Card Art Easter Eggs
Posted on Dec. 16, 2018, 10:57 a.m. by Jimmy_Chinchila
Flipping through cards I noticed the newly reprinted Frantic Search features a bird who looks an awful lot like Artificer's Assistant. The artist is not the same, but Search’s flavor text refers to Dominaria. Not a true Easter egg but certainly an interesting detail. Dragonlord Silumgar wears a necklace that upon closer inspection shows the magically preserved corpse of Tasigur, the Golden Fang. I always thought the dragon in the art of Ajani Steadfast was Sarkhan, as the next plane we saw after M15 was Tarkir. Can you think of other art that may include Easter eggs or other cleverly hidden details?
December 16, 2018 11:36 a.m.
December 16, 2018 11:37 a.m.
clayperce wow I’d never noticed that!
seshiro_of_the_orochi that’s a good one, the Lavamancer, I like when the cards aren’t in the same set
December 16, 2018 11:47 a.m.
Apparently there are a number of things in the new Frantic Search, but I can't remember all I was told - a couple of the books are like various Times or Grimoires etc.
Treasure Nabber has a few recognisable artifacts about his person.
I love the Krenko one, that is brilliant!
December 16, 2018 11:53 a.m.
Jimmy_Chinchila, they were in the same set. Lavamancer was reprinted. :)
I'm not sure if this counts but Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle has a castle in the sky.
December 16, 2018 12:23 p.m.
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December 16, 2018 10:56 p.m.
Also, there is an entire story depiction in Aether Revolt.
It begins (I believe) with Fatal Push. We see the Aetherborn kill someone.
He than blows up the ship and flees in Daring Demolition.
December 17, 2018 6:32 a.m.
December 17, 2018 6:37 a.m.
This is a really fun topic; thanks everyone! It got me searching for more. Here are a few ...
December 17, 2018 3:40 p.m. Edited.
I have two more:
One Flame Wave, if you look closely, you can see a faint skull in the flames. Beside the skull, there’s a little guy surfing.
December 17, 2018 5:04 p.m.
GoblinsBeatElves ooh Revised/Unlimited throwback!
December 17, 2018 5:42 p.m.
Also, the cycle of ultimatums from alara each have a planeswalker hidden in them. (Brilliant Ultimatum has tezzeret, Cruel Ultimatum has bolas, Titanic Ultimatum has ajani, Violent Ultimatum has sarkaan, and elspeth can be seen in Clarion Ultimatum)
in Blood Artist, he is painting you with your own blood