Quote from twintwist »1. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE "sealed 1st pick". THERE JUST ISN'T.
Quote from twintwist »2. I could play Betrayers, Homelands, Yu Gi Oh drafts if I wanted; but it's not worth talking about.
Quote from aNia_ »of course you will (most likely) be killing their best creature with fumiko, but that doesn't make this an amazing card.
Quote from Bork »So, a card that kills your opponents best creature every turn is not considered good? How about if that card also tapped all your opponents creatures?
Quote from Einstein »Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!
Quote from Nietzsche »
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Quote from aNia_ »way to miss the point.
or perhaps: way to skim the post.
that was under the heading: "board position: opponent > yours."
this means they have more, better creatures than you do so it benefits them to be the aggro deck anyhow. in that case, they WANT to be attacking you.
also, fumiko doesn't just tap their creatures it makes them attack, and attacking does damage. damage can kill creatures, YOUR creatures, thus leaving you in the same, worse, or only slightly better board position.
of course there are specific situations where i could see myself saying 'gee, you know what... i really wish i had fumiko in play right now!' but i've said that about a lot of crappy cards before (usually because they'd keep me from losing the game). but it seems (to me at least) that fumiko rarely improves you board position significantly when you're behind against an aggro deck.
Quote from maxcomp »One thing I like about the card is that it forces just your opponents' creatures to attack, and your can sit pretty on defense a good bit. Like the article said, vigilant creature can work wonders with her....but an old-ish enchantment came to mind very quickly to me(this is for a casual game, mind you)...but a powerstone minefield can wreak some hefty havoc, esepcially if you get more than one into play. Forcing your opponents' critters to walk through that every turn can be pretty painful. Only problem is keeping your own critters alive at that point...(or you could substitute caltrops instead and use walls for defense)...
Quote from Dacarnix »For a card that won't affect your own creatures (and is in the current Standard environment), Leonin Bladetrap would work. Sure, it's not the most efficient card ever, but it could be interesting in a casual deck with Fumiko.
Quote from GodoftheGrove »In a situation where an all-out attack will serve the boardposition of your opponent, he will declare an all out attack anyways. So that point is moot.
Quote from Edelmdor »This might be good in my casual powerstone mine field deck... as a defending creature
Quote from Seppel »I love Joboman, Poggy, Niv, and Vezok, because, while they may not be the best players, they still try to win. Having fun is the most important thing to a game, but I've learned that if you don't try to win, then you're ruining everyone else's fun.
Quote from loran16 »I'm not being sexist. But when WOTC says they will use the historical background of Japan, i expect them not to do some goofs that are obvious. (Its very similar to knights in the middle ages, and magic has little, if any female knights)
Quote from GodoftheGrove »
They fight spirits that manifest in the mortal world, by casting spells. Ogres give them trouble and there are talking rats and rabbits.
I think one female samurai will get past my suspension of disbelieve this once...
Quote from twintwist »4 mana and shockable. Is there anything wose?