Card of the Week Contest #176: Name That Tune

Mon, 2017-07-10 13:16
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 seventy-sixth challenge!


The winner of the "Sdnalemoh" poll was Aarhg with...

And the challenge issued by our winner was...

Aarhg wrote:
Time to dig up your favorite tunes, because this week you're going to design a card named after a song you know. The card's name has to be the excact same as the name of the song you choose. To help people find the track, remember to say who the artist is as well.

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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Mon, 2017-07-10 13:41
Daij_Djan
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To start things of, here's a card based on one of my favorite songs of all time:

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Mon, 2017-07-10 14:23
Asthanius
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Wonderwall 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Wall Uncommon
Defender
Tap symbol, Sacrifice Wonderwall: Prevent all damage that would be dealt this turn.
0/5
"Maybe you're gonna be the one that saves me" -Noel Gallagher of the Oasis

Sat, 2017-07-15 12:08
Neottolemo
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Old render

Not too happy with this, mechanically. It also doesn't fit the song at all, aside from the title, and the art is very nice but maybe not good for this card, so I might replace this card later with another entry. The song is Desert Culture - The Amphetameanies.


Old render

New entry. I really wanted it to cost 1 mana symbol more for balance reasons, but at the same time it feels wrong to have this cost more than Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh. I'd appreciate some critique on it!

Also, linking to the artist's facebook and site as requested:
https://www.facebook.com/mclelun
http://www.mclelun.com/

The song is Year Zero by Ghost.

EDIT-Switched it from Sultai colours to Abzan colours since I was reminded that White mana symbol gets most planeswalker tutoring and planeswalker matters cards and that it can skip turns. Thanks, Huw! Big smile

Fri, 2017-07-14 19:05
Inverness
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One -- Metallica

Darkness, imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Old Version

EDIT: I didn't like how complicated the wording on the ability was, so I streamlined it a bit. It's not exactly the same as it was before, but it's close enough functionally IMHO.

Thu, 2017-07-13 00:49
Aarhg
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Return to Serenity - Testament

Return White mana symbol
Instant Rare
Return target creature you cotnrol to its owner's hand.
///
Serenity 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Aftermath
Exile all creatures.

old
The Four Horsemen - Metallica

The Four Horsemen 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Avatar Mythic Rare
Flying
When The Four Horsemen enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.
Whenever The Four Horsemen attacks, put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control tapped and attacking. Exile that creature at the beginning of the next end step.
Choose you fate and die.

Mon, 2017-07-10 17:02
Gurfle
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Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

Thought I'd take a card like Turn to Frog and make it green-ish. To be honest, I know it's risky because this is probably horrible and someone will post a seven paragraph essay about how this isn't green at all, and how I'm disgracing MaRo or something (or even worse, not give useful feedback and just write "???"), but this is an early draft, so keep that in mind.

That being said, I don't mind feedback, and a seven paragraph essay will be appreciated, as well as any other feedback.

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Mon, 2017-07-10 19:24
thehuw
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old entry
YOU DON'T HAVE ANY REAL

inhales

FRIEEEEENDS

The Bends Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step unless its controller pays X mana symbol, where X is the number of Islands you control.

Rock the Casbah 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Destroy target artifact or fortress.
The destruction of Aznah Keep threw the province into chaos and uncertainty, but one thing was abundantly clear: the sharif wouldn't like it.

Fortresses are a custom card type by Daij_Djan, and look a little like this (example taken from Pyramids of Atuum). They mostly function the same as planeswalkers - they have a uniqueness rule, can be attacked, and have abilities that grant and cost siege counters (their equivalent of loyalty). The key differences are twofold: one, fortresses usually have a static ability instead of a high-cost "ultimate", and two, you can't be attacked as long as you control at least one fortress. Thus, getting them out of the way (as with this card) is valuable!

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Mon, 2017-07-10 17:36
Daij_Djan
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@Gurfle: Acually, this card is pretty cool and fits the few Lignify-like abilities green sometimes receives - actually I think your card fits green much better than my given example Winking smiley

Do I still need to add six and a half more paragraphs? Stick out your tongue

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Mon, 2017-07-10 18:11
Aarhg
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Just for funsies, I'm making a Spotify playlist with all these songs. I'll update it as more entries are made.

Mon, 2017-07-10 18:13
Gurfle
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@Daij Oh yeah, I guess green does get those things. Go figure! And yes, get on the last six and a half-- I need 'em on my desk an hour ago. Stick out your tongue

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Mon, 2017-07-10 20:22
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This is really stupid but

text
Boy With a Coin Red mana symbol
Creature — Human Common

Tap symbol: Flip a coin.

1/1

The song is Boy With a Coin by Iron & Wine.

Old
WIP because anything involving artifacts is probably broken

The Plastic Age 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment

Artifact spells cost 2 mana symbol less to cast.
Whenever a player casts an artifact spell, it gains vanishing 3.

(The song is by everyone's favorite one-hit wonder The Buggles. They're kind-of-famous for Video Killed the Radio Star, whose music video was the first music video on MTV ever, but, uh, most of their songs are weird.)

Mon, 2017-07-10 18:57
fluffyDeathbringer
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Dark Side of Fate White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
You choose how enchanted creature attacks or blocks.
Whenever enchanted creature attacks or blocks, its controller loses 1 life.
"There is comfort in the bonds of destiny -- even when that destiny is to suffer."
- Lyriel, Oppressive Regent

Original track by ZUN. Might make a render for this if I end up liking the entry enough.

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

Mon, 2017-07-10 19:08
Kajarak32
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Cool challenge! I'll toss my hat into this one.

Spoiler:

Comments welcome A happy smile

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Mon, 2017-07-10 19:25
thehuw
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Updated my entry into something a little more punk rock. (Thanks Daij_Djan for allowing me to reference and shamelessly destroy his custom card type.)

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Mon, 2017-07-10 19:26
HerziQuerzi
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Phasing
This phases in or out before you untap during each of your untap steps. While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist.
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Mon, 2017-07-10 21:40
Mocandragon5
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Life After Life - Dracula the Musical
(Now in the spotify album postd by aarhg)

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Life After Life 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Whenever a creature dealt damage by a Vampire creature you control this turn dies, return that creature to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step. That creature is a Vampire in addition to its other types.
2 mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: Target creature blocks target Vampire creature you control this turn if able.

Edit: Fixed spelling errors. (My E and R keys hate me sometimes.)

Thu, 2017-07-13 15:17
TheMartianGeek

Electric Twist 3 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
Electric Twist deals 2 damage to target creature and 2 damage to target player. You get Energy symbolEnergy symbol (two energy counters).
"It's a shock, not a kiss."

Original song by A Fine Frenzy

Mon, 2017-07-10 20:06
Temata38
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Spoiler:

Artist: Duran Duran

Mon, 2017-07-10 20:18
Mocandragon5
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@Temata38: "When that token" not "Whenever that token". "Whenever" is only used when it can happen multiple times.

Mon, 2017-07-10 21:29
sdfkjgh
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So, if any of you watched the Limitless series, you may have heard a song in the first or second episode where the phrases "You've been fired" & "Suplex, suplex, suplex, backbreaker" (Yes, that is a sample from the trailer for The Brain That Wouldn't Die in the beginning, how very astute of you to notice that!) were repeated. I shazamed that, & found out about the band Fight Like Apes, and loved them immediately. So, in order to spread their gospel of Noise Pop & B-Movie appreciation, I made this:

Pull Off Your Arms and Let's Play in Your Blood 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Choose target creature, then choose another target creature. Put two -1/-1 counters on the first targeted creature, and two +1/+1 counters on the second targeted creature.

"I can't keep writing these songs about cutting you up!"

If anyone could find some appropriately horrifying art for this, I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm picturing an innocent-looking child sitting in a pool of blood, happily swinging around a couple of bloody-stumped arms ripped out of their shoulder sockets, one in each hand.

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Mon, 2017-07-10 21:33
Aarhg
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It's neat listening to all these songs. It seems we all have good taste in music. Winking smiley

Here's another card. Even though it's not my entry, I thought I might as well put it up here.

Gypsy Caravan - Wolfmother

Not my entry

Mon, 2017-07-10 21:42
thehuw
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sdfkjgh wrote:
I'm picturing an innocent-looking child sitting in a pool of blood, happily swinging around a couple of bloody-stumped arms ripped out of their shoulder sockets, one in each hand.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Mon, 2017-07-10 21:50
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Mon, 2017-07-10 21:53
MysticalOctopus
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Never Going 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant Rare
Creatures can't attack you this turn.
Give You Up 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant
Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)
Exile up to three target creatures you control. Return them to the battlefield under their owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

Render as soon as the Aftermath split template is available.

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Mon, 2017-07-10 21:57
jacqui-pup
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Drop Dead Gorgeous 2 mana symbolBlack/green mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has deathtouch and must be blocked each combat if able.

[center]"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game." --Mark Rosewater

Mon, 2017-07-10 21:59
Cajun
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Quote:
Render as soon as the Aftermath split template is available.
just for you

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Mon, 2017-07-10 22:14
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Avatar by vanevil.deviantart.com; commissioned for me

Mon, 2017-07-10 22:46
sdfkjgh
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@huw: loling at your fltxt. Also, considering the name is "Pull Out Your Arms and Let's Play in Your Blood", what exactly would you picture for the art?

@yucca: I'll just leave these here.

@fluffy: What, no BlackMIDI version?

@Mocandragon5: I was half expecting this.

@MartianGeek: I think you could safely either lower the cost by 1 mana symbol, or change it from a sorcery to an instant.

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Tue, 2017-07-11 01:05
spazlaz

Fri, 2017-07-14 23:31
TheBrokenUrn
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Song Choice: Guilty All the Same by Linkin Park

Guilty All the Same 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Creatures on the battlefield get -1/-1.
If a creature dies, that creature’s controller loses 1 life.
When there are no creatures on the battlefield, sacrifice Guilty All the Same.

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

Tue, 2017-07-11 03:06
Flo00
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Dreams of an Absolution 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
You may choose not to untap enchanted creautre during your untap step.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if enchanted creature is tapped since the beginning of the turn, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
When enchanted creature dies, draw cards equal to its power.

Song by Lee Brotherton.

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Tue, 2017-07-11 03:50
MysticalOctopus
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Thanks Cajun for the template.


Never Going 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant Rare
Creatures can't attack you this turn.
Give You Up 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant
Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)
Exile up to three target creatures you control. Return them to the battlefield under their owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Tue, 2017-07-11 04:19
spazlaz

@mystical Never Gonna

Just sayin

Tue, 2017-07-11 04:34
Cajun
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then there's no /to/

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Tue, 2017-07-11 04:54
ThatDude9795
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The Sounds of Silence 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant Rare
Kicker 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Target opponent can't cast spells this turn. If ~ was kicked, target opponent taps all creatures they control.

Tue, 2017-07-11 09:37
elmdor
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I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment -- Aura Mythic Rare
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has myriad.
The “legend rule” doesn’t apply to enchanted creature and to all other creatures you control with the same name as that creature.
When enchanted creature dies, search your library for a card with the same name, put it into the battlefield, then shuffle your library. If you do, return Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to that creature.

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Tue, 2017-07-11 13:51
MysticalOctopus
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spazlaz, the aftermath cards are in the form ____ to _______. Failure//Comply, Mouth//Feed, Dusk//Dawn, etc. So the total of my card is Never Going to Give You Up, which shortens to Never Gonna Give You Up.

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Tue, 2017-07-11 14:02
Aarhg
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@MysticalOctopus: The thing is, the challenge states that the card's name has to the exact same as the song's, which is not the case here. If people think it's an acceptable bending of the rules, I'm fine with it though.

Wed, 2017-07-12 23:26
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Tue, 2017-07-11 17:15
sdfkjgh
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@ThatDude: Extra crispy or original recipe?

@Aarhg: I'd say it's flavorful enough to be an acceptable bend. Just imagine playing a game, then suddenly, pineapplesRickrolled!

@Xenagos: ?

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Tue, 2017-07-11 17:17
MysticalOctopus
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@spazlaz: Really nitpicky, but it should be worded "Creature spells you cast cost 1 mana symbol less to cast for each" etc.

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Tue, 2017-07-11 18:36
Gurfle
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@spazlaz
Some minor things:
-As MysticalOctopus said, "Creature spells you cast cost 1 mana symbol less to cast for each..."
-"shares" as opposed to "share's"
-I believe it should be "shares with it in..." but I could be wrong on that one, I don't deal with it that much.

One Major thing: Needs power/toughness.

Also, besides nitpicking spelling errors and such, I'll give you actual feedback!
I think it's pretty neat in sorta self-mill, but the white in it's cost counteracts the typical Blue mana symbolBlack mana symbol sorta self-mill and can also factor into white weenies. I think it'd be really good as a 2/2 and still strong as a 1/2 or 2/1-- but then again, I'm not exactly a trustworthy source on this because I'm sorta still bad at working with black/white.

Also @MysticalOctopus, I think we all get the point of the card, therefore, I believe it works. Plus it's funny how you can make that title into a split card (at least, to me it is).

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Fri, 2017-07-14 03:25
ganzzert

This is in celebration of the newest fangame that came out of the Touhou fanbase (The name is from the 5th theme in "Tri-Focuser ~ Outside the Traditional World" for anyone that cares)

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Zenith of Demise and Creation 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Multikicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 any number of times as you cast this spell.)
Destroy all creatures.
Return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield for each time Zenith of Demise and Creation was kicked.

Old

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Zenith of Demise and Creation 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Multikicker 3 mana symbol (You may pay an additional 3 any number of times as you cast this spell.)
Destroy all creatures. Put target number of creatures from your graveyard onto the battlefield for each time Zenith of Demise and Creation was kicked.

All hail the Bird-Tribal Army!

Tue, 2017-07-11 19:26
fluffyDeathbringer
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The wording should be "Return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield for each time ~ was kicked." Also, it'd be nice if you said who the artist is (as the contest conditions state).

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Tue, 2017-07-11 19:50
Mocandragon5
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@ganzzert: I'm curious more than anything, but why the Invasion set symbol?

Tue, 2017-07-11 19:59
Aarhg
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@elmdor: What a funky card. I like it, except for the fact that I want to play it in commander, but the singleton rule is a nonbo with the last ability. It's a strong card when played in a format that allows for all its abilities to be relevant.

@Xenagos: It's like an Ethereal Armor for zombie decks. Seems good. Maybe a bit on the scary when it also gives +1/+1 for each zombie in the 'yard. Alternatively you could switch that part of the p/t boost out with menace or something. Less easy to break it that way.

@ganzzert: Now that's like a commander card if I've ever seen one, haha. Expensive wipe with potential to reanimate some guys is neat. You would need to target the creature cards in your graveyard as you cast it though, so you can't bring any of the wiped creatures back right away. Also, fluffy's wording change.

@Any and all: How's my card? I'm not sure the flavor is coming through enough, so it might need a revision.

Tue, 2017-07-11 20:04
Daij_Djan
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@thehuw: You're not destroyng this Fortress Winking smiley

@Aarhg: Cool idea with the song list!

@Gurfle: Sorry, I already finished but my dog ate it. And then a car ran over my dog. And then that car fell of a cliff..

@sdfkjgh: Now that's some art description Big smile

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Tue, 2017-07-11 20:11
Aarhg
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@Daij_Djan: I thought it could a fun little thing to do. A happy smile There are however a couple of the songs that are not on Spotify.

Tue, 2017-07-11 20:18
Daij_Djan
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To be fair, I'm not using Spotify anyway Winking smiley

Btw, concerning your card: It looks fine, but it doesn't feel like the four horsemen imho. Might be me, but I'd love to at least somehow (and if it's merely though the stats) see this on the card itself..

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Tue, 2017-07-11 20:32
Aarhg
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When making the card, I tried to work with the chorus of the song:

The horsemen are drawing nearer
On the leather steeds they ride
They have come to take your life
On through the dead of night
With the four horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die

Especially the last few lines. "on through the dead of night with the four horsemen ride" referring to stealing creatures from graveyards, and "choose your fate and die" referring to the fact that the creature each player sacrifices when The Four Horsemen comes into play is likely going to come back and attack their owners, so they much choose wisely.