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Open question, something I've been wondering about. When mtg cards are printed in English internationally, do they use US English spellings/style, or do they use more International English?

It'd be cool to have "foreign" cards that I'm still capable of fully comprehending, just some unexpected Us in places.

@mycroft
That's the most complicated compliment I've ever received. It's like the opposite of a Yiddish curse. I will take it in the spirit it was intended in.

@Ethancdavenport
Thank you for the suggestion, but Mark Rosewater is the lead designer, so I don't think he could give me an answer that would be useful to me.

I do want to know whether and how he's tried to sneak a Jewish faction into Magic. I have some ideas for him.

I should probably say at this point that I’m pretty sure I’d have to stop being a WUBRG admin if I got a job at Wizards; that would make me too corporate to run a Mastodon instance. I wouldn’t give up my account though, I love this place too much.

The really nice thing about this interaction was that it didn’t end with the standard “you’re doing the right things; keep doing them.” I’m past the point where that’s helpful; I’m impatient for someone who can actually give me a job to notice I’m doing the right things.

Instead, it was “Keep doing what you’re doing, but also here’s one more extremely concrete and specific thing to do.” This is exactly what I needed to hear. Also, I feel like I have another friend on the inside now.

We exchanged business cards, and Daniel also gave me a card for Wizards recruiting, and said I should write to them and say “here’s all the things I do with Magic content and in the community, and I’d like to do them for Wizards.” I am gonna send that email first thing on Monday.

The one question I didn’t get answered is “what’s it like to be Jewish there?” Somebody mentioned someone I *could* talk to, but I didn’t have a chance to because the LRR draft was about to start.

Here’s a nice thing that happened yesterday that I haven’t talked about yet.

There was a “meet women and queerfolx who work at Wizards” meetup at MagicFest, and I was there at the right time. I had a lovely conversation with a guy named Daniel from the Franchise team, which is the most recent team I’ve applied for a job at (for reference, his nametag also said “gay, Korean, adopted).

I asked a lot of questions and apparently made a very good impression.

@mycroft that would be very cool. And in post-Battlebond Magic, we can specify that Ruric and Thar only partner with each other.

@ajanionthespot
Are you going to try to get in on the draft? @SliverQueen and I have plans to get there early.

@ajanionthespot Sounds like an awesome day. I’m about to head down there again for the Draft With LRR.

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