Card of the Week #188: Trigger Words

Card of the Week #188: Trigger Words

Zuty
0% (0 votes)
Quazer Flame
10% (2 votes)
Acid RED
0% (0 votes)
Mahx Michael
10% (2 votes)
Sylphiod
0% (0 votes)
BurningCreator
0% (0 votes)
Wapulatus
0% (0 votes)
sdfkjgh
0% (0 votes)
Daij_Djan
15% (3 votes)
Malsey
10% (2 votes)
Yoshi
0% (0 votes)
Korakhos
25% (5 votes)
thehuw
10% (2 votes)
Gurfle
0% (0 votes)
Angelus_Reprobi
0% (0 votes)
Fermat
10% (2 votes)
Inverness
5% (1 vote)
Pixi-Rex
0% (0 votes)
spazlaz
5% (1 vote)
Total votes: 20
Mon, 2017-10-09 08:54
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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Challenge wrote:
Ixalan's just released, and with it Dinosaurs, and some other tribes too. One of my favourite parts is the new mechanic Enrage that allows Dinosaurs to turn taking damage (bad thing) into card draw / ramp / burn / tokens / life / +1/+1 counters (good thing!) In a similar nature, the challenge this week is to create a card that turns something you'd usually consider a negative effect or incident into an upside. (You can make an Enrage creature if you like! Other examples would be Gavony Unhallowed or Loxodon Smiter)

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Zuty

Quazer Flame

Acid RED

Mahx Michael

Sylphiod

BurningCreator

Wapulatus
Willing Martyr White mana symbol
Creature - Human Cleric Uncommon
Whenever ~ blocks or becomes blocked by a creature with greater power and toughness than it, create two 1/1 red Human creature tokens.
"To die a martyr is to live as a legend."
1/1

sdfkjgh

Daij_Djan

Malsey

Yoshi
Panic Fiend 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Devil Rare
CARDNAME can't block.
Whenever you're dealt damage for the first time each turn, discard a card, then exile the top two cards of your library. Until end of turn, you may play those cards, and you may play them as though they had flash.
4/4

Korakhos

thehuw

Gurfle

Angelus_Reprobi
Epitaph Ghoul Black mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Cleric Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, discard a card.
When ~ dies, create a X/X black Zombie creature token, where X is the number of creature cards in your graveyard.
2/1

Fermat
Phyrexian Supremacy 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
As long as you have a poison counter, creatures you control have indestructible.
"Time and again, we anoint ourselves in the blessed oil and revel in that which makes us unstoppable."
—Elesh Norn

Inverness

Pixi-Rex

spazlaz

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Mon, 2017-10-09 12:18
Inverness
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Man, I was really impressed with some of the entries in this one. Here are a few of my favorites.

Quazer Flame- Disturbing the Giant Spiders:

A really neat take on the challenge. Very flavorful and not too bad on power level. I could see it being printed.

Sylphiod- Mage Hunt:

I liked this one for the trap aspect. It's a bit tenuous on the connection to the challenge, IMHO, but I like how it plays into the flavor.

Korakhos- Illusory Will:

Awesome design. Really punishes extra turns, though I think it could stand to be a bit cheaper when you cast it for the trap cost- maybe 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol? 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol seems like it could be a bit too slow or too susceptible to counter-play in decks like turbo turns, since they run Exhaustion and stuff.

thehuw- One Last Perfect Day:

Very red! If you'd lose, you get one last chance to win before it's all over. I think my only complaint is that this card isn't legendary- kind of puts a damper on the flavor if you can run 4x of this and just have multiple extra turns in a row.

Fermat- Phyrexian Supremacy:

This card intrigued me because, as someone else noted, it's a bit of a weird design; the effect it gives is bad against the kinds of cards that give you the effect. So, in my opinion, this gets me thinking on ways to abuse it or turn it on some other way.

Mon, 2017-10-09 13:35
thehuw
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@Inverness: That's why the "if it isn't an extra turn" clause is there. A happy smile

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Set Huwb
They/them pronouns, please.
Praise Vectron.

Mon, 2017-10-09 14:39
Inverness
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@thehuw:

True, you can't chain them together one after another. However, if you have 2+ on the battlefield when you would lose, they all trigger at the same time, and you'd end up with multiple extra turns. Sorry if I didn't clarify that well enough.