Friday, September 13, 2019

End-of-Week McKinnon (9/12/19): Force of Despair

I've been getting more and more into Magic: The Gathering again these days. That means I've been buying up some cards, spending some time building decks, playing with my kids, and occasionally going to the LGS for some Friday Night Magic.

The competition is fierce at the LGS, with people who obviously spend more time and money than I do on the hobby. The game is more complex than when I was a teen playing back in the 1990s, and I don't have the time to dedicate to crafting decks. Plus, it can also be expensive to buy the single cards one needs to complete their decks.

But I have to say, one thing that hasn't changed about Magic since I was a kid is the art on the cards! I love the art on a lot of the cards! Take, for instance, the work of Seb McKinnon! The illo above is, well, illustrative of his surreal work. Very cool, very evocative! Makes the humiliation of losing most of my LGS games almost worth it, I tell ya! BTW, the card graced by this illo is Force of Despair.

Wish me luck, I'm headed out to FNM tonight!

Friday, September 6, 2019

End-of-Week Caldwell Ravenloft (9/6/19): Midnight Snack

'Tis the season, folks! We've hit the 'Ber months. It's the most wonderful time of the year! As I write this, it's cool and cloudy and rainy outside. The perfect weather to imagine vampires slinking around in search of that tasty red life juice (blood, not merlot). So, watch out for pale strangers at night!