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  • posted a message on Pathos of the Exile (1-mana black removal)
    Pathos of the Exile B
    Instant (Uncommon)
    Exile target creature you don't control and target land you do control.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Commander legends Leak...the Precon decks and the 3 new cards and 2 reprints in each
    Meh on both themes. Neither feels like it is really expanding the format.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Encroaching Barrier, a wall without defender
    If it is a mobile wall to crush intruders, why does it attack? The card is fine, but the flavor is kinda wack.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Rummage
    It's interesting, as it does essentially nothing and isn't really in the colors it would need to be in to abuse the effect. On the other hand, it can also be used for various parts of infinite mana/ self mill/ drae combos. I kinda like it, seems like a fun take on a combo enabler
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Vehicles with alternate crew costs
    I think spellicopter is a bit too good. The fact that you can exile spells that your opponent would counter to still gain value off of it, that fuel remains in exile for future spellicopters you play, and that this is a colorless 1-drop makes this feel a bit too good for eternal formats where a player might shoot out free spells to give this thing a spontaneous boost...

    A 1/1 flier for 2 that gets +1/+1 for each fuel, while less exciting, would still be a major player in standard and would get a lot done with less risk of becoming ubiquitous.


    It thought it might be a bit strong, but I couldn't really think of a broken Magical Christmas land scenario for it. Nivmagus Elemental is slightly less restrictive (can exile storm copies, doesn't need to be crewed) and I've never heard of it being overpowered, or even really that good.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Six commander legends hints from gavin
    I hope we see Ghost of Geist of St Traft
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vehicles with alternate crew costs
    I love vehicles, and always thought it would be neat to see different ways to crew them, like Heart of Kiran

    Bloodbike 3
    Artifact - Vehicle (Common)
    Haste
    You may pay 2 life rather than pay Bloodbike's crew cost.
    Crew 1
    3/3

    Countercar 4
    Artifact -Vehicle (Uncommon)
    Trample, Vigilance
    You may remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control rather than pay Countercar's crew cost.
    Crew 2
    4/5

    Spellicopter 1
    Artifact - Vehicle [Rare]
    Flying
    Spellicopter gets +2/+1 for each card you own in exile with a fuel counter on it.
    You may exile an instant or sorcery card you own from the stack rather than pay Spellicopter's crew cost. If you do, put a fuel counter on that card.
    Crew 1
    0/1
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Quote from ChariSays »
    I've stated that, for the 5,000,000th time in it's history, despite the loud crying of some segmemts of the fanbase,
    , the game is not dying


    The game will never die.
    D&D didn't die after the debacle of the 4th edition. Yet to try ask its developers or Hasbro if they are happy with their past decisions.
    This whole "unless the game dies, it doesn't matter" rethoric is really naive.
    Magic will never die. It doesn't mean it can't fail.

    And if you listen to that vocal minority, everything is a failure, almost 30 years of non stop failure. Not really sure why people who don't enjoy the game tend to care so much.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vial of Viruses (Black rare artifact from a Post-Apocalyptic Set)
    Quote from rowanalpha »
    If you really want the two counters, go with the equal CMC instead of equal or less than cmc. You need a valve for when it gets a lot of counters, I don't think the scry is a super great fit in black and its probably not fast enough if a lot of creatures die at once.

    Vial of Viruses 1B
    Artifact (Rare)
    Whenever a creature dies, put a two plague counter on Vial of Viruses.
    1B, T, Remove X plague counters from Vial of Viruses. Put target creature card with converted manacost X or less from your graveyard on top of your library.
    1B, T, Sacrifice Vial of Viruses: Destroy all non-artifact creatures with converted mana cost X, where X is the number of plague counters on Vial of Viruses. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.

    This should make the card more strategic without being overbearing.


    I just question how useful such a card is if it only hits one mana cost. It's already only removal after removal has been used. It feels like a less reliable but more explosive Plague Boiler, a card that I don't believe ever caused any issues.

    I love the concept of the card, and I want to keep it in the set as the premier board wipe, it's just tricky to balance lol
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Even if you disagree with someone's opinion it would foster a much more positive environment if you didn't call people whiners or otherwise negatively mischaracterize them. It does nothing to further discussion and only serves to antagonize people you disagree with. I'd like to be able to state my opinions on this board without being met with rudeness.

    Nobody got called a whiner. Don't take things so personally.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair x The Walking Dead
    Why does any criticism always have to be twisted into "screaming," "whining," and "crying?" Can't people have opinions without being denigrated? It's not hard to be civil and be intellectually honest about people's concerns.

    Not all criticism is valid. Not all criticism is backed up by much more than emotion. It's not hard to make logical conclusions based on tangible facts.

    Any, always, have to... that's a lot of absolutes for someone concerned about intellectual honesty
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vial of Viruses (Black rare artifact from a Post-Apocalyptic Set)
    Quote from ashrog »
    It could also be balanced by gaining 2 counters at a time, but only destroying creatures with CMC equal to the number of counters.

    Then adding an activated "outlet" ability that removes counters. For example:

    1B, Remove a plague counter from ~: Scry 1.

    Thematically, you are doing research and concocting a plague to only affect certain creatures.

    That's not a bad idea either. If I need a different approach, this seems a likely route.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Vial of Viruses (Black rare artifact from a Post-Apocalyptic Set)
    Quote from rowanalpha »
    I like the concept. I could see something like this in a phyrexian themed set..

    I think this ticks up too fast. One counter per creature would be more balanced, and probably should only get counters for your creatures dying if you want it to stay at 1 cmc.


    Vial of Viruses 1B
    Artifact (Rare)
    Whenever a creature dies, put a plague counter on Vial of Viruses. If you controlled that creature, put two plague counters on Vial of Viruses instead.
    1B, T, Sacrifice Vial of Viruses: Destroy all non-artifact creatures with converted mana cost X or less, where X is the number of plague counters on Vial of Viruses. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.

    There, is this more in line? I wanted to keep it scaling up some what fast, so that in multiples, each one fed into each other more than the last. It's a lot wordier now, but it feels more balanced.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Vial of Viruses (Black rare artifact from a Post-Apocalyptic Set)
    Vial of Viruses B
    Artifact (Rare)
    Whenever a creature dies, put two plague counters on Vial of Viruses.
    1B, T, Sacrifice Vial of Viruses: Destroy all non-artifact creatures with converted mana cost X or less, where X is the number of plague counters on Vial of Viruses.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Zomar, the Bewitching
    It does what it was set out to do, the way it was set out to do it. Seems fair enough that if you steal their commander, they can get it back. Well thought out design to enable a deck that many people love playing and hate playing against.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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