Card of the Week Contest #156: Beyond the Realm of Reason

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Thu, 2017-02-23 13:01
Neottolemo
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@TheBrokenUrn: Still wrong. "costs 1 mana symbol less to cast for each card type among cards in your graveyard." "4 mana symbol, Tap an untapped nonbasic land you control: Skip the next combat phase. Any player may activate this ability." (all skipping effects are either targeted or affect all opponents up to now but this would be the correct way to make your card work the way you want it to if I understood correctly)

Fri, 2017-02-24 06:11
Gorgonzola
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What goblins enjoy the most?
War, of course!

Spoiler:
Just War


EDITS: Artist credit

Text (no flavor):
Just War 3 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Enchantment Uncommon
All creatures attack if able.
Threshold - As long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard, creatures you control have +1/+1.

Also a silent reference to the Goblin Diplomats, if you didn't get it.

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Thu, 2017-02-23 16:58
sdfkjgh
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@Inverness: I knew someone had to eventually make this reference.

@Gorgonzola: your render needs artist credit. Hurry up & fix that, before all your hard work gets snipped!

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Thu, 2017-02-23 21:18
finofashark
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Render of my entry

Fri, 2017-02-24 03:46
Leviathan

Updated entry. It now has a harder-hitting effect and happens at the end of the turn instead of your next turn.

Cruel Kindness 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery - Rare
Target player draws two cards. At the end of the turn, that player discards his or her hand and loses life equal to the number of cards discarded this way.
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Fri, 2017-02-24 06:11
Gorgonzola
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Okay, thanks. Credits go to the artist.

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Fri, 2017-02-24 22:57
Curse of Swine

I don't know what could be better than Jumbo Shrimp but here's my entry anyway...

Sat, 2017-02-25 03:26
Angelic_Bovines
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"You can travel to other worlds. Can you travel to the one where the cat is dead?"
- Ludevic, necro-alchemist, to Liliana Vess

Sat, 2017-02-25 03:44
spazlaz

@angelic bovines

Thats still a 2 mana 3/3 flash.

Sat, 2017-02-25 05:59
Angelic_Bovines
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@spaz

I balanced it with the drawback of losing it, and anything else you play, permanently to bounce spells in mind.

Sat, 2017-02-25 11:55
Mahx Michael
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@Angelic_Bovines
Tecnically, you don't loose it since you get a token copy of it. And I also think you should make the copy before you sacrifice the original, that would make more sense.
The fact that you get a copy, then sacrifice the original will also cause to ETB triggers and one LTB trigger for each creature spell you cast, so I really think you should concider increasing the mana cost.

Sat, 2017-02-25 12:35
Ziolang
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Sat, 2017-02-25 13:29
NemaAkos

Cold Fire Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Rare
Cold Fire deals 2 damage to target creature. Tap that creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.

Sat, 2017-02-25 17:18
sdfkjgh
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@Ziolang: is your entry supposed to permanently tap them both down, or just tap for a turn? To be honest, it's much more interesting if it was the latter ("...their controllers' next untap steps.").

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Sat, 2017-02-25 23:11
Ziolang
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I couldn't decide which I liked better. I'll look it over again.


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Sun, 2017-02-26 00:33
Angelic_Bovines
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@Mahx

True. I had the illusion ability in mind; I forgot it could give you extra triggers. But I think you misunderstood what I meant by 'losing the creature' - if the token is bounced, you lose it forever.

Sun, 2017-02-26 00:47
spazlaz

@bovines: generally speaking, token copies are considered only very slightly below the quality of just the regular card. Bounce is a rarely used mechanic and is only available in blue. Against any other deck, this is actually better than a 2 mana 3/3 flash as it gives you twice the ETB triggers, a dies trigger, and a creature in your graveyard. At 2/2 it would be a VERY VERY strong card.

Sun, 2017-02-26 07:23
Wapulatus
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Primal Genius 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbol

Sorcery Rare

Choose one or both -

• Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
• Sacrifice a creature, then draw cards equal to its power.

"Intelligence is, after all, a product of evolution."
- Prime Speaker Zegana

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Sun, 2017-02-26 08:14
grishnax
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Sun, 2017-02-26 10:58
Mahx Michael
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@Angelic_Bovines
Yeah, but the creaeture is still sent to your graveyard, so nothing is really different from a nontoken creature in that sense. If you want it to have the effect you where actually trying to make, I reccomend you exile the creature instead of sacrificing it. This way that creature is truely replaced by the token!

Sun, 2017-02-26 16:52
Neottolemo
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Humblebrag 1 mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature with base power 2 or less
Enchanted creature gets +4/+4.
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, you may have target creature with lesser power get -1/-1 until end of turn.
"Bar none, I am the most humblest! Number one at the top of the humble list!"
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The first part of the card was inspired by Yoshi's Titanic Growth White mana symbol variant! A happy smile

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Sun, 2017-02-26 13:49
pbtenchi

Hix Adel, Master Cultist White/black mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard Rare
Lifelink
Whenever you gain life, you may pay 1 mana symbolWhite/black mana symbol, if you do put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol: Remove 2 +1/+1 counters from ~, Target player loses two life and you gain two life.
1 mana symbol: Discard a card, gain 1 life.
1/1

Sun, 2017-02-26 16:24
sdfkjgh
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@Neot: your card doesn't work. The enchantment restriction would cause it to fall off immediately, as the power boost would cause it to no longer meet the requirement. Suggest you use Dream Leash's tech of "You can't choose a creature with power of 3 or greater as Humblebrag's target as you cast Humblebrag."

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Sun, 2017-02-26 16:37
thehuw
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Alternatively, keying it off base power would work and be less wordy.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Sun, 2017-02-26 16:53
Neottolemo
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Yeah, I was originally going to have it say "base power" but I was a bit worried about stacking multiple of them on the same creature and wasn't aware of the wording issues. I suppose that "base power" will have to do, though. The card wouldn't work that well as a legendary, I feel. Thanks for the help! Big smile

Sun, 2017-02-26 16:55
thehuw
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I really wouldn't worry too much about stacking this - it's powerful, yes, but it still comes with the card disadvantage that's inherent in all Auras, and it doesn't grant evasion or resilience.

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Sun, 2017-02-26 23:11
aquaumisa
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Rotlife Kitty 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature-Cat Zombie Uncommon
Deathtouch
Cards whose effects count cards in your graveyard count this card as in your graveyard as long as its alive in the battlefield.
2/2

My personal take on Schrodringer's cat. If the effect is unclear, it exists both on the field and the grave (So an extra creature for delerium/Tarmogoyf, an extra point of p/t for any card that cares about the grave, ect)

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Sun, 2017-02-26 23:52
jacqui-pup
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I think this would be cleaner if it Entombed a second copy of itself IMO

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Mon, 2017-02-27 01:29
Leviathan

And now, the render. I've already used this art in a previous entry, but it fits so much better here that I'm using it again.

Mon, 2017-02-27 06:23
Daij_Djan
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This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

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