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So, have I mentioned how much I love Magic the Gathering?

After doing my last MtG nails, I had a lot of people on both Facebook and reddit suggest that I should have done just the symbols. Also got a lot of comments about how it wasn’t in WUBRG order. So I took both suggestions to heart and did another version of my nails that are just symbols and in WUBRG order (starting at the plains in the middle). And then added glitter because I’m not a person that is content with simplicity, and glitter is awesome.


Magic the Gathering might just be the most amazing game ever. It has completely replaced Munchkin and Catan as our weekly game night top pick, and I find it difficult not to spend every penny of my paycheck on boosters and cards. Money well spent, though.


I’d tap that

Ahh, Magic the Gathering. Such fun. Such strategy. Such a frustrating yet complex game. Also potentially expensive if you aren’t careful. Confessing that I play MTG gets me more strange looks than nearly every other one of my nerdy hobbies, but I can’t say I care. I have had a lot of fun over the years with MTG, even though the only people I could play with were 3-4 years younger than me. The only time I ever got in trouble for staying out past curfew was for playing MTG until 2:00 AM with my friend’s younger brothers and cousins (yes, I was a really lame teenager). Totally worth it.

For those who might not exactly know what this is, I recreated the basic land cards that are necessary to play the game. The bottom frame features the land’s symbol, and the top frame has some sort of picture that corresponds with it (and often follows the theme of the deck). From left to right, it’s Island, Forest, Plains, Swamp, and the thumb is Mountains. I tried to base the top frames after the ones on the cards I own, but that was incredibly tricky. Hopefully you can tell what they are!

I wish I played more. I kind of slowed down once my husband started consistently smashing my artifact/time spiral-ish deck with his overpowered sliver deck. I’m a bit of a sore loser…