[FS] Tarmogoyf (1st post updated)

  • #1
    This is what happened. When I finally had gathered the courage to phone the easter egg-number, it was unmistakenly answered by the long blondehaired woman. In that special voice of hers she told me her husband was "out of town" and that if I would visit her at her house she would "make it worth my while".
    I hesitated, was this a setup? On the other hand: it seemed an offer I couldn't refuse Smile

    When I arrived at the given adress (it was in the posh part of town) the door was open. I entered and the first thing I saw was a reproduction of the Black Lotus hanging on the wall of the hallway. There also lay a snippet of paper on the stairs. I picked it up and it said: "Tarmogoyf". I called but no one answered.
    Then I saw another piece of paper, higher up the stairs. And another one, and another one.
    I gathered as much of them as I dared, but then my courage failed me. I bolted, leaving behind at least one piece of paper at the top the stairs.

    Outside again, I could peace together the following text:

    1G
    Creature - Lhurgoyf
    Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and it's toughness is equal to that number plus 1. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, sorcery, Tribal, and Planeswalker)
    */1+*

    It's rare and futureshifted...

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    Last edited by urzassedatives: 4/11/2007 4:47:27 PM
  • #2
    Hmm... Kinda meh if you ask me. Peharphs we're getting two new types, so... It can be better.

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  • #3
    Wow, that's amazing. There'r 2 more new card types right?

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  • #4
    Apparently. Does anyone have any idea what these new types are going to be?
  • #5
    wow I read it completely wrong, its still not terrible, play it in a green/red land destruction deck, it could get big
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  • #6
    Tsk Tsk hunter , Hydro would have gone all the way Wink
    Nice card that will in all likely hood be a 2/3 at best most of the time.
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  • #7
    Interesting... though a little dissappointing in that it can only get so high due to the limited number of card types, it's still a good deal at 1G. Playing this around turn 3-4 or so it will very often be at least a 2/3 if not higher.
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  • #8
    I know a lot of people were speculating that the new types would be subtypes like Equipment since it was advertized as the first new card type since Legends. This makes it seem like they are going to be full card types. Nice hint at confermation.
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  • #9
    Maybe this creature could see some limited play but... it doesn't make me say "wow! I love it so much!".
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  • #10
    Aww, we almost knew two new types Frown

    The card: most of the time, it will be 3/4 for 2 mana (for creatures, sorceries, and instants). That's not bad at all. But I wouldn't look at it as a second drop...
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  • #11
    You guys sound unenthusiastic. If I play this in block, you can bet there'll be a cracked terramorphic expanse, a control deck would play something like think twice or a counter, and if they cast damnation a second copy would be 4/5 for 1G. It seems like a pretty obnoxious card to side in against them.
  • #12
    I love these stories hunter and hydro are making up. much more entertaining then 'heres a card, this post is basicly spam' (RE i loved when you posted rumors, but yea, these stories are awesome sauce)


    one thing i dont understand is, so if i have like 3 cards in the yard and 2 are lands and the other is an instant it will only be a 2/3? thats kinda meh to me. it really is a cheap late game card.
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  • #14
    hmm compared to the other Lhurgoyfs this does'nt look like it will grow very big.. but for 2cc =) still... looks like a turn 2-3 onwards card since you still need to have stuff in the grave.... probably will find a home in a deck with early attrition


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  • #15
    I don't get why people are calling this card bad. Sure, if you play it turn 2 it's unlikely to be more than a 1/2, but if you do anything meaningful turn 3 - say use a removal spell on a creature or play a creature that gets countered - then it's typically going to be a 3/4 or so. Its P/T peaks at 6/7, which is fantastic for a 2-drop. And if there are new card TYPES... then wow.
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  • #16
    Play it turn 2, Buried alive turn 3 = at least a 3/4 turn three ^^
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  • #17
    You people are missing a very subtle clue about the new card types. Since the types listed in the reminder text are in alphabetical order, the two new types don't have a name that starts with "Aa-" through "Cr-".

    EDIT: Not much of a clue, but a clue nonetheless.


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  • #18
    This is the cheapest lurgoyf ever, with +1 toughness! I think it may be playable, but you have to treat it like a Serra Avenger (ie- dont play it on the early turns simply because you can, wait for it to be at least a 3/4).

    Nice card.
  • #19
    Simple really. Aggro fodder in :symg::symr::symu: decks, pretty nice setup if you ask me.

    (edited)
    Disreguarding opponents spells:
    Turn one: Terramorphic Expanse, go, sac @ opp eot fetching (edit) Island
    Turn two: Stomping Grounds Tarmogoyf, go
    Turn three: Forrest, Sleight of Hand (or FS sorc costing one), Might of Old Krosa, swing with Tarmogoyf, before damage Brute Force

    Granted perfect setup of course, but still worth noting for johnny.
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  • #20
    I definitely think it's playable, and with transmuting lands/cycling cards it becomes more of a threat.
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  • #21
    Quote from Darkon~
    Simple really. Aggro fodder in :symg::symr::symu: decks, pretty nice setup if you ask me.


    Disreguarding opponents spells:
    Turn one: Terramorphic Expanse, go, sac @ opp eot fetching Breeding Pool
    Turn two: Mountain, Tarmogoyf, go
    Turn three: Forrest, Sleight of Hand (or FS sorc costing one), Might of Old Krosa, swing with Tarmogoyf, before damage Brute Force

    Granted perfect setup of course, but still worth noting for johnny.


    Expanse can't fetch breeding pool, but otherwise, right.

    What exactly does "tarmo" as a prefix mean, btw? It's not any greek/latin root I'm familiar with.
  • #22
    I choose to think of this card like Serra Avenger and removal spells. Its CMC doesn't fall on your curve as you want to play it later than turn 2, so that means you are playing this guy with mana open allowing you to do other stuff. I think it will be fun. Do we know it is rare? I could see this being a good uncommon.
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  • #23
    Quote from Grassdragon
    You people are missing a very subtle clue about the new card types. Since the types listed in the reminder text are in alphabetical order, the two new types don't have a name that starts with "Aa-" through "Cr-".

    EDIT: Not much of a clue, but a clue nonetheless.

    Thinking with that logic I think Hunter wouldnt have stopped if the new stuff came after instant so at least one of the new types is between Cr and In...this of course could be called speculation but anyway.
  • #24
    in standard...could be sick....
    turn 1, any red/green mana producing land and Wild Cantor. Sac Cantor, play Rite of flame. Play Seal of Fire and shock. (there are other combinations that play for 1 cmc like a Chromatic Star)
    turn 2, if you have red land, play green land. Sac seal of fire..smacking opponent upside the head with it. Cast Tarmogoyf. Right there it's already a 4/5.
    The following turn you can sac a ghost quarter or Terramorphic expanse or cast a Bottle Gnomes...the possiblities are limitless really. My point is it would not be hard to have this creature be a 5/6 by turn 3.
  • #25
    not bad for 2 mana. im thinking this will see a home in my B/G dredge deck 2 mana for a 2/3 or a 3/4 thats going to get bigger over time is always good news
  • #26
    ...I darted across the street, looking both ways in the early pre-dawn light. The buzz of a neon sign from the greasy diner resonated in the adjacent alley. Taking a moment to catch my breath, I peeked around the corner, looking uptown and there was not a soul in sight. A cab sped past the intersection, and I got my nerve up. I strode quickly past the diner's large plate glass windows. There, at the third booth is a tablet pc user, scribbling furiously. As if in perfect syncopation, he flips the screen to face outwards while I press the trigger of the camera in my palm. There is no flash, no glance exchanged, no hesistation in my stride. I hold my face to my lapel and utter, "Tarmogoyf" ... (this is my attempt at being an mtgsalvation rumor distribution agent in the field, thanks for being so creative for us guys. keep em coming, and everyone else should try a 'reaction to the rumor narrative.')

    **On topic** Instant, Sorcery, Creature, Land, Enchantment, Artifact, + 2 more. So some insane johnny is gonna play this 8/9 beast for a whopping sum of 1G. This looks pretty cool, and with any amount of dredge this could be pretty hot. Awww, what the heck am I saying, everything that is dredge is hot. Except for golgari brownscale, which makes me think of taking a deuce.
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