Thursday, May 21, 2020

CCDD 052120 - Your Worst Nightmare

This design was inspired by effects like Vile Rebirth and Scarab Feast that black uses to interact with opponents' graveyards. Exiling even a whole graveyard is barely worth a card on its own most of the time-- Tormod's Crypt is evidence of that-- so the effects are often very cheap and have additional value stapled on. What would a higher-mana-cost version of those cards look like?

We've seen cards like this before-- Crypt Incursion is the best example I could find-- but they tend to be, well, bad. Making an X/X seems like a more substantial (and thematically appropriate!) punishment for opponents who fill their graveyards aggressively.

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