What do you use for your tokens?

  • #1
    I have been using loose change as tokens as I only have 1 1/1 flying spirit token card and 2 1/1 human token card. I was just wondering what you guys use as tokens as I want to use something a little better than random loose change.
  • #2
    I bought tokens for 5 cents each just because people were getting annoyed at my using dice. I didn't want some one to claim I was misinterpreting the board. My advice is to just go ahead and get them, they will make your life easer.

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  • #3
    yah tokens are so cheap haha, but i got like hundreds anyways with the amount of booster packs i bought
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  • #4
    I use token cards too as the deck generates too many types of tokens and for competitive play using dice simply won't cut it. My current iteration of the deck requires:
    Humans
    Soldiers
    Spirits
    Lifelink vampires
    Sorin's emblem
    Golems
    Myrs

    On top of this counters are needed for the Champions of the Parish. It's gotten to the point I have to bring dual deck boxes to any tournaments I enter, one for the deck and the other for tokens :p
  • #5
    Where is a good place for me to buy the tokens from?
  • #6
    I try and have the tokens I need, but if I run out I make sure I have two with dice, one to show tapped and one to show untapped.
  • #7
    During drafts I saw people leaving them on tables ready to throw away, plus my LGS gave me a bunch for free. I was able to pull 1/1 Vampires with Lifelink (4 of them) so that was really cool as they are hard to find and I traded a booster pack for an emblem when it was only worth $3.

    I have about 100 Tokens in total and up until 3 hours ago had them all sleeved with the same color as my tokens deck when someone mentioned that I should use a different color as I was accidentally shuffling them into my deck after a game ended.

    Had a moment of revelation there...
  • #8
    Advice: Get the actual token cards.

    Reality: What I actually do is use upside-down cards from my graveyard as tokens (they're sleeved). Since my deck and the opponent's decks don't operate from the grave, it's rarely and issue.

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  • #9
    Quote from Raweriio
    Where is a good place for me to buy the tokens from?


    You can get them from any online retailer. Just type in spirit token and it will pull up all the spirit tokens. Tokens come in common, uncommon, and rare so dont be shocked if some cost more then others
  • #10
    I use holographic pokemon cards Smile

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  • #11
    I just get them from packs. At Drafts and such people just throw away teh tokens so I just ask them for some.

    I've got.......probably 20 1/1 human tokens, 8 or so 1/1 soldier tokens. Nearly 30 1/1 spirit tokens. 3-4 3/3 golem tokens. 4 2/2 flying vamp tokens, and then a single lone 1/1 LIfelink Vampire token.

    I have 1/1 Myr tokens but I haven't been using Shrine of Loyal Legions

    check your local card shops. they tend to be cheap if not free.
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  • #12
    Is it illegal in a tournament for me to just print of a bunch of proxies for tokens and such?
  • #13
    pff no. You can use dice. Anything. Tokens are litterally worthless. the only reason people sell them at any price is just cuz tehy are a buisness and wanna make money when they can.

    For example. A lot of times before I used spirit tokens when a Doomed Traveler Died I would just flip him over and use that as teh spirit token.
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  • #14
    It really depends - if you're playing in a sanctioned event the rules tends to be stricter and you are not allowed to use cards from your graveyard to "proxy" as a token.

    But yes you can use anything as tokens. I think way back Jamie Wakefield used to use dinosaur toys as his tokens from his green fatties...
  • #15
    Quote from despair
    It really depends - if you're playing in a sanctioned event the rules tends to be stricter and you are not allowed to use cards from your graveyard to "proxy" as a token.

    But yes you can use anything as tokens. I think way back Jamie Wakefield used to use dinosaur toys as his tokens from his green fatties...


    Lol.

    and yes your right that most sanctioned events did not like you using the flip tech with Doomed. Though anything under a Gradn Prix should be fine. If someone starts giving you lip about it use a Dice or anything. Hell I've even seen people use buttons, paper, extra card sleeves, part of their sideboard, whatever they just so happen to have in their pockets.

    Though the majority of people use dice.
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  • #16
    I use tokens, but so long as I can tell the difference (Humans Vs Spirits, Lifelink Wurm Vs Deathtouch Wurm) and they can have a tapped and untapped position (which means no dice in a game I play. Almost ever.) thn I'm fine with it.

    However; get tokens no matter what, especially if you're playing seriously. I have often misinterpreted my own board state as 2 Spirits and 2 Humans, forgetting the Humans were dead and those were actually more fliers, meaning I had 8 in the air - not four - and they were on a 2-turn clock, not three. Since then I've always used and given my opponent's the correct tokens if possible, and found a way to make them work if not.

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  • #17
    Here you go.

    http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=373353&highlight=custom+token

    I made these for use on Cockatrice, but have since printed them off and actually use them in real games. I need to go back and make one for Human tokens and one for Vampire tokens, but haven't settled on the right pokemon for each. Right now it's looking like Mr. Mime and ________, since I can't think of a good vampire :/
  • #18
    I was using dice but found people were annoyed by them. I sleeved up 10 Human Tokens, 12 spirit and 10 Soldier tokens for my deck. It makes the the board easier to read for not only your opponent but you as well.
  • #19
    I made my own! I whipped them up using Photoshop (er, GIMP). They have real Magic card backs, too. They always get me compliments when I play them.



    I have never liked facing or playing dice as tokens as you can't tell as easily if it's tapped or not, and when you can have 4-5 different kinds of tokens out at once, it's also hard to sort which are flying and which aren't, which get the Honor of the Pure buff and which don't... with actual tokens that's tons easier.
  • #20
    What if I just print out the tokens from magiccards.info?


    Thanks alot guys this thread has been very helpful.

    Edit- Dakhon can you give me a little more info as to how you made them? those are really cool and I would like to try to make my own.
    Last edited by Raweriio: 3/26/2012 8:49:33 PM
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