Card of the Week Contest #149: It's Hip To Be Square

Mon, 2017-01-02 12:43
Daij_Djan
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Welcome to the Card of the Week Contest! To participate in this Contest you'll have to design a card along the contest guidelines and throw it into the arena with other competitors' entries! At the end of each week, a winner will be determined by forum poll. The winner's card will be rendered and featured on the Welcome page, and the winner decides the challenge for the next week's Contest!

Here we go, competitors: our hundred and forty-ninth challenge!


The winner of the "Haters gonna Hate" poll was jacqui-pup with...

And the challenge issued by our winner was...

jacqui-pup wrote:
Design a card with power equal to its toughness equal to its converted mana cost. Valley Dasher (a 2/2 for 2) and Ant Queen (a 5/5 for 5) would both be acceptable designs.

To increase your chances of winning and to also make creating the poll easier on whomever is doing so, please try to use a render.
Additionally, please try to keep your entry edits all in one post - if you need to change it you can put your old entry in a spoiler marked "Old entry" and leave the newest rendition to be seen. Just use the edit button in the bottom/right of your original post.

And now, time to begin the challenge!

Best of luck, competitors!

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Mon, 2017-01-02 13:10
Daij_Djan
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And as I knew what I wanted to do instantly, here's my card already:

First entry

EDIT: Changed set icon Winking smiley

EDIT 2: I might change my entry to something much more simple later on, though..

at the very least currently not my entry

EDIT 3: When in doubt, use a common Winking smiley

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Mon, 2017-01-02 13:52
thehuw
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Very pleased with this design!

render

Golgari Dreadroach Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Insect Uncommon
Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Remove two +1/+1 counters from a creature you control: Return Golgari Dreadroach from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
The skittering never stops.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Set Huwb
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Mon, 2017-01-02 15:49
Senor Guacamole
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Hag's House 5 mana symbol
Creature - Scarecrow Uncommon
As long as Hag’s House is tapped, instant spells you cast cost 1 less.
Strutting through mist shrouded meadows, it sifts among places inaccessible and inhospitable to most. All to ensure its master’s work continues.
5/5

Mon, 2017-01-02 18:04
sdfkjgh
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@errbody: how do I Phyrexian watermarked?

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Mon, 2017-01-02 18:20
Vunik
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@sdfkjh Should be in "Faction Symbol" when you click on the watermark area.

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Wed, 2017-01-04 18:17
sdfkjgh
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@Pixi & Vunik: thx, I got it now.

OLD

Maw of Eternal Hunger
Artifact Creature--Wurm Mythic Rare
You may add Colorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol to your mana pool rather than pay Maw of Eternal Hunger’s mana cost. Spend this mana only on abilities from nonartifact sources.
Devour 5 (As this enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This creature enters the battlefield with five times that many +1/+1 counters on it.)
3, Sacrifice a creature: Maw of Eternal Hunger gains trample until end of turn.
-5/-5

Get it? Because it's -5 mana for a -5/-5 creature! #Don'tExplainTheJoke

Thanks to thehuw, Inverness, & Daij_Djan’s suggestions, I changed my entry

Maw of Eternal Hunger
Artifact Creature--Wurm Uncommon
Add Colorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol to your mana pool: Put Maw of Eternal Hunger from your hand onto the battlefield. You may spend this mana only on abilities from nonartifact sources.
Devour 2 (As this enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This creature enters the battlefield with twice that many +1/+1 counters on it.)
2 mana symbol, Sacrifice another creature: Maw of Eternal Hunger gains trample until end of turn.
-2/-2

@Inverness: I made the restriction on spending the mana on abilities w/nonartifact sources b/c I figured that Affinity might want this (especially the original version), so it would be best to limit its effectiveness in that shell. The fact that it also severely limits its effectiveness in about 80%-99.99% other decks is just a happy bonus.

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Mon, 2017-01-02 19:36
thehuw
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@sdfkjgh: Black mana symbol -> Black mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol was strong enough. We really don't need 0 mana symbol -> Colorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol. Even with restrictions. And especially not with the potential for a huge body attached. (A 10/10 on turn three is very possible with Spectral Procession or Hordeling Outburst into this.)

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Mon, 2017-01-02 19:44
Sylphiod
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Tue, 2017-01-03 07:35
digiman619
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Ariel, Retromancer Green mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Human Wizard Rare
Creature cards in your graveyard have unearth. Their unearth costs are equal to their mana costs.
Instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard have flashback. Their flashback costs are equal to their mana costs.
You may play land cards from your graveyard. If you do, they gain vanishing 3 and "When this land leaves play, exile it."
3/3

EDIT: Tweaked the abilities slightly.

Mon, 2017-01-02 20:46
jacqui-pup
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> not vanishing 3

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Mon, 2017-01-02 21:31
digiman619
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I get the stronger thematic use of 3, but I thought that might be a bit too powerful.

Tue, 2017-01-03 02:47
Aarhg
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Is this alright? It's pretty powerful, but is it too powerful?

Savage Shepherd Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Human Shaman Rare
Beasts you control have hexproof.
2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol: Savage Shepherd becomes a Beast with base power and toughness 4/4 until end of turn.
After the invasion, skilled formshifters were assigned to infiltrate beast packs and protect them from any unnatural harm.
2/2

Tue, 2017-01-03 06:02
Celebi
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The Formusaur 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Lizard Mythic Rare
Trample
Creatures you control with no abilities have base power and toughness 6/6.
6/6

Edit: Add render.
@jacqui-pup Because it's supposed to be a Muraganda thing (Muraganda Petroglyphs). Changed to legendary tho, thanks. A happy smile

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Fri, 2017-01-06 00:43
colovas

Hello, I am new hear so hears my entry.

Brood Enchantress Green mana symbol
Creature - Human Shaman Rare
You cast an enchantment spell, draw a card.
Green mana symbol, Sacrifice an enchantment: Create 1/1 green Snake creature token.
1/1

Spoiler:
Flareflame Hellkite 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Dragon Mythic Rare
Flying, Haste
Red mana symbol: Flareflame Hellkite gets +1/0 until end of turn.
When Flareflame Hellkite enters the battlefield add Red mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol to your mana pool
To harness dragonfire is to harness the passion of the very world, fleeting yet beautiful.
5/5


I'd post a render, but I don't know how to do that.
Any criticism or help would be great.

Edit: so I decided to change my entry to something else, but I did post the render of my other card along with some edits for it.

Tue, 2017-01-03 04:50
Vunik
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Welcome @colovas! To post a render, just use [img][/img] around the url to the image's location (found by right-clicking the image and selecting "Copy Image Location").

As for criticism, I feel that adding 5 red mana to your mana pool is a bit much for a rare 5/5 dragon - since you're giving back the amount it takes to cast, the dragon's essentially free, and that's assuming that there's no cheating it into play. Maybe drop it down to 4, or give it a different ability altogether. Prowess could be cool.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 04:56
jacqui-pup
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Notes on entries:

@Daij: This is very very similar to that Persist/Evoke dude you did for another contest. Not a complaint; it's clean. I'd recommend making this full-art.

@Huw: Neat. Not sure if this is uncommon?

@Senor Guacamole: Artifact creatures very rarely get to be X/X for X without drawback, pushed rares aside.

@Pixi: A 14/7 flier in R? Uhhhh, okay...?

@Sylphiod: Rules text here seems awful unnecessary.

@Digi: For many reasons I'd suggest only having creatures on the unearth mode.

@Aargh!: This is fine power level wise, for the most part it's a pushed Rootwalla.

@Celebi: Why not just outright say tokens here? But neat. "The Formusaur" implies there's only one ala Mimeoplasm so you could probably make this a legend.

@colovas: Welcome to MSE! Assuming you know how to export a card render in MSE (Export Card Image), you just need to upload to an external website like imgur or photobucket and post the url here. Power level wise your card is very very powerful for all the wrong reasons: it generates five mana when it enters the battlefield, making this the red equivalent of Cloud of Faeries (a hugely problematic card) but with a much better body. You also can't use that mana to pump the Hellkite, which is annoying.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 05:19
digiman619
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@jacqui: I'll probably switch it to just creatures, but I'd be interested on why you think it's a bad idea.

Tue, 2017-01-03 06:10
jacqui-pup
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@Fermat: Base power and toughness has to be 3/3. This is incredibly wordy anyway.

@Digi: It's already an incredibly powerful card: Crucible of Worlds stapled to a permanent Snapcaster is crazy good. Limiting the Unearth granting to creatures sort of caps the power level, and also makes the ability feel more Black mana symbol (versus the Blue mana symbol flashback and the Green mana symbol land reanimate)

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Tue, 2017-01-03 06:34
sdfkjgh
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@huw: would lowering all the numbers to 1 (ie generates Colorless mana symbol, Devour 1, -1/-1) be a good fix? The flavor would need a major redo, do you have any suggestions?

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Wed, 2017-01-04 00:35
TheBrokenUrn
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an interesting contest!

Dryad Treespeaker Green mana symbol
Creature - Dryad Mystic Uncommon
Tap symbol: Add Green mana symbol to your mana pool.
2 mana symbol: ~ becomes a Forest for the rest of the game. (It still counts as a 1/1 green creature.)
It is one thing to listen to the trees, but it is another to listen to them by becoming one of them.
1/1

EDITLOG
EDIT #1: Reduced second ability from 5 mana symbol to 2 mana symbol.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 10:02
thehuw
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@jacqui-pup: Reassembling Skeleton says Dreadroach can be uncommon. A couple of people on Reddit have said it should have "can't block" as a drawback or ETB tapped to be less annoying, but I think the hoop you have to jump through is specific enough, and the sorcery-speed restriction strict enough, to keep it below rare.

@sdfkjgh: I'll be honest, I'm not really a fan of this design regardless of the numbers on it, but, if I had to try and balance it, I'd put it at a -2/-2 with devour 2 that makes Colorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol. Simian Spirit Guide, while it's a key combo piece, is apparently inefficient enough that I'm prepared to say "discard this: one mana" is alright, and, though two mana is obviously a big bump, changing it to colorless and restricting it as severely as you do probably compensates for that. As for the body - well, free creatures are always kind of worrisome, but I don't think sacrificing two creatures for a free 2/2 is going to set the world on fire.

@Urn: That second ability is way too expensive for something that has no real effect on its own beyond making your creature slightly more susceptible to removal. It won't count for domain, since, barring duals, you will almost certainly have needed a Forest to cast it in the first place, and there can't be all that many abilities that specifically target Forests (or lands) that you'd especially want to place on a 1/1 green creature. (Dryad Arbor has some of these synergies, but it wouldn't get played if it wasn't fetchable, which this isn't.)

Recommended fix: the ability could cost any of 2 mana symbol, Green mana symbol or Tap symbol, and should be worded as follows to bring it more into line with modern syntax:

(cost): Dryad Treespeaker becomes a Forest in addition to its other types. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Tue, 2017-01-03 10:36
Leviathan

Eh, I'll probably do a new entry, but for now, I thought about the name of the challenge and thought, if it's hip to be square, what about being CUBE!??

Gelatinous Cube 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Ooze Rare
Prevent damage dealt to ~ unless the source's controller pays 3 mana symbol.
When ~ dies, create three 1/1 green Ooze creature tokens.
3 mana symbol, Sacrifice three Ooze creatures: Return ~ from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
3/3

Tue, 2017-01-03 11:23
Daij_Djan
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@jacqui-pup: Thanks for your comments - can't really argue against the similarities (as I really like the design, I guess I'll keep the vanilla, though) Big smile Is there actually a M15 full-art template available? Because if so, I'm still missing it (which is why I went with a promo template instead) Winking smiley

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Tue, 2017-01-03 13:00
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sdfkjgh:

I really like this idea. I think it would be balanced if it had a lower Devour value- maybe even just devour 1. Since, that way, you would have to sacrifice six creatures (or have a lot of anthem effects) just to get a body out of it.

Actually, having re-read the card, I think it's pretty balanced (aside from the devour 5 part- I have to agree with TheHuw on that one). The mana ability says it can only be used on abilities of nonartifact sources. That's an interesting restriction, honestly. I'd be curious to hear the thought process behind that.

With some tweaking, this is going to be a really strong entry! Nice!

Aarhg:

I don't think it's too strong. It's good, definitely, but it seems fair. You have to leave up 4 mana if you want to use the ability to blank removal, and it only really gives effective +2/+2 beyond that. Honestly I could see something like this being printed, it's a great design.

TheBrokenUrn:

I'm going to agree with TheHuw- the second ability is too expensive to really be useful. I think the costs he suggested are pretty good. Other than that, though, I really like the flavor on this one!

Fri, 2017-01-06 10:51
Mahx Michael
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I think I'll go for one of these:

Ideas
1. wrote:
Guardian of the Green Sun X mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature — Avatar Rare
Guardian of the Green Sun enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Guardian of the Green Sun: Add Green mana symbol to your mana pool.
1/1

2. wrote:
Clockwork Wurm X mana symbol
Artifact Creature — Construct Rare
Clockwork Wurm enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Clockwork Wurm: You get Energy symbolEnergy symbol (two energy counters).
0/0

3. wrote:
Jalmar, the Lazy Druid Half G Mana
Legendary Creature - Elf Druid Mythic Rare
Tap symbol: Add Half G Mana to your mana pool.
1/2/1/2

Entry wrote:
Clockwork Wurm X mana symbol
Artifact Creature — Construct Rare
Clockwork Wurm enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Clockwork Wurm: You get Energy symbolEnergy symbol (two energy counters).
0/0
Render

Idk, maybe two energy counters for each +1/+1 is a little much? I have never played with energy so i don't know.

@sdfkjgh
As Inverness said, devour 5 is a little too strong. With that, you can devour three creatures and get a 10/10 for -5 mana, wich is ridiculous. Devour 2 should be more balanced.
Also, when you have no mana cost on the card, you can't word it "You may add...". Then you either have to set the creatures mana cost to 0 mana symbol or word it "Instead of paying ~'s mana cost, add Colorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol to your mana pool."

Tue, 2017-01-03 14:13
Inverness
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Mahx:

I think his wording is correct. See Archive Trap and similar effects.

Tue, 2017-01-03 14:18
Mahx Michael
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Wich of my cards are you reffering to? Or are you reffering to sdfkjgh's card?
NEVER MIND THAT!

@Inverness
NO! Because if he doesn't have a mana cost for the card, he can't pay an alternate cost instead of paying it's mana cost, since there are no. You need either a mana cost or a wording that says you must pay an alternate cost.

Tue, 2017-01-03 14:38
Inverness
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Mahx:

Perhaps. At the very least, it could be worded 'without paying its mana cost', using the Suspend and/or Cascade mechanics as references. Wheel of Fate and Shardless Agent.

Tue, 2017-01-03 14:51
Mahx Michael
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True

Tue, 2017-01-03 17:17
sdfkjgh
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@errbody: so, you're all saying to set the numbers to 2? I think that could work. Also, I used the Bringer (http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&subtype=+["Bringer"]) templating, as that seemed like what I wanted.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 17:29
Daij_Djan
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@sdfkjgh: The issue with the Bringer cycle is how that one has an alternative casting cost. Your card currently has no cost at all however - and nonexistant mana costs can't be paid in the first place. So you either need to make the card cost 0 mana symbol (which kind of makes it unfitting for this challenge - it's rather borderline anyway Winking smiley ), or change the wording - maybe simply put it onto the battlefield directly?

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Tue, 2017-01-03 20:53
jacqui-pup
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@Urn: Why does this have the mana dork text before it becomes a Forest? That's the one thing that would make this card worth it.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 21:42
Asthanius
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Mycelian 0 mana symbol
Black/green color identity Creature-Fungus Uncommon
When Mycelian dies, create two 0/1 black Mold creature tokens with “This creature can’t block.” Then you lose 2 life.
Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Sacrifice X creatures: Return Mycelian from your graveyard to the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
0/0

Thu, 2017-01-05 15:41
HaloSSB

Well, I'll try my hand at it again.

Finally decent! Big thanks to @thehuw and @digiman316 for helping me out with balancing and wording in this card.

Text version
Manawisp
1 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Elemental
1/1
Phasing (This phases in or out before you untap during each of your untap steps. While it’s phased out, it’s treated as though it doesn’t exist.)
T: Add two mana of any one color to your mana pool. Activate this ability only if you have cast at least two spells this turn.

Tue, 2017-01-03 22:39
thehuw
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Permanents don't need to specify that it's them generating the mana - the ability can just be "whenever you cast a spell, add one mana of any color to your mana pool".

Balance-wise, though, this is broken as all get-out. Even with phasing taken into account, it's a predictable one-mana rebate on any spell you cast, and, with the prevalence of one-mana cantrips, it's quite feasible that you could cycle through the majority of your deck on turn two, making it trivially easy to acquire the combo pieces you want. Combo decks like storm would be unstoppable with this even if you only got the effect for that first turn.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Tue, 2017-01-03 22:49
HaloSSB

That's... pretty broken. How do I word a limit to this? Like, twice or once per turn, maybe. I should probably switch to some form of "pays for one mana of any color" to avoid abuse via 0-cost spells, but I don't know how to word it either.

Tue, 2017-01-03 22:51
thehuw
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My suggestion:

"Tap symbol: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast your second or later spell each turn."

It's fairly potent, but only getting to use it every other turn should offset that.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 23:04
HaloSSB

@thehuw:
Changed it. I really didn't want to drop phasing, so I changed it up a bit. Does it not explode the metagame now?

Wed, 2017-01-04 15:09
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Shaper of the Unknown Green/blue mana symbolGreen/blue mana symbol
Creature - Shaman Uncommon
When ~ enters the battlefield, you may turn another creature you control face-down. If you do, add Colorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol to your mana pool.
2/2

Burning-Tree Emissary with upside + downside.

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Wed, 2017-01-04 18:17
sdfkjgh
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@errbody: changed my entry, what do you all think? http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/13231#comment-290105

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Wed, 2017-01-04 20:04
digiman619
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@HaloSSB: I'd suggest wording that ability "Tap symbol: Add two mana of any one color to your mana pool. Activate this ability only if you have cast at least two spells this turn."

Side note: Do both mana have to be the same color? If not, add "...in any combination of colors...". Also you might want to have it be "any type" rather than "any color" in case you want Colorless mana symbol.

Wed, 2017-01-04 20:17
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Mikal, the Rectifier White mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor Rare
Players can't cast spells without paying their mana costs. (This includes casting spells for alternate costs.)
"The core of true beauty is adherence to a single, shining standard."
2/2

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

Thu, 2017-01-05 10:36
Mahx Michael
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So, what do you guys think, should I go Mirrodin style, Kaladesh style, or just make the most useless mythic ever made?


@sdfkjgh
Nice, your card is a lot more balanced now! Thumbs up

Sat, 2017-01-07 07:16
Leviathan

Updated with render!


Timestream Seraph
Legendary Creature - Angel Mythic Rare
Suspend 20—0 mana symbol
Flying
Whenever you gain life, if Timestream Seraph is suspended, remove that many time counters from Timestream Seraph.
Timestream Seraph enters the battlefield with a number of +1/+1 counters on it equal to your life total if you cast it from exile.
0/0

Thu, 2017-01-05 14:24
Mahx Michael
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@Leviathan
LOL! Idk. Probably depends on the deck, how powerful it is

Thu, 2017-01-05 15:40
jacqui-pup
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Well, it's Serra Angel, but without the anti-reanimator clause and with CMC 0 so you can Unearth it easy.

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Thu, 2017-01-05 17:37
sdfkjgh
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@jacqui, @Leviathan: I think you mean Serra Avatar. Also, the avatar's p&t change with your life total changing, whereas Leviathan's entry's p&t is fixed at the time of entry to the battlefield.

A good anti-shenanigan fix might be "Timestream Seraph enters the battlefield with a number of +1/+1 counters on it equal to your life total if you cast it from exile." That way, aside from a few corner cases which themselves already require hoops to jump through, the only way to have the seraph not die immediately is to suspend it. Other than that, @Leviathan, I REALLY like your design. In fact, I'm kinda jealous that I didn't think of it myself. You got my vote until further notice.

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Thu, 2017-01-05 19:33
HaSuOrbs
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Let the chaos fill your soul, changeing mind is our goal so that noone can us control.

Thu, 2017-01-05 22:35
NemaAkos

Unbound Roofrunner 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Aetherborn Rouge Uncommon
Pay Energy symbol: Unbound Roofrunner gains flying until the end of turn.
When Unbound Roofrunner dies you get Energy symbolEnergy symbolEnergy symbol (three energy counters).
"Be free. Life is too short to let anybody tell you where you can and cannot go."
2/2

Because
A) dark energy
and
B) finally we got some aetherborn cards supporting the old mantra that black is not evil.

Thu, 2017-01-05 22:37
NemaAkos

@Senor Guacamole: That would be really cool as a vehicle.