As far as the benefit of the rest of Magic is concerned, gold cards in Legends were executed perfectly. They got all the excitement a designer could hope out of a splashy new mechanic without using up any of the valuable design space. Truly amazing. --Aaron Forsythe's Random Card Comment on Kei Takahashi
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The most inspiration thing I have ever heard about MagicShow
"While Type Two, Limited, and Extended may be the money centers, Type One is the heart of Magic. It represents a spark of something original, the genius of human creativity. In spite of its gargantuan design flaws, perpetual imbalances, and powerful nature, it also demonstrates that chaos can be tamed. That the very nature of the game allows enough flexibility that nothing in Magic is so badly damaged it can't be addressed." - Steve Menendian.
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I like storm crow because I really like crows in real life, as an animal, and the card isn't terribly stupid, but packs a good deal of nostalgia and also a chunck of the game's history. So it's perhaps one of the cards I have most affection to, but not because "lol storm crow is bad hurr hurr durr".
Oh, it's a brilliant plan. You see, Bolas was travelling through shadowmoor, causing trouble, when he saw a Wickerbough Elder with its stylin' dead scarecrow hat. Now, Bolas being Bolas took the awesome hat and he put it on his head, but even with all his titanic powers of magic he couldn't make it fit. He grabbed some more scarecrows, but then a little kithkin girl asked if he was trying to build a toupee. "BY ALL THE POWERS IN THE MULTIVERSE!" he roared, "I WILL HAVE A HAT WORTHY OF MY GLORY." and so he went through his Dark Lore of Doom (tm) looking for something he could make into a hat that would look as stylish on him as a scarecrow does on a treefolk. He thought about the Phyrexians, but they were covered in goopy oil that would make his nonexistant hair greasy. He Tried out angels for a while but they didn't sit quite right. Then, he looked under "e" (because in the Elder Draconic alphabet, "e" for Eldrazi is right next to "h" for Hat) in his Dark Lore of Doom and saw depictions of the Eldrazi, and all their forms. "THIS SHALL BE MY HAT!" he declared, poking a picture of Emrakul, "AND WITH IT I WILL USHER IN A NEW AGE OF DARKNESS -- ER, I MEAN A NEW AGE OF FASHION!"
And so Nicol Bolas masterminded the release of the Eldrazi.
I think this reanimation deck will play out fine in archenemy but I wish they had some more exciting rares in this deck. It doesn't seem like a very appealing deck outside of the archenemy applications. cemetery reaper with only 8 zombies bleh.
1st the rares are unexciting.
2nd too many recently reprinted in product.
I really love the schemes in this one though. This one looks like a more powerful archenemy. So I'm kind of in a pickle. I don't want all the crap but.... I still may buy it anyway we'll see how the other two are. So far I'm leaning towards the first one.
The quoted above are my thoughts exactly. I would have prefered to have this deck be mostly Zombies ANNND I would have liked to see less cards that were included in the Planechase Zombie deck. I do like the Zombie Infestation & the Bog Witch.
That said the Archenemy schemes do seem much better then the "doomsday machine deck". In all honesty aside the schemes themselves these Archenemy decks seem lacking compared to the Planechase decks.
Still I plan to buy all 4 cuz I really want the Schemes. Personally I like the Trample Civilization Underfoot deck the best out of all the decks. Thxs for the spoilers: www.gatheringmagic.com/archenemy/
I'm both orderly and rational. I value control, information, and order. I love structure and hierarchy, and will actively use whatever power or knowledge I have to maintain it. At best, I am lawful and insightful; at worst, I am bureaucratic and tyrannical.
Old Man of the Sea = Old Man and the Sea Farewell to Arms = Farewell to Arms Second Sunrise = The Sun Also Rises Order of the Sacred Bell = For Whom the Bell Tolls.
That's pretty freaking awesome. I am horrible at noticing the themes, and I'm not too proficient in literary classics either, so thanks for pointing this out. Actually...I usually forget to even look for a theme; I should keep on top of that.