I generally do get excited about new sets, but I
doubt I'll ever be able to entirely go with the
"durational" model of play where you change
wholesale over time and set aside older cards.
Every time I see the proud and elegant wizard
portrayed on Qasali Pridemage, or a Bloodbraid
Elf illustrated by Steve Argyle, I get an
overwhelming urge to put them in a deck. And
whenever I see a one-cost aggressive creature, I
note how similar or different it is from Isamaru.
He's often been imitated but never obsoleted,
though Goblin Glory Chaser here is not too bad
at that role, but needs to be played on the
first turn even more than most one-drops. Birds
of Paradise still does something on any turn,
even if it's not explosive; Isamaru is always
technically above the curve because math doesn't
change. But while a first-turn Glory Chaser can
easily end up charging straight past Gurmag
Anglers with abandon, on the fifth turn he may
find himself staring down dragons and completely
lacking a path to become famous.
Today's card of the day is Goblin Glory Chaser
which is a one mana Red
1/1 with Renown 1 and gains Menace if Renowned.
This is a decent addition to a Goblin deck in
Standard as a filler at the bottom of the mana
curve, though with the number of options
available in older formats this is less likely
to see play.
In Limited this is a one mana 1/1 with useful
abilities that should always be included when
running Red in Sealed. In Booster it is a
third or fourth pick at best and probably
shouldn't be drafted earlier barring an
extremely weak pack.