Hi /r/magicthecirclejerking. In a conversation I had on Discord recently I realized that [[Selesnya Charm]] is super underrated.
It costs GW. A measly 2 mana, at instant speed. This cost even fits into many already existing decks; Abzan, Hatebears, and more.
Let's look at the modes.
This is, in all likelyhood, the mode you will use most. End of turn making a Knight can be very strong agains many opponents. It has a relevant creature type too, if knight tribal ever becomes a major deck.
This, also, is very good in Abzan. One problem BGx has is getting chumped by Lingering Souls and other token makers. This allows us to pump our Lhurgoyfs over the opponent to victory.
Let's look at the most played creatures in Modern. This kills: Most Goyfs, Scavenging Oozes, Voice of Resurgence Tokens, Death's Shadows, Knight of the Reliquaries and Tireless Trackers, as well as all Reality Smashers, Thragtusks, Wurmcoil Engines, Gurmag Anglers. It also stops kills with Flameblade Adept and occasionally Devoted Druid.
So it's guaranteed to kill 4 out of the top 50 cards. Let's compare this to something not as flexible, like Fatal Push.
Push is guaranteed to kill 27 of the top 50, and can kill 16 more with revolt. Although playable, the extra flexiblity given by the tokens nd pump options mean that Selesnya Charm is a much better card. Of course, they fit into different decks. Charm is horrible in, say, control. They don't want it's first two options. On the other hand, Push is bad in Midrange strategies; it makes them even weaker to Big Mana and Control strategies.
A historic example of Flexibility in action is Bolt. Lightning Bolt kills only 36 of the top 50 creatures; way down from the 43 Push can kill! However, Bolt sees more play; it's not even close! Although I don't think we've found a new Bolt, Charm is very similar on flexibility.
Let's go a little more in depth on what constitutes versatile.
Wikipedia defines versatility as "a person who enjoys both topping and bottoming, or being dominant and submissive, and may alternate between the two in sexual situations." This is a perfect metaphor... keep reading on reddit ➡
If you got linked to here, it's probably because you mentioned that you're DMing an Eberron campaign and could maybe use some advice or tips.
There is a lot of Eberron lore that differs from the standard PHB stuff, and it can be a bit overwhelming when you are new to it and maybe you want to make it more manageable.
“The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached…” ~ Edward Sapir
WHAT IS IN A WORD? Language structures reality. Here are new terms for a new reality and old terms with new meanings.
add n. A gamer term for an opponent who enters combat after initial contact.
airborne n. A class of GMOs who float on the air with limited guidance.
anthro n. A class of GMOs who carry human DNA and resemble humans.
arkspore n. A bio-engineered fungus created by the DARPA wizards in an attempt to catalog the genetic information of all life on Earth. Direct ancestor of the mutant g-nomes.
apex n. A species which sits atop its local food chain.
Apex of the Apex A species which controls the food chain itself.
biomancy n. The art or practice of creating GMOs.
biomass n. Organic matter.
bloom n. The period in which jelly pandas rise into the air out of the red-tide.
botanical n. A class of animal-like GMOs who nonetheless possess chlorophyll and receive a portion of their energy from photosynthesis.
burn n. A stage in the g-nome lifecycle after the fairy ring but before the first spawn. Typified by the death and rapid decomposition of all life in a patch of land roughly circular and about 100 yards in diameter.
bush code n. A Gmoworld language commonly used in the Yankee Jungle by predators.
carnivore n. Any species which feeds exclusively on meat.
consumer n. A species which occupies the Consumer trophic level typified by carnivory.
cousin n. A GMO with very similar genetic sources.
DARPA wizard n. Legendary creators of the arkspore.
Darwin’s Law Similar to evolution usually applied to all of the various Old Skool activities of man.
Dealer A game participant who controls the environment and NPCs. Not the Player(s).
decomposer n. A species which occupies the Decomposer trophic level typified by decomposition.
diurnal n. A species which prefers to be active during daylight.
DNA n. The molecule of Life.
domestic (see native)
ecosystem n. Biology A feedback loop between a set of usually diverse lifeforms and their environment.
ecowarp v. The g-nomic process applied over time to g-nome garden. The creation of a GME.
EMO (EE-moe) abbr. Evolutionarily Modified Organism n. Old Skool specie... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi I am back to update my glossary of Dragalia Lost Terms:)
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I'd never heard of them (although that doesn't say much). But we are fans here at TheCannalysts of doing audited financial statements rather than press releases for information. At least on the analytical side. Trouble is, all that can be found is within Sedar is a couple of press releases and a statement of filing. At least that's something to begin with.
The roll up at the corporate level will be onerous for anyone wanting to know the nuts and bolts.
The statement covers tons of ground at 96 pages, but is a really good insight for the interested investor to get familiar with an early formation. Challenge is looking around at the 17 companies that comprise this conglomerate for bones to divine.
I think the operative question is the minimum take they signed with ACB (a 12,000 kg/yr deal). There is no pricing mentioned anywhere - which - we'll likely never know. Assuming a $2 margin, that's $24MM of pre-EBITDA earnings per year. There are US ops (apparently), but largely opaque at this point.
For me to dissect this would literally take a week. Likely more.
On a powerpoint deck, some promises, paid placements, and across several press releases.....I'd rather see post consolidated financials. Anything other than those is simply air.
I'd summarize this as a leap of faith. Given their CEO ran a web-design body shop for the past decade.....I'd say that leap is somewhat large on it's face.
Since I mainly work within capital structure (and since the elves gave up after a couple of hours), I'll simply leave you with what I think is some relevant information from one of the appendices at the back of the document.
I'd encourage the interested DIY investor to grab a beer and read the document in it's entirety. It's insightful, and useful orientation to genuine DD.
APPENDIX A: Glossary of Terms
<not all, just some selected items nb>
"Agrima Mortgage" means the mortgage on the Agrima Botanicals facility in Maple Ridge, British Columbia in a principal amount of $1.9 million.
"Ascent Convertible Debenture" means the senior secured convertible debenture dated May 30, 2017 granted to third-party lenders in the principal amount of $4,000... keep reading on reddit ➡
Compilation of links for general gardening topics (ethnobotanical and otherwise) including propagation, seed starting, soil etc
It can be difficult when first getting into field botany or moving to a new area to find good local field guides and floras. I am currently studying Environmental Science and was lucky enough to have lecturers more than happy to give solid recommendations, but I know others would struggle when confronted with a row of books in a bookshop to know which contain quality information, and which are rubbish.
So, I thought who better than /r/Botany to make a list of the best (and maybe worst) field guides and other botanical literature for their region.
I'll start off with South East Australia/Victoria.
Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas - Leon Costermans
This is hands-down the best pocket field guide to trees for the region. It has good descriptions, drawings and pictures of spotting characteristics and range, logical structure based on broad vegetation class and botanical groups within genera (eg. the Eucalypts are arranged based on bark), and provides useful information on the broader landscape, botanical terms and genus characteristics.
Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia - Leon Costermans
An expanded version of the field guide above including more trees and also shrubs. I particularly like the regional guide list. The index of major plant groups and genera and the glossary at the back are useful, as is the list of additional references. It's more like a text book or flora, though I still cart it around to field trips sometimes.
Flora of Melbourne: a guide to the indigenous plants of the greater Melbourne area - Australian Plant Society Maroondah
I've just ordered this book, but have used it lots before. It's good for the smaller shrubs and herbaceous plants that Costermans doesn't cover.
Weeds of the South-East: an identification guide for Australia - F.J. Richardson, R.G. Richardson and R.C.H. Shepherd
The imminent weeds book. It's expensive, but worth it if you need to work with (ie. kill), or are interested in weeds.
All the scientific terms can be a bit daunting, but it has lots of information and a useful key. The glossary is extensive. Pictures, illustrations and spotting characteristics are a-plenty. The spatial search is really good, particularly the search by state forest and bounding box.
Plant names: a guide to botanical nomenclature - R. Spencer, R. Cross and P. Lumley
Bonus book on getting into botanica... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have been seeing a few people asking what certain terms and acronyms used mean and I have decided to create a glossary for everyone.
Please let me know if there any terms you guys would like to add to this list :)
MUB: Max Unbound - Referring to Dragons, Wyrmprints and Weapons have 4 copies (or the appropriate stone, key or brick) fused into the original copy via the unbinding tab
S1, S2 and S3: Referring to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd skill on each Character.
OD: Overdrive - A state in which Bosses' have increased attack and defence
MC: Mana Circle - What you unlock to increase your character's stats and unlock skills and passives. Without promotion, 3* are capped at 30, 4* at 40 and after promotion, all characters can hit to maximum 50MC
FS: Force Strike - Done by holding down until the white arrow/circle is charged then releasing. Helps to break OD Bar faster
C1-5/1-5a: Combo/Auto attacks -The normal attack combination done when you are tapping the screen. Used in combination with FS to describe what combination you should use when attacking
The 3rd skill is taken from the weapon that the character is equipped with so long the weapon is non-elemental or of a matching element to the character
Gala: Gala Dragalia - Limited summon banner that is supposed to come every 2 months that features limited Gala versions of Characters, has an increased 5* summon rate of 6% and a lower number of pulls for a guaranteed 5* (60 pulls)
AtP/AtF: Avenue to Power/Fortune, the quests meant for farming crystals/rupies respectively
IO: Imperial Onslaught, the quests meant for farming insignia, tablets and coins used to build weapons and level up your dojos
Characters and Dragons
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