Card of the Week Contest: Round 1 Poll

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Sun, 2010-12-19 06:10
Art_Freak
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Please review the entries in the spoiler below, and then cast your vote for your favorite entry here (and please vote for someone other than yourself! Be a good sport about this! Big smile) The winning entry will be rendered and featured on the Welcome page for the next week. Good luck to all our entrants and thanks for participating!

Spoiler:
Anuttymous:
Spoiler:
Lumine Arbiter 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Avatar Mythic Rare
Lifelink
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol: Flip CARDNAME and attach it to target creature.
5/5
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Luminate
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +5/+5 and has lifelink.
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol: Unflip CARDNAME. (A creature can't be attached to another creature.)

Jéské Couriano:
Spoiler:
Reversing Portal 4 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
5 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Target exiled card with suspend loses it until end of turn.

Phoenicika:
Spoiler:
The Creator 7 mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Avatar Mythic Rare
White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Exile a card from your hand: You may choose a card you own from outside the game with the same mana cost as the exiled card, reveal that card, and cast it without paying its mana cost.
5/5

Aurora Illumina:
Spoiler:
Vengeful Everspark 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Mythic Rare
Trample, haste
When Vengeful Everspark is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you get an emblem with “Creatures you control get +2/+2 and have trample.”
To stop the spark is to ignite the fury.
8/3

New Kind of Christ:
Spoiler:
Skull Lord 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature-Zombie Lord Mythic Rare
Whenever a creature you control would be destroyed, regenerate it.
Players: "HOW IS THIS CARD FAIR?" Mark Rosewater: " I could give you 50 ways to counter this card."
2/2

brine:
Spoiler:
Box of Counters 3 mana symbol
Artifact Mythic Rare
Box of Counters enters the battlefield tapped.
3 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a shapeshifter counter on all nonland permanents. (Shapeshifter counters count as all counter types. They cannot modify a permanent’s power or toughness.)
“I’ve got one of everything in here.”

smooth:
Spoiler:
Blade Cyst 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Tribal Artifact - Ooze Equipment Rare
Equipped creature gets +1/+1.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put a token onto the battlefield that’s a copy of Blade Cyst.
Equip 1 mana symbol

Bass:
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Mirran Outcasts 3 mana symbol
Creature - [something] [special rarity]
Level up A 2/W hybrid mana symbol.A 2/R hybrid mana symbol. [2/2]
Levels 1-4 First strike [4/4]
Levels 5+ Triple strike (This deals first combat damage, regular combat damage, and then another round of regular combat damage.) [8/8]
Watermark: Mirran

Guitarweeps:
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Dragon of the Dawn 5 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Dragon
Flying, haste
Overbear 4 (This cannot be blocked by creaures with power 4 or less).
As long as Dragon of the Dawn is attacking, other creatures you control cannot be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.
Only the most couragous warriors could even stand their ground against the magnificent flying beast; all others fled. They soon wished they had fled too.
5/5

drahoop:
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Crimson Pheonix 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature- Pheonix
Flying
Whenever Crimson Pheonix Attacks you may deal 1 damage to target creature.
0/1
"Learn from nature children. The weak can defeat the strong... when the weak play dirty.- Burik, Garuthil Educator."

Disposable Hero:
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Colbranus the Magnificent 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard Rebel Mythic Rare
4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol: Sacrifice two lands: Destroy all other creatures. Activate this ability only when you could cast a sorcery.
At end of turn, if you control no other creatures, you may return a creature card from your graveyard to you hand.
“There are tens of thousands who worship him as a god. They believe that he is their deliverer, that he will lead them to a promised land. Hero, savior, champion - those are the words they use to describe him. But the truth is that he is none of those things, and the promised land he will bring us all to is hell.”
- Faulcrest, Demonbreaker

3/5

pantherpage:
Spoiler:
Renascence Vortex 5 mana symbol White mana symbol
Sorcery - Epic Arcane
All creatures sent to the graveyard this turn are instead put in to play in the playing field of the caster of this card.
Creatures gained in this manner do not have summoning sickness.
During the upkeep phase of the caster of Renascence Vortex, the caster must pay the casting cost of each individual creature gained with Renascence Vortex or it is returned to it's owner's graveyard.
(Return any cards gained through Renascence Vortex to their owners after the game ends.)

wickedfaemage:
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Zionel the Necromancer 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Planeswalker Zionel Mythic Rare
[+2]: Put a 1/1 zombie creature token onto the battlefield.
[-4]: Search your deck for a zombie creature with a converted mana cost of five or less and put it into play.
[-10]: All creatures in your graveyard have unearth 1 mana symbol until the end of turn. If a creature would be removed from game after its unearth resolves, shuffle the creature into your library instead.
[3]

disk333:
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Zoidberg, Scuttler Overlord Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol2 mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Crab (Put Rarity here)
Flash
Whenever you cast a crab spell, target player puts the top 3 cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
When ~ enters the battlefield target player puts the top 13 cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
0/3

Sewn-Eye:
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Leviathan, Lord of Tides 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Leviathan Mythic Rare
Islandwalk
Whenever you spend Blue mana symbol, you may tap target permanent. (You spend mana when you use it to cast spells or activate abilities of permanents you control.)
5/5

Vergalon:
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Hero of Fables Green/wite mana symbol
Creature- Human Warrior Common
4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolGreen mana symbol: ~ becomes a 5/5 and gains first strike and vigilance. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)
The hero without name; remembered forever in the hearts of children.
1/1

Icarael the Wanderer:
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Spark Phylactery 7 mana symbol
Artifact- Relic Mythic Rare
If outfitted planeswalker would leave the battlefield due to having zero or less loyalty counters, return it to the battlefield with one loyalty counter on it and unattach Spark Phylactery from it.
Outfit 5 mana symbol (5 mana symbol: Attach to target planeswalker you control. Outfit only as a sorcery.)

Nikeyeia:
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Phanes, Dreamscape Prodigy 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Metathran Wizard Mythic Rare
Landfall, hellbent, threshold - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, if you have no cards in hand, and seven or more cards in your graveyard, you may search your library for a card and cast it without paying its mana cost. If you do, shuffle your library.
3/4

bassplayer2319:
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Scepter of Mana Burn 5 mana symbol
Legendary Artifact Rare
As long as ~ is untapped, whenever a player taps a permanent for mana, that player loses one life for each mana that permanent produced.
Tap symbol: ~ does not untap during your next untap step. You lose 2 life.

jrzman:
Spoiler:
Ronald, Tyrant Ranchmaster 3 mana symbolBlue/black mana symbolBlue/red mana symbolBlack/red mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Farmer Rare
Haste, deathtouch
Whenever Ronald, Tyrant Ranchmaster is the target of a spell or ability, or deals combat damage to a player, that player sacrifices another creature.
“This isn’t the Ronald I remember. He didn’t murder his father in cold blood, or have his brother executed. The Ronald I knew wouldn’t have hurt anybody.”
—Phraigsec

6/6

Sensei Le Roof:
Spoiler:
Spring Forward // Fall Back
Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol // 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sorcery - Divine // Instant
As an additional cost to play Spring // Remove all creatures you
Forward, sacrifice an untapped Forest. // control from combat.
Search your library for up to three // Prevent all damage they
basic land cards and put them into play // would deal or receive.
tapped. Shuffle your library afterward. //

windandfire:
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Silent Guardian White/blue mana symbolBlue/black mana symbolWhite/black mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Rare
Silent Guardian has protection from colors used to pay it's mana cost.
2/3

copapoc:
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Alexis, auramancer 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Planewalker - Alexis
[+1]: Put an enchantment-aura token into play attached to target creature. its has "enchant creature" and "enchanted creature can't attack or block".
[-2]: Draw a card for each enchantment on the battlefield.
[-8]: each enchantment becomes a 3/3 elemental creature with flying.
[3]

ElmdorMesdoram:
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Chromium, Planeswalker 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Planeswalker — Chromium Mythic Rare
[+3]: Look at target player’s hand. You may choose up to two cards. If you do, that player discards those cards. Otherwise, that player draws two cards.
[-2]: Cast target nonland card in a graveyard without paying its mana cost.
[-9]: Discard your hand, then draw that many cards. For each card discarded this way, target opponent loses 3 life and you gain 3 life.
[5]

kiligir:
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Witherbane Armor - 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Relic Equipment
Equipped creature is indestructible and has vigilance.
Relic — If you control another permanent with the same name, equipped creature gets +2/+2 and gains first strike.
Equip 4 mana symbol

monkeychewtoy:
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Akrim the Gatekeeper 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Planeswalker — Akrim Mythic Rare
Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a loyalty counter on Akrim the Gatekeeper.
[-2]: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.
[-2]: You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. It gains haste. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.
[4]

A Tactical Waffle:
Spoiler:
Lagroth, Dragon of Rage 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack/red mana symbol
Legendary Tribal Creature — Dragon Mythic Rare
Lagroth, Dragon of Rage gets +2/+2 for each other Dragon on the battlefield.
Flying
2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol: Target player looses 3 life and you gain 3 life.
3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol: Put a red 5/5 Dragon creature token with flying on the battlefield.
5/5

Vinyacoire:
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Gene Splice [U/R/G] [U/R/G]
Instant Uncommon
Splice onto creature 2 mana symbol[U/R/G]
Target creature gains flying, trample, or double strike until end of turn.

Xargon:
Spoiler:
Zuru, the Firesworn White mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Mythic Rare
Brilliance (Each creature you control that shares a colour with this creature has every other ability of this creature.)
Haste, flying
Red mana symbol: +1/+0 until end of turn
White mana symbol: +0/+1 until end of turn
4/4

kikushadowblades:
Spoiler:
Silverdell Apprentice Blue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Uncommon
Whenever you draw a card put a level counter on ~. 1/1
Level 1-3: Sacrifice ~: Counter target spell unless it's controller pays 1 mana symbol. 1/2
Level 4+: Sacrifice ~: Counter target spell. 1/2

Ashling72:
Spoiler:
Nullmage Adept 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Rare
Flash
When Nullmage Adept enters the battlefield, counter target spell.
1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Return Nullmage Adept to your hand.
1/2

The Demo:
Spoiler:
Giant Ray 3 mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbol
Creature- Fish Rare
Islandwalk
2White/blue mana symbol: For each Island you control target opponent reveals that many cards. For each nonland in their hand you gain three life.
2/5

Lord of 13:
Spoiler:
Shoal Hearkening 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
You gain control of target creature. It gains haste and Islandwalk until end of turn.
Mesh - Then, if you control a red creature and a blue creature, target land becomes an Island until end of turn.
The call transforms the battlefield as well as the warriors.


PS- (We had 33 entrants! Can you believe that?! haha!)

UPDATE: This poll is now closed and the winner is Vergalon! Congrats and thanks for voting everybody! Big smile

Sun, 2010-12-19 20:10
Anuttymous
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Some bleeding good cards there. Tough choices.

Had I known I didn't have any votes at all, I would've voted myself. Stick out your tongue
Naww...

Anuttymous the Gathering
Anonymous + nutty = A-nutty-mous (no mice involved)
Ask me anything you need

Sun, 2010-12-19 20:17
Pichoro
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Personally, I'm probably going to try to wait until the last minute to vote, and then cast mine in case of a tie breaker being needed.

Right now, it's a three way tie between smooth, Vergalon, and monkeychewtoy. If I had to vote now, it'd go for monkeychewtoy, as he's the only one showcasing anything special about MSE. The other two aren't doing anything new that hasn't been done on real cards (no offense guys).

Sun, 2010-12-19 20:27
copapoc

@pichoro: no offence, but Smooth showcases the abilty to make green-colored artifacts, while monkeychewytoy's shows the abilty to make planeswalker cards that have a trigger ability. only vergalon show's nothing new.

Sun, 2010-12-19 20:50
A Tactical Waffle
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I voted for Vergalon, I really liked that card. It's simple so a new player would understand it easily, but it's interesting with great flavor.

"If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be."
-Yogi Berra

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Sun, 2010-12-19 21:02
New Kind of Christ
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I voted for Xargon.

Although the card could easily say
Red mana symbol: Target Red or white creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn

it still has a great concept of neo-boros, or new sliver gameplay.

Sun, 2010-12-19 21:14
Pichoro
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Copapoc: Except colored equipment's been done by real cards. Even ones with green in the cost: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?type=+[equipment]||subtype=+[equipment]&color=+[G]

Walkers with triggered abilities haven't.

I think Xargon's is in the same boat - nothing new, even when compared only to real cards.

Sun, 2010-12-19 21:41
Guitarweeps
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I had a hard time choosing between Aurora, smooth, and monkeychewtoy. They were all solid cards. Oronically, they were all tied for first when I cast my vote too.

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Sun, 2010-12-19 22:00
New Kind of Christ
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And btw now that the first round is done, I thought I'd say: Dragon of Dawn's ability contradicts itself. It gives itself overbear 2 thus making overbear 4 useless.

Mon, 2010-12-20 00:06
monkeychewtoy
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I have something of a confession to make. I went to the poll and voted (via the Recent Posts tracker) before I read the thread referring to the poll. In my excitement, I voted for myself. I feel foolish and greedy, and if it's not too hard, I'd like for my vote to be recast for Anuttymous. I'm a big fan of flip/unflip cards, as they were one of my first serious discussions when I joined these forums years ago. And Nutty's card is a very elegant implementation of that mechanic.

At the very least, feel free to disregard my entry in the case of a tie, and consider it a tie if I win by one vote. :/ Sorry again for my selfish zeal. A sad 'frowny'


September 21, 2007: Monkeychewtoy predicts monocolored hybrid cards, calls them "Ridiculous."

Mon, 2010-12-20 00:10
Art_Freak
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Made the change, and thanks for your honesty and integrity here, monkey. A happy smile

As a side note, this doesn't mean you can change your vote. I made the exception given that he was changed his vote for himself. Only if you accidentally or otherwise voted for yourself will I consider making this change.

EDIT:

Quote:
Personally, I'm probably going to try to wait until the last minute to vote, and then cast mine in case of a tie breaker being needed.

Feel free to cast your vote, as I'm holding on to mine for just such an occasion. Thumbs up

Mon, 2010-12-20 00:13
Anuttymous
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Teary eyed that someone liked my submission...

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Anonymous + nutty = A-nutty-mous (no mice involved)
Ask me anything you need

Mon, 2010-12-20 00:23
Guitarweeps
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That part is supposed to say "other"...

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Mon, 2010-12-20 00:44
Art_Freak
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Just a reminder to everyone, the poll will close in less than 6 hours, so get your votes in while you still can! Count-down

EDIT: Final call for votes! In a little over an hour the poll will close and we will have our winner! It's a close contest, and currently Vergalon holds the lead with 4 votes! Awesome Smiley

Mon, 2010-12-20 05:52
copapoc

@pichoro: okay, i forgot about those XD. sorry ^^'

@all: verry excited =D

Mon, 2010-12-20 06:17
monkeychewtoy
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I'm pleased that so far three people (none of them me, this time!) have seen fit to vote for my design. I'm flattered, and very proud. I'm also excited that the runnings are neck-and-neck. So intense! I wouldn't be ashamed to lose to any of the forerunners. I'd say this has been a successful first round.


September 21, 2007: Monkeychewtoy predicts monocolored hybrid cards, calls them "Ridiculous."

Mon, 2010-12-20 06:31
Art_Freak
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And we have our winner! Congrats to Vergalon! Clapping

Check the Welcome page to see the image. Rock

EDIT: Correction, images. I decided that, for at least this first contest, and since the vote was sooooo close, to put up runner-up thumbs as well. Click them to view them in a new window (or tab, depending on your browser settings. Stick out your tongue)

Mon, 2010-12-20 14:44
Vergalon
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Oh wow.
I wouldn't have though I'd even be in the running until yesterday.
I wasn't expecting to win with such a down to earth card for the first competition, but I guess I was wrong :3
Still, very close.
Good choice for the card image! *saved*

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-Traevus

Mon, 2010-12-20 17:47
monkeychewtoy
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Awesome! Thanks. Akrim looks great. Just curious - will previous CotWC winners be archived anywhere? Just for people who go to the Welcome page to "click here to see previous winners"?


September 21, 2007: Monkeychewtoy predicts monocolored hybrid cards, calls them "Ridiculous."

Mon, 2010-12-20 20:05
Vinyacoire
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Not sure about anyone else, but I found it quite difficult to narrow it down to one entry.

AF, would it be possible to vote for more than one in future polls? Perhaps one vote per ten entrants or so?

Mon, 2010-12-20 21:32
Guitarweeps
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Or vote for a top 3. I like that. Also, can we view the standings?

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Mon, 2010-12-20 21:53
Art_Freak
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Sorry, but no. Our forum software alots you guys each one vote, and that's it. I would definitely raise that number if I knew how though. Maybe Twan will see this and have a solution.