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335- Gathering the Magic

335- Gathering the Magic

Update: 2019-01-0143
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Magic: The Gathering is a card game and your goal is to knock your opponent down to zero points. But Magic: The Gathering also has a deep mythology about an infinite number of parallel worlds. Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds looks at why this handheld card game has survived the onslaught of competition from digital games, and how the designers at Wizards of the Coast create a sense of story and world-building within a non-sequential card game.



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Comments (16)

Eric Anderson

comparing this lame card game to Star Wars! blasphemy!

May 8th
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Eric Anderson

oh yeah those colors just "happen" to match with racial skin tones and stereotypes

May 8th
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Eric Anderson

Magic is a cash grab

May 8th
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Jones

This little story she tells at 20:30 - I don’t get why she took the guys remark as some sort of micro aggression. From the way she told it, the guy basically just said “Oh I didn’t know girls played magic... Apparently they do.” What’s wrong with that? If he said “Girls shouldn’t play Magic”, then okay, that’d be different. But I think it was an innocent comment on his part.

Jan 8th
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theroguetomato1

samantha because the guy, who plays magic, doesn't see it. whereas you, who (may or may not play) is just assuming that they must obviously play (maybe you have your own circle of friends). I've been to a Friday night magic, were there girls there? nope. did I care? no. but I made the observation. being offended at this is so silly.

Jan 15th
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samantha

Jones Probably because it is a microaggression. Why wouldn't women play magic? It's insulting to have someone assume you wouldn't play a game just because you're a woman. That's the definition of a microagression!

Jan 8th
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Wyd Liez

This guy has the worlds most annoying voice. Its unbelievably annoying.

Jan 3rd
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Meena Subbiah

Wyd Liez Haha

May 15th
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Sasshley

Wyd Liez Stfu hunty

May 11th
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