Why I’ll be talking about designing Magic cards in the future (and a promise that I’ll make it interesting for the casual non-crazy readers).
I’ve got a strange hobby. It’s called ‘designing Magic: the Gathering cards. When I explain this hobby to other people, the conversation goes like this:
Me: Well, I design cards for the game Magic: the Gathering. Of course, one can only entertain oneself for so long making individual cards with no relationship to other cards. How can a card be perceived as good if it has no peers? So, I hunker down and sketch out whole sets of cards… somewhere in the range of 300 cards at a time. It’s a lot of fun, and I…
Confused Person: Wait, wait… are you saying you work for Wizards of the Coast?
Me: Oh, no. Nothing like that. This is a pastime.
Confused Person: So, you design whole sets of Magic cards in your spare time?
Me: Well, in what spare time I have, I suppose. I keep myself busy.
Confused Person: So, when you’re done with this set of cards, you what? You can’t sell it, right.
Me: Oh, no! That would be insanely against the law. If I started making any amount of money doing that, I’d have Wizards lawyers jumping through every opening in my body. Read more…