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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

Creature - Elemental
At the beginning of your upkeep,
Rumbling Slum deals
1 damage to each player.
The Orzhov contract the Izzet
to animate slum districts and
banish them to the wastes.
The Gruul adopt them and
send them back to the city
for vengeance.

Illus. Carl Critchlow

No image released yet.

Rumbling Slum
Guildpact Pre-Release

Reviewed January 18, 2006

Constructed: 3.3
Casual: 3.2
Limited: 4.1

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Rumbling Slum

Well, they may never name a Magic card after me (although I sort of claim Zanam Djinn.) but at least they have now named a card after the neighborhood I grew up in.

Yes, I like this card. In limited play AND constructed, I think there will always be a place for a 5/5 monster for four mana. Decks featuring red and green are generally aggressive, so the one point of damage to each player each upkeep is really more of a positive feature than it is a drawback. Much better in limited than constructed, Rumbling Slum sounds like good times.



* Game Store Owner

Rumbling Slum

You should always give something a look when it is undercosted. This one seems pretty good. A solid G/R deck should be able to generate the mana to cast it. It's ability fits hand in hand with beatdown decks. It's also not a legend, so you can have multiple in play to speed up the process.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3


Rumbling Slum

Wow, now this is a card that could see constructed play. Everyone is talking about the strength of Red/Green with the new Guildpact cards, and Slum is no exception to it. A strong 5/5 for only 4 mana, Sum comes out ready to swing hard, and to do a little extra damage each turn just to get the job done that much quicker. The damage to yourself is pretty much inconsequential, as you will easily win this race.

Solid in casual play, and a must play in any limited R/G build. Rumbling Sum is a top quality offering from the new Guildpact set.

Note to our readers: I hope many of you are planning on attending a Guildpact pre-release event near you this Saturday or Sunday. Pre-releases are fun casual events for all skill level players, from the casual set to the fun, to the serious gamers. Get in there and pick up the newest great offering from a destined to be GREAT Magic set! Also, for those of you that are interested, as usual, I have the spoiler up and running on eBay, with card text and some pictures, if you are interested in seeing the great Guildpact new Rares! Some good stuff there, I tell ya! As always, I present the special offer I always extend to Pojo.com readers only...win any Guildpact auction from me, and drop me an email telling me you are a fan of Pojo.com, and I'll send you a free Bonus Rare of my choice! Hope to see you at the Pre-Release! We'll be in San Diego as usual. ~Christine

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 5
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