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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:39 pm 
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Five years ago, I hosted a contest on Pi Day (March 14th) where I invited people from around the forums to design a card for a prompt tailored to them specifically. Famously, it took me two and a half years to get around to grading it, and the necro was a jolly good time for all involved. It's also where Mown's signature comes from.

This time I'm doing it again, except with the Ravnica guilds instead of the five colors!

TPmanW: Create a card that does something at the beginning of each upkeep.

OlahZep: Create a card involving a secret identity.

Cato: Create a card with a flavor text quote from Alice in Wonderland.

clustro: Create a card about a treefort.

JV: Create a sun-filled god of love. Or at least an optimistic under-secretary.

Eurus: Create a card with a reanimation effect.

CommanderJim: Create a card with the Herd keyword.

Q is 564453: Create a card that strives for perfection.

Eph: Create a card that is ephemeral or esoteric. Interpret as you wish.

razorborne: Create a card named Duel!

Time isn't real. I think I made a mistake last time by phrasing it as a contest, as the prompts were all so different that it felt silly comparing ravens to writing desks. If everyone makes a card, I'll be thrilled, and I'll certainly comment on each one as I get them. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:42 pm 
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comparing ravens to writing desks.

You go to either when you need a quill.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:47 pm 
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just to double-check, do they have to be hybrid or is that just a notational convenience?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:47 pm 
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Watching from the sidelines! :dance:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:53 pm 
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razorborne wrote:
just to double-check, do they have to be hybrid or is that just a notational convenience?

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Notational convenience. Color identity's what matters to me—Deathrite Shaman, Catacomb Sifter, Thelon of Havenwood, Plague Boiler, & Bayou are all Golgari.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:21 pm 
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As the reigning champion, I'll be watching this with much gusto. (And possibly necro something in kind.)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:13 am 
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Aw, it feels weirdly sweet to get called out like this, especially to make a card with my own keyword.

I'll do it at some point when it's not past midnight after a tiring day.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:58 am 
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I wonder what I would get haha

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:02 am 
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comparing ravens to writing desks.

You go to either when you need a quill.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:46 am 
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I didn't want to use fight 'cause it seemed too obvious, so I decided to turn to EDH for inspiration. imagine this comes in a specialized Commander product of some sort.

Duel!-
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Creatures enchanted player controls attack you each combat if able. Creatures other players control can't attack you.
"I've always found war to lack a certain... elegance."~Sir Varick, Argent Champion

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:29 pm 
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Thrull Necrosage

Creature - Thrull Shaman
Lifelink
If Thrull Necrosage would deal damage to a player, you may prevent that damage and put a creature card with converted mana cost X or less from that player's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control, where X is the damage prevented this way.
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Basically a "deals damage in the form of returning a creature with CMC.."
The overall concept is that it turns damage into life (literally as in lifelink, or via reanimation). :)
And the card is already 7 lines, so flavor text wouldn't fit that well.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:19 pm 
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Sorry, I forgot all about this message. Thank u for the invite <3

Here is an R/G treefort-themed card:

Untamed Wastes of Aronok
Legendary Land - Wastes

, Sacrifice a Forest: Add . Put a lumber counter on Untamed Wastes of Aronok.
, Sacrifice a Mountain: Add . Put a minerals counter on Untamed Wastes of Aronok.
When Untamed Wastes of Aronok has four or more counters in total of any type on it, transform it. (Counters remain on permanents after they transform.)

//TRANSFORM//

Noor'kesh, Orcish Outpost
Legendary Land - Forest Mountain

(: Add or )
When this permanent is tapped for mana, you may put up to two green and/or red permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield. The green card must have converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of lumber counters on this permanent, and the red card must have converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of minerals counters on this permanent.


edit: fixed typo "or" to "of"


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:53 pm 
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In practice, herd would be used a lot like cycling, and most cycling cards aren't the most YMtC-worthy designs. So when it comes to designing them here, we're looking for the outliers that actually do something more unusual with their herd ability.

Here's a couple ideas I had last night:

Festering Flock
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Cards in your hand have herd . (, Discard this card: Create two 1/1 colorless Beast creature tokens. Herd only as a sorcery.)
Sacrifice Festering Flock: Beasts you control gain deathtouch until end of turn.
"It's amazing how drubbs adapt to their diet. When fed tropical fruits, they grow into delicious livestock. When fed swamp grass, they grow into... this."
—Carbid, drubb breeder


Ormogle, Eater of Strays
Legendary Creature - Spirit (M)
Ormogle, Eater of Strays must be blocked if able.
Sacrifice three Beasts: Return Ormogle from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.
Herd
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I'm getting to this, I promise!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:36 am 
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Ah dang, I head off until the weekend tomorrow. It's hecka late now so I'll see if if I can squeeze this in before I head out tomorrow.

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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:03 pm 
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Terms Of Peace
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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player creates a 1/1 white soldier creature token.
: Exile ~. Return it to the battlefield at the beginning of the next draw phase.
May this armistice maintain our nations' mutual glory forever forward. - Ambassador Krell

Didn't use but has potential:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player creates a token copy of a creature of choice that player controls.

I won't see any of you again till Sunday most likely. Happy days till then!

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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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I promise I'm working on this and will be done with my submission someday.

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Din, Solar Proxy
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The sun shone through Din's eyes, and falsehoods melted beneath her gaze.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:08 pm 
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If I ask nicely, will you give me a personal prompt?

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If I ask nicely, will you give me a personal prompt?

Make a useless common.

Also, apologies for being AWOL, everybody! I actually caught coronavirus! I'm about halfway thru my requisite 72 hours without symptoms (and am still trying to basically stay in bed so as not to infect my parents,) but hope to be back with you in full force soon. :)

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