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Aaron's Random Card Comment Archive, Part 1

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Director of Magic R&D Aaron Forsythe maintains an active presence in the community, primarily through his Twitter account, @mtgaaron. One occasional feature on his Twitter feed is Aaron's Random Card Comment of the Day, or #arccd. For each Random Card Comment, Aaron uses the Random Card button in Gatherer, then heads into the Discussion tab for that card and writes a short commentary on it—no matter what it is (except for basic lands, as discussed in ARCCD #16).

The result is something like 30,000 words of frank and fascinating commentary from the big brain at the center of R&D—er, I mean, the other big brain at the center of R&D. Within, you can get Aaron's take on black haste, resonant fantasy, development mistakes, products of their era, and, yes, even Beast Walkers (which Aaron refers to, not unfairly, as "a dumpster fire"), along with a huge number of other things.

Here, collected in one place for the first time, are the first 25 Aaron's Random Card Comments. We're divvying them up for your protection—if you've ever tried to drink out of a firehose you know what I'm talking about—but if you really want to dive in, you can find all the cards Aaron has commented on here.

Magic: The Gathering Commander previews start on Monday, and you can join guest author Mark Globus next week here in Latest Developments for the scoop on Magic: The Gathering Commander, including an exclusive preview card!

Kelly Digges
Daily MTG Editor
MagicTheGathering.com




1

Planar Chaos


2

Animate Artifact


3

Merfolk of the Pearl Trident


4

Crazed Skirge


5

Kei Takahashi


6

Favorable Destiny


7

Blackcleave Goblin


8

Deity of Scars


9

Reef Pirates


10

Lord of the Pit


11

Ambassador Oak


12

Dragonstorm


13

Kamahl's Desire


14

Canopy Spider


15

Plated Pegasus


16

Beast Walkers


17

Tectonic Instability


18

Vedalken Engineer


19

Southern Elephant


20

Price of Glory


21

Spell Snip


22

Suntouched Myr


23

Uncle Istvan


24

Ember Gale


25

Rending Vines


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