It is currently Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:01 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:20 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 1948
Image

Welcome to the third NGA Chopped tournament!

To escape the chopping block, your cards must be cohesive, interesting, and flavorful!

Each round will consist of a number of criteria and a lesser number of cards to made. Each contestant must use every criteria, but not necessarily in equal amounts on each card. Submissions are due at 4PM MST each Saturday, grades and the next round's criteria will be posted at that same time. At the end of each round, the bottom 1/4 of scoring contestants will be eliminated, rounded to the nearest number. The final round will be graded, then each surviving contestant's cumulative grades will be compared to choose a winner.

If you have questions about whether or not something fits the criteria during any round, merely write an explanation why you think what you made does. Provided the explanation is not too absurd and/or gaming the system, I'll allow it. That said, I will be available at least once a day to provide clarifications. In your submission, please indicate which criteria are fulfilled by which card. If you wish to accompany your cards with notes regarding them, that is welcome and in keeping with how the reality TV show operates. Don't feel pressured to do so, if you don't want to.

Now that all that is out of the way, let's get started.

Round 1

Make 2 cards that together satisfy these criteria:

* Is a nightmare (creature type or a bad dream)
* Copies a spell
* Is related to self-harm
* Is white

_________________
Ambiguity, a role-playing contest
List of Chopped Champions

Previous seasons of Chopped:


Last edited by YingLung on Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:33 am 
Offline
YMtC Idol Winner
User avatar

Joined: Mar 14, 2015
Posts: 2048
Copies a spell, self-harm (damages yourself)

Mirrorburst
Sorcery (R)
Kicker
Target instant or sorcery spell gains "This spell deals 1 damage to each creature and each player."
If Mirrorburst was kicked, copy that spell X times, where X is its converted mana cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.
As the glassflame spell shattered into a thousand pieces, Karina was sure this was the last pyroworks show she would ever see.

White nightmare

Chimes of the Innocent
Enchantment (R)
Whenever a nontoken blocking creature you control dies, you may exile it haunting target attacking creature.
Haunted creatures don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.
Whether they return dead or alive, invaders of Ildania never open their eyes again.

_________________
Q's Links
Pro Tour YMTC 5 Archive


Last edited by Q is 564453 on Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:35 pm, edited 7 times in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 3039
Ingredients: Nightmare, White

Desolation Nightmare |
Creature - Nightmare | {R}
Flying
Desolation Nightmare's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Plains you control, and creatures your opponents control get +1/+1.
Players can't cast creature spells.
[*/*]


Ingredients: Self-Harm, Copies

Viscount Bloodboiler |
Creature - Vampire Shaman | {R}
Flash
When Viscount Bloodboiler enters the battlefield, you may copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy. When you do, that spell deals damage to Viscount Bloodboiler equal to its converted mana cost.
[4/4]

_________________
Quote:
"If you refuse to use rock, you will never beat scissors." — Galef, Dakka Dakka Forums


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:10 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: May 18, 2015
Posts: 1797
Ingredients: Nightmare, Copies

Muddled Dreams -
Sorcery | R
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield, then create a token that's a copy of it except has “When this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it.”
It's hard to distinguish nightmares from real world horrors.


Ingredients: White, Self-harm

Vow of Martyrdom -
Enchantment | R
Whenever a player activates an ability of a creature they control, counter that ability unless its controller sacrifices that creature.
"Else above self." - Motto of the Purecrestian Few

I quite like the first design as is. Not quite happy with the wording of the second one - will take to the wording clinic.


Last edited by BelangiaJo on Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:13 am, edited 2 times in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:58 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 10, 2015
Posts: 3161
Location: California
Identity: Male
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him/his/his/himself
I've decided to pair self-harm with Nightmares. My concept: a Nightmare that causes you to

Smothering Pillow
Artifact Creature-Nightmare Construct
When ~ enters the battlefield, tap target creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's untap step. Put a nightmare counter on it.
When ~ leaves the battlefield, you may destroy target creature with a nightmare counter on it.
1/3

Reverberating Metal
Instant (R)
Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for that copy. If one of those targets is an artifact or an enchantment, create two 1/1 colorless Servo creature tokens

_________________
Is it just me, or does Bruse Tarl look like an 1890s Barnum circus strongman who'd hawk strength tonic patent medicines on the side?


Last edited by purplebackpack89 on Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:29 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 10578
Mental Malignant
:2::u::b:
Creature - Nightmare Illusion
Hexproof
:2::u::b:, :t:, Exile Mental Malignant: Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy. It gains "At the beginning of the next end step, return a creature card you control in exile named Mental Malignant to the battlefield"
2/4

Notes: Because the ability is granted to the copied spell, you only get malignant back if the copy resolves.

Pious Flagellant
:w::w:
Creature - Human Cleric
Whenever damage is dealt to Pious Flagellant, put that many faith counters on it.
Remove two faith counters from Pious Flagellant: Choose one -
  • Pious Flagellant gets +2/+2 until end of turn
  • Pious Flagellant gains your choice of Vigilance, First Strike, or Hexproof until end of turn
  • Draw a card
:t:: Pious Flagellant deals damage to itself equal to its power.
1/3

_________________
"Enjoy your screams, Sarpadia - they will soon be muffled beneath snow and ice."

I'm a (self) published author now! You can find my first book, The Accursed, on Amazon as an ebook or a paperback!


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:03 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 1948
@purplebackpack89: You might want to fix the "enchanted creature" wording of the pillow.

_________________
Ambiguity, a role-playing contest
List of Chopped Champions

Previous seasons of Chopped:


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:44 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 10, 2015
Posts: 3161
Location: California
Identity: Male
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him/his/his/himself
YingLung wrote:
@purplebackpack89: You might want to fix the "enchanted creature" wording of the pillow.

Fixed, thanks.

_________________
Is it just me, or does Bruse Tarl look like an 1890s Barnum circus strongman who'd hawk strength tonic patent medicines on the side?


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:09 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 2083
* Is a nightmare (creature type or a bad dream)
* Is white

Wanted to make a white nightmare to see if I can

Nightmares of Tranquility -
Enchantment
Tapped creatures can't untap during its controller's untap step unless its controller pays .
"In deep slumber, I dreamt of a peace so real that even when survival and duty called me to wake, I could not." - Diary entry #2753


* Copies a spell
* Is related to self-harm

Impulsive Experiments -
Enchantment
Whenever an opponent casts an instant or sorcery spell, copy it. If the copy could target you, the target of the copy becomes you. If it can't, you may choose new targets for the copy.


Last edited by Confused on Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:03 am, edited 4 times in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:11 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Feb 21, 2014
Posts: 2284
if youve already combine things the logical way

the only thing left is to start combining things in ways that dont make as much sense

Sacred Mantra
Instant (U)
Replicate (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost.)
For each creature you control, prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to that creature this turn.
Many voices join in unison, their words forming a shield against the coming darkness.

Dreamscape Impostor
Creature - Nightmare Shapeshifter (R)
You may have Dreamscape Impostor enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it has ": The next time damage would be dealt to this creature this turn, it is dealt to target creature that shares a name with it instead."
The moon casts strange shadows in the room. You see yourself, gently caressing the blade of a knife. You awaken, to find yourself bleeding all over your bed.
0/0

_________________
Dwarven Vow #7


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:05 pm 
Offline
YMtC Pro Tour Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 7776
* Copies a spell
* Is white

Shepherd of Wayward Souls
Legendary Creature ─ Angel Spirit (R)
Flying
Whenever you cast your first spell each turn that creates a token, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy.
3/5

* Is related to self-harm
* Is a nightmare (creature type or a bad dream)

Desires Unspoken
Creature ─ Nightmare Horror (U)
Evoke (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)
When Desires Unspoken enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.
6/6
His nightmare had come true and he had never been more free.

_________________
SithasLore, White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Multicolored, Artifacts, Lands
Sithas: Rising StormsLore, White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Multi, Artifacts and Land
Ephemeron


Last edited by Dudibus on Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:07 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:35 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 7268
Clones a spell, is white.

Confounding Caveat
Instant (R)
Create a token that is a copy of target creature spell and has "As long as this creature is on the battlefield, cards that share a name with it cannot be played."
"I'm sorry, they were here first." - Azorius Functionary

Is a nightmare, is related to self harm.

Marred Malodian
Creature - Nightmare Knight (MR)
First strike
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. Then, if there are thirteen -1/-1 counters among creatures you control, you win the game.
4/4

_________________
magicpablo666 wrote:
You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in an thread with GM_Champion" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against AzureShade when card design is on the line!"


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:02 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 05, 2016
Posts: 1520
Location: noe valley
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/they
self harm/copies a spell

Rix Maadi's Pyrotechnician
Creature — Goblin Wizard
Spectacle — Pay 5 life. (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lose life this turn.)
Flash
When Rix Maadi's Pyrotechnician enters the battlefield, you may copy target spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
"They run out of fingers quickly enough. Ever see a goblin light fireworks with his feet?"
—Hanz, proprietor of the Overhell Repertory

1/1

white/nightmare

Guilt
Creature — Nightmare Incarnation
When Guilt enters the battlefield, destroy target tapped creature.
"Guilt went off immediately to her work. Somewhere, the unjust were sleeping peacefully."
—Book of Middles
4/4

_________________
I am the sun-filled
god of love. Or at least an optimistic
under-secretary.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:25 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 3420
White plus self harm
Invoked Schorching :4::w::w::w:
Sorcery(R)
Destroy all creatures you don't control then tap all creatures you control, they don't untap during your next untap step and they gain "when damage is dealt to this creature, destroy it", put a survival counter on them.
"The faithful were promised to be spared from death had they invoked my wrath, and die they didn't."-heliod.

Nightmare plus copy

Distorted reliving :ub:
Enchantment-aura(U)
Enchant creature you don't control
When you cast an instant or sorcery spell that targets only another permanent, if it could target the enchanted creature, you may tap enchanted creature and have it gain indestructible until end of turn, if you do copy that spell targeting that creature.
"In my dream, I didn't make it to the door"

This would probably read and work way better if regenerate was still a supported keyword.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:59 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 1948
Grades:

Q is 564453


Yarium


BelangiaJo


purplebackpack89


Tevish Szat


Confused


Silly


Dudibus


AzureShade


Johnny Valdez


Hello World


Standings:
1) Q is 564453
2) Silly
3) Confused
4) Yarium
4) Tevish Szat
4) Dudibus
7) AzureShade
8) Hello World
9) BelangiaJo
10) purplebackpack89
11) Johnny Valdez

11/4 = 2.75, nearest number = 3

BelangiaJo, purplebackpack89, and Johnny Valdez are eliminated. Thank you for playing.
_________________________________________________________________

Round 2:

Make 2 cards that together satisfy these criteria:

* Is a "Greater <creature>" where <creature> is a non-sapient creature card without a larger variant
* Is related to reincarnation
* Is a double-faced card
* Has a drawback mechanic and some way of benefiting from the mechanic.

Examples of "Greater <creature>" would be Dragons for <drakes>, Greater Basilisk, Greater Mossdog, etc.

_________________
Ambiguity, a role-playing contest
List of Chopped Champions

Previous seasons of Chopped:


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:05 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 10, 2015
Posts: 3161
Location: California
Identity: Male
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him/his/his/himself
FWIW, my flavor was that tapping the creature represented sleep. The pillow smothers/kills you in your sleep. If you're not sleeping, you're not in contact with the pillow and it can't kill you.

_________________
Is it just me, or does Bruse Tarl look like an 1890s Barnum circus strongman who'd hawk strength tonic patent medicines on the side?


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:48 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 1948
I can sort of see the sleep thing, it's just weird that lightning bolting the pillow causes it to smother its victim. Honestly, it would work better as an aura.

_________________
Ambiguity, a role-playing contest
List of Chopped Champions

Previous seasons of Chopped:


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:40 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 2083
* Is a "Greater <creature>" where <creature> is a non-sapient creature card without a larger variant
* Has a drawback mechanic and some way of benefiting from the mechanic.

Greater is kind of hard, lots of creatures that already have a gigantic version of themselves. Hope none for camel.

Maarduke, Who Carries the Desert -
Legendary Creature - Camel
Vigilance
Camels you control have desertwalk.
At the beginning of each end step, put a desertification counter on a land that player controls. It has ": Choose one - This land deals 1 damage to target creature attacking you." and is a desert in addition to its other land types as long as it has a desertification counter on it.
3/8


* Is a double-faced card
* Is related to reincarnation

Serpent of Woe -
Creature - Snake
Deathtouch
: ~ gains menace until end of turn.
When ~ dies, exile it with three Season counters. Whenever you cast a spell, remove a Season counter from ~, if the last Season counter is removed, put ~ onto the battlefield transformed.
2/1
/////////
Serpent of Purity
Creature - Snake ()
Lifelink
: You gain 1 life. Cleanse (Choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then remove a counter of any kind from them.)
When ~ dies, exile it with three Season counters with this side faced-up. Whenever you cast a spell, remove a Season counter from ~, if the last Season counter is removed, put ~ onto the battlefield transformed.
2/1


Last edited by Confused on Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:16 am, edited 7 times in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:26 pm 
Offline
YMtC Pro Tour Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 7776
* Is a "Greater <creature>" where <creature> is a non-sapient creature card without a larger variant
* Is related to reincarnation

Greater Brushhopper
Creature ─ Frog Beast (R)
When Greater Brushhopper dies, exile it.
Discard two cards: Return Greater Brushhopper from exile to the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters.
4/4
Death is just a door way to a new life.

* Is a double-faced card
* Has a drawback mechanic and some way of benefiting from the mechanic.

Lab Automaton
Creature ─ Construct (U)
: Add a mana of any color.
When an artifact is destroyed, transform Lab Automaton.
1/1
It learned lab mishaps were an excellent source of self improvement...
\\\\\\
Lab Amalgamaton
Creature ─ Construct (U)
Trample, makeshift (Any amount of damage is enough to destroy this creature.)
When Lab Amalgamaton dies, return it to the battlefield transformed.
7/7
...and the trash heap was more of an afterlife.

_________________
SithasLore, White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Multicolored, Artifacts, Lands
Sithas: Rising StormsLore, White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Multi, Artifacts and Land
Ephemeron


Last edited by Dudibus on Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 3
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:22 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 3420
Greater creature thay has a drawback mechanic and some way of benefiting from the mechanic.

Giant armored Rhino
:5::w::g:
Creature-Rhino(R)
Hexproof.
When damage is dealt to you, deal that much damage to cardname.
Enrage-When damage is dealt to cardname, you may have it fight target creature you don't control.
"A semovent, armored moving fortress, what better hiding spot for dromoka's most trusted liutenant?"
8/8

I kinda hate the name tbh.

Transform plus reincarnation

Oathsword :2:
Artifact-Equipment
Equip :1:
Equipped creature has +1/+0
When equipped creature dies, exile it, then you may transform cardname.

\\\\
oathstone of proof
Artifact-Equipment
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may attach cardname to it.
If a creature exiled by cardname has flying, the equipped creature has flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, haste, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink, menace, reach, trample, and vigilance.


Last edited by Hello World on Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:24 pm, edited 9 times in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group