These are seriously some of my favorite articles, I wish they came up far, FAR more often and at much greater length.Is there any chance that old back-logs could be released to the public?
Is there any chance that old back-logs could be released to the public?
There's an old article that explored this vein a little bit. You may check it out here: Skeletons in R&D's Closet
Creator of the Multiverse database for custom sets, the Magic Turing machine (proving Magic Turing-complete) and the random Magic card generator.
KEN 1/19/2010: I remember when I liked playing green.
Here, we have two Pro Tour Sunday competitors having an extreme disagreement about how good a card is after each of them had it in a draft.
So, what's the story with Trinisphere? How was it changed? Or are they just drawing attention to the fact that it was restricted in Vintage?
Concerning "Phyresis," I thought the infection was called Pthisis, from "The Thran", or is this the precursor to Yawgmoth's manipulation?
There's a recent Arcana (here) that explains Phyresis, which the style guide calls "the transformation of a living thing into a Phyrexian creature."Phthisis is an actual word meaning "A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body." In Savor the Flavor (here) Doug Beyer explained that Yawgmoth created it, along with a variety of plagues and poisons, to kill things during the invasion.So: Phthisis is an infection the Phyrexians use to kill, but Phyresis is the process of actually becoming Phyrexian.
Just wanted to confirm that yes, we do love these articles
Yes, we do indeed.I would also like to suggest archiving these comments for each card so they're viewable in Gatherer.