The (Right) Slivers are Back!

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The old joke is that if you put a $10 bill into every pack of Magic cards, players would complain about the way it was folded.

Now, I don't know the truth of this, but there is certainly a tendency for the vocal minority to be, well, vocal about issues they don't like. Last year that was Slivers. Specifically, the fact that Slivers looked different in the art than the old slivers, which basically all looked like the same angry alien bug.

Well, if you're one of the people who were really bothered by that (There are actual dozens of you, I'm sure), we've got you covered.

You asked for it. It happened. It's really important.
You asked for it. It happened. It's really important.

Here you go! Angry alien bug Slivers are back!

I'm sure this was actually a conscious decision on Wizards' part. They tried to bring back a fan favorite last year, changed the art because they also changed the core Sliver mechanic ("All Slivers") in order to conform with new design standards. It didn't go over well, to say the least. This was put right on top of the list (over, say, reprinting $100 fetchlands), and now we have the result: Angry Bugs Are Back!

By the way, this card is awesome and sure-to-be a casual favorite.


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Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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