On Kaladesh, a view from a different angle
Boy, it’s been quite the month for me, from the paxplosion of kaladesh through the actual release of the set this week, and quite the emotional roller coaster. Tides of support matched by tides of hate, lots of questions, comments, and reconsidered positions on where i stand with the set and the game as a whole.
Among the many comments my essay got, one particularly stood out to me. This person, whose name I’ve sadly forgotten, said “Kaladesh doesn’t take place in India, it takes place in Silicon Valley”.
When I first read this, I laughed out loud, because I live in Silicon Valley, and the idea was completely hilarious. And then I stopped laughing, because I realized that it was true. Kaladesh really is my culture after all.