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Subject: Looking for a particular type of card....does it exist? rss

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I'm looking for a very specific sort of card. I don't know if it exists in the game and searching for it is a bit awkward, even checking off all the parameters I can think of on "Gatherer."

I would like a card that does all this...

1. It is a permanent, preferably a Land, non-Equipment Artifact, or non-aura Enchantment. Equipment, an Aura, or a Creature would be a distant second-choice. No non-permanents please.

2. It must let me, either automatically or through spending mana, put a permanent +1/+1 counter on a target creature of my choosing each turn. Ideally I don't want to have to tap the card, but I'm okay with doing so. It must create a new token...it cannot simply move a token from one card to another.

3. The card cannot require payment in life loss or card sacrifice to play or activate.

4. It must be at least somewhat affordable...under 10 bucks certainly, ideally under five.

5. It must be legal in Modern.

6. It cannot be a multi-color card. Monocolor or no-color only please...which color is not important to me.

Are there cards like this?
 
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Dragon Blood:
http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiver...
 
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Andy Stout
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Dragon's Blood. Lots more, I'm sure. Do an Advanced Gatherer search.
 
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Here are the rest (though there are some more that require you put a counter on a Soldier creature or an Artifact Creature):
Ajani, Caller of the Pride
Bow of Nylea
Golgari Guildmage
Immaculate Magistrate
The five M13 Rings, kind of (Ring of Evos Isle, etc. for each color)
 
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Bow of Nylea would be a good choice.

This is the search I did to look at options: http://goo.gl/XuDjyO

Most are awkward to use. Bow of Nylea and Dragon's Blood are straightforward.
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Some ideas for you:

Ajani, Caller of the Pride. His +1 ability puts a +1/+1 counter on a creature. Seems like a good fit for your criteria.

Bow of Nylea. For 1G, put a +1/+1 counter, and has three other abilities. It's a Legendary Enchantment Artifact, so again meets #1.

Dragon Blood. For 3, put a +1/+1 counter. No other abilities, but it's colourless, which could help for what you're after.

Energy Chamber. Free, but only adds to artifact creatures.

Immaculate Magistrate. Adds a +1/+1 counter for each elf you control. Easy to get powerful with this one.

There's also the Ring cycle from M13, but they're equipment.
 
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dragonstout wrote:
Here are the rest (though there are some more that require you put a counter on a Soldier creature or an Artifact Creature):
Ajani Goldmane

The new Ajani (Ajani, Mentor of Heroes) would be better as Goldmane is -1 and the new one is +1, which makes Goldmane run out of charges quickly.
 
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Hello,

Here's the search I tried.

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?page=3...=+[+1/+1]+[counter]&format=[%22Modern%22]&type=+![%22Creature%22]

I looked through the list of about 4 pages worth and came up with these choices that best seemed to meet the criteria.


http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiver...

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiver...


Good luck, I hope this is the combo piece you were looking for.

Dustin
 
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Andrés Santiago Pérez-Bergquist
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This search should do it, though it picks up some non-repeatable effects (but there's only two pages of cards, so you can easily read through them all). It looks like there's issues with including "+1/+1" inside quoted strings, because of a bug in Gatherer that double-unescapes the plusses to spaces.

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?page=0...
 
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Lots of good options already, so I won't add any. I just wanted to say that I prefer http://magiccards.info/search.html to Gatherer when doing these types of searches. It's a lot easier to use.
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Alright, that's a bunch to digest. Thanks all.
 
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