Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
Today on MTG Realm, it is WURM DAY !
Last week's Magic Story on the mothersite had captured our attention on this Magic: the Gathering creature type. We are a big fan of the works of Frank Herbet's Dune series (Shai-Hulud), and have seen similar (whimsical) Sandworms (ya hate 'em right?) in Bettlejuice, but are completely enthralled by the Amonkhet Wurms which the Gatewatch run into. First, we should get to a brief summary / history of the much maligned MTG wurm (borrowed from MTG Salvation Wiki).
Amonkhet is home to at least two types of sand wurm with strikingly different morphologies. The first type is flat with large scales on both its belly and back. Its head resembles a crocodile's, except that the head is very wide and upside-down, with the eyes on the bottom. The floor and roof of the mouth are lined with rows of teeth reaching at least as far as the throat. These wurms are white, and some of them have bioluminescent blue spots on their bellies. Less is known about the second type of sand wurm in Amonkhet. Its head is similar to a snapping turtle's, and its body is round instead of flat.
The last time any of us at MTG Realm had a Wurm in a standard format decklist, it was likely Return to Ravnica, where we rocked Armada Wurm (more because of the art than the card really). Definiety looking forward to perhaps having a few Wurm in Amonkhet.