magic 2014

Topi’s Daily Card #1007:  Strionic Resonator

There are a lot of triggered abilities in magic.  Most seasoned players can recognize them, and they’re often some of the most common abilities in the game, probably followed by replacement effects and then activated abilities.  Still, people can misunderstand what is and isn’t a triggered ability.  Enter Strionic Resonator and that amazing reminder text.  When, Whenever, and at are words used in every variation of triggered ability, and this card helps you copy them.  ETB triggers, Cast triggers, any sort of thing can be copied and doubled.  I’ve seen this used to gross powers such as copying Brago’s blink trigger, or even just reusing a Eternal Witness trigger for only two mana more.  It depends on the deck you put this in how powerful it can be, from infinite combo to just good synergy.  I don’t expect triggered abilities to be copied again anytime soon, unless the next commander set has something to say about it.

My Witchy Reading List for 2017

Books on traditional witchcraft, herbalism, trance work, modern applications, etc.

Crones Book of Charms & Spells, by Valerie Worth (2000)

Crones Book of Words, by Valerie Worth (1971)

Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic, by Emma Wilby (2005)

Early American Herb Recipes, by Alice Cooke Brown (1988)

Encyclopedia of Pyschoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications, by  Christian Rätsch (1998)

Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual, by James Green (2000)

The History of the Devil, by R. Lowe Thompson (1929)

How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation, by Sandra Ingerman (2006)

Letters from the Devil’s Forest, by Robin Artisson (2014)

Magical and Ritual Uses of Herbs, by Richard Alan Miller (1983)

Natural Magic, by Doreen Valiente (1987)

Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul, by  Ross Heaven, Howard G. Charing (2006)

Shamanic Journeying, by Sandra Ingerman (2003)

Singing With Blackbirds: The Survival of Primal Celtic Shamanism in Later Folk-Traditions, by  Stuart A. Harris-Logan (2006)

Veneficium: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path, by Daniel A. Schulke (2012)

The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer, by Brian Bates (1983).

Witchcraft for Tomorrow, by Doreen Valiente (1978)

Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants, by  Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Wolf-Dieter Storl, Christian Rätsch (1998)