Card of the Week Contest #155: One for the History Book, Folks

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Tue, 2017-02-14 16:30
Nhoj2307

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That is another fair point being made. The way the card is working in my head is that people in the Industrial Revolution were tinkering around with steam and figuring it all out, hence the mana rock ability. Once they got it down pat, they then threw it in to everything that could hold it, but because it was still relatively new it wasn't always reliable. I want to refrain from using a luck-based effect to determine if the vehicle goes boom thanks to new-fangled technology, so have got it so people in the era play it cautious and only use so much power from the engine...could use a charge counter effect to allow it to crew bigger vehicles over time? Might be a bit of a overcomplication thought

Notes in spoiler, not wanting to clog too much *blush*.

Tue, 2017-02-14 16:49
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@errbody: New Entry, would appreciate critiquing: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/13534#comment-292372

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Tue, 2017-02-14 16:50
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@sdfkjgh: I like your card quite much - I'd try to fit in some reminder text, though A happy smile

@jacqui-pup: You not mentioning my card means that it's fine or boring? Winking smiley

@bazzboda: You're right. Feel free to add a short explanation to your card if you want - it'll be included in the poll!


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Tue, 2017-02-14 16:51
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@ Inverness - Hindsight's 20/20 I guess.

@ jacqui-pup - Yes.


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Tue, 2017-02-14 16:58
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@sdfkjgh: Needs a name change - Mechanized Production is already a thing.

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Tue, 2017-02-14 17:26
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@huw: yeah, I just realized that. I'll fix it in original post.

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Tue, 2017-02-14 19:08
NemaAkos

Massacre at Béziers 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated. Then, return up to two target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
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Tue, 2017-02-14 19:55
NemaAkos

Aaand to hop on the current events bandwagon:

Just for fun 1
Bernie, Hero of Millenials 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Planeswalker - Bernie Mythic Rare
+1 Loyalty Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell you may pay Blue/red mana symbol. If you do do, copy that spell. (You can’t choose new targets for the copy.)
-1 Loyalty Create a legendary 0/1 blue Bird creature token with Prowess and Flying
-8 Loyalty Target opponent taps a creature with the greatest power among creatures he or she controls, and you draw cards equal to its power.
Starting loyalty: 4

Also:

Just for fun 2
Vladimir Putin White mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Assassin Rare
When you cast Vladimir Putin, gain control of target land.
When you sacrifice a Clue, gain control of target Trump planeswalker.
Black mana symbol, Tap symbol: Destroy target tapped creature.
3/2

Wed, 2017-02-15 17:47
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Silver Horde Tactics 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolRed mana symbol
Enchantment Uncommon
Red mana symbolWhite mana symbol: Target creature attacks this turn if able. Creatures blocking it this turn gain first strike.

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Tue, 2017-02-14 23:09
Heads vs Tails
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To counteract current events, I'm going to go with the dawn of man.

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Evolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)
Whenever ~ evolves, untap it.
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Tue, 2017-02-14 23:17
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It's a strange thing to reference the history and culture of one's own nation in this specific format, for me. It's a tug-of-war between desire to pay tribute to something that's part of myself and the fear of cheapening something important and solemn by reducing it to a fake card for a fantasy CCG.

I like to think this card, referencing the 1800's and an important part of Finnish history, gets close to treading that line well.

Fable Collector 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Human Uncommon
Whenever Fable Collector deals combat damage to a player, put a lore counter on it.
When Fable Collector dies, draw a card for each lore counter on it.
He journeys to turn the tales of a thousand tribes into the voice of a single nation.
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Elias Lönnrot gathered Finnish folklore from across great swaths on several expeditions and derived from them a single work of poetry: the Kalevala, Finland's national epic and a precious cornerstone of Finnish identity in an era where we were still ruled by another nation.

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Wed, 2017-02-15 03:27
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this should be fine, balance wise. i think.

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Wed, 2017-02-15 15:35
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Burning Oil Trap X mana symbolRed/white mana symbolRed/white mana symbol
Instant - Trap Rare
If three or more creatures are attacking you, you may tap X untapped creatures you control rather than paying ~'s cost.
~ deals X damage to each attacking creature.
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Wed, 2017-02-15 17:14
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@fluffy: This seems to be a common enough trope among any number of civilizations, so your worries about cheapening, while understandable, ultimately prove baseless, for two reasons: 1) many people (myself included), upon reading your entry, would probably think of a different folklorist (possibly Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, as the most well-known examples); 2) your entry itself is well-made enough to do its subject justice (though perhaps you could get away with a mana cost of Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol or Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol & still be the same rarity).

All in all, a very nicely-done card, with a very interesting subject.

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Wed, 2017-02-15 23:39
Curse of Swine

Thu, 2017-02-16 11:38
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Thu, 2017-02-16 11:59
thehuw
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@Urn: I don't get why this deals different damage to creatures and players. Direct damage coexisting with fight is also weird, though I can see why you've done it.

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Thu, 2017-02-16 12:35
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Updated my entry http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/13534#comment-292354

need some help getting it to work might think about it more and adapt

Thu, 2017-02-16 19:32
sdfkjgh
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@sharkfin: Your workshop version is the one you should go with, after a few slight tweaks:

1) Change both instances of "Any player can" to "Any player may".
2) Restrict the removal of counters to just blaze counters, otherwise you could get into shenanigans with players who play with lands that utilize counters (Vivid lands {http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&name=+[vivid]&type=+["Land"]} or the like).

Other than that, it's a nice, safe way to indulge one's inner arsonist.

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Thu, 2017-02-16 19:37
spazlaz

I don't know if this has been done before.

Thu, 2017-02-16 20:37
thehuw
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@spazlaz: This is going to tank gameplay to a crawl in 95 percent of cases. The possibility of looking through your opponent's library (and your own) in order is absurdly time-consuming.

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Thu, 2017-02-16 21:01
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@finofashark: Couldn't your card simply say Enchanted land has "At the beginning of your upkeep, this land deals 1 damage to you. Then create a copy of ~."?


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Thu, 2017-02-16 21:09
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@spazlaz
I reccomend you only let the top card of each library be revealed and not the entire thing. Also, the only sones that are not already revealed from beginning of the game is hand, library and maybe some face-down cards on the battlefield or in exile. The graveyard does never need to be revealed. Here is an alternative wording that may work:

Quote:
Each player plays with their hand and the top card of their library revealed.
Each player may look at each face down permanent on the battlefield and each face down card in exile.

You may need to switch the word "permanent" with "card" if a manifested sorcery does not count as a permanent, but as long as it is manifested as a creature, I think it will count as a creature permanent...
Also, cards on the stack are also allways revealed...

You may also add "Each player may look at any cards reavealed to another player." or something if you want to be able to controll when people scry, etc. as well.

Fri, 2017-02-17 03:07
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Fri, 2017-02-17 09:55
Nazsmith
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Great Renascence 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery Mythic Rare
Each player with less life then the player with the most life gains life equal to the difference. Then each player draws Then each player who controls less lands then the player with the most lands may search his or her library for a number of lands equal to the difference and put them onto the battlefield tapped. Each player who shuffled his or her library this way shuffles his or her library. Then each player who has less cards in hand then the player with the most cards in hand draws cards equal to the difference.

Thats a lot of text Shocked

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Fri, 2017-02-17 10:07
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@Daij I'm not sure if the enchantment that gives the ability to a land can then reference itself in the ability of the land. I want the damage/enchanting to be passed around so lots of lands around the battlefield burn.

I was working on a version that used counters but doesn't work quite the same.

Your wording is shorter now I have reread my entry and makes more sense

Fri, 2017-02-17 11:03
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No need to worry about the reference - Blinding Powder says it's fine.


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Fri, 2017-02-17 11:09
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@Nazsmith
Did you notice this?

Nazmith wrote:
Each player with less life then the player with the most life gains life equal to the difference. Then each player draws Then each player who controls less lands then the player with the most lands may search his or her library for a number of lands equal to the difference and put them onto the battlefield tapped. Each player who shuffled his or her library this way shuffles his or her library. Then each player who has less cards in hand then the player with the most cards in hand draws cards equal to the difference.

Is there supposed to be written "Then each player draws a card" or is it a ghost of the last sentence "Then each player who has less cards in their hand than the player with the most cards in hand..."?
Also I think "Then each player draws cards until their hand size is equal to the player with the most cards in hand" would make the sentence a lot shorter...

Fri, 2017-02-17 20:16
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Fri, 2017-02-17 23:06
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So my entry is maybe, the point of no return in the way humans think, the death of the mythical Socrates after being declared guilty of corrupting the youth and denying the greek gods of the people, his punishment? Exile, and upon refusal, death was given. One of bigger figures of intelectual Prowess, revered as the father of philosophy as we know it today, if it were not for him, Plato, Aristotles, Descartes, Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, Gadamer, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and many many more wouldn't have had the intelectual tools to transcend with philosophy. All of us, owe something to Socrates, even though his method was questionable, and his sass, legendary. One of the greatest thinkers of history, teaching people how to question the world, to think, to stand against unknwown and finding that they more you known, you start to make more questions about the nature of the universe, in that sense, like Prometheus gave fire to man and with it, reason, Socrates gave Curiosity to the masses and with that Thought.

Socrates, the Athenian 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Mythic Rare
Whenever an opponent casts a noncreature spell you may pay 2 mana symbol. If you do, reveal the top three cards of your library, if you reveal a card that shares a color or a type with the spell, you may put that spell on of it’s owner’s library. Put all revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order, scry 1.
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“To know, is to know that you know nothing, that is the meaning of true knowledge.”

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It is, in the most radical of ideas, that we could find beautiful thoughts, something out of the ordinary, something sublime
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Sat, 2017-02-18 00:05
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Render

Sat, 2017-02-18 18:20
Mahx Michael
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Render for my entry:
I had a bit of a hard time finding actual fiction-ish art for this render that would actually fit Magic's art style, so this one probably isn't the perfect fit, but it was the best I found when it comes to actually visualisig what the card is about.

Render

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I also found this other art, but she looks to idle, reminds me way too much of Peace of Mind. Anyways, I don't like it too much, but here it is:

Alternative


Oh, sorry! Didn't realize I had forgotten to add artist line to the render, will upload an updatet render with proper artist credits soon.
EDIT: Done! A happy smile

Sat, 2017-02-18 20:38
Wapulatus
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Siege of Hattin Red mana symbolWhite mana symbol

Legendary Enchantment Rare

When ~ enters the battlefield, choose a player.
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, ~ deals that much damage to the chosen player. Whenever a creature the chosen player controls deals combat damage to a player, ~ deals that much damage to you.

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It's historically accurate if this ends up killing you.

Mon, 2017-02-20 04:36
Leviathan

Um, yeah, ok?

Tar and Feather 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature becomes a Bird in addition to its other types and loses all abilities.

Mon, 2017-02-20 09:46
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This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

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