Aaron's Random Card Comment Archive, Part 2

Posted in Latest Developments on June 17, 2011

By Aaron Forsythe

Director of Magic R&D Aaron Forsythe is consistently active in the online Magic community, primarily through his Twitter account, @mtgaaron. One occasional feature on his Twitter feed is Aaron's Random Card Comment of the Day, or #arccd. For each Random Card Comment, Aaron uses the Random Card button in Gatherer, then heads into the Discussion tab for that card and writes a short commentary on it—no matter what it is (except for basic lands, as discussed in ARCCD #16).

The result is something like 30,000 words—and counting—of candid card commentary from a man who's spent more time thinking about Magic than can comfortably be guessed. Inside, you'll get Aaron's thoughts, insights, and recollections about "perfect" cards, the difference between design and just making cards, and the switch from Counterspell to Cancel.

Here, collected in one place for the first time, are Aaron's Random Card Comments numbers 26-50. We're divvying them up for your protection—if you've ever tried to drink out of a firehose you know what I'm talking about—but if you really want to dive in, you can find our archive of the first 25 here.

Tom LaPille will be back next week!

Kelly Digges
Daily MTG Editor
MagicTheGathering.com

26

Reality Spasm

193652

27

Cancel

113523

28

Abyssal Gatekeeper

4447

29

Planar Portal

23234

30

Blaze

83005

31

Neurok Stealthsuit

51183

32

Mutilate

201819

33

Ophidian

189253

34

Mana Prism

15439

35

Look at Me, I'm R&D

74360

36

Curfew

7817

38

Giant Trap Door Spider

2729

38

Mercadia's Downfall

19850

39

Onulet

159116

40

Grixis Panorama

179433

41

Spider Umbra

220555

42

Punish Ignorance

176450

43

Invigorate

19640

44

Clockwork Steed

3769

45

Jeweled Amulet

2412

46

Lightning Elemental

83150

47

Earthquake

11254

48

Circle of Protection: Artifacts

4113

49

Acolyte of Xathrid

190579

50

Vigilance

50414

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