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Kolby Reddish
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Honestly, I know nothing about this expansion or the base game.

But, I have to really ask, isn't the name of this expansion odd to anyone else?

To me it is like having an expansion for Terra Mystica named Terra Mystica: Mystic Terra.

or

Dungeon Petz: Petz of the Dungeon.

or

Rune Wars: War of Runes.

Just seems like a super odd name to me.
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reddish22 wrote:
Honestly, I know nothing about this expansion or the base game.

But, I have to really ask, isn't the name of this expansion odd to anyone else?

To me it is like having an expansion for Terra Mystica named Terra Mystica: Mystic Terra.

or

Dungeon Petz: Petz of the Dungeon.

or

Rune Wars: War of Runes.

Just seems like a super odd name to me.



I don't think magic and mystic are the same word, nor the same concept, aren't they? Mystic is someone who attempts to be united with God through prayer, while magic is the use of special powers to make things happen that would indeed be impossible.
Would it seem super odd to you the expansions names Terra mystica: magic terra, or Dungeon Petz: creatures of the dungeon, or Rune wars: war of symbols?
 
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Mystic means the meaning you've posted as a noun.

Here it's being used as an adjective, for which magic is a synonym.

 
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I think the name of the expansion sounds silly, unless...

Unless the expansions all start with "Vale of". If future expansions are named things like Vale of Shadow, Vale of Mystery, etc., then Vale of Magic won't seem quite as ridiculous.
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reddish22 wrote:
Mystic means the meaning you've posted as a noun.

Here it's being used as an adjective, for which magic is a synonym.



Maybe a synonym (though of course there are no true synonyms, everything has different collocations and connotations). But not the same word.

It would be more like:

Terra Mystica: Magic Terra.

Dungeon Petz: Cavern Petz. (Can't think of another word for pets).

Race for the Galaxy: Galaxy Run.

Rune Wars: War of Sigils.


Kinda lazy, especially if you make it one title with a colon.

But Vale of Magic alone sounds fine. Better than Vale of the Arcane.

I just wish they'd release more info about it. What is it with Alderac and not making previews?
 
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poshniallo wrote:
I just wish they'd release more info about it. What is it with Alderac and not making previews?


I have (weeks ago) already seen pictures of three of the enhancements and two of the vale cards. Don't those count as previews?
 
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KoalaXav wrote:
poshniallo wrote:
I just wish they'd release more info about it. What is it with Alderac and not making previews?


I have (weeks ago) already seen pictures of three of the enhancements and two of the vale cards. Don't those count as previews?


You might wanna check their website : https://www.alderac.com/mystic_vale/mystic-vale-vale-of-magi...

Also, Vale of Magic is the name of one of the new Vale cards.
 
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**Stranger Things spoliers*** There should be an expansion called Vale of Shadows and it should have a mechanic where you can turn the cards upside down.
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Yes, I would think that they could have come up with something a bit better. I thought the same when I saw it. Most people don't know what a 'vale' is anyway, I'm guessing.
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Could be worse. It could have been Vale of Mystic. Or Mystic Vale: Mystic Veil.

You know...
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Razoupaf wrote:
Could be worse. It could have been Vale of Mystic. Or Mystic Vale: Mystic Veil.

You know...


Have you tried the mystic veal? It's delish!
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I can think of worse names.

Mystic Vale: a Mystic Vale expansion
Mystic vale: expansion one
Mysticier Vale
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Wodorek wrote:
I can think of worse names.

Mystic Vale: a Mystic Vale expansion
Mystic vale: expansion one
Mysticier Vale


Ms. Tick's Vale
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