Time Does Things To You

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And in Magic, it does even more.

I'm not an art guy. I'm no Mike Linnemann. Half the time I don't even look at the art outside of using it to identify cards. But, hell, when you take the time there's some really cool stuff there.

Take this, for instance.


Looked at separately, you'd never notice anything special about Durdle Turtle and the random 1/6 Tombshell. But next to each other? Suddenly we have a story being told. That's really cool, and it's far from the only time we've seen this in this block, much less all of Magic.

So, what else have I been missing? Any other really cool stories being told by multiple pieces of art I've never picked up on?

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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5 thoughts on “Time Does Things To You

  1. The monk in Myth Realized bears a pretty strong resemblance to Shu Yun. Hedonist’s Trove is an alternate-reality take on Villainous Wealth. And Marang River Prowler grew up and died and became Marang River Skeleton.

    Also, punching bears is no longer in vogue.

  2. it’s not across sets, but wild slash is perfect for killing morphs and clearly depicts such a move with flavor text to match, and reach of the shadows is good for killing morphs right after they flip and is depicted similarly (also works on curve)

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