Art Appreciation: Homelands
Homelands is probably the worst Magic expansion ever. And to make it more forgettable not even a single new mechanic was introduced and few cards from it ever saw play except when tournament rules forced them to be included in decks. Sancho looked for something nice to say and discovered interesting artwork by some of the game's classic artists.
Interview with Artist Jerry Tiritilli
Jerry Tiritilli created Magic artwork from Visions to Onslaught. He had his most prominent output in the Urza's Saga and Mercadian Masques blocks. During this time he illustrated unique Magic cards like Rishadan Port, Goblin Lackey, and Sneak Attack. He still does lovely alters for the fans of his work.
The Walk of Women: Planeswalkers and Representation
Next year, planeswalker cards will have been around for the majority of Magic's existence. They shape the game in many ways: story protagonists, crowd-pleasers, marketing tools, merchandising icons, meta warpers. 55 such characters have been created, of whom 25 present as female. Let's meet these influential ladies.
Forgotten Heroes: Braingeyser
Long before Blue Sun's Zenith, Gadwick, the Wizened, and Finale of Revelation, there was the original blue draw X spell. This week Sancho examines another Forgotten Hero whose eruptions used to be so feared that it had to be banned and restricted in various formats and put onto the Reserved List.