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Strixhaven spoilers 

The good: Kasmina's new card looks exciting. Also, fractal tokens!

The bad: Liliana is now a Strixhaven professor, and it feels both too soon and massively out of character

Strixhaven hints 

apparently MaRo's Tumblr list of hints included something that's led people to expect a Will and Rowan MDFC planeswalker

I like the idea that they're keeping the "Will and Rowan share a spark" thing from Throne of Eldraine by continuing to have them on the same card/closely linked cards

Random Card of the Day 

Admiral Beckett Brass

This is a neat Pirate lord with a rare repeatable permanent theft ability, and the art is great too - she’s wearing trinkets from all the other Ixalan factions, and IIRC Jason Rainville based her design on his mother.

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review site project idea 

Idea I probably won't get around to: a bookwyrm instance specifically for reviewing RPG books. In particular, reviewing adventure modules.

This idea from my digging, over the last couple years, through old modules and Dungeon, looking for location-based adventures to add to a sandbox campaign with minimal effort.

Could add custom review criteria:
- sandboxiness
- customizability
- Jaquay-factor

Twitter: people have been asking for a card for Erik, father of Saffi Eriksdotter and Hans Eriksson, and that gives Gavin Verhey hope for the fandom

so apparently with the release of Strixhaven, converted mana cost will become mana value

I don't think it's an upgrade, but that's probably just me being Old and the only consequence to me will be a few months of culture shock when I can start playing Magic in person again

TIL about an obscure format called King, which is basically Bang but for Magic

You randomly assign roles: a king, a guard, two assassins, and a rogue.
The king (the only public role) wins if they make it to the end of the game.
The guard's goal is to protect the king, and any player can block on the king's behalf.
The assassins win if the king is defeated.
The rogue wants to be the last person standing.

I would like to try this once.

Thoughts about a Strixhaven faction 

RU is usually the math nerd faction, but in Strixhaven it's UG. And I think it's because these color pairs think about math differently.

RU says "Math is a thing we invented."
UG says "Math is a thing we discovered."

Strixhaven, official

It's an enemy color set, and they're finishing the Command cycle from Dragons of Tarkir

Also the factions sound a lot like real high school cliques

donate to black trans people!!

i’m coming here as a total last resort so please hear me out. I’m a trans black 19 year old girl living in canada in a very hostile and abusive household. [...] rent in toronto is extremely expensive and i’ve found a possible room i could rent out for the time being but my savings isn’t enough to secure housing.[...] i really really need this money to survive.

D&DMtG update (3/ ) 

We compared notes when we woke up, and Venqwyn realized that both that monster and the Old Thin One (who I'd seen in a different part of the dream) were probably Eldrazi.

So now we have a reasonable suspicion that Onumbrica's gods were related to protect the plane from Eldrazi. Shit just got real.

Also that means we have to bring all the gods back, even the shitty ones, and that means Tebasha is going to have to be on point about redefining their natures through the masks.

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D&DMtG update (aside) 

side note to @ajanionthespot : were we on first-name terms with Miss Chaplet at the end of last season? I remember she was particular about that.

But, given the chance, Ariel *will* start calling her Theo.

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D&DMtG update (2/ ) 

but also doesn't want to miss out on going up to the glacier with Ariel and Venqwyn to talk to Arcoreas. So he asked me if I could do some kind of psychic link thing for us, and that's about the most romantic thing Ariel has ever heard. (Also Venqwyn and I just worked out how to cast [[Huddle Up]] , so I can actually do that.)

All 4 of us planeswalkers had the same extremely creepy dream about a dead world and a bizarre monster, and Miss Chaplet was there for some reason.

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D&DMtG update 

In tonight's session:

We've sent Seth to organize a Wayside Parliament for the gods, because they've all been avoiding each other and we want them to give us a consensus on who the Second Wave are and who we need them to be.

Firiel has invited Tebasha to a manufacturer's conference, to start working on masks for embodying the Second Wave gods. So we're splitting the party.

Tarjuk will be going to Lest We Forget to try his spirit quest thing again. Tigris is staying with Tarjuk,

LRR's nickname suggestion box for Kaldheim is here!

I've gone through already and submitted names for every card I could think of a decent idea for

D&D, poll 

Hm, still planning my #AcqInc #DnD #Ravnica game, and I still need to fill out an NPC role of Skilled Hireling. I've narrowed it down to two ideas:
Outgoing perky goth vampire (pink glitter eyeshadow, skulls, rainbow stripes)
Shy nerdy werewolf (rippling with furry muscles but very embarrassed about it)

non binding poll:

another D&DMtG card idea 

Sweet Potato Chips [3]
Artifact - Food
When Sweet Potato Chips enters the battlefield, reveal the top three cards of your library. You may put a creature and/or land card from among them into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
2, T, Sacrifice Sweet Potato Chips: You gain 3 life.

At the Gatewatch office's concession stand, Ariel found their first taste of home in what felt like forever.

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