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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:37 pm 
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Well to be fair human societies have managed to get very complex without the need of large settlements like Aboriginal Australians and their highly efficient agriculture, societal structures and extensive trade routes.

The Roil supposedly prevents tradea ccoridng to the article, but this is clearly not true based on how Zendikari culture is cosmopolitan and hires services from everywhere.

The Roil is a problem if you're attached to your home, but from a realistic standpoint is not the end of civilisation as much as Creative wants to depict it as such.

Then we have another case of the Kaladesh rebels where the problem is overstated.
Though considering we've actually seen the kind of devastation the Roil causes, it'd be more accurate to say the effects are understated or largely ignored.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:47 pm 
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We also have an unassociated story: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/a ... 2020-09-04


Overall I quite like it, a down to earth piece.

Agreed, it was really refreshing to finally get the vantage of a native again, and I particularly liked the attitudes that the travel of planeswalkers engender as well. There was something really old school about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:36 pm 
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We also have an unassociated story: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/a ... 2020-09-04

Finally got to this. I have always had a preference for little stories so I really liked this. It was also allowed to be slower than the main line of stories, which I assume have to hit plot points at a certain pace.

Miguel Lopez looks to be a less established writer; I wonder if he was recruited through the recent call for writers of color.


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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:08 pm 
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Episode 2: Race to the Murasa Skyclave

It looks like use of the Makindi magic does petrify everything around it. Which makes sense if you're a white oppressive society of earthbenders that you want to make everything rocks so you can control as much as possible.

I like that the party member that has the most friction with Nahiri is the one that shares no colors with her, Zareth.


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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Ah, I'm so used to these stories not being here I totally oopsed and forgot to post this yesterday. Thanks neru.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:13 am 
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So that's what lithoform blight is.

Also, a truth and tell version of a card game.

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New story today. Pretty boring until the serpent showed up, great atmospheric horror and descriptions from then on.

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Today's UR (Magic story): THE MAGOSI STEPS

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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New story, a novelisation of the trailer.

"I will bend you to my will"

Nahiri confirmed earthbender... wait...

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Today's UR (Magic Story): EPISODE 3: THE DANGEROUS CLIMB, THE LONG FALL

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I also think its kind of strange that the core is constantly described as star-like in terms of brilliance, yet Nahiri makes a sedron emit "dark energy". Like the story almost had it with the white villainy but decided to screw with it for some reason.

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Flashback episode today: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/a ... 2020-09-18

Really dig the feelings of lack of connection and cultural destruction.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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Gods I am just depressed they squandered the Surrakar

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Yeah, they'd be a pretty unique aquatic race

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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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I really liked Obuun's story. It also showed a good example of the subtle hegemony of white. The kor took in an orphan and gave him the tools to do well in their society; they didn't assume an elf had one predestined role that he's supposed to just accept. They created safe homes where people don't have to worry about their parents being killed by giant salamander people. Nahiri has reason to think the skyclaves were an ideal society.


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 Post subject: Re: Uncharted Realms
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New story today.

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when they faced Nicol Bolas again.


Please don't, War of the Spark is already pretty pointless.

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These mainline stories feel mostly functional. I don't really get Jace's actions through these stories.

The side stories are very well written.


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Today's UR (Magic story: EPISODE 4: OF HAUNTING SONGS AND WHISPERED WARNINGS

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"Hello, Jace," Nahiri said, without turning. "Of course you're here."

I literally snorted with amusement.

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Gotta embrace all villain cliches

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