Francesco concludes his series on Chinese literary sources in Magic flavor with a deep dive into Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
In this second installment on Chinese literary sources for Magic flavor, Francesco broadens his perspective of the cards in question and reexamines others.
In this first installment of a multi-part article, Francesco examines quotations from Chinese literature, mostly represented by the set Portal Three Kingdoms.
Having explored Greek and Latin quotations, Francesco turns his attention to examining the six quotes from Arabian Nights in Magic flavor text.
Francesco continues his exploration of the use of classical literature in Magic flavor. This week he looks at Latin authors and draws some conclusions.
Do classical authors show up in Magic flavor text? Francesco explores some quotations from Ancient Greek works that have appeared on Magic cards.
How does Flavor text work to add depth, story, and lore to Magic? Francesco explores some real-world quotations that have appeared on Magic cards.