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  • posted a message on Teerna Roon
    Wow. I like it, at least for all the work you've put into it.

    There's a lot to go through on the website, so I'll come back and edit this post with the biggest concerns or praise as I read more.

    But right now I'd recommend breaking the 'Story' section down a bit, and making it simpler to understand. Start with a short section describing Teerna Roon and Otherworld, then have a link to a bigger story.

    Skimming through the story, and a few of the cards, it doesn't seem to mesh well with the flavour of Magic. It's too sci-fi and at times too similar to real life. Of course, there's room for science and machines and even robots in Magic - but they're mostly done through a fantastical perspective. 'Online', 'microtransaction' and 'nanobot' are too hard-sf or real-world. WotC likes to avoid the latter outside of Un sets.

    Though, those terms might fit fine if this were an expansion for a sci-fi card game.

    I'm impressed that there's art for every card. Did you make it all yourself?


    It would help to have a separate part of your website that goes into detail on the new [and returning] mechanics – both on a rules and flavour standpoint.
    -You might consider eliminating the Resources be honest, few consumers would be interested in that sort of thing.

    -When can Reboot be used? It would help to add a few words to the reminder text for the mechanic, like 'only as a sorcery' or 'at any time'.

    -'Network' seems like a worse version of Constellation – in that, the creatures with Network don't trigger it themselves. Which seems odd, considering the flavour.
    -Also, you don't need the 'all' in front of 'creatures you control.

    -Not much to say about Transfer. It seems fine, if a little weak.
    -Reverse Engineer seems really ripe for abuse. There are lots of ways to cheat out powerful artifacts – Tinker, Cascade, Affinity, Reanimation. Now I get to copy that artifact for just 1 or 3?

    -Glitch: Hmm. Looks like Echo by another name. Also not the best fit between name and function. Maybe something like 'Unzip' or 'Update'?

    [Why are there so many rares and mythics, compared to commons?]

    -Ragged Bird seems broken, and just flat out better than all the other Reverse Engineer cards I've seen. Extra moxen? Lotuses? Artifact lands? Metalworker?!

    -The Lab Coat [which has too long of a name] seems a bit too powerful for a common, especially if this set revolves around Auras. I'd recommend bumping it up to uncommon or rare, or removing the 'enchantments' part.

    -Security Badge: Study up on recent cards and how they format such abilities. You don't need the 'pay' – just put the mana symbol, then the tap, then the colon.

    -Short Circuit: This should cost more, as costing colorless [and thus being available to any color] is an upside on top of two Naturalizes.

    -Upgrade Vendor: Too powerful for a common.

    -Corporate Hitman: Black doesn't do the whole 'destroy enchantments' thing.

    -Gaes Cycle: Did you misspell 'Geas'? I don't see any reason not to use that term.Also, try to make them more unique, more different from the Vow cycle. The Vows are just awkward in one-on-one games [standard/modern/legacy] – there, they might as well just give the creature Defender.

    -Net Tourist: Just a terrible uncommon. Move it to common, and maybe give it something else/reduce its cost.

    -Upgraded Virtual Ghost: It's combo potential is REALLY high. Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, not to mention high cost artifacts or enchantments like Omniscience or like, Lattice or Immortal Sun.

    -Ayva: 5 damage is a lot for free.

    -Dahut is just way too good. Free creatures? I mean, tutors do exist.

    -Finavere is missing a power/toughness.

    -Canta: Just...what? How? That glitch cost is NOT enough of a downside for that 'your enchantments are free this turn' ability. Free Omniscience? Or just let an Enchantress Storm deck win?

    -How is Failed Negotiation a green effect?
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  • posted a message on A New Custom MTG Card Editor — mCardstock
    I really like this tool! Magic Set Editor has been very difficult to update with new frames, and this tool allows me to see how legends and planeswalkers look in their current official styles.

    But there's one significant problem: it won't display more than one symbol at a time in the card's cost.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Bragging rights - what cards did WotC steal from you?
    Well, it finally happened - a spoiled card turns out to be very similar to one I designed in a custom set.

    Unfortunately, I hadn't pasted it up to the thread for Annutia, so I don't have online evidence, but it's there in my MSE.

    I created:

    Opportunity Strikes 2RU
    Instant - (Uncommon)
    Opportunity Strikes deals 3 damage to any target.
    Draw a card.

    And today,
    Ral's Outburst
    was spoiled, and it's the exact same, except for
    it's a Sleight of Hand, not a straight draw 1

    Of course, it's not the biggest effect, and similar things have been made before. But it's still neat.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Wizard mechanic
    You might consider making some Wizard creatures/permanents that either return spells to your hand or let you play them from your graveyard/exile, a la Anarchist, Archaeomancer, or Snapcaster Mage.

    But you want to be careful to not make them too cheap, as it can be a powerful mechanic.

    You could probably combine this with a lord or several creatures that get bigger with every spell you play, along the lines of Adeliz.

    Edit: Though turning it into an actual 'mechanic' would not be so easy. Maybe a mechanic that if you control a certain number of Wizards when the creature/permanent comes into play, you can return an instant or sorcery to your hand?

    Like 'Gestalt 3 [When this creature comes into play, if you control 3 other Wizards, you may return target instant or sorcery from your graveyard to your hand.]' for a common Wizard.
    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on Working on an atomic themed set
    Some interesting stuff you've got here already. But I am looking forward to seeing more cards from the set.
    I'd like to see more magical, fantasy elements. Right now, there's a lot of seemingly mundane, real-world stuff, which seems out of place in a non-Un set.

    What kind of world/plane produces these nuclear technologies? Will we see scientists, engineers, mutated humanoids? Nuclear-powered Vehicles?

    As for the cards' functionality, they're mostly fine. I'd eventually want to see some of the non-radioactive creatures. If the set were only radioactive/fissile critters, limited would be a headache.

    Maybe there should be some kind of 'Lead Shielding' artifact/spell/ability that gives protection from Radioactive, or at least stops the -1/-1 counters.

    Edit: I just saw you updated the wording on Critical Mass. That will work better. Much better than the original wording.
    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on Seasons of Innistrad, or "what Innistrad has been up to since Emrakul"
    I like the project, Tears. It's a cool idea, and you've generally done well so far. They are all very flavorful.

    Though, there are some individual cards that I saw that I suggest you change:

    -Herald of Saint Traft, while a very cool card [I'd love this for my O-Kagachi Spirit tribal edh deck!], is not really a common. With the big body, keywords, and lord-like ability, it should probably be a rare.

    -Similarly, Survivor of Flight Moonsilver should be a rare, and if her non-keyword ability was any better, a mythic. Compare it to other Angels [Adarkar, Invention, Thune, and Lyra]. Gisela should not be the main comparison, as it's out of the traditional angel curve, too efficient.

    -Banneret of Saint Traft is not too bad itself; but the name doesn't fit well. 'Banneret's in MtG are always cost reducers, or more recently, critters that continue the 'support other creatures' theme. BoST currently just supports itself, and even removes your other creatures. Unless you have a bunch of CIP-effect Spirits in this set, more Spirits in MtG's history sac or die for an effect, rather than CIP.
    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on [ANP] Annutia: Prelude & War (WIP)
    Just fleshing out some themes and cycles. More has been added to War, too.

    Now I am looking at scouring the internet for some suitable art to fit some of the showcase cards from Annutia - and figure out how to update Magic Set Editor to the latest frames (or does anyone know of a better card creator program?).

    Talon and Wing
    Spirepeak Hunter
    Spirepeak Clutch
    Slag Drill
    Lithic Platform
    Flesh-stripping Moss
    Hypohemalic Peasant
    Ossic Induction

    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on [ANP] Annutia: Prelude & War (WIP)
    I've added some more cards to the spoilers above. This has been an interesting thought exercise - to fit the flavour of the plane while giving players reasons to not just play white all the time. Most of the newer cards don't include white, and some even actively hate against it, like Commit to the Void.

    Prelude shows a lot of the daily life, daily intrigue, and daily border skirmishes between the nations. Some places in Annutia have advanced technology and urbanity that's unlike Ravnica or Kaladesh, so it's required some creative thinking to keep a magical flavor with that.

    I've also been adding to War, but that's a set with wilder ideas that I'm not sure if I'll share here.

    Razorhorn Skull

    Lichirex Sel

    Blazing Visage Fighter
    Overzealous Protection

    Bring Her Light Wide
    Bring It Down [just now realizing I might want to change this name, with having two 'Bring' cards...]
    Finding the Spirit Animal

    Organ Dealer
    Prison of the Body
    Rattling Iconoclast
    Sloughing Raibo
    Deathburden Mammu
    Commit to the Void

    Prison of the Mind

    Expose the Truth
    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on [ANP] Annutia: Prelude & War (WIP)
    This is the last of it. Next week I'll start updating the spoilers with new cards as I flesh out the set further.

    Razorhorn Skull 2
    Tribal Artifact — Dragon Equipment (C)
    Whenever equipped creature is dealt damage, it gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
    Equip 2
    It was thought that the Razorhorns dueled each other in order to use their horn fragments to hunt common prey.

    Clifftop Speeder 2
    Artifact — Vehicle (C)
    3, T: Target creature gains Haste until end of turn.
    Crew 1

    Geistgear Engine 3
    Artifact (U)
    Shuffle three creature cards in a single graveyard into their owner’s library: Draw a card.
    The Hgali do not have the arcano-computational devices common throughout Ixway cities. But the Geistgear Engine is an essential part of keeping the Hgali way of life, as it uses necromantic essence to keep records, make calculations, and predict the future.

    Hexlock Musket 1
    Artifact — Equipment (C)
    Equipped creature has “T: This creature deals 1 damage to any target. This ability cannot be countered, and the damage cannot be prevented.”
    Equip 1

    Merchant Scow 3
    Artifact — Vehicle (U)
    1U, T: Draw a card. Use this ability only if Merchant Scow is a creature.
    Crew 1
    The Great Canyon was an important destination for entrepreneurial traders from Ixway.

    Moon Ring 1
    Artifact (U)
    T: Add 1 to your mana pool. Each player loses 1 life.
    No one knew where it came from, but everyone wanted it.

    Normalizing Lock 2
    Artifact (C)
    W, T, Sacrifice Normalizing Lock: Destroy target enchantment.

    Orbifold Blade 3
    Artifact — Equipment (U)
    When equipped creature deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, each player draws a card.
    Equip 1

    Pleasure Hulk 5
    Artifact — Vehicle (C)
    Crew 3
    Waterborne vessels were not just for iconoclasts or fishing. Many Canyonites enjoyed the occasional luxury cruise.

    Razorhorn Skull 2
    Tribal Artifact — Dragon Equipment (C)
    Whenever equipped creature is dealt damage, it gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
    Equip 2
    It was thought that the Razorhorns dueled each other in order to use their horn fragments to hunt common prey.

    Sacred Tiller 3
    Artifact (U)
    0: You may reorder target graveyard in any order. This ability can only be used if Sacred Tiller is untapped.
    T: Counter target spell that targets a graveyard or a card in a graveyard.
    The Tiller machines redistribute the half-living, slowing the process of decay.

    Sky Patrol Harrier 2
    Artifact — Vehicle (U)
    Sky Patrol Harrier has Haste if R was spent to cast it.
    Crew 2
    The Sky Patrol acted as the Great Canyon’s Navy, keeping the sky and outlands safe.

    Two-Headed Halberd 2
    Artifact — Equipment (C)
    Equipped creature gets +2/+1 while attacking or blocking.
    Equip 1

    Wallclimber Turret 4
    Artifact — Vehicle (U)
    2, T: Wallclimber Turret deals 2 damage to target creature.
    Crew 2

    Slag Drill 3
    Artifact - Equipment (U)
    Equipped creature has “T, sacrifice a tapped land: Add one mana of any color.”
    Equip 0

    Hologram Chandelier 3
    Artifact (R)
    Whenever a player activates a creature’s ability, each other player may copy that ability and choose new targets for the copy.
    Tyrion the Hermit was known for his extravagant banquets.

    Arena Battlescape
    Land (U)
    T: If Arena Battlescape has no basic land type, it gains the basic land type of a basic land you control until end of turn. Untap Arena Battlescape.
    When any player controls no creatures, sacrifice Arena Battlescape.

    Backwater Fishing Village
    Land (U)
    Backwater Fishing Village comes into play tapped.
    T: Add W, U or G. Backwater Fishing Village deals 1 damage to you unless you played a creature spell this turn.
    The fortunes of many towns on Ludia’s Jogrand Coast turn on the day’s catches.

    Dragonbone Dig Site
    Land (U)
    T: Add 1.
    Sacrifice Dragonbone Dig Site: Return target Dragon card from your graveyard to your hand.
    Though they went extinct millennia ago, their bones littered hidden forests and mountain caves.

    Retransmission Spire
    Land — Plains (C)
    Retransmission Spire comes into play tapped.
    T: Add U. Reveal the top card of your library.

    Ruins of Sunlight
    Legendary Land (R)
    T: Add one mana of a color of a creature you control.
    1, T: If you control at least five creatures with at least five different creature types, draw a card.
    Deep in the heart of Ixway lies Sunlight, capitol of an ancient, advanced empire that once united the world. Now, it sits forgotten, shaded by overgrowth.

    Spreading Gravecradle
    Legendary Land (R)
    Spreading Gravecradle comes into play tapped unless you’ve played another land this turn.
    T: Add X mana in any combination of Green, Black or White, where X is half the number of non-artifact creature cards in your graveyard, rounded down.
    Mortality is subjective. -Hgali saying

    Summer Logging Camp
    Land — Forest (U)
    T: Add R or W. This may only be used if you control 3 or more creatures.
    While the Saturalians pride themselves on their resilience and strength, they also sport the best woodworkers on the plane.

    Lithic Platform
    Land - Mountain Island (U)
    T: Add W. Lithic Platform does not untap during your next untap step unless you pay 1.
    Lithic Platform does not untap during your untap step unless you control a creature with Islandwalk or Flying.

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  • posted a message on Guashan: A Journey to the West
    Ah! Now I see, willows. Thanks.

    Chant sounds a lot better now - not in power level, but design.
    Power level wise, it seems a little on the weak side, but not so much that it really needs changing. Like a weaker Cipher or slower, conditional Rebound.
    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on [ANP] Annutia: Prelude & War (WIP)
    Good point. I'll keep balance and draft colors in mind as I add to the set.
    [These below, as of Jan. 30, were made before I started this thread.]

    Plains Primarch 2WU
    Creature — Valii Druid (R)
    Tap five lands and/or creatures you control: Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copy.
    The Ludians trusted little beyond the natural and magical forces around them.

    Sentinel Automata 1WU
    Artifact Creature (U)
    Blocking creatures you control get +0/+2.

    Skymark Roc 2WU
    Creature — Bird (U)
    Whenever Skymark Roc attacks, you may return target creature defending player controls with toughness 2 or less to its owner’s hand.
    Tourists clamored to see the exotic, regal Rocs, but Canyonites knew the giant birds only as dangerous pests.

    Aether Projection 2UB
    Sorcery (M)
    You may only play spells from exile until end of turn.
    The elite geniuses of Ixway were privy to spells that allowed them to visit other planes by mind alone.

    Neurogeddon 1UB
    Instant (R)
    This card may only be played during an opponent’s main phase.
    Remove all libraries from the game.
    Sacrifice all creatures you control.
    The Ludian saboteurs quickly realized why the Ixway had sealed the spell so securely.

    Psychic Epidemic 2UBB
    Sorcery (R)
    Each player sacrifices all non-artifact creatures they control.
    You lose 5 life.
    Exile Psychic Epidemic.
    Telepathy is so common in Ixway that common minds are left vulnerable to contamination.

    Colossal Might RG
    Instant (C)
    Target creature gets +4/+2 and gains trample until end of turn.
    Muscles were never a sure sign of victory to come in the Saturalian arenas.

    Dervish of the Veils RG
    Creature — Human Shaman (C)
    When Dervish of the Veils attacks, you may tap target creature. If you do, Dervish of the Veils gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
    Alluring and yet deadly, a vision of Satura herself.

    Cure the Hunger GW
    Sorcery (C)
    Target creature permanently loses the Vampire or Zombie creature type.
    Those undead that thirst for gory sustenance are rare in Hgali due only to the vigilance of the healers.

    Fungoid Vaccine GW
    Instant (C)
    Regenerate target creature, then remove all -1/-1 counters from it.
    B: Return Fungoid Vaccine from your graveyard to your hand.
    Common diseases were actually quite rare in Hgali, thanks in part to the abundant bacteria of decay.

    Bloodmare Ambassador 2WB
    Creature — Unicorn (U)
    Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, that creature’s controller reveals their hand.
    0: Destroy Bloodmare Ambassador. Any player may activate this ability.
    When Bloodmare Ambassador dies, you may search your library for a Unicorn card and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

    Jalama, Galesurfer 1UR
    Legendary Creature — Human Rogue (R)
    Whenever a player casts a spell, Jalama, Galesurfer gains Flying until end of turn.
    Whenever a creature with Flying you control deals combat damage to a player, you may gain control of target artifact or enchantment that player controls until end of turn.

    Vitrify 1UR
    Instant (U)
    Destroy target artifact or land. It can’t be regenerated.

    Cypress Guardian 1BG
    Creature — Zombie Dryad (U)
    If defending player controls a Forest, Cypress Guardian gets +1/+0.

    Open-Air Muscary 1BG
    Enchantment (C)
    At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have six or more creature cards in your graveyard, put two 0/1 Fly creature tokens with Flying and the creature type Insect into play.

    Sporecrusted Shadescale 2BG
    Enchantment — Aura (C)
    Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
    When enchanted creature is dealt damage, sacrifice Sporecrusted Shadescale and put two -1/-1 counters on target creature.

    A Trained Fist RW
    Instant (C)
    Target blocked creature gains First Strike and Deathtouch until the end of the combat phase.
    In Satura, the School of the Wolf’s Ambush focused on precision in combat. In the Great Canyon, it was the Tornado Style.

    Ludian Envoy GU
    Creature — Human (C)
    Untap a creature you control: Target opponent draws a card. Play this ability only once per turn.
    The Ludians regularly trade with Saturan merchants, and the two countries work together against the others.

    Animaw 4BGW
    Creature — Zombie Elemental (R)
    Gravestep (This creature cannot be blocked if there are six or more creature cards in defending player’s graveard.)
    When Animaw is attacking, its power and toughness are equal to the number of creature cards in defending player’s graveyard. Otherwise, its power and toughness are equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.

    Artifice Suppression Zone 1GWU
    Enchantment (R)
    At the beginning of each player’s upkeep, destroy all artifacts and all other enchantments. They can’t be regenerated.
    The Ludians see the Hgali and Ixway cities as full of abominations, and often wage war to keep their influence from spreading.

    Canyon Wind Shears 1RWU
    Enchantment (R)
    All creatures have flying.
    Creatures that would otherwise have flying come into play with a +1/+1 counter on them.
    Villagers often weave wings to make use of the air currents and fly across the Great Canyon to visit relatives.

    Evercaring Mother 1BGW
    Creature — Zombie Angel Construct (U)
    T: Return a creature from a graveyard to play under your control, then return a creature from a graveyard to play under another player’s control.
    The Mothers act as shepherd, processor, and parent.

    Lex Guardian RGW
    Creature — Valii Druid (U)
    T: Lex Guardian and another target creature you control gain Protection from Blue or from Black until end of turn.
    “The word of Satura must be upheld!”

    Lex Saturali 1RGW
    Enchantment (R)
    All creatures get +3/+3.
    Enchanted or equipped creatures cannot attack or block.
    The only aid permitted in Satura is the strength granted by the goddess Sata herself.

    Mortis Abeyance 1BGW
    Legendary Enchantment (R)
    All creatures gain Indestructible and cannot be sacrificed.
    Bron realized the horrible truth – it wasn’t ground he was walking on.

    Sefkoret, High General 1WBR
    Legendary Creature — Unicorn Soldier (R)
    Haste, Vigilance, Deathtouch
    Sefkoret, High General comes into play tapped if any opponent has no creatures.
    War is a way of life for my people. Conquest is freedom.
    -Sefkoret, letter to the Worm Council


    Self-Maintaining Archive 1WUB
    Enchantment (R)
    When Self-maintaining Archive comes into play, each player shuffles their graveyard into their library.
    If a noncreature, nonland card would go to a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner’s library instead.
    Just as the Hgali are obsessed with the preservation of life, the Ixway are obsessed with the preservation of knowledge.

    Titan Corps 4WUB
    Creature — Valii Human Soldier (M)
    When you cast Titan Corps, put a 9/7 Titan artifact creature token into play with Trample, Vigilance, and “This creature cannot attack or block unless you control a Titan Corps”.
    T: Target Titan you control deals 4 damage to any target.

    Worm Council BGW
    Creature — Worm Wizard (R)
    T: Return target creature in a graveyard to it’s owner’s hand.
    T, Discard a card: Untap another target black and green creature.
    The members of the Worm Council advise the Mothers on who may be reborn, or who should stay under the Tiller.

    Lichirex Sel WB
    Legendary Creature — Lich (U)
    1, T: Put target Skeleton from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.
    Sel founded the Bone Cult several centuries ago, and still leads it to this day.

    Redevelop WUB
    Sorcery (U)
    Destroy target nonbasic land.
    Search your library for two Plains, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
    Land zoning became a tool the Ixway elite used against each other.

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  • posted a message on [ANP] Annutia: Prelude & War (WIP)

    Azure Webdancer 1G
    Creature — Spider (C)
    If a graveyard has five or more creature cards in it, Azure Webdancer has Fear (This creature can’t be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.).

    Barkleaper Vine 3G
    Creature — Plant (C)
    T: Target creature Barkleaper Vine is blocking doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step as long as Barkleaper Vine is untapped.

    Giant Elanda 4G
    Creature — Bear (C)
    Trample, Reach
    Once just a forest-bound fruit-eater, the Ludians bred it into a beast of burden and war.

    Ley Shield G
    Instant (C)
    Target creature gains Shroud until end of turn.
    Known by many names, using the hidden energy of the world to deflect enemy strikes is one of the first spells mages learn.

    Marsh Boa G
    Creature — Snake (C)
    Swampwalk (This creature is unblockable as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
    The hinterlands of Hgali hosted predators just as willing to hunt undead prey.

    Marsh Dracoflitter G
    Creature — Drake (C)
    Sacrifice an Insect: Put a +1/+1 counter on Marsh Dracoflitter.
    Believed by many to be the last species with Draconic ancestry on the plane.

    Trazana Milkmaid G
    Creature — Human Cleric (U)
    T: If a creature you control attacked this turn, add G, R or W to your mana pool. This mana does not empty from your mana pool between phases and turns, and may only be used to cast creature spells.
    Milk is a sacred substance in Satura, even more so than blood. Milk is given freely, but waste of milk is severely penalized by the Trazana temple.

    Adarizon G
    Creature — Cat (U)
    When Adarizon attacks alone, it gains First Strike until end of turn.
    While related to the Fizon, the Adarizon is its polar opposite: large, powerful, solitary.

    Bring Her Light Wide 2G
    Sorcery (C)
    Search your library for a Forest card or basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
    The Boundary Crossers went out not to preach but to claim the land for the Goddess.

    Bring It Down 2G
    Instant (C)
    Choose one -
    -Destroy target artifact.
    -Destroy target creature with flying with converted mana cost 3 or less.
    The other nations rarely warred against the Great Canyon. But they all had plans at the ready, nonetheless.

    Finding the Spirit Animal 2G
    Sorcery (U)
    Reveal the top card of your library. If it’s a creature card, draw two cards. Otherwise, put that card into your graveyard.
    Exile Finding the Spirit Animal.
    “They say the Goddess appears to everyone in a different creature. How will she come to you?”
    -Saturan Priestess

    Mechano-sniffer G
    Creature — Hound (C)
    Hexproof from Artifacts
    Bred to sense traces of electricity and magic, it proved quite useful to Ludian authorities.

    Flesh-stripping Moss 2G
    Enchantment (C)
    At the beginning of each end step, if no creatures died this turn, sacrifice Flesh-stripping Moss.
    All creatures in graveyards gain the Skeleton creature type.

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  • posted a message on [ANP] Annutia: Prelude & War (WIP)
    I see where you're coming from, rowanalpha. White and green appear a lot. Maybe I can add more red, blue and black to compensate. With only 91 cards done so far, there's plenty of room to fill.

    However, unlike Alara or Tarkir, I'm not sure Annutia needs even distribution of colors. It's largely top-down designed set - the cards reflect the setting first.

    Heck, War only really introduces one more wedge - Mardu, with the Benazrans. That's it.
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  • posted a message on Guashan: A Journey to the West
    I like the cards here. I do hope you flesh out a background plane for them at some point.
    Most of the cards look to be fine. I could easily see them being printed as is or in an Asian-influenced set.

    But there are some concerns I had:

    -Chant seems possibly too strong. Even two unblocked hits [it currently triggers for every creature] a turn provides a lot of value.
    It's not too overpowered a mechanic, but I think it would make for a quite powerful deck archetype if built around, like Bogles. It also depends on what rare Chants there are.

    -Disturb a Dragon seems much too powerful for a common. Compare it to Char, Flames of the Blood Hand, and Bathe In Dragonfire/Bombard. 4 to any target should be an uncommon at least, and with an upside a rare.
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  • posted a message on [ANP] Annutia: Prelude & War (WIP)

    Beast Trainer 3R
    Creature — Human Warrior (C)
    Whenever Beast Trainer attacks, if you control a non-Human, non-Valii creature, Beast Trainer gains first strike until end of turn.
    Fighting alongside bonded creatures, instead of against deadly ones, has long been a popular pastime in Satura.

    Curving Bolt R
    Sorcery (C)
    Curving Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature.
    The Saturalians reluctantly turned to the Ixway to trade for new spells.

    Exuberant Firestoker 2R
    Creature — Human Druid Shaman (U)
    At the beginning of your end step, if you control a creature with power 5 or greater, you may have Exuberant Firestoker deal 2 damage to target player or planeswalker.
    T: Add 1.
    Passions stirred at the Saturan bonfires are not always easy to contain.

    Firecall 2RR
    Instant (C)
    Firecall deals 2 damage to each opponent and any planeswalkers they control.
    A tool to deal with interfering mages, and a way to get the audience’s attention after the intermission.

    Igneous Hellion 3R
    Creature — Elemental Wurm (R)
    When Igneous Hellion comes into play, sacrifice two lands.
    Those who ventured into the Sieved Mountains learned how they were formed - firsthand.

    Lava Channeler Team R
    Creature — Valii Wizard (U)
    You may spend red mana as if it were white or blue mana.

    Master of the Double Axe 2R
    Creature — Human Warrior (C)
    Equip abilities cost 1 less to activate if they target Master of the Double Axe.
    There were dozens of Masters of this popular style at any one time, but Sahana was the most well-known.

    Mindfire Stalker 4R
    Creature — Elemental Beast (U)
    When Mindfire Stalker deals combat damage to a player or Planeswalker, target player discards their hand and draws that many cards.
    It eats memories - and heads in the process.

    Proven To The Goddess 4R
    Sorcery (M)
    Double target creature’s power. That creature gains trample.
    For a lucky few, Satura’s blessings became permanent.

    Scorching Mirage 1R
    Enchantment (C)
    When Scorching Mirage comes into play, it deals 2 damage to any target.
    When a creature dealt damage by Scorching Mirage this turn attacks, sacrifice Scorching Mirage. If you do, destroy that creature.

    Show Wrestler 1R
    Creature — Human (C)
    Put a +1/+1 counter on Show Wrestler each time it attacks alone.
    “Aaand in this corner...”

    Blazing Visage Fighter R
    Creature — Valii Warrior (C)
    When Blazing Visage Fighter comes into play, it deals 1 damage to target player.
    The school of The Blazing Visage used directed auras to great effect.

    Overzealous Protection 1R
    Enchantment — Aura (C)
    Enchant creature
    Enchanted creature gets +1/-1, and must block if able.

    Clearcut 2R
    Sorcery (C)
    Destroy target land. Add one mana of any color.

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