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Sci Fi Wolf Token

Who's a good little 2/2? You are! Oh yes you are! 


and I’m back to the sci-fi token project! 

I wanted to get this project done in time for minicomi (july 8th) but now I’m starting to see how unrealistic that is. 

there is a part of me that wants to grind this project to conclusion, but at the same time, having something with no concrete deadline that I can kind of work on when I don’t feel inspired to do anything else is really nice :) 


I did this wolf this morning, I was fighting with the sketch yesterday but managed to get it nailed down today, I.. don’t feel super confident with this one, I feel like he kind of gets lost in the background and that the whole thing is kind of samey in terms of color. 


the concept was that radioactive waste was filtering into the forests and warping the trees and causing them to have flourescent leaves, I wanted to try something that still felt sci-fi but wasn’t set in a city. But I’m not super sure the idea translated well. 

I mean, not every picture is going to be a hit I guess. I think this one could’ve benefited from some more colors but for now I guess we’ll leave it where it is. 

In the future I really want to work more on my realism, while a lot of the details are nice I still feel like everything I do has a very cartoonish quality to it, and I’m struggling on how to eliminate that. 

well. we will keep working and I can’t not improve, right? 

haha :) enjoy


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This past FNM I had my first Magic DQ. Now, I know right now you're imagining a delicious magic-themed ice cream cake, but no, I mean the OTHER kind of DQ. the one that doesn't taste like cold milk, but instead like betrayal and sorrow. 

I'm a little screwed up about it. I basically got no sleep that night and spent the entire next day during the convention I was vending at feverishly writing my report in an effort to put the entire incident to bed. But I'm not so sure that it is going to rest that easily. 

I've known the player for a long time, and like the player, and for a lesser but still quite extended period of time I've suspected him of cheating. I didn't see it happen but another player did, and with some conviction told me he had seen my cheater slip a certain counterspell from his graveyard back into his hand. Instead of doing something right away I dithered for a round and then decided to DQ him. 

I was lucky with this one. when I broke the news he didn't try to deny it or argue with me, he was compliant, admitted it and apologized. Fervently. That was probably the most difficult part. He seems to actually like Magic, so why would he do something so damaging to the integrity of the game? Why would he do something to hurt a game he seems to love? 

I want to believe he can change, can be better, but what if I'm wrong? What if he's not as penitent as he made it seem? What if his repentance was simply an elaborate construction? Is it my crime then, to allow him to keep playing in the store while his DQ goes through the review process? Am I causing damage to Magic by allowing a malicious player to cheat on it? And how long have I been allowing this person to abuse my game and my other players? 

I know that discipline and authority are my two weaknesses. I am not a leader that inspires fear of and I'm worried that my perceived inability to persecute malicious players is going to invite this kind of insidious evil into Magic. Sometimes I wonder if I am really cut out for this kind of job. I love Magic, and I love my players, but sometimes I feel like such an idiot. I'm not a rules savant and I'm not a disciplinarian and I don't like talking in front of crowds so why am I a judge? 

I'm a judge because I love people and I love Magic.

I guess.

But is that good enough? Would it maybe be better if I let people who were more skilled do this job? I wonder. Sometimes I truly wonder. 
But for now I'm not going to stop. I'm going to keep trying, I'm going to keep working hard to make sure Magic is played with integrity and to ensure my players are taken care of. 

At times like these I don't really feel like a Judge, I feel like a knight, like Magic's knight. Where I need to defend it's honor and keep it safe from those that would harm it. 
I wonder if in the future they will make judges take a binding oath? That would be pretty cool. I've always wanted to take an oath. I mean nothing's really stopping me. 

I solemnly swear to protect Magic from those that would do it ill, those that would damage the game through misdeeds, through cheating and deception.
I vow to find and abolish such that would cause harm to our game.
I swear to see it's rules honored and upheld, and I beseech others to do the same.
I vow to promote grace, kindness and joy in the halls where we play. 
As a Judge of magic I vow to be an impartial arbiter and to respect the mandates layed out in the IPG. 
This is solemnly swear on my DCI, lest it be revoked if I fail to uphold these tenants. 
Self Portrait
sorry to disappoint anyone out there, but this is decently close to what I look like, not terribly thrilling, I know, 
but as I apply to more professional stuff I'd like to have an avatar that *kind of* looks like me. 

anyways the purpose of this is I'm doing a massive re-brand and need a new profile picture for everything. 

in other news I am also changing my last name. To Vyseri. The word doesn't mean anything, the banal explanation is, I wanted something that was high fantasy sounding, and looked aesthetically pleasing on a page (as I was designing a business card) however it had to be unusual enough that I could always get the username [TobiasVyseri] on any medium (something that Tobias Durose hasn't been able to do for me) I wanted to stay away from anything that had any previous attachments, as I am forging my own name and future and don't want to be held back by pre-determined expectations tethered to a name. I knew I wanted something that sounded foreign, and kind of "bad guys"; I favor names that feature V, Y and S as prominent sounds, (ie. Vanek, Visvana, Sevethe, Valeth) It also needed to sound kind of archaic, I drew a lot from Latin sounds.

The next paragraph is a really fruity and poetic explanation of how I feel about sounds and names, so skip over it if it's not your fancy. 
My initial last name, when spoken aloud, kind of flopped on the ground like a dead marmot. Du-Rose two hard syllables that fight with each other audibly. that and when spoken with my first name (Tobias Durose) the entire expression seemed to hit the ground hard, and die there. there was no ring to the name, no sibilant syllables, no lilting cadence that made it appealing to say. Tobias Vyseri by contrast ends on a high note, as if the entire expression is floating into the sky, both words have the same number of syllables and are equivalent, sharing the audible space evenly, the flow from the soft "ias" suffix bleeds into the thin and unobtrusive V sound to give the entire expression a cursive melody. I also enjoy the sound of Vyseri, it's first half shares the same harmonic oratory space as darker, more colored words, such as Vice, Viscera, Viper and Vile however the second half brings light, hinting at seraph and aerie, letting us start in hell and end up in heaven. The word itself is like a soft blade, sliding from one's tongue gracefully, delicately allowing the entire phrase to lazily drift like a feather.

my social media stuff is going to be a bit in disarray for a little while as I switch everything over to the new aesthetic, so some links might work, some might not, some might just kind of look really bad. 
I apologize in advance. 

email - TobiasVyseri@gmail.com
website - Vyseri.com
twitter - TobiasVyseri
etsy - VyseriArt.etsy.com
tumblr - TobiasVyseri.tumblr.com
here - TobiasVyseri.deviantart.com

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Jun 8, 2017
:icontobiasvyseri:TobiasVyseri has changed their username (formerly tobias-sama)
Sci-fi Goblin Token

alright in the post-con haze of the retro gaming expo we’re getting back to work on these tokens! here is the goblin token. 

goblins are actually pretty tough for me, the only goblin aesthetic I’ve ever really liked is the pathfinder goblins, which have this strangely charming totally evil-but-still-cute thing going on. 

I wanted to draw off of that for this one, which is where the derpy hat comes from.

the other theme was “scavenger” even in sci fi goblins are kind of the bottom of the food chain, and only have what they can loot. which is why he has this “patched together” kind of look, or is supposed to anyways. also duct tape. that was very important.

and that giant duracell battery. I tried a few different things but nothing really came across as “giant battery” so I just caved and drew a duracell. 


also in other news, Critical Role got ahold of one my decks of many things and the Tiny Business has been hectic for the past week, also this is a shameless advertisement that if you were looking for one and were not aware I was the artist, well, I am, and the item's in my etsy shop if you are so inclined :3 

otherwise just enjoy the artwork and thanks for the support 


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This past FNM I had my first Magic DQ. Now, I know right now you're imagining a delicious magic-themed ice cream cake, but no, I mean the OTHER kind of DQ. the one that doesn't taste like cold milk, but instead like betrayal and sorrow. 

I'm a little screwed up about it. I basically got no sleep that night and spent the entire next day during the convention I was vending at feverishly writing my report in an effort to put the entire incident to bed. But I'm not so sure that it is going to rest that easily. 

I've known the player for a long time, and like the player, and for a lesser but still quite extended period of time I've suspected him of cheating. I didn't see it happen but another player did, and with some conviction told me he had seen my cheater slip a certain counterspell from his graveyard back into his hand. Instead of doing something right away I dithered for a round and then decided to DQ him. 

I was lucky with this one. when I broke the news he didn't try to deny it or argue with me, he was compliant, admitted it and apologized. Fervently. That was probably the most difficult part. He seems to actually like Magic, so why would he do something so damaging to the integrity of the game? Why would he do something to hurt a game he seems to love? 

I want to believe he can change, can be better, but what if I'm wrong? What if he's not as penitent as he made it seem? What if his repentance was simply an elaborate construction? Is it my crime then, to allow him to keep playing in the store while his DQ goes through the review process? Am I causing damage to Magic by allowing a malicious player to cheat on it? And how long have I been allowing this person to abuse my game and my other players? 

I know that discipline and authority are my two weaknesses. I am not a leader that inspires fear of and I'm worried that my perceived inability to persecute malicious players is going to invite this kind of insidious evil into Magic. Sometimes I wonder if I am really cut out for this kind of job. I love Magic, and I love my players, but sometimes I feel like such an idiot. I'm not a rules savant and I'm not a disciplinarian and I don't like talking in front of crowds so why am I a judge? 

I'm a judge because I love people and I love Magic.

I guess.

But is that good enough? Would it maybe be better if I let people who were more skilled do this job? I wonder. Sometimes I truly wonder. 
But for now I'm not going to stop. I'm going to keep trying, I'm going to keep working hard to make sure Magic is played with integrity and to ensure my players are taken care of. 

At times like these I don't really feel like a Judge, I feel like a knight, like Magic's knight. Where I need to defend it's honor and keep it safe from those that would harm it. 
I wonder if in the future they will make judges take a binding oath? That would be pretty cool. I've always wanted to take an oath. I mean nothing's really stopping me. 

I solemnly swear to protect Magic from those that would do it ill, those that would damage the game through misdeeds, through cheating and deception.
I vow to find and abolish such that would cause harm to our game.
I swear to see it's rules honored and upheld, and I beseech others to do the same.
I vow to promote grace, kindness and joy in the halls where we play. 
As a Judge of magic I vow to be an impartial arbiter and to respect the mandates layed out in the IPG. 
This is solemnly swear on my DCI, lest it be revoked if I fail to uphold these tenants. 

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Tobias Durose
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Hello! I am Tobi! I like games, art & magic.

I am a Graphic Designer & a Level 2 Magic: the Gathering judge, so if you want me to answer a question just drop me a line ;)

I sell decks of custom made cards out on ebay
I've also created a custom playmat that is available on inked gaming

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Have a very happy birthday! Hope it's awesome!
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thank you :)
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Nedleh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Happy birthday!
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thanks :)
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bapp hurf
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