[RTR-ICD] Golgari Longlegs

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Golgari Longlegs - 3(b/g)(b/g)
Creature - Insect (C)
5/4
Vanilla crap yay.

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Not even Reach?
A giant daddy longlegs...I think I'll have nightmares about this card for a long, long time.
It's not a spider? Flavorfail.
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Such a good name. I don't want it to be a spider. People would be like, why doesn't it have reach? Insect works for me.

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It's not a spider? Flavorfail.


Could be an Opiliones?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiliones
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Borrowing the East Wind (P3) - Haha, it's like Hurricane but for horsemanship? That makes hilariously little sense. "Oh man, the wind is so much worse up on this horse."
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Vanilla meh.
I thought green was above Spined Wurm and decided to throw it to red. I guess you can pay black mana for it though, which makes it better than Zombie Goliath.
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Better than Mass of Ghouls. Not awful in limited, and I like the art.

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yawn.
Should be a spider with reach.
Should be a spider with reach.



Not all spiders have to have reach, but something flavorfully spiderish seems appropriate like can tap creatures with venom when it blocks or etc.

Remember this is hybrid, so could play it in black.  Spider spawning tribal? 
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slender man has his own card now, apparently
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It's not a spider? Flavorfail.

This. Me is sad.

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I thought green was above Spined Wurm and decided to throw it to red. I guess you can pay black mana for it though, which makes it better than Zombie Goliath.


Except Fire Elemental has existed since Alpha, so green wasn't giving anything to red. If anything red has given green haste.
57170298 wrote:
Borrowing the East Wind (P3) - Haha, it's like Hurricane but for horsemanship? That makes hilariously little sense. "Oh man, the wind is so much worse up on this horse."
57044478 wrote:
Jon Finkel can win a Magic tournament with a ham sandwich. That doesn't mean ham sandwiches are now the metagame breaker.
97820278 wrote:
Koth: I'm the first viable red planeswalker. Who are you? Tibalt: I'm a two-mana red planeswalker. Koth: I'm the last viable red planeswalker.
Interesting how all arachnids other than spiders or scorpions have creature type "insect", not to mention centipedes as well. Apparently "insect" is being used as a catch-all type for arthropods which are not spiders, scorpions, crabs, or lobster people. Sort of how "beast" is being used for large mammals or dinosaur-like creatures which don't have an obvious real-world counterpart or a commonly used type like cat, bear, elephant, wolf, horse, goat, etc.

The problem with this approach, though, is that while "beast" is a very generic term, "insect" is not. It has a very specific meaning which does not cover things like this, assuming it's meant to be an opiliones (aka daddy longlegs or harvestman) and not just something made up. The term they probably should be using is "bug". (Yes, I know that technically "bug" refers to a specific sub-group of insects. But most people don't use the term that way.)

Though what's even more bizarre is that even though it's probably not a spider, it towers over the city like a towering indrik so for flavor reasons it probably *should* have reach anyway. WotC can be weird sometimes.
The card is more than fine for limited. A 5/4 body rounds up a deck nicely. Being hybrid makes it even better.
Wonders why this isn't a spider like a daddy longlegs is.
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Wonders why this isn't a spider like a daddy longlegs is.


Daddy longlegs are harvestmen, which are distinct from spiders.

They're not insects, either, but "Insect" seems to be a catchall for all obscure arthropod types, like solifuges.

EDIT: Potato Dragon already covered this.
It's always sad to see boring filler like this with interesting sounding names or cool art. I'd like to fix this card by adding:

: ~ gains reach until end of turn
: Until end of turn, ~ can't be blocked except by two or more creatures
It's always sad to see boring filler like this with interesting sounding names or cool art. 


I'd disagree. Boring filler cards like this needs to exist, so they might as well zest them up by giving them interesting sounding names or cool art.
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It's always sad to see boring filler like this with interesting sounding names or cool art. I'd like to fix this card by adding:

: ~ gains reach until end of turn
: Until end of turn, ~ can't be blocked except by two or more creatures




Yes, so we can then complain about powercreep..........


Now if only it were as powerful.
Took most of these out of my Golgari intro deck right away.
Am I the only one reminded of the striders from half life 2? and if you look in the corner of the art, the people have mushrooms on them.
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it almost looks as if the darn thing has a seat or something on it


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