Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Primitive Etchings is
card draw, and that is almost never bad. The
question is, is it good enough to take a slot in a
constructed deck. The jury seems to still be out
on this one. In older formats, no way, but
Onslaught block has changed the face of Magic for
the time being to a tribal creature heavy
environment. Here's the thing with Green. Green's
advantage is that it throws creatures at you
either in size or quantity, and beats the crap out
of you. It's downfall is that it can putter out
against decks with heavy removal or permission (counterspells)
and have nothing to beat with. Typically, green
isn't usually able to generate card draw to
replace lost spells, so against removal and
permission, green can end up with an empty hand
and nothing on the board, very vulnerable.
Primitive Etchings could give you that draw you
need to keep your from running out of gas. But
will it be played? Time will tell.
In limited, this
thing is really good. I had one in my sealed the
other day, and when I got it on the board, the
card advantage broke open the game for me. In
limited, where your deck is heavy creatures, you
could be drawing extra cards quite a bit. Nice. If
you're playing green, it's a fairly early pick.
Rowen for creatures.
And we all know how much Rowen got played.
In limited, maybe.
depends on if you're short on playables, which
is the only time I would play this.
could be nice but at 4 mana is it worth it -
probably for some decks. Card drawing is very
important but this card is mediocre.
Constructed - Playable
with a minor abuse potential - 2.25
Limited - 90% of your deck is made up of
creatures, this is a game breaker - 4.50
This can make elf
decks crazy good.
Limited: With the
environment as creature heavy as it is, this is
great in any deck with green. Primitive
Etchings should net you an extra card about
every other turn. Mmmmmm...extra cards.
Like rowen, It's good with deck manipulation, and
it's one cheaper. Is it
good enough to see play? In limited, yes, in
constructed... I don't know if
even sylvan library makes it worthwhile enough...
This card is a reverse-remake of "Rowen".
Rowen draws you a card if you reveal a land. This
one is a creature. Rowen didn't see much play and
neither will this.
In limited you have alot of creatures
usually and card advantage is good.... but
still... it is very random, so be prepared for
slow card advantage.