast has hated them. This goes back over 20 years. They are a terribly managed company. Absolutely terrible. If all they were was gay, that would be an improvement.

Blogger Akulkis June 13, 2020 8:10 AM  

>> Fuck Hasbro. They bought D&D, and ruined it.

They did the same to The Avalon Hill Game Company -- dissolving AH and giving all of the titles to Wizards of the Coast -- who went on to diminish all that they touched.

Blogger Macs June 13, 2020 9:00 AM  

When they started printing black vampires I knew it was over fir M:TG. Pretty much the only non-evil white males they orint now are "whacky bunrning-man" types with goggles. There was a recent set with a European fairy-tale theme that broke the pattern and was very popular, but for me it's too little, too late.

Blogger Macs June 13, 2020 9:13 AM  

White has become the "stealth" evil color more and more. Black has zombies but the humans are depicted as groovy rebels as opposed to the authoritarian Whitey.

Blogger tuberman June 13, 2020 9:50 AM  

Avalanche wrote:@38 Next up Chess is in trouble!"

Hmmm, I don't think so. Wouldn't that be moslem-phobic? Didn't chess originate in Persia? The thought-conflict might burn out a few SJW brains...


Very few, SJWs simply ignore thought-conflict most of the time, although "Moslems are right about women" got to a smattering. SJWs. as you know, have many, many tricks to get through hypocrisy, lies, ignoring facts, etc. -- once they take the nose dive into the inverted world, only the Truth bothers them.

Blogger Ska_Boss June 13, 2020 10:54 AM  

I enjoyed MTG through middle and high school. Ended up quitting because it cost too much money to buy packs from endless expansions. I imagine the game now looks and feels quite different than what it was originally intended to. Another one bites the dust.

Blogger Akulkis June 13, 2020 11:47 AM  

>> Ended up quitting because it cost too much money to buy packs from endless expansions.

The "drug dealer" aspect of their business model for a game is inherently dishonest.

Blogger Silly but True June 13, 2020 1:08 PM  

Lol! Feel sorry for all the tranny Harry Potter fans with Harry Potter tattoos:
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/laurenstrapagiel/harry-potter-tattoos-jk-rowling-transgender

Blogger d June 13, 2020 5:21 PM  

The progressive degeneracy is accelerating FFS:

https://go-review.googlesource.com/c/go/+/236857/

Blogger travvyboy June 13, 2020 8:39 PM  

Well those cards immediately became MUCH more valuble. I found "Invoke Prejudice" on ebay for $850.

Blogger travvyboy June 13, 2020 8:48 PM  

In fact if I find any of these cards cheap on Ebay right now I think I'll buy them. I don't even play this game but I think they will become much more expensive. I've already found a few that are expensive. Sorry for double post.

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