In the abstract, one of red’s specialties is supposed to be emotion—the
whole rich, complicated, fervently-felt spectrum of unique feelings. But in
practice, a lot of red’s mechanical space is about dealing damage and killing
your opponent so often that red tends to be about thisone emotion:
RRAAAGGHGHHGHGH. Rage! Fury! Anger! (Lots! Of variations! Of
one! Basic! Emotion!)
That’s not to say that Screaming Battle Rage isn’t a fine
emotion to express sometimes! It is. But it’s not expressing the whole sweep of
emotions that red’s supposed to be about. And we’ve heard from many of y’all that
you’d like us to find opportunities for red cards to depict other kinds of emotion. OKAY WELL STRAP IN.
So like, what if a red spell were about tough and prickly emotions,
like catharsis, regret, and homecoming? What if red card-drawing were flavored
as the process of expunging a complicated knot of painful feelings that are now,
finally, in the past, and about the dawning possibility that, together, we might
just be able to labor through the lingering ache of those past tragedies – and
maybe even dare to feel a wrenching surge of hope?
AND HEY WHAT IF A CARD ABOUT HUGGING WERE POWERFUL IN CONSTRUCTED
Cathartic Reunion art
by Howard Lyon
Both mother and daughter, Pia and Chandra, thought the other had died long ago. They’ve been apart for years, living with that ache. But that’s in the past now.
Anyway I guess what I’m trying to say is YOU BROUGHT THIS ON
YOURSELVES TUMBLR I love u bye