Vanilla

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"Vanilla" is a slang term that refers to creatures with no rules text (e.g. Scathe Zombies).[1][2][3]

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"Vanilla flyer" is a creature with nothing but flying.[1]

"French vanilla" refers to creatures that only have keyword abilities (e.g. Akrasan Squire).[4][5]

"Virtual vanilla" refers to creatures that are essentially vanilla after the first turn they enter the battlefield (e.g. Augur of Bolas).[5]

"Virtual french vanilla" refers to creatures that are essentially french vanilla after the first turn they enter the battlefield (e.g. Armada Wurm).[6]

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  1. a b Mark Rosewater. (January 24, 2005.) “A Few Words From R&D”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Sam Stoddard. (November 11, 2016.) “The Ingredients for Great Vanillas”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana. (April 30, 2007.) “"Vanilla" Doesn't Do Them Justice”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater. (October 19, 2014.) "What does French vanilla mean in the context of MtG?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  5. a b Mark Rosewater. (November 7, 2016.) “A Few More Words from R&D”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater. (November 09, 2013.) "Wait, I thought Vanilla was (...)", Blogatog, Tumblr.