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  • posted a message on April CCL 2018 Top 4 - History Repeating
    Bolas' Devastating Duel 3UB
    Legendary Sorcery (R)
    (You may cast a legendary sorcery only if you control a legendary creature or planeswalker.)
    Exile target legendary creature or planeswalker. Draw cards equal to it's power or loyalty.
    Centuries ago, a dragon leveled a continent before feasting on his rival.

    The Lord of the Mountain 3GR
    Legendary Creature - Giant Warrior (U)
    When The Lord of the Mountain enters the battlefield, name a creature card.
    Whenever the named creature enters the battlefield or attacks, you may have The Lord of the Mountain fight that creature.
    Little did he know when he called the Lady's given name, her cursed vigil would become his.
    5/5

    Lost in Awe W
    Enchantment - Aura (C)
    Enchant creature
    As long you control a historic permanent, enchanted creature can't attack or block. (Artifacts, legendaries, and Sagas are historic.)
    Reverence and wonder are keener weapons then any sword.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April CCL 2018 Top 8 - Cleared for Landing
    Cardz5000: So its stards as a downside land that turns into mana acceleration in white blue? Eh. I like the flavor idea, but it'd be more fun as a positive enchantment that turned into a land that doesn't accelerate. Untapped ability is also unfun.

    mirrodin71: Solid entry with good allusions to flavor and seems well balanced. Good job.

    soramaro: Proliferate lands seems very powerful. Making it green makes sense falvorwise for thalids, but it feels more blue. Nothing crazily creative.

    Hemlock: Certainly OP, strictly better than forest card as a one of. Nothing crazily interesting.

    void_nothing: The ability is very interesting, but it doesn't seem like it should be on a land. Extremely powerful. Should be an enchantment.
    1st: mirrodin71

    2nd: soramaro
    3rd: void_nothing
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April MCC Round 3 - The Stain
    All Sun's Alignment 8GG
    Sorcery (M)
    Search your library for a white creature card, a blue creature card, a black creature card, a red creature card, and a green creature card. Reveal those cards and put them onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
    "This is our one chance to take this world back. The suns are pure. They will be the lens to my cure."
    —Melira
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April CCL 2018 Top 8 - Cleared for Landing
    Otarian Rifts
    Land (R)
    T: Add C.
    T: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast spells with vanishing or suspend, and that card enters the battlefield or is exiled with 3 time counters instead.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April MCC Round 2 - Obey the Machine
    Satu's Hourglass 4
    Legendary Artifact (R)
    4W, T: Double your life total. Activate this ability only as long as you have 10 or less life.
    4B, T: Target opponent loses half their life total, rounded up. Activate this ability only as long as you have 10 or more life.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April CCL 2018 Round 2 - Kick in the Pants
    netn10: Neat design idea. Makes me ponder what's the most elegant way to approach it. Could probably be balanced as an uncommon. Good storytelling.

    Cardz5000: This feels pretty weak. I like the narrative idea here, but I think you should have be a blue card that draws with a green kicker for the boost. It also be more fun if it was based on cards in hand instead of drawn.

    |Katamari|: Feels like color hodgepodge. Discordant effects. Really pushed/lots of CA for a common. What does retaliation have to do with digging for artifacts? This is a miss for me.

    mirrodin71: A decent blend of abilities that is a big tempo swing. Rarity missing, should probably be an uncommon.

    soramaro:This could be mono green these days. The combination of effects is nice.

    void_nothing: Very solid and powerful card. Seems fair, printable as is. Good flavor.
    1st: netn10
    2nd: void_nothing
    3rd: soramaro
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April CCL 2018 Round 1 - Cultural Exchange
    Subject16: This tells a good story, though I feel it probably pulls into one too many directions for deck building in limited. There would need to be a lot of fungus to make this worthwhile in draft. Could use a slight bigger body/butt as is.

    Jimmy Groove:Neat idea. A lot of options with how to use this card. Pushes into rare territory. I think it would be a better rare with slight number adjustments.

    Hemlock: I'm not sure if this feels like an octopus, but I do like the combination of abilities.

    void_nothing: The body doesn't feel very knightly, and the numbers are all over the place. I do really like the ability of "on death, add counters and lose life" thought.

    netn10: good story telling in flavor and mechanics. Decently strong, but not outrageous. Could almost be a common. Land sacing isnt something you'd want too much of though, especially at common, so id keep it as a one of effect in most sets.

    Cardz5000: Quite the elegant and cool effect, befitting an uncommon. Flavor text would of taken this to the next level. Though no flavor is better than bad.
    1st: Cardz5000
    2nd: netn10
    3rd: Hemlock
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April CCL 2018 Round 2 - Kick in the Pants
    Quote from IcariiFA »
    Phyrexian Rimeblighter 3UB
    Snow Creature - Horror (U)
    When Phyrexian Rimeblighter enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on each tapped creature.
    Few boast the ability to infect faster when colder.
    4/4

    Rimeplague XU
    Instant (R)
    Kicker BB
    Tap up to X target creatures. Then if Rimeplague was kicked, destroy up to X target tapped creatures.
    The ice rained and injected as needles for two days and three nights. Only when she awoke did it cease, though what was to follow would be far worse.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April MCC Round 1 - Hybridize
    Transposition Master 2 mana W/U mana W/U mana
    Creature - Human Wizard (R)
    Flash
    When Transposition Master enters the battlefield, you may return any number of other target creatures you control to their owners' hands.
    Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Transposition Master to it's owners hand.
    3/3
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Card Creation League] CCL Discussion Thread
    Quote from Cardz5000 »
    I guess a good question to ask is when does a round technically close? When the host posts and says the round is closed or when the time on the first post in the round states?
    IMO it's the posted deadline unless the host posts otherwise saying that there is going to be a delay and they won't get to it at the posted time. That's how I've run it as an organizer and how I judge.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on March 2018 CCL Final Poll - Vote Now!
    Good luck to Hemlock! I think we both have some solid entries.

    Also, is this a hidden poll? I can't see the votes. :p
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Card Creation League] CCL Discussion Thread
    Quote from kjsharp »
    Quote from Flatline »
    You're correct that everyone here should try to foster a fun and friendly environment, but you have to realize that it is not fun for someone who stayed up beyond their normal bedtime to ensure they got their card in by the deadline only to find out that someone else was allowed to post their card much later. I understand that you have not done this, but your post implies that you plan for the host not to close the round at the exact time they say they're going to. Please forgive me if I'm somehow misinterpreted your post.

    The scenario you present doesn't make any sense.
    Except it totally does becasue that would of been the exact scenario if I was right about it being EST. I worked untill the exact time I thought was the deadline, you had work past it when I had stayed up explicit to try and get it done. It's unfun and unfair to me if someone gets to take extra time past a posted deadline when I work hard to meet it.

    As I already admitted, I was wrong about the timing. But the scenario is not unrealistic or nonsensical at all.
    "Getting your card done before you go to sleep" is a pretty good rule of thumb to go by
    Actually its not.
    Presumably we're all adults aged 15-75, who live in various places, with various schedules.
    Which is the problem with "getting your card done before you go to sleep."

    Since you've only been here 9 months, let me tell you a story. Not all that long ago, in a contest called the DCC, they did exactly as you proposed. People would post cards throught out the day, and the organizer would at some point close it based on their schedule and time zone difference. There were even times when the same organizer would close it at largely different times. There were times when it would close late in the morning the following day, and times when it would close before they day had had passed. At least from my timezone, as perhaps a European friend has decided to close it when they woke up for work in the morning, shutting the days entries down well before midnight my time. Or yours. This made it so many times people would get their entries cut off. They thought they had more time because the day before it closed at a completely different time. Perhaps it even closed before they day was over for them! It made people sad and upset, and botched close races. It was even discussed in the threads. It became clear to the organizers at the time that they needed to be more consistent with their timing.

    None of that was hypothetical. I've had it happen, and you can ask long time DCC people and many if not all of them have probably had a time where they didnt post before the organizer unexpectedly closed it. It doesn't feel good or fun. That's why we have deadlines, as a way to say "Anything you post after this time isn't protected from being late!"

    So that leaves the CCL deadlines as to how a judge wants to go about it. If you personally feel that it should be more lax, continue to judge that way. I don't and I judge accordingly. Because without adhering to deadlines other unfun things happen.
    It's alarming that he insists it's "his right as a judge" to disqualify entries on these grounds because that means he could do it again in the future.

    Are you suggesting the a judge isn't allowed to decide whether an entry followed the rules or not? What's "alarming" isn't my attitude on time, it's your entitlement to that idea that you should be allowed to do things later. Whether we are talking about real life work or a any casual game that has a timer, why is it fair that you or someone else get extra time when everyone else did it by the rules? So you can finish your workout?

    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on 2018 March CCL Finals - Split Decision
    Blurred Realities 2(2/C)
    Sorcery (R)
    Multikicker C
    Exile up to X+1 target permanents, where X is the number of times Blurred Realities was kicked. At the beginning of each end step, return a random permanent exiled this way to the battlefield under its owners control.

    White Maker 3UB
    Snow Creature - Eldrazi (R)
    Devoid
    Menace
    Colored creatures don't untap unless their controller pays (2/S) for each creature he or she controls.
    Snow, ice, or dust? There is little time to discern the difference before it finds you.
    3/5

    Yorzot, First to Feed 4 R/W mana W/B mana
    Legendary Creature - Elder Vampire (M)
    First strike, lifelink
    At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have 25 or more life than an opponent, that opponent loses the game.
    "I have consumed countless mortals and as many who claimed eternal life. Who are you to stand against me?"
    5/5
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on April CCL 2018 Round 1 - Cultural Exchange
    Phyrexian Rimeblighter 3UB
    Snow Creature - Horror (U)
    When Phyrexian Rimeblighter enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on each tapped creature.
    Few boast the ability to infect faster when colder.
    4/4
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Flow Mana - Multiplayer mana type
    Kjsharp suggested in his feedback, but I think its a good idea to just make it colorless mana so the set/product it is in can have more distinctive archetypes. Otherwise it's a "play the best cards of any color" problem.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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