OphoriOirohpO [1.4 Post-Baghdad Update]

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Wed, 2017-03-22 13:32
Cajun
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Nah, blue can totally get Silence at uncommon, because blue!

Non-mana ability errata sent to Windy, will update the front page files once Forceful Tutor is figured out.

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I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff

Thu, 2017-05-25 05:49
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MSEM2 is incoming so we have Ophorio v1.2 to go along with it. It's not hugely different from the Herzi-critiqued one but since that was never introduced, the full changes from the original release are below.

Changelog
Various typos and missing lines.
Power Level:
Ahl the Mirrorwalker's ultimate is now [-7]: Draw seven cards.
The Sun's Last Setting no longer destroys lands.
Alita Dawnstrike only fateseals on your opponents creatures.
Clawing Shaman now exiles itself to reanimate your graveyard.
Lavamind Elemental is now a 4/3.
Summoner's Call now has a cmc 5 cap.
Surging Kalak now gives +3/+3 when the target of a spell instead of +2/+2 to the target of a spell or ability.
Curator of Curios now triggers on etb instead of being a repeatable tap ability.
Mei's Student no longer has flying.
Rooted Hooter is now a spellshaper.
Sandstrider now makes +1/+1 counters instead of 2/2 Cat tokens.
Steamwalker now only catalyzes if you discard an artifact card.
Treasure Keeper no longer draws cards when Reflections are the target of an ability.
Wild Hermit only makes one Cat now.
Clinging Mire now gives -4/-4.
Exploit Fear enchants creatures an opponent controls.
Splintering Scuttler is a 1/3.
Weaver of Tales now gets +2/+2 for two blue cards instead of +1/+1 for each blue card.
Cost Changes:
Reflected Moment to 6 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol and Prophecy 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Guerrilla Strike to 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Shattered Mirrorwalker's Destiny to 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Controlled Burn to 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Crystallized Moment to 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sneak a Peek to Red mana symbol
Redesigns:
Zana, the Dreamer 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Reflection Rebel Rare
Whenever Zana, the Dreamer attacks, you may pay 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol. If you do, for each attacking nontoken creature you control, create a tapped and attacking creature token that’s a copy of it except the tokens aren’t legendary. Exile those tokens at the beginning of the end step.
3/2
Forceful Tutor has been renamed and reworked.
Forgotten Lessons 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
Search your library for a creature card, an instant card and a sorcery card and exile them. Put one of those cards to your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Noirohpo Renegade 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Reflection Rebel
Shimmer
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Noirohpo Renegade gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
0/3
Ada's Mischief 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant
Target instant or sorcery spell gains "This spell deals 4 damage to you."
But enough old stuff.

The stories of Ophorio are often lost to age and fates, with the history of the rise of the fateweavers, the birth of reflections and the splintering of Ophorio falling among the legends and lies. The truth, or at least enough of it, still exists for those willing to find it.

Masterpiece Series:

Sagas is the Masterpiece Series for Ophorio (cards 1-22) and Oirohpo (cards 23-44). Rather than a card type, they are chosen based around reflection, through doubling or symmetric effects, and fate vs. chaos, and further tie into history, with half getting direct story bits. Full card spoiler is in the first, no set files yet. This is the test run of the scroll frame, and I want to have a unified update with the new MSEM file and M15 Mainframe when its all ready. Rather than Wizards' ~1/144 chance, I'm starting with 1/36 and we'll see how that goes.

Full Card Spoiler


The Forebearers
In ancient days, fate was not woven, it simply was. The Kalak paid little mind to the fates, calling the Refractors as One, Hcarout, a lone entity that they believed kept the world as the four now do.
But Aurora could not stand her craft being ignored and sought to bring it to us. She sent her beacon among the trolls, and those who followed would become our forebearers. The beacon led them deep within the jungles, taking them to a simple mirror on a stone shrine, guarded by a creature of pure light.

The guardian welcomed them, beckoning them to enter the Mirror's Edge. Beyond that brilliant silver wall there waited a world of power. Here, you could cast off the chains of fate. Rewrite the laws of life. Take the gift of immortality.
One by one the forebearers entered the Mirror, entering a world unlike any other. Ophorio was now just a circle of jungle behind them, and countless similar realities surrounded them in all directions. They had become the first to enter the Refractors domain. The light creature lead them to another mirror as the infinite halls echoed with the shattering rage of the Lawweaver.

In another world, the forebearers walked out not as trolls, but as reflections. For each that entered, two exited into the new world. Skin of stone had been replaced with light, much like the creature that had led them across. The Kalak had become chords, linked with their new twin even through death. The forebearers stayed for days unknown until it finally lead the originals back, the infinite halls of the mirror realm now just the the jungle of Ophorio and the desert of the world behind them.
All that the mirror entity had promised had been delivered. But much still remained unsaid. The good was magnified through the Mirror, but so too was the bad. And when chords died, the bond proved too strong for some.

Beware, new weavers, of the gifts of our forebearers. We have been given everlasting life, the potential of endless power, and glimpses of realities most will never know. But these gifts are not free. In the wrong hands, they may bring you more suffering than benefit. Thus is the importance of history and memory. Without them, our world falls apart.

The Mirge
When angel of war and the living scar arrive as one from worlds afar
The stunted plague will smite the might and the warrior within brings the weak to fight.
Soon these enraged souls will take control and force the trials of fate to take their toll.
Power once taken without rank, and with abuse the world it sank.
Your stolen reign will not last through the broken heralds of the past.
Two worlds divided as they mend, two eyes divided as their ends.
The mirrors merge and reality blurs to where fate has died and chance endures.
When day and night combine with blight, its prey unites with blood and wight.
Then the final song descends on war that kills not foes but friends.
Where once was two, a third is born, where once was one, a second is torn.
Now judgment is replaced with justice in a coup ultimately bloodless.
Rise again, fallen champion, and the world reborn will be your scion.

Years ago, a young Ahl brought Xaro to Oirohpo to attempt to enlist the angel in separating the colliding worlds. The angel left, but remembered the mirrored world for decades until the Blight took control. But the angel had not survived this long to die to the parasite, and managed to drag the Blight to Ophorio, reflecting the uncorrupted warrior.
Xaro did what he does best and frenzied the Reflections to attack the Mirror before it could obliterate them. The fervor spread even to the Sha, who finally attempted to shatter the Mirror's Edge to lead the charge.

Unbeknownst to Sha'rador, the Mirror's Edge was the domain of the Refractors. In the fractions of a second before the Mirge, the four Refractors went to war. Ada, looking to overthrow the Lawweaver and unleash Arroyo since their birth, allied with Aurora, defending the first mortal prophecy, and Dinah, who suffered no rules other than their own, were victorious. The Mirror shattered, breaking Alyss, breaking out Arroyo, and releasing all five into the mortal world. The Mirge had begun.

With the Edge shattered, the worlds became one, and the void formed where the Edge had once connected the worlds. Ahl also appeared to have shattered during the Mirge, and has not been seen since. Realizing the warrior was not fully in its grasp, the Blight left the plane, taking the reflection with it but leaving the blighted behind. Only Sha'rador remained, hoping to mend the worlds he had helped lead to their fate. Ophorio draws to a close, but the story goes on.

Looking for any problems people have with the scroll frame in action. I noticed the corners are off-kilter a bit late but I'm all ears for anything else.

I'm still not 100% sold on Masterpieces, but a lot of the golden-ticket issues I have with it don't exist for custom sets. I'm not planning on always 30/24 series or one every set but I'll add them in if I have a cool theme and frame in mind. For example, Vaask Relics will be part of the Vaask update for a potential MSEM submission.

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fluffyDeathbringer wrote:
I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff

Thu, 2017-05-25 12:27
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These are gorgeous Cajun!

Something powered this way comes.

Thu, 2017-05-25 17:21
CanterburyEgg
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The colors are kinda choppy next to the card border, but even so - damn. I wish I could do something this hawt. Kudos!

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:35
Cajun
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Glad to hear you like it Big smile I'll sharpen up the edges and should have a template out in a few days.

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fluffyDeathbringer wrote:
I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff

Fri, 2017-05-26 19:41
Guitarweeps
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Looks awesome!

Check out my updated set hub.

Fri, 2017-09-22 16:53
Cajun
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OphorioirohpO 1.4
Ophorio Set File - Combined Set File - Oirohpo Set File
Templates: Mainframe Planeswalkers, M15 Altered and M15 Fusable Splits, M15 Tokens, M15 Emblems, New Textless

After a few months in the new MSEM, some changes have been made to the sets of Ophorio. Below is the complete list of changes that will be going live for Grand Prix Cairo. These changes can be searched for by the tag "1.4" (as well as the previous changes in 1.2b and 1.3)

Due to the planeswalker rules change, Ahl the Mirrorwalker, The Blight Beyond, Lha Sha'rador, The Warrior Within, and Mei Liva, the Forsaken are now all legendary.
Due to MSEM balance, Disgrace of Kin and Endless Reverie have switched sets (more on that in a bit)
Due to MSEM balance, Destiny has been replaced with Timespiraled's Revive: Revive <cost>: (<cost>, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy of it except it has no mana cost. Revive only as a sorcery.)

OPH Changes
Disgrace of Kin - New art and flavor due to the set move. Old art is now being used for a promo.
Glow of Grandeur - Now draws a card.
Lha Reckoner - Destiny 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Lifebreather - 2/2 with Destiny 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol -> 2/3 with Revive 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Singer of Songs - Now just checks if you have gained life to get a glory counter
Wings of the Moon - Destiny 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Writing Wonders - 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol -> 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol and sacrifice ability changed for a more consistent glory counter check "Whenever an enchantment enters the battlefield under your control"
Aetherial Ascent - 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol -> 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Fallen Fateweaver - Wording updated to match Baral
Fateweaving - Options have been reversed for clarity
Follower of Fortune - Reworked to be less awful. New abilities "1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol, Draw a card, then discard a card. You get a glory counter." and "Blue mana symbol, Tap symbol, Draw a card. Only activate this ability if you are glorious."
Results Uncertain - 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol -> 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Now sacrifices to scry 2 instead of bouncing itself to scry 3.
Treasure Keeper - Renamed Treasurer of Thought due to Treasure Keeper
Weaver of Tales - Renamed Weaver of Lore due to a name conflict
Arisen Haploc - Destiny 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 5 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Contagious Host - Destiny Black mana symbol -> Revive 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Destiny Forgotten - Sacrifice is now an additional cost
Kalak Culler - Destiny 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Sacrifice a creature
Lunar Defractor - Destiny 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 5 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Reclaimed Kalak - Destiny 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol -> Revive 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Stargaze Spirit - 2/2 with Destiny 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol -> 2/1 with Revive 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbol, now gains life on creatures dying instead of entering the battlefield from your graveyard due to the Destiny rework.
Withering Pathways - 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol, sacrifice mode is now only one creature to make this less ridiculous in Limited
Chew the Scenery - Now exiles the cards instead of revealing them.
Memory Martyr - Now gives glory whenever one or more permanents you control are destroyed instead of whenever a blocking creature you control dies.
Divide//Conquer - Renamed Intents//Purposes due to Conquer
Halls of Renown - Wording re-fixed (Thanks fluffy!)

OIR Changes
Endless Reverie - 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol -> 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol, lost its flavor text due to the set move
Clawing Shaman - Destiny 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> "4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Sacrifice a creature: Return Clawing Shaman from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only any tim you could cast a sorcery."
Eternal Nightwalker - 4/3 with Destiny 5 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> 3/3 with Revive 5 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Fatethief - Destiny 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol, ability now triggers on death instead of leaving the battlefield.
Forbidden Knowledge - Renamed Buried Secrets due to a name conflict
Reflected Worldwalker - No longer legendary due to EDH concerns.
Revived Colpah - Destiny 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Twisted Echo - Destiny Black mana symbol -> Revive 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
The Warrior Within - [0] ability now gives creatures you control haste until end of turn.
Adamant Cultist - Destiny 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol -> Revive 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Bleak Cultist - Destiny 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 5 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Chantwood Channeler - Destiny 7 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol -> "5 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Sacrifice a creature: Return Chantwood Channeler from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery."
Chantwood Cultist - Destiny 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbol -> Revive 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Rotted Kalak - Destiny 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol -> Revive 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Surging Kalak - No longer has hexproof.
Wild Hermit - Destiny 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol -> Revive 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Sacrifice a creature. Also a wording fix.
Mirage Master - 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol 5/4 -> 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol 3/5
Shattered Mirrorwalker - Destiny 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol -> Revive 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Sacrifice a creature. Functionally the same.

Ophorio initially released about the same time as Kaladesh, when our primary balance tool for Destiny was Unearth. Now that we have Embalm to help us judge it more closely, Destiny has been replaced with the similar Revive, and many of the Destiny costs have been adjusted with Embalm in mind.
GP Alexandria showed the world Turbo Glory in all its grindiness. Several glory cards have been adjusted to make them more appealing to support glory builds outside of Bygone Blade Pillowforts.
GP Baghdad has shown the terror that Endless Reverie can wreak, especially in conjunction with some of the cards in the format. Endless Reverie's cost has been upped and it has been made multicolor, because while the card feels like a more white reversal of Karmic Justice, the regrowth potential should really put this card in green or black.
GP Baghdad also had the appearance of Sultai Orchestra, which didn't get very far but boasted insane plays such as turning two unblocked 2/2s into 20 damage through Surging Kalak. To make the troll easier to interact with, it no longer has hexproof.

For those keeping track at home, that's 48 cards being updated, a monster 11% of the set. Hopefully this will be the last update the set needs. inb4 another 40 cards next month

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fluffyDeathbringer wrote:
I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff

Fri, 2017-09-22 18:31
WindyDelcarlo
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Question. Why does the set change remove FT from Reverie?

Fri, 2017-09-22 20:23
Cajun
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Reverie's flavor text was part of the Lost Verse, which had five parts that weaved between sets. Originally it went Endless Reverie (OPH) > Planar Reflection (OIR) > Carrier Pigeon (OPH) > Heat of the Moment (OIR) > Vivid Afterimage (OPH). To keep that, the flavor text was moved to Disgrace of Kin as it switched to OPH.

Cajun's Explorations - Cajun Style Templates - High Noon Reloaded

fluffyDeathbringer wrote:
I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff