Kuo and Corsia – Kuo: Overworld of Mana Mechanics and Abilities

Welcome to my first official explanation of the keywords and abilities of this expansion! Kuo: Overworld of Mana introduces five new keywords, one for each of mono-color civilization that this set focuses on. Every expansion in this block and the next will focus on 5 of the 25 civilizations, but there is one bigger mechanic that is prevalent amongst all of them, and that is a brand new card type called Civilization. Civilization cards are inspired by aspects of almost every other card type in Magic: The Gathering and offer a fun way to focus on board state synergy. The general focus of this world is to create rather than destroy so the natural balances leans more towards proactive spells rather than destructive ones, but there is still enough here to combat the threats as a control player, don’t you worry. There’s also a couple cycles and unique subtypes that I will explain that don’t do anything momentous, but still warrant your attention. All of this will be described after the table of contents, below! Continue reading

Anime Fan Art – March 2016

Hello folks. I do intend for these to be in the first week of each month, but it was my birthday yesterday. Upon aging another year, I took a breather for a few days! I’m not old yet, reaching the lofty heights of 26, but I definitely feel the extremely early signs of becoming senile. Anyways, here’s the March edition of Anime Fan Art which will basically encompass everything I came across throughout February. For those stopping by for the first time, I get this art from Zerochan where I subscribe to every anime I like. Whenever a new season ends I subscribe to the ones that pleased me which just constantly expands the amount of fan art I see every day. Here’s my personal favorites for your easy perusal. If you want to see more I highly implore you join Zerochan or another like-minded website! Click the image for the full size and there is a link to that artist’s profile in each caption! Continue reading

Winter 2016 Anime – Midseason Impressions

We’re now six or seven episodes into each of this season’s selection of anime. Normally at this point, the number of anime I drop numbers the number of anime I choose to keep up with. Between the ones I dropped during the premieres and the time of writing, I have only dropped one additional anime. That was Prince of Stride, the free-running anime that free-ran out of steam way too fast for me. What is continuing to flutter my fancy with the anime I’m still following includes the gorgeous art of Grimgar, the endearing, yet pulse-pounding Erased, and the masterful, mature Shouwa Genroku. That’s just to name a few. There’s plenty more detailed below! From their current status of worst to best, here’s what I’m still watching this Winter season. Continue reading

Kuo and Corsia – The 5 Mono-Colored Kuon Civilizations

Art by Sam Burley

Welcome to the first actual preview for my multi-block fan expansion! While my prologue featured cards from all nine sets, we’re now going to focus solely on the first one. After it’s adequately revealed from a flavor and gameplay perspective, we’ll move on to next set. This way, you all can get a better look at how this set will actually interact with itself without influence from the future sets. So before we break down each of the five civilizations, here’s the set details in rough draft form. Continue reading

Kuo and Corsia – My MTG Custom Card Universe

Art by Sina Kasra

My has the time blown by! A year and a half ago I started detailing this project where I was adapting a fictional story I was writing into a small Magic: The Gathering card set, and it has sure grown since then. I’m talking 9 sets. 1500 cards.  I decided that it was ultimately too early to discuss back then so I cancelled the blog series, and toiled away at a better version. While it’s still not done, I’m on the final revisions so I can start sharing pieces of this project as they come to completion.

Showcasing a universe through a Magic set might be a rather strange way to introduce you to this story, but this process proved to have many advantages. Just having a completely blank canvas in front of me proved a bit overwhelming to develop the smaller aspects of this fantasy world. By focusing on literally one aspect (one card) at a time, it let me stretch my creative fingers across the finer details that initially seemed impossible to get to with relative ease. On top of that, it was incredibly addicting. By scouring artwork of the many fantastic artists out there, I was able to find a decent representation of the world I’m aiming to create.

Obviously, I wish I could have the time and talent to make all the artwork myself, but just using the artwork I found as inspiration, and piecing them together to fit my lore has already been an amazing way to explore this world. Allow me to introduce the world of Kuo and Corsia to you. A world where emotions become magic and logic becomes power. Continue reading

I am On Patreon

Hello readers and passersby, it is a very important day for me because I finally had the guts and the gall to throw my weight around on Patreon. Your continued support has been keeping my foot on the gas more than you realize and now I want to see if I can develop this any further. I never grow tiresome of the writing process, although I have several things I want to improve on, but for those who are already satisfied with what I provide, I am here to offer more with promises of leveling this sucker up. Continue reading