The Language of M:tg

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by Rando, Aug 17, 2000.

  1. Rando Freaky Bear

    Every game or hobby develops it's own cannon of slang and "shop talk". It would seem that Magic has more then it's fair share. Although I have been playing for about 4 or 5 years, I still can go to a tourament and hear some word or phrase that I hadn't heared before.
    From "Mastibore" and "Risha-BAN Port" to "beats" and "slops/props", there are hundreds of slang words for Magic.
    I am looking to compile Magic: The Glossary, chronicaling these words and thier meanings for the uninitiated and the uninformed. Please post your slang words and what they mean, and if you know where they came from, that would be helpful too.
    Thanks.
  2. VoLRaTH Master of The Cursed

    City of Ass = Brass
  3. Hawaiian mage CPA symbiod

    "Ha! I knew you would do that! You have fallen into my trap!" = "Damn it! I lose this game..."

    "That is so cheap..." = "Wow, wish I thought of that."

    "What!? You suck!" = "Good game."
  4. theorgg Slob

    'bator, Master Bator= Masticor(named so due to the "apparatus" sticking out of his mouth)

    Shotgun=Aladin's Ring(very old nickname)

    Toilet Paper, some toilet paper= Swords To Plowshares(because it wipes creatures out--VERY old slang term, predates even ME)

    (to)Piss off= to rancor(rancor is EXTREME anger)
    Pissed off=Rancor'ed

    brow beat=beat up with fliers(I havn't the foggiest on the derivation, I guess it's from "over the rainbow", but I'm not sure.)

    I think Starcity has some kind of Magic slang dictionary, but I don't know the exact local...
  5. dw51688 The Mad Scientist

    Only my friend's use this, but it is a long story about how it happened.


    Damn it she's HOT =

    Someone definetly has a fire elemetal in their hand
  6. Hetemti The Wide-Awake Nightmare

    The Thump, To receive The Thump=To be pounded by a creature that seemed insignificant.
    "He didn't take the opportunity to finish off my River Boa, so I triple-Rancored it and game him The Thump."
    -=-
    Pumping Iron=Killing a big creature who your opponent thought it was safe to attack with via a small blocker and a pump spell, also, a creature enchanted with Momentum.
    "My Elf doesn't like the looks of your Plaguelord so he's gonna pump some iron and smack him around."
    -=-
    Bait and Switch=After a round of Show and Tell, or a Hunted Wumpas, stealing the best creature that was put into play with Gilded Drake.
    -=-
    Gain 40 for 4=Casting Bone Mask.
    -=-
    Benched Pokémon="Sleeping Creature" enchantments.
    -=-
    Leaping Lizards=Viashino Cutthroat, Sandstalker, and Sandscout.
    -=-
    Best Friend=A card that allways seems to wind up in one's opening hand. Often a result of poor shuffling or cheating.
  7. nodnarb24 Supreme Overlord/The Rat King

    Tag Guard

    Magpied = Being dealt 20 damage in 20 turns by a magpie after your opponent locked you down with his blue. Happens a lot to me when I play my brother.
  8. arhar Member

    "Cheese" -
    Version 1: Combo decks.
    V2: LD decks.
    V3: Lifegain decks.
    V4: Discard decks.


    "Beat over the head with......" - Kill them with .....

    "Come home" - kill them with creature

    "Insufficient randomization" - cheating
  9. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    Beatings: To attack and deal damage

    'Tings: Beatings

    The Rats Formerly Known As Dangerous: Ravenous Rats (DON'T ask)[Danger Rat! AWESOME! do you have a URL for a Danger rat site???-Orgg]

    Sex Monkeys: Uktabi Orangutan

    "Bad card": Anything that just beat you

    Mana screw: To have either too much or too little land

    [Edited by theorgg on August 17th, 2000 at 05:59 PM]
  10. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    Beatdown
    n. The act of beating your opponent with creatures. "Whoah, a Thorn Elemental AND a Morphling attack? Talk about beatdown!"

    Topdeck
    v. To draw precisely the card from your library that you need. "There he was, at one life, and he topdecked a Wrath of God!"

    Superman
    syn. Morphling.

    Lawnmower Elves
    syn. Llanowar Elves.

    Burn
    n. Any card, usually red, that inflicts damage directly to a creature or player. (ex. Lightning Bolt)
    v. To target a creature or player with direct damage. "I'll burn your Elvish Piper with a Lightning Bolt."

    Deck
    syn. Library.
    v. To defeat an opponent by running him/her out of cards in his/her library. "My Millstone deck wins by decking my opponent."

    Tim
    syn. Prodigal Sorceror

    Roy
    syn. Royal Assassin

    Netdeck
    n. Any deck that is so publically discussed on the Internet that the chance that any given person playing it actually thought of it is infinitessimal. "He's playing Pebbles? Stupid netdeck."

    Drain
    v. To cast Drain Life (or any spell that deals damage while giving the caster life) on a spell or creature. "I'll Drain you for 20, for the kill."

    Bolt
    syn. Lightning Bolt

    Jank
    adj. Very poor in quality; crap. "I got a Pale Moon in my Nemesis pack! What TOTAL jank!"

    "Tapped Out"
    adj. Any player who has drawn all possible mana from all available sources, and has none available.

    "Power 9"
    n. The following group of cards: Black Lotus, Mox Pearl, Mox Emerald, Mox Sapphire, Mox Ruby, Mox Jet, Time Walk, Time Twister, Ancestral Recall.

    Scroll
    v. To activate Cursed Scroll and target a creature or player. "You're at 2? I'll Scroll you for the kill."
  11. DÛke Memento Mori

    Morphling is 'Neo from The Matrix'.
    Mother of Ruins 'is cheating'.
    ROPs and COPs are 'gay'.
    There.
  12. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    ROP (rune of protection)

    COP (Circle of protection)

    Bop, mana birds, mana chicken, speed bump of paradise (Birds of paradise)

    Prune mom (Mother of runes, don't ask)

    Sligh- red, low land count, aggro/control

    Stompy- quick green beatdown

    Janky- not so good

    Pissed (rancor)

    Beatdown (take a guess)

    Inverted beatdown (Small creature beatdown. Like dying to
    20 royal assassin attacks...)

    Beatdown stick (Big creature)

    ----- on a stick (A creature that can perform the function)

    Broken (good to the point where it should be illegal)

    Sick (Good)

    Cheap (Damn good)

    ACC (Alternate casting cost)

    5CG (5 color green)

    Mana curve (the cc of different creatures, charted on a curve.)

    Tim (Prodigal sorcerer)

    Ping (deal 1 damage)

    Stall (Play purely defense, in hope of gaining advantage later) [Aka 'To pull a Slick.' :) --Zadok001]

    Lock (A situation where the opponent is damned no matter what he does)

    Thorny (thorn elemental)

    Fling-a-ding (Bloodshot cyclops)

    Some bad (VERY bad. thanks, wakefield)

    Bolt (Deal damage with lightning bolt)

    Frag (Deal huge amounts of direct damage)

    bounce (to return a permanent to owner's hand)

    Go off (Have a combo get all it's parts working, and let you win)

    Fizzle (Have a spell countered or a combo negated)

    Crowd control (Spells that deal damage to many creatures at once)

    Pro ----- (either Non-CPA, or giving a creature protection from a color)

    Sac (sacrifice)

    Topdeck (draw the card you need)

    Mana Screw (Too much or too little land)

    Illegal (Effective)
  13. Lythand Veteran CPA Member

    Hmm..A lot of the ones I heard are already mentioned, so I may repeat a few. But here are some of what I hear.

    Beats: The continuose loss of life due to a lock down.
    "Once I Played the Tangle Wire with My negator out, I layed the beats down!"

    Beating Stick: Ussually a very big creature. Most commonly with a power greater then 5. Phyrexian Negator, Ernham Djinn, Phyrexiam Collussus ect ect ect..

    Superman: Morphling

    Topdeck: To draw the one card that will save your ass at that particular situation.

    The smack down: (see beats)

    Ernie: Ernham Djinn

    Bang-a-tangs, Sex Monkeys: Uktabi Orangatang

    Broken : Something extremley powerful its abused
    Yawgmoths Bargain, Replenish, Moxes

    Pain lands: Any of the lands that produce 2 colors and deal one damage to you

    City of breast: City of brass

    Mox Monkey: That red monkey that you tap to destroy a artifact..I dont remeber its true name. :)

    MOM: Mother of ruins

    BEEF! : See beating Stick

    To pump: Put your unused mana into an ability
    "I pumped 5 mana into my Nakaya Shade to make him a 6/6 creature"

    Sac: To sacrifice
  14. VoLRaTH Master of The Cursed

    bungee (jumping) = killing a big creature with morphling by +x/-x ability ( i cant attack couse of morphlings bangee)
  15. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    Make a creature go farming: To Swords to Plowshares a creature

    Best Fattie Ever Printed: Verdant Force

    Best 7-Point Stream of Life Ever Printed: Verdant Force, post Swords to Plowshares

    Slick Combo: Something along the lines of Ivory Mask/Thran Foundry

    "That One Card": Noun used to describe any card you can't remember the name of
  16. magicman_moe New Member

    hehe well this is in the MOEcabulary

    drudge skelitoons

    UNCLE EISHVAN!(ya haveta say it loud and usin an old foreighner guys voice)

    goddammit i thought i killed them=killer bees,voldarian mage,and other random weenie bastards

    S.O.B=ya killed my favorite creature

    good game man that was good=you suck cant belive i wasted an hour and a half with this chump

    wanna play again=ill beat your ass this time ya punk

    DAMMIT=DAMMIT

    well i think thats it for now
  17. krichaiushii New Member

    You've used up my vocabulary...

    theorgg -- As fliers attack up high, brow-beating likely means to beat about the head and shoulders. This clever assumption comes from the word eyebrow. Eyebrows are up high on the head, so to brow-beat...

    dw51688 -- There are far more bad puns available for the fire elemental (actually, the puns are the best reason to play multiple copies of her, as no one grows tired of bad puns!).

    She's hot.
    I dated her 'cuz she had a nice ash.
    She's my old flame.
    (Start singing) "come on baby light my fire".
    Has a warm personality.
    You know what they say about redheads... fire on top, etc. (this is a family site!).
    Serra Angel can't hold a candle to this girl.
    She's hot-blooded (OR sing the Foreigner song).

    I think you get the picture. What other bad puns are used when playing certain cards? (I know this is topic drift, but am always looking for more puns).
  18. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    I see. So, if they yell "fire in the hole...."
  19. Thrash Golem New Member

    win - when you don't lose

    hahaha - when i fork your 20 point drain life

    brawler ponza - deck i created that uses land destruction so the brawlers have a better chance of getting some action

    you suck - wall of glare with inviolability and diplomatic immunity

    scrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeee - squee

    everyone's favorite enemy - the congregate mage

    salad - thallid (say salad with a lisp)
  20. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    I thought masti-porn was everyone's favorite enemy. Or more-fling. Or Stasis

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