The card naming game...

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Tue, 2010-06-29 15:58
Anuttymous
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Well, I thought, "There must be many cards that people have with unsatisfactory names." I know I have some. So I thought it might be nice to create a thread where people can post their nameless cards, and people can try to give them good names.

If that's not enough motivation, then we could even turn it into a game, where someone posts a nameless card and people name it, are then scored on flavour/length/originality/etc, and then crowned champion until someone else wins theirs.
Sound good? If you want it as a game, just say.

Anyway, here's a card or two that I just can't get a name to go with.

Black mana symbolRed mana symbol Creature - Elemental Trample, haste Stomp 3 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player may sacrifice three permanents. If they do, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by this creature.) At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice ~. 4/1

and

1 mana symbolRed mana symbol Instant As an additional cost to cast ~, discard a red card. Choose one — Destroy target nonbasic land; or destroy target artifact.

P.S. Before anyone points out Seventh Sanctum or anything like that, it's very difficult to find a suitable name for a spell, rather than make a spell for a name, and I thought it would give people a chance to open their creativity or some such nonsense.

EDIT:

Let's now try this as a game. I shall offer a number of nameless card, and anyone and everyone can offer one name for each card. I'll judge the flavour, originality, and just plain whether I like it or not. You can do as many as you like, the result will be averaged, so don't worry. Here are the unnamed cards:

Black mana symbolRed mana symbol Creature - Elemental Trample, haste Stomp 3 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player may sacrifice three permanents. If they do, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by this creature.) At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice ~. 4/1

1 mana symbolRed mana symbol Instant As an additional cost to cast ~, discard a red card. Choose one — Destroy target nonbasic land; or destroy target artifact.

1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol Creature - Human Wizard Shroud Tap symbol: Target player draws a card, then discards a card. 0/1

3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol Enchantment Flash Creatures with power 4 or greater can't attack.

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Tue, 2010-06-29 18:57
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for Red mana symbolBlack mana symbol Creature:
Bane Spark
Blightlet
Gnats of War
Gas Dwarf
something cigarette related: Cloud of Smokes, Butt Cloud, Ashtray Elemental

for 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol Instant:
Fusion Bomb
Dematerialize

Tue, 2010-06-29 19:04
Anuttymous
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So what do you think about the idea of a game as well? Two foxes with one bullet, as it were.
And, I like Bane Spark, that's a good name, thanks!

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Tue, 2010-06-29 19:12
Wavy
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well I like this thread. It does not have to be a game in my opinion. But who's to decide at this point.

anyway perhaps I should ask for help too. The card used to be called Self-Automated Minery and did not have flying, but I saw the need to spice things up flavor-wise. So I imagined something like an oversized black bomber jet or flying fortress floating ominously overhead as it drills oil using a pipe or snake that extends all the way to the earth below. But I wasn't sure about a name. Then, later, I think I thought of a good name, but I don't remember what that name was. The card is:

Cardname 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature
Flying
As long as Cardname is untapped, spells you cast and abilities you activate cost 1 mana symbol less.
2/4 (or 2/5?)

Sun, 2010-07-04 14:13
Anuttymous
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A game now. I hope people will enjoy this.

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Thu, 2010-07-08 02:26
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I name it Steve. Do I win? Big smile


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Thu, 2010-07-08 02:46
Wavy
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still looking for a name for 1R instant?

we're only allowed one name per card huh..

Dastardly Archiver
1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol Creature - Human Wizard Shroud Tap symbol: Target player draws a card, then discards a card. 0/1

Affirmative Action
3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol Enchantment Flash Creatures with power 4 or greater can't attack.

Furious Intent
1 mana symbolRed mana symbol Instant As an additional cost to cast ~, discard a red card. Choose one — Destroy target nonbasic land; or destroy target artifact.

Thu, 2010-07-08 18:12
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Quote:
I name it Steve. Do I win?

Depends. Which one do you name Steve?

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Sat, 2010-07-10 16:40
Wavy
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anyone else wanna participate?

Sat, 2010-07-10 17:29
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From the looks of it, you're gonna win Wavy... Stick out your tongue

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