Old Fogey

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Format Legality
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Unformat Legal
Vanguard Legal

Old Fogey

Creature — Dinosaur

Phasing, cumulative upkeep , echo, fading 3, bands with other Dinosaurs, protection from Homarids, snow-covered plainswalk, flanking, rampage 2

Kcin on New type of Deckcycle

2 weeks ago


I do see your point about the potential abuse.

Maybe have them reset weekly as opposed to daily?

As for tying them to years on TO... I've been here for 11yrs. I wouldn't need that many. And I'm sure there are other Old Fogey's here who don't need that many either. Unless I have misunderstood your idea.

Yes, we can tie them to purchases but I would give a free one weekly at least (via the weekly reset option stated above). For extras, by all means making them a commodity to purchase can help maintain and support the site as a whole.

TheOfficialCreator on Pattern Recognition #250 - Pattern …

1 year ago

I really loved this! It reminds me of a conversation the site was having recently about Camaraderie and how the color pie isn't really being thrown out the window, but newer sets deviate from existing patterns in fun ways while sticking to the basic rules and bare bones of Magic.

Companions were an example of going too far. It was too much of a break from existing expectations of what 60 card formats should look like.

As a custom card designer, I really felt that part about trying to make new and innovative things while sticking to existing norms and preconceived notions about how the game should function. It's a line I have to tow with every card I make, and indeed a line every custom card designer has to tow to an extent.

Happy 250! May the Old Fogey continue to give us his Holistic Wisdom as we Walk the Aeons with him!

rotimislaw on Pattern Recognition #199 - A …

2 years ago

When I read at the beginnig „Each mechanic isn't new (…)”, I thought <What? Wild West theme without dueling gunslingers? You had a good idea on Duelist keyword some time back!>

But you didn’t fail me after all, Old Fogey

kpres on Card creation challenge

3 years ago

Hoarse Horse

Creature - Horse

Humans you control have Bands with Horses.

Other Horses you control have Rampage 1

Whenever a Horse attacks in a band, regenerate it.


Create a card using a really old, retired ability. See Old Fogey for inspiration.

Pheardemons on Pattern Recognition #172 - Moving …

3 years ago

berryjon - First of all, I've been following this since article one and will continue to read these as long as you are putting them out! Hopefully you never stop haha.

Secondly, I'm sorry if you have already written on this topic (or something similar), but would an article about the power creep in magic be something that could be explored? For example, the volume of standard bannings in just the past couple of years and printings of cards like Oko, Thief of Crowns that needed to be banned in almost every format he is legal in. These are but two examples, but I'm sure an Old Fogey like you sees a lot more than a mere newcomer (in comparison) would even recognize.

Have you written about secret lairs at all? Not sure, but that could be apart of the topic. Plus, the whole Walking Dead Secret Lair controversy. Directional changes that Wizards (or maybe Hasbro?) is taking that many are complaining are stilting the game. Curious about your thoughts.

Would you say these changes (be it directional changes, power creep, or something else) are still apart of the NWO? Has the NWO itself changed since Wizards implemented it way back when? Is that even possible?

SquirrelPenguin on Help!

3 years ago

How does Old Fogey even work? i have barely even heard of any of its abilities.

berryjon on None

3 years ago

I'm a Plant? A PLANT?

Look, just because I'm an Old Fogey and thus, don't get out much, doesn't mean that I get an infestation of Creeping Mold on me! Yeesh.


OLucas on Mono-White Keyword Banding

3 years ago

I recommend putting Old Fogey in the sideboard looking fondly at the convoluted battlefield thinking it's almost as good as damage staking.

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