Card of the Week Contest #187: Rainbow Tribal

Mon, 2017-09-25 13:52
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-seventh challenge!


The winner of the "I CMC what you did there" poll was Wapulatus with...

And the challenge issued by our winner was...

Wapulatus wrote:
With the release of Ixalan, I'm really in a weird tribal mood right now, what with monowhite Vampires and monogreen Merfolk casually running around. So this week's challenge is to create a creature card that takes a tribe of creatures into a color you don't usually see them in.

Note: It is not forbidden for the creature type to have appeared in the color of your choice ever, the challenge only cares about the tribe's "typical" colors. Also colorless is not a color. ~Daij_Djan

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!

Mon, 2017-09-25 15:26
Korakhos
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Mon, 2017-09-25 16:34
BurningCreator
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We have seen them firstly in black, then in red and, in the end, in white. Where we see them next? In blue?

Mon, 2017-09-25 18:19
sdfkjgh
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@BuriningCreator: Garza Zol, Plague Queen

As soon as I read this week's challenge, this popped into my head, fully-formed:

Noggle Heretic 1 mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbol
Creature--Noggle Cleric Uncommon
White/blue mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbol: Target player gains control of target permanent he or she owns.
“I seek to undo all the damage my misguided brethren constantly cause. That I’m doomed to fail is both my punishment, and my penance.”
2/3

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Mon, 2017-09-25 18:43
Daij_Djan
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@sdfkjgh: The challenge is only restricted to colors "..you don't usually see them in.." (quote), so they might have shown up within the color before Winking smiley

EDIT: Also, I guess I'm going with an older design for this challenge:

Mon, 2017-09-25 19:02
kinotherapy
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@sdfkjgh: OP mentioned monowhite Vampires, which are new despite there having been a number of white-black vampires in the past, so I reckon monoblue Vampires is fine aswell.


Awakened Vegetation 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Plant Zombie Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return target land card from your graveyard to your hand. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on Awakened Vegetation.
When Awakened Vegetation is put into your graveyard from anywhere, you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.
2/2

... or at least I hope so, otherwise my entry is invalid aswell :x

Mon, 2017-09-25 20:04
Wapulatus
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@ Everyone

All of the entries are valid as-is. You can do stuff like Red Zombies, in spite of Hour of Devastation, since most Zombie cards printed are black (I.E., it doesn't have to be something we haven't seen before, just something out of the ordinary).

Mon, 2017-09-25 20:04
thehuw
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@Malsey: What on earth is this card actually meant to do?

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Fri, 2017-09-29 07:13
spazlaz

old

You can activate it on your opponent's turn as well.

I think its a neat take on fatespinner-esque effects.

Mon, 2017-09-25 20:42
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Mon, 2017-09-25 20:52
sdfkjgh
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Mon, 2017-09-25 21:42
Malsey
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@Thehuw Most transformed werewolves turn back to humans if someone casts 2 or more spells, this makes it 3, as the first spell isn't cast.

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Mon, 2017-09-25 22:24
thehuw
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Outdated

Dawntide 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Octopus Avatar Rare
As an additional cost to cast Dawntide, tap eight untapped creatures you control.
First strike, vigilance
"Noble Dawntide, hear our plea, and drag the sun forth from the sea!"
- Aagalian fishermen's chant


@Malsey: You have chosen possibly the most absurdly convoluted and game-breaking way of executing on that concept, and it doesn't even work. Firstly, if I were to hack this wording into anything that has even the slightest chance of meaning anything, it wouldn't negate the first cast, because the spell would still have to be cast in order to get turned into the weird uncast state it's trying to produce. Secondly, it has zero chance of working properly with nonpermanent spells.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Mon, 2017-09-25 23:20
ThisisSakon
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Green dwarves! The earth is their forge and nature their metal

Tue, 2017-09-26 00:04
Malsey
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@thehuw sorry

I forget how to eat sometimes and I lay in bed dying and making MSE sets.
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Tue, 2017-09-26 00:55
TheBrokenUrn
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Librarian of Agora 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Elf Wizard Common
1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Draw a card.
1/3

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Tue, 2017-09-26 07:00
digiman619
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Here's a tribe that should have appeared in this color long ago:

Old entry
Anarchic Strike Force 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature- Human Rebel Warrior Uncommon
Menace
Red mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a Rebel permanent card from your hand onto the battlefield. If it's a creature, it gains haste. Sacrifice it at end of turn.
3/4

Yellow Scarves Irregulars 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature- Human Rebel Soldier Uncommon
Menace
Red mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a Rebel permanent card from your hand onto the battlefield. If it's a creature, it gains haste. Sacrifice it at end of turn.
3/3

Looking for art led be to the above picture, so I decided to tie it back to Portal: Three Kingdoms and give the Yellow Scarves, an actual rebellion, the rebel creature type. And mechanically I mixed the standard rebel searching mechanic with [card]Sneak Attack

. Part of me wants to let you search for a Rebel and make it a rare, but that feels like it is a bit too abusable.

Tue, 2017-09-26 04:30
Quazer Flame

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Keeper of the Threshold 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Mythic Rare
Vigilance
Pay 6 life: Until the end of your next turn, target player other than you can’t lose the game, and that player’s opponents can’t win the game.
6/6

A white demon! A cookie to the first person to identify what the only other white demon card in MTG is!

Does this guy still feel like a demon?

Tue, 2017-09-26 05:13
Malsey
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@Quazer Flame does Butcher of the Horde count even though it's also black and red?

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Tue, 2017-09-26 05:32
Quazer Flame

Not an entry

Tue, 2017-09-26 13:02
Mahx Michael
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@digiman619
Please forgive me, but what about this card isn't 100% red?

... Ah, "Rebel" I guess. Somehow, it still makes compleatly sense to make a red rebel...

Wed, 2017-09-27 06:18
Malsey
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Since my other idea was trash, I'm using this.

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Wed, 2017-09-27 22:37
Aarhg
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Watcher of Vyrenfall 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Wolf Spirit Uncommon
Whenever Watcher of Vyrenfall blocks or becomes blocked by a creature, tap that creature and it doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.
Its subduing gaze keeps the sacred springs of Vyrenfall free from trespassers.
1/3

Sun, 2017-10-01 19:04
Vunik
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Not an Entry
Imteria, Vilewood Stalker 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Vampire Shaman Mythic Rare
Lifelink, menace
Whenever a creature dealt damage by CARDNAME this turn dies, you may pay 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol. If you do, return it to the battlefield under your control.
3/3

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Thu, 2017-09-28 16:36
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My entry: a colorless human!

Vronos was an inquisitor on Innistrad whose spark ignited when he was attacked by a pack of werewolves. He ended up on Alara and studied with the Vedalken Ethersworn, repairing his face with etherium and making himself a mask of the same. Afterwards, he returned to Innistrad, where Avacyn tasked him with tracking Garruk so she could heal him of the Chain Veil's curse. However, Vronos died fighting Garruk because his fighting experience was mostly with evil beasts—not people that can summon an endless supply of evil beasts while wielding a massive axe.

For a more detailed description of events, check out this short story article.


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Vronos, Etherium Hunter 5 mana symbol
Legendary Artifact Creature — Human Rare
Haste
Whenever a source an opponent controls deals damage to you, it deals that much damage to @.
Tap symbol, Sacrifice another artifact: Destroy target creature. Regenerate @.
The hunter cannot pity.
3/2

"Ellipsis" for short.

Fri, 2017-09-29 04:45
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@Quazer: Love this. However, I think it should probably have lifelink, or something similar to extort, instead of vigilance. Keeping players alive that others have worked hard to kill is likely to draw a fat target on your face, and paying 6 life every turn cycle will severely expedite your death. Plus, where's the need to go on the offensive when you have an undead player under your control? Sit back, relax, and make them do the hard work for you!

@Vunik: I see no mechanical reason for Imteria to be green. She's potentially more cost-efficient than she could be in mono-black, but her only green ability is lifelink...which is also black. [Edit: I shouldn't write at 4 AM. Lifelink isn't even green. Lifegain is, but the only green creatures with lifelink all require other colors in one way or another. Imteria actually has no green abilities.] Also, vampires are usually black, and green has its fair share of shamans, so even if she were mechanically green, I'm not sure how well she fits the challenge.

"Ellipsis" for short.

Thu, 2017-09-28 14:22
Yoshi
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Sigiled Weaver 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Spider Rare
Exalted, reach, vigilance
Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, tap up to two target creatures. Creatures with flying tapped this way don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
2/5

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Thu, 2017-09-28 15:36
Sylphiod
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Elves in blue

Sat, 2017-09-30 21:48
Pixi-Rex
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OLD Entry

NEW Entry

Why is planswalkers now legendray: Are there rule changes to how they play now. Can you have more jace's now?

Thu, 2017-09-28 20:00
Aarhg
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Yep, you can have different Jaces in play at the same time now.

Thu, 2017-09-28 22:55
Atreoss

Spoiler:

Sat, 2017-09-30 12:54
Gateways7

I figured that the three things that make treefolk treefolk were lands and large toughness, I could do that in a more white way while adding the white element of lifegain that also shows up on a couple of Treefolk cards.

EDIT: aggh sorry I keep on forgetting to artist credit

Fri, 2017-09-29 00:09
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Got challenged to make monowhite skeletons.

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Fri, 2017-09-29 01:23
sdfkjgh
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Gee, it's great to be back. Anyone know why the site was offline?

@Quazer: mmmmm, floor cookies. AUAUAUAUAGUAGHUAGUAGUAUGAAUHGUAUAUGAUGHHHH

@Pixi: better templating would be "create X blue 5/5 Serpent creature tokens, where X is half the number of Islands you control, rounded down." Also, yes, Virginia, you can now have multiple Jaces on the field, so long as they have different names. That's exactly why they made the change. Well, that and to consolidate the rules for both legendary permanents & planeswalkers.

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Fri, 2017-09-29 01:28
ZephyrPhantom
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@Sylphiod - So every card in you rhand is Simian Spirit Guide? Hm...I feel like this shouldn't be Common, not in Blue, at least.

not valid


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Fri, 2017-09-29 03:25
jacqui-pup
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@huw: Man, there are a lot of CMC 2 or less reanimators...

@Urnie: This probably shouldn't be a common.

@Pixi: This should be worded "X (whatever) tokens, where X is half the number of Islands you control"

@Sylph: Blue gets colorless mana dorks, especially with drawbacks, as with Innistrad allstar Deranged Assistant. They don't get mana dorks with haste, though. Why not make this a tap ability?

@Zephyr: How often are enchantments targeted?

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Fri, 2017-09-29 04:03
Celebi
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I'll go with a mono-blue vampire also, hope you like it:

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

Fri, 2017-09-29 05:25
Ziolang
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What's with all the colorles entries when the contest specifies it being "in a color"? Colorless isn't a color, folks.


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Fri, 2017-09-29 06:38
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@jacqui-pup - I was thinking it would be used to deal with things like Oblivion Ring, Chaos Warp, and more widespread removal in general, as well as being a limited finisher in an enchantment creature heavy meta. Without the last part I can see how this would be a lot more situational. That said...

@Ziolang - They're all poitnle'mrakullessy made in a certain Eldrazi's name, but you're right, they're illegal.


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Fri, 2017-09-29 07:12
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Fri, 2017-09-29 09:43
thehuw
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@jacqui: That's a really good point. Editing to make it less breakable with those cards, and to push the cost even further down.

EDIT: Someone replied to my original entry (please don't do that, by the way) so I can't edit it now, so here's the update:

Dawntide White mana symbol
Creature - Octopus Avatar Rare
First strike, lifelink
Dawntide can't attack or block unless you tap eight untapped creatures you control.
"Noble Dawntide, hear our plea, and drag the sun forth from the sea!"
- Aagalian fisherman's chant

8/8

This is still breakable at times (it's really strong with fight cards, for instance, thanks to the lifelink), but it should be harder to win with now.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Fri, 2017-09-29 09:52
TheBrokenUrn
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@gateways7: There are three white Treefolks: Indomitable Ancients, Oaken Brawler, and Sentry Oak. I think it wold be more impressive to see a blue Treefolk.

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Fri, 2017-09-29 10:03
ZephyrPhantom
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Petalweaver Sidhe 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Angel Uncommon
Vigilance
Whenever a Plains enters the battlefield under your control, you may have ~ gain +1/+1 and flying until end of turn.
3/3
"She is the mother of all hatchlings, guiding them with wings fashioned from the faintest sun-blessed grass." - Sh'vai Dro'ka


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Fri, 2017-09-29 14:37
Quazer Flame

@... You have a great point. Updating my entry. Also, someone replied to my original entry, so I can't edit the post -_-

Keeper of the Threshold 3White mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Mythic Rare
Lifelink
Pay 6 life: Until the end of your next turn, target player other than you can’t lose the game, and that player’s opponents can’t win the game.
6/6

Fri, 2017-09-29 14:42
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Stop replying to people's comments unless you're in a poll, y'all. It's a pointless feature that only serves to lock that particular comment, meaning its poster can't edit it anymore.

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Fri, 2017-09-29 15:24
Mahx Michael
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You are reffering to using the "reply" button, right?

Fri, 2017-09-29 18:09
digiman619
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@Manx: Which is why I said that it's a tribe that ought have been in red a long time ago.

Fri, 2017-09-29 18:19
sdfkjgh
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@Urn, @gateways: don't forget Doran.

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Fri, 2017-09-29 19:19
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Fri, 2017-09-29 19:33
jacqui-pup
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Charcoal Shaman 3 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Treefolk Wizard Rare
X mana symbolX mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: Until end of turn, X target lands you control become 5/1 red Treefolk creatures with trample. They're still lands.
1/5

Red treefolk? Sure

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Fri, 2017-09-29 21:31
digiman619
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@angel666: You do know there are three mono-black Angels, right? The middle one was even reprinted recently (admitedly as an invocation in Amonkhet, but still). Admittedly, every other black Angel is a multicolor with white (and occasionally other colors), but the point is that monoblack Angels are a thing.