So Magic the Gathering is a game, the collectible card game, but I think most of you reading this know that already. I played way back when the Revised Edition was the main set. I was probably a senior in high school at the time. When they started changing rules and taking certain cards out of print I stopped playing and eventually I needed a large chunk of cash for a new car and I cashed in my collection and never looked back.
23 years later my son and I were looking for a hobby to share. Something that we could do and enjoy together. That is when I found the game again. We bought a Duel Deck and had a ton of fun with that for two weeks and then found a local game shop and are enjoying not only playing but building up a collection of cards.
As a way to commemorate my return to the game and his beginning in the game I found a 30 day MTG blogging challenge and I want to share that with you all here.
With that being said:
Day Twelve-Favorite Card Art
This is going to be one of those generational things. When I started playing MTG the game did not have a ton of money to spend on the card art. So the card art was a secondary concern to them and in turn to me as a consumer. Therefore card art is like the last thing I notice about any given card. I am not saying it is not art…because it absolutely is…it’s just that WoTC taught me that the art wasn’t as important as everything else.
My son on the other hand notices the art first. He has been in that card looks cool phase since we started playing. Only now a few months into playing has he started to shift over to oh ya I want that card in my deck because of what it can do. With that being said I bought him a play set of goblin grenades (his red burn deck is not a lot of fun to play against) all with different art. I think that is good that he appreciates the skill of the people who do this for a living.
The cards that continually impress me every time I see them are the full art land cards. These cards just look good and I want sets of them for special decks. By special I mean competitive worth decks that I currently own none of. After I get my hands on some Amonkhet that is going to change.
Let me give a big shout-out to MTG The Walkers Lounge on Facebook, A great place for all things MTG.
Check out the rest of my 30 MTG blogging challenge here