~I was planning to provide a post detailing some of the very nice Alara Reborn combos that are starting to emerge but got caught up with just how cool Sigil Captain was. I am certain that this card will not make any big waves in the standard environment but he does undoubtedly make a great centerpiece for a casual token generating deck.
Having Sigil Captain pump your newly generated 1/1 tokens cowbell into play as a 3/3 is just fun - and that is what my particular MTG game is all about. Depending upon what casual format you are playing as well as the colours you are running, you may have a multitude of options here . . .
Some might include Bitterblossom, Goblin Assault, Imperious Perfect, Creakwood Liege, Elvish Promenade, Jund Battlemage, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Mercy Killing, Militia's Pride, Presence of Gond, Spectral Procession, or Stonybrook Schoolmaster. A Naya-type deck with Dragon Broodmother may also be acceptable but a poor use of the newly-hatched Devour 2 tokens.
Sigil Captain, 1GWW
Whenever a creature comes into play under your control, if that creature is 1/1, put two +1/+1 counters on it.
The following cards are suggested to compliment Sigil Captain to create token rage . . .
Put X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play. If X is 5 or more, destroy all other creatures. Wow - an empty field with five new 3/3 beaters on your side. For added fun, make sure you run a Dauntless Escort (making your critters indestructible).
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play for each +1/+1 counter on Mycoloth. I have played several games where Mycoloth did get get big (before the PTE its fugly green mushroom butt) and it generated a hoard of irritating 1/1's. The same games would have been over for me had Sigil Captain been on board.
Flurry of Wings
Put X 1/1 white Bird Soldier creature tokens with flying into play, where X is the number of attacking creatures. Somewhat similar to Militia's Pride (below) but these are now 3/3 flyers which in my book ain't bad by any measure.
I used to run a Kithkin deck with this in it and must admit this may have been one of my favourite casual Lorwyn decks. Having extra mana to pay for a hoard of new tokens with Militia's Pride and then having them come in pumped with Sigil Captain really does put a whole lot of zing in the Kithkin mêlée.
The first +1 ability provides a 1/1 white Soldier creature token on your turn. Nice and dependable but not quite as threatening as the previous multiple token generators.
I am going to try to get off another post before I head off to Manhatten latter in the week - perhaps I may have some stories about the MTG scene down there for you in a latter post.