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So the Stubborn Denial was a remnant of when I had Thassa, God of the Sea and Herald of Torment in the deck, which either had or could give power 4 or greater. Without them they don't belong, you're right. I replaced them with Despise
I also took out the Springleaf Drum that was in there in favor of bringing my Brain Maggot back up to 4 and having an extra Disciple of Deceit . I just went ahead and bought the pieces of the deck that I was missing as the deck stands now. Hopefully there aren't any major changes to be made, it seems that all that's left is mostly fine tuning
Some points from a friend:
representation on forms is important because trans people often suffer from low visibility; it's important in science because we fuck with your results, and it's important in society because making people feel shitty about their gender is not okay.
Experiences vary, but I know of at least one genderqueer person who experiences this binary choice as a powerful psychological attack - they described it as like someone shouting "PICK ONE!" at them, it makes them feel unwelcome but beyond that it also undermines their gender identity, which is one they have to fight hard for all the time.
It is definitely in a business' interests to include nonbinary people. Ignoring the basic human decency arguments and the minimal nature of the accomodation required (literally, "male/female/please specify" is already better), there are also several cultures around the world with third genders. One of these is Thailand, another is India. Several of them have booming economies that are in huge phases of growth right now. So on the basis of futureproofing your business, it pays to get it right now. Likewise there's a growing number of young people who care about this stuff, and the number of trans referrals to care has been doubling every 5 years for as long as we've kept records of them, so this stuff is not going to be LESS capable of impacting a business as time goes by, and fucking it up can potentially cost a lot. And on a more simple level, asking whether it's in a business' interest is like asking "when bank tellers spit in a customer's face, is that bad for business? what if they only do it very occasionally?" whatever arguments businesses have for not having security goons grab and hold customers while they aggressively insult them then, that is the argument for not excluding trans people.
@Seraphicate The word you are looking for is object. An object is anything that exists in the game and something becomes an new object every time it changes zones. Cards, Tokens, permanents, and copies of spells on the stack are all objects which can be sources. Additionally I believe there is an old card where a player is the source (an unusual redirection effect) but it may have been errataed.
I'd be glad to help with this. I don't play with aggro decks (in this format) much, but I tend to be pretty good with choices for control and some combo decks. (UW[x] control happens to be my specialty, but I've got plenty of other experience)
you dont need reaper of the wilds. even tho it is a pretty good card. athreos is good, sorin is almost a must. and elspeth is a must in this format. need thoughtseize in the main and despise in the side and instead of utter end, get heros downfall. and put utter end in the side