Card of the Week Contest #192: Nothing Special

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:06
Moderator Best Set of 2016
Daij_Djan's picture

Brain in a Jar would be a rather recent example Winking smiley

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:51
Cajun's picture

Brain in a Jar removes X counters as a cost. The "please don't do this" example is Bane of the Living, which technically allows you to do this as well due to a hole in the rules.

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I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff

Fri, 2017-11-03 09:45

@Cajun The rule explicitly states there must be no other instance of X in any cost. Also "702.36f If a permanent’s morph cost includes X, other abilities of that permanent may also refer to X. The value of X in those abilities is equal to the value of X chosen as the morph special action was taken."

All in all, X works. Somehow.

Fri, 2017-11-03 12:58
Inverness's picture

Also true. But if you have 10+ power among your creatures, then it should be pretty easy to get that planeswalker off the board by just attacking with them, rather than crewing the Clown Car.

Fri, 2017-11-03 15:55
sdfkjgh's picture

@Inverness: Ok, you got me; I just wanted an excuse to run Jennifer Tilly & Lawrence Fishburne alongside a Clown Car!

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Fri, 2017-11-03 23:15
Mahx Michael
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I'm having a hard time finding art for my entry, even though this really suprises me. If anyone have run into something that might fit, I would really apriciate your help! Thank you very much! A happy smile

Sat, 2017-11-04 00:19
kinotherapy's picture

@Mahx: Perhaps this?

Or this from Netrunner, keep it in the family

Sun, 2017-11-05 19:40
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

Thanks a lot @kinotherapy! You're a legend! Winking smiley

(Not an entry)
(I do currently not know who the creator of kinotherapy's user icon is, so I temporarily gave myself the credit for image manipulation. If someone could tell me the name of the original artist, I'll update it.)

Are you satisfied with the art, or would you rather have one of the pictures you sent me, or just your normal user icon?

Updated and added render to my entry!

EDIT: Added flavor text.
Please don't be offended by it; it's from the information dealer's perspective, not my own.

Sat, 2017-11-04 14:24
thehuw's picture

Plagues of Fretport has me in a strangely pestilent mood. Disease is one of my greatest fears, and I thought I'd channel that into what is, I think, my creepiest CotW yet.

Chittercowl 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Horror Rare
When Chittercowl dies, create two 1/1 black Rat creature tokens with deathtouch.
As the rats scattered, Sergeant Temperance knelt to inspect the corpse. He found only empty robes, rotting fur, and the fleas that would be his own death sentence.

Sat, 2017-11-04 15:42
kinotherapy's picture

@Mahx: NP! And lmao that art is perfect, I never get tired of those thug life edits. (Also I found my avatar on /s4s/ on 4chan so I didn't expect to ever find an actual artist credit but turns out it's by shoobiewaifu)

Sat, 2017-11-04 16:42
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

Nice! Updated the illustrator line now. Also the art field a little to sligtly increase the image quality (Unfortunately, MSE's foil function slightly blurs the render art, so I fixed that).
What does the text on her shirt actually say? I'm not able to read the last word...

Sat, 2017-11-04 20:14
Viriss's picture

Dryad of the Oaks
Green color identity Land - Forest Dryad Rare
(Tap symbol: Add Green mana symbol to your mana pool.)
Green mana symbol: Dryad of the Oaks becomes a creature until end of turn and get +X/+X where X is the number of Forests you control. It's still a land.

Sat, 2017-11-04 20:16
ColinBeck's picture

Viris, maybe add some limitation as to how many times I can use that ability! Because swinging with a 6/4 turn two is broken. And the fact that it scales into a 11/9 next turn, and then a 18/16... also, that's REALLY efficient for a man-land. Check out the others that WotC has produced for general power levels compared to activation cost.

I'm wearing my optimistic trousers today!

Sat, 2017-11-04 20:51
kinotherapy's picture

@Mahx: Sorry, the image is on the 4th page of the blog I linked. I didn't want to link it directly as it turns out the original image could be construed as NSFW and I wasn't if that would fly here.

Sat, 2017-11-04 22:54
sdfkjgh's picture

@thehuw: That's an excellent design, but it feels like it could be very easily downgraded to Uncommon. It'd be a strong Uncommon, to be sure, but that's nothing we haven't seen before.

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Sat, 2017-11-04 22:58
thehuw's picture

@sdfkjgh: I considered uncommon, but deathtouch bodies in multiples are dangerous and this is pretty easily a 3-for-1. My closest precedent is Hornet Nest, which is rare.

Mon, 2017-11-06 04:14
Gateways7's picture

Sanguiplasm Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol


Creature - Ooze

When Sanguiplasm enters the battlefield, you lose life equal to its power.

When Sanguiplasm dies, you may create a token that's a copy of it except the copy has twice the base power and toughness this creature has.



It's a reverse miotic slime with relevant drawbacks! I think the bustedness of having infinitely growing creatures is offset by the life loss, and it's not too bad because of it. yeah

EDIT: Found laptop, posted render

Sun, 2017-11-05 09:12
Quazer Flame


And can someone get rid of the spambots?

As for cookies, let's see... Cookie for whoever comes up with a color pair and mechanical identity for the Dawnmane tribe!

Sun, 2017-11-05 11:18
elmdor's picture

Flame Channeler 1 mana symbolRed/green mana symbol
Creature - Cat Shaman Warrior Common
Red/green mana symbol: Flame Channeler gets +2/+0 until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.


"All science is either physics or stamp collecting." [Ernest Ruthenford]
"In man we all pray!" [Tony Hadley]

Sun, 2017-11-05 14:56
Viriss's picture

@ColinBeck: lol, whoops. I totally missed the "only once per turn".

Sun, 2017-11-05 16:02
sdfkjgh's picture

@Gateways7: Aw man, just when I thought voting was gonna be easy this week! You're giving thehuw a run for my vote.

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Sun, 2017-11-05 18:12
Tarvoc's picture

@Viriss: This is strictly better than a basic forest. Just sayin'.

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Sun, 2017-11-05 19:51
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

Oh... I didn't realize there was multiple pages. I guess I'm too used to DeviantArt's "scroll to your hearts contemt" function...
Now that I have the original art, I can (and have now) finally upload a more... high resolution version. (See the old post, it's updated now.)
And I'm not sure if that would ever be concidered NSFW, at least not in most environments... Well I'm already so poisoned by the anime comunity, I don't think I'm capable of making such judgement in any case

Sun, 2017-11-05 22:29
Gateways7's picture

@sdfkjgh: Thanks so much!

@Quazer Flame: The colors for Dawnmane are Green / White / Blue, and... combat-trick creatures with flash? Seems appropriate considering your card. Anyways, the GW part increases power and is more aggresive, the GU part draws cards, stalls, and is more midrange, and the WU part destroys creatures, locks down the opponent, and is controlly. (this is probably stupid, but whatttever. blue leonin seem fun.)

Sun, 2017-11-05 23:48
Quazer Flame

Not an entry


Mon, 2017-11-06 03:36
Gateways7's picture


Mon, 2017-11-06 05:24

A simple EDH design I had lying around.

Mon, 2017-11-06 17:07
Moderator Best Set of 2016
Daij_Djan's picture

This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

And here's the next challenge!