Weatherlight Crash Course

Posted in Feature on December 3, 2007

By magicthegathering.com Staff

An Introduction by Mark Rosewater

Mark RosewaterIn honor of the release of the Weatherlight expansion on Magic Online, we've dedicated this week to all things Weatherlight. That includes the Weatherlight Saga. For those of you that might not have been around for it, the Weatherlight Saga was a single ongoing story that ran for five years' worth of expansions. The story began, appropriately enough, in the set Weatherlight (okay, there are elements in the story that preexist Weatherlight, but this was the jumping-off point of the Saga).

Duelist Issues 17 and 18As someone knee-deep in its creation, I thought it would be cool to share a few things with all of you. What follows is four different articles/stories from The Duelist (the Magic magazine that was the precursor to magicthegathering.com, for those that might not recognize its name). Here you'll learn all about how the Weatherlight Saga came to be, catch up on how the story started, and read some Weatherlight Saga fiction. Then if you're up to it, check out Making Magic this week, where I'll fill in some holes and explain a number of decisions we made when creating the story.

I hope you all have as much fun reading about it as I did making it.

   
Fortune Favors the Bold "Fortune Favors the Bold"
From Issue 17 of The Duelist, in this article 1997 story manager for Magic Michael G. Ryan takes you through the planning of the epic Weatherlight Saga.
Maelstrom "Maelstrom"
Also from Issue 17, this short story introduces some of the cast and gets the story rolling as the Weatherlight Saga begins.
Weatherlight Takes Center Stage "Weatherlight Takes Center Stage"
Particularly useful for players completely unfamiliar with the Weatherlight story, this article from The Duelist #18 gives a complete rundown of the story so far.
Torrent "Torrent"
Finally, this short story by Michael G. Ryan picks up where "Maelstrom" left off.

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