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Hi, I'm Earl Burbridge, and I'm a Magic Addict.
Ahhhh... The ´´You Create a Card´´ experiment on Magicthegathering.com has just gotten a bit more interesting. Instead of a straight vote, we can submit mechanics for this green creature. You've GOT to love that. I'm going to throw out a few ideas, and maybe we can flood Rosewater with some good ones.
The three mechanics I submitted were the following:
´´When THIS deals damage to a creature or player, choose one: the controller of THIS puts a 1/1 Saproling
token into play, put a +1/+1 counter on THIS, or target player searches his library for a basic land card and puts it into play.´´
|Set: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition|
Sub Type: Saproling
Artist: Warren Mahy
Okay. Interesting, right? If the creature would have a reasonable casting cost, it would be good, but not overpowering. Most of all, it makes a green player THINK. Instead of just turning a card sideways, the player has to turn the card sideways and THINK a bit.
How about another? SURE...
´´Tap: Target player adds G to their mana pool for each forest THIS's controller controlls.´´
EITHER a big mana elf, OR green direct damage. As long as the opponent doesn't have something to sink it into. Green DOES have a history of direct damage, but it's usually a Hurricane
varient. This WOULD be in flavor for green.
|Set: Revised Edition|
Artist: Dameon Willich
Text: All players and flying creatures suffer X damage.
´´When THIS deals combat damage to a player, you may choose to pay (X)(X), and instead of dealing damage, THIS puts X poison counters on the opponent, instead.´´
Poison.... Mmmm..... I know that poison decks are bad. I DO have fond memorys of the Marsh Viper
|Set: Fourth Edition|
Sub Type: Viper
Artist: Ron Spencer
Text: If Marsh Viper damages a player, he or she gets two poison counters. If a player has ten or more poison counters, he or she loses the game.
combo. This could be interesting, though.
Type: Enchant Creature
Artist: Jeff Miracola
Text: Play only on a creature you control.Tap enchanted creature: Enchanted creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.Sacrifice Fire Whip: Fire Whip deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
And that wraps up another column for me. Have fun out there, play hard, play fair, play to win.
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