David sits out of episode 3 of Story Circle, and Andrew takes the reigns of the contest winner’s topic. Thanks and congratulations to Jars and his topic of the Love Song of Night and Day, the poem that helped fuel the flavor of the Mirage and Visions story line. (You can read the poem and more about it here: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/feature/145) Andrew takes a bit of a spin on the topic by discussing the poem and other ‘imagined fiction’ that helped shape cards and their flavor text.
Also, Andrew announces the second contest, this time with three Magic Online booster packs as the prize. The contest will be open for entries until episode 6 is posted. And the challnge: Come up with the card name, creature type, art description, and possibly flavor text of this card:
Creature — ???
Whenever CARDNAME is dealt damage, exile that many cards from the top of your library.
2UB, exile CARDNAME: Put a creature card exiled by CARDNAME onto the battlefield.
(Also note that a segment was recorded for episode three, but cut for your [the listeners’] sanity. If any references to such a segment remain, I apologize for the inconvenience and confusionz.)