Dimir has Surveil. Surveil seems quite good and there’s plenty of cards that have it. Many of them seem (at least without context) to have an outside chance of making it in Standard.
I was looking forward to this, but there hasn’t been that many good cards for this deck. It’s losing Soul-Scar Mage, but there are no 1-drops thusfar from the new set, so it’s going to have to be much slower than it was previously. Which isn’t good. Still, maybe there’s something here.
I have tried to stay away from Free-to-Play games for quite a long time, but I’ve also been interested in how they work. So, for science (meaning there was nothing scientific about this), I decided to just try out such a game.
I watch a lot of movies. So, today I’ll share the ones with the least number of votes on IMDb. I lTeft out shorts and documentaries, because it’s quite common that not many people have voted on them, because people don’t necessarily think to.
Maybe I should have taken out the Finnish movies as well, since the potential audience for them is quite marginal compared to many other movies, because of the low population, but than again, they are also the more interesting cases.
Anyhow, here’s the ten.
No Star Wars here. Why? The important reason is that I’m not that big of a fan of it (I get the historical importance, but it’s not the kind of movie I would go out of my way to see), but another reason is that it’s not sci-fi. It’s science fantasy.
First, let me say this: I don’t see this being implemented, but I do like the idea.
By now, if you play limited, you’ve probably heard what a bomb this is. Ben Stark apparently loves it, Mike Sigrist listed it as the best uncommon in the set and LSV saw a lot of potential at 3.5 out of 5, although I bet that’s changed since this initial rating. LSV also gave it a not insignificant 2.5 in constructed.
But what is this talk about this in Commander?
Weirdly enough (although obviously it doesn’t actually mean anything) I was designing a card for just this thing in a dream recently. I just don’t remember what it did. I do have a design of this on our Guild forums. Funnily enough, it was also a 12/12 with a casting cost of 2UG, but that’s pretty much the extent of the similarities. Well, that and it couldn’t attack early either. Mine required you control 20 lands. It also had a partner and it gained a +1/+1 counter any time any player revealed a land card from their library or put a land card into play from the library.
Wow. What to do with this?
She’s from Phyrexia? Ok. Missed that part of the lore.
Lightning Bolt is very powerful. Indeed, it’s too powerful to put in most formats. Being able to deal with quite a few threats with only one mana is extremely efficient and makes many creatures basically unplayable, which in turn makes designing sets more difficult, as any creature meant to be constructed playable than needs to dodge the Bolt or be very cheap.