Featured Contest - Freeform Design

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Tue, 2011-11-01 13:07
Raznaak
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Aura Swap [cost] - ([cost]: Exchange this Aura with an Aura card in your hand.)

Arcanum Sword White mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Chaos Symbol
Enchant Creature
Enchanted creature has first strike.
Aura Swap 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol

Arcanum Wings 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Blue mana symbol
Enchant
Enchanted creature has flying.
Aura swap 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol (2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Exchange this Aura with an Aura card in your hand.)

Arcanum Fist Green mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Red mana symbol
Enchant Creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has trample.
Aura Swap 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbol

Arcanum Mantle
Enchantment - Aura M Mana for MTG Extra
(Nonexistent mana costs can't be paid.)
Enchant Creature
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3, has hexproof and is indestructible.

Tue, 2011-11-01 17:24
Utheraptor
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You can design your own ability/keyword/mechanic. There is no need for it to be a mechanic/keyword/ability from Future Sight

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Tue, 2011-11-01 17:35
EyeofTruth
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Alright then, lets use an old keyword of mine for this. I have no idea about the wording, but it'll do.

Transcendence X(If you did not cast this with X or more colors, counter it.)

Ascended Warrior 4 mana symbol
Creature - Warrior Common
Transcendence 3
Absorb 1
4/4

Heavens Blast 3 mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Transcendence 3
Exile target permanent

Chancellor of the Divine 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elf Druid Rare
Tap symbol: Add two mana of any color or colors to your mana pool
Colorless creatures you control get +2/+2 and gain Tap symbol: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool
2/2

The Transcended One 7 mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Diety Mythic Rare
Transcendence 7, flying
Protection from all colors
You cannot lose the game and your opponents cannot win the game.
7/7

Lets see... Can add one mana of any color to your mana pool get purple and orange mana?

Tue, 2011-11-01 17:41
Utheraptor
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The Transcended One do not work, because there is only five colors in Magic. Altough that our community created another set of colors, those are NOT allowed in this challenge.
However, I like the idea of Transcendence. It probably should be worded like: Transcendence X (If you did not spend mana of X or more colors to cast this spell, exile it.)
Also, shouldn't its type be "Deity"?

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Tue, 2011-11-01 18:13
Sewn-Eye
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Uh. Precedence demonstrates that vertical cycles are quite a bit stricter than what you're using as an example, Utheraptor. The cards in a vertical cycle share both color, card type (this isn't so strict, but most vertical cycles are creature-based), and mechanic. Your cycle satisfies none of those requirements.

Take the Bloodfire vertical cycle, for example. Bloodfire Dwarf, Bloodfire Kavu, and Bloodfire Colossus are all r can each be sacrificed for Red mana symbol to deal damage to each creature and player equal to the sacrificed card's base power.

Or the Punisher cycle, another red vertical cycle that forces opponents to make a difficult choice (in theory, at least): Longhorn Firebeast, Flaming Gambit, and Molten Influence.

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Tue, 2011-11-01 18:19
Raznaak
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Ah ok i will change it then. Ignore my first post.

Tue, 2011-11-01 19:25
Utheraptor
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Yes, Sewn-Eye, that's true and I know it. But I called it "vertical cycle" to simplify. If you know a better name for it, please say it and I will edit the original post.

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Sun, 2011-11-06 17:35
EyeofTruth
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And I can't edit my post... crud, I'll repost an updated submission in a bit.

And here we go...

Transcendence X (If you did not spend mana of X or more colors to cast this spell, counter it.)

Spoiler:
Ascended Warrior 4 mana symbol
Creature - Warrior Common
Transcendence 3, absorb 1
4/4

Heavens Blast 3 mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Transcendence 3
Exile target permanent

Chancellor of the Divine 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elf Druid Rare
Tap symbol: Untap up to two target creatures or lands
Colorless creatures you control get +2/+2 and gain "Tap symbol: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
2/2

The Transcended One 7 mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Deity Mythic Rare
Transcendence 5
Protection from all colors
Colored spells cost 2 mana symbol more to cast.
7/7

Tue, 2011-11-01 20:54
Triskavanski
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Hmm.. Lets see..

My ability for a card.. I've got anchored, technique, brotherhood..
out of those three.. anchored is only one that has the highest degree of change.

Anchored - (This cannot be exiled by an effect an opponent controls. It cannot phase out.)

Anchored is essentially the opposite version of indestructible making exile effects not the end all of the best removal.

Anchorcraft Apprentice 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Fox Wizard Chaos Symbol
Brotherhood - Anchorcraft apprentice has Anchored as long as you control three or more creatures that share a creature type with it.
2/3

Anchorcraft White mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Tribal instant - Fox Blue mana symbol
Technique (If you control a creature that shares a creature type and has all colors of CARDNAME, you may play CARDNAME without paying its mana cost targeting one of those creatures. If you do, CARDNAME has splitsecond.)
Target creature is Anchored until end of turn.

Anchorcraft Master 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Fox Wizard Red mana symbol
Foxes you control are Anchored.
All cards in your graveyard are anchored.
3/5

Asura, The Singled 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Fox Wizard M Mana for MTG Extra
Asura, The Singled is Anchored
White mana symbolWhite mana symbolTap symbol : exile target creature.
When Asura, The Singled leaves play, return all creatures exiled with it to the battlefield under their owners control.

Technique may end up being scrapped on that one. Its something I've been trying to figure out how to make a card that is a spell and yet not.

Tue, 2011-11-01 22:22
Sewn-Eye
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@Utheraptor - I don't think there's a better name, but using a term incorrectly doesn't simplify the challenge, it twists the challenge. You're telling people to design a vertical cycle, when you intend for them not to design a vertical cycle. If you remove just the "create a vertical cycle" part, wouldn't the challenge be even clearer (and simpler)?

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Wed, 2011-11-02 04:55
Utheraptor
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@Sewn-Eye - Fixed

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Thu, 2011-11-03 04:28
AgentPaper
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Glory — When ~ dies in combat, effect. (This only triggers if the creature died while attacking or blocking)

Sunblaze Angel 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Angel Mythic Rare
Flying, vigilance, persist
Glory — When Sunblaze Angel dies in combat, you may search your library for a Human creature and put it onto the battlefield.
5/5

Sunblaze Devout Red mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature — Human Cleric Rare
Vigilance
Glory — When Sunblaze Devout dies in combat, you may put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. (This only triggers if the creature died while attacking or blocking.)
4/4

Sunblaze Knight 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature — Human Knight Uncommon
First strike
Glory — When Sunblaze Knight dies in combat, you may have it deal 3 damage to target creature or player. (This only triggers if the creature died while attacking or blocking.)
3/1

Sunblaze Mercenary Red/white mana symbolRed/white mana symbol
Creature — Human Soldier Common
Glory — When Sunblaze Mercenary dies in combat, prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to you or a creature you control. (This only triggers if the creature died while attacking or blocking.)
2/2

Sat, 2011-11-05 22:32
elmdor
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Druidbot Epsilon Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Planeswalker Chaos Symbol
+1: Add Green mana symbol to your mana pool.
-3: Target creature gets +4/+4 and gains trample until end or turn.
Greetings, opponent... Are you strong enough to survive nature's might...
1

Exalted Champion White mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature -- Human Knight Blue mana symbol
Loyal -- Whenever you activate a loyalty ability of a permanent you control, Exalted Champion gets +2/+0 and gains first strike until end of turn.
2/2

Paradox Monolith 5 mana symbol
Artifact Red mana symbol
The "planeswalker uniqueness rule" doesn't apply.
Each player may activate an additional loyalty ability of each permanent he or she control each turn.

Volros, Nobledragon of Vanelia 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Planeswalker -- Volros M Mana for MTG Extra
+3: Target creature fights another target creature.
-1: Target player gains 7 life and draws two cards.
-12: Volros, Nobledragon of Vanelia deals damage to target opponent equal to the total power of the creatures he or she controls plus the total power of the creature cards in his or her graveyard.
5

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Sat, 2011-11-05 23:10
Sewn-Eye
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I lol'd at Druidbot Epsilon.

Izzet Steamfire Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Chaos Symbol
Izzet Steamfire deals 1 damage to up to two target creatures. Tap those creatures.
Spellflux 1 (You may exile one spell you control to cast this spell from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. Exile it as it resolves.)

Izzet Scrying Blue mana symbol
Instant Blue mana symbol
Look at the top card of target player's library. You may put that card on the bottom of that player's library.
Replicate Blue mana symbol (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost.)

Steamcore Blast 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Red mana symbol
Steamcore Blast deals 5 damage to target creature or player. If you didn't cast Steamcore Blast, it deals 5 damage to another target creature or player.

Crixizix, the Spell Engineer 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Goblin Wizard M Mana for MTG Extra
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, copy it, then copy it again.
3/4

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Sun, 2011-11-06 10:08
Utheraptor
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@Elmdor - Wizards stated that all planeswalkers must be M Mana for MTG Extra

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Sun, 2011-11-06 15:06
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All new planeswalkers must be M Mana for MTG Extra. The original five were originally printed at Red mana symbol because M Mana for MTG Extra did not yet exist.

That just happened.

Sun, 2011-11-06 16:22
Utheraptor
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Yes, that is true, but wizards stated that after Alara...

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Sun, 2011-11-06 17:08
AgentPaper
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I think Chaos Symbol planeswalkers is his "big game-changing new thing". The fact that Wizards hasn't done that yet seems like it's kinda the point.

Sun, 2011-11-06 18:10
Utheraptor
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Good point, AgentPaper, but planeswalkers are so unique that they must be M Mana for MTG Extra. Also their effects are quite overpowered on any other rarity.

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Sun, 2011-11-06 19:29
AgentPaper
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That sounds like something the judge should be deciding. Winking smiley

Sun, 2011-11-06 20:01
Triskavanski
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Which he is the judge..

Sun, 2011-11-06 20:33
Utheraptor
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Muhehehhehe!

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Sun, 2011-11-06 20:40
Sewn-Eye
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If you're the judge, then shouldn't you save that for the uh, judging?

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Sun, 2011-11-06 21:09
elmdor
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You're right, Utheraptor... however, Wizards of the Coasts also stated that every Magic card will have the same back, that every artifact must be colorless, that core sets can only contain reprints and non-legendaries, etc.
In short, WotC makes rules only to break them after some years...

As AgentPaper said, this is game-changing enough, and helps my new mechanic (Loyal). I'd like to keep my submission; if you don't allow me, I'm going to sue you in 2017, after WotC prints the first common planeswalker. Stick out your tongue

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Sun, 2011-11-06 22:04
Utheraptor
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I will allow it, but it feels strange to me...

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Sun, 2011-11-06 22:54
New Kind of Christ
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It is a legitimate idea that has been pondered on this forum before.

Tue, 2011-11-08 04:52
Utheraptor
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Judging will come in half an hour...

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Tue, 2011-11-08 05:22
Utheraptor
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Judging
Raznaak

Spoiler:
I confused a little. You said that you’ll repost and that I should ignore your first post, but you did not. Hmmm… I will consider your first entry as valid. So…
Aura swap is one of my favorite keywords. You used it in cool angle (Arcanum Mantle is ingenious), but it is not gamechanging enough.

EyeOfTruth
Spoiler:
Transcendence is very interesting keyword, but if you imagine it with something likeGaea’s Herald it is extremely overpowered. On the other side, it is pretty useless in normal decks, cause it is to specific. But it is gamechanging.

Triskavanski
Spoiler:
I think that anchored is not gamechanging in any way. Phasing is unused for a long time so it only deals with exile. It is a good stuff, but not the type I want.

AgentPaper
Spoiler:
Glory is very old idea and it do not chase the game in any new direction. Nothing else to say. It is good, but not chat I want.

Elmodor
Spoiler:
Altough that common planeswalkers looks like strange to me, your entry is pretty cool. I love the Paradox Monolith. Now i can destroy a permanent and get a creature and +1 loyalty with my Bolas in one turn! If loyal get printed, it will surely see much of tournament playing…

Sewn-Eye
Spoiler:
The most cool entry for this challenge. It is supremely powerful weapon for combo players, especially if it is combined with replicate. With this mechanic, agro grows into new size!

And the runner up is…
Spoiler:
Elmdor! !

And total Winter is…
Spoiler:
Sewn-Eye!!!

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Tue, 2011-11-08 13:05
Raznaak
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... I forgot... whatever, good game!

Tue, 2011-11-08 16:24
Triskavanski
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How Is anchoring not game changing in anyway?

It would make "exile target..." no longer the best single target removal. People might actually have to decide if they want to run with destroy target or exile target spells.

Tue, 2011-11-08 16:31
Sewn-Eye
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Glad you liked my submission! I'll put up a challenge as soon as I can!

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Tue, 2011-11-08 18:13
Utheraptor
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But it is effect that do not fit the never-printed-before idea. It is something that do not need to be in Future Sight to get printed...

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Tue, 2011-11-08 18:59
Sewn-Eye
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All right. I want you guys to design a keyword lord like Hand of the Praetors and Sprite Noble. The keyword can be anything, even a custom keyword of your own design.

I will be judging next Tuesday night.

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Tue, 2011-11-08 19:58
Utheraptor
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Supreme Leviathan 7 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Leviathan M Mana for MTG Extra

Islandhome, islandwalk
Other creatures with islandhome you control get +5/+5.
Whenever a creature with islandhome enters the battlefield, target land becomes Island until end of tun.

9/9

Yeah, I know that islandhome is obsolete, but I can't help myself...

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Wed, 2011-11-09 14:50
smooth
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Celestial Recruiter 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Angel Red mana symbol
Flying, first strike, vigilance
Other creatures you control with flying, first strike and/or vigilance have all of these abilities.
“Lift your heads! Raise your hearts! Stop praying and start being prayed upon!”
4/4

Wed, 2011-11-09 00:40
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Warmind Herald 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Warrior Rare
Haste
Creatures you control with haste have first strike.
1 mana symbolRed mana symbol: Creatures you control with haste get +1/+0 until end of turn.
"War is a primordial symphony, an ordered chaos. And I am the one who directs it."
3/2

Comments
I've always wanted to make a creature that 'buffed up' creatures with haste, as I felt that, while satisfying on their first turn on the field, haste kinda became empty space after that first turn. So I thought it'd be cool to make a creature that supports haste.

Wed, 2011-11-09 00:39
Noahlotr
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Assassin's Guildmaster 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Human Assassin Rare
Deathtouch
Creatures you control with deathtouch get +0/+2.
Whenever you cast a creature with deathtouch, destroy target tapped creature.
3/1

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Wed, 2011-11-09 02:15
palewalker

Blazeheart Centurion 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Elemental Soldier Red mana symbol
Double Strike
Whenever a creatures with double strike that you control blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
Whenever a creatures with double strike that you control deal combat damage to an opponent, untap all your creatures.
2/2

Sun, 2011-11-13 15:57
Raznaak
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Drolnyr the Mad 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary creature- Human Shaman M Mana for MTG Extra
First Strike
4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol: Each player discards a card.
Hellbent - Creatures you control with hellbent gains "Creatures you control with hellbent gets +1/+0." if you have no cards in hand.
1/4

Wed, 2011-11-09 06:16
Triskavanski
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I have no idea what you just said Uth..

anycase...

Legion, The Infinite 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Shapeshifter Specter
Phasing
The Legendary rule does not apply to Legion, The Infinite.
Creatures with phasing gain haste and
"Whenever this creature phases in, put a time counter on it.
During your upkeep, put a copy of this creature into play for each time counter on it."
3/3

For those of you who don't know, when a token phases out it ceases to exist. So if you kill the actual card, the entire stream of them will cease to exist. The idea behind this is that a creature keeps popping in and out of the timeline and starts popping into existence multiple times.

Wed, 2011-11-09 12:35
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Hurwald Crusher 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Beast Red mana symbol
Rampage 3 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, it gets +3/+3 until end of turn for each creature blocking it beyond the first.)
Each creature you control with rampage must be blocked by two or more creatures if able.
2/2

Note, the static ability says they must be blocked by at least two creatures, so whenever it attacks your opponent has to block if they can, and with two creatures, meaning you always get the rampage boost for the second blocker ("... beyond the first.") Also, it affects itself too. Effectively, it's like a 5/5 for 4 mana, or a 2/2 unblockable.

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Sun, 2011-11-13 08:19
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Nightcover Operative
4 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Soldier Wizard
Stealth (This creature is unblockable.)
Other creatures you control with stealth get +2/+1.
"It is your job to complete your mission. It is my job to ensure you get in and out, alive."
2/2
Rare

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Sun, 2011-11-13 14:57
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Resonant Saurian 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature -- Mutant Lizard Red mana symbol
Echo 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Whenever you pay the echo cost for a creature you control, you may have that creature get +X/+X and gain trample until end of turn, where X is the amount of green mana spent on the echo cost.
3/3

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Sun, 2011-11-13 16:52
Sewn-Eye
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Will judge in 6 - 7 hours. Still accepting submissions. If anyone changes their submissions, tell me.

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Sun, 2011-11-13 17:15
EyeofTruth
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Slime Enflower 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Ooze Rare
Graft 2
Whenever a counter is placed on another creature you control, place double those counters instead.
0/0

Sun, 2011-11-13 18:20
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Lord of the Unknown Race 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Red mana symbol
Cycling 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Whenever you cast a spell with cycling, draw a card.
Creatures with cycling you control get +1/+1.
2/3

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Sun, 2011-11-13 23:42
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And the results are in! Here is the judging:

Utheraptor
Supreme Leviathan 7 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Leviathan M Mana for MTG Extra
Islandhome, islandwalk
Other creatures with islandhome you control get +5/+5.
Whenever a creature with islandhome enters the battlefield, target land becomes an Island until end of turn.
9/9

Islandhome, huh? While the lord P/T buff is massive, I can't really see this being used for anything else. There are far easier and cheaper ways to make lands islands (even permanently) than this. You'll HAVE to run those if you want to attack, I don't know, before turn 14. Which then makes the second ability redundant.

smooth
Celestial Recruiter 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Angel Red mana symbol
Flying, first strike, vigilance
Other creatures you control with flying, first strike, and/or vigilance have all of those abilities.
"Lift your heads! Raise your hearts! Stop praying and start being prayed upon!"
4/4

Cool card. I don't know if it's worded correctly, but I really like it. Reminds me of Concerted Effort. The flavor text also makes me think of Prey Upon, which is a bit ironic.

Inanimate
Warmind Herald 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Warrior Red mana symbol
Haste
Creatures you control with haste have first strike.
1 mana symbolRed mana symbol: Creatures you control with haste get +1/+0 until end of turn.
"War is a primordial symphony, an ordered chaos. And I am the one who directs it."
3/2

This is a really, really good card. If Wizards actually designed more keyword lords, I could actually see this being printed in a core set. Nice job with this one

Noahlotr
Assassin's Guildmaster 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Human Assassin Red mana symbol
Deathtouch
Creatures you control with deathtouch get +0/+2.
Whenever you cast a creature with deathtouch, destroy target tapped creature.
3/1

Deathtouch, huh? I'm not really sure that deathtouch is the best choice for a keyword lord, and your card is a pretty good example why. The +0/+2 bonus is really awkward (white much?), but I do understand why you did it. Killing tapped creatures is pretty flavorful and nice, though it makes the deathtouch ability itself slightly redundant.

palewalker
Blazeheart Centurion 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Elemental Soldier Red mana symbol
Double strike
Whenever a creature with double strike that you control becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
Whenever a creature with double strike that you control deals combat damage to an opponent, untap all your creatures.
2/2

The abilities don't really feel very lord-like. I honestly feel that it has to do with the fact that you chose double strike as your keyword, as it's just not a very interesting keyword. Double strike isn't something you can really build around. It's not a particularly bad card, though, and it's not poorly designed either. I just don't think it quite fits the challenge.

Raznaak
Drolnyr the Mad 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Shaman M Mana for MTG Extra
First strike
4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol: Each player discards a card.
Hellbent - Creatures you control with hellbent gain "Creatures you control with hellbent get +1/+0" if you have no cards in hand.
1/4

Wow, that last ability is worded awkwardly. The issue with it is that hellbent is an ability word, meaning you can't reference it in text, so this wouldn't work. Aside from that, the discard ability seems really overcosted, and if the last ability did work, it's honestly really clunky, even for a mythic legend.

Triskavanski
Legion, the Infinite 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Shapeshifter Specter M Mana for MTG Extra ?
Phasing
The "legend rule" doesn't apply to Legion, the Infinite.
Creatures with phasing gain haste and "Whenever this creature phases in, put a time counter on it.

Really weird card, I definitely was not expecting a phasing lord. Unfortunately, like phasing, it's very clunky and complex (probably because of the use of phasing itself). It doesn't seem particularly strong (as opposed to, say, Chronozoa). You could probably do away with it being legendary, honestly, and remove an entire line of text that's essentially worthless. Pretty cool card, though.

Anuttymous
Hurwald Crusher 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Beast Red mana symbol
Rampage 3 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, it gets +3/+3 until end of turn for each creature blocking it beyond the first.)
Each creature you control with rampage must be blocked by two or more creatures if able.
2/2

Man, you guys are breaking out the obsolete keywords this week. That aside, this is a pretty awesome card. It probably could have passed as an uncommon, though, if it were a bit weaker. The effect isn't exactly rare-level. I like it, though. Very elegantly designed.

jrzman
Nightcover Operative 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Soldier Wizard Red mana symbol ?
Stealth (This creature is unblockable.)
Other creatures you control with stealth get +2/+1.
"It is your job to complete your mission. It is my job to ensure you get in and out, alive."
2/2

Not much to say about this card. It works well enough.

elmdor
Resonant Saurian 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creatuer - Mutant Lizard Red mana symbol
Echo 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Whenever you pay the echo cost for a creature you control, you may have that creature get +X/+X and gain trample until end of turn, where X is the amount of green mana spent on the echo cost.
3/3

Nice, aggressive card. I like it. It turns a drawback into an advantage, and it's no slouch on its own either. I'd probably lower the casting cost, though. The green echo cards generally have pretty low casting costs (Albino Troll, Cradle Guard, Acridian).

EyeofTruth
Slime Enflower 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Ooze Red mana symbol
Graft 2
If an effect would place one or more counters on another creature you control, it places twice that many of those counters on that creature instead.
0/0

Nice card. I really like it, since it works well with a lot of other abilities, not just graft. Sort of that other half of Doubling Season along with Parallel Lives.

kikushadowblades
Lord of the Unknown Race 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Red mana symbol
Whenever you cast a spell with cycling, draw a card.
Creatures with cycling you control get +1/+1.
Cycling 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
2/3

Interesting. Having all your spells cantrip is a bit scary, though the fact that spells with cycling tend to be more costlier might balance it out. I find it a bit odd, though, that this lets you play cards to draw cards, when you could discard the very same cards to... draw cards.

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You guys picked some pretty weird and old keywords. Rampage, phasing, and islandhome? Really? The most recent keyword you guys used was graft, and there were no custom keywords. I'll admit, I wasn't expecting that, but on the upside, the submissions were, in general, nicely designed.

So, here's the winner:

Spoiler:
Inanimate and the Warmind Herald! I know I mentioned this in my critique, but I felt that it was very solid submission. The card was cleanly designed, and I really liked how you wove haste, first strike, and firebreathing together in one card, but managed to keep it without getting out of hand.

Another entry I was considering for this spot were elmdor's Resonant Saurian, which was also very well designed. If ever there was a keyword-lord for echo, I think this could be it.

EDIT - Crap. Looks like Notepad doesn't spellcheck with those squiggly red lines.

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

Mon, 2011-11-14 00:49
Triskavanski
Triskavanski's picture

Actually there is a reason why Legion is legendary, and its for cards that specifically call out legendary creatures, like Karakas or a number of kamigawa legendary cards.

Mon, 2011-11-14 01:01
Sewn-Eye
Moderator
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If you want a card to be legendary, it's probably a really good idea to make sure it doesn't clone itself. I'd much rather have flavor text than the near-useless "the 'legend rule' doesn't apply to CARDNAME" line. A good guideline to design in Magic is: the less text, the better.

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

Mon, 2011-11-14 01:56
Inanimate
Head Moderator
Inanimate's picture

Oh wow, thanks for the kind words! I'm pretty humbled!

I don't have a challenge ready at all, though. I'll edit it into this post soon enough!

Also, I really liked the theme this week. We had some really cool submissions!