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From: Bradley Aaron Rebh <brebh@*****.BGSU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Card Art!
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 11:11:39 -0500
On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Jeffrey Nuremburg wrote:

> > First off, what's the purpose of the card art? IMHO,
> > it's unneccessary to play the game, though almost half of the card is
> > taken up by it. Why? It's just to give you an idea of what the card is.
> > It's there to give you a feeling and mood and description that takes a lot
> > less space than text would to describe the same thing (in most cases). If
> > you aren't understanding what the card is by looking at the picture, then
> > it hasn't done its job.
> Well, I agree with you to some extent. The card art is there to
> give the card itself a sort of Aesthetic feel. It is significantly more
> enjoyable to place a card on the table with an interesting picture of a
> Troll on it then to place down a card that says "Troll" in big letters.
> there is another significant reason for including card art that occupies the
> majority of the card, visual recall. By giving each card an individual
> piece of art, the player(s) are able to easily recall what the card is and
> to make associations about it. In addition, the player(s) have an easier

Which is sort of what I said in the last sentence of my rant. At least,
it's what I meant to imply. In other words, I agree with you.

Bradley Aaron Rebh


920 E.Wooster #4
Bowling Green, OH 43402


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