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 Post subject: The Oliviad
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:16 am 
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For the next 1000 days, I will post a card a day. I will design each card top-down from the flavor text. My idea is that, at the end of the 1000 days, if you put together the 1000 flavor texts, you will get a book of epic poetry called The Oliviad. If you put together the 1000 cards, you will get a block.

Part One – Epigraph

Ancient Intonation
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Draw two cards. Untap up to six lands you control.
Sing, Mother Fate, and through your holy melody describe

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Ambitious. Is the whole poem written already, or is this going to a bit of flying by the seat of your pants?

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:07 pm 
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I like this idea.

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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Ambitious. Is the whole poem written already, or is this going to a bit of flying by the seat of your pants?

I have the general story planned out, and the fist 22 lines written, but mostly this is going to be by the seat of my pants. This thread is here more than anything to ensure I make a card a day, because I think that would be good to add a little bit of self-imposed structure in my life. I plan to write another page every three weeks or so and do it that way.

Bonus points to anyone who can say what meter I'm using.

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The tapestry you wove into infinity with care:

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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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First foot reversed? Otherwise it's iambic heptameter as you like it.

I used to eat my chips next to the chip shop there with care,
Now I have them greedily in a brown cave with a bear.


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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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So I just realized that a 1000 days is like almost 3 years.

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Target opponent exiles a card in his or her hand. Until end of turn, you may cast that card, spending mana as though it were mana of any color to cast it.
The one that tells the sordid tale of when it came to pass

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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I don't feel like restricting myself to one a day.

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{+1} – The next 3 damage that would be dealt to Faith, the Hallowed One until the beginning of your next turn is dealt to target creature or player instead.
{-3} – Put a 4/4 white Angel token with flying onto the battlefield.
{-7} – Search your library for an Angel card or an enchantment card and put it onto the battlefield.
That hallowed Faith, the son of Reason, clad in robes of white
{3}

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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{+2} – The next 3 damage dealt to Faith, the Hallowed One until the beginning of your next turn is dealt to target creature or player instead.

Perhaps:

The next 3 damage that would be dealt to Faith, the Hallowed One until the beginning of your next turn is dealt to target creature or player instead.

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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Thanks, squinty!

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Pay 2 life: Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.
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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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And all of the calamities resultant from that act

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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I find myself checking in more for the poem then the cards...

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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I'm really liking both. I think after each page on the forum, there should be a post with the poem recapped to that point.

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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Pages are subjective, though.

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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Velandris, Home of Gods enters the battlefield tapped.
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Both in Velandris, home of Gods, where skyward falls the rain

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And also far below, in kingdoms built by mortal men

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 Post subject: Re: The Oliviad
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Forever cursed to lie within the shadow cast by Time.

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I don't think it needs to say Vanishing 1. I think it works just as Vanishing. The "1" only applies as it enters the battlefield. Since you're augmenting what is on the battlefield already, it only matters that it gains Vanishing. Kinda like how Jhoira of the Ghitu doesn't give Suspend 4.

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