Card of the Week Contest: Round 4

Sun, 2011-01-02 05:58
Art_Freak
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Welcome to our 4th Card of the Week Competition! This start the year of contests off we're going back in time to 1992. Magic: The Gathering isn't even on the shelves yet, but it soon will be as Alpha heads to the printing presses. Richard Garfield and his creation team have just realized that the set is one card short of perfection and have requested that you design that card. They're looking for something spectacular, something that players will remember for many years to come. For this week's challenge, design the 10th of the Power Nine cards. Keep in mind the real P9 when designing, as well as the P9 honorable mention, presented at this link.

Now, it is good to note that the winning entry will be featured on the Welcome page, as well as 2 runners up, and all three will be featured in the soon to be released ABU Template which has been converted from Xerent's popular Photoshop template of the same name. The winning card will also represent the template on its download page at pifro, and will be the featured thumbnail for it in our downloads section here. Your entry will represent not only the site and design community, but it will here forward represent an actual MSE2 template. The winning card will be the first thing anyone who wants to download that template will see, or in other words, your card will be part of what inspires them to download it to begin with.

Rules (failure to follow the following will result in automatic disqualification):
1) Absolutely do not post a rendered image of your card. It will not be used anyways, and will be removed. Only text entries will be accepted.
2) All entries must be complete. This includes type, rarity, and all other aspects of the card.
3) All entries are final. When you post a card, that's it. No changes may be made to that card.
4) If the contest revolves around designing a card for a piece of art of your choice, you must list what piece of art you've chosen.

*) All entries should be in the following format (if you are unfamiliar with BBcode, click here):

Quote:
Name [COST]
Type - Subtype [RARITY]
Rules text.
"Flavor text."
P/T

Something like this with all the info in place:

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

This rule is not mandatory and not following it will not disqualify you, but it is a suggestion and would make my job easier and if this does become a serious issue, it will also become a rule. Just a heads up and a polite request that we don't get to where it needs to be a rule.


The rules are not optional. If you take a tl;dr (too long; didn't read) approach to them, then I take the same to your entry and will not include it in the poll. Please keep this in mind.

Finally, a heads up to everyone, I will absolutely not request that you correct your entries this week. If you mess it up, it really isn't going to be included. No ands, ifs, or buts about it. This is your only warning.

The entry deadline is 11:59PM CST 01/08/11. Voting will last 1 day after that, so please be prepared to cast your vote!

EDIT: Corrected the deadline from 01/07/11 to 01/08/11. Sorry about any confusion.

Sun, 2011-01-02 08:04
Shiv2503
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Here's Mine:

Inline 0 mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Draw a card.

Without tags:

Spoiler:
[b]Inline[/b] :sym0:
Instant :U:
Draw a card.

“Pomposity is when you always think you're right, arrogance is when you know.”
—Harvey Danger, Pike St./Park Slope
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Sun, 2011-01-02 10:17
ALEX Ryugami
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Tome of Knowledge 1 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
Tap symbol, Sacrifice ~: Search your library for a card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

The member of Power 10 that fetches the other?? Cool

The tagless one:

Spoiler:
Tome of Knowledge 1
Artifact r
T, Sacrifice ~: Search your library for a card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

ORAORAORA!!!!!

Sun, 2011-01-02 10:38
windandfire
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I'm breaking my rule of never purposefully designing overpowered cards with this, but oh well.

Sinister Pact - 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery - Uncommon
Search your library for a card and cast that card without paying it's mana cost. You lose life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

Without tags:

Spoiler:
Sinister Pact - 2BB
Sorcery - U
Search your library for a card and cast that card without paying it's mana cost. You lose life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

"I will do science to it." - Kimiko “Thunderbolt” Ross
"I can wire anything directly into anything - I'm the professor!" - Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth
"Our tanks can't hold aggro of that magnitude!

Sun, 2011-01-02 12:29
palmboomman

Diamond Ring 1 mana symbol
Mono Artifact - Red mana symbol
Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.

Sun, 2011-01-02 15:22
palewalker

Knowledge Scroll 2 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
Sacrifice Knowledge Scroll: Draw Seven cards and skip your next turn.
"Knowledge is power." ~Sir Francis Bacon

Sun, 2011-01-02 15:39
Disposable Hero
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Out of curiosity - what does the ABU template look like?

You can call me DH.
These are the rules. Read them.

Sun, 2011-01-02 15:48
dartcron

Quote:
King's Tablet 2 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
Tap symbol, Sacrifice Kings Tablet: All cards in your graveyard are casted without paying their casting cost.
At the end of your turn put a card from your library into your graveyard for each card you casted this way.

Tagless

Spoiler:
Quote:
King's Tablet 2
Artifact r
[T], Sacrifice Kings Tablet: All cards in your graveyard are casted without paying their casting cost.
At the end of your turn put a card from your library into your graveyard for each card you casted this way.


I choose this art => Click Me.

Sun, 2011-01-02 19:34
Art_Freak
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DH wrote:
Out of curiosity - what does the ABU template look like?

I added a link to the PSD version of the template over at MTGS for people to see. The MSE2 templates looks identical, with the added bonus of Tri-hybrids mana symbols and many other features. I hope you all will enjoy this template as much as the shoopers have! Big smile

Sun, 2011-01-02 23:50
Kazerima
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Doomsday Machine 10 mana symbol
Continuous Artifact
If you control no cards other than Doomsday Machine and lands then you win the game.

Wording is purposely bad to match Alpha era text, updated text is as follows:

Spoiler:
Doomsday Machine 10 mana symbol
Artifact
If you control no cards other than Doomsday Machine and lands, you win the game. Ignore this effect if Doomsday Machine is tapped.

Why it's part of the Power 9? Back during alpha there was no 4 card limit. Clearly people would have stuffed their deck with moxes and lotuses to slam this out on the first turn. Of course, the idea would be it's something large and powerful that takes forever to get out, but we all know what happened with mana acceleration..

Tagless version:

Spoiler:
Doomsday Machine 10
Continuous Artifact
If you control no cards other than Doomsday Machine and lands then you win the game.

Current sets:
Gateways (On hiatus)

Sun, 2011-01-02 23:53
lord_joakim
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Alpha wording:

Temple of the Damned 2 mana symbol
Mono Artifact Rare
Removes a card in your hand from the game to remove target card in play the same way.

---

Oracle:

Temple of the Damned 2 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
Tap symbol, Exile a card from your hand: Exile target permanent.

---

Reasoning:

Howling Mine costs the same as this and is actually a location. Which is why I didn't make it a land. I tried to make this P9 material - as in, any deck could play it to do better.

Mon, 2011-01-03 00:47
Ivory Gate of Dreams
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Prismatic Mind Mox 0 mana symbol
Artifact Red mana symbol
Prismatic Mind Mox enters the battlefield tapped.
Tap symbol: Choose one - Add 1 mana of any color to your mana pool, or draw a card.

Eridian Gunsmoke New cards and lore under development. Take a look see?

Judas Priest made me do it! XD

Proud member of the Eridian Cavalry

( Old name was "Lady o' Armageddon" )

Mon, 2011-01-03 02:24
Anuttymous
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<snip>

Orb of Ends 0 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
2 mana symbol, Sacrifice a land: Destroy target land.

Neat and all and I understand why you did it from your post below, but Contest Rule #1 still applies. Don't do it again or for the sake of fairness I'll have to disqualify you. - AF

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

Mon, 2011-01-03 03:27
pantherpage
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Mox Box 0 mana symbol
Poly Artifact Rare
Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.

Got RAGE?

Mon, 2011-01-03 10:14
copapoc

White lotus 0
mono artifact
adds an amount of mana to your manapool equal to the amount already there, then is discarded. tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt

Mon, 2011-01-03 10:21
A Tactical Waffle
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Anuttymous, that is the coolest thing I've seen in a while.

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

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Mon, 2011-01-03 15:13
Anuttymous
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Thank you, Mr Waffle. Glad it hasn't gone completely unnoticed.
I can tell you now, I'm not going to be doing that with every entry, too much work.
I only did it for this one, because I could have the original text on the card (probably got that a bit wrong, but ah well) and still show Oracle text where it should be. For other cards I do, it'll look the same on the card and the Oracle, so I won't bother.

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

Mon, 2011-01-03 17:11
New Kind of Christ
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Phantasmal Edge 2 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
Tap symbol: Creatures you control become unblockable until end of turn.

Spoiler:
Phantasmal Edge 2
Artifact RARE
TAP: Creatures you control become unblockable until end of turn.

Tue, 2011-01-04 11:45
Picks-at-Flies
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City of Tomorrow
Land Rare
Tap to add 2 colorless mana to your mana pool.

(I'm not sure on the power level here, but I wanted something that would look good on paper but be stupidly powerful in play, the perfect criterion for power 10.)

Tue, 2011-01-04 19:17
Nikeyeia
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Dreamforge 1 mana symbol
Artifact Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card.

Spoiler:
Dreamforge 1 mana symbol
Continious Artifact (R)
During controller's upkeep, controller draws a card in addition to the card drewn in draw step.

(Or something)

(∩_∩)

Tue, 2011-01-04 21:30
elmdor
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Annihilator Rod 2 mana symbol
Mono Artifact Rare
Destroys one of your cards in play and another card in play, then is discarded. Can only be used during your turn.

Tap symbol, Sacrifice ~ and a nontoken permanent: Destroy target nontoken permanent. Activate this ability only during your turn.

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

Tue, 2011-01-04 23:57
Guitarweeps
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Hell's Gatekeeper 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Summon Horror Rare
All creatures in your graveyard come into play on your side.
4/3

New wording:

Spoiler:
Hell's Gatekeeper 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Horror Rare
When Hell's Gatekeeper enters the battlefield, return all creature cards in your graveyard to the battlefield.
4/3

I wanted to make it a creature and I wanted to do not black or artifact to mix it up. This seemed like a good fit as it looks great when just looking at it and it meets a fantasy flavorful effect which I am a little surprised they did not use in Alpha to begin with.

Check out my updated set hub.

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Wed, 2011-01-05 03:03
Jéské Couriano
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Mox Alexandrite 0 mana symbol
Mono Artifact Rare
Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.

Spoiler:
Mox Alexandrite 0 mana symbol
Artifact M Mana for MTG Extra*

Tap symbol Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

*Nowadays, a card like this would almost certainly be an MRare, as would any other pretender to the P9's thrones.

While I looked through the Mox cards, I noticed that it was missing one - one that would allow its user to tap for any mana, instead of just one specific color. So, right away I came up with a Mox Alexandrite. Why alexandrite? Because alexandrite changes color depending on the light it is viewed in.

If someone else has already done something like this and I'm unintentionally aping their work, please feel free to DQ the entry.

Wed, 2011-01-05 05:50
Utheraptor
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Name & Mana cost - Reasonable Desertion 1U
Type & Rarity - Sorcery Common
Rules Text - Gain Control of target creature. (This effect doesn´t end at the end of turn.)

Flavor text - “You will be killed by you own soldiers!”

Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Orbis Renaissance community set

Wed, 2011-01-05 18:27
mmiller42
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center of the world
land Rare
Tap and sacrifice center of the world to search your library for two lands and put them in play. Reshuffle your library afterwards.

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. -Arthur Dent

Wed, 2011-01-05 23:44
Lord of 13
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Eternity Memoir 2 mana symbol
Mono artifact Red mana symbol
1 mana symbol: Exile your hand, then draw a card. Activate this ability only when you have two or more cards in your hand.
Tomorrow really just is the day after yesterday. So today might as well be yesterday.

Blood is thicker than water, but politics are even thicker than blood.
- Dune: House Corrino

Thu, 2011-01-06 11:58
Bass

Just wanted to say that the last winner, The Great Discontinuity, is a stellar design. Love the card.

Thu, 2011-01-06 12:09
Disposable Hero
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Gauntlet of Doomsday 4 mana symbol
Artifact Red mana symbol
Tap symbol: Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

Tagless Vesrion
Gauntlet of Doomsday 4
Artifact (RARE)
T: Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

You can call me DH.
These are the rules. Read them.

Thu, 2011-01-06 19:57
curtmack
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Mana Siphon 2 mana symbol
Mono Artifact Red mana symbol
Remove any number of counters from ~ to add that much colorless mana to your mana pool; a counter is added whenever any player plays a spell. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.

Oracle version
Mana Siphon 2 mana symbol
Artifact Red mana symbol
Whenever any player casts a spell, put a charge counter on ~.
Tap symbol, remove any number of charge counters from ~: Add {1} to your mana pool for each charge counter removed in this way.

Fri, 2011-01-07 00:52
kikushadowblades
Featured Sets Editor
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Arcane Reversal Blue mana symbol
Instant Red mana symbol
Return target permanent to it's owners hand.

My 'Stuff hub'
Everything in Moderation

Sat, 2011-01-08 22:15
Vergalon
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Old Version Wording (to the best of my ability)

Spoiler:
Soul of the World
7 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Summon Soul [rare]
You may destroy three Forests you control to summon Soul of the World.
Protection from Everything
7/5

Current Wording
Spoiler:
Soul of the World
7 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature- Elemental Spirit Rare
You may sacrifice three Forests, rather than pay Soul of the World's mana cost.
Protection from Everything
7/5

... Oh jeez... I just realized that Progenitus is called the "Soul of the World" in its flavor text DX
Oh well, coincidences happen :x
Doubt I'll win.

"There is a point in life where one must confront themselves and justify their existence."
-Traevus

Sun, 2011-01-09 04:39
Art_Freak
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Last call for entries! This contest closes in 1 hr, 20 minutes. Count-down