Aaron's Random Card Comment Archive, Part 1

Posted in Latest Developments on June 3, 2011

By Aaron Forsythe

Director of Magic R&D Aaron Forsythe maintains an active presence in the 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 of frank and fascinating commentary from the big brain at the center of R&D—er, I mean, the other big brain at the center of R&D. Within, you can get Aaron's take on black haste, resonant fantasy, development mistakes, products of their era, and, yes, even Beast Walkers (which Aaron refers to, not unfairly, as "a dumpster fire"), along with a huge number of other things.

Here, collected in one place for the first time, are the first 25 Aaron's Random Card Comments. 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 all the cards Aaron has commented on here.

Magic: The Gathering Commander previews start on Monday, and you can join guest author Mark Globus next week here in Latest Developments for the scoop on Magic: The Gathering Commander, including an exclusive preview card!

Kelly Digges
Daily MTG Editor
MagicTheGathering.com


1

Planar Chaos

Planar Chaos

2

Animate Artifact

Animate Artifact

3

Merfolk of the Pearl Trident

Merfolk of the Pearl Trident

4

Crazed Skirge

Crazed Skirge

5

Kei Takahashi

Kei Takahashi

6

Favorable Destiny

Favorable Destiny

7

Blackcleave Goblin

Blackcleave Goblin

8

Deity of Scars

Deity of Scars

9

Reef Pirates

Reef Pirates

10

Lord of the Pit

Lord of the Pit

11

Ambassador Oak

Ambassador Oak

12

Dragonstorm

Dragonstorm

13

Kamahl's Desire

Kamahl's Desire

14

Canopy Spider

Canopy Spider

15

Plated Pegasus

Plated Pegasus

16

Beast Walkers

Beast Walkers

17

Tectonic Instability

Tectonic Instability

18

Vedalken Engineer

Vedalken Engineer

19

Southern Elephant

Southern Elephant

20

Price of Glory

Price of Glory

21

Spell Snip

Spell Snip

22

Suntouched Myr

Suntouched Myr

23

Uncle Istvan

Uncle Istvan

24

Ember Gale

Ember Gale

25

Rending Vines

Rending Vines

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