While not a mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice, Loren wishes to share his love of Magic with everyone. Loren plays Modern (not well) and EDH (not well). He lives in northern Arizona with his girlfriend and vault of artist-signed cards.

DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 2

Annnnnnd we’re back with the much anticipated part 2 of Talking Trivia. I’m your host, DankMeme. Let’s get started. Alliances (1996) , currently the most sought after card of the set, was initially not well received. The cycle of “pitch” cards allowed players to tap out completely and still cast spells from their hand. This was viewed as detrimental to the game early on in Alliance’s release because it broke the conventional rules of Magic at the time. Mirage (1996) The creature card was named in honor of set designed Mark Rosewater. Visions (1997) was a card printed previously in

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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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DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 1

Magic is a game riddled with intricacies ranging from the creation of the game, to development, to the rules themselves. I’d like to take this time to share some of the most interesting anecdotes per set that Magic has to offer! Alpha (1993) Birds of Paradise was only printed because of the artwork. The artwork that is on the original BoP was originally commissioned to be Tropical Island but it was found that the birds were too distracting. Beta (1993) Circle of Protection: Black and Volcanic Island were first printed in Beta. They were omitted in Alpha. Unlimited Edition (1993)

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DankShort: Worst Art #5-1

Welcome back to the second installment of my top 10 worst art of Magic. These pieces are so bad that they are not in any specific order. Let’s finish off strong with the last five of the worst pieces of art! Goblin Digging Team It’s important to note that the artist’s obvious intention was to have classic fantasy goblins being put to work. It is the details that make this card art bad. The giant lima bean on the rightmost goblin’s head. The funnel on the middle goblin’s head. And, lastly, the heart-shape tattoo displayed prominently on the butt of

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