Which tokens to bring
Posted on Jan. 12, 2018, 12:54 a.m. by Entrei
I recently decided to start bringing tokens along with me to FNM for the sake of convenience (not to mention it's prettier than a dice), but realized given my relatively small collection of tokens, I am probably missing some of the important ones.
So far I have the Unstable: Zombie, Spirit, Thopter, VoR elemental, Young Pyromancer Elemental, Goblin, angel and clue.
In addition to these, I also have the Poison counter token, Wurmcoil Engine wurms, the Master of Waves elemental, and my lucky token, the SCG Hippo Token. Given this list, can anyone think of tokens I missed that have a decent chance come up at modern FNM?
I mean, usually if you just bring whatever tokens your own decks produce, and other players do the same, you won't run into any problems.
January 12, 2018 5:36 a.m.
If you don't have a specific token, like the / Hydra that Hydra Broodmaster makes (which are ungodly costly for tokens I might add; I should know, I bought 55 of them), most people seem cool with an insert card and a notebook with the stats.
What I do is sleeve the tokens and use an Expo dry-erase marker to physically write the stats on them.
Makes it easier to distinguish similar tokens with different stats, such as with Avenger of Zendikar and Dragon Broodmother who produce identical tokens (respectively) that can vary in P/T depending on how they came out and at what time.
January 12, 2018 10:30 a.m.
Also, sleeved insert cards with Expo stats makes my Dragon deck a lot easier.
I produce 2/2 Dragons, 4/4 Dragons, 5/5 Dragons, and 6/6 Dragons. Sure I could buy them all but it's like an additional $60 just in them.
January 12, 2018 10:34 a.m.
I like making my own tokens using tip cards from booster packs. If you using rubbing alcohol or acetone (acetone works easier), you can then use a rag to wip/scrub the ink off the tip cards. Then, you draw your token using permanent markers.
This is a really inexpensive, yet personal, way to get those really obscure tokens.
The other one I noticed missing from your collection that are common in Modern (not already mentioned) are 3/3 Beast tokens (from cards like Beast Within, Thragtusk), 3/3 Golems (Blade Splicer, Precursor Golem), 5/5 Demon (Skirsdag High Priest), and 1/1 Soldiers (Timely Reinforcements, Elspeth, Sun's Champion). We'll probably also see more 1/1 merfolk tokens since Rivals of Ixalan added a few.