Storm Crow Contest

Fri, 2018-03-30 12:41
Gorgonzola
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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen! Allow me to introduce you into...

The Storm Crow Contest!
(AKA what would a card look like if it was Storm Crow)

So it's like all the quick contest: You get a card, you criticize last card, you make the card you got more Storm Crow, you post another card. (More Storm Crow means it has an ability related to Storm Crow, references Storm Crow and/or makes it a Storm Crow.)

So, let's begin with Mind over Matter! Good luck, everybody!
mods pls not lok

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.

Sat, 2018-03-31 16:18
Yoshi
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Twiddlehawk 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Bird Uncommon
Flash
Flying
Whenever CARDNAME or another Bird enters the battlefield under your control, tap or untap target artifact, creature or land.
Evoke Blue mana symbol
1/2

Next: Divine Favor

It simulates the discard of Mind Over Matter with the evoke ability, sort of.

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.

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:29
Mr. Madness

Looks alright, not much to say

Drizzle Crow 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Bird Uncommon
Flying
When ~ enters the battlefield, gain 3 life
2/5

It's a pre-enchanted Storm Crow! I even added the costs together!

Next: Capsize

I swear I have a life. Just not right now.

Sat, 2018-03-31 23:06
Tarvoc
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Up: This also sounds alright. Not sure how you got to the P/T values, but it's fine.

Capcrow 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird Rare
Flying
When Capcrow enters the battlefield, return target permanent to its owner's hand.
3 mana symbol: Return Capcrow to its owner's hand.
1/2

Next: Soldevi Sentry

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

Sun, 2018-04-01 01:05
Yoshi
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Up: This should be okay I think. The recursion is mildly worrying but there's a window of response which makes me less worried.

Walking Birdbath 4 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Rare
Trample
2 mana symbol: CARDNAME gains indestructible until end of turn, then target opponent creates a 1/2 blue Bird creature token named Storm Crow.
The good news was that it dealt with the wolf infestation. The bad news was that it started a new bird infestation.
4/4

Next: Gitaxian Probe

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.

Sun, 2018-04-01 01:28
Guitarweeps
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I mean giving your opponent an insta-win is quite the drawback but cool... Big smile

Mindprobe Crow Phyrexian Blue ManaPhyrexian Blue Mana
Creature - Crow
Flying
Whenever Mindprobe Crow deals combat damage to a player, that player reveals their hand.
I have witnessed the greatest horrors the Phyrexians can come up with but none of them compare to this.
- Koth the Hammer
1/2

Next up Fact or Fiction

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Sun, 2018-04-01 12:13
Tarvoc
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Up: Fun design, though it is a 1/2 flyer for no mana, which could cause problems.

Fictual Crow 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird Uncommon
Flying
When Fictual Crow enters the battlefield, reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
Am I Zuangzhi who dreamt of being a crow, or am I a crow who now dreams of being Zhuangzi?
1/2

Next: Predatory Urge.

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

Sun, 2018-04-01 17:42
Korakhos
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Tarvoc: looks like a perfectly fine smaller Sphinx of Uthuun, maybe it could have slightly stronger stats but that would take us away from the beautiful of the storm crow.

Brawl Crow 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Storm Crow Rare
Flying
3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol: ~ gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.
1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Tap symbol: ~ fights target creature.
Storm Crow brawling, teeth start falling.
1/2

Next: Dryad Arbor

Sun, 2018-04-01 19:28
Mr. Madness

Up: Looks ok. Doesn't really feel like a blue card tho.

Storm Crow Isle
Blue color identity Land Creature - Island Bird Rare
(Storm Crow Isle isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has: "Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol.")
Flying
When ~ enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
1/2

Next: Black Lotus

I swear I have a life. Just not right now.

Sun, 2018-04-01 18:45
Tarvoc
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Did you mean Black Lotus?

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

Sun, 2018-04-01 19:28
Mr. Madness

yes, typo. Fixed.

I swear I have a life. Just not right now.

Mon, 2018-04-02 00:16
Yoshi
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Up: That's a surprisingly good way of doing a manland - well done!

Gale Force Lotus 0 mana symbol
Artifact Mythic Rare
As an additional cost to cast CARDNAME, return three creatures you control to their owner's hands.
Sacrifice CARDNAME: Create three 1/2 blue Bird creature tokens with flying named Storm Crow.
What does one need if not a storm crow?

Next: Viashino Skeleton

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.

Mon, 2018-04-02 16:12
Tarvoc
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UP: Odd to see a Lotus Artifact that doesn't create mana. I think it's a solid design though. As a matter of fact, I guess it could be Rare. Yeah, it's free to cast - except not really.

Storm Crow Skeleton 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird Skeleton Common
Flying
1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol, discard a card: regenerate Storm Crow Skeleton.
1/2

Next: Honored Hierarch.

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

Mon, 2018-04-02 18:14
Guitarweeps
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Fine interetation

Utopian Crow 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Crow
Flying, vigilance
Tap symbol: Add any color mana. Activate this ability only if Utopian Crow attacked this turn.
1/1

Next up: Chaos Orb

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Tue, 2018-04-03 03:46
Flo00
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Up: Fun card, I like it. I think it's "Add one mana of any color."

Chaos Crow 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Bird Rare
Whenever Chaos Crow attacks, if it is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Crow onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Crow turns over completely at least once during the flip, tap all nonland permanents it touches. (Chaos Crow is still attacking afterwards.)
1/2

Next: Mindstorm Crown

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

Tue, 2018-04-03 12:17
Solir
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I don't know how to criticize cards like this because I don't know how easy it is to flip cards, but I like it.

Mindstorm Crow Blue/red mana symbolBlue/red mana symbol
Creature - Bird Uncommon
Whenever Mindstorm Crow deals combat damage to a player, draw a card if you have no cards in hand. Otherwise, Mindstorm Crow deals 1 damage to you.
1/2

Next: Whitemane Lion

Tue, 2018-04-03 14:05
Guitarweeps
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Good card although kinda weird as blue with the damage. But works I guess.

@Flo00 pretty cool interpretation of Chaos Orb.

Flowstorm Crow 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Crow Uncommon
Flying, flash
Uproot Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol (You may cast this for its uproot cost if you return a creature you control to its owner's hand in addition to the uproot cost.)
2/3

Next: Dragonstorm

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Tue, 2018-04-03 15:50
Tarvoc
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Too bad Crow Storm already exists. Wide grin

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