Draco, taken from TappedOut, by Sam Wood and Wizards of the Coast
Welcome to the Card Creation League! Everyone is free to participate in either or both of the first two rounds. Come join us!
This month will be a loving tribute to the most important BBcode tags in this forum: the venerable [mana][/mana] tag.
Design a card with traditional (two-colored) hybrid mana in its mana cost, a card with snow mana (S) in its mana cost, and a card with 10 or more generic mana in its mana cost.
Make sure to include a rarity.
Your submissions are due Friday, July 26th, 23:59 EST.
Round 1 — Open to Everyone (July 1st-5th)
Round 2 — Open to Everyone (July 6th–10th)
Rounds 1 and 2 Critiques (Due July 13th)
Top 6 — Open to top 6 finishers (July 14th–17th)
Top 6 Critiques (Due July 20th)
Final (End of month, winner determined by public poll)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This will be a shortened CCL month as it is - now for sure - the last one that will be officially supported on MTGSalvation. For that reason, deadlines will be strictly enforced, aiming to be absolutely finished before 7/31. MTGNexus is complete and will open to public in mid-July. As of August, the home of the CCL will be MTGNexus.
A card with traditional (two-colored) hybrid mana in its mana cost:
If B was spent to cast Double Demise, destroy up to one target creature or planeswalker. If G was spent to cast Double Demise, destroy up to one target artifact or enchantment. (Do both if BG was spent.) “People die. Things die. Everything dies. But we Golgari know what death truly is: just the next step in the eternal cycle of life.”
—Cevraya, Golgari shaman
A card with snow mana in its mana cost:
Snow Artifact (R) (S can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may play the top card of your library if it’s a snow card. T: Add C. Spend this mana only to cast the top card of your library. “Who needs crystal when we have ice?”
—Galandra, Kaldheim witch
A card with 10 or more generic mana in its mana cost:
Emrakul, Twister of Lives14
Legendary Creature — Eldrazi (M)
Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for 1 or one mana of that creature’s color.)
When you cast this spell, exile all creatures and planeswalkers your opponents control and all creature and planeswalker cards from your opponents’ graveyards.
Flying, trample, hexproof A group of dark cultists gathered around the nexus of mana on their plane and managed to call Emrakul to it. It was their final act.
MCC - Winner (6): Oct 2014, Apr Nov 2017, Jan 2018, Apr Jun 2019 || Host (15): Dec 2014, Apr Jul Aug Dec 2015, Mar Jul Aug Oct 2016, Feb Jul 2017, Jun Nov 2018, Feb Jul 2019 (last one here) || Judge (34): every month from Nov 2014 to Nov 2016 except Oct 2015, every month from Feb to Jul 2017 except Apr 2017, then Oct 2017, May Jun Nov 2018, Feb Jul 2019 (last one here) CCL - Winner (3): Jul 2016 (tied with Flatline), May 2017, Jul 2019 (last one here) || Host (5): Feb 2015, Mar Apr May Jun 2016 DCC - Winner (1): Mar 2015 (tied with Piar) || Host (3): May Oct 2015, Jan 2016
• The two public custom sets I've been part a part of the design team for: "Brotherhood of Ormos" - Blog post with all info - set thread - design skeleton / card list || "Extinctia: Homo Evanuit" - Blog post with all info - set thread - card list spreadsheet
• "The Lion's Lair", my article series about MTG and custom card design in particular. Latest article here. Here is the article index.Rather outdated by now, and based on the old MCC rubric, but I'm leaving this here for anybody that might be interested anyway.
• My only public attempt at being a writer: the story of my Leonin custom planeswalker Jeff Lionheart. (I have a very big one that I'm working on right now but that's private for now, and I don't know if I will ever actually publish it, and I also have ideas for multiple future ones, including one where I'm going to reprise Jeff.)
Put X cards from the bottom of your library into your graveyard. Until end of turn, each creature card in your graveyard gains "You may play this card from your graveyard." "Ma'am, the dungeon appears to be empty."
Shoski, Herald of Seasons2GS
Legendary Snow Creature - Human Shaman (Rare)
You may play an additional land on each of your turns if that land is a snow land. R, Sacrifice a snow land: Add UU. GS, T, Sacrifice a nonsnow land: Return target snow card from your graveyard to your hand. "Winter ends at my willing."
Affinity for basic lands (This spell costs 1 less to cast for each basic land you control.)
Create a 6/6 green Wurm creature token with trample. The jungle is angry.
—Expression meaning "The wurms are awake."
Sorcery (Rare) Converge— When you cast Refractive Blast, copy it X times, where X is the number of different colors of mana spent to cast it minus one. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Refractive Blast deals damage equal to the amount of R spent to cast it to any target.
Maybe I wasn't clear what I meant by "traditional hybrid" but this is not it - (W/U) is "two-colored hybrid" and (2/W) is not. Please emend this card before the deadline if possible.