Card of the Week Contest #186: The Island of Misfit Toys

Mon, 2017-09-18 18:22
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 eighty-sixth challenge!


The winner of the "Juzám Djinn's Descendants" poll were sdfkjgh (left) and spazlaz (right) with...

And the challenge issued by one of our winners was...

spazlaz wrote:
There have a been three HasCon cards spoiled, each of which interact with a game or toy in some fashion – and Sword of Dungeons & Dragons even being featured in the upcoming Unstable set! Design an Unstable card that interacts with a toy, game, movie, dance, etc. This card must be silver-bordered!

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, 2017-09-18 20:14
ZephyrPhantom
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Sofurkey, the Stuffed 3 mana symbolEmbarrassedEmbarrassed
Legendary Creature - Bird Giant Mythic Rare
(Embarrassed can be paid with 1 mana symbol or by eating a drumstick.)
The first creature spell you cast each turn costs X mana symbol less to cast, where X mana symbol is the number of drumsticks you've eaten this turn.
3/3
He always has a leg up on the competition.


Spoiling monthly, attempting to conclude by Dec 2017
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Mon, 2017-09-18 20:49
Celebi
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Pennywise, the Dancing Clown Black mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Horror Clown Mythic Rare
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player reveals one of his or her fears.
Pay 6 life: You may have ~ become a copy of target player's fear until end of turn. If you do, that player can't cast spells or activate abilities of permanents he or she controls until end of turn.
0/6

Revered as a guardian of the forest, Celebi appears wherever beautiful forests exist.

Mon, 2017-09-18 22:04
Daij_Djan
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Here's my own take, staying close to literally playing games:

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Tue, 2017-09-19 13:16
Nhoj2307

Alicorn Princess 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Horse Pegasus Unicorn
Mythic Rare

Old Text

Flying, Hexproof, Trample

When ~ enters the battlefield, name a number of famous horses, pegasi and unicorns that have not been named this game. Put a +1/+1 counter on ~ for each name.

Will of the Council - When ~ dies, starting with you, each player chooses Sun or Moon. If Moon gets more votes, each creature you do not control gains -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on ~. If Sun gets more votes or the vote is tied, return ~ to your hand and gain life equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it.

0/0

Flying, Hexproof, Trample

Will of the Council - When ~ dies, starting with you, each player chooses Sun or Moon. If Moon gets more votes, each creature you do not control gains -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of famous ponies, pegasi or horses you can name that have not been named this game in 5 seconds. If Sun gets more votes or the vote is tied, return ~ to your hand and gain X life.

The Crossbreed Labs stood, horrified, at this newest creation, but felt a certain Magic from it...Friendship!

@Inverness thanks for the critique, was uncertain which ability to cut so did a slight emalgemation.

5/3

Mon, 2017-09-18 22:48
Wapulatus
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Toe to Toe - Black mana symbol

Sorcery - Rare

Secretly name a nonland permanent you don't control, then play a game of charades with your opponents until each names a permanent. (You may not use any form of written or verbal communication while playing charades.)
If every opponent guesses incorrectly or correctly, you lose 3 life and draw three cards. Otherwise, exile the named permanent.

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Tue, 2017-09-19 04:44
bazzboda

Mana Rock 2 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
Tap symbol, Play a single game of rock paper scissors with an opponent: If you win, add one mana of any color to your mana pool. If you lose, you gain 1 life. If you win with rock, untap Mana Rock. (In the case of a tie, have another round.)

Unsure on the correct phrasing.

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Tue, 2017-09-19 03:16
spazlaz

Tue, 2017-09-19 05:03
Malsey
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Very torn between this and another.

I forget how to eat sometimes and I lay in bed dying and making MSE sets.
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Tue, 2017-09-19 06:50
Flo00
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GLaDOS 9 mana symbol
Legendary Artifact Creature - Construct Mythic Rare
When GLaDOS enters the battlefield, gain control of all artifacts, hand each player a Portal Gun and promise him or her cake.
Whenever a player finishes 19 or more test chambers, release the neurotoxin until GLaDOS leaves the battlefield. When the neurotoxin is released for 6 or more minutes, each human dies.
0/8

I'm not sure about the cost.

It's 19 chambers because that's how many where in the first Portal game.

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

Tue, 2017-09-19 07:03
Flo00
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@Wapulatus: Some toughts: 1. I think the correct wording would be "Secretly choose a nonland permanent ..." kind of like Stalking Leonin or hidden agenda.
2. "If every opponent guesses incorrectly or correctly..." can anything else happen? I think you want to say if each oopnent guesses correctly or if each opponent guesses incorrectly.
3. It's a big problem that each player knows what the others before him guess because the last one might just name the same thing all the others named just to prevent it from being destroyed. Or just name something else so either this or the other thing gets destroyed. Maybe make everyone guess secretly?
4. One mana is way too cheap for that effect. In one-on-one this is Ambition's Cost for Black mana symbol.

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

Tue, 2017-09-19 11:21
Inverness
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Nhoj:

I like the card, but I think it's doing too much. I think it should drop one of the abilities to make it more streamlined.

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:06
kinotherapy
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Rickety Motorkite 2 mana symbol
Artifact - Vehicle Uncommon
Flying
Spin an unspun fidget spinner you control: Rickety Motorkite becomes an artifact creature for as long as that fidget spinner remains spinning. When it stops, sacrifice Rickety Motorkite.
The controls are fickle and unorthodox, but at least the pilots never lose focus.
3/3

God bless 2017

Tue, 2017-09-19 18:31
BurningCreator
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Sorry for the wordiness in advance.

Current set - Gifts of Iridia - here: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/14755

Tue, 2017-09-19 19:08
Inverness
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The Game Black mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Curse Common
Enchant player
At the beginning of your end step, if there are four Curses named The Game attached to enchanted player, enchanted player loses the game.
"You just lost the game."

Wed, 2017-09-20 00:53
sdfkjgh
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Dangit! It would figure that the first time I win one of these, I completely miss the deadline for the prize! nehoo, here's my entry:

EDIT: Fixed border color & artist credit. Thx Daij!

+1 Bag of Anti-Spelling 4 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
As an additional cost to cast +1 Bag of Anti-Spelling, reach into a Scrabble bag, remove seven tiles at random, and use at least three of them to spell an English word.
Players can’t cast spells whose name and/or rules text and/or flavor text contains the spelled word.

illustration credit: http://scp-wiki.wdfiles.com/local--files/scp-1172/Scrabble.JPG

here is what I would have submitted for the challenge
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Mechanics


https://js4853.deviantart.com/art/Artifice-44550691

Design a card based on and illustrated by this picture. It can be any card type, but it must also contain a new mechanic/keyword/ability word never before seen in Magic, including this website.

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Tue, 2017-09-19 19:39
sdfkjgh
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Hmm. I can't seem to find the simple, plain, post-M15 silver-border template anywhere. Any ideas?

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Tue, 2017-09-19 19:54
Daij_Djan
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There is no seperate template - normally you simply need to click on the border of your card to change its color?

Also: Scrabble is owned by Hasbro, so I'd suggest using it as artist credit Winking smiley

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Tue, 2017-09-19 21:11
Aarhg
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For when you would rather play video games, but your friend insisted on playing Magic.

Rocket Duel Red mana symbol
Sorcery
Choose target opponent. Play a Rocket League™ duel against that player. If you win, Rocket Duel deals 5 damage to the chosen player. If you lose, Rocket Duel deals 5 damage to you.
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Wed, 2017-09-20 00:51
Gateways7

Always tried to play solitaire with mtg cards, but it's never worked: until now.

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:22
Neottolemo
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Call Skaia's Meteors White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Special
Note the nonland, non-Aura permanent cards you control on the battlefield, then play a game of SBURB. If you win, restart the game in the new universe you created, then put all permanent cards you noted that did not get destroyed, stolen or otherwise lost during the game of SBURB onto the battlefield under your control.
Exile Call Skaia's Meteors.

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:49
Pixi-Rex
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Entry

I don't know if this one counts. Interacts?

Wed, 2017-09-20 17:06
Yoshi
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The Uno Ring 2 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, shuffle a deck of Uno cards, then reveal the top card of that deck. Creatures you control that share a color with that card gain hexproof until the beginning of your next upkeep. (Yellow cards do nothing. If you get a card that allows you change color, you choose the color.)

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I stand with the specimen.

Wed, 2017-09-20 19:34
sdfkjgh
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@Neot: SBURB?

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Wed, 2017-09-20 22:47
sdfkjgh
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@spazlaz: I'm so sorry, where are my manners? Congrats on the win, and the contest submission. In just a bit more cruel irony on my behalf, I actually voted for you!

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Wed, 2017-09-20 23:11
Mahx Michael
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@sdfkjgh
C O U N T E R Laugh Out Loud
I think I like this card...

Thu, 2017-09-21 00:00
jacqui-pup
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Phyrexian Macarena 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Whenever a player touches his or her head, that player loses 1 life.
At the beginning of your upkeep, target player does the Macarena and draws two cards.

[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

Thu, 2017-09-21 01:45
Quazer Flame

Eeztay Dice Red mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment Mythic Rare
At the beginning of each player’s end step, that player rolls a set of five dice, then rerolls any number of those dice. If all of those dice show the same number, that player shouts “Eeztay!” and wins the game.
Creatures get +X/+0, where X is the lowest number on their controller’s most recently rolled set of dice.

I think I've got a good alt-win card here that still does something when you haven't won yet? Maybe?

Also, cookie to whoever gets the reference Big smile

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:41
sdfkjgh
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@Quazer: !thgiarts llams a sdeen appoP ?sdrawkcab daer t'nac ew gnikniht ,eripmav fo epyt bmud-rorroH remmaH fo dnik emos ,uoy era tahW

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Thu, 2017-09-21 21:42
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Thu, 2017-09-21 22:02
sdfkjgh
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@Quazer: oh, bra-VO! I can't stop laughing at this!

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Fri, 2017-09-22 23:08
Fermat

Christmas-themed take on Temple Bell.

Jenga Bells 3 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
Tap symbol: Each player pulls from a Jenga tower. Each player that successfully does so without toppling the tower draws a card.
3 mana symbol: Until end of turn, whenever a Jenga tower topples, each player other than the pulling player draws a card. Activate this ability only once each turn. Any player may activate this ability.
"While playing a draw-go
In a card-advantage way
Tap, then friend and foe
Go drawing all the way"
—bell inscription

Mon, 2017-09-25 13:11
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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