Card of the Week #78: The Amazing Grayson

Card of the Week #78: The Amazing Grayson

technolians
0% (0 votes)
Scribbl
8% (3 votes)
Daij_Djan
13% (5 votes)
Touhoufanatic
0% (0 votes)
Asthanius
0% (0 votes)
setharoth
3% (1 vote)
Ely Buendia
3% (1 vote)
Pixi-Rex
3% (1 vote)
sdfkjgh
0% (0 votes)
ThisisSakon
0% (0 votes)
Cajun
0% (0 votes)
CounterAttack11
8% (3 votes)
Nazsmith
13% (5 votes)
Inverness
8% (3 votes)
spongeguy110
3% (1 vote)
MTGEmperor
0% (0 votes)
guhkun
5% (2 votes)
zaharials
0% (0 votes)
aquaumisa
0% (0 votes)
Quadruple.Digits
0% (0 votes)
Fermat
3% (1 vote)
NemaAkos
0% (0 votes)
Theovaf
3% (1 vote)
jufriiu
3% (1 vote)
Ziolang
0% (0 votes)
Marzen64
0% (0 votes)
Aarhg
8% (3 votes)
MrShinyObject
0% (0 votes)
Younrui
0% (0 votes)
Kajarak32
0% (0 votes)
Mr Cairo
0% (0 votes)
yoshi2001
0% (0 votes)
hiddenstump
3% (1 vote)
Mishrasworkshop
3% (1 vote)
Senor Guacamole
0% (0 votes)
justnobody
18% (7 votes)
Angel of Chaos
0% (0 votes)
Hudson
0% (0 votes)
jacqui-pup
0% (0 votes)
Icarael
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 40
Mon, 2015-08-17 11:15
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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Challenge wrote:
I love Scion of Ugin. I also love new creature design that challenges the preconceived notions of what a creature can be. Therefore, make a colourless creature that isn't an artifact or an Eldrazi.

Please remember: You're not allowed to vote for yourselves. For further information please look at the CotW Rules.

technolians
Sliver Swarmlord 10 mana symbol
Creature - Sliver Mythic Rare
Sliver creature spells you cast cost 1 mana symbol less to cast for each sliver you control.
20 mana symbol: Search your library for any number of Sliver creature cards and put them onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
"When this newest one arrived, it seemed as if their numbers increased at a exponential rate than before. We are doomed now."
-Hastric, Thunian Surviver

7/7

Scribbl

Daij_Djan

Touhoufanatic

Asthanius

setharoth
Xenagos, Shunned from Nykthos 5 mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment Creature - God Mythic Rare
Indestructible
As long as your devotion to any color is more than two, ~ isn't a creature.
At the beginning of your upkeep, each player sacrifices a colored permanent.
5/4

Ely Buendia

Pixi-Rex

sdfkjgh

ThisisSakon
Leyline Siphon 5 mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Uncommon
~ is each color of mana spent to cast it.
2 mana symbol: Another target creature you control gains protection from ~'s colors until end of turn.
5/5

Cajun

CounterAttack11

Nazsmith

Inverness

spongeguy110

MTGEmperor
Cosmic Elemental 6 mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Rare
Flying
Whenever you cast a Cosmic spell, ~ gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
4/4

guhkun

zaharials

aquaumisa
Aetherplastic Mass 6 mana symbol
Creature-Shapeshifter Rare
You may have ~ etb as a copy of any creature card in exile.
4/5

Quadruple.Digits
Morphic Malfunction
Creature - Horror Uncommon
Morph--Sacrifice another face down creature
Sacrifice a face down creature: put three +1/+1 counters on ~.
5/5

Fermat

NemaAkos
Agnosthos, God of Fading 5 mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment Creature - God Mythic Rare
Indestructible
As long as your devotion to colorless is less than seven, Agnosthos isn’t a creature. (Each 1 mana symbol in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to colorless.)
At the end of your turn, each player puts a -1/-1 counter on all permanents he or she controls, then exiles three cards from his or her graveyard.
Mortals die, gods are forgotten; oblivion comes for us all.
4/4

Theovaf

jufriiu

Ziolang

Marzen64

Aarhg

MrShinyObject
Laori, Betrayer of Mana 8 mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Elemental Mythic Rare
Trample
X mana symbolX mana symbol1 mana symbol: Other colorless creatures you control get +X/+X until end of turn.
Whenever you tap a land for mana, if that mana is colorless, add 1 mana symbol to your mana pool.
5/6

Younrui

Kajarak32

Mr Cairo

yoshi2001
Faceless Tyrant 4 mana symbol
Creature - Lord Mythic Rare
Other creatures you control are colorless and lose all abilities, types and gain "Sacrifice this creature: Add 2 mana symbol to your mana pool." (If a creature's power is undefined, it is 0. Same goes for toughness.)
Creatures you don't control are colorless and enter the battlefield tapped.
8 mana symbol: Gain control of target creature. Activate this ability only during your turn.
In life, he was a fair ruler of a great empire. In death, he has become a husk of himself, grasping onto what little he has to rule, not realizing the monster he has become.
0/4

hiddenstump

Mishrasworkshop

Senor Guacamole

justnobody

Angel of Chaos

Hudson
Phyrexian Blademaster
Creature — Warrior 3/1, 3 mana symbol (3), Rare
Infect
Whenever Phyrexian Blademaster becomes blocked, it gains first strike until end of turn.
"Phyrexia used to be fair. Oh! The golden times of the past."

jacqui-pup
Manadim Envoy 9 mana symbol
Creature - Avatar Mythic Rare
Protection from all colors
When Manadim Envoy deals combat damage to a player, you may sacrifice it. If you do, that player sacrifices each permanent they control that could create colored mana.
4/4

Icarael
Ugin's Whisperer 5 mana symbol
Creature-- Elemental Uncommon
When Ugin's Whisperer enters the battlefield, you may manifest the top card of your library.
3/4

Please message me immediately if you notice a discrepancy in your entry or another's entry.

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Mon, 2015-08-17 16:27
jacqui-pup
Featured Set Editor - Best Set of 2015 - Community Award
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This was a hard one.

Just kidding! Ichorling is obviously the best one. A+ job justnobody.

[center]"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game." --Mark Rosewater

Mon, 2015-08-17 21:54
CounterAttack11
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My top five from this contest, in no particular order:

Inverness
Daij_Djan
Scribbl
Angel of Chaos
justnobody

Honourable Mention: Nazsmith

Vorthos, Jeskai, and devout follower of MaRo. Call me CA for short. =)
Provide a solution or become part of the problem.

Mon, 2015-08-17 21:58
fluffyDeathbringer
Moderator
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In the end, I had to vote for spongeguy.

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

Avatar by rickenfe13. goats are gay

Sat, 2015-08-22 19:28
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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A nice, flavorful and fitting vanilla for a CotW-challenge? How could I not vote for justnobody's card? Big smile

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Sat, 2015-08-22 20:31
justnobody
Card of the Year 2015
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I'm happy to hear that you like my design, jacqui-pup and Daij-Djan. I like to design cards around a piece of art, and I find breaking the border is a fun way to draw attention to the artwork. I don't know if Ichorling would be getting as much attention if I hadn't messed around with the image so much.

Met the devil of card design and sacrificed my creativity for unparalleled templating skill.

Spoiler:

Sat, 2015-08-22 23:26
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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For me, an evaluation of the basic card always comes first. But especially when we have several really good entries, stuff like flavor text or art surely can make a difference, giving one card the minor boost required to stand out at the top.

In this case your choice of using a full-art render (rather than adding a flavor text) for me was definitely correct - and me liking simple cards shouldn't be much of a suprise anyway

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Sun, 2015-08-23 04:09
Aarhg
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Although your card is nice, I couldn't really get over the choice of art. It's a xenomorph (from the Alien movies), and those guys just don't strike me as colorless phyrexian 1/1's. On top of that, the art is cut off at the top. For future card renders, I suggest you try make the art fit a bit better with the card.

Even though your card was not one of my favorites this week, I hope we can still be friends. ^^