Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Ancient Commanders

As Christmas approaches, if there's a commander (or other card) you'd like me to do in an ancient style, let me know sooner rather than later so I can get started. I'll be bringing them with me to the graduation party. I've heard from Joey and should finish his this weekend. Aside from individual cards, I've tried my hand at tokens, starting with energy tokens. I based these on accounting tokens from the ancient Near East that were the precursors to writing (at least in Mesopotamia).

So if you have any token ideas, or suggestions, feel free to go with that. As a reminder, I can do cuneiform (Sumerian, Old Babylonian, Ugaritic, Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian) and alphabetic scripts (Hebrew, Aramaic, Phoenician, Moabite). By the way, for myself I did Nebuchadnezzar, which you can see below.

And in anticipation of Amonkhet I did Ramses Overdark in Egyptian.


  1. These look baller as always. And those energy counters are sweet. I love that they come from accounting tokens, kinda of like if the Orzhov took over Kaladesh.

    For my commander this year, I'd like either Torsten Von Ursus or Aurelia in Egyptian. Your choice.

  2. If I do Torsten von Ursus I could do him as a full art, since there's no actual text there aside from flavor. I suppose I could translate that, but that might be more work and full art could be neat.

  3. Yeah, that would be cool. It's hard to imagine anyone else has a full art Torsten Von Ursus.