ack in March of 2005, I decided I wanted to stretch my writing muscles, so I borrowed an idea from my days of running an improv troupe. I asked my readers for two list of topics they wanted me to write about, one Magic and one non-Magic. I then posted the lists and let my audience vote on them. The winning topics were My Ten Worst Designed Cards and Girls. This column was the result. (I consider "To Err Is Human" to be one of my best columns, so if you've never read it I encourage you to do so.) I went on to write two more Topical Blends. (Here and here—Note the second one lost all its layout so it's very hard to follow.)
Akroma, Angel of Wrath | Art by Ron Spears
Last week was Fate Week, so I decided it was time to do my fourth Topical Blend column, this time letting fate pick the categories. The result was My Pick For the Best Designed Card in Every Set (I limited myself to picking the best card from an entire block and just the last ten blocks in Modern) and magic (lowercase, as in "Hocus Pocus").
Today's column is Part 2, so if you haven't read Part 1, I suggest you do so first.