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Trouble is Brewing




Lore
Solphos is a renewed world – a dying plane given new life by the power of science.

Massive furnaces reduce arcane solutions to powder and vaporise it into strangely colored gas. Banks of galvanic nodes collect the sparks of the crumbling sun to light the landscape of Solphos with ozone lamps. Over the clash of brass dueling swords, magnetic rail-cannons fire. And in darkened laboratories thousands of miles beneath the earth, alchemy takes place on a grand scale.

On Solphos, magic behaves according to arcane rules found nowhere else in the Multiverse. Mana is drawn from supernatural reactions rather than from the land. One kind of spell can be converted to another by the application of energy. Because of this, the mages of the plane refer to themselves as the chymia magna – the great alchemists.

The citizenry of Solphos live in subsections of the plane called periochs – bastions of civilization that are few and far between. Within each perioch, you will find knowledge surpassing even Dominaria's greatest archives, as well as mechanical and alchemical wonders beyond measure. However, those that venture outside into the so-called Dark Lands must beware the abominations of science and the poisoned environment that lie therein.

Solphos is maintained by a shadowy, near-mythic crew of engineers and experimenters collectively referred to as the Philosophers' Cabal. Their quest is to understand the mechanisms that make their plane tick, and thus perfect the world through judicious application of the scientific method.

As the experiments of the Philosophers grow more and more volatile, and the stakes skyrocket, the very nature of Solphos is warped and irrevocably altered. Can you adapt to the strange ways of the chymia magna, and the devious machinations of alchemy, on this plane?


Mechanics
Solphos's main theme is "combo matters." When you play with cards from this set, you'll be sifting for combo pieces as you exchange blows. When you finally hit your critical moment, you can slam down your hand and chain your way to victory. To that end, Solphos contains ways for every color to tear through its library, and it contains a wealth of combo-enabling cards that Johnnies would die for.

Catalyze is a new keyword mechanic that powers up your cards when you have three cards that share a card type in your hand. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, planeswalker, sorcery and tribal.) If you can sculpt your hand to hit the requirements to catalyze, you'll get massive payoffs; for example, Voracious Cryptid is normally a green Hill Giant, but it becomes a whopping 6/6 trampler when you reveal the cards to catalyze it from your hand! Catalyze was designed as a way to let the 'combo matters' theme show through in Limited and give the set a distinctive playstyle.

Transmute is a well-loved mechanic from Ravnica that is returning in Solphos. Transmute means ", Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your libary. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery." Because it's a perfect match for the setting, I felt no qualms about bringing it back; this time around, transmute appears in every color instead of just being restricted to blue and black, and a minor graveyard theme lets you have fun with the cards you've already transmuted away.

Ingredient is a new spell type you'll see on certain instants and sorceries, and it represents special substances which react powerfully with each other. All Ingredients multiply in effectiveness the more of them you cast in a single turn. For example, Spirit of Wine is a Ingredient sorcery that says "You gain 5 life for each Ingredient you've cast this turn." If you've previously cast two Ingredient spells, casting Spirit of Wine will net you a whopping 15 life with a single card!
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
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Aurora Saltatum

Creature – Elemental Spirit (C)
1/1

Flash

Within the movement of the dancing sparks is reflected the turning clockwork of the stars.

Lamplighter

Creature – Human (C)
1/1

Sacrifice Lamplighter: Untap target permanent.

"Let the sun fade from the Solphosian sky. In the ozone, its glow will live on."

Calcareous Goo

Creature – Ooze (C)
1/1

: Draw a card, then discard a card. If a land card is discarded this way, sacrifice Calcareous Goo and exile all cards from each opponent’s graveyard.

They bob along the waves of the Hydropolis aqueducts, purifying the wastewater that flows their way.

Clocktower Sentry

Creature – Human Soldier (C)
1/3

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you may untap Clocktower Sentry.

As yet another wave of shambling mutants appeared on the horizon, Froros thought: "We're going to need a bigger alarm bell."

Kardiapolis Patrol

Creature – Human Knight (C)
2/2

Reveal your hand: Kardiapolis Patrol gains first strike until end of turn.

You know the law enforcement is to be reckoned with when it can afford to be heard from miles away.

Perioch Battlement

Creature – Wall (C)
0/4

Defender
Transmute

"What a terrible waste of perfectly good brass plating."
–Chalastis, siege operator

Recrystallizing Guardian

Creature – Golem (C)
2/2

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you may return Recrystallizing Guardian from your graveyard to your hand.

Millions of opaline shards glitter in the Hydropolis sewers, watching their post from below.

Gemsight Gargoyle

Creature – Gargoyle (C)
1/3

Flying
When Gemsight Gargoyle enters the battlefield, look at the top four cards of target player's library. (Put them back in the same order.)

"Without hard evidence that can be laid before the eye, your hypotheses are merely talk."
–Philosopher Scepter, to Philosopher Zik

Ghostly Afterimage

Creature – Elemental Spirit (C)
2/2

: Exile Ghostly Afterimage, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

The electrical beings that haunt the Turris Kardiapolis flicker aimlessly through reality, shackled to the mana that surges through the tower's brass walls.

Phlogistonic Aeronaut

Creature – Human Artificer (C)
2/3

Flying, lifelink

"With each breath men draw phlogiston from the air, and with it they are sustained. But is that all phlogiston can do? Might the leather and iron of a machine breathe alongside us? Could we not sail upon the phlogistated currents which curl through the sky?"

Dispassionate Machinists

Creature – Human Artificer Cleric (C)
2/4

: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

"Molten metal sets faster than bone."

Genefactured Pteryx

Creature – Lizard Bird (C)
3/5

Defender
Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Genefactured Pteryx loses defender and gains flying and vigilance until end of turn.

Unfortunately, Solphosian scientists have yet to isolate the life thread for friendly docility.

Blinding Concoction

Instant (C)

Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
Transmute

Required for this recipe are magnesia powder, coarse natron, acidum salis, clear water and very thick goggles.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids


Natron Runes

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1.
: Return Natron Runes to its owner's hand.

The glittering white natron grants the gift of chymic inertia, dampening the effect of pain and exhaustion on its wearer.

Shower of Calomel

Instant (C)

Destroy all Auras attached to target creature, remove all counters from that creature, and prevent all damage that would be dealt to that creature this turn.

"The sample appears to be free of impurities."
–Coronus, decanter


Twitch of Life

Instant (C)

Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Untap each creature you control.

When the dusk falls like a coffin's shroud and the heart ceases to pound in defiance, only the force of lightning can return the dead to consciousness.

Ad Nihilum

Instant (C)

Everything gains protection from target spell or permanent until end of turn.

"For every ailment, there is an antibody."
–Therus, Kreopolis chymist

Aurify

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant nonland permanent
Enchanted permanent is a colorless Solid Gold artifact with no abilities.

"Well, there goes the jewellery market."
–Philosopher Cestus


Spirit of Wine

Sorcery – Ingredient (C)

You gain 5 life for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

"Distilled ether appears to be a potent therapeutic elixir – apart from neutralizing most known poisons and toxins, it also gets the patient stone drunk."
–Therus, Kreopolis chymist

March of Progress

Sorcery (C)

Creatures you control get +2/+0 until end of turn and are indestructible this turn.

Kardiapolis troops fight with the precision of clockwork, the resilience of a bulwark and the force of a piledriver.

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Bionic Mouse

Creature – Rat (U)
1/1

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Bionic Mouse gains flying and double strike until end of turn.

"Cheese detected. Switching mode to 'consume'."

Refractor Adept

Creature – Human Wizard (U)
1/1

: Exile target creature, then return it to the battlefield under its owner’s control.

He bends the symphony of energies at the heart of all that is real.

Railcannon Operator

Creature – Human Soldier (U)
0/2

, Discard a land card: Destroy target attacking or blocking creature.

"Unrefined ore is good for only one thing: ammunition."

Rekindling Wisp

Creature – Elemental Spirit (U)
2/1

Flying
If Rekindling Wisp or an enchantment card would be put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may put that card on top of your library instead.

"You can snuff out the light for a moment, but it always returns with the sunrise."
–Lumina Revelaris


Muse of Optics

Creature – Spirit (U)
2/2

When Muse of Optics enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an enchantment card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

It brings brilliance to those seeking light.

Dust of Inertia

Enchantment (U)

, Sacrifice Dust of Inertia: Counter all activated or triggered abilities. Activated abilities can’t be activated this turn unless they’re mana abilities.

"The apocalypse does not wait for its harbingers to realize their folly. It is our responsibility to do the convincing."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus

Aqua Vitae

Sorcery – Ingredient (U)

Put two 1/1 colorless Ooze creature tokens onto the battlefield for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

Some try to capture it, bottle it, extinguish it – but life finds a way.

Crystal Funiculus

Instant (U)

Return all permanent cards put into your graveyard this turn to your hand.
Transmute

"Watch as the soul defies gravity within the animus flask, almost as if it were tethered by invisible chains..."
–Almus, arcane experimenter

Electrolytic Touch

Enchantment – Aura (U)

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has ": Untap another target creature."

The Turris Kardiapolis's galvanic arms crackle with millions of gigataps per second, ensuring that no part of the perioch is ever without power or light.

Mightier than the Sword

Instant (U)

Destroy all attacking creatures with power less than the number of cards in your hand.

"It is not beasts or soldiers or cannons that will kill us, but knowledge itself."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus

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Child of Haereticus

Creature – Human Wizard Knight (R)
2/1

When Child of Haereticus enters the battlefield, choose artifact, enchantment, instant or sorcery.
Spells of the chosen type cost more to cast.

"Delve no further, and this world may yet be saved from our folly."

Aurora Mirificum

Creature – Elemental Spirit (R)
1/1

Flying
: Other creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain vigilance until end of turn.

When the stars align above the Turris Kardiapolis, galvanic wonders envelop the sky.

Magnus Angel

Creature – Angel (R)
3/3

Flying, vigilance
Creatures with power 2 or less don’t untap during their controllers' untap steps.

She upholds the universal law that all matter is bound to obey.

Isinglass Salvager

Creature – Golem (R)
3/3

When Isinglass Salvager enters the battlefield, you gain 3 life and you may return target permanent card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Not even the noxious sludge of the Kreopolis sewers can mask its inner light.

Custodian of Worlds

Creature – Spirit Giant (R)
4/5

When Custodian of Worlds enters the battlefield, exile all other nonland permanents.
When Custodian of Worlds leaves the battlefield, return the exiled permanents to the battlefield under their owners' control.

"Your stories of cosmic giants are difficult to believe, but anything beats Zik's 'big bang' hypothesis."
–Philosopher Scepter


Frostlight Vigil

Enchantment (R)

As long as you control an untapped creature, activated abilities can’t be activated unless they’re mana abilities.

"No night is too long. No winter is too cold. As long as I stand, nothing will compromise the safety of this laboratory."
–Tinctus, chymic apprentice


Plasmid Skeins

Enchantment – Aura (R)

Enchant creature
Each creature you control has all activated abilities of enchanted creature.

The strands of life intertwine and recombine into something greater than the sum of their parts.

Chymist's Oath

Enchantment (R)

Whenever you draw a card, you may gain 1 life.
At the beginning of your draw step, if you have more life than your starting life total, draw an additional card.

"From better knowledge, better life is born."
–Plaque at Kreopolis


Magnetic Screen

Enchantment (R)

As long as you have more cards in hand than each opponent, you have hexproof.
Transmute

The lightest feather may pass where all manner of corpuscles and rays cannot.

Genefacturer's Triumph

Sorcery (R)

All creatures you control gain flying if a creature you control has flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, haste, hexproof, intimidate, landwalk, lifelink, protection, reach, trample and vigilance. Then each creature you control becomes X/Y, where X is the greatest power among those creatures and Y is the greatest toughness.

"Imagine how much better the world would be if everyone had seven arms!"
–Peronus, genefacturer

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Lux Lucis Purgatum

Creature – Elemental Spirit (M)
4/4

Flying
Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Destroy all tapped creatures. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

"Ahead lies the light. Behind lies only damnation."
–Plaque at Kardiapolis

Nucleus

Legendary Creature – Golem (M)
5/5

Nucleus can’t be countered, can’t be sacrificed, can’t have counters put on it, can't be the target of spells or abilities, can't be discarded or exiled if it's revealed, and is indestructible.

"I suspect that when he jumps, it is the earth that moves."
–Halus Revelaris

Lumina Revelaris

Planeswalker – Lumina (M)
3

+1: You gain 2 life. Each opponent reveals his or her hand and the top card of his or her library.
-1: Tap up to two target creatures. Those creatures don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
-7: Choose a color. You get an emblem with "You and all permanents you control have protection from the chosen color."



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Servator Scientiae

Creature – Human Advisor (C)
1/1

Whenever Servator Scientiae deals damage to a player, you may look at that player's hand.

Lesser chymic apprentices act as a much-needed extra pair of eyes for the head alchemist's experiments, ensuring that a valve in the red or a misplaced reagent doesn't cause the whole building to go up in flames.

Buzzing Skycrab

Creature – Insect Crab (C)
1/2

Flying
: Return Buzzing Skycrab to its owner's hand. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

"It's surprisingly aerodynamic, for a crustacean."
–Peronus, genefacturer


Dissolving Goo

Creature – Ooze (C)
1/1

: Draw a card, then discard a card. If a land card is discarded this way, sacrifice Dissolving Goo and draw an additional card.

Rarely intelligent or subservient, the magical blunders called oozes are looked upon by alchemists as expendable test subjects.

Octopod Savant

Creature – Octopus Advisor (C)
1/3

You have no maximum hand size.

"The subject has attained both sentience and intelligence. Now if only it would stop talking back to me..."
–Experimental logs of Peronus, genefacturer

Azotic Drifter

Creature – Jellyfish Orb (C)
2/2

Flying
Whenever you cast a spell, you may tap or untap Azotic Drifter.

It coasts on the smoke of laboratory chimneys, rising with the catalytic fumes.

Harried Alchemist

Creature – Human Wizard (C)
2/3

Whenever you draw a card, you may discard a card. If you do, untap target creature.

"So many reagents, so little time..."

Judge of Academia

Creature – Human Advisor (C)
1/4

: Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

He decides which proposals are funded, which are postponed, and which are too ridiculous to entertain.

Invisible Gelatin

Creature – Ooze (C)
2/4

Hexproof

"The air sure is thick today."
–Stultus, arcane experimenter

Tropozeppelid

Creature – Beast (C)
3/3

Flying
Transmute

Within its gut lies dozens of natural chymic furnaces. With each breath, it burns phlogistated air to produce the updrafts that allow it to stay afloat.

Quicksilver Thrasher

Creature – Ooze Serpent (C)
3/6

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Quicksilver Thrasher gets +3/-3 and gains islandwalk until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Mercury is the essence of transmutation. It flows like water yet reflects like brass, ever shifting and never the same.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids


Equal Reaction

Instant (C)

Counter target spell unless its controller pays .
Transmute  (The converted mana cost of this card is 1.)

When you pump millions of gigataps into a chymic reactor, make sure it doesn't pump them right back.

Evaporate

Instant (C)

Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand unless its controller pays .

"As ice melts to water, so too can earth fade to air."
–Philosopher Cestus


Fresh Ideas

Sorcery (C)

Each player shuffles his or her hand into his or her library, then draws that many cards.
Draw a card.

The Philosophers discourage stagnation of research with the Turris Kardiapolis Sigil, a medal awarded to chymia magna who display spectacular skill and foresight.

Ponder

Sorcery (C)

Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library.
Draw a card.

"The pearls of wisdom do not litter the earth like morning dew. We must sift through the facts, clear away the ignorance, for our answers to be found."
–Philosopher Scepter

Sterilizing Particulate

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
: Tap enchanted creature.

"Chloroform? Of course not. We've developed much more sophisticated ways to knock out our test subjects."
–Sopor, genefacturer

Dioxyneric Drops

Sorcery – Ingredient (C)

Draw a card for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

Warning: may cause sudden epiphanies in the unprepared. Consult your local chymist before use.

Essence of Mercury

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
As long as enchanted creature is tapped, it has hexproof and is unblockable.

"Shifting mirror, turn aside all that would harm me. Flowing water, guide my footsteps swift and true."

Magnetic Collapse

Instant (C)

You may tap or untap target permanent, then you may tap or untap another target permanent.
Transmute

"We are killing Solphos with our own dangerous experiments. Already the magnetic poles are in constant chaotic flux, and the sun is crumbling in fragments from the sky."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus

Elementary Mistake

Instant (C)

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, return it to its owner's hand and that player discards a card.

Alchemists must be exceedingly precise in the ratios of reagents and catalysts, or risk causing a great deal more explosions than is necessary in their art.

Methodical Research

Sorcery (C)

Draw four cards, then discard three cards.

"They search for the ultimate truths, yet are blind to the destruction before them."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus

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Visionary Thinker

Creature – Human Advisor (U)
2/1

When Visionary Thinker leaves the battlefield, draw a card.

"Though Stultus has left the corporeal plane, he leaves behind groundbreaking discoveries and theories that continue to inspire us. If I have seen, it is by standing upon his shoulders."
–Dicerus, alchemist


Torrent Kite

Creature – Bird (U)
1/1

Flying
Whenever you draw a card, Torrent Kite gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

The familiar grows with the master's knowledge, gaining pattern and definition as his thoughts do.

Natron Mirrorwing

Creature – Drake (U)
3/2

Flying
Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: You may counter target spell that targets Natron Mirrorwing or choose new targets for it.

"Of course Philosopher Scepter would pick a mirrorwing as her familiar. They evade magic as easily as she evades questions."
–Philosopher Cestus

Muse of Mechanics

Creature – Spirit (U)
2/2

When Muse of Mechanics enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

It brings clarity to those seeking logic.

Laboratory Mischief

Instant (U)

Counter target artifact, enchantment or Ingredient spell an opponent controls. Put two 1/1 blue Beeble creature tokens onto the battlefield.

The tiny, malevolent creatures that shattered the Furopolis Institute still rampage across its west wing, scattering toxic fluids and freeing monstrosities as they please.

Catastrophic Inversion

Instant (U)

Return up to three target permanents you own to your hand.
Transmute

"I told you not to cross the s–"
–Almus, arcane experimenter

Absolute Zero

Instant (U)

Tap all permanents.

When two Hydropolis cryolytic generators were accidentally connected, it took months for the perioch's water supply to thaw.

Lapis Vacuus

Sorcery – Ingredient (U)

Return up to X target permanents to their owners' hands, where X is the number of Ingredients you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

Completely devoid of color, substance or form, this weightless powder seems to belong to another world.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids

Scientific Resurgence

Instant (U)

If target opponent has more cards in hand than you, draw cards equal to the difference.

"Knowledge begins with a single spark of inspiration."
–Philosopher Cestus

Experimental Salvage

Sorcery (U)

Put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard. You may return up to three target Ingredient cards from your graveyard to your hand.

"The only limit to progress is time."
–Philosopher Scepter


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Antimagic Infiltrator

Creature – Elemental Rogue (R)
2/1

Antimagic Infiltrator can't be blocked by creatures with defender.
Catalyze – , Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand, Sacrifice Antimagic Infiltrator: Counter target spell.

"I seal the destructive spark within me until it may be used for a greater cause."

Grand Magister

Creature – Human Wizard (R)
2/2

Tap an untapped creature you control: Target player draws a card, then discards a card.

"Everyone is forever a student, no matter his title or place."

Quantum Cat

Creature – Cat Illusion (R)
0/1

As long as Quantum Cat is on the battlefield or in your graveyard, it is both on the battlefield and in your graveyard. (It acts like a normal creature, except it can't be sacrificed, it can't die or otherwise move between the battlefield and your graveyard, and it counts as a creature card in your graveyard.)

"Can we keep it?"
–Philosopher Zik


Alydia Truthseeker

Legendary Creature – Sphinx (R)
3/4

Flying
: Name a card, then draw a card and reveal it. If that card has the chosen name, repeat this process.

She treads a myriad possible futures, searching for the way back to her own.

Tidebringer

Creature – Leviathan (R)
5/5

When Tidebringer enters the battlefield, untap all permanents you control.
Whenever Tidebringer becomes tapped, tap all permanents your opponents control.

The beat of its fins rends space and recreates reality.

Hypercatalysis

Enchantment (R)

You may transmute any time you could cast an instant.
Transmute

"More power to the furnaces! Turn the pressure as high as it goes! We'll have results even if it means the death of all of us!"
–Stultus, arcane experimenter

Mysteries Unsolved

Sorcery (R)

Search your library for two cards with different names and reveal them. An opponent chooses one of those cards. Shuffle the chosen card into your library and put the other into your hand.

"Life is a grand puzzle that I get closer to solving with every invention I create."
–Ral Zarek


Royal Alkahest

Instant (R)

Catalyze – You may reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand, including at least one blue card or Island, rather than pay Royal Alkahest’s mana cost.
Counter target spell.

This clear water must be suspended in funiculus fulcrum, or it will reduce even the jar holding it to its base components.
–Library of Alchemical Fluids

Æther Entanglement

Enchantment – Aura (R)

Enchant two permanents
If an enchanted permanent would become tapped, both enchanted permanents become tapped instead.
If an enchanted permanent would become untapped, both enchanted permanents become untapped instead.

"When I said we were bond brothers, this isn't what I had in mind."
–Vincius, refractor apprentice


Elemental Breakdown

Enchantment (R)

Whenever an Ooze creature dies, its controller may search his or her library for an Ingredient card and cast it without paying its mana cost if able. If that player does, he or she shuffles his or her library.

"An ooze is a pile of useful raw ingredients, hampered by an annoying semblance of life."

–Philosopher Scepter

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Glance Æternus

Sorcery – Ingredient (M)

Take an extra turn after this one for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

"Bending time is exhilarating, but the best part is when it breaks in half."
–Philosopher Zik


Ral, Inquisitive Inventor

Planeswalker – Ral (M)
3

+1: Draw a card, then discard a card.
0: Untap up to two target nonland permanents.
-6: Search your library for three cards and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.



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Twitching Carcass

Creature – Zombie (C)
0/2

: Return Twitching Carcass from your graveyard to your hand.

"Curse it all, Tardus! When I ask for a dead body, I don't mean a half-dead body, or an undead body, or that one fellow from Kardiapolis who thinks he's dead but isn't. I mean someone who's dead dead! Shuffled off this mortal coil!"
–Immanus, Kreopolis surgeon

Abused Test Subject

Creature – Human (C)
1/2

: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Sacrifice Abused Test Subject.

The worst convicts of Kreopolis are not exiled to the Dark Lands. They are instead sold to genefacturers as experimental fodder, where their valuable organs may find use.

Furopolis Dissecter

Creature – Human Wizard (C)
2/1

Sacrifice a creature: Draw a card, then discard a card.

"The biological body is a wondrous mystery. I pierce to its heart to find the truth."


Inkblot Goo

Creature – Ooze (C)
1/1

: Draw a card, then discard a card. If a land card is discarded this way, sacrifice Inkblot Goo and each opponent discards a card.

Thankfully, its stains are indistinguishable from the average alchemist's handwriting.

Corroded Shade

Creature – Shade (C)
1/1

Discard a black card: Corroded Shade gets +3/+3 until end of turn.

Chymists are careful not to contaminate their waste with mana, for fear of the dark things that would spawn from their negligence.

Restless Alchemist

Creature – Spirit Wizard (C)
2/2

Pay 2 life: Untap Restless Alchemist.

"We push blindly against the wall of impossibility, not knowing when to rest in our quest for sight."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus


Smokestack Bats

Creature – Bat (C)
1/1

Flying
When Smokestack Bats dies, each opponent sacrifices a permanent.

They feed on the insects poisoned to death by the chimney fumes.

Ashen Cloud

Creature – Elemental (C)
1/3

Flying
: Destroy target creature if it was dealt damage by Ashen Cloud this turn.

The mephitic clouds that waft through Kreopolis weigh down every breath, stealing lives to extend their own mockery of self-awareness.

Toxic Slithercolt

Creature – Horse Snake (C)
5/1

Transmute

"That's it. I'm revoking your access to the splicing pools."
–Sopor, genefacturer


Radioactive Leeches

Creature – Mutant Leech (C)
4/4

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Radioactive Leeches gains lifelink until end of turn.

In the deadly poisonous waters of the Kreopolis sewers, only the most hideously aberrated and mutated vermin can survive.

Duress

Sorcery (C)

Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

"Why experiment fruitlessly for centuries when you can just steal the recipe?"
–Acerva, Furopolis chymic dealer

Formaldehyde Bath

Sorcery (C)

Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
Transmute

The body is preserved frozen in the moment of death, and the soul barred from release from its earthly bonds.


Shot of Arsenic

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
When Shot of Arsenic enters the battlefield, tap enchanted creature.
Enchanted creature gets -1/-1.

"Our results have been consistent thus far, but one can never be sure. Prepare the next subject."
–Dicerus, alchemist


Chymic Contamination

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
Whenever enchanted creature becomes tapped, its controller loses 4 life.

The alchemist must proceed with vigilance, for even the slightest impurity can cause untold jeopardy to a meticulously prepared experiment.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids


Flowers of Antimony

Instant (C)

Destroy target creature. Its controller draws a card.

Precious little separates poison and panacea.

Mephitic Fumes

Sorcery (C)

Target player reveals his or her hand, then discards a card at random.
Transmute

"Perhaps a little fresh air will enliven your complexion."
–Acerva, Furopolis chymic dealer


Bacterial Plague

Sorcery (C)

Exile all cards from all graveyards. All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn.

Sometimes, the cultures that are unceremoniously dumped into the Kreopolis sewers come crawling right back.

Dirty Dealings

Sorcery (C)

Discard a card. If you do, draw three cards.

For the slightest edge over their rivals, some unscrupulous chymia magna are willing to pay any price.

Caustic Rain

Sorcery (C)

Exile target land.

"We have subdued the earth, and it weeps black tears for its own penance."
–Theton, technogogue

Noxious Residue

Sorcery – Ingredient (C)

Target player loses 3 life for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.) You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

It is often easier to shelve away failed experiments than to risk melting away the drainage system in their disposal.

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Aurora Heremum

Creature – Elemental Spirit (U)
1/1

When you discard Aurora Heremum, you may return it from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Transmute

The sickly thunderstorms of the Dark Lands scatter countless restless sparks.

Cancerous Blob

Creature – Ooze (U)
0/4

Defender
Creature cards in your hand have transmute .

"The genetic data of subject Beta has infected the rest of its tank. The resulting mutations should prove exciting to observe..."
–Experimental logs of Peronus, genefacturer


Devouring Vortex

Creature – Elemental Horror (U)
1/3

Deathtouch
Sacrifice a creature: Untap Devouring Vortex and target creature.

"Strange. This æther vortex appears to have a sense of humor."
–Philosopher Zik

Galvanized Cadaver

Creature – Elemental Zombie (U)
3/2

When Galvanized Cadaver dies, you may return another target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Its restless spark seeks other victims to give the curse of unlife.

Muse of Forces

Creature – Spirit (U)
2/2

When Muse of Forces enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a sorcery card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

It brings recognition to those seeking power.

Magnum Opus

Sorcery (U)

As an additional cost to cast Magnum Opus, discard your hand.
Search your library for a card, shuffle your library, then put that card on top of it.

"I feel as though I am on the verge of a great breakthrough. Nothing can stand in the way of science..."
–Journal found in a melted laboratory

Twisted Theories

Instant (U)

You lose 1 life and draw a card for each card you've discarded this turn.

Nothing is truly destroyed in alchemy – only transformed.

Brave the West Wing

Instant (U)

Search your library for an Ingredient card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

"This is the last flask of gum tragacanth that exists. I found it in the Institute ruins, still clasped in a corroded skeleton's fingers."
–Acerva, Furopolis chymic dealer

Sabotaged Findings

Sorcery (U)

Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose up to two cards from it. That player discards those cards.

Peronus had accounted for everything in his experiment: wind speed, mana flux, solar interference, and even temporal instability. Unfortunately, he hadn't considered the possibility of foul play.

Exsanguinate

Sorcery (U)

Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

"Blood is an essential fluid in the synthesis of life... and donors are never easy to come by."
–Immanus, Kreopolis surgeon

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Ruthless Censor

Creature – Human Advisor (R)
2/1

Each player’s maximum hand size is reduced by two.

"Your findings are commendable. It's a pity they won't ever see the light of day."

Dispoliarating Sludge

Creature – Ooze (R)
1/1

Trample
At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard and put two +1/+1 counters on Dispoliarating Sludge.

It is wreathed in the fumes of that which once stood in its path.

Surgical Specter

Creature – Specter (R)
2/2

Flying
Whenever Surgical Specter deals damage to a player, choose a card type. That player reveals his or her hand and discards a card of that type.

"To unearth the grand secrets that define our world, we have no choice but to bury others forever."
–Philosopher Scepter

Sewerborne Scourge

Creature – Mutant Horror (R)
3/1

Haste
Sewerborne Scourge can't block.
Catalyze – At the beginning of your upkeep, you may reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand. If you do, return Sewerborne Scourge from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Let a single drop of aqua vitae touch its carcass, and you may as well be the dead one.

Skychoker Wraith

Creature – Wraith (R)
5/5

Flying
Other untapped creatures get -1/-1.
Other tapped creatures get -2/-2.

"I breathe deeply every time I step into the smog, for fear that I will not live to breathe again."
–Clarus, Furopolis dissecter

Hepar Infernalis

Sorcery – Ingredient (R)

Search target player’s graveyard and library for X cards and exile them, where X is twice the number of Ingredients you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.) Then that player shuffles his or her library.

"You have blasphemed against reason once too many, old man. Your misguided ideas are no longer welcome here."
–Philosopher Scepter, to Philosopher Haereticus


Beyond Sanity

Enchantment (R)

Each creature you control gets +2/+2 if its converted mana cost is greater than or equal to the number of cards in your hand.

"What hides in the shadows of the unknown?"
–Plaque at Furopolis

Vitriolic Scars

Enchantment (R)

Whenever damage is dealt to a creature, its controller loses that much life.

"The light of our periochs is fading, but the scars of the land will last forever. We must change."
–Inimicus, technogogue

Transfusion

Sorcery (R)

Until end of turn, creatures you control gain ": This creature deals 2 damage to target player. You gain 2 life."

Somewhere beneath Kreopolis lies the Sallow Morgue, where convicts' bodies are sent once their organs and fluids have been completely harvested.

Mercury of Unlife

Sorcery (R)

Each player returns all creature cards from his or her graveyard to the battlefield.
Transmute

"Death is a disease that can be cured."
–Immanus, Kreopolis surgeon

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Vanus, the Domitor

Legendary Creature – Demon (M)
5/5

Flying
Whenever another creature dies, you may pay life equal to its converted mana cost. If you do, return that creature to the battlefield under your control.

He breaks one bond only to forge another in blood.

Psychotic Descent

Enchantment (M)

Exile the top six cards of your library: Draw a card.

"I am perfectly lucid. It is the rest of the world that has gone mad."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus

Animum Continuum

Sorcery (M)

Until end of turn, cards in your hand have transmute .

"The soul is but another reagent for the furnaces. It can be understood... harnessed... transformed."
–Philosopher Scepter

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108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
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Goblin Brewer

Creature – Goblin Wizard (C)
1/1

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Goblin Brewer gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

Goblins measure their scientific prowess in 'cauldrons exploded.'

Molten Beads

Creature – Ooze (C)
1/1

Transmute

Mana infuses white-hot metal droplets with the spark of life, and they live and die in the sizzling eddies that swirl within the furnace banks.

Caloric Goo

Creature – Ooze (C)
1/1

: Draw a card, then discard a card. If a land card is discarded this way, sacrifice Caloric Goo and add to your mana pool.

"Perhaps leaving the experimental setup so close to the solar net was a bad idea."
–Coronus, decanter

Discipulus Chymia

Creature – Human Wizard (C)
2/1

When Discipulus Chymia enters the battlefield, draw a card, then discard a card.

"The students' hearts are in the right place. Unfortunately, their heads aren't."
–Dicerus, alchemist


Bloodthirsty Aberration

Creature – Mutant Hound (C)
2/3

Whenever an opponent is dealt damage, you may pay . If you do, untap Bloodthirsty Aberration.

It is unwise to leave aqua sangrea unattended for long, as the scent invites unwelcome intruders from the laboratory drains.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids

Litmus Warden

Creature – Golem (C)
0/4

: Litmus Warden gets +4/+0 until end of turn.

"It isn't reacting kindly to your vitriolic temperament."
–Coronus, decanter


Warehouse Ransacker

Creature – Human Rogue (C)
2/2

Haste
, Sacrifice Warehouse Ransacker: Put any number of target instant or sorcery cards in your graveyard on top of your library.

Only the bravest dare loot the abandoned warehouse of the Furopolis Institute, for the rampant experiments that destroyed the west wing still lurk within its walls.

Hissing Clawhorn

Creature – Ox Scorpion (C)
2/4

Intimidate
When Hissing Clawhorn enters the battlefield, tap all other creatures.

"I appreciate your ingenuity, Philosopher Zik, but I would rather keep my distance from your creations."
–Philosopher Cestus


Solar Ember

Creature – Elemental (C)
4/2

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Creatures you control gain trample and haste until end of turn.

The periocha of Hydropolis wish upon the burning fragments of the sun as they descend from the overcast sky.

Badlands Hulk

Creature – Mutant Giant (C)
4/4

Badlands Hulk attacks each turn if able.
Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Creatures can't block this turn.

"Dissolve the errant creature. Salvage what sulfur you can from its caustic remains."
–Philosopher Scepter


Burning Inquiry

Sorcery (C)

Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

" 'How is this useful?' Don't joke with me, Scepter. Dangerously volatile chemicals are always useful!"
–Philosopher Zik


Caustic Spray

Sorcery (C)

Caustic Spray deals 2 damage to target creature and 2 damage to that creature's controller.

Solphos' experimental safety standards are best described as nonexistent.

Aqua Lucerna

Sorcery – Ingredient (C)

Aqua Lucerna deals 1 damage to each creature and each player for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

A potent vitriolic water, formed through the decoction of vinegar with caloric goo. It is used in distilling furnaces, weapons manufacturing, industrial cleaning fluid, and Hydropolitan beer.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids

Focused Flame

Sorcery (C)

Focused Flame deals 2 damage to target player.
Draw a card.

"There is no good in destruction that cannot be carefully aimed."
–Lucius, beamspotter


Gunpowder Trail

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
Whenever enchanted creature becomes tapped, it deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

When Furopolis upgraded its perimeter cannons to fire magnetic rail-bolts, the obsoleted gunpowder was sold at gallons a cap on the black market.

Magnesia Powder

Instant – Ingredient (C)

Add one mana of any color to your mana pool for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

"Who says a bastion of science can't also be a discothéque?"
–Philosopher Zik

Chymical Fallout

Sorcery (C)

Creatures with power 2 or less can't block this turn.
Transmute

The swirling atmosphere of the Dark Lands is suffused with reactive gases. The natron shield over the periochs is all that prevents their populations from succumbing to the foul air.

Infinite Voltage

Instant (C)

Choose a number. Infinite Voltage deals that much damage to target creature.

"Mana influx steady... galvanic current at acceptably uncontrollable levels."
–Tinctus, chymic apprentice

Overheat

Sorcery (C)

Overheat deals 1 damage to target creature or player for each sorcery card in your graveyard.
Transmute

"Who set the furnace to eightfold pressure this time?"
–Philosopher Cestus

Voltaic Cascade

Sorcery (C)

Voltaic Cascade deals damage to target player equal to the number of tapped permanents that player controls.

Lightning takes the path of least resistance.

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Smokescrabble Fidget

Creature – Mutant Insect (U)
1/1

If Smokescrabble Fidget would become tapped, instead tap it. Then untap it. Then tap it again. Then untap it again. Then tap it again.

Its characteristic spasming is tied directly to the beating of its chambered heart. When its movement ceases, its life does as well.

Electrocephalopod

Creature – Squid Beast (U)
1/2

Whenever you discard a card, you may pay . If you do, Electrocephalopod deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Apart from their many-pronged beaks, their irritable dispositions and their deadly galvanized suckers, they make great pets.

Junkyard Roaches

Creature – Zombie Insect (U)
1/1

When Junkyard Roaches enters the battlefield, return a card at random from your graveyard to your hand.
Transmute

"These errant creatures are not truly alive. Like viruses, they infest and incubate within their host habitat."
–Caela, Hydropolis researcher


Sizzling Muriate

Creature – Ooze (U)
2/3

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand, Sacrifice Sizzling Muriate: Sizzling Muriate deals 5 damage to target player.

"Just don't expose the concoction to air and you'll be fine."
–Coronus, decanter, to his apprentices

Colcothar Impaler

Creature – Mutant Berserker (U)
2/3

Discard a card: Colcothar Impaler gains double strike until end of turn.

"What room could there possibly be in that inhuman pile of bone and tooth for a brain?"
–Philosopher Scepter

Muse of Electricity

Creature – Spirit (U)
2/2

When Muse of Electricity enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an instant card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

It brings passion to those seeking energy.

Phlogiston Blast

Instant (U)

Phlogiston Blast deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of cards you’ve drawn this turn.

The reaction of fundamental sulfur with air is incredible, beautiful, and best observed from the next perioch.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids


Splicing Ray

Instant (U)

Redistribute the powers and toughnesses of up to two target creatures until end of turn. (You may switch power with power, power with toughness, and/or toughness with toughness.)

"Like any tool, the body must be sculpted to serve its purpose."
–Intius, genefacturer

Boiling Point

Sorcery (U)

Target player draws five cards. That player discards five cards at the beginning of the next end step.

"The magic makes the heat worthwhile."
–Ferveus, furnace hand


Rain of Fire

Instant (U)

Rain of Fire deals 2 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

Solar fragments ignite the smog of Furopolis as they streak into the stratosphere, transforming the unshielded slums of the perioch into a fiery deathtrap.
 
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Sulfur Spewer

Creature – Mutant (R)
1/1

Whenever a player draws a card, Sulfur Spewer deals 1 damage to that player.

"The longer they refuse to change their ways, the more painful the truth will become."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus


Goblin Rocketeers

Creature – Goblin Artificer (R)
1/1

Haste
Whenever another creature you control becomes tapped, if Goblin Rocketeers is tapped, that creature gets +1/+0 and gains flying until end of turn.

Five seconds of fuel. Five seconds of glory.

Fractal Tincture

Creature – Ooze (R)
2/2

Flash
Haste
, : Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

The purest tinctures crystallize when exposed to azotic air, flooding their surroundings with a halo of refracted light.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids

Spiritscorcher

Creature – Elemental Drake (R)
3/3

Flying
Discard a card: Add to your mana pool.
: Spiritscorcher gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Sear the soul to scorch the sky.

Rupture Spark

Creature – Elemental (R)
6/1

Haste
Whenever a creature you control attacks, exile the top card of your library and play it without paying its mana cost if able.

"This is why you don't leave the perioch without an earthing rod."
–Scandius, fallout miner

Short Circuit

Instant (R)

Counter target noncreature spell with converted mana cost X or less. If X is greater than that spell’s converted mana cost, Short Circuit deals damage to that spell’s controller equal to the difference.

"I said 'wash the cup of oil', not 'touch the copper foil!' "
–Fluenta, extractor


Touch the Cosmos

Instant (R)

Double the amount of each type of mana in your mana pool.

In the blast of every alchemical reaction, there is a glimpse of something beyond.

Alchemy Circle

Enchantment (R)

When Alchemy Circle enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Discard two cards: Search your library for an Ingredient card, exile it, then shuffle your library. Until end of turn, you may cast that card.

Where the seven elements combine to build a universe.

Transcendent Treatise

Sorcery (R)

As an additional cost to cast Transcendent Treatise, reveal a three-card straight from your hand. (Reveal three cards with consecutive converted mana costs. -- is a straight.)
Transcendent Treatise deals damage to target creature or player equal to the total converted mana cost of the revealed cards.

"An idea can fire the mind, but a treatise can illuminate the world."
–Philosopher Cestus


Aqua Calamita

Sorcery – Ingredient (R)

Flip four coins. Each opponent sacrifices X permanents for each flip you won, where X is the number of Ingredients you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

Required for this recipe are fundamental sulfur, oil of vitriol, lapis alumis, and an insured laboratory.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids

 
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Meltdown Dragon

Creature – Dragon (M)
7/6

Flying, trample
Whenever Meltdown Dragon deals damage to a player, add that much to your mana pool. Until end of turn, this mana doesn’t empty from your mana pool as steps or phases end.

Fury at its most elemental.

Quinta Essentia

Instant – Ingredient (M)

Copy target instant or sorcery spell once for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.) You may choose new targets for the copies.

"If gods exist, they live in these crystals alone."
–Philosopher Cestus




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Larval Blackworm

Creature – Mutant Worm (C)
1/1

When Larval Blackworm dies, you may search your library for up to three cards named Larval Blackworm and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

In its dying throes, it releases a cocktail of pheromones that call its nest to battle. Those same pheromones are harvested by Kreopolis periocha to manufacture exterminating coils.

Viscous Lichen

Creature – Fungus Ooze (C)
0/3

Defender
Whenever Viscous Lichen blocks a creature, tap that creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.

The slimy membranes of the gelatinous hydrangea make no distinction between prey and passer-by.

Kreopolis Surgeon

Creature – Human Cleric (C)
2/1

Whenever Kreopolis Surgeon or another creature dies, you may gain 1 life.

"The patient gives her life so that thousands may avoid her fate."

Mutated Outcast

Creature – Mutant (C)
2/2

Transmute

Kreopolitan criminals are banished to the poisonous reaches of the Dark Lands, where they must forcibly adapt – or die beyond the safety of the perioch walls.

Splitting Goo

Creature – Ooze (C)
1/1

: Draw a card, then discard a card. If a land card is discarded this way, sacrifice Splitting Goo and put two 1/1 colorless Ooze creature tokens onto the battlefield.

To the perioch of Hydropolis, ooze infestations are as common as rain.

Glowing Crossbreed

Creature – Mutant Antelope (C)
2/3

: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

"The unexpected side effects of the splicing are proving to be popular with the apprentices."
–Journal of Peronus, genefacturer


Hydroponic Tender

Creature – Human Druid (C)
2/2

When Hydroponic Tender enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your graveyard into your library.

"How ironic that the perioch which I most abhorred would become our only hope for sustainable progress."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus


Natron Weaver

Creature – Spider (C)
1/5

Reach
Transmute

The spider grottos of the Midaes River are naturally protected by glittering webs of inert salt, shielding them from the worst of the Dark Lands' fallout.


Panoptic Wurm

Creature – Mutant Wurm (C)
4/4

Panoptic Wurm enters the battlefield tapped.
: Untap Panoptic Wurm.

It is a procession of reptilian eyes, with a body incidentally attached.

Voracious Cryptid

Creature – Insect (C)
3/3

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Voracious Cryptid gets +3/+3 and gains trample until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

"Ugly, bulky, exceedingly dangerous – precisely what we should aim for in our contraptions!"
–Philosopher Zik


Monstrous Flytrap

Creature – Plant Horror (C)
5/1

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Regenerate Monstrous Flytrap.

"What harm could possibly come from adding more fertilizer?"
–Azuros, Furopolis landscaper


Seafloor Pulverizer

Creature – Elephant Kraken (C)
0/6

Whenever you search your library, Seafloor Pulverizer gets +6/+0 until end of turn.

And then the idea hit Eures: what if the entire ocean bed could be used as a splicing pool?

Fluorescent Spores

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has ": Add to your mana pool."

"Soon, you won't even feel the fungal roots in your skin."
–Sopor, genefacturer

Gravitational Chains

Sorcery (C)

Gravitational Chains deals damage to target creature with flying equal to the number of cards in your hand.

"These sudden shifts in geomass are unprecedented in magnitude... something must be fundamentally wrong with our world."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus


Nervous Serum

Instant (C)

Untap target creature. It gains hexproof until end of turn.

Be careful not to overconcentrate the potion; excessive stimulation of the spinal cord can lead to extreme pain, muscular failure and death.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids

Polarized Haze

Instant (C)

Tap target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature.
Draw a card.

"We don't seem to be on the same wavelength in this discussion."
–Philosopher Scepter


Naturalize

Instant (C)

Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

In its final, ragged breaths, these small acts of defiance are all nature can muster.

Terraform

Sorcery (C)

Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Gardening is obsolete in Furopolis. Chymic landscapers use gallons of catalytic elixirs to reshape and renew the soil, shifting the perioch through entire biomes on mere whim.

Unstable Nitre

Instant – Ingredient (C)

Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. (Including this spell.)

The Cataclysm left deposits of addictive nitre scattered across the wastelands. The mutated fauna scavenge not just for food, but also for the next fleeting rush of strength.

Predatory Genes

Enchantment – Aura (C)

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has trample.
Transmute

"Endless bloodthirst and relentless drive – gentlemen, we have created the perfect hunter."
–Eures, genefacturer


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Scroll Mites

Creature – Insect (U)
1/1

While you're searching your library, you may cast Scroll Mites from your library.

"What an interesting cipher," Meridus thought, studying the suspiciously insect-like pictograms on the page.

Electrified Earth

Creature – Ooze (U)
2/2

: Counter target spell or ability that targets a creature you control. If that spell or ability is countered this way, put two +1/+1 counters on Electrified Earth.

Oozes have a natural affinity for elemental magic. In consuming it, they taste the energy that first gave them life.

Adrenal Hunter

Creature – Mutant Cat (U)
3/3

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Its eyes glow with hunger as it moves in for the kill.


Metastatic Mass

Creature – Mutant Ooze (U)
3/2

: You may return any number of cards named Metastatic Mass from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Transmute

"I look away from the sample for a second and this happens."
Peronus, genefacturer


Blackworm Hive

Creature – Mutant Plant (U)
1/4

, Tap an untapped creature you control: Put a 1/1 green Mutant Worm creature token onto the battlefield.

"Pass the flamethrower."
–Ciccus, industrial exterminator

Muse of Genetics

Creature – Spirit (U)
2/2

When Muse of Genetics enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

It brings wonder to those seeking harmony.

Manifold Eyes

Enchantment – Aura (U)

Enchant creature
Whenever enchanted creature becomes untapped, draw a card.

Some hideous deformities are more useful than others.

Recombinant Strength

Enchantment – Aura (U)

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature is a 5/5 green Mutant in addition to its other colors and types.

"Like a crystallizing reagent, the Proeliatus symbiote envelops and consumes its host as it grows. This subject bears further study."
–Experimental notes of Peronus, genefacturer

Recollect

Sorcery (U)

Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

There were few alchemical recipes Philosopher Zik did not remember. The trouble was with keeping track of what exactly they did.

Blackout

Instant (U)

Tap all creatures. Put all artifacts and enchantments on top of their owners' libraries.

"As long as the ozone lamps burn and the galvanic arcs hum, the darkness is nothing to fear."
–Philosopher Cestus
 

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Slimy Singularity

Creature – Ooze (R)
2/1

Only Oozes can be the targets of spells or abilities.

It is a living rupture in the tapestry of space, an ambassador of realms unknown.

Bifurcated Longhorn

Creature – Mutant Ox (R)
2/3

As Bifurcated Longhorn enters the battlefield, choose two card types.
Bifurcated Longhorn has protection from the chosen types.

Hybrid cattle are manufactured to haul substances too dangerous to touch, then discarded in the wastes outside Kreopolis.

Ooze of Origins

Creature – Ooze (R)
2/2

Other Ooze creatures you control get +1/+1.
Exile two nonland cards from your graveyard: Put a 1/1 colorless Ooze creature token onto the battlefield.

"We cannot enslave what does not think. We cannot kill what does not bleed."
–Famulus, in his final entry

Dreamspinner of Midaes

Legendary Creature – Spider (R)
2/5

Reach
, : Choose target permanent. Search your graveyard and/or library for an Aura card with converted mana cost X or less that could enchant that permanent, then put it onto the battlefield enchanting that permanent. If you search your library this way, shuffle it.

"Bring the sparks together / Dream the chymic dream / Trace the cycle of forever / Walk the road that doesn't end."
–Natos Cruciatur

Hermetic Brute

Creature – Mutant (R)
4/4

Hexproof
At the beginning of each opponent's end step, that player exiles his or her hand face down. At the beginning of that player's next upkeep, return those cards to his or her hand.

It champions a corrosive wasteland that has never known thought or enlightenment.


Surgeon Cocoon

Creature – Mutant Plant (R)
0/3

Defender
When Surgeon Cocoon enters the battlefield, if it isn't a token, put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature.
Sacrifice a creature: Untap each creature you control with the same name as the sacrificed creature. Those creatures get +1/+1 until end of turn.

The serums in the river gave it awareness. The rusting medical implements gave it purpose.

Choleric Coagulum

Creature – Ooze (R)
6/6

Choleric Coagulum can't be countered.
Trample
Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Choleric Coagulum gets +6/+6 until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Acids are not known for their subtlety. Neither are their living offspring.

Consciousness Incarnate

Creature – Avatar (R)
0/0

As Consciousness Incarnate enters the battlefield, count the number of cards in your library. Consciousness Incarnate enters the battlefield tapped with that many +1/+1 counters on it.

"You would fight the sum total of all human knowledge, and still expect to win?"
–Philosopher Scepter, to Philosopher Haereticus


Magistery of Nitre

Sorcery – Ingredient (R)

Creatures you control get +2/+2 until end of turn for each Ingredient you’ve cast this turn. (Including this spell.) Each of those creatures can’t be blocked by more than one creature this turn.

Decoct a barrel of vulgar nitre for seven years, and you may be fortunate enough to extract a drop of its highest form.
–Alchemical Library of Fluids


Cellular Resonance

Enchantment (R)

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, its controller may add one mana of any color to his or her mana pool.

The mutants irradiated by the aurora heremum live on borrowed time. If they do not hunt periocha to consume their living cells, their accelerated metabolisms will inevitably kill them from inside.
 

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Apocalypse Slime

Creature – Ooze (M)
0/1

At the beginning of your end step, if Apocalypse Slime is tapped, put a token that’s a copy of it onto the battlefield.

"The latest ooze infestation is a mere annoyance. Nothing could possibly come of such harmless blobs..."
–Ignavi, Hydropolis researcher


Omniscient Hydra

Creature – Hydra (M)
*/*

Trample
As Omniscient Hydra enters the battlefield, draw X cards.
Omniscient Hydra's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand.

"Its destruction follows some higher pattern – one that mankind may never understand."
–Custos, Kardiapolis sentinel


Free from Reason

Sorcery (M)

Until end of turn, nontoken creatures you control gain ": Put a 4/4 green Mutant Horror creature token onto the battlefield."

"There is a chasm in the mind / Where I slumber in you / And angels dare to tread."
–Natos Cruciatur



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Terramorphic Expanse
Land (C)

, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

"All that is old will be renewed."
–Plaque at Hydropolis

Shortfuse Gizmotron

Artifact Creature – Construct (C)
2/2

Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Shortfuse Gizmotron gets +3/+3 until end of turn and doesn't untap during your next untap step. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Some assembly required. Batteries not included.

Precision Eyepiece

Artifact – Equipment (C)

Equipped creature has vigilance and ": Look at the top card of your library. You may put it on the bottom of your library."
Equip

"You now see, as I did, the terrible things that lie ahead of us. The future is our responsibility to change."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus

Experimenter's Frock

Artifact – Equipment (C)

Equipped creature gets +0/+2 and has protection from sorceries.
Equip

It turns caustic fluids to harmless water and white-hot flames to a pleasant warmth.

Scroll Fragment

Artifact (C)

, Sacrifice Scroll Fragment: Draw a card.

"Perhaps the invention of a 'printing press' is in order. I, for one, am sick of deciphering Zik's writing."
–Philosopher Cestus


Bottled Lightning

Artifact (C)

Flash
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast instant or sorcery spells.

"We've successfully eliminated the time of reaction, magnus. All that stands between start and finish is your word to begin."
–Tinctus, chymic apprentice

Dimensional Treads

Artifact – Equipment (C)

Equipped creature is unblockable as long as defending player has four or less cards in hand.
Equip

All destinations are just a stone's throw away if you know the right shortcuts to take.

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Ornithopter

Artifact Creature – Thopter (U)
0/2

Flying

Obsoleted decades ago by the invention of the phlogiston rocket, these antique props now drift aimlessly on the caustic winds of the Dark Lands.

Stoppered Homunculus

Artifact Creature – Homunculus (U)
1/1

Sacrifice Stoppered Homunculus: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

"Do not call my children hollow. The spark of animation burns invisibly within their hearts."
–Frangerus, dollmaker

Ironwrought Nautilus

Artifact Creature – Nautilus (U)
2/2

As long as Ironwrought Nautilus is untapped, it is indestructible.
Whenever Ironwrought Nautilus becomes blocked, you may draw a card.

"Must the tenacity of nature and the might of science be at odds?"
–Coperus, Hydropolis artificer

Steamroar Piledriver

Artifact Creature – Juggernaut (U)
5/4

Trample
Catalyze – Reveal three cards that share a card type from your hand: Destroy all creatures blocking Steamroar Piledriver.

The march of progress cares little for what it crushes underfoot.

Apothecary Kit

Artifact (U)

, Sacrifice Apothecary Kit: Search your library for an instant card with converted mana cost 1 or less, exile it, then shuffle your library. Until end of turn, you may cast the exiled card.

"An alchemist without his tools is like a sky without the sun."
–Almus, arcane experimenter

Dissecting Scalpel

Artifact – Equipment (U)

Equipped creature gets +1/+0.
Whenever a creature dealt damage by equipped creature this turn dies, you may untap equipped creature and draw a card.
Equip

Every Kreopolis apprentice swears upon his scalpel on the day he ascends to surgeonhood. Through thick and thin, through blood and bone, the same blade will remain with that surgeon until he dies.

Luminiferous Bow

Artifact – Equipment (U)

Equipped creature has ": This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player," and ": Counter target spell unless its controller pays ."
Equip

"If galvanic corpuscles can bring about all substance and energy, then they can also bring about its destruction."
–Lucius, beamspotter

Pearl Medallion

Artifact (U)

White spells you cast cost less to cast.

The Philosophers' Cabal recognizes the bearer of this medallion for his excellence in the field of purification. May his legacy forever be true.
–Inset engraving

Sapphire Medallion

Artifact (U)

Blue spells you cast cost less to cast.

The Philosophers' Cabal recognizes the bearer of this medallion for his excellence in the field of transmutation. May his legacy forever be renewed.
–Inset engraving

Jet Medallion

Artifact (U)

Black spells you cast cost less to cast.

The Philosophers' Cabal recognizes the bearer of this medallion for his excellence in the field of concentration. May his legacy forever be strong.
–Inset engraving

Ruby Medallion

Artifact (U)

Red spells you cast cost less to cast.

The Philosophers' Cabal recognizes the bearer of this medallion for his excellence in the field of exaltation. May his legacy forever be bright.
–Inset engraving

Emerald Medallion

Artifact (U)

Green spells you cast cost less to cast.

The Philosophers' Cabal recognizes the bearer of this medallion for his excellence in the field of mutation. May his legacy forever be alive.
–Inset engraving

Coalfired Gearsaw

Artifact – Equipment (U)

: Equipped creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn.
As long as equipped creature's power is 5 or greater, it has intimidate.
Equip

"Hmph. I give Furopolis the wonders of furnace power, and the first thing they do is build brutal weapons with it."
–Philosopher Cestus

Industrial Bellows

Artifact (U)

, : Return target creature to its owner’s hand unless its controller pays . Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

Kardiapolis's foundries use wind tunnels to pipe blisteringly hot gases from their exhaling furnaces. The gale-force currents produce deafening shrieking and wailing noises that can be heard even above ground.

Simmering Retort

Artifact (U)

, Reveal X nonland cards from your hand: Add to your mana pool.

"A disaster of unparalleled proportions is brewing in the broken retort that is our world... and when it inevitably befalls us, there will be no safety valves or glass stoppers to ensure that we remain."
–Secret notes of Philosopher Haereticus
 

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Electrum Citadel
Land (R)

Electrum Citadel enters the battlefield tapped unless you have five or more cards in hand.
: Add or to your mana pool.

A shining beacon of the future in the shattered ruins of the past.

Grimy Waterway
Land (R)

Grimy Waterway enters the battlefield tapped unless you have five or more cards in hand.
: Add or to your mana pool.

If the acrid stench doesn't kill you, the mutated vermin will.

Sootcrusted Furnace
Land (R)

Sootcrusted Furnace enters the battlefield tapped unless you have five or more cards in hand.
: Add or to your mana pool.

It draws earth and air from the wastelands, but spews only tar and smoke in return.

Irradiated Trenches
Land (R)

Irradiated Trenches enters the battlefield tapped unless you have five or more cards in hand.
: Add or to your mana pool.

Between waves of bombardment, the mutants of the Dark Lands wail hymns of death for their fallen.

Desolate Steppe
Land (R)

Desolate Steppe enters the battlefield tapped unless you have five or more cards in hand.
: Add or to your mana pool.

Without a constant supply of sustaining nutrients, the soil of Hydropolis soon rots and dries up to dust.

Warehouse Gates

Artifact Creature – Wall (R)
0/4

Defender
As long as Warehouse Gates is untapped, players can’t search libraries.

Let curiosity bow to patience.
–Gate inscription

Thorn of Amethyst

Artifact (R)

Noncreature spells cost more to cast.

In a dying world of wonders, it is the gleaming light of hope.

Orb of Epiphany

Artifact (R)

At the beginning of each player’s draw step, that player draws an additional card.
: Add to your mana pool.

A thousand ideas drift beneath its surface, waiting for the right person to bring them to life.

Blast Cauldron

Artifact (R)

If an instant or sorcery card would be put into your graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.
, Sacrifice Blast Cauldron: Cast each card exiled by Blast Cauldron without paying its mana cost if able.

"Not even the cauldron walls can stop the power of science!"
–Philosopher Zik

Galvanic Heart

Artifact (R)

Tap two untapped permanents you control: Untap target permanent.

"Power is everywhere – in the sky, in our souls, and in the very steel beneath our feet. We are not looking to find power, but to tap it."
–Theton, technogogue
 

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Zik, the Dreamer

Legendary Creature – Goblin Philosopher (M)
2/2

: Discard your hand, then draw seven cards.

"First comes the wish for something beyond reality, the courage to imagine something new."
–The Pledge of the Winged Staff

Fragment of the Ineffable

Artifact (M)

At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain 1 life. If another card named Fragment of the Ineffable is on the battlefield, you draw a card. If a third is on the battlefield, each opponent discards a card. If a fourth is on the battlefield, you win the game.

There are things humanity was never meant to know. It doesn't stop humanity from trying.

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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
I've ported over all the cards that I originally designed for the Master Designer Y-contest. Here is a bonus:


Fragment of the Ineffable
Artifact (M)

(Nonexistent mana costs can't be paid.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may reveal your hand. If four cards named Fragment of the Ineffable are in your hand, you win the game.

There are things humanity was never meant to know. It doesn't stop humanity from trying.


Also it would be nice if Mown moved his post.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
A few suggestions:

- Make sure Surgeon Mahogany can't copy itself, making infinite surgeons and a giant surgeon beatstick.
- Make Fragment of the Ineffable do something other than win the game. How about put a 10/10 The Ineffable token onto the battlefield? Outright winning the game with that thing is going to make far too many frustrating games.
- Catalyze feels like those 3 cards should be of the same type or color as the thing you're catalyzing, but maybe that's just me.

Good stuff! Love what you did with transmute this time around.
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I don't like mixing transmute with costs.  Also, Mitotic Blackworm's name implies the flavor is that the copies are its split daughters, but the flavor text explains that it's pheremones unrelated to the name.

What are the color identities? 
I don't like mixing transmute with :X: costs.  Also, Mitotic Blackworm's name implies the flavor is that the copies are its split daughters, but the flavor text explains that it's pheremones unrelated to the name.

What are the color identities? 


What's wrong with the X cost?  It just counts as zero for the transmute, so it lets it fetch CmC cards, seems ok to me.

And also for the Blackworm, does it have a power and toughness?  Or am I just missing it, at the very least it should be listed as a 0/0 if it is, right?

Also, following up on MJ's lead about the Catalyze, I love the idea, but it comes off a bit confusing for me as well.  Originally I thought that the effect happened out of hand, like Forcast but with a different trigger.  I didn't realize it was an effect to be played while a permanent is already in play, until I saw the one creature got a buff until end of turn.  Although I think that if you clear that up, MJ's condition of wanting to have the cards match the one in play is relieved.  Although on thing that feels poor about it is that if you end up hitting any catalyst, you hit them all at once, with the same cards, and that feels a little off to me.

But other than that, looks cool;  The bits and peices of flavor are hard to swallow by themselves, to me, but I'm sure as a whole it would be more cohesive.
I agree with everything that's already been said about catalyze (the cards being revealed should match the permanent being catalyzed). Perhaps move it down to two cards, in that case, since you'd still be matching three? I'm not sure how you've balanced around catalyze in the grand scheme of this set, so I can't pass judgment.

In its present state, casting Dioxyneric Drops without any other ingredients will gain you a net of two cards, unless I've misread it. Perhaps "Draw a card for each ingredient you've cast this turn."

I'm not sure Fragment of the Ineffable does anything in its current state - wouldn't it have to be on the battlefield, worded the way it is? Changing it to an activated ability would fix that, AFAIK.

This doesn't really matter, but why is Mitotic Blackworm actually .... green?

Also, I like the symbol - what is it supposed to represent? 
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What's wrong with the X cost?  It just counts as zero for the transmute, so it lets it fetch CmC cards, seems ok to me.

Yes, I know (though I'm not sure why you would use a mana symbol for a number).  The problem is that I feel like it creates a weird moment (possibly a feel-bad one) for people not as familiar with the rules.

Also, I like the symbol - what is it supposed to represent? 

It's a caduceus.
In its present state, casting Dioxyneric Drops without any other ingredients will gain you a net of two cards, unless I've misread it. Perhaps "Draw a card for each ingredient you've cast this turn."

Also, I like the symbol - what is it supposed to represent? 




It looks almsot like a dirivitive of the Caduceus symbol, to me at least.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus


Also the intended effect with the 'Ingredient' type is to be both retroactive and also apply to each following ingredient.  At least that is my understanding.

Such that it acts almost like 'Splicing' each ingredient into the rest of the ones you cast in the same turn.  Making them in themselves a sort of powerful Combo/Storm effect type card type.

It may be needs some wording tweeks though, since I think the effect doesn't actually follow though the way it's intended (If I am correct.) Unless they break the 'for each ingredient' part off into a different sentence.

Like so:

Draw a card, then draw an additional card for each Ingredient you've cast this turn. Until end of turn, draw a card for each Ingredient you cast.

Actually my wording is almost just more clarification, I think ****eeyong's wording would work as intended if there was just reminder text/CR explination as to the specifics of the ability.
Fragment of the Ineffable
Artifact (M)

(Nonexistent mana costs can't be paid.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may reveal your hand. If four cards named Fragment of the Ineffable are in your hand, you win the game.

*looks around*

No one gonna say it?  All right, I'll be that guy.

Exodia, obliterate!

Also, is Dioxyneric Drops supposed to be better than Divination
I don't like cards without mana costs that requires you to have the three other in your hand and a bounce spell so you can put the card you most likely can't play into your hand in response to your trigger.

And if the ability is supposed to work from your hand.
Well, it's broken.

Yxoque wrote:
This forum can't even ****ing self-destruct properly.

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I love the flavor texts. I love the cards. These are great. MOAR

also maraxas is a dirty sig-stealer 
Mine is clickable :3
you know what, I clicked it and now I ain't even mad.
I'm not sure why there is a cycle (or a pair ?) of looters. But you should be a bit careful about them being too efficient (that is, same stats as Merfolk Looter). The fact that they sacrifice themselves when you discard the card that you want the least (normally when you have a lot) is okay to balance them. But they also give you a benefit, so I'm not sure. Try 2/1 if they seem too efficient.

Catalyze could work with different numbers (catalyze 1 is already interesting for some cards and effects), but that may be too confusing if it's an ability word which don't have numbers. A bad thing I notice is that it makes you not want to play your cards. Finally, many people have said it, but it sure looks like it wants the revealed cards to share characteristics with the permanent. Whether those characteristics are color and/or card type, I'm not sure, though.

Transmute and an X spell in a common does seem like it would confuse a lot of people. "So, with this I can search for a card with any converted mana cost, right?" Other than that, it's cool in a set about combos with a light graveyard theme.

Divination is a tiny bit worse than what it could be (see Mulldrifter), but unless ingredients don't really matter (which I think is what you are not trying to accomplish), Dioxyneric Drops may be too good. It's so linear that you could make it and just "Draw a card for each Ingredient you cast this turn." and have it be alright and allow the right person to pick it in a draft.

Magnum Opus seems cool, but I really wish it did put the card into your hand. Insidious Dreams let you search a lot for four mana. This must jump through a lot of hoops to be Demonic Tutor. On the other hand, this would make Storm decks in Legacy downright unfair (Lion's Eye-Diamond doesn't need another Infernal Tutor).

Overall, good job so far. Try making more cards so we get a better sense of what you're up to.
Thanks for the comments and feedback so far. I added reminder text on Equal Reaction, fixed the P/T on Mitotic Blackworm, added an "another target creature" clause on Surgeon Mahogany, and changed Fragment of the Ineffable to work from the battlefield instead.

The cycle of pseudo-looters are intended to help players dig for their combo pieces at common. As you noticed, the restriction is to keep them from surpassing the real deal.

Catalyze only appears on stuff that costs a lot of mana for two reasons: 1) so you can't play a one-drop and immediately catalyze it, and 2) to give you a use for all the combat tricks and trash that accumulate in your hand after a long game.
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108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
****eeyong, you always have great ideas for worlds and twists on how Magic plays.

Here's my thoughts:

- I think Catalyze is intended to make a game of "researching" (looting or tutoring) to get the right mix of cards in hand to complete an alchemy "formula." However, the current implementation would just drive players to play mono-color decks, which isn't as diverse as 2-color play. Also, mono-color players only need any 3 non-land non-artifacts in hand, reducing the "set up a formula" element.

Since alchemy is about mixing different ingredients, it might be better if it required 3 cards that are different in some way (different colors, or ascending converted mana costs such as 3-4-5) rather than 3 cards that are same in some way. Or, each catalyze card could ask for a different condition.

- It could be stressful to have to hold cards in hand for Catalyze.

It might be better to look at cards in the graveyard. (Exile 3 cards from graveyard, etc.) That would also give interesting significance to looting and transmuting. The card you discarded to transmute might set up a Catalyst condition in your graveyard at the same time.

- If Catalyze does use the hand, some gating spells might be interesting.

- Since Magic mostly revolves around creatures, some form of mixing creatures would be nice. Mixing creatures with other creatures, imbuing creatures with spells, or mixing a creature with any card and using an attribute of that card (like color or converted mana cost) to gain some bonus?
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Point made. Color no longer triggers catalyze.

There are gating spells, but none of them have been spoiled yet.

Updated the OP with a bunch of excruciatingly boring white common creatures. 
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108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
Sorry, Gating?

Not familiar with this term, but I take it has something to do with the hand?
It means returning your stuff to your hand.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
Soo Unsummon? Gravedigger?

Or more like Stormfront Riders?  Or is basically anything that returns to hand?

Do you happen to know where that term comes from?

EDIT: Just so I'm not flooding your topic with useless post;

Thanks for the info, yeah, I was thinking of Whitemane Lion (Same as Stormfront Riders), and although not familiar I do recognize that creature cycle from that set.
Sorry, I meant stuff like Whitemane Lion. I believe the term originated from Invasion block's common gold creatures.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
I've ported over all the cards that I originally designed for the Master Designer Y-contest. Here is a bonus:


Fragment of the Ineffable
Artifact (M)

(Nonexistent mana costs can't be paid.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may reveal your hand. If four cards named Fragment of the Ineffable are in your hand, you win the game.

There are things humanity was never meant to know. It doesn't stop humanity from trying..


A mythic rare card that is only playable if you have a full set?

Not going to go down well. Whether it's overpowered or underpowered (and I'm betting underpowered, because if it's powerful you'll get a surge of people playing discard) it's definitely a "piss off the player base" card.

If you drop it down to uncommon it'd sit better. Sure it's still a waste of a card in the limited environment, but at least you can reasonably expect to make the 4-set if you want it.
Are you going to include those Scroll Mites? I thought everyone loved those. I know I did.
Seems like it was replaced with Mitotic Blackworm.
As the set's example of an uncommon for that contest, yes. I think it could still fit in the set.
Fragment of the Ineffable has been changed once again. I forgot to add Scroll Mites, so here it is.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
I was thinking about this set and I thought of this mechanic:

Concoct (, Exile this card from your hand and another card from your graveyard: Search your library for a card with the same combined converted mana cost and colors as the exiled cards, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.)

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Neat, but it's a bit too late to change the set mechanics now.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
Updated with Buzzing Skycrab, Judge of Academia, Evaporate, Fresh Ideas, Essence of Mercury, Elementary Mistake, Methodical Research and Flowers of Antimony. Also made Azotic Drifter a 2/1, lowered the activation cost of Sterilizing Particulate to mirror that new Dark Ascension card, and changed Mitotic Blackworm's name to Larval Blackworm.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
Updated with Abused Test Subject, Furopolis Dissecter, Corroded Shade, Restless Alchemist, Smokestack Bats, Ashen Cloud, Toxic Slithercolt, Radioactive Leeches, Formaldehyde Bath, Shot of Arsenic, Chymic Contamination, Mephitic Fumes, Bacterial Plague, Dirty Dealings and Caustic Rain. Also removed the mana cost from Lamplighter's activated ability and fixed a minor error in Quicksilver Thrasher's flavor text.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
Updated with Goblin Brewer, Molten Beads, Bloodthirsty Aberration, Litmus Warden, Warehouse Ransacker, Hissing Clawhorn, Solar Ember, Focused Flame (PEW PEW LASERS), Gunpowder Trail, Magnesia Powder, Chemical Fallout, Infinite Voltage, Voltaic Cascade and Burning Inquiry.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
Added Twisted Theories and changed the tagline of Solphos to "Trouble is Brewing."
Embrace imagination. Lord of YMtC | Ten Rounds Contest Winner Solphos – A fan set with a 'combo matters' theme Fool's Gold – The second set of the Solphos block
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.
Updated with Viscous Lichen, Kreopolis Surgeon, Glowing Crossbreed, Hydroponic Tender, Natron Weaver, Panoptic Wurm, Monstrous Flytrap, Seafloor Pulverizer, Fluorescent Spores, Gravitational Chains, Nervous Serum, Polarized Haze, Unstable Nitre, Predatory Genes and Naturalize.

Also nerfed Laboratory Dust slightly, moved Invisible Gelatin to and Quicksilver Thrasher to , changed Ashen Cloud's ability to be more in pie, pulled Shortfuse Gizmotron down to common, and edited the giant total number so that basic lands are accounted for.
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Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years. My Standard deck: Setting Sun
108516289 wrote:
Think of how Neo couldn't beat the robots, but they kept him around anyways to defeat Agent Smith. Sure, the robots might not like having a Neo running rampant because instead of playing their favorite 4 drop fatty robot, they have to play a bunch of one mana Matrixs to contain him, but at least Neo keeps Agent Smith from reanimating an Iona on turn two.
139359831 wrote:
Are you saying I'm trying to blame my loss on something? I don't care that I lost, I care that he's a sore loser, and a cheater, and a liar.
144902215 wrote:
CKY, are you bad at anything?
144902215 wrote:
I really enjoy imagining this from Kevin's perspective. Because in Kevin's world, Rosewater actually reads everything he types. Mark is sitting there right now, reading this, and thinking "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled. . ." Or some such. He chuckles low, then clicks on "The Best Of KEVINSET" and says "Yes, this'll do just fine. A busty lady with banding who deals direct damage to Zones!? Why this will be the star of my next set, and no one will ever believe you Kevin." Then he closes his Macbook, so his servant may move it out of the way, while another servant puts a Fetal Richard Garfield Clone lathered in Steak Sauce in front of him. Then Mark Feasts. I mean, In KevinWorld, Mark is reading the very words I'm typing as well. Heck, in KevinWorld maybe I am Mark.
99964981 wrote:
I'm beginning to think CKY may be anime in real life...
57150868 wrote:
Don't go anywhere CKY, I need to crash dramatically through your window and propose marriage and I don't want you throwing off my paradrop.
63588923 wrote:
[In response to a thread about how hard grading is] Upon reading this, I've found myself completely unable to operate in the world. I tried to decide what to eat for breakfast, and pondered the vast consequences of my choice. How do I balance my dietary needs against my desire to eat good-tasting food? Should I factor in how long it takes to prepare? Cereal is ready in moments, but bacon takes longer to cook. Then there is the impact on other industries. Do people in the cereal industry deserve to be employed more than people in the bacon industry? Which industry should I support? I don't even have the data regarding HOW MUCH the cereal industry benefits from me eating a bowl of cereal, or how much the bacon industry benefits from me eating a side of bacon. How can I compare two qualities I can't even quantify? And let's not forget the milk on the cereal. In addition to determining whether or not milk is healthy for me, how much that benefits the milk industry, and how much the people in the milk industry deserve my support, we have to factor in the fact that cows are put under brutal conditions in order to collect thier milk. Of course, the same goes for the pigs, and then they get killed. Of course, I really like bacon. So I need to come up with a scale that compares the value of cow happiness to pig happiness to my happiness. What trade-offs am I willing to make here? Does the fact that the pig gets put out of its misery count as a plus or a minus? Isn't bacon bad for me anyway? Deciding what to eat for breakfast (or any meal) is impossible. Help me!
104339228 wrote:
I must admit chinkeeyong, you have the most interesting character ideas; and you play them well.
144902215 wrote:
Anyway, you'd be surprised about Time Stop. When I first saw that card as a relatively new player I didn't see its full potential until I read the reminder text. Is it that unintuitive, though? Mine I mean. What is possibility? Is it possible for me to type these words with my tusks? No, because I don't have tusks. Although I am now tempted to go buy some - obviously not from poachers or whatever - and use them as typing apparatus. I could be the best secretary ever. "What's your words per minute sir?" "Well, only six, but I use these tusks to type them." "You're hired!" That was the interview. And is anyone else disappointed that "apparati" is not the plural form of apparatus? I just could strangle a dictionary, because "apparatuses" is a real word. I guess it sounds pretty cool. I'll call them my Apparatusks.