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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''
** [=MaRo=] - Mark Rosewater, Head Designer. Came from the card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=maro&set=mirage Maro]], which was accidentally named when a file was sent to the Creative department with the abbreviation of his name listed as the creator of the card; Creative figured that it was a made-up fantasy name, and used it.
** Milling - A term for putting cards from an opponent's library into their graveyard. This is a secondary win condition in Magic, because if a player can't draw a card when they are required to, either by the draw phase or a card effect, they lose the game. Named for the card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370737 Millstone]], which was the first card to actively make this tactic a viable (if slow) method of winning.
** Jank - refers to cards which are perceived to be bad, or at least inefficient. Also appears in verb form as Janky.
** Trollshroud: A variant of the "Shroud" mechanic (which makes a permanent untargetable by spells or abilities) that only prevents opponents from targeting the permanent with trollshroud. Named after [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=130498 Troll Ascetic]]. The 2012 Core Set gave trollshroud an official keyword, "hexproof".
** Cards in a player's sideboard to counter specific decks or strategies are called "hate" for that deck or strategy. [[SchmuckBait Go ahead, play a Legacy tournament without any graveyard or combo hate.]]
** "Bear" is the common term for ''any'' 2/2 creature that costs 2 mana, named after the iconic Green creature [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129586 Grizzly Bears]].
*** More recently, Bears that have a restrictive ability (often in White) like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=209287 this]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=174931 this]] have earned the name "Hatebears."
** Bushie: [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=177501 Goblin Bushwhacker]].
** Dr. Teeth, Zippy - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Psychatog Psychatog]]. As one of the potentially strongest members of the atog family, it's also known simply as "The 'Tog".
** Douchebag Marauder - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202144 Fleshbag Marauder]]. Drop him with a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205269 Grave Pact]] in play to see why.
** Fat Pants - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=16426 Hero's Resolve]]. It greatly boosts a monster's toughness, and monsters with high power and toughness are often known as "fatties", while creature enchantments in general are often known as "pants". (Plus the character depicted, Gerrard Capashen, looks fat in those pants.)
** Goyf or Goofy - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=136142 Tarmogoyf]], widely considered to be the best pure beatstick of all time.
** Hippie''/''Hyppie - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Hypnotic%20Specter Hypnotic Specter]].
** Sex Monkey - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3680 Uktabi Orangutan]], which is infamous for featuring, in addition to the orangutan, two monkeys that appear to be... copulating.
** The Stick - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Isochron%20Scepter Isochron Scepter]], which allows you to take a cheap spell and copy it every turn. Any card used with the Isochron Scepter in this manner was said to be "on a Stick".
*** Predating Isochron, "X-on-a-stick" is a nickname for a non-creature permanent that has the effects of an established spell as an activated or triggered ability: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=107531 Seal of Fire]] is [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=5143 Shock]]-on-a-stick. "X-on-legs" is a similar nickname for creatures with abilities that evoke spells, or "X-on-wings" if the creature has flying: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Nekrataal Nekrataal]] is [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Terror Terror]]-on-legs.
** Tim - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Prodigal%20Sorcerer Prodigal Sorcerer]], named for the ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' character, which he vaguely resembles. Any card with the same "tap to deal 1 damage" mechanic will have a similar nickname; [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Rod%20of%20Ruin Rod of Ruin]], for example, is sometimes known as "Tim on a Stick" or "Tim's Rod", while [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2548 Zuran Spellcaster]] is known as "Old Man Tim" or "Tim's Grandpa".
*** As a companion to "Tim," [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=132101 Samite Healer]], which prevents 1 damage by tapping, is sometimes known as "[[Series/HomeImprovement Al]]."
** Tom - The extremely creative [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Prodigal%20Pyromancer Prodigal Pyromancer]], which is effectively Tim, but red instead of blue (which, arguably, the card should have been from the beginning). Similarly, any old card reprinted in the "right" color, such as the newer red [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83076 Enrage]] vs. the old black [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=11326 Howl From Beyond]]. Also known as "Comrade Tim" or "Communist Tim", building on the IncrediblyLamePun of it being a ''red'' creature.
** Stupid Elephant: The ''MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83738 Loxodon Hierarch]], a very powerful card that saw a lot of play in Standard around the time Ravnica block was released.
*** A lot of french players also affectionately named him Babar. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babar_the_Elephant For obvious and "emotional" reasons]].
** Sonic Boom: Not quite a card name, but a maneuver; using [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=140190 Guile's]] special ability (which allows you to play yourself a spell you counter) to throw a direct damage spell back at your opponent. Named after the signature move of Guile from ''Franchise/StreetFighter.''
** Each winner of the annual Magic Invitational gets to design a card that will appear in a future Magic set. The cards thus produced generally have art featuring a likeness of that player, and are nicknamed after them, if they get popular enough to earn a nickname. For example, Bob (Bob Maher) for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83771 Dark Confidant,]] Finkel (Jon Finkel) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shadowmage%20infiltrator Shadowmage Infiltrator,]] and Kai (Kai Budde) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Voidmage%20Prodigy Voidmage Prodigy.]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=49434 Solemn Simulacrum]] is sometimes known as Jens (after Jens Thorens), but is more commonly known as "Sad Robot."
** Dark Confidant was [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Dark%20Confidant reprinted]] In Modern Masters, causing many people to refer to the new one as Music/{{Skrillex}}.
** And, of course, there's Superman -- [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Morphling Morphling]] to anyone who has yet to learn exactly how absurd the infamous GameBreaker can be.
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=43581 Pemmin's Aura,]] a card that gives a creature all the abilities of Morphling, is an intentional anagram of "I Am Superman."
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=126810 Torchling]] am not sometimes known as "Bizarro," not due to it not being a slightly stronger version of Morphling of the same color.
** Urzatron: Collective term for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83314 Urza's Mine,]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2893 Urza's Power Plant,]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83316 Urza's Tower,]] a trio of lands that give more mana if you have at least one of all three in play.
** Painlands: A cycle of nonbasic lands that can be tapped for colorless mana, or for one of two types of colored mana at the cost of dealing a point of damage to you. There are two subcycles: The [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Ice%20Age&typefilter=Lands Allied Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Ice Age,'' and the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Apocalypse&typefilter=Lands Enemy Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Apocalypse.''
*** In addition, there are Bouncelands (From the ''Ravnica'' block, duel lands that come into play taped and returns one of your already-played lands back to your hand, but provide 2 mana when used), Slowlands (from ''Kamigawa'' block, they tap for one of two colors, but then skip an untap step, though you can tap them for colorless just fine), Buddylands (a cycle of duel lands that come into play tapped unless you control either one of two land types), Shocklands (duel lands that come into play tapped unless you pay 2 life, but count as both land types, which is an important distinction as most nonbasic lands don't otherwise have a land type), fetchlands (lands which you tap and sacrifice to search your deck for other lands. The most useful fetchlands bring the land into play untapped), scrylands (a cycle of lands from ''Theros'' that came into play tapped but allowed you to look at the top card of your deck and choose to put it either at the top or bottom of the deck), and several others.
** Man Lands - A collective nickname for any land that can turn into a creature, such as [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=106531 Faerie Conclave]].
*** Similar nicknames exist for other land cycles, such as the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Blood%20Crypt shocklands]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=simic%20growth%20chamber bouncelands]], which appeared throughout ''Ravnica'' block, the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=flooded%20strand fetchlands]] from ''Onslaught'', the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shivan%20oasis taplands]] from ''Invasion'', and the original [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=bayou dual lands]].
*** The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=405097 "Battle" or "Tango"]] land cycle from ''Battle for Zendikar''. These lands have basic land types, which means they have a number of interactions with other cards that normally only fetch out basic lands. They come into play tapped unless you control 2 basic lands. The phrase "two to tango" immediately popped to many a mind, though official materials refer to them as "Battle" lands. Timw will tell which name sticks.
*** Bouncelands are also known to older players as Karoos, for the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3753 most well known]] of the original cycle from ''Visions''.
** The Power Nine - Collective name for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=ancestral%20recall Ancestral Recall]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=time%20walk Time Walk]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=timetwister Timetwister]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=black%20lotus Black Lotus]], and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20pearl all]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20sapphire five]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20jet of]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20ruby the]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20emerald moxes]], nine [[GameBreaker notoriously powerful]] cards from the very early days of the game.
** Miss America - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=109746 Lightning Angel]], the first and, for a long time, only creature who was red, white, and blue (without being black or green as well).
** [[RockyAndBullwinkle Moose and Squirrel]]: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=152998 Ambassador Oak]], coined by Mark Rosewater himself.
** Kird Kitty: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Loam%20Lion Loam Lion]], after [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Kird%20Ape Kird Ape]], a card with a similar ability.
** Pancake Rockstar: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=174957 Rhox War Monk]]. One look at the card art should tell you why. (Those are supposed to be Bant sigils, but...)
** Flying Spaghetti Monster: [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Emrakul,%20the%20Aeons%20Torn Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]], new contender for [[AwesomeButImpractical the largest and dumbest creature summonable]]. Have you been touched by Her Noodly Appendage?
*** Of course, this is [[GameBreaker Magic]] we're talking about here; there are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5697 always]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=80250 ways to]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5594 sneak things in]].
** Mister Babycakes is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220583 Forgotten Ancient]]
** Weenie Madness: a particular deckbuilding style, wherein a player will load his deck down with inconsequential, very weak creatures, and mana-regenerators. ''Lots'' of them. The power of a 'Weenie Madness' deck lies in the sheer number of expendable creatures: while more powerful creatures take a larger amount of mana to summon, and thus are less common, Weenie Madness-appropriate creatures are weak enough that they are plentiful in any M:tG deck. Thus, while the other player expends Mana on a few select 'power creatures', the Weenie Madness deck can ''just keep going'', overwhelming its opponent by sheer force of numbers.
** Tutor: Any card or ability that allows you to search your deck for a particular card or card type and improve your access to it (i.e. putting it into your hand or on top of your library). Named for [[http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp?name=demonic+tutor Demonic Tutor]], the first such card, and a number of cards which are similar in both name and effect, such as Worldly Tutor and Enlightened Tutor.
** Combo Winter: Winter 1998, after the release of the ''Urza's Saga'' set, during which the {{Metagame}} was dominated by a large number of high-powered combo decks that were often capable of winning on the first or second turn.
** Many decks are named for their strategies.
*** Aggro or Weenie decks are decks designed with a low mana curve and a lot of creatures, aiming to finish the game within the first 4-6 turns. Tempo decks and Aggro-Control decks are a controlling variant that seeks to punish slower decks with disruption that doesn't necessarily stop the threats but ''does'' buy the Tempo Deck time to gain a commanding lead.
*** Control decks seek to dominate the board by crushing early creature swarms, keeping threats against them to a minimum, and disrupting problematic spells with discard abilities or countermagic. They aim to land a few late-game threats once they have established control over the game.
*** Midrange decks seek to deploy large creatures, slowing down the board long enough with removal and blockers to develop the resources necessary to cast creatures that can then win the game in short order. Ramp decks are an off-shoot of Midrange decks that attempt to power out their expensive creatures very quickly using mana-producing creatures.
*** Combo decks are decks that seek to create and protect a very powerful combination of cards that create a quick win. There are various flavors of Combo -- Infinite Combo (creating a self-perpetuating loop to generate some sort of overwhelming advantage), Reanimation (dropping extremely large creatures into the graveyard and then bringing them into play with much cheaper spells), Storm (casting a large number of spells in one turn, then using a card with the Storm ability to quickly capitalize on the large number of spells played that turn), and so on.
*** Other decks get names like Suicide Black, Señor Stompy, Red Deck Wins, Big Red, White Weenie and so on, which denote a narrow (but not single-card specific) focus.
** There are a number of decks named, bizarrely, after breakfast cereals.
*** Fruity Pebbles is a deck running the combo of [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=enduring%20renewal Enduring Renewal]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=goblin%20bombardment Goblin Bombardment]], and a free creature like [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shield%20sphere Shield Sphere]] to deal infinite damage. According to urban legend, someone said "You have to be Fruity Pebbles to play this deck" [[InsultBackfire and the name stuck]], though more likely it refers to the colors of the cards and the fact that Bombardment only deals one point of damage at a time ("firing pebbles", as it were).
*** Wheaties is Fruity Pebbles, with added [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=recurring%20nightmare Recurring Nightmare]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=survival%20of%20the%20fittest Survival of the Fittest]].
*** Cocoa Pebbles is Fruity Pebbles using [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Necropotence Necropotence]] to draw cards.
*** Trix is [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Illusions%20of%20Grandeur Illusions of Grandeur]] / [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Donate Donate]].
*** Full English Breakfast, which parodies the above names, uses [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5262 Volrath's Shapeshifter]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=survival%20of%20the%20fittest Survival of the Fittest]] to get a [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=phyrexian%20dreadnought Phyrexian Dreadnought]] into play without sacrificing anything. It often uses [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=flowstone%20hellion Flowstone Hellion]] and timing trickery to boost the Shapesifted Dreadnought into a 23/1 trampling beatstick [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of doom]].
*** Second Breakfast, or Eggs Sunny Side Up (Eggs for short), named for the key card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Second%20Sunrise Second Sunrise]] and revolved around using lands and artifacts that could be sacrificed (or in MTG parlance, "cracked") for effects that helped draw cards, recover cards -- like the Sunrise -- from the graveyard, generate mana, and all sorts of other bonuses. The deck won by setting things up so that a single play of Sunrise could return a Sunrise to the hand, return an artifact to play that sacrificed itself to deal damage and net the mana to pay for both. That, or just using the massive number of spells cast that turn to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Grapeshot Grapeshot]] someone for massive damage.
*** Cephalid Breakfast, named for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=34776 Cephalid Illusionist]], revolved around using the Illusionist's milling triggered ability combined with a 0-cost targeted ability (such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5196 Nomads en-Kor]]) to dump your whole deck into your graveyard, including [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=136140 Narcomoeba]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=270463 Dread Return]], and a win condition like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220157 Sutured Ghoul]] to win quickly.
** Many other decks get known for the most prominent card. Examples:
*** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver]], which is a tempo deck revolving around the card Delver of Secrets and a large number of instants and sorceries. The general plan is to play a Delver of secrets early, flip it into an efficient flying beater, and then continually attack the opponent while using counters and burn to back it up and disrupt the opponent's plays.
*** TheAristocrats, relying on the cards [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=366364 Cartel Aristocrat]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=262847 Falkenrath Aristocrat]], as well as a large number of expendable creatures (either with recursion or though token generation) to keep them alive through removal and to evade blockers. Versions of this deck using the same general "sacrifice creatures for valuable effects" plan also get known as the Aristocrats. The name is both a play on the two sacrifice outlets of the deck and the fact that the named cards do horrible things for entertainment and usually ends the game with a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=389443 blasphemous act]].
*** Valakut decks rely on getting [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=190400 Valakut, The Molten Pinnacle]] and a large number of lands into play quickly and simultaneously using ramp spells in order to produce a lethal amount of damage.
*** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193474 Splinter Twin]] decks rely on enchanting a creature that [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=376301 can]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370440 untap]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=222923 itself]] or [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370534 others]] to produce an arbitrarily large number of creatures all at once to swarm over an opponent's defenses.
*** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=197891 Pyromancer Ascension]] relies on getting cards with the same name into the graveyard in order to create powerful burn and draw effects to finish off an opponent.
*** "Faeries" is a tempo deck designed around using and abusing the Enter The Battlefield abilities of Faeries from the ''Lorwyn'' block, many of which could enter play as instants. The deck also used [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=152648 Bitterblossom]] to generate large numbers of faeries, both which could attack your opponent and which allowed [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370380 Spellstutter Sprite]] to counter increasingly larger effects.
*** [creature]geddon decks were early Midrange decks focused around quickly playing a large threat ([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=382925 Erhnam Djinn]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=159205 Autumn Willow]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83161 Maro]] being the creatures of choice at the time) then following up with an [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386284 Armageddon]] to deprive the opponent of lands (and thus the ability to react to the large threat). This deck fell out of favor after Armageddon stopped being reprinted.
*** "Jurassic Den" is a largely green deck that focuses on recurring [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394533 Deathmist Raptor]] with [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394535 Den Protector]], getting back both the Raptor and a free card from the graveyard.
*** Many combo decks are named after a single, prominent card that is key to the combo:[[http://magiccards.info/mt/en/136.html Scapeshift]], [[http://magiccards.info/ala/en/63.html Ad Nauseam]], [[http://magiccards.info/bok/en/67.html Goryo's Vengeance]], [[http://magiccards.info/ts/en/115.html Living End]], [[http://magiccards.info/ktk/en/180.html Jeskai Ascendancy]]...the list goes on.
*** And sometimes combo decks have compound names, like Kiki-Chord ([[http://magiccards.info/mm2/en/121.html Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker]] and [[http://magiccards.info/m15/en/172.html Chord of Calling]]), Amulet Bloom ([[http://magiccards.info/wwk/en/121.html Amulet of Vigor]] and [[http://magiccards.info/9e/en/273.html Summer Bloom]], and so on that refer to the engine that powers the combo.
** Other decks are named for the most prominent mechanic featured in the deck.
*** "Affinity" is an aggressive artifact deck revolving around producing a lot of artifacts to pump up [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370510 Arcbound Ravager]] or hitting an opponent with a creature equipped with a large [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205328 Cranial Plating]]. named after the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370434 "Affinity for Artifacts"]] mechanic from the ''Mirroden'' block, though most Affinity decks these days only feature a single card with the mechanic
*** "Dredge" uses graveyard-filling techniques, the Dredge mechanic, and other recursion techniques to fill up your own graveyard and then effectively tutor any card you need for a specific situation or simply reanimate huge monsters with powerful effects. Named for the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=338406 Dredge]] mechanic from the ''Ravnica'' block.
*** "Fish" decks are aggressive blue decks. Many versions sport various forms of Merfolk.
*** "Skies" decks are (generally) Limited or Casual decks filled with mostly flying creatures as their main attack force. These decks are generally a mix of blue, white, and black (the three colors with the best flying creatures).
*** "Zoo" decks are competitive aggressive decks, usually containing white, green, and red, which use quick creatures, burn, and cheap removal to clear the way and attack in. It gets its name from the combination of creatures it plays, which are typically things you'd find in a zoo--apes ([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=249382 Kird Ape]]), large cats ([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=171012 Steppe Lynx]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=249401 Wild Nacatl]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373562 Fleecemane Lion]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=221577 Savannah Lions]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378377 Brimaz, King of Oreskos]], and various flavors of the planeswalker [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370680 Ajani]]), wolves ([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220551 Watchwolf]]), and even dogs ([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=217974 Jackal Pup]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=79217 Isamaru, Hound of Konda]]).
*** "Burn" decks are decks that rely primarily or exclusively to dealing damage to the opponent via cheap, efficient red spells ([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397722 Lightning Bolt]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370469 Rift Bolt]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370409 Lava Spike]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=366238 Skullcrack]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386343 Lightning Helix]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=376270 Boros Charm]], etc.) rather than attempting to win with creature attacks. Burn is relatively cheap to build, so most decks in formats where a lot of powerful damage spells are legal have to prepare to face it.
*** "Red Deck Wins" or "Deadguy Red" decks differ from burn in that they are more concerned with playing creature spells that can attack early (Jackal Pup, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=253623 Ash Zealot]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394748 Zurgo Bellstriker]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=380410 Eidolon of the Great Revel]], Boros Reckoner, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=368530 Hellrider]], and so on) and using damage spells to remove potential blockers, getting an opponent low enough in life that 1-2 burn spells can finish the job. A good way to tell the difference between Burn and Red Deck Wins is: if the early spells are hitting you, it's Burn. If they're hitting your creatures, it's Red Deck Wins.
*** "Pants," "Voltron," or "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=150999 Bogle]]" decks focus on getting out a few hard-to-remove creatures and then suiting them up with enchantments and equipment in order to make them huge.
*** [blank].dec is a common snowclone for various decks, describing the basic strategy in an offhand way. Burn.dec, Goodstuff.dec, Curveout.dec, Permission.deck, Red.dec, 43Land.dec, Long.dec, etc. The .dec designation comes from a simple file format for an app used to quickly build deck cardlists.
*** Decks which focus on summoning various different Planeswalkers into play are called "WesternAnimation/SuperFriends decks".
*** "Soul Sisters" decks are focused on using various creatures that gain life when other creatures enter the battlefield (most notably [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=382197 Soul Warden]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193499 Soul's Attendant]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=72921 Auriok Champion]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=217981 Suture Priest]]) to stall out aggressive decks long enough to play a potentially giant creature like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=204989 Serra Ascendant]] or [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=383181 Ajani's Pridemate]] to close out the game.
** Other decks get known for the player who won an important tournament with it, or who is credited for building it.
*** Sligh was known for Paul Sligh, who created the first modern Red Aggro deck. This deck would later go on to accumulate other names (Deadguy Red, Red Deck Wins), but is still known as Sligh in many circles.
*** Mike Long played Long.dec, an infamous vintage combo deck that could win on the first turn by using Burning Wish, a ton of cheap (or free!) mana accelerators (such as the Moxes, Black Lotus, Lion's Eye Diamond, and so on) and Yawgmoth's will to dump a hand full of cards into the graveyard, then cast enough spells for a lethal burn from Storm cards.
** Other decks are named for their color combinations.
*** A Mono [Color] or [Color] Devotion deck is a deck consisting primarily of cards from a single color, possibly with a small number (or "splash") of cards from a secondary color.
*** The two-color guilds from Ravnica (Azorius, Dimir, Rakdos, Gruul, Selesnya, Orzhov, Izzet, Golgari, Boros, Simic) are often used as stand-ins for two-color decks. (W/U, U/B, B/R, R/G, G/W, W/B, U/R, B/G, R/W, G/U, respectively).
*** The five shards of Alara (Bant, Esper, Grixis, Jund, Naya) are used for three-color decks in the allied color trios (G/W/U, W/U/B, U/B/R, B/R/G, R/G/W, respectively).
*** The five clans of Tarkir (Abzan, Jeskai, Sultai, Mardu, Temur) are used for three-color decks in the enemy wedge trios (W/B/G, U/R/W, B/G/U, R/W/B, G/U/R, respectively). Prior to the Kahns of Tarkir block, W/B/G was known as Junk (for unclear reasons), U/R/W was referred to as American (because it is Red, White, and Blue), B/G/U and G/U/R were known as BUG and RUG, and R/W/B didn't have much of a nickname (previous naming attempts never caught on).
*** A five-color deck is known as 5color, Rainbow, or WUBRG (pronounced WooBurg). This last is because colors on the cards are printed in reverse alphabetical order, from White, blUe, Black, Red, and Green (Blue is U because B is Black and L is Land in design files).
** Cap'n Tickles for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=106576 Giant Solifuge.]]
*** Miss Tickles for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=262847 Falkenrath Aristocrat]], a very similar card.
** Phid for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=189253 Ophidian]].
*** Green Phid for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121266 Ohran Viper]].
** Kokopuffs (Cocoa Puffs) for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=178022 Kokusho, the Evening Star]].
*** CoCo is also used when referring to [[http://magiccards.info/dtk/en/177.html Collected Company]], an absurdly strong card used in many green aggro decks and other creature-based combo decks to put a pair of low-cost creatures directly into play.
** Broken Hellkite for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=191340 Bogardan Hellkite]]. (Primarily by Limited players, since only there is it truly [[GameBreaker broken]].)
** Chimney Pimp or simply the Pimp for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=45985 Chimney Imp]]. (Related to a ForcedMeme declaring it to be the best card in the game.)
** Walletslayer Angel - [[http://magiccards.info/m11/en/7.html Baneslayer Angel]], one of the best creatures in the game at the moment, formerly worth $40-50 each and still fairly expensive. Sometimes Bankslayer instead.
*** Similarly, Jace the Wallet Sculptor for [[http://magiccards.info/wwk/en/31.html Jace, the Mind Sculptor]], which was worth around $100 for a time up until it was banned from the Standard format. (Also known as Jace, the Mind-Raper; Jace, the Metagame Sculptor; or Jace, the Gamewinner.)
*** And as of Spring 2013, even though he's only legal in two formats, [[FromBadToWorse he went up]] [[UpToEleven to $150]].
** Baby Jace for [[http://magiccards.info/m11/en/58.html Jace Beleren]], which ''isn't'' broken, and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=398434 Jace, Vyrn's Prodigy]] which ''is.'' The second one is also known as Flip Jace, as the card is double-sided.
*** Bad Jace for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=383285 Jace, the Living Guildpact]], which is notable weaker than previous versions of Jace (not actually bad, just narrower than other previous versions).
*** Mill Jace for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370728 Jace, Memory Adept]], who is focused on the strategy of putting cards from an opponet's deck into their graveyard (known as milling in MTG parlance).
** Yawgmoth's Win - [[http://magiccards.info/us/en/171.html Yawgmoth's Will]], a card which, used correctly, generally results in its player winning the game the turn it is played.
** Power Tenth - This nickname has been used to refer to the aforementioned Yawgmoth's Will or, alternatively, to the [[http://magiccards.info/an/en/90.html Library of Alexandria]]. It's not difficult to see why.
*** More recently, the Tenth slot has been for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202470 Time Vault]] because of both its power and its price tag.
** Fat Clone - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=207874 Quicksilver Gargantuan]], which is a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205220 Clone]] the size of an elder dragon.
** The current planeswalkers are collectively known as "Neowalkers", "Bradywalkers" or "Series/TheBradyBunch", after Brady Dommermuth. (They have a lot of other nicknames, but "Neowalkers" and "Bradywalkers" are the most printable.)
** Yawgmoth is also called Yawgie or Ol' Yawgie in forums.
** The current factions of Phyrexia are known as [Colour]rexians depending on the colour of mana they require. "Whiterexia" seems to be the most popular.
*** A derogatory term used by fans of older Phyrexia who dislike the newer incarnation is Faux-rexia.
** Skittles - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Skithiryx Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon]].
** [[StarWars Jar Jar Sphinx]] - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=185709 Sphinx of Jwar Isle]]
** [[GagPenis Dracula-penis]] - what quite a few fans have already taken to calling [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=247235 Olivia Voldaren]], due to a very unfortunate last-minute change in her art which makes her look... extremely well-endowed and entirely too happy to see you.
** WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls has become a common fan nickname for the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240034 Red]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240208 Blue]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240033 Green]] angels printed in ''Avacyn Restored'', to the point that it was [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/mm/192 even acknowledged on the main website.]]
** [[{{Sealab 2021}} Grizzlebees]] - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=239995 Griselbrand]], the bonkers-strong demon lord from the same set.
*** Also Griselbanned, due to him being so powerful, that he was banned in EDH/Commander, a format full ridiculously powerful cards.
** [[{{Troll}} Lol-Troll]] - Nickname for Return to Ravnica's [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=253518 Lotleth Troll]], a fitting name for a creature that grows stronger and never seems to go away.
** Music/LadyGaga - nickname for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214352 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite]].
** Gary - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373645 Gray Merchant of Asphodel]], after a misreading of his name.
** Xenagod - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378528 Xenagos, God of Revels]]. (As opposed to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373502 his first card]].)
** Mogis, God of Death Metal - Nickname for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Mogis,%20God%20of%20Slaughter Mogis, God of Slaughter]], whose appearance and battleaxe tend to evoke comparisons to a metal band member.
*** Iroas, God of Opera -- Nickname for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=380441 Iroas, God of Victory]], as a play on the above (in-story, Iroas and Mogis are brothers) and because his appearance evokes a singer mid-aria.
** Trample Badger, a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378490 1/1 Badger]] from Born of the Gods which has Trample - note that Trample allows a creature to deal damage to a player if they are blocked and their power is greater than a blocker's toughness, and that 0/1 is the smallest a creature can be without dying.
** Chow Yun Fat - Nickname for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=391921 Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest]], based on his card art's resemblance to the actor.
** Cap'n Kirk - either [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=262676 Stromkirk Captain]] or the more widely-played [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=230783 Stromkirk Noble]]. The latter is also known as "Haters gonna hate" for his particularly arrogant-looking stride in the art.
** Sac Tribe Elder -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=382351 Sakura-Tribe Elder]], which can be sacrificed to put a land onto your battlefield. Also known as Sac Elder, Saccy Tribe Elder, and variations.
** Fabio Lion, Fabulous Lion -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373562 Fleecemane Lion]], mostly because of the fabulous mane in the card art. Other nicknames involve various brands of shampoo.
** Bear Punch -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386652 Savage Punch]], which depicts Surrak Dragonclaw, well, punching a bear. The art is goofy, but the card is very strong in limited, which meant it saw quite a lot of play.
*** Gets turned UpToEleven in Dragons of Tarkir with [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394567 Epic Confrontation]], depicting Surrak walloping a dragon silly with a DragonPunch.
** Clever Girl -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394533 Deathmist Raptor]], which resembles the velociraptors from [[Film/JurassicPark Jurassic Park]] and has a lot of tricky interactions.
** Ghost Daddy -- Either [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397844 Ghost Council of Orzhova]] or [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=366246 Odzedat, Ghost Council]], which represent the leaders of the Orzhov Syndicate from Ravnica. Comes from them being akin to [[Film/TheGodfather The Godfather]] in the Syndicate and [[Film/GhostDad undead]].
** "Victor," "Vic," or "Mmm those Abs" -- [[http://mythicspoiler.com/ori/cards/enthrallingvictor.html Enthralling Victor]], either playing on the fact that Victor is both a descriptor or a personal name, or else just focusing on the beefcake in the card art.
** Ancient Crap -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394492 Ancient Carp]], an underwhelming, unplayable creature with an easily mocked name. Also a name for the similarly useless [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=407560 Ancient Crab]]
** [[{{Pun}} Kor]][[GodOfWar atos]] -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Munda%2C+Ambush+Leader Munda, Ambush Leader]], because of his resemblance to the video game character and use of chain hooks.
** Durdle Turtle -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386602 Meandering Towershell]], a creature so slow it can only attack once every other turn. In Magic parlance, to "durdle" is to take a long time or perform an action that doesn't really have relevance to the game state. Interestingly enough, the playtest name of the card was Turtle McDurdle.
** [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica The Jacetice League]] -- Derisive nickname for [[http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/The_Gatewatch The Gatewatch]], the group of Planeswalkers consisting (currently) of Jace Beleren, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, and Liliana Vess, on whom much of the current storyline is focused. The main bone of contention seems to be with the focus on these five over other, arguably more interesting planeswalkers, as well as the [[{{Hatedom}} Hatedom]] around Jace Beleren in particular.
** Elder Deep-Fried -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414294 Elder Deep-Fiend]].
** Big Pig -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414291 Decimator of the Provinces]]. The nickname comes from a short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkWs3HVww4I song]] in TheLionKing and the fact that The Decimator is the largest Boar in Magic (currently).
9th Sep '16 8:16:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[IronKingdoms Warmachine/Hordes]]''

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* ''[[IronKingdoms ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine/Hordes]]''
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** Pimps [[RecycledInSpace in Space]] - RogueTrader

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** Pimps [[RecycledInSpace in Space]] - RogueTraderTabletopGame/RogueTrader
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** The current planeswalkers are collectively known as "Neowalkers", "Bradywalkers" or "TheBradyBunch", after Brady Dommermuth. (They have a lot of other nicknames, but "Neowalkers" and "Bradywalkers" are the most printable.)

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** The current planeswalkers are collectively known as "Neowalkers", "Bradywalkers" or "TheBradyBunch", "Series/TheBradyBunch", after Brady Dommermuth. (They have a lot of other nicknames, but "Neowalkers" and "Bradywalkers" are the most printable.)
23rd Jul '16 12:07:15 PM BlackSunNocturne
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*** It's Hot Outside: Sandstorm, a book focusing on desert settings. Some players also call it "Darude" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQaBWziYvY for the pun]].

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*** It's Hot Outside: Sandstorm, ''Sandstorm'', a book focusing on desert settings. Some players also call it "Darude" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQaBWziYvY for the pun]].
23rd Jul '16 12:06:31 PM BlackSunNocturne
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*** Book of Bad Latin: ''Libris Mortis''. Despite the fact that a sidebar in the book says the title is meant to be "From the Books of Dead", which is what the title actually means.[[labelnote: Most people assume it's supposed to mean ''Book of the Dead'' and gets it wrong -- that would be ''Liber Mortis''. On these grounds, much of the community calls it the "Book of Bad Latin". However, [[AllThereInTheManual if you read the book's introduction]], it turns out it's actually intended to mean ''From The Books of the Dead'' -- for which it is actually quite correct. Most Latin speakers would more naturally tend to include the word ''ex'' ("from"), but the ablative form ''libris'' implies that just fine, and the preposition is unnecessary.[[/labelnote]]

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*** Book of Bad Latin: ''Libris Mortis''. Despite the fact that a sidebar in the book says the title is meant to be "From the Books of Dead", which is what the title actually means.[[labelnote: Most [[labelnote:*]]Most people assume it's supposed to mean ''Book of the Dead'' and gets it wrong -- that would be ''Liber Mortis''. On these grounds, much of the community calls it the "Book of Bad Latin". However, [[AllThereInTheManual if you read the book's introduction]], it turns out it's actually intended to mean ''From The Books of the Dead'' -- for which it is actually quite correct. Most Latin speakers would more naturally tend to include the word ''ex'' ("from"), but the ablative form ''libris'' implies that just fine, and the preposition is unnecessary.[[/labelnote]]
23rd Jul '16 12:06:03 PM BlackSunNocturne
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*** Book of Bad Latin: Libris Mortis. Despite the fact that a sidebar in the book says the title is meant to be "From the Books of Dead", which is what the title actually means.

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*** Book of Bad Latin: Libris Mortis.''Libris Mortis''. Despite the fact that a sidebar in the book says the title is meant to be "From the Books of Dead", which is what the title actually means.[[labelnote: Most people assume it's supposed to mean ''Book of the Dead'' and gets it wrong -- that would be ''Liber Mortis''. On these grounds, much of the community calls it the "Book of Bad Latin". However, [[AllThereInTheManual if you read the book's introduction]], it turns out it's actually intended to mean ''From The Books of the Dead'' -- for which it is actually quite correct. Most Latin speakers would more naturally tend to include the word ''ex'' ("from"), but the ablative form ''libris'' implies that just fine, and the preposition is unnecessary.[[/labelnote]]



*** It's Cold Outside: Frostburn, a book focusing on arctic/tundra settings.
*** It's Wet Outside: Stormwrack, a book focusing on sailing/nautical settings.
*** It's Crowded Outside: Cityscape, a book focusing on urban settings.
*** It's Not Outside: Dungeonscape, a book focusing on... well, you can probably figure it out.
*** Book of Mild Dimness: Book of Vile Darkness, so nicknamed for its often laughably over-the-top borderline-cartoonish take on evil.
*** Book of Erroneous Design: Book of Exalted Deeds, due to the {{Game Breaker}}s in that book.
*** Book of Weaboo Fightan Magic: The Tome of Battle/Book of Nine Swords, named so because of its attempts to solve the LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards problem, with classes that had spell-like combat abilities. Used both as a pejorative by those who dislike it [[InsultBackfire and a lovable nickname by those who like it.]]
*** Complete Crud: Complete Psionics. Infamous for its low quality: plotholes [[note]]Characters with Illithid Heritage feats are the descendants of mind flayers, despite the species reproducing parasitically. Fans have created a variant where they are the ''ancestors'' of the mind flayers, but this was only a fan creation and clearly not the original intent.[[/note]], {{nerf}}ing things that were perfectly balanced or underpowered to begin with [[note]] You are only allowed to have one astral construct at a time because... uh...[[/note]] and introducing classes which were broken in both definitions of the word [[note]] Divine minds are unplayable as written, and erudites are broken once abilities added to it by web supplement are added, with even normal erudites being crazy-powerful and oddly-written.[[/note]]. The only things fans consistently enjoy about the book are A. free as an excerpt (Soulbow), B. a variant of a feat in a better book (Practiced Manifester is Practiced Spellcaster, except psionic) and C. the Ardent.

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*** It's Cold Outside: Frostburn, ''Frostburn'', a book focusing on arctic/tundra settings.
*** It's Wet Outside: Stormwrack, ''Stormwrack'', a book focusing on sailing/nautical settings.
*** It's Crowded Outside: Cityscape, ''Cityscape'', a book focusing on urban settings.
*** It's Not Outside: Dungeonscape, ''Dungeonscape'', a book focusing on... well, you can probably figure it out.
*** Book of Mild Dimness: Book ''Book of Vile Darkness, Darkness'', so nicknamed for its often laughably over-the-top borderline-cartoonish take on evil.
*** Book of Erroneous Design: Book ''Book of Exalted Deeds, Deeds'', due to the {{Game Breaker}}s in that book.
*** Book of Weaboo Fightan Magic: The ''The Tome of Battle/Book of Nine Swords, Swords'', named so because of its attempts to solve the LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards problem, with classes that had spell-like combat abilities. Used both as a pejorative by those who dislike it [[InsultBackfire and a lovable nickname by those who like it.]]
*** Complete Crud: Complete Psionics.''Complete Psionics''. Infamous for its low quality: plotholes [[note]]Characters with Illithid Heritage feats are the descendants of mind flayers, despite the species reproducing parasitically. Fans have created a variant where they are the ''ancestors'' of the mind flayers, but this was only a fan creation and clearly not the original intent.[[/note]], {{nerf}}ing things that were perfectly balanced or underpowered to begin with [[note]] You are only allowed to have one astral construct at a time because... uh...[[/note]] and introducing classes which were broken in both definitions of the word [[note]] Divine minds are unplayable as written, and erudites are broken once abilities added to it by web supplement are added, with even normal erudites being crazy-powerful and oddly-written.[[/note]]. The only things fans consistently enjoy about the book are A. free as an excerpt (Soulbow), B. a variant of a feat in a better book (Practiced Manifester is Practiced Spellcaster, except psionic) and C. the Ardent.
22nd Jul '16 11:06:55 AM TheStray
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*** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver]], which is a tempo deck revolving around the card Delver of Secrets and a large number of instants and sorceries. The general plan is to play a Delver of secrets early, flip it into an efficient flying beater, and then continually attack the opponent while using counters and burn to back it up and disrupt the opponent.

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*** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver]], which is a tempo deck revolving around the card Delver of Secrets and a large number of instants and sorceries. The general plan is to play a Delver of secrets early, flip it into an efficient flying beater, and then continually attack the opponent while using counters and burn to back it up and disrupt the opponent.opponent's plays.



*** Many combo decks are named after a single, prominent card that is key to the combo:[[http://magiccards.info/mt/en/136.html Scapeshift]], [[http://magiccards.info/ala/en/63.html Ad Nauseam]], [[http://magiccards.info/bok/en/67.html Goryo's Vengeance]], [[http://magiccards.info/ts/en/115.html Living End]], [[http://magiccards.info/ktk/en/180.html Jeskai Ascendancy]]...the list goes on.
*** And sometimes combo decks have compound names, like Kiki-Chord ([[http://magiccards.info/mm2/en/121.html Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker]] and [[http://magiccards.info/m15/en/172.html Chord of Calling]]), Amulet Bloom ([[http://magiccards.info/wwk/en/121.html Amulet of Vigor]] and [[http://magiccards.info/9e/en/273.html Summer Bloom]], and so on that refer to the engine that powers the combo.



*** "Affinity" is an aggressive artifact deck revolving around producing a lot of artifacts to pump up [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370510 Arcbound Ravager]] or hitting an opponent with a creature equipped with a large [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205328 Cranial Plating]]. named after the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370434 "Affinity for Artifacts"]] mechanic from the ''Mirroden'' block.

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*** "Affinity" is an aggressive artifact deck revolving around producing a lot of artifacts to pump up [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370510 Arcbound Ravager]] or hitting an opponent with a creature equipped with a large [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205328 Cranial Plating]]. named after the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370434 "Affinity for Artifacts"]] mechanic from the ''Mirroden'' block.block, though most Affinity decks these days only feature a single card with the mechanic



*** "Fish" decks are aggressive blue decks. Many early versions sported various forms of Merfolk.

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*** "Fish" decks are aggressive blue decks. Many early versions sported sport various forms of Merfolk.



*** "Pants," "Voltron," or "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=150999 Bogle]]" decks focus on getting out a few, hard-to-remove creatures and then suiting them up with enchantments and equipment in order to make them huge.

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*** "Pants," "Voltron," or "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=150999 Bogle]]" decks focus on getting out a few, few hard-to-remove creatures and then suiting them up with enchantments and equipment in order to make them huge.



** [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica The Jacetice League]] -- Derisive nickname for [[http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/The_Gatewatch The Gatewatch]], the group of Planeswalkers consisting (currently) of Jace Beleren, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane, on whom much of the current storyline is focused. The main bone of contention seems to be with the focus on these four over other, arguably more interesting planeswalkers, as well as the [[{{Hatedom}} Hatedom]] around Jace Beleren in particular.

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** [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica The Jacetice League]] -- Derisive nickname for [[http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/The_Gatewatch The Gatewatch]], the group of Planeswalkers consisting (currently) of Jace Beleren, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane, and Liliana Vess, on whom much of the current storyline is focused. The main bone of contention seems to be with the focus on these four five over other, arguably more interesting planeswalkers, as well as the [[{{Hatedom}} Hatedom]] around Jace Beleren in particular.
** Elder Deep-Fried -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414294 Elder Deep-Fiend]].
** Big Pig -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414291 Decimator of the Provinces]]. The nickname comes from a short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkWs3HVww4I song]] in TheLionKing and the fact that The Decimator is the largest Boar in Magic (currently).
5th Jul '16 5:31:19 AM SNobleJr
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*** Trenchbucket: The ''Trebuchet''

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*** Trenchbucket: Trenchbucket, Trashbucket: The ''Trebuchet''
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** [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica The Jacetice League]] -- Derisive nickname for [[http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/The_Gatewatch The Gathwatch]], the group of Planeswalkers consisting (currently) of Jace Beleren, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane, on whom much of the current storyline is focused. The main bone of contention seems to be with the focus on these four over other, arguably more interesting planeswalkers, as well as the [[{{Hatedom}} Hatedom]] around Jace Beleren in particular.

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** [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica The Jacetice League]] -- Derisive nickname for [[http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/The_Gatewatch The Gathwatch]], Gatewatch]], the group of Planeswalkers consisting (currently) of Jace Beleren, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane, on whom much of the current storyline is focused. The main bone of contention seems to be with the focus on these four over other, arguably more interesting planeswalkers, as well as the [[{{Hatedom}} Hatedom]] around Jace Beleren in particular.
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