Artist Interview: rk post

rk post is one of the most unique and stylized artists around. He’s been known to describe his style as “somewhere between photo-realistic and equally twisted.” It was my privilege to interview rk post in StrictlyAverage’s second artist interview! The very first card I owned was the alternate art 7th edition Thorn Elemental. Was it difficult building upon the work you already had done for the original? Yes and no.  I had a place to start and that made it a bit easier.  I painted the 7th art considerably larger and spent more time on detail. I know you also

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Strictly Eternal 101 – Surgically Speaking

Howdy folks! It’s Joe here again and it’s time for another edition of Jace’s Anatomy!  Or rather a good old fashioned Legacy rant time. We haven’t had one of these in a while, so let’s get right into the thick of it.  This week we’re gonna be talking all about everyone’s favorite graveyard hate/combo hate card, ! SURGICAL.  IS.  A.  CRUTCH. Let’s get that right out of the way.  Like every card in this game, Surgical Extraction has its complexity in regards to how one should be playing it.  Surgical is probably one of the most heavily misplayed cards of

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Dark Souls: The Board Game

If at first you don’t succeed, die, die again Whether solo or with a group of friends, the Dark Souls board game offers a unique experience every time you set it up. Four mini-bosses and two main bosses that can be mixed and matched, plus thirty-six different individual room encounters, means the chances of stumbling into the same setup twice is minuscule. While you might think having three other people helping you is the easiest way to go, the game is designed to ramp up in difficulty the more players at the table. Functionally, the board game works a lot

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To Damian

Most of the content on this site is generally lighthearted and fun in nature. This is article is not. Please be aware that this article touches upon themes such as death, loss, and the social impact of Magic. Six years ago, a friend introduced me to Magic: The Gathering. A week later, I noticed someone on the bus was flipping through some cards across the aisle. Now, I had seen this dude before—big, scary, intimidating. But I thought, “Hey. He’s got magic cards, how scary can he be?” A month later Damian was one of my best friends. The guy

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