Flavor Text Challenge

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Wed, 2017-09-13 00:09
Zuty
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So the original version of this game died over 7 years ago, let's see if I can get it going again by changing it up a bit.

Rules:
1. The first person posts flavor text they make up.

Quote:
We have to go deeper!

2. The second person makes a card around that flavor text.

Quote:

Dwarf Prospector 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Dwarf Uncommon
First Strike
Tap symbol, Discard a card: Excavate 1 (Draw a card from the bottom of your deck.)
2/1
We have to go deeper!

3. Then, that person posts a new flavor text they make up for the next person.

Quote:
*Grumble Grumble*

4. The third person rates the previous card and repeats steps 2 and 3.

Quote:

Dwarf Prospector: Not bad, maybe give it the Soldier or Warrior type. 9/10

Ravenous Volpe White mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Fox Common
As an additional cost to cast ~, you can sacrifice a creature. If you do, this enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter and you gain 2 life.
2/1
*Grumble Grumble*

Next: "If I only had a crane..."

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Right, let's start things off with the first flavor text:
"They don't look THAT tough."-Captain Shadowfang's last words

~Zuty

Wed, 2017-09-13 05:21
Gorgonzola
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Hella yeah, I waited for something like that a long time (IMO I could make it myself but I was lazy)

Let the Hunger Games begin!

Gargantua Tortoise 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Turtle Uncommon
~ must be blocked if able.
Creatures blocking and blocked by ~ have first strike.
Whenever ~ is dealt damage, it gets +5/+0 until end of turn.
"They don't look that tough."-Captain Shadowfang's last words
0/5

Next text:
"Another one bites the ash."
-Jaya Ballard, task mage

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Fri, 2017-09-15 21:35
Zuty
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Sad to see no one else jumped in yet. :/

Gargantua Tortoise: I like how it really doesn't seem like a threat; 0/5 that gives the oppoenents creatures first strike. But, it gets a +5/+0 boost whenever it's dealt damage. I've got plenty of ideas already to make this three drop into a massive threat. 10/10

Hades Hazard 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant - Trap Uncommon
If an opponent cast a white or blue spell this turn, you may pay Red mana symbol rather than pay ~'s mana cost.
~ deals 3 damage to target creature. If that creature is white or blue, destroy it instead.
"Another one bites the ashe."
-Jaya Ballard, task mage

Next FT: Absolutely nothing...

~Zuty

Mon, 2017-10-02 05:03
Shinobi-San

I think limiting available targets to creatures or increasing the mana cost would have been a sufficient trade-off for the increased power, but that's just me. However, the fact that it can turn into a Pyroblast under the right conditions is at least sideboard worthy.

I give Hades Hazard 3 pyromantic milfs out of 5.

my entry
Desparate Salvage 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Instant Rare

Replicate--Sacrifice a nontoken permanent
Name a card, then put top six cards of your library into your graveyard. If the named card is among them, you may play it without paying its mana cost.

Absolutely nothing...

next
"Perhaps, but a dragon nonetheless"

Mon, 2017-10-02 14:15
Zuty
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Thanks for not letting this die Shinobi-San.

Desparate Salvage: You couldn't have made this more of a Black mana symbol card even if you tried. What a brilliantly, flavorful card. My only concern is that (with my understanding) replicating the spell means you can pick a new name. That can get ridiculous really fast, but at least it only cares if the named card is among the six you milled and not just a card in your graveyard.

Norin's Dragon 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Dragon Coward Rare
Flying, Haste
Whenever an opponent casts a spell or another creature attacks, exile ~. Return it the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
6/6
"Perhaps, but a dragon nonetheless"

Next: "You are really beginning to try my patience..."-Nicol Bolas

~Zuty

Mon, 2017-10-02 14:29
fluffyDeathbringer
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Up: Quote marks without an attributed speaker give off the impression that the creature itself is speaking, so maybe that should be considered for future flavour texts. There's not much to say about the card: it's a super-Norin, and it does what Norin does, but better and more expensively.

Defiant Survivor 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Uncommon
At the beginning of your end step, you may pay 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol. If you do, return ~ from your graveyard to the battlefield.
"You are really beginning to try my patience..."
-Nicol Bolas

2/1

Next: The loftier the dream, the crueler the fall to reality.

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

Avatar by rickenfe13. goats are gay

Mon, 2017-10-02 14:58
Flo00
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Up: Looks more like a black effect. I guess it also works well for white.

Dreamwalk 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Target creature you control is ublockable this turn. Whenever it deals combat damage to a player this turn, draw that many cards. At the beginning of the next end step, sacrifice that creature and discard your hand.
The loftier the dream, the crueler the fall to reality.

Thought about giving it overload but that would have cramped the text box.

Next: First it turns red, the it turns on you.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2017-10-02 16:03
Gorgonzola
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Up: It looks a bit, eh, busted. Very powerful effect.

Blazefiend Red mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Goblin Warrior Rare
~ attacks each turn if able.
Haste
Red mana symbol: ~ gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
First it turns red, then it turns on you.
2/2

Probably busted as hell. Hehehe.

Next: "Why, it's a rock! A firm, solid rock. It'll do the trick."
-Toggo, goblin weaponsmith

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Mon, 2017-10-02 18:04
Mocandragon5
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Up: Looks a bit too powerful. The double red does help balance it slightly, but I don't know. Also, the name doesn't fit the creature type, IMO.

Crude Warhammer 2 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Uncommon
Equipped creature gets +1/+0 and has menace.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, create a 0/1 colorless Wall artifact creature token with defender named Stone Shard.
Equip 2 mana symbol
"Why, it's a rock! A firm, solid rock. It'll do the trick."
-Toggo, goblin weaponsmith

Next: And thus, the lone kobold defeated the army of man.

Mon, 2017-10-02 18:38
Neottolemo
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Crude Warhammer: This should probably be a fine card. It's ok for me!

Requital of the Weary 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
When Requital of the Weary enters the battlefield, if it's enchanting the only creature you control, destroy all creatures with converted mana cost greater than enchanted creature's.
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has protection from creatures with converted mana cost greater than enchanted creature's.
And thus, the lone kobold defeated the army of man.

Next: The bells kept on tolling and tolling, night and day. The rest of the town was silent.

It's really hard to come up with flavour text without a card.

Mon, 2017-10-02 22:28
Yoshi
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Up: That looks a little bit strong, tbh. Like usually third ability means that creature won't ever die in combat (barring deathtouch and combat tricks), but that's just me. It's also conditional Dune Blast which is quite powerful at 5. I'd either lower the stat boost or increase the color density.

Grim Bellringer White mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Uncommon
1 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Each player puts the top card of their library in their graveyard.
Whenever one or more creature cards are put into a graveyard from anywhere, you may untap another target non-Human creature.
The bells kept on tolling, night and day. The rest of the town was silent.
1/2

Next: "You see, it looks cute, but it's definitely alive for a reason." -Garruk Wildspeaker

Working on an alt-color pie at the moment. Check me out in forum games!
If you need help with a community project, just message me and I'll be glad to help.

I stand with the specimen.

Mon, 2017-10-02 22:41
Wapulatus
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Up: Neat uncommon that I wouldn't be surprised to see in an Innistrad limited deck. Nice work!

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Carnivorous Hare Green mana symbol

Creature - Rabbit Beast Uncommon

Whenever ~ is blocked by a creature with greater power or toughness than it, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

"You see, it looks cute, but it's definitely alive for a reason."
-Garruk Wildspeaker

1/2

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Next:

An army that grows with every bite.

Tue, 2017-10-03 00:24
Mocandragon5
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Up: A nice 1-cost uncommon. I like it.

Swarm of Vampire Bats 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Bat Vampire Rare
Flying, lifelink
Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, create a tapped 2/2 black Bat Vampire creature token with flying and lifelink.
An army that grows with every bite.
2/2

Next: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. All the better."

Tue, 2017-10-03 23:13
Zuty
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Swarm of Vampire Bats: "And also, maybe Johnny is vampire. We'll see." -Tommy Wiseau. First thing I thought of when I saw this card; I apologize. Anyway, the card is great. Who doesn't love gemini effects? They've gotten better over the years and this card fits perfectly in line with what we see today. I wouldn't be surprised to see something similar to this in a 'M20XX' set. Nicely done.

Aretats, Keeper of Scales 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Angel Advisor Mythic Rare
Flying, Indestructible
If a source an opponent controls would cause you to lose life, each player loses that much life instead. (damage causes lose of life.)
Whenever a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard one or more cards, each player discards that many cards instead.
Whenever a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to sacrifice one or more permanents, each player sacrifices that many permanents.
3/7
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. All the better."

Not sure if I worded that correctly ... I lose life, you lose life. I discard cards, you discard cards. I sacrifice permanents, you sacrifice permanents. ... I tried my best.

Next: <CREATURE TYPE>s ... Why'd it have to be <CREATURE TYPE>s?!
Put in any creature type you want for this one. Not a class creature type though...

~Zuty