Make a legendary creature game

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Tue, 2011-11-29 04:32
foxW01F97
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In forum game you must make a legendary creature that eather revolves around Demons, dragons or zombies. The game will end on the 7th and judging will begin on the 8th. The winner gets to decide the next challange.

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Tue, 2011-11-29 04:51
Inanimate
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I'm assuming the winner posts the next challenge?

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Tue, 2011-11-29 16:56
Makuta Miserix
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Zerkan, Dragonkeeper 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Demon Rare
Dragon spells you own cost 1 mana symbol less to play.
Sacrifice a Dragon: Put a 5/5 red Dragon creature token that has flying onto the battlefield.
2/3

Fri, 2011-12-09 05:57
Rhys13th
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Woohoo! Sneakin in!

Gollum's Aiua
2BBB
Legendary creature-Demon
Flying
T: Target player sacrifices a creature.
When CARDNAME untaps, if it's not your untap step, sacrifice it.
7/4

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Sat, 2011-12-10 19:08
Rhys13th
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EDIT: Ignored.

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Sat, 2011-12-10 04:27
Sohel
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Wait, what about Miserix's? foxW01F97 should take it in account too. Besides, mods here don't like double-posting. Just saying.

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Sat, 2011-12-10 19:08
Rhys13th
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No, I got a PM from Fox. Maybe it was a different forum? Fox, can you help me? Am I right or wrong on the message? Until then, please ignore my last post.

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Tue, 2012-02-14 04:43
Rhys13th
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Umm... Fox? Who won? Or can someone post a new challenge?

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Thu, 2012-02-16 03:42
foxW01F97
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Woot, I forgot to post the winner.The winner was Makuta Miserix. He can decide the next make a card challange.

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Wed, 2012-02-15 17:42
Makuta Miserix
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Okay, create a legendary creature that limits you, but has the possibility of defeating your opponent.
Judging will be on the following
Balance
Originality
Creativity
Judging will be in about 3 weeks, possibly longer depending on my schedule.

Thu, 2012-02-16 01:36
Rhys13th
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Araghost, Rage Fiend
RRRR
Legendary Creature-Elemental, M
Haste, First Strike
You cannot cast instants and sorcieries.
5/5

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Fri, 2012-02-17 19:28
Ayxmirdyrer

Memortis, the Thought Reaper 5 mana symbolBlue/black mana symbolBlue/black mana symbolBlue/black mana symbol
Legendary Creature -- Illusion Horror M Mana for MTG Extra
Flying, Intimidate
You can't draw cards.
At the beginning of your upkeep, exile the top card of your library, Memortis gets +1/+1 for each card exiled this way.
When Memortis deals damage to an opponent, that player exiles their hand.
8/8
The damage he inflicts is as real as he isn't.

Not sure if that's enough of a handicap
EDIT: Made it a little stronger handicap.

Thu, 2012-02-16 03:41
AgentPaper
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Actually, I had a better idea, scratch that guy.

Tirex, Archdemon of Pride 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon M Mana for MTG Extra
Flying, trample
When Tirvex, Archdemon of Pride enters the battlefield, sacrifice each other creature you control.
You cannot cast spells.
13/13

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Tiron, Arbiter of War 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor M Mana for MTG Extra
Trample, lifelink, hexproof
Each player may only attack or block with one creature each turn.
By the power invested in me, no man or beast or any other creature of chaos may ignore the rules of warfare.
5/5

Thu, 2012-02-16 15:17
Hummingbird James

Zendikar Incarnate
Legendary Land Creature - Avatar Mythic Rare
Tap symbol: Add two mana of any combination of colors to your mana pool. Zendikar Incarnate doesn’t untap during your next untap step.
Zendikar Incarnate’s power and toughness are equal to the number of tapped lands on the battlefield.
Other lands you control do not untap during your untap step.
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Sun, 2012-02-19 17:36
doc_T

Royen the Mindlocker Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Cephalid Wizard Red mana symbol
Each players maximum handsize is zero.
1/3

Thu, 2012-03-01 19:21
Reality Glitch
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Dur, Gatekeeper of the Void 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature--Elemental Skeleton M Mana for MTG Extra 0/10
Deathtouch
Whenever ~ attacks, exile X+1 permanents control, if you do, ~ gets +X/+0 until end of turn.
When a creature dealt damage by ~ dies this turn, exile it instead.

Thu, 2012-03-01 20:03
MiruNuva650
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The One That Stays 13 mana symbol
Legendary Creature -- Eldrazi Legend M Mana for MTG Extra
Indestructable, Annihilator 10
~ cant be sacrificed.
Whenever an opponent sacrifices a permanent you sacrifice that many permanents, too.
4/4

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Fri, 2012-03-02 11:21
caboosium
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Jimoya, Who Rises Above
3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Samurai

Defender, double strike

As long as an opponent controls a creature, creatures you control may not attack.

As long as an opponent does not control a creature, creatures you control have double strike and may attack as though they did not have defender.

3/4

Tue, 2012-03-13 14:49
Makuta Miserix
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Judging

Rhys
Very nice, the all color mana cost and the specific attention to instants and sorceries make it particularly directed towards red burn decks, but the rarity seems a bit too much, it doesn't seem like a mythic to me.

Ayx
This is too good. If you combined this with Omen Machine this becomes incredibly overpowered. But it's an interesting idea.

AgentPaper
May be a bit too much of a handicap. One locking enchantment and you have basically just killed yourself. I kinda liked your old guy a bit more, although he did need a bit of work.

Hummingbird
Intruiging, although it's a bit harsh in that it doesn't allow you to untap your lands. It would be a bit more appealing if you were given a choice.

doc_T
I love this. Cephalids were my favorite flavor-wise, and this is so much like them.

RealityGlitch
Not much of a handicap.

miranuva
doesn't really fit flavor, but it's interesting.

caboosium
would be interesting in creature removal. I like.

winner
Doc_T. Congratulations, you may pick the next challenge!

Mon, 2012-03-19 11:47
doc_T

Om Nom Nom, nice! thanks for that A happy smile

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Mon, 2012-03-19 12:42
Noahlotr
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Manalus, Devourer of Souls 4 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Vampire Wizard Mythic Rare
Whenever a creature dies, target player loses 2 life, you gain 2 life, and draw a card.
Whenever you draw a card, if it isn't the first card you've drawn this turn, you may return target creature card from the graveyard to the battlefield, then put a -1/-1 counter on it.
5/5

Mon, 2012-03-19 15:33
Zuty
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Razlocke, Beast Alchemist 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Red mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Goblin Wizard
Whenever a non-token beast you control dies, put a 3/1 red, blue, green Beast token with Savage 1 (This creature gets +1/+0 when it attacks. At the beginning of your end step, if this creature didn't attack or come under your control this turn, sacrifice it.)
3/5

~Zuty

Tue, 2012-03-20 19:57
Kagerowrs

...Crazy try on legendary.

Ascal Dourahan X mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Shapeshifter Druid Mythic Rare
Ascal Dourahan comes into play with X loyalty counters.
When Ascal enters the battlefield, copy all activate abilities of target planeswalker, then Ascal becomes planeswalker creature Ascal with “Power and toughness of Ascal is equal to the amount of loyalty counter on Ascal.”
0/0

Very wordy, I'm not sure it works, but I will try.

Wed, 2012-03-21 02:34
Styrofoamking
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Here's one I'm working on for a multiplayer set:

Roryander the Smuggler King Black mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Elf Pirate Rogue M Mana for MTG Extra
Whenever a creature attacks one of your opponents, it gains intimidate until end of turn.
"Stealth, bribery, butchery... I don't care how it gets through, so long as it does."
3/2

(He's supposed to be a big-brother type to Edric, Spymaster of Trest).

edit: Inanimate's been helping me with the wording. New version posted above.

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Tue, 2012-03-20 02:17
Inanimate
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Invorarik, the Worldzenith 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Elemental Mythic Rare
Trample
Whenever Invorarik, the Worldzenith deals combat damage to a player, you may cast a spell from your hand with converted mana cost equal to or less than the amount of damage dealt without paying its mana cost.
7/7
In the eyes of the fool, destruction is but the end. In the eyes of the visionary, destruction is but the beginning.

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Tue, 2012-03-20 02:00
Rhys13th
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Hmmm...

Oros's Twin Sister
{3}{W}{R}{B}
Legendary creature-Dragon, {M}
Flying
Whenever CARDNAME deals damage to a player, you may pay {W}{R}{B}. If you do, exile a card from that player's graveyard. CARDNAME deals damage to each creature and player equal to that card's converted mana cost.
6/6

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Tue, 2012-03-20 17:28
Balaam
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B'kal of the Swarm 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Insect Shaman M Mana for MTG Extra
At the beginning of your upkeep, put two 0/1 green Insect creature tokens with flying onto the battlefield.
Sacrifice an Insect: Choose one - Put a +1/+1 counter onto target creature; or target player gains 2 life; or put a -1/-1 counter onto target creature.
2/4

EDIT: I modified my entry.
EDIT AGAIN: I made my entry enemy colored.

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Tue, 2012-03-20 17:48
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Byoki, the Disease 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Ooze M Mana for MTG Extra
Trample, Infect
When ~ comes into play, you get a poison counter.
~ gets +1/+1 for each poison counter on you.
3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Proliferate
4/4

Comments
Byoki is japanese for disease and the creature is not meant to be Phyrexian, despite having Infect. The Proliferate-ability was costet after Virulent Drake. If you are as "ill" as possible, Byoki becomes a 13/13 - say hello to Innistrad Winking smiley Sadly this is lost in some casual formats (in 2HG you're only dead with 15 poinson counters, or am I wrong?).. I think he would make an interesting general for an Infect-EDH-deck (or commander, as it is called today), although you have to be careful not to infect yourselt too much, otherwise you propably can't recast your own general, if it is destroyed / bounced to often..

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Tue, 2012-03-20 18:50
Reality Glitch
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Zur, Drakin Battlecaptin 6 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature--Dragon Knight Rigger M Mana for MTG Extra 6/6
Flynig Trample Battlecry
Red mana symbol: ~ gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
White mana symbolBlue mana symbol, An untap symbol.: Assemble target Contraption.

Wed, 2012-03-21 00:18
MiruNuva650
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The Ultimate Chimera 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Artifact Creature - Chimera
Red mana symbol: ~ gets +2/+0
Blue mana symbol: ~ gets +0/+2
Green mana symbol: ~ gets +1/+1
2 mana symbol: ~ gains your chouce of Trample, First Strike, or Hexproof. Activate this ability only twice per turn.
3/3
Ultimately adaptable, Ultimately unstoppabble

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Wed, 2012-03-21 03:57
Darkmouse

Grarbel Minionflinger 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Goblin Mutant Mythic Rare
When ~ comes into play, put three 1/1 red Goblin tokens into play.
Tap symbol, sacrifice a Goblin: Draw a card.
Whenever you sacrifice a Goblin, target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
[2/4]

I love flavor text. I want some here. But he is just too cluttered up with text for there to be room.

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Tue, 2012-04-03 01:01
foxW01F97
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Meh, I just wanted to post a card

He who walks behind the rows 5 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Scarecrow Horror M Mana for MTG Extra
4 mana symbolTap symbol, Destroy all untapped creatures.
White mana symbolBlack mana symbolTap symbol, Tap two creatures you control, at the beggining
of your next upkeep sacrifice one of the creatures with the
lowest power.[3/8]

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Thu, 2012-03-29 16:22
Balaam
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Uhhh, are we still doing this?

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Thu, 2012-03-29 18:04
Zuty
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It"s been 10 days, can anyone get a hold of Doc?

~Zuty

Sun, 2012-04-01 14:24
doc_T

Hey guys! Sorry for keeping you waiting, I'm busy these days.
Anyone who wants to do the judging should feel free to do it!

Sun, 2012-04-01 17:52
Styrofoamking
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Hmm... I'll judge. I WIN!

Just kidding. I'll let someone else take the reins.

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Mon, 2012-04-02 08:01
Icarael
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Time to sneak in an entry.

Essence of Perfection 5 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Elemental Avatar M Mana for MTG Extra
Essence of Perfection has all abilities of all creatures you control, all creature cards in your graveyard, and all non-Aura enchantment cards in your graveyard.
Other enchantments you control are indestructible.
When Essence of Perfection is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner’s library.
Incomparable, incorruptible, invincible.
6/7

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Tue, 2012-04-03 01:57
Makuta Miserix
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I lost my judging, so I'll just declare who I had as the winner.
Congratulations Inanimate, please choose the next contest.

Also, foxW01F97 please don't post things that don't pertain to the contest currently underway. It makes judging more difficult for some people. You may participate, just try to post relevant posts.

Tue, 2012-04-03 03:08
Inanimate
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Oh, thanks! Wasn't expecting that one.

Your next challenge is to make a Legendary creature who acts as the face for a new mechanic. Their card should represent why this new mechanic is awesome.

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Tue, 2012-04-03 03:26
Darkmouse

Congrats, Inanimate. That was very tasty card. I could very easily see WotC printing it, an I know I would try to use it. It would make Fog relevant again. :-}

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Tue, 2012-04-03 05:20
Kagerowrs

Reminds me maelstrom angel, although it is three-more-playable-like-color (Naya).

Thu, 2012-04-05 03:17
Balaam
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I'm going to choose the rolling of die as my mechanic since it has never been used in a legal set.

T'lak the Jiggly 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Ooze Mutant Mythic Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, roll a six-sided die. Put X +1/+1 counters onto ~, where X is equal to the number rolled.
Tap symbol: Roll two six-sided die. On doubles, double the number of +1/+1 counters on ~. Otherwise, remove half of the +1/+1 counters from ~, rounded up.
0/1

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Thu, 2012-04-05 03:36
Zuty
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This is indeed a tough challenge I have been tossing around in my head since you posted it ... So a mechanic is Magic is defined as either a keyword (flying, haste, shroud...) or an ability word (Radiance, Hellbent, Sweep...) Most of these mechanics already existed in Magic, but were not defined. Reach for example was for a long period of time 'May block creatures with flying.' So I will be taking a long winded sentence seen on a few cards and make it into an ability word some of you may notice from my other posts.

Requiem, the Unstable Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
M Mana for MTG Extra
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard
Spellcraft - Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, ~ deals 2 damage to each other creature and player.
Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: Shuffle your library. Reveal the top card of your library. If it's an instant or a sorcery, you may cast that card without paying it's mana cost. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard.
2/1

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Thu, 2012-04-05 05:19
Darkmouse

Here he is, the embodiment of Appeasement:

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Grarbeth the Calming 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Cleric Mythic Rare
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol: ~ gains protection from the color of your choice until the end of turn.
Appeasement - When ~ blocks, remove all blocked creatures from combat.
3/7
"A steady hand and a sensitive word sometimes serve us better than the strongest of sword arms."

While Grarbeth is the embodiment of "Appeasement," other creatures will have effects such as:
Spoiler:
Appeasement - When ~ blocks, remove all creatures it blocked from combat.
Appeasement - When ~ blocks, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to it.

If Appeasement were to creep into blue, it might look like:
Appeasement - When ~ blocks, return a creature it blocked to its owner's hand.

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Thu, 2012-04-05 21:29
caboosium
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Here's a mechanic I wanted to work in the Niv-Mizzet Community Set, but I'm ironing it out still. So here goes.

Onnel, Righteous Defender 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Ape Knight M Mana for MTG Extra
Rally (When this creature blocks, you may put a token into play for each other attacking creature blocking different creatures. Exile those tokens at the end of combat.)
The "legend rule" does not apply to permanents named Onnel, Righteous Defender.
This creature gets +0/+1 for each other permanent that shares a name with it.
0/6

Edit: Fixed the wording on the mechanic.

Thu, 2012-04-05 21:58
Noahlotr
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Hymonn of the Dia 5 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Avatar Mythic Rare
Weathered (This creature gets +1/+1 for each spell you've cast this turn.)
Spells you cast cost 1 mana symbol less to cast and have storm.
Tempest - Whenever you cast a spell, if you have cast three or more spells this turn, you gain 1 life, target player puts the top card of their library into their graveyard, target player loses 1 life, Hymonn of the Dia deals 1 damage to target creature, and target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
5/5

This is the face for Tempest, which is a psuedo that cares weather you've cast three or more spells this turn.
He is not a face for Weathered, but he has it.

These mechanics he has, Tempest and Weathered, were actually from a set I started a while back. The set, as you might guess, has a "Spells Matters" theme, and also features Storm.

Fri, 2012-04-06 14:31
Styrofoamking
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Gargun Fireblood, Master Artillerist - 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Orc Mercenary Red mana symbol
Volley 4 - (If Gargun Fireblood blocks or is blocked, you may have him deal 4 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.)
White mana symbol: Target creature with Volley gains Vigilance until end of turn.
Red mana symbol: Gargun Fireblood gains +1/+0 until end of turn. Use this ability only if Gargun Fireblood has attacked and is unblocked this turn.
"At first, the dwarves dismissed him as just another orc. Now, they hear Gargun's name in their nightmares."
4/4

Volley is a Red / White mechanic, for the mercenary themed Dogs of War Set. Volley fits the Auckenheim army, which features the odd alliance between Orc cannoneers, and kithkin slingers.

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Sat, 2012-04-07 01:32
Ayxmirdyrer

Nihx's Prodigy 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard Rebel Red mana symbol
Nihx's Prodigy is colorless.
Void 3 mana symbol (You may cast this card from exile for its void cost.)
Obliterate (Whenever a creature dealt damage by this creature would die this turn, instead exile it.)
Red mana symbol: Nihx's Prodigy gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
2/3
"I will discover what they did to my teacher, and they will pay."

The face for Void, a very interesting mechanic, Obliterate is just keywording an old mechanic.

Void
Mostly appears on noncreatures, few can hide in the nothing.
It enters the graveyard like it was cast normally, no need to include that in the reminder text.

Story Time
In this plane, the void magic is persecuted by The Academy, which essentially has a monopoly on magic teaching. The founder of the academy's arch-rival, Nihx used a special type of magic, calling on energy from outside of reality. They both wanted to start a school and fought a duel. After the duel, Nihx was never seen again, but his art can be learned from etchings scattered around the plane. Even without The Academy destroying them, they are hard enough to learn. The prodigy relinquished his name as part of the teachings, and lost his color, which is why he's colorless.

Mon, 2012-04-30 04:19
Icarael
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Tyrus Kaeth, Imperator 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Human Soldier M Mana for MTG Extra
Double strike, lifelink
Battle cry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)
Dominion over permanents-- As long as you control the most number of permanents among all players, other creatures you control get double strike and lifelink.
"I am the Imperator of Visel, and today I make my stand."
3/4

The Flavor
Dominion is a keyword representing political dominance in any one aspect: number of soldiers (creatures), territory (lands), armaments (artifacts), or magical power (enchantments). In Tyrus Kaeth's case, this represents the sheer dominance he exudes as Imperator of the country Visel, the most powerful country on the plane of Darmadia.

The World of Darmadia
Resembling 19th-century Europe more than anything else, Darmadia is a plane embroiled in a war of five great empires in the name of global domination.

"Take the bridge, men! Victory! Victory is ou - Retreat! RETREAT!"

Tue, 2012-04-10 02:18
Inanimate
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Balaam
T'lak the Jiggly 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Ooze Mutant Mythic Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, roll a six-sided die. Put X +1/+1 counters onto ~, where X is equal to the number rolled.
Tap symbol: Roll two six-sided die. On doubles, double the number of +1/+1 counters on ~. Otherwise, remove half of the +1/+1 counters from ~, rounded up.
0/1

Clever idea for a mechanic to use, and it does feel like the "face" of a mechanic. However, I have to say, dice are unlikely to be seen any time soon on a card -- for one, luck-based mechanics are already exceedingly frowned upon with just coin-flipping, and for two, dice are harder to come by than you'd expect! It's a nice card, but it just doesn't compare to, say, Primordial Hydra.

Zuty
Requiem, the Unstable Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard Mythic Rare
Spellcraft - Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, ~ deals 2 damage to each other creature and player.
Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol: Shuffle your library. Reveal the top card of your library. If it's an instant or a sorcery, you may cast that card without paying it's mana cost. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard.
2/1

[b] Let's just look at the first ability to start with, okay? Essentially a free Volcanic Fallout every instant/sorcery spell, on a 2CMC body? That's pretty insane already, and is definitely the 'face' of a mechanic for sure. Yeah, he's a 2/1 -- but dang, who would ever attack with this guy?
The second ability is very clever, and feels a lot more balanced. The main problem with this guy is how cheap he is. I'm not sure how good removal is, but I doubt it allows for a 2CMC flamethrower like this.

Darkmouse
Grarbeth the Calming 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Cleric Mythic Rare
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol: ~ gains protection from the color of your choice until the end of turn.
Appeasement - When ~ blocks, remove all blocked creatures from combat.
3/7
"A steady hand and a sensitive word sometimes serve us better than the strongest of sword arms."

Interesting. It essentially means your guys are untouchable by combat, no? Remove-from-combat always puzzles me a bit, but I believe that's how it works, judging by Gustcloak stuff. So, pretty neat! Why is he being 'appeased' by blocking, though? Why is blocking something pleasing him?

caboosium
Onnel, Righteous Defender 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Ape Knight Mythic Rare
Rally (When this creature blocks, you may put a token into play for each other attacking creature blocking different creatures. Exile those tokens at the end of combat.)
The "legend rule" does not apply to permanents named Onnel, Righteous Defender.
This creature gets +0/+1 for each other permanent that shares a name with it.
0/6

It blocks everything your opponent has to offer? Seems like a very capable wall, for 4CMC, and especially since it buffs its toughness for each of its own, too. The mechanic is essentially a glorified wall, as well -- not very fun! I don't see the green, either. Nor the 'Ape'.

Noahlotr
Hymonn of the Dia 5 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Avatar Mythic Rare
Weathered (This creature gets +1/+1 for each spell you've cast this turn.)
Spells you cast cost 1 mana symbol less to cast and have storm.
Tempest - Whenever you cast a spell, if you have cast three or more spells this turn, you gain 1 life, target player puts the top card of their library into their graveyard, target player loses 1 life, Hymonn of the Dia deals 1 damage to target creature, and target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
5/5

Two mechanics on the same card. Ambitious! Of course, you run into the same problem with the "everyoen gets the same number" cycle that everyone does -- 1 life is a bit lame compared to the others. Of course, the others aren't too great either -- how often are you going to cast three or more spells in one turn, let alone enough to get much good out of those benefits? (this guy shows up very late in the game to be able to have a full hand) Remember, storm copies don't count towards the actual storm count!

Styrofoamking
Gargun Fireblood, Master Artillerist 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Orc Mercenary Rare
Volley 4 - (If Gargun Fireblood blocks or is blocked, you may have him deal 4 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.)
White mana symbol: Target creature with Volley gains Vigilance until end of turn.
Red mana symbol: Gargun Fireblood gains +1/+0 until end of turn. Use this ability only if Gargun Fireblood has attacked and is unblocked this turn.
"At first, the dwarves dismissed him as just another orc. Now, they hear Gargun's name in their nightmares."
4/4

There's a lot going on in this card, but it is clear enough. If you don't block him, he'll buff himself up -- if you do block him, he'll annihilate a creature who DARES to block. And then he can block, too! That's actually my only problem with the mechanic -- blocking seems overpowered with a Volley of four. It'll essentially wipe out at least a creature a turn, before that creature even makes a dent. If it only worked on being blocked (good for weenies and making more sense in red, as red shouldn't care about blocking) or was more like Ashmouth Hound (super-first-strike), it'd fit better.

Axmirdyrer
Nihx's Prodigy 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard Rebel Rare
Nihx's Prodigy is colorless.
Void 3 mana symbol (You may cast this card from exile for its void cost.)
Obliterate (Whenever a creature dealt damage by this creature would die this turn, instead exile it.)
Red mana symbol: Nihx's Prodigy gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
2/3
"I will discover what they did to my teacher, and they will pay."

Void seems like an odd ability, as exiling doesn't really come up very much in normal games, and the name is an odd fit for the ability -- it implies it likes being exiled, not escaping from exile. However, Obliterate is a very cool ability!
I don't get how the colorless fits into the rest of this, however. And why the blue -- this is a straight up fire-breather. Perhaps if it manipulated spells and exile, or something? As it is now, though, it doesn't feel like much.

Icarael the Wanderer
Tyrus Kaeth, Imperator 4 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Human Soldier Mythic Rare
Double strike, lifelink
Battle cry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)
Dominion over permanents -- As long as you control the most number of permanents among all players, other creatures you control get double strike and lifelink.
"I am the Imperator of Visel, and today I make my stand."
3/4

(I fixed your mana cost. They always take the shortest route between two mana symbols -- Red mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol is shorter than White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol.)
The ability is very interesting, and it fits well with the idea of a red/white weenie swarm -- and it gives them a lot of power, with double-strike, lifelink, and having battle-cry. It's got a lot of synergy and flavor to it -- it's all about conquest, in every way! I like that.
However, a double-strike lifelink (essentially 6 power) with battle-cry is pretty powerful already, not including that dominion. I'm not sure how hard dominion is to achieve, but having a 6CMC effect on a body like that is pretty dangerous already!

If you can't guess, our winner is...

Winner
Icarael! Congratulations! Your card had a provocative mechanic, which also had synergistic abilities, and really fit in its playstyle and flavor. However, I do think it could be a bit powerful, so work on that next time!

Also known as Inanimate at Goblin Artisans, TurboJustice at MTGS, and TyrRev at /r/custommagic

Tue, 2012-04-10 02:32
Styrofoamking
Styrofoamking's picture

Congrats on the winner!

Inanimate: Thanks for the feedback. Volley is mostly intended for 1-2, but for the legend, I thought I'd pump it up. I like keeping it for blocking AND blocked, but half of the red cards with it say "can't block", and half of the white cards with it have Defender, so it balances out.

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