Power creep has come to Magic.
Can you believe this card? Exgo the Rickers - a blue legendary 2/2 dragon for a converted mana cost of four is aggressive enough.... Then Wizards goes and adds Horshers to the card. Ridiculous. Didn't R&D learn how overpowered Horshers was during Urza's Block!?!?! There goes Standard.
OK enough of the crazy. I just wanted to interject a little fun into Nomad Gamer's Magic coverage - and introduce folks to the amazing Roborosewater if they have missed it. Roborosewater is a Twitter account that showcases Magic cards created by a recurrent neural computer network. The twitter feed is of course named for Mark Rosewater, the lead designer of Magic, and I can't tell you how hysterical the cards are to read.
The recurrent neural networks of Roborosewater are actually teaching themselves how to write Magic cards. Each completed card has one of several pictures of a computer as their card art. This art represents how long a particular network has been learning magic and how long it took to create the card. The newer the computer the better the card... usually. Of course the primitive networks are funnier - the more advanced ones... a bit scary.
Mark Rosewater has even gotten in on the gag by posting a recurring bit in his "Tales from the Pit" a daily single panel comic he posts on his tumblr feed.
Here are a few of my favorites that I have saved over the last year. Some of them I saved because they were eerily close to real and others because they tickled me in some way like the reminder text for the "Birdhander" ability on Poledkglla, Whinser Eylex.
I can literally lose hours looking at all the cards and reading the Twitter replies. Follow @Roborosewater if you haven't already. Until next time... They was kicked.