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  • posted a message on Virgin Paradise
    Quote from user_938036 »

    You're going against the Spirit of the Law and Creativity itself. It could never extend to protect you in doing this—but only to correct you and your ambitions as misguided. Worlds of interactivity are closed to you then—there is no hope for any future. You mine as well cease to exist

    Contrary, I realize how this also becomes a corruptee means for individuals to oppress the honest intellectual works of others in chauvinism. One's ego before all else principal—there is no price too great. All about that social-psychological asset (status, prowess, potential). Nothing stops a person from operating as a predator this way, for this reason, which furthermore shows how it should not be allowed. It's poorly managed development; especially in allowing unsets to take on effects that aren't truly unorthodox to the central game (as they require some special performance from the player—or fractionated game aspect or attribute); so they can become this dark prison for people's honest intellectual creations.


    Demonic Attorney — I disagree. If you could prove how my admissions infringe upon the Spirit of the Law, and are indentifiably unjust; disrespecting Free Will, Well-Being, Personal Space, (and here in Murica) Free Speech. I will make forward my defense if necessary.
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  • posted a message on Ramsell, the Spicy
    Barrin, Master Wizard

    It is not bad, very polarizing.
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  • posted a message on Virgin Paradise
    Going forward with the decision to taper this to its controller's end.

    I also modified the land type ability since it did unhealthy things with the assortment of domains: Tribal Flames, Gaea's Might, Might of Alara, Wandering Stream, Drag Down, Draco, Exotic Curse, Exotic Disease, etc.

    Now you it can be fetched, as intended, but nothing else.
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  • posted a message on Ancestral Testament & Realm of the Ancients
    Quote from Grapefruit21 »
    Going to regret this but is your argument that entering and leaving the stack are not different functions well understood and defined?


    It all happens in the same sequence. During this sequence, you have a choice of at the start or the end.

    This is different from entering the battlefield and leaving the battlefield, in that there is a definite silent pause involved.

    They are strongly two different sequences.
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  • posted a message on Various Enchantment Techs
    Quote from rowanalpha »
    Shared Loyalty (as now written) needs a clause requiring you to have creatures. Otherwise, you can just prevent damage to your PWs while your board is empty. The card feels really black to me as well.


    No, because a counter has to be placed on a creature or else nothing. That is why it's worded as-is and not simply, [If you do, ].


    Quote from Grapefruit21 »

    I guess my biggest question is why do they have the colorless symbol? What are you trying to prevent/encourage with the more restrictive cost?


    It's to fully blend the line of the concept. I didn't like the colorless mana symbol at first to be honest, but I do see capability for it to do something (although far more roundabout) that was apart of my vision in my very first works.

    If you want the power, you gotta pay for it. The name tells all about the colorless symbol; heavy lies the crown.

    Quote from Grapefruit21 »

    Aether Paradox would be an absolute nightmare to track in paper. It would be fine in digital but I'm not sure it's worth the complete headache it would cause maintaining the gamestate. I have a hard enough time remembering pithing needle names I could see this making complex combat boards states miserable.

    Is it a card that serves a broader purpose in your design or just a cool once off? If it's a tribal set and it really synergizes with one of the tribes then I could see keeping it but just as a once off I'm not convinced it adds positively to the game that isn't covered by Assault Formation in a less mentally taxing way.


    It is different, in that the reverse of power and toughness remains even if Aether Paradox is removed.

    People shouldn't be playing games unprepared. Imaging showing up to D&D with only a candle and D6.

    I personally think that Assault Formation is a choppy mess. It infringed on the uniqueness of a dynamic card, to do something that the team couldn't think of a more creative way to do. That's really bad for business.
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  • posted a message on Virgin Paradise
    I was questioning to limit it to only checking your board state, instead of the entire board state.

    It's not really that hard for a person to plunder your paradise on turn 1.
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  • posted a message on Virgin Paradise
    I think I would just call the ruling that, since the function can't initially produce anything before checking the board state, when player goes to tap the land, it's open season for the land to produce any color.
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  • posted a message on Virgin Paradise
    Virgin Paradise
    Legendary Land
    Virgin Paradise is every basic land type at all times except while on the battlefield.
    tap symbol : Add C to your mana pool.
    tap symbol : Add one mana of any color no other land you control can produce.
    Untouched by the world—the dream of a beauty that never gets old.

    Alt. Flavor Text 1

    Inaccessible by deviance—the dream of a love that never fades away.



    Making a wish on my 11-11-11.
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  • posted a message on Ancestral Testament & Realm of the Ancients
    Quote from WizardMN »
    And how do you reconcile that with how Gargaroth functions? That has no zone change associated with its "or" functionality?


    There is a change in functionality between attacking and blocking. Additionally, they happen at entirely different times.


    Yes, exactly!

    You seem to agree that “enters the battlefield or leaves the battlefield” like Aven Riftwatcher is at entirely different times and that there is no “choice” being made.

    Entering the stack and leaving the stack are also totally different times. This is the point we are trying to make. This right here.


    You might think you've found a technicality, but they are also different functions, well understood and defined.

    This currently, as explained once before before, would simply be explained to function as intended for coherence.
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  • posted a message on Ancestral Testament & Realm of the Ancients
    Quote from WizardMN »
    And how do you reconcile that with how Gargaroth functions? That has no zone change associated with its "or" functionality?


    There is a change in functionality between attacking and blocking. Additionally, they happen at entirely different times.
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  • posted a message on Various Enchantment Techs
    Guard of Honor could also accelerate stuff like Aven Brigadier.

    I was going ask if anyone thinks the costs could be switched for Aether Paradox and Shared Loyalty.

    I must admit, you'll have to blame my 'out of touch'ness once again for Shared Loyalty. I was under the impression creatures couldn't block for Planeswalkers, but now I do recall that rule when they came out in Lorwyn.
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  • posted a message on Ancestral Testament & Realm of the Ancients
    Let's write this out as:

    When this spell goes on the stack or leaves the stack,

    Here you can see clearly there is no change in zoning or function.

    The context directs [one or the other—at the start of resolution or at the finish].
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  • posted a message on Various Enchantment Techs
    Aether Paradox 1C
    Enchantment
    As Aether Paradox enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
    Creatures of the chosen type enter the battlefield with their power and toughness switched.
    Perception can be a devil's trick we play on ourselves. Convinced that we exist in some way that we don't—or don't exist in some way that we do.

    Guard of Honor 1W
    Enchantment
    Creature spells with toughness greater than their power cost you one colored mana of any type less to cast.
    Honesty is a shield that protects you even from yourself—where you would otherwise be your own worst enemy. Yet it is a shield that may lie heavy and test the strength of even the mightiest crown.

    Raise the Labyrinth 1U
    Enchantment
    Whenever a blue creature with defender enters the battlefield under your control, you may search your library for a blue creature card with defender, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
    The ground shook—and the towering presence of the walls enveloped the invaders now trapped within. Another haunting presence from the distance could be felt, shaking their hearts with its power. The monster and the princess game had begun.

    Shared Loyalty 1C
    Enchantment
    At the beginning of each player's upkeep, you may place a -1/-1 counter on each creature you control. If a counter is placed on a creature this way, prevent all damage that would be dealt to Planeswalkers you control this turn.
    Transmute 1C
    Beware your ties of loyalty—for they may be knotted with a noose—and lead you to the hang.

    Heavy Lies the Crown 1C
    Enchantment
    As long as a player controls any creatures, if a Planeswalker he or she controls would be dealt damage, prevent 1 of that damage and vice versa.
    "I really loathe her using me as a vessel for her chauvinistic expressions. She's such a kiddie at her worst. Something she used to be far from."
    —Sorin speaking on Olivia


    Heavy lies the crown—a man's place in a woman's life.

    I promise not to make any more of these right now. I just wanted to clear my cache.
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  • posted a message on Ancestral Testament & Realm of the Ancients
    Quote from Kamino_Taka »

    Apparently it hasn't since everyone here knows how it works and tells you but you just don't accept it.


    Thoughtlace

    Twiddle

    Is it one or the other—or is it both if you want?
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  • posted a message on Thorn, Zorn, and Meltigemini - FFIX Inspired Set
    "What is this that stands before me?"

    "What is this, that before me stands?"


    How about some flavor text?
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