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  • posted a message on What is Primalcrux? (Warning, sort of silly topic)
    As a rule of thumb the bigger the Elementals of LorMoor get, the less like a real, comprehensible animal they resemble.

    The closest you can get is definitely some sort of ungulate, either a primitive bull or a moose.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on New Challenge Every Day: 2/14/19: Steampunk Artifacts
    Votes: Raptorchan, Subject16

    Phantasmagoric Fireworks 2
    Artifact (U)
    1, T, Sacrifice Phantasmagoric Fireworks: Choose a color and any number of target creatures. Untap those creatures, they become the chosen color until end of turn, and Phantasmagoric Fireworks deals 1 damage to each of them.

    IIW: Artifact Creature - (Something atypical)
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Club Flamingo ☆ Exclusively for Custom Card Connoisseurs and Great People
    Ragworm Battlecruiser 6G
    Creature - Leviathan Worm (R)
    Ragworm Battlecruiser can't be blocked except by creatures with flying.
    U: Target creature you control with lesser power than Ragworm Battlecruiser gets +1/+0 and can't be blocked until end of turn. Ragworm Battlecruiser gets -1/-0 until end of turn.
    5/7

    IIW: Pre-Bolas Amonkhet
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on February 15th, 2019
    The DCC: February 15th, 2019

    Welcome to the DCC!
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post in the DCC Discussion Thread.


    How To Play


    How does this card-making game work? It's simple! Whenever your card receives a vote in the day's poll, you receive [1] point for the month. If your card ends up with the most votes for that day, you will receive [2] additional points for the month. In the event of a tie, each person who tied receives [1] additional point. At the end of each month, the person with the most points on the scoreboard wins that month, then the scoreboard is cleared for the next month. You can participate in as many or as few days as you want in any month.


    Rules


    • Each day you may post any card you want. On the next day all of the posted cards will be put into a poll the thread as long as your card didn't get disqualified - see the next point for more details. If you post more than one card in a DCC thread, only the first card you post will be taken.
    • When you vote, you need to make exactly two votes for two different people. Vote for the cards that are listed in the first post, not other cards being posted in the thread. If you notice that you've only voted for one person, include your second vote in a post, even if you're not submitting a card.
    • If you want to change your vote for any reason, post that change in the day's thread (you can include it with your card if you want). Changed votes in the discussion thread will be ignored.
    • Voting for only one person, for three or more people, or for yourself will earn you an asterisk by your name in the monthly leaderboard. So will failing to vote if you've posted a card. (We're not going to do anything about people who don't vote or post cards; that would be kind of silly.) This indicates that you're on probation for the next 21 days. If you're on probation and you make another improper vote, your card will be disqualified. Repeated disqualification is grounds for warnings and/or infractions for not following the game rules, so please don't do it.
    • Voting for everything in the poll will be grounds for a lifetime ban from the DCC. Don't do it. It just wastes the thread creators' time.
    • If you wish to post a render, please use the hyperlink option when posting your card and make the card name the image link. Renders are usually large enough to clog up the list, so submit a text-formed card and (optionally) a link in the name to the render.
    • This thread is just for your card submission. Take your questions/comments to our discussion thread. If it's a question, comment, or complaint about probation, PM me instead and I'll explain it.
    • Anyone can post the new thread for the day. When you post it, make sure that:
      • You have a poll in the thread;
      • You include everyone's cards (excluding cards that have been disqualified);
      • The poll is marked as public and multiple choice with a one-day time limit; and
      • You update the leaderboard with the previous day's scores.
    (An easy way to post the new thread is to hit the multiquote button on every post in the previous day's thread, then click Post Reply. Select everything in this post, copy it, and then paste it into the first post for a new thread. You'll have to clean up a few small things, like quote tags around the opening post and the previous day's cards.)


    Notes of the Day

    Excited to travel tomorrow.

    DCC February Scoreboard


    netn10 33 (+2)
    void_nothing 31 (+3)
    Raptorchan 29 (+1)
    DiscardUnearth 29 (+6)
    Indighost 28 (+1)
    BrainPo 28 (+1)
    Amuzet 23 (+2)
    GoblinPrime 18
    Rudyard 8
    lookashiny 8 (+2)
    zdtsd 5
    Subject16 4
    AtlasNova 3
    kwanyeegor 0

    Probation: Aznathom (4 days)
    Quote from lookashiny »
    Raptorchan, netn10

    Opposites Attract 2WW
    Enchantment- Aura (U)(Un)
    Enchanted creature cannot be blocked by enemy color cards.
    Quote from Raptorchan »
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, Indighost

    Sokushinbutsu 1W
    Enchantment - Aura (R)
    Enchant creature you control
    Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activating abilities can't be activated.
    Other creatures you control that share a creature type with enchanted creature get +2/+2.
    Quote from BrainPo »
    Votes: Netn10, DiscardUnearth

    Dark Omen 2B
    Enchantment (U)
    Whenever an opponent casts a multicolored spell, that player loses 2 life.
    "Become one with the dark or perish."
    Quote from Amuzet »
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, Void_Nothing

    Impeccable Forgery 1(U/R)(U/R)
    Instant
    Choose one -
    • Create a copy of target artifact.
    • Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
    Entwine 1UR
    lookashiny, void_nothing

    Pass Judgment 2BB
    Sorcery (R)
    Destroy target creature.
    Overload 4WW (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of 'target' with 'each'.)
    Quote from Indighost »
    Azumet, Voidnothing

    Reaperneedle Marksman 1BR
    Creature - Human Archer Assassin (U)
    Deathtouch, first strike
    ”P-poison?! You coward, you would have nev-never beaten me i-in single combat.”
    “Of course not, that’s why I poisoned you.”

    1/2
    Quote from netn10 »
    Votes: Amuzet, lookashiny

    Self-Made Mutant GGU
    Creature - Mutant (Rare)
    Adapt X XGGU, Where X's is the number of +1/+1 counters among creatures you control.
    "We are what we can be."
    3/3
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Votes: BrainPo, DiscardUnearth

    Pageripper Homunculus 1B
    Creature - Homunculus (U)
    Deathtouch
    3W, T, Sacrifice Pageripper Homunculus: Target player skips their next untap step.
    U, T, Sacrifice Pageripper Homunculus: Target player skips their next draw step.
    1/2
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on February 2019 CCL - Round 2: "Riches of the Past"
    TheDrB - Neat, but miserable to face on defense. Thank GOD Equip is sorcery speed.

    Gateways7 - Can't say I really get this one - what's an (undead) adult Dragon doing with 2 power? How's a 2/1 die and have its skull made into that huge throne? Why the bad battle cry?

    zdtsd - Cool, but possibly narrow to a feel-bad degree, and this might do something dumb with morphs, which I realize was the point.

    Jimmy Groove - Corrupt is cool and feels like it'd have lots of design space. I do wish the costs on this went up as needed for it to have flash to properly feel like the original, though.

    netn10 - I adore this card. It's so narrow and dumb but so perfect in flavor and execution, and the existence of Changelings definitely helps.

    Cardz5000 - As much as I do like tokens of existing past creatures, this feels like an amount of chump blockers and lifegain that could get oppressive real fast. Props for making it hybrid though.

    1. netn10
    2. Jimmy Groove
    3. Cardz5000
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on January MCC 2019 Finals - Throughout the Universe Displayed
    Hemlock 22 + 21.5 + 22.5 = 66
    IcariiFA 19.5 + 20.5 + 21 = 61
    Cantripmancer 16.5 + 19.5 + 19.5 = 55.5

    Congrats to Hemlock!
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on January MCC 2019 Finals - Throughout the Universe Displayed
    Design -
    (2/3) Appeal: Given how costly in terms of the sacrifice and easy to whiff this card is, Spike is not interested. Timmy and Johnny probably are, however.
    (1.5/3) Elegance: Quite wordy, the alt-cost seems tacked on, and not being able to get an artifact despite being able to sacrifice one offends me on some small level.

    Development -
    (3/3) Viability: Feels like one of those wacky dumb old artifact rares.
    (2.5/3) Balance: Not OP, but definitely swingy. I can understand feeling bad losing to such a thing.

    Creativity -
    (2.5/3) Uniqueness: Similar precedent exists but nothing exact.
    (1.5/3) Flavor: Name and flavor text don't go together; why iron if you're supposed to break it? Maybe more like a "Ceramic Effigy"? Also not getting what the additional cost has to do with the flavor.

    Polish -
    (2.5/3) Quality: "Their library".
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Done.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: And done.

    Total: 19.5/25
    Design -
    (3/3) Appeal: Kind of an all-rounder because who doesn't like free spells?
    (2/3) Elegance: A relatively wordy effect coupled with the additional cost wrinkle; it is functionally different from a "when this ETBs, sacrifice it unless" trigger, yes, but not punishing you for having the spell countered, allowing you to blink the card to fill your graveyard, and allowing you to cast if if you can't pay the cost and sacrifice it intentionally seem like features rather than bugs.

    Development -
    (3/3) Viability: Colors and rarity seem okay.
    (2/3) Balance: Timing restriction certainly helps but free flashback is always concerning, even only for cheap spells (after all...).

    Creativity -
    (2/3) Uniqueness: Variant with multiple unique elements of a well-trodden effect.
    (2.5/3) Flavor: Something's just not clicking; "Propulsion" doesn't seem quite like the right word for cast-from-graveyard, and the flavor text ties in with the haste but not as well with the triggered ability.

    Polish -
    (2.5/3) Quality: "with converted mana cost", no "a".
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Done.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: And done.

    Total: 21/25
    Design -
    (3/3) Appeal: All-rounder - Lots of people like tribal decks, and only EDH players would be disapponted - and even then...
    (3/3) Elegance: Very neat little line of text.

    Development -
    (2.5/3) Viability: Colors perfect. This seems like it could or should be a mythic if not for the subchallenge but rare isn't beyond the pale.
    (2/3) Balance: Definitely takes setup but definitely seems abuseable.

    Creativity -
    (2/3) Uniqueness: Lots of spell-free-making enchantments out there from Aluren to Omniscience but this is a quite neat take.
    (3/3) Flavor: Spot-on.

    Polish -
    (3/3) Quality: Looking good.
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Done.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: And done.

    Total: 22.5/25
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on February 14th, 2019
    Votes: BrainPo, DiscardUnearth

    Pageripper Homunculus 1B
    Creature - Homunculus (U)
    Deathtouch
    3W, T, Sacrifice Pageripper Homunculus: Target player skips their next untap step.
    U, T, Sacrifice Pageripper Homunculus: Target player skips their next draw step.
    1/2
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Feast of Nightmares
    Quote from 1110mystic »
    What about:

    Feast of Nightmares 2B
    Sorcery (U)
    Destroy target creature. Unless that creature was enchanted or equipped, draw a card.
    That would be all but unprintable in a Standard-level expansion just for being preposterously strong in Limited. Hell, an almost unconditionally cantripped, easy mana cost Murder would be very strong in Constructed.

    EDIT: Missed it was sorcery and not instant! Well, that's way more reasonable but still quite strong.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Turning Walkers into Creatures and persist/undying?
    Moved to Rulings.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on January CCL, Round 5/Finals: Four Precious Things
    Quote from Hemlock »
    I'm a bit confused over the Noncreature enchantment creature tokens clause.
    Always meant to be "noncreature enchantment".
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Playing multiple Theater of Horrors
    "The ability", as in one, doesn't trigger twice. There are two triggered abilities here because it's two separate permanents. Both of them do trigger and if both of them resolve (most likely) you'll exile the top two cards of your library total.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Can you cast instants between declare attackers and blockers?
    As to the question in your title, player do get priority in the declare attackers step. Declaration of attackers is the first of the actual actions taken in the step. That's a separate step of the combat phase than the declare blockers step. You can cast instants and spells with flash before blockers are declared.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Would this work as intended?
    Moved to Custom Card Rulings
    Posted in: Custom Card Rulings
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