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CardName: The Consumption of Zendikar Cost: 7 Type: Enchantment - Saga Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: [+1]Create three 1/1 eldrazi scion tokens [+2]Choose X target lands you don't control where X is the number of eldrazi creatures you control. Put a depletion counter on those lands. Those lands lose all types, names and abilities and become wastes [+3]Search your library for an eldrazi card and exile it. You may cast it this turn and it costs {1} less to cast Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Cards With No Home None

The Consumption of Zendikar
{7}
 
Enchantment – Saga
+1Create three 1/1 eldrazi scion tokens

+2Choose X target lands you don't control where X is the number of eldrazi creatures you control. Put a depletion counter on those lands. Those lands lose all types, names and abilities and become wastes
+3Search your library for an eldrazi card and exile it. You may cast it this turn and it costs {1} less to cast
Updated on 02 Mar 2021 by Izaac

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2021-02-24 06:58:39: Izaac created the card The Consumption of Zendikar

Turns out there's no saga framing yet.

The wording on 2 makes it look like you're putting multiple counters a single land, though that doesn't really make sense. I'm not sure how to word this best, but I do know that you don't need 'up to one' here. There's nothing wrong with having this ability failing to target.

Maybe: Put a depletion counter on a number of target lands equal to or less than the number of eldrazi you control.

It's starting to occur to me why you used 'up to'. You don't want to target your own lands. Interesting problem.

2021-02-24 08:09:25: Izaac edited The Consumption of Zendikar

Tried rewording it to only hit opponents lands. Although it's almost flavourful and balanced to hit your own. You're probably running this in an eldrazi deck which love wastes. But also it really shows that there's no controlling the eldrazi. They'll get you too. But that doesn't grok well.

2021-02-24 08:18:01: Izaac edited The Consumption of Zendikar

Yeah, sorry, I never got around to implementing Saga frames.

I like how this curves into newlamog and newzilek. By the 3rd lore counter you're at 9 mana (presuming land drops are made) so you can cast them with the discount. And if you sac the scions you could cast a full price newrakul (although you wouldn't since you definitely have an enchantment in the yard)

2021-03-01 04:21:57: Izaac edited The Consumption of Zendikar

The phrasing jmgariepy was searching for was "Put a depletion counter on each of those lands."

I feel, casting the Eldrazi card from outside the game might feel in line with the tribe.

The ability to "lay waste" to some lands needs a snappier wording.

Is the following shorter:

> "For each Eldrazi you control, put a depletion counter on a land with no depletion counter on it. etc."

Currently "become wastes" already is problematic since waste is (as opposed to e. g. Swamp) not a basic land type, so it means nothing.

Btw, subtypes get capitalized. Would make these abilities easier to read.

Yeah I knew while making it that the correct wording would involve "Gains tap for C" but that by itself is wordy.

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