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Best Card of Last Week
Poll ended at Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Biorhythmic Hydra 17%  17%  [ 3 ]
Ominous Portents 17%  17%  [ 3 ]
Voltaic Sparkplug 33%  33%  [ 6 ]
Faceless Sycophant 33%  33%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 18
Total voters : 11
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 Post subject: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:40 pm 
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2 close 2 call 2: 2 Close 2 Tell
I broke the tie in favour of Palindrome. I'm just a sucker for names-matters cards, or as ol'grammy used to say, "Yas ot desu ymmarg'lo sa ro, sdrac srettam-seman rof rekcus a tsuj m'I. Emordnilap fo ruovaf ni eit eht ekorb I."

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Biorhythmic Hydra
Creature - Hydra Incarnation
Trample
As Biorhythmic Hydra enters the battlefield, put X +1/+1 counters on target permanent.
Biorhythmic Hydra's power and toughness are each equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on permanents.
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Ominous Portents |
Sorcery | {C}
Each opponent loses 1 life, and you gain 1 life. Return Ominous Portents to your hand at the beginning of the next end step unless an opponent discards a card.

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Voltaic Sparkplug |
Artifact | {R}
Whenever an artifact becomes tapped, Voltaic Sparkplug deals 1 damage to that artifact's controller.
,: Draw a card.

Faceless Sycophant
Creature — Minion (R)
: Produce . Spend this mana only to cast spells you don't own.
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 pm 
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OlahZep wrote:
Hidden Temple
Land (U)
If a spell or ability an opponent controls would cause you to reveal your hand, you may reveal only this card from your hand instead.
: Add .
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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
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Listen to the Wind
Instant — Arcane Image
Draw a card.
Imbue (: Exile this card from your hand imbued on target creature. When that creature dies, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Imbued creature has flying. If it's a Spirit, it gets +1/+1.
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Like Q, I've wanted a return to Kamigawa for a while (magicstillprinted == 1). I'd definitely like to see this mechanic if they did. A pity we're not allowed to give solicited cards. Most notably, unlike an aura, if this fizzles due to an illegal target you lose out only on mana since the exiling part is not part of the cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:59 am 
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Libe wrote:
Cogtopus

Artifact Creature -- Octopus (U)
Cogtopus enters the battlefield with eight +1/+1 counters on it.
When Cogtopus enters the battlefield, you may distribute its +1/+1 counters as you choose among creatures you control.
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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:50 am 
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Thanks for the nom, gd1w!

Just so everyone has the full context, seeing as the whole cycle together tells a story, I'll take the liberty of sblocking the whole thing here:

The Hero's Journey

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
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Thanks for the nom, gd1w!

Just so everyone has the full context, seeing as the whole cycle together tells a story, I'll take the liberty of sblocking the whole thing here:

The Hero's Journey


I'd hope it would be a mechanic more than a cycle like splice onto arcane was. Mainly because enchantments problems with removal.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:05 am 
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I really like the cycle!

The only thing I don't like is the white one. Its timing dependency just makes it a really poor fit with the mechanic. I think the blue one might also be a little bit pushed, maybe? Or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
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Crack the Caskets

Sorcery (C)
Return up to two random creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
The pauper's cemetery had no headstones, but also no fence.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
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gd1w wrote:
Eternal Slumber
Enchantment
Creatures don't untap during their controllers untap steps.

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 Post subject: Re: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
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Confused wrote:
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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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!"
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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: Feb 10 - 16, 2019
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Belatedly breaking this tie in favour of voltaic sparkplug.

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