Virgin Pie – Xth Edition Commons

But right now, we’re looking at the best designed cards to be printed in the Core Set for the first time (hence the virgin remark. I’m not calling you a virgin, or am I?).

Today, we’ve the got commons to look at. Remember, these are not the best commons in the set in terms of power, but the ones that are the best designed for the flavor and function of the color.

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I love well designed cards. They make me feel all tingly when Wizards throws them in core sets. Core Sets are all about showing new players what a color is all about and not about sales (Remember that the next time you crack a black boarded Birds of Paradise, Painland or Wrath of God). But, R&D (or in this case: Aaron Forsythe, Matt Place and Mike Turian put together 10th) wised up and thought “hey, we better design the set for people who want to play standard too.” Which they did when they put together this set and is quite possibly the best designed core set in years.

But right now, we’re looking at the best designed cards to be printed in the Core Set for the first time (hence the virgin remark. I’m not calling you a virgin, or am I?).

Today, we’ve the got commons to look at. Remember, these are not the best commons in the set in terms of power, but the ones that are the best designed for the flavor and function of the color. Confused about some of the terms I’ve used? Click here.

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Introduction Post

I’ve posted this as my first post, though it’s on a page as well (Hint: it’s called About M:tG Color Pie). I’ll have some posts up here soon, once I get back from my vacation. Yes, I know I started a new blog before I leave for a week… [More on page]

Urza's Saga Catalog, by BerrtI’ve posted this as my first post, though it’s on a page as well (Hint: it’s called About M:tG Color Pie). I’ll have some posts up here soon, once I get back from my vacation. Yes, I know I started a new blog before I leave for a week. I’ll have plenty of time to think about topics and get outlines for them. If you design your own sets, or anything to that effect, I would love for you to write on this page as well. My e-mail is at the bottom if you want to contact me.

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And now, here’s the page, so you don’t have to click on the link to the right:


DamnationThis is a blog about designing Magic: the Gathering cards. If you don’t know what Magic cards are, I suggest you visit this site.

You will not find rumors here (MTGSalvation should be your source). Want help with your limited game? Maybe constructed? Who won what with what type of deck? Brainburst, Starcitygames, ManaDeckVortex, and even Magicthegathering.com might all be good places to go.

The reason for this site is to talk about the design aspect of Magic. What is Wizards doing right, what should we be expecting from them in the future? All of those things will be covered right here. Why? Because like everyone on the internet, they think they can do as good of a job, or better, than the professionals (don’t believe me, search YouTube for stupid stunts). Am I better than the design team headed up by Mark Rosewater? We’ll see…

Magic: The Gathering is owned by Wizards of the Coast which is owned by Hasbro. Any art used on this site is property of its owner (most likely WotC). If they are upset that I’m using it, a nice e-mail telling me to take it down, I will (MtGColorPie_@_Gmail_Dot_com). The Color Pie pic was found on the Magic site.