Angels of Death

In my new Aminatou Planeswalker Jousting deck, I plan to cast Entreat the Angels for the win.

Entreat the Angels

This is going to necessitate Angel Tokens—lots of angel tokens. I started with my favorite butt-kickin’ angel from League of Legends: Kayle. She’s cut right out of the same fantasy mold as Magic’s angels, but, really, there’s no reason that butt-kickin’ angels have to be sexy females with wings. So, I also made some with the original butt-kickin’ angel (the guy who kicked Satan’s butt), Archangel Michael, with some classic art (Rafael, Reni, and Giordano). I also tried my hand at an original card design.

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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:


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:

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

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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:

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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:

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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):

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Kaladesh Tokens

Kaladesh is basically a steampunk plane, and my favorite steampunk world is the Girl Genius comic by Phil Foglio. I’ve started making some Girl Genius-themed tokens, but admittedly, it is hard to find good images—a good excuse to go back through the comic, I guess—especially without intruding speech bubbles. So, I hope to find some good images of Maxim, Dimo, and Oggie for the Construct tokens, and maybe even some better clanks (Servo tokens) and airships (Thopter tokens). Until then…


Knight Ally Tokens

I needed some Knight Ally Tokens for my Allied by Oath Battle for Zendikar block deck, and I just recently finished The Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan, which offered me some inspiration: Hadrian and Royce tokens!

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