To kick off the 2008 Clan of the Year Race, I thought we should take it back to its roots, get down to what it is at its most basic level - a popularity contest
Clans are to choose 1 card from any edition or expansion of Magic: the Gathering, up to and inclusive of Morningtide (go go spoiler etc). The deadline for this initial selection period is Friday, 18th January (Alaskan time), and is on a strict first-come, first-serve basis.
The submissions are: Conquer - House Dimir lost the raging swordfight that was Round 6 Animate Dead - the Cult of Rakdos disenchanted Round 7 Necropotence - Clan Mono-:symb: - Winna! Azimaet Drake - the Izzet cruelly tied to its fate Round 1 Clickslither - the Greek Alliance - odd man out Round 5 Bogarden Hellkite - the Simic Combine choked on its own vomit Round 3 Mutavault - R&D - didn't look to good after Round 4 Acid Rain - the Called nobody liked the sorbet Round 2 Sylvok Explorer - Vagary cruelly tied to its fate Round 1
The first criteria is easy - which card is going to be the first to lose?
The second criteria is wierd - which card makes terrible ice cream?
The third criteria is sickness - which card couldn't handle watching Cloverfield?
The forth criteria is creative - which card has the worst art?
The fifth criteria is not the same - which card is the odd man out?
The sixth criteria is YOU HAVE BEEN SURPRISED + KILLED BY A MANTICORE!
The final criteria is not subtle - who wins?
Review the submissions, you have 6 days to place a vote for whichever card you believe best fits the current criteria. The card which recieves the most votes will then be removed from the pool. Get your votes in early and we can move quickly to the next criteria! Voting will continue in like fasion until 1 card remains.
Should your Clan miss a vote, it will be understood that you wish to vote for your own submission
Note: This critera is less interesting than I expected..
Everyone is a critic
Final vote tally for round 1 is:
Sylvok Explorer - 4 (Greek Alliance, the Izzet, House Dimir, Cult of Rakdos)
Azimaet Drake - 4 (the Called, R&D, Clan Mono-:symb:, Vagary)
Acid Rain - 1 (the Simic Combine)
. . . + in a surprising twist, we have a tie.
Consolation to the Izzet + Vagary. Remember, you can continue to vote in each round
(+ for any Clans following along, but who missed the original submission deadline, it seems the Council is not opposed to letting you cast a vote - you just get no contest points).
Round 2 begins here!
It seems the insane planeswalker duo "Benne & Jyrri" discovered our little pool of entries and found themselves wondering, among other things, what does Animate Dead Ice Cream taste like? :xd:
Of course, new does not always mean tasty, and this time was no different. . . so you tell me - which submission just makes plain ol' nasty ice cream?