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Thu, 2008-01-03 09:24
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Thu, 2008-01-03 23:05
Pichoro
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I think this is a great idea. If nobody else will start it off, I will.


Rootgrapple 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Tribal Instant - Treefolk (C)
Destroy target noncreature permanent. Search your library for a creature or land card with converted mana cost less than or equal to X, where X is equal to the converted mana cost of the destroyed permanent, and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
If you control a Treefolk, draw a card.


Personally, I'm not entirely satisfied, but its what I was able to come up with after a few hours. I think its a step in the right direction, and to me, feels very in flavor for green. I've intentionally not included flavor text in my submission because I think it would be best to leave it off of my version.

I also added an intentional extra "enter" before the cantrip line, because "Draw a card." is usually separated like that.

Fri, 2008-01-04 04:35
dailyjudas
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Pichoro, I really like your idea, but I think it's probably overpowered. I would make the "search your library" part dependent on controlling a Treefolk (and drop the draw1).

From a Limited perspective, I don't think Rootgrapple is that bad. I regularly side them in vs planeswalkers, generally with good results. Taking out a 'walker that's 1 loyalty short of its ultimate AND drawing a card off a changeling is a pretty good play (and hella fun), even at 5 mana.

Also, from a design standpoint, I think it's important that the bomb rares have answers at common.

That said, since I think the essence of Rootgrapple is its part of the "tribal cantrip" cycle:

Rootgrapple 2G
Tribal Instant - Treefolk
Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If you control a Treefolk, draw a card.

Not an exciting effect, but it's potentially card advantage (which some would argue is itself exciting).

Fri, 2008-01-04 04:57
Pichoro
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Are we allowed to change costs? I assumed not, since if a card is underpowered, you can just drop the cost and it will eventually be functional. But I didn't actually bother to ask.

You may be right about mine. Didn't think about the possibility of dropping the cantrip and making the search Treefolk dependant. Oooh.

Fri, 2008-01-04 06:58
The Butt
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Pichoro wrote:
Are we allowed to change costs? I assumed not, since if a card is underpowered, you can just drop the cost and it will eventually be functional. But I didn't actually bother to ask.

You can change whatever you want, in order to make the card playable. A happy smile

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Fri, 2008-01-04 12:16
Idle Muse
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The trouble is, with this card, a lot of the card's qualities are locked in place, as it were. A set's designers can't change the rarity without unbalancing the set, the card is part of a tribal cantrip cycle, so the last ability can't really be changed, and the manacost should be more-or-less the same to keep the set balanced that way. When you factor that all in, with the fact that Lorwyn was deliberately designed with Planeswalker-hosers like this in mind, there really isn't much you can change.

In very general terms, all expensive commons tend to be poor anyway.

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Fri, 2008-01-04 12:44
The Butt
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True. But as I said above, there are some philosophies that will need to be abandoned, to keep the thread going. Namely the fact that fixing the card would imbalance the set. For the sake of the thread, just assume that bad cards don't need to exist.

As for your other point, that most of the card's qualities are locked in place; the only parts of a card that are "locked in place" here, are name and rarity. Everything else, is up to the poster. If you manage to stay true to the original intent of the card, then cool. But feel free to get creative.

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Fri, 2008-01-04 14:21
Idle Muse
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OK, cool. I want to make my version into a kind of green wrath:


Rootgrapple 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Tribal Sorcery - Treefolk C
Destroy all noncreature nonland permanents.

Maybe it doesn't fit common, but it isn't as powerful as it seems.

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Fri, 2008-01-04 17:15
AlexKOJ
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It's actually a great card, just over-costed. It would be fine if could kill creatures too, but it can't, so it's not really playable. To high for a non-creature killer. My fix:

Rootgrapple 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Tribal Instant - Treefolk C
Destroy target noncreature permanent. If you control a Treefolk, draw a card.

OR

Rootgrapple 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Tribal Sorcery - Treefolk C
Choose one - destroy target noncreature permanent; or destroy target creature without flying.
If you control a Treefolk, draw a card.

Sat, 2008-01-05 01:21
dailyjudas
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Alex, I like your 2nd one, but wouldn't "creature *with* flying" be more on-color?

Sat, 2008-01-05 01:41
Pichoro
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I would think that, indeed it would, but doesn't make much sense for rootgrapple. Hmmm.

Sat, 2008-01-05 02:32
The Butt
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The fixes are looking good so far, but I'm gonna have to ask AlexKOJ which fix he wishes to be his final submission. Reason being, I wouldn't know which one to pick if you do end up getting to the top 3. And it wouldn't be fair if I put in both.

But a message to all; there's still one week left for submissions, I will post the top three next Friday, and the winner Saturday. So anyone who wishes to participate still has a week to craft a fix.

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Sat, 2008-01-05 04:59
Teljilad98
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Dang! You ahd to ose the card that happens to be one of my most favoite cards from Lorewyn!
but Ok, Heres my go (and I don't know how to make those cooymbols, stick wiht me here):

Rootgrapple- 3G
Tribal Instant- Treefolk (C)
Target Treefolk you control gains "Whenever this creature deals damage to a non-Treefolk creature destroy target non-creature permanent" until end of turn.
If you control a Treefok, draw a card.

Kinda redundant to make the second ability require a treefolk,since te first ability reuires a treefolk, but you see wher was going.

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Mon, 2008-01-07 17:18
AlexKOJ
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Pichoro wrote:
I would think that, indeed it would, but doesn't make much sense for rootgrapple. Hmmm.
That's the reasoning behind the nonflying. When's the last you saw a tree with the roots on top of it, eh? Stick out your tongue

@Buttock1234: The second one I like better. I actually did something with the card, so I think my efforts would look better than just dropping the casting cost like a lazy person Stick out your tongue

Mon, 2008-01-07 19:47
Pichoro
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AlexKOJ wrote:
That's the reasoning behind the nonflying. When's the last you saw a tree with the roots on top of it, eh?

Well, something not known on these boards is that my primary field of study is Botany, especially Dendrology (trees). So I know that roots are really just specialized branches... Winking smiley

But I still get what you were going for. lol

Tue, 2008-01-08 16:31
AlexKOJ
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But that doesn't make a branch a root, logically speaking.Winking smiley

Tue, 2008-01-08 18:07
Pichoro
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It does make it pretty darn close; a lot closer than people realize. It just grows in a different direction, and doesn't sprout leaves.

But this is off-topic now. Some more people should post fixes for this card.

Wed, 2008-01-09 21:03
The Butt
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Just a friendly bump for anyone who hasn't submitted; if you want a chance at the top 3, the deadline for submissions is Friday night. I will post the Top 3 that night, and the winner/new card on Saturday.

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Thu, 2008-01-10 16:22
AlexKOJ
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@Buttock1234: Maybe the winner can select the new card, hm?

Thu, 2008-01-10 18:19
The Butt
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I think that could be an interesting twist, sure. Why not. Stick out your tongue

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Sat, 2008-01-12 04:34
The Butt
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Alright. Time to post the top three for this week. I'm sorta disappointed we only got a few fixes, but to be fair, the ones we did get were really solid. So this was sorta tough.

Alright... on to the top three.


dailyjudas

  • Rootgrapple 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol Tribal Instant - Treefolk
    Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If you control a Treefolk, draw a card.

First comes dailyjudas with this conservative fix. He simply lowered the casting cost, and changed the effect to only target artifacts/enchantments, to counterbalance. Quite impressive.


AlexKOJ

  • Rootgrapple 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol Tribal Instant - Treefolk
    Choose one - destroy target noncreature permanent; or destroy target creature without flying.
    If you control a Treefolk, draw a card.

Next up, is AlexKOJ and his fix. He chose to widen the card's capabilities, by tacking on the second ability to it. Now, not only can the card do what it did before, you can choose to kill an actual threat. Stick out your tongue Good job.


Lordpenguin

  • Rootgrapple 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol Tribal Sorcery - Treefolk
    Destroy all noncreature nonland permanents.

Lastly, it's Lordpenguin. He chose to do a complete overhaul of the card's effects, while still being true to the original card's effects. He ditched the cantrip ability, but he did widen the card's range of influence to a quite playable level. Props for the creative fix.


Those are your top three for this week. Props to teljilad and Pichoro, for your excellent fixes, but sadly, there's only room for three. Hopefully you'll continue to participate in YFTC in future weeks.

I'll post the winner tomorrow, and then that person can post the next card to fix.

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Sun, 2008-01-13 08:08
The Butt
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Alrighty, the time's come to post the winner for this week.

And the winner is...

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dailyjudas! I believe he nailed what the card should have been, IMO, and submitted the fix that was closest to the power curve, overall.

Congrats to the other two finalists, as well as everyone else. Dailyjudas, you can pick the card for next week, next chance you get.

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Tue, 2008-01-15 06:03
dailyjudas
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Aww shucks, guys. Thanks.

Alright, on to bidness: This week's card is one of the most overcosted jank fillers ever printed, a card so terrible that I'm positive it will never ever see play in any format. This is the kind of card that will get you laughed out of your own dining room if you play it. I'm talking of course about:

Spoiler:
Watchwolf.

I mean really, what a waste of cardboard!

Spoiler:
But of course I am not quite serious. It seems like most "bad" cards are just overcosted, but there are a few that just make you say, "huh?...why?" One of these is Spitting Slug.

I seriously don't get it. Yes, it was The Dark (rearranged color pie etc), but why all that text? Why should I have to pump a Grizzly-Bear's-worth of mana into it every turn just so it doesn't kill itself? And why was The Slugger on the TS timeshifted sheet? Perhaps to make us all take a step back and marvel at the elegant advances of modern design tech?

Just as I tried to point out the modest merits of Rootgrapple, I would love for someone to step up and defend this bad boy.

Buttock, am I supposed to judge this round too?

Tue, 2008-01-15 14:04
Eriol
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Could be an option?

Spitting Slug 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Slug
Whenever Spitting Slug blocks or becomes blocked, you may pay 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol. If you do, Spitting Slug gains deathtouch until end of turn.
2/2

Italian MSE translation thread here.

Tue, 2008-01-15 16:21
AlexKOJ
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Spitting Slug Green mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Slug
Whenever ~ blocks or becomes blocked, you may pay 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol. If you do, ~ gets +2/-2 and gains first trike until end of turn.
2/4

Tue, 2008-01-15 17:20
The Butt
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If you want to judge this week, dailyjudas, go for it I guess. But if you'd like to be able to submit a fix for the chosen card, then I'd have to judge.

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Tue, 2008-01-15 18:04
dailyjudas
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You should keep judging. I'm not trying to step on your toes or anything. I just wasn't sure what your original intent was.

A happy smile

Tue, 2008-01-15 20:30
The Butt
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Alrighty then.

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Tue, 2008-01-15 21:52
Teljilad98
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I am a big fan of bad cards, but this one.... I just could never love it... maybe as a quick 2/4 blocker maybe that canp in some damage, but no more.... or a junker in a sarificeck, but we got saprolings and other tokens for that.

onto my fix:

Spitting Slug 1GG
Creature- Slug
Whenever Spitting Slug attacks and becomes blocked you may pay G. If you do it gains first strike until end of turn.
3/2

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Wed, 2008-01-16 01:20
Idle Muse
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I wanted to take this card in a quite different direction, going right back to the flavour of a slow slug that can spit.


Spitting Slug 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Slug (U)
First Strike, Vigilance
Spiting Slug doesn't untap during your untap step.
2/4

I removed the 'spit' triggered ability, and just added it as a keyword, along with vigilance and an ability that hopefully demonstrates its lack of speed. Kinda like anti-haste, in a way. I imagine him coming into play, standing still and spitting at enemies. But, if you knock him off or away, he won't be able to come back, as he is a slug that can't move fast. I also moved him into Uncommon, as there is no longer a somewhat complex rules issue. I would consider putting him into common, except he is fairly well placed on the power curve, and the last ability is somewhat niche.

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Wed, 2008-01-16 11:33
ThoughtPollution

Spitting Slug Green mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Slug (C)
2/4

Wed, 2008-01-16 15:42
jrzman
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Spitting Slug
1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Slug
Green mana symbol: Spitting Slug gains first strike until end of turn.
White mana symbol: Spitting Slug deals 2 damage to target creature blocking or blocked by Spitting Slug. Play this ability only once each turn.
2/1

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Fri, 2008-01-18 05:54
dailyjudas
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I thought the "granting abilities to enemy creatures" aspect was interesting, so

Spitting Slug 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Slug
Creatures your opponents control have first strike.
1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol: ~ loses all abilities until end of turn.
5/5

Sat, 2008-01-19 04:28
Pichoro
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I'm not as pleased with this fix, but I'll go ahead and submit.

Spitting Slug v2.0 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Slug (U)
Whenever ~ blocks or becomes blocked, you may pay 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol. If you do, each creature blocking or blocked by ~ doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.
1/5

Also, I can't help but notice that there was no announced deadline for this round.

Sun, 2008-01-20 01:17
The Butt
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Dailyjudas announced the fix on Tuesday, so I extended the deadline until today. I'll try to post the top three later tonight.

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Tue, 2008-01-22 00:57
DarkSir
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Whomever wins, could we try the craptastic future sight land, Horizon Canopy, next? A happy smile

Tue, 2008-01-22 02:04
The Butt
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Sorry for the delay, but I've just felt really lethargic as of late... insomnia sucks.

But regardless, the show must go on. So on to the top three!


Lordpenguin

  • Spitting Slug 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol Creature - Slug
    First Strike, vigilance
    Spiting Slug doesn't untap during your untap step.
    2/4

First up for this week, is this solid fix by Lordpenguin. I think this is pushing the envelope of what a green creature's power can be, while not straying too far from the power-curve. Sure, One simple tap effect and the card is toppled over for good... but that's a risk I'm willing to take for a 2/4 with two combat abilities for 3 mana.


Teljilad98

  • Spitting Slug 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol Creature - Slug
    Whenever Spitting Slug attacks and becomes blocked, you may pay Green mana symbol. If you do, it gains first strike until end of turn.
    3/2

Next up, is this extremely mana-efficient fix by teljilad. For three mana, you get a 3/2 for three mana (which is balanced in and of itself), with a combat ability that helps keep it alive. Powerlevel-wise, Troll Ascetic comes to mind.


ThroughtPollution

Finally, here is ThoughtPollution with his minimalistic fix. Simply changed the card to a vanilla creature, using the inherent disadvantage of being multicolor to counterbalance the boost of P/T.

Now, I know that Watchwolf exists. But IMO, I think this is a much better design than Watchwolf; were the Slug designed like this, I feel it could've been reprinted in Ravnica in the wolf's place, rather than as a "booby prize" in the Timeshifted slot.


Those are your top three for this week. I liked the fixes a lot this week, we seemed to get a lot more diversity in there, and it seemed like you guys shined this week. Let me say, it was very tough picking this top three; let's just say that this post took me over two hours to type up. Stick out your tongue

I shall post the winner tomorrow (and I will actually try to stay on time this time), and then that person can post the card for the next week.

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Whomever wins, could we try the craptastic future sight land, Horizon Canopy, next? :)

Is that the one that cantrips when you don't need it anymore? I actually think that's the most efficient of the bunch, but that's up to the winner for tomorrow I guess.

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Wed, 2008-01-23 03:03
The Butt
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Alrighty, time to get to the winner. This was a tough week this week, as we got tons of worthy fixes this week. So the ones that made top three were even more closely matched than last time. The winner is...

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Teljilad! He submitted his fix that, while more efficient, managed to stay true to the original the most. The best of both worlds, really. Props to the other members of the top three, as I said above, this was a tough choice.

Teljilad, have a cookie:

Feel free to pick the card to fix for this next week. Top three will be posted Saturday, winner on Sunday.

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Wed, 2008-01-23 20:08
Teljilad98
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Sweet, thanks for the cookie mate! Pretty sweet, can't believe I won, but still, onto this weeks card:

We all have seen our return blockers, Fleeting Image, Darting Merfolk and the lot. But I find one in particular to be so bad I feel it needs fixed. I'm talking about Stormwatch Eagle. Here are it's specs:

Stormwatch Eagle 3U
Creature- Bird (C)
Flying
Sacrifice a land: Return Stormwatch Eagle to it's owner's hand.

(When eagls leave the sky, sailors leave the sea.)

I beilieve that this card deserves a remodelling as it would never actually find use in casual play. Let's make this eagle shine mates!

And I'm gonna submit a fix this week, so I guess I'm not judging.

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Wed, 2008-01-23 20:47
Shadow Ninja
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Stormwatch Eagle 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird(U)
Flying
Sacrifice Stormwatch Eagle, Counter target non-creature spell.
When eagls leave the sky, sailors leave the sea.
2/1

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Fri, 2008-01-25 01:52
dailyjudas
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Stormwatch Eagle3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird
Flying
Sacrifice an Island: Return ~ to its owner's hand. If you do, you may draw a card.
2/2

(3/1 if you want a bomb)

Fri, 2008-01-25 05:23
ThoughtPollution

Stormwatch Eagle 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird (C)
Flying
Sacrifice a land: Return ~ to it's owner's hand.
While you have 3 or more lands in your discard pile ~ has "When ~ comes into play, draw a card unless an opponent pays 2 mana symbol."
2/2

In retrospect that's pretty long-winded for a common so I'll probably try to get another up before judging.

I think that the cost of a land is pretty important with this card as it plays to prophecy's rhystic magic/lands matter theme. The fix I just posted probably plays that theme up too much though...

EDIT: forgot p/t, silly me.

Fri, 2008-01-25 07:22
jrzman
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Stormwatch Eagle
3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird
Flying
Players can't play more than one spell each turn.
Always watching from above, no storm threatened Rishada.
2/1
Rare

Templating may be off, but think Rule of Law/Arcane Laboratory.

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Sat, 2008-01-26 06:33
ALEX Ryugami
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Stormwatch Eagle 2UR
Creature- Bird (R)
Flying
UR, T, Return CARDNAME to its owner's hand: Destroy target land.

2/2

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Sat, 2008-01-26 13:40
Teljilad98
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Stormwatch Eagle 2U
Creature- Bird Scout (C)
Flying
T, U: Counter target sorcery spell played by an opponent. Stormwatch Eagle doesn't untap nexyt turn.
2/1

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Sun, 2008-01-27 04:31
jrzman
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Consider this to be the final version, for judging purposes, I would've edited, but...

Stormwatch Eagle
3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird
Flying, shroud
Each player can't play more than one spell each turn.
Always watching from above, no storm threatened Rishada.
2/1
Rare

This corrects the templating problem, and improves the card, preventing it from being Tarfired, or Slaughtered (Pact).

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Tue, 2008-01-29 04:05
The Butt
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I apologize for holding this contest up for so long.

I honestly, have had a lot on my plate right now, due to the fact that overzealous and flawed moderation got a beloved user on the WOTC boards, banned unjustly. So I've been spending most of my internet time voicing my complaints, and typing up my "I'm Leaving" thread in WordPad, just in case another wave of tyrannical moderating takes place.

I will try to post my Top three tommorow, but if I haven't by the end of the day, I give Pichoro license to post the T3 and winner for this week.

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Wed, 2008-01-30 01:09
Pichoro
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Do what you must do, Buttock1234.

And while I appreciate the fail-safe for dealing with the contest, I'm not sure I trust myself to do so very well. But I do notice that neither monkeychewtoy or Lordpenguin have posted this round either. Perhaps one of them would be a better choice to judge the power level of cards. I mean, if worst comes to worst, I'll do it. But I think one of them is the better choice.

Wed, 2008-01-30 03:07
monkeychewtoy
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I'll give it a try, if you like. I've already started reviewing and I can pass a judgment if needed. Just let me know.


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Wed, 2008-01-30 03:15
The Butt
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Go for it. Thanks for picking up the slack for this week; as I said before, what with exam week going on (I have an Art History exam tomorrow morning), and the war going on on the Wizards boards (apparently a WizO got fired for actually answering people's questions regarding modding... :rolleyes: ), I just don't have time this week.

I will, however, be able to judge next week after the winner and new card are chosen.

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Wed, 2008-01-30 05:47
monkeychewtoy
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And the winner is...

Spoiler:
Shadow Ninja!

Shadow Ninja's submission showed a good level of playability while maintaining the most similarities with the original and doing an excellent job of capturing the flavor of a noble bird that watches for storms. Especially storms named "Fourth-turn Wrath of God."

The other submissions were worthy in their own rights, with jrzman and ThoughtPollution occupying second and third places, respectively. Jrzman's was very playable, the only strike against it being its departure from the original's rarity. And the only strike against ThoughtPollution's was its complexity level at common. All in all, a good batch of fixes. (I especially like Alex Ryugami's submission; I couldn't help but imagine that the Eagle was watching for Stone Rain.)

Congratulations to everyone who entered. You all gave me a real hard time selecting a winner. Stick out your tongue


September 21, 2007: Monkeychewtoy predicts monocolored hybrid cards, calls them "Ridiculous."