Mike Robles here. Hot off the heels of Dragon’s Maze release weekend, I’m here to bring you a fresh batch of treasures that I found just for you. Yes. You. Just don’t tell anyone else. This will be our secret. Let’s dig in to see the best treasures I found (this week).
Forget Ral Zarek, forget Aurelia, the Warleader, forget Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius. Everyone knows who the real hero of the Return to Ravnica block is. We just have a hard time saying his name. Fblthp, the runaway star of Gatecrash, has taken the community by storm. He’s spawned websites, he has his own Twitter account, and his story gave us all the feels. It was only a matter of time before someone made this little homunculus a reality. That’s where Tally comes into play. Tally is known as the “crafty one” from LoadingReadyRun. Her monsters, beasties, and other items are extremely high-quality, and she continues to impress any community she’s making monsters for. This life-sized Fblthp looks amazing! I just want to give him a big hug and whisper, “Shh . . . Don’t worry, little guy. Everything is going to be okay.” It’s adorable, and I want it.
I’m not much of a cat person, but cats can be adorable. There’s one thing the Internet loves, and that is cat pictures. They can’t get enough of them. Cats love to be the center of attention, and anytime there are friends at the house and we’re drafting, our cat is all about it. She climbs up on laps, tries to swat at cards, and will even stop your hands from moving to force you to pet her. I can relate to the above photo. Cats can be adorable . . . even if they are hellspawn.
This link was posted to my Facebook wall by my own fiancée, Tifa Meyen. I don’t know what kind of parent I’m going to be. I know what kind of parent I want to be. I am hoping that when Tifa and I have kids, they’re going to be just as nerdy as we are. I want to allow them to make their own decisions, but I’m going to introduce them to the world and help them keep open minds. I want to teach them to love everything and everyone. I want my children to have no fear of the world. I want my children to be free of bullying, prejudice, and hate. What I’m trying to say is I will do my best to raise my kids and teach them right from wrong. BUT SO HELP ME IF THEY DON’T PLAY MAGIC: THE GATHERING, THEY’RE OUT OF THE FAMILY!!!
The Blur of Dragon’s Maze
This is the part of the article where you say, “Hey? Where’s the photo?” Don’t worry, I’m getting to that. First, I want you to imagine what it would be like if you were able to have all the epic artwork from every Dragon’s Maze card put together into one card. It would be amazing, right? It would make for an epic mural of Dragons, Weirds, Elves, and more. It would be a massive display of the race to the Maze's End. Well, feast your eyes on this.
What did you expect? I will admit this photo of every card put together looks intense. You can see outlines of the split cards, you can make out some sort of power and toughness, and the greyish-gold hue makes the card seem otherworldly.
Coworker Brought These In . . .
Ever since I started my articles here, some of my friends have taken a much greater interest in sharing Magic: The Gathering items with me. This picture was texted to me by my friend, Rob Coster. It had the accompanying text: “Coworker brought these in. Best condition I’ve ever seen.” I don’t know what’s more impressive, the fact that this guy owns a binder full of Alpha and Beta cards or the fact that he’s crazy enough to take them into a workplace! Either way, I need to start visiting Rob’s office more often.
Izzet Deck Box
Where do I even begin? Look at this thing. The paint scheme, the guild symbol, and everything about this is magical. The fact that it can hold up to a hundred sleeved cards is also a major draw to me because I love Commander. This box is perfect for any Izzet fan in your life. I wish I had it to go with my new Melek, Izzet Paragon Commander deck I’m working on. Every time I play that deck, I would attach fireworks to the deck box to go off when I dealt damage. True Izzet fashion.
Tonight, This Is Happening
It’s no secret that Felicia Day is part of Geek Royalty. Her hit series, The Guild, helped with the nerd renaissance over the last few years. She’s known for playing video games and she’s known for playing D&D, but has she every played Magic before? Well, it looks as though she has enough stuff to get her started. Who knows? Maybe now we’ll see a new web series that’s The Guild meets Magic: The Gathering.
I wasn’t going to talk about this in my article. My articles are meant to showcase some of the most awesome things from the Magic community. But I can’t ignore this. The Magic community should be welcoming to players old and new. It’s about mutual respect. I’m not going to point out everything that’s wrong with the conversation above, but I do want to say that this is not acceptable. This is a reminder that we need to be better at welcoming everyone. Please.
Top Tweets (This Week)
A good week for tweets! Check out these tweets that cover Dragon’s Maze release weekend and more!
That’s a wrap! I do hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as I enjoy writing them. I receive a ton of tweets, texts, and e-mails showing me amazing community treasures, and I appreciate every one of them. If there’s something you’d like to see, be sure to hit me up on Twitter! Until next time, this is Mike Robles saying: