Quote from Kryptnyt »I like having multiple different artworks to choose from, because oftentimes I feel very strongly that one of them is the best; I think this is at it's highest effect in Fallen Empires, Homelands, and for cards with many reprints like Urza lands and basics. Everyone has a favorite Hymn to Tourach, and that promotes trading. Even though everyone secretly knows that "Evil old man" hymns are superior, are good at making people discard the lands they needed. Doggo hymns nearly always miss. Anyways, I like it when they print promo cards today with wildly different art, and wish they did this to illustrate story points which most of us miss because we can't read.
Alternately named cards, the godzilla cards in particular, I don't think they should be on super competitive cards. I like it as a one-time thing, but there are a lot of cards like Pithing Needle where it's hard enough to remember the names of every card in Magic let alone the cards that have two different names but one real name. I'm sure that tournaments will have leeway with this stuff, or perhaps I'm forseeing stuff that won't even happen, but I can't help but imagine some regular tournament player dunking on some greenhorn for naming "Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror" with his Meddling Mage only to have a stupid situation arise when the other guy goes and casts his Gyruda, Doom of Depths saying "You didn't name the true name of this card!" Sometimes the judge will tell the guy he's a dilhole, and sometimes the judge will side with the dilhole. Maybe. Just my brain making up scenarios.