How do you guys feel about the cost of the card I posted today:
Return each creature card in a graveyard to the battlefield tapped under its owner’s control. Those creatures don’t untap during their controllers’ next untap steps. It’s not easy to wake a beast from eternal slumber — in some cases, quite literally.
I was considering 1UB but it seems just a hair too small (self-mill can have ~2-4 creatures in the yard by turn 3).
Wrath of Macar is a neat card, but it's severely undercosted I think.
Not to make Ogonomany's case for him but...You don't think the fact that it costs 1 more than Damnation, and gives the player any color mana to replace the creatures, offsets the fact that it exiles the creatures? I think this is well costed, and definitely shouldn't be more than 6. Right?
Anyway, I'm just wrapping up the first set in my Return to Innistrad block, and have begun work on a new set, tentatively called The Brotherhood of Ormos. The set(block) takes place on a plane that has been ruled by an oppressive regime, The Brotherhood, that uses a combination of religious propaganda and technology to completely subjugate the masses of Ormos. Its inspired by a number of dystopian type novels such as 1984, Brave New World, Handmaid's Tale, etc. I'm just telling you all this because I intend to start posting cards from the set here and there, and I'd thought it'd be cool to share the story behind the cards. I'll let you all figure out which cards they are (not that it should be too hard). Here's a little something I started to write up about the block if anyone's interested. It still needs work, I may add to/correct/modify it in the future.
Brotherhood of Ormos
Number 137-M was born into one of the many Workercamps that dot the landscape of the Ormosian countryside. He had never known life outside the walls of Workcamp 78. All he knew of the outside world, before his escape, was what he learned from fellow workers in the camp. A man could find himself in a Workcamp for any number of reasons, failing to report suspicious activity, taking the Lord’s name in vain, failing to help a “brother” in need, etc., mostly somewhat minor infractions. No. 137-M found himself in this particular camp for the simple reason that he was born there. Although the men’s and women’s camps were kept separately, they did occasionally intermingle for various reasons. This inevitably led to some unfortunate circumstances. Even The Brotherhood missed things occasionally. This is precisely what occurred in No. 137-M’s case. His parents met, somehow found a spare moment when The Brotherhood wasn’t paying attention, and 9 months later No. 137-M was born. Of course The Brotherhood quickly found out about the pregnancy and transferred No. 137-M’s father to a Correction Camp. The policy for a pregnant woman in a camp was a bit different though. No. 137-M’s mother, like all others in her situation previously, was forced to carry No. 137-M to full term, where he was then extracted, given a number, and his mother given the same fate as his father before her. The policy for those born in a camp was for that child to remain in a Workcamp for all their days. After all, they were born from sin, and needed to suffer because of that. At least that’s the way The Brotherhood saw it. A man could certainly find himself in a myriad of worse camps, so overall a Workcamp wasn’t so bad. Even a life of freedom wasn’t so much better than life in a Workcamp, or so No. 137-M was told. People said that the drones, implants, and overall lack of privacy were as commonplace on the outside as they were within the camp’s walls. If people stepped out of line, or even questioned Brotherhood propaganda, they would be sent to one of the various camps, depending on their infraction. That is if they weren’t “corrected” with one of The Brotherhood’s many behavior modification chips. When The Brotherhood first came to be known, they spoke of brotherhood, love, and watching out for your fellow man. Brother Dhal ran for office on the slogan “I am my brother’s keeper!” Few knew this was what he meant.
Still, No. 137-M dreamed of life on the outside. During his years in the Workcamp, No. 137-M was befriended by many of the workers that came and went through the camp. Many of them spoke of a rebellion against the oppressive Brotherhood regime. This idea excited No. 137 from a very early age, and he set out to acquire as much knowledge and information as he could in hopes of one day escaping and joining the rebellion. Little did he know that he would end up leading it.
The problem is that Gild is a sorcery that costs 3B, while Murder is an instant that costs 1BB, so the analogy doesn't really stand.
Aurelia's WrathxWBR [R]
Lifelink (Damage caused by this spell causes you to gain that much life.)
Aurelia's Wrath deals X damage to each creature. "The gateless rebels have strutted around Ravnica for far too long. It's time they feel the force of Boros's might."