Hello Podwalkers,

Welcome back to the Goblin Lore Podcast!

Today Hobbes and Alex had set out to talk about the schools of Strixhaven. The intention was to have a very clear discussion about how use of shorthand references (in this case the Ravnica guild names) for two color pairs could be facing a paradigm shift. We’ve discussed on the show previously about how Izzet does not equal Blue/Red. Now with the introduction of named schools that appear very different than their Ravnican counterparts we could see a re-frame of how to talk about color pairs. (Here’s a fun thread to check out on the subject.)

That had been the full intention. But prior to the episode coming out some more “story” came out about students from the schools. In particular the story of Killian Lu was alluded to and as you can see in these two threads there were a lot of thoughts about this (here and here) especially as it leans into harmful stereotypes. While this is a larger topic (spoiler alert, we’re planning to address it in a whole episode) we did start out today’s episode by acknowledging it.

Again we would like to state that Black Lives Matter (with a link to where you can offer support both monetary and not).

Goblin Lore is also are proud to have partnered with Grinding Coffee Co a black, LGBT+ affiliated and owned, coffee business that is aimed at providing coffee to gamers. You can read more about their mission here. You can use our partner code for discounted coffee!


As promised, we plan to keep these Mental Health Links available moving forward too. For general Mental Health the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has great resources for people struggling with mental health concerns as well as their families. We also want to draw attention to this article on stigma from NAMI’s site.

If you’re thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to right now, you can get support from any of the resources below.




You can find the hosts on Twitter: Hobbes Q. at @HobbesQ and Alex Newman at @Mel_Chronicler. Send questions, comments, thoughts, hopes, and dreams to @GoblinLorePod on Twitter or [email protected].

Opening and closing music by Wintergatan (@wintergatan). Logo art by Steven Raffael (@SteveRaffle).

Goblin Lore is proud to be presented by Hipsters of the Coast, and a part of their growing Vorthos content – as well as Magic content of all kinds. Check them out at hipstersofthecoast.com.

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