Slave of Bolas: I Never Knew

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We all know there's been a big push to tell more stories with Magic. Wizards wants self-contained stories on the cards, and they go out of their way to make sure they get an opportunity to do that.

All of which makes a lot of sense on something like Innistrad. But thanks to a friendly user on Reddit, I now know the story behind an older card: Slave of Bolas.

Turns out there's more to this art than meets the eye. Who knew?

I'm not an art guy, besides the fact that I use it to recognize cards. But I'm always impressed when I am forced to look more closely at the art, whether it's through the Arcana or something else. In this case, this post breaks down the story Slave of Bolas is telling, and it's one that I found pretty cool.

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Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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