Archive for the ‘Magic Cards’ Category

The return of Lotus Cobra

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Oh hey, guess who’s back.

New cover
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In addition to making all-new Lotus Cobra is Evil strips, I will also be revamping old strips at the rate of one per week to make them more printer friendly. The changes are:

1) Screentones. No longer merely solid black and white.

2) No official art. Any official Magic art will be redrawn by me.

3) Hand-lettering. All text is written by hand instead of using fonts.

4) High definition. The files posted on this site may be the same resolution as before, but the originals have 250% greater dimensions for sharp printing.

So check them out every Wednesday, starting now!


Karametra, God of Harvests

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to find the Toho equivalent of a given Magic character. And sometimes there’s Karametra, God of Harvests.


The Little Mermaid

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

“What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?”

How about a $50 mythic deer?

While I did go 2-2 at Friday Night Magic with my HAIL HYDRA deck, and while I did actually live the dream (once) by hitting with a 64/64 Hydra, I owed my match wins as much to the absurd power of Voice of Resurgence.


Sunday, July 21st, 2013

The most obnoxious Kalonian Hydra deck I could think of for this summer’s Standard. Probably not worth taking to a Constructed GP, but the Magical Christmasland scenarios of this deck are without equal.

The objective is to stall the game until you can untap with Hydra, swing, and copy the doubling trigger with Resonator. While waiting for the Hydra to land, Strionic Resonator turns Elvish Visionary into a Mulldrifter, Borderland Ranger into a Power Ranger, and gives kicker to every spell you cast when Primeval Bounty is out.

To be fair, what will probably happen is that Hydra dies to Doom Blade and the whole plan goes up in flames. But I’m taking this to Friday Night Magic just to go 1 win / 3 losses and see the face of the “1” guy.

Kids: This deck is expensive but you can easily swap out the money mythics with cheaper cards. See below in the comments.

4 Arbor Elf
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Voice of Resurgence
4 Borderland Ranger
4 Kalonian Hydra

OTHER (12)
4 Strionic Resonator
4 Oblivion Ring
4 Primeval Bounty

LAND (24)
8 Forest
4 Plains
4 Temple Garden
4 Sunpetal Grove
2 Selesnya Guildgate
2 Gavony Township

Voice of Resurgence is evil

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Emmara Tandris, the champion of the Selesnya guild in Magic the Gathering, was originally slated to be the superstar card of the Dragon’s Maze expansion. During the set design and development, Emmara was supposed to have the extremely powerful ability to summon elementals that got stronger the more creatures you summoned, and official art of her was created with those elementals in the background.

But for some reason, there was a change of plans.

When the Dragon’s Maze expansion was released, the superstar elemental-summoning card was a glowing mythic deer called the Voice of Resurgence.

Voice of Resurgence is evil.

(Disclaimer: Despite the whole evil thing going on with green mythics, I own four copies each of Lotus Cobra, Primeval Titan, Vengevine, Voice of Resurgence, and Primeval Bounty.)

Swords to Plowshares

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

What’s up with the art on that Judge Promo Swords to Plowshares?

I have a better idea.


Slash Panther

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Many years ago, I was an Assistant Ward Mission Leader and holder of the priesthood in the Mormon Church.

As such, I believed that marriage was required to be between a man and a woman, even if people have no say in what their sexual orientation is. Even if homosexuals were still welcome in the church, yielding to same-sex attraction was considered a sin (see official stance here).

Even if I am no longer a Mormon (when I sold my soul to J.C.Staff I renounced all religions), it took a while for me to be okay with the idea of same-sex romance and marriage.


Selesnya’s Voice

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I don’t know how many of you remember, but the precursor of Lotus Cobra is Evil was called Moe Moe Ravnica

Tamiyo Reisen (12 hours) – COMPLETE

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

So on Friday evening I got a box of Avacyn Restored and was like, “If I open a Tamiyo, I’ll go do that picture the audience is asking for. Otherwise, I’ll just do my homework.”

Guess what happened.

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Based off of the original illustration by Eric Deschamps. It’s the most gorgeous illustration in Avacyn Restored, and there’s no way I could do it justice.

P.S. I did also do my homework.

Love and hate (2)

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

It is said that the Frenchman is master of three things: art, cooking, and making his wife happy.

Go and die, Mana Leak. Nobody likes you.

P.S. It seems that there is a demand for Tamiyo Reisen. I normally do not straight-up substitute Toho characters for planeswalkers (note that even Satori Jace is still recognizably Jace 3.0) but if I get enough votes (like 3-4 more) I’ll do everyone’s favorite gun-toting bunny girl as the mightiest of all moonfolk.