My personal thoughts on anything Magic: The Gathering related, mostly from the perspective of casual play. I enjoy many different types of Magic, but particularly multiplayer, suhc as 60/4 Free-for-All, Commander, Chaos Magic and Planechase, Archenemy, Horde Magic, and Emperor, but I also like one-on-one, particularly if it's after a Sealed or Cube draft. I most frequently play 3-6 player Commander, Chaos Magic, and Duels of the Planeswalkers. The closest to tournament play I ever get is a Release or Prerelease event.
I also like to design my own cards using the Magic Set Editor. I take my designs very seriously, as I find the fun of designing is to try and make the card feel as much like a card that could see print as possible (as opposed to just throwing every ability I like into a card). I'm very interested in feedback on these designs, so long as that feedback is constructive.
Check out my decks, including my Chaos Magic and Horde Magic stacks, at http://tappedout.net/users/sarroth/.
During that weird 30 Days of Magic thing (weird being that no one sourced where the idea came from, people were doing different days on the same day, and no one seemed to finish it), one of the questions was your favorite Magic artist. I thought I knew my answer, but I wasn’t sure if that artist ranked as #1 because a) I recognized their name more than the other artists, b) because their art was so different from most other Magic art (some may say it is weird or out of place) and thus is more recognizable, c) or if I honestly liked them the most. So to be sure about my choice, I checked out everyone else’s answers to see if I was forgetting someone I truly liked better. Doing this didn’t end up changing my answer, but it did enable me to come up with my own Top 5 Favorite Magic: The Gathering Artists list. What follows are five artists, in ascending order of how much I like their work, and two examples for each of why I like them so much.