This entry is part 32 of 37 in the series Generally Speaking

By Imshan AKA Sinis

I had thought about writing a seasonal decklist, likely including All Hallow’s Eve, Headless Horseman, or at least Scarecrow, but I just didn’t have it in me to create a decklist nobody wanted to read.  Even true scarecrow tribal with Reaper King at the helm has little appeal, and there are fewer cards featuring confection than there are ones with block mechanics.  There are no candy elementals that I know of, or chocolate golems.  With Innistrad block fresh on our minds, it felt like I would just hash out someone’s Grimgrin, Corpse-born tribal zombie list.

Rather, Hallowe’en, for me, is more about how children change into little candy-devouring monsters.  For the parents reading this, the transformation is more apparent; we indulge our little ones this night, allowing them to stay up late, to eat things they probably ought not to, and do the same for others.  Somehow a veneer of monsterhood changes a child’s apparent properties, even though it’s still a child under the mask.  Like so many things in life, changes in kind weirdly applies to Magic. Read the rest of this entry »