I’ll be honest. About 9/10 of the reason I play Magic: The Gathering is because of the artwork. In High School, I wasn’t allowed to play because it was ‘Evil’ (Quote -My Mom) but that didn’t stop me from pouring through the decks my friends, at school, had built. I didn’t understand the game, at that time, but I did love the artwork.
In 2011, when a couple of friends convinced me that I should throw a little money to Wizards of the Coast (They are always accepting donations), they asked me what kind of deck I would like to build. The only preference that I had was for green. This was due to two particular cards that I remembered from High School: “Feast of the Unicorn” and “Llanowar Elves”
Miroden Besieged had just came out the previous February, so my friend suggested I start with a pre-constructed green / white deck called “Path of Blight”. If you don’t know what was in the deck, it’s nothing to wright home about. The thing it did, though, was get me back into MTG in a big way.
To this day, if you want to play a round of MTG with me you better be prepared for me to read every card you put down because I still can’t remember what nearly any of them do. That’s because, even though the game is great, I can’t remember things well. I can remember the amazing art, though!
I could ramble on all day about how great the art is (Props to the artists, of course) but I will just go ahead and leave you with some of my favorite pieces of MTG art, below.