Forgotten Ancient

Forgotten Ancient

Creature — Elemental

Whenever a player casts a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Forgotten Ancient onto other creatures.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Forgotten Ancient Discussion

Sleepius on Lurking Predators

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment! so I should take this time to explain some stuff on what I have going on in the deck with how its working. Generally my hand nets me generally a few lands to start with, but key is my opening hand usually has Llanowar Elves and Priest of Titania . Priest of titania allows me to tap for 1 for every elf in play. Depending on the match you are playing, if your opponent has an elf in play that grants you mana. I played a 4 player FFA with friends and one person had an elf deck. I dropped Lurking Predators turn 3, and on my next opponents turn I flipped out a Worldspine Wurm . Due to those cards I am able to get things out quick. so realistically, I have more than 19 lands ;). Elvish Piper handles those creatures in my hand that I can't drop due to mana restrictions.

Murkfiend Liege is actually in this deck more for the secondary ability, rather than the +1/+1 ability. His second ability allows me to untap all my creatures on every upkeep. So a FFA game (which usually me and my friends play, rather than 1v1's) I am untapping creatures at the beginning of every upkeep ( Elvish Piper ). The +1/+1 is just a nice bonus.

I hear you with Necropolis Regent , but she is mainly there to cover some flying, but her second ability is what i was after. Dealing combat damage, you put that many +1/+1 counters. So stuff just gets bigger and bigger. Kind of the secondary purpose of the deck really is they just keep getting bigger and bigger. As for Thran Quarry I agree its a tough card, but unless there is a destroy all creatures spell, I generally have creatures out, especially since Dryad Arbor is also a creature. In the years of playing this deck, I have never sacrificed it.

I agree with you on Omnath, Locus of Mana Victory's Herald and Purity . Those were sort of let me add in some stuff. Omnath as he gets big with mana, Purity as just protection but not really needed, and Victory Herald as a temp way of giving flying but Akroma Memorial does that just fine.

I think I will reduce down the deck by eliminating some creatures. Here is what I see immediately for reduction: Borborygmos Forgotten Ancient Giant Adephage Omnath, Locus of Mana Purity Victory's Herald

Caerwyn on Fan-created cards printed by WOTC

1 month ago

Just doing a quick look at the MTG Wiki:

The mechanic Overload arose out of a mechanic designed by Ken Nagle in the first round of the Great Designer Search 1.

Ethan Fleischer's Evolve Mechanic from the Great Designer Search 2 found its way into the game.

Shawn Main created a mechanic in the Great Designer Search 2 that would be renamed and placed in the game as Battalion )

Looting becoming part of Red's Color Identity has its birth in the Great Designer Search 2.

You Make the Creature contest resulted in the creation of Spiritmonger .

You Make the Card contests resulted in the creation of: Forgotten Ancient , Crucible of Worlds , Vanish into Memory , and Waste Not .

The Winners of the Magic Invitational were allowed to design a card that would feature their likeness. From that, we got:

  1. Olle Råde's Sylvan Safekeeper ;
  2. Darwin Kastle's Avalanche Riders ;
  3. Mike Long's Rootwater Thief ;
  4. Chris Pikula's Meddling Mage ;
  5. Jon Finkel's Shadowmage Infiltrator ;
  6. Kai Budde's Voidmage Prodigy ;
  7. Jens Thoren's Solemn Simulacrum ;
  8. Bob Maher's Dark Confidant ;
  9. Terry Soh's Rakdos Augermage ;
  10. Antoine Ruel's Ranger of Eos ; and
  11. Tiago Chan's Snapcaster Mage .

The 2005 Magic Invitational had a vote for a fan-submitted card. Tsuyoshi Fujita's winning entry would eventually become Gemstone Caverns .

Magic 2015 had a number of cards created by famous Magic fans. These cards are:

  1. George Fan's (Plants vs. Zombies) Genesis Hydra ;
  2. Penny Arcade's (of the Penny Arcade webcomic and creator of PAX) Avarice Amulet ;
  3. Markus Persson's (creator of Minecraft) Aggressive Mining ;
  4. Richard Garriot's (creator of Ultimata) Shield of the Avatar ;
  5. David Sirlin's (designer on Street Fighter II) Master of Predicaments ;
  6. Rob Pardo's (lead designer for WoW) Xathrid Slyblade ;
  7. Isaiah Cartwright's (lead designer for Guild Wars 2) Warden of the Beyond ;
  8. Justin Gary's (winner 2003's National Team Championship in Worlds) Spirit Bonds ;
  9. Stone Librande's (lead designer Diablo III) Goblin Kaboomist ;
  10. Brian Fargo's (Founder of Interplay Entertainment, which made the original Fallout games) Yisan, the Wanderer Bard ;
  11. Mike Neumann's (creative director for Borderlands) Chasm Skulker ;
  12. James Ernest's (creator of Cheapass Games) Hot Soup ;
  13. Edmund McMillen's (indie game designer) Cruel Sadist ; and
  14. Brad Muir's (game designer of Double Fine, which made Psychonauts) Ob Nixilis, Unshackled .

I think that should answer your question. There also have been a number of players who were hired directly as a result of their play in tournaments or performances in things like the Great Designer Search, so, in a sense, could be considered fans turned card creators. However, once they become part of the design team, they are no longer merely fan creators, so I am not sure they would be responsive to your question.

kpres on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Forgotten Ancient Sandwich

Artifact Creature - Food Elemental

Whenever a player casts a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient Sandwich.

, , Sacrifice Forgotten Ancient Sandwich: Gain life equal to Forgotten Ancient Sandwich's power.

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It's a Gingerbrute variation

wild card.

Strangelove on The Voice of Hunger

3 months ago

+1 my dude! @your reddit post,

More lands imo. Also more big ramp... seems like Vorinclex is a big target for removal, so ramping up to 15+ mana a turn seems like the way to go.

I think the biggest problem is that you're splitting themes and trying to jam infect. A lot of seemingly powerful cards don't have synergy with the rest of the deck. Only ~12 cards directly create +1/+1 counters. So (eg.) Hardened Scales really does nothing.

...Cut incidental Infect:

-1Viridian Corrupter, -1Spinebiter

-1Phyrexian Swarmlord... I love this card but, even when you're all in on infect it isn't that good...

(I think the other infect cards with 5+ power as soft, 2-card combos with your commmander are viable).

...Cut fatties with no evasion:

-1Renata, Called to the Hunt... if you're interested in playing "go-wide + pump" this could be good, but not better than Bloodspore Thrinax

-1Rampaging Baloths... incidental 4/4s aren't worthwhile

-1Crowned Ceratok... +1Champion of Lambholt

-1Ulvenwald Hydra... no synergy

-1Primordial Hydra... +1Managorger Hydra

When choosing cards ask yourself: (1) Does it work with my commander? (2) Does it work with my theme? (3) Is it strong enough with no synergy to play 1v3? (eg. Rampant Growth, Sylvan Library, etc.)

Happy brewing!

Last_Laugh on Why is this Card Played …

3 months ago

@Ramble - Sage of Hours is better in a dedicated +1+1 counter deck than Chronologist especially with Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, The Ozolith, and/or Forgotten Ancient type shenanigans. A single proliferate per turn from Atraxa is nice for poison/loyalty but it's REALLY slow for +1+1 counters.

Kamerot on Animar's Wildlife Sanctuary

4 months ago

Thank you for the suggestions. Hydra's Growth is a great card, but if I were to add a noncreature card, I'll probably ly end up going with Cloudstone Curio for the combo shenanigans. Managorger Hydra and Forgotten Ancient are on my consideration list as back up offensive weapons due to my +1/+1 counter synergy in the deck.

Brews_Willis on Cazur, Ruthless Puncher

4 months ago

Hey Bobs_Army & Elasar99 (great name btw!), thanks a lot for your input! I really appreciate it.

As for The Great Henge, The Ozolith, Heroic Intervention, Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Branching Evolution and so many other spicey - yet pricey - cards, please keep the description of the deck in mind. This deck is going to be a budget build to be an entry in a Secret Santa type thing. My playgroups' gentleman's agreement is ~30,00€/$40.00 maximum - plus cards that sit in our binders which we don't mind giving away.

Also, the deck's supposed to be played in a low powered pod, which we would score 3-4/10 by our metrics. The easiest way to do that is have most cards either fit the counters theme or one of the subthemes such as fighting instead of being generically good. Meaning, cards like Inspiring Call and Sporeback Troll fit a lot better than Heroic Intervention, Wrap in Vigor, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots and the likes.

I still have Tuskguard Captain and Bramblewood Paragon in a box somewhere. I might add them as extras. For the moment i think Champion of Lambholt, Gnarlid Colony and Pridemalkin should be plenty to enable hits.

I'm quite sure Longshot Squad is one of those boxes, too. It'll have to be an extra for now, since i won't know if the deck's even facing flyers until all Secret Santas are revealed. Nice catch though!

Hydra's Growth and Increasing Savagery have been on my mind as well, yet they fit Mowu, Loyal Companion so much better than the other interchangable commanders. Going wide and wild with counters is a lot more entertaining than just going big. Same goes for Managorger Hydra. Sure it's straight forward, but something like Forgotten Ancient can enable a variety of things - at half the price.

As for Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig, there are only so few creatures that would trigger his second ability reliably at the moment: Bloodspore Thrinax, Renata, Called to the Hunt, Verdurous Gearhulk and Vigor. If i would be looking for creatures that do something similar to his first ability i'd propably consider Ivy Lane Denizen for its flexibility instead.

Anyhow, thanks again for your kind words and suggestions!

ps. MapPsycho thanks for your flattering words as well! :)

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