- If I mention politics, her pic goes up
Editor’s Note: Other possible titles of this post include: After MaRo – The 2008 State of Design Response 2: Electric Boogaloo or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love WotC, Take 2, and Stop Me If You’ve Heard this Before. If you don’t get this reference to the actual title, see here.
Just like in MaRo’s Type 1, Take 2 article (the Take 2 Link in the above aside) I want another shot at this article. What happened the first time was that I read MaRo’s State of Design and wanted to throw some stuff that I had been thinking about or things that were bothering me, mostly about the number of cards being printed at a time. Sure, I love creating different decks, but I made my point last time and I’m not going to do it this time again. I felt I was a little too political with how things should be handled (though being political got me to put Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin’s picture on this site because we need to beautify it here) and I didn’t really focus on the design of the past year (Note: I’m not supporting any ticket, only that Palin is the most attractive VP in the past 20 years (With apologies to Dan Quayle)).
Keep in mind that with my suggestion (and with the hard working people at Organized Play, alright, mostly their work), States/Champs are coming back. I am excited and now if Wizards would continue to include things that I talk about, maybe then I’ll get an overinflated ego that I think I’m making a difference.
Now, to the bulk of this post (again,a long post, but I’ll make it up to you).
Magic R&D: You guys are doing an awesome job. I like the cards that are seeing print, and except for a few of them, couldn’t be happier. Bringing us back to a tribal block and making it feel different was a great success. Thoug it isn’t being run by Goblins is a great feeling, but only to have them be run by Faeries is meh. When I was gunslinging at PAX last weekend, I played against Aaron Forsythe. He just sat down and played against me: his being a Greater Gargadon while mine was a Zur the Enchanter that just didn’t get going (Yes Aaron, that’s what I was playing). As I sat and looked at his suspended Gargadon while playing a Sower of Temptation to steal one of his tokens, I joked that I wish it had flash in hopes of taking said Gargadon. Aaron looked at me and said, “Well, in testing it did.” Maybe because I was being beaten horribly or just because I was a smart ass, I replied, “Oh, good thing it didn’t, because you didn’t want to make Faeries too good, did you?” Continue reading “After MaRo – The 2008 State of Design Response 2: Electric Boogaloo”