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Pojo's The Spoils Card of
The next card
you play this turn costs up to 4 less.*Draw a
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Date Reviewed - 09.04.06
Gearsmith Tactic makes a statement about the
Gearsmith Trade as a whole. Part of their “charm” is
their leet speak, or today’s card, 1337!
For those who are interested, information about leet
speak is readily available on the net. Check it out
if you’ve never heard of it (I hadn’t until I picked
up The Spoils) and open up a whole new aspect of The
1337! could be the best utility Tactic in the game.
For a cost of 3 with only 1 threshold, it turns 3
resources into 4 and gives you a draw. Granted the 4
are just a credit toward the next card you play this
turn, but one extra resource early on can make a
Open this in a pack during a limited event, and
you’re going to automatically start looking for more
Gearsmiths cards to go with it. Even if you’re short
on Gearsmiths, it’s ever so splashable with it’s 1
threshold. In constructed, Gearsmiths have lots of
cost reducing cards, so you can either go hog-wild
to make the really expensive really cheap, or count
on cost reducers that stay in play and give you a
benefit more than once.
This card has godlike qualities, especially when
played early. Let's say you play this your third
turn after setting a resource each turn. Play this,
draw a card, play something with cost 4 for free,
then plop down b33fy 31f. Nice, no? The combinations
are endless. Functionally it is a free tactic that
makes any card in your hand cost one less and have
the text 'When this card is played, draw one card.'
Except that you draw a card whether or not you use
the cost reduction ability. The one downside is that
unlike many Gearsmith cards it only reduces the cost
of playing cards, not any numeric cost.
Simple but brilliant, I like it.