Tony does his usual mix of tricks and poetry, by providing a Seussian lament about “The Prat With The Mat” before launching into an elaborate wordplay puzzle that asks you whether you can figure out the names of Magic cards, encoded cunningly in a Da Vinci-style fashion! And if you can, you might win some foil Ravnica rares!
In classic literature, when Gregor Samsa awoke from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into a verminous bug. But in the hands of eccentric British Magic writer Tony Boydell, Gregor Samsa becomes something else entirely, in a strange and somehow touching tale of Magic struggle.
One of the prodigal sons of StarCityGames.com returns! Tony, one of the quirkiest Magic writers to cross the path of this hallowed game, has returned to the pages of StarCity after a four-year absence… And roars straight back into form with a listing of the strangest moments in Magic history!
The current writing metagame is heavily weighted towards angst; with the mantle of ‘Issue Boy’ now vacated, it seems that all and sundry have picked up their angry pens and let themselves go like some kind of ventriloquist with their arms up a Rizzo doll.
Following the events of the last few weeks (and the fantastic amount of column space dedicated to the departure of one of our communities shining stars), I have decided not to give up Magic – both as a player and as a writer.
Ah, but it’s that time of year again – is it really a year since my esteemed pal and patisserie-obsessed compadre Gabriel Minty-Fresh Gung-Ho Margerine-Soaked Sneeep provided his own vision of all things Planeshift?