Thursday, December 8, 2016

"Boompile:To Trash or not to Trash"

"Boompile: To Trash or not to Trash"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD

I love cards that get a reaction out of people. I love it when people pick up a card see what it does and then give off a long whistle as to how this card is just going to ruin someone's day. 

Boompile is one of those cards. It is a 4 to cast artifact that could save you when you are down on your luck. Or it could not. It has a certain unpredictability to it that would probably make some players avoid it like the plague and this is exactly why I love this card.

Now here is what happen. You tap it the moment it comes in and you flip a coin. It has a 50/50 chance of working or like some fireworks during New Years eve end up as a big expensive dud in the middle of the road. 

So you see a goblin trying to light a fuse in the art right? Well , this could either blow up all non-land permanents. Or it might not. I love looking at other players face when I tap this and flip the coin. The sense of anticipation if they will be restarting over again or that sense of relief when the goblin it seems lights the wrong fuse. And nothing happens.

One game where this blows up in every one's face will be enough for it to garner serious attention. So your opponent's might as well be asking if they should trash this or not the next time they see it. Now let's light a fuse and see how it ends.

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