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What story does "Love Letter" tell?

The game is a bit abstract, when it comes to the theme connection with mechanics, but I don't think it's quite that confusing. Quoting from Premium Edition Rules (emphasis added) In the wake of the ...
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How much land does a land card represent?

Thematically a land card (or permanent) doesn't represent any physical land, but rather represents the planeswalker's bond with the lands that they visit as they move across the multiverse, they then ...
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Does the MtG lore have an official explanation for banned cards?

To my knowledge, none of the media put out by Wizards of the Coast provides thematic justification for the banning, or restriction, of specific cards. In a general sense, some keyword abilities or ...
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Whose shadow is in the background of Mox Amber?

I could not find any reference to the in-universe backstory of the art. If the shadows really do represent named characters, it is not clear who they are. Higher resolution image of Mox Amber. It's ...
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Are in-universe Magic characters aware of colors?

Characters know that forming mana-bonds with different areas (mountains, swamps, forests, etc.) will give mana that can then only be used for specific purposes; i.e. a mage who draws upon a mountain ...
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Who or what is Gaea?

The MTG Wiki page about Gaea summarizes what is known about her. In part, it says this: Gaea is a goddess worshiped on Dominaria. Gaea is believed to be the plane's protector and its creator, and ...
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What does the "Ice" word means in terms of Netrunner's Lore?

According to the original Netrunner rulebook (and as recorded in the Wiki ): The corps in Netrunner view it as an acronym for Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics. The runners view it as an acronym ...
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Lore: Teferi's second staff and memory crystal?

The WOTC article Legends -- Who's Got The Sauce indicates that Teferi Mage of Zhalfir's art depicts a broken staff: Check out the broken staff - we've seen it intact on Teferi's Moat and on the ...
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What are artifact creatures in Magic lore?

Artifact creatures don't have consistent origins or properties. The name "Artifact creature" represents the intersection of two fuzzy categories. "Creature" would seem to mean "animate being," but it ...
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What does the "Ice" word means in terms of Netrunner's Lore?

Ice stands for "intrusion countermeasures electronics", a term popularized by William Gibson. — Android Netrunner Comprehensive Unofficial Rules Wiki entry for Ice
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What, if any, is the significance of using cube-shaped tokens for the Institute in Red Rising?

This is a guess from me, but it's really common for 3d cubes to be represented as a hexagon in 2d images - perhaps the hexagonal pattern used for the institute is meant to be a flat representation of ...
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What's the golgari stance on an "earth god" like Gaia?

The first issue is planes are all separate, and each plane has it's own beliefs, systems, and in many cases actual godly figures and gods. So while Gaia, spelled as Gaea within magic cards such as ...
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What are artifact creatures in Magic lore?

Lorewise, the only similarity I see among artifact creatures is that they are made at least partially out of non-biological materials, especially metal. Beyond that, the composition, genesis, and ...
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Should Commander Farsight's crisis suit be blue instead of red?

In a recent article on the Warhammer Community page author Phil Kelly puts a footnote to the effect that T'au blood has always been red. It’s been red from the first ever account of the sacred ta’...
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What are artifact creatures in Magic lore?

The MTG WIKI answers a lot of your questions. By and large, most artifact creatures are robots of some sort, and were fashioned out of metal, glass or stone by other creatures or planeswalkers. ...
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How much land does a land card represent?

Many of the more special lands depict a city, or only a single structure. For example Seat of the Synod, or Strip mine. Others show a very specific patch of nature, that's probably a bit larger than ...
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