The Lotus/Power 9 Thread

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Sun, 2010-05-16 17:38
shark400

Hi Everyone! This is a game to see how many crazy-powerful cards containing the name "Lotus" or based on the Power 9 we can make. Basically anything goes here, but there are a few rules I would like to adhere to in order to prevent things from getting TOO crazy Stick out your tongue

1) No new colors. Things get really messy when new colors are introduced.

2) Cards should be designed in the spirit of the Power 9 cards
EDIT: These are the Power 9:



3) Keep it as simple as you can. The less text a card has, the easier it is to see how awesome it is

So without further ado, here is my submission to start things off:

Spoiler:

Lotus Vapor
Instant (M)
(Spells without mana costs can’t be cast)
Lotus Vapor is red and blue
Exile Lotus Vapor from your hand: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool
The rarest of all the vapors found in the Steamworks, lotus vapor is collected in small bottles by frugal wizards and sold overseas for three hundred times its weight in gold

"It's the poison that in measures brings illuminating vision; it's the knowing with a wink that we expect in Southern women; it's the wolf that knows which root to dig to save itself; it's the octopus that crawls back to the sea" - R.E.M.

Sun, 2010-05-16 18:12
Nikeyeia
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Sounds somehow funny. Might be funnier if it were a game.

Lost-Spark Mox 0 mana symbol
Artifact (R) / (M) ?
Tap symbol: Add 1 mana symbol to your mana pool.

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Sun, 2010-05-16 19:55
AlexKOJ
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Not broken, but still an accelerant.

Spoiler:

Sun, 2010-05-16 20:11
copapoc

spirit of the lotus 2W
enchantment
1: add one mana of any color to your mana pool for each card in your graveyard with "lotus" in it's name.

Mon, 2010-05-17 06:19
Art_Freak
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Spoiler:

Mon, 2010-05-17 06:28
kiligir
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Mox Gauntlet 0 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment
When equipped creature attacks or blocks, add 3 mana symbol to your mana pool.
Equip 0 mana symbol

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Mon, 2010-05-17 13:13
elmdor
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Spiritual Walk White mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sorcery
Take an extra turn after this one. Skip the combat phase of that turn.

Moxes and lotuses aren't the only P9 Stick out your tongue

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Tue, 2010-05-18 06:23
Art_Freak
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Just for fun...
ARCHENEMY SPOILERS:

Spoiler:

Tue, 2010-05-18 07:57
ocb777
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Spoiler:


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Tue, 2010-05-18 15:16
shark400

I approve of the ridiculous brokenness of some of the cards in this thread, and the non-broken cards are awesome as well. Here's another idea of mine

Ancestral Lobotomy Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol

Instant (M)

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

"My brain hurts"

"It's the poison that in measures brings illuminating vision; it's the knowing with a wink that we expect in Southern women; it's the wolf that knows which root to dig to save itself; it's the octopus that crawls back to the sea" - R.E.M.

Tue, 2010-05-18 15:52
Tygrak
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Forest Lotus

Green mana symbol Enchancement

Sacrifice Forest Lotus: add Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol to your mana pool and put a 1/1 green plant creature token into play.

Really incredible Big smile

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Wed, 2010-05-19 03:56
House Dimir doe...
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Ancestral Mox Time-Lotus 3UUU
Artifact
When you cast ~, draw 3 cards, take an extra turn after this one, and each player shuffles his or her hand and graveyard into his or her library, then draws seven cards.
T: Add W to your mana pool.
T: Add U to your mana pool.
T: Add B to your mana pool.
T: Add R to your mana pool.
T: Add G to your mana pool.
T, sacrifice ~: Add 3 mana of any one color to your mana pool.

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Thu, 2010-05-20 04:16
ocb777
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This is my early take on the new Saga format discussed here: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/3425

My concept was to make a Saga out of the power nine that eatured the abilities of the power nine without specifically having to play them.

Some of my Flavor text may be off, but whatever. I used the 7 WotC commissioned pieces for my art and used two fan made ones to round it out.

I hope everyone enjoys them.

Spoiler:

Edit: Wow Epic Fail! missing text, typos, but all fixed now.


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Thu, 2010-05-20 07:12
Art_Freak
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ocb777, check out the new Mox Sapphire art.

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Spoiler:

Any wording help on this one would be appreciated, cuz I kind of like the card and want to throw it in an op joke set. Stick out your tongue

Thu, 2010-05-20 07:25
ocb777
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Thanx A_F I googled it and found nothing, I will update when I have the chance.


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Thu, 2010-05-20 14:19
innuendo
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Art freak I can't think of a single time a player would chose anything but the mana. The other two effects are just ludicrous compared to the mana. Take the mana effect off and have the player chose between the first two.

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Thu, 2010-05-20 14:26
Pichoro
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Innuendo - I only see two choices there. 1.) Extra turn, or 2.) BBB and draw 3... Does that make it less "ludicrous"? lol

Art_Freak - Wording follows.

Ritual of the Scarecrow BBB
Sorcery (M)
When you cast ~, target opponent chooses one -- You take an additional turn after this one; or you draw three card and add BBB to your mana pool.

Thu, 2010-05-20 15:28
innuendo
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Yes that is so much better, I completely misread that.

/disregard previous commment about power level.

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Thu, 2010-05-20 15:41
Pichoro
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Actually, I was mostly joking. I think the whole card is obviously insane (and I think Art_Freak realizes this). I can see how the choice is a little more balanced though, I suppose.

I mean, when Innuendo thought it was an extra turn vs. draw 3 vs. BBB, I can see the issue. I mean, effectively, in that case, choosing BBB would just be saying "No, I don't like this spell, use the mana for something else." But an extra turn vs. a practically free ancestral recall - that's much tougher. I think it's probably still the mana and draw 3 that's the better choice for the opponent, but it isn't as clear cut. Altogether, the power level is crazy here, though. I added the "lol" because I would still call it "ludicrous" if A_F hadn't specifically said he intends it to go in a joke set.

Thu, 2010-05-20 16:12
Art_Freak
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Thanks for the reword help, I wasn't sure if "you" would be clear enough in this instance. Anyways, yeah, it's an op (overpowered) set. I've been just adding ridiculously overpowered cards to it off and on over the years just for my own amusement. You ought to see the cycle of 0 cost cards Stick out your tongue. I might post them later.

Mon, 2010-05-24 09:58
Howler12

Ancestral Regrowth
GGUU
Sorcery
Return up to three target cards from your graveyard to your hand.

Mon, 2010-05-24 13:24
Picks-at-Flies
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Mana Salve - White mana symbol
Instant
Search your deck for three basic plains cards and put them in your hand. Shuffle your library.

Swift Recall - Blue mana symbol
Instant
Return three target creatures to their owners' hands.

Demonic Ritual - Black mana symbol
Instant
Target player discards three cards.

Energy Bolt - Red mana symbol
Instant
Add Red mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol to your mana pool.

Instinctive Growth - Green mana symbol
Instant
Draw three cards

Big smile

Mon, 2010-05-24 13:57
lord_joakim
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Kuzu Thunderspear 1UR
Creature - Merfolk Rogue Wizard {R}
Haste
~ is unblockable.
Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, it deals 2 damage divided as you choose among one or two target creatures and/or players.
1/1

Mon, 2010-05-24 14:47
Picks-at-Flies
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Hmm, I don't think that's broken enough for this thread!

Mon, 2010-05-24 19:26
shark400

Kuzu Thunderspear is good but it's not relevant to this thread. See rule #2.
How about this?

Kuzu Timewalker 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Merfolk Rogue Wizard (M)
Haste
Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, take another turn after this one
1/1

"It's the poison that in measures brings illuminating vision; it's the knowing with a wink that we expect in Southern women; it's the wolf that knows which root to dig to save itself; it's the octopus that crawls back to the sea" - R.E.M.

Tue, 2010-05-25 15:10
Nikeyeia
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@Shark400: But if the opponent got no blockers and removal, you win the game? :C

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Tue, 2010-05-25 15:37
shark400

exactly Big smile. I suppose this is the thread where you fix cards to make them even MORE broken
Time Walk with Isochron Scepter is equally nuts, if the opponent has no artifact removal

"It's the poison that in measures brings illuminating vision; it's the knowing with a wink that we expect in Southern women; it's the wolf that knows which root to dig to save itself; it's the octopus that crawls back to the sea" - R.E.M.

Tue, 2010-05-25 15:50
Nikeyeia
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But, a SINGLE card that makes you win the game? One is combos, another is single cards.

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Tue, 2010-05-25 16:09
shark400

okay, fine. Hows this?

Kuzu Timewalker 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol

Creature - Merfolk Rogue Wizard

Fading 1

Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, take another turn after this one

"It's the poison that in measures brings illuminating vision; it's the knowing with a wink that we expect in Southern women; it's the wolf that knows which root to dig to save itself; it's the octopus that crawls back to the sea" - R.E.M.

Tue, 2010-05-25 16:26
Nikeyeia
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So, now it only gives a single extra turn. It shouldnt be red.

Strickly worse than Time Walk.

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Thu, 2010-05-27 11:56
Icarael
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Ancestral Plasmid Blue mana symbol
Creature- Elemental Weird
You may shuffle a card in your hand into your library instead of paying Ancestral Plasmid's mana cost.
Sacrifice Ancestral Plasmid: Draw three cards.
"The specimen appears to possess remarkable knowledge on this world's past. Unfortunately, it died upon extraction of all its knowledge. We will have to gather more specimens."
-- Terus Khaj, of the Infinite Consortium

1/1

Obelisk of Gix 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Artifact- Fortification
Fortify target Swamp 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Fortified land has "Black mana symbol, Tap symbol: Add Black mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol to your mana pool."
"Even now, Gix's evil taints the land. Truly, his worshippers know a god when they see one."
-- Shal'reis the Poisoner, Arak'hi spiderwitch

"Take the bridge, men! Victory! Victory is ou - Retreat! RETREAT!"

Thu, 2010-05-27 19:25
lord_joakim
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Okay, I'll try something that is more broken than the last submission.

Hemomancer Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Druid {R}
Whenever you cast a creature spell, you lose 2 life.
Creature spells you own cost Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol less to cast.
He glorifies but mocks all flesh into bloodstained titans.
{2/2}

Azazi Bladethrower Red mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Warrior {R}
Flash, first strike
~ costs Red mana symbolWhite mana symbol less to cast if an opponent dealt damage to you this turn.
When ~ enters the battlefield, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
2/1

Vocurpa Overcreep Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Beast {R}
Flash
When ~ enters the battlefield, target opponent draws three cards.
6/5

EDIT: ... An additional take on the "costs XY less cycle" Stick out your tongue

Vocurpa Overcreep 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Beast {R}
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, return ~ to its owner's hand.
Creatures you control have "Noncreature spells you own cost Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol less to cast."
4/4

EDIT: You know, let's complete the cycle.

Sacrilege of Worshippers White mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment {R}
Enchantment spells you own cost White mana symbolBlack mana symbol less to cast.
Whenever you cast an enchanment spell, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice ~: Draw a card.

Rite of Sorcery Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery {R}
Other spells you would cast this turn cost Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol less to cast.
Draw two cards, then discard a card.

EDIT: Yet again, something else entirely...

Redridge Pulses Red mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant {R}
Cascade
Add Red mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol to your mana pool.
Draw a card.

Sat, 2010-05-29 19:50
shark400

I thought about doing these for the hybrid set I'm working on, but decided it was a little too much. Anyone want to do the other six?

Spoiler:
Mox Turquoise 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol Add Green mana symbol or Blue mana symbol to your mana pool

Mox Ivory 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol Add White mana symbol or Black mana symbol to your mana pool

Mox Amber 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol Add Green mana symbol or White mana symbol to your mana pool

Mox Granite 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol Add Red mana symbol or Green mana symbol to your mana pool

"It's the poison that in measures brings illuminating vision; it's the knowing with a wink that we expect in Southern women; it's the wolf that knows which root to dig to save itself; it's the octopus that crawls back to the sea" - R.E.M.

Sat, 2010-05-29 23:19
Picks-at-Flies
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I'm trying to work out if you're serious! If you are... you need to work out why they might be considered broken. If you aren't - Stick out your tongue

Sun, 2010-05-30 14:22
A Tactical Waffle
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Blackest Lotus - 0 mana symbol
Artifact
T, Set Blackest Lotus on Fire: Add 5 mana of any one color to your mana pool.

Hidden Lotus - 0 mana symbol
Shroud
T, Sacrifice Black Lotus: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.
Doesn't die to shatter!

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Sun, 2010-05-30 14:28
Nikeyeia
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Even Blacker Lotus 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol, Sacrifice ~, slip ashes from target Blackest Lotus card down the nearest opponents pants: Add 6 mana of any one color to your mana pool.

(∩_∩)

Sun, 2010-05-30 14:50
Icarael
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Alright, Shark, you're on.

Spoiler:
Mox Amethyst 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol: Add Red mana symbol or Blue mana symbol to your mana pool.

Mox Jade 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol: Add Black mana symbol or Green mana symbol to your mana pool.

Mox Bloodstone 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol: Add Black mana symbol or Red mana symbol to your mana pool.

Mox Moonstone 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol or White mana symbol to your mana pool.

Mox Calcite 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol: Add Red mana symbol or White mana symbol to your mana pool.

Mox Obsidian 0 mana symbol
Artifact
Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol or Black mana symbol to your mana pool.

Flash Forward 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery
Target player skips his or her next turn.
"Let's see: in a hundred or so years you'll be a devil-may-care leader of a resistance group and I'll be a wise, cool mentor to a young, unsure planeswalker."
-- Jace Beleren, to Chandra Nalaar

Chronomage's Pocket Watch 8 mana symbol
Tribal Artifact- Wizard Equipment
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, its controller takes another turn after this one.
Equip 6 mana symbol
"Tick-tock, tick-tock."
Rare/Mythic Rare

And... Is this broken enough? Or is it not in the spirit of the Power Nine?

Invincible Armor 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment- Aura
Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you.
You can't lose life.
"What now?"
-- Gairel Ipsissimus

"Take the bridge, men! Victory! Victory is ou - Retreat! RETREAT!"

Sun, 2010-05-30 15:25
lord_joakim
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Here is a broken dude:

Chronoling 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Elemental {M}
When ~ enters the battlefield, you may discard a card. If you do, take an additional turn after this one.
3/3

Sun, 2010-05-30 15:30
shark400

Kudos for the Mox cards. I would have picked different precious materials for some of the color combinations (Namely Obsidian for Black/red mana symbol since it's a volcanic rock) but your choices are great and very creative.
Invincible Armor IS broken enough (Brokenness doesn't actually matter, I was just making a joke), but it's not a shout-out to the Power 9 like I originally intended cards in this thread to be. Cards posted here should be interesting twists on one or more of the following cards:

"It's the poison that in measures brings illuminating vision; it's the knowing with a wink that we expect in Southern women; it's the wolf that knows which root to dig to save itself; it's the octopus that crawls back to the sea" - R.E.M.

Sun, 2010-05-30 15:44
Howler12

Presence of the Lotus 3
Artifact Enchantment
Sacrifice a permanent: Add three mana of any color to your mana pool. Any player may activate this ability.

Time Offering 1U
Sorcery
Each player chooses a number. The player who chose the highest number takes an extra turn after this one and removes that many cards from his or her library. If he or she can't, her or she loses the game.

Twisted Timer 4
Artifact
Twisted Timer enters the battlefield with 4 time counters. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from Twisted Timer. If you can't, you lose the game.
Skip your next turn: Target player gains control of Twisted Timer.

Ancestral Fork UURR
Instant
Copy target instant or sorcery spell 3 times, except that the copies are blue and red. You may choose new targets for the copies.

Sun, 2010-05-30 16:10
lord_joakim
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I will never make anything like the power nine; should I really do that for this thread? I do easily abusive cards, however. Like this one:

Worldraze's Pincher 1 mana symbol
Artifact {M}
Skip your next turn: Target player gains control of ~. Activate this ability only if you are the owner of ~.
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice three nonartifact permanents, then return ~ to its owner's hand.

Sun, 2010-05-30 17:07
Icarael
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Ah. Thank you for clearing that up.

Also, Eldrazi versions of three of the Power Nine.

Aeon Snatcher 13 mana symbol
Creature- Eldrazi
Flying, annihilator 2
When Aeon Snatcher enters the battlefield, target player skips his or her next turn.
10/9

Ancestral Chant 8 mana symbol
Tribal Instant- Eldrazi
Target player draws four cards.

Hedronback Spawn 4 mana symbol
Creature- Eldrazi Drone
Tap symbol, Sacrifice Black Hedron: Add 3 mana symbol to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast colorless Eldrazi spells or activate abilities of colorless Eldrazi.
0/1

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Sun, 2010-05-30 17:56
innuendo
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Can I just say Any card that costs more than 3 is not going to fit the criteria for this thread...I mean do you notice that almost all of the power nine cost 1 or nothing (in fact you could argue moxes cost -1)...

Guys, power nine level cards don't cost 8, or even 4 for that matter. Timetwister is the most expensive and it basically says "Draw 7, and get your graveyard back"

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Sun, 2010-05-30 20:51
lord_joakim
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I'll limit myself to CMC 3 at the very most then.

I tried making an Alpha-ish card this time:

EDIT: WAIT. I forgot artist credits. Will be edited back in in a moment.

EDIT: Here it is. And yes, it's off-color and everything.

Spoiler:

Sun, 2010-05-30 23:26
Art_Freak
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This one's for you innuendo:

Spoiler:

And no, this is not a serious card. It's all the P9 squeezed into one. I even gave it a 9 cost, for P9. :P

Sorry, but the rules were "...to see how many crazy-powerful cards containing the name "Lotus" or based on the Power 9 we can make." I mean, you can try to tell Wizards that the 5 mana symbol cost Gilded Lotus isn't based off of a P9 card if you like, but I think you'll lose. So in closing, relax and let people post what they want, this isn't the card clinic or anything like that, it's just a joke P9 thread.

Mon, 2010-05-31 14:16
innuendo
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AF that post was mostly tongue in cheek, sorry if I didn't come across in the words.

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*Snip*

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Ancestral Bounty Blue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has hexproof.
When enchanted creature dies, each player who didn't control that creature draws three cards.
His endless knowledge protected him. Ironically, it's also what sent everyone after him as well.

Thymetwister Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Plant Rare
Defender, hexproof
1 mana symbol, Sacrifice CARDNAME: Shuffle your graveyard into your library. If there are five or more Plant cards in your graveyard, instead shuffle your hand and graveyard into your library, then draw seven cards.
A garden burnt down will still grow back in time.
0/3

Snack Lotus 0 mana symbol
Artifact Uncommon
Sacrifice CARDNAME: You gain 3 life.
3 mana symbol, Sacrifice CARDNAME: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Draw a card.

Slime Walk Green mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery Mythic Rare
Take an extra turn after this one. During that extra turn, if you would draw a card or a creature you control would deal combat damage to a player, instead create a 1/1 green Ooze creature token.

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