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    35 KB /tg/-related things that confuse you. Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:13 No.13187338  
    This card, in both its incarnations, has managed to utterly baffle me.

    >no one took note.
    Would someone please explain to me how the hell no one notices all of one species on an entire plane migrating in the span of a single day?

    >Tenth Edition's flavour text is Squee deciding to eat it.
    WHY? Goblins, & Squee, admittedly, are funny, but I don't think this quote is funny. It says almost nothing about the creature nor does it make it seem more menacing. And what's worse is that even though Squee wants to eat it, Squee would actually die in combat to it! How a horseshoe crab can kill a goblin, I don't know, but this one can.

    So, what /tg/-related things confuse YOU?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:14 No.13187344
    >>13187338How a horseshoe crab can kill a goblin

    how a horseshoe crab can kill a lion?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:14 No.13187347
    >Look up horseshoe crab
    >Suddenly no more confusion

    Speaking personally, I am bewildered by 40k.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:14 No.13187348
    Look a the Teeth
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:15 No.13187349
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:15 No.13187350
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    >>13187338So, what /tg/-related things confuse YOU?

    Horseshoe crab was Barrin's greatest pupil
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:15 No.13187352
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    Oh yes... the crab WILL kill Squee... oh yes...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:16 No.13187357
    >even though Squee wants to eat it, Squee would actually die in combat to it!
    Choke to death on it.
    Horseshoe crap survives.
    >> ersatz 12/17/10(Fri)06:17 No.13187362
    If I told you that today all the butterflies in the world mysteriously vanished would you honestly notice.

    besides that its a good card in a green/blue deck run it in giant growth or Rancor it and if they have some way of tapping it you can untap
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:17 No.13187368
    >Would someone please explain to me how the hell no one notices all of one species on an entire plane migrating in the span of a single day?

    because no one gives a shit. They're crabs. Would you notice it right away if all the earthworms just.. disappeared one day? Probably not

    I dislike the new flavor text
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:18 No.13187369
    >>13187352if able

    does that mean I could just tap my llanowar elf so he is unable to attack?

    "hey there elfy boy, wanna cum in the water?"

    "shut up bitch I'm summoning a bear"
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:19 No.13187374

    Yes, and that is hilarious.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:19 No.13187375
    >>in the final days

    thats more than one day

    and not a single dude in tolaria was a crab fisher?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:20 No.13187377
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    Arbalests, the favored weapons of crabs everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:21 No.13187386
    if all earthworms disappeared farmers would be pissed
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:21 No.13187389
    Heavy weapon magic crabs.

    Yes, I love you you lucky horseshoe bastards.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:21 No.13187391

    Horseshoe crab is a crab of talent

    unlike hedron crab, who's bumbling antics leads to milling.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:22 No.13187394
    how the heck does a horse shoe crab use that

    let alone be proficient with it
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:26 No.13187415
    Crabs gonna crab.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:28 No.13187419
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    Hilarious equipment to put on a crab thread?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:29 No.13187425
    /tg/ loves crabs. Seriously, you can't hate them.
    They're like the grumpy old man of the sea that does right by you.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:29 No.13187429
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    >>13187338Would someone please explain to me how the hell no one notices

    Thieving Magpie knew. Horseshoe crab told him of the coming disaster, but magpie sama simply nodded his head and said that though he dwells in the skies, he was still born of the land, and when Tolaria goes, so will he. With a carefree chuckle that belied his end, Thieving Magpie would spend his final days as he did any other.

    Horseshoe crab saw his old friend fly away for the last time, he then untapped and turned to the sea, never turning back.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:30 No.13187431
    The king is dead! Long live the crab!
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:33 No.13187446
    There should be a horseshoe crab legend that studied in Tolaria before its sundering
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:33 No.13187449
    /tg/, i believe we can build a crab deck.
    a crab deck that will counter all Goblin decks forever.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:34 No.13187456
    Crabs are *always* making zombies.
    You know what crab needs? Magic armor.
    >> !ApNwvTMfag 12/17/10(Fri)06:34 No.13187457
    Dem Magpie man, dem godamn Magpie killing lions, Knights and other monsters.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:34 No.13187458
    what about craboblins?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:35 No.13187464

    Crabs and heavy artillery equipment like Arbalest

    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:35 No.13187466
    >>13187429Horseshoe crab saw his old friend fly away for the last time, he then untapped and turned to the sea, never turning back.

    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:35 No.13187467
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    he is... my greatest pupil
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:37 No.13187480
    inb4 Xzibit and Drab Umbra.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:38 No.13187482
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    nothing but the best
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:38 No.13187483
    Reminds me of crabquest.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:39 No.13187489
    why is a damn silver armor so strong?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:40 No.13187493
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    >>13187350Horseshoe crab was Barrin's greatest pupil

    Horseshoe crab saw Barrin upon the cliff, Horseshoe crab knew what was coming, he could feel it in his carapace. He knew of the oncoming devastation, the destruction, but he knew it must be witnessed, the last history of Tolaria, the Academy, his teacher, it must be remembered.

    "Master, your legacy shall live on"

    -Horseshoe Crab, last student of Barrin
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:40 No.13187496
    Yeah! That crab is a heavy metal, unstoppable zombie making machine.
    Now I'm torn between wanting a crab or a thousandlegged goldenspider as a greater familiar.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:41 No.13187498
    That's neat.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:41 No.13187500
    Good times... good times...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:42 No.13187504
    Now we know why they left.
    And why no one noticed.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:43 No.13187510

    When will you realize a horse shoe crab is not a crab?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:45 No.13187522
    >creature - crab

    it's a crab
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:45 No.13187523
    Never because I am janitor
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:45 No.13187525
    The great secret of the crab kingdom, revealed!

    [spoiler]I already knew.[/spoiler]
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:47 No.13187535
    They're not even crustaceans. They're more closely related to spiders than to crabs.

    >how many horseshoe crabs can a drow priestess fit in her vagina
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:47 No.13187538
    they're actually a kind of flightless magpie
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:49 No.13187549
    I just want to point out to everybody who said "Of course nobody would notice. They are crabs!" that the crabs did not simply disappear. It says they migrated from ponds to the ocean. That means that there were a fuckton of crabs crawling out of every body of water, and a fuckton of crabs crawling into the ocean. Of course people would notice. There would be fucking crabs everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:50 No.13187555
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:51 No.13187564
    except.. they'd follow the rivers to the sea

    crabs aren't cross-country animals..
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:53 No.13187586
    Well... Horseshoe crabs can't trek on land but some real crabs do.

    [spoiler] not the same anon [/spoiler]
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:55 No.13187596
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    as far as we know~
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:55 No.13187598
    Mayne Tolarians were used to a fuckton of horseshoe crabs crawling everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:56 No.13187604
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    >>13187564crabs aren't cross-country animals..

    how little you know
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:56 No.13187607
    Not all lakes go to the sea, or they go may go underground where a crab would die. Or the river might go through a city, where a huge number of crabs would be pretty obvious.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:57 No.13187615
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    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)06:59 No.13187630

    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:00 No.13187636
    rolled 4 = 4


    aah.. AAAAAUGH

    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:02 No.13187648
    What the FUCK is this????

    Not photoshopped?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:02 No.13187651
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    Road's Closed
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:02 No.13187652
    Plaese takem this animalfaggotry to /an/

    >> COMMISSAR FORON !!NbubB9jqLRJ 12/17/10(Fri)07:04 No.13187658
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    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:05 No.13187669
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    Pic related
    It's just crabs.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:07 No.13187679
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    Crab time?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:12 No.13187712
    Y'all humans, crabs gonna crab.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:13 No.13187714
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    >> COMMISSAR FORON !!NbubB9jqLRJ 12/17/10(Fri)07:14 No.13187721
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    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)07:23 No.13187770

    somebody's crabby
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:22 No.13189360
    This is where I push up my taped, thick-rimmed glasses and clarify a point that given the amusing lore it has spawned isn't really relevant: Tolaria is only a small island (in the plane of Dominaria) upon which Urza's academy sat. In the days leading to the event everyone was frantic and busy. There was magic to learn, a time experiment about to commence and prove disastrous, and of course all the while the Phyrexians were out there needing to be prepared for. Given that light hopefully it makes a little more sense.

    This is where I now take off the glasses and go back to enjoying the mythos now surrounding the Horseshoe Crab.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:33 No.13189451
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    Horseshoe Crab learned his weaponsmithing techniques from his time with the dwarves.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:44 No.13189548
    Dam I want to make a Blue+Colorless Beast/Artifact deck now.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:46 No.13189567
    Wait, I thought you weren't able to play a card's abilities if it was tapped?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:48 No.13189585
    The key think about the horseshoe crab kingdom has to be that even though there are knights sitting there in +6/+6 armour and an executioner toting an Unscythe none of them act like they are anything more than horseshoe crabs. Despite the arbalests on their backs, the elite siege corps of the kingdom spend most of their time waddling around in the shallows. All attempts at diplomacy are doomed to failure, although select diplomats sometime receive a mysterious monogrammed message inviting them to an audience with the crab king. Where he sits in his paddling pool throne, being a crab. No one can image how the almighty crab citadel was built, they know only that it exists and that the crabs are not to be crossed lightly.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:51 No.13189620
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    >an entire plane
    Tolaria was an island or a series of islands, not an entire plane.

    It was small enough for Barren to take out with a single Obliterate.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:54 No.13189644
    As long as the cost for the ability isn't tapping it, there's no reason why you can't.

    Most likely you're casual (nothing wrong with that) and one of your friends fooled you to think that so he would win a match some time ago or something.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:54 No.13189648
    You can. Think about it, how would "Untap Horshoe Crab" even work if you could only use it when the crab was untapped?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:56 No.13189664
    Their spy corps is second to none.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:56 No.13189669
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    "I shall show them true despair."
    -Horseshoe Crab, Archmage of Tolaria
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:58 No.13189687
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)11:59 No.13189700
    The spy who was planning to assassinate the Duke of Gilnead that afternoon opens the door to his room. There is a salty odour in the air. He takes a step aside and sees it, there on his bedspread. A black silk clad assassin crab clicking its little crab claws at him. Knowing for the first time in his life true fear, he steps back, shuts the door, and takes his own life.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:00 No.13189704
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    Yeah I was never into MTG that much, and it's been ages since I played it in any seriousness. Whatevs.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:02 No.13189724
    No one ever suspects the crabs. They can walk right up to a kings most important outpost and the king will do nothing. After all they're just a bunch of crabs what could they do.
    The king was killed
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:05 No.13189763
    People who ask questions like, "Where the hell did a bunch of crabs get these magical artifacts, anyway?" tend to disappear.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:07 No.13189787
    True fact: Horseshoe crabs have a very simple immune system- there's one protein in their (blue) bloodstream that detects foreign bodies and glops around them.

    The blue stuff they spray around on CSI, the equiment used to test hospital-grade syringes and beakers, and the air-quality monitors on the ISS are all made of this chemical.

    It can't be synthesized.

    It's harvested from live horseshoe crab blood.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:09 No.13189805
    They don't kill the crab doing it though. Well, the mortality rate is like 5% but they try not to. Imagine how terrified the crab must be.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:11 No.13189818
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    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:12 No.13189823
    I don't have much time I can hear the crabs their at my door they will probably kill me but the world has got to know, they're building a
    i meen teh crabs are justt fine and deefinatly not secrettly planning to conquer Gilnead tonight
    and is itt jsut me or are thees keyboard reaaly harrd to work
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:17 No.13189878
    So where the hell is my Horseshoe Crab block, Wizards?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:17 No.13189884
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    Is memnarch a crab?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:18 No.13189893
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    I think he just might be.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:18 No.13189894
    He's a wizard legend, the card even says so
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:19 No.13189901
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    Yo, we heard you like horseshoe crabs so we put yo horseshoe crab in a horseshoe crab so you can crab while you crab.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:20 No.13189915
    Horseshoe crabs make great sacrifices for our safety.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:21 No.13189935
    Crab Exsanguinator, sounds like one of those useless Dorf Fortress professions.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:21 No.13189937
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    Oh god, they have shroud now too. What hope is there for man?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:24 No.13189962
    I don't know man, I think I would honestly be pretty okay with doing that job.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:24 No.13189963
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    Fucking Nightmare crabs, how do they work?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:25 No.13189973
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    Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the crab princess?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:35 No.13190090

    They strap them into racks, a dozen at a time, spray them down with crab-sanitizer and then the machine jabs needles into their bellies.

    I don't know about you, but I'd be going for my arbalest.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:42 No.13190143
    Oh god, my mind is imagining the crunching sound that must accompany the needle piercing their shells.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:42 No.13190145

    So if I contrived to have no other permanent in play when this fucker resolves, that'd be an infinite loop?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:44 No.13190166
    Why /tg/ why.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:50 No.13190213
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:51 No.13190226
    Oracle Text

    Wormfang Crab 3U
    Creature — Nightmare Crab (3/6)

    Wormfang Crab is unblockable.

    When Wormfang Crab enters the battlefield, an opponent chooses a permanent you control other than Wormfang Crab and exiles it.

    When Wormfang Crab leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:51 No.13190232
    Read the card again.
    >an opponent chooses a permanent you control and removes it from the game.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:52 No.13190240
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    probably my favorite creature of all time
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:54 No.13190249
    What if you have no permanents in play, and then you play two Wolffang Crabs at once?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:55 No.13190271
    You're playing him without an island? I find that unlikely.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:56 No.13190273
    There is a softer spot on the underside where blood can be taken without major damage.

    Googling around suggests 3% to 10% die, and that includes the damage from catching them, shipping them around in non airconditioned things for several days etc, as well as the shock of blood loss.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)12:58 No.13190294
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    This guy is a crab deck unto himself. Combine with horseshoe crab, arbalest, hermetic study, and something that needs you to bounce lands for its cost and you're half way to a theme deck. Also, Wormfang crab for the annoyance and unblockable 3/6. Drop vigilance on that fucker. I think there's a UW crab too...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:01 No.13190316
    Crab A and Crab B come into play at the same time.
    Both triggers go on the stack
    Crab A's ability resolves, triggering Crab B's leave play ability.
    That resolves and does nothing, as B has not yet exiled anything.
    Crab B's initial trigger resolves, exiling A. This triggers A's leave play ability.
    Crab B returns to play and is all alone, with nothing to exile.
    >> Ekoi !PpcsYfrVrw 12/17/10(Fri)13:02 No.13190325
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    Fuck yes, Horseshoe Crab.

    Kills lions and doesn't take shit from bears.

    My favorite card for no practical reason.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:03 No.13190329
    >Crab B returns to play and is all alone, with nothing to exile.
    Poor crab... ;_;
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    >Crab A and Crab B come into play at the same time.

    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:10 No.13190385
    >other than Wormfang Crab

    Oh fuck you Wizards D:
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:17 No.13190434
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    "One immediately after the other, in a time frame during with neither player receives priority" is close enough to "at the same time" for me.
    >implying creatures can't enter play at the same time
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:17 No.13190435
    So...Does this make it so if you play two wormfang crabs that they can't bounce each other?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:20 No.13190463

    They can't exile themselves, they will exile each other.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:20 No.13190465
    "Other than [card name]" only refers to that specific card itself, not other copies of it.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)13:23 No.13190484
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    for some reason, all these well armed crabs are strangely compelling...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)14:08 No.13190916
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    A simple horseshoe crab
    With Argentium Armor
    And a Heavy Arbalest
    Inside of another Horseshoe Crab (Umbra)
    Has the moxie of Clark Gable.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)15:32 No.13191687
    bumping for a legitimate crab deck (maybe even based off the crazy shit in the thread already)
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)15:33 No.13191698
    That crab can't fight in close combat. He needs an Unscythe.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)15:39 No.13191754
    who is the enemy of the crab?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)15:40 No.13191759
    The kingdoms of man. Crab shall crush the jeweled thrones of the world beneath his scuttling feet.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)15:48 No.13191831
    You guys want to play the greatest race ever made?

    Pick up 50 Fathoms, a Savage Worlds supplement, and play Scurillians.

    What are they? Magically created man-sized giant crabs. Created to help with magic experiments, so they are analytic and tough as all hell.

    Did I mention these crabs are cantankerous? They hate everyone, including others of their race.

    Some hate others so much they graft canons to their shells to shoot at people.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)15:51 No.13191852
    >It says almost nothing about the creature nor does it make it seem more menacing.
    >horseshoe crab
    It's about as menacing as cheese.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:17 No.13192049
    Bold words. We shall see... I would suggest moving away from water sources for the time being, lest they find their way in.

    Surely, burning alive is a more pleasant way to die compared to these.. these... conniving barbarians.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:17 No.13192051
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    Cheese can win you the game, bro.
    >> Ekoi !PpcsYfrVrw 12/17/10(Fri)16:18 No.13192060
    Unknown to the beings of Mirrodin as the phyrexian forces flowed onto the metallic world, another vast army from another realm poured into the seas to prepare to defend Mirrodin.

    With their natural immunity to the phyrexian plagues, a carapace that most beasts cannot pierce, an ancient vigilance, and the vast armory that they've collected over the eons, the horseshoe crab empire will end the war Urza had fought for so long.

    The ignored ones will make themselves known.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:19 No.13192068
    This is the best thread on /tg/ right now.

    More proof that the greatest threads are all hijacked threads that have nothing to do with the OP.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:32 No.13192205
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    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:40 No.13192284
    Horseshoe Crab, Planescrawler
    +1: Untap up to 2 target creatures or planeswalkers
    -1: Tap Horseshoe Crab to deal 2 damage to target creature or player.
    -4: Untap all creatures, artifacts and lands target player controls. For each permanent that was untapped this way, deal 1 damage to target player.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:48 No.13192342
    FYI, M:tG runs on troll biology, just so you guys know.

    Don't worry about it.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:52 No.13192371
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    don't forget about the homarid and the deep spawn
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)16:53 No.13192385
    >> Owly 12/17/10(Fri)16:55 No.13192411
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    Maybe it's a gift or a feat or something you get when you hit the age of 30, but there comes a time when you're able to read things in their proper context.

    The card doesn't read: "They migrated in a single day" it reads "On that day, they migrated." In other words, it didn't take them a single day, but on that particular day, it was noted that they were migrating.

    This is frustrating because so many people take things out of context, and then spread their ignorance to others, like those who read some criticism of the Bible, and glom onto something they think is an inconsistency, when in fact what they need to do is understand what they're reading before they open their mouths to others.

    The quote from Squee is funny because it's a goblin shooting his mouth off about something gross (eating bugs). How tough the crab is is outside of the scope of the entertainment value of the card.

    Focus your mind on something important for a while, and then come back. Drink less Mountain Dew (tm) while you're at it.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:10 No.13192570
    >it didn't take them a single day, but on that particular day, it was noted that they were migrating.
    except it wasn't noted. "no one took note", right in the text.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:12 No.13192589

    Thallids got sucked into the Time Shenanigans during the Time Spiral block.

    Poor bastards.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:18 No.13192654
    fuck off, this thread is gold.

    ...Now, where were we a/t,g/entleman?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:19 No.13192663

    Rescuing the Thallids and maybe even recruiting the Kobolds?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:27 No.13192749
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    They called him a hero, the Hero of Crabs...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:27 No.13192757
    >Ignores funny ideas for pedantry
    Glad that's working out for you, bro.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:30 No.13192787
    >op: in the span of a single day
    >reads the card
    >card: in the final days
    >final days

    well done, OP, you just went full retard
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:33 No.13192823

    If it wasn't noted... THEN WHO WAS WRITER?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:34 No.13192829
    The crab, obviously.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:37 No.13192870
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    Thank Gygax for this thread, man. I freaking love crabs and nobody ever wants to talk about them. It's all "Bears, bears, bees!!!" on the internet nowadays.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:38 No.13192880

    Thallids. Thallid farms for creating living grapeshot to be flung from the crab master's crab-a-pults.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:40 No.13192902
    I dig all sorts of crustaceans. In the setting I'm running right now the dwarves attack floating ship-cities with their biomechanical siege crabs, and the arcane secrets of a lost empire are guarded by the remnants of the mantis shrimp beastmen in their undersea temple ziggurats.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:41 No.13192909
    Crabs are prolific historians.
    >> Ekoi !PpcsYfrVrw 12/17/10(Fri)17:41 No.13192918
    The first to scuttle onto the shore was none other than the unknown legend that is the Planescrawler, garbed with a stained but otherwise gleaming plate of armor fitted over its carapace. The Planescrawler seemed to flicker in and out of reality occasionally as it glided over the gleaming sand.

    Behind him a tide of chitin rose from the depths, the sound of natural armor clanking as the beaches were covered in it. Behind them, clusters grouped together to drag large siege weapons of all kinds of designs, salvaged from the wars they so silently observed. Balistas, catapults, and magical devices alike were already being readied by delicate claws as the sea dripped off of them.

    The massive swarm covered the land like a tidal wave as they went to battle.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:48 No.13192990
    How else would they document the empires they have toppled? It's a little known fact that what finally pushed Barren over the edge into casting Obliterate was that after all his other troubles and tragedies, a crab scuttled into his bed and pinched him right in the nuts.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:53 No.13193047
    with his unscythe right?

    standard armament for crab assassins, garbed in whispersilk
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:57 No.13193092
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    The Planescrawler
    Planeswalker - Crab Planescrawler
    +X Put X 1/1 blue Crab creature tokens into play. Lose X-1 life.
    +1 Choose a creature or land card in play. If a creature, it becomes blue in addition to its other colors and is a Crab in addition to its other creature types. If a land, it becomes a basic Island land.
    -2 Crab creatures you control get +0/+5 and gain Defender and Double Strike until until the beginning of your next upkeep.
    -8 You get an Emblem with "All Crab creatures you control get +5/+0 and gain Islandwalk."
    Loyalty 3
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)17:57 No.13193093
    man I wish armored cantrix wasn't so totally crap. It looks fucking baddass.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:01 No.13193130
    >is a Crab
    Jesus, he can turn people into crabs? Just like, zzzap, you're a crab now?

    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:04 No.13193153
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    It's more common than you'd think.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:07 No.13193174
    >turn 1-island, hedron crab
    >turn 2-Spreading seas one of their lands
    >turn 3-Planescrawler, +x ability, create 5 crab tokens
    >turn 4-CRAAABBBSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (activate -8)
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:10 No.13193202
    Not gonna fron/tg/entleman, sometimes I feel unworthy of the win I see on this board.

    Like that undead computation thread. Fucking amazing stuff.
    >lurks moar
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:11 No.13193212
    +X does seem to be a little much...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:14 No.13193241
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    You DARE question the power of The Planescrawler? I'd steer clear of the beach for a while, if I were you...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:15 No.13193251
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    Can't fit four abilities on a planeswalker in MSE.

    Preliminary card here. This is stupidly overpowered.

    >Play card
    >oh i suppose I'll just make 10 crab tokens
    >oh look at my 13 loyalty
    >good luck stopping all my 6/1 crabs next turn
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:17 No.13193270
    Crab Battle!

    Seriously, Crabs are even more hardcore than Metal Gears and supersoldiers. One of them was able to solo Solid Snake. Solid Snake. Urza thought he had to go backwards in time to find the Titans. But they were with him all along. They were the Crabs.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:17 No.13193277
    That's the point. It is The Planescrawler. All your base are belong to it.
    >> Ekoi !PpcsYfrVrw 12/17/10(Fri)18:25 No.13193337
    I kinda envisioned the Planescrawler to be a horseshoe crab but that's just me.

    Should I write more?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:29 No.13193384
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    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:30 No.13193390
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    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:30 No.13193398
    Some crab combo stuff from my Crab deck:

    Crabs obviously, Crab upgrades: Hermetic study/psionic gift, Sigil of Sleep, Neurok Stealth Suit (Stealth Crab), and Curiosity. Also, Opposition for a change of pace.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:31 No.13193411
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    Please do not forget that even Giant Enemy Crabs can be stopped. One can simply attack its weak point for massive damage.

    Also U/B go so well together a crab deck should splash black for Death Pits of Rath or GY manip for recursion. What's scarier than a horde of crabs coming your way? A horde of ZOMBIE enemy crabs, that's what.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:34 No.13193429
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    I put that up because it was all blue and hazy and "Wooooo, phasing through dimensions" looking, but here's a good alternate!
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:37 No.13193462
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    According to Wikipedia, bony fish are the main predators of crabs.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:40 No.13193479
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    ... I never thought I'd have need to speak these words, but that's a pretty fucking badass-looking horseshoe crab.
    >> Ekoi !PpcsYfrVrw 12/17/10(Fri)18:45 No.13193512
    To be fair, there really isn't much good art of horseshoe crabs on the internet it seems.

    >prophet judgements

    ...captcha, what are you trying to tell us?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:47 No.13193536
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    If anyone lives near the beach, I would highly recommend attending a horseshoe crab orgy. Their mating cycle is tied to the lunar cycle, and once a year they swarm up from the bottom of the ocean onto the beach and start making baby crabs. It's hilarious to watch.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:52 No.13193576
    >turn 3

    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)18:53 No.13193590
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)19:52 No.13194123

    Dat file name.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)19:54 No.13194138
    gah, misread the mana cost. Hmm, not as op now, but yeah. Go green/blue, and drop a birds on turn one
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)19:57 No.13194166

    I don't like the risk of..

    getting crabs.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)20:24 No.13194467
    how's this for a deck?

    4x Horseshoe crab
    4xViridian longbow
    3xHeavy Arbalest
    3xHermatic Study
    4xSigil of Sleep
    3xCostal Piracy
    2xSpell Pierce

    Strictly casual, but alluring, heavy artillery weapon wielding, curious crab pirates!
    >> Anonymous 12/17/10(Fri)20:26 No.13194481
    also, 16 islands, 4 Hallimar depths
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)01:39 No.13198053
    Bump for awesome thread.

    sea beampla
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)01:54 No.13198253

    I jsut went and painted my Assault Kommandoes and Gorman di Wolffe (as Darkwing Duck) and this thread is still alive?

    God bless us, every one.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)01:57 No.13198283
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    you forgot your pic
    >> WarnsbargTheRetailFag !!zklBGYZv989 12/18/10(Sat)02:09 No.13198430
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    ♫ I've got a big bag of crabs here! ♫
    ♫ I'm gonna put them in my mouth, oh yes! ♫
    ♫ I'm gonna run round the town on a market day! ♫
    ♫ People will look at me and say, you've got a mouth full of crabs. ♫
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)02:28 No.13198650
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    Twice the untapping.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)08:04 No.13201389
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    Robots here, crabs are obsolete.

    You take on lions and win? We take on elepahnts and win.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)09:14 No.13201868

    Hmmm would a Sea Drake work?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)11:08 No.13202524
    This thread is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)11:53 No.13202794

    "the crab fishing sure has been hard lately"

    Also, who the fuck eats horseshoe crabs?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)12:05 No.13202880
    In Tolaria, fisherman have 4 power.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)12:25 No.13203014

    I meant that if a crab fisher noticed that there didn't seem to be a shit ton of crabs for a couple days he wouldn't go "oh wow, I bet a temporal collapse is going to cause a planar catastrophe," or even "oh wow, I better alert someone to this strange occurrence," he'd think "bad day for crab fishing, rageragerage"
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)16:56 No.13205537
    I <3 this thread sooooooooo much

    :> tg
    >> Anonymous 12/18/10(Sat)19:03 No.13206804
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    >This thread makes my face

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