Every year the winner of the Invitational gets to submit a card concept to R&D for a future set. With Maher 10-0 at the time this article was written, it's looking as if poison counters might make a return to a future set!
Here's Bob's card concept submission:
Target player gets nine poison counters.
To help visualize, we've shamelessly made the following mock-up:
Needless to say, not all card concepts are printed as submitted, so you could expect R&D to playtest this concept and perhaps tweek it a little.
If you're wondering what other cards deal with poison counters, here is a list of key cards:
- Crypt Cobra
- Marsh Viper
- Pit Scorpion
- Sabertooth Cobra
- Serpent Generator
- Suq’Ata Assassin
- Swamp Mosquito