Towering Indrik was the deck's Giant Spider -- a versatile reacher meant to try to give it an answer for everything -- but I found I wasn't using him that way, so I rotated a couple out for two Primal Huntbeast s. You're absolutely right though; I'm gonna swap those out. Thanks for the suggestion!
a 2/2 for 2 is sometimes called a bear because of Grizzly Bears
a 2/2 for 3 is sometimes called a Gray Ogre
a 2/1 for 2 is sometimes called a piker because of Goblin Piker
a 2/4 for 4 is sometimes called a Giant Spider
hexproof was called trollshroud before it was given an actual keyword because of Troll Ascetic (the mirrodin version)
many players use older cards with relatively well known stats as a baseline when talking about newer cards. for example, Leonin Arbiter is a hatebear because it's a Grizzly Bears (2/2 for 2) that hates on one aspect of an opponent's gameplan. Burst Lightning was described as a Shock with upside.
it kinda makes you feel cooler and sometimes shortens descriptions when you can speak the special language. but it makes it a little harder to catch on if you haven't been around as long and have to learn all of these older cards and phrases to understand the references.
for what it's worth, sorry for my abbreviated comment earlier. i just thought you were looking for a primer on the modern deck, not looking for a more in-depth history.
However, that is not exactly true. While they trigger separately, you cannot pay the cost (sacrificing the creature) for both triggers. Also, Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician is legendary so outside of some Sakashima the Impostor or Mirror Gallery shenanigans, it is very hard to do have more than 1 on the field.
However, lets ignore the legendary thing. For example:
2/ Both Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician trigger and are put on the stack.
3/ You sacrifice the goblin to satisfy the cost of the first trigger (Note: It is not a may ability, so you are obliged to do so.)
4/ The ability resolves and you deal 4 damage to Giant Spider , killing it in the process.
5/ The second trigger goes off, but there is no longer a creature to sacrifice. The part that says "If you do" in the text is put in there for exactly that reason. The ability will fizzle.
tl;dr - You will only get 4 damage per goblin, even with 2 Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician .
I'm thinking Vampiric Dragon size would be fair. Then you'd have to rework the abilities for sure...maybe make the discard ability give +1-/1?
I really need help making a G/W deck out of my cards, until this link works this list will have to do
1x Bow of Nylea
1x Divine Favor
3x Giant Growth
1x Giant Spider
2x Gods Willing
1x Pay No Heed
2x Serra Angel
2x Time to Feed
I'm really sorry that the link isn't working I know It's a tall order for someone to make a good deck from those cards but also ideas on what cards not to use will help, as cards get ruled out they will be moved to the sideboard assuming the link starts working. Please help
I would humbly put forth a fourth possibility:
You appreciate reminder text for what it is, a reminder of what impact the ability has on the game. But you feel that any unneeded information will confuse the point of exactly what the ability does.
I foresee someone on the Q&A before September asking: If my creatures help me cast CONVOKE CARD does that mean that I can't cast it when I don't have creatures? What if I only have 1 creature?
The illustrative text in the reminder only serves to muddle the mixture. Flying (Storm Crow swoops through the air with the greatest of ease. This creature can only be blocked by other creatures with flying or reach) may be flavorful and make it "Easier to grasp the mechanic" as would Reach (Giant Spider can crawl up its web to interact with flying creatures.This creature can block creatures with flying." but the unneeded information just makes it less concise and in a game based on cards doing exactly what they say they do you need to be concise.
|Power / Toughness||2/4|
|Avg. draft pick||7.11|
|Avg. cube pick||8.73|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|2010 Core Set||Common|
|Classic Sixth Edition||Common|
|Limited Edition Beta||Common|
|Limited Edition Alpha||Common|