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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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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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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