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Rod of Spanking 
Reviewed November 30, 2004

Constructed: 2.13
Casual: 2.20
Limited: 2.50

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

Tuesday - Rod of Spanking
A nice repeatable effect. Unfortunately, it only hits players, which limits it effectiveness. But having a repeatable damage effect for 2 mana can be effective. Not the best, but a good, fun card nonetheless.
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Rod of Spanking

First of all, this is a funny Unhinged card because, well, it includes SPANKING! Once you get past the funny idea of your opponent having to say "Thank you sir, may I have another" all you have is an artifact that deals one point of damage per turn. This is an example of an Unhinged card that Research and Development wants to make playable SO BADLY that they watered it down to a point that it is hardly useful.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
Rod of Spanking

Well, since my first Unhinged event was against my wife, this seemed like a funny high pick card, but in general the card is lacking an ability it so desperately needs , the ability to affect creatures. Tolim-Tor's Darts never quite made the cut, and neither does this one, although it is funnier.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 2


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

Rod of Spanking - Tuesday

What is this card all about?! Aren't we running a rating PG program here?! OK, so maybe it's not that bad. The card isn't all that bad. Unfortunately, you can only target a player with it and that lessens the value a bit. Personally, I think the entire flavor of the card is extremely funny. Too bad I'd never play the card.

Constructed: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Casual: 2
Limited: 2
Rod of Spanking --

For a lone colorless mana, this card is pretty good as far as pinging goes. I'm not too happy that it doesn't hit creatures, but I suppose using Rod of Spanking on Uktabi Oragutans might lead to some awkward situations. The condition on this card will rarely come into play, but every once in a while, you might be able to get an extra point out of the rod. Overall, the card is decent but nothing special.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 2.5

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