The Bend the Challenge Game

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Wed, 2012-06-20 17:40
wonderboy_7_7_7
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The point of this game is to bend the judges challenge just slightly to get a creative, unique card entry. You MUST change ONE of the judges challenges: No more, no less. Below is a list of recommended things to change (But you can change another thing, if you deem it on-par with the following) and an example. Note that you must note your edited challenge in your entry or you won't be judged. I will judge the first challenge and the winner with be the next judge (Who creates the challenge and judges who goes next) as with most MSE forum games. Some challenges will have bendable and unbendable things. You may not bend the unbendable ones.

List of Recommended Changes
1) Card power and toughness
2) Whether card is mono or multicolored
3) Card color
4) Card type (Creature, land, enchantment, etc.)
5) Card subtype (Noncreatures with creature types are tribal)
6) Card supertype (snow, basic, etc.)
7) Card mana cost or CMC
8 ) Card name
9) Card target (Example: "Destroy target creature" becomes "Destroy target land")
10) Effect on target (Example: "Destroy target land" becomes "Exile target land" or "Regenerate target land")
11) Card keyword (Example: Trample replaces Lifelink)
12) Invert (Example: "Creatures lose flying" turns into "Creatures gain flying")

Example
The judges challenge is:
Make a CMC 6 monored creature with flash

You could:
Make a mono colored nonred CMC 6 creature with flash
Make a multicolored red CMC 6 creature with flash
Make a non-CMC6 monored creature with flash
Make a non-creature monored CMC 6 card with flash
Make a monored creature with a keyword other than flash

That is five choices for 1 challenge, and many choices is the point of this game.

This challenge: Create a CMC 2 monogreen card that destroys lands
Judgeing will hopefully happen on the 27th.

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Wed, 2012-06-20 20:08
Noahlotr
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Bent Challenge: Create a non-CMC 2 monogreen card that destroys lands.

Acid Splash 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Uncommon
Destroy target artifact or land. It's controller gets a poison counter.
Draw a card.

Thu, 2012-06-21 20:47
Daij_Djan
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Interesting idea!

Bent challenge: Create a CMC 2 not-mono-green card that destroys lands.

Myrmeciinae Black mana symbolRed/green mana symbol
Creature - Insect Blue mana symbol
When ~ enters the battlefield you may sacrifice a land. If you do, destroy target land.
1/1

Idea taken from Army Ants. Limited the effect to one time only for dropping CMC by one..

EDIT: To bad, I really prefered the original card - but since Conflux (?) has brought us multi-colored hybrid cards I can at least stick to the original desgin..

Thu, 2012-06-21 00:37
Inanimate
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Bent: Create a CMC2 monogreen card that counts lands.

Primal Strength 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Instant Common
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each land you control.
Nature moves forward, regardless of whatever is in its way.

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Thu, 2012-06-21 19:53
wonderboy_7_7_7
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@Daij

A bit late, I know, but if it's not green, it has to be monocolored (It can be multicolored but has to be green if it is)

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Thu, 2012-06-21 20:36
Styrofoamking
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Bent challenge: Create a CMC 2 monogreen card that UN-destroys lands.

Petrified Grove 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant Land
Flash
When Petrified Grove becomes attached to a land, untap it.
Enchanted land is indestructible.

Good for that last second save against stone rains, or for a Liege of the Tangle deck.

For future reference, it might make sense to have an Unbendable rules list and a bendable.

EDIT -altered it

Ex.
Unbendable - Monocolored, Focuses on Land
Bendable - 2CC, green, destroys land

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Thu, 2012-06-21 20:29
wonderboy_7_7_7
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@Styrofoamking it can be non-green, but if it is, it just has to be monocolored.

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Sat, 2012-06-23 11:51
Sgt Failure
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Bent Challenge: Create a CMC 2 monogreen card that protects lands.

Nature's Protector Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Red mana symbol
Whenever a land you control would be destroyed instead put a +1/+1 counter on Nature's Protector.
0/1


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Fri, 2012-06-22 20:42
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Ok, since this is the first challenge, here are a few ideas for bent ones:

Spoiler:
1) Make a monogreen CMC other than 2 card that destroys land
2) Make a monogreen CMC 2 card that destroys something other than lands
3) Make a monocolored not-green CMC 2 card that destroys land
4) Make a multicolored green CMC 2 card that destroys land
5) Make a monogreen CMC 2 card that does something to lands other than destroys them

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Fri, 2012-06-22 22:26
jolykj
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Bent challenge: Create a CMC 2 monoblue card that destroys lands
Devastating Tsunami Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery Blue mana symbol
You may destroy up to two target non-basic lands. Then for each land destroyed this way, that lands controler puts a colorless Island land token with "Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol to you mana pool." onto the battlefield tapped.

Sat, 2012-07-07 13:40
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Judging
Noahalotr
Bent Challenge: Create a non-CMC 2 monogreen card that destroys lands.

Acid Splash 3 mana symbolGreen mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Sorcery Blue mana symbol
Destroy target artifact or land. It's controller gets a poison counter.
Draw a card.

Nice card! I like the resilience to Demolish. I think you followed your challenge well, you should have probably taken out the draw a card.

Creativity: 9/10
Balance: 7/10
Fun to Play: 9/10
Total: 25/30


Daij_Djan
Bent challenge: Create a CMC 2 not-mono-green card that destroys lands.

Myrmeciinae Black mana symbolRed/green mana symbol
Creature - Insect Blue mana symbol
When ~ enters the battlefield you may sacrifice a land. If you do, destroy target land.
1/1

Nice card, good comparison to Army Ants. However, Army Ants' ability can't set up until the forth turn, but Myrmeciinae's ability, though limited, can be activated on the second turn. Although, this seems to make a fun game.

Creativity: 6/10 (You specifically noted that the idea was taken from army ants)
Balance: 8/10
Fun to Play: 10/10
Total: 24/30


Inanimate
Bent: Create a CMC2 monogreen card that counts lands.

Primal Strength 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Instant Colorless mana symbol
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each land you control.
Nature moves forward, regardless of whatever is in its way.

In a green deck, I would rather play Primal Bellow, but this is fair as it targets all lands. Nice challenge by the way.

Creativity: 6/10 (Same problem as Daij but with the Primal Bellow)
Balance: 10/10
Fun to Play: 9/10:
25/30


Styrofoamking
Bent challenge: Create a CMC 2 monogreen card that UN-destroys lands.

Petrified Grove 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant Land
Flash
When Petrified Grove becomes attached to a land, untap it.
Enchanted land is indestructible.

Oop, no rarity. But Blue mana symbol or Colorless mana symbol would both work fine. Very creative, and very fun, but the un tapping is not really needed. For example, using this on and bounce land is essentially free indestructibility. Also it doesn't undestroy lands, it just makes the undestroyable.

Creativity: 10/10
Balance: 7/10
Fun to Play: 9/10
Total: 26/30


Sgt Failure
Bent Challenge: Create a CMC 2 monogreen card that protects lands.

Nature's Protector Green mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Red mana symbol
Whenever a land you control would be destroyed instead put a +1/+1 counter on Nature's Protector.
0/1

This card, I'm afraid, can either be overpowered or suck at a time. No one wants to pay 2 man for a 0/1, especially because land destruction is that uncommon. But combine this with Armageddon, and you get a 4/5 attacking of turn 4, whilst your opponent has none.

Creativity: 10/10
Balance: 6/10
Fun to Play: 7/10
Total: 23/30


jolykj
Bent challenge: Create a CMC 2 monoblue card that destroys lands

Devastating Tsunami Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Sorcery Blue mana symbol
You may destroy up to two target non-basic lands. Then for each land destroyed this way, that lands controler puts a colorless Island land token with "Tap symbol: Add Blue mana symbol to you mana pool." onto the battlefield tapped.

This is more of a Blood Moon for blue. It doesn't really destroy lands (while, technically it does) but more turns them into Islands. It's also permanent, and is two mana, although, it only targets two lands.

Creativity: 7/10
Balance: 8/10
Fun to Pay: 8/10
Total: 23/30


Winner
Styrofoamking!
Runner up: Noahlotr!
Third: Inanimate!

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Wed, 2012-06-27 21:17
Daij_Djan
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Hey, congratz to our winner - I'm quite interested in the next challenge Stick out your tongue

Thu, 2012-06-28 03:47
Styrofoamking
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Wonder- Danke! I think the indestructible aspect was so narrow, that I thought an "untap" cantrip seemed a fair add on.

Alright, here's my challenge:

Unbendable - Includes Creature Type Wall
Bendable - A colorless / wall-only creature / that occasionally attacks.

HAPPY BENDING!

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Thu, 2012-06-28 20:18
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Bent: Create a colorless wall-only creature that occasionally goes "Boom" (By which I mean deals a lot of direct damage.)

Wall of Cannons 4 mana symbol
Creature - Wall Blue mana symbol
Defender
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a charge counter on ~.
X mana symbol, Tap symbol, remove X charge counters from ~: ~ Deals X damage to target creature or player.
1/3

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Thu, 2012-06-28 19:57
Inanimate
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New challenge: A colorless wall creature that occasionally attacks.

Loyal Sentinels 5 mana symbol
Creature - Golem Wall Uncommon
Defender
Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, Loyal Sentinels loses defender and gains vigilance until the beginning of your next end step.
3/3

Comments
I imagine the art as a line of towering statues grinding into life, dust falling off their joints -- normally the statue forms a wall with others of its kind, but when you piss it off, it rolls into action, ready to smite some attackers.

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Sun, 2012-07-01 16:51
wonderboy_7_7_7
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@Styrofoamking
I changed the rules so that the challenge creator chooses whether or not there are unbendable parts of the challenge.

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Wed, 2012-07-04 04:54
master creator
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bent rule: a RED wall creature that attacks occasionally
Dormant Flame 2 mana symbolRed mana symbol
Creature - wall Blue mana symbol
Defender
when an opponent is dealt non-combat damage Dormant Flame loses Defender
2/1

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Fri, 2012-07-06 22:21
wonderboy_7_7_7
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@Styrofoamking

How long until judging? Are you waiting for more entrants?

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Fri, 2012-07-06 23:09
Styrofoamking
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It would certainly be nice. Anyone else jumping in on this?

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Sat, 2012-07-07 19:06
jolykj
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Make a multicolered wall that somes time attack

Wall of Guardians 1 mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Creature - Wall Blue mana symbol
Defender, vigiliance
Whenever Wall of Guardians is dealt damage it lose defender until end of your next turn.
3/6

Sat, 2012-07-07 13:37
wonderboy_7_7_7
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@jolkykj

What's your bent challenge?

And no, unless the the judge asks for a cycle or something, you can't have two cards.

Edit: On Monday, I'll be gone for two weeks without my computer, so if I win, pass it too second place. I might get a few minutes a day on another computer, so I might check in, but I can't judge anything.

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Sat, 2012-07-07 17:34
sommbsnph

Green not Colorless

Nature Wall Green mana symbol
Creature - Wall
~ has Defender unless it has 5 or more +1/+1 Counters on it.
~ can't block unless it has 2 or more +1/+1 Counters on it.
At thebeggining of your upkeep put a +1/+1 Counter on ~.
2/2

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Fri, 2012-07-13 18:57
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Okay, I have a few minutes: Judging?

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Sat, 2012-07-21 18:48
wonderboy_7_7_7
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@Styrofoamking: I have to judge for you. Sorry guys, I can't go into great detail, but the winner is Inanimate!

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Sat, 2012-07-21 21:54
Inanimate
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Thanks for the win! Styrofoamking seems like he's been busy with IRL stuff, so...

Alright, the next challenge shall be:

UNBENDABLE - Is a legendary creature.
BENDABLE - Has two or more keywords. / Has two or more colors. / Has an enters the battlefield trigger.

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Sun, 2012-07-22 20:57
master creator
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bent rule Has NO keywords

old entry

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Sun, 2012-07-22 22:15
Daij_Djan
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@master creator...: First of all, doesn't your card have even three keywords (lifelink, trample and haste) or don't these count?

Second: Is it possible for future contest wrinting the challenge in a single sentence, just like the first one? It may (or propably is Winking smiley ) be me, but the way it's written now is harder to really get a feeling for it. Unbendable parts (if wanted) could be emphasized somehow..

Third - my own entry: Design a at least two-colored mono-colored legendary creature having at least two keywords and an ETB-trigger.

Ancrige, Riot Leader 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior M Mana for MTG Extra
Battlecry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)
When ~ enters the battlefield, put three 1/1 red Human creature tokens onto the battlefield.
Creatures you control have haste.
2/2

Deeply inspired by Dark Ascension's "angry red humans" (even though battle cry wasn't in DA, I know - but it would have been a perfect fit Winking smiley ). May be pushed to far, but going to CMC5 is out of question, maybe only two tokens would be better, but I'll stick to this version.

Sun, 2012-07-22 20:49
Inanimate
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@Daij_Djan: I'll try to do it one-sentence-style in the future, if I win another challenge -- you're right, it does feel a bit more natural.
@master creator: Daij_Djan is right. You included three keywords.

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Wed, 2012-07-25 14:31
master creator
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@inanitmate: then i'll just use the origanal version of the card
Bent Rule: Does Not have an ETB ability

new entry
She is a 3/3

this is an entry from the challenge game

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Sun, 2012-07-22 21:16
Daij_Djan
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@Inanimate: Thanks for that Winking smiley

@master creator..: I'm really sorry, I've actually seen it before but forgot to mention it: Gazia has no power/toughness..

Sun, 2012-07-22 21:31
sommbsnph

Not have etb trigger

Asha Recovered 4gwwu
Legendary Creature - Angel
Flying, Lifelink, Vigilance, First Strike
ggwwwuu: Return all Creature Cards from your graveyard to play.
5/5

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Sat, 2012-08-04 14:04
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Legendary creature - Has more than two colors - Has more than two keywords - has a dies trigger

Damed Karlov of Orzhov 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor Wizard M Mana for MTG Extra
Deathtouch, lifelink
If Damed of Orzhov would die, you may instead sacrifice a black or white creature.
3/3
"My husband shoes off the idea of a dramatic entrance. He claims a dramatic exit is what really matters."
-- Teysa

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Fri, 2012-08-03 00:42
Daij_Djan
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*bumping this one back up*

I think there won't be any more entries - ready for judging? Winking smiley

Fri, 2012-08-03 06:04
Inanimate
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Oh my, I... I actually forgot about this! Luckily, it was on my itinerary for tomorrow. So, I'll be judging tomorrow!

If anyone else wants in, hop in now!

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Fri, 2012-08-03 18:44
jolykj
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UNBENDABLE - Is a legendary creature.
BENDABLE - Has two or more keywords. / have one color / Has an enters the battlefield trigger.

Delak, the Selfish 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Red mana symbol
Intimidate
When Æthersnipe enters the battlefield, any opponent may discard two cards. If no player does each opponent sacrifice a nontoken creature.
Evoke Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)
5/2

Fri, 2012-08-03 12:52
wonderboy_7_7_7
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@jolykj: Did you want him to grant flying, because he doesn't as he is.

So long, so long, so long, and thanks for all the fish.
My favorite timmy punchline:
"I just assumed blue was the worst color."

Sat, 2012-08-04 20:13
Inanimate
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Some surprise plans sprung upon me this day, and so I came home a lot later -- and a lot more tired -- than I expected. Since I don't want the judging for this to be sub-par, I shall simply opt to do this first thing in the morning. Take the opportunity to get some edits in!

Daij_Djan
Legendary creature // mono color // two-or-more keywords // ETB trigger

Ancrige, Riot Leader 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior Mythic Rare
Battlecry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)
When ~ enters the battlefield, put three 1/1 red Human creature tokens onto the battlefield.
Creatures you control have haste.
2/2

This is a nice design. It feels like a cleaner Hero of Bladehold, while still retaining a lot of the 'wow!'. This guy will swing in for some nice damage the turn he enters, and assists everyone else in swinging in as well. I do think his stats make it very hard for him to survive; upping his mana by 1, and giving him a P/T of 3/3, would help him stick on the field for longer. Otherwise, very nice, and cohesive!

master creator
Legendary creature // two-or-more colors // two-or-more keywords // no ETB trigger

Gaiza, the Creator of Mana 1 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Avatar Rare
Creatures you control that are all colors get +3/+3.
Tap symbol: Target creature you control that is all colors gains lifelink, trample, and haste.
Tap symbol: Add White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol to your mana pool.
3/3

That second ability lasts indefinitely? Oof. That would be really hard to keep track of, and is just frowned upon in Magic, generally. Also, I find it weird that it's missing black and blue (flying?) in what color abilities it gives. I think the first ability is actually pretty interesting; she'll come in as a 6/6, and support any other 5-colored creatures pretty heavily as well. For her mana-cost, that seems fair. The mana-generation ability just seems... unnecessary. If you already have such an optimized mana base, you probably don't need it. And it gets rid of the offensive-angle she has here. The first two abilities (if the second was UEOT) are actually kind of nice. The card just feels very... mish-mash. Like you threw together lots of ideas into one uninteresting mess.

sommbsnph
Legendary creature // two-or-more colors // two-or-more keywords // no ETB trigger

Asha Recovered 4 mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Angel Rare
Flying, lifelink, vigilance, first strike
Green mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol: Return all creature cards from your graveyard to play.
5/5

This is an interesting array of abilities. She doesn't really seem very... Bant. You know? Returning everything from the grave is more of a Black mana symbolWhite mana symbolGreen mana symbol thing; there's really not much Blue mana symbol in that. Further, I don't see any connection to Exalted at all. That's just weird to see. On another note, that last ability has a ridiculous mana requirement; if you already have a tri-colored mana base, you might as well make that cost 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol. Overly-complicated mana costs aren't necessary. This is an okay card, but I don't see the blue in it, nor do I really get what this has to do with Asha, leader of the Exalted of Bant.

wonderboy_7_7_7
Legendary creature // two-or-more colors // two-or-more keywords // Death trigger

Damed Karlov of Orzhov 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor Wizard Mythic Rare
Deathtouch, lifelink
If Damed, Karlov of Orzhov would die, you may instead sacrifice a black or white creature.
3/3
"My husband shoes off the idea of a dramatic entrance. He claims a dramatic exit is what really matters."
-- Teysa

This is really interesting and creative! It's got the generic White mana symbolBlack mana symbol array of "deathtouch, lifelink", but has a very creative and interesting idea for a way to survive. It works very well with Teysa (of course), and it also is just an intriguing card to work around. I love that flavor text, too; nice pun you have there. Overall, this is a great card, and you managed to make an interesting card out of some very generic requirements -- which was the real challenge here.

jolykj
Legendary creature // mono color // two-or-more keywords // ETB trigger

Delak the Selfish 2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Demon Rare
Intimidate
When Delak the Selfish enters the battlefield, any opponent may discard two cards. If no player does each opponent sacrifice a nontoken creature.
Evoke Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)
5/2

Evoke on a legendary. That's very interesting! Evoke usually works best when you have multiples in your deck, so you can start by casting it as a sorcery, then work your way up to casting it as a creature; I think this guy would work better with Evoke if he was bigger, so your time-frame of "good idea to evoke" would last longer. The main problem with this guy is I don't see how he's legendary -- what about this card feels epic, bigger-than-life, grander-than-fiction? He seems like any other Evoke creature, just with a more complicated ability. Most Legendary creatures have a lasting effect on the board, or an effect that triggers many times, to remind you: "I am AWESOME". This guy's effect chimes in once, and is very underwhelming for a legendary.

If it wasn't clear, the main point of this was to inspire interesting cards from more broad and easier-to-work-with restrictions; I think easing everyone into the more strict and limiting restrictions is a good idea, for one, but I also was curious how creative you could get, for two.

Well, let's see those finalists!

Finalists
Daij_Djan! Your card was creative, and really worked well as a whole. Every ability felt required, and the restrictions slipped away from my mind as I just admired it as a whole. It didn't feel forced in any way -- and it had impact, it had flair, and it had "wow!". I like it!
wonderboy_7_7_7! Your card had a very interesting idea it was built around, and would make many a fine Orzhov deck, I'm sure. While the main draw of the card was only one ability, that one ability was very fascinating; and I think your card also transcended its requirements, and felt like a perfectly-formed idea.

In the end, though, there can only be one victor. And that victor is...

The One and Only
wonderboy_7_7_7! I think your card really resonated the most, and had the most creativity and possibility to it.

Daij_Djan, the main difficulty with your card was that it was very fragile, which is something a champion of the battle shouldn't be -- his ability is only interesting as long as he's alive, and you made it very hard to keep him alive.

Congrautlations! I can't wait to see the next challenge.

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Sat, 2012-08-04 20:55
Daij_Djan
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Congratz to our winner!
Also I totally agree with your judging, after pointing it out having 2 toughness really wasn't a good choice. Also can't wait to see the next challenge, even though this contest so far has only a few participants I really like it for allowing "around the corner" thinking^^

Sat, 2012-08-04 23:44
wonderboy_7_7_7
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Time for an interesting on, people:

Create a card that is from Ancient Eygpt representing a god.

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Fri, 2012-08-10 16:26
Daij_Djan
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No one?^^

Anyway, here's my card: Create a card that is from Ancient Eygpt Greece representing a god.

Zeus, the big Boss 4 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolWhite mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Avatar M Mana for MTG Extra
Vigilance, Intimidate
Tap symbol: ~ deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
"Zeus, the big guy. He's your daddy. Ha-ha-ha. Mr Lightning Bolts. "Read me a book, would you, Da-Da?" Ha-ha-ha. Zeus."
- Phil (Disney's Hercules)
7/7

Zeus is the godfather of all greek gods, however very impulsive and furious - so RW seems to be the perfect fit. Oh and yes, he's throwing Lightning Bolts Winking smiley

Fri, 2012-08-10 17:22
BolasDragon
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Create a card that is from ancient *norway* representing a god.

Loki, Master of Trickery 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Legendary Creature-God M Mana for MTG Extra
Flash, Haste
Blue mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Counter target spell.
Black mana symbolBlack mana symbol, Tap symbol: target creature gains deathtouch until end of turn.

[3/3]

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Mon, 2012-08-13 21:05
jolykj
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Create a card that is from Ancient Eygpt representing a "creature".

Ancint Archsphinx 3 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Sphinx M Mana for MTG Extra
Flying, vigliance
Spells and abilities your opponents cast that target Ancint Archsphinx cost 3 mana symbol more to cast or activate.
Tap symbol: Chosen at random, half the number of attacking creature rounde up, deals no combat damage this turn.
"I will protect you my lords, in an eternity."
3/5

Tue, 2012-08-14 05:18
Icarael
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Challenge: Create a card that is from Ancient Norway representing an enemy of the gods.

Surt, Lord of Muspell 7 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature- Giant M Mana for MTG Extra
Double strike
Whenever Surt, Lord of Muspell attacks, it deals 3 damage divided equally among among one, two, or three target creatures and/or players.
When Surt dies, destroy all artifacts, creatures, and lands. They can't be regenerated.
5/4

"Take the bridge, men! Victory! Victory is ou - Retreat! RETREAT!"

Wed, 2012-08-15 03:48
BolasDragon
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@icarael: you bent the challenge twice

"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

Fri, 2012-08-31 00:45
Daij_Djan
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I fear this one has been forgotten - wonderboy_7_7_7, you there to judge?^^

Tue, 2012-09-11 19:51
master creator
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create a card from ancient Greece that represents a god

Hades, god of death 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbolBlack mana symbol
God-Hades M Mana for MTG Extra
+1: put a 1/1 black skeleton creature token with deathtouch into play
-2: destroy target creature
-13: return all creatures from all graveyards to the battlefield under your control
6

God is a new type of planeswalkeer from the set based on ancient Greece me and my brothers did

hey everone im back Big smile

Wed, 2012-09-12 22:47
JeReT
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Hmmm... there are not many options for a change...

Here is my change: Create a Keyword that is from ancient egypt representing a god.

[Green mana symbol and Black mana symbol]
Huh (Whenever this card leaves the battlefield, put it into it's owners hand)

The God Huh (or Heh or Hah or Huah or Hahuh) stands for "endlessness".

My Colors

Wed, 2012-09-19 11:38
Daij_Djan
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I fear our judge has gone - already sent a message, got no response, though..

Fri, 2012-11-02 17:11
master creator
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Still no alternate judge why? It's been a few months and I really enjoyed this game can we please just have an alt judge

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