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Looting is a R&D slang term that refers to the mechanic that requires the player draw one or more cards, then discard a number equal to what they drew. Looting almost always goes to the graveyard.


The mechanic was named after Merfolk Looter[1] and appears typically on blue cards.[2] Red has its own form of looting, what R&D calls "red looting" or rummaging, where it discards before it draws.[2][3] This slang term was referenced in M13's Rummaging Goblin.

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  1. Doug Beyer (November 28, 2007). "Name Killers". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b Mark Rosewater (June 5, 2017). "Mechanical Color Pie 2017". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (August 29, 2017). "Is rummage only a red thing?". Blogatog. Tumblr.