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Jan 10, 2014MagicProfessor28 posted a message on [Card Creation League] January CCL: Round 1/Signups!Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
Land: Solid design similar to the standard Shimmering Grotto variant we see in most blocks. Possibly suffers from being slightly derivative, however still a design that is reused so often because it is a good one. I question the lack of flavor text here, since it seems like this would have been a good opportunity to establish your village a bit.
Creature: I like this design a lot, however it suffers from color pie distortion since it is a tad odd to see blue doing protection. Flavor text is well constructed though and makes the card pop a bit.
Land: This land is cool, and in a snow meta, could see quite a bit of play. I think it suffers from a lack of being able to be played early on, but the same could be said about Glacial Fortress. Kudos for making a neat design.
Creature: Honestly, this card really didn’t impress me this time around since it just seems like a strictly worse Coiling Oracle due to the requirement to pay S to get the card. It works flavorfully, but suffers from a lack of flavor text in what could have been this card’s strong area.
Land: This land is amazingly cool and seems like it might be a part of a cycle. The second effect seems like it could be a tad strong and I wonder if it wouldn’t feel out of place with the other color combinations, particularly of the green variety.
Creature: Well I doubt the theme for your mythos is Hyalopterous Lemure, but that said maybe I just don’t get the design. The Telepathy effect feels out of place and like it would be preferable as a form of evasion instead. As is, the design just doesn’t wow me since it seems like it wants to be a Specter but falls short in the execution.
Land: This land is really cool albeit strictly better than a Plains. I was always a fan of lands which clearly all would have different effects across the colors, and this seems like it would have a fascinating cycle behind it.
Creature: I think this is a really creative design and one I could definitely see Wizards printing since it reminds me so much of Adarkar Valkyrie. Perhaps lifelink would have been nice on it and up the cost a bit, but that’s just me liking big splashy cards.
Flavor text for both cards was stellar.
Land: Not sure why the effect costs 3, since Silence effects typically cost W, but like I said for L0ng5h0t’s land, I love lands which clearly all would have different effects across the colors. I also question if this card may be a tad strong with blink effects, especially on a land.
Creature: Short, simple, and to the point. Very well executed in a really elegant design. Nice job.
Land: Very strong land, but also very appealing. It has a nice elegance in that people want to have enough of these to accelerate quickly, but at the tradeoff of losing colored mana. I am concerned about the implications this would have in decks like Affinity, where they may be willing to take the hit that this isn’t an artifact in exchange for even quicker acceleration. (This is a minor concern)
Creature: I love this creature, although no period after persist. Flavor text is spectacular and you make the card useful without being too strong. Definitely a possible limited staple, although I would even be happy seeing the card actually ramp you.
Land: Seems really strong, and also as is in the rules Snow mana cannot be “added” explicitly like that to your mana pool – it is a conditionalizer for casting costs and effects.
Creature: Should be a faerie, but also I just think this card while it has good synergy with your land, it is too “cute” for its own well-being – namely that it has (first of all too many) evasive effects, but the benefit is too weak for me to ever see playing it.
1. Herbert West
2. Jimmy Groove
Jan 10, 2014Thanks for the corrections, yes, the intent was for the equipments to stay on the battlefield. So like if Nazarath was exiled, the equipments should still remain. If the equipment goes to your hand, then it detaches from Nazarath.Posted in: Custom Card Rulings
Thanks so much for the help!
Jan 9, 2014Nazarath, Lich Champion 2WBRPosted in: Custom Card Rulings
Legendary Creature — Zombie Warrior (M)
Parry — Whenever an Equipment would be put into your graveyard, if it was not already attached to Nazarath, Lich Champion, attach it to Nazarath, Lich Champion instead.
Equipments remain on Nazarath as it moves to any zone other than a player’s hand or library.
Sacrifice an Equipment attached to Nazarath, Lich Champion: Return Nazarath, Lich Champion from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped. Play this ability only as a sorcery.
Parry — Whenever an Equipment would be put into your graveyard <do action>
I know the effect allows Mill effects, discard, etc. to attach to Nazarath. That was intentional for flavor.
So basically I am wondering if I worded this correctly. For the ability effect, I modeled it after the template for landfall and monstrous, the idea being that the Equipment after being attached can no longer re-trigger Parry. The rest I am less concerned with, but if you see a template error, I would really appreciate the overview.
Thanks in Advance,
Jan 1, 2014MagicProfessor28 posted a message on [Card Creation League] January CCL: Round 1/Signups!Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
Oct 16, 2012MagicProfessor28 posted a message on [Card Creation League] October - Adventures in Segovia - Round 3Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
Oct 12, 2012MagicProfessor28 posted a message on [Card Creation League] October - Adventures in Segovia - Round 2Willows- I love this card for the most part. The flavor is there, though flavor text would have been nice, and there is only one slight nitpick, which is that I really dislike activated abilities on auras, so I would have probably made the effect something like, “Whenever enchanted creature becomes tapped, put a heat counter on Sizzling Shackles. Sizzling Shackles deals damage to it equal to the number of heat counters on Sizzling Shackles.” This way you could have left out the “comes into play with one heat counter” and the activated ability, possibly leaving room for some sizzling good flavor text!Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
Queensauce - So this card (Spider’s Venom) has a lot going for it. It has a neat conception, but I think a lot was lost in execution. For one, I don’t quite buy the flavorful tie between giving removal to a creature equal to power, but not less than. It just feels “off” in a way that made me have to look at the card a few times. I also didn’t really buy the idea that this would allow for repeatable removal like this versus the archetypical “deathtouch, reach, super toughness.” While I find the card intriguing, I would have liked more polishing on it so it could really shine.
Cynthare - So I guess I am supposed to critique the Mantle. It seems right of the bat kind of overcosted, especially since it only counts token creatures. Further, I really don’t see the mechanical reason to have flash on the Mantle, since it seems kind of tacked on. Other than that, I like the idea of pumping based on tokens, I just feel like there are better ways to do them. Also, I love Aether Inspiration though!
Oct 8, 2012MagicProfessor28 posted a message on [Card Creation League] October - Adventures in Segovia - Round 2Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
War-God's Altar 1BR
:symbr:, Sacrifice a creature: Creatures you control get +2/+0 and gain haste until end of turn.
Blood from these rites are endowed with a magic that induces a frenzied rage.
Oct 7, 2012MagicProfessor28 posted a message on [Card Creation League] October - Adventures in Segovia - Round 1Big_Cal: These guys are awesome and have some really cool synergy. I’m a bit skeptical about their flavor with correlation to their p/t, since they seem a tad high on the red one. At the end of the day though, that doesn’t matter and the card’s elegance outweighs.Posted in: Monthly Contests Archive
Arcel: I think that Pinpeak Dragon ought be a rare, and in addition to that, the effect seems like it would be better suited on a differently flavored dragon. The sphinx has a decidedly white effect, though I do enjoy how they pair up.
Ninja Caterpie: Again, the dragon is really cute, though an odd fit for an uncommon. I enjoy the mirroring effect here and I think that both effects very much fit a dragon in a highly positive way. Very cool design and one I would love to play with.
2. Ninja Caterpie
Oct 2, 2012MagicProfessor28 posted a message on [Card Creation League] October - Adventures in Segovia - Round 1Posted in: Monthly Contests ArchiveQuote from MaokunIn.
Magic.. professor... -san *twiddles foot on the ground* have y- have you a-already chosen a partner for the expedition to Segovia? *bluuusssh*
Aw how can I say no to that face. Let's go 'asploring
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