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Best Card of Sep 2—Sep 8
Poll ended at Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:05 am
Factory Floor 20%  20%  [ 9 ]
Douse with Paralytic 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
Flowing Thoughts 15%  15%  [ 7 ]
Binding Array 35%  35%  [ 16 ]
Foreborn 11%  11%  [ 5 ]
Sp(l)itting Sulfirive 11%  11%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 46
Total voters : 21
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:05 am 
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Factory Floor
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When Factory Floor enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 colorless Worker creature token.
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Douse with Paralytic
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Counter target activated ability that costs or more to activate. Its controller skips his or her next untap step.
Cycling .

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Draw two cards.
Sublimate (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up any time for its sublimate cost. If you do, put it on the stack.)

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When Binding Array enters the battlefield, exile another target nonland permanent for as long as you control a permanent named Binding Array.
"As long as even one link of the great chain holds, we are safe."
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Foreborn
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When ~ dies, target player draws a card and loses 1 life. (A creature with toughness 0 or less dies immediately.)
There's no gratitude in a cry of anguish.
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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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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:38 am 
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I don't know why everyone was so sure Binding Array would win. The other Libe card is also really good.


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Factory Floor: Springleaf Drum as a land with it's own fuel. I get a strong feeling this will find a deck to become a four-off in. But still easy to turn back off so probably not broken.

Douse With Paralytic: This is an odd but still grokkable card. The cycling feels tacked on but the only time it doesn't is Xcycling and cards with abilities that trigger when they or other cards are cycled.

Flowing Thoughts: It's fine. This is an ability everyone wants. I'd like a "If ~ was Sublimated, X instead" but that's the kind of thing more for rares and this is a very nice little uncommon.

Binding Array: Solves memory issues of "Wait which O-Ring has what under it...". I actually really like this design even though I'm not a fan of this general style of card (Yes there is some salt...so many Seal Aways on Hazorets...).

Foreborn: If only it was a zombie. So it's for an Instant "Target player loses a life and draws a card" which seems perfectly valid, but you also get a death trigger which very much can come in handy. I enjoy.

Spitting Sulfirive: So three mana to thin your deck and get three artifacts out? Actually seems surprisingly good though not amazing.

Votes: Douse with Paralytic, Binding Array, and Foreborn, though this is a week where there are none I dislike.


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Douse With Paralytic: This is an odd but still grokkable card. The cycling feels tacked on but the only time it doesn't is Xcycling and cards with abilities that trigger when they or other cards are cycled.

Totally disagree here. This card absolutely needs the cycling on account of how often this card is going to sit dead in your hand. I mean really, how often do creatures activate abilities? Plenty, sure, but not enough to warrant slotting in a whole card for it. Compare to Stifle. Cycling makes it much more playable.

Edit: ok, I guess it works on land cards, so even if they don't run any activated abilities at all, it can act as a Force Spike of sorts in a pinch. Still, not worth for that.

Edit2: wait, Stifle costs ?? Coulda sworn it cost . No wonder it's a legacy staple

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Ai cards are silly

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Feel like that card coulda come straight out of mirrodin block


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We are in need of nominations here. i THOUGHT THIS WAS STILL LAST WEK'S - Argh capslock.

Everything is fine basically.

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Sorry TP, shoulda PM'd you

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Counter target noncreature spell. Its controller creates X 1/1 white and blue Bird creature tokens, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
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I see your Dovecast and raise you with


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Arcane Circle 1U
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Create a 1/1 blue wizard token then counter target spell unless its controller pays X, where X is 1 plus the number of wizards you control


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hopefully libe doesn't get nomination or we are just running for second place lul


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get it, because you're a wizard too

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Sorry TP, shoulda PM'd you

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Fun fact: Libe currently holds 60% of the votes.

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I was bored so I looked into it and here's more fun facts:

Libe's designs have contributed to 5.68% of CotW since the beginning of 2017.
Overall, Libe entries account for 5.88% of all CotW in NGA
If he wins this week, that becomes 6.28%

Despite his CotW achievements, his BotW entry percentage sits at an unfortunate 0.00%

idk who has highest CotW p, although I think it's dudibus, sitting pretty at 8.40%


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what's botw?


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what's botw?

Breath of the Wild. Such a glorious videogame.

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theatog wrote:
what's botw?


the highly acclaimed Bear of the Week

I can't claim to have insider knowledge on Libe's Breath of the Wild progress, I can only speculate that he has all 900 korok seeds


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Malikot wrote:
I can't claim to have insider knowledge on Libe's Breath of the Wild progress, I can only speculate that he has all 900 korok seeds

Only 900? What do you take me for, an amateur?

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I can't claim to have insider knowledge on Libe's Breath of the Wild progress, I can only speculate that he has all 900 korok seeds

Only 900? What do you take me for, an amateur?


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Binding Array isn't good. Flavorfully, that's not how a chain works. Mechanically, the whole point of O-ring instead of something like Vindicate is that it's removable removal, you're not supposed to make it harder to remove. (People already prefer to use mass removal against O-rings like Maelstrom Pulse or Back to Nature to get a 2 for 1, this just emphasizes even more not to try using point removal against it. It might be more interesting the other way around - exile target permanent until a card named Binding Array leaves the battlefield - although then people might run only one copy in their decks).


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