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Which contestant should make it to the semifinals?
Riorvard 38%  38%  [ 8 ]
OlahZep 62%  62%  [ 13 ]
Total votes : 21
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:26 am 
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Welcome to the fifth season of Pro Tour: You Make the Card! This is your annual opportunity to put your fantasy fantasy card design skills to the test for a chance at internet immortality. Over the next several months, this competition will push you to be the best designer you can be to see which of you can join the ranks of YMTC legends.

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Please vote for the contestant you feel deserves to proceed to the semifinals based on their submission this round. The poll will remain open until Sunday, November 11. I will be reserving my vote for tie-breaking purposes. Best of luck, Riorvard and OlahZep!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 am 
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Riovard:
I like Muster as a mechanic. We've had lands trade in for all sorts of value, and they've always been great for limited, and sometimes even for constructed. Being able to get creature tokens for lands just seems to make sense. Might have preferred this to be two 1/1 white soldier tokens. Militaries are often more white-aligned, even when those that run them are aligned with other colors, so I'd be fine with this mechanic showing up primarily in white, but still allow black, red, green, and blue to get in on the action in different amounts.

I really dislike the legendary land. This land does little for you until it does everything for you. You really just make a bunch of dudes, then take over the game because you blow up any real threat, and then blow up your opponent. Sure it can be disrupted, but this is the kind of card that can result in a lot of non-games, which are just frustrating.

OlahZep:
Why not make lands into pseudo-vehicles, eh? I do like how you can "crew" it with any two creatures, regardless of their power. 2/3 with deathtouch is often going to be worth that. Would've liked to have seen a new land type, like they did with Gates in Ravnica.

I much prefer this legendary. Not a fan of the colorless mana making, but I love how it is an Oran-Rief, the Vastwood for your invoking lands. Good world building on this.


My vote: OlahZep

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:01 pm 
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Putting a counter on every land you have just in case is a massive bother, but on the whole, the concept behind your two lands just speak to me on a much grander scale than Riorvard's second white dictatorship extravaganza, mostly because Headquarters is more clunky than I care for. I also think that the Muster cost should be 3, Zoetic Caverns is already inefficient enough without having to pay 33% more mana for it. That said, if you were going to make a soldier land, you should have done one that isn't white.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:39 pm 
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For legendary lands, I like both. Invaali is very nice though that's a lot of counters so I feel like "Other lands you control get +1/+1" would be neater for basically the same effect outside of specifically +1/+1 decks. Tertulius's Headquarters is super telling in flavor though if it's a land based on a specific character I'd prefer it to add that character's colors so being colorless producer doesn't gel with me. So ultimately I like both but with a notable but minor negatives. I honestly truly cannot choose based on this.

But on the other lands...Ivory Legion's Camp (Ivory Legion Camp seems cleaner to me, you don't say Military's Camp or Army's Base) seems uninspired to me. It's a nice mechanic but it's so overwhelmingly a white mechanic it leaves me negatively impressed you put it on the white one. I don't see the cycle from this as it doesn't really fit all colors well to Muster. And by making it a specific ability it limits it. I can't see the blue or red one in this cycle really working. You made a decent standalone but not a base for a cycle. Meanwhile I love Creeping Bog. This is something I just adore as a take on Manlands. Flavor text seems a but odd as it seems like the one that should be on the blue one in the cycle. But still I love this and especially how this plays with it being lands, because it adds a bit of tension between playing stuff or getting that body.

While I love both Legendary lands, OlahZep blows Rio out of the water in the cycle so my vote goes to Olah.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:37 pm 
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For the record I voted for OlahZep. I really like invoke.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:35 pm 
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We haven't had any new votes in the last 24 hours, so I'm going to call this one as well. Congrats to OlahZep for making it into the semifinals!

I'll be posting the semifinals in a bit.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:26 am 
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Riorvard wrote:
For the record I voted for OlahZep. I really like invoke.


Wow! Thank you!


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