If Alara Reborn Art Were Movie Posters

Summer movie season starts next week with Wolverine, and that’s when Alara Reborn releases.  I decided to celebrate my two favorite loves (after my wife): Magic and Movies.  Let’s do some Mash-Ups and see what would happen if some art from Alara Reborn were movie posters:

Every Summer seems to have a Horror Film, and this one looks awesome as if Dead Rising, Alara and George A Romero mixed all in one.  With Romero directing you know there’s some underhanded political message.  It doesn’t matter, it would look awesome.


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Restarting, to an Extent…

Sway of StarsI’m Starting over.

Just like 11th Edition Magic 2010. I’m going to take posts from my past that I like and create all new content.  For a while I was thinking of just leaving this blog but I love the game too much.  I want to voice my opinion and luckily there are people who want to read it.  Of course some of them come here in search of 11th Edition Spoilers (Hint: Basic Land!), but some of them are legitimate people in search of debate and magic design.

MaRo (Mark Rosewater, he’s kind of a big deal) always said that “restrictions always breeds creativity.”  And it’s true, but talking about Magic design when you don’t see any of your cards printed can only go so far.  I will still talk about Magic design a good deal of the time, have my conversations with MaRo, and even speculate what could be in Base Sets (Every year now!).  Continue reading “Restarting, to an Extent…”

Virgin Pie – Xth Edition Uncommons

I was going to repost the first several paragraphs from my previous post to provide some kinda of consistency. Then I realized that you were going to skip it and just look at the girls to the right. Or the cards. I guess that’s why some people come here, to read cards and to learn from me. Or the girls from American Pie. But Shannon Elizabeth isn’t on the cover, shouldn’t she be? Don’t ask me, ask Paramount (Yes, that’s a SFWish image).

Today, we’ve got the uncommons to look at. Remember, these are not the best uncommons in the set in terms of power, but the ones that are the best designed for the color. There’s a smaller pool now, since we’re still sticking to cards where this is their first time being printed in a Core Set (again, with the virgin remark).

I think that this is an interesting exercise since it forces you to look at other cards. I mean, Cruel Edict would win for black, but it was reprinted in 9th (and as a player rewards card). By taking a look at the new cards, it tells us in what way R&D are going with each color.

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