I Think Magic Arena Is Making Me a Worse Person

For the record, I decided to stop using money on WotC in general after the Magic 30 debacle and I am not going to start spending money on the game until they make huge changes to their management and philosophy. Obviously, the amount of money I used to spend is not going to make a dent on their margins, but at the same time, if I don’t feel like I’m contributing to the game the existance of which is actually worthwhile, why should I use any money, when its making me feel bad?

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The Magical History of Red’s Impulsive Draw

Red has struggled to find its place in the card advantage game. Back in the early days there was Wheel of Fortune and similar effects, which had a lot of potential, but were also highly situational. Then there was looting like Faithless Looting, but in order to differentiate between blue and red, this was nerfed into rummaging, where you discard first and draw later.

While rummaging is still going on regularly in cards like Thrill of Possibility and Big Score, red has also had impulse draw for a while now. Like so many other recurring mechanics without an official name, this has been named after the first card where it appeared, Act on Impulse. Impulse draw is basically card advantage, but only available to you for a limited time. I have limited this specifically to exiling the top card or cards of the library and being able to play those cards within a specific timewindow. I have disregarded any Alchemy shenanigans, because I don’t want to take those seriously. Also, I’ve left out anything that lets you play those cards without playing their manacost or lets you play from your opponents library.

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What Is the Best Video Game of All Time? And Why Is it Dishonored?

Feel free to have your own opinion, but this is how I see it. The biggest question for me personally is which of the two main games is the better one. They both have their strengths.

Warning: I expect you to have played the games here. I’m not explaining various things here. I just assume you know what I’m talking about, when I mention names, places, mechanics and so forth.

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ChatGPT and Singularity

This is very, very random even for this blog, but here we go. Here’s a hypothesis: When we reach singluarity in AI, it won’t be the Ai becomeing smarter and smarter, its us becoming stupider and stupider until the AI, which can mimic a mediocre human just happens to be smarter. I’m not saying Idiocracy. This is something completely different instead.

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Parhaat Kirjastokino-elokuvat

Asuin tässä kaupungissa viisi vuotta ennen kuin hankin kirjastokortin. Tämä johtuu siitä, että tapani lukea ei oikein toimi kirjaston aikataulujen kanssa (minulla on usein samaan aikaan helposti 7-8 kirjaa työn alla, joten laina-ajat eivät oikein sovellu minulle), mutta päätin nyt vihdoin tehdä sen, koska tajusin, että meillä on Suomessakin oma kirjastojen suoratoistopalvelu, joka on ilmainen (kunhan on vaan kirjastokortti).

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