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Ass Whuppin 

Reviewed November 26, 2004

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 3.10
Limited: 3.60

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Friday - Ass Whuppin'

And finally, to the promo card from the release tournaments.

Take Vindicate, a very popular card from Apocalypse, and spin it for Unhinged, and you get the ability to wreak havoc on any silver bordered card you can see casually, or any tournament game if you are playing a tournament game. Can you say "politics?"

In limited, at the very least, it can destroy a problem permanent that your opponent controls. And if a previous opponent got under your skin, just make sure you can always see his game.

Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Ass Whuppin'
This card cannot be allowed! Stop these people before they destroy the game of Magic! Oh, this is an Unhinged card, MY BAD. Yes, this card is pretty powerful, but its power is limited to environments in which Unhinged or Unglued cards are being played. These sort of play environments have been limited to, oh, I'd say about two weeks every six or seven years. That makes this card pretty limited in usefulness. On the other hand, imagine playing at a table where everyone is playing Unhinged and three or four players in different games all decide to play four or five Ass Whuppin' cards against YOU. Sick, sick, sick! This card hits you right in your most basic Magic nightmares, where players in other games around you get to mess with YOUR game. Very funny stuff!

Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge

Ass Whuppin

Vindicate seemed pretty good when it came out. While the extra ability of the card is super fun for limited events, its not very playable in any other format, overall its just too narrow to be a good card.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 4


We all like vindicate. That's what this is. Well, it allows you to play a Vindicate effect on ANY silver bordered card you can see. That includes Unglued, not just Unhinged. In that regard it's great. And it's awesome fun.

Constructed: Are you kidding me?!
Casual: 4.5
Limited (Un-sets only play): 4
Ass Whuppin' --

I guess I can't complain about targeted removal that hits any permenant. If Vindicate was good (which it was), then Ass Whuppin' has to be decent. It does only hit cards from Unglued and Unhinged, which is a huge drawback for any serious gaming, but it is otherwise an extremely solid card.

In limited, if you have black and white in your deck, this card gets to see play. Even if you have the game in the bag, you can wreck other players in the room, which seems like some fun.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5

 Van Zandt

Ass Whuppin'
It's a Vindicate that may earn you its title from your neighbor if you get too nosey. Then again, if you need someone certain to lose a game to get into top 8 on tie-breaks...
constructed 3
casual 3.5
limited 3.5

Copyright 2001


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