2010-02-18

Magic Cards as Icons

To wrap up our series of posts on Magic: The Gathering, we'll change gears and consider one perhaps less substantive but nevertheless fascinating aspect of the game which occasionally has some overlap with religious imagery. Magic cards' art is for many players and collectors an important attraction, and sometimes the primary attraction to the game. Indeed, when I first encountered Magic in elementary school, I never had any idea how to play, but collected the cards for their art.