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06-29-11 - The Flavor of Crumbling Colossus - MAGIC 2012 Week - Savor the Flavor - Doug Beyer

A look at the flavor behind Crumbling Colossus, what Doug Beyer describes being part of a category that gets overshadowed by some of the flashier cards such as Phylactery Lich .

Letter of the Week (Doug's response in the link above.)

Dear Doug Beyer (a.k.a. Flavor Guru),

I was wondering what you consider the flavor to be for a spell that creates a token. There is a design question as to whether a spell such as Phyrexian Rebirth should be a 6 CMC sorcery that creates a token or a 6 CMC creature with an Enters-the-Battlefield ability and Power and Toughness as X/X, but how can this be explained from a Flavor perspective?


Crumbling Colossus is certainly a flavorful card... which makes it hard for me to see it in a distinctions between the two groups of flavorful cards that he describes. I love all those cards, but I guess not everyone sees it that way.

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