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His nickname is Tom.
See the 'Latest Developments' artical 'Tom-Shifted' for details. And learn what 'Tom' became Development shorthand for. May many more Toms enter Magic in the future.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/4/2010 4:01:28 AM)


Yes. To be specific, EVERYTHING that was considered tricky or manipulation was blue, which is part of the reason blue was so incredibly overpowered. That and the fact that instants and sorceries as a whole were much better whereas creatures were much worse. (Quick! Name three Alpha instants or sorceries played in vintage tournaments today! Now try and name 3 Alpha CREATURES. Yeah)
Posted By: Dragon_Nut (2/7/2011 8:35:13 PM)


According to the "color pie" direct damage is strictly red. Back when Magic was new, the color pie existed but wasn't as well defined, which led to all sorts of interesting cards that wouldn't be printed today, like Psionic Blast.
Posted By: achilleselbow (8/18/2010 6:12:05 PM)


This card was always meant to be red. I'm glad to see that they not only brought it over in Planar Chaos but then decided to keep it that way in the core sets.
Posted By: CrimsonVoid (8/10/2009 2:07:06 PM)


Just as Prodigal Sorceror's art reminded others of 'Tim' (or 'Timmy'?) from Monty Python, Prodigal Pyromancer's art reminds me of Hotstreak from the 90's Static comic series or the Static Shock cartoon based on it. (If he had Flash, he would be the comics version.)
Hotstreak was more fun during the Time Spiral block for red-blue players. There they could mix-and-match TS's Tim with PC's Hotstreak for random 1 dmg. pinging not limited to any one color.
Posted By: Cybertronian (8/25/2009 7:29:41 PM)


Prodigal Pyromancer: "Learn to burn!"

Prodigal Sorcerer: Wait, I thought pinging was our thing.

Prodigal Pyromancer: "Learn to yearn!"

Prodigal Sorcerer: But it was ours before it was y--

Prodigal Pyromancer: *cremates the Sorcerer* ... "Learn to urn."
Posted By: Salient (1/28/2013 6:18:50 PM)


Don't like this flavortext, but the border on this one is really cool!
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/8/2011 6:37:26 PM)


@CrimsonVoid - "This card was always meant to be red."

Explain? Anyone?
Posted By: nibelheim_valesti (6/19/2010 9:03:40 AM)


i like the other flavor texts better. i used it as a quote in a story i'm righting. dont pis off the Pyromancer.
Posted By: bijart_dauth (4/2/2010 3:49:27 PM)


This is the timeshifted version of Prodigal Sorcerer.
Posted By: Zorgrath (7/27/2013 2:19:45 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!