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[COTM] Card of the Moment #7 - Foxfire

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Foxfire

While digging through some old cards the other day, I saw a copy of a card I remember seeing a lot of in my childhood, though in bulk piles, rather than in actual decks.

Foxfire is a one-creature Fog spell that isn't particularly effective, although it does replace itself. What always struck me was the artwork on this card, and it's not a piece you'd ever see on a Modern day spell.

I never really understood the art, and the weird framing, but I do love the picture. A fox in the upper corner, and then a bunch of fireflies?

I guess abstract ideas can give way to many interpretations, rather than the straight-forward illustrations we have on almost every blood card these days.

What the heck is Foxfire? And how does that relate to combat?

 

Per Wikipedia, Foxfire is an actual term from days of yonder. 

Foxfire, also sometimes called "fairy fire", is the bioluminescence created by some species of fungi present in decaying wood. The bluish-green glow is attributed to a luciferase, an oxidative enzyme, which emits light as it reacts with a luciferin. It is widely believed that the light attracts insects to spread spores, or acts as a warning to hungry animals, like the bright colors exhibited by some poisonous or unpalatable animal species.[1] Although generally very dim, in some cases Foxfire is bright enough to read by.[2]


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Shows up in fairy tales and fantasy works semi-regularly. I guess its a fog because the creature wandered off trying to catch the elusive charming glow in the distance... 

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4 minutes ago, Aurian said:

Shows up in fairy tales and fantasy works semi-regularly. I guess its a fog because the creature wandered off trying to catch the elusive charming glow in the distance...

Yeah, shiny things distracting does make sense :)

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You're right, we don't get abstract artwork anymore.  No idea what the artwork on this card means exactly but that's a good thing sometimes.

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That is because now they have art directors and in house artists, instead of using as much freelance stuff.

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