This entry is part 23 of 37 in the series Generally Speaking

By Imshan AKA Sinis

One of the cards that turned some heads when M13 was spoiled was Worldfire.  The reaction from the internet community was understandable in a lot of ways.  Commander players often think that if a card costs more than six mana, it’s a “big n’ splashy” meant for Commander, rather than for Standard, and definitely not intended for use in Legacy, Modern or Limited.  Setting that conceit aside, the community reaction to Worldfire was largely negative, and playing it was predicted to be another acrimonious thing to do in Commander.

Worldfire received more official attention as well.  Before the official Commander forums went down – ironically, in fire of its own at the site’s hosting facilities – the Rules Committee stated that they had no intention of banning Worldfire pre-emptively, and that they intended to ‘watch it closely’.  Mostly this means two things: firstly, it is widely accepted that it has the potential to be unfun, and second, if you follow the letter of the Rules Committee ban list, it’s totally legit to burn the world down. Read the rest of this entry »