Card of the Week Contest #175: Be Slightly Evil

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Fri, 2017-07-07 00:18
Aarhg
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@Ziolang: That's too powerful, I think. You could target your own creature to just draw two cards for two mana. I would change it to "target creature you don't control".

@jacqui-pup: Didn't see your comment on my card until now. The reason the cat queen doesn't have the same ability as the tokens is that she's not a warrior, so her skills are different. Being immune to counterspells and being able to destroy artifacts and create an army is more her speed.

I'm kinda debating whether my card is too powerful though. I know it's a big splashy mythic, so it might just be me.

Fri, 2017-07-07 00:28
Ziolang
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Ah sorry I meant for it to only work on opponents. I'll fix it in a bit


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Fri, 2017-07-07 01:06
Mocandragon5
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Efitalis, Patron of Nightmares 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Nightmare Mythic Rare
Menace
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol. If you do, exile target tapped creature you don't control. Create a token copy of that creature except it is a Nightmare in addition to its other types.
Other Nightmare creatures you control have menace.
3/5

One of the villains for an Arkhos-based set I've been thinking about. (Yes, Nightmare tribal.)

Sun, 2017-07-09 21:15
ganzzert

LoZ reference ftw!
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Majora’s Mask 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Artifact — Equipment Rare
Equipped creature gets +1/+0 and has Deathtouch.
At the beginning of your combat step, put a -1/-1 counter on equipped creature.
Whenever equipped creature dies, Majora’s Mask becomes a 6/6 artifact creature horror with deathtouch and indestructible until end of turn.
Equip 1 mana symbol

Edit:Wanted to change the wording a bit so it'll be a little clearer, and changed from endstep to combat step. Also found a better screenshot of the same clip from the video the image is from.

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Majora’s Mask 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Artifact — Equipment Rare
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has Deathtouch.
At the beginning of your endstep, put a -1/-1 counter on equipped creature.
Whenever equipped creature dies, Majora’s Mask becomes a 6/6 creature with indestructible and deathtouch until end of turn.
Equip 1 mana symbol

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Fri, 2017-07-07 04:52
Gurfle
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Render added! (on original post too)

Unfortunately, I could not find better art for this sort of thing.

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Fri, 2017-07-07 06:26
yuccalyptus
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@spazlaz: I think I'm missing something. Dr. Evil Overlord's flavor is on point, but in terms of actual usefulness it's a five mana 7/7 with downside? (And a serious downside at that.)

Fri, 2017-07-07 06:29
spazlaz

@yuccalyptus: evildoers are known to monologue, that's what the flavor is supposed to be

Sat, 2017-07-08 01:49
Fermat

Sidisi's Irrefutable 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature — Naga Wizard Rare
~ can't be countered.
Exploit (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a creature.)
~ can't be blocked.
When ~ exploits a creature, draw three cards.
4/1

Sat, 2017-07-08 15:31
one1eye1

Sat, 2017-07-08 15:41
justnobody
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Evil takes many forms. Genuine maliciousness is rare, but there are many who enforce the status quo of oppression without even understanding that there might be an alternative. This is not redeeming, but it might at least be humanizing.

Shieldguard Enforcers 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Soldier Rare
Players can't draw cards. Any player may pay 2 mana symbol to ignore this effect until end of turn.
"There are many who mistake legal for moral, upholding the law without questioning what interests they serve. We do not harbor hatred for these poor souls, victims of a great deception. But neither do we mourn their passing."
-Hearthkeeper Elin

3/3

Met the devil of card design and sacrificed my creativity for unparalleled templating skill.

Spoiler:

Sat, 2017-07-08 23:08
TheBrokenUrn
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Force of Tomorrow 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Instant Mythic Rare
Tap all permanents on the battlefield.
End this turn.
"The world's greatest evil is tomorrow. I am just making it come sooner." -- Turous, Time Mage

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Sun, 2017-07-09 00:04
Cajun
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Who are you to judge evil? I offer you and your wretched world perfection. There is no fear. There is no pain. There is only we.

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Sun, 2017-07-09 01:29
Zachlareef

Shadytown Consigliere

Spoiler:

Sun, 2017-07-09 12:11
Ziolang
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@Justnobody
"Any player may pay 2 mana symbol for that player to ignore this effect until end of turn."

@Zachlareef
I have no idea what this card wants to be doing. Conditional devoid is incredibly pointless, let alone making it a keyword. And the tap ability accomplishes nothing? And is weirdly worded? It would effect like one or two cards in all of magic? I'm just really confused.


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Sun, 2017-07-09 21:18
Zachlareef

Might want to reread the tap ability. There are more than one or two cards that target other cards in magic. One case is that it gets around protection from X color. There are other ways to abuse it as well such as giving it deathtouch.

I'd also argue that "conditional devoid" isn't "incredibly pointless" if there's any semblance of a "colors matter (or lack thereof)" theme, or if there are other mechanics in a set that play off of it. Of course without having the context of why the card is designed the way it is, it might appear wierd. I'm alright with that.

Sun, 2017-07-09 21:46
thehuw
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@Zachlareef: I can't see the undercover ability being common enough or having enough applications to be a decent keyword.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Sun, 2017-07-09 22:41
Ziolang
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@Zachlareef No, the tap ability is needlessly complicated. It's a rules nightmare, exactly the kind of thing Wizards would shut down immediately because the vague potential isn't worth the rules that would have to be invented for this one card.
Additionally, I can't see anywhere near enough design space to warrant keywording that kind of ability. It's incredibly parasitic and does nothing by itself. Just write it out.


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Mon, 2017-07-10 00:19
sdfkjgh
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@Cajun: Good god, man! You're actually making my choice difficult! However, your entry is missing just one tiny detail: it needs a Phyrexian watermark.

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Mon, 2017-07-10 12:54
Daij_Djan
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This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

And here's the next challenge!

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