The CHALLENGE SLOTS

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Wed, 2017-11-22 23:13
Daij_Djan
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No Fuse or Aftermath Winking smiley

Thu, 2017-11-23 02:19
Scribbl
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Keeper of Unspoken Wisdoms 5 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Sphinx Rare
Flying
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
Whenever you cast a spell, if it has the same converted mana cost as the top card of your library, you may play that card without paying its mana cost.
4/5

Keep it simple, friend!
- Formerly JaceMC88
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Mon, 2017-11-27 11:17
kinotherapy
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rip

Pansophy 8 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Enchantment Mythic Rare
Return an Island or blue permanent you control to its owner’s hand: Choose one —
• Draw three cards, then put three cards from your hand on the top and/or bottom of your library in any order.
• Reveal the top card of your library. If it’s a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.

Thu, 2017-11-23 18:35
Gorgonzola
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Cheddarstorm 8 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Rare
Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. For each card with a flavor text that's cheesy or contains an unfunny pun, ~ deals 3 damage to each opponent and each creature you don't control. (A majority of players must agree about the flavor text. Don't be a jerk.)
I want a banana HELL NO.

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

Thu, 2017-11-23 19:07
Yoshi
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Eager Smuggler 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Merfolk Rare
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
CARDNAME can't be blocked by creatures with power greater than that of the top card of your library. (Noncreature cards have power 0.)
Whenever CARDNAME deals combat damage to a player, if the top card of your library is a creature card, put it on the battlefield. Otherwise, draw a card.
2/3

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.

Sat, 2017-11-25 23:09
BurningCreator
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Wed, 2017-11-29 14:39
Fermat

Dyad Elemental 5 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature — Elemental Rare
Whenever you cast the first spell in a turn, exile the top card of your library. If that card shares a card type with that spell, you may cast that card this turn without paying its mana cost.
"Some laze about, thinking harmonies float in the æther for eternity until a gifted mind snatches them up and puts them on a staff. Some believe in a more... proactive approach."
—Niccolo, Supertonic of the 3rd Movement

5/4

Built upon my mechanic: Harmony — If you cast another spell this turn that shares a card type with this, <effect>.

P.S. I'm hoping this satisfies the first limit. Exiling the top card of your library does reveal it, after all.

Thu, 2017-11-30 10:35
Nhoj2307

Soliloquy of Long-Windedness 6 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Enchantment
Mythic Rare

Each player plays with the top card of their Library revealed.

Old Wording
Once, during your turn, you may cast the revealed spell with the longest name from the top of a player's Library, without paying it's mana cost.

Once per turn, during your turn, you may cast a nonland card on top of a library without paying its mana cost if it has the longest name among nonland cards on top of their owners' libraries

Silver bordered, looking for a better way of wording the ability. Any help would be appreciated A happy smile

Thank you for the help kino A happy smile

Thu, 2017-11-30 01:11
kinotherapy
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I think I would word it like, "Once per turn, during your turn, you may cast a nonland card on top of a library without paying its mana cost if it has the longest name among nonland cards on top of their owners' libraries."

... which is longer but eh

Sun, 2017-12-03 20:19
Daij_Djan
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Judging tomorrow - so get your final entries in A happy smile

EDIT: Me and my deadlines - challenge is now closed!


And here we go:

Flo00
Very nice card to start. It's a bit weird you can reuse instants/sorceries only ones but permanents multiple times, though. I'd suggest either dropping the exile clause for spells or instead create tokens for permanents like Embalm?

digiman619
When you activate an ability (or cast a spell), you name all targets before paying the costs – but that doesn't work here as you don't know which targets are legal before revealing the top card of your library. Maybe instead slightly increase the ability's cost and make it hit all creatures with CMC equal to the revealed card?

jacqui-pup
Pretty cool twist on Magus of the Future. I guess I'd have preferred it having one more blue mana symbol in its cost personally, but that's really justa small nitpick.

fireantprincess
The concept is quite interesting, but ten lines of text really is too much. Does it really need to be useable as your commander, f.e.?

Neottolemo
Really like that card and the gameplay it offers, except maybe the evasion ability. Maybe instead make it „~ can be blocked only by multicolored creatures.“ to stay in flavor?

marioware2
That card made me laugh much harder than it probably should have I do think it's a bit underwhelming for a mythic, so I'd suggest changing it into a rare instead.

Scribbl
Very interesting concept, balanced out nicely by lands. Like it!

kinotherapy
Cards like this are always kind of hard to judge for me.. It really feels like after hardcasting this you should pretty much always instantly win – but then again, it is eleven mana after all?

Gorgonzola
Hilarious Un-card is hilarious. Totally need to build a bad-pun deck now

Yoshi
That evasion ability looks flat out awesome, serioulsy. Really like the rest of the card as well, nice!

BurningCreator
So it's a seven-drop on an empty board – seems reasonable. Like it!

Fermat
I think it fulfills limit #19, yeah. That aside, I really like that approach to mono-red card advantage – even though it feels like a combination of cheap creatures plus some nice Eldrazi could break it somehow? Minor nitpick: I think it should be „each turn“ rather than „in a turn“.

Nhoj2307
Nice Un-card, even though it's probably a bit overcosted due to its restriction? Wording suggestion: „0 mana symbol You may play the top card of your library without paying its mana cost if it has the longest name among nonland cards on top of their owners' libraries. Activate this ability only during your turn and only once each turn.“, inspired by Instill Energy

And the winner is
So many expensive card, I really wonder why.. Stick out your tongue Sarcasm aside, I was quite supprised about what you made out of my weird limit in a very positive way. After some pondering, the win goes to Yoshi with Scribbl as close runner-up!

Mon, 2017-12-04 14:11
Gorgonzola
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@Daij_Djan: I guess I'll reprinting as a promo with the following flavor text:

I don't punderstand the joke at all.

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

Wed, 2017-12-06 12:02
Yoshi
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Thanks for the win! Your next challenges are:

LIMIT #132: Your card is inspired by, influenced by, or inexorably tied to an already existing card! Indubitably! (Thanks, kinokonoronin!)
LIMIT #50: Take a stroll down memory lane. Pick and choose any previous entrant-created limit from this thread!
LIMIT #208: Love... now that's one hell of a drug. Your card has partner or soulbond! (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.

Wed, 2017-12-06 20:53
BurningCreator
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LIMIT #94: Armed with death! Your card cares about graveyards. (Thanks, HerzinthTheDark!)
My entry:

Spoiler:

Thu, 2017-12-07 00:07
digiman619
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The chosen limit is #197: Shamelessly pander to the environmentalist lobby: your card must be green. (Thanks, jacqui-pup!)

Doran's Disciple 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature- Treefolk Shaman Uncommon
Soulbond
As long as Doran's Disciple is paired with another creature, both those creatures assign combat damage equal to their toughness rather than their power.
1/3

I was originally going to have it be rare, but seeing as Belligerent Brontodon is uncommon and Assault Formation was reprinted as an uncommon, so this isn't too complex for uncommon.

It has nothing to do with my MSE Grand Prix decks, I'm sure.

Thu, 2017-12-07 01:51
kinotherapy
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LIMIT 57
LIMIT #57: My Newt: Your card has a CMC of 3 or less! (Thanks, lordofthetoasters!)

Brothers Yamazaki
Brothers Yamazaki

Sisters Kontororu White mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard Rare
If you control exactly two permanents named Sisters Kontororu, the “legend rule” doesn't apply to them.
Other creatures you control named Sisters Kontororu have “White/blue mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put target spell or creature on top of its owner’s library.”
Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)
You can have two commanders named Sisters Kontororu in your commander deck.
2/2

I could simplify the last two abilities into one, but then it wouldn't have Partner :/

Fri, 2017-12-08 12:11
Celebi
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Moorland Lady Black mana symbol
Creature - Human Horror Common
Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired for as long as you control both of them.)
As long as ~ is paired to another creature, both creatures get +2/+1 and have "When the creature paired with this creature dies, sacrifice this creature."
I... need... love...?
1/1

Edit: LIMIT #3 was the choice A happy smile

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

Fri, 2017-12-08 14:51
Gorgonzola
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@Celebi:

Yoshi wrote:
LIMIT #50: Take a stroll down memory lane. Pick and choose any previous entrant-created limit from this thread!

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, 2017-12-08 19:53
jacqui-pup
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LIMIT #86: Every super-hero needs a sidekick: Your card references a super-type it does not have. (Thanks, Geek!)

Master's Apprentice 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Human Samurai Uncommon
Soulbond
As long as Master's Apprentice is paired with another creature, each of those creatures has vigilance. If Master's Apprentice is paired with a legendary creature, each of those creatures get +2/+2.
1/2

Riffing off Konda's Hamamoto

[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, 2017-12-08 20:25
wookywok
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LIMIT #146: I'm seeing double! Your card needs to either double something, or make a copy of something. (Thanks, Marzen64!)
Referencing Phyrexian Metamorph

Aspiring Mechanist 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature -- Human Artificer Rare
Soulbond
3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Create a token that's a copy of target creature ~ is paired with, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types.
1/1

Wed, 2017-12-13 17:39
BurningCreator
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Hi, when this challenge will be evaluated?

Thu, 2017-12-14 01:24
Yoshi
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Now!

BurningCreator: Not particularly creative, but a functional card nonetheless. Partner feels a smidge tacked on, especially since this already does quite a bit without it. B-
digiman: Elegant use of soulbond and also interesting in that you won't always want to pair it. A strong entry. A-
kinotherapy: Not a fan of how you split the two last abilities to circumvent a limit. Other than that, seems like a decent riff on the Brothers. B-
Celebi: Dark. Macabre. Innistrad. My only quip is that it doesn't fit at common IMO; something with this high of a ceiling + an unusual drawback belongs at Uncommon in my book. Still, spectacular design that unfortunately misses #132. A
jacqui: I like this in that it's a cool way of doing legendary-matters at Uncommon. It's also just a nice design in general + the reference is definitely there. A-
wookywok: Repeatable clone generation? Feels powerful. Having said that, my biggest concern is that this barely feels like a tribute to Phyrexian Metamorph - the link is tenuous at best. Between the missing Phyrexian mana cost and the inability to copy artifacts, this barely feels like Metamorph. C-

Winner is digiman, with jacqui as runner-up

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

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2017-12-14 16:43
digiman619
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Sorry, the forum seems to be jittery here (It loaded like two or three 'empty' pages with "...continued"), so it took me a bit to see it.

LIMIT #22: Lucky day! Your card includes the number seven.
LIMIT #178: Stop censoring me! Your card's rules text contains the word "can't". (Thanks, fluffyDeathbringer!)

And the new one:
LIMIT #208: I'll have what he's having! Choose a card at random. Your card must be the same color(s) and type(s) as that card (though not neccisarily its subtypes)! (Thanks, digiman619!)

Thu, 2017-12-14 12:29
Flo00
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Nyxborn Wolf

Nyx Gatewarden 5 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment Creature - Giant Guardian Uncommon
Nyx Gatewarden can’t attack or block unless there are seven or more enchantments on the battlefield.
Constellation — Whenever Nyx Gatewarden or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, you may destroy target artifact.
7/7

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

Fri, 2017-12-15 03:55
kinotherapy
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@Yoshi: Thanks for the feedback!

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Are you absolutely kidding me (well, it does have a lot of sevens in it I suppose...)

Gonna think on this one Since the only existing colorless planeswalkers are Ugin and Karn, and any planeswalker card I make for them would just be a poor take on the original, I decided to try my hand at an Eldrazi walker. I tried to capture each of the titans' image amongst the abilities, so let's see

Eldrazi Unbound 9 mana symbol
Legendary Planeswalker — Eldrazi Mythic Rare
+2 Loyalty: Whenever a colorless creature you control attacks this turn, defending player exiles a permanent he or she controls.
0 Loyalty: Exile all cards from target player’s hand. That player draws three cards.
-5 Loyalty: Choose a nonland card name and exile all permanents with that name. Players can’t cast spells with that name as long for as you control Eldrazi Unbound.
: Take seven extra turns after this one.
[9]

Thu, 2017-12-14 16:46
wookywok
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I got Scorch the Fields.

Fiery Rain 3 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
~ deals 7 damage divided as you choose between any number of creatures. Creatures dealt damage this way can't block this turn.

Thu, 2017-12-14 20:44
jacqui-pup
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Kessig Prowler

Raven's Run Elder 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elf Cleric Common
2 mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbolGreen/wite mana symbol, Sacrifice Raven's Run Elder: Target player gains 7 life.
"My time is short. I die so that you may live.
1/1

(Shadowmoor flavor!)

Skulking Spider 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Spider Common
Reach
Webweaver can't be blocked by creatures with power less than its power.
1/7

[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

Thu, 2017-12-14 20:43
Daij_Djan
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For now, just noting my random card: Novijen Sages.

EDIT: Here we go. Does reminder text count?

Thu, 2017-12-14 21:34
marioware2
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Karador, Ghost Chieftain. Heh

Doran, the Wooded Wall 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Treefolk Mythic Rare
Reach
Creatures with power greater than their toughness can't attack.
1/7

Fri, 2017-12-15 14:15
Yoshi
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I got Bloodthorn Taunter...

Raging Kannushi 1 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - Human Samurai Uncommon
CARDNAME can't block.
Soulshift 7
His rage will stir the Kami from their slumber.
3/1

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.

Fri, 2017-12-15 22:55
Liz the Goddess
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I got [[Disciple of Grace]]. Huh.

Angel of Luck 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Angel Mythic Rare

Flying
When ~ enters the battlefield, if your life total is less than 7, your life total becomes 7.

As long as you have 7 or more life, damage that would reduce your life total to less than 7 reduces it to 7 instead.
7/7

*wow* this is a terrible idea, but I can't come up with anything else.

I like bears.

Fri, 2017-12-15 23:00
marioware2
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@Liz: Elderscale Wurm gives you the wording you want, I think.

Fri, 2017-12-15 23:22
Liz the Goddess
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DAMMIT, IT'S ALREADY BEEN DONE.

Aaaghhhhhhhhh. *bonks head into wall*

...Whatever, I'll at least fix the wording...

I like bears.