Magic: The Gathering embraces punk aesthetics for its newest restricted time drop
Magic: The Gathering has been round a very long time and has experimented with a ton of artwork types previously — some critical, some foolish, some life like, some cartoon-y. However yesterday’s Secret Lair shock drop, “Prime Slime,” takes the cake for my part with its extraordinarily punk aesthetic and lighthearted chaos. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen such unabashedly enjoyable artwork within the sport.
Simply try these pictures of the 5 playing cards included. They’re extremely gnarly:
The artist, Wizard of Barge, aka Dakota Cates, has introduced a foolish / punk / highschool vibe to the artwork that actually stands out in opposition to the remainder of Magic’s artwork. The sport leans on a way more conventional epic fantasy portray fashion for many playing cards and units, tailoring it to no matter setting they might be in.
These playing cards are more than likely to search out properties in Commander Decks, which is a extra informal format of the sport. Commander lends itself to personalization, customization, and aptitude, so having such distinctive artwork constructed round a slime theme is a knockout success for my part. Voidslime is prone to be probably the most useful card of the set due to its restricted variety of reprints to date, however the actual worth of those is within the completely bizarre, funky, fantastically executed artwork.
The playing cards are being launched as a part of Magic’s Secret Lair sequence, that are restricted print merchandise with 5 playing cards with alternate artwork you gained’t get wherever else. Secret Lair drops solely have a particularly quick window the place they’re out there, so if you wish to decide up a set of those playing cards, you solely have till tomorrow morning, August nineteenth, to do it.
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