Magic cards give me the willies

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I'm pretty new to the game and I've been spending the last week just testing out of different cards work.

I've been noticing, there are some seriously creepy cards out there. Makes me wonder what is in the head of the people who made the card.

For example, one that especially creeped me out yesterday was Ad Nauseum. It's this person who has been writing for so long that he has completely worn off his skin and the bones in his hands to the point where they are just sharp sticks. Do you know how long you'd have to write for that to happen?


Other ones that come to mind is  and .
Black cards tend to do that more than other colors, because black is willing to work with things that freak other colors out; black actually doesn't so much "hate" green and white as considers them naïve and in denial of the way the multiverse works. Phyrexian cards of any color can too.

Artisan of Kozilek is a different kind of horror. They were going for "everything you've been raised to believe is all a horrible misunderstanding; now here's the even more horrible truth and how it will destroy everything you know without even recognizing your existence".
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Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
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Ad Nauseum is meh. Dude's a Grixis zombie, I'm sure he's got plenty of time on his elbows.

I don't quite get the creepy of Goryo's Vengeance or It That Betrays you seem to see.

What does get to me sometimes is looking too close at Sign in Blood or Gaze of Pain, but more from an "ouch" perspective.
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I literally have a physical reaction to the artwork of Foresee. Looking at a face with two sets of eyes like that seems to trigger some weird reaction in my brain and I have to look away.
I literally have a physical reaction to the artwork of Foresee. Looking at a face with two sets of eyes like that seems to trigger some weird reaction in my brain and I have to look away.

Yeah, that happens to my wife and me as well, it's interesting

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Ditto. I had to take a sharpie to the upper set before I could use them. Bushy eyebrows are better than a headache.

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Macabre Waltz and Treacherous Urge sound like they'd be right up your alley.

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Screeching Skaab is nice and suggestive. Defang attends little kid's parties; while Tivadar's Crusade, alpha Fear, and Word of Command are all made of unsettling awesome too.
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Original Terror anybody? How about Plagiarize?
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woeleecher gives me the willies.
I shuddered for days after seeing this one
Those eyes just burn through your soul

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I literally have a physical reaction to the artwork of Foresee. Looking at a face with two sets of eyes like that seems to trigger some weird reaction in my brain and I have to look away.

Ditto

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Phyrexian Unlife. It's the right mix of uncanny valley and "this is me?"
139359831 wrote:
Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
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Just....this....
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Phyrexian Unlife. It's the right mix of uncanny valley and "this is me?"


The art of that card always reminded me of Spielberg's A.I. for some reason.

Anyway I've found Giant Cockroach to be incredibly disturbing. Also Mindstab Thrull is a pain to look at.. how does that thing even function...

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surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
Invoke Prejudice to some...
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Are you making a casual mill deck? Please read.
Control is the key of a mill deck. You should free up your mana as much as possible so that you can respond to whatever your opponent is doing. Having some way to remove threats, both real and percieved, is necessary to survival. Real threats are those that are already on the field, and are something a simple unsummon or doom blade can remove. Percieved threats are those that aren't on the field, something a simple duress or counterspell can deal with. Controlling the board will allow your mill deck to continuously perform, if you use permanent style mill, that is. One-Shot Mill spells are something you should avoid. You can toss tome scours at your opponent until your hand runs out, but that isn't going to be enough to mill them to death. With 1-shot mill spells, like tome scour, you have to treat them like burn spells. Therefore, the only "good" 1-shot mill spells are sanity grinding (in the right deck) and mind funeral. Try to find more permanent styles of milling, like memory erosion, hedron crab, and curse of the bloody tome, so that you don't have to waste your mana each turn doing something that those permanents can do with a single mana/turn investment. Keeping your mana open allows you to respond with control elements. ​Traumatize Rant​. Traumatize is a terrible card for a multitude of reasons. First, it costs 5 to cast, which is a large investment for a mill deck. Milling half a library sounds neat, but if you do the math, it really isn't that much. An average 60 card deck starts with drawing 7 cards. Then, barring any draw spells on their end, or ramp on yours, 5 turns will go by, where they draw 5 more cards, leaving 48 in the deck. Unless they had a deck with more than 60 cards, or you ramped it out, the most you'll ever mill with a single Traumatize on turn 5 is 24 cards. That's not too shabby, but hang on, there's more! If they drew any additional cards or if they were milled before turn 5, that number will be much lower. In addition, any more Traumatize's you draw will only mill less and less as the game goes on...which is the point of a mill deck. My whole point on Traumatize is the it is NOT worth the 5 mana investment, not even with haunting echoes. You can mill more than 24 before turn 5...which you can then cast the echoes. If you look at a mill deck like a burn deck, you'll notice that it takes longer to win with mill than with burn. For example, lightning bolt costs 1 and does 3 out of the 20 damage needed to win (barring any lifegain or damage prevention). For mill, that same investment of 1 would have to mill 9 cards out of an average 60 card deck to be the equivilent of lightning bolt. The problem is that there is no mill card that can do that...except hedron crab, over a period of time. The initial investment of 1 will pay off in 3 more land drops to make the crab equal to a bolt. However, the crab nets you more mill beyond those 3 land drops, making it better as the game draws on. Other cards, like curse of the bloody tome, are excellent ways of milling an opponent because the initial investment of is all you have to pay in order to put your opponent on a clock. All you have to do is stay alive, which is the true goal of a mill strategy. There are other ideas for mill decks that are specific to certain types of strategies. Combo mill decks can mill an entire player's library out from under them. Secondary mill strategies are usually tied to another strategy, like drowner of secrets in a merfolk deck, or halimar excavator in an ally deck. Milling can be done in certain decks that are able to ramp out enough mana to make use of the higher costing mill spells, like using 16 post to pay for X on sands of delirium or for ambassador laquatus. Multiplayer mill decks are even tougher to build, but can be done. Being a slower environment, it is easier to ramp in multiplayer, allowing for big X spells, like mind grind, to be useful. Consuming aberration is another star player. The more straightforward strategy is to use mesmeric orb and dreamborn muse while being the only deck at the table that can deal with it. There are always new strategies coming out with each set, so check gatherer for any new mill cards that you find to be the most fun for you! Now you can say that you haven't fallen into the trap that most new players fall into when they build their first mill deck!
Pithing Needle bothers the crap out of me.  Do you know what pithing is?!?  Why is that guy just stiiing there calmly like that, waiting for whoever to destroy his brain and leave his body alive for... something...
Pithing Needle bothers the crap out of me.  Do you know what pithing is?!?  Why is that guy just stiiing there calmly like that, waiting for whoever to destroy his brain and leave his body alive for... something...



Hey, look at Trepanation Blade. Again, yeah. Possibly the world's oldest surgery, certainly the world's oldest brain surgery, and both very deadly and very woowoo all around. LOL

Speaking of brain stuff, I always find it a mood backlash to look at Rabid Wombat (which is actually kinda cute) and then...any green Phyrexian, with glistening oil coming down from the teeth. I know, lolfoglio versus robot zombie virus, but still...
139359831 wrote:
Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
---- Autocard is your friend. Lightning Bolt = Lightning Bolt
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