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Sunday, May 29, 2011

C.J. Burke's .sig card #113: Noah's Ark


(x, why?) said...

This one is a little bit flawed. It has to travel with the Shield, so it has to be a Creature item and not a Hand item. But Creature items should be linked to one creature, and they shouldn't affect the entire shield.

I don't know how I didn't realize that before. Unless, of course, it was meant to be a joke. (It might've been a quick response to something someone else had said.)

The simple solution would be to apply it to a single Male/Female pair. But if they were Titans, that would be more abusive than if the entire Shield had to be Male/Female, which would be harder to do.

Jackalwere said...

I disagree that it should be linked to 1 creature. Tweezles, Wheel of Law, Disc of Siin - these are creature magic items that travel under a shield but are not attached to a creature. And Altar of Takuli is a creature magic item that can heal ANY creature under the shield, implying it is not attched to any one creature.

There are only 2 male/female pairs in the game: Titans and Pixies, which makes the card limited. Male Titans are 17, Female Titans are 15, Male and Females Pixies are 2. If the Female Titan & Female Pixie didn't count, the Male Titan plus Male Pixie are a total of 19, allowing you to squeeze in another 10 Pixies. That's a problem.

If you can think of another solution, such as only 1 creature not counting towards the space limit, I'll change the text...

(x, why?) said...

Okay, then I'm just not remembering correctly. I was thinking about the type of stuff that needed to be linked to a creature to work (like Wings to make them fly), which you'd lose if you lost the creature.

As for 10 pixies, that would be a problem -- if you can get 10 pixies together. That's a lot of cards to draw. And if you dispel the Magic Item, you're in a lot of trouble.

The fact that the entire shield had to be Male and Female is a limiting factor. You can't pad it with anything else.

Jackalwere said...

The limitations probably equal the abusiveness. I mean, who would want to play with just Pixies & Titans under a Shield? That would get old, fast. And you're right - trying to assemble that many creatures under the Shield means your opponent is out claiming disputed terrain spaces.

The card is probably fine the way it is...