Card of the Week Contest #140: Matchmaking

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Tue, 2016-10-25 02:51
Cajun
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@Inverness: The copies you replicate on the first cast do epic, just like if you Fork an Epic spell you get it twice each upkeep.

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Tue, 2016-10-25 04:00
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Well, here goes nothing.

Lets hope its balanced


I hope this one is balanced. I'm pretty sure it is, because it's just a multicolor, kind of worse Kalonian Hydra, or the other one that doubles it's own counters that I can't remember the name of/find.

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If we're being 100% honest, I'm not 100% sure this works the way I want it to. I want it to be able to devour the creature it awakens as well, and if it DOES work, well, I think it's fair and balanced (hence Awaken 1) but sometimes it's difficult to tell.

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Tue, 2016-10-25 03:32
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It doesn't work for a different reason, awaken doesn't work on creatures. Based off Gluttonous Slime, it seems weak even if it did let you sac a land for an extra counter.

Also has a legendary name and isn't legendary.

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Tue, 2016-10-25 03:37
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Does it not? Erm, that's an issue. Well, thanks for that-- haven't played around with much Awaken, so my lack of knowledge is uh...
*cough*
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Tue, 2016-10-25 03:52
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Antiquated Mage-Rings
Land Rare
Tap symbol: Add Colorless mana symbol to your mana pool.
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell from your hand this turn, it gains rebound.
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Target creature gains prowess until end of turn.

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Tue, 2016-10-25 04:02
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Post updated with new card; here's to hoping.

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Tue, 2016-10-25 06:41
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Always thought that the Kamigawa offering mechanic had a lot more design space than what they did with it. Here's my take on it.
Silence, the Azure Dragon
Legendary Creature - Dragon Mythic Rare 4/4
Human offering (You may cast this card any time you could cast an instant by sacrificing a Human and paying the difference in mana costs between this and the sacrificed Human. Mana cost includes color.)
Flying, Hexproof
When Silence enters the battlefield, if its offering cost was paid, counter target spell.

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Tue, 2016-10-25 07:01
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@Inverness
I was aware of Banding not actually working with Myriad, but went with it anyway to make it even more of a, well, rules nightmare. Glad you like it. I dunno if I'm serious enough with the entry to make a render, though.


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Tue, 2016-10-25 08:09
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@Iverness
Lackey CCG is not a format but a Game. It's pretty much like Magic Online (only that it is free and you have access to all cards in archive), and it is linked somwhere her in this forum ("play with mse").
The reason why I ask is that I played someone that wery eagerly played Scapeshift and totally crushed me using it. I was just curious if it might have been you since you seem to like that card a lot (wanting to be able to cast it infinetly).


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Tue, 2016-10-25 08:22
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Recycling Mendrax 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Ooze Rare
Whenever a creature card enters or leaves your graveyard, draw a card.
Cycling 2 mana symbol (2 mana symbol, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
Scavenge 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol (3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Exile this card from your graveyard: Put a number of +1/+1 counters equal to this card's power on target creature. Scavenge only as a sorcery.)
3/3
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Tue, 2016-10-25 11:21
Mahx Michael
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Created first version of my entry (Edited older post).
I am aware that I worded the Heroic ability different than the standard way of wording it, but it can still be named heroic, right?
Feedback would be appreciated A happy smile

Tue, 2016-10-25 14:46
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Mahx Michael: Fiery Druid do it has a infinite untap/mana loop? When it can target itself and meaning it can untap itself, and in respons get a mana. That is how I see it. A happy smile

Tue, 2016-10-25 14:53
Mahx Michael
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Anyone noticed that @justnobody is missing from the poll? Anyone know why?


@pixi-rex
It is not infinite, while it would die from the damage. Of course, I didn't take into consideration that what would happen if you gave it Indestructible...

Tue, 2016-10-25 15:08
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@Mahx: During your untap step, the creature untaps. Inspired triggers. You target itself with the ability. Before the ability resolves, the Heroic trigger goes on the stack. In response, you tap it for mana. You let the Heroic trigger resolve, untapping the creature. Rinse and repeat. ALSO, Heroic only triggers off of spells, not abilities. Because of that, it's a different ability.

Tue, 2016-10-25 15:17
Pixi-Rex
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Yes that's right, Mahx Michael you just need to word it just like Heroic. Did not think of heroic only triggered on spells, my bad.

Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Fiery Druid, untap it.

Then the problem is solved. A happy smile

Tue, 2016-10-25 15:23
Pixi-Rex
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Clean design here. I don't wanna do the fancy things for this one. although I had a cool idea for flashback and unearth. A happy smile

Entry
I'm I right on my search that menace and scry haven't been puted together yet?

Tue, 2016-10-25 17:54
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@Inverness: any thoughts on my ACTUAL entry? http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/12745#comment-285939

@Mort: Is it supposed to be staved or starved? I think you might be missing an r.

@Pixi: Unless you add "by a creature" to the last ability, the two keyworded abilities don't really synergize with each other. Yes, two or more instances of scry 2 whenever the enchanted creature is blocked by creatures is a bit strong, but you can fix THAT by lowering scry to 1.

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Tue, 2016-10-25 18:27
Pixi-Rex
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@sdfkjgh: I know this sound odd, but it was not to have an interaction between menace and scry. I just choose the simple way, and not wording like 1 scry effect for each creature blocking enchanted creature.
Is it bad design when there is no interaction. Scry was meant as "ok I still get something if I get blocked." effect.

Tue, 2016-10-25 18:52
Mahx Michael
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OK. Thanks! A happy smile
Updated my entry.

Sat, 2016-10-29 02:37
Ismaar
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Here's my entry !

old entry
Otherwordly Lurker 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Nightmare Rare
Phasing, Shadow
Whenever Otherwordly Lurker becomes the target of a spell or ability, it phases out.
Hardly real, yet not completely imaginary.
3/3

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The idea was a creature that's hard to get rid off or block, but weak. Considering phasing makes it unable to attack one turn out of two, I could probably have made it a 2/2, but I was affraid it'd be broken.

Stand Against the Opressor 6 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant Rare
Convoke
Create two 1/1 white Soldier tokens.
Gravestorm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn.)

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Edit : Updated my entry
Edit 2 : New entry !

Tue, 2016-10-25 20:05
Pixi-Rex
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@Ismaar: If it was in the old days. it has a fine power level. But nowaday, that would be a 4/4.

Wed, 2016-10-26 20:46
justnobody
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Sigil of Nobility White mana symbol
Enchantment Common
Exalted
Extort

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Tue, 2016-10-25 21:01
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Yo, what's up in the hizzle?
I made a kind of Phyrexian feeling dude. Comments are appreciated (as always A happy smile).

Tue, 2016-10-25 22:10
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OK, so tell me if this is insane:

Police Blitz 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Detain target permanent.
Storm

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Tue, 2016-10-25 23:15
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Wed, 2016-10-26 05:54
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@jacqui-pup, I don't know if this is your intention but your card can detain lands.
@justnobody, sorry to mention but I can not see your render.

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Wed, 2016-10-26 17:17
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@Pixi: Thx 4 clarification. Your way actually seems kind of interesting now that I've heard your reasoning.

@Aarhg: for true Phyrexian flavor, you might want to change typeline from Construct to Horror.

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Fri, 2016-10-28 09:04
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@marioware2
That card is pure evil! Totem armor and aura swap on the same card!?
Actually, im not really sure wether it is the totem armor combo, or just the fact that the aura swap cost is as low as 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol. I mean. The only one aura swap card that currently exist is dangerous enough at it is!
Well it is totally legal though, and the totem armor will cancel the aura swap out if triggered, so I think I'll forgive you


I added a render to my entry A happy smile

Wed, 2016-10-26 20:47
justnobody
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Ok, got my render up.

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Thu, 2016-10-27 05:39
ancestral

(Rendered by mtg.design.)

 
mtg.design, a free, very high quality web-based card generator, currently in Beta. 
 

Fri, 2016-10-28 16:20
Fermat

Something simple...

Resplendent Bolt 5 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Kicker 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol (You may pay an additional 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol as you cast this spell.)
~ deals 5 damage to target creature or player.
If ~ was kicked, it has cascade. (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)

Thu, 2016-10-27 11:33
Mahx Michael
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Ehhh...

My entry wrote:
Inspired - Whenever Fiery Druid becomes untapped, it deals 2 damage to target creature.

I just realized that I wrote "target creature" in my text version and "target creature or player" in the render.
Is "target creature or player" a little to much? Anyone feel like answering that question?


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Thu, 2016-10-27 12:01
fluffyDeathbringer
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Fermat, shouldn't that be "If ~ was kicked, it has cascade"? Cascade isn't an action keyword.

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Thu, 2016-10-27 16:56
Royart142
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So... I'm not sure if this works, but if it does, its broken and Cascade should be able to modify the cost that it triggers with, or so I think. As always feel free to correct me on wording or rulings! Thanks!

Thanatonaut's Omen 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Mythic Rare
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)
Scry 2, then draw two cards. You lose 2 life.
Splice onto instant or sorcery 2 mana symbolBlue/black mana symbol (As you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card’s effects to that spell.)

Render:

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EDIT: Nerfed my entry from instant to sorcery, and changed the "Splice onto creature 4 mana symbol to "Splice onto instant or sorcery 2 mana symbolBlue/black mana symbol" due to rules Big smile

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Thu, 2016-10-27 15:32
Cajun
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Splice onto permanents doesn't work, outside of specific instances like Convoke, without a rules rewrite.

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Thu, 2016-10-27 15:52
Pixi-Rex
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@Fermat: Explosive Impact has the same cost as your design. Your card has a kicker that lets your cascade. Do that really makes it Rare. I world say no.
suggestion: Change it to Uncommon rework the cost of the card to 4 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol and keep the kicker cost. (or keep the orginal cost at 5 mana symbolRed mana symbol, and make the kicker cost 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol.)

Thu, 2016-10-27 16:57
Royart142
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@Cajun Indeed, after reading the rules again I see I have to make some changes, besides that: What do you think of the card? (I already changed it)

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Thu, 2016-10-27 17:21
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@yoshi Boundless Imagination is an amazing card!, I love it. Also the picture you chose for it seems to fit very well.

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Thu, 2016-10-27 21:36
Aarhg
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@sdfkjgh: I was either gonna make it a Construct or a Horror, but the image I found looks more machanical, so I went with Construct. I don't feel like the flavor changes dramatically either way.

Fri, 2016-10-28 10:39
Mahx Michael
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Because if my damage ability also could target players, if I had 4 Giant Growth at the same time, I could first deal 8 damage and then attack with a 12/13 creature. That is only if I got them all at once though, but still on turn 2 that is way to powerful, so unless someone would actually want that, I'm going to stick with "deals 2 damage to target creature"


Fixed and finished my entry!

Fri, 2016-10-28 14:42
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The young woman knelt by her bed, panting. They were after her. They were going to kill her. Please, she begged to the heavens, send me someone to help me. Send me a hero to stave off the darkness.

Her walls exploded. She screamed in horror as the shrapnel bit into her, and she crawled to the other side of the room, staring in horror as the figure approached her.

"Sup? I heard you needed a hero?"

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Fri, 2016-10-28 16:21
Fermat

Adjusted my card. Thanks for the feedback.

Fri, 2016-10-28 16:23
Mahx Michael
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@Lizz the Goddess
Nice background story! Did you draw the render art yourself?

Fri, 2016-10-28 16:28
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finally came up with an idea i'm happy with. feedback welcome.

entry

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Fri, 2016-10-28 23:14
Mahx Michael
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Feedback time! A happy smile
Not that my opinion counts too much, but anyways here is some feedback for each of you:
Theese are only random thoughts or tips that I come up with underway, so don't take them too seroiusly (I just need something to do right now)
(Remember that I am not pointing out mistakes, but things that might be worth having a second look at. I also do not give more or less feedback determined by wether I think the card is better or worse, and things that might seem negative is meant positive in some way or another).

@finofashark
You could have your creature enter as a 2/2. Then it will switch between becoming a 1/1 and a 3/3 each time it dies. It would kind of have it make more sence, than just having a presist ability that trigger when undying can't, have it return to the battlefield as a 0/0 to remove the +1/+1 counter, and then just die again to trigger the undying effect. But maybe that was what you wanted it to do (die a lot of times), idk. A happy smile

@Inverness
As ThisisSakon said:

Quote:
...your card needs to cost 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol, be a rare, and not exist. That is a repeatable Scapeshift and that is not ok

Not to be harsh or anything. It's not like I am the person to judge, but...
Since you have never played Lackey, you might not be aware of how dangerous Scapeshift can actually be. Or maybe you're just sadist, idk. Anyway, an ability that lets you repeatedly have as many lands as you want enter the battlefield,vould cause various abilities that triggers from lands entering the battlefield, such as Landfall and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle's ability, infinitly overstack the table, and Scapeshift pretty much do that already (only not infinitly). But of course, if you are sadist go ahead Winking smiley

@TheBrokenUrn
Creative Genious indeed Thumbs up

@Xenagos
It is a smooth combo when you already have a 3/4 creature wich you can boost multiple times with instants and sorceries, and each time trigger the provess ability. Some real good firepower there. To top it of, if you have a total power of 8, you can return the spells you have used to your hand with the second ability, wich works a lot like Revive. Only that it costs twice as much mana, and depends on you having more creatures as well (unless you have already buffed its power up to 8 with the spells and provess triggers you have activated). I think it is a good card with a lot of flexibility, but maybe you could reduce the second ability's cost to Red mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbol or 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol might even work (since Revive is 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol), idk A happy smile

@fluffyDeathbringer
Yes, that is a tarkir card indeed. And a very green one at that. (In other words, you need some creatures to make this card worth it, but you usually got some too A happy smile ).

@sdfkjgh
If phyrexia is toxin, that card is death... Clapping

@yuccalyptus
"Why Not Have Twice the Explotions"?...
I could not agree more Thumbs up

@SonictheBrushwagg
Are you shure you don't mean "Nightmares Rules" or just refrace it to "Nightmares Are Best"? That card is scary, at least I am going to have nightmares tonight!! Winking smiley

@Daij_Djan
Beautyfull render!
menace + rampage2 = "This creature is actually a 6/6 the moment someone blocks it"

@Cajun
That is either going to be a slow, painfull death, or it's going to be a quick, slow and painfull death. Nice flavor on that card, indeed Thumbs up

@Asthanius
So what this card does is actually letting you make any sorcery epic, am I right? Genious idea, but you need a lot of mana to be able to cast this spell in adittion to another one. The cost is still fair though. Thumbs up
The render is nice too, I like it A happy smile

@Sylphoid
To me, this card looks more white than red, I don't know why. Maybe because it gives +1/+1 instead of +1/+0 wich is more common among red cards. Interresting idea to make someone both a knight and a samurai, but isn't it almost the same thing only from two different nations and a slightly different fighting style? Vas she a turncoat, in that case, it would explain why it's red. From history I have never heard of an elf samurai, but that is most likely due to the fact that elfs don't exist on this planet. If it was a legendary creature, I would love to hear its back-story A happy smile

@ThisisSakon
Interresting... Puzzled
This somehow reminds me of Arrogance of Mortals, I'm not really shure why.
Nice card, I like it A happy smile

@CounterAttack
So would this card repeatedly let you copy target spell and then draw two cards each time you splice it? Thats insanely awesome! (Can you actually splice a card multiple times and then cast it afterwards? Because if that is the case, I have really underestimated this ability!!)

@Digiman
Yuck! I don't hate your card, but I hate infect.
That one's bitter

@Yoshi
Beautyfull render!
Unfortunatly, unlike the one that created this spell, my imagination has bounds, and I'm to stupid to find a better use for this card than for Possibility Storm. Puzzled

@Mort
I once thought about making an evolve-scavenge combo deck. You know, pluss counters and all. But the tought of bloodrush and scavenge never struck me. That combo might be usefull in so many ways! Only if it is on the same card, though. But that one is nice in itself A happy smile


This was the first page, will do the next tomorrow if I have more spare time A happy smile

Fri, 2016-10-28 23:33
Daij_Djan
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Mahx Michael wrote:
@Daij_Djan
Beautyfull render!

Thanks A happy smile

Mahx Michael wrote:
menace + rampage2 = "This creature is actually a 6/6 the moment someone blocks it"

The Rampage boost actually doesn't count the first blocker (making it a 4/4 on getting double blocked), which is why it fits so nicely with Menace imho Winking smiley

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Sat, 2016-10-29 02:38
Ismaar
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Made a new entry, you can check it up there (made sure to give proper artist credit this time).

Sat, 2016-10-29 03:42
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Mahx Michael wrote:
@CounterAttack
So would this card repeatedly let you copy target spell and then draw two cards each time you splice it? Thats insanely awesome! (Can you actually splice a card multiple times and then cast it afterwards? Because if that is the case, I have really underestimated this ability!!)

Rebound doesn't copy a spell. It allows you to cast the spell a second time from exile (after which it goes to the graveyard like any other instant or sorcery). And you must cast a spell with rebound specifically from your hand to gain the rebound effect. According to the rules, you only get the rebound effect once for each spell onto which Narset's Wisdom is spliced. And you can't splice any one card onto the same spell more than once, as per Comprehensive Rules: 702.46b.

(I'm not sure on the interaction between rebound and splice, but I believe you do still get the spliced-on card draw when you cast the spell from exile, so Narset's Wisdom does give you two separate draws. Can I get a judge ruling?)

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Sat, 2016-10-29 04:10
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It will only draw once per splice. It will lose the spliced effects when its exiled but the delayed trigger will still let you rebound it.

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Sat, 2016-10-29 04:18
CounterAttack11
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Okay, so it gets you one card draw and the rebound. Good to know.

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