Gorgonzola's Secret Santa - Birthday Edition

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Sun, 2017-09-17 17:11
Gorgonzola
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Hello!
So cuz it's my birthday, I'm doing what @fluffyDeathbringer once did: A Secret Santa!
Basically, every contestant gets a PM from me which tells him who's he got. Then, (s)he makes a card for that person.

So, who's in?
That's who's in!

1. Gorgonzola
2. Daij_Djan
3. fluffyDeathbringer
4. Neottolemo
5. thehuw
6. Yoshi
7. ZephyrPhantom
8. Fermat
9. Zuty
10. WindyDelcarlo
11. Wapulatus

Closed!

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.

Sun, 2017-09-17 20:01
Daij_Djan
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Happy birthday!

And yeah, this was fun last time - so count me in A happy smile

Sun, 2017-09-17 20:27
fluffyDeathbringer
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I'm in too.

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

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Sun, 2017-09-17 20:38
Neottolemo
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Happy birthday! Big smile
Count me in! Also, here's a link to the previous thread, in case anyone was confused: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/13763

Sun, 2017-09-17 21:37
thehuw
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I'm in!

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They/them pronouns, please.
Praise Vectron.

Sun, 2017-09-17 22:57
Yoshi
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I'll do this (given I can't do rendered designs anymore).

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Mon, 2017-09-18 05:18
Gorgonzola
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@Yoshi: y tho

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, 2017-09-18 07:26
ZephyrPhantom
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Happy b-day gorgonzola! I'm interested.


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Mon, 2017-09-18 09:17
Fermat

Happy birthday, mate! Hope you don't mind if I crash your party. A happy smile

Mon, 2017-09-18 13:55
Zuty
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If there is still room, I'd be interested.

~Zuty

Mon, 2017-09-18 17:51
Yoshi
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@Gorgonzola: Parents being parents

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Mon, 2017-09-18 23:32
WindyDelcarlo
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Yeah, sure, I'll join

Tue, 2017-09-19 04:47
Gorgonzola
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Okay, thanks everyone!
So, if anyone is going to join, feel free! If not, starting in a couple of days!

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.

Tue, 2017-09-19 21:11
Wapulatus
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I'm in, if there's room! Big smile

Sun, 2017-10-01 10:32
Gorgonzola
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Okay, buds!
I've send a PM to everyone!

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.

Sun, 2017-10-01 15:29
fluffyDeathbringer
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Mine was WindyDelcarlo. Here's a card he's sure to love:

Spoiler:

nah but for real though

The idea here is that character!Wind's reached some next level of enlightenment in electromancy.


Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

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Sun, 2017-10-01 18:26
WindyDelcarlo
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I had ZephyrPhantom, so I tried, like, 5 different concepts before finally settling on one.

Remember that Averlos thing that happened

Sun, 2017-10-01 18:32
Wapulatus
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I got Fermat!

Happy Birthday

Mon, 2017-10-02 19:59
marioware2
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@Fermat: Unearth doesn't actually cast it from your graveyard. D:

Mon, 2017-10-02 21:52
thehuw
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I got Daij_Djan! My first instinct was to make some kind of Atuum homage, but that didn't feel quite right, so instead I decided to reference your status as a veteran moderator. Here's the result - enjoy!

render

Overgrown isn't usually a drawback mechanic, but I've had it stewing for a while and this felt like a good opportunity to use it! (Also, yes, the Charging Rhino ability is a bit of a bend, but it felt too right to pass up here.)

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Mon, 2017-10-02 22:02
Zuty
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Thanks @Fermat. It's a neat card.

I had Gorgonzola and got the idea for his card from his 'Token Wars' topic. Enjoy.

The Card

Sabotage Rules
Quote:
During the declare attackers step of your combat phase, you may have this creature choose to attack a [THING] the defending player controls. During the combat damage step of your combat phase, if a sabotaging creature is not blocked or removed from combat, it sabotages the [THING]. The creature deals no combat damage and abilities that trigger "When [THIS] sabotages..." do so (even if this creature has 0 or less power).

So you could have 'Sabotage Equipment' or 'Sabotage Enchantment' to attack either of those permanents. You could even do 'Sabotage Graveyard' or 'Sabotage Library' to attack a specific zone. The idea is 100% stolen from the World of Warcraft TCG (here's one and here's another) but I've always thought it could work well in Magic.

~Zuty

Mon, 2017-10-02 22:39
Fermat

Aw, drats! The Alara block's been around for a while, and I remembered unearth incorrectly. A sad 'frowny' It just puts it onto the battlefield without casting it. Hang on, I'll make something else. Thanks for the note, @marioware2.

@wapulatus: Thanks, mate! A happy smile

Tue, 2017-10-03 00:16
Yoshi
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I got Neottolemo! Here goes:

A few cards
Lemo's Poet Red mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Scholar Uncommon
Vigilance
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, discard a card, then draw two cards. If you discarded a creature card this way, put a +1/+1 counter on CARDNAME.
1/3

Notes: You're from Italy, so I thought it'd be fitting to make you a Red mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol guy that rummages, but flavored as storytelling.

Silverframe Stablemaster 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Uncommon
Whenever a Horse enters the battlefield under your control, you may turn CARDNAME face-down. If you do, that Horse gets +2/+4 and gains haste until end of turn.
Morph 5 mana symbol
2/4

I remembered Kalev did morph stuff and artifacts and that I Can't Understand Who's Talking had a small horse subtheme. Hence, this.

Ornery Direflower 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Plant Uncommon
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, create two 0/1 green Plant creature tokens.
Sacrifice a creature: CARDNAME gains deathtouch until end of turn.
1/3

^^ Hopefully Luciano would approve.

Crumbling Castle
Land Uncommon
Tap symbol: Add Colorless mana symbol to your mana pool.
Tap symbol, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add Black mana symbol or Red mana symbol to your mana pool, then put a step counter on each creature tapped this way.
The climb is long, but well worth it for the power you receive along the way.

^^ Inspired by the racecourse. Thought this was an interesting land variant that helped step counters.

War Stories Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card, then discard a card.
Whenever an Angel enters the battlefield under your control, return target non-Angel creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of your next end step or if it would leave the battlefield.

^^ This card's are inspired by your angel character that rhymed stuff, Heiata (not sure on the spelling sorry). Also the first rare in this collection of cards.

Kitten Playtime 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Common
Choose one:
- Create two 1/1 red Elemental Cat creature tokens named Blazepaw Kitten.
- Sacrifice a Cat. If you do, draw three cards, then discard a card.

Chrono-Traverser Fleet 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Thopter Mythic Rare
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay 1 life. If you do, create a 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature token with flying.
Tap five untapped Thopters you control: Take an extra turn after this one. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery. You can't activate this ability during extra turns.
3/3

^^ In memory of Ander and Drael respectively. The former is also a literal depiction of curiosity killing the cat.

Renders when I have access to MSE again. Hope you liked this regardless! A happy smile

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2017-10-03 01:30
ZephyrPhantom
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@ Wind - Thanks! I still intend to finish by December, fwiw.

For thehuw:, I present a Magus cycle of cards yet to come:

Spoiler:
Magus of the Simulation 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Wizard Rare
Creatures you control have patience 3 mana symbol. (If this creature would become untapped, you may pay 3 mana symbol to put a +1/+1 counter on it instead.)
Blue mana symbol, remove a +1/+1 counter from target creature you control: You may tap or untap creature.
3/3
The Isle of the Seventy-Fourth hosts an enigmatic race of Elementals operating entirely on electrical pulses called "datum".

Magus of the Bellowforge 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Beast Wizard Rare
You may pay Red mana symbol and Green mana symbol costs for creature spells you control with Alternate earth mana symbol instead. (Alternate earth mana symbol must be paid by tapping an untapped artifact you control.)
2 mana symbolAlternate earth mana symbol: Target artifact creature spell you control can't be countered this turn.
2/3
"Metal, too, originated from the Sacred Soils. Who are we to deny its existence?"

Magus of the Station White mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Dwarf Wizard Rare
Reliquary (Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield under your control, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolGreen mana symbol: Create a 1/1 colorless Vehicle artifact token.
0/4
"All aboard to Fleuve's Crossing!"

Magus of the Slums 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Rare
Whenever an opponent casts the first spell each turn, diminish that spell. (To diminish a spell or permanent, reduce its converted mana cost by 2 until end of turn. If its converted mana cost is reduced to 0, exile it.)
Whenever a spell you don't control is exiled, you may gain 1 life and draw a card.
2/2
"The reforms you seek enforced are elementary for my skill, my dear Harper..."

Magus of the Cairn 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Rare
Whenever a creature attacks for the first time each turn, you may pay 1 mana symbol. If you do, that creature gets +2/-2 until end of turn. ( may be paid with 1 mana symbol or by exiling two cards from a single graveyard.)
2 mana symbol, Discard ~: You may search your library for a card named Magus of the Phantasm and reveal that card. Shuffle your library and put that card into your hand.
2/3


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Tue, 2017-10-03 02:13
Fermat

Here we go, Zuty. Another colorful card for you. A happy smile

Render

Tue, 2017-10-03 04:37
Zuty
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@Fermat- That's an awesome un-official general for EDH that I'd love to use. Thank you!

~Zuty

Wed, 2017-10-04 20:36
Daij_Djan
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Better late than never! I got Wapulatus and knowing your Planechase product, I really wanted to reference it somehow. So after pondering for a while, I came up with an approach I noticed you even explored even if only within a single card - so I decided to design you four cards (one for each rarity) expanding it further. Hope you'll like them!

Santas Gifts

@thehuw: Love that card, big thanks! Did I ever mention my soft spot for Incarnations?

Thu, 2017-10-05 17:37
Neottolemo
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I made something for you, fluffy! I hope you'll like it Big smile

Spoiler:
Rheila the Decaying 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Planeswalker - Rheila Mythic Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a loyalty counter from Rheila the Decaying unless you pay 2 life and discard a card.
+1 Loyalty: Distribute two -1/-1 counters among up to two target creatures. You gain 2 life.
-6 Loyalty: You get an emblem with “Whenever a creature deals damage to you, if you control a Rheila planeswalker, destroy that creature and draw a card.”
Starting loyalty: 3

Dajaman the Hearty 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Planeswalker - Dajaman
+1 Loyalty: Dajaman the Hearty deals damage equal to his loyalty to up to one target creature.
+1 Loyalty: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, then put it in your hand. Shuffle your library.
-8 Loyalty: Creatures you control gain double strike until end of turn. Double the number of loyalty counters on up to one target Rheila planeswalker you control.

These two are really memorable! I thought you might enjoy these versions I made of them and the way they can interact with each other Big smile

Fri, 2017-10-06 08:40
fluffyDeathbringer
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I love it! I might actually change the story to include the concept of sick Rheila and Dajaman wandering in search of treatment somehow, haha.

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

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Sun, 2017-10-08 03:37
Wapulatus
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@Daij_Djan

Woot! . Woot!

That is really awesome! No kidding, I really gushed when I saw the cards. This is so good I legit want to add this to Planechase 2017.

Sun, 2017-10-08 07:37
Gorgonzola
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Hello, Yoshi!

And die!

Spoiler:

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.

Thu, 2017-10-12 00:32
Daij_Djan
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@Wapulatus: Glad you like the cards A happy smile Feel free to use them (or their design approach) as you wish Winking smiley