The CHALLENGE SLOTS

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Mon, 2012-05-21 15:39
elmdor
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Thanks!

LIMIT #58: Tap dancers will like this: your card has a Tap symbol ability!

EDIT: new page, the limits rolled by Inanimate were:

LIMIT #42: Rock'em, sock'em, artifact creatures!
LIMIT #43: Spellcheck is on: your card cares about instants and/or sorceries.

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting." [Ernest Ruthenford]
"In man we all pray!" [Tony Hadley]

Mon, 2012-05-21 16:11
Kagerowrs

Reactor Myr 2 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr
Whenever Instant or Sorcery is casted, untap Reactor Myr.
Tap symbol: Add 1 mana symbol to your mana pool.
1/1

Mon, 2012-05-21 18:49
Zuty
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Spellsmith Golem 5 mana symbol
Red mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem
Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each color of mana spent to cast it.)
Tap symbol: Add or remove a charge counter from Spellsmith Golem.
Spellcraft — Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, copy that spell if it’s converted mana cost is equal to the number of charge counters on Spellsmith Golem. You may choose new targets for the copy.
2/2

RENDER

~Zuty

Mon, 2012-05-21 17:39
Sohel
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Manaburst Fork 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Elemental Uncommon
Red mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol, Sacrifice ~: Copy target Instant or Sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Incredibly unstable, the Forks made by the ancients spontaneously combust, increasing the power of spells.
2/1

I'm back! I survived the Eater of Days!

Mon, 2012-05-21 20:32
Noahlotr
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Zerrogian the Weirdking 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Artifact Creature - Weird Rare
Flying
Red mana symbol: Zerrogian the Weirdking gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Swich Zerrogian's power and toughness until end of turn.
Tap symbol: Until end of turn, instant and sorcery spells you cast cost X mana symbol less to cast, where X is Zerrogian's toughness.
3/2

Mon, 2012-05-21 23:44
Inanimate
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Man, how did I forget to make a tap-ability limit? So obvious in retrospect! Also, Elmdor, congrats again. <:

Isochron Golem 4 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Rare
Imprint -- When Isochron Golem enters the battlefield, you may exile an instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your hand.
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: You may copy the exiled card. If you do, you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.
2/2

Render and comments

I decided to make Isochron Scepter as a creature. Given the added functionality of absorbing both instants and sorceries, and the obvious addition of a body, I upped its rarity to rare, gave it a 4 mana symbol casting cost, and also limited it to sorcery-speed. Isochron Scepter had a lot of fun potential, but was just too easily mean -- hopefully this one is more fun.

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

Tue, 2012-05-22 10:25
lordofthetoasters

Skulkin Retriever 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Scarecrow Red mana symbol
Skulkin Retriever is indestructible.
2 mana symbolBlue/red mana symbol, Tap symbol, Sacrifice Skulkin Retriever: Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy. At the beginning of the next end step, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
1/1

EDIT: censored, it had a tap ability then I changed it =P time to change back...

Watch the language please... ~ Guitarweeps

Spoiler:
Standard
White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol Pod
Working on White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol control for post-RtR standard.

Modern
Red mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol Balance
Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol Storm

Plus too many EDH and casual decks to list

Tue, 2012-05-22 00:14
Inanimate
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(You forgot a tap ability, lordofthetoasters!)

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

Tue, 2012-05-22 02:35
Dawnk41
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Kuldotha Reverberator Monitor 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr Uncommon
Imprint - When Kuldotha Reverberator Monitor enters the battlefield, exile a red instant or sorcery card from your hand imprinting Kuldotha Reverberator Monitor.
X mana symbol,Tap symbol: Copy the imprinted instant or sorcery without paying it's mana cost.
2/2

Colored Artifacts! Woot!

Tue, 2012-05-22 07:03
EyeofTruth
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Snapcast Retriever 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Rare
Tap symbol: target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
1/1

Tue, 2012-05-22 09:56
The Invisible Flower
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Myr Replicator 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr Blue mana symbol
~ is colourless.
1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
1/2

THIS POST IS AN ILLUSION. AN ILLUSION, I TELL YOU.

Tue, 2012-05-22 14:53
jolykj
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Echomaker 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
Vigiliance
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: The next instant or sorcery spell you play this turn has Rebound. When you cast that card as it rebounds in you lose 3 life. (Exile the spell as it resolves if you cast it from your hand. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast that card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
2/2

Tue, 2012-05-29 16:58
Styrofoamking
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Warpjade Jester 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
Tap symbol: You may play an instant or sorcery spell with one or more targets without paying the casting cost. All targets are chosen at random.
1/1

EDIT - changed it, as it wasn't a creature

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Spoiler:

Tue, 2012-05-22 19:17
pang4
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Lightningrod Myr 2 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr Uncommon
Whenever you cast an Instant or Sorcery spell, untapn Lightningrod Myr.
Tap symbol: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.´
1/1
"Every strike charges it up for another."

Yes, I see the similarities with Alloy Myr, but he was underwhelming and bad. This card is interesting, and ripe for abise with combo decks.

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Tue, 2012-05-22 20:05
Melkorios
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Spellshimmer Golem 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Rare
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, place a charge counter on Spellshimmer Golem.
Tap symbol: Add X mana to your mana pool, where X is the number of charge counters on Spellshimmer Golem.
3/3

Hey there. Just a simple card gamer, who definately enjoys making his own cards. I'm new to the whole process, but I hope to gain much experience quickly.

Wed, 2012-05-23 19:55
Kagerowrs

Assembly Spellcharger 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Assembly-Worker Rare
4 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Instant and sorcery you play cost X less until end of turn, where X is number of Assembly-Worker creature you control.
2/2
Urza and Mishra worked together once. While they firmly believe it was worst. In sight of other, it was truly the best.

Mon, 2012-05-28 23:49
K1L1
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Arcane Collector 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
As you cast Arcane Collector, you may exile any number of instant and/or sorcery cards with converted mana cost 4 or less from your hand.
4 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Copy target instant or sorcery exiled by Arcane Collector. You may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.
1/4

The power level fluctuates between "omgwtfbbqlolwut unlimited copies of Time Stretch!" to "Great. I now control the power of unlimited Gut Shots..."

EDIT: As I was posting this, I realized it was really good. Counteracted this by adding a CMC limit to the exiled cards.

EDITED AGAIN.

Current Projects
Secret Project 1 - Creating base set...
Secret Project 2 - Skeleton complete!

Wed, 2012-05-23 21:16
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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Phyrexian Fireslinger 2 mana symbolPhyrexian Red ManaPhyrexian Red Mana
Artifact Creature - Human Wizard Blue mana symbol
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Phyrexian Red ManaPhyrexian Red Mana, Tap symbol: ~ deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
Whenever you cast an red instant or sorcery spell, you may untap ~.
0/1

This card is like a combination of Fallen Ferromancer and Gelectrode. Since you could drop this thing at turn 2, I made it as fragile as possible while also making sure that if you always wanted to use the life-payment as a cost, you're dead way before your opponent is at 10 poison counters..

Mon, 2012-05-28 23:09
Inanimate
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Elmdor! It has been a week! Just notifying you. <:

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

Tue, 2012-05-29 14:31
elmdor
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Thank you for the reminder! I'll judge as soon as possible.

Kagerowrs, you submitted two cards. Which one is your entry?

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting." [Ernest Ruthenford]
"In man we all pray!" [Tony Hadley]

Tue, 2012-05-29 15:11
Kagerowrs

@Elmdor - Damn, How did I missed MY OWN ENTRY?! I thought I didn't entered it yet...
My entry will be Assembly Spellcharger. (Despite the fact it really doesn't stand at the point...)

Tue, 2012-05-29 19:57
elmdor
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LIMIT #58: Tap dancers will like this: your card has a Tap symbol ability!
LIMIT #42: Rock'em, sock'em, artifact creatures!
LIMIT #43: Spellcheck is on: your card cares about instants and/or sorceries.

Kagerowrs

Spoiler:
Reactor Myr 2 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr
Whenever Instant or Sorcery is casted, untap Reactor Myr.
Tap symbol: Add 1 mana symbol to your mana pool.
1/1

Comments: "Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell, untap CARDNAME.". I think it's too powerful, and the rarity is missing. But your entry is actually this one:

Assembly Spellcharger 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Assembly-Worker Red mana symbol
4 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Instant and sorcery you play cost X less until end of turn, where X is number of Assembly-Worker creature you control.
2/2
Urza and Mishra worked together once. While they firmly believe it was worst. In sight of other, it was truly the best.

Comments: I think it's too expensive for a base reduction of 1 mana symbol, and there aren't many Assembly-Workers in the game. Maybe it could cost only one or two mana to activate the ability.

Zuty

Spoiler:
Spellsmith Golem 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Red mana symbol
Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each color of mana spent to cast it.)
Tap symbol: Add or remove a charge counter from Spellsmith Golem.
Spellcraft — Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, copy that spell if it’s converted mana cost is equal to the number of charge counters on Spellsmith Golem. You may choose new targets for the copy.
2/2

Comments: it's confusing with both +1/+1 and charge counters in the same card. Maybe you wanted to use sunburst to put charge counters, but sunburst only works like that on noncreature cards.
Assuming you wanted to use only charge counters, the effect is quite good and worth of the rarity.

Sohel

Spoiler:
Manaburst Fork 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Elemental Blue mana symbol
Red mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol, Tap symbol, Sacrifice ~: Copy target Instant or Sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Incredibly unstable, the Forks made by the ancients spontaneously combust, increasing the power of spells.
2/1

Comments: it's very expensive for what it does. I would reduce the ability cost and put a limit on the converted mana cost of the forked spell, just like Izzet Guildmage (which is one of the few uncommon cards that can copy spells).

Noahlotr

Spoiler:
Zerrogian the Weirdking 4 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Artifact Creature - Weird Red mana symbol
Flying
Red mana symbol: Zerrogian the Weirdking gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Swich Zerrogian's power and toughness until end of turn.
Tap symbol: Until end of turn, instant and sorcery spells you cast cost X mana symbol less to cast, where X is Zerrogian's toughness.
3/2

Comments: a Weird legend! I think it's strange that cost reduction is based on toughness - red likes high power and blue doesn't have a preference.
I would change the reduction to make it look at power and change the blue ability: maybe something like shroud or an high costed untap ability, to increase the reduction madness.

Inanimate

Spoiler:
Isochron Golem 4 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Red mana symbol
Imprint -- When Isochron Golem enters the battlefield, you may exile an instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your hand.
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: You may copy the exiled card. If you do, you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.
2/2

Comments: it looks quite balanced: a creature is more vulnerable than an artifact, and the timing restriction prohibits Orim's Chant or Counterspell locks, which are never fun.

lordofthetoasters

Spoiler:
Skulkin Retriever 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Scarecrow Red mana symbol
Skulkin Retriever is indestructible.
2 mana symbolBlue/red mana symbol, Tap symbol, Sacrifice Skulkin Retriever: Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy. At the beginning of the next end step, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
1/1

Comments: I don't like the combination of indestructibility and a sacrifice effect. Remember that you choose all targets when you put the ability on the stack, so you can't return the spell you're copying at the end of turn. I would drop the word "target" and replace it with "a", or mabye "chosen at random". Red likes randomness.

Dawnk41

Spoiler:
Kuldotha Reverberator Monitor 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr Blue mana symbol
Imprint - When Kuldotha Reverberator Monitor enters the battlefield, exile a red instant or sorcery card from your hand imprinting Kuldotha Reverberator Monitor.
X mana symbol, Tap symbol: Copy the imprinted instant or sorcery without paying it's mana cost.
2/2

Comments: wording is a bit old, and you forgot to say that X is the converted mana cost of the exiled card. I think it's too cheap, and the ability to shoot bolts each turn is very scary. I think it shouldn't be able to copy sorceries and cast it at instant speed.
Corrected wording:
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, you may exile a red instant or sorcery card from your hand.
X mana symbol, Tap symbol: You may copy the exiled card if its converted mana cost is X. If you do, you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.

EyeofTruth

Spoiler:
Snapcast Retriever 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
Tap symbol: target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
1/1

Comments: it's very hard to judge this card without playtesting. It's not as fast as Snapcaster Mage, but it's colorless and repeatable. I would add a cost to the ability, maybe an increasing one (like: put a +1/+1 counter when you flashback the spell, and the ability costs 1 or 2 more for each +1/+1 counter).

The Invisible Flower

Spoiler:
Myr Replicator 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr Blue mana symbol
~ is colourless.
1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
1/2

Comments: I wouldn't put repeatable copy effects on an uncommon card, especially if it can target other players' spells. And I don't understand why it's colorless.

jolykj

Spoiler:
Echomaker 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
Vigilance
2 mana symbol, Tap symbol: The next instant or sorcery spell you play this turn has Rebound. When you cast that card as it rebounds in you lose 3 life. (Exile the spell as it resolves if you cast it from your hand. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast that card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
2/2

Comments: I don't think vigilance is needed, it usually appears on fatties like Godsire so that you can attack and tap in the same turn; your creature isn't that strong and would probably die in combat.
The wording on the second ability is a bit weird, why don't you pay life to activate it? It's a bit different, but not that much and makes the card look uglier.

Styrofoamking

Spoiler:
Warpjade Jester 3 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
Tap symbol: You may play an instant or sorcery spell ("from your hand", you forgot to say) with one or more targets without paying the casting cost. All targets are chosen at random.
1/1

Comments: free spells are always very dangerous, even if you target a random thing. It's too easy to cast multiple spells that can only target opponents (Bribery, Cruel Ultimatum, Eternal Dominion, Overwhelming Forces), or can only targets things you don't have (enchantments, for example. Or any counterspell: probably the only spell on the stack is the one you want to counter...).
These kinds of effects are usually costed quite high, because are easy to abuse.

pang4

Spoiler:
Lightningrod Myr 2 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Myr Blue mana symbol
Whenever you cast an Instant or Sorcery spell, untapn Lightningrod Myr.
Tap symbol: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.´
1/1
"Every strike charges it up for another."

Comments: it's too powerful, as it's strictly better than any mana myr (which are quite solid), and untaps when you play a nonpermanent spell, giving you another mana of any color!

Melkorios

Spoiler:
Spellshimmer Golem 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Golem Red mana symbol
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, place a charge counter on Spellshimmer Golem.
Tap symbol: Add X mana to your mana pool, where X is the number of charge counters on Spellshimmer Golem.
3/3

Comments: mana acceleration isn't very useful when you have already 5 mana, and you have to cast a couple more instants or sorceries before it starts to become useful. For one more mana you double your mana and pump your creatures! (Caged Sun)

K1L1

Spoiler:
Arcane Collector 5 mana symbol
Artifact Creature - Construct Red mana symbol
As you cast Arcane Collector, you may exile any number of instant and/or sorcery cards with converted mana cost 4 or less from your hand.
4 mana symbol, Tap symbol: Copy target instant or sorcery exiled by Arcane Collector. You may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.
1/4

Comments: it looked like another boring Isochron Scepter variant, but then I read that you can exile any number of cards. It's a nice addition, but increases the risk of card advantage if your opponent manages to kill the creature.
You forgot to put a timing restriction that prevents you to cast sorceries with instant speed, which could be quite annoying with a spell like Mind Rot (although the cost is so high, that it probably isn't a problem.).

Daij_Djan

Spoiler:
Phyrexian Fireslinger 2 mana symbolPhyrexian Red ManaPhyrexian Red Mana
Artifact Creature - Human Wizard Blue mana symbol
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Phyrexian Red ManaPhyrexian Red Mana, Tap symbol: ~ deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
Whenever you cast an red instant or sorcery spell, you may untap ~.
0/1

Comments: Fallen Ferromancer just had a son with Gelectrode. Not as good as the latter, but I think that the phyrexian mana makes it a bit too powerful. Yes, it kills you before your opponent, but you can run lifegain and/or pay some mana, then cast a spell and untap to ping again.

Winner

Spoiler:
The winner is Noahlotr, with his Weird legendary king! Runner up is K1L1 (and Inanimate was very close).

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting." [Ernest Ruthenford]
"In man we all pray!" [Tony Hadley]

Wed, 2012-05-30 02:58
Inanimate
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Congrats, Noahlotr! Your card was awesome, and I do love me some weirds. Congrats!

The next two limits are:

LIMIT #6: Substitute this onto your card: a subtype.
LIMIT #32: Ooh, cold shoulder. It's snow joke: your card is all about ice.

Limit #32 doesn't mean it has to be a Snow card, but it can be if you want!

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

Wed, 2012-05-30 03:48
Zuty
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@Elm - Yes, I meant to have it enter with charge counters. Sorry for the confusion and I hope that didn't ruin my standings. A sad &#039;frowny&#039;
I wanted to make a "living" Æther Vial that cared about spells. I also forgot about the +1/+1 counters from Sunburst goes on creatures; I was looking at a card I thought was a creature. -__-;;

Congratz to the winner! Let's get the third limit in so we can begin :3

~Zuty

Wed, 2012-05-30 13:20
Kagerowrs

Assembly Charger comes from my Assembly-Worker themed Set. So...

Tue, 2012-06-05 10:15
EyeofTruth
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Noahlotr, you there?

Wed, 2012-06-06 05:51
Inanimate
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Sorry Noahlotr, this round passes to the house!

The third limit shall be:

LIMIT #38: Your card has a quick temper! It's got a triggered ability.

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

Fri, 2012-06-08 10:05
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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OK, let's have a try..:

Snow Fox Umbra 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantement - Aura Blue mana symbol
Enchant Creature
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, you may tap target creature defending player controls. If you do, it doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
Totem Armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

Comments
Auras have gotten pushed quite hard recently (I look right at you, Felidar Umbra..Come on, Wizards, that's a joke, right..? Right?!), so the power level is definitely fine. Frost Umbra even has two triggered abilities and is (obviously) supposed to have a snow flavor. Maybe on the image imagine somebode inside a icy blue shining wolf (you know, the way all these Totem Armor cards look) in the middle of a green forest, freezing the plants in its path..

EDIT: Changed the name to make it more like the other Totem Armor cards. Also it's now quite obvious what the picture would be like (no wolf) :P

Wed, 2012-06-06 20:34
lordofthetoasters

Frozen River
Snow Land - Island Colorless mana symbol
(Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol to your mana pool.)
Frozen River enters the battlefield tapped.
When Frozen River enters the battlefield, target nonland noncreature permanent doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.

Spoiler:
Standard
White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol Pod
Working on White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol control for post-RtR standard.

Modern
Red mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol Balance
Blue mana symbolRed mana symbol Storm

Plus too many EDH and casual decks to list

Wed, 2012-06-06 22:38
grishnax
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Lunis, the Icebreaker 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Human Shaman Rare
When Lunis, the Icebreaker deals damage to an opponent, put a frost counter on all creatures that player controls.
When Lunis becomes blocked, put a frost counter on all creatures that block it.
When Lunis dies, destroy all creatures with frost counters.
2/3

Lunis, the Icebreaker

Wed, 2012-06-06 22:39
Sohel
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Snowpeak Ruins
Snow Land — Mountain Rare
Snowpeak Ruins enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a creature is dealt damage by a source other than cards named Snowpeak Ruins, Snowpeak Ruins deals 1 damage to that creature.

I'm back! I survived the Eater of Days!

Wed, 2012-06-06 23:49
Zuty
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Frostbite Goblin Snow mana symbolRed mana symbol
Colorless mana symbol
Snow Creature - Goblin
(Snow mana symbol can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
Whenever ~ attacks, target creature the defending player controls doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
1/1
The Frostbite Goblins have done away with their fangs in exchange for icicles.

~Zuty

Fri, 2012-06-08 09:54
pang4
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Glazed Footing 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Common
Enchant creature without flying
Whenever enchanted creature's controller taps a land, tap enchanted creature.
The great warlord Bar'Tcha was faced with the ultimate humiliation at the hansd of his nemesis: slipping in front of his army.

comments
So, I decided to make a common aura.
From a flavor perspective, this card puts a sheet of ice under the feet of the victim, causing endless slipping and tripping.
The "tapping land" is enssentially that, if the ground shifts the sligtest the enchantee will loose his balance and fall.
I really liked this card, and will probably post a render.

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Fri, 2012-06-08 15:42
Styrofoamking
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I'll try one of the card that I'm plotting for the "5 Man set" (needs a better than that.)

Snowdrift Stalker 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Troll Barbarian Colorless mana symbol
Snowfall - Whenever a snow land enters the battlefield under your control, you may destroy target token creature or target land creature.
With pale skin and white furs, it hunts only during snowstorms. This time if year, it never goes hungry.
3/3

And yes, the Snowfall ability is ripped off of our judge. The gall of me, I know.

Tangent Artists present: CRIT! One of three webcomics that updates every weekend!

Spoiler:

Fri, 2012-06-08 15:54
Kagerowrs

Volcanous Summit
Snow Land - Mountain Rare
(Tap symbol: Add Red mana symbol to your mana pool.)
Volcanous Summit comes into play tapped and it doesn’t untap in your next untap step.
Whenever a creature is dealt damage by a spell, untap Volcanous Summit.

Sat, 2012-06-09 04:04
K1L1
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Froststorm Capsule 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Chest Red mana symbol
Unlock 3 mana symbol (3 mana symbol: Open this Chest.)
As long as ~ is open, non-Snow creatures don't untap during their controller's untap step.
Whenever a non-Snow creature becomes untapped, close ~.

^^The subtype is an old, but favorite, invention of mine that has been very well received in past contests. I went for the flavor a mysterious mechanism, whose contents are unknown. It's eventually opened, and an unstoppable storm breaks free from it.

Current Projects
Secret Project 1 - Creating base set...
Secret Project 2 - Skeleton complete!

Mon, 2012-06-11 00:33
master creator
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breath of the kami Red mana symbol
instant - arcane
tap target creature that creature dosen't untap during its controller's next untap phase
splice unto arcane 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol

hey everone im back Big smile

Mon, 2012-06-11 01:14
Inanimate
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Judging will be tonight, everybody! I'm cutting it a bit shorter to make up for lost time, and because the week begins tomorrow, so it'd be a perfect time to get it started. Any last minute entries, get in before 8 PM PST!

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Mon, 2012-06-11 01:26
BolasDragon
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Permafrost Ritual 2 mana symbol Blue mana symbol Blue mana symbol

Sorcery-ritual Blue mana symbol

Lands don't untap on their controllers next untap step.

Ritual 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol (Whenever you pay life you may pay 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol, if you do, you may cast it from the graveyard without paying its mana cost.)

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." George Carlin
"The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog." Mark Twain

Mon, 2012-06-11 05:43
Inanimate
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DajiDian
Snow Fox Umbra 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantement - Aura Uncommon
Enchant Creature
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, you may tap target creature defending player controls. If you do, it doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
Totem Armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

Nice little card, quite elegant. The ability seems fairly costed -- the exact "freeze effect" has never been adequately costed, and this trigger has never been seen before, but I am willing to bet that this is a fair rarity/cost for it. The name is a little bit clunky, but it's a cool card that quite simply hits every requirement. Cool card.

lordofthetoasters
Frozen River
Snow Land - Island Common
(Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol to your mana pool.)
Frozen River enters the battlefield tapped.
When Frozen River enters the battlefield, target nonland noncreature permanent doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.

While the idea of this is elegant and clean, and you manage to hit the 'ice' flavor twice, it has something very wrong with it -- the actual effect. Nonland noncreature permanent leaves artifacts, enchantments, and planeswalkers -- but out of those three, only artifacts tap (besides some weird future sight exceptions). So why not just say 'artifacts'? The effect is clunky to read, and clunky to use -- if it just did this to a creature, I think it would have been better all around, and a serious contender. Sorry to be so cold about this, but that's judging for you.

grishnax
Lunis, the Icebreaker 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Human Shaman Rare
When Lunis, the Icebreaker deals damage to an opponent, put a frost counter on all creatures that player controls.
When Lunis becomes blocked, put a frost counter on all creatures that block it.
When Lunis dies, destroy all creatures with frost counters.
2/3

Interesting card. It's essentially a delayed Deathtouch that REALLY loves being unblocked. I do think that first ability would work better as triggering off of combat damage, as it just meshes with the 'becomes blocked' ability better, and also would probably be a little safer. Overall, a very intriguing card with a lot of possibility. This is a real enticing card.

Sohel
Snowpeak Ruins
Snow Land — Mountain Rare
Snowpeak Ruins enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a creature is dealt damage by a source other than cards named Snowpeak Ruins, Snowpeak Ruins deals 1 damage to that creature.

Interesting card. Probably should been worded like Sulfuroc Vapors, to prevent that clunky wording. I think the fetchability might make it dangerous, but it's otherwise a very solid contender for winner this round! It warms my cold heart.

Zuty
Frostbite Goblin :smana:Red mana symbol
Snow Creature - Goblin Common
(:smana: can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
Whenever ~ attacks, target creature the defending player controls doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
1/1
The Frostbite Goblins have done away with their fangs in exchange for icicles.

Snow mana in casting cost makes this card interesting. I'm not sure it excuses that out-of-color ability entirely, but it does help ease it, I will admit. The main problem I have with it is that while the card feels aggressive, the ability is actually very defensive -- it prevents the targeted creature from attacking or activating stuff, which doesn't feel very red at all, despite that infusion of snow-mana. If it had flat-out tapped the creature, it would have been more apt, essentially acting as pseudo-"can't block", while still retaining a bit of 'coldness' flavor. Of course, you don't have to listen to my advice.

pang4
Glazed Footing 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Common
Enchant creature without flying
Whenever enchanted creature's controller taps a land, tap enchanted creature.

That is some very solid flavor you have here, and the effect fits well into blue as well; if they want to use the creature, they have to wait to tap mana until afterwards, making it easier to stop them from trying anything funny. I think the name would have been more clear with something as simple as 'Precarious Footing' or something, but it's otherwise fine. I do think the card just plays a bit funny, and while it's got good flavor, it might be trying to represent too much of this flavor at once. Iunno -- it's a tough decision. There's snow easy call to make here.

styrofoamking
Snowdrift Stalker 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Troll Barbarian Common
Snowfall - Whenever a snow land enters the battlefield under your control, you may destroy target token creature or target land creature.
With pale skin and white furs, it hunts only during snowstorms. This time of year, it never goes hungry.
3/3

I was really liking this card until I hit 'target token creature or target land creature'. That just made me puzzled. If this is a common, this implies that it's native land has a lot of tokens, which isn't TOO weird... but a lot of LAND creatures? That's just weird. It feels like a funky futureshifted card, and it also REALLY doesn't feel common. Just giving it solid removal, like -2/-2 (to be compared alongside Caustic Crawler) and upping its rarity to Uncommon would have worked. As it is, it feels weird. Sorry to give such a cold shoulder to this card because of that, but I really do think it just makes the entire design feel very odd.

Kagerows
Volcanous Summit
Snow Land - Mountain Rare
Volcanous Summit comes into play tapped and it doesn’t untap in your next untap step.
Whenever a creature is dealt damage by a spell, untap Volcanous Summit.

I like this card a lot! It's very clever, and works quite well. It encourages you to bend your spells towards creatures to maximize its potential -- I think if you'd made it count on players as well, it might have gotten too good. I do think it should have only triggered on YOUR spells dealing damage. Very winteresting work, Kagerows.

K1L1
Froststorm Capsule 3 mana symbol
Artifact - Chest Rare
Unlock 3 mana symbol (3 mana symbol: Open this Chest.)
As long as ~ is open, non-Snow creatures don't untap during their controller's untap step.
Whenever a non-Snow creature becomes untapped, close ~.

I think this might be too good, to be honest. That 'off-condition' is not very likely in a lot of decks -- not many decks carry untapping capabilities, so it makes it a remote possibility. Further, if you're using this, you're probably using Snow creatures alongside this. I do love Chests -- they have always piqued my interest -- but I think this card is probably just too good of lockdown. It's snow close to being good -- it just needed an easier way to escape it.[/i]

Master Creator
Breath of the Kami Red mana symbol
Instant - Arcane Common
Tap target creature. That creature dosen't untap during its controller's next untap phase.
Splice onto Arcane 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol

[b]It feels like a missing card from Kamigawa, and fits perfectly with that CMC, and while Splice onto Arcane is a bit lame, it would definitely make sense on this card.
However.
This effect is not red, unfortunately. Red doesn't get controlling effects like this all on its lonesome -- this is a very blue effect, both in flavor and in mechanic. It would've been great as a blue card -- but that's just the knocks, I guess. Sorry for the flurry of criticisms.

BolasDragon
Permafrost Ritual 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery - Ritual Uncommon
Lands don't untap on their controllers next untap step.
Ritual 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol (Whenever you pay life you may pay 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol. If you do, you may cast it from the graveyard without paying its mana cost.)

The actual effect seems fair enough -- you'll lose at least three lands, in an effort to lock down your opponent. Usually a fair enough trade, I think, as it mostly just serves as tempo control. However... I don't think blue, all on its lonesome, would have a pay-life-trigger occur that often. This keyword would mostly be relegated to black, which is the only color to really get paying life in any amount. There's snow real chance of that happening in blue.


Honorary mention
Kagerows -- Very clever, but potentially untaps too often.
Sohel -- Lots of mountains in these honorary mentions... I think this is too good in multiples, but is otherwise coo'!
Daji_Dian -- A very solid card. Definitely almost own. I literally switched between this and the winner a few times before settling. SO CLOSE, MAN!

Winner
Congratulations, Grishnax! I really liked the concept of your card, and while that first ability is a little erring on the 'really-good' side, the idea of your card was just superb, and definitely tapped into a flavor of ice we see a lot less, which I appreciated. Absolutely wonderful work, buddy!

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Mon, 2012-06-11 05:49
Inanimate
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Hear ye, hear ye! The next two Limits are:

LIMIT #17: Bless you: your card's an enchantment.
LIMIT #56: I hope you remember how to use call numbers, because... your card lets you search your library! (Thanks, Sewn-Eye!)

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Mon, 2012-06-11 06:42
Zuty
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Congratz to the winner! Your suggestion of tapping as it attacks would have worked much better. I look at my card now and it feels too Blue mana symbol to me. So thank you for the suggestion.

~Zuty

Mon, 2012-06-11 20:41
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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Oh man, nearly won again.. Anyway, happy you liked my cards, that's the most important thing Stick out your tongue

And congratz to Grishnax!

Mon, 2012-06-11 20:45
BolasDragon
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Personally I was thinking of ritual as a black ability, but i wanted to showcase the mechanic to some other people and this seemed fun.

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." George Carlin
"The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog." Mark Twain

Mon, 2012-06-11 21:16
grishnax
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Wow, I'm winning contests a lot these days! This is #5, and yes, I'm keeping count. I'm going to have a hard time judging all these contests at the same time...

Limit #59: Think fast! Your card cares about instants and/or cards with flash.

Fri, 2012-06-15 21:08
pang4
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Alright! I like this challenge!

And since the challenge demanded fast entries...

De flashy enchantment
Izzet Machinations 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Whenever you cast an Instant spell, you may search your library for a Sorcery card with the same converted mana cost as that card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Whenever you cast a Sorcery spell, you may search your library for an Instant card with the same converted mana cost as that card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
When Niv-Mizzet started the ingeniously mad Izzet guild, not even he could predict what the outcome would be.

Comments
Repeated tutoring is powerful. That I know. However, you can't cast Dark Ritual to tutor for Dark Ritual. Also, the card simply allows you to play toolbox in the same fashion as Borthing Pod does, something that has been shown to universally enjoyed.

Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

Mon, 2012-06-11 21:41
jolykj
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Mind of the Sphinx 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura Red mana symbol
Enchant creature
When enchanted creature dies, you may search its controller's library for an instant or sorcery card and play it without paying its mana cost. If you do, shuffles that players library.
"With my last fall i will get my last wisdom and crush you with you own mind" -Sharuum the Hegemon

Mon, 2012-06-11 23:02
Inanimate
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Occult Tutelage 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Whenever you cast a spell during an opponent's turn, you may pay X mana symbol, where X is equal to that card's converted mana cost. If you do, search your library for an instant card or a card with flash, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
"The power of one is the suffering of others. And knowledge, as they say, is power." - Karkras, necromancer

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Comments
This is Faerie Tauntings' big brother --- it enables you to continually replenish your hand with a Mystical Teachings on a stick, as long as you keep messing with your opponent.

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Fri, 2012-06-15 01:08
Daij_Djan
Moderator Best Set of 2016
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@Inanimate: Don't forget the Limits #17 and #56 Stick out your tongue

Deeply inspired by Eyes of the Wisent:

Revenge of Nature 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantement Red mana symbol
Whenever an opponent casts a blue or black spell during your turn, you may pay Green mana symbol. If you do, search your library for a green creature card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

A few comments
In comparison to Eyes of the Wisent my card works against both of its hate colors, but to make it up you don't get an instant board impact. Since tutoring up creatures is however propably mostly eben stronger than vanilla 4/4's I added the small but quite important cost of Green mana symbol..

Mon, 2012-06-11 22:31
Inanimate
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Gah woops, I always do that. Thanks.

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