New Vaevictus looks OK as a creature to cheat in off your opponent's Show and Tell in Legacy and eat up your opponent's big creature and maybe Sneak Attack later. Of course, Griselbrand draws 7 cards before he gets killed, but when doesn't he draw 7 cards before getting offed?
When someone drops a Humility as their S&T choice?
And it's Vaevictis Asmadi. Man, seeing a u is annoying. (Mostly because I can't help but think of "victus" meaning "defeated".)
Fun fact! Vaevictis' name comes from the Latin locution "vae victis", which literally means "woe to the conquered". It is a famous phrase which, according to tradition, was spoken by Gauls' leader Brennus, who had been successful in besieging Rome. As condition to leave the city alone he had famously demanded a quantity of gold capable of counterbalancing a weight he had provided, but when the citizens actually procured that much gold, he threw his sword on the scales as a way to demand even more, and when told that was unfair he answered with the phrase. It was his way of saying that he didn't recognize the concept of fairness, he only recognized the might of the victor.
So yeah, this is where Vaevictis got his name from. His effect does feel fitting of this whole idea, doesn't it?
Cool. Do you know where the other Elder Dragons get their names?
I now wonder if there was some origin for the others. Nicol Bolas obviously references Old Nick (and, um, balls?). And of course, nickel, chromium, and palladium are all metals, but not the other two, for some reason.
Arcades Sabboth reminds me of rock, though there might be some metal involved.
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Every time I read a comment about "Well if this card had card draw/trample/haste/indestructible/hexproof/life gain...", I think "You're missing the point." They're armchair developer comments that fail to take into account the card's role in the greater Limited and Standard environment. No, it may not be as good as whatever card you're comparing it to. There's a reason for that. Not every burn spell is Lightning Bolt, nor does it need to be or should be.
PSA to everyone who keeps forgetting about the Reserved List:
You're on a website dedicated to talking about MtG. You're only a few keystrokes away from finding out what cards are on the Reserved List. You're also only a few keystrokes away from finding out why some cards on the Reserved List got foil printings in FtV, as Judge promos, or whatnot, as well as why that won't happen again. Stop doing this.