Card of the Week Contest #168: Pretty on the Inside

Thu, 2017-05-18 00:19
Tarvoc's picture

I did this card back in 2015 for a series of 31 Commanders that I haven't finished yet, but might still finish in the future. I think I could enter it here.


My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Thu, 2017-05-18 12:16
Vulgard's picture

@sdfkjgh Shouldn't Blade of the Divine be gold? It is three colors after all.

Thu, 2017-05-18 12:28
shiftyhomunculus's picture

@Vulgard: Not necessarily. The backside is an artifact, and those often aren't colored - plus, there's quite a tradition of DFCs changing colors from one face to another (Elbrus into Withengar, Cloistered Youth into Unholy Fiend), Town Gossipmonger into Incited Rabble).

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:15
Vulgard's picture

I mean the first side, not the other.

Sun, 2017-05-21 15:19

My entry so far:


Thu, 2017-05-18 15:15
Vunik's picture

@one1eye1, lands don't need a color indicator, as they're intrinsically colorless. Their "color" is decided by what mana they can produce, so you'd probably want to give it a hybrid White/blue mana symbol border/frame though, seeing how it can produce both. Also, keywords don't need to be capitalized after the first (so it would be "Defender, reach").

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TWOK is the best!

Thu, 2017-05-18 15:22
Kajarak32's picture

@One1Eye1: Your entry is just about the opposite of mine . A few points though: 1. This card is basically land ramp in W/U which seems weird. 2. The land it becomes is an extremely good land. 3. The creature side is basically an undefeatable blocker. Overall, I think this card is overpowered and out-of-color due to the land ramp.


Sat, 2017-05-20 17:18
Wapulatus's picture


Chittering of the Undercity 2 mana symbolBlack/green mana symbolBlack/green mana symbol

Sorcery Rare

Create two 1/1 green Insect Warrior creature tokens.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if ~ is in your graveyard and two or more creatures you control died last turn, return ~ to the battlefield transformed.


Kraul Invasion

Black/green color identity Enchantment

Creatures you control have deathtouch.
Whenever a creature you control dies, create X 1/1 green Insect Warrior creature tokens, where X is that creature's converted mana cost.

"Life and death is a cycle the Guilds themselves are not excluded from."
- Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest


EDIT: Fixed. However I think its fine as-is on second line, as tokens don't have a CMC to begin with. Not really seeing the infinite combo.

Fri, 2017-05-19 02:12
Asthanius's picture

@Wapulatus: First, it should say "Creatures you control have deathtouch" instead of "gain." Second, you should specify "Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies..." because right now, it allows for an infinite combo with any sac outlet.

Fri, 2017-05-19 05:27

(Face) Eleventh Hour 11 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment Mythic Rare
Eleventh Hour cost 1 mana symbol less for each 0/1 and 1/1 creature you control.
Spells and abilities you control can’t cause you to lose the game.
At the beginning of your end step, if eleven or more permanent was put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn., transform Eleventh Hour.


(Back) Platinum Dreadnought
Artifact Creature - Dreadnought Mythic Rare
Permanents you control have indestructible.
Crreatures you control have minimum power and toughness of 11/11. (If a creature would have less power or toughness, treat as though it is 11/11.)

Sun, 2017-05-21 02:01
Touhoufanatic's picture

This idea is something I'm fiddling with in a set idea i'm fiddling with that intends to be entirely flip cards. ( very much still in concept at this point. only have 1 cycle.)
as such it can still be considered a WIP.
Constructive feedback appreciated, especially for the wording on the first side. not sure if I've got it right yet.

Edit: Altered wording for transformation and capabilities to better suit.

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Fri, 2017-05-19 11:13

Thanks @ Vunik for the advices.
@ Kajark 32: yes, that was my intention to a certain degree. I like the creature-land duo. You are right, the land is clearly op, and so is the blocking mechanism. But i have to leave it like it is for now.

@Touhoufanatic: Nice Idea. But, isn't it "Then put Mirrored Hope onto the battlefield transformed and tapped."? Also, it could just be a normal enchantement, that says: "When ~ enters the battlefield, transform two target ...".

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:12

@touhou Perhaps a cause in the text such as "if ~ would be put in to a graveyard after being cast, put it on the battlefield transformed instead"?

Fri, 2017-05-19 14:36
Kajarak32's picture

@one1eye1: Well, that's just fine then! A happy smile I also like the land+creature combo (obviously), so good luck with your card!


Sat, 2017-05-20 08:07
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Kiku's picture

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I really hate Mythic Rares...
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Sat, 2017-05-20 14:27
TheBrokenUrn's picture

90% of the time, I'm wrong. The other 110%, I'm right.

Sun, 2017-05-21 13:41
Mahx Michael
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What do you guys think of my entry? Is "Enchantment Creature — Spirit" fitting types/subtypes for Child of Wonders?


EDIT: Added render.

Sun, 2017-05-21 14:13
grishnax's picture

Blast of Hellfire X mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Mythic Rare
Blast of Hellfire deals X damage to target creature or player.
3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol, Discard your hand: Exile Blast of Hellfire from your graveyard. At the beginning of your next upkeep, transform it and cast it without paying it’s mana cost.
The raging fire served not as a weapon...


Novox, Hellfire Incarnate
Legendary Creature — Elemental Mythic Rare
Hellbent — Whenever Novox, Hellfire Incarnate attacks, if you have no cards in hand, it deals 3 damage to each creature you don’t control and can’t be blocked except by three or more creatures this turn.
...but as a warning for what was yet to come.

Sun, 2017-05-21 17:02

Changed some properties, so that it's a bit weaker.


Edit: Thanks @ Vunik. It really does add up, I guess.

Sun, 2017-05-21 16:08
Vunik's picture

@one1eye1 You still need your land to have a hybrid Green/wite mana symbol border. The default land frame is only used for lands that produce colorless or don't have a mana ability.

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TWOK is the best!

Sun, 2017-05-21 22:06

@ﻼ, the bird in your illustration is not a finch, its beak is wrong, that is a chickadee or another member of the Paridae family. Edit: It is in fact a blue tit.

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Mon, 2017-05-22 15:40

Mon, 2017-05-22 10:19
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

Why is The Great Granite Expanse a white mana land and not a Mountain?

Mon, 2017-05-22 13:38
Asthanius's picture

@Fermat: The Stoneforged Blade token that you're referencing is itself indestructible, and also gives the equipped creature first strike. The token also has Equip 0 mana symbol, so I suggest changing the name of your flip side.

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:41

@Mahx Michael: I named it a "granite expanse" to evoke a flat but rocky surface not unlike the Plains from the Zendikar block. Sadly, I couldn't find better image.

@Asthanius: Whoops! My bad. The original design used "Stoneforged Edge" instead. I got it mixed up in my head.

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:34
Pixi-Rex's picture

The day Ajani, returns to Theros for saveing his friend Elspeth from the underword and Erebos. He ends up giving his spark to her. Just like Venser did to Karn.
(I think that is what WotC have in mind.)


Mon, 2017-05-22 16:16
SilverSoul.SB's picture

@Pixi-Rex Double Strike doubling your life twice might be a bit much, either change to first strike or gain 5 life or something with DS.

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:37
Pixi-Rex's picture

@SilverSoul.SB: I changed it to first strike. You are maybe right. The double strike would only give you double life if the opponent has no creatures, and that feel like win more card then.

Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
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This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

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