Tonight we have a short and sweet entry!
Unglued was a supplemental Magic product released in 1998. It was the first non-tournament legal (except the basic lands) and silver-bordered expansion. Most of the cards are slapstickish parodies of cards that had already been released. They also had ridiculous rules not conducive to standard/serious play, as you can tell below:
The silver border is about the only thing from this set that I find appealing. I mean, sure, some of the cards are funny — okay, maybe really funny — but being these were only for casual play and not many of my friends owned any, they were pretty useless to me. Plus, I'm not very keen on game mechanics making participants do off-the-wall, goofy physical antics. I know, I'm a fuddy-duddy.
The lands, however, are awesome and still sought after! And even though it was only moderately successful, Wizards of the Coast produced a companion set — Unhinged. Many attributes first introduced in these Un-sets were carried over into Magic's main expansions. Most notably extended art and full-art basic lands. In my opinion, those lands alone would have been worth collecting the set. Hindsight is 20/20, I guess...
Do you currently play Magic: The Gathering? Are you a fan of Unglued? If so, what's your favorite card and/or weird rule from the set? Did you or anyone you know buy and actually play with Unglued cards? Did you collect the lands from either set? Do you think they will make a third expansion to complete the trilogy?