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Wed, 2012-03-07 22:00
COURTNEY
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Summoner of the dead-0 mana symbol
Instant
costs Black mana symbol Black mana symbol 1 mana symbol to complete this instant
reward: Summon all of your graveyard creatures into your deck

does that qualify?

If it does next challenge: make a black spell that gives 5 or more attack to a creature

I am the magician

Wed, 2012-03-07 22:05
Zuty
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@Courtney - I'd say no, since this doesn't make sense at all. I'll alter my challenge to make it simpler for you. Don't forget to rate my card in your post also.

Challenge - Make an enemy colored creature card. (R/W, G/B, U/R, G/U, etc...)

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-03-08 13:01
K1L1
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Spell Shatter - 9/10 It will usually be cast as a Cancel, but there is that slim chance where you get in a counter war and this will end up as a Counterspell. I think 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol mana cost would be do-able if it was uncommon, but that might be a bit too good. Great card.

Jik Syltar, Rotmage 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Skeleton Wizard M Mana for MTG Extra
Deathtouch
Whenever Jik Syltar, Rotmage enters the battlefield, put a 5/5 green and black Giant Rat creature token onto the battlefield.
Unearth 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
2/2

Render

Next: Make a Shrink Ray that fits into the Magic universe.

Current Projects
Secret Project 1 - Creating base set...
Secret Project 2 - Skeleton complete!

Thu, 2012-03-08 01:57
Zuty
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Rotmage : When I saw this card all I could say was "Ooo..." Very well done, really like it. 10/10

Goblin Shrink Ray 5 mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment
Equipped creature has "Tap symbol, Unattach ~: This creature and another target creature get -X/-X where X is the combined power of both creatures."
Equip 3 mana symbol

Next Challenge : Make a two colored uncommon creature with a creature type that appears rarely in either color (IE. A white/blue Goblin or a red/green Merfolk)

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-03-08 03:30
Sohel
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Goblin Shrink Ray:
Extremely funny. My only complaint is that it is a bit too complicated to be goblinmade, but it could pass as Izzet or something. It's also a bit expensive, but it's okay since it has a strong effect.

Hoz Clepsydra, Unhallowed Envoy 3 mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbol
Creature — Zombie Cleric Rare
Lifelink, persist
Whenever Hoz Clepsydra or another creature enters the battlefield, you may gain 3 life.
"Yea, I remember ol' Hoz. 'E was a good preacher… tah t' poin' of continuin' preachin' durin' unlife."
—Clavo, Darkdawn smith

4/4

Next:
Choose two:

  • Make a card on stilts
  • Make an oxymoron
  • Make a card less powerful than it actually seems
  • Make a card based on a myth
  • Make a white/black card
  • Make a card that puts tokens
  • Make a legend

I'm back! I survived the Eater of Days!

Thu, 2012-03-08 05:18
Zuty
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Hoz Clepsydra : WONDERFULLY DONE! Couldn't have done it better myself, just lovely! Only thing wrong, I'd have him as a Legend. 9.5/10

Spoiler:
I picked : Make a card based on a myth and make a legend. They seemed to go hand in hand.

Zlatorog, The Goldenhorn 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Red mana symbol
Creature - Elk
Protection from red and black.
Swampwalk, mountainwalk.
3/3
“And there before me stood a white buck with horns of gold. It’s gaze met my eyes and suddenly, all the hatred and despair in my soul was gone.”

Based on the legendary Zlatorog, it was the last mythical creature on Wikipedia's list of mythical creatures. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldhorn )

render

Next Challenge (Let's stay with the multiple choose challenge): Pick two
-> Wedge Color card
-> Altered storyline Legendary creature (IE. Ascendant Evincar and Crovax, Ascendant Hero)
-> Has Morph
-> A way to cast it without mana
-> Cares about the stack in some way

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-03-08 05:39
Sohel
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Oh, no! I seriously thought I made it a legend! Oh, well...

I'm back! I survived the Eater of Days!

Thu, 2012-03-08 05:42
Sewn-Eye
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It was also supposed to be an uncommon. A happy smile

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King

Thu, 2012-03-08 05:43
Sohel
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Oh. Well, never mind that then...

I'm back! I survived the Eater of Days!

Thu, 2012-03-08 07:38
Zuty
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Oh I forgot my 'uncommon' clause too xD Still really liked it :3
So who's taking my challenge?

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-03-08 08:22
COURTNEY
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Space mortal - 0 mana symbol
creature-human
Haste
As an additional cost to space mortal Tap symbol 2 creatures.
1 mana symbol: If you have a card in the stack, place it at the top.
3/3

Next make a spell that when you discard a card you gain a life

good job at Zlatorog, The Goldenhorn

I am the magician

Thu, 2012-03-08 08:16
Sewn-Eye
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Don't forget to rate the previous card.

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King

Thu, 2012-03-08 08:27
COURTNEY
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How do you get a image of the card you made using MSE onto your reply instead of writing the card out?

I am the magician

Thu, 2012-03-08 08:31
Sewn-Eye
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Use an image host.

Also, your critique isn't enough.

Quote:
After that, the third person rates the previous card (1-10) and explains why. Then, makes a card for the challenge of the second person, and finally, makes a challenge for the next person. And repeat...

(Taken from the first post).

You need to do more than just say "good card" or "I don't like it". You need to provide something constructive.

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King

Thu, 2012-03-08 09:44
COURTNEY
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ok
probally real stupid question: how do you use/open a image host?

I am the magician

Thu, 2012-03-08 13:26
The1337
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How does that even work?

That just happened.

Thu, 2012-03-08 16:18
Zuty
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Not sure if COURTNEY is a troll or not at this point ... You did use two of my limitations, but ... I don't think you understand how to play Magic ... I'll do your challenge anyway.

Space Mortal : A 0 mana symbol CC 3/3 Haster with the added cost of needing two guys to be tapped still seems ... Not balanced at all. It's ability dealing with the stack ... Kind of makes sense while not really making sense. In the end, you really didn't do what I asked and the card is downright unplayable. 0/10

Gravemoss Black mana symbol
Chaos Symbol
Creature - Zombie Fungus
Whenever a player discards a card, you gain 1 life.
1/1

Next Challenge : Pick one of these three cards and make it into a Magic card.

-> Door Number 1
-> Door Number 2
-> Door Number 3

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-03-08 18:06
Kagerowrs

Gravemoss - Reversed version of Liliana's Caress? Looks good enough, but gaining life straight out on black looks bit strange. 7/10

I will... Choose a card that is familier because I used it many, many times.

For person wondering, yes. It is purposely broken. (It should be broken enough to be restricted in Legacy.)

Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Serpent Mythic Rare
Flying, Shroud
Discard a card: Return target permanent to its owner’s hand.
5/4
“It was one of the dragon revived as a last resort. Who would have ever imagined that choice was last mistake we made when our world was alive?”
—Gantala, the General of the Ice Barrier

Bonus card.
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier 8 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Dragon Mythic Rare
Convoke
When you cast Trishula, exile three target permanent.
Flying, double strike, trample
6/5
Who would have known the last hope would become the end that they were so desperate to avoid?

And yes, Purposely broken again.

Next : Choose any banned card from any other Collectible Card Game then Magic: The Gathering, make it into a Magic card.

Thu, 2012-03-08 19:50
elmdor
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Brionac: one does not simply walk into Mordor make a broken card for a forum game. A 5/5 with flying and shroud costs 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol; I think that your card (which is also legendary) would be fine with an additional Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol(Blue mana symbol) cost of the activated ability. Maybe add "nonland"? It should also have the creature type Dragon, in my opinion.

Magician of Faith 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature -- Human Wizard Blue mana symbol
Morph 3 mana symbolRed mana symbol
When CARDNAME is turned face up, you may return target sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
1/2

I made two cards, you may rate this one too if you wish:
Chaos Emperor Dragon 5 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature -- Dragon M Mana for MTG Extra
Flying, trample
2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol, Exile a black card and a white card from your graveyard, Exile Chaos Emperor Dragon: Destroy all nonland permanents. Each player discards his or her hand. Each opponent loses life equal to the number of cards put into that player's graveyard from anywhere this turn.
6/5

Next challenge: pick a common card from a card game other than Magic: the Gathering and make it into a Magic card.

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

Thu, 2012-03-08 20:37
Kagerowrs

@elmdor - I don't know why, but Brionac in yugioh is Sea-Serpent despite the fact it clearly says 'Dragon'. (While I know Sea Serpent is usually used as a mechanic to stop the card that would break if it is dragon because of the supports that Dragon tribe deck have.)

Since I was using Brionac as a base, I thought making into same power level was fine. (That Brionac is broken as he was the major cause of Premature Burial (Still banned), Arms Hole (Unbanned), Trishula (Recently Banned), and possibly Plaguespreader Zombie (Restricted).)

Thu, 2012-03-08 20:39
Balaam
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IDK what game these cards are from but I'll give it a whirl.

Magician of Faith - I really like this card, but I think its way to weak. the 4 mana to return a sorcery to your hand seems like too big a cost. But other than that I'd use it. 9/10

Chaos Emperor Dragon - This name sounds like a joke. It feels like one of those generic super powerful god cards that a lot of people who first get their hands on MSE make. But too each his own. 4/10 Feel free to critique this critique.

Atomic Axe 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Instant Common
Destroy target creature that had damage dealt to it this turn.

I just looked up common Versus System cards and picked this out of the hat.

Next - Make a card based on something from Skyrim. If you never played Skyrim, SHAME ON YOU. Instead make an aura that enchants equipment.

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Thu, 2012-03-08 20:54
Zuty
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Curses ... I got beat to the last challenge. It's all in this spoiler now.

Spoiler:
Magician of Faith : Really like this. R/U cards are a personal favorite of mine and I think you embodied what the color combo is all about while also reflecting the original card. Only thing I would have changed was the morph cost to 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol which would make it a flashbacked Mystic Retrieval that can't grab Instant cards. 9/10

Swine Farm
Chaos Symbol
Land
Tap symbol: Add 1 mana symbol to your mana pool.
1 mana symbol, Tap symbol and Sacrifice ~: Draw a card. Target opponent gets a green 1/1 Boar token.

Spoiler:
Based off of Swift Discipline

Atomic Axe : It's a worse version of Fatal Blow, but now I can have two Fatal Blows in my singleton decks. If another effect was added on *cough*DRAW A CARD*cough* This would have been an easy ten outta ten. 6/10

Never played Skyrim and don't plan on it.

Rust Tick Extract 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Chaos Symbol
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant equipment.
Enchanted equipment loses 'Equip'. If enchanted equipment is already equipped a permanent, unequip it.

Next Challenge : Pick two options

-> Make a legendary Bear
-> A card that settles a tied game (No coin flips/die rolls)
-> A colorless creature that is colored (Transguild Golem)
-> A new ability that cares about cards in exile
-> A four colored general for EDH

Good luck,

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-03-08 20:51
Kagerowrs

@Balaam - Chaos Emperor Dragon -Envoy of The End- is actual banned card from yu-gi-oh. (For reason why it is banned, think as this is a sorcery that can be played by exiling two cards from hand with 'Sacrifice all permanent, for each permanent sacrificed this way, target player loses 2 life.'

Thu, 2012-03-08 23:36
Styrofoamking
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Rust Tick Extract - A neat idea, but for the casting cost, you could destroy 3 artifacts (see Oxidize. Would have worked better in Black (which has no artifact destruction), or with a cantrip "draw a card." 6/10

Colorless Creature - I was about to make one for my Commander themed set anyway! (Cheating slightly- is okay if he's a 5 color commander?)

Gochenour the Negotiator - 4 mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor M Mana for MTG Extra
Gochenour the Negotiator is all colors. If he is in a Commander deck and is not the commander, he is all of the colors of your commander.
Spend only colored many to pay for Gochenour the Negotiator's casting cost and ability cost.
2 mana symbolTap symbol: Target player chooses a target player, and then a non-land permanent that player controls. The second player targets a non-land permanent controlled by the first player. They exchange control of those permanents. Gochenour the Negotiator cannot be targeted by this ability.
3/4

Challege: Design a non-land that you can legally have more than 4 of in a deck, (a la Relentless Rats)

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Spoiler:

Fri, 2012-03-09 00:13
Sewn-Eye
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Gochenour the Negotiator - Wow. Wild card. My biggest gripe is that it's a very blue card. Beyond that, the wording's off and there's just so much of it.

"Spend only colored mana to cast Gochenour the Negotiator.
Gochenour is all colors of your commander's color identity. If you do not own a commander, Gocehnour is all colors.
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Two target players chooses a nonland permanent that the other player controls. They exchange control of those permanents. Gochenour cannot be chosen. Spend only only colored mana to activate this ability."

Don't forget, you only need to mention the legend's entire name once in the text box. All other times, you can cut the titles and stuff. Also, the wording on the second ability probably isn't right. Anyway. Yeah. This seems way too blue to pass as a colorless creature that's also all colors. Its splashiness makes it extremely powerful, as is the fact that if it's the only nonland permanent you control, you just steal a permanent.

4/10

Mana Rot 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment — Aura Chaos Symbol
Enchant creature
Tether Black mana symbol (You pay an additional Black mana symbol as you cast this spell. If you do, search your library for a card that shares a name with this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)
Enchanted creature gets -2/-2 for each card named Muiris's Plague on the battlefield and in each graveyard.
A deck can have any number of cards named Muiris's Plague in it.

Next up! Design a creature card that has the word "candle" in its name.

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King

Fri, 2012-03-09 01:58
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Mana Rot - What is Muiris's plague? Typo, I guess? did you mean Mana rot? Still, fun card 6/10

Candleflame Extinguisher 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Blue mana symbol
Flying, Flash
When ~ enters the battlefield, counter target red spell.
1/1

Next: Choose three:
-Make a library matters card
-Make a graveyard matters card
-Make a hand matters card
-Make a Ravnica Guild Card
-Make a Kobold card
-Make an enemy colored card

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Fri, 2012-03-09 06:06
Zuty
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Candleflame Extinguisher : Very flavorful. I really cannot think of what to change here, it's a solid card and one I'd love to own. 10/10

I picked: Enemy colored, Ravnica, and Kobold

Enhanced Kobold 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Creature - Kobold
Other Kobold creatures you control get +1/+1.
Tap symbol, Discard a card at random: Put a 0/1 red and blue Kobold creature token onto the battlefield.
"The problem wasn't that our experiment didn't work, it's that it DID work."
2/2

Next Challenge : A land that is more useful while not in play. (IE. Riftstone Portal)

~Zuty

Fri, 2012-03-09 10:31
COURTNEY
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HaHaHa just because im 12 and has never won a tournament doesn't mean i dont know magic the gathering

I am the magician

Fri, 2012-03-09 13:01
K1L1
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Enhanced Kobold - Very nice! I like how he can make his own minions, and then buff those minions into 1/2s. 10/10

Crystalline Cavern
Land Red mana symbol
Tap symbol: Add 1 mana symbol to your mana pool.
Reveal ~ from your hand: Draw a card, then put ~ on top of your library.

This card is some simple card-acceleration on a land. The only problem with it, is the infinite combo with Jace's Erasure.

Next: Make an Elemental, but the elemental cannot be of the five overused types (Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Storm). Get creative with it.

Current Projects
Secret Project 1 - Creating base set...
Secret Project 2 - Skeleton complete!

Fri, 2012-03-09 15:46
Styrofoamking
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Crystalline Cavern - Very original. Only a 9/10 instead of a 10/10, due to the fact that you knew it had an infinite combo and didn't come up with a solution. (Ex. Pay 1 mana symbol to use, use only at start of Upkeep, etc.)

How about a trip to Ravnica, via Arabian Nights?

Urban Elemental - 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Red mana symbol
All nonbasic lands gain, "Whenever this land becomes tapped, it deals 1 damage to it's controller," and "Tap symbol: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
Those who mutter, "If only these walls could talk," are often surprised to find out that they can.
5/4

Next challenge: Make a card that would fit in a Minotaur Tribal deck!

Misc Comments on above posts-

Spoiler:
- Shame the negotiator didn't fly. I have an extra slot in my skeleton for a mythic creature, and was hoping to fill it with a "colorless/all colored" creature. Any suggestions are welcome.
-Kobolds for the win! I love them so much I'm sticking 'em in my set. Personally, I'd have given him 2/3, so he's fatter on the bottom (to match the other kobolds!)
-Courtney - Well, I'd be lying if I said I understood everything you wrote (might want to work on that), but I hope I don't overstep my rank as a newbie when I say welcome!

Tangent Artists present: CRIT! One of three webcomics that updates every weekend!

Spoiler:

Fri, 2012-03-09 19:04
Amoeba of Death
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Urban Elemental - Haha, well that's definitely a creative direction to take an elemental. The flavor is all there, and the land-based ability is very creative. However this is most certainly not a red/blue card, I would personally change it to Gruul colors.

Lord of Ruin 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Minotaur Uncommon
Minotaur creatures you control get "Sacrifice a land: This creature gets +3/+0 until end of turn".
2/2

-based on Ruinous Minotaur

Next Challenge: A wedge-colored instant or sorcery.

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The statement above is false.

Fri, 2012-03-09 19:18
Zuty
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I got beaten again to posting ... My original entry is below.

Spoiler:
@Courtney - I've never won a contest here either, but looking at the cards you've posted ... They really make no sense and it just seemed like you were trolling.

Lord of Ruin - I like this. That's about all I have to say. It's a decent card and it fits the challenge. Doesn't blow me away, but I'd build a deck with it. 8/10

Germification Black mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Sorcery
Exile a creature card from a graveyard. Put an X/X black, white, and green Fungus creature token onto the battlefield. Its power is equal to the power of the exiled card and its toughness is equal to the toughness of the exiled card toughness.

Next challenged : Make a creature with both Persist and Undying.

~Zuty

Spoiler:
Urban Elemental - I like it. Punishes and rewards people using non-basic lands. Not really much wrong I can see here, well done. 10/10

Minotaur Captain 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolRed mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Creature - Minotaur Warrior
Haste
Whenever you cast a Minotaur creature spell, it gains bloodthirst 1.
Whenever a Minotaur enters the battlefield under your control, you may have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature.
2/2

I tried to make an uncommon R/G Minotaur lord, how'd I do?

Sat, 2012-03-10 01:02
grishnax
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Eh, I'm not a big fan of that card. I mean, it's okay, but the fact that it is in 3 colors really irks me. I know it was for the challenge, but the white could have been taken out completely, and the green could be taken out as well if it wasn't a Fungus-type creature. It isn't terrible, but it could definitely be better. 5/10

Maglaros, the Undying 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature — Dragon Zombie Mythic Rare
Flying, persist, undying
When Maglaros dies, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
“To put an end to Maglaros is to do the impossible.”
—Unknown Adventurer

5/5

Render

Since +1/+1 and -1/-1 counters cancel each other out, he is pretty hard to get rid of.

Next Challenge: Make a card that uses four keywords.

Sat, 2012-03-10 03:12
Carn13
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Maglaros, the Undying: Hmmm... It doesn't look too broken. Maybe it could cost 1 more, but overall, nice use of persist and undying. 8/10.

Akroma, Angel of Truth 5 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature-Angel M Mana for MTG Extra
Flying, hexproof, vigilance, protection from red and green
Whenever ~ deals damage, draw that many cards.
6/6

Next Challenge: Make a card that is of no use in any zone but your sideboard.

Sat, 2012-03-10 03:28
Sewn-Eye
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Akroma, Angel of Truth - Wow, that's crazy overpowered. 8 mana to draw 6 cards per turn is absolutely wild. The fact that it has hexproof and dishes out lots of damage is just icing and strawberries on the cake. I'm assuming you mean "protection from red and from green", by the way. Also, I'm not sure how much an "Angel of Truth" would really fit with Akroma. 4/10

Invoked Light White mana symbol
Sorcery Chaos Symbol
At the beginning of the game, if Invoked Light is in your sideboard, you may reveal your hand. If there are three or more white cards in your hand, you may gain 1 life.
Gain 1 life.

Next up! Design a DFC that's an artifact creature on both sides.

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King

Sat, 2012-03-10 04:30
Balaam
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Invoked Light - Ugh, this is another one of those challenges that makes it impossible to critique a card. I would normally tear this thing apart but the challenge was so impractical. I want to say this card is weak, but I guess gaining 4 life at the beginning of the game with four of these in the sideboard is cool. I do have to take points off though because this card has use outside the sideboard. It has the "gain 1 life" ability by itself on the second line. 7/10

Viral Worm 2 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Germ Uncommon
Tap symbol: Tap target artifact. Put a charge counter on Viral Worm.
Remove four charge counters from Viral Worm: Transform Viral Worm.
1/1
///////
Corrupting System
Artifact Creature - Germ 0 mana symbol
Tap symbol: Put a virus counter onto target artifact.
4 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Gain control of target artifact with a virus counter on it.
1/1

Next: Make some flaming arrows and a bow.

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Sat, 2012-03-10 04:35
Sewn-Eye
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Yeah, giving it no other effects was a problem. I realised I didn't know whether or not to make it a sorcery, or an instant, or even what cost to give it. So I decided to make it practically of no use. Loopholes ftw.

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King

Sat, 2012-03-10 05:09
Zuty
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Viral Worm / Corrupting System : I'm starting to think I am being too nice here, but when I saw this all I could think was 'DO WANT!' I really have nothing else to say xD 10/10

Crimson Bow 3 mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment
Equipped creature has "Tap symbol: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player."
Red mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put an enchantment aura token called Flaming Arrow on ~ with "Enchant Crimson Bow. Sacrifice Flaming Arrow and tap equipped creature: Equipped creature deals 3 damage to target creature or player."
Equip 1 mana symbol

Interesting right?

Next Challenge : Make a mythic 'Voltron' creature. (IE. Gets bigger and better with multiple equips)

~Zuty

Sat, 2012-03-10 06:44
Sewn-Eye
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Crimson Bow - I like the idea, but it's very, very clunky. The use of an aura token isn't really necessary; a simple counter would've sufficed. 6/10

Also, the wording is awful on the Flaming Arrow ability. "Put a red enchantment Aura token named Flaming Arrow with "Enchant Crimson Bow. Sacrifice Flaming Arrow and tap creature Crimson Bow is attached to: The creature Crimson Bow is attached to deals 3 damage to target creature or player."

That's the biggest reason why it'd be clunky. So much more spaced could be saved by simply writing:

Red mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a flaming arrow counter on Crimson Bow. Remove a flaming arrow counter from Crimson Bow and tap equipped creature: Equipped creature deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

Selynith 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature — Elemental M Mana for MTG Extra
Aegis (If this would be destroyed, you may instead sacrifice a permanent attached to it. If you do remove all damage from it.)
Whenever Selynith enters the battlefield and at the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library. If it's an Aura card, you may put it onto the battlefield attached to Selynith.
2/2

Next up! Design a green card that is capable of destroying lands.

EDIT - Added to the critique of Crimson Bow. Mostly regarding wording.

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King

Sat, 2012-03-10 06:50
AgentPaper
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For Crimson Bow, it may as well be:

Equipped creature has "Tap symbol: ~ deals 1 damage to target creature or player." and "Red mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: ~ deals 3 damage to target creature or player."

This has the same functionality without unnecessary complexity.

Sat, 2012-03-10 08:29
Kagerowrs

Selynith - Very useful in most enchantment deck, looks very flash as well. Surely playable too. 9/10

Uh... I can't make another Beast Within. Am I?

World's Limit 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Mana doesn’t empty from your mana pool as steps and phases end for the rest of the game.
Destroy all lands you control, for each land destroyed this way. Add White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol to your mana pool.
As the World’s limit breached, Druids made their last whisper to the nature to finish the war.

I'm not sure about this one...

Next : Make another card with '~for the rest of the game' effect.

Sat, 2012-03-10 13:21
Zuty
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Thanks for the suggestions for Crimson Bow. Yeah, I realize now it was too complex and could have been simplified Stick out your tongue

World's Limit : Really interesting card, does the mana not emptying effect everyone or just you? Looks like everyone, I don't know if that was intended or not. Seems like a decent enough card, but just doesn't really wow me. It's cool, don't get me wrong, just didn't have any reaction when I saw it. 8/10

Orim's Final Deed White mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Red mana symbol
Sorcery
You gain 20 life.
You cannot gain life or have your life altered in anyway for the rest of the game.

Next Challenge : Make a COMMON land with two land types.

~Zuty

Sat, 2012-03-10 17:15
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Orim's Final Deed - Kind of OP. Also, if you can't have your life altered, you can't lose life, and you kind of win. It counts as gaining life if you are at 4 life, and an effect sets you back to to 20. You would have just gained 16 life. @0 life for 3 mana is also too powerful. 4/10

Desert Island
Land - Desert Island Chaos Symbol
Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol to your mana pool.)
~ enters the battlefield tapped.
Tap symbol: Target creature doesn't untap at the beginninfg of it's owner's next untap step.

Next:
Make a colored artifact that has no Phyrexian mana and is not from Esper

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Sat, 2012-03-10 18:30
K1L1
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Desert Island - The only problem with this is that it can keep a creature tapped down by itself. That's VERY good. The ability probably belongs on an uncommon, with an extra cost. 8/10

Hallowed Coffer 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Artifact - Chest Red mana symbol
Unlock White mana symbolBlue mana symbol (Open this Chest.)
Whenever ~ is opened, put a 1/1 blue Bird creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Then you gain 5 life.
2 mana symbol: Close ~.

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Next: Make a Red mana symbol token spawner.

Current Projects
Secret Project 1 - Creating base set...
Secret Project 2 - Skeleton complete!

Sat, 2012-03-10 22:36
Inanimate
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Hallowed Coffer: Interesting. Chests are a neat design, and it's got a neat pair of abilities; fitting for rare. Complicated, but neat.

Liege of Lightning 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Rare
Haste
Whenever Liege of Lightning attacks, X 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens onto the battlefield tapped and attacking, where X is Liege of Lightning's power. Exile them at the beginning of the next end step.
3/3

Next: Make a White mana symbol burn spell... that hits players. (Unlike, say, Sunlance or Fire at Will.)

Sat, 2012-03-10 22:44
Kagerowrs

@Zuty - Mana doesn’t empty from your mana pool as steps and phases end for the rest of the game.

It only applies for caster.

I am maybe bit surprised, because at current point, that card is in Legacy level...

Sat, 2012-03-10 22:56
Kagerowrs

Liege of Lightning - Superb way to express red token spawner, while it didn't lasted much, Lightning usually flavors around high power / low toughness, I think it is okay. 8/10

Deny the Unacceptable 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Deny the Unacceptable deals 2 damage to each attacking creature, then for each creature dealt damage this way, it deals 2 damage to that creature’s owner.

Next: Make a Blue mana symbol Destroy / or Exile target creature without Polymorphing or time and tide-ing.

Sat, 2012-03-10 23:24
Zuty
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@Kage - No idea why I didn't see that 'your' there ...
@Orim's Final Deed - I was trying to make a gain 20 life spell, but now you can't gain life or swap life with someone in anyway. I'd still want life to be lost. I could have gone about it a different way I suppose.

Deny the Unacceptable - While white is not known as a burn spell heavy color, this feels REALLY white flavor wise. I can see a stuck-up white mage casting a spell like this. The only thing I would change is the second part. Instead of 'for each creature dealt damage this way' I would have had it say 'for each creature destroyed this way' and upped the damage to 3 for both sides of the card. That's what I would have done, but the card feels very nice and I like it. Just nit-picking. 10/10

Fizzle Out Blue mana symbol
Chaos Symbol
Instant
Exile target creature token.

Let's stick to this off-color stuff, NEXT CHALLENGE : Make a mono Red mana symbol spell that gains you life without stealing it (IE. Killing a creature to gain it or dealing damage to a player and then gaining it)

~Zuty

Sun, 2012-03-11 00:02
Balaam
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Fizzle Out - I like this card a lot. I wouldn't say its off color at all because this is essentially what Unsummon does to tokens already. 10/10

Rockjaw Giant 4 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Giant Rare
Whenever Rockjaw Giant attacks or blocks, sacrifice a Mountain.
Sacrifice a Mountain: You gain 4 life.
7/6

Next - Well, we already did white, blue, and red. Let's do black. Make a mono black spell that lets you go fetch lands from your deck. However, it can't only fetch Swamps.

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Sun, 2012-03-11 00:53
Sewn-Eye
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Rockjaw Giant - Hmm. Not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, it's probably no better than Cosmic Larva. On the other hand, it somehow manages to feel even plainer than Cosmic Larva did, despite having more abilities. I suppose it's a decent card, but the flavor doesn't exactly exude from all aspects of the card. 5/10

Yukora's Bargain X mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery — Arcane Blue mana symbol
Search your library for a card with converted mana cost X or less, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Next up! Design a noncreature Elemental card (so, it's probably going to have the Tribal supertype).

"Too wary to charge, too prudent to serve. Not anymore."
—Sedris, the Traitor King