Goblin Bookie


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Goblin Bookie

Creature — Goblin

(Red), Tap: Reflip any coin or reroll any die.

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Goblin Bookie Discussion

Rzepkanut on NEED HELP Coin Flip themed ...

3 months ago

Hmmm I guess its basically just Goblin Bookie. Nevermind I was clearly thinking of die rolling, there's lots of those.

Lame_Duck on

5 months ago

Do you want the deck to be exclusively Unstable cards? Because Goblin Bookie would probably be better than Squirrel Dealer if you're willing to include other Un-sets.

Jebanator on In the Lab of the Mad Scientists

8 months ago

If allowed you should run Goblin Bookie

astroaron on I Have A Gambling Problem

11 months ago

Since your playgroup is okay with you running Odds, even though it's technically not legal, maybe they would be alright with Goblin Bookie?

c0dy821 on A Game of 21

11 months ago

Where do I even start?

Your first mistake: You didn't run any Blue. Every Magic Player knows Blue and Black are the superior colors, which means you had a 2 outta 5 chance on picking either of them, but you did even worse, because you chose two colors, and neither of them are Black or Blue. You went from a 40% chance the first pick, to a 50% chance the second pick, and you still messed up. Absolute trash. Now we are working in sweatshop conditions and you chose to take the low road on these jank colors, so let's see if we can fix this subpar deck.

The Commander

Let's see what you got here, Tajic, Blade of the Legion... In a game of magical creatures and dragons... DRAGONS. You chose a human? To lead 99 other cards into victory? How has this made it passed the threshold of your brain? Are there any checks or balances in place? How did this leave the drawing board? And the guy is a 2/2! A 2/2 FOR FOUR MANA?! Absolute Trash. You know how much utility is usually in a Commander deck? 99 cards worth of utility. This guys indestrubability is that of a Steam Roller to an Aluminum Can. And his ability to lead the entire deck is Battalion. Have the ranks gone mad? Who put this guy in charge? That is the weakest Commander Ability I have ever seen. You know what's stronger? Isamaru, Hound of Konda and he is a vanilla 2/2, that costs 1 MANA.

Deck Construction


The problem with Commander is that there is no consistency. I honestly think you should consider making it more consistent. You need to run Relentless Rats or Shadowborn Apostles to drive home the consistency, but we are stuck in these inferior colors, so this is really difficult.

Mana Curve

The Mana Curve is pretty decent, but when I looked at the cards in the low end, I went full tilt. None of these spells put a dent in anything, and the spells aren't impactful. You need something that makes a difference when it hits the table, maybe try Scrambleverse or Worldfire at the high end slots, and at the low end slots you might want to consider Mox Ruby, Mox Pearl, and Black Lotus for some speed. You can also run City of Traitors, Rishadan Port, Karakas, or The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale in the land slots, that would help with speed and control. That is just a few suggestions for the low end though.


I am seeing a lack of utility in some very specific areas. You have a great weakness in the coin-flip control area. This seriously is a problem because you can't win in situations that require coin flips. For instance if the opponent forces you to discard your hand, then casts Worldfire with the mana floating to cast Show and Tell and puts their Chance Encounter into play, then uses Donate to throw it to you, you aren't gonna be able to do nothing but sit and hope you win the game after that point. Where if you had Krark's Thumb or a Goblin Bookie in your deck you could have Goblin Tutored the Thumb, held the two mana for after the Worldfire then casted the Thumb, and you would have had a significantly better chance at winning that game. I'd really recommend Krark's Thumb or Goblin Bookie. Just some food for thought.

As for more utility, you have no pancake potential. You can't flip anything. Which means all morph creatures are going to take a toll on your brain, because you are sitting there wondering if killing the face-down creature is gonna bust you up after you touch it. Well fear no more, Break Open exists, and it is in your inferior colors. This one is a card you can't pass up, it is always useful.

You also can't play any of the opponents cards, which is a huge disadvantage in your case, as the opponent has a high chance of playing Blue and Black if they actually joined the game to win. Just in case I'd put in Shaman's Trance so you can play the opponent's flashback spells(on the off chance they have any) as they are significantly better than your entire deck. Also in the same playing field as Shaman's Trance, you should be running Tempest Efreet just so you can get better cards. We are literally scraping for whatever we can get at this point. Grinning Totem is also highly desirable.

Which Direction The Deck Should Go

I honestly think you should consider playing North Star if you are gonna continue running these colors, that way you can at least pretend you are casting better spells in the superior colors of Magic.


Alright so in summary, after taking into consideration all of my suggestions, you really should just scrap this trash and make something in Black or Blue. I'd also recommend trying to play a real format, as this is basically just rolling dice and counting the higher numbers as winners.

HOPMONSTER on Coin Flip for Victory!

1 year ago

Very Cool, I also built a coin flip and randomness deck, check it out if you like Random Acts of Randomness. Mine is Grixis partners, but thought I'd share.

Sorcerer's Strongbox should be included here. Here are a few others to consider: Puppet's Verdict, Wirefly Hive, Goblin Bomb, Goblin Bookie.

Nice to be able to include green to ramp up here.

RazortoothMtg on Need help putting together a ...

1 year ago

Has Nicol read his My First Tome with his Goblin Bookie? If only...

trinitok on Daretti and his junkyard bandits

2 years ago

As a blue player, I have to suggest that you, a red player, stop being so impulsive. Your plays are confusing and erratic. I can never tell what your strategy is and am constantly trying to keep my board state under control. A lot of your enchantment and burn spells are so cheap or otherwise worthless that you don't care if I counter them. God only knows what silliness you have in your hand. Obviously the only thing I have in my hand is counter, card draw, and maybe merfolk. Probably one of the things I hate most about you reds are your never ending flow of conscripted goblins. Nash-Mash has a family too, dude. Yet you just throw him, Kiki-jiki and a trillion of their 1/1 brothers and sisters at me and act as if they are incredibly expendable. You make me sick. Treat your creatures with more respect. Do you think the menfolk would follow the blue players into battle if we continuously sacrificed them or didn't offer them protection with counter magic? The goblins deserve freedom. I say to you, Mr. Red, tear down your Mountains! Your people need food, shelter, and clothing. Look how small and scrawny they are! Goblins, I say unto you, come and join the blue. We offer you a much more prominent lifestyle in the most powerful government that WotC has to offer. You will be cared for with counter magic. We offer you Omniscience so that you may be free and Enter the Infinite. We will give you the best education in the land at the Tolarian Academy. Some may say that all our government does is Invoke Prejudice, but I say to you that it is the Reds just wanting to inspire Anger. We have snuck our spy, Cheatyface, into your government's ranks and he has proof that the Red government considers the Goblins garbage.

Join us! Show to all of WotC that you are more than just 1/1 Goblin Bookies! Show them that you are Blue!

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