The CHALLENGE SLOTS

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Fri, 2017-06-09 12:37
Vulgard
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@Mocandragon5, @Flo00: "Foreboding" is both a noun and an adjective with similar meaning, so both versions are correct.

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:20
jacqui-pup
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Jug

marioware's entry was going to be the winner, but then I realized this can recur a second copy of itself which dies b/c it's 0/0, which can be used for infinite etb/dies triggers, and can also cause an infinite loop if it's the only card in a graveyard b/c the ability isn't optional. I love it otherwise. Lit take on reanimation.

Mocandragon's entry has a similar problem where because it returns enchantment creatures to the battlefield, each creature you control triggers another constellation trigger, resulting in the card letting you return your entire graveyard to the battlefield given sufficient mana.

Fermat's entry is interesting. I don't love it because the recursion seems too easy, and it effectively has four power. The mana cost is largely irrelevant on this sort of creature too.

Vulgard's entry straight-up doesn't work since the game can't track how many times a particular card was cast. Even then, it's not great in late-game.

Neo's entry is clean AND cool. I guess the typeline is a little arbitrary, but the flavor is strong.

Flo00's entry doesn't really resonate with me, unfortunately. And it doesn't seem to take into account that it gives you two effects that cost CMC4 simultaneously for the same mana cost. And also the two halves don't synergize b/c the creature you reanimate won't get the buff?

Neottolemo wins, Mario is runner up.

[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, 2017-06-13 16:23
marioware2
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oh oops lmao

Fri, 2017-06-16 10:38
Neottolemo
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Thanks, I'm glad you liked my card! Yeah, the enchantment part in the typeline does seem a bit arbitrary now that you pointed it out, I agree.

I won't be able to judge soon, though, so I encourage somebody else to make a new challenge! A happy smile

Wed, 2017-06-28 00:14
marioware2
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oh oops lmao

Your limits are:

1. LIMIT #129: What a wannabe! Your card cares about a card type that it isn't! (Thanks, Marioware2!)
2. LIMIT #56: I hope you remember how to use call numbers, because... your card lets you search your library! (Thanks, Sewn-Eye!)
3. LIMIT #194: Hey, get off of me! Your card can become attached to another permanent! (Thanks, Marioware2!)

Wed, 2017-06-28 17:43
digiman619
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Invalid entry
Excalibur, Sword of the King 8 mana symbol
Legendary Artifact- Equipment Mythic Rare
When ~ enters the battlefield, create a 5/5 white legendary Human Solider creature token named King Arthur and attach ~ to it.
Equipped creature has double strike, deathtouch, and trample.
Equip 4 mana symbol

Wed, 2017-06-28 02:49
Mocandragon5
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Black Market Contact X mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
When ~ enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Equipment card with converted mana cost X or less, and put it onto the battlefield attached to enchanted creature.
At the beginning of your upkeep, detain enchanted creature unless its controller pays 1 mana symbol.

Does this fit limit #129? Also, should it be "equipped to enchanted creature"?

@digiman: That doesn't search your library.

Wed, 2017-06-28 11:08
Fermat

Forgeborn Oread 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Enchantment Creature — Nymph Rare
Bestow 4 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Whenever ~ or enchanted creature deals combat damage to an opponent, you may pay 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol. If you do, search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Enchanted creature gets +3/+2.
Purphoros's favored, her touch has inspired many a master smith.
3/2

Wed, 2017-06-28 13:13
Yoshi
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Headhunter's Scythe 4 mana symbol
Artifact - Equipment Rare
Equipped creature gets +2/+2, has first strike, and must be blocked if able.
Whenever a planeswalker or legendary creature dealt damage by equipped creature dies, search your library for an equipment card and put it in your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Equip 4 mana symbol

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, 2017-06-28 14:00
thehuw
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Churov's Crossbow 2 mana symbol
Legendary Artifact - Equipment Rare
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, search your library for an instant card with converted mana cost X or less and exile it, where X is the damage dealt this way. You may cast that card without paying its mana cost.
Equip 2 mana symbol

If there's a gun crossbow on the table in act one...

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Set Huwb
They/them pronouns, please.
Praise Vectron.

Wed, 2017-06-28 14:59
Daij_Djan
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Wed, 2017-06-28 17:22
Flo00
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Sunforger
Pattern of Rebirth

Ok, here is a real entry:

Structured Gardening 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Uncommon
Enchant land
At the beginning of your end step, you may search your library for a card with the same name as enchanted land. If you do, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

For some reason there is a clear trend towards lower rarity in the entries.

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

Wed, 2017-06-28 18:30
pang4
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Armor of Selves 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant creature
As long as you control another creature with the same name as enchanted creature, enchanted creature has Hexproof and Indestructible.
Whenever Enchanted Creature attacks, you may search your library for a Creature card with the same name and put it onto the battlefield.

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Sun, 2017-07-02 16:26
jacqui-pup
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I'll bump this with an entry of my own

Licid Repossessor Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Licid Rare
Creatures you control that are Licids and/or enchanted get +1/+1.
Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Search your library for a Licid card and put it onto the battlefield as an Aura enchantment attached to target creature. Its activated abilities can't be activated. Then shuffle your library.
1/1

It can be attached to a permanent Winking smiley

[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, 2017-07-04 04:57
Kixleart

Armaments of the Destined Champion X mana symbol
Legendary Artifact - Equipment Rare
When ~ enters the battlefield, search your library for a legendary creature with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield and equip ~ to it, then shuffle your library.
Equip 4 mana symbol
Creatures you control that share a creature type with equipped creature get +1/+1.

not 100% sure this counts for limit #129, so i might need to change it later.

Wed, 2017-07-05 03:21
orp
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Auras and equipment are too mainstream

Rugged Ramparts 2 mana symbol
Artifact - Fortification Uncommon
When fortified land is put into a graveyard, you may search your library for a basic land card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.
Fortify 1 mana symbol

Thu, 2017-07-13 06:20
Kagerowrs

Squadron Assemble 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Rare
Enchant nonlegendary creature you control
At the beginning of your each end step, you may search your library for a creature card with same name as enchanted creature and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Wed, 2017-07-12 20:37
marioware2
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Judging in 24 hours! Get those last minute entries in!

Mon, 2017-07-24 16:23
marioware2
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Looks like limits #129 and #56 played pretty well together, eh?

fluffyDeathbringer
I like this thing. It's powerful and can obviously lead to some degenerate combos, but it requires a lot of mana and attacking to do so. The only complaint is that it should (and would) likely exile the creature rather than sacrificing it by modern design principles. That said, I still think this is a very well-executed card.

Mocandragon5
You know a card's going to be weird when it's an aura with X mana symbol in its cost! "Attached to enchanted creature" is correct, and yes, this fits the limit. The card is missing a shuffle clause, but the mechanics are fine otherwise. The flavor is a bit weird though, especially in white.

Fermat
I was hoping for some Bestow creatures, and I'm glad you delivered, though this is kind of the low-hanging fruit. You could have done something more interesting than "tutors for artifacts", but I suppose some times a simpler design is a better one. I'm just not sure this is one of those times.

Yoshi
Aw, man! I really adored this card right up until I got to "search your library for an equipment card." This could have been much more with just a few tweaks, but as-is I think the ability feels... unnecessary, which isn't a great start. I love the general flavor though, and a card with this name and first line and a half could easily see print.

thehuw
Yikes! This looks powerful, probably? I assume? Casting spells for free is powerful, so I'll just assume this is powerful. I like it. Simple, yet intricate; strong, yet restrictive; firearm, yet low-fantasy. Three thumbs up.

Daij_Djan
Wow, I hate the way this card has to be worded in order to function. That being said, this card does have to be worded this way to function, and it's no worse than Animate Dead (though that bar isn't very high). I love the effect, and I think this card would have been printed already if it didn't read like a Terms of Use document.

Flo00
This is a cute one as well. I think this could get out of hand WAY too fast though, especially in limited. Finding a Forest every turn starting on turn 3 is an absurdly powerful effect, as it both ramps and thins your deck. This would make you such a massive favorite in the late game that I think it's honestly just too good, even if subtly so.

pang4
WOW this card is both too good and wickedly out of color. Blue is one of two colors that definitely doesn't get indestructible (or at least shouldn't), and slapping this on a creature has a floor of immediately cloning it and a ceiling of four copies of the creature across three turns, which is very much too good.

jacqui-pup
Licids, lol. If someone was going to make a Licid, of course it would be you. This really skirts around the new limit, but I guess it does technically fit the challenge, even if by the same logic that legitimizes slant rhymes. Other than that technicality, I really do like this card. It's one of the few entries that really feels like a cohesive design, rather than a card designed around multiple limits.

Kixleart
"Cast a legendary creature from your library" is a pretty weird and strong effect, and I expect it's overpowered. The fact that this is colorless means you could just fill your library with a motley crew of five-color legends and get them at will, which I also expect is overpowered. This is a neat idea but the mana cost of X mana symbol really kills it for me.

orp
Oh, yeah! I'm all about fortifications. This is a sweet one, too. It ticks all of the boxes I was looking for in this challenge - cohesive design, simple mechanics, and exciting effect. It might actually be too powerful in a format with fetch lands, but otherwise this is a really cool card.

Kagerowrs
This card reads like a fanfic. "Squadron Assemble" is a less than good name, and the line "Enchant nonlegendary creature you control" is at least one word too long. The effect is simple, but pretty boring. I do appreciate the allusion to Squadron Hawk, but that aside I think this is a non-starter.

And the winner is...

jacqui-pup, with orp and thehuw taking runners-up in no particular order! Thanks for your patience, and winner, take it away!

Mon, 2017-07-24 18:14
jacqui-pup
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yayyyyy

LIMIT #92: First name basis; Your card references another card by name. (Feel free to make this card!) (Thanks, Kyoril!)
LIMIT #154: Spin 'round like sensei's trinket! Your card does something to the top card(s) of one or more libraries. (Thanks, Fermat!)
LIMIT #195: Shamelessly pander to the environmentalist lobby: your card must be green. (Thanks, jacqui-pup!)

[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

Mon, 2017-07-24 18:23
Cajun
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Quote:
LIMIT #194: Surprise!: Your card can play itself or another card at instant speed. (Thanks, Cajun!)
LIMIT #195: Back in black (and/or white, blue, red, or green)!! Your card has an element of graveyard recursion. (Thanks, jacqui-pup!)
LIMIT #194: Hey, get off of me! Your card can become attached to another permanent! (Thanks, Marioware2!)
LIMIT #195: Shamelessly pander to the environmentalist lobby: your card must be green. (Thanks, jacqui-pup!)
getting some deja vu here. whoever was updating the op stopped after 193

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I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff

Mon, 2017-07-24 20:52
marioware2
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Tender of the Hinterland 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Treefolk Rare
Vigilance
At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1, then you may reveal the top card of your library. If a card named Forest is revealed in this way, put it onto the battlefield.
4/4

Mon, 2017-07-24 21:04
Daij_Djan
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@marioware2: Fun fact: The wording of my card was taken directly from Rageform, so reading like a "Terms of Use document" doesn't always stop WotC Stick out your tongue

@Cajun: Well, since Inanimate left I'm the one updating the main post every few challenges. Will take care of it again tomorrow most likely Winking smiley

Mon, 2017-07-24 23:35
thehuw
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Megamancer 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Human Shaman Rare
At the beginning of your end step, you may put target card named Giant Growth in your graveyard on top of your library.
"It's not a statement, I promise. No deeper meaning behind it. I just like making things big."
2/3

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Set Huwb
They/them pronouns, please.
Praise Vectron.

Tue, 2017-07-25 18:36
Xenagos
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Bountiful Divination Black mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Common
Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a Swamp card and a Forest card. Put those cards on top of your library and the rest on the bottom in any order.

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Tue, 2017-07-25 22:39
Flo00
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@Xenagos: in any order is very dangerous in this case. Imagine a green deck with a few ways to produce black mana but no swamp. Then Bountiful Divination lets you just sort your library.

Edric’s Informant 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Human Rogue Uncommon
Edric’s Informant can’t be blocked.
Whenever Edric’s Informant attacks, look at the top card of your library. If it is a card named Edric, Spymaster of Trest, you may put it onto the battlefield.
2/2

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

Wed, 2017-07-26 14:12
Gorgonzola
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Elves from the Woods 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elf Druid Common
Tap symbol: Add Green mana symbol to your mana pool.
Tap symbol, Sacrifice a Forest: Look at the top card of your library. If it's a card named Wood Elemental, you may reveal it, and put it into your hand.
1/2

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.
I shitpost more than the spam bots

Sun, 2017-07-30 10:09
Fermat

Leafseeker 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature — Elf Scout Common
When ~ enters the battlefield, explore. (Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back on top or into your graveyard.)
If ~ explored a card named Rootbound Crag or Sunpetal Grove, you may put that card onto the battlefield tapped.
"Some riches don't glitter."
2/2

Note: Rootbound Crag and Sunpetal Grove are in Ixalan.

Thu, 2017-07-27 00:22
thehuw
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@Xenagos, Gorgonzola, and Fermat: Forest is a subtype, not a card name.

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Thu, 2017-07-27 20:32
jacqui-pup
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I was just going to say that lol...

[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

Fri, 2017-07-28 07:11
Gorgonzola
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Yes, but there is a Wood Elemental in my card.
C'mon, is it so bad that it vanishes from your memories?

The Ultimate Answer
Yep.

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.
I shitpost more than the spam bots

Fri, 2017-07-28 16:30
jacqui-pup
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Giving you all a couple hours to fix up your entries that aren't valid

[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

Fri, 2017-07-28 16:40
Daij_Djan
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Updated the limit list all the way up to #197 A happy smile

Sat, 2017-07-29 13:49
Yoshi
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Dreg Harvester 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Zombie Uncommon
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, put the top four cards of your library in your graveyard. Then, you may return up to one target creature named Varolz, the Scar-Striped from your graveyard to your hand.
"Your time to rise is now, champion."
3/4

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.

Sun, 2017-07-30 05:11
Gorgonzola
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Bump.
(FYI, this is font size 666.)

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.
I shitpost more than the spam bots

Tue, 2017-08-01 03:16
jacqui-pup
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Ok, here we go

Mario: I love treefolk... but this is cheating, because this could easily say "basic Forest" and thus has no reason to be worded as it is.

Huw: This is kind of like a really weird Rootwalla, if you think about it, in that it's sort of like this hypothetical card

Grootwalla 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Lizard Common
Green mana symbol, Discard a card: Grootwalla gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.
2/2

But not as complex as that. Pretty neat.

Xenagos: Doesn't count!

fluffy: This is sensible flavorfully (it fetches the marquee Golgari kill spells, how cute) but I don't think it would ever see print because it would be taking a rare slot that would otherwise belong to Abrupt Decay. It accordingly feels like one of those dumb rares from the planeswalker decks.

Flo00: I always thought Jhessian Infiltrator was undercosted. This is quite neat: when it doesn't hit Edric, it's still in-flavor (because it's a spy, it gets to look at stuff!), and on the off chance it hits Edric, suddenly it becomes an unblockable Ophidian. I love it.

Gorgonzola: OMG... you mentioned Wood Elemental! Lol!! ROFL!!! XDDDD!!!! It's funny, you see, because Wood Elemental is unplayably bad. What's next, you wily rascal, a card referencing Chimney Imp?

Fermat: Explore is kind of a wacky keyword. It's an action word, but the effect is like fabricate, and it also has three options? And it cares about an arbitrary pair of duals that you fairly obviously substituted when you realized "a Forest" wouldn't fit the specification. No diggity.

Yoshi: You know, I'd personally swap the P/T so when it dies Varolz could get something more efficient. It is cool, though. Could see a whole cycle of cards like this built around the DGM champions.

Flo00 is our winner, with huw as runner-up!

[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, 2017-08-01 04:21
Fermat

@jacqui: Yeah, sorry mate. Didn't have the energy to conjure up something better when Forest didn't work out.

Tue, 2017-08-01 10:58
Gorgonzola
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@jacqui-pup: I see. I'll limit my designs of that kind, as they may cause the Challenge Judge to suffer from tachycardia and diarrhoea.

I also see a pretty mean interaction of Grootwalla and Basking Rootwalla.

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.
I shitpost more than the spam bots

Tue, 2017-08-01 13:59
Flo00
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Awesome! Thanks for the win jacqui-pup!

Well then, here we go:
LIMIT #77: ACK! A SHADOW! Oh wait, its mine. Your card involves light. (Thanks, EyeofTruth!)
LIMIT #137: In your __! Your card uses the word face (like in face up or face down). (Thanks, Flo00!)
LIMIT #198: That's odd! Your card cares about parity. (Thanks, Flo00!)

Caring about parity means caring about even or odd numbers. Is that clear or should I add a reminder to my limit?

This looks like an intersting one. Have fun!

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

Tue, 2017-08-01 14:54
jacqui-pup
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Caught in the Spotlight
Conspiracy Uncommon
(Start the game with this conspiracy face up in the command zone.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, for each player with an even number of cards in hand, you may look at that player's hand.

[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, 2017-08-01 17:14
Neottolemo
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Light Up 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Instant Common
Light Up deals 4 damage to target creature. Then, if that creature was face down, Light Up deals 2 damage to its controller.
Abhorred (If you control an even number of creatures, create a 1/1 red Elemental creature token. Otherwise, draw a card.)
"The way is lit by a thousand glistening tentacles."
-Kaur, Emblem of Twisted Majesty

Might change the card's name later, but I think this fits. The mechanic makes your board state odd if it's even and rewards you if it's odd. I'm not even sure how it works with zero creatures, though. Also, the mechanic's name was initially oddity, but I thought that was too on the nose and reductive.

Tue, 2017-08-01 17:30
jacqui-pup
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Zero is even.

[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

Wed, 2017-08-09 07:32
Kagerowrs

Split Moon 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
At the beginning of each upkeep, count the number of face up permanents. If the number is odd, until end of turn, red creatures get +1/+1 and whenever a player taps a Mountain for mana, that player adds Colorless mana symbol to his or her mana pool. If the number is even, do the same, but with the white creatures and Plains.

Not a proper attempt at Limit #137. Hopefully I can think of something better.

EDIT: I don't think I will be able to make good design that fits all three in time. Apologies.

Tue, 2017-08-08 20:12
Flo00
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Judging tomorrow.

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

Wed, 2017-08-09 00:49
Fermat

Lamplight Beckoner 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature — Human Wizard Common
Whenever an opponent casts a spell with an odd converted mana cost, you may investigate. (Create a colorless Clue artifact token with "2 mana symbol, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
"I knew something felt odd! Come into the light and show your face, intruder!"
2/3

Tried being witty and used "face" (and all other limits, for that matter) in the flavor text. Don't know if it counts, but certainly gave me a few chuckles while making it. A happy smile

Wed, 2017-08-09 12:20
Flo00
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jacqui-pup
That's a really fun conspiracy. I can imagine how it puts your opponents in the dilemma of playing that one card or not showing their hand.
Neottolemo
An interesting hate card for an environment with face down creatures. Abhorred is a bit odd (pun intended), but I guess it makes for a fun gameplay.
Kagerowrs
That's a really weird card. Reminds me a bit of Chaos Lord. Since it triggers each upkeep, the game will be quite dragged by a lot of counting.
Fermat
That's kind of cheating. A funny way of cheating Big smile . Lamplight Beckoner definitely shouldn't be Common. It also looks a bit weird that the investigation is optional. Otherwise, really nice card.

jacqui-pup wins.
Congrats and thank you all for those interesting entries!

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

Wed, 2017-08-09 13:50
jacqui-pup
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Yay@ Although, I don't get a shot at limit 200 now, But yay!

LIMIT #68: Mix it up: Your card has an off-colour ability. (Thanks, lordofthetoasters!)
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[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

Wed, 2017-08-09 14:34
Nhoj2307

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Trog Recruit
Creature - Mole Soldier
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Uncommon

Deathtouch, Lifelink

1/3

Trog Recruit
Creature - Mole Soldier
1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Uncommon

Lifelink

If ~ has dealt combat damage to a player this turn, you may pay 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol and deal X damage to target creature, where X is equal to the amount of life you gained this turn.

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The Trog stands for troglodyte, drawing inspiration from said creature in the game Heroes of Might and Magic 3.

Thanks Daij, misinterpreted that completely

Wed, 2017-08-09 14:22
Daij_Djan
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@Nhoj2307: An off-color ability is not the same as an out-of-color ability. Limit #68 is about cards like Cavern Thoctar having an ability which requires mana of a color the card itself has not Winking smiley

Tue, 2017-08-15 18:41
Flo00
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Necromancer’s Trap 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Instant - Trap Uncommon
If an opponent cast a spell targeting a creature you control this turn, you may pay 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol rather than pay Necromancer’s Trap’s mana cost.
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step. You gain life equal to its toughness.

How lucky that there are exactly 20 Traps out there right now.

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