Kasmina’s Wizards

I’m excited by all the new planeswalkers in War of the Spark—more Planeswalker Jousting decks! One of the more interesting new planeswalkers is Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor:

Kasmina

She slows your opponent down if he wants to start picking off your creatures, and she can create at least two wizard tokens to protect herself. Now, wizard tokens calls for something special, even if they are only 2/2 wizards (and I will say here that this token really should have been given some kind of ability, even if just a small cantrip, to really capture the flavor of a wizard; otherwise, these wizards are really nothing more than blue Grizzly Bears!). My thinking here is that Kasmina is a mentor, so the wizards she calls forth might be some of her young apprentices, rather than some crusty old Gandalf.

So, young wizards…

The obvious choice for young wizards in this day and age would be a raid on Hogwarts—lots of young wizards to choose from, but I went with the three obvious ones:

Token Wizard 22b Token Wizard 22c Token Wizard 22d

And if you’re into the most recent Harry-Potter-world movies, you might even think of young Newt Scamander:

Token Wizard 22e

I’m not a huge fan of the Harry Potter movies, though, so I’m looking elsewhere for inspiration. In fact, when you say a 2/2 BLUE Wizard, there’s only one blue wizard who comes to mind (ok, maybe the Genie from Aladdin also comes to mind, but I’ll save him for a blue Djinn token): Ryze, the Rune Mage from League of Legends. And there are several good skins to choose from:

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Another modern, young wizard in popular culture, even though I didn’t really care for the show myself (but I assume it was fairly popular, since it went on for a few seasons), is from the TV show Merlin—I think a traditional Merlin would have to be tougher and more powerful than a vanilla 2/2, but this young version is probably just about right at 2/2:

Token Wizard 22a

Finally, if you say ‘wizard’ (or should that be ‘wizzard‘?), then one of my favorites has to be Terry Pratchett’s Rincewind, who is flavorfully depicted by Paul Kidby:

Token Wizard 22f

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Saheeli, the Gifted Inventor

Saheeli Rai is apparently really good at copying others’ designs and making them her own.

Saheeli Rai   Saheeli, the Gifted

This means we need some special tokens for my Planeswalker Jousting Saheeli Deck. As usual, I made a couple of versions:

Saheeli is also an artist,

Saheeli's Artistry   Saheeli's Artistry

and when she shows off her artistry, she needs more tokens:

I also borrowed the Ornithopter from Kaladesh Inventions to make her deck a special thopter token:

Token Thopter Kaladesh

Nissa’s Land Elementals

Nissa, Worldwaker

So, Nissa here turns lands into Elemental creatures. How does one represent that on a card? Well, I had a couple of ideas. Of course, my Planeswalker Jousting Nissa deck is mono-green, so I only made Forest versions. Perhaps later I will need to make some other colors. Plus, I noted that a couple other Nissa planeswalkers do similar things in different sizes, so I may need to expand on this later. But for now, behold Nissa turning Zendikar into her own personal army:

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Release the Kraken!

I find it a little hard to believe, but I cannot find a single example of a 9/9 Kraken token using the Clash of the Titans kraken. Kiora, the Crashing Wave from the Born of the Gods set created an emblem that produced these, and I remember reading or hearing Mark Rosewater say that the only reason they put krakens in the set was because viewers of this movie expected them in a Greek mythology setting. So, I made some of my own, and went straight back to Harryhausen’s 1981 film (not that dumb 2010 remake):

token kraken 99ctoken kraken 99btoken kraken 99a

Nissa Deck Elf Warrior Tokens

My Planeswalker Jousting Nissa Deck uses

Imperious Perfect

to create some

Imperious Perfect Imperious Perfect Imperious Perfect

But since my tokens are specifically for a Nissa deck…

TOKEN Elf Warrior 11p TOKEN Elf Warrior 11t

You can choose between a Terry Pratchett elf quote and a J.R.R. Tolkien elf quote! Now isn’t that just Perfect? Imperiously so!

I’m also going to include a link to this nifty little token, which would fit right into my deck, with art by some guy named The Blue Monkey or diosboss, because I had a hard time finding it again:

Imperious Perfect

Tezzeret Tokens

I recently acquired Tezzeret the Schemer for my Tezzeret Planeswalker Jousting deck:

As you can see, this Tezzeret needs some support: Etherium Cell tokens and a Tezzeret Emblem. I have three options for the Etherium Cell—a flux capacitor, a lightsaber hilt, or the ultimate in battery power: the Energizer Bunny!

Token Etherium Cell FC Token Etherium Cell LS Token Etherium Cell EB

For the emblem, I’m thinking why not use classic 5/5 Artifact Creatures that you just lay over the artifact being transformed (can you identify these classics?):

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Zombie Tokens

I don’t know if I really like that the mummies in Amonkhet are classified as zombies. I mean, sure, technically, that’s probably accurate enough, and in the classic movies, the mummies do act a bit like zombies, but still, is the world not big enough to have both mummies and zombies? At any rate, I was playing my Liliana deck the other day, and I realized that I hadn’t made any zombie tokens for it yet. My two favorite zombie franchises are the Plants vs. Zombies video game and the Lord of the Fries card game. So, I borrowed from those to make my zombie tokens (apparently, there aren’t many varieties of zombies in Magic-land—they are usually just 2/2s):

Token Zombie 22a Token Zombie 22b Token Zombie 22c Token Zombie 22d Token Zombie 22e Token Zombie 22f

Or, if you prefer a more traditional frame:

Token Zombie 22y Token Zombie 22z

And finally, the Lord of the Fries version:

Token Zombie 22

Enjoy! (And don’t let them eat your brains!)