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Best Card of Last Week
Poll runs till Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:09 pm
Temporal Departure 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
Wards of Eiganjo 50%  50%  [ 7 ]
Lavaclasm 36%  36%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 14
Total voters : 11
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 Post subject: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:09 pm 
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Last Week's Winner



The poll: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26934
The quip: The competition felt the sting of Mata Hari's lash.
The Winner



The Contenders



Temporal Departure
O Sorcery (M)
Take an extra turn after this one.
Flashback
"Where'er I sail on the seas of time, no destination claims me. The minutes are hours, the hours are years, and the years are lost."
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Wards of Eiganjo
Enchantment — Invocation
When ~ enters the battlefield, you gain 3 life.
Materialize (This Invocation becomes an enchantment creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.)
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Lavaclasm
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Lavaclasm deals 2 damage to each creature. If X is 3 or greater, it deals X damage to each creature instead.
The adventurers would never learn to tell the difference between the caverns of an active volcano and the gut of a magma titan.






The Rules



How To Nominate:
Quote the post with the card you want to nominate. Delete everything in that post other than the card. Copy and paste your quote into a post on this thread.
If you did it right the quote tag should link to the original post.

What's Eligible?
Any fan-designed M:TG card posted since the most recent CotW thread went live is eligible. It doesn't even have to be the first time the card was posted. Yes, Un cards are valid. No, Yugioh cards are not.

What's Not Eligible?
  • Nominating your own cards. You can only nominate cards by other people
  • Nominating a card from your own repost, regardless of whether or not the original post was yours.
  • Nominations that result from collusion. If a nomination is made in exchange for some sort of favour, or under some sort of threat, then the nomination is void.
  • Cards that have already won CotW are not eligible for future CotWs.
  • Nominations that I consider to be jokes or trolling.

A Note On Contests:
Many contest holders feel that having an entrant nominated for CotW will skew the results of their contest. To prevent this while still allowing those cards their chance at nomination, any card submitted to a contest is eligible for nomination to CotW as though the date the contest (or pertinent round of the contest) ended was the date the card was posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:22 am 
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So a Cascade target that may well just get banned in modern like a week after release; a fine design but kinda boring first showing of a mechanic; and a kicker card that has a mostly meaningless X? I dunno none of these designs really strike me


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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
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So a Cascade target that may well just get banned in modern like a week after release; a fine design but kinda boring first showing of a mechanic; and a kicker card that has a mostly meaningless X? I dunno none of these designs really strike me

Fair point on the extra turn spell, but I don't think that X is meaningless. In the early game, the 2 damage scales really well with a lot of aggro decks, but the card is flexible enough to also deal with creatures with toughness 3 or greater with enough mana. If you only evaluate cards for Modern and Legacy I could see your point, but in Commander the toughness of creatures can vary a lot and you want your answers to be as flexible as possible, and you can generally get access to a lot of mana.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
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I more meant "It's odd and feels pointless to include the X in the proper casting cost. I'd have it as a separate "As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may pay X" and some other wording to accomadate that, considering it's an X that can be paid while having no impact besides I guess letting it dodge Spell Snare, Liquify, Mesmeric Glare, or an unkicked Prohibit; or for whatever reason making it vulnerable to Disdainful Stroke or messing with a Counterbalance or Hisoka or Kozi Great Distortion" none of which are really like actual uses so it just feels odd to have.

I got kinda rambly but it's not a "mostly meaningless" in function but in design.


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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:39 am 
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Wards of Eiganjo just feels like an adventure card with flash.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:08 am 
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When Lorehold Archivist enters the battlefield, you may discard a card. If you do, search your library for up to two cards that share a name with the discarded card, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
"The mysteries of the past have secrets still to share."
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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
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Cato wrote:
Wards of Eiganjo just feels like an adventure card with flash.

mechanically, it's similar. (although distinctions do exist.) flavorfully, though, it tells a very different story, one suited for a very different setting. I think there's room for both mechanics.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
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Cato wrote:
Wards of Eiganjo just feels like an adventure card with flash.

The activation is sorcery speed, it's more haste than flash. And sure, this specific card might, but having an enchantment that turns into a creature obviously has significantly different design space from an instant/sorcery that turns into a creature.
I didn't put that much thought into it though, I just wanted to post a card in the keyword thread again for old time's sake. If I expected a nomination I would at least have given it flavor text.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 21 - 27, 2021
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Golden Idol
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You can't cast Golden Idol unless you have a full party.
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fun combo with chakram retriever.

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