Tonight I was remembering my days working on IP for Magic: The Gathering back in 1994-95 and how I insisted that we stop using Shakespeare quotes and the like as card flavor text and instead I wrote the Ice Age and Homelands flavor text as IP characters of one magic color talking smack about IP characters of other magic colors, so we could pack double flavor into every line. That was kind of an internal debate at the time. I can’t say the quality of the writing improved — hey, I’m no Shakespeare — but I did create Jaja Ballard out of that, among other characters, so I think it worked out okay. I wrote most of the Ice Age flavor text sitting in my basement apartment late at night listening to the Hellraiser soundtrack. Not sure if that showed . . .