Goblin Recruiter is not as well-known as other broken cards of Magic: The Gathering. It’s an old card, banned for longer than it has ever been legal. It seems quaint compared to the rest of the Legacy banlist. So why is it banned?
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JRPGs were my favourite genre when I was a teen. I loved them all, from Chrono Trigger to Final Fantasy to more obscure series such as Shadow Hearts or Shin Megami Tensei. For a while, they were all I would play. To me, they were synonymous with gaming, a pillar of the medium.
Until one day, I stopped liking them. And never did again.
Since Magic: The Gathering‘s release in 1993 there have been hundreds of customizable card games. Covering different ideas, mechanics and themes the genre has gone far beyond its humble origins and grown increasingly diverse.
And I think one of the most interesting examples of this growth is the way different games handle card draw. Let’s give them a look.
The battle against Red is one of the most epic and important fights in the history of Pokémon. It’s the last battle, the last challenge of the second generation and also the hardest of them all.
But amongst the reasons this battle is so memorable, the most important of them all is its context. Continue reading »
Most Magic players are aware of the power of fast mana. Being able to play more, better spells earlier than you normally would be able to is a huge advantage, to the point that cards such as Mana Vault, Lotus Petal and the Moxen have ended up being banned for it.
But there’s one card in this group that has never gotten as much respect as the others and that’s Grim Monolith. Is it truly that powerful? And if so, what makes it fly under the radar so much compared to other similar cards?