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7th Edition and Random Thoughts
By Bob Pittman
Hi,

Some time ago I mentioned that I'd like to do a front page article. I don't really have the writting skills or desire to do this sort of thing very often but if the CPA will allow me to do this I would appericate it.

With that being said, I'd like to introduce "Random Thoughts." I don't think that name is taken but if it is I'll be happy to change it. Random thoughts are about all that come to me so I figured that would be a good name for a column. You will not find any secret tech within any of my submissions. I am not a great deck builder or theorist. What you will find are casual and Multi-player deck ideas and random thoughts about current topics.

For my first article I'd like to talk about 7th Edition. What cards should it have? Before I go any further, let me say, I am "not" a tournament player. I have attended a few but I consider myself a casual player in every way. Many of my suggestions will be made from this perspective. Picking fun and balanced cards that can be effective in Type II and casual play is kind of hard to do. I challenge you to come up with a 335 cards to fit this criteria. By following probable WoTc base set policy you will be forced to leave several cards out of 7th Edition. I have tryed to do this. None of the cards I have chosen have: Trample, Shadow, Buyback, Phasing, Banding, Protection from a color, Echo, Cumulative Upkeep, Cycling and non of them are Perpetual or Sleeping enchantments. Man, thats a lot of the good cards.

One question I kept asking myself was, Does 7th really need to be balanced for limited play? Does anybody play buster draft with the base set? I don't think so but I went ahead and tryed to make it as balanced as I could. This is almost impossible for me to do because I really don't have the proper prospective to do it. Oh well, I tried.

Another thing to consider is what cards will inflence Type II decks. You know, the ones that have decks built around them but are not broken. I also had to figure out what "other"cards people would want to play with. I couldn't really choose cards that over shadowed the current Type II. How much fun would that be?

The last thing I considered was the rarity of some of the cards. While looking down my list you my notice that a few of the cards my not have thier previous rarity.

Without further ado, here we go. I've done the best I could. If you can come up with a possible card list I'd love to read it.

Thanks for reading my random thoughts.
Caveman

7th Edition (Note: I have taken cards from several different sets, including some
of the older ones and I've tryed to cut some of the chaff)
ARTIFACTS
COMMON(5)
Clay Statue
Coiled Tinviper
Lotus Petal
Mind Stone
Serrated Arrows

UNCOMMON(18)
5 Mirage Diamonds
Arcum's Whistle
Ashnod's Altar
Bottle Gnomes
Library of Leng
Mightstone
Mindless Automaton
Mystic Compass
Phyrexian Furnace
Phyrexian Hulk
Phyrexian Vault
Skull Catapult
Soul Net
Thran Foundry

RARE(22)
Amber Prison
Ankh of Mishra
Coat of Arms
Cursed Totem
Defense Grid
Dingus Egg
Disrupting Scepter
Flying Carpet
Grinning Totem
Howling Mine
Jayemdae Tome
Loadstone Bauble
Mana Web
Meekstone
Millstone
Phyrexian Colossus
Powder Keg
Primal Clay
Scroll Rack
Soldevi Digger
Snake Basket
Thran Lens

LAND
COMMON
4 Swamp with new art
4 Island with new art
4 Forest with new art
4 Mountains with new art
4 Plains with new art

UNCOMMON(8)
5 uncommon Mirage search lands
Arena
Quicksand
Stalking Stones

RARE( 12)
Adarkar Waste
Brushlands
Caldera Lake
City of Brass
Karplusan Forest
Pine Barrens
Reflecting Pool
Salt Flats
Scabland
Skyshroud Forest
Sulfurous Springs
Underground River


BLACK
COMMON (22)
Blood Pet
Bog Imp
Carnophage
Corrupt
Diabolic Edict
Drudge Skelton
Dry Spell
Dungeon Shade
Duress
Endless Scream
Enfeeblement
Exhume
Fear
Gravedigger
Lost Soul
Ravenous Rats
Razortooth Rats
Scathe Zombies
Skittering Skirge
Syphon Soul
Terror
Twisted Experiment

UNCOMMON(16)
Abyssal Specter
Blight
Blighten Shaman
Bog Wraith
Buried Alive
Dread of Night
Eater of the Dead
Hidden Horror
Leshrac's Rite
Necrologia
Nekrataal
Perish
Pestilence
Strands of Night
Stupor
Wall of Souls

RARE(16)
Abyssal Hunter
Attrition
Coffin Queen
Derelor
Forbidden Crypt
Greed
Living Death
Necrosavant
Nightmare
Pox
Reprocess
Sengir Autocrat
Sengir Vampire
Stromgald Cabal
Vampiric Tutor
Zombie Master


BLUE
COMMON(22)
Boomerang
Counterspell
Gaseous Form
Horned Turtle
Impulse
Mana Leak
Man o War
Manta Riders
Phantasmal Terrian
Phantom Wings
Prodigal Sorcerer
Psychic Venom
Remove Soul
Sage Owl
Sea Monster
Spell Blast
Tidal Surge
Tidal Warrior
Tolarian Winds
Unsummon
Coral Merfolk
Wind Drake

UNCOMMON(16)
Air Elemental
Browse
Chill
Curiosity
Dissipate
Glacical Wall
Harmattan Efreet
Hibernation
Mystical Tutor
Phantom Warrior
Propaganda
Prosperity
Relearn
Thieving Magpie
Wall of Air
Wind Spirit

RARE(16)
Ancestral Memories
Bazaar of Wonders
Daring Apprentice
Desertion
Diminishing Returns
Forget
Gilded Drake
Intuition
Juxtapose
Lord of Atlantis
Mana Short
Opposition
Psychic Transfer
Recall
Tradewind Rider
Zur's Weirding


GREEN
COMMON(22)
Blanchwood Treefolk
Briar Shield
Cat Warriors
Choking Vines
Elven Cache
Elvish Lyrist
Fog
Giant Growth
Giant Spider
Grizzly Bears
Llanowar Elves
Night Soil
Panther Warriors
Quirion Ranger
Rampant Growth
Regeneration
Rogue Elephant
Scaled Wurm
Stream of Life
Trained Armodon
Treetop Rangers
Wild Growth

UNCOMMON(16)
Choke
Compost
Creeping Mold
Fallow Earth
Femeref Archers
Harmonic Convergence
Harrow
Killer Bee's
Lone Wolf
Lure
River Boa
Spectral Bears
Thicket Basilisk
Uktabi Orangutan
Unseen Walker
Wall of Roots/Blossoms

RARE(16)
Argothian Enchantress
Birds of Paradise
Call of the Wild
Concordant Crossroads
Elvish Archers
Elvish Farmer
Exploration
Hurricane
Lhurgoyf
Maro
Plow Under
Natural Order/Patten of Rebirth
Survival of the Fittest
Sylvan Library
Tranquil Grove
Verdant Force


RED
COMMON(22)
Anaba Bodyguard
Anaba Shaman
Arc Lightning
Balduvian Barbarians
Blood Lust
Firebreathing
Fissure
Flame Spirit
Giant Strength
Goblin Mason
Goblin Raider
Guerrilla Tactics
Mogg Fanatic
Raging Goblin
Reckless Abandon
Sabertooth Tiger
Shatter
Shock
Stone Rain
Talruum Minotaur
Tremor
Viashino Warrior

UNCOMMON(16)
Aether Flash
Blaze
Burning Palm Efreet
Fire Elemental
Goblin Recruiter
Havoc
Hulking Cyclops
Landslide
Meltdown
Orcish Artillery
Orcish Settlers
Pillage
Scald
Vertigo
Volcanic Geyser
Wall of Dust

RARE(16)
Balduvian Horde
Earthquake
Fervor
Final Fortune
Goblin King
Hammer of Bogardan
Repercussion
Inferno
Jokulhaups
Manabarbs
Ravenous Baboons
Relentless Assault
Shatterstorm
Shivan Dragon
Shivan Hellkite
Storm World


WHITE
COMMON(22)
Armored Pegasus
CoP: Black
CoP: Blue
CoP: Green
CoP: Red
CoP: White
D' Avenant Archer
Disenchant
Ekundu Griffin
Empyrial Armor
Healing Salve
Pacifism
Pegasus Charger
Regal Unicorn
Remedy
Resistance Fighter
Samite Healer
Soul Warden
Standing Troops
Venerable Monk
Wall of Glare
Warrior's Honor

UNCOMMON(16)
Ardent Militia
Daraja Griffin
Enlightened Tutor
Gerrards Wisdom
Heavy Ballista
Honorable Passage
Humble
Kismet
Light of Day
Longbow Archer
Monk Idealist
Reprisal
Serra's Blessing
Spirit Link
Staunch Defenders
Unyaro Griffin

RARE(16)
Archangel
Armageddon
Blinking Spirit
Celestial Dawn
Crusade
Exile
False Prophet
Kjeldoran Royal Guard
Order of the Sacred Torch
Reverse Damage
Serenity
Serra Angel
Sunweb
Tarrif
Tithe
Wrath of GOD

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