game store owner in CA,
I think the idea
behind this card is to appeal to the kids that
like to steal stuff from their opponent...it
certainly isn't for any serious purpose, nor would
ever be considered for such. People that are
playing good artifacts are probably also playing
artifact lands and artifact acceleration, such as
talismans, etc. So they pick the worst
artifact from their grave and give it to you.
Woohoo. So you payed 3 mana for a land. Nice. Did
I say nice? I meant dumb.
Almost worthless in
limited, though you might get lucky. I
personally wouldn't waste my space, unless I had
some great artifact removal and I knew my opponent
was playing worthwhile stuff.
And not even a casual
player would touch this. It misses the main
criteria for casual player appeal. Not exciting at
*game store employee
You get to take an
artifact from your opponent's graveyard. This is
a very bad thing, because it is too dependent.
First, your opponent has to have an artifact in
his graveyard. Second, he has to have only good
artifacts in his graveyard. No thanks.
It might be cool in
casual, but probably not.
Limited: repeat my
constructed comment. Plus the fact their bomb
has to get to the graveyard first.
* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)
* pro tour player
* Scrye writer since 2002
5 Time Pro Tour
Level 2 Judge
Hereís some tough love straight from the Zanman:
Scrounge is a card that helps a bad player more
than it helps a good player. A good player doesnít
play this card because the chances are not
particularly good that you net anything better
than a Myr or a Spellbomb with it. A bad player
could get lucky with this card and have it the ONE
time that the only artifact in your graveyard is
the Icy Manipulator (an example) that he just
Shattered. Maybe Iíll get educated about the
greatness of this card in the future, but I donít
like it for limited at this time. In constructed,
you need sure things, and this card doesnít make
any guarantees. Could be fun in casual play, from
the sideboard maybe.
Sorcery, 3 mana, uncommon, unpredictable
effect... I'm not sure what this
card would be used for that the instant removal
that steals a piece of
equipment wouldn't be better at..
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)
In limited and constructed, cards like Scrounge
are far too situational to be worthwhile,
especially in constructed where they may not even
have any artifacts in their deck. In limited, it
potentially has some use but the odds of getting
something really good are pretty slim.
In casual, it seems like it will be potentially
very fun, but only in large multiplayer games,
where you are likely to have a lot of options in
what you can pick.
* Level 1 DCI
*game store employee
* gaming for over 15 years
Well if your using
this card you probably are scrounging for cards.
Oh I kill me with this humor of mine. So lets take
a serious look at scrounge or better yet what it
takes to play scroung. First your opponent has to
be playing artifacts. Second your opponent has to
have a artifact in his grave yard. HmmmmÖ.so if
you meet those conditions you can maybe get an
artifact that he was using but wait it gets worse.
He gets to choose the artifact in his grave yard
so if he has a lame artifact your going to get
that one. No sir I donít like this card in any
I try to be positive about cards so Im positive
I donít like it. I kill me.
Prix Top 8's
Multiple Pro Tour
For constructed purposes, this card seems so bad
itís really distressing. There are way too many
conditions that need to be met for this card to
really have any sort of substantial effect on a
game. Letís just call it crap and leave it at
keep trying to apply the same logic for limited
play, but I keep seeing people casting this and
either getting an artifact creature or a Spellbomb.
While thatís not terribly exciting, itís at least
Again, the narrow uses of this card donít make it
good for Casual play. Same for Mental. Just do
other stuff with it.
Scrounge is interesting but, to me, this card is
always missing something. In a low artifact
environment this will often be a watsed car. In a
high artifact environment you are most likely to
get something very weak. Overall, just not a
strong card because the situation will almost
never be right.
Constructed - Cheap recursion
into play is good, if you can control it - 2.25
Limited - May be a decent deal here with so
many artifact critters and important equipment -
PEZ - Not likely to see play at all - 1.85
Casual - If your play group has lots of
artifacts this could be an interesting addition
(esp. with discard) - 2.75