Free Association

Posted in Making Magic on February 5, 2004

By Mark Rosewater

Working in R&D since '95, Mark became Magic head designer in '03. His hobbies: spending time with family, writing about Magic in all mediums, and creating short bios.

How could I write a column called “Free Association” without having a free association test? Here's how this is going to work. Print up this page and ask as many friends as possible. Compare your answers. I think you'll find this exercise quite illuminating.

For each of the following adjectives, name the Magic card that best fits the description:

  1. Weird –
  2. Insulting –
  3. Funny –
  4. Confusing –
  5. Hot –
  6. Cold –
  7. Genius
  8. Crazy –
  9. Attractive –
  10. Backwards –
  11. Contagious –
  12. Round –
  13. Tall –
  14. Sharp –
  15. Greasy –
  16. Tilted –
  17. Naïve
  18. Rusty –
  19. Careful –
  20. Tasty

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