One of the things I love about Magic: The Gathering is the fact that the fan base is big enough to allow for not only a fully-developed subculture and a universal sense of camaraderie, but it’s also big enough to produce it’s own internet memes.
If you haven’t already looked up Storm Crow on Gatherer, then you need to do so now.
Here are some highlights from the discussion:
“I know that there are a lot of haters out there who think, “This card sucks.” I have a question for you. Actually, three: Does Vengevine
Vengevine have flying? Can you attack for one every turn with your Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Jace, the Mind Sculptor? Does Bloodbraid Elf
Bloodbraid Elf cost two mana? It doesn’t. It’s fine by me if you all want to blow your money on forty-dollar Baneslayer Angels
Baneslayer Angel (which, by the way, die to doom blade just the same). I’m sticking with this bad boy here.”
“So last night a friend and I were playing some hot, consensual Magic: The Gathering, and I had just laid down my second island. Of course, you all know what that means. I smiled maniacally and played a Storm Crow…My opponent then proceeded to die. Like, I’m not talking about life points, here. He actually physically died. He took one look at my Storm Crow and all of his skin melted off like that one scene from Indiana Jones. It was pretty awesome, except now my entire playset of Storm Crows is sitting in the county jail, awaiting a trial for first-degree murder. My lawyers are optimistic though that we can lower the penalty to manslaughter, since Storm Crow doesn’t mean to be the ridiculously broken card it is, it was just born that way when Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Black Lotus
Black Lotus had a power-baby in the center of the Blind Eternities. So technically, it’s not its fault.”
- Credit for this creation goes to Thomas Lockwood
Wow. No wonder this wasn’t reprinted in Tenth Edition, he’s so broken. Maybe now that we’ve got mythic rarity he’ll get printed in m12. One can only hope though.
And if all that isn’t enough. Check out this sweet, post-NPH, Storm Crow update: Infected Storm Crow.