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[May. 11th, 2004|05:04 pm]
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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

The Emperor

(Note: for those of you non-gamers, don't be discouraged. Just bring up a topic, and we will surely give it credence)

From: ko_er
2004-05-11 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'd say the opposite. Many of the recent cards were crap, and a lot of the good ones are only good in that block, like tribal cards. Very few of the cards I get in boosters these days are usefull enough to put into my decks. However, older cards were far better. I use a lot of cards from Tempest (1997) through Prophecy (2000). If you go back even farther, you get to cards that are used in Type 1 decks. And if you follow Magic news, Type 1 these days boils down to whoever goes first, wins.

The reason I said that the next set will be cheap is because I read that the October 2004 set "will introduce a whole new theme that harkens back to the earliest days of Magic."
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[User Picture]From: lord_evil
2005-04-19 08:25 pm (UTC)
I tend to agree that the older sets house some, if not all of the most powerful cards, but I also feel that the recent blocks have left a great deal to be desired, such that I no longer purchase cards. I have instead shifted to the great and wonderful game, "Pirates of the Spanish Main", and am happily satisfied. The game is much more fun and challenging than Magic.
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