You Make the Card 2 - Step 14

Posted in Feature on October 27, 2003

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.

We are now one vote away from completing the second "You Make the Card." All that's left is selecting flavor text. After pouring through over 4600 entries, the Creative Text team narrowed down the submissions to the following ten entries (in the order they were received):

Flavor Text #1

It creates the world below from the world above. Some wonder if their own world is in such a clock, and in which half.

Flavor Text #2

Amidst the darkest ashes grow the strongest seeds.

Flavor Text #3

If a tree falls and rises again in the forest, but no one was there to see it, did it really ever die?

Flavor Text #4

Nature's favorite form of retaliation, regrowth.

Flavor Text #5

Alchemists use a crucible to refine pure minerals from crude slag; this differs only in scale.
-Vedalken research notes

Flavor Text #6

Infinite resources; borrowed time.

Flavor Text #7

Every grain a tree, every second a grove, every minute a forest, every hour a world.

Flavor Text #8

It was built by a mage who feared the passing of time. His body was found, lifeless, amongst a lush and fertile forest.

Flavor Text #9

There was nothing until it came to pass;
a thousand worlds in a tower of glass.

Flavor Text #10

Unearthly whispers hang in the air around the Crucible, murmuring stories of long-forgotten heroes and long-faded worlds.

The final vote is going to be a quick one as the set is just a week away from being finalized. This means the deadline for this vote will be noon (PST) this Friday (October 31).

I think there are many good options to chose from so I'm interested to see what you all pick.

Have fun!

Mark

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