January 26, 2011

Hey big fella, can't you do anything right?

one-hit wonders

So: Phage the Untouchable playing cards with Marit Lage and hazing the latest one-hit wonder, Blightsteel Colossus.

The online grumbleverse has been hazing the ever-lovin' necrogen out of the big fella too. An overflowing smorgasbord of violations includes flavor, elegance, power-level, historical precedent, playability, story, melodiousness and on and on. The outcry seems disproportionate to me, but I guess this is what happens every time the designers decide to ruin the game forever.

I will admit that the healthy colossus debuted during a time when I was chilling in the void with Tanihwa, so some of the cultural impact is lost on me. For me, Darksteel Colossus was one of the M10 mythics you didn't want to see in limited. Still, I dunno, new guy seems cool. I'm curious to see what he does in the wild.

And I am certain that a generation of kids will open their first packs, see this card, and be infected for the rest of their lives.

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