Dry erase tokens serve as a fun way to represent any token you’d need in Magic: The Gathering. They’re useful, versatile, and allow the player a bit of fun and creativity. That may all change due to an emerging trend among TCG players; burning tokens into slices of bread with a butane torch.
“I love dry erase tokens,” said MTG enthusiast Carl Perkins. “But always needing a dry erase marker on hand became kind of a pain. I found myself constantly needing a new marker as mine were always drying up. I forget to put the caps back on, so my dry erase tokens are often useless. That’s when a friend showed me something that would change the way I play Magic: The Gathering forever. A sandwich.”
Perkins wasn’t sold on the idea immediately but quickly warmed to it.
“It’s exactly the same as a dry erase token, only you don’t need markers, just a butane torch. Unlike a dry erase marker you can refill those. Using bread allows the same amount of creativity you have with a dry erase token, but you also get to play with fire. That’s an immediate win in my book. There’s a ton of other benefits to using bread over a dry erase token.
“Say you crack your treasure token. Spread some butter and jam on it and enjoy! 1/1 soldier bounced off the battlefield? Hello, french toast. Have an emblem that’s been out on the field for way too long and now it’s stale? That salad could use some croutons. Honestly, the idea is so simple and brilliant that I cannot believe this hasn’t been the standard way to produce tokens all along.”
Despite Perkin’s enthusiasm, not everyone is sold on the idea.
“I want to play commander, not eat a charcuterie board. This trend has been a nightmare. Rule 0 discussions are now about cheese pairings and swapping spreads. One guy was using crackers as counters and got crumbs everywhere. Yes, I’ll admit having access to an array of cheeses, meats, and other savory treats was as quaint as it was delicious, but in the end it was too much of a distraction. Besides, since no one is using dry erase tokens anymore no one has a dry erase marker for me to borrow since mine all dried up.”
At time of press it’s been reported that games of Commander are now being filtered by power level and dietary restrictions, further fragmenting the player base. At this time, it’s unclear if this new trend will have any influence on Wizards of the Coast’s lack of a gluten-free option of the color pie.
omg. dry erase cards. Of all the dry erase cards these are the driest. “How dry are they?” As dry as my wife after hearing me talk about how great MTG is. Sahara dry.
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