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Very awesome in Limited... I got two at the Launch Party and when I got the second one in my hand I just started laughing. Then I started winning. :D
Posted By: Long_Con (10/3/2011 8:39:50 AM)


Funny...I had the same thought just today, Son_Of_Khaine.

I don't see why it wouldn't, as long as you target only one Golem. Just read the text of Precursor Golem:

Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell that targets only a single Golem, that player copies that spell for each other Golem that spell could target. Each copy targets a different one of those Golems.

So if I'm reading and understanding right, with Precursor on the table, you could target a non-Golem creature (say, a Splicer) and a Golem, and Travel Preparations will then get copied once for each Golem you control. Each copy then must target another Golem...but I don't see why it could not then ALSO target ANOTHER creature as well.

So again, if I'm understanding right, with a Vital Splicer (as an example), a Precursor Golem, and the three total Golem tokens they generate on the battlefield, you can play a single Travel Prep, target a Golem and the Splicer, then... (see all)
Posted By: JRE47 (12/2/2011 12:58:09 PM)


This card surprised me with how useful it was in a GW Gavony Township/Mikaeus, the Lunarch deck. Any weenies I put on the field (especially Elite Inquisitor) got buffed out to all hell. Having to put the counters on different targets isn't so bad in a weenie deck. Mikaeus, the Lunarch and Gavony Township spread out the counters anyway, so there can easily be several threatening weenies out on the field at any time. It is indeed a shame that it is not instant, though. But hey, not every common has to be overpowered, right?
Posted By: DeaTh-ShiNoBi (1/13/2012 6:51:14 PM)


For those wondering about the interaction of this and Precursor Golem. You can chose to target only one creature with this card and give out one counter. The second one can be optional. Therefore it's a single target.
Posted By: ninjaboy05 (2/11/2012 11:01:03 AM)


This card is pretty sick with Wild Defiance and two evasive creatures.

@JRE47: As far as I can tell from the 2011 Magic Comprehensive Rules 114.8c, something checking whether a spell or ability targets only |object| looks at how many different things are targeted. If only one thing, |object|, is targeted, then the check succeeds. Otherwise, the check fails.

If Travel Preparations targets |Golem Token A| and |Vital Splicer|, then the spell will NOT be copied, since it targets two things: not only |a single Golem| but also |a Vital Splicer|. The same goes for Travel Preparations targeting |Golem Token A| and |Golem Token B|; despite the fact that each is |a single Golem| on its own, the spell targets not only |a single Golem| but also |another single Golem|.

If Travel Preparations targets |Golem Token A| and nothing else, then the spell will be copied, since it targets only one thing, |a single Golem|. However, note that you aren't allowed to change the target... (see all)
Posted By: OneFishTwoFish (12/21/2012 4:43:58 AM)


Bant Birds for Modern! Thrummingbird approves!
Posted By: Earthdawn (4/25/2013 10:26:31 AM)


Of course, this rotates out just as soon as the Heroic mechanic in Theros was about to make it good.
Posted By: EvilDarkVoid (9/22/2013 12:59:52 PM)


I see four Heroic triggers on one card.
Posted By: Minus_Prime (2/24/2014 11:59:45 AM)


Don't suppose this works with Precursor Golem, does it? If so I really like this for my GW Splicer deck.
Posted By: Son_Of_Khaine (10/8/2011 11:19:02 PM)


(sigh) Why don't they allow both counters on a single creature? Is it just to make the template nicer?
Posted By: kiseki (9/24/2011 2:18:21 AM)


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