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  • posted a message on [Monthly Card Contest] ***MCC*** Discussion Thread
    Quote from void_nothing »

    [b](2.5/3) Elegance:[/b] Only question I can fathom is "when does everything phase in after this leaves the battlefield"?
    Quote from Subject16 »

    [b](2/3) Elegance:[/b] This seems alright, but I think that in this instance Phasing might act like Unearth in that once the “next step” trigger resolves, there isn’t another one afterwards so you’d need to word in a way for the phased permanents to come back.

    (2/3) Viability:[/b] This is essentially Consulate Crackdown for all creatures, and I think it’s solidly white, and such mass removal pretty much only exists at rare. Preventing things from phasing has never happened before which begs for either fixes to how phasing works or a rewording of the card (see Elegance).
    I'm pretty sure my card works just fine as it's currently worded. Unless I'm misunderstanding phasing (which is quite possible), phased out permanents phase in during your untap step as part of the ability. That said, once Teferi's Timelock left the battlefield, the rules of phasing would kick in, and all the permanents that were phased out would phase in during their controller's next untap step. Right? I don't bring this up as a complaint in any way, I just want to make sure I'm correct in my thinking.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on JUNE 4TH, 2019 THE LAST DCC
    Votes: Indighost, chochky

    Poor Man's Tax 1WU
    Enchantment (R)
    Spells with converted mana cost two or less cost 1 more to cast.
    Spells with converted mana cost four or greater cost 1 less to cast.
    "Of course the system has been rigged against the common man! If it weren't, they might have the wherewithal to do something about it."
    —Lord Ordrey, Minister of Wealth
    Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
  • posted a message on [Daily Card Contest] DCC Discussion Thread
    Thanks void. Sorry for the confusion. I wanted to avoid needing to put the tread up at 2 AM as I did the night before, and I hadn't heard anything from Indighost at the time. It just so happens that we were posting the thread at the same time.

    That said, I can put the DCC up this month if it makes Indighost's life easier. It sounds like he's having a hard time with his internet-related technology. As it stands now though, I'm assuming he's posting this month unless I hear otherwise.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on June 3, 2019
    Votes: soramaro, bravelion83

    Spore Storm 1G
    Sorcery (U)
    Choose one —
    • Create two 1/1 green Sparoling creature tokens.
    • Each Sparoling you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature an opponent controls.
    Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
  • posted a message on June 3, 2019
    The DCC: June 3rd, 2019

    Welcome to the DCC!
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post in the DCC Discussion Thread.

    How To Play

    How does this card-making game work? It's simple! Whenever your card receives a vote in the day's poll, you receive [1] point for the month. If your card ends up with the most votes for that day, you will receive [2] additional points for the month. In the event of a tie, each person who tied receives [1] additional point. At the end of each month, the person with the most points on the scoreboard wins that month, then the scoreboard is cleared for the next month. You can participate in as many or as few days as you want in any month.


    • Each day you may post any card you want. On the next day all of the posted cards will be put into a poll the thread as long as your card didn't get disqualified - see the next point for more details. If you post more than one card in a DCC thread, only the first card you post will be taken.
    • When you vote, you need to make exactly two votes for two different people. Vote for the cards that are listed in the first post, not other cards being posted in the thread. If you notice that you've only voted for one person, include your second vote in a post, even if you're not submitting a card.
    • If you want to change your vote for any reason, post that change in the day's thread (you can include it with your card if you want). Changed votes in the discussion thread will be ignored.
    • Voting for only one person, for three or more people, or for yourself will earn you an asterisk by your name in the monthly leaderboard. So will failing to vote if you've posted a card. (We're not going to do anything about people who don't vote or post cards; that would be kind of silly.) This indicates that you're on probation for the next 21 days. If you're on probation and you make another improper vote, your card will be disqualified. Repeated disqualification is grounds for warnings and/or infractions for not following the game rules, so please don't do it.
    • Voting for everything in the poll will be grounds for a lifetime ban from the DCC. Don't do it. It just wastes the thread creators' time.
    • If you wish to post a render, please use the hyperlink option when posting your card and make the card name the image link. Renders are usually large enough to clog up the list, so submit a text-formed card and (optionally) a link in the name to the render.
    • This thread is just for your card submission. Take your questions/comments to our discussion thread. If it's a question, comment, or complaint about probation, PM me instead and I'll explain it.
    • Anyone can post the new thread for the day. When you post it, make sure that:
      • You have a poll in the thread;
      • You include everyone's cards (excluding cards that have been disqualified);
      • The poll is marked as public and multiple choice with a one-day time limit; and
      • You update the leaderboard with the previous day's scores.
    (An easy way to post the new thread is to hit the multiquote button on every post in the previous day's thread, then click Post Reply. Select everything in this post, copy it, and then paste it into the first post for a new thread. You'll have to clean up a few small things, like quote tags around the opening post and the previous day's cards.)

    Notes of the Day

    I don't know where Indighost is. I'm pretty sure he's supposed to be posting the thread. Oh, well, I'm honored to post the kickoff to the final month of the DCC. Vive la DCC! (Hoefully Indighost will be back tomorrow.)

    Final DCC June Scoreboard

    Flatline 7
    soramaro 7
    void_nothing 4
    netn10 3
    valleybeyond 3
    chochky 1
    BlackWaltz3 1
    Quote from soramaro »
    Flatline, void_nothing

    Master of Rituals 2RR
    Creature - Viashino Shaman (R)
    Sorcery spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.
    RR, T, tap an untapped Shaman you control: Until end of turn, you may cast target sorcery spell in your graveyard. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.
    Quote from MamaThana »
    Votes: Flatline, netn10

    Child of the Void 4B
    Creature - Nightmare (R)
    This creature's power and toughness are equal to the number of cards in your exile.
    If damage would be dealt to Child of the Void, prevent that damage and return that many cards from your exile to your graveyard.

    "Youth and fear are the most excellent companions." -Ashiok
    Quote from Rudyard »
    netn10, flatline

    wait, what's changing?

    Geotron 0
    Artifact Creature - Golem (U)
    Cast Geotron only if you control a land.
    Geotron costs 1 more to cast for each land you control.
    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    V:Soramaro, Valleybeyond
    So many black submissions....

    Firemind Sage RR
    Creature - Human Wizard (M)
    Multikicker 1 (You may pay an additional 1 any number of times as you cast this spell.)
    When Firemind Sage enters the battlefield exile the top two cards of your library plus an additional card for each time Firemind Sage was kicked. Until the end of your next turn you may play those cards. For each card exiled this way that was not played Firemind Sage deals 1 damage to target creature or planeswalker.
    Quote from valleybeyond »
    Votes: BlackWatlz3, Flatline

    Lichen Lycan GGG
    Creature - Plant Fungus Werewolf (U)
    "Yes, that play on words was the primary reason for its creation. Why do you ask?" -Madame G'Luma
    Quote from Flatline »
    Votes: soramaro, void_nothing

    Advancing Horde 1R
    Sorcery (U)
    Amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don’t control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
    Creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain haste until end of turn.
    Quote from Archemediesx »
    Votes: Net10, Flatline

    Master-at-Arms 1W
    Creature - Human Advisor (2/2) (U)
    Level Up 1W (1W: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.)
    Level 1-2
    Whenever this creature attacks or blocks target creature you control gets +1/+1.
    LEVEL 3+
    Whenever this creature attacks or blocks, attacking or blocking creatures you control get +1/+1.
    Quote from chochky »
    Votes: soramaro, void_nothing

    Falling Feathers 2(W/U)
    Enchantment [U]
    Whenever a creature you control with flying enters or leaves the battlefield, investigate. (Create a colorless Clue artifact token with "2, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

    Quote from bravelion83 »
    Votes: soramaro, valleybeyond

    Turning the Alliance cards from Eldritch Moon (Blessed Alliance and Savage Alliance) into a full cycle. Today the green one.

    Natural Alliance 1G
    Instant (U)
    Escalate 2 (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
    Choose one or more —
    • Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
    • Target creature gains indestructible until end of turn.
    • Target creature you control fights target creature you don’t control.
    Quote from netn10 »
    Votes: void_nothing, soramaro

    We Had 1BG
    Sorcery (Rare)
    Each player puts a permanent card from their graveyard onto the battlefield.
    ///// Fuse /////
    Good Run 1UR
    Sorcery (Rare)
    Create a token that's a copy of each permanent entered the battlefield this turn.
    Quote from kwanyeegor »
    choccky valleybeyond

    Shadowy Warlord 1B
    Creature--Shade Warrior (Rare)
    (U/R): target creature can't block shadowy warlord this turn
    B: shadowy warlord gets +1/+1 until end of turn
    2B: indestructible until end of turn
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Votes: Flatline, soramaro

    Woodriddle Shaman 3GU
    Creature - Treefolk Shaman (U)
    When Woodriddle Shaman dies, you draw cards equal to its toughness.

    Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
  • posted a message on MTGS MCC Finale June 2019 Round 1 - Best of Both Worlds
    Over 1(W/U)
    Tap target creature.
    Draw a card.
    Out 1(B/R)
    Out deals 3 damage to target tapped creature.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on June 2, 2019
    Votes: soramaro, void_nothing

    Advancing Horde 1R
    Sorcery (U)
    Amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don’t control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
    Creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain haste until end of turn.
    Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
  • posted a message on June 1, 2019
    Well, I had no intention of competing in the DCC this month, but there's no way I'm missing the last ever DCC (at least on MTGS, right void? Smile ). Here's hoping everybody else feels the same way. Let's make the last DCC one to remember!

    Votes: netn10, void_nothing

    Dreadhorde Recruiter 2B
    Creature — Zombie Wizard (U)
    Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, amass 1.
    "Finding new recruits is easy. The battlefield is littered with them."
    Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
  • posted a message on [Monthly Card Contest] ***MCC*** Discussion Thread
    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    That's a super sexy signature box you got there Flatline. =)
    I'm just going to pretend you aren't being sarcastic and say thanks. I hope to add to it while there's still time. Ain't no shame in my game.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Monthly Card Contest] ***MCC*** Discussion Thread
    By your reasoning, Algernone25 should also not have DQ'd RaikouRider because the card met the bare minimum for having the words from the main challenge. It's a partial Teferi's Protection for the same casting cost, which works at an Uncommon power level, but you didn't think it should still be judged in full?
    I hadn't looked at Algernone25's judgment of RaikouRider's until just now. The only reason I looked at the judgments of Cardz5000's card was because I was interested in whether or not it worked within the rules. Interestingly, after all this discussion, I'm still not sure whether it does or doesn't. I'm thinking it does because of the rule that states that a card's text overrides the general rules of the game where applicable. But I certainly could be wrong. All that said, I did go back and look at RaikouRider's card, and yes, I don't believe it should have been disqualified. Also, I don't believe it's my reasoning that is leading me to this conclusion, but the precedent that has been set by the rubric and the history of the competition. I have no position of authority here, but I have been competing in the MCC pretty regularly for quite a long time now, and as far as know, the only thing that warrants a DQ is failure to meet the main challenge. Again, I don't really know that I agree with this personally, but letter of the MCC law would allow for an exact reprint as long it met the main challenge. Technically, the only place that would punish an exact reprint is the uniqueness section (something I definitely think is wrong). On a similar note, as far as I know, the rubric would also allow for the submission of Pokemon card as long as it met the main challenge (another thing I disagree with), although submitting a Pokemon card would be punished in almost all other areas of the rubric since it makes no sense and doesn't work within the rules. Fortunately, I've never seen anybody really try to test any of this by approaching the rubric in an exact literal sense. I think for the most part, people understand the spirit of the competition.
    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    It is really fitting for the 2nd to last month of the MCC on MTGSalvation to go out like this....rules lawyering, subjective reasoning, questionable DQ's, groupthink/favoritism, issues with the rubric. Same problems, different month. This particular competition might be second only to the former debate forum in making people miserable--hosts, judges, and competitors alike. It's always so serious and why shouldn't it be? If you win, you can put it in your signature and of course listing all of your monthly wins gives you serious amateur MTG card designing credit--and tons of sex appeal. Who's ready for more punishment? Bring on the June MCC-Hopefulhawkeye/BlackWaltz3
    This comment does nothing to further the conversation, and seems like it is only a series of thinly veiled insults. Pretty sweet.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Monthly Card Contest] ***MCC*** Discussion Thread
    I know this doesn't really have anything to do with me but, I'm not sure Cardz5000's card warrants a DQ. A DQ is only issued if the card fails to meet the main challenge (which Cardz's card does not). The viability section is where viability is supposed to be scored. That said, whether or not a card fits within the rules of Magic is incredibly undervalued in the current rubric in my opinion. The way the rubric has been explained to me in the past, whether or not a card fits within the rules of Magic only counts for 1 pt, which seems really wrong to me. But I've been told that each one of those questions in the rubric is worth 1 pt, and there's only 1 question that pertains to fitting into the rules.

    On a similar note, I've been waiting until judgments were in to ask whether or not Cardz's +1/+1 static ability would actually work since the card is supposed to be treated "as though it doesn't exist". From the looks of the rules Cardz5000 posted, it looks like it would work. It just seems wildly unintuitive to count the static ability on a card that doesn't exist, but I guess I can see how that would work.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on The Alphabetical Card Game
    The great beast awakens.

    Opposition Research UR
    Exile the top two cards of target opponent's library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards and you may spend mana as though it were any color to cast spells this way.

    Orangutan Wrangler 1RG
    Creature — Human
    When ~ enters the battlefield, create a 2/2 red and green Ape creature token with haste.
    Sacrifice ~: Target Ape you control gets +2/+2 until end of turn. That creature fights up to one target creature you don't control.

    Orange Alert RW
    Creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain vigilance and haste until end of turn.

    Odd Man Out WB
    Exile target creature if its converted mana cost is odd.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on The "I Like You" game
    Haunting Reminder BB
    Whenever a player discards a card, ~ becomes a 2/2 black Specter creature with flying until end of turn.
    At the beginning of each opponent’s upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, they lose 3 life.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on The Alphabetical Card Game
    March of Dreadhorde BR
    Amass 1
    Creatures you control gain deathtouch and haste until end of turn.

    Mardu Fieldrunner RWB
    Creature — Orc Warrior
    First strike, menace, lifelink

    Master of the Horde 2UB
    Creature — Zombie Wizard
    When ~ enters the battlefield, amass 2.
    If any number of +1/+1 counters would be placed on an Army you control, you may create that many 0/0 black Zombie creature tokens instead. If you do, each of those tokens enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on The Wall Game
    Gates of the Underworld 4BBB
    Creature — Demon Wall
    Defender, flying
    When ~ enters the battlefield, destroy each other creature.
    As long as ~ is the only creature on the battlefield, it may attack as though it didn't have defender.

    Next: A wall to block out the undead.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
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