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Best Card of Last Week
Poll runs till Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:53 pm
Experimental Kitten 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
Mind Control Ray 27%  27%  [ 3 ]
Illusionist's Gardens 18%  18%  [ 2 ]
Drunken Monkey Style 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
Horizon Wanderer 18%  18%  [ 2 ]
Vephaal, the Eternal Sun 18%  18%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 11
Total voters : 7
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 Post subject: June 17 - 23, 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:53 pm 
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Last Week's Winner



Jason Valdez and the Argonauts journeyed forth last week from the realm of myth into the modern day to complete their greatest quest of all. At the behest of Pelias and the cruel goddess Hera, to cross the very seas of time and recover the CotW.
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Experimental Kitten
Creature - Beast
Unstable 1 (Whenever this creature would be targeted by a spell, sacrifice it. If you do, create a 1/1 green and blue Ooze creature token.)
"So, what do you think?"
"You do know kittens are actual things that already exist, yes?"

1/1

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Mind Control Ray
Sorcery
~ deals 4 damage to target creature. Gain control of that creature.

Illusionist's Gardens
Artifact — Fortification (R)
Whenever fortified land produces mana, add one mana of any of the added types.
Whenever you activate an ability of fortified land that isn't a mana ability, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Fortify

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Drunken Monkey Style
Instant
Choose one plus an additional mode for each other noncreature spell you cast this turn:
  • Switch target creature's power and toughness.
  • Double target creature's power or toughness until end of turn.
  • Target creature gains flying and first strike until end of turn.
  • Target creature gains hexproof and menace until end of turn.

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Horizon Wanderer
Creature - Human Scout (U)
Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may reveal the top five cards of your library. If you do, you may put a card from among them with the same name as that land into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
2/2

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Vephaal, the Eternal Sun |
Legendary Creature - Phoenix (M)
Flying
Whenever ~ or another nontoken creature you control dies, exile that card with two time counters on it. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from that card. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)
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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.

Past Winners


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2015

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 Post subject: Re: June 17 - 23, 2018
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:08 pm 
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I like the unstable mechanic, but Experimental Kitten needs a serious stat upgrade to be anywhere close to playable.

I liked a few cards this week, but I decided I liked Mind Control Ray enough to give it my only vote. My only suggestion for it would be to reorder the two abilities. That makes it more obvious that if I target my opponent's Oculus with this, I get to draw the card, not my opponent (because it won't actually die until the spell finishes resolving).

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 Post subject: Re: June 17 - 23, 2018
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The flavor doesn't come through as well if you reorder the abilities, though. Would you still draw the card if it said "Then,"?

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 Post subject: Re: June 17 - 23, 2018
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:39 pm 
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No matter how you order the abilities, you will gain control of the creature before the spell finishes resolving. State based effects aren't checked until after you complete everything the spell tells you to do. You draw the card either way.

The order it's currently in has a bit more flavor, but it does make the interaction with Oculus a bit unclear for newer players. I would prefer the order to be switched as well.

Notably, I have similar feelings about Death Frenzy.

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You may cast this spell only during combat.
Counter target spell.
"Let them fight."

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[indent]Marble Elemental
Creature — Elemental
Whenever a legendary creature dies, you may have Marble Elemental become a copy of it. (It loses this ability.)
The quarries of Bal'sheba bear the faces of foremen long past, as the rough marble wills itself into heroic sculpture.
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Sorcery | {R}
Exile all cards from your hand and library.

I can almost hear the echoes of the Laboratory Maniac's laughter…

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