|04-12-2012, 03:15 PM||#1|
New keyword wants
As new sets come out I see the same abilities over and over with no move toward a keyword for them. With the desire to simplify card text, I see no reason the following abilites shouldn't have their own keyword.
Rage: ~ attacks each turn if able. Bloodcrazed Neonate
Panic: ~ can't block. Gravecrawler
Looting: Whenver ~ deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. Neurok Commando
Infiltrate: ~ is unblockable. Blighted Agent
I'm sure there are more.
What would you add?
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|04-13-2012, 07:51 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2005
"~ enters the battlefield tapped" appears often enough to be keyworded, but I can't think of a word to use for it that's suitable for all (or even most) cases in which it appears. Wizards probably can't either or they'd have done it a long time ago.
And, of course, I'd scrap intimidate (up there with dredge and recover in my most hated mechanics list) and consolidate all 'creatures with characteristic X can't block this' into a single mechanic; let's call it dread.
Creature - Kithkin Scout
Creature - Human Wizard
Creature - Elemental
Flying, nonartifact dread, nonblack dread (*)
When Dust Elemental enters the battlefield, return three creatures you control to their owner's hand.
Creature - Zombie
Highborn Ghoul has nonartifact dread and dread in the colors it isn't. (**)
Creature - Rat
(*) I know it's functionally different to fear, but it's close enough for me. Besides, fear was functionally different pre-keywording too.
(**) I know it's very inelegant wording, but what else can you do with such an ill-conceived mechanic?
Thou shalt not have others of the same Legendary or Planeswalker before me
Thou shalt not frame images with the modern card face
Thou shalt not change rules in vain
Remember the Reserved List to keep it holy
Honor thy Slivers and the symmetry of their abilities
Thou shalt not kill mana burn
Thou shalt not sacrifice depth for accessibility
Thou shalt not steal combat damage from the stack
Thou shalt tell a story through thy cards
Thou shalt not covet anything that is Ravnica's
|04-26-2012, 03:58 AM||#5|
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Pride of the Clouds
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