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@Kryptnyt
Porky Pig stutters, gibbering is meaningless speech sounds, like speaking in tongues.

@Omenchild
You'll lose on your next upkeep, whenever that may be. So if anyone destroys the Gibbering Descent or manages to get a card into your hand, all the Pacts will trigger.

@Ragamander
Anything that "combos" with One with Nothing combos better with Putrid Imp
Posted By: Atali (12/26/2011 4:35:39 PM)
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This card works amazingly well in suicide black decks. It's primary ability is pretty standard for black, but as soon as you get hellbent, you skip that pesky upkeep where you have to feed all your nasties like Lord of the Pit, Greater Harvester or Devouering Strosus.
Posted By: Cheesesack (12/16/2009 1:17:36 AM)
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This was the centerpiece to a blue black deck I built using Greater Harvester, Braids, and the like. Also, one of the few instances where Paradox Haze is better suited attached to your opponent. :D
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (2/10/2010 8:37:43 PM)
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As long as you can dump your hand during your opponent's turn, say, with Zombie Infestation, you can choose not to pay for Phyrexian Etchings after it has enough age counters. Then you just start converting your deck into Zombie tokens.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (4/21/2012 11:14:00 AM)
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This is a perfect example of a Melvin card. It interracts with itself so well.
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (9/6/2009 8:06:23 PM)
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this card deserves a higher rating.

combo this with any cumulative upkeep card!

Posted By: raptorman333 (11/11/2009 9:24:48 AM)
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More cards should have both madness and hellbent.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/16/2009 5:53:06 PM)
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Combos well with One with Nothing and harmful "beginning of each player's upkeep" abilities. I'm thinking it should be run alongside Necrogen Mists, Noetic Scales, Braids, Cabal Minion, and maybe Bottomless Pit.... or do you think that isn't quite mean enough already?

T1: Swamp, Quest for the Nihil Stone
T2: Swamp, Anvil of Bogardan
T3: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Maralen of the Mornsong
T4: Cabal Coffers, One with Nothing (or Anvil of Bogardan next turn) into Gibbering Descent
Posted By: Ragamander (11/11/2011 10:48:15 AM)
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The guy on the card= Justin Bieber fan.
Posted By: angelheartvial (7/25/2012 4:16:37 PM)
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@TiggurX: I agree. Even though I wasn't playing back then, I know I would have loved it, and I've always thought they should keep bringing back old mechanics and combining them with new ones instead of discarding them as soon as a block is done. However, I don't think they'll do it again, mainly because of this:

"Despite drawing back some old players, the set was not as well received by the larger number of newer players. In Mark Rosewater's "State of Design 2007" article he goes on to explain reasons why the set was not as successful as they had hoped. The most important reason was that the nostalgic theme left newer players feeling "out of the loop"."

You know what? SCREW THEM. If idiots can't appreciate the amazing history of Magic, they can go play YuGiOh.
Posted By: achilleselbow (6/25/2010 8:06:54 AM)
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