Week 4: Scavenging Ghouls
Not so with the Ghoul. At pennies more to supplement its printing at uncommon, Scavenging Ghoul is simply a body, filler for a deck that has little chance of fielding much more than a lone Hypnotic Specter amid its army. Its wall of text amounts to a marginal benefit, at best, and definitely not one that closes the gap between its power/toughness and mana cost. For 3B, I could have a Bog Wraith.
|Another card whose frailty is masked under the ominous glow of a Bad Moon|
The last few posts have felt like a slog, though I'm anticipating an upswing. Bog Wraiths, Frozen Shades, and Scavenging Ghouls were necessary steps to keeping the early stages of my project on track. In fact, looking a few weeks ahead, I expect to close the month of February more than halfway to a forty-card pile, nearly halfway to sixty. This is a good sign; it should allow me to ease my foot a little off the gas, focus on additional higher end includes, and some take time to assess my direction.
Despite its flaws, Scavenging Ghoul was omnipresent at the table where I learned to play, and its illustration harbors an intrinsic nostalgia that embodies the reason for constructing this deck.