What's your favorite token in Magic, and why?
Monty Ashley: It might not being the biggest creature ever (in fact, I'm fairly sure it's one of the smallest) but I have a great fondness for the Plant token from Worldwake. I don't care whether I use Avenger of Zendikar or Khalni Garden to get one; there's just something about having a Plant that makes me happy.
Here's why: many years ago, I lived with a cat named "Plant." It was my girlfriend's cat, and she named it after this Sesame Street cartoon she vaguely remembered in which a guy says "Wake up, Plant!" Then he tries several things to wake up his plant before remembering to pour water on it. I believe her goal was to wake Plant up by pouring water over her head, but that never actually happened. As far as I know.
Now, Plant was an active kitty. She was always pouncing on things and generally acting like a mighty hunter. And I got in the habit of shouting "Get 'em, Plant!" whenever she was on the trail of a particularly dangerous clump of dust. So you can imagine how delighted I was when I first played in a Zendikar / Worldwake draft and had the following game:
Turn One: Khalni Garden, Plant Token (Hello, Plant!)
Turn Two: Trusty Machete
Turn Three: Get 'em, Plant!
Incidentally, I should also mention that I'm also pretty fond of the adorable cartoon Plant tokens on Inkwell Looter. But they're still not as cute as Plant was.
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