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''Tales from the Pit'' is a PhotoComic written by ''MagicTheGathering'' head designer Mark "[=MaRo=]" Rosewater, giving a humorous behind-the-scenes look at life amongst ''Magic'''s creators. ("The Pit" is the name of the part of the office where the R&D team works.) The comics are created by adding captions and SpeechBubbles to photographs and stylizing them with an [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iPhone app]] so that they look like panels from a ComicBook.

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''Tales from the Pit'' is a PhotoComic written by ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' head designer Mark "[=MaRo=]" Rosewater, giving a humorous behind-the-scenes look at life amongst ''Magic'''s creators. ("The Pit" is the name of the part of the office where the R&D team works.) The comics are created by adding captions and SpeechBubbles to photographs and stylizing them with an [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iPhone app]] so that they look like panels from a ComicBook.


''Tales from the Pit'' is a PhotoComic written by ''MagicTheGathering'' head designer Mark "[=MaRo=]" Rosewater, giving a humorous behind-the-scenes look at life amongst ''Magic'''s creators. ("The Pit" is the name of the part of the office where the R&D team works.) The comics are created by adding captions and SpeechBubbles to photographs and stylizing them with an [[IOSGames iPhone app]] so that they look like panels from a ComicBook.

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''Tales from the Pit'' is a PhotoComic written by ''MagicTheGathering'' head designer Mark "[=MaRo=]" Rosewater, giving a humorous behind-the-scenes look at life amongst ''Magic'''s creators. ("The Pit" is the name of the part of the office where the R&D team works.) The comics are created by adding captions and SpeechBubbles to photographs and stylizing them with an [[IOSGames [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iPhone app]] so that they look like panels from a ComicBook.


* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: WhoWouldWin is a common topic of conversation in the Pit, apparently. Matchups include Franchise/{{Robocop}} vs. The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, Franchise/{{Transformers}} vs. Franchise/MyLittlePony, and Franchise/StarWars vs. LordOfTheRings. [[invoked]]

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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: WhoWouldWin is a common topic of conversation in the Pit, apparently. Matchups include Franchise/{{Robocop}} vs. The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, Franchise/{{Transformers}} vs. Franchise/MyLittlePony, and Franchise/StarWars vs. LordOfTheRings.Literature/TheLordOfTheRings. [[invoked]]


* OneOfUs: Rosewater [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/5882348556/tales-from-the-pit-meets-tv-tropes admits]] to being a {{Troper}}.


--->'''Mark:''' I'm the head designer for one of the largest and best-selling games in the world. I write a weekly column read by almost 100,000 people. As quoted on my {{Wikipedia}} page, I am "One of the most influential game designers working today."
--->'''{{Muggle}}''': ''You have a {{Wikipedia}} page?!''

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--->'''Mark:''' I'm the head designer for one of the largest and best-selling games in the world. I write a weekly column read by almost 100,000 people. As quoted on my {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} page, I am "One of the most influential game designers working today."
--->'''{{Muggle}}''': ''You have a {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} page?!''


The full archive, along with Mark's responses to reader questions about ''Magic'', can be found [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/ here]] on his {{Tumblr}} page; for just the comics, use [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/tagged/Tales_from_the_Pit this link]] instead.

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The full archive, along with Mark's responses to reader questions about ''Magic'', can be found [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/ here]] on his {{Tumblr}} Website/{{Tumblr}} page; for just the comics, use [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/tagged/Tales_from_the_Pit this link]] instead.



* WhosOnFirst: With [[WorkingTitle expansion codenames]] in [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/18130922034/tales-from-the-pit-214 #214, "The Danger of a Poor Codename"]]. Doubles as a ShoutOut to Creator/AbbottAndCostello.

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* WhosOnFirst: With [[WorkingTitle expansion codenames]] in [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/18130922034/tales-from-the-pit-214 #214, "The Danger of a Poor Codename"]]. Doubles as a ShoutOut to Creator/AbbottAndCostello.


* WhosOnFirst: With [[WorkingTitle expansion codenames]] in [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/18130922034/tales-from-the-pit-214 #214, "The Danger of a Poor Codename"]]. Doubles as a ShoutOut to AbbottAndCostello.

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* WhosOnFirst: With [[WorkingTitle expansion codenames]] in [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/18130922034/tales-from-the-pit-214 #214, "The Danger of a Poor Codename"]]. Doubles as a ShoutOut to AbbottAndCostello.Creator/AbbottAndCostello.


Not to be confused with the completely unrelated ''AngbandTalesFromThePit''.

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Not to be confused with the completely unrelated ''AngbandTalesFromThePit''.''Webcomic/AngbandTalesFromThePit''.


* ShoutOut: [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/13592943012 Quoting]] ''{{Goodfellas}}''.

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* ShoutOut: [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/13592943012 Quoting]] ''{{Goodfellas}}''.''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.

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* StealthPun: Nicol Bolas's sister, Penny Bolas.


-->'''Mom:''' It's called ''AChristmasCarol'', dear.

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-->'''Mom:''' It's called ''AChristmasCarol'', ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', dear.

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* ExpospeakGag: Provided by Joey, the Littlest Magic Player.
-->'''Joey:''' Mom, can I watch the holiday movie about the monoblack spirit tribal deck that sideboards into a white/blue Donate deck?
-->'''Mom:''' It's called ''AChristmasCarol'', dear.


* {{Pun}}: Ubiquitous. There are multiple {{Running Gag}}s dedicated to punnery, including Nicol Bolas, Dracomedian and Xenagos, Satyrist.

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* {{Pun}}: Ubiquitous. There are multiple {{Running Gag}}s dedicated to punnery, including Nicol Bolas, Niv-Mizzet, Dracomedian and Xenagos, Satyrist.

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* PrankCall: [[TheChessmaster Nicol Bolas]] is apparently notorious for these.
-->'''Bolas:''' Is your refrigerator running? Of course not. I had it disabled.
* {{Pun}}: Ubiquitous. There are multiple {{Running Gag}}s dedicated to punnery, including Nicol Bolas, Dracomedian and Xenagos, Satyrist.

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* {{Leprechaun}}: Aisling Leprechaun, the only Leprechaun card in the game, has made an appearance on appropriate occasions, like St. Patrick's Day.

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