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Revolution: {t}, Tap two untapped creatures you control: Transform all creatures with revolution you control. Revolt only as a sorcery. Used on 41 cards: (show) Caretaker of the City, Rowdy Rioter, Revolutionary Herald, Rare Fireguy 1, Flamewatcher Giant, Angel?ic Vanguard, Hard Worker, Covetous Dragon, Consulate Fireman, Escapist Mage, Apathetic Mage, Prison Guard, Flight Engineer, Reckless Researcher, Bearer of Bad News, Watchful Protector, Daevan Warcaller, Kindly Patrolman, Outskirt Traveller, Agile Cutpurse, Streetwise Urchin, Reza, Eager Recruit, Honorable Swordsman, Repressed Courier, Peaceful Protestor, Hooligan Looter, Giant Laborer, Apathetic Scientist, Slumbering Vanara, Meddling Instigator, Consul's Fireman, Timid Citizen, Curious Outlaw, Aven Message-Slave, Isolated Citizen, Renegade Outcast, Chain-Bound Ogre, Enforcer Knight, Kalna, Bound Fury, Ember Shaman, Daring Renegade

This mechanic uses DFC's where all the flip sides have the following rules text: "Creatures with revolution you control enter the battlefield transformed."

Reuben's Revolution is designed to capture the flavorful theme of progress. Its mechanical goal is to produce an interesting and radical change across multiple permanents, which involves a level of interactivity with the opponent - in many cases, a shields-down moment.

This mechanic has a variety of pros: - Strong Flavor - Tapping your creatures creating a "shields down" moment. - The ability to stop the revolution giving your opponent and you a subgame of killing/protecting the revolutionaries. - Tapping creatures as the cost creates the most interaction with other mechanics.

Note that it is possible "though less preferable" to have a cost associated with the revolution ability.

Recharge: Create a colorless Canister artifact token with “{t}, Sacrifice this artifact: Untap target permanent. Activate this ability only during your turn.” Used on 50 cards: (show) Bio-Research, Surveillance Mission, Exploit the Outlands, Aether-Filled Cityscape, Reinforcing Refueler, Good as New, Run on Fumes, Brasswing Glider, Hurried Artifice, Drill Sergeant, Hard Worker, Wind Up, Aether Extractor, Canister Pathmage, Fuel for the Strong, You're Fired, Bottle It, Extract Essence, Fueling Station, Flourishing Refueler, Canister Researcher, Recharge Treason, AEther Siphon, Prepare a Hideout v2, Controversial Experiment, Assembly Droid, Siv's Matrix, Consul Spy, Bengal Harvester, Aether Animist, Transport Thopter, Supply Steward, Neural Serum, Prepare a Hideout, Factory Automaton, Gelph Harvester, Mechanical Insight, Stunt Aerialist, Aether Harvest, Wellspring Tinkerer, Necrogenic Experiment, Scout the Region, Resource Struggle, Impart Protection, Delivery Automaton, Essence Harvester, Pioneer Researcher, Aether Factory, Ruthless Collector, Repurpose

Makes canister tokens.

Develop: As this spell resolves, exile it. You may cast its back face as long as it remains exiled. Used on 20 cards: Fungal Growth, Reborn in Blood, Forgotten Idea, Virulent Strain, Volatile Instability, Terrible Fall, Shining Air Support, Galvanic Accident, Envision Tommorow, Æther Fissure, It's Alive, Initial Hypothesis, Aerial Espionage, Curious Result, Magnetic Bombardment, Jet Stab, Viper Strike, Blinding Rays, Deflection, Direct Confrontation

Kicker and flashback have a baby. Kickback? No, it's an alternate take on research. The cost is now to appear on the back face.

Replicate: When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies. Used on 0 cards:
*Justice*: Used on 44 cards: (show) Unrelenting Agents, Avatar of Authority, Crowd Suppressor, Inviolable Asura, Suppressing Agent, Consulate Rejectionist, Equality Enforcer, Consulate Guardian, Other Suppressing Agent, Fifth Column, Detention Center, Preserver of Sancity, House Arrest, Dredgepit Taskmaster, Information Extractor, News Censor, Patrol Thopter, Consulate Faithful, Freddy, Contingency Planner, Counsel Advocate, Census Enforcer, Suppression Officer, Mindleak Agent, Extermination Agent, Demagogue, Consul Soldier, Production Foreman, Overwatcher, Consul Magistrate, Protector of Spirit, Mage Inquisitor, Crowd Breakers, Inside Man, Zila Patrolman, Hand of Tyrants, Archivist of Rulings, Master of the Silent Hand, Arbiter of Extravagance, AEther Inquisitor, Consul Peacekeeper, Archon of Vengeance, Extortionist Agent, Vaen, High Consul of Kaladesh

X effect is against the law.
Justice -- At the beginning of each upkeep, if an opponent broke the law last turn, [EFFECT]

An ability word that imposes "laws" andthen gives you bonuses if an opponent breaks those laws.

Justice is meant to represent an oppressive and dominating government and aristocracy.

Current discussion is about whether Justice cards at common should all have the same 'law' or not.

_Raid_: Used on 37 cards: (show) Ambush Hydra, Rebel Inventor, Cache Raider, Tigrala Training, Murk Prowler, Tevari Warcaller, Unstoppable Experiment, Vanara Bruiser, Bioenhancement, Chandra's Catharsis, Treacherous Garuda, Wasteland Hellkite, Honor of the Vanara, Ravaging Reclaimer, Colossal Predator, Frenzied Traditionalist, Energy Channeler, Wild Beast, Spiteful Brute, Rhox Savage, Marati Forgedancer, AEther Bolt, Wilds Raider v2, Riot Agitator, Channeler of the Untamed, Arson Hound, Lesser Asura, Tireless Aggressor, Pay the Price, Sky Pirate 2.0, Outlands Bandit, Take Down, Opportunist Berserker, Murderous Blast, Police Restraints, Soldier's Insight, Battlefield Archivist
Research: If you cast this spell for PARAM1, you may shuffle it into the top six cards of its owner's library as it resolves. Used on 0 cards:

Kicker with new reminder text based on Awaken. makes the card less mathy.

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