I'll have to make it there first. Profani has QUITE the lead.
Yeah, but you've shaved off nearly half of it according to my SOOPER SEKRIT SPREADSHEET. (Actually, if nobody else submitted critiques, you'd have about a 2-point lead at this point. So you're pretty safely in the running.)
MDenham, I just wanted to say that running these submission rounds concurrently with the critique rounds is brilliant. CCL always runs long, and this is an ingenious solution. I hope this becomes a thing.
It's mostly an excuse to let me run the Top8/Top4 rounds longer than I otherwise would be able to. It's still technically going to run long - the schedule I have puts the finals starting May 1st and the poll closing at the end of the 10th, for a total of 47 days spent on this - but it's definitely a means to shorten things up if necessary.
I'm not sure I'm digging the "colorless es mas importante than colors" theme, but I guess we stick with it. It just seems that we could be having more fun with twobrid if we weren't shoehorning in a colorless matters theme. Just my two cents anyways.
Don't worry, my patented "where the hell did THAT come from" comes up when we hit Top 8.
For what it's worth, team selections were made by an unbiased random number generator courtesy of "sorting a column of random numbers in the score spreadsheet".
If people continue to complain about getting stuck on teams they think it's impossible to advance from, I guarantee that someone in the next few months will intentionally rig the teams to make it impossible for those people.
1) It's a little easier for me if your top 3 mentions whose cards they are. (The links were okay this time because I can follow them through, but if something happens and I - or whoever's organizing the current month - end up being massively short on time, it's just faster to look at names.)
2) You're passing up a free point by not doing critiques. They don't have to be long - I prefer (and normally do, unless I'm trying to elicit discussion) a 20-40 word critique per entry - so not doing critiques is usually quick, easy points.
Speaking of short critiques: I'm giving Egak's a pass this round, but for the remainder of this month (and in the future on months I run), if you're not going to do at least fifteen words per card (as an average between all of your critiques - sometimes a card just deserves a critique that's just "What in hell is this?"), I'm going to count it as not having been done at all. If you can't find the 15-30 minutes to come up with around a hundred words...
If it makes anyone feel better, August will be set up more traditionally, to make up for the last two I've run having somewhat nonstandard setups (December: 5 teams; this one: 8 teams + overlapped entries and critiques in an attempt to reduce drops).
EDIT: April Round 1 is now in critique mode; you've got 72 hours for that. In addition, Round 2 has begun. (Round 3, and Round 2's critiques, will begin on the 9th; Round 3's critiques will begin on the 13th. Then we'll be back to a slightly more normal schedule, with a week per round after that point.)
In terms of colourless, is a card acceptable if it grants a colour to itself through its ability? I'm just wondering whether my card can include itself in its colour-changing ability. Its colour identity is still colourless, technically.
Nope. You can pull a Ghostfire and have it be colorless despite costing colored mana, but if it can make itself colored, that just doesn't work.
If you're willing to put the CCL in the hands of a maniac for a month, I'm keen to run the next month that's free.
Possibly with unreliable Italian backup in the form of avatarz, so make that "pair of maniacs".
Considering that both yewlas and KoolKoal are both in a "May works, but June/July won't (or might not)", how about having the two of them run May together (design their theme together, KK covers when yewlas isn't available) and giving CC June?