Card of the Week Contest #197: Go Big or Go Home

Fri, 2017-12-08 06:46
...'s picture

To avoid falling into the trap of "make the splashiest card," I gave myself the additional restriction that my entry had to care about converted mana cost in some way.


"Ellipsis" for short?

Thu, 2017-12-07 23:50
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Fri, 2017-12-08 01:47
Cajun's picture

@Deepswamp Denizen: The reminder text is actually wrong as of Amonkhet/Hour. The ability would return +0/+0 instead of -2/-2.

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Fri, 2017-12-08 04:21
Tarvoc's picture

@Cajun: I kind of like Deepswamp Denizen, and was planning to vote for it. Now I wonder how ... could word this differently to make it work.

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

Fri, 2017-12-08 06:24
Quazer Flame

@... Try wording it as:

Each other creature gets -4/-4 as well as +X/+X, where X is that creature's converted mana cost. (For example, a creature with converted mana cost 2 would get a total of -2/-2.)

Fri, 2017-12-08 18:33
...'s picture

Edited Deepswamp Denizen so it should work now. Thanks!

"Ellipsis" for short?

Fri, 2017-12-08 19:56
wookywok's picture

Ravage the Earth 6 mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol
Tribal Sorcery - Eldrazi Mythic Rare
Exile all permanents target player controls. For each land exiled this way, place a Wastes basic land token onto the battlefield under that player's control.

EDIT: Removed Legendary supertype.

Sat, 2017-12-09 15:38
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

Added render to my entry.

Sun, 2017-12-10 02:36
Aarhg's picture

Here's a new entry. Didn't like the old one much.

Open Mind 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Mythic Rare
Exile your library. For the rest of the game, if you would draw a card, instead put a card you own from exile into your hand.
Looking inwards can give a new outlook on things.

Sun, 2017-12-10 07:13
...'s picture

@Aargh: Open Mind seems pretty much just Blue mana symbol to me—compare Enter the Infinite. Black mana symbol is maybe justifiable because it gets tutors, but it isn't really "open-minded." Red mana symbol works from a flavor standpoint but it doesn't get anything mechanical that provides this much selection—by the time you pick a card to put in your hand it could have smacked its opponent's face a bunch of times. White mana symbol is very rigid in its philosophy and doesn't get anything resembling card draw unless it specifically involves Plains, tiny creatures, or Artifacts or Auras. And Green mana symbol is not so much into messing with the natural order of the library unless it specifically involves creatures or lands.

"Ellipsis" for short?

Sun, 2017-12-10 07:12
Tarvoc's picture

I think the more glaring issue is that it's overcosted. IMO, something like this should be doable for around five to six mana in mono-Blue mana symbol. It's not even game-winning, it essentially just protects you from milling out and gives you exiled cards back.

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

Sun, 2017-12-10 07:17
...'s picture

@Tarvoc: Note that it's also an activated Archmage Ascension that can't be removed. There's a reason activating Archmage Ascension takes as much time and effort as it does.

"Ellipsis" for short?

Sun, 2017-12-10 07:44
Tarvoc's picture

Oh yeah, you're right. Didn't even realize it also essentially replaced every single draw with a Diabolic Tutor.

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

Sun, 2017-12-10 18:02
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Mon, 2017-12-11 01:05
Moderator Best Set of 2016
Daij_Djan's picture

Ben out of the game for a few days thanks to a cold, but I cannot not make an entry Winking smiley

Didn't really get an inspiration for this week's challenge - so in doubt, I did a common Big smile Card follows the blue big Serpents with defender theme as well as the Eldrazi colorless spell one.

Mon, 2017-12-11 09:17

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:48
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!