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CardName: Rune Thief Cost: 2UU Type: Creature - Human Rogue Pow/Tgh: 2/3 Rules Text: Pilfer (This deals damage to players in the form of cards buried from the top of their library.) Whenever Rune Thief pilfers one or more instant and/or sorcery cards, you may return an instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Verica: The Planar Library Uncommon

Rune Thief
{2}{u}{u}
 
 U 
Creature – Human Rogue
Pilfer (This deals damage to players in the form of cards buried from the top of their library.)
Whenever Rune Thief pilfers one or more instant and/or sorcery cards, you may return an instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
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Updated 4 days ago by SecretInfiltrator

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2017-12-16 09:33:25: SecretInfiltrator created and commented on the card Rune Thief

Original design name "Book Thief" and it might revert to that, but I have potential plans for Books/Tomes that don't fit with the mechanics of this card.

­Scroll Thief was already taken.

  • "or" >> "and/or"

Meh. You aren't going to win games with this milling your opponent... So are all cards going with the mechanic do something when they pilfer? I don't think so.

The obvious and commonly done thing for this mechanic is to make it mill twice as much as the damage. Still, (not-self) mill mechanic is a pretty hard sell.

I imagine that milling will have more positive synergy. Double scale pilfering seems a lot for Limited.

I really just want a good thievery mechanic, and stealing from the library seems on-theme. I'll consider other options as they make themselves known.

Though I'm not sure what to do with it, the following stealing mechanic has remained at the back of my mind:

> "Archive" (To archive a card, exile it face-down. You may look at, play, and spend spend mana as though it were mana of any color to play cards you have archived.)

So that thing in Praetor's Grasp and Daxos of Meletis.

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