Which Magic card's art would you choose?

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Posted on March 23, 2021, 10:19 a.m. by Hyato

I was talking with a friend about tarot cards and we came to the conclusion that some arts used in our beloved game's cards would be amazing.

So here's a "challenge", which card's art would you pick to represent these tarot cards?

(If you can't think of them all, just tell the ones you know/feel like)

  1. The Fool
  2. The Magician
  3. The High Priestess
  4. The Empress
  5. The Emperor
  6. The Hierophant
  7. The Lovers
  8. The Chariot
  9. Justice
  10. The Hermit
  11. Wheel of Fortune
  12. Strength
  13. The Hanged Man
  14. Death
  15. Temperance
  16. The Devil
  17. The Tower
  18. The Star
  19. The Moon
  20. The Sun
  21. Judgement
  22. The World

sergiodelrio says... #4

Wheel of Fortune

lovers - Pia and Kiran Nalaar

moon - Blood Moon

strength - Unholy Strength

tower - Command Tower

devil - Vexing Devil

magician - Snapcaster Mage

star - Chromatic Star

death - Death's Shadow

judgment - Iona's Judgment

hangman - Walk the Plank

fool - Jester's Cap Jester's Scepter Jester's Sombrero

Cool challenge btw, hope you find good matches and please share the final list once you're done!

EDIT: @plakjekaas nice picks

March 23, 2021 10:56 a.m. Edited.

legendofa says... #5

6 The Hierophant: Grand Arbiter Augustin IV .

7 The Lovers: Pia and Kiran Nalaar shows it best, in my opinion. Other options might be Anax and Cymede or Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis .

12 Strength: Jolrael, Empress of Beasts or Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse .

17 The Tower: Sentinel Tower , or maybe Tower of Champions or Dynavolt Tower .

19 The Moon: Full Moon's Rise or Howling Wolf . Waxing Moon would be better if the moon was more in focus.

More thoughts to come.

March 23, 2021 11:17 a.m.

legendofa says... #6

I feel like I should point out that while everyone else so far has suggested Blood Moon , there are wolves (and a river, but I can't make that fit) as a traditional part of the composition of The Moon. Similarly with Strength, it's traditionally a woman controlling lions. Maybe I'm being too prescriptive.

March 23, 2021 11:24 a.m.

shadow63 says... #7

March 23, 2021 11:52 a.m.

sergiodelrio says... #8

@legendofa so, Lion's Eye Diamond and Branded Howler ... actually lots of good fits on gatherer searching for werewolf

March 23, 2021 11:55 a.m.

Flooremoji says... #9

the new strixhaven promos I could see as tarot cards

March 23, 2021 1:09 p.m.

0rc says... #10

The magician: Counterspell

March 23, 2021 2:26 p.m.

legendofa says... #11

8 The Chariot: Anafenza, the Foremost .

March 23, 2021 3:03 p.m.

legendofa says... #12

sergiodelrio Lion's Eye Diamond is perfect. There are a lot of good "werewolves with moon" pictures, but I'm still leaning toward Howling Wolf .

March 23, 2021 4:25 p.m.

jethstriker says... #13

The Fool - Jester's Cap

The Magician - Dark Ritual

The High Priestess - Argothian Enchantress

The Empress - Counterspell

The Emperor

The Hierophant

The Lovers - Sower of Temptation

The Chariot

Justice - Equilibrium

The Hermit - Uncle Istvan

Wheel of Fortune - Wheel of Fortune

Strength - Unholy Strength

The Hanged Man

Death - Necropotence


The Devil - Lord of the Pit

The Tower - Grim Monolith

The Star - Falling Star

The Moon - Blood Moon

The Sun - Sol Ring

Judgement - Wrath of God

The World - Omniscience

I would look in particular to older cards (premodern) and / or Seb McKinnon cards, as in my opinion those cards have the art style that would suit a tarot card.

March 23, 2021 8:49 p.m.

legendofa says... #14

My (almost) full list:

1 The Fool: Far Wanderings

2 The Magician: Barrin, Tolarian Archmage

3 The High Priestess: Sanctimony

4 The Empress: Karametra, God of Harvests

5 The Emperor: Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter

6 The Hierophant: Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

7 The Lovers: Pia and Kiran Nalaar

8 The Chariot: Anafenza, the Foremost

9 Justice: Dawnbreak Reclaimer

10 The Hermit: Enlightened Ascetic

11 Wheel of Fortune: Wheel of Sun and Moon

12 Strength: Lion's Eye Diamond

13 The Hanged Man: not much for this one

14 Death: Pestilence

15 Temperance: Tonic Peddler

16 The Devil: Chains of Mephistopheles

17 The Tower: Sentinel Tower

18 The Star: nothing I'm really happy with

19 The Moon: Full Moon's Rise

20 The Sun: Not much here, either

21 Judgement: Angel's Trumpet

22 The World: nothing here, either

March 23, 2021 10:50 p.m.

JANKYARD_DOG says... #15

The Hanged Man - Gallows at Willow Hill ?

March 24, 2021 9:17 a.m.

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