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Infernal Spawn of Evil 
Unglued Rare


Reviewed December 27, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Scott
Gerhardt

Sadly, we come to the end of "The 5 days of poop."  

I just can't do it.  I can't call the Demon, er, Squirrel, er Beast - poop.  It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute.  I'm a very heterosexual male, but there's something about a mouse  with a scarf and hot chocolate with Marshmallows that warms the cockles of my heart.  This is the card I haul out whenever some uninformed radical Christian Coalition person tries to tell me this game is evil.  How can a cute mouse be evil?

Anyway, uh, in constructed......................IT'S COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In limited, well, this card is great to cast right after you had to do the Hokey Pokey with a Charm School on your head while you're not wearing any pants because you don't want to be denimwalked  Yes, I have removed my pants in the middle of a game store (Games Galore in Arlington, TX to be exact) to avoid being denimwalked.

Anyway, I have REALLY sidetracked here.  In the end, I have to ask one real question - who really gives a flying "poop" how good this card is - you don't play with it - you look at it.

Constructed: No one cares
Limited: Still, No one cares.
Current Price:
$6.20
Poop Rating:  Evil, demonic, oh-so-cute, but constipated none-the-less.

(Scott's disclaimer:  I am in no way, shape, or form bashing the Christian Coalition or it's members, who are generally great people.  It's just pisses me off when people who don't know what the hell they are talking about try to call this game evil.  They're a bunch of 2/2 Artifact Creatures for 4 mana that you can discard cards to make bigger or make smaller to draw cards {go see if you can figure this one out - answer on Monday])

(Scott's poop disclaimer:  I would like to apologize to everyone who I have offended with my repeated fecal references over the past week.  I understand that the descriptions of these rather foul defecations have probably upset some people, but I would like to assure you that I am mostly done with my poop references and you should not see too many more gratuitous ones in the future. Thank you for your understanding that sometimes this is a nice place for me to vent.)


Chris
Gerhardt

Soooo cute! I'm a girl, so I have to say that, though I have heard guys say that about this mouse, er...demon...er...beast, too. Unglued is such a fun set, and though I have heard that Wizards considered the set enough of a failure when it premiered (they actually cancelled an expansion of it after ordering artwork), it has now become a very popular set. We get a lot of orders for Unglued cards from our Website, and the lands are considered some of the most beautiful and unique basic lands in Magic. 

This big little creature is really too costly to play in constructed, though the "It's coming!" ability makes it more playable. In limited, you always play big stuff if you can support the mana base for it.

Constructed: 2.5

Limited: 4


Judge Bill

Friday - Infernal Spawn of Evil
 
Finally, a card I chose just for the cute picture. The picture just says winter to me.
 
This is a very fat creature. However, its ability is more useful, typically, than the body it provides. One damage every turn for 2 mana (and no cards expended) is a deal that could be good from time to time. Then again, why not just play Cursed Scroll :)? This is in a color that typically won't have many cards in hand, so it's an inferior effect. (Unless, of course, you have little money.)
 
I have no experience with Unglued limited, so I won't even try to give it a rating there.
 
Constructed: 2
Cute Picture Value: 4.75


Andy
 Van Zandt

Infernal Spawn of Evil
Even with such a high casting cost,  this card could see play in constructed
for it's from-the-hand ability,  an uncounterable source of damage.  Good in
Limited too,  as a game finisher when the board locks up. Except that it's
an unglued card.  But a good one,  with excellent art to boot.
limited: 3.75
constructed: 3.25

Danny Tatro

     This is wizards unglued way of joking around at the "not being able to call creatures type demon any more" thing, since most all old demon type creatures have now been errated into beast. Also if you'll notice lately, Grinning Demon is a demon. This thing was one of my favorite unglued cards. =)

     In limited, you cast this: you win. And while you charge up for casting it you poke it in your opponents face. They should really make big creatures like this, with waiting abilities. That way waiting to play your bomb is more interesting. Maybe thats a little too broken though...

     In sealed... if there was such a thing, this would most likely be one of the #1 bombs to open. Play it. It is nine mana though, but in unglued it was hard to get a good win condition.

And onto the wish list ratings:
Constructed: 3.5 (This would be a staple in suicide black, doing 1 damage a turn is like a weasel cursed scroll.)
Limited: 4
Sealed: 4.5
 
 

 

 

 

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