Card of the Week Contest #157: Please don't blend your pets

Mon, 2017-02-27 07:20
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 fifty-seventh challenge!


The winners of the "One for the History Book, Folks" poll were Curse of Swine (left) and myself (right) with...

And the challenge issued by one of our winners was...

Curse of Swine wrote:
Take a creature mechanic that only exists in certain colors and use it on a creature from a different color. Examples would be blending Evolve into White mana symbol/Black mana symbol/Red mana symbol or Unleash into White mana symbol/Blue mana symbol/Green mana symbol

Note: The mechanic must appear on an official creature card - it may also have appeared on a noncreature card as well, though. Your entry however must be a creature. ~Daij_Djan

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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Tue, 2017-02-28 22:11
Sylphiod
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Oh I have quite a few of this already made.
Should I use my blue convoke, green hellbent. Or perhaps my something not as apparently off color like Red Rebels
none of those WB graft

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Mon, 2017-02-27 08:27
Mort
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I always thought that dethrone could fit into White mana symbol following after wrath effects that punish your opponents for being too far ahead.

Advocate of Equality 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Knight Rare
Double Strike, Dethrone
2/2

Mon, 2017-02-27 08:41
Daij_Djan
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I always thought Haunt missed out on so much of its potential:


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Tue, 2017-02-28 21:49
finofashark
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Tyrant's General 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Soldier Rare
Exploit
Whenever you exploit a creature, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn
3/4

To inspire an army you sometimes need to strike fear into their hearts


Updated the quote think its better

Wed, 2017-03-01 07:35
Cwynwyn
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First Entry. Ninjutsu has some fiddly rules.
Dragonfang Accomplice 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Ninja Uncommon
When Dragonfang Accomplice enters the battlefield, target creature gets +1/+0 and gains first strike until the end of turn.
First strike
Ninjutsu 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol (1 mana symbolRed mana symbol, Return an unblocked attacking creature you control to its owner's hand: Put this from your hand onto the battlefield tapped and attacking.)
2/1

Cancerous Toxoplasm 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Ooze Mutant
Graft 3 (This creature enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you may move a +1/+1 counter from this creature onto it.)

Sacrifice Cancerous Toxoplasm: Destroy target creature with a +1/+1 counter on it.
0/0

Mon, 2017-02-27 14:58
fluffyDeathbringer
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Siege Quicksmith 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Artificer Uncommon
Haste
Fabricate 2 (When this creature enters the battlefield, put two +1/+1 counters on it or create two 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens.)
When ~ enters the battlefield, Servo creatures you control gain haste until end of turn.
2/2

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Mon, 2017-02-27 15:41
Mahx Michael
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LOL! There's a total of one white or blue card with reach in the entire magic's history! And Harbor Guardian hasn't even the word reach written on it... Can I use reach on a white creature then?

Thu, 2017-03-02 04:52
Cajun
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@Mahx: Reach is Red/green mana symbol, White/blue mana symbol gets the effect with Flying, defender iguess.

swap is banned
River of Spirits 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Uncommon
Vigilance
Spirit swap 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol (Exchange this Spirit with a Spirit card in your hand.)
2/4

So while the Comp. Rules say this is totally legal, they offer no help on if the exchange is anymore than bounce+put into play.

Gravedragger 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Rare
Imprint - When Gravedragger enters the battlefield, you may exile a creature card from your graveyard.
Whenever a nontoken creature token you control dies, you may create a token that's a copy of the exiled card.
4/2

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Mon, 2017-02-27 15:23
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@Mahx Michael: Harbor Guardian has reach. http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Harbor+Guardian

Mon, 2017-02-27 15:35
Daij_Djan
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@Mahx Michael: Actually, there are quite a few white creatures with Reach like Alaborn Musketeer in the past and Hundred-Handed One most recently.. Harbor Guardian is however the only blue creature featuring it.

@Cajun: ## swap hasn't been featured on a creature card yet.


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Mon, 2017-02-27 15:56
Mahx Michael
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Yeah, I forgot the Hundred-Handed One... So as for the two other ones, as long as the creature technically has reach, the contest still counts it as reach even though the word "Reach" isn't written on the card?


Fear is black! I know other colors have intimidate, has fear been replaced, or can I use it?

Mon, 2017-02-27 16:07
Daij_Djan
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Technically the oracle wording is the only wording that counts - so Reach is out, sorry. Fear indeed has been abandoned for Intimidate (which then was also dropped for Menace just recently), but that's no reason not to use it here! You'd have to shift it into green though, as Fear exists on white, blue and red cards already.


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Mon, 2017-02-27 16:11
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Bloodscent Neonate 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Vampire Berserker Uncommon
Prowl 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol (You may cast this for its prowl cost if you dealt combat damage to a player this turn with a Vampire or Berserker.)
First strike
When ~ enters the battlefield, if you cast it for its prowl cost, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
Once a pint of blood is spilled, the younglings long for a thousand pints more.
2/1

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Mon, 2017-03-06 16:37
Pixi-Rex
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I really like my entry. Confidence is good to have, in moderate amounts. Winking smiley

Entry

Is the black mana OK here or do it not count? No mono red creatures have ever had lifelink. But blue have

Mon, 2017-02-27 16:25
aquaumisa
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Kunoichi Flanker 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature-Ninja Uncommon
Ninjutsu 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Attacking creatures you control gain +1/+0.
2/2

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Sat, 2017-03-04 11:53
TheBrokenUrn
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This is going to take a while to make right, but here is my first attempt.

Segmention Parasyte 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Insect Uncommon
Modular 2 (This enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it. When it dies, you may put its +1/+1 counters on target artifact creature.)
0/0

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Tue, 2017-02-28 15:41
Gorgonzola
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Skulk was never printed on red, so... (I love goblins!)

Calfbiter Goblin 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Goblin Rogue Common
Skulk
When a creature blocks Calfbiter Goblin, sacrifice Calfbiter Goblin.
1/2

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Mon, 2017-02-27 18:00
sdfkjgh
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As soon as I read the challenge, this popped into my head:

Unrelenting Predator Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature--Zombie Beast Rare
Deathtouch, evolve
Whenever ~ evolves, destroy target creature with lesser power or toughness.
2/1

What do you all think?

@Gorgonzola: you should prolly specify which needs to be sacrificed, the Goblin (When a creature blocks Calfbiter Goblin, sacrifice Calfbiter Goblin), or the creature blocking it (Whenever a creature blocks Calfbiter Goblin, that creature's controller sacrifices it). If it's the Goblin, then use "When" not "Whenever", as you can only sacrifice a creature once. Also, since the art only depicts one Goblin, and the creature's power is only 1, you should prolly make the name singular.

@Zephyr: now THAT is really interesting. 4 mana, 4 life, draw 3 seems like not only a supremely balanced rate, but also the most common option, and absolutely fitting for Black's philosophy. Well done!

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Mon, 2017-02-27 17:52
ZephyrPhantom
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@sdj - Thanks, but I'd neglected the restrictions. Will be taking this back to the drawing board.

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Ambitious Bid Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Replicate - Black mana symbol, Pay 2 life. (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
Draw a card.


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Mon, 2017-02-27 18:25
Xenagos
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I'm going to go with my Segue Challenge submission from a couple of days ago for this one -

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Mon, 2017-02-27 18:42
Ziolang
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Is using Fyles cheating? =P


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Wed, 2017-03-01 00:43
SilverSoul.SB
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He salvages body parts to give to others.

Mon, 2017-02-27 20:39
jacqui-pup
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Wondercraft Visionary 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Artificer Rare
Fabricate 3
Blue mana symbol, Tap symbol, Sacrifice two artifacts: Search your library for an artifact card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
0/2

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Tue, 2017-02-28 00:35
thehuw
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render

No, the artist on this isn't that Andy Murray.

I hope.

Llanowar Charger Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elf Druid Rare
Vigilance
Battalion - Whenever Llanowar Charger and at least two other creatures attack, add Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol to your mana pool at the beginning of your next main phase this turn.
2/2

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Tue, 2017-02-28 00:46
everlastingwonder
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Ethereal Parasite 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature — Spirit Leech Uncommon
Soulbond
Ethereal Parasite may be paired with creatures you don't control.
As long as Ethereal Parasite is paired with another creature, each of those creatures gets -2/-2.
2/2

Mon, 2017-03-06 00:54
Asthanius
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Drakenroot 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Plant Beast Uncommon
Whenever Drakenroot attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
Unearth 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol (2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
3/3
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Tue, 2017-02-28 01:28
Disposable Hero
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Kami of Instant Death 3 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Rare
6/1
Trample, haste
At the beginning of your end step, sacrifice Kami of Instant Death.
Soulshift 3 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)
"In the few battles where mortals could turn the tide in their favor, the vengeance of the gods was fleet, furious, and final." - Observations of the Kami War

Sat, 2017-03-04 19:08
Robot_Face
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Havoc Beast 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Beast Rare
Trample
Annihilator 1 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices a permanent.)
6/6

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Thu, 2017-03-02 04:52
Cajun
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New Phyrexia put imprint at red, white, and blue so

Gravedragger 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Rare
Imprint - When Gravedragger enters the battlefield, you may exile a creature card from your graveyard.
Whenever a nontoken creature token you control dies, you may create a token that's a copy of the exiled card.
4/2

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Tue, 2017-02-28 02:39
Aarhg
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I went with a somewhat simple design. Not really sure if it should be common or uncommon.

Badlands Skeleton 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Skeleton Warrior Uncommon
1B: Return Badlands Skeleton from your graveyard to your hand.
Reinforce 1—1B (1B, Discard this card: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.)
2/1

Tue, 2017-02-28 22:25
spazlaz

old entry

Tue, 2017-02-28 06:22
Mort
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@SilverSoul.SB & spazlaz: While I like both your entries, I feel obligated to point out that both your entries are both invalid, as they need to be creatures themselves.

Wed, 2017-03-01 22:16
Param
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Old
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Smokereader Black mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Shaman Uncommon
Wither
Forecast — Red mana symbol, Reveal Smokereader from your hand: Discard a card, then draw a card.
2/1

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Smokereader Black mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Shaman Rare
Whenever you reveal a card from your hand, discard it instead. If you do, draw a card
Forecast — Black/red mana symbol: Target creature gains menace until end of turn.
2/1

Tue, 2017-02-28 10:48
finofashark
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@Cwnwyn First strike and ninjas is a bit of a dodgy area. You can Let first strike damage resolve then ninjutsu a creature in and it will deal normal damage in addition to damage already done. This happens even if it has first strike itself as it couldn't assign damage in the first strike step so attempts to do it in the normal damage step. Having two of these represents a possible 5 very hard to interact with damage early on

Wed, 2017-03-01 05:16
Royart142
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So here's my entry for the week, hope you like it, as always feel free to correct me, or comment on my entry.

*EDIT: I apparently can't read for *Bleep*, So I'm submitting another entry, one that's ACTUALLY a creature. Appologies*

Azahali, Elven Spellblade 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Elf Wizard Rare
Creatures you control have Prowess.
Whenever you cast your first instant or sorcery spell each turn, you may pay 2 mana symbolBlue/red mana symbolBlue/red mana symbol. If you do, exile target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard, until the end of turn creatures you control gain +1/+1 for each instant or sorcery spell in your graveyard.
2/2

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Design Philosophy
This entry is part of a set I'm working on with my friends, and is a part of a cycle of monocolored creatures that have abilities of it's corresponding wedge, but inspired in it's own color, Green mana symbol Green loves to pump up it's creatures and overrun you with giant minions, how ever Blue mana symbol Blue plays the long game and hopes the tools it has available helps it overcome adversity, and Red mana symbol Does not have any appreciation of wasted resources, and as such, this creature was born, an elf, that uses old useful but used resources to overcome it's enemy. The exile clause is a way of turning down the card over time, so you have to keep spending resources, but being unable to keep growing out of control.

*Royart used obsolescence! An old entry entered the battefield!*

Old Entry
Longing for the Ephemeral 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Instant Rare
Until the end of turn, all damage that would be dealt to you, is dealt to target opponent instead. Exile Longing for the Ephemeral.
Fateful hour — As long as you have 5 or less life, until the end of turn, all damage dealt to your opponents by sources you don’t control causes you to gain that much life.
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Tue, 2017-02-28 17:10
SilverSoul.SB
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Vehicles have no purpose except to turn into creatures. They're a pseudo creature.

Tue, 2017-02-28 18:18
sdfkjgh
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Best legal submissions by others so far: @Asthanius, @Disposable Hero, & @Aarhg.

@Asthanius: Well done pairing two mechanics that encourage attacking. This is a card that feels like more than the sum of its parts. Is it wrong of me to want to pair this with Horobi?

@Disposable Hero: & while we're on the subject of Kamigawa, Hero has managed to make use of a keyword ability that originally was blundered horribly, as for some reason, WotC decided that every Spirit creature that had the ability needed at least an additional 2 mana symbol tacked onto its cost. NO THEY DID NOT!!! This was just one reason why Kamigawa block was so poorly received. Hero, on the other hand, has recognized the CORRECT way to do Soulshift. Pairing it with Ball Lightning just makes it all the sweeter (although, you should prolly use the "At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice" wording, to make it match the original).

@Aarhg: I went back & forth in my head over whether the return to hand needs to be done only as a sorcery in order to balance your entry, but then I realized that "2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature." seems pretty fair. Decent, but not backbreaking by any stretch of the imagination (Horobi says "What up?"). I can just imagine this guy ripping off a rib or femur, tossing it to whomever needs some more weapons, then falling down & getting back up like a skeletal Koopa. Bonus points if it's all animated Harryhausen-style.

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Sun, 2017-03-05 05:38
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Edits:
--Changed mana cost to be more blue
--Made cards drawn three to make drawback of skipping a draw step more bearable
(Thanks Huw, I listened to your advice but only kind of but it's appreciated)

PreHuw
Impatient Student 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Monk Rare
Hellbent - At the beginning of your end step, if you have no cards in your hand, draw two cards. Skip your next draw step.
2/2
Not all scholars are well versed in patience.

No idea if it's balanced or not, just a rough idea. Feedback is appreciated and encouraged.

I'm also aware that there's already something similar entered, but as it's not a creature and I didn't even see it until after I drafted this up, I think we're in an okay position.

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Thu, 2017-03-02 22:07
spazlaz

fine, if it must be a creature

old entry

Tue, 2017-02-28 22:47
Mr The Nilbog
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Insidious Larva 1 mana symbol Red mana symbol
Creature - Helion
Haste, skulk
1/1

Fri, 2017-03-03 07:14
Leviathan


Blind Auramancer 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Uncommon
Each aura card in your hand has madness. The madness cost is equal to its mana cost reduced by 2 mana symbol. (If you discard that card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)
2/2

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Blind Auramancer 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Rare
Each aura card in your hand has madness. The madness cost is equal to its mana cost reduced by 2 mana symbol. (If you discard that card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)
Tap symbol: Draw a card, then discard a card.
2/2

Wed, 2017-03-01 05:14
Royart142
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UPDATE: MY ENTRY HAS BEEN UPDATED, NOW YOU MAY JUDGE IT ACCORDINGLY: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/13653#comment-293310

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Wed, 2017-03-01 05:31
Cajun
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@Leviathan: 'mana cost reduced by 2 mana symbol' per Flash.
@Royart: That first ability isn't green. This looks like Red mana symbol+Green/blue mana symbol if you keep the Reforged style or preferably Blue mana symbol+Red/green mana symbol

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Wed, 2017-03-01 07:37
Cwynwyn
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Man, ninjutsu is fiddly. I updated my entry to use a less tricky keyword.

Thu, 2017-03-02 15:20
ALEX Ryugami
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Old

Current version:

やれやれだぜ

Sat, 2017-03-04 12:47
Mahx Michael
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I will probably find somethig better, and flavorwise this should probably be blue. But I'll try to force it green by giving it green features.

Quote:
Wall of Text 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Wall
Defender, reach
If you control the permanent with the most words in its text box among permanents on the battlefield, Wall of Text loses defender and gains fear.
5/5

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There is nothing I need more time to psyche up for, than reading a large chunk of text...
Should this card be silver bordered?
(The nongreen ability is fear, btw)

Wed, 2017-03-01 17:56
sdfkjgh
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@Alex: your entry should be an Ooze Mutant.

@Mahx: that should DEFINITELY be silver-bordered, as anything that keys off of length of text only works in Un- sets. The reason being is that when the text is translated into different languages, each language has its own text length.

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Wed, 2017-03-01 19:34
Royart142
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@Cajun It's not meant to be green, but Prowess (ussually found in Blue/red mana symbol it's meant to work as a pseudo Anthem or consecuential Overrun type effect, is what would appeal to it being a green creature, yes we have seen that effect mostly in green, but I took the massive wall of creatures and throwed it on a green creature, that's legendary because of EDH Cascade and Bloodbrain Elf shennanigans, do you have any other suggestions? Thanks!

@Mahx I think it should be a silver bordered card, however, I think that desing of losing defender and gaining fear is more akin to a "Small gentle puppy until it gets mad, then it gets big as fluff", But your current desing works.

@Alex: I think it should be a Ooze Horror. Other than that is a clean and effective design, +1

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Wed, 2017-03-01 21:29
Mahx Michael
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@sdfkjgh, @Royart
True, I also forgot I needed to specify wether the lenght of the text where decided by the number of letters or the number of words.

Wed, 2017-03-01 22:17
Param
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Updated my entry.
The repeatable effect felt too powerful.