The Dragon’s Bowl

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Hello kids! Grim Lavamancer here, and this time I don’t have a comic for you. Sorry about that. But I’d figure I’d use the Mana Burn banner anyway so you know it’s me. Also, while not a comic per se, I’ve at least drawn stuff, so it’s somewhat related.

As you might have already seen, I recently made a couple of playmats. One for Purgatog’s Ojutai commander deck and one for my Atarka deck. You’ve already seen the Ojutai mat, so I thought I’d show you the Atarka one as well:


I’m very happy with how it turned out! I wanted to show Atarka in all her gluttonous glory, and what better way to do that than having Surrak feeding her with a cupcake? This is especially fitting since I ended up scraping my Surrak, Dragonclaw deck in order to build this.

Here’s a couple of close ups:

From top left to the bottom: Command zone. Library, graveyard and exile zone. Surrak on a stepladder. Scraps and leftovers from various meals (not even Atarka would eat a human skull without a couple of lime wedges). Two goblins preparing the next meal (readers of Mana Burn might recognize these two guys as the unnamed goblins that sometimes accompany Red).

I recently took the playmat and Atarka for a spin and played a few games with my usual playgroup. In one of the games I got to use the following three cards in unison:


Simply stunning. This is quite possibly the happiest I’ve ever been in a magic game. Veteran Magic players might recognize just how devastating berserking a sneak attacked Dragon Tyrant can be. Of course, nowadays you can play much meaner things with Sneak Attack, but sometimes style is more important than strength. And it still managed to deal 48 damage in a single go, instantly killing an opponent that had harassed me the entire game.

Oh! I almost forgot! If you’re a fan of the Atarka playmat or the Ojutai playmat and want one for yourself, you’re free to use my designs. No strings attached, though I’d very much like to hear about it in the comment section.

You can download a high resolution version of the mats here:


We used to print the playmats (the images above use the standard playmat measurements) and are very happy with the results. High quality print and a very reasonable pricetag (although we did end up paying an additional customs fee, european buyers might want to take note of that).

What’s that? You’re still disappointed that I didn’t post a new comic? Don’t be sad. I’m currently working on one which you’ll hopefully get to see soon. Here’s a sneak peak:

Skärmavbild 2016-05-25 kl. 14.02.16

A good day to you all!

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  1. Everything on here is awesome, though less awesome than Ojutai’s, obviously 🙂

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    • Grim Lavamancer

       /  May 26, 2016

      I suppose we shall have to settle the matter with pistols at dawn?


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