Card of the Week Contest #148: It's Christmas time!

Wed, 2016-12-21 16:46
Touhoufanatic's picture

@fino. Yes. When he hits someone, everyone gets a present!

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Wed, 2016-12-21 17:04
sdfkjgh's picture

@jacqui & huw: how about now?

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Wed, 2016-12-21 17:33
shiftyhomunculus's picture

@Wapulatus: I considered making it "draw a card and gain 1 life", but I thought that might be a tad strong, and always felt that the card draw was out of color for white. However, your critique got me thinking, and honestly I don't see why an effect like this has to belong in mono-white, so, version two!

The green gives him a wider range of one-drops to boost, with access to potent creatures like Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Joraga Warcaller and Wolfbitten Captive, as well as justifying the card draw a bit more. Compared to Mentor of the Meek, that ability is quite a bit stronger, but I think it's a touch more restrictive, especially as it excludes tokens, and the legendariness and extra color justify the increased strength.

Thanks for your critique! A happy smile

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Wed, 2016-12-21 21:19
Wapulatus's picture

@Asthanius : Gotta say I like the card a lot more now with those edits. Having the dragon in the image now makes so much sense.

@thehuw : No problem! Gotta say I love the new version, maybe enough to print a proxy and try out a budget commander deck. (Now I can run all the Savannah Lions and Llanowar Elves! )

(EDIT): Actually, come to think of it, this actually synergies very will with Hydras and Hangarback Walker type cards. I like even more!

Wed, 2016-12-21 22:22
Mahx Michael
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Originally I set the crew cost to 1, wich would make more sense if you where not considering flavor. The card is usefull depending on what purpouse you are using it for and pretty much wich kind of players you are facing off against. Santa's Sleigh gives each player the opportunity to stay passive and be rewarded with presents. This might be a trick to hold agro decks at bay, but it is up too your opponent if he or she wants to take the bait. Also using this metod against a green or white deck might be your death... But yes, the crew cost is probably a little high concidering it should actually be obtainable in early game. Is crew 4 ok? And maybe I should increase the draw to two cards to increase the gain and the possibility people will take the bait (or maybe that will only increase the chance of backfireing)?

Wed, 2016-12-21 22:49
aquaumisa's picture

Did someone say Santa Caws?

Saint Nicawlas the Jolly 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature-Bird Cleric Mythic Rare
When ~ attacks, create a 1/2 blue Bird creature token with flying named Storm Crow tapped and attacking.
Legends say his sled was a nest pulled by ravens and his beak was full of worms for all the good birbs

Im not sorry.

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Thu, 2016-12-22 01:46
Wapulatus's picture

Mahx Michael

I think crew 1 is good.

Fri, 2016-12-23 20:41
marshmellow's picture

False Charity 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
Goodwill (When you cast this spell, you may copy it. If you do, an opponent of your choice gains control of the copy. That player may choose new targets for the copy.)
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Then, if you gave goodwill, destroy target creature.
“All they care about is taking, taking, taking—well I’ll give them something nice!”

idek man

EDIT: forgot the retargeting clause for goodwill

Thu, 2016-12-22 15:25
finofashark's picture

In a punny mood and had a new idea for a card

No idea where I will get art but nevermind:

Stollen Goods 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Exchange control of target permanent and target item of food you own (The food does not have to be returned at the end of the game but the card does and the food cannot have been previously tasted by you)
"I summoned a brand new Leviathan yesterday, but it was Stollen this morning..."

Is this better than the last card (Minced Spies)

Thu, 2016-12-22 16:51
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voltaic-qui's picture

Well Stolen Goods is already a card...

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Thu, 2016-12-22 18:57
shiftyhomunculus's picture

I presume it's referring to Stollen, as in German fruit bread? I didn't know that was specifically a Christmas thing.

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formerly thehuw
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Thu, 2016-12-22 19:06
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Daij_Djan's picture

I can assure you, it is (Well, it's technically available throughout the entire year, but it's a typical Christmas food nethertheless)

Thu, 2016-12-22 21:20

@Daij_Djan, or anyone else, do you know the name of the gift giving part of Yule? Doesn't need to be anglicized, just needs to use the English alphabet. Using it in my cards name, as the only block with any Winter Holiday involvement is Shadowmoor, which technically conveys Lorwyn reaction to its Winter Solstice.

@DoomSp0rk, while caribou is another name for reindeer, it has only been used once for an old token creature. Elk is what is presently in use, though deer makes more sense, as elk and caribou belong to the deer family, Cervidae.

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Thu, 2016-12-22 21:56
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@bazzboda: You're talking about Julklapp, I'd assume A happy smile

Fri, 2016-12-23 06:36
Sylphiod's picture

@marshmallow, goodwill makes your card not work, the opponent gets a copy which resolves first and targets the same creature.
goodwill should let them change targets and the card itself should say return a creautre not target.

Fri, 2016-12-23 10:15
finofashark's picture

I have always thought of Stollen as being a Christmas thing. I was aware there was a card with a similar name see Thopter Spy Network/Thopter Spy Network, Gift's Given/Gift's Ungiven etc. I could match the text more to the actual original card if that's what you meant

Fri, 2016-12-23 19:33
Mahx Michael
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OK. Reduced the crew cost and added some spice in order to make the card more usefull.

Added render. I love how this Santa kind of looks like a wizard himself

Your wording is a little diffucult to read. Is it possible to specify which each of those players that are dealt damage are? Is it the player that didn't give all others a present that takes 5 damage for each present he got, or is it the other players that gave him gifts that each take 5 damage?

Fri, 2016-12-23 21:31
Aarhg's picture

@Mahx Michael: Shouldn't your card be a "Snow Artifact - Vehicle", since it costs a snow mana to cast?

Sat, 2016-12-24 15:54
Mahx Michael
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Yes, you're right. I'll update it later.

Sun, 2016-12-25 05:20

Something simple.

Sleigh of Saint Nick 1 mana symbol
Legendary Artifact — Vehicle Rare
Whenever ~ deals combat damage damage to a player, that player creates a colorless Present artifact token with "Tap symbol, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
Crew 10 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 10 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

Crew 10: St. Nick, Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder, and Blixem (the last two in the original Dutch spelling). Name's also a play on Geist of Saint Traft.

I'll put something else up if I can conjure it.

Sun, 2016-12-25 17:42
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@Fermat: what if u add trample & changed the creation of Presents to match the amount of combat damage dealt? That would seem to justify the high crew cost a bit more, is more flavorful (especially since Santa never gets stopped by Birds or Thopters {ie planes/helicopters} in our world), and it makes getting hit not such an auto-win.

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Sun, 2016-12-25 19:39
Wapulatus's picture

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

Sun, 2016-12-25 23:08
Mahx Michael
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Updated my entry
Merry Christmas A happy smile

Sun, 2016-12-25 23:19
digiman619's picture

Coincidentally, also Happy Hanukkah.

Mon, 2016-12-26 13:29
Tarvoc's picture

I think DoomSp0rk's Rudolph is my favorite so far.

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Sat, 2016-12-31 08:03

I usually don't go for silly un-desings, but I am putting together a Christmas themed cube, got all the holiday cards and was in the spirit.

Regifted Black mana symbol
Instant Rare
The next time a card would be put into an opponent’s hand from anywhere this turn, put that card into your hand instead.
“It’s just my size! What a coincidence!”


Sat, 2016-12-31 18:03

Silverpine Ancient 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Treefolk Rare
When Silverpine Ancient enters the battlefield you may search your library, graveyard and hand for any number of artifacts named Mishra’s Bauble, Conjurer’s Bauble or Wayfarer’s Bauble, and put them onto the battlefield. If you searched your library this way, shuffle it.

Mon, 2017-01-02 12:09
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Daij_Djan's picture

This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

And here's the next challenge!