Sataras, Broker of Souls Legendary Creature - Demon
If X is less than four, Sataras enters the battlefield with debt counters on it equal to the difference.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 2 life for each debt counter on Sataras."You will give me my due, mortal, one way or another."
Black has always had huge dudes with horrible downsides. Master of the Feast
is even a 5/5 flier for 3! So I decided to make a 6/6 flier for 2. I thought of this idea where you could pay "extra" mana in order to make the downside less bad. This can be a standard 6/6 flier for 6, or a 6/6 flier for 2 with a horribly crippling downside, or anything in between.
The only problem is wording the mechanic. I thought of doing some sort of multikicker, or some other sort of ability that triggers when you play the card, etc. But most of those ended up being way too wordy and hard to implement nicely. This was the simplest way I could think of, and even then it's sort of strange because you can pay extra mana beyond 4 for this card for no real reason and because I'm not actually sure if "If X is less than four, ~ enters the battlefield with debt counters on it equal to the difference" actually works. Hopefully this wording is good though.
Also, bonus card, because I thought this was a pretty cool effect.Shared Senses Instant
Choose two target players. Until end of turn, if one of the players would draw a card, both players draw a card instead, and if one of the players would take damage, both players take damage instead."Feel my pain."