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Goblin King, the first creature in Magic with the creature-type 'King'. He's also the only one of the original 'Lords' to have the creature-type he affects from the start.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/20/2010 6:13:55 AM)


Posted By: ScruffyNerfHearder (3/8/2011 12:39:43 PM)


@A3Kitsune: No, originally, he didn't have the 'goblin' creature type; he had the 'goblin king' creature type. Under the early rules of the game, a creature's type consisted only of the entire phrase after "summon" on their text, not the individual words of that phrase, so Goblin King didn't affect himself. (Notice how the original wording doesn't say "other goblins" -- that was added when he was changed into a goblin in the grand creature type update, as the rulings on him note.)

This was a huge problem for early goblin decks, since they had searchers but couldn't use them to search up the kings. It also meant multiple kings wouldn't buff each other; now they do.

(Thankfully, goblin chirurgeon could regenerate non-goblins; it only require a goblin to sacrifice.)
Posted By: Aquillion (5/2/2013 10:22:49 PM)


Combos well with lots of goblins.
Posted By: Ibn_Shisha (6/13/2013 8:06:25 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!