What's with the guilds "hating on" Izzet? Selesnya seems especially hateful, as even 2 of their playable card's flavor texts is about stopping the Izzet, Golgari to a lesser extent (on the newly spoiled tutor Jarad's Orders ).
Why do all of the cards, pretty much, only reference Izzet? I understand they're the favorite but when half of the set references 1 guild it gets kinda annoying. I want to see what's going on in the other 4 guilds too.
Because the Izzet set the block in motion. If I remember all the facts:
Everyboday gets back in power.
Niv-Mizzet starts searching for something.
Jarad Catches wind, tries to figure it out (Duel Decks)
Everyone else starts noticing and starts putting out counter measures
Thus the Izzet are the ones everyone is paying attention to, because they are doing weird stuff. And everyone knows the narcicistic megoloaniac dragon doing something weird is not good for them.
For the card: Well...thats a thing. one of these that depends on the quality of token makers in whatever format. EDH fun for things like Ghave/trostanit/Rhys the Redeemed/anyother GW token based general.
Plus you know. Selesnya, Azorius, and Golgari are all fairly... shall we say... constructive guilds? They don't particularly want to break things. (Okay, Golgari sometimes, but ideally it creates as much as it destroys). And while Rakdos is just kind of so very transparently evil that you never have to keep taps on them the Izzet are destructive AND smart. So yeah. I can see why everyone is focusing on the Mad Scientist instead of the Frat Boy (that's Rakdos, for those who don't associate Frat Boys with transparent evil).
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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.
This makes me want to build a ramp-up populating Godsire deck...
Well the curve works with the old standard 'combo'. This on turn 4. Turn 5, Ranger of Eos and the Behemoth's Herald that he fetched. Turn 6, the also-fetched Goblin Bushwhacker gets kicked and then you activate the herald's ability while the whacker's ability is on the stack... Godsire shows up, gets haste, goes to town.