Sights From Worlds

Posted in Arcana on December 13, 2010

By Monty Ashley

Worlds isn't all about the World Championships, you know. It's about a big festival of Magic, at which all sorts of wacky things happen. Well, not all sorts. That sounds excessive. Nobody spontaneously turned into custard or anything. But there was this:

Or if you're not into the idea of sticking your head through a hole so you can pretend to be Jace, there was this:

Mark Tedin wasn't the only artist there. There was also Chris Rahn, Chippy, and Raymond Swanland. Read all about them here, as well as Yoshino Himori, who illustrated the Manga-style Jace and Chandra.

There was also a pair of game shows hosted by Mark Rosewater and Koichiro Maki. You can try to get that experience yourself here and here, but it won't be as good as being in Japan.

We could go on for days listing things, but we'll close with Massive Magic. Mark Rosewater and Richard Garfield faced off with huge cards (more information and cool pictures here), and in the course of the game, the following cards were revealed:

Hey ... those are from Mirrodin Besieged! Here's a better look at them, especially if you don't speak Japanese.

Mirran CrusaderPhyrexian Crusader

While we're on the subject, this seems like a good time to mention that Mirran Crusader is the Buy-a-Box promo card, although it comes with alternate art. Alternate art that looks like THIS!

Mirran Crusader Buy-a-Box Alternate Art

To see more neat pictures from Worlds, here's a compilation from partway through the event. Or just dive in!

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