What is a “token” creature or structure? I know I've seen the phrases “Token Structure” and “Token Creature” on a scroll during play, but I can't find it on any of my scrolls in the library and I don't know what it does.


A token unit is one which was summoned by some effect during combat, rather than from a scroll in the player's hand.

The consequence is that such units cannot be returned to the player's hand as scrolls (which can otherwise be done by such scrolls as Callback, Pushback, or Divine Mark).


  • Same as Magic the Gathering then. Also, why have you not accepted your answer? – World Engineer Jul 8 '13 at 2:05
  • @WorldEngineer I've never played M:tG so I wouldn't know. I searched the web and didn't find an obvious answer, so I decided to make there be one. I didn't accept the answer because someone else might well have a better answer: maybe I have some facts wrong; maybe there's some useful historical context like in your comment. – Kevin Reid Jul 8 '13 at 2:27
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    Basically in Magic and other such games, when you've got a generated critter or whatever you'd use a token (traditionally a coin, dice or mancala piece) to represent said critter or whatever. Wizards and possibly other companies now sell "Token" cards for specific token critters (like Goblins or Saporlings [little fungal spawn thingies] for Magic and maybe something a drone in another game). – World Engineer Jul 8 '13 at 2:43

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