[CON] Font of Mythos

  • #1
    Now that somebody asks, I remember one of the remaining rare.

    It is actually rather simple.
    It basically double the mana cost and double the effect
    of an artifact that is still standard legal.

    That artifact have seen play in Pro tours a few season back,
    but hardly seen any play recently.

    I don't want to give something rather obvious,
    but if you were playing that card,
    one card you don't want to see is
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    Font of Mythos 4 mana
    Artifact (R)
    At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws additional two cards.

    "no untap clause", basically double Howling Mine..
    Last edited by ThrivingMagpies: 1/24/2009 10:16:59 AM
  • #3
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  • #4
    Guess:

    Font of Mythos 4
    Artifact (R)
    At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player draws two cards.

    Howling Mine variant? Not sure if we want to keep the clunky "untapped" clause.

    Crucible is a lot harder to word, otherwise I would've suggested it. Nothing else really catches my eye when using Gatherer to find Standard-legal artifacts.
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  • #9
    Yeah..so it is rather easy..
    Double Howling Mine..
    without the stupid " if Font of Mythos is untapped" clause

    look like I am not good at making puzzles Frown
    Last edited by Caranthir: 1/24/2009 10:11:45 AM
  • #10
    I put a vote in for Howling Mine.

    Just to add some meat to my post, a double Crucible (I am guessing you mean Crucible of Worlds) could easily be:

    The Crucible 6
    Artifact
    You may play land cards from your graveyard.
    You may play an additional land each turn.

    Actually a card like that could be cool giving each player the ability to play an extra land offsetting itself by allowing you to play from the grave.

    But, yeah, I would guess howling mine, that popped into my head the second I read the description of the card.
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  • #11
    hm... double the risk of howling mine, giving your opponent 2 cards first, plus the higher casting cost makes it that much harder to protect, so, in most cases, it will draw them 2 cards and pull an artifact removal. And no tapping tricks to abuse it.

    Not going to see play outside of casual.
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  • #12
    At least it does not degenerate into three pages worth of guesses. Tricky != efficient.

    Ugh, another "opponent gets the benefit first" cards. I won't be interested in this one either, not especially for my Cube.
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  • #13
    This + Kederekt Parasite gives a good boost to TurboSmog decks Smile
  • #14
    Thanks for sharing! I really like this card and i will play it in a casual deck of mine.



  • #15
    Works well with Master Transmuter!
  • #16
    This card has casual fun deck written all over it.




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  • #17
    one card you don't want to see is
    Kird Ape


    I know this is a bit off topic, but can I ask what this means?

    Why wouldn't you want to see a 2/3? I'm a bit confused.. Don't play standard, but I know the archtype that used this card.

    Anyway, I never really liked these type of cards. If only they made one that started with you first. I have a feeling this will be the card I pull in every other pack :/.

    This or that 1/1 for B. Such junk Frown
  • #18
    The reason is Howling Mine is played in the Owling Mine deck,
    which is hopeless against R/G aggro..
    That was Kamigawa/Rav standard
  • #19
    Quote from ThrivingMagpies
    The reason is Howling Mine is played in the Owling Mine deck,
    which is hopeless against R/G aggro..
    That was Kamigawa/Rav standard


    But you said it saw play in Extended... Confused
  • #20
    Yeah..I messed up, thought it was extended
    so I correct in my puzzles a few minutes after posting it
  • #21
    Thanks for filling another hole in the spoiler, as well as clearing the details of other cards in the other threads. The current state leaves us with these:

    4 white mana Aven Trailblazer (Creature - Bird Soldier?) Common
    26 blue mana Ethersworn Adjudicator (Creature – Human?) Mythic
    38 blue mana View from Above (Instant) Uncommon
    46 black mana Grixis Slavedriver (Creature – Zombie Giant) Uncommon
    47 black mana Infectious Horror (Creature - Horror) Common
    56 black mana Wretched Banquet (Sorcery) Common
    60 red mana Canyon Minotaur (Creature - Minotaur) Common
    81 green mana Ember Weaver (Creature - Spider?) Common
    97 green mana Wild Leotau (Creature - Cat) Common
    122 O Rhox Bodyguard (Creature - Rhino Soldier) Common
    125 O Skyward Eye Prophets (Creature - Human Monk?) Uncommon
    127 O Sphinx Summoner (Creature - Human Wizard?) Rare
    129 O Vagrant Plowbeasts (Creature - Beast) Uncommon

    AFAIK, the Slavedriver was hinted by Zesty before he bid us farewell, the other have no hints.

    As for the Font, well, your opp gets to draw 2 cards first, and there's no chance to shut it down by tapping. Maybe with Master Transmuter, or the Kederekt Parasite...
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  • #22
    I actually come across some of the remaining, but cannot remember the exact detail.

    Grixis Slavedriver is the 4/3 unearth guy.
    Converted mana cost is 3 Probably 2B.
    I think the unearth cost has R in it, could be 1R, but I am not certain.
  • #23
    Wow, maybe Telemin Performance will have a deck afterall. Not even kidding. Smile
  • #24
    Quote from ThrivingMagpies
    I actually come across some of the remaining, but cannot remember the exact detail.

    Grixis Slavedriver is the 4/3 unearth guy.
    Converted mana cost is 3 Probably 2B.
    I think the unearth cost has R in it, could be 1R, but I am not certain.


    We have Shambling Remains in that spot (1BR 4/3 can't block, unearth BR). It's unlikely there'll be two of them.
  • #25
    ok..I thought it was that one..
    so what is the hint that was given for the Slavedriver?
  • #26
    Whee, my casual TurboSmog deck gets some love after all :D. Total Casual fun fun.
  • #27
    Quote from Caranthir
    Thanks for filling another hole in the spoiler, as well as clearing the details of other cards in the other threads. The current state leaves us with these:

    4 white mana Aven Trailblazer (Creature - Bird Soldier?) Common
    26 blue mana Ethersworn Adjudicator (Creature – Human?) Mythic
    38 blue mana View from Above (Instant) Uncommon
    46 black mana Grixis Slavedriver (Creature – Zombie Giant) Uncommon
    47 black mana Infectious Horror (Creature - Horror) Common
    56 black mana Wretched Banquet (Sorcery) Common
    60 red mana Canyon Minotaur (Creature - Minotaur) Common
    81 green mana Ember Weaver (Creature - Spider?) Common
    97 green mana Wild Leotau (Creature - Cat) Common
    122 O Rhox Bodyguard (Creature - Rhino Soldier) Common
    125 O Skyward Eye Prophets (Creature - Human Monk?) Uncommon
    127 O Sphinx Summoner (Creature - Human Wizard?) Rare
    129 O Vagrant Plowbeasts (Creature - Beast) Uncommon

    AFAIK, the Slavedriver was hinted by Zesty before he bid us farewell, the other have no hints.

    As for the Font, well, your opp gets to draw 2 cards first, and there's no chance to shut it down by tapping. Maybe with Master Transmuter, or the Kederekt Parasite...


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  • #28
    Quote from ThrivingMagpies
    ok..I thought it was that one..
    so what is the hint that was given for the Slavedriver?


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  • #29
    Quote from Caranthir
    Thanks for filling another hole in the spoiler, as well as clearing the details of other cards in the other threads. The current state leaves us with these:

    4 white mana Aven Trailblazer (Creature - Bird Soldier?) Common
    26 blue mana Ethersworn Adjudicator (Creature – Human?) Mythic
    38 blue mana View from Above (Instant) Uncommon
    46 black mana Grixis Slavedriver (Creature – Zombie Giant) Uncommon
    47 black mana Infectious Horror (Creature - Horror) Common
    56 black mana Wretched Banquet (Sorcery) Common
    60 red mana Canyon Minotaur (Creature - Minotaur) Common
    81 green mana Ember Weaver (Creature - Spider?) Common
    97 green mana Wild Leotau (Creature - Cat) Common
    122 O Rhox Bodyguard (Creature - Rhino Soldier) Common
    125 O Skyward Eye Prophets (Creature - Human Monk?) Uncommon
    127 O Sphinx Summoner (Creature - Human Wizard?) Rare
    129 O Vagrant Plowbeasts (Creature - Beast) Uncommon

    AFAIK, the Slavedriver was hinted by Zesty before he bid us farewell, the other have no hints.

    As for the Font, well, your opp gets to draw 2 cards first, and there's no chance to shut it down by tapping. Maybe with Master Transmuter, or the Kederekt Parasite...



    CaptainBlack posted in the speculation forum on the "what is the :1mana::symw::symb: cost for" thread that Ethersworn Adjudicator has the abilities :1mana::symw::symb:, :symtap:: Mortify (destroy target creature or enchantment) and :2mana::symu:: Untap ~. He couldn't confirm the P/T though. Cost might be :3mana::symu:.

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  • #31
    Thinking about this more, I would have expected:

    1U
    Artifact
    When ~ comes into play, draw a card.
    During each player's upkeep, that player draws a card.

    Still, it's probably playable in an Underworld Dreams type deck or TurboFog/Smog. It's weird they didn't make it coloured, though.
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