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At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Drought unless you pay (White)(White).
Spells cost an additional "Sacrifice a Swamp" to play for each black mana symbol in their mana costs.
Activated abilities cost an additional "Sacrifice a Swamp" to play for each black mana symbol in their activation costs.
8 months ago
I will say, land destruction is my least favorite mechanic. I understand why it exists, and in some cases it is necissary. that said, blink-riders in standard was one of the few times that I ended up taking over a year long break from magic.
oddly, land hate wans't always (or even primarily) red. black and blue had some solid hozing abilities right at the start.
Erosion and Psychic Venom were punishing as hell for early game, and while it may not destroy the land, Phantasmal Terrain does mess with mana bases pretty well. Evil Presence and Blight helped round out Sinkhole for black. red had Stone Rain, Boil, Flashfires, and Fissure. blue had Volcanic Eruption and Acid Rain, (to counter act green's Tsunami, or Desert Twister). White had color hate for days with Drought and Conversion to name a few
oddly enough, the color pie was really into opposing color hate and ally color help at the start.
I don't think it was really until urza's block that red came to the forefront. and what a forefront it was. Wake of Destruction. as in, "see that mono colored deck over there? END THEM."
1 year ago
Wesley Burt's Anguished Unmaking is one of the most powerful card arts I have ever seen. Sorin's pose is perfect--the way he cannot look at his creation, how he hangs his head in despair. How his mouth is slightly ajar with revulsion at what he had to do. The burning soul in Sorin's hand and on his blade. The blood on Avacyn's wings. The subtle hints of flame. The smoke as she becomes incorporeal. The cast down symbol of Avacyn in the lower left corner. Every detail on this card is perfectly designed to tell a tragic story, and make you truly feel the planeswalker's anguish.
Beyond that, I really enjoy the more classically medieval art found in some of the older sets--frankly, I think MTG's artists have been trying a bit too hard on the realism side of things, and would love to see a return to some of the more stylistic art of ancient days. In this older style, some notables are:
NeNe Thomas - Drought, Aysen Highway, Underground River, etc. (Interestingly, Ms. Thomas has had quite a post-Magic career. Currently, she makes a number of lovely fairy figurines, prints, and puzzles. Contrary to her Magic art, they tend to be the more modern, realistic style. They are very well done, and well worth checking out).
1 year ago
I am a big fan of NN Thomas' post MTG artwork, which includes both prints and resin figures. Interestingly, her style is drastically different for her own pieces than when she was working for Wizards. She still has some notable card art, including Drought, Underground River, and Aysen Crusader.
Anguished Unmaking has always been a favourite of mine. You can really tell how much pain Sorin is in as he destroys his creation.
I could do without the zombies in Endless Ranks of the Dead, but the stained glass window is gorgeous.
1 year ago
.................yeah my deck is getting kinda douche
2 years ago
2 years ago
There are a bunch of weird old cards in white. They are not the best/most efficient but Hand of Justice is probably playable, Northern Paladin, Drought and Justice are situational but hilarious sometimes.
Bodyguard works well with things that give protection/indestructible.
I'm sure there are a bunch more but those are the ones I remember off hand.
3 years ago
Drought. It's not so much pillow fort as it is taxes, but in this case I think the two could go hand in hand. If you'd like to add taxes, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare, Leonin Arbiter, Aven Mindcensor, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Hushwing Gryff, etc.
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