CPA Voting Issues: Classic Spells

Discussion in 'CPA/WOTC Magic Issues' started by TomB, Aug 29, 2000.

  1. TomB Administrative Assistant

    By popular demand, I'll be posting this as a Voting Topic in a couple weeks, so I thought I'd start a thread here to discuss it. The topic is Classic Spells, and what we're looking for here is your thoughts on what classic non-creature cards you'd like to see reprinted in the basic set. Please limit your choices to one card, and try to make it a card that was around from the very beginning.

    Let's talk about it! :D
  2. Fire Slinger Vetern CPA Member Pyromananic

    I'll start this off with a simple spell that's been around forever...Counterspell!!

    It's the best blue counter in existance (expect maybe WoF).
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, what first comes to mind for me is Lightning Bolt. It might be overpowered but by golly, you can only have 4 in a 60 card deck! :) And it's red.
  4. Rando Freaky Bear

    The most powerful card ever made. And don't argue with me.
  5. nodnarb24 Supreme Overlord/The Rat King

    Tag Guard

    The best burn card ever, Lightning Bolt.
  6. Purple_jester New Member

    Just a concern, won't people tend to vote for the card in their favorite color? For example, if you posted as choices: Wheel of Fortune, Demonic Tutor, Timetwister, Balance, Regrowth. Red players would pick the Wheel, hands down.

    Maybe you should start with one color for one week and work your way down, possibly ending with classic artifacts? :)

    Oh, does classic limit itself to original Alpha-Beta edition cards? If so, my vote is, Ancestral Recall. I know it will be banned in Type 2 even before the set comes out, but hey, every blue player deserves 1 for casual play. ;)
  7. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    Cards that should be up for reprint?

    False Orders
    The Dual Lands
    Copy Artifact
    KUDZU! (I'm kidding on that one, guys.)
    Invisibility (yeah, like Infiltrate is broken)
    Raging River
  8. Rando Freaky Bear

    May I call you PJ?

    Since white is my fav. color, the first thing I thought of was Balance.
    Who choses this weeks color?
  9. arhar Member

    Illusionary Mask
    Blaze of Glory !!!

    those are the classics.... love the artwork on Word of Command
  10. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    Balance. I don't miss the bolt at all. It practically made all decks creatureless. the creature had to be able to survive a bolt or innocous enough to not warrant one.
  11. Cateran Emperor Passed On

    No contest here, Incinerate. Regenerate from THIS!
  12. M-phoenix New CPA Member

    beserk defintly.
  13. Mr_Pestilence Wumpus

    Swords to Plowshares, followed closely by Drain Life. If these aren't old enough, how about Heaven's Gate, which works great with Anarchy!
  14. rakso New Member

    Having things from Ancestral Recall to The Abyss and Mana Drain reprinted might not be so much fun, but how about the funnier commons like Impulse?
  15. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    I need my lightning bolts.
  16. Jaws10387 Hiding


    lets see...

    Lightning Bolt
    Mana Drain
    and oh yeah
    Time Walk j/k :)
  17. Killer Joe Active Member

    31.) Sewer Rats
    32.) Brown Ouphe
    33.) Ghazbahn Ogre
    3????????????! What?! Did you say, "Limit to only one choice?" Oh......well...............let me start at 1.) again.

  18. Ferret CPA Founder, Slacker

    Classic Spell?

    I like to think that classic spells have to be a combination of small casting cost and virsatility. Let's look at a few that fit the bill:

    B: Hymn to Tourach - if your opponent has cards this is usefull
    U: Boomerang - always usefull
    G: Sylvan Library - the best way to make sure you're getting the card you want
    R: Lightning Bolt - cheap, efficient damage
    W: Balance - the ultimate equalizer


    "...and for Artifacts? Howling Mine, of course..."
  19. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Hymn to Tourach? In the CPA Voting Section you put discard spells as your least favorite...
  20. Multani Treetrunk Guy


    I play green AND blue. :D

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