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Good News for “Drive to Work” Listeners

Good News for “Drive to Work” Listeners

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"Tales from the Pit" #882

"Tales from the Pit" #882

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cjoll4 said: Where can I read more about this New World Order? I don't know what it means, and Google yields information on nothing but the Illuminati.

A thoughtful person has linked to my column on the topic below.

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conorace said: What is spellslinging and gunslinging?

It’s when Wizards staff members or well known pro players play against the public at events. It used to be called gunslinging but is now called spellslinging.

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revenege said: One of my favourite streamers, Day9, mentioned recently on stream he had talked with you, and your talk on game design. Any thoughts on him doing a collab card like in m14?

He and I did lunch when he was in Seattle for the Community Cup. What did he say?

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dragonoffreedom said: Which is likely to change sooner: The card backs or the Reserve List?

One could change, the other cannot.

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asknationsmith said: Why isn't landwalking kosher for new world order?

R&D’s dissatisfaction with landwalk has nothing to do with New World Order. It’s a gameplay issue not a complexity issue.

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ralphthehedgehog said: I'm reading up on some old D&D books and I found Randy Buehler and Worth Wollpert in the credits as playtesters! Is there a lot of this cross-game design work happening in WotC?

Yes.

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talmandorverha said: In today's article, scry was said to begin in future sight not fifth dawn.

It was Fifth Dawn. It got brought back in Future Sight.

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anaivecynic said: One small comment on your article: Only instants and sorceries are considered card disadvantage. Permanents aren't card disadvantage as long as they're on the battlefield. I should write an article on card advantage theory on my Tumblr.

How about a permanent that requires you sacrifice a creature? Or one that makes you bounce one of your creatures? Or one that requires you to discard?

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schwartzphd said: Do you distinguish between a banana's varying stages of ripeness?

It’s all “eek!” to me. : )

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0riginomni said: The only reason that I have herd thus far as to why we haven't yet seen last strike is, "it's to much of a hassle" or " Not worth the effort" .. it makes it sound like you have lazy rules managers. is their something i am missing out on here?

Adding new mechanics often require some rules changes. While some are worth the cost of the change others are not. The Rules Manager wasn’t being lazy. He was doing his job.

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steinbeard said: Are you bothered when people end their questions with periods.

I’m not. Are you. : )

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unknownwarrior33 said: How are all the Funko Planeswalkers in your comics still alive? What has Garruk been up to all this time?

Jace has made Garruk believe they are all foreign exchange students and not planeswalkers.

Is it scary that I have a back story for my comics?

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bringthepiecesbacktogether said: So did Outlast not fit in the last Making Magic? It seemed very much like a "looks unfun, plays fun" mechanic to me seeing how many complaints it got before the prerelease and how people reacted after playing with it.

I write far ahead so I didn’t have the Khans feedback yet.