Tempt with Vengeance

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The letter C!ommander (2013 Edition) releases today! Be sure to go down and pick up your decks and get your game on with some friends!

With all the cool new cards in Commander (2013 Edition), we held a poll last week letting people select which wallpaper we offer next week. Here are the results:

Which wallpaper would you like to see?
Nekusar, the Mindrazer 2213 38.0%
Sydri, Galvanic Genius 1752 30.1%
Tempt with Discovery 766 13.1%
Tempt with Immortality 643 11.0%
Order of Succession 453 7.8%
Total 5827 100.0%

So check out the Nekusar wallpaper on Wednesday!

Until then let's take a closer look at a new piece of art in Commander (2013 Edition). Specifically let's look at Tempt with Vengeance because I think there's something interesting on that art which is beautifully subtle.

First, let's look at the card:

The fire in the art is shaped unusually and as you read the rules text you might realize that the flames look alive and vaguely animalistic, like, say, elementals!

Tempt with Vengeance | Art by Ryan Barger

If we take a look at his initial sketch, the concept becomes much more obvious, but the art direction team asked him to make them more irregular in shape such that they weren't just flame hounds or anything.

Trick Jarrett
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Patrick "Trick" Jarrett is the editor-in-chief of as well as working deeply on other web projects for Magic. He's an ardent Commander player with a beloved Kiki-Jiki Commander deck he's always eager to play with new people.

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