I started playing Magic: The Gathering when I was in sixth grade. I've been hooked ever since and played moderately until I went to college. After a couple of years, I begin to feel " Magic: The Gathering" call to me again. It's just great how I get all nostalgic playing, and now that I've got more money to spend I feel it's time to play at a more competitive level. But one should not forget why we play, it's all about having fun.

As a kid, I got all worked up with fatties. They are creatures who have 4/4 base power and toughness or greater. They are usually tough to eliminate, pose a great threat and would mostly deal fatal damage to a player.

One cannot discredit the leverage they bring to the battlefield whichever side of the fence they land on. Let's take a look at some of the meanest dudes ever printed.

Who are these titans and where did they come from?

The eldrazi are considered to be more of a force of nature that actual beings. This was proven true enough as it took numerous planeswalkers to plan an attempt to stop the Eldrazi titans.

They are namely, Kozilek, Emrakul and Ulamog. Names that guarantee shivers to the spine as they enter the battlefield.

Just what makes these fatties so special?

These dudes aren't just pure muscle, they also bring leverage to your game that ultimately ensures a win. I went on a play test session with my playgroup this Friday.

The card Artisan of Kozilek was in play. It had a key ability called Annihilator. Simply, whenever it attacks, the defending player sacrifices 'X' amount of permanents. This alone makes your opponent sacrifice cards, potentially eliminating your opponents key cards in play. If that's not good enough then I don't know what is.

It is an attack geared towards wiping out your opponent's cards that he labored to cast in the first place. This is a tactic that increases your winning probability by sheer force.

They also have special abilities such as returning all your dead cards so you can draw them back, which is what Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre brings to the table.

Another, just like Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, allows you to take an extra turn just by casting it.

This made me realize that I wanted to build a "Magic: The Gathering" deck over these type of cards. These fatties should up your game. Not only are they fun to play with, but they also increase your probability of pulling off a win. But be careful not to over do it, as you will most likely be the first man they intend to take down along with your precious eldrazi titans.