The CHALLENGE SLOTS

Login or register to post comments
continued...
Mon, 2016-05-02 19:49
Flo00
Flo00's picture

Marchesa’s Schemes Blue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has dethrone.
Whenever enchanted creature deals combat damage to a player, if it has four or more +1/+1 counters on it, you may gain control of target treature that player controls. If you do, sacrifice enchanted creature, then attach Marchesa’s Schemes to the other creature.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2016-05-02 08:27
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
Daij_Djan's picture

Dang, completely forgotten about this. Oh well, I won't miss this challenge:

Bringing back Exploit on a new card type in a new color - always felt it would work nicely for a red mechanic. Also I really like designing commons for this contest specifically anyway Hope you'll like it!

Mon, 2016-05-02 17:10
digiman619
digiman619's picture

@Flo00: When the ability triggers, do want to nab an opponent's creature and sac the old one, or sac the enchantment and an opponent's creature? Because if it's the former, you should probably sac the enchanted creature before changing its target.

Mon, 2016-05-02 19:50
Flo00
Flo00's picture

I wnated it the other way around. Thanks for poining that out^^
It just felt weird to sac a creature and then move an enchantment from it to another creature.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2016-05-02 21:24
Yoshi
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

Trialtaker's Veil 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature can't be blocked by more than one creature and has Renown 4. (When this creature deals combat damage to a player, put four +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes renowned.)
When enchanted creature becomes renowned, return CARDNAME to your hand.
Everyone has their own challenge to overcome.

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2016-05-03 15:30
pang4
pang4's picture

Army of One 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant Creature
Prevent all damage that would be dealt to and by Enchanted Creature.
Enchanted Creature has Myriad (Whenever this creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may put a token that's a copy of this creature onto the battlefield tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker he or she controls. Exile the tokens at end of combat.), and "Sacrifice four other creatures with the same name as this creature: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of this creature."
"When you want it done right, do it yourself. Let's get 'em, me!"

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Mon, 2016-05-16 00:33
Kixleart

Judging tomorrow, so get any last minute edits/entries in.

EDIT: judging

guhkun
good lifegain in enchantment decks, although the sacrifice effect would only be useful in a few decks.

Senor Guacamole
cool abilities, not sure what makes him enchantment-y flavorwise, but i guess i'd have to seem the bigger thing he's a part of.

Flo00
a little weird, but quite useful if you can get it to work.

Daij_Djan
a nice useful common.

fluffyDeathbringer
kinda reminds me of pestilence, only stronger and with a bigger downside.

Yoshi
nice and balanced, good flavor. i like how it turns the enchanted creature into a sort of mini-Outland Colossus.

pang4
cool flavor, myriad is a cool mechanic. not sure how common 5+ player games are, so i'm not sure how useful the sacrifice ability is.

Podium
it was a tough decision between these two: the winner is Yoshi with Trialtaker's Veil, runner-up is pang4 with Army of One.

Mon, 2016-05-16 03:22
Yoshi
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

Thanks for the win! Your next limits are:

LIMIT #65: Better get in line quick, because... your entry number must be represented exactly that many times on your card! (So, entry #3 could have a CMC of 3, an ability which taps three permanents, and three creature types.) (Thanks, Sewn-Eye!)
LIMIT #131: Things aren't always as they seem... Your card involves deception! (Thanks, Grishnax!)
LIMIT #168: Casting from your hand, that's overrated! Your card can't be played from your hand. (Thanks, Yoshi!)

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Mon, 2016-05-16 06:33
Flo00
Flo00's picture

Nightmare Engine
Artifact Creature - Horror Construct Uncommon
1 mana symbol, Discard Nightmare Engine: Return target creature you control to its owner’s hand.
Exile three instant and/or sorcery cards from oyur graveyard: Put Nightmare Engine from your graveyard onto the battlefield.
2/4

So it has a 1 in the text. It has more than one type, more than one creature type, more than one word in its name and p/t are also not one. This should satisfy limit #65 despite having only one face.
I hope the bounce plus potential flash creature is deceptional enough.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Tue, 2016-05-17 20:46
Senor Guacamole
Senor Guacamole's picture

Sharptide Leviathan
Blue color identity Creature - Leviathan Rare
Revolve 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol — You may reveal this card from your hand and then pay this card’s revolve card. If you do, shuffle this card into your library. Then return target creature to its owner’s hand.
If Sharptide Leviathan enters your graveyard from your library, you may pay 5 mana symbolBlue mana symbol. If you do, put Sharptide Leviathan onto the battlefield.
8/8

two words in its name, two mana for its revolve cost and i guess you could flash him in with some selfmill spells/abilities.

Mon, 2016-05-16 23:01
Nazsmith
Nazsmith's picture

Eye of Control
Artifact Rare
When ~ enters the battlefield, distribute three fate counters among permanents you don't control.
3 mana symbol, Tap symbol, Sacrifice ~: Gain control of each permanent with a fate counter on it then remove all fate counters from all permanents.
Illuminati

I play Katawa Shoujo. And I use the Chatroom for MSE, so check up on me!

Tue, 2016-05-17 16:11
pang4
pang4's picture

Mushin No Shin
Green color identity Sorcery Rare
Forecast - 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Reveal Mushin No Shin from your hand: Look at the top four cards of your library, Manifest one of them and put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order, then declare Land or Nonland. An opponent guesses whether the Manifested card is Land or Nonland, then reveal the Manifested card. If they guessed right, destroy that card. If they guessed wrong, put 4 +1/+1 counters on the Manifested card. (Activate this ability only during your upkeep, and only once each turn.)

The forecast cost has a 4 in it, you look at the top 4 cards, the card gets 4 +1/+1 counters, and the card says "Manifest/Manifested" exactly 4 times.

To clarify, "revealing" a Manifested card isn't the same as turning it faceup; it returns to its facedown state after being revealed.

Also, Mushin No Shin refers to a state of mind where no thoughts or emotions are obstructing action, often used when discussing martial arts. I felt like it fit here, since the card requires you to be in perfect Zen in order to constently gain value from the card: if you have a better read on your opponent than they have on you, you have a 6/6 machine. If not, you have a waste of mana.

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Tue, 2016-05-24 21:19
Yoshi
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

I can't judge right now. PM me for critique.

Senor wins, with pang as runner-up.

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2016-05-26 09:06
pang4
pang4's picture

damn, runner-up twice. grats to Senor Guacamole, though.

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Sun, 2016-05-29 23:07
Senor Guacamole
Senor Guacamole's picture

dunno if inanimate's busy or not, but i think the limit list needs an update

LIMIT #105: Your card's no flop! It loves to flip coins! (Thanks, JaceMC88!)
LIMIT #122: The best of not one, not two, but three worlds! Your card uses no more than and no less than three colours! (Thanks, CoreyImperia!)
LIMIT #169: Your card's full of innuendo! (Heh, get it?) (Thanks, Senor Guacamole!)

Mon, 2016-05-30 16:53
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
Daij_Djan's picture

Inanimate hasn't been active for RL reasons a long time now, I'm the one updating the list from time to time. But you're right - it's time to do so once again Winking smiley

Fri, 2016-07-22 02:33
Senor Guacamole
Senor Guacamole's picture

huh... so uh, who wants to win this one?

Fri, 2016-07-22 03:29
Flo00
Flo00's picture

Hero’s Gambit Red mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Choose target creature, then flip a coin until you lose a flip or choose to stop flipping. If you lose a flip, Hero’s Gambit has no effect. Put two +1/+1 counters on that creature for each flip you win. If you win two or more flips, put a divinity counter on it and it’s indestructible as long as it has a divinity counter. If you win three or more flips, Hero’s Gambit deals 13 damage to each creature.

English isn't my native language so I don't know if I got the meaning of innuendo right. This points toward Fiery Gambit, That Which Was Taken and Blasphemous Act.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Mon, 2016-07-25 14:44
DGoldDragon28

Erratic Drain X mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Mythic Rare
Target player loses X life. Then flip X coins. For each coin that shows heads, that player sacrifices a creature. For each coin that shows tails, take an extra turn after this one.

Mon, 2016-07-25 23:03
Senor Guacamole
Senor Guacamole's picture

flo wins, woop woop

Tue, 2016-07-26 09:26
Flo00
Flo00's picture

Thanks A happy smile
Next:
LIMIT #30: Poems are important,
And your flavor text is too;
Make it a poem.
LIMIT #95: Gone forever! Your card exiles something. (Thanks, Neottolemo!)
LIMIT #170: Negative zone! Choose any multicolor mythic. Your card can't have any colors or words in common with that card. (Thanks Flo00!)

For limit 170: Please tell me which card you chose. Words include name, typeline and everything in the text box.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Thu, 2016-07-28 20:36
Mort
Mort's picture

Arcane Deflection X mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Rare
Exile target instant or sorcery spell with converted mana cost X. Until your next end step, you may cast that spell without paying its mana cost.
Roses are red, violets are blue.
Keep casting spells, that’ll rebound to you.

And just for fun here's a render:

Render

Editlog
EDIT: By the way the chosen card is Jenara, Asura of War.
EDIT2: Updated the flavour text. I found that the word 'for' was in both card's flavour texts.
EDIT3: Fixed up some syntax problems with the original wording and removed some unnecessary wording. Also finally found a flavour text I like.

Thu, 2016-07-28 06:58
digiman619
digiman619's picture

Thoughtmoil 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
Exile a card in your hand. Draw cards equal to the exiled card's converted mana cost. Discard that many cards.
I just lost my mind
It's fine, Don't worry; It's cool,
I found it again.

Chosen mythic is Blood Baron of Vizkopa

I admit, I horribly reworded this rather than make a new entry.

Tue, 2016-07-26 20:50
Flo00
Flo00's picture

Just reading those two cards and looking up the mythics made me reallize what a crazy mindf*ck Limit #170 is. Sorry for that.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Tue, 2016-07-26 22:27
Mort
Mort's picture

@digiman619: I believe that your card is invalid as is shares a word with the baron ('As an additional cost...' and 'As long as you have 30 or more life...'). Just a heads up A happy smile

Tue, 2016-07-26 22:53
venser is the -...
venser is the -dead- man's picture

Cursed Bloodline 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Name a card. Exile each nonland permanent with that name.
Some curses are born,
Some curses are made,
It's not important,
End result is the same.

Chosen mythic is Ajani Vengeant.
*Edit, fixed a word overlap with Ajani I hadn't noticed.

Tue, 2016-07-26 22:29
Mort
Mort's picture

@venser: I believe your card shares the word 'all' with Ajani ('Exile all permanents...' and 'Destroy all lands...').

Thu, 2016-07-28 06:59
Nazsmith
Nazsmith's picture

Return from the Shadows 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Return target creature from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next endstep.
What did you say, sir;
For it's not all quiet that clear;
What thing is coming here?

I play Katawa Shoujo. And I use the Chatroom for MSE, so check up on me!

Fri, 2016-07-29 20:55
Mort
Mort's picture

@All: In order to cut down on posting non-entry comments, I will post all future wording observations here too.

@Nazsmith: You may want to change the wording of your card as it shares the word 'your' with Dragonlord Dromoka ('...creature from your graveyard...' and 'Your opponents can't cast ...'). I also will point out that this can't be fixed by replacing the 'your' with 'a' as the word 'a' appears in the Dromoka's flavour text.

@Daij_Djan: You may want to tweak your poem slightly as it starts with an if that is also present in the Chant ('If you annoy...' and 'If it's a creature card').

@DGoldDragon28: You will need to alter the wording of your card as it shares some word's with the hivelord's flavour text:
'~ costs Colorless mana symbol less to cast...' and 'such monsters to our shores.'
'on the battlefield' and 'This is the source...'

@Yoshi: You will need to work on your entry in order for it to meet the contest criteria Firstly your card lacks a poem in the flavour text as specified in limit #30 as well as containing several wording problems when applying LIMIT #170 as highlighted below:
'Flames of Rebellion' and 'Sphinx of the Steel Wind'
'...on the battlefield from your library...' and 'Sphinx of the Steel Wind'
'...on the battlefield from your library...' and '...protection from red...'
'...on the battlefield from your library...' and '...favorite riddle: "Why should I spare your life?"'
'...3 damage to target creature or player.' and 'Artifact Creature — Sphinx'
'...becomes a 3/1 Rebel creature with first strike...' and 'Flying, first strike, vigilance...'
'...Activate this ability only if it has a charge counter on it.' and 'No one has properly answered...'

Thu, 2016-07-28 10:51
Flo00
Flo00's picture

@MOrt: Thanks for being so considerate to check all entries for word overlaps A happy smile

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Thu, 2016-07-28 13:15
Fermat

I choose Lightning Angel. Would this count? She's mythic because she's in FTV: Angels.

Cruel Braying Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Exile target creature with power less than the greatest power among creatures you control.
"'Tis only then that Lorn did grasp,
That wit alone can't wrest Death's clasp."
A Tragedy of Fools

Thu, 2016-07-28 13:12
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
Daij_Djan's picture

Name and poem will be added later on. Deadbridge Chant is my chosen mythic!

Erase From Reality Blue mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Exile target spell.
Dare you annoy me,
not only shall you regret,
you perish away.

EDIT: Have to admit, I didn't even think of looking at the flavor text.. There were six other potential mythics to consider, but I indeed simply changed the flavor text's first word.

Fri, 2016-07-29 02:28
DGoldDragon28

My choice for a mythic is Sliver Hivelord

Utter Consumption 7 mana symbolColorless mana symbolColorless mana symbol
Instant Mythic Rare
~ costs Colorless mana symbol less for each Eldrazi in play.
Exile all non-Eldrazi permanents.
All living shall wither
And fade away
'Less Sparked can tether
And rebuke again
Destruction Incarnate
And Nature's Bane

EDIT: Used slightly more archaic wording to fix collision.

Thu, 2016-07-28 23:59
Nazsmith
Nazsmith's picture

SOoooooooooooooooooo, flavor text also matters???

I play Katawa Shoujo. And I use the Chatroom for MSE, so check up on me!

Fri, 2016-07-29 00:13
Mort
Mort's picture

@Nazsmith: I assume so, while it is not part of the card's oracle text is part of everything in the text box that the challenge specified.

Fri, 2016-07-29 05:12
Nazsmith
Nazsmith's picture

Well, let's see what Flo0 has to say. Cause if so, im not going to even bother with this challenge.

I play Katawa Shoujo. And I use the Chatroom for MSE, so check up on me!

Fri, 2016-07-29 07:24
Flo00
Flo00's picture

Yep, flavour text also counts. Sorry. (Else Sphinx's Revelation or Rakdos's Return would be super easy picks for the challenge Winking smiley )

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Fri, 2016-07-29 14:04
Yoshi
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

Sphinx of the Steel Wind

Flames of Rebellion 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Tribal Enchantment - Rebel Uncommon
If you put CARDNAME on the battlefield from your library, it enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If a creature dealt damage this way would die, exile it instead.
2 mana symbolRed mana symbol: CARDNAME becomes a 3/1 Rebel creature with first strike until end of turn. Activate this ability only if it has a charge counter on it.

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2016-08-02 00:23
Flo00
Flo00's picture

Judging in either 14 or 24 hours, depending on if I find the time to do it in 14 hours.
EDIT: Closed for judging.
Judging:

Mort
It's more of a blue effect, but I guess it kinda works for red as well. Fun and balanced card.
Nice flavour.
digiman619
This card is crazy. But a really fun way of crazy.
The flavour is almost as crazy as the card itself. Very fitting.
venser is the
Now it shares the word permanent with Ajani Winking smiley
Mealstrom Pulse that doesn't target. Seems like the right cost for it.
Funny flavour A happy smile
Nazsmith
I was really surprised that this card doesn't already exist. There is only Postmortem Lunge and two instants doing something similar. Nice and simple design.
Interesting flavour. I think tt doesn't fit the card that much.
Fermat
Guess you found the easiest card not to have any words in common. From the Vault is a little chaeting, but I gonna let it count Winking smiley
Exiling in black-green is more of a rare thing. Aside from that, a fine card.
Is the flavour from some old literature or did you come up with it?
Daij_Djan
I think exiling a spell shoudl be more of a rare thing. Nice and simple card.
Fitting flavour.
DGoldDragon28
That's one epic removel. It's like play two Eldrazi, pay 7 mana symbol to win the game. I kind of like it, except that it is an instant.
That's a long flavour. Especially for this combination of challenges. Nice.
Yoshi
It shares as least "from" with the Sphinx. (I stopped comparing after I found that.)
Red rebel. Interesting. Plays nicely with existing rebels. Fair card.
No flavour? A sad 'frowny'

Podium
digiman619 wins
Mort and Daij_Djan share second place.

Again sorry for that wacko challenge.

"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Tue, 2016-08-02 01:08
Fermat

Exiling creatures is a White/black mana symbol thing (universal when combined, White mana symbol usually with "mighty" dudes, and Black mana symbol with "weak" ones), and something to do with power of creatures is a green thing, so I figured it'd be fine. Also, those two verses of iambic tetrameter are my own.

Tue, 2016-08-02 02:23
Yoshi
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

I forgot the poem.

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Tue, 2016-08-02 02:34
Mort
Mort's picture

I too was a little worried that the card was pushing the boundaries of red Wild Ricochet effects, and I did conciser making it Blue but I couldn't find and appropriate mythic that was not in blue. Also I actually enjoyed the challenge as it led to an interesting process and considerations for design and some equally interesting entries.

Tue, 2016-08-02 02:46
digiman619
digiman619's picture

Wow, didn't expect to win. Here's the random ones:
LIMIT #32: Ooh, cold shoulder. It's snow joke: your card is all about ice.
LIMIT #103: You got chocolate in my peanut butter and my peanut butter in your chocolate! Your card has two different card types! (The card types are Artifact, Creature, Enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and tribal!) (Thanks, Sakon!)

As for mine:
LIMIT #171: You are powerless before me! Your card must either have or care about having a power of 0! (A card with/caring about a nonexistent power doesn't qualify!) (Thanks, digiman!)

Tue, 2016-08-02 04:15
Celebi
Celebi's picture

Arrogant Mountaineer 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Yeti Scout Uncommon
Arrogant Mountaineer has trample and haste as long as a player controls a creature with base power 0.
You might not want to have an yeti as your guide here in the mountains... do you?
4/3

Revered as a guardian of the forest, Celebi appears wherever beautiful forests exist.

Tue, 2016-08-02 11:00
Yoshi
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

Aspect of Frostbite 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Spirit Rare
Flying
Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, it gets -2/-0 until end of turn.
At the end of your turn, destroy each creature with power 0 or less.
The cold shows its teeth when you can no longer fight back.
2/2

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Wed, 2016-08-03 04:40
Fermat

Frostbite 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Tribal Instant — Elemental Common
Creatures your opponents control get -3/-0 until end of turn. Then if you control an Elemental, you may return target creature to its owner's hand if its power is 0 or less.
"Warm those fingers or you'll lose them permanently."
—Krood, mountain dweller

Wed, 2016-08-03 16:05
Senor Guacamole
Senor Guacamole's picture

Biome Weaver 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Rare
Whenever you tap a permanent for mana put a charge counter on Biome Weaver.
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol, Remove five charge counters from Biome Weaver: Create a tapped colorless artifact land token with “Tap symbol: Add Colorless mana symbol to your mana pool”.
"Our world might freeze, but it will never die." -Chief terraformer Glezus
0/3

Tue, 2016-08-02 18:29
DGoldDragon28

Pagos, God of Ice 3 mana symbolSnow mana symbol
Snow Enchantment Creature — God
As long as your devotion to snow is less than five, Pagos, God of Ice isn't a creature. (Each Snow mana symbol in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to snow.)
Nonsnow creatures with power 0 or less can't block.
2 mana symbolSnow mana symbol: Target nonsnow creature's power becomes 0 until end of turn.
[5/6]

Tue, 2016-08-02 22:59
digiman619
digiman619's picture

@Senor Guac: that activated ability should be worded as "2 mana symbol, Tap symbol, Remove five charge counters from ~: Create a tapped colorless artifact land token with 'Tap symbol: Add Colorless mana symbol to your mana pool.'"

EDIT: Dumb typo...

Tue, 2016-08-02 20:39
Celebi
Celebi's picture

@digiman619
Actually is "Create a colorless..." not "Creature" Winking smiley

Revered as a guardian of the forest, Celebi appears wherever beautiful forests exist.