||[May. 11th, 2004|05:04 pm]
The Geek Empire
Alright, Ko_er has brought to my attention a startling trend. That is, the world of Magic: The Gathering has beet taking a startling turn for the worse over the last few years. Anyone who is moderately familar with the game long term has seen this slide into beardyness (beardy= against the spirit of the game, cheap).|
If you don't know what I'm talking about, take this example.
Lord of the Pit: 4th edition, 1995 8 manna, 7/7, sacrifice a creature every turn or suffer 7 damage.
Slaglands Worm: Mirridon, 2004 8 manna, 9/9, cannot be affected by any spells or ability opponent controls.
I don't know about you, but that is just crap. It seems to me that Wizards of the Coast is running out of ideas, and so they are throwing whatever they can think of, no matter how stupid.
Please, expand upon this
(Note: for those of you non-gamers, don't be discouraged. Just bring up a topic, and we will surely give it credence)