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Fallen Empires

Reviewed March 22, 2004

Constructed: 2.2
Casual: 3.1
Limited: 1.4

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* game store owner in CA,

Orgg!  Yeah, I'm sure there must be some strategy that gets all your opponent's fat creatures tapped back in the days. What that was, I have no idea. I've only been playing since Invasion block, so.... Maybe they used removal to take out the fat... dunno. He's a big guy for a relatively small amount of mana, so, take that as you may. He'd be house against a light/no creature control, though.

Casual players love their fatties, so I can't imagine Orgg being very potent in Casual (which isn't a big control environment either).

In limited, well, who the hell is playing Fallen Empires in limited?  Well, I'll admit that our Website store does have a ton of FE packs, so I guess you always could. Woohoo! He's crap.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 1
Current Price: Orgg $2.50

Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee


An old school predecessor of Goblin Goon, it served much the same function
as Goon does not. It was even higher on the mana curve than Goon is now,
since Sligh was quite fast in those days, and often ended with "Ball
Lightning, Fireblast you."

It was good in the mirror, but I never played with it because of its high
mana cost.

In casual, there will be plenty of creatures with power >2 by the time this
comes out, so I wouldn't bother.

I never played FE limited, so I can't give it a rating there.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 1.5
Limited - N/A

Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)



Look, he’s huge! He’s red!  He has a pet! How can you not love this guy!


Oh yeah, he’s from Fallen Empires, and he’s not really useful. Details, details, details.


Orgg has long been a favorite of IRC’s #mtgwacky, and something of a mascot for us. As such, I am compelled to point out that he is amazingly fun in any deck with significant removal or bounce, and he likes fried dwarf on Rye.


Constructed:                 2

Casual:                         5

Limited:                        2


* Level 1 DCI Judge

*game store employee

* gaming for over 15 years

The orgg is interesting but its drawback is pretty substantial. It cant attack If you opponent is sitting with a 3/3 in reserve as a blocker and that means that he becomes pretty useless as an attacker. Then he cant even block the 3/3 that’s holding him off. In limited he might be okay, but in constructed I give him no real value. In casual play I would still play things like Shivan Dragon over this guy.

Constructed 1.5

Casual 2

Limited 1.5



2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances



He’s the big dumb guy that everyone made fun of in school.  He’s George, and he likes to play with the bunny.  Whatever else you might think of him, just remember the following:


Orgg = Trample

Trample = Love


Orgg = Love


Anyhow, I remember playing this guy wayyyyyyy back in the day; you might remember the format where you were required to play with at least five cards from each available expansion (Ice Age, Alliances, Fallen Empires, Homelands, etc.).  Orgg was one of my choices for the FE cards, and he was quite the house, let me tell you.  Against control decks, this guy came out pretty quick (especially with the aid of Orcish Lumberjack) and laid down the beats in pretty short order.  Ain’t nuthin more fun than a dish of warm, sweet Orgg love.


Who gets more casual than this guy?  Really, quite the monster, he should evoke fear in the hearts of everyone around the table who can’t at least manage a Hill Giant.  For Mental Magic, I wouldn’t bother with him; there’re better guys to cast for RR3 in Mental, as you’ll see later this week.


He is absolutely awful in draft.  Don’t draft him unless you happen to be collecting a binder full of him. 


Constructed:  3.0

Casual:  5.0

Limited:  1.5

Jeff Zandi


An oldie but a goody! Orgg, simply put, is a bad ass, and I wouldn’t resort to swear words if Orgg wasn’t such a scary monster. Drawbacks aside, Orgg is delicious 6/6 fatness for a low five mana cost. One of the most efficiently costed creatures that ever appeared in red. Simply put, Orgg doesn’t attack unless he is likely to survive. I feel the same way as the Orgg. Orgg is the king in a deck full of, what else, red direct damage spells to get rid of the creatures in Orgg’s way. In reality, Orgg never got that much constructed play, but he’s very cool and extremely powerful in a narrow sort of way. Orgg also appeared in one of the only Magic: the Gathering TV commercials years ago. All you need is a brain, a deck, and a friend!


CASUAL:            4.0

LIMITED:             3.5


DeQuan Watson
Orgg is like a bad version of Goblin Goon.  The worst part about it all is that Orgg came first.  I can't think of many players that would want to play this guy.
Constructed: 2
Casual: 1
Limited: 1.5

Secret Squirrel on the


Sort of like the beginning of the mechanic that Mogg Toady and Goblin Goon have. Basically it says “I can beat on you if all you have is weenies”. If you were playing beasts or whatever against weenies, they would have killed you by turn 5 most likely, or, they would have too many creatures that this wouldn’t make that much of a difference.

In Casual, I doubt that people will be playing weenies, and instead will be trying to lay down the beats. That means that this won’t be able to attack very much.

In Limited, same problem as casual.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 2

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