Card of the Week Contest #196: CTRL + C

Mon, 2017-11-27 14:56
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 ninety-sixth challenge!


The winner of the "What Incarnation?!" poll was myself with...

And the challenge issued by our winner was...

Daij_Djan wrote:
This week's challenge is inspired by Jace, Stoned Castaway, the first version of Jace to finally create illusions (a.k.a. copies) of himself. Accordingly, I want you to design a card either becoming or creating one or multiple copies of whatever you can think of. There may be some twists be done to the copy as well. Basically, if your card has the word „copy“ in its text box, then it's fine Winking smiley Enjoy!

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, 2017-11-27 15:31
Inverness
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Haven't had the chance to find a nice image yet, but here's what I've got.

Knowledge Pact 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and create a token copy of Knowledge Pact. Then, if you control ten or more permanents named Knowledge Pact, you lose the game.
Once you get a taste for it, you’ll never stop coming back for more.

Wed, 2017-11-29 21:44
BurningCreator
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Mon, 2017-11-27 17:04
kinotherapy
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This is an old design I had that happened to fit the challenge, so for those in who were in the legendary creature thread, I copied (lol) from Mitotic Slime, not from there :x

Mitosis Regent X mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Ooze Rare
Mitosis Regent enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Mitosis Regent dies, if it had two or more +1/+1 counters on it, create a token that’s a copy of it with half that many +1/+1 counters, rounded down, on it, and another token that’s a copy of it with half that many +1/+1 counters, rounded up, on it.
0/0

Mon, 2017-11-27 17:45
fireantprincess
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Spoiler:

Crow Storm Crow 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature — Bird Rare
Flying
When Crow Storm Crow enters the battlefield, search your library for a card named Crow Storm and exile it. Copy that card for each creature you control. For each copy, you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. (Since you cast the copies, their storm abilities will trigger.)
1/2

Mon, 2017-11-27 17:54
sdfkjgh
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Laspigenesis 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Tribal Enchantment--Ooze Mythic Rare
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, that creature’s controller sacrifices that creature, then creates two token copies of it. If they aren’t already, each of those tokens is an Ooze in addition to its other types.

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Mon, 2017-11-27 17:58
sdfkjgh
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@fireantprincess: Serial Escalation much?

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Mon, 2017-11-27 19:56
Citronman


Clockwork Paramour 4 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Rare
You may have Clockwork Paramour enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it’s an artifact in addition to its other types and it has “When there is no other creature on the battlefield with the same name as this creature, sacrifice it.”
0/0

Mon, 2017-11-27 18:13
Gateways7

@fireantprincess At absolute worst, your card makes 3 1/2's with flying for 4 mana (the 1/2 that comes in, then 1 Crow Storm which triggers storm once to make 2 more), which is already pretty good itself. Assuming you have another creature already in play, it makes 6 1/2's (CSC, then 2 copies of Crow Storm are made, storm triggers once, then twice, to make 6 total 1/2's), and assuming you have two creatures in play it makes 10 1/2's with flying(CSC, then three copies of the spell are made, storm triggers once, twice, and three times, to make 10 total Storm Crows), which is incredibly broken. Maybe if you just made a Storm Crow for each creature you control, it would be less OP.

Mon, 2017-11-27 19:28
fireantprincess
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@Gateways: I'm well aware that the design is incredibly broken, that's kinda intentional.^^ BUT the worst case is not finding a crow storm.

Mon, 2017-11-27 21:09
Tarvoc
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Quote:
BUT the worst case is not finding a crow storm.

In a deck you yourself built. Yeah, that's unlikely.

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

Fri, 2017-12-01 09:23
spazlaz

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Mon, 2017-11-27 22:04
Yoshi
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Skittering Schrium 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Spider Rare
Reach
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more artifacts than you, create a token that's a copy of CARDNAME.
"Why does this exist?"
"To control the thopters."
-Adashi, Verdigris Artificer, to Dovin Baan

1/3

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Mon, 2017-11-27 22:19
Angelus_Reprobi
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Mon, 2017-11-27 23:53
Gateways7

Tue, 2017-11-28 01:32
monoloco666
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This card I had made a while ago thinking about my favorite format, EDH, is a beautiful card of chaos for a format with as much chaos as it is EDH.

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Tue, 2017-11-28 01:00
Daij_Djan
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As to be expected, lots of blue cards around. Time to do something completely different Winking smiley

Note: Companion is a mechanic I created long ago for the Humans vs. Monsters Duel Deck contest - time to let it shine outside of Green/wite mana symbol. The wording makes the card and the token enter the battlefield simultaneously, btw - the "together" technically isn't really needed for this but I think it makes this fact easier to understand for newer players like the updated Convoke wording does.

Tue, 2017-11-28 10:37
Flo00
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Spellstorm Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Rare
Copy target instant or sorcery spell not named Spellstorm. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Overload 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of “target” with “each”.)

Edit: Prevented it from copying itself when overloaded.
Edit 2: Prevented from coying spells with its own name because overloading two would cause an infinite loop otherwise. (I know you can still use a Twincast or simmilar to make an arbitrary ammount of copies of any spell, but you could do the same by Reverberating a flashbacked Increasing Vengeance.)

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

Tue, 2017-11-28 09:48
elmdor
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Flo, I'm confused. How can I choose new eachs for the copies? Stick out your tongue

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Tue, 2017-11-28 10:15
Flo00
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Good point. I'll still leave it this way for a lack of knowing any other wording.

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Tue, 2017-11-28 10:19
Quazer Flame

Been working on a Commander drafting set. Had this card almost finished already, so why not enter it?

Tue, 2017-11-28 10:23
fireantprincess
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@Quazer Flame: wait, so mirrow's shadow's combat damage counts as commander damage of the commander it copied? that's a really cool idea, I like it Big smile I'm interested in that set if it has cool cards like this one

Tue, 2017-11-28 10:33
Quazer Flame

Oh yeah, lots of stuff like that. This one isn't an entry (unless I can have more than one entry?)

Tue, 2017-11-28 10:44
Flo00
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@Quazer Flame: You can't have two entries. As for the Mirror's Shadow: Maybe make it "X or less" so that if your opponent just sacs their 5 mana commander in response to casting Mirror's Shadow (and puts it into his graveyard), you can still copy another commander that's cheaper. But maybe you didn't want this on purpose?

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Sun, 2017-12-03 13:26
Mahx Michael
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Here is my shot at this weeks contest (still working on it):

Entry wrote:
Stoneforge Counterfiether 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Dwarf Artificer Rare
Equipment you control have equip cost 0 mana symbol and can be equipped any time you could cast an instant.
3 mana symbolWhite mana symbol, Tap symbol: Create a token thats a copy of a legendary artifact you control, except it’s not legendary.

1/4

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What do you call the kind of people who makes fake copies of valuable items and sells them again??

Tue, 2017-11-28 15:36
Tarvoc
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@ Mahx Michael: Counterfeiters?

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

Tue, 2017-11-28 18:07
Giraculum
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Vanity Sculpture 1 mana symbol
Artifact Uncommon
You may have Vanity Sculpture enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it's a noncreature artifact.

Black mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbolEnergy symbolRed mana symbol

Tue, 2017-11-28 23:05
thehuw
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Bringing back an old favorite design, never before seen in CotW form!

Malicious Forgery 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Shapeshifter Rare
You may have Malicious Forgery enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it has "This creature and other creatures with the same name as this creature get -2/-2."
"It's not the real you, but they all thought it was. What does that say about you?"
- Keating, doppelmancer

This card's loosely inspired by a true story. Tom Keating was an art restorer turned forger who sought to destabilize what he saw as an unjust art market by flooding it with his own excellent fakes and undermining the value of the genuine articles.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Fri, 2017-12-01 01:03
Gurfle
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Green!

Nature’s Abundance 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
For each basic land you control, create a tapped token that’s a copy of that land.
”Nature... a wonderful thing.” - Thraxia, Druid of the Living Land

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Wed, 2017-11-29 00:32
marioware2
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Gurfle: I'd compare this to Boundless Realms, loosely. They have similar effects but much different pros and cons. As it stands, I think your card could do to cost a smidge less - perhaps 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol?

Wed, 2017-11-29 01:16
Aarhg
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Spellstoker Red mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Shaman Rare
1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol, Sacrifice Spellstoker: Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you may pay 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol. If you do, return Spellstoker from your graveyard to your hand.
1/1

Wed, 2017-11-29 04:44
Cajun
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Cubic Clone 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Shapeshifter
You may have Cubic Clone enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except its power and toughness are each equal to that creature's converted mana cost.
0/0

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Thu, 2017-11-30 01:40
Fermat

Unison 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Instant Rare
Each other spell becomes a copy of target spell not named ~. Their controllers may choose new targets for them.
"Still better than the dissonant nonsense those five mages spew out, no doubt."
—Pyotr, Subdominant of the 4th Movement

A part of that music-inspired set that featured the Harmony mechanic (that will likely never see the light of day).

Wed, 2017-11-29 14:36
thehuw
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@Fermat: How does this handle targeting? Do the spells maintain their new targets if able, do their controllers (or you) get to choose new targets, or do they inherit the targets of the source spell?

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Thu, 2017-11-30 02:50
SilverSoul.SB
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Clone + Banishing light.

Thu, 2017-11-30 03:12
Sade612
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Greener Pastures meets Kamahl, Fist of Krosa:

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Maybe a bit too strong, but I don't see this disrupting any formats outside of limited.

Thu, 2017-11-30 03:17
Viriss
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Mutagenic Incubator 3 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
2Phyrexian Green ManaPhyrexian Blue Mana, Tap symbol: Put an origin counter on target nontoken creature you control. For as long as that creature has an origin counter on it, it has “At the beginning of your upkeep create a token that’s a copy of this creature.” (The creature continues to make copies after Mutagenic Incubator has left the battlefield.)

Thu, 2017-11-30 08:47
Flo00
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@Viriss: Bah-roken. Even if the activation would remove all origin counters before placing a new one, this would be way too cheap. If you had to sac the incubator, that would make sense.

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Thu, 2017-11-30 09:21
3 of 7

Fri, 2017-12-01 01:03
Gurfle
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@marioware
Well the way I was thinking when designing it was that Boundless Realms searched your library which doubled as much as you could with the lands left-- this however, is a guaranteed copy of each land. Maybe just 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol. Thanks, actually will make it one less to match cost and push a green deck so no weird splash for it. Not that that would really happen but y'know.

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Fri, 2017-12-01 01:49
Kiku
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My Hub
I really hate Mythic Rares...
TRUE WEEB ANIME OR NO ANIME AT ALL
NO TOLERANCE FOR WIMPY FALSE ANIME
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Sun, 2017-12-03 00:35
spazlaz

A much more interesting entry than my previous one:

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Fri, 2017-12-01 12:05
fireantprincess
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@spazlaz: this card gives me headaches Big smile

Fri, 2017-12-01 14:49
thehuw
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@spazlaz: Abilities that target can never be considered mana abilities:

CR 605.1a wrote:
An activated ability is a mana ability if it meets all of the following criteria: it doesn't have a target, it could add mana to a player's mana pool when it resolves, and it's not a loyalty ability.

So this does, in fact, need to use the stack.

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Fri, 2017-12-01 14:50
ColinBeck
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You can only use that after they cast something or try to pass the phase, because that's the only time that you have priority to activate mana abilities on someone else's turn. And they're almost never going to have open mana when passing the phase because it gets wasted, or before casting a spell because they've already paid it and it's gone. Sooo that doesn't do anything.

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Fri, 2017-12-01 17:43
sdfkjgh
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@Kiku: You accidentally the word "except". Is that wrong?

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Sun, 2017-12-03 13:27
Mahx Michael
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Updated my entry and added render!

@Tarvoc
Thanks a lot for helping me out with my dictionary-ish-problem, you're a legend! Winking smiley

(not an entry)

I added the red banner in the background to connect it to your current avatar image. Did you like it? Feel free to suggest changes if you would like any!

Sat, 2017-12-02 18:55
sdfkjgh
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@Mahx: 5 things:

1) "for an equipment card and put it onto the battlefield attached to him."

2) "toughness are each equal to"

3) mebbe a more elegant execution would be "Create a token that's a nonlegendary copy of target artifact."

4) Is it still not an entry? Because it seems like it is an entry, and one you should be proud of enough to call it an entry

5) The silver border seems unnecessary, as this could very easily work within the normal rules.

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Sat, 2017-12-02 21:00
Flo00
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@Mahx Michael: When it's named Darksteel Counterfiether, I expect the word "indestructible" somewhere on the card.

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

Sun, 2017-12-03 00:36
spazlaz

Thanks for the advice @theHuw

@colin: it lets you copy "floated mana" or mana when anything that triggers from a land being tapped, etc.

Sun, 2017-12-03 00:51
Mahx Michael
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@Flo00
That is true if it is an artifact made from darksteel. This creature is not an artifact, but an artificer that would work with darksteel artifacts. Maybe I should make the artifact copies indestructible? But that would be too op, maybe I should just change the name...

@sdfkgjh
Your comments are read and taken into consideration. I will take care of it later. Thumbs up