Card of the Week Contest #176: Name That Tune

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Tue, 2017-07-11 23:51
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@Daij: thank you, thank you. any chance you've found some art that matches it?

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Wed, 2017-07-12 00:40
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@sdfkjgh: This is the best I could find. It's not that close to what you're describing, but it's something.

It is a little bit bloody
Artist credit: Tyler Kirkham & Nei Ruffino

Wed, 2017-07-12 01:34
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@errbody: here's a list of song titles that I'd love to see someone tackle

Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand-Primitive Radio Gods; or, for bonus points, the cover by Fight Like Apes (I swear, I only just found out about this version while looking up the original!).

One Foot Boy or Toy Boy-Mika.

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad-Meat Loaf.

Modern Vampires of the City-Vampire Weekend; yes, that is an entire album; I wanna see someone do a card for each track!

Same deal for Swordfishtrombones, Small Change, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards-Tom Waits (but really, any Waits album, or even just song, will do).

Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik-The Rutles.

Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair or Kiss of Fire-both from Hugh Laurie's album, Didn't It Rain.

My Strange Uncles from Abroad or Wonderlust King-Gogol Bordello (but again, really any Gogol Bordello song'll do).

Any song from Costello Music by The Fratellis, but bonus points will be awarded for Chelsea Dagger, The Gutterati?, Doginabag, Creepin Up the Back Stairs, Vince the Lovable Stoner, &/or Got Ma Nuts From a Hippy.

Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel or If I Had $1000000-Barenaked Ladies.

BONUS ROUND! ULTRA-HARD DIFFICULTY AHEAD!

Skelethon-Aesop Rock (either a single song, or the whole album).

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Wed, 2017-07-12 01:37
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@Aarhg: That's good, but she doesn't look at all happy about any of it, which kinda spoils the whole effect. Plus, of all the disembodied parts, NONE of them are arms! Thanks for the effort, though. Where & how'd you find it?

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Wed, 2017-07-12 02:26
Aarhg
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I just tried entering different combinations of words relating to the subject into Google images. And a lot of scrolling, that too. Finding the artist creadit was actually more difficult than finding the art, but luckily there is a signature in the bottom of the art (on the guy's thumb), so I could use that.

With some clever cropping, you could avoid having the frowny face and even get a severed arm (kinda) in the frame.

like this

Wed, 2017-07-12 16:57
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@Aarhg: Ehhh. Like Monica Lewinski said, "It's close, but no cigar." Again, thanks for your efforts, but I'm just gonna hafta bare-bones it this week. Looks like the only way to get what I really want is to commission the art, & I doubt there's time for that.

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Wed, 2017-07-12 23:25
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Updated Touch of Grey

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Thu, 2017-07-13 00:48
Aarhg
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I tried so hard to make my card work better with the flavor, but in the end it didn't even matter, because I had a better I idea for a card. And now I'm changing my entry to this:

Return to Serenity - Testament

text version
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.

@sdfkjgh: No problem at all. I think we all now the plight of wanting to find the perfect illustration for a card, haha.

Thu, 2017-07-13 01:21
Vunik
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Technically fits, as this is the title.

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Hyrule Castle
Legendary Land - Ruins Mythic Rare
~ enters the battlefield tapped.
Tap symbol: Add Colorless mana symbol to your mana pool. Target opponent loses 1 life.
5 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Search your library for a Ruins card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Thu, 2017-07-13 02:03
Yoshi
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The Fox 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Fox Avatar Mythic Rare
Spells you cast from your hand gain cascade, cascade.
Whenever you cast a spell from your hand, counter it.
"But what exactly does it say?"
-Carum, Confused Druid

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Thu, 2017-07-13 15:04
Haardrade
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text format
Master of Puppets 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard
Hexproof
Whenever you cast another black spell, you may pay {B}. If you do, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature you don't control.
Whenever a creature an opponent controls with a -1/-1 counter on it would leave the battlefield, instead remove all counters from that creature and gain control of it.
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
1/1

Thu, 2017-07-13 14:58
MysticalOctopus
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The last ability there needs a reword: "Whenever a creature an opponent controls with a -1/-1 counter on it would leave the battlefield, instead remove all counters from that creature and gain control of it."

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Thu, 2017-07-13 15:04
Haardrade
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Done! Thanks ^^

Thu, 2017-07-13 15:35
ThisisSakon
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Song is Blood to Bleed by Rise Against.
(Will try to fit entire typeline on card better)

EDIT: Now featuring a new mechanic: Consequence

Thu, 2017-07-13 15:27
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@Sakon: Two things. One, if you want the typeline on the second half to be less scrunched, you could get away with dropping the Curse type, since nothing in the card name screams curse and negative player Auras don't necessarily have to be Curses.

Two, you'll need a new mechanic instead of aftermath, because aftermath as it exists here will immediately exile Bleed as it resolves.

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Thu, 2017-07-13 15:34
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@Huw: I figured out the aftermath bit and was trying to think of a fix to that too. Rather than fiddle with the card I'll just make a new mechanic, heh

Thu, 2017-07-13 15:44
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@Sakon: VERY interesting use of aftermath! It definitely feels like a natural evolution of the ability. Clapping

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Fri, 2017-07-14 03:09
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@fluffy: The artist is named "meteorite" on their DA. And the text will be changed, been awhile since I've dealt with kicker variants.
@Aarhg: Yeah, if you look at my other stuff on this site, I lean heavily toward commander format interactions. I'll give you a guess as to what my favorite format is, lol.
@Mocandragon5: Invasion symbol because Kangee, and I'm too lazy to make another, lol.

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Fri, 2017-07-14 08:36
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Well, it was originally designed by Wizards, but since they didn't publish it, so...

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Fri, 2017-07-14 12:21
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@Aargh
Did you really miss my vocaloid entries that much? Winking smiley

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Fri, 2017-07-14 13:08
thehuw
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@Gorgonzola: This is a design forum - why are you entering something you didn't make?

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Fri, 2017-07-14 15:15
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@Gorgonzola That's just straight plagiarism. Accrediting the creator of a design isn't liscence to use it for your own gain.


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Fri, 2017-07-14 16:12
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Gorgonzola: Your current entry is invalid as you did not design the card. You can keep it here for entertainment purposes but it will not be entered into the poll for this challenge. Also, the song's name is "I'm a Little Teapot" as far as I can tell anyways, so this doesn't align with the challenge guidelines either way.

Fri, 2017-07-14 16:55
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@Aarhg: I know, my card is a little... bizarre. But I tried to stay true to the source material!
And in commander it works with Relentless Rats, Serra Avatar or Purity Stick out your tongue

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Fri, 2017-07-14 17:24
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As an addendum to my previous wishlist, I present something a little different. You've probably heard that all musicians wannabe standup comedians, and all comedians are failed musicians. It's a simple fact of timing: so important for both professions, they always have been, and always will be intricately & intrinsically linked by................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................timing.

So, I wanna see someone do a card based off of this bit at the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvv8SMTyAgk

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Fri, 2017-07-14 18:26
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Standup comedy isn't music. If you or anyone else want to make a card based on the bit you linked, the Miscellaneous Card Design Thread is always open.

Also, your previous wishlist is comprised mostly of song titles that would be horrible as card names (either through being too long or just too awkward as anything other than an Un-card) and one album name, which would also be outside the contest.

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Fri, 2017-07-14 21:24
Royart142
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THE KINDRED - Heritage

So here's my entry for the week:

It is, in the most radical of ideas, that we could find beautiful thoughts, something out of the ordinary, something sublime
My pride and joy:

Spoiler:

Sat, 2017-07-15 03:58
sdfkjgh
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@fluffy: I just wanted to see if anyone could/would do it. When you hear the phrase "Little Tortilla Boy", what kind of card do you picture? Same deal for all the suggested songs.

Plus, those songs are awesome, & I felt that they needed sharing.

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Sat, 2017-07-15 11:32
Pixi-Rex
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Linkin Park: Invisible
I really love there new albom. It play all the time in my car. And this song is super good.

Entry

Sat, 2017-07-15 10:08
Flo00
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@Pixi-Rex: I think this should be Uncommon. It's a pretty strong effect. The kicker should probably be more expensive as well, since it should tax you for being optional.

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Sat, 2017-07-15 11:23
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marioware2 wrote:
Also, the song's name is "I'm a Little Teapot" as far as I can tell anyways, so this doesn't align with the challenge guidelines either way.

sdfkjgh wrote:
When you hear the phrase "Little Tortilla Boy", what kind of card do you picture?

This thread is a gold mine for weird soundbites.

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Sat, 2017-07-15 11:30
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@Flo00: OK. I will do that. I add one more 1 mana symbol to the kicker and make it Uncommon

Sat, 2017-07-15 11:57
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Sat, 2017-07-15 14:26
Gorgonzola
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Okay, I'm sorry. I won't do that again.

So, here comes...

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Land
Somewhere Over The Rainbo doesn't untap during your untap step.
At the beginning of your upkeep, untap Somewhere Over The Rainbow unless any player pays 2 mana symbol
T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Sat, 2017-07-15 14:40
fluffyDeathbringer
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ganzzert, I meant the one who made the song.

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Sat, 2017-07-15 16:03
sdfkjgh
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@bazzboda: I thought it was "Little Bunny Foo-Foo", not "Little Rabbit Foo-Foo".

Also, I'm not sure reusing art from a card already printed is all that viable.

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Sat, 2017-07-15 20:57
ganzzert

@fluffy: ooooohhhhh... The song was made by Wanwan with Team Ido, who works on these fangames.
@Royart: Love that synergy with delirium. If this was in Shadows or Eldritch, people would splash blue just for this card. Nice!

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Sun, 2017-07-16 00:02
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Live 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Creatures you control get +2/+1 and gain trample until end of turn.
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Learn 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player this turn, draw a card.

Song: Live and Learn

I may add art but probably not.

Sun, 2017-07-16 10:18
Heads vs Tails
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New Land X mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Search your library for a land card and put it onto the battlefield. Put X +1/+1 counters on that land and it becomes a 0/0 elemental creature with haste. Shuffle your library.
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Sun, 2017-07-16 15:07
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Sun, 2017-07-16 13:12
MysticalOctopus
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Needs a reword: "Enchanted creature's activated abilities can't be activated. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to enchanted creature."

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Sun, 2017-07-16 13:25
Fermat

Don't know if this would count as a "song" as it's technically a symphonic poem. Anyway, this is based on one of my favorites by Camille Saint-Saëns. Flavor's from Eventide.

Sun, 2017-07-16 18:44
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11i1: Y'know, that's exactly how I'd imagine a card based off of that song would work, except for a few small things: wouldn't preventing all dmg dealt by it as well, &/or disallowing it to block be more fitting? Mebbe an infusion of mana (heroin) would allow it to deal combat dmg for a turn? Mebbe something like this:

Comfortably Numb 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchamtment--Aura Uncommon
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature's activated abilities can't be activated.
Prevent all damage that would be dealt to enchanted creature.
Prevent all damage dealt by enchanted creature.
Enchanted creature can't block
2 mana symbolA 2/B hybrid mana symbol.: Until end of turn, ~ loses "Prevent all damage dealt by enchanted creature." Any player may activate this ability, but only as a sorcery.

Because the song is meant to evoke the numbness of massive depression. As anyone who's dealt with that sort of thing, either personally, or indirectly via dealing with a loved one, can tell you, when someone's that deep, NOTHING short of powerful medication(s) is getting them out of it, if even for a short while. Anyway, this is just my .0825 cents' worth, take it or leave it as you see fit.

@Fermat: Sweet! I love retrace, & your card does it justice.

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Sun, 2017-07-16 18:45
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@sdfkjgh: "You know what'd improve this design? Adding a huge mess of rules text and random twobrid that completely destroys the elegance of the original card's single-line rules text!"

More! Does! Not! Equal! Better!

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Mon, 2017-07-17 00:15
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@sdfjgh: Thanks. A happy smile

Mon, 2017-07-17 10:28
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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