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y'all just jealous i thought of it first. sorry, buddy, but you have to pay to see the rest.
should have been donkey.
before you fall off your high horse, you might want to check which topic you're in. clearly you missed the 'humor' in the title. god forbid, they print official cards based on toilet humor or racy body parts, or depict sexual acts or gratuitous boobs and nudity. nope, mature designers and artists would never fall to that level.
(yes i get defensive when people try to act moral on what is appropriate when it comes to creativity and self-expression. ironic someone calls out maturity on a game. real adults don't play games, or waste time making cards that would never see print without compensation.)
Yeah, these kinds of cards are very rare. When someone created a set full of pimp jokes I suggested he might consider whether this was appropriate, and he deleted the set, an outcome of which I'm broadly in favour.
I don't want this kind of card to comprise a significant proportion of the site's content, but I'll overlook one or two. I'd rather not see this expanded into a full cycle, though, please, amuseum.
It's really not the site as a whole.
The maturity level on this site always leaves me in awe.
How bizarre. I'm sure I've seen custom cards of Spike before. Maybe it was more around the time of Unhinged though, before Multiverse existed.
meh dollar rare
From the looks of things, this is even the first depiction of Spike as a card on the whole site. You'd think someone would have covered that ground already.
Nyuk nyuk! That rule is especially silly.
Maybe. If he was trampling, then he wouldn't be able to see where he was going... I don't know. If you prefer trample for flavor, imagine that it has trample and -0/-2, perhaps.
As for the p/t... I kind of assumed that any set that featured him probably had at least six rats in common... enough to at least make the ability a liability. The further we move away from limited (to block, standard, extended, etc.) he's less likely to see rats, but he's more likely to not be impressive. Kind of like how Goblin Furrier is acceptable on all levels.
As a separate side note, There are currently 40 elephants in Magic, and only 10 trample (and most of them are rather old, though, you could also call them 'iconic'.) There's also an additional 7 cards (not counting Terastodon) which puts Elephant tokens on the battlefield, which don't have trample. Use that information how you will.
A certain subset of.. players? People? Certainly seem to just go for "You know what would make this (card, archetype, skill, whatever) better? Whatever makes it more powerful! I've got it, and I like power!" without thinking one jot about sensible limits or the game as a whole.
Anyhow. I point at Persian war elephants; and elephants in magic trample. A non-trampling elephant in magic feels off; it's like a non-defender wall or a shade without the +1/+1 ability.
sure, you can do it - but you should probably have a reason for confounding expectations that way. I suspect, for terastodon, it was pure "too many woooords!" pressure.
Back on topic - that's a delightful card, and a delightful ability. It also feels too big, to me. And doesn't omitting trample also kinda break your own joke?
Terastodon made it on the list of Top 10 Adrenalizing Green Cards, According to Gatherer. Yet, while filtering through the comments on Gatherer, I could help but note the amount of people who were complaining that the card would be 'better' if it had trample. Magic players. I'm sure if Terastodon had Trample, they'd be wondering why it doesn't have Haste, too.
Anyhow, a common argument was that "All elephants should have trample, because they are elephants, and elephants trample." That seemed like an odd argument to me. Elephants are social creatures. If there's any large creature that wouldn't trample you, it would probably be an elephant.
So, anyway, I thought about the anecdote of how elephants are afraid of mice (which they could easily trample) and made this creature.