Quote Originally Posted by Millstone85 View Post
Indeed, speaking as someone wholly unfamiliar with MtG, the book quickly made me fall in love with the factions.

But I have to partially disagree with you about alignment. While I can see half the factions being easily portrayed in either a positive or a negative light (Azorius, Boros, Izzet, Selesnya, and Simic), I think that giving a heroic interpretation to the other half would require some seriously twisty loop-de-loops or a full rewrite (Dimir, Golgari, Gruul, Orzhov, and Rakdos). Yes, some of them are very important to the survival of the city, and may count some good people among their members, but they are utterly corrupt organizations.
Golgari are honestly tending neutral to lawful neutral, and I think Gruul are very easy to make sympathetic tribes in, since they're basically where discarded, marginalized, or socially ostracized people end up.

There's basically no way to make Orzhov and Rakdos not evil, though. One is basically real life prosperity gospel amped up to MtG levels, and the other are psycho clowns. There just isn't much you can do to make them not evil.