Card of the Week Contest #210: Meant to be yours

Mon, 2018-03-26 10:33
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 two-hundred and tenth challenge!


The winners of the "Plains Island Swamp Mountain Forest" poll were Daij_Djan (left) and Korakhos (right) with...

And the challenge issued by one of our winners was...

Korakhos wrote:
Even though MtG has cards that actually give away your stuff to your opponent, there's not that many cards that actually care about being given away. Bronze Bombshell is a rare example of a card that you want to donate to your opponent. Your challenge for this week is to design a card you want to play, then give away to an opponent.

Note: The card doesn't have to (like Bronze Bombshell) yet may have (like Akroan Horse) a build-in way to be donated. ~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!

Sun, 2018-04-01 13:15
TheBrokenUrn
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Ixros Merchant 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, an opponent gains control of ~ until end of turn.
Instants and sorceries you cast cost 2 mana symbol more to cost.
1/3

EDITLOG
EDIT #1: Fixed syntax.

90% of the time, I'm wrong. The other 110%, I'm right.

Mon, 2018-03-26 14:28
Viriss
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Back Entrance of Kher Keep
Legendary Snow Land - Mountain Rare
Back Entrance of Kher Keep enters the battlefield tapped.
When Back Entrance of Kher Keep enters the battlefield, an opponent gains control of it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, an opponent creates a 0/1 red Kobold creature token named Kobolds of Kher Keep.
Tap symbol: Add Red mana symbol.

Mon, 2018-03-26 15:47
fluffyDeathbringer

Mon, 2018-03-26 16:21
Mrchristianpunk
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MY COLORS

Mon, 2018-03-26 19:01
Gorgonzola
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Information Surge 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
When ~ enters the battlefield, draw three cards.
At the beginning of your upkeep, exile a card from your hand.

EDIT: Changed rarity from mythic to rare.

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Mon, 2018-03-26 17:56
sdfkjgh
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@Gorgonzola: Which notebook is that? I ask because I am currently watching DeathNote with my dad.

Does this count for the contest?:

Pain Inducer 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
When Pain Inducer enters the battlefield, if it’s not a token, each other player creates a token that’s a copy of Pain Inducer.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if this permanent is a token, you lose life equal to the number of permanents named Pain Inducer on the battlefield.

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Mon, 2018-03-26 18:17
Gorgonzola
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@sdfkjgh: I don't know tbh, I found it in my basement. There were some pentagrams and satanic drawings inside it, but besides that it was empty, so I just burned the drawings and kept it.

Could someone tell me how much is my card broken and is it broken before someone else asks me about the color of my pen? (It's blue, but I prefer black ones. Case closed.)

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Mon, 2018-03-26 18:57
voltaic-qui
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Your card is not broken. It's also nowhere near mythic.

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Mon, 2018-03-26 19:01
Gorgonzola
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@voltaic-qui: Thanks. I was kind of worried about blink effects, but if you say so.

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Tue, 2018-03-27 03:07
kinotherapy
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Plucky Pilferer 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature — Human Rogue Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, Plucky Pilferer's owner reveals the top card of their library and puts it into their hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.
You may exert Plucky Pilferer as it attacks. If you do, when it deals combat damage to a player this turn, that player gains control of it.
“It’s not a crime 'til you’re caught.”
2/3

Mon, 2018-03-26 20:15
Cajun
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Wu the Shackled

Wu is a centaur who was captured and sold into slavery, and is understandably upset with the whole situation. She lashes out at her new captors and strikes out at her old ones whenever she's given a chance.

Cajun's Explorations - Cajun Style Templates - High Noon Reloaded

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

Tue, 2018-03-27 14:10
Neottolemo
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Rowdy Saki 2 mana symbolBlack/green mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Monkey Rogue Rare
Trample (This creature can deal excess combat damage to defending player or planeswalker while attacking.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control but don't own Rowdy Saki, tap it. It deals damage equal to its power to you.
4/2

EDIT-Added new render, with appropriate artist credit, now. Thanks for warning me, Daij!

Mon, 2018-03-26 21:26
CanterburyEgg
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aaaaaaaaaaa

Tue, 2018-03-27 03:46
bazzboda

Doomed Initiate Black mana symbol
Creature - Human Cleric Uncommon
When ~ enters the battlefield, target opponent gains control of it.
When ~ leaves the battlefield, you lose 2 life and its owner gains 2 life.
1/1

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Wed, 2018-03-28 15:11
Flo00
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The challenge said nothing about donating it right away. With this here, you might want to wait a bit:

Necrotic Hydra Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Hydra Rare
Whenever Necrotic Hydra deals damage, put that many +1/+1 counters on it.
When Necrotic Hydra’s power is 13 or greater, sacrifice it and you lose life equal to its power.
1/1

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

Tue, 2018-03-27 03:57
Flo00
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Feedback time:

@TheBrokenUrn: The way this is worded it's symmetric, so everyone's instants and sorceries cost 2 mana symbol more at all times. I guess you'd like something like "Instants and sorceries you cast cost 2 mana symbol more to cast."
First ability: "At the beinning of your upkeep, an opponent gains control of ~ until end of turn." (See for exmaple Custody Battle.)

@Viriss: Interesting card. Since it's a Mountain, I think you could write the T: Add Red mana symbol. as reminder (like Madblind Mountain). Fun thing that you could fetch your oppoent a land.

@fluffyDeathbringer: Looks like a green Sleeper Agent. Fun card.

@Mrchristianpunk: Really mean card. I'd raise the power (and maybe the toughness) a bit. Maybe 3/1?
Some small punctuation errors: There should be a comma after battlefield in the forst sentence and after upkeep in the second.
Third ability should say "Memory Seller's controller" and in the last line there is something missing, I guess it should say "as long as it is exiled". I'd personally put "during their main phase" after the second "Memory Seller".

@Gorgonzola: Fine card. I'd also say Rare is the right place for it. Yes, Brago really breaks this card, but he does that with a lot of cards, so whatever.

@sdfkjgh: Weird card, but I guess it fits. Really mean in multiplayer.

@kinotherapy: Really fun card. I like how the first trigger hits you and then you give it away for at least two triggers. You even get the second draw before your next turn if you succeed to hit your opponent. It's also an interesting choice when to exert it.

@Cajun: Interesting card. I think it's kind of fun that you won't draw a card if your opponent doesn't control any other creatures.

@Neottolemo: Kind of inbetween Bronze Bombshell and Rust Elemental. Really mean if you manage to donate it.

@CanterburyEgg: It's like a one-sided Zur's Weirding. Nice. I like how you can get rid of it (temporarily), even if it's a really high price.

@bazzboda: The last sentence should say "you lose 2 life and it's owner gains 2 life." "You" in the text allways refers to the controller.

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

Tue, 2018-03-27 19:38
HyTex

Enraging Trinket - 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Artifact - Uncommon

When Enraging Trinket enters the battlefield, you may have target opponent gain control of it.

At the beginning of combat on your turn, fight target creature you don’t control. (You deal damage equal to your life total to target creature, and it deals damage to you equal to its power.)

Tue, 2018-03-27 19:07
Gurfle
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Magic Mud 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment Uncommon
When ~ enters the battlefield, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.

Green mana symbol/Black mana symbol likes self-mill from time to time, idea is you play it and can then shove it off to someone else. Somehow...

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Tue, 2018-03-27 19:09
shiftyhomunculus
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@Gurfle: When the mill's this slow, I honestly think this card might well be better to keep around on your side - even if you can't profit off the mill directly like you can with Crawling Sensation, the graveyard is a resource, and stocking it with delve fuel, flashback spells, or more things to recur is generally an advantage unless it's going to kill you very quickly. This is why Curse of the Bloody Tome is pretty much unplayable in all but the absolute grindiest of control decks - it doesn't kill your opponent at any reasonable speed, and may actually be helping them.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Tue, 2018-03-27 23:29
Tarvoc
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@HyTex Huh. That's an odd card. Your opponent loses life each turn, but he also gets to destroy your creatures, and he gets to choose which one... hmm...

...I have no idea how to evaluate this card's power level. It could be game-breaking, or it could be unplayable. I just don't know.

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

Wed, 2018-03-28 09:40
Quazer Flame

Fell Contract 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Mythic Rare
When ~ enters the battlefield, create a 2/2 black Demon creature token with flying.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each Demon creature, then you lose life equal to the power of the Demon with the highest power.
"Sign here."

Still sick, maybe I can get a render going later this week, would not turn down help from someone else and would be very grateful.

This isn't broken, is it? Or underpowered?

Wed, 2018-03-28 10:14
HyTex

Tarvoc wrote:

@HyTex Huh. That's an odd card. Your opponent loses life each turn, but he also gets to destroy your creatures, and he gets to choose which one... hmm...

...I have no idea how to evaluate this card's power level. It could be game-breaking, or it could be unplayable. I just don't know.

Cheese aggro deck with indestructible creatures and Bonesaw? Also good thing Deathtouch doesn't kill players as well as creatures. Stick out your tongue

Wed, 2018-03-28 10:41
Tarvoc
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HyTex wrote:
Cheese aggro deck with indestructible creatures and Bonesaw?

I understand what kinds of decks it would go in. I just don't know how powerful it would be.

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

Wed, 2018-03-28 11:00
HyTex

Tarvoc wrote:
I understand what kinds of decks it would go in. I just don't know how powerful it would be.

I'm not sure myself. But if it isn't broken in its best situations, it is probably a good sign that it isn't overwhelming in other cases either.

So, for example, it combos with Platinum Emperion when you own it, allowing you to kill one target creature per turn as long as your life total allowed it. It also would work nicely as a forced win con with Blightsteel Colossus when given to your opponent, so in a RU Shape Anew deck, for example. It certainly doesn't win on its own, and is probably weak / easy to play around if the deck isn't built around it. But dropping things like Temur Battle Rage or Built to Last on the creature your opponent has chosen to fight could create major advantage. There is time to Shatter or Naturalize it, it can be countered or bounced to the owner's hand in a desperate situation, the creature you are about to fight can be killed before damage is assigned, and so on, so it is not without answers.

Wed, 2018-03-28 18:48
voltaic-qui
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Archfiend of Amonkhet 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Demon Mythic Rare
Archfiend of Amonkhet can't block.
You can't win the game and your opponents can't lose the game.
Black mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol: Put two -1/-1 counters on target creature.
4/6

formerly jacquipup

"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game."

Thu, 2018-03-29 17:06
Yoshi
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Orzhova Debtor 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Vampire Uncommon
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, you gain 6 life.
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 3 life.
2/4

EDIT:

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2018-03-29 04:11
TheBrokenUrn
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90% of the time, I'm wrong. The other 110%, I'm right.

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:46
Touhoufanatic
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psychotic Yandere 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolRed mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature Rare
Trample, first strike, Deathtouch.
At the beggening of your upkeep ~ deals damage to each other creature you control equal to it's power.
7/1
you're mine and only mine Darling!

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Thu, 2018-03-29 10:46
Flo00
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@Touhou: I'd play this with a bunch of cards like Mogg Maniac and maybe some enrage. Of course, donateing it could easily destroy an opponent's board.
By the way, it's "At the beginning of your upkeep, ..."

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

Thu, 2018-03-29 12:30
Inverness
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Yoshi:
I love how simple your design is. It's extremely flavorful too. Nice work.

Thu, 2018-03-29 22:09
sdfkjgh
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@BrokenUrn: You should prolly change your art choice, as that one was already used for both the Legions and the 9th Edition versions of Fugitive Wizard.

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Fri, 2018-03-30 00:22
Touhoufanatic
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@Flo00: Thanks you, i'll take that as a compliment to it and will fix the wording on the render once its made.

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Mon, 2018-04-02 02:54
quarryking103
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First time posting in like a year or two, here's my entry.

Entry

What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

Fri, 2018-03-30 04:07
TheBrokenUrn
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@sdfkjgh: There is no rule against using already WotC art as for our card, unless I am mistaken.

90% of the time, I'm wrong. The other 110%, I'm right.

Fri, 2018-03-30 16:38
sdfkjgh
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@Urn: No MSE rule, no, but I'm pretty sure WotC has a rule against it, as it could get pretty confusing.

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Fri, 2018-03-30 17:45
Daij_Djan
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To clarify: There is no official rule like this given out by WotC (as always as long as there's no money involved) - otherwise it'd be a big rule here as well. It is worth keeping in mind sometimes nethertheless simply for your chances in the poll - as some people indeed simply dislike reusing official art for custom designs and therfore won't consider voting for your design by defalut. As long as you can live with that, reusing official art is totally fine.

Sat, 2018-03-31 06:28
TheBrokenUrn
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I will update the art to my card. Not easy finding the best art for my card.

And yes; some times, I create the card first, then find art for it.

90% of the time, I'm wrong. The other 110%, I'm right.

Sat, 2018-03-31 15:23
Dark Nova
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Went for a little Dominaria flavor for this one.

Sat, 2018-03-31 16:56
Pixi-Rex
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@Dark Nova: Where do I get that templet for legendarys?

Entry

And off topic. I went to "Recent Posts". the first 2 pages are bots postings is that normal now a days. I haven't see that manny before.

Sat, 2018-03-31 20:02
Daij_Djan
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Yeah, the bots really are on a rampage since yesterday. We get one full page of thereads every three hours..

I'll be so happy once they won't be an issue anymore..

Sat, 2018-03-31 20:41
spazlaz

Here you go:

I really liked demonic consultation, so here is something along those lines.

Sat, 2018-03-31 21:33
Daij_Djan
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Also, here's finally my own entry:

Sun, 2018-04-01 02:33
Kajarak32
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Here it goes, my first entry here in a while. Let me know what y'all think!

Text:

Glutton Demon - 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Demon Rare
6/6
Flying, haste
At the beginning of your upkeep, tap ~ unless you sacrifice another creature.
At the beginning of your end step, an opponent chosen at random gains control of ~.
An uncontrollable evil.

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Sun, 2018-04-01 05:13
Scribbl
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Borrowed Insight 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Borrowed Insight enters the battlefield with five mind counters on it.
At the beginning of your draw step, remove a mind counter from borrowed Insight and draw a card. If you can’t, sacrifice Borrowed Insight and exile all cards from your hand.

Keep it simple, friend!
- Formerly JaceMC88
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Mon, 2018-04-02 00:16
Dark Nova
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@pixi-rex that was made using a 5 minute photoshop mash up of a Dominaria preview card. Not all colors of legendary have been spoiled yet so there’s no template as of now. If anyone on here knows how to make the template portion of it, I can handle the graphical end of things if needed.

Mon, 2018-04-02 00:51
Gateways7
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Mon, 2018-04-02 07:53
Scribbl
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@Gateways7: WotC beat you to Necrotic Plague

Keep it simple, friend!
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Mon, 2018-04-02 11:53
Daij_Djan
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This challenge is now closed. However the next challenge won't start today as the CotW challenges take a week of. Why you ask? We'll tell you here within the next few days! A happy smile