RotE, and other MTG BS
Well, the time draws near for another set, the finisher of a block no less. Normaly I'd be *meh*. Zendikar hasnt wowed me so far for the most part. I'm somthing of a timmy turtle and the recent trend towards red black and green light and fast (3 mana for deathtouch lifelink and flying? on a 2/3? seriously?) dominating everything outside of the mythic rarities as far as efectiveness has made me a bit down. I've had to resort to verry dirty tricks to contend with vampires and jund (thopter foundry+sword of the meek, great when combined with broostar or tezeret the seeker) and found myself relying more and more on a well timed counterspell to avoid instant death.
Well, I was surfing around and I stumbled on some spoilers for RotE. And I find myself looking at what? Not more jund-death as I have become used to, but nothing less than a set from end to end as far as I can see, Built. For. Timmy.
The pre-release foil for this set is a what now? a 15/15 for 15 with more crack in its text box than you can shake a stick at! And it gets better, sure a timmy mythic is nice, but when you have a 9/9 comen that forces sacrifices? It just makes my heart get nice and big.
Sure, Jace the Skullfucker was a nice gesture towards non-jund, mill the deck? yes please. (I lucked out and got one =D) but when the other guy has two burst lightnings in his hand, or a fireball, or lava axe, or ... it just makes me sad.
But now we have what? A set DESIGNED for timmy turtles who are sick of jund. No colors! NO-FREEKING-COLORS. Everybody gets one! While your hear, take 20! Come and join the prowd timmy ranks!
My verdict: RotE is going to be the best thing to hapen to magic in recent history. We need to tip the speed scale back down a little. Not saying haste/burn doesnt have its place, but when it and vampires is all there is somthing needs to be dome. And so it has.
"A true king is never alone, his will is equal to the will of all of his followers."
-Alexander the Great, kind of