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 Post subject: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Welcome to the fourth 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:
* A once commonplace item now rare
* Is a creature that has a repeatable instant or sorcery spell effect (Spellshapers, Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, etc)
* Related to astrology/astronomy
* Uses exile

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:33 pm 
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- Common, now Rare
- Creature with repeatable instant or sorcery spell effect.

Lord of Pestilence |
Creature - Zombie Wizard | {R}
When there are no other creatures on the battlefield, sacrifice Lord of Pestilence.
: Lord of Pestilence deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
[4/4]


- Related to Astrology/Astronomy
- Uses Exile

Constelate |
Instant | {U}
Exile target creature. When a player casts a spell with the same name as the exiled creature, that player draws a card.
Yendrae always felt her father looking down on her from the stars. The tragedy was how true this was.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:20 am 
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I started with a couple of ideas thinking the idea was to use as many as possible, so there's a bit of bleed, but I might have cleaned it up enough? For simplicity I have nominated the criteria though I'm not sure if you want that either? Idk, anyway:


* Is a creature that has a repeatable instant or sorcery spell effect (Spellshapers, Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, etc)
* A once commonplace item now rare

Fragment Reforger |
Creature - Human Artificer | R
, exile two artifacts from among graveyards: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
"In the ruins of Ghirapur, the scraps and gearhulk cogs are more valuable than - well, Ghirapur."
2/3


* Uses exile
* Related to astrology/astronomy

Master Lensforger |
Creature - Human Artificer
, sacrifice a land: Look at the top five cards of your library. Put one into your hand and exile the rest. If the sacrificed land was a desert, look at the top ten cards instead.
"The finer the sand the finer the lense! I must see further! Further!"
0/1

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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exiles, once common, now rare.
figurine of the nephilim :3:
Artifact-rare
:t: add 2 mana in any combination lands you control could produce, use this mana only to cast tricolored and quadricolored spells.
:4:,sacrifice cardname:Choose a color, if you control a permanent of each other color, exile all permanents of the chosen color.


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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:37 pm 
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A once common place effect - Straight to the point destroy effects being printed at common I guess.
Uses exile

In Memoriam -
Instant (C)
As an additional cost to cast ~, exile two cards with different card types from your graveyard.
Destroy target creature.
"The loss of my son grieves me, werewolf. But your agony upon death may yet give me comfort."

Repeatable
Astrology

Celestial Beckoner -
Creature - Human Spellshaper
, : At the beginning of your next upkeep, ~ deals 13 damage to target creature. ~ doesn't untap during your next two untap steps.
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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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* Is a creature that has a repeatable instant or sorcery spell effect (Spellshapers, Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, etc)
* Uses exile

Dwemercore Dirgist
Creature - Kithkin Wizard (U)
: Exile another target non-token creature. That creature's controller creates a 3/2 black and blue Horror creature token with menace. You may not activate this ability during a combat phase.
2/2

* A once commonplace item now rare
* Related to astrology/astronomy

Sigiled Sextant
Artifact (R)
As long as it is not your turn, lands you control produce an additional mana of any color when tapped for mana.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:39 pm 
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Sorry about being late with the grades, rl butted in a bit.

Grades:

Yarium


Imidazoline


Hello World


Confused


AzureShade


Standings:
1) Confused
2) AzureShade
3) Imidazoline
4) Yarium
5) Hello World

5/4 = 1.25, closest number = 1.

Hello World has been eliminated. Thank you for playing!
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Round 2:

Make 3 cards that together satisfy these criteria:
* Non-green and uses cancer
* Is a domesticated monster
* Involves music
* Power = toughness + X, where X is a non-zero converted mana cost. (eg: 4/2 for :2:)
* Has a non-mana kicker cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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crap I missed this again? sorry, YL! next time I'll try to make it.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:33 pm 
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Hey Yinglung; yes, the Common part is the repeatable creature-killing. Specifically, it's the card Pestilence in creature form, which was first printed at Common, if you can believe it!

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:01 pm 
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Good old old magic.

@razorborne: Should have the next season in 5 weeks, if that helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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Non-green and uses cancer? Meaning? As in the medical condition? Or as in the horoscope?


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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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Confused wrote:
Non-green and uses cancer? Meaning? As in the medical condition? Or as in the horoscope?
I was going to see if I could do both...

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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The condition, the concept, the horoscope, the namesake, it's all good. The criteria is talking about the condition/concept, but if you can make an interesting card that uses some other cancer, I'd be just as happy to see that instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:49 am 
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Tough round.

*power = toughness + X, where X is a non-zero converted mana cost.
*involves music
Conductor of War |
Creature - Human Soldier | {U}
Tempo (When you cast Conductor of War, choose for the tempo to become adagio or allegro.)
Conductor of War has haste as long as the tempo is allegro, or vigilance if the tempo is adagio.
[3/1]


*non-green and uses cancer
Plague Infuser |
Creature - Horror Wizard | {U}
When Plague Infuser enters the battlefield, or a creature with a -1/-1 counter on it dies, put a -1/-1 counter on another target creature.
[2/2]


*has a non-mana kicker cost
*is a domesticated monster
Purple Worm Mate |
Creature - Beast | {R}
Trample
When Purple Worm Mate enters the battlefield, reveal the top card of your library. If Purple Worm Mate's kicker cost was paid, put a creature revealed this way onto the battlefield.
Kicker — Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a card named Purple Worm Mate. Exile each card revealed this way, then put the revealed Purple Wurm Mate on top of your library.
[4/4]

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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Round 2:
* Non-green and uses cancer

Spellbloom |
Enchantment - Aura Curse | M
Enchant player
Whenever enchanted player casts an instant or sorcery spell, put a growth counter on Spellbloom, then that player copies that spell for each growth counter on it.
At the beginning of enchanted player's end step, that player loses 3 life for each growth counter on Spellbloom.
Lethal is only a word without the right perspective.


* power = toughness + X, where X is a non-zero converted mana cost
* Has a non-mana kicker cost.

Pain Concentrate |
Creature - Elemental Horror | R
Kicker - Pay 10 life
Trample, haste
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Pain Concentrate.
If Pain Concentrate was kicked, it has double strike.
Beware the grin through broken teeth.
5/1


* Is a domesticated monster
* Involves music

Charmed Gravelplax|
Creature - Beast | R
Double strike, trample
When Charmed Gravelplax enters the battlefield, each opponent creates a 0/2 colorless Bard creature token with hexproof.
Whenever Charmed Gravelplax attacks, it gets -4/-0 until end of turn if defending player controls a Bard.
4/4

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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Hey so my first card wasn't functional so I just edited it, assuming that won't be an issue given not all entries are in yet, but if it is nbd.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
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Make 3 cards that together satisfy these criteria:
* Non-green and uses cancer
* Is a domesticated monster
* Involves music
* Power = toughness + X, where X is a non-zero converted mana cost. (eg: 4/2 for :2:)
* Has a non-mana kicker cost.


Non-green and uses cancer.

From my limited understanding of cancer.

Scarring Blight -
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant Creature
Split Second
All +1/+1 counters on enchanted creature are -1/-1 counters.
At the beginning of your end step, put a -1/-1 counter on enchanted creature.


Domesticated
Power Toughness

Vicious Pitbull -
Creature - Hound
Haste, Trample
~ can't attack or block alone.
At the beginning of your end step, if ~ didn't attack this turn, it deals 2 damage to you.
4/2

Involves music
Non-mana kicker

Not sure if you consider war chants as music, I mean, it has some kind of rhythm.

War Chants of the Horde -
Enchantment - Chant
Kicker - Skip your next combat step.
Creatures you control gets +1/+0.
As ~ enters the battlefield, if you paid the kicker cost, create a copy of ~.
At the beginning of your end step, if you control more creatures than chants, create a red Chant enchantment token with "Creatures you control gets +1/+0.". If you control less creatures than chants, sacrifice a chant.


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* Non-green and uses cancer
* Is a domesticated monster

Cancerous Crabrawler
Creature - Crab Mutant
You may exert Cancerous Crabrawler as it attacks. When you do, it gets +3/+0 until end of turn. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)
Whenever Cancerous Crabrawler untaps, put a -1/-1 counter on it.
"Got a new contender for the pits! Fresh from the trainer and ready to shred the competition." - Deju, arena announcer.
4/4

* Power = toughness + X, where X is a non-zero converted mana cost. (eg: 4/2 for :2:)
* Has a non-mana kicker cost.

Cinder Shadow
Creature - Dragon Elemental
Kicker—Tap three untapped goblins. (You may tap three untapped goblins you control in addition to any other costs as you cast this spell.)
Flying, Haste
Sacrifice Cinder Shadow at the end of any of your turns in which it was not kicked.
6/3

* Involves music

The Song of All
Enchantment - Saga
(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Destroy all artifacts and other enchantments.
II — Create a 4/4 white legendary Angel creature token named Brindri with flying and indestructible.
III — Double your life total.

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 Post subject: Re: Chopped, Season 4
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:06 pm 
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Yarium


Imidazoline


Confused


AzureShade


Standings:
1) Confused
2) AzureShade
3) Imidazoline
4) Yarium

Yarium has been eliminated. Thank you for playing!
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Round 3:

Make 3 cards that together satisfy these criteria:
* Seeks or finds forbidden knowledge
* Uses a palindrome
* Is a gorgon
* Uses storm, gravestorm, or an original storm variant like gravestorm.
* Plants a false memory
* Is an equipment with soulbond
* Harvests something

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Round 3:

Make 3 cards that together satisfy these criteria:

* Is a gorgon
* Uses storm, gravestorm, or an original storm variant like gravestorm.
* Seeks or finds forbidden knowledge

Sesketh, Ritebreaker Witch |
Legendary Creature - Gorgon Shaman | M
Deathtouch
, :t:: The next sorcery spell you cast this turn has gravestorm.
"Let all be permitted once more".
2/5


* Uses a palindrome
* Plants a false memory

Evitative Pattern |
Instant | R
Rebound
Choose one or both -
Return target spell it to it's owner's hand.
Name a card. That card can't be cast until your next turn.
Not today. Not tomorrow either.


* Is an equipment with soulbond
* Harvests something

Tamashi Sakuru | :3:
Legendary Artifact - Equipment | R
Soulbond
Equip - Sacrifice a creature paired with Tamashi Sakuru.
As long as Tamashi Sakuru is paired with a creature, both permanents have hexproof.
Equipped creature gets +4/+4 and has first strike.

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