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Erik's Random card 6/23/2011

I was playing when Arabian Nights was released. I liked Control Magic, but it was a bit too good (and annoying) so people complained, and I switched to Royal Assassin and Prodigal Sorcerer (Tim). I loved Old Man because it still took stuff, but wasn't quite as good at it, and was easier to deal with. People didn't complain :)

When I was designing Masters Edition III, initially I had In the Eye of Chaos instead of Old Man of the Sea. ME 3 is primarily composed of cards from Legends, The Dark, and Portal Three Kingdoms. In the Eye of Chaos is in Legends. Old Man is in Arabian Nights, so by set it would be in Master's Edition IV.

I decided to sketch out ME 4, and see what it looked like. I noticed both Control Magic and Old Man of the Sea were in that set. They are very powerful limited cards with very similar effects, and I thought it would be more fun to only have one in each set. I picked Old Man to go in ME 3; ME4 was going to have Beta, and t... (see all)
Posted By: ErikLauer (6/24/2011 12:27:32 AM)


Wow he's pretty good. Besides the obvious mind control his stats are pretty good. A 2/3 for three mana is pretty good in blue, especially back in the day.
Posted By: TPmanW (4/3/2011 2:46:24 PM)


"We got a freakin' Jockey around here!"
Posted By: Totema (11/29/2011 10:25:45 PM)


Another Arabian-themed set would be very very cool. More djinn please!
Posted By: Dr_Pompous (2/9/2010 10:06:53 PM)


Old man: "GIMME A RIDE, YOUNG 'UN!!!"
Posted By: Goatllama (3/23/2011 7:42:04 PM)


Aww, not a Marid anymore? 'Marid' could have been a creature type to put Nymphs and similar creatures into. We want to see Nymphs in Magic!
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/17/2010 3:39:48 AM)


@A3Kitsune: Marid = nymph? 'Marid' originates in the Arabic for rebel; he has been changed to djinn probably because he is occasionally described as such.
Posted By: Corey_bayoudragonfly (8/24/2011 2:42:52 PM)


@A3Kitsune: there used to be a nymph in Magic: Shanodin Dryads. Unfortunately, since dryads are now a type and pretty much else is going to be an elemental, I don't think there'll ever be any more nymphs.
Posted By: longwinded (12/18/2010 10:53:36 AM)


this reminded me a lot of the Jockey in Left 4 Dead 2.
Posted By: ultratog1028 (3/24/2010 11:29:00 AM)


Its dangerous to go alone, take this
Posted By: ICEFANG13 (9/21/2011 7:22:58 PM)


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