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 Post subject: Amonket flavor texts with scriptural echoes
AgePosted: 2017-Mar-31 2:11 pm 

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Hello,

I would be curious if anyone runs into flavor text that has resemblance to verse found in the Old Testament.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Amonket flavor texts with scriptural echoes
AgePosted: 2017-Apr-04 4:10 am 

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Did you know?, Shakespeare spent a fair amount of time on Dominaria.
http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&flavor=+[shakespear]

Not sure it's so appropriate to have Mosses cursing Nicol Bolas for sending a plague of locus.
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AgePosted: 2017-Apr-07 10:13 am 

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Was it your doing? Do you expect much?


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AgePosted: 2017-Apr-07 11:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Amonket flavor texts with scriptural echoes
AgePosted: 2017-Apr-08 12:51 pm 

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Sovarius wrote:
Was it your doing? Do you expect much?


Not sure yet. No expectations other than possibly no responses.

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AgePosted: 2017-Apr-11 1:56 pm 
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Hate to disappoint but WotC did quietly state they are steering clear from references to Exodus or other Old Testament-y things in Amonket . Probably in their best interest to not offend people as it is.

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We wanted to avoid references to the Book of Exodus. Using living religions as fodder for fantasy game pieces trivializes that religion.

From Ethan's article "Five Trials"

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 Post subject: Re: Amonket flavor texts with scriptural echoes
AgePosted: 2017-Apr-14 2:48 pm 

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TheDoctor wrote:
Hate to disappoint but WotC did quietly state they are steering clear from references to Exodus or other Old Testament-y things in Amonket . Probably in their best interest to not offend people as it is.

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We wanted to avoid references to the Book of Exodus. Using living religions as fodder for fantasy game pieces trivializes that religion.

From Ethan's article "Five Trials"


Not disappointed, rather glad. Can't go into detail, but WotC continuously performs exceptional diligence on matters of this ilk. I can think of about 5 occasions off the top of my head where I was thoroughly impressed with their attention to exacting the proper presentation of various subjects.

I still encourage players to consider prevalent mimetic, psychological and philosophical themes that structure modern games such as MTG.

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