Evan Symon is a seasoned journalist with stops at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cracked, GeekNifty, Pasadena Independent, and California Globe.
A graduate of University of Akron, Symon has covered stories in Vietnam, South Africa, Namibia, Germany, North Korea, Slovakia, and Switzerland (in addition to across the U.S. as well, of course).
He enjoys content creation, baseball, politics, and gaming. When it comes to Magic: The Gathering, he tends to lean towards Selesnya (G/W).
In the mid-1990s, the Fallen Empires expansion proved to be a bridge too far to cross for Magic: The Gathering, printing an extremely high number of cards.
In 1995, the Ice Age card Chub Toad saw print. It was an in-joke and ended up with a sequel 26 years later.
In the first Magic: The Gathering expansion, there was a card so crazy that it was eventually banned in practically every format.
In 2014, Wizards of the Coast gave down one of their strangest bans in history (and, no, it wasn't a card).
Magic: The Gathering has had many imitators over the years. And one of the first was a one-off parody in the late 1990s.
Back in 1994, Legends nearly introduced a handful of real-life people and characters with cards of their own. One actually made it to print.