Featured Contest - Freeform Design

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Wed, 2010-08-25 19:51
Guitarweeps
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Sacredfell Baloth 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Beast M
Trample, haste
When you cast ~, draw a card.
If ~ is countered by a spell or effect controlled by an opponent, you may search your library for a creature card and reveal that card. If you do, shuffle your library, then put the card on top of it.
6/6

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Thu, 2010-08-26 23:23
lord_joakim
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Ramhead Summoner 2URG
Creature - Minotaur Shaman {R}
Haste
When ~ enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If it isn't a creature card, put it into your graveyard, then draw three cards. If it's a creature card, put it onto the battlefield. It gains haste. Sacrifice it at end of turn.
4/4

Thu, 2010-08-26 22:02
Wavy
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@Disposable Hero

your image doesn't show.
Pointing this out just in case you are not aware.

Thu, 2010-08-26 23:21
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Streetwalker Fright - 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Wraith Red mana symbol
Incorpreal (This creature deals no combat damage to players)
Whenever Streetwakler Fright attacks and isn't blocked, you may sacrifice it. If you do defending player discards three cards.
Whenever Streetwakler Fright is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, draw a card.
3/4

Haunted Cadaver meets Street Wraith.

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Thu, 2010-08-26 23:56
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I am aware A sad 'frowny' ...

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Fri, 2010-08-27 04:05
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Myali Oracle
4 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Merfolk Wizard
When Myali Oracle enters the battlefield, scry 6. Then reveal the top card of your library. Put the revealed card on the bottom of your library, then draw a number of cards equal to that card’s converted mana cost. (To scry 6, look at the top six cards of your library. Put any number of them on the bottom of your library in any order and the rest on top in any order.)
0/1
Uncommon

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Fri, 2010-08-27 05:06
kikushadowblades
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Im not 100 percent sure this will count as a cantrip, but it's a card that i've always wished were real, and seems to apply for this challenge.
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Howling Guardian 2 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
At the beginning of each players draw step, if ~ is untapped, that player draws an additional card.
2/2

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Fri, 2010-09-03 15:21
Disposable Hero
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Umm... can someone step up to judge? I'm an entrant, so I'm not up to it. Could a neutral party come in and judge?

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Fri, 2010-09-03 16:06
Picks-at-Flies
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Happy to. I'll do it later today / tomorrow.

Fri, 2010-09-03 18:31
Wavy
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well here are all the entries, so at least that's out of the way.

Lord of 13:

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Gravemind Priest 2 mana symbolWhite/black mana symbolWhite/black mana symbol
Creature - Human Priest Blue mana symbol
First strike
Ancestor - When ~ ETB, if there is a Priest card in your graveyard, you may exile all graveyards. If you do, draw a card.
2/4
For thirty generations has my family tended to the dead. I continue the tradition in my own way.

ElmdorMesdoram:

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Firemind Apprentice 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature -- Human Wizard Blue mana symbol
When Firemind Apprentice enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Whenever you draw a card, Firemind Apprentice deals 1 damage to target creature or player and 1 damage to itself.
2/3

kiligir:

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Woodland Caller 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature — Human Shaman Blue mana symbol
When Woodland Caller enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If it’s a creature or land card, draw a card.
Planebound (When this is put into a graveyard, exile it. At the beginning of your next upkeep, if it is exiled, you may put it on top of your library.)
2/2

Sewn-Eye:

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Sylverain Thoughtpicker 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Rogue Blue mana symbol
Multikicker Blue/black mana symbol (You may pay an additional Blue/black mana symbol any number of times as you cast this spell.)
When Sylverain Thoughtpicker enters the battlefield target opponent discards a card for each time it was kicked. You draw cards equal to the number of cards discarded this way.
2/1

HudsonWolf:

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Stormbrewer Dragon 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Dragon
Flying
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
As long as the top card of your library is an instant or sorcery card, Stormbrewer Dragon gets +2/+2 and has haste.
When Stormbrewer Dragon enters the battlefield, you may draw a card.
4/4

ALEX Ryugami:

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Flamewild Mutant 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elf Berserker Mutant Red mana symbol
Haste
When ~ enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If a creature card was revealed this way, put that card into your hand then put two +1/+1 counters on ~. Otherwise, draw two cards.
3/2

Anuttymous:

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Halimar Craftsman 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Ally Red mana symbol
Ally creatures you control have shroud.
Whenever CARDNAME or another Ally enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.
"Whatever you need, you got it."
1/3

Disposable Hero:

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Stitched Abomination 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature — Zombie Horror Blue mana symbol
Double Strike
When Stitched Abomination enters the battlefield, draw a card. Then, you may discard any number of creature cards. Put a +1/+1 counter on Stitched Abomination for each creature card discarded this way.
3/4

Guitarweeps:

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Sacredfell Baloth 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Beast M Mana for MTG Extra
Trample, haste
When you cast ~, draw a card.
If ~ is countered by a spell or effect controlled by an opponent, you may search your library for a creature card and reveal that card. If you do, shuffle your library, then put the card on top of it.
6/6

windandfire:

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Streetwalker Fright 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Wraith Red mana symbol
Incorpreal (This creature deals no combat damage to players)
Whenever Streetwakler Fright attacks and isn't blocked, you may sacrifice it. If you do defending player discards three cards.
Whenever Streetwakler Fright is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, draw a card.
3/4


lord_joakim:

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Ramhead Summoner 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Minotaur Shaman Red mana symbol
Haste
When ~ enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If it isn't a creature card, put it into your graveyard, then draw three cards. If it's a creature card, put it onto the battlefield. It gains haste. Sacrifice it at end of turn.
4/4

jrzman:

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Myali Oracle 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Merfolk Wizard Blue mana symbol
When Myali Oracle enters the battlefield, scry 6. Then reveal the top card of your library. Put the revealed card on the bottom of your library, then draw a number of cards equal to that card’s converted mana cost. (To scry 6, look at the top six cards of your library. Put any number of them on the bottom of your library in any order and the rest on top in any order.)
0/1

kikushadowblades:

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Howling Guardian 2 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
At the beginning of each players draw step, if ~ is untapped, that player draws an additional card.
2/2

Spoiler:

Fri, 2010-09-03 19:13
Anuttymous
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You had me excited, I though it had been judged...
Stick out your tongue

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Fri, 2010-09-03 22:00
lunar
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Is the contest over? Confused

When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Fri, 2010-09-03 22:23
Anuttymous
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Not yet, if you're quick you can get your entry in. Wavy was just making it easier for whomever judges.

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Sat, 2010-09-04 03:37
Wavy
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I have judged

Lord of 13:

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Even aside the fact that there are no Priest creatures, Gravemind Priest seems quite underpowered. I was thinking the card could read "When ETB, return a Cleric from a graveyard to the battlefield, then exile all graveyards, then draw a card." and even that might not be too good. (though maybe it would be just a little too good.) What I do like about this card however is that's a 2/4 w first strike which in itself is refreshing and the kind of stuff I was looking for.

ElmdorMesdoram:

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I think Firemind Apprentice is excellent and I like the tension going on between its ability and its toughness of only 3. (as well as the cantrip starting you off on its ability) With this card you were already poised to win were I to judge.

kiligir:

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Woodland Caller is a card that really made me think. I have seen it before in your own thread but I wasn't really keen on it for the fact that it can whiff. But to counteract this one could run a deck with only creatures or lands (with maybe 1-2 exceptions if they're worth it.) which would only make the Caller more rewarding to use. I was also wondering what's the point of reviving it if it would only award you with a mandatory kicker cost on the creature you would have drawn anyway, only to put a 2/2 creature into play. But if you reveal a land not a creature then you did good to planebound it. Anyway one thing also I like about this card is that it's exactly what I had in mind for this theme. It's simple.

Sewn-Eye:

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My first reaction to Sylverain Thoughpicker was that it's a 2/1 for 3 mana, which seems overcosted. But then I realized that its kicker ability has its sights squarely on Stroke of Genius but with a discard effect added as well. In either case the creature itself is not the emphasis of this card and not I think what the card will primarily be used for.

HudsonWolf:

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Stormbrewer Dragon is a nice setup, I like it. The setup itself is good. The card overall however seems inferior to Rorix Bladewing. If the ability whiffs you're paying 6 mana for a 4/4 flier. But those are strictly power level concerns, your heart was in the right place for the ability itself and is probably a good idea for a card in general.

ALEX Ryugami:

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Flamewild Mutant seems instantly overpowered. It's one thing if Talruum Minotaur was a cantrip but you're telling me I draw two cards not one? Oh but not if I reveal a creature, then it becomes a 5/4 with haste... and I still get to keep the card! I wonder if you think I'm the competitive type and that making a card like this will make you win. Well I do admire the effort also when I put power level concerns aside the mechanic you have going on here is fun. (Draw 2 vs. Draw 1 and +2/+2)

Anuttymous:

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Actually I didn't know about Ally's until I read your card and looked it up. So I'm not sure how well your card works with other allies, only that the card is not very good by itself, and at least doesn't seem like it would be used to attack. It might be a great addition to an Ally deck for all I know, but it doesn't get me excited.

Disposable Hero:

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This seems like an excellent mechanic. You could choose to discard nothing, or just the card you drew, or even your entire hand. The downsides to this card however are its mana cost, lack of evasion. Double strike does complement this card well since you're discarding each card for what is essentially a 2-power boost rather than 1.

Guitarweeps:

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Not sure if the two abilities on Sacredfell Baloth interact with each other since off hand I think the draw a card ability would always resolve first. (or your opponent could just wait for it to resolve first, and why wouldn't he) However as a 6 mana 6/6 haste trample it is pretty cool. (Note: If I was wrong in understanding how the card works, I apologize. Same goes to anyone who thinks I fell short in the judging. xD)

windandfire:

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Streetwalker Fright. Why not Three Tragedies then. Well this gives you the option of using it to block, as well as "cycling" it if it's destroyed. In that case I wonder why the card needs Incorpreal at all, since why not just give the player a choice to use it as a 3/4 creature (even to attack) and make the card have some flexibility that could always justify it over Three Tragedies. One other thing, though. Is Incorpreal an actual keyword? It seems it's not. You had me. because of your card I thought it actually existed, until the last minute I didn't consider the possibility that the keyword was made up.

lord_joakim:

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Ramhead Summoner seems to have quite heavy color requirements. Its ability is also pretty splashy, drawing a full 3 cards. I find myself not liking the second part, since it causes you to miss out on drawing 3 cards. The Through the Breach effect I don't see being very desirable unless the revealed card is like a dragon or something, but more often than not it will probably be like a 2/2. Oh, but you know what. Would be fun if the card you reveal is another Ramhead Summoner.

jrzman:

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Not excited about a 0/1. This card basically feels like it's meant to be a Sorcery, but with a 0/1 slapped on just to fit the requirements for this theme, or for some reason otherwise not known to me. Well I guess I should put in a few words for the effect itself. xD Well it seems very powerful. Compares to Tidings, Overwhelming Intellect. The Scry 6 makes it very easy, one could conceviably even run Darksteel Colossus in their deck just for this, which can always be Scry'ed away or discarded to the Compulsive Researches or Catalogs of the world.

kikushadowblades:

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I do see how Howling Guardian is a super cool card and that it should probably see print. It could probably stand to be 3 mana instead of 2 but I'm not sure if that would nerf the card. Anyway, what else to say.

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and the winner is:

Spoiler:
everyone

for participating in a great thread

I was happy with this theme, it turned out well

The person to pick the next theme is:

Spoiler:
I dunno :[
I'll have to decide lol

edit:
Honorable mentions go to:

Spoiler:
ElmdorMesdoram
kiligir
kikushadowblades

I declare ElmdorMesdoram winner

congrats

Sat, 2010-09-04 03:46
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Quote:
for participating in a great thread

YES! I feel happy now! lol

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Sat, 2010-09-04 04:49
jrzman
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Actually, Myali Oracle is part of a set file. The merfolk are the ones who have the keenest link to their worlds gods, and can most easily interpret their images.

Congrats though to Elmdor, and I look forward to the next challenge.

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Sat, 2010-09-04 05:47
kikushadowblades
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another honorable mention!
Congrats Elmdor, I look forward to your next challenge.

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Sat, 2010-09-04 16:39
windandfire
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Congrats.

And yes, I didn't need Incorporeal (which I totally made up), but I usually use these games to brainstorm things for my sets.

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Sat, 2010-09-04 20:44
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Congrats!

@Wavy - You are right about my card. I had thought about a way to make it possible to draw the creature you searched up but they could always wait for it to resolve. I just now thought the an ETB trigger and then having the search go to your hand instead would have done the same thing...

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Sun, 2010-09-05 05:49
ALEX Ryugami
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@Wavy: Ha ha yeah you are right about my card was being too powerful. Actually I create it based of Bloodbraid Elf, and make it somewhat "more" powerful

And I like to cost cards aggressively and tournament-quality, I'm a Spike because I also like about card advantage things

Anyway, congrats for Elmdor, can't wait for the next round Big smile

ORAORAORA!!!!!

Sun, 2010-09-05 05:59
lunar
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How does one make Bloodbraid more powerful?

When you die, you lose a very important part of your life.

Sun, 2010-09-05 07:10
Wavy
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@ALEX
yep, I was reminded of Bloodbraid Elf. Your card seems like it would be even stronger. So it's like, wow.

a correction in my last post, when I wrote "However as a 6 mana 6/6 haste trample it is pretty cool" I think I meant "However as a 6 mana 6/6 haste trample with 'draw a card' it is pretty cool."

very important detail

Sun, 2010-09-05 17:56
elmdor
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I wrote this challenge for the previous round, and I will post it now:

Magic has a lack of three-enemy-colored cards. By three-enemy-color, I mean a color and its enemies:
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!wurm&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!ubgm&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!brwm&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!rgum&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!gwbm&v=card&s=cname
Your challenge is to make a card of one of those combinations of colors. You may use hybrids or multicolors, as you like. Your card can't have more than three colors.
I will start judging on September 15th.

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Sun, 2010-09-05 18:28
Aedan Fire
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Here is my card. A happy smile

Shambling Smasher
Artifact Creature- Golem
Cost: 2WBR
~ enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever ~ attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it.
3, T: Put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
5, T: Remove X +1/+1 counters from ~, it deals X damage to target player.
0/0

Sun, 2010-09-05 19:22
jrzman
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I like this, as I've done my fair share of them, especially with Refraction being posted over the course of the next week, but I'll use something from one of my older sets.

Mark Mellis
2 mana symbolBlack/green mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolWhite/black mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Rogue
1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol: Search your library for a card and put it into your hand. Shuffle your library.
Green mana symbol: Mark Mellis gains shroud until end of turn.
White mana symbol: Another target creature you control gains shroud until end of turn.
"He can talk his way in to, and out of, just about any situation."
—Ronald Mellis

4/4
Rare

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Sun, 2010-09-05 19:54
Art_Freak
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First time for everything, I'll give this a go:

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EDIT: A foiled version because frankly, I was bored...
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Elswith, Beacon of Reason 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Angel Spellshaper Red mana symbol
Flying, haste
Whenever Elswith, Beacon of Reason would deal combat damage to a player, you may draw that many cards. If you do, it deals no combat damage this turn.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, gain 2 life and Elswith, Beacon of Reason deals 2 damage to target creature an opponent controls.
3/5

Did I ever mention that I hate ping, bushido, and token decks, lol?

Mon, 2010-09-06 02:11
Wavy
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Fauna Mooncrest Black mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Female Cat Spirit
Spirits have shadow. (Creatures with shadow can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
Whenever Fauna Mooncrest deals combat damage to a player, destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature that player controls.
2/2

Mon, 2010-09-06 03:02
Sewn-Eye
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Zeffri, the Lord of Autumn 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Spirit {M}
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may return target permanent from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Reverence - Sacrifice six permanents (You may pay the reverence cost if this card is in your graveyard to return this card from your graveyard to play.)
It is in Zeffri's honor that the Moravans hold their festivals for, for it is Zeffri that gives them their eternal autumn.
5/5

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—Sedris, the Traitor King

Mon, 2010-09-06 03:22
kiligir
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Vortex of Dreams - Green mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment {G}
X mana symbolBlack/green mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Search the top X cards of your library for a creature, instant, or land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Mon, 2010-09-06 10:03
Icarael
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Essence of Perfection 6 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Creature- Elemental Avatar M Mana for MTG Extra
Essence of Perfection has all abilities of all enchantments and creatures you control.
Incomparable, incorruptible, invincible.
5/5

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Mon, 2010-09-06 12:15
Picks-at-Flies
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Rhododiedron - Green mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Plant Nightmare
Defender
Deathtouch
Whenever ~ blocks a creature, draw a card, that creature's controller gets a Poison counter and put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
3/3

Mon, 2010-09-06 13:07
theonlyjett
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Will of the Saints White mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack/red mana symbolBlack/red mana symbolBlack/red mana symbol
Sorcery Red mana symbol
Convoke (Each creature you tap while casting this spell reduces its cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature’s color.)
Deal 5 damage to target creature.
If Red mana symbolRed mana symbol was used to pay the cost, also deal 5 damage to each creature that shares a color with that creature.
If Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol was used to pay the cost, also gain 5 life.

Mon, 2010-09-06 14:48
Anuttymous
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Plenty of drastically powerful cards seeming to try too much...

Vengeance of Power Blue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Beast Blue mana symbol
Shroud, haste, trample
Nothing escapes vengeance. Nothing stops power.
3/3

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Mon, 2010-09-06 22:17
windandfire
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The Parhelion Hall Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Artifact M Mana for MTG Extra
As long as The Parhelion Hall is tapped, creatures you control get +2/+0.
As long as The Parhelion Hall is untapped, creatures you control get +0/+2.
Tap symbol: Tap or untap target other permanent.

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Wed, 2010-09-08 11:07
ALEX Ryugami
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Riftwing Jellyfish 2URG
Creature - Jellyfish Mutant (U)
Flying
When ~ enters the battlefield, put target permanent on the top of its owner's library.
Suspend 2-URG
4/5

ORAORAORA!!!!!

Thu, 2010-09-09 01:18
House Dimir doe...
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Spoiler:

In a space where there is no room, in a structure that was never built, meets the guild that doesn't exist. And they'd like to keep it that way.

Thu, 2010-09-09 03:46
Lord of 13
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Lightning Demiangel Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Angel {R}
Flying, vigilance, haste
Mesh - As long as you control another red, white and blue creature, ~ gets +2/+3.
3/2

Obviously based on Lightning Angel; a little bit of color bleeding with Mesh, in the sense that the keyword [in my set] is Green mana symbol and White mana symbol.

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Thu, 2010-09-09 04:23
Kazerima
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I think I'll bring in a card from my own "refraction" style set that I recently took a break from.

Auction Dealer White mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Devil Uncommon
Whenever a player casts a creature spell a player may pay life equal to its converted mana cost to counter it.
3/2

My theme for W/B/R is cards that force your opponent to make difficult choices, much like making a deal with the devil. This ties in with the theme of its mini-plane being ruled by demons in a tyrannical slave-driven society.

Current sets:
Gateways (On hiatus)

Thu, 2010-09-09 05:17
copapoc

Hargagor, destroyer of souls 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Dragon
Flying
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, destroy all non-white creatures.
5/5

Thu, 2010-09-09 18:20
Nikeyeia
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Overgrown Construct Black mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Spellshaper (R)
Green mana symbol, Tap symbol, Discard a card: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol, Tap symbol, Discard a card: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol, Discard a card: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
2/2

So... In the end, i decided to go with a spellshaper. I guess theres too much on a single (non-legendary) card, but I kinda like him anyways. I think his last ability should mabye have been 5 mana. I dunno.

(∩_∩)

Thu, 2010-09-09 19:24
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Rebirthing Dawn 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sorcery R
Choose two permanent cards in your graveyard. Target opponent chooses one, put that card on the battlefield. Put the other into your hand.
Life and death are both equally unpredictable.

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Fri, 2010-09-10 05:53
monkeychewtoy
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I've had a few ideas for this theme bouncing around various incomplete set files... some of them since before Lorwyn. I feel like posting one of each enemy-color wedge. Feel free to rate or disregard as many as you like. Stick out your tongue

Enwar, Queen of Glory 2 mana symbolWhite/black mana symbolBlack/red mana symbolRed/white mana symbol
[Art] by Kat Fayheirti
Legendary Creature — Angel Warrior Red mana symbol
Flying, first strike
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol: Enwar gets +1/+2 until end of turn.
1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol: Enwar gets +2/+1 until end of turn.
1 mana symbolRed mana symbol: Enwar gets +2/-2 until end of turn.
"The Queen's blade is crafted of a sacred steel, able to shift form to suit her mood and purpose."
The Heavenly Armory, Vol. II
4/4

Faltering Fealty Red mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbol
[Art] by Brandon Leach (mildly NSFW)
Instant Blue mana symbol
Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste and provoke until end of turn. (When it attacks, you may have target creature defending player controls untap and block it if able.)
"Your faith in me was always your greatest weakness."
—Starke of Rath

Pygmy Recluse Green/wite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
[Art] by UlyssesAIII
Creature — Spider Chaos Symbol
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
"That was the baby?!"
—Gisulf, expedition survivor

1/3

Equal Footing 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
[art] by Jason Behnke
Sorcery M Mana for MTG Extra
Each player chooses a number of artifacts he or she controls equal to the number of artifacts controlled by the player who controls the fewest, then sacrifices the rest. Players sacrifice creatures, enchantments, and lands the same way, then discard their hands and draw seven cards.

Morua, Mana Adept Green/blue mana symbolBlue/black mana symbolBlack/green mana symbol
[Art] by jaxxblackfox
Legendary Creature — Chimera Wizard Red mana symbol
Defender, haste
Green/blue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Add Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol to your mana pool.
Blue/black mana symbol, Tap symbol: Add Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol to your mana pool.
Black/green mana symbol, Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol to your mana pool.
2/3

That was fun. Sorry for the visible buttcheek in Faltering Fealty's art; I have it cropped out in my set file. Thanks for posting such a great challenge!


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Mon, 2010-09-13 19:37
lord_joakim
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Ashwing 1WBR
Legendary Creature - Demon Angel {M}
Flying, first strike, lifelink
When ~ enters the battlefield, destroy all other creatures. You lose 4 life for each creature destroyed this way.
4/4

Wed, 2010-09-15 23:04
kikushadowblades
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Dread Ascension White mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Red mana symbol
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Thu, 2010-09-16 18:34
theonlyjett
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Where's our judge?! A happy smile

Thu, 2010-09-16 19:05
Anuttymous
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Elmdor did originally say he'd be away for a while, I think. But I'm sure he'll be ready soon. If not we might need to apoint someone to judge in his stead.

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Thu, 2010-09-16 19:24
theonlyjett
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He said the 15th he would do this, but if you heard something more recent, then that may be. Not a big deal, or even a little one, cause I kinda messed up my submission anyhow. But I still felt like giving him a hard time when he got back on. A happy smile

Fri, 2010-09-17 21:23
elmdor
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I'm here! Sorry, yesterday I had to study for an exam and I didn't have time for the contest...
Tomorrow you will have the results.

EDIT: finished judging.

Challenge:

Quote:
Magic has a lack of three-enemy-colored cards. By three-enemy-color, I mean a color and its enemies:
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!wurm&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!ubgm&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!brwm&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!rgum&v=card&s=cname
http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=c!gwbm&v=card&s=cname
Your challenge is to make a card of one of those combinations of colors. You may use hybrids or multicolors, as you like. Your card can't have more than three colors.

I tried to be objective, and to explain my ratings, even if there were a lot of submissions! Sometimes I wasn't able to say much...

Aedan Fire

Spoiler:
Shambling Smasher 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem
~ enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever ~ attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it.
3 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
5 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Remove X +1/+1 counters from ~, it deals X damage to target player.
0/0

Comments: very weak. It should start with at least six or seven counters, and/or have its third ability without the Tap symbol, and/or gain a +1/+1 counter when it attacks or blocks. It doesn't feel white or black, only red; as it is, you could drop the White mana symbol and Black mana symbol from its mana cost!
Challenge: 6 two colors aren't needed
Balance: 6 very weak
Beauty: 9 a golem that throws its pieces to players!
21

jrzman

Spoiler:
Mark Mellis 2 mana symbolBlack/green mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolWhite/black mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Rogue (R)
1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol: Search your library for a card and put it into your hand. Shuffle your library.
Green mana symbol: Mark Mellis gains shroud until end of turn.
White mana symbol: Another target creature you control gains shroud until end of turn.
"He can talk his way in to, and out of, just about any situation."
—Ronald Mellis

4/4

Comments: Mark Mellis is quite cool. The only thing I don't like is that he is totally defensive, while black and green usually like to attack.
Challenge: 9
Balance: 8 not sure about the repeatable Demonic Tutor
Beauty: 8 why does a rogue protect his allies?
25

Art_Freak

Spoiler:

Spoiler:
Elswith, Beacon of Reason 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Angel Spellshaper (R)
Flying, haste
Whenever Elswith, Beacon of Reason would deal combat damage to a player, you may draw that many cards. If you do, it deals no combat damage this turn.
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, gain 2 life and Elswith, Beacon of Reason deals 2 damage to target creature an opponent controls.
3/5

Comments: Its second ability should be a replacement instead of a trigger. However, it has some cool effects, from each of its color. Why is it a spellshaper?
Challenge: 10
Balance: 9
Beauty: 8 I don't get why is it a spellshaper...
27

Wavy

Spoiler:
Fauna Mooncrest Black mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Female Cat Spirit
Spirits have shadow. (Creatures with shadow can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
Whenever Fauna Mooncrest deals combat damage to a player, destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature that player controls.
2/2

Comments: powerful creature that gets useful removal abilities from its colors. Omnishadow may look powerful, but Shadow Sliver has the same converted mana cost.
Challenge: 9
Balance: 9
Beauty: 8.5 gender as a creature type? I didn't remove a full point because it makes more sense on a legendary creature, but I don't think it's a good idea.
26.5

Sewn-Eye

Spoiler:
Zeffri, the Lord of Autumn 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Spirit {M}
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may return target permanent from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Reverence - Sacrifice six permanents (You may pay the reverence cost if this card is in your graveyard to return this card from your graveyard to play.)
It is in Zeffri's honor that the Moravans hold their festivals for, for it is Zeffri that gives them their eternal autumn.
5/5

Comments: do you know that Zeffri can resurrect every creature from your graveyard, when it enters the battlefield? It's a bit too cheap for half Liliana's ultimate... and creatures sacrificed for the reverence cost can be resurrected a second later...
Challenge: 9 resurrection fits its colors
Balance: 7 see comments
Beauty: 7 lord of autumn that resurrects? I don't get the flavor. And Reverence reminder text is horrible (look at Unearth or Retrace).
23

kiligir

Spoiler:
Vortex of Dreams Green mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment {G}
X mana symbolBlack/green mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Search the top X cards of your library for a creature, instant, or land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Comments: I think that you should look at the top X cards. Nice effect. I'm not sure about its cost, but I think it's high enough. Everything looks fine.
Challenge: 9
Balance: 9
Beauty: 9
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Icarael the Wanderer

Spoiler:
Essence of Perfection 6 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Creature- Elemental Avatar (M)
Essence of Perfection has all abilities of all enchantments and creatures you control.
Incomparable, incorruptible, invincible.
5/5

Comments: there is a big problem. If you control an aura, Essence of Perfection gains Enchant something, and is put into a graveyard because it isn't enchanting anything! Am I correct?
Challenge: 9 red? Enchantments? But it's probably ok.
Balance: 8 with that high cost, it could have a bigger body. And maybe an anti-graveyard effect like Lorwyn avatars? (Guile) (uh, I meant Guile)
Beauty: 8 invincible? Demystify and Indrik Stomphowler don't agree. The above fix would help the flavor of an incorruptible, invincible force.
25

Picks-at-Flies

Spoiler:
Rhododiedron Green mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Plant Nightmare
Defender
Deathtouch
Whenever ~ blocks a creature, draw a card, that creature's controller gets a Poison counter and put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
3/3

Comments: interesting defender. Your opponent should attack from the sky to avoid this thing. "This may block an additional creature for each +1/+1 counter on it" may be another nice effect (a growing plant that surrounds the battlefield!), but it will probably make Rhododiedron too powerful and/or wordy.
Challenge: 10
Balance: 9
Beauty: 9
28

theonlyjett

Spoiler:
Will of the Saints White mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack/red mana symbolBlack/red mana symbolBlack/red mana symbol
Sorcery (R)
Convoke (Each creature you tap while casting this spell reduces its cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature’s color.)
Deal 5 damage to target creature.
If Red mana symbolRed mana symbol was used to pay the cost, also deal 5 damage to each creature that shares a color with that creature.
If Black mana symbol:symB. was used to pay the cost, also gain 5 life.

Comments: convoke and hybrid mana are original and cool. But its effects are not... your card only deals some damage, while black and white want to do other things. Also, you don't deal damage, Will of the Saints do. And white, this card's main color, usually don't deal damage.
Challenge: 8
Balance: 8 I think that RR effect is much stronger than BB one.
Beauty: 7 saints that want to kill creatures? That's weird. And I don't like the fact that you can't get both effects.
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Anuttymous

Spoiler:
Vengeance of Power Blue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Beast (U)
Shroud, haste, trample
Nothing escapes vengeance. Nothing stops power.
3/3

Comments: simple and cool. I don't like its name, but it's the sum of its colors in a deadly beast.
Challenge: 10
Balance: 9
Beauty: 9 I don't like its name, power doesn't want revenge (I think).
28

windandfire

Spoiler:
The Parhelion Hall Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Artifact (M)
As long as The Parhelion Hall is tapped, creatures you control get +2/+0.
As long as The Parhelion Hall is untapped, creatures you control get +0/+2.
Tap symbol: Tap or untap target other permanent.

Comments: Glory of Warfare shows that this card is very powerful, with extreme flexibility. It also replicate Unbender Tine and Icy Manipulator. Even at legendary, I think it's a bit too much.
Challenge: 10
Balance: 8
Beauty: 10
28

ALEX Ryugami

Spoiler:
Riftwing Jellyfish 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Jellyfish Mutant (U)
Flying
When Riftwing Jellyfish enters the battlefield, put target permanent on the top of its owner's library.
Suspend 2-Blue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
4/5

Comments: did you know that I love Riftwing Cloudskate? Stick out your tongue Maybe it's a bit too big, maybe its suspend cost is a bit too cheap for that huge body. Would you like the name "Riftwing Cloudzoa"? It looks like jellyfish creatures usually have a name that ends with "zoa"...
Challenge: 8 not sure about red and green...
Balance: 8
Beauty: 9
25

House Dimir does not exist - Scars of Mirrodin spoilers! -

Spoiler:
Plague Helix Red/white mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery (U?)
Plague Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
Infect

Comments: awesome phyrexia card! But I think that 3 poison counters for two mana is too cheap. Maybe you could change its cost to WBR, but that would remove the reference to Lightning Helix. Nice use of infect on a noncreature card.
Challenge: 10
Balance: 8
Beauty: 10
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Lord of 13

Spoiler:
Lightning Demiangel Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Angel {R}
Flying, vigilance, haste
Mesh - As long as you control another red, white and blue creature, ~ gets +2/+3.
3/2

Comments: much more powerful than Lightning Angel. Same power for 1 mana symbol less, and becomes unstoppable if you control the right creature. There are only 2 creatures with those colors, and you can drop Lightning Angel right the turn after the Demiangel, but it should go in a set with many enemy-colored cards (like the reverse alara set).
Challenge: 9
Balance: 8.5 good (9) if you consider the lack of RWU creatures, overpowered (Cool smile with enough creatures of those colors
Beauty: 10 for mesh and the need of the original to gain full power
27.5

Kazerima

Spoiler:
Auction Dealer White mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Devil (U)
Whenever a player casts a creature spell a player may pay life equal to its converted mana cost to counter it.
3/2

Comments: spell counter without blue? Something looks wrong... but it can only counter creatures, and requires life, so it feels absolutely black. I think it should need two, maybe three black mana symbols.
Challenge: 7 red is out of place, and white is even more!
Balance: 8 maybe it needs 1 mana symbol more, its effect is very powerful
Beauty: 10
25

copapoc

Spoiler:
Hargagor, destroyer of souls 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Dragon
Flying
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, destroy all non-white creatures.
5/5

Comments: I want this effect on Oros, the Avenger! I like it.
Challenge: 9
Balance: 9 considering the angel from Scars of Mirrodin, I think it's balanced. Maybe it could even be 6/6, because it's legendary
Beauty: 9 dragons usually don't destroy souls, but a demon dragon probably can
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Nikeyeia

Spoiler:
Overgrown Construct Black mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Spellshaper (R)
Green mana symbol, Tap symbol, Discard a card: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol, Tap symbol, Discard a card: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol, Discard a card: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
2/2

Comments: this is a true spellshaper! Stick out your tongue It's very useful, but probably tries to do too much (it reminds me of Jaya Ballard, Task Mage). I'm a bit worried with its last ability, maybe you should discard two cards.
Challenge: 10
Balance: 8
Beauty: 9
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Guitarweeps

Spoiler:
Rebirthing Dawn 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sorcery R
Choose two permanent cards in your graveyard. Target opponent chooses one, put that card on the battlefield. Put the other into your hand.
Life and death are both equally unpredictable.

Comments: that's great. Original way to combine WB resurrect abilities with G Nature's Spiral effects. And it has great flavor text.
Challenge: 10
Balance: 9
Beauty: 10
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monkeychewtoy

Spoiler:
Enwar, Queen of Glory 2 mana symbolWhite/black mana symbolBlack/red mana symbolRed/white mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Angel Warrior (R)
Flying, first strike
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol: Enwar gets +1/+2 until end of turn.
1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol: Enwar gets +2/+1 until end of turn.
1 mana symbolRed mana symbol: Enwar gets +2/-2 until end of turn.
"The Queen's blade is crafted of a sacred steel, able to shift form to suit her mood and purpose."
—The Heavenly Armory, Vol. II

4/4

Faltering Fealty Red mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Instant (U)
Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste and provoke until end of turn. (When it attacks, you may have target creature defending player controls untap and block it if able.)
"Your faith in me was always your greatest weakness."
—Starke of Rath

Pygmy Recluse Green/wite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature — Spider (C)
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
"That was the baby?!"
—Gisulf, expedition survivor

1/3

Equal Footing 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery (M)
Each player chooses a number of artifacts he or she controls equal to the number of artifacts controlled by the player who controls the fewest, then sacrifices the rest. Players sacrifice creatures, enchantments, and lands the same way, then discard their hands and draw seven cards.

Morua, Mana Adept Green/blue mana symbolBlue/black mana symbolBlack/green mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Chimera Wizard (R)
Defender, haste
Green/blue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Add Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol to your mana pool.
Blue/black mana symbol, Tap symbol: Add Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol to your mana pool.
Black/green mana symbol, Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol to your mana pool.
2/3

Comments: Enwar is cool because it mimics Unholy Power and Holy Power, but I think that it should also gain abilities like lifelink or haste (like Morphling or Cloudreaver). Faltering Fealty is a nice addition to Menace effects. And it's an instant! Pygmy Recluse is horrible (see Deadly Recluse), except for flavor text. Equal Footing is an awesome Balance variant, and the added discard/draw increase its mythic feeling but makes it very powerful. Morua is small for a chimera; and i don't like mana producing legendaries, they look weak (I hate my Radha). Haste and defender are good, but less exciting than the Homunculus from Future Sight...
Challenge: 8.5 half point lost for the Recluse. Deathtouch is green, rarely black, never white...
Balance: 9 I think they are ok
Beauty: 10 the two legendary creatures are a bit boring and wordy, but Faltering Fealty and Equal Footing are awesome
27.5

lord_joakim

Spoiler:
Ashwing 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Angel {M}
Flying, first strike, lifelink
When ~ enters the battlefield, destroy all other creatures. You lose 4 life for each creature destroyed this way.
4/4

Comments: 4 life per creature is a bit too much. You can't play this card if you don't use a lot of life gain. Even its great combat abilities aren't worth the life loss. Unless you just played a Day of Judgment during the previous turn... Stick out your tongue
Challenge: 9
Balance: 8
Beauty: 10 demon angel? Wow
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kikushadowblades

Spoiler:
Dread Ascension White mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery (R)
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a +1/+1 counter on it.

Comments: too similar to Vigor Mortis. And it should be uncommon!
Challenge: 9
Balance: 9
Beauty: 8
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Congratulations to everyone, you made many interesting cards and it was hard to choose a winner.
And the winner is...

Spoiler:
myself, for my great challenge! Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am!
Lol, little joke Stick out your tongue
The winner is obviously Guitarweeps, his card is great in mechanic and flavor. After three months of peaceful rest, it's again his time to lead the game! Big smile

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Fri, 2010-09-17 21:28
Anuttymous
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Congrats!! Can't wait to see your own challenge.
Three months? Really? Who's counting?

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Fri, 2010-09-17 21:33
elmdor
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@Anuttymous: Seventh page of this discussion, fifth message Stick out your tongue

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