Card of the Week #170: Murder is.. fun?

Card of the Week #170: Murder is.. fun?

jacqui-pup
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Cajun
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Asthanius
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WindyDelcarlo
3% (1 vote)
Nhoj2307
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Neottolemo
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Vunik
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sdfkjgh
7% (2 votes)
Fermat
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Daij_Djan
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fluffyDeathbringer
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Mocandragon5
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Aarhg
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Korakhos
3% (1 vote)
ZephyrPhantom
14% (4 votes)
Kagerowrs
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Mahx Michael
3% (1 vote)
Flo00
10% (3 votes)
TheBrokenUrn
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one1eye1
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Yoshi
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Heads vs Tails
3% (1 vote)
bazzboda
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Pixi-Rex
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Gorgonzola
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Wapulatus
3% (1 vote)
marshmellow
7% (2 votes)
Kiku
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Angelic_Bovines
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Vulgard
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thehuw
7% (2 votes)
Ziolang
31% (9 votes)
ganzzert
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grishnax
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spazlaz
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SilverSoul.SB
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Inverness
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Gurfle
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amethyst-marie
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aquaumisa
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Total votes: 29
Mon, 2017-06-05 12:51
Daij_Djan
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Challenge wrote:
Murder was originally printed in M13 and was a very interesting design for (at least?) three reasons:
  • It was one of the last unrestricted removal spells below CMC5 to be printed at common (this one didn't really became obvious until quite some time later).
  • The card text contains only three words.
  • The name containes ony a single word.
I still remember a set review from back then talking about the third topic in particular – card names tend to get rather complicated (adding adjectives or name references everywhere) recently and many simple clean card names are already taken by old cards, which often can't even be reprinted by nowadays standards. So you can probably already guess my challenge: Design a card with a single-word name! Some restrictions: Do not use an already existing card name, and not a person's/location's/whatever's name (so don't design a card named „Chandra“) either. Also, while I know they're quite popular as they allow some sweet puns, please no DFCs, split cards, aftermath cards or similar. So basically: No cheating Winking smiley

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jacqui-pup
Inoculate 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Flash
Enchant creature
When Inoculate enters the battlefield, counter all spells that target enchanted creature.
Enchanted creatures is a blue Homunculus creature with base power and toughness 1/1 and loses all abilities.

Cajun
Banish White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Instant Rare
Exile target permanent. You may return it to the battlefield under target player's control.

Asthanius

WindyDelcarlo

Nhoj2307
Cleave 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Instant Rare
If a creature dealt combat damage by target attacking creature you control dies this turn, you may have it deal damage equal to it's power to another target creature.

Neottolemo
Scorch 3 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Common
Scorch deals 5 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures.
Cycling 2 mana symbol (2 mana symbol, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

Vunik
Acuity 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Instant Mythic Rare
Prepare Blue mana symbol (Rather than cast this card from your hand, you may pay Blue mana symbol and shuffle it into your library face up. When it’s the top card of your library, cast it without paying its mana cost.)
Draw three cards.

sdfkjgh

Fermat
Reliance 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment — Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
Unless its controller controls a planeswalker, enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be activated.
"Gideon needs to feel needed. I must admit, I see the appeal. In feeling important, not Beefslab, of course."
—Liliana Vess

Daij_Djan

fluffyDeathbringer
Zeitgeist 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Mythic Rare
Flying
Whenever Zeitgeist deals combat damage to a player, you may exile it. If you do, take an extra turn after this one.
0 mana symbol: Put Zeitgeist from exile onto the battlefield. Skip your next turn.
1/1

Mocandragon5
Fester 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Black/green mana symbol, Exile X creature cards from your graveyard: Put X -1/-1 counters on target creature.

Aarhg

Korakhos

ZephyrPhantom

Kagerowrs
Regulation 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Exile target artifact or enchantment. Its owner may draw a card.
“Changes to the law are to be retroactively applied to existing devices.”
— Notice from Administrative Board

Mahx Michael

Flo00

TheBrokenUrn
Download 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
Draw two cards.
If your opponents have more cards than you, draw three cards instead.
"To acquire more knowledge, you must download more information." -- Ikram, Cyborg Philosopher

one1eye1

Yoshi
Trip White mana symbol
Instant Common
Prevent all damage target attacking creature would deal this turn. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step. Then, if that creature has haste, exile it.
"Watch your step."

Heads vs Tails

bazzboda
Eviscerate 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
Destroy target non artifact creature or planeswalker.

Pixi-Rex

Gorgonzola

Wapulatus

marshmellow

Kiku

Angelic_Bovines

Vulgard

thehuw

Ziolang

ganzzert

grishnax
Variety Blue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Instant Rare
Exile the top six cards of your library. Put any number of those cards with different card types into your hand.
It is the spice of life.

spazlaz

SilverSoul.SB

Inverness

Gurfle

amethyst-marie

aquaumisa

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