Now we're getting into my territory. Rath block and Urza's block were where I started actually playing Magic instead of Portal and where I was playing most actively. All the earlier sets seem old to me and all the later ones seem new...
There are a lot of good cards in this set, but I think for casual cards I have to go with Living Death. It could potentially cause such a great game swing. One minute you're staring down your opponent's army of creatures while your own creatures are in the graveyard from having been hit by removal spells or countered, and the next minute the situation is reversed.
There are a lot of deserving cards in this set. Among my favorites are Death Pits of Rath, Booby Trap and Jinxed Idol.
However, since I can only nominate one card, I'll have to go with Humility. I'm not sure about its impact in tournaments, but it's a force in multiplayer and has been a rules nightmare since it was printed. Plus, it's got some funny/goofy art.
Sorry, we kind of assumed the people who have been nominating have kept up with the "rules".
That's really the only one for when you're ON the committee. Once you're off, you just can't be nominated again for the following nomination (kind of like giving you a breather). Then you're eligible again.
But you can nominate cards the moment your term ends.
It looks like I'm on the voting committee for Tempest, so I'll have to withdraw my nomination of Humility. So, if someone else thinks it would be a good card for the CCHoF, they'll have to re-nominate it.
I'll try not to show any bias against any other nominees.
This is for the Casual Card... not the "power" cards... So I'm going with Another (not quite casual) but not annoying enough to be hated, feared perhaps once in a while, but not hated... Grindstone. If you played with Millstone, Grindstone added to your fun in ways no other card (except maybe Jester's Cap) could.
I'm nominating Booby Trap. How can you not resist trying to find a way to deal 10 damage to your opponent AND see what he draws? There's no way this could make it in a tourney but casual games? Death from Booby Trap!
Lots of good choices again. Who havent thought of playing booby trap or recycle? But how many actually did it?
The tempest card you see everywhere, again and again, both beginners and more advanced players are Overrun. If this isnt a classic, what is? Everyone can make a deck which wins with Overrun. And lots of people do. Who can resist a card, which basically says "If you have 4 or more creatures in play, any player you choose loses the game." Of course, the tournamentplayers can. Because the card isnt actually that good. Its only a casualcard. But very classic. I´ll nominate Overrun