Working on a new Magic the Gathering Commander deck. 100 cards. Each one unique.

To start, I usually throw every single card I like in one big pile. Then, I chip away at the cards, looking for ones with synergy and connecting abilities so I can see what the one rack theme of the deck is. Slowly, I take enough away until the 100 remain.

Kind of like writing a story. Write as much as you can then chip away at it, taking away lame words and incomplete sentences to find the best story you can. Then, much like the Commander deck, you go back to it, refine it, and make it a little better next time. And next time. And next time. Until you’re done.

Now if only Baby B would let me put him down for his nap…

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