vbfabled Deckling

Hey! I'm Fabled and I like EDH! In particular I really enjoy building EDH with commanders who don't get much attention but I think are really cool, like Depala, Pilot Exemplar in Depala's Great Dwarf Armada, or Atarka, World Render in my favorite of my decks Double Dragon: The Rendering(Co-created with vibrabones). My EDH decks aren't competitive because neither is the format, darn it!

Besides EDH, I'm pretty knowledgeable about Standard and just a little in Pauper and Modern, and I'm glad to try to help with any deck, unless it has a boring name. As a rule I avoid looking at anything named "8-Rack Modern" or "Jund Werewolves" or whatever. That's not even trying.

Favorite Card: Ornithopter

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Guild: Gruul for playstyle, Izzet for flavor

Favorite Tarkir Clan: Temur for playstyle, Sultai for flavor

Favorite Shard: Bant

Favorite Tribe: Hydras

Favorite Planeswalker: Urza

Anyway, take a look at my decks and let me know if you want help on yours. Thanks!

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Okay so this is mostly just going to be me ranting about things, but discussion is welcome...

So I recently came across a copy of The Brothers' War at a used book store for pretty cheap and thought "I play Magic, and I like the lore!" So I picked it up. I later found out that The Brothers' War is considered by many to be the best Magic story and actually sells for a good chunk of change online (~$50 last I checked).

Now some important background on me, I don't read books. In fact, I think the last thing I read was the Hunger Games back in like 2010. Books never hold my attention but this book... This book found a way. The scenes are beautifully set, the characters fleshed out and distinct, it's amazing.

But here's where my problem comes in. I went from reading this amazing, beautifully written fantasy novel to reading the Hour of Devastation story, and good LORD. It was so bad! It was like reading some tumblr fan fiction! All the main characters are whinier than a Nickelback fan, and they even made Bolas... FREAKING NICOL BOLAS seem like a lame Power Rangers villain! It's like they just googled "generic villain line" and copied all of the results!

So at this point I thought "Hey, maybe it's just HOU that sucks, so I went back to Kaladesh and NOPE! It sucks just as much! Another totally unbelievable, totally generic villain, this time Baral. I mean seriously, this guy has no motivation! He's just a dick for the sake of being a dick! It's the same with the heroes! They're good guys because they're good guys. Fascinating.

In The Brothers' War you don't get a generic good vs evil showdown of the marketing ploys, you get a cast of relatable characters with real motivations in a story where character flaws and personal feuds throw an entire world into war. That's freakin awesome! Why can't we get more of that? Instead we get a whole freaking chapter of Gideon drinking coffee and crying about his feelings... WHY?! Who asked for that?! Seriously, tell me who asked for that, because if someone did I need to inform them that they suck. Having your character say how deep they are doesn't make them deep! Characters are developed through action, not by just narrating how developed they are.

Anyway I dug even further back into the Khans of Tarkir story. It was alright. The characters were a bit better, but it was very clear they didn't have a good editor on staff. The authors would use the same obscure adjective 3 times in the same page, like a kid that just learned a new word...

tl:dr The Magic story reads like a bad fanfic, it didn't use to, Wizards, please fix.

Well, that's about all I had to say... if you have anything to add feel free.

October 10, 2017 12:14 p.m.

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