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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:36 am 
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I'm not too sure if this mana thing has been done before (it probably has), but I really liked it.

Read the Gravestones
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For each spent to cast Read the Gravestones, you gain 1 life and put a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
For each spent to cast Read the Gravestones, you lose 1 life and draw a card.
A marker for those long past, clinging to the very last vestiges of their legacy.

Compare with Night's Whisper, Baleful Strix, and Midnight Haunting. The mode is probably slightly too good, but I can't think of a way to balance that without ruining the symmetry of the card. Also, while the mode is powerful, I don't think it's too egregious.

Interestingly enough, things like Trinisphere probably make this card better. I originally costed it at 3 CMC, but I toned it down to 2 because I was worried about how good it was at 3.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:50 am 
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I think it's reasonable.

2 mana 2/2 flyer for WW isn't unheard of so it's not out of line very much.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:15 am 
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Funny you mention putting it at 3 because to draws the Spectral Procession comparison clearer into view. I think it's fine. for 2 specters and 2 life is not as backbreaking even as for 3 of 'em, I don't think.

I really like it! Its beautiful symmetry is enough to make Wes Anderson jealous.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:59 am 
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Funny you mention putting it at 3 because to draws the Spectral Procession comparison clearer into view. I think it's fine. for 2 specters and 2 life is not as backbreaking even as for 3 of 'em, I don't think.

ancient craving on three would be pretty strong though, and this has a bunch of flexibility attached.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:15 am 
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It's weird that the mode is actually the weakest.

Anyway, I definitely think this is a bit too good, I understand wanting to preserve the symmetry but it probably wouldn't be printed like this. I main W/B tokens so


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:18 am 
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Mata Hari wrote:
It's weird that the mode is actually the weakest.

Anyway, I definitely think this is a bit too good, I understand wanting to preserve the symmetry but it probably wouldn't be printed like this. I main W/B tokens so

The most awkward and straightforward way to reduce the power level of this card would be to make it cost . :V

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:40 am 
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Yeah. Or because :u: gets flying mans and/or card draw. It would definitely be weird though.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:50 am 
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your card is awkward because the two sides feel really different like you would play it in mono white and mono black but wouldn't usually play it in a deck that uses one side or the other conditionally.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:16 am 
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I would.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:38 am 
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Here's another card because I'm bored. There is zero link between this card and the previous one but I don't want to make a new thread because I just made one.

Duty Calls!
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"We all do what we must."

Exclamation marks are cool.

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