The CHALLENGE SLOTS

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Sat, 2017-01-07 22:48
Daij_Djan
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Congratz to our winner and big thanks for runner-up! A happy smile

Now for the new challenge, how about this:

Oracle Rules Note: A creature "scavenges" Atlazan Priest, when it becomes the target of Atlazan Priest's scavenge ability.

Sun, 2017-01-08 02:09
Fermat

Something simple.

Boreal Archangel 5 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature — Angel Rare
You may exile two white cards from your hand rather than pay ~'s mana cost.
Flying, lifelink
From the frozen whiteness, fluttering feathers of hope.
4/4

Wed, 2017-01-11 15:29
Senor Guacamole
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Umani, Keeper of Oaths White mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Fox Cleric Rare
Whenever ~ or another creature you control attacks, you may exile target creature. Then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the end of combat.
3/2

Wed, 2017-01-11 05:39
KingXVX
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Ariel, The Swift 5W
Legendary Creature - Angel Scout (MYTHIC RARE)
4/2
Flying,first strike

When Ariel, The Sqift enters the battlefield, until your 3rd upkeep from now, whenever a creature deals combat damage to a creature that dies in the same turn, put a guilt counter on that creature.
On your 3rd upkeep the creature with the most guilt counters is exiled, along with all of it's type on the battlefield.
On your 3rd upkeep the creature with the least guilt counters can't be blocked.Until your 4th upkeep, all creatures of it's type are can't be blocked.

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Wed, 2017-01-11 08:46
digiman619
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@KingXVX:I get what you're doing with this, but it's really complex and kinda lame. A 4/2 flying, first strike is not worth 5 mana symbolWhite mana symbol, let alone being legendary. Unless you've got a lot of ramp, this guy won't show up until turn 6, his ability won't trigger until turn 9, and it's final effect won't trigger until turn 10. Most games are long done by then.

I think that it's back to the drawing board on this one.

Wed, 2017-01-11 13:16
Neottolemo
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Instructor of Derangement 3 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Common
Red mana symbol, Tap symbol, Exile a card from your hand: Until end of turn, you may play that card. Draw a card.
"Alright, kids, after me! A-B-C-D-E, it's no heron that which you see, in the moon, E-M-Rakul."
2/4

EDIT-I'm dumb and this doesn't fit the challenge. I might come up with something else later.

Wed, 2017-01-11 13:14
thehuw
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Lot of white cards for this challenge. Let's remedy that.

Tharniza, God of Predation 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment Creature - God Mythic Rare
Indestructible
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Tharniza unless you exile a black, red, or green card from your hand.
Creatures you control have menace.
Whenever a creature you control becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each creature blocking it.
6/4

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Wed, 2017-01-11 17:26
digiman619
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I, too, am concerned about saturation of White mana symbol in this challenge.

Lorael, Queen of the Fallen 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Angel Warrior Mythic Rare
Menace
Whenever a nontoken creature you control deals combat damage to a player, create a 0/1 Thrall token.
Sacrifice four creatures: Exile target creature.
4/4

Mon, 2017-01-23 12:57
Neottolemo
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Priest of No Thanks 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Cleric Rare
Flash
When Priest of No Thanks enters the battlefield, exile target spell and that spell's controller draws a card.
You and permanents you control have protection from spells and permanents with the same name as cards exiled with Priest of No Thanks.
3/3

Yeah this is very limited evasion, but hopefully it fits the limits this time around. Thanks to Vunik for naming Priest of Not and giving me this idea!

Wed, 2017-01-11 18:40
Yoshi
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Of Twisted Wings 5 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Eldrazi Angel Rare
Flying
Devoid
When you cast Of Twisted Wings, exile target creature, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control unless you cast Of Twisted Wings for its emerge cost.
Emerge 5 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
5/4

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, 2017-01-11 19:39
AnthemHero

Cleanser of Sin 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature- Human Cleric Uncommon
Haunt (When this creature dies, exile it haunting target creature)
~ and the creature it haunts can't be blocked except by exactly one creature.
2/2

Trying to make this as simple as possible.

Sun, 2017-01-22 22:36
Daij_Djan
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Bumping this for judging?

Mon, 2017-01-23 21:06
Daij_Djan
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Big thanks for the win!

And here are the new limits:

LIMIT #74: Flying Solo - Your card contains EXACTLY one subtype. No more, no less. (Thanks, Zuty!)
LIMIT #173: 'Tis the greatest teacher! Your card has something to do with experience counters. (Thanks, Fermat!)
LIMIT #186: Who needs board presence anyway? Your card is not a permanent. (There are five official permanent types: artifact, creature, enchantment, land & planeswalker.) (Thanks, Daij_Djan!)

Tue, 2017-01-24 01:30
Xenagos
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Trained Strike 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Tribal Instant - Rogue Uncommon
Destroy target non-Rogue creature with power or toughness less than or equal to the number of experience counters you have.

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Tue, 2017-01-24 01:39
thehuw
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Fast and Loose
Conspiracy - Doctrine Uncommon
(You may only have one doctrine. Start with it face down in your command zone, and turn it face up any time.)
Whenever you cast a creature spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, you get an experience counter if you have fewer than six.
As long as you have six or more experience counters, whenever a creature with converted mana cost enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on it and it gains haste.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Tue, 2017-01-24 17:25
jacqui-pup
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Unlearn 7 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Instant - Trap Rare
If an opponent has seven or more experience counters, you may pay 0 mana symbol rather than pay Unlearn's mana cost.
Target opponent discards seven cards and loses seven experience counters.

[center]"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game." --Mark Rosewater

Tue, 2017-01-24 18:50
Mort
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Practical Examination Blue mana symbol
Sorcery - Arcane Rare
Reveal the top card of your library. If its a nonland card with converted mana cost less than the number of experience counters you have, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.
Splice onto Arcane - Blue mana symbol, You get 1 experience counter.

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Tue, 2017-01-24 05:35
digiman619
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Search the Archives 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Tribal Sorcery- Wizard Rare
You gain an experience, then search your library for an instant, sorcery, or Wizard card with converted mana cost less than or equal to your experience.

Tue, 2017-01-24 20:36
Flo00
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@Mort: It is only a spell while it is on the stack. Everywhere else, it's a nonland card.

And here is my entry:

Homuncinations
Tribal Conspiracy - Homunculus Uncommon
(Start the game with this conspiracy face up in the command zone.)
Whenever one or more Homunculus creatures you control attack, you get an experience counter.
At the beginning of your upkeep, scry X, where X is the number of experience counters you have.

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Tue, 2017-01-24 17:45
Yoshi
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Archives of Primordium
Plane - Muraganda Common
Whenever a land or creature with no abilities enters the battlefield, its controller gets an experience counter.
When you roll Chaos Symbol, each player gains X life and draws X cards, where X is the number of experience counters they have.

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, 2017-01-25 19:21
Fermat

Jugan's Retaliation 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery — Arcane Rare
Destroy target noncreature permanent.
Splice onto Arcane—Pay three experience counters. (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)
Noble as he is, the great dragon of Jukai is not without a temper.

Tue, 2017-01-24 20:08
Daij_Djan
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@Fermat: While experience counters in the past haven't been used that way, I'd simply use the Energy symbol wording and say "Splice onto Arcane - Pay three experience counters."

Tue, 2017-01-24 20:29
ZephyrPhantom
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Seductive Swerve Red mana symbolRed mana symbol
Tribal Sorcery - Siren Uncommon
You gain three experience counters, then you may gain control of target creature with converted mana cost less than or equal the number of experience counters you have until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. (It can attack and Tap symbol this turn.)
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Tue, 2017-01-24 20:41
digiman619
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@Zephyr: Your card doesn't meet limit 75; you don't have a subtype

Thu, 2017-01-26 03:26
ZephyrPhantom
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Corrected, thank you.


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Sat, 2017-02-04 01:09
Daij_Djan
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Well, as I've been ill I completely missed the deadline on this one. Last call for entries, will be judged tomorrow!

EDIT: This challenge is now closed - please no further changes of entries!

EDIT 2: I'd really have loved to do a full judging, but sadly too much RL stuff was left behind these past few days. And considering tomorrow new CotW stuff gets added, I decided to simply declare Yoshi as winner, instead. If you want a comment on your card, just let me know and I'll gladly give you a full judging within the next few days A happy smile

Tue, 2017-02-07 15:58
Yoshi
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Didn't see this, sorry. Thanks for the win! Your next challenges are:

LIMIT #160: Counter counter! Your card counts counters, or just straight up counters something. (Thanks, pang4!)
LIMIT #20: Bottoms up! Your card cares about the bottom card of your library.
LIMIT #187: Here's a pretty random challenge: Roll a random card. Your card must have the same mana cost as the card you rolled! (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.

Tue, 2017-02-07 16:35
Nhoj2307

Welp, i got Skred

Balt, Shortpike Master Red mana symbol
Rare
Legendary Creature - Goblin

1 mana symbolRed mana symbol: Tap symbol: Reveal the bottom card of your Library. If it is a Goblin creature card, put it on to the battlefield. If it is not, put it in your Graveyard.

1 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol: ~ gains +X/+0 and first strile until the end of the turn, where X is equal to the number of counters on target permanent or opponent. You may only activate this ability once per turn.

1/1

Tue, 2017-02-07 17:13
thehuw
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My random card was Greenside Watcher.

Tireless Excavation 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Whenever an artifact or creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a charge counter on Tireless Excavation.
Green mana symbol, Sacrifice Tireless Excavation: Reveal the bottom X cards of your library, where X is the number of charge counters on Tireless Excavation. You may put a permanent card from among them with converted mana cost X or less onto the battlefield. Put the rest into your graveyard.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Tue, 2017-02-07 17:06
ZephyrPhantom
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Taniwha (rofl)

Depthsnatcher 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Serpent Rare
Whenever a spell is cast for the first time each turn, counter that spell unless its owner pays 3 mana symbol.
Whenever a spell is countered, you may pay Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol. If you, put it on the bottom of it's owners library instead of that player's graveyard.
2/5
It slithers along the depths of Great Manito Trench, waiting for the next skirmish to feed on the stray spells.


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Tue, 2017-02-07 17:44
jacqui-pup
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(Alliance of Arms)

Mine Exertion White mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Buyback - Remove a counter from a permanent you control.
Reveal the bottom card of your library. If it's an artifact or creature card with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of permanents you control with counters on them, put it onto the battlefield tapped. Otherwise, exile it.

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Tue, 2017-02-07 17:53
Xenagos
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I got Assquatch

Ancient Hydra 4 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Hydra Rare
Trample
Ancient Hydra enters the battlefield with 4 +1/+1 counters.
Red mana symbol, Tap symbol: Choose a number, then reveal the bottom card of your library. If that card's converted mana cost is equal to the number you chose, put a +1/+1 counter on Ancient Hydra.
0/0

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Tue, 2017-02-07 19:04
AnthemHero

Spelltwine

Downwards to Failure 5 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Reveal the bottom card of your library. Counter target spell unless it's controller pays X mana symbol, where X is the total converted mana cost of that card.

Tue, 2017-02-07 21:32
digiman619
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Ghosts of the Damned

Withering Denial 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Pay X life: Counter target spell with converted mana cost X. If that spell is countered this way, put it on the bottom of its owners library instead of its owner's graveyard.

I was in a Withering Boon kind of mood.

Tue, 2017-02-07 23:18
Mort
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Invalid Entry
Holy Strength

Reckless Apprentice 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Wizard Common
Put ~ on the bottom of its owner's library: Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on the bottom of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.
1/2

Tue, 2017-02-07 22:25
thehuw
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Uh, Mort, m8, last I checked, Holy Strength doesn't cost 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol...

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
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Tue, 2017-02-07 23:15
Fermat

I got Wall of Diffusion.

Bowel Diviner 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature — Human Cleric Rare
Unleash (You may have this creature enter the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it. It can't block as long as it has a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, scry X, where X is the damage dealt this way.
"See how it loops awkwardly right about here? It means something terrible will befall you. Not that you don't already know that, but still."
2/1

Wed, 2017-02-08 09:21
Flo00
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Invasive Species.

Dungeon Decomposer 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Plant Uncommon
Defender
2 mana symbol, Put the bottom card of your library into your graveyard: If its a creature card, put two +1/+1 counters on Dungeon Decomposer.
0/4

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Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.

Fri, 2017-02-24 16:52
Kixleart

I got reconstruction

Unexpected Retort Blue mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Reveal the bottom card of your library. counter target spell if it has a lower converted mana cost than the revealed card, then put the revealed card on top of your library.

Fri, 2017-02-10 02:26
Nazsmith
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I rolled Brainstorm

Engineered Time-Leap Blue mana symbol
Instant Rare
Choose target instant or sorcery then reveal the bottom card of your library. If that card shares the same converted mana cost and the chosen spell, counter that spell. Otherwise, put the bottom card of your library in your graveyard and ~ into your hand.
"Test Journal Entry 107: Today I managed to change a rotten fruits appearance via time leaping. Will take deeper looks into it tomorrow. Test Journal Entry 106: I believe I may have a problem."
- Juiyu, Izzet Electromancer

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Fri, 2017-02-10 23:31
marioware2
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My card was Favor of the Overbeing!?

Amplified Mutation 1 mana symbolGreen/blue mana symbol
Instant Uncommon
Reveal the bottom card of your library. Double the number of each counter on each permanent you control that shares a type with the revealed card.

Sun, 2017-02-19 02:28
Yoshi
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Oh hey, I forgot about this

Judging in 24-48

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.

Sun, 2017-02-26 17:00
Xenagos
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bump

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Sun, 2017-02-26 17:47
Yoshi
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the bump gods have answered your prayers: judging

Nhoj
Your card is doing a few interesting things, which is good. The first ability is concerningly strong. The second ability feels pretty disjointed from the rest of the card. Although the individual abilities are cool, together, they don't really have much coherence, which is a large strike against your card.

thehuw
Your card is probably fine. There's some interesting build-around potential with it. I like that you can sometimes hit a land as a failsafe in case there's nothing you want.

Zephyr
Your card is also probably fine. The second ability feels a bit disconnected and overcosted for the activated cost, but I think it's a pretty cool concept.

jacqui
Your card is kind of weird, though not in a bad way. Counting counters + being able to recur this might be a bit strong. I love the idea, though the card itself is better at 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol IMO.

Xenagos
Your card is probably balanced. There's too little incentive to activate the activated ability though; maybe if it put counters on the hydra equal to its converted mana cost or if the hydra dealt damage equal to that card's converted mana cost?

AnthemHero
Your card is underpowered. Compare Mindstatic, which is 2 mana symbol less, will usually be higher and more consistent and is a common. If I were to change this, maybe if it was something like:

Downwards to Failure 5 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Instant Rare
Reveal the bottom card of your library, then choose a spell. Gain control of that spell unless its controller pays X mana symbol. If they do pay X mana symbol, counter that spell.

or something like that, i dunno


digiman
Your card is busted. Sorry, but something that can counter repeatedly and at the cost of just life is way too good. If it cost more and/or also cost mana to activate, I'd be more on board.

Flo00
Your card is probably fine. The repeatable growth is concerning but not so much now since it has defender. A good card.

Naz
Your card is weird. I think it's balanced though, and it's definitely cute. I think it can counter all noncreature spells, though.

mario
Your card is very cute. I think I like it a lot, actually. Fun build-around for me, tbh, if not a tad unreliable.

Winner and runner ups
mario wins, with Flo00, jacqui and Naz as runner ups in no particular order.

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, 2017-02-27 01:09
Kixleart

@yoshi: i think you missed my card

Mon, 2017-02-27 01:16
Yoshi
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Gotchu, here's your judging:

Kixle: Your card seems too swingy IMO. The best and worst case scenarios are hugely different and that could be really annoying. At the same time, it's pretty clever. I dunno. I think it's okay, but would be better at Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol putting the bottom card in your hand.

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, 2017-02-27 10:10
Fermat

You missed mine too, Yoshi. Was it invalid because scry doesn't care as much about the bottom card of the library as the other entries, simply manipulating which one goes there? If so, I wish you'd told me.

Mon, 2017-02-27 12:38
Yoshi
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No, I forgot, sorry.

Your card is pretty good, if not a tad pushed. I'm not sure if red should get repeatable scry with this level of power though.

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, 2017-02-28 21:30
marioware2
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Thanks for the win! Let's roll:

LIMIT #77: ACK! A SHADOW! Oh wait, its mine. Your card involves light. (Thanks, EyeofTruth!)
LIMIT #156: Don't be so negative: Your card features a minus! (Thanks, Daij_Djan!)
LIMIT #188: Tough luck - your card has a toughness of zero! (Thanks, marioware2!)

Fri, 2017-03-03 22:39
Mort
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Lantern in the Mist 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Spirit Rare
As ~ enters the battlefield put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control and a -1/-1 counter on each creature your opponents control.
Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, proliferate.
Be wary of the ‘travelers’ you may sight off the Ulvenwald paths.
0/0

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EDIT: Reflavoured my entry to fit the first requirement.