[Racial Profile] -- Gnome

[Racial Profile] -- Gnome by amuseum

30 cards in Multiverse

4 commons, 13 uncommons, 9 rares, 4 mythics

10 blue, 1 red, 7 green, 8 multicolour,
1 hybrid, 1 split, 1 artifact, 1 land

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Gnomes are short human-like beings who live underground in snowy lands. Winter is their favorite season, and they like to cause mischief for passersby. Blue-green Gnomes represents philosophy, so they love to exchange ideas.

Gnomes are primarily blue, secondarily green or artifact, tertiary in red. Their main classes are Wizard, Rogue, Druid, and Warrior. Dual-class is the Illusionist, which is Wizard Rogue.

Other fantasy types also reclassified as Gnomes:


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Artifact – Vehicle
Whenever Gnomish Snow Plow deals combat damage to a player, freeze up to one target permanent they control. (Tap it and it gains frozen. If it would untap, it loses frozen instead.)
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Creature – Gnome Druid Wizard
{1}{g}{u}: Adapt 1 (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put one +1/+1 counters on it.).

Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are put on Resourceful Cryomancer, freeze up to one target creature. (Tap it and it gains frozen. If it would untap, it loses frozen instead.)
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2019-01-12 06:03:11 by amuseum
Creature – Gnome Druid

Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

When Poof Ouphe enters, counter up to one target activated or triggered ability.
last 2019-01-12 06:06:18 by amuseum
Creature – Gnome Soldier

Addendum — When Ground Police enters, if you cast this spell during your main phase, detain up to one target creature. [Detain]
Freeze all permanents you control. (Tap it and it gains frozen. If it would untap, it loses frozen instead.)

Take an extra turn after this one. At the beginning of your next precombat main phase, put up to one permanent card from your hand onto the field. It gains haste.
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2019-01-18 13:52:10 by Vitenka

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On Gnovome Prospector:

Gnovome is a prominent clan of gnome hackers. Notably enchantment copying and alteration.

On Gnomic Photocropper:
On Alpine Sleighrider:
On Torrent Surfer:

See Gnomix.

Introducing the Hacker creature type. Likes to disrupt, alter, manipulate, copy, misappropriate, trespass.

On Gnomix:

Cf GNU/Linux emulates Unix

On Gnoumi's Factory:

You waste a lot of text space when you put vigilance and the triggered ability on separate lines rather than integrating them into the activated ability.

More important than wasting space is that you make it harder to parse which abilities are relevant for the animated and inanimate state of the land.

It's unusual to animate land into nonland creatures. Land destruction is toned down enough at this point that it seems appropriate to keep manlands weak to that line of counterplay.

The reminder text for what it means to be frozen shouldn't be on every card with freeze, but only on cards that care about frozen. Other existing examples of keywords defining their state e. g. monstrosity and renown are also keywords that themselves care about that state.

This land clearly tries to do a lot of unrelated stuff at once - you could remove one or two abilities entirely and come up with a simpler but still complete design.

On Iceblood Hunter:
On Gnoumi's Factory:
On Frozen in Time:

Wait, what? Tap everything you have, then take another turn except you don't get to untap any of it; but you do get to put a hasty creature directly into play?

Upshot, everything is tapped, you get an extra creature and an extra combat phase?

So why the extra-turn shenanigans? Are you supposed to float mana for a mass-untap or something?

On Coldstep Illusionist:

Hmm. Making mana from exerting a land feels more natural to me that this; which feels more like "This costs 3-and-a-bit to scry+draw". It's decenly potent and seems to asically work (although that type-line is a bit crowded) it just doesn't feel quite natural to me.

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