“What’s your favourite card?”
Aside from the obligatory “Questing Phelddagrif OBV” response, I don’t really have clear-cut favourite cards. I don’t have a favourite colour either, nor do I have a favourite guild. I find it aggravating that when asked to associate myself with a guild, I can only shrug (and maybe muster up a “Meh” if further prodded).
I also don’t have a favourite playstyle, which doesn’t help things. I play aggro and control strategies with an equal level of comfort. I just can’t play combo decks.
It’s kind of freakish. And disconcerting.
I feel like I’m the anomaly here. When I think of “favourite” cards, I think of cards that “feel good” to play. But most of the time “feel-goods” stem from value plays. Does slamming a Karn Liberated on an empty board make Karn Liberated my favourite card? Does Mana Draining into Wurmcoil Engine make Mana Drain my favourite card? I feel like value alone can’t be the sole criterion of what makes a card a favourite on the “play feels” scale.
(I must admit, Skinrender is one of my favourite value cards. Who could resist that face?)
When #Vorthos thinks of a favourite card, I imagine there’s a certain charm to it, a combination of artwork, flavour text and gameplay function that evokes a visceral response. My preferred cards in these instances always veer to one extreme or the other. I love Skullscorch and Sorrow’s Path for being in the realm of “so bad it’s good,” or I love Jace, the Mind Sculptor because it’s so spikey. I can’t really call them favourites, because there’s no emotional reaction there.
So, help me out here, guys. What are your favourite cards and why? Leave a comment and I’ll send someone a set of Durdling Around stickers!