The Make a Card Based on an Ability Game

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Sun, 2012-02-19 19:58
MiruNuva650
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This Fourm Game is a Create-A-Cared game that is based around a certain ability set before by the judge.
The Winner gets to be the next judge and so on.

Judging Will go by this Criteria but a judge can set his/her out Criteria if noted beforehand
45% Flavor (Does the card fit with the ability?)
30% Playability (Is this a good card? Is this card playable? I don't care about some brokenness, but others might)
25% Rareness/Color Flavor (Is it the right rarity and such, and could it be fitted better into a different color?)

IMPORTANT: Remember a good card always has a good back-story! If it's a legendary card or a place/thing of interest Tell us about it!
EVEN MORE IMPORTANT: A judge can allways tell us any restrictions that they want to put on the contest
i.e.: A judge make an ability the want to be a certain color like, for example, blue a person can ask to make their card a different color but the judge can take off points for un-flavorlessness if the color doesn't fit.
Side note: the judge can say no and that player's will have to make up a new card for the contest

NOW ONTO THE CONTEST
First ability:

Mine X (This creature is unblockable if the defending players controlls X or less lands)
Flavor Creatures underground, mining, Dwarves, and stuff like that

I Will judge on Wednessday or Thursday so get creative and Make some cards!

EDIT: Ill Wait Till someone replies and then ill judge a few days after that...........
EDIT 2::: Can someone reply please...................................

EDIT 3*x^2 BUMP AND

plz reply i reely think this can take offf.........

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Mon, 2012-03-05 02:30
Balaam
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Quake Elemental Red mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Colorless mana symbol
Haste, Mine 1
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Quake Elemental.
3/1

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Mon, 2012-03-05 08:51
Icarael
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Duergar Tunnel Rats Red mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature- Dwarf Soldier Blue mana symbol
Haste
Mine 2 (This creature is unblockable if the defending player controls 2 or less lands.)
Whenever Duergar Tunnel Rats attacks and isn't blocked, you may pay Red mana symbol. If you do, Duergar Tunnel Rats deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
2/1

I'm on a Dwarf-making spree lately.

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Wed, 2012-03-07 22:11
Zuty
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I like this idea too. Anything to help me better my creations and ability to make good cards.

Ragged Tunneler 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Creature - Goblin Zombie
When ~ enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a land.
Mine 3 (This creature is unblockable if the defending player controls 2 or less lands.)
2/1

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-03-08 02:47
Ayxmirdyrer

Goblin Anarchist 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Goblin Blue mana symbol
Haste, Mine 2 (This creature is unblockable if the defending player controls 2 or less lands.)
Whenever Goblin Anarchist deals damage to a player, you may sacrifice Goblin Anarchist, if you do, destroy target land that player controls.
1/1
The Vrog Clan believes the only way into the afterlife is one that leaves a crater.

Picture: a goblin with a pick, and a keg of gunpowder on his back. (or wearing a Guy Fawkes mask)

Thu, 2012-03-08 22:48
MiruNuva650
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Awesome post so far, I will judge on friday (about 5 pm EST

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Fri, 2012-03-09 02:11
Guitarweeps
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It should be "as long as". "If" is used for replacement effects.

Rage of the Earth 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Elemental M Mana for MTG Extra
Mine 6 (This creature is unblockable as long as the defending player controls 6 or less lands.)
Red mana symbol: ~ gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
Red mana symbol: ~ gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
Whenever ~ attacks, destroy target land defending player controls.
The land is its lifeblood, ally, and enemy.
6/6

Meant to be the mythic flagship of the mechanic. The "pump" effect is supposed to represent it being an elemental of earth and in order to build itself up in one area it takes it from another area of its being.

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Fri, 2012-03-09 23:10
MiruNuva650
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Ok judgig no new entries now please

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Sat, 2012-03-10 00:39
MiruNuva650
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WARNING THERE MIGHT BE No GRAMMAR UP AHEAD
youve been warned

Judging:

Balaam
Quake Elemental
Creature - Elemental Red mana symbol
Haste, Mine 1 Colorless mana symbol
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Quake Elemental.
3/1

Flavor: 43/45 The card Fits! It could've been like Mine 2 instead of 1 for some later use but, its a good fit all the same
Playability: 27/30 This card it playable, but only to an extent, it just lacks the ability to have a suffiecent damage-dealing after turn 1... I mean, it would still be a good card, but it cant *easily* deal damage after turn 1
Rareness/Color Flavor: 25/25 nice you got the red theme on turn 1! also fits as a nice common card showcasing the ability
Total Score 95/100 Nice Card! My only problems with it that it has no use after turn 1, but its a great take on an old card still might be crazy if the player is mana-screwed. (or if you're playing LD)

Icarael the Wanderer
Duergar Tunnel Rats Red mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature- Dwarf Soldier Blue mana symbol
Haste
Mine 2 (This creature is unblockable if the defending player controls 2 or less lands.)
Whenever Duergar Tunnel Rats attacks and isn't blocked, you may pay Red mana symbol. If you do, Duergar Tunnel Rats deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
2/1

Flavor: 45/45 I love this card! it showcases just what i wanted and more! a guy with mine and haste just thrown in with a better ability all around.
Playability: 29/30 I had to take off some points here, because it basically gains double strike if its not blocked. a bit too unstable also maybe 1/2?
Rareness/Color Flavor: 24/25 i believe it is a close to okay card for its rarity, it seems overpowered but i also like the Dwarf Flavor. awesome
Total Score 98/100 Another really good entry, it just seems a bit off for some reason...

Zuty
Ragged Tunneler 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Creature - Goblin Zombie
When ~ enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a land.
Mine 3 (This creature is unblockable if the defending player controls 2 or less lands.)
2/1

Flavor: 44/45 This card seems good, for the ability, but i cant really see a zombie taking up a pickaxe and mining! im sorry, but it feels a bit off in that sense for me
Playability: 26/30 This Card is a real uhh, (sorry) pain-in-the-neck to judge here, forst of all its a 2/1 it wont be able to survive if it's blocked 2nd the player sacrifies a land, okay that can be good but the player will play another land next ture (negating the Mine 3 ability) 3rd of all he costs 4, yes 4 so, you should be at least be getting a good card out of it, especially if its uncommon
Rareness/Color Flavor: 24/25 it should be common, read above for reasons
Total Score 94/100 I dont hate this card, i believe it can be great, but, it has to be bumbed up a lot

Ayxmirdyrer

Goblin Anarchist 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Goblin Blue mana symbol
Haste, Mine 2 (This creature is unblockable if the defending player controls 2 or less lands.)
Whenever Goblin Anarchist deals damage to a player, you may sacrifice Goblin Anarchist, if you do, destroy target land that player controls.
1/1
The Vrog Clan believes the only way into the afterlife is one that leaves a crater.

Flavor: 44/45 Portrays the ability almost perfectly, it just seems odd (for me) that goblins mine. i thought they just like blowing stuff up but i digress
Playability: 29/30 This card is amazingly playable it just seems kind of fragile but has a good feel about if all around i would of liked it better if it had Mine 3 still....
Rareness/Color Flavor: 24/25 seems a bit too powerful for an uncommon with that ability, especially because if i hook a blazing torch on it (win!)
Total Score 97/100 awesome portrayal of your thoughts on Mine it just seems like a shy away from winning though good job nonetheless

Guitarweeps

Rage of the Earth 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Elemental M Mana for MTG Extra
Mine 6 (This creature is unblockable as long as the defending player controls 6 or less lands.)
Red mana symbol: ~ gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
Red mana symbol: ~ gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
Whenever ~ attacks, destroy target land defending player controls.
The land is its lifeblood, ally, and enemy.
6/6

Flavor: 45/45 Perfect portrayal of the Flagship card of Mine
Playability: 28/30 This is my biggest problem with GIANT costed cards, the just CANT BE PLAYED by the normal ways. it also reely seems too over costed for its worth.
Rareness/Color Flavor: 24/25 Good, but i feel could be a bit better (based on past red cards like Firebreathing
Total Score 97/100 Awesome card, i just don't like the thought of the two firebreathing like abilities

WINNER
Winner: Icarael the Wanderer with 28 points
Runner-Ups: Guitarweeps & Ayxmirdyrer both with 97 points close game

Thanks for playing, all you designers out there maybe next time, YOU'LL be the winner!

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Sat, 2012-03-10 05:00
Zuty
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Okay, next challenge! Can't wait :3

~Zuty

Sat, 2012-03-10 05:32
Icarael
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Oh, cool! I won.

Alright, for the next challenge, I'll let someone else judge this time so it doesn't stall. I'm kinda busy right now, you see. Anyway, here's the keyword:

Assimilator [cost] (Whenever a creature dies, you may pay [cost]. If you do, exile it instead. That creature is assimilated.)

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

Sat, 2012-03-10 05:56
Balaam
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The Faceless Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Shapeshifter Mythic Rare
Assimilator 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Tap symbol: The Faceless gains all abilities of target creature assimilated by The Faceless.
2/2

EDIT: I altered the submission.

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Sat, 2012-03-10 06:04
Zuty
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Shadowforge 4 mana symbol
M Mana for MTG Extra
Artifact
Assimilator 1 mana symbol (Whenever a creature dies, you may pay 1 mana symbol. If you do, exile it instead. That creature is assimilated.)
Exile ~, Tap symbol: Put a token onto the battlefield that is a copy of the last creature assimilated with ~.

~Zuty

Fri, 2012-03-30 16:14
Ayxmirdyrer

Alright, you left this pretty open-ended, but it's very similar to imprint.

Carrion Processor 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Zombie Blue mana symbol
Assimilator Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol (Whenever a creature dies, you man pay Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol. If you do, exile it instead. That creature is assimilated.)
Tap symbol: Add Black mana symbol to your mana pool for each creature assimilated by Carrion Processor.
1/2
"Zombies are so inefficient, machines are so fickle, but I like zombie machines."
-- Zazrax, Necro-Artificer

I had some fun writing that flavor text.

Sat, 2012-03-10 09:02
Tarvoc
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This keyword reminds me a bit of Imprint.

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Sat, 2012-03-10 13:13
Noahlotr
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Corpserot Pile 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Assimilator 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol (Whenever a creature dies, you man pay 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbol. If you do, exile it instead. That creature is assimilated.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 0/0 black germ creature token onto the battlefield for each creature assimilated by Corpserot Pile.
Germ creatures you control get +1/+1 for each creature assimilated by Corpserot Pile.

Sun, 2012-03-11 02:24
MiruNuva650
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Dwarf Spirit-Mage 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature -- Drawf Wizard Red mana symbol
Assimilator 2 mana symbol (Whenever a creature dies, you may pay 2 mana symbol. If you do, exile it instead. That creature is assimilated.)
Mine X, Where X is the number of cards assimilated on ~
2/4

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Sun, 2012-03-11 02:45
Carn13
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Ok, I'll bite.

Evolving Ooze 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature-Ooze Red mana symbol
Assimilator Blue mana symbolGreen mana symbol (Whenever a creature dies, you may pay Blue mana symbolGreen mana symbol. If you do, exile it instead. That creature is assimilated.)
~ gains +1/+1 for each assimilated creature and can use the activated abilities of creatures it has assimilated. Blue and green mana may be used as mana of any color for abilities activated this way.
1/1

Sun, 2012-03-11 15:59
Styrofoamking
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Soulblade Avenger - White mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Cleric Red mana symbol
Assimilator 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol (Whenever a creature dies, you man pay 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol. If you do, exile it instead. That creature is assimilated.)
Sacrifice Soulblade Avenger: For each assimilated card on ~, you may exile target creature that's attacking you or a planeswalker you control.
2/2

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Tue, 2012-03-13 22:55
MiruNuva650
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soo, who's gonna judge?

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Wed, 2012-03-14 00:21
Zuty
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Icarael the Wanderer who was the winner you announced. It's only been 3 days though, most of the games have a set of rules and one of which is that judging takes place at the end of the week after the challenge is made. So the 17th would be that day.

~Zuty

Wed, 2012-03-14 10:48
Icarael
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I will let one of the admins (or whoever's around) judge in my stead.

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

Thu, 2012-03-15 02:13
Daij_Djan
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Polluting Ooze Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Ooze Red mana symbol
Assimilator Green mana symbol
Whenever ~ assimilates a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
Black mana symbol, remove a +1/+1 counter from ~: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
2/2

Mon, 2012-03-19 23:36
MiruNuva650
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...
kk then

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Tue, 2012-03-20 00:14
Zuty
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Miru, one of the runner ups or yourself should judge this contest since Icarael won't be judging.

~Zuty

Mon, 2012-03-26 12:46
MiruNuva650
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Ok flipping a coin for the judge

CONGADULATIONS
Ayxmirdyrer

you get to judge for the round
unless you don't want to, then it goes to Guitarweeps

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Fri, 2012-03-30 16:14
Ayxmirdyrer

I am sorry about taking so long.

Ok, this could be a really broken mechanic, but here goes.

Clone <cost> (<cost>: put a creature token into play that is an exact copy of this creature, clone only as a sorcery)

If you can word it better, let me know.

Fri, 2012-03-30 21:36
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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Ahem.. I'm sorry if I understodd something wrong, but.. Weren't you asked to judge, Ayxmirdyrer, instead of giving a new challenge?^^

Sat, 2012-03-31 03:21
Ayxmirdyrer

Oh, I'm sorry. Throwing out my own, of course (though it should cost more mana than that for its assimilate ability) I would have to say Carn13's Kraj meets Necrotic Ooze is the best. MiruNuva's Dwarf is the runner up, mostly for combining it with mine, I really didn't expect it.

Thu, 2012-10-11 16:22
Zuty
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Congratz Carn13, now let's get another challenge going :3

~Zuty

EDIT: Hopefully this bumps the topic. It's been over 6 months now since a new reply, so let me toss out a new challenge.

Spellcraft - Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, [EFFECT].

Here are some examples.

Judging will be in a week, on Oct 18th.

~Zuty

Thu, 2012-10-11 17:34
Skittlemeister

Overgrown Battlegrounds 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment Red mana symbol
Spellcraft - Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a 0/1 green Plant creature token with "This creature can't have counters placed on it."

Thu, 2012-10-11 17:39
Reality Glitch
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Cocoon of Evolution 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment--Aura Red mana symbol
Enchant creature
Exile enchanted creature, then regenerate ~, enchanting it.
Spellcraft - Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a charge counter on ~.
When ~ leaves the battlefield, choose one -- put enchanted exiled creature onto the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each charge counter on ~ when it left the battlefield, it's a Mutant in addition to it's other creature types; or sSearch your library for a creature that shares a creature type with enchanted exiled creature with a converted casting cost equal to or less then enchanted exiled creature's converted casting cost plus the number of chagre counters on ~ when it left the battlefield, it is a Mutant in addition to its other types.

Mon, 2012-10-22 22:44
Zuty
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I'm late on judging by 4 days and I still only got 2 entries. Stick out your tongue

Out of the two, Skittlemeister is the winner.

@Skittlemeister - I don't think they even need the "Can't have counters" as an ability on them at the cost of the enchantment, but it still works really well.

@Reality Glitch - Way too much is going on here ... So you chant a creature, exile that creature, which destroys ~, but it regens, and then continues to enchant it. Way to much going on ... I understand what you were trying to do here ... but it's just way to confusing and wordy.

So it's all up to you Skittlemeister for the next challenge. Stick out your tongue

~Zuty

Mon, 2012-10-22 23:31
Reality Glitch
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I REALLY need to rethink my brain, if that makes sense.

Wed, 2012-10-24 03:08
Skittlemeister

Make a card based on: Radiate X (As this permanent enters the battlefield, up to X target permanents gain protection from any color this card isn't).

Wed, 2012-10-24 03:14
Reality Glitch
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Manasheild X mana symbol5 mana symbol
Artfacrt Red mana symbol
Flash
Radiate X (As this permanent enters the battlefield, up to X target permanents gain protection from any color this card isn't)
5 mana symbol: Return ~ to its owner's hand.

Wed, 2012-10-24 17:56
Zuty
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The site is still buggy looking for me, but here's my entry.

Crystaling 2 mana symbol
Blue mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Golem
Flash
When ~ enters the battlefield, it becomes the color or colors of your choice until end of turn.
Radiate 1 (As this permanent enters the battlefield, up to 1 target permanent gains protection from any one color this card isn't).
0/2
It proudly wears all colors, fearing none.

~Zuty