Today I decided to try playing Magic Duels, since I'm impatient waiting for Arena to drop. It wasn't too bad, I played a few ranked games (won 2 lost 2) before grinding out a few rounds against the AI. #mtg
These are the things that make it hard for me to take Yu-Gi-Oh seriously...
@jk I always got such a strange feeling browsing through clipart like that, kind of a hollow sensation. As if a necessary truth was missing from these pictures that implied by their existence that there was some story being told, but there isn't. Fake cartoons produced by anonymous artists in cubicles in some forgotten office park in early 1990s America. I still wonder about those artists
Are you tired of losing a draft post because firefox intercepted your backspace and sent you back to the previous web page?
So am I! Today I got fed up and learned that you can stop that: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/924490
A) I like the smartass flavor text on its own merits
B) It's even better if you assume this guy is saying it in his most obnoxious Dovin Baan impression
C) I love how this is also a totally fair critique of a security droid
D) I want to leave this quote, verbatim, as a review for a coffeemaker or something
Tomorrow we try again at a Standard Showdown to demonstrate that we haven't learned anything from our failures tonight! 😃 #mtg
The soup of the day at FNM was "Let's try piloting Ramunap Red": it did not go well!
Buuuut everyone who beat me was super cool and helped me think over my mulligan and sideboard decisions! #mtg
This is the calendar the Roman Senate ended up with:
THE REST OF FEBRUARIUS NO I AM NOT KIDDING 5
See what I meant about Mercedonius being an intercalary month? It's literally in the middle of February. Like, they got 3/4 of the way through February, got bored, and decided to do something else for a month and come back later.
As goofy as it is, I really like the Cardfight Vanguard show. At least for the first few episodes I saw, it was really down to earth without any magical hoo-ha. Just kids playing a card game at their LGS.
Today I learned about "Future Card Buddyfight".
... what am I watching?
@writerSeth I learned a new trick today: you can use a web browser to do a public tag search on any instance, and if you pick a big instance, you'll get results from everyone they’re federated with.
Here's one such search: https://mastodon.social/tags/amwriting
And then you can follow people who look interesting from your account.
It might help? Anyway, I think it’s a nifty trick.
I'll be honest between my inbox full of robot reminders and Twitter using the notification button to tell me there are 87 unread things I don't care about, I'm willing to write the hot take "Notifications Considered Harmful".
I'll be honest, nowadays I do some of my best writing and social networking on Discord.
Me a few years ago: Don't send me email - I prefer getting notifications from social media sites.
RIX Spoilers Show more
We now know what the "City's Blessing" is. When you start getting into the late game, spells with "Ascend" get powered up. I wonder if all colors are going to get access to some cycles of Ascend cards... #mtg
A front-end dev once asked me and a co-worker what an OOM exception was because she knew it wasn't "out of mana." Not only was she closer than she thought, I now need to know who I should petition to have that renamed...
#mtg news: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/challenger-decks-and-final-duel-decks-2017-12-18
* Last duel deck comes out April.
* New product line, 4 "competitive" standard-legal preconstructed decks.
*looks around to make sure no one can hear*
*whispers* I don't really like Commander. #mtg
Masto.host instances upgrade to v2.1.0 starting Show more
I will be starting the migration to v2.1.0 for all instances hosted in Masto.host now.
You should expect a couple of minutes of downtime at any time during the next hours.
v2.1.0 brings many improvements and features. I particularly like that now we have an invite system for instances that have closed registration. You can check all release notes, here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.1.0
Following that #mtg gift-giving guide, I decided to snag one of those camera bags with the customizable interior for myself and LOVE IT.