Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I created #SaitoWayfinder many centuries ago after being asked to come up with a fun hook for a then-upcoming deck-building feature the Boss wanted to do. I made a list of ideas we could use, which involved poring over every card in Standard at the time (full RTR-M14-Theros).

Neat ideas included:
and of course

He chose three he liked and asked fans to pick the final name we'd use. And thus #SaitoWayfinder was summoned.

I was surprised to see the namesake Satyr Wayfinder so soon reprinted in the same Standard's M15, but once Tarkir came out, I thought we could revamp it to something relevant to the latest block--though also pleasantly surprising was that the green mulcher became a Standard staple--so I pitched #SaitoDeckspeaker. It didn't go anywhere, but I thought it was a neat idea, though of course mixing messaging isn't without its own perils.

Maybe the hashtag will outlive the card? Maybe they'll constantly reprint it, plane to plane, and we can keep the party going? Only one way to find out.

Posted for April Fools, 2015!


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