September 27, 2010

Every Rosewater Has Its Thorn

First of all, congratulations to design chief Mark Rosewater for completing his nearly decade-and-a-half quest to bring poison back to Magic. He must have felt like some kind of badass last weekend as planeswalkers across the land got the toxic beatdown. Kudos!

Unable to leave the Looter Grotto for a pre-release, I had plenty of time to consider the aesthetics of poison delivery. So, if you're not feeling the stock "green swirls" poison counter, I have a couple of options for you. First, straight cash poison:
poison buck
Yeah, homie, you just took damage from one of my bugs, so take the money.
poison buck
Here's what it looks like to be rich and dead:
poison money pile
Here's the poison money PDF for your printing and cutting pleasure. I could only fit six on a page at the proper size, so you're going to have to print two if you actually want to close the deal.

But if you're an infect connoisseur with a flair for the dramatic nothing compares to the relentless ticking of the Inkwell Looter Poison Clock.
poison clock
This is gonna look sweet in that little alcove in the downstairs hallway ...
poison clock
... but should we be concerned about the snake hand?
poison clock
*URK*
poison clock
And here's the PDF for the clock, with some hastily written instructions included. Even if you can follow the instructions, you really just need to figure out a way to stick a clock hand on a clock face in a way that it rotates nice and smooth.

NOW GO FORTH, INFECT AND PROLIFERATE!

15 comments:

  1. I'm loving the poison clock. I'm not so great at putting together limited decks (or decks in general, really) but I did win a game with poison.

    Speaking of poison, the set FAQ very adamantly states that Leeches is the only way to remove poison counters. Got a kick out of that.

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  2. That's a great poison counter! Lovely

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  3. I'm getting the snake as soon as you put it up. Now I've just gotta figure out how to put it together.

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  4. I am continually surprised by how awesome you are.

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  5. that's a pretty cool poison counter! can't wait for you to post the PDF. i'm gonna try to print it out when you do.

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  6. Came here from @dailyMTG .

    I love both. The Snake looks better, but the Phyrexia Bucks and definitely cooler.

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  7. Fucking amazing. This is the first time I post a comment in your blog but I gotta say that I'm subscribed to the rss since I came here looking for an emblem for Elspeth. Keep up the good work!

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  8. That poison counter clock is absolutely stunning. That's my favorite thing that you've ever posted here.

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  9. You're a champ. Well done again.

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  10. Aww, thanks for all the compliments everyone. I just added in links for the PDFs. If any of you happen to use these things in games and it's convenient to take a photo I'd love to see 'em!

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  11. Say, when I download these PDFs I get a rather sizable blank page. The clock weighs in at 1.5mb, but when I open it (in Preview anyway) I get nothing but 1 white page.

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  12. Benjamin, I just tried downloading the PDFs on a couple of different computers and didn't have any trouble. Are you able to download other PDFs? Not sure how to troubleshoot this.

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  13. the snake clock counter is beautiful *_* amazing work man, keep up the good work!

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  14. Nice. Will print them out!

    @ Benjamin
    Had the same issue with foxitreadear when I cancel the update. Update fox it reader when prompted. Or you can just do a print screen of the image here and past it on a word document. Then print it. :)

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  15. Love poison bucks, but is there a chance of getting $5 poison dollars?

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