The CCG Thread: Represent!

Welcome to the *CG thread, where we talk all manner of Card Games – Collectible, Trading, Living, and otherwise! Feel free to chat amongst yourselves about the card games you’re playing or anything card game-related that strikes your fancy.

A short one this week, because I’ve been preoccupied with life stuff. For one reason or another, gaming has been in a near-constant struggle between diversity/representation and toxic jerkbags. This, much to the consternation of some of its creators. That in mind, Magic’s upcoming set brings with it a first: Hallar, the Firefletcher, Magic’s first canonical nonbinary Legendary creature.

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At least, the first nonbinary character that isn’t a robot

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Pronouns: No preference, but people in- and out- of universe generally default to “he”

or a creepy smoke person of indeterminate origin

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Pronouns: None

who kind of only fell into NB retroactively after fan-speculation/discussion.

Of course, Dominaria is chock-full of legendary creatures, most of whom are unlikely to appear again or be relevant to the story, but milestones are still important. Plus, the predictable subsets of fans are So Mad, which is always fun in a depressing way.

This week’s prompt: Representation: Awesome or Fantastic?

Or, as always, feel free to talk about anything going on with you in the world of *CGs.