So, as I mentioned in the 1 mana 3/3 contest, I’m going to be leaving MtGCardsmith. I took a break a few months ago without saying anything but after having spent so much time on this site I thought it’d be better to let people know I was leaving rather than just inexplicably disappearing again.
Basically, I’m just going to be really busy for the near future. I’m about to go travelling for a few months, starting with the Far East (maybe I’ll drop in and see Tomigon!) so I’ll be away until next year anyway and when I get back I’ll need to get serious with the career if I’m going to get to where I want to be. The problem is I’m a massive procrastinator.
I don’t know if it’s ever happened to you but I can spend ages making a card, most of it usually looking for art. I’ll finish a card, look up and think it's what o’clock
!? I guess I’ve also kinda run out of ideas and I can’t devote the time to thinking about cards like I used to. Plus I just reached 100 contest winning cards and figured it’d be a good time to retire anyway (insert shameless self-promotion link: http://mtgcardsmith.com/user/Animist
I was going to mention everyone I’ve gotten to ‘know’, so to speak, on here but it’d take forever and you all know who you are. In particular, good luck to @Tomigon
on your various MtG projects (loving the Gotham set so far, @platypusburger
). Thanks to @Gingerwitchcraft
and everyone else for your feedback. @Zanmato
for the great support and enthusiasm. @CrucibleofHate
for the entertainment. @Beeswax
for some of the coolest cards here. @strongbelieves
(wherever you are) for the awesome contests. @Faiths_Guide
for getting that whole squee thing under control. @MrRansom
for recently returning and making the site a better place. @Oshuja89
for being some of the best ‘newer’ members here, with hopefully more to come. @Biblio2
for being so cool. @Corwinnn
for being @Corwinnn
. And of course @MTGCardsmith
for the awesome site and all the cool new features. It’s been so much fun interacting with everyone and making cards, so thanks in particular to MTGCardsmith for making it happen.
As I said above, I didn’t want to disappear without saying anything. I’m also basically writing this as a promise to myself not to jump back into MTGCardsmith when I get back from travelling because I know getting swept up in all the contests will take up a lot of my time once more. Then again, I might sneak a quick look when I get back, see a bunch of sparkly new features and think ‘what the hell… let’s make some cards’.
p.s. loving the painborn cards for the mechanix challenge – hope you guys have fun with it! :D