Quote from Grapefruit21@wtfwlf: I think it's because there is not really another effect like it in the game as far as I know, and I had never even hear of the card until I started cubing. Tbh I'm not really sure why I hate it so much, but I do and I will never put it in my cube.
Plus I hate the art, which I know is decently accepted, but it has no nostalgic value for me, and I find it kind of ugly.
Quote from Salmo »It's just about reasonable expectations.
Quote from kojiroFor what it's worth, I ban 0 cards for flavor, complexity, or aesthetics.
Quote from HichamWe only ban white boardered cards for being ugly. Not based on logic or powerlevel, just old school snobism. The only cards hit are Portal 3 Kingdoms.
Quote from meep98324Here are the list of cards banned from my cube:
Banned Cards for Power Level: Moxen, Lotus, Ancestral Recall, Time Walk, Sol Ring, Library of Alexandria, Mana Drain, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, Booster Tutor
Banned Cards for "fun" factor: Armageddon, Ravages of War, Mind Twist, Hymn to Tourach, Moat, Cataclysm, Catastrophe, Stupor
Banned because white having a counterspell is too weird for me: Mana Tithe
Quote from markslackI am running Chaos Orb due to theme, and yes, you have to flip it.
Quote from wtwlf123Damn straight you have to flip it. I think that it's cool you play that card and require the dexterity. Props.
Quote from wtwlf123I hate custom erratas far more than having to flip the card. At least playing it the way markslack does is as the card was designed/intended to be played, which is why I was giving him props for it.
Quote from KBHWell, I don't think its any more arbitrary than playing or not playing cards that are legal in every sanctioned format based on whim
Quote from KBHand the same-old-same-old can get tired after a while so a little spice can be a good thing
I do, and it's not arbitrary or based on a whim.
Quote from wtwlf123I consider white-border bans and ugly art bans to be arbitrary. I also don't like the idea of banning cards because of color-pie bleed or because it's a functional reprint either.
But not playing cards that were never intended/designed to be played alongside other cards doesn't feel arbitrary. At least, not to me.
Quote from meep98324Whoa, it's arbitrary what people think is arbitrary? Hipsters.
Quote from goodsirgooch(only thing in the cube that mill are Oona and Sword of Body and Mind).