slashdiethekilljoy asked:

MaRo, my birthday is on February 14th! May I please have some trivia on the card "Desperate Stand", or, more specifically, how long the idea of Magic Origins had been floating around?

Magic Origins was originally going to be a core set with a villains theme. And then we realized lots was changing including core sets going away and a greater emphasis on the story. That’s when, midway through design, the set was changed to tell the origins of five key Planeswalkers.

Happy Birthday!

  • me, about to meet someone for the first time:ok be cool, you want to make a good impression
  • me five seconds later:did you know that publius vergilius maro, the author of the aeneid, once wrote an entire 570 line poem about bees? vergil was also said to have run away and hidden himself when anyone recognized him at rome, which is what i will now do if i ever see you again, for i have shamed myself and my ancestors

iamatimetravelerfrom2306ad asked:

"Elder Angels aren’t a thing. Elder Dragons are." Hi Maro! I'm not sure you noticed, but WotC has actual full control of the game's lore. Yeah, I was surprised at first, but it checks out. Turns out you guys can make whatever you want be a "thing."

Exactly. We’ve decided that Elder Dragons are a thing and Elder Angels are not. : )