I am going to spend entirely too much money on a barn door and there's nothing anyone can do to stop me.

Taking the night off from packing due to massive headache and sad doggo. Gonna catch up on Harley Quinn and Doctor Who.

Ooh, the rain chains I bought for the front of the new house came in today! They're little hammered pewter bowls!

Anyway I'm gonna pat my dog and then shove more things in boxes.

That's the level of shit a bad system brings to me personally.

I have a Cyclonic Rift in my deck, but it's an "in case of emergency break glass" kind of thing, where do they think that falls on the scale? I want to say 4 but they might be the people who want Rift banned and think it makes my deck a 6, and if I say 4 they'll think I'm sharkin

A bad system like this, for people who aren't hyper extroverts, is actually worse than having no system at all because now you have all these added uncertainties of shared expectations and unspoken social rules to navigate.

A bad rubric like the one Channel Fireball is proposing makes it even worse because now you have to navigate the other players' interpretations of a poorly thought out ranking system, while trying to figure out what your expectations are and how bad a mismatch would be.

I know, I know, I said I would let this go, but the more I think on it the more it bothers me.

Having that expectations conversation before playing an EDH game is already incredibly stressful for someone with any kind of social anxiety or introversion.

It just dawned on me I never set up garbage/recycling pickup for the new house.

(The first person to make an 🍆 joke gets blocked.)

Player B: "🥬 MY ASS! SHE CAST RIFT SIX TIMES! THIS IS A 🎡 TABLE, CLEARLY!"

Next MagicFest:

CFB: "Please select an emoji to indicate your deck's power level."

Player A: "HOW THE FUCK IS THST A 🌴? YOUR DECK IS CLEARLY A 📧 AND YOU'RE JUST SHARKING FOR TIX! WE'RE ALL RUNNING 🥬 FFS!"

Today has reinforced why I only play Magic with Known Associates.

I'm seriously considering buying a Roomba.

This at least partially explains my very visceral reactions.

The Discourse™ today keeps dredging up memories of the last game I played at CommandFest Seattle, which was the absolute worst game of Magic I have ever been a part of.

Stop asking people "How strong is your deck?"

Start asking them "What's your playstyle?"

Okay, I lied, I have to say one more thing:

Stop ranking decks, and start ranking player expectations.

If I handed my Breya to a competent player, they would ruin people's lives with it, but if I'm running it it becomes "Look at all these Tezzerets! See how they shine!"

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