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Reason #4,229: Phasing

When I played MTG as a kid, I had a thing for Sandbar Crocodile. I was (and still am) a sucker for big monsters, and the idea of the phasing mechanic–having creatures periodically appear and disappear–seemed cool conceptually. I didn’t realize then how bad it was to only be able to use your cards half …

Reason #746: Can we cut it out with the knives?

Well, here we are back on Dominaria, and look what we have. Another dingus running around with an egregious amount of sharp things. Remember when your mom told you not to run with scissors? That principle applies to knives and chains with spikes and hooks…and scythes…uh…and spiked balls… . Oh dear…

Reason #9,082: Pernicious Fungus

The parasitic fungus known as cordyceps is grade-A, nightmare fuel. It infects a host body and replaces its tissue. In ants, for instance, the virus takes over the brain. The ant starts acting erratic, and the other ants will actually remove the infected member from the rest of the colony. As the cordyceps hijacks the …