The House, Plane of the Paranormal: Masterpieces

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Tue, 2017-08-08 04:57
MysticalOctopus
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A Haunting Experience

Created By MysticalOctopus
Cards: 265
Plane: The House
Full Set Release Begins: Late 2017/Early 2018


Art by xzendor7

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Wed, 2017-08-09 04:34
ThisisSakon
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I love spooky spirits, so I'm in. Interesting name for a plane, "The house"

Wed, 2017-08-09 04:55
MysticalOctopus
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The tagline give you an idea as to why it's the House?

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Wed, 2017-08-09 07:07
HerziQuerzi
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because house music is the devil's genre

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Wed, 2017-08-09 08:14
Neottolemo
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A haunted house? Nice! The plane's name really reminds me of The Racecourse.

Viothli's ultimate should say "ten" instead of "10", and their +1 Loyalty should say "Return up to one target card" etc. and "Up to one target opponent". I like the card, but it has rather powerful recursion, which may need to be made weaker. My favourite part is the 0 Loyalty.

Wed, 2017-08-09 14:26
MysticalOctopus
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I too like the 0 Loyalty ability. I'll fix the wording.

Indeed, the original idea was "Haunted House". As you'll see, it evolved a lot from there.

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Wed, 2017-08-09 14:27
Daij_Djan
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Please tell me you're bringing back Haunt itself? Winking smiley

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Wed, 2017-08-09 14:37
MysticalOctopus
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Hah, nope.

There are spooky ghosts, though, and they have their own mechanic. That's all I'll say.

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Wed, 2017-08-09 17:16
WindyDelcarlo
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Of note, WotC uses his or her instead of their. If you did that on purpose, it's completely fine, but just pointing it out.

Mon, 2017-08-14 18:05
MysticalOctopus
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Good eye. I'll correct all errors pointed out thus far.
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What to expect from The House:

- Flying Saucers
- Shadow people... in white
- Not Haunt
- The least popular card in the original Innistrad block
- A returning mechanic from the original Ravnica block
- A riff on Heroic
- The Loch Ness Monster
- A parody of the worst(?) card in Saviors of Kamigawa

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Sun, 2017-09-03 23:25
MysticalOctopus
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What's this now? A spoiler? And a new ability? Whatever could it be?

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Mon, 2017-09-04 07:09
HerziQuerzi
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(Target player exiles a card from his or her hand, then you draw a card.) is my guess. That or a version that reveals and chooses a card.

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Mon, 2017-09-04 10:18
Neottolemo
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I'm guessing it's ingest with different wording or ingest with different wording and it keys off the creature's power instead. So, basically, 'exile the top card of target player's library' or 'exile the top X cards of that player's library, where X is this creature's power'.

Mon, 2017-09-04 22:43
Yoshi
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Mindsnatch (To mindsnatch, exile the top card of an opponent's library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.)

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Wed, 2017-09-06 04:35
MysticalOctopus
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Admittedly Yoshi is the closest, though keywording the Knacksaw Clique ability is probably a bad idea.

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Tue, 2017-09-12 15:40
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Masterpieces of The House
The House contains 22 masterpieces. As is fitting for a plane themed around the paranormal, all masterpiece cards are based on one of the major arcana of the Tarot. There will be eleven reprints, shown here, and eleven new cards, sprinkled in among regular previews for the set.

0: The Fool

I: The Magician

II: The High Priestess

V: The Hierophant

VI: The Lovers

X: Wheel of Fortune

XI: Justice

XIII: Death

XIV: Temperance

XVII: The Star

XX: Judgement

Thanks to Pichoro for this template. Images will be added to the cards and the cards here will be fixed at a later date.

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Mon, 2017-09-11 20:53
Daij_Djan
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I really love the idea behind your masterpieces, seriously.

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Mon, 2017-09-11 21:05
thehuw
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That's a genius choice for a Masterpiece series. Curious to see what art you end up choosing - I hope it's suitably mystical!

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Tue, 2017-09-12 15:21
MysticalOctopus
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I'm glad you like it. Any thoughts on the cards chosen for reprinting so far?

And a couple of bonus cards:

(- The least popular card in the original Innistrad block)

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Tue, 2017-09-12 22:27
Daij_Djan
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I think your choices fit their given "model" really well.

Have to say, I don't really like Ouija Board much, though. Why would you every use scry 3 rather than scry for a single card less but draw one instead? To keep them even barely balanced I'd actually suggest completely dropping the scry 2 part of the first ability - or playing around a little more with the activation costs.

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