Previews for Strixhaven: School of Mages began earlier last week, which saw plenty of discourse about the Mystical Archive Crux of Fate and how it looks similar to another artist’s work. If you’ve missed out on the Strixhaven: School of Mages previews so far, we have a dedicated spoiler gallery right here.
But, it seems the accusations have some weight to them as Wizards of the Coast look to investigate into the matter further and suspending any work with Jason Felix until then.
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Statement from Wizards of the Coast regarding Crux of Fate
Wizards of the Coast supplied a statement this morning about the alleged Mystical Archive Crux of Fate plagiarism.
It has come to our attention that the card Crux of Fate from the Strixhaven: School of Mages Mystical Archive may overtly feature Magic: The Gathering fan art and the contracted artist did not receive permission for this incorporation. These actions do not reflect the values of Wizards, and, as a result, we will be suspending future work with Jason Felix until we have been able to bring this matter to successful conclusion.
The allegations towards Jason Felix came to light a few days ago where Twitter user @omgscarypet posted a Tweet about their art being used on a Magic: The Gathering card. Since then, the Magic: The Gathering community has exploded in support of @omgscarypet since this plagiarism looks obvious.
It may be a while until we see any developments as it seems Wizards of the Coast are taking the appropriate steps to resolve this issue. Over the last few years, Wizards of the Coast has taken their credibility seriously with regards to the artists they employ, by removing Noah Bradley and Terese Nielsen from their roster due to their personal history.
As usual, we’ll bring more information as it drops.
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