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7.16.2008

Noggles !

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Some of you may be sharing the same thought as me right about now . . . What the hell are Noggles !?.

I think this poor fellow got lost on his way to the Folsom Street Fair.



Two words about this one -
Social Miscreant.


Hey buddy . . . why the long face ?


The importance of maintaining a well organised sock drawer is demonstrated here.

Here is what the the interweb spat out upon my querry . .

This creature, whose name is variously spelt, is the Shetland Kelpie. It appears like a beautiful little grey horse, about the size of a Shetland pony, bridled and saddled. It is less malicious than the Kelpie and much less dangerous than the Eash Uisge, but it has two mischievous tricks. Its peculiarity is that it is much attracted by water-mills, and if the mill was running at night it would seize the wheel and stop it. It could be driven off by thrusting a burning brand or a long steel knife through the vent-hole of the mill. Its other trick was to loiter along the mill-stream and allure pedestrians to mount it. It would then dash away into the sea and give its rider a severe and even dangerous ducking; but it did not, like Each Uisge, tear its victim to pieces, it merely rose through the water and vanished in a blue flame. Before mounting a stray horse it was wise to look well at its tail. The Noggle looked like an ordinary horse, but it had a tail like a half-wheel, curled up over its back. Some people called the Noggle a Shoopiltie, but it seems to have shared this name with the merpeople.

- - -Wow - I think someone had waaay too much sugar ! - -
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Anywho - there are four Noggles in the new Eventide set - all of them housed in the enemy hybrid house of blue & red -

Noggle Bandit 1{u/r}{u/r} common
Creature - Noggle Rogue 2/2
Noggle Bandit can't be blocked except by creatures with defender.
Noggles believe that they were the first race ever to walk Shadowmoor. They don't "steal." They just take back what's rightfully theirs.

This is almost as good as being 'unblockable' - there are not many players I personally know of who run creature defender cards.

Noggle Bridgebreaker 2{u/r}{u/r} common
Creature - Noggle Rogue 4/3
When Noggle Bridgebreaker comes into play, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
"It's always funny till someone gets hurt. Then it's hilarious."

I am trying to understand why one would want to return a land to one's hand. (?)

Noggle Hedge-Mage 2{u/r} uncommon
Creature - Noggle Wizard 2/2
When Noggle Hedge-Mage comes into play, if you control two or more Islands, you may tap two target permanents.
When Noggle Hedge-Mage comes into play, if you control two or more Mountains, you may have Noggle Hedge-Mage deal 2 damage to target player.

This does sound like a decent card but I would like to find a way to have the 'come into play' effects repeatable instead of a 'one-off' deal.

Noggle Ransacker 2{u/r} uncommon
Creature - Noggle Rogue 2/1
When Noggle Ransacker comes into play, each player draws two cards, then discards a card at random.
Noggles live purely by what they can scavenge. There is not a single thing a noggle eats, wears, or uses that did not once belong to another.

I am not a fan of this card at all and it will likely find its way into a bicycle spoke.

Other references to Noggles may be found in the flavour text of these two cards . . .
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Jawbone Skulkin
"Ah, skull of shrew-a very potent substance. In powdered form, it gives thrice the zing of noggle hoof pulp." -Boghald, Barrenton medic
Just one word - - "YUMM !" . . . noggle hoof pulp - apparently it has zing !
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Talonrend
Change is a denizen of Shadowmoor as much as ouphes and noggles are.
Again - Just wondering out loud here - - Do ouphes and noggles pop over to eachother's den for tea ( ? ).

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Now for something completely different . . . We have for your hungry eyes a selection of 5 Eventide Playmats featuring absolutely great art featuring an enemy-hybrid scenery !


Fetid Heath


Twilight Mire





Flooded Grove




Cascade Bluffs



Rugged Prairie



Until next time, Happy & Safe Gaming everyone!

2 comments:

Marco Grande Arbitro said...

Noggles is very fun!
Howeder visit http://giocomagazzino.blogspot.com/2008/07/lultimo-capitolo-delloscurit-vespro.html
ther are the spoiler of Eventide!
"Vespro" is Italian name of Eventide!
Thank you!

casualmagic said...

Noggle Bandit is a really strong card especially in Lorwyn Block draft as there are only 3 creatures with defender. Nearly unblockable is a mild understatement.

The only thought about Noggle Bridgebreaker and returning a land to your hand would be because you are doing something with retrace or maybe Countryside Crusher. Could be a combo there I'm looking into it myself.