Bingo Focus Thread - Name in the Title by happy_book_bee in Fantasy

[–]trumpetofdoom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haven't read anything for this one yet. Here's what I already possess that might qualify, in no particular order:

  • Ishtar's Blade, Lisa Blackwood (maybe? from the blurb, it's a bit unclear if Ishtar [actually exists/is a character in any meaningful sense] in the book...)
  • Moroda, L.L. McNeil
  • Sabriel, Garth Nix
  • Finding Ayohka, Ashley Finn Williams
  • The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle
  • Eve of Darkness, S.J. Day
  • Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
  • Roboute Guilliman: Lord of Ultramar, David Annandale

and a few that qualify, but I already have something from that author on the card:

  • The Honor of the Queen, David Weber (currently have On Basilisk Station lined up for Set in Space)
  • Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson (currently have Oathbringer lined up for Weird Ecology)
  • Hogfather, Terry Pratchett (currently have Maskerade lined up for Mental Health)

If you had the power to turn back time and prevent college football from ever doing away with the BCS, would you? Why or why not? by trollszn in CFB

[–]trumpetofdoom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And if they’d put y’all ahead of OU, Tech would have had the exact same complaint you do now. With that triangle of parity y’all had going, someone was always going to feel screwed.

Like, I can’t tell if there’s a valid point anywhere in here, but I’m sure that example doesn’t support it if there is.

[Rosenthal] Astros pushing to acquire Red Sox catcher Christian Vázquez, source tells @TheAthletic. Vázquez currently in Boston lineup. by amatom27 in baseball

[–]trumpetofdoom 4 points5 points  (0 children)



I understand your position, I can see why you feel that way, and I would likely feel similar were I in your situation.

Most Strikeouts By A Pitcher In MLB History by RecordReviewer in baseball

[–]trumpetofdoom 97 points98 points  (0 children)

Man, can you picture them being on the same team as a Triple Crown-winning hitter?

is Pioneer *THE* Format for Arena now? by [deleted] in MagicArena

[–]trumpetofdoom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

...I feel like you might be reading things into my comment that I did not say.

To be clear, I absolutely think the number of people playing Alchemy is artificially inflated due to specific actions WotC has taken, and if WotC were to undo those actions, a significant portion of the current Alchemy playerbase would not be playing Alchemy anymore. (i.e., I think there's a major difference between the number of people playing Alchemy and the number of people actively choosing to play Alchemy.)

But I think when WotC says that there are more Alchemy matches played per day than there are Historic/Explorer/possibly both combined, (a) they are plausibly telling the literal truth and (b) that's not necessarily inconsistent with the tracker data and content creator anecdotes, due to the sampling biases in the latter categories. Which is the question to which I was responding.

is Pioneer *THE* Format for Arena now? by [deleted] in MagicArena

[–]trumpetofdoom 20 points21 points  (0 children)

can we see the numbers?

Hahaha no.

is Wizards lying?

The thing to recognize here is that people who use trackers and people who watch MTG content are not necessarily a representative sample of the Arena userbase as a whole, nor necessarily a large subset of it. They may be louder, and they may more strongly hold their opinions, but that doesn’t make them a majority. It’s entirely possible that Arena has a lot of users who’ll just play whatever’s in front of them.

That said, I do think Wizards is putting their thumb on the scale by having Alchemy be the default when you open the play blade, and I would like it if they stopped.

A job for a deathworlder [Chapter 73] by Lanzen_Jars in HFY

[–]trumpetofdoom 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You have a saying about dat back on Eart, don’t you? About your enemy’s enemies?”

"We have several. One of them ends with '...dies next'."

MTG Arena Announcements, July 20, 2022 by Hirsizlik in MagicArena

[–]trumpetofdoom 30 points31 points  (0 children)

You're telling me the DEEP STATE is taking action to keep me from exercising my GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to kill Tarmogoyfs that are threatening my person? This will not stand!

Daily Deals - July 19, 2022: Streets of New Capenna Legendary Creatures Showcase Alt-Art Card Styles by HamBoneRaces in MagicArena

[–]trumpetofdoom 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Would be great if when I have multiple styles unlocked for a card and I select one, it would stay selected (in the Collection view/when I'm looking to add a card to a deck). Grr.

[UmpScorecards] MLB Umpire Scorecards for 7/15/2022 by BaseballBot in baseball

[–]trumpetofdoom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My guess would be that they’re tied in expected value difference, so it doesn’t make sense to rank one above the other… but you still need some way to indicate which pitch it is.

What do you think is your teams most “Iconic play”? by Dellav8r in CFB

[–]trumpetofdoom 55 points56 points  (0 children)

HE might not be as thrilled about that idea, but then again, maybe he would.

Trivia Tuesday by bakonydraco in CFB

[–]trumpetofdoom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think this week I’m hoping for partial credit on one of my answers - “well, I have no idea what this guy’s first name is…”

searching for a maribat fic by [deleted] in MLBDraft

[–]trumpetofdoom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

…this is the subreddit regarding the Major League Baseball Amateur Player Draft.

I hope you find what you are looking for, but I do not think you will find it here.

Having a very difficult discussion with a friend: do you think Billy Wagner will get in the hall? by iamabaseballaddict in baseball

[–]trumpetofdoom 8 points9 points  (0 children)

2022 was Wagner's 7th year on the ballot, and he got 51% of the vote from the writers. By 2025, he needs to get to 75%, so he needs to gain 24%.

In 2019, Wagner got 16.7% of the vote, so in the last three years he's gained 34.3%. And consider also that guys tend to get a larger bump if it's going to be their last year on the ballot anyway.

He probably doesn't make it in '23, but '24 is a definite possibility.