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Should these flavor texts be removed?

Yes, all of them
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No, none of them
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Only some of them - specify below
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Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby Korath » 15 Aug 2015, 01:51

Currently seven tokens in Manalink have flavor text, despite never having been printed with them. (Two more, Soldier and Squirrel, have flavor text from their classic-style tokens, as seen here and here.) They are:Marit Lage's annoys me enough that I remove it from my personal installation every time I update Manalink, and I also remove it and most of the others at runtime in Shandalar. Shandalar doesn't have Dark Depths yet, but it does have some of the Pegasus and Plant cards.

So as long as the CSV ball is in my court, so to speak, and I'm doing things like adding missing flavor text anyway (including from the other dozen or so classic-era token cards), it occurs to me to ask - do these bother you guys as much as they do me?
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Re: Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby Aswan jaguar » 15 Aug 2015, 06:23

I don't mind removing most of them although some are both suitable and witty in my opinion.I am against removing Rukh Egg one if it is originally set from microprose as I think it is.
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Re: Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby CirothUngol » 15 Aug 2015, 19:46

I agree with AJ on this one. Any of the flavor text that was in the original Microprose game should stay; any that wasn't should be removed unless they appear on the printed card.
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Re: Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby Korath » 15 Aug 2015, 20:51

None of the MicroProse tokens had flavor text, though they all had rules text (mostly similar to "Flying\nDjinn of the Bottle counts as an artifact creature."). The flavor text now on Rukh first appeared on the 8th edition Rukh Egg.
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Re: Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby stassy » 16 Aug 2015, 09:22

Don't mind them removed, there is already plenty of interesting tidbits in the readme and in the code itself.
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Re: Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby Sonic » 18 Aug 2015, 14:19

Aww! :cry: Three of them are mine.

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Re: Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby Gargaroz » 25 Apr 2016, 12:02

I'm against removing our custom flavor text, as they're traces of who actively contribute to the project on all these years (the "Badass" quote is probably by Jatill, but I'm not sure).
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Re: Non-canonical flavor text on tokens

Postby gmzombie » 28 Apr 2016, 15:54

Eh these don't seem to bother me but I'm for whatever. I don't barely play with those card tokens always but like I said I'm not for rocking the boat so whatever is decided is.
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