May 2009 - Ixias

  • #1
    Congratulations to Ixias for winning May's Card of the Month with:





    Foul Inspiration 4B
    Sorcery
    Destroy two target nonenchantment permanents. If those permanents were controlled by the same player, that player may search his or her library for a card, put it into his or her hand, then shuffle his or her library.



    We really liked the strategic depth and decision-making this card creates while being relatively simple. An honorable mention goes to Stairc for his extremely well-crafted answer to a poetic challenge:


    Malfegor's Limerick UBBR
    Sorcery
    Destroy target creature or land.
    Discard every card in your hand.
    For each card discarded
    Return up to two target
    Creatures to their owners' hands.
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  • #2
    Congrats Ixias. Very interesting card. It gives you a intriguing dilemma.
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  • #3
    Congrats Ixias! I love those simple shenanigans.
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  • #4
    The card is excellent, but is it gonna get seen without a render?
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  • #5
    You can't see the render? I can.
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  • #6
    Quote from Kraj
    You can't see the render? I can.


    Uh, really? Goddamit, internets. Slant I'm pretty sure the problem is my end, not your end, since a few images haven't shown up for me lately. I'm sure it's very pretty!
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  • #7
    Hmm, I can't see the render either. Odd.
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  • #8
    I can't see the render either, on this thread or on the front page.

    It's a very good card though.

    And I absolutely love Malfegor's Limerick.
  • #9
    Though I feel that black shouldn't be able to destroy noncreature artifacts, the design of Foul Imagination is very creative. Nice card, Ixias!
  • #10
    havin' this problem too Slant
  • #11
    Can't see the render either.
    But on topic: Both cards are well made, gratz to the winner!
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  • #12
    Hey, wow... so the reason I can see it but no one else can is because I had uploaded the render into a mod-only area. Imagine that. Slant

    Sorry about that, folks. The first post should be fixed now and the main page should be updated soon.
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  • #13
    That's a very good card design. Simple, but it provokes a lot of decision making. I like it!

    Also, Malfegor's Limerick... That made me laugh.
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  • #14
    It should have been four mana.
    And had more :symb:, unless Ixias was proposing artifact destruction could be Black.

    I don't see the connection of name to effect.

    Yet, here's another good mechanic from CotM.
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  • #15
    Foul Inspiration :4mana::symb:
    Sorcery
    Destroy two target lands i.e. make your opponent cry. As a consolation, he may search his library for a land to play next turn...
  • #16
    This card is a combination of unplayable, overpowered, totally out-of-color, and unnecessarily complicated.

    There is no reason for it to hit anything other than creatures. None. Monoblack does not get vindicate. Heck, monoblack doesn't even get Twinstrike for 5 mana. It definitely doesn't get Rack and Ruin, even if you put it on a card with a ludicrously swingy drawback. What are you smoking?

    And the whole "This can also be a five-mana bone splinters" thing isn't worth the extra complexity.

    Why do people think this is well-designed card? This thread makes no sense.
  • #17
    should've been into play instead of hand... that'd make you think twice, this is not enough of a drawback.
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  • #18
    Cool card! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy 50 more posts of backhanded complements and openly hostile claims that you and everyone else is ********!

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  • #19
    Quote from PeteBDawg
    This card is a combination of unplayable, overpowered, totally out-of-color, and unnecessarily complicated.

    There is no reason for it to hit anything other than creatures. None. Monoblack does not get vindicate. Heck, monoblack doesn't even get Twinstrike for 5 mana. It definitely doesn't get Rack and Ruin, even if you put it on a card with a ludicrously swingy drawback. What are you smoking?

    And the whole "This can also be a five-mana bone splinters" thing isn't worth the extra complexity.

    Why do people think this is well-designed card?


    Hypothesis: Others have more examined intuitions than you do.

    Example: Why does Black "definitely" not get Rack and Ruin?
    And I could swear there in fact is a five mana two-creature killer.

    The drawback is 'ludicrously swingy' according to you. So there's little power issue... except maybe the land destruction (which I underestimated).
    What gives?
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  • #20
    Quote from Ramon H
    should've been into play instead of hand... that'd make you think twice, this is not enough of a drawback.



    That would be ridiculous. You forget you could target your own stuff, and searching for anything and putting it into play could be pretty ridiculous.

    "Blow up my darksteel citadels, go get Colossus/Progenitus/Akroma".

    The wording on it is fine, can work as an admittedly bad tutor if you needed it to.
  • #21
    Interesting card. Probably should've been just creatures or lands, though. Black doesn't get artifact kill, and I think that white and green are the only colors so far to get planeswalker removal (O-Ring, Rootgrapple, Woodfall Primus, Celestial Purge). I like the way your design adds multiplayer utility that isn't completely useless in a duel - you could play this as a bad Bone Splinter or a really bad tutor in a pinch. In fact, multiplayer was the first thing I thought of when I looked at this card, but I haven't seen anybody bring it up in this thread.

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  • #22
    Quote from Horseshoe_Hermit
    And I could swear there in fact is a five mana two-creature killer.

    There's Dead Ringers, but the targeting restriction is so narrow that I think Reckless Spite is a better comparrison.

    The way I see it, this card does bleed the color pie a bit but it does it for a good reason: the mechanic is cool, fun, interesting, and playable. Black doesn't get targeted artifact destruction, it's true, but black does have a history of forcing opponents to sacrifice cards of any permanent type so it's not that big of a stretch and it doesn't hurt black's identity as being self-vulnerable nearly as much as being able to target enchantments would. It would probably be more faithful to the color pie if it said "non-enchantment, non-artifact, non-planeswalker permanent", but that's sacrificing a lot of elegance and depth for the sake of avoiding a bleed.

    Further, it fits black's history of hurting itself (i.e., targeting one of its own permanents) to get a powerful effect. Vindicate isn't so far off of monoblack when you add the extra cost of sacing a creature or extra land.

    Finally, monocolored hybrid mana costs have taught us that bleeding the color pie doesn't really hurt the game if the cost is high enough. At 5 mana this won't ever outshine Vindicate or Rack and Ruin or Diabolic Tutor or anything else you could compare it to.
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  • #23
    i like the fact that it has the versatility for a use as a tutor, i think it's well balanced, is pretty original and would also be good in a multiplayer game. kudos.
  • #24
    a very interesting card; id be willing to bet timmy, johnny, and spike would all consider playing this card, which is quite a feat. also, i think it shouldnt be able to hit artifacts, but i can see that by adding '...nonartifact...' the text would have to be shrunk.

    very nice. /no1
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  • #25
    I love the limerick. Stairc writes many of my favorite posts to read on this forum. Smile
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