MAGIC: THE GATHERING
( can be paid with either or 2 life.)
, , Sacrifice a creature: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to 1 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only anytime you could cast a sorcery.
Birthing Pod has been the centerpiece of many a creature combo deck. It was eventually banned in Modern, but still sees plenty of play in Commander and other casual formats.