Wizards Asks: 1/26/2010

Posted in Feature on January 26, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

What's your favorite fatty, and why?

Kenneth Nagle

Kenneth Nagle: My favorite fatty is Mossbridge Troll. During Shadowmoor design, we wanted mechanically linked rare creatures to show what iconics were hiding away as Mosswort Bridge, Windbrisk Heights, and friends in Lorwyn.

We had a few designs:

But in the end, we went with a somewhat loose cycle with the goal that "you should play the creature and the hideaway card in the same deck." We gave each creature a conditional ability similar to its hideaway land. I might have designed all five of these at a working lunch; they are definitely my kind of card designs.

Mossbridge Troll sports the biggest size bonus in the game. Since every Troll in Magic regenerates (or persists), we cut trample and added super-regeneration.

Why cut trample?

Rancor
Berserk

Dragon Fangs
Brawn

Discovering a way to connect with your one-hit-kill Mossbridge Troll touches at the very essence of what Magic is about: combining cards.

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