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Poultrygeist
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Poultrygeist
Unglued

Reviewed November 24, 2011

Constructed: 2.80
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 2.90
Multiplayer: 3.80

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BMoor

Poultrygeist

Apparently Scavenger Drake wasn't the first of its kind! I've always enjoyed playing the Drake in black decks, as it's an evasive creature than can become frighteningly large if your opponents aren't on their guard. Poultrygeist costs one less, counterbalanced by the 1-in-6 chance of its ability cutting its head off instead of fattening its giblets like it should. There's also the little problem of it being in silver-bordered land, which means you're probably just supplying your opponent's Giant Fan with fodder and there's a good chance your opponent's Cardpecker will just keep blocking it, and eventually kill it through you rolling a 1. And it's not even a Spirit or Zombie, so you can't get it back with Soulshift or Cruel Revival or the like. Oh well!

Constructed- 2
Casual- 4
Limited- 3
Multiplayer- 6

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Poultrygeist

According to the ancient philosopher Zeno of Elea, motion is effectively logically impossible, meaning that the chicken never crosses the road, the sun didn't rise this morning, and Innistrad wasn't released in October. It also means that creatures never go to the graveyard, dice never get rolled, and Poultrygeist never flies across the battlefield to do damage to your opponent. Of course, time is not finite and discrete like the 40 to 60 distinct cards in a Magic deck: it's endless, invisible, and only quantifiable by arbitrary means, just like the fun you can have by playing with cards like Poultrygeist. However you mark time, and however you mark fun, Poultrygeist will have something to offer.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

AHHHHH haunted chicken! Welcome back readers just want to wish you a happy thanksgiving. This review is brief as it is not legal in any format except casual and Unglued constructed or even drafting Unglued an interesting prospect. So in casual and multiplayer this creature has the potential to become a huge flying creature but on a 1 all your work goes to waste and you sacrifice the chicken. The odds are with you and your chicken friend allowing it to get big and beatdown. In limited this is a solid creature that doesn’t require anything special to be powerful such as dancing a decent creature. Overall this card is eggcelent and hopefully there is nothing like this chicken on your dinner table.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Poultrygeist from Unglued which is a three mana Black 1/1 with Flying that has a five out of six chance of getting a +1/+1 counter whenever a creature is sent to the graveyard from play and one out of six of being sacrificed.  If supported with removal or a sacrifice engine this is playable, but it is rare for a game where the Un cards are legal to be available.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to our final card in this short Holiday Week here at Pojo.com. In honor of how many turkey’s are being sent to the graveyard tomorrow, we look at the one that comes back, Poultrygeist! Poultrygeist is a common black creature-chicken from Unglued. Poultrygeist costs two generic and one black mana, and is a 1/1. Poultrygeist has flying and says whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, roll a d6. On a one, sacrifice Poultrygeist. Otherwise put a +1/+1 counter on Poultrygeist.

      Poultrygeist is a lot of fun using the new Morbid ability from Innistrad. But it comes at the risk of rolling a 1. Obviously Poultrygeist is a “for fun only” card, but you may as well have fun with it. Kills as much as possible, copy the “un”-living daylights out of the Poultrygeist using cards like Phyrexian Metamorph, or even Clones. Why have just one Poultrygeist when you could have many more! And splash in Poultrygeist’s little brother, Scavenger Drake, for even more fun!
 
Limited: n/a
Casual: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Multiplayer: 5/5


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