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Goblin Game.

"Why did you bring a bag of nickels to the game?"

"No reason."
Posted By: Nadorou (6/26/2013 6:15:27 AM)


Run with Ethereal Champion and the otherwise useless Personal Incarnation.
Posted By: Bouchart (7/20/2013 8:15:23 PM)


Posted By: Zotmeister (10/11/2013 10:58:58 AM)


Nice combo, but it probably wouldn't work exactly as you planned. Since Emrakul would deal 15 non-prevented damage to Gideon, you'd have to remove 15 Loyalty Counters from him. Unless you spent forever ticking up those counters, that'd bring him to 0. Even though he's indestructible, he's still a Planeswalker, so he'd instantly die after the fight.

Of course, if we assume such a combo involving eight or so cards and twenty-eight mana in three colours, what says that Gideon, browalker of broness, can't have 16 counters.
Posted By: Toraka (11/24/2013 4:47:38 AM)


Awesome flavor text.
Posted By: absreim (12/19/2013 1:42:48 PM)


This card is great, and the flavor is perfect, but the story is wrong. Fun fact: Gideon had no victory over the Eldrazi. In fact, ALL of them are currently still there, destroying the plane. Gideon then fled to Ravnica to find other planeswalkers to help defeat the Eldrazi, but was caught in the crossfire of the guilds. I don't know what this near death experience is. Maybe fleeing in time?
Posted By: MasterOfParadox (4/12/2014 7:28:36 AM)


One thing I really like about Near-Death Experience is the fact that it gives the normally crappy Ethereal Champion a niche in the game which no other card can fill. As far as I know, no card other than Ethereal Champion can automatically set your life total to one in monowhite. Maybe some artifact can do that, but I'm not sure.
Posted By: OlvynChuru (5/13/2014 2:38:04 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!