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Post by void_nothing » 3 months ago

Seems fine. This is defensive in a way that red can do.
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Card of the Day 2019-10-25 >

Towering Armodon {1}{G}{W}
Creature – Elephant (U)
Eminent (This can't be removed or dealt damage by sources with lower converted mana cost.)
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Card of the Day 2019-10-26 >

Ironwood Druid {1}{G}
Creature – Elf Druid (U)
{T}: Add {G}.
{T}: Add {G}{G}. Spend this mana only to cast monumental spells. (Something is monumental if its converted mana cost, power or toughness is 6 or more.)
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Card of the Day 2019-10-27 >

Proud Stag {2}{G}
Creature – Elk (C)
~ enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it, if you control no other creature.
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Post by Legend » 3 months ago

SecretInfiltrator wrote:
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Ironwood Druid {1}{G}
Creature – Elf Druid (U)
{T}: Add {G}.
{T}: Add {G}{G}. Spend this mana only to cast monumental spells. (Something is monumental if its converted mana cost, power or toughness is 6 or more.)
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"Cards with power, toughness, or converted mana cost 6 or more are monumental." No?

You are probably aware that currently "6" is used for p/t and "six" spelled out is used for cmc.
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Post by void_nothing » 3 months ago

Converted mana cost is a numeral and not a number word so the reminder text is templating-accurate, not that it has to be, being reminder text.
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Post by SecretInfiltrator » 3 months ago

Legend wrote:
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"Cards with power, toughness, or converted mana cost 6 or more are monumental." No?
Technically that reminder text is not wrong and works fine for this card, but I wanted a universal reminder text that also applies to noncard objects e. g. tokens and also spells without haiving to change the wording every time. On actual cards I might go for an adpative reminder text, but on proof-of-concept custom cards I go with the lazy route. : )
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Converted mana cost is a numeral and not a number word so the reminder text is templating-accurate, not that it has to be, being reminder text.
Part of my reason to choose cmc, power and toughness was that they are all numerals, actually. If one of them would have been a number word I probably would have not picked it up.

Card of the Day 2019-10-28 >

Reflective Eye {4}{U}{B}
Creature – Eye (R)
When ~ enters the battlefield, target permanent becomes a copy of ~.
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Post by void_nothing » 3 months ago

...Huh. I know Eyes are black but although Reflective Eye has an ability that is obviously part blue, I feel like the second color for it is more green. Could you justify it in black somehow?
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Post by Morpic_Tide » 3 months ago

If it had a graveyard involvement in the change, or it was detrimental to control, then Lazav, Dimir Mastermind would be plenty of reason for it to fit the color pie.

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Post by SecretInfiltrator » 3 months ago

I think you may be correct that the black is a little subtle, but converting your own permanent into another form is to me effectively "Sacrifice/Exile a permanent you control. If you do, create a token that is a copy of ~." So it's similar to Bloodsoaked Altar and Archdemon of Unx in its effect (or ), but using quite blue means, which I'm fine with on a blue card (after all just sacrificing any permanent wouldn't be fine on a monocolored black card either).

Interestingly since I came up with the concept I noticed that the offensive use of this kind of ability has been all over the colors, so the color wheel is still spinning on this. My intent here is was specifically to support two game plans that black could make use of (a) increasing the size of tokens and (b) ridding yourself of creatures that already have a black-typical drawback that you no longer want to support (e. g. Dark Confidant).

Green recently has been defined as "makes more copies of its own stuff" (as opposed to blue which is open to copying opponents' stuff) but turning other things into copies of a creature itself has been all over the place - and setting big p/t has not been a green-only thing either, so I consider this mechanical space a little more open to different color interpretations. For black and especially Eyes this is an expression of "I'm so great. What the world really needs to be is remade in my image. Literally." I think it works mechanically, because a 5/5 Demon that lets you sacrifice a creature to summon a second 5/5 Demon would probably perfectly fine in monocolored black, but I wanted to move past the sacrifice-trope so Eyes can feel a little different from Demons.

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Post by Morpic_Tide » 3 months ago

So basically it's the blue "Polymorph" effect and Black's "Sacrifice to summon" effect? In the constraints of gold cards, given results-oriented concerns rather than being concerned with literal card text, it seems in line. The big difference in result is the lack of ability to cheat back into play over "Target player sacrifices a creature of your choice, then puts a 5/5 Black and Blue Eye creature token into play." It's also far more straightforward formatting, as you work around the ETB trigger with the direct conversion.

Using a Sacrifice trigger this way over Destroys gets around almost every protection, including the Shround and Hexproof this doesn't because you only target the creature's controller, but breaks a lot of precedent in taking away the choice, though such forced control effects have usually been heavy-duty Blue, so it still fits.

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Card of the Day 2019-10-29 >

Scrapyard Pixie {1}{B}
Creature – Faerie Artificer (C)
Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
~ has lifelink as long as there is an artifact card in your graveyard.
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Post by void_nothing » 3 months ago

Windwright Mage in reverse - sure.
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Card of the Day 2019-10-30 >

Thief's Familiar {G}
Creature – Ferret (U)
Whenever Thief's Familiar deals combat damage to a player, if you control an Archer, Rogue or Scout, draw a card.
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Post by void_nothing » 3 months ago

Very nice.
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Card of the Day 2019-10-31 >

Ceremonial Carp {3}{U}
Creature – Fish (U)
{W}{W}, Sacrifice ~: Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying.
{B}{B}, Sacrifice a creature: Return ~ from your graveyard to your hand.
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Card of the Day 2019-11-01 >

Metathran Standard Bearer {3}{U}
Creature – Metathran Flagbearer (C)
Flash
When ~ enters the battlefield, you may change a target of target spell to a Flagbearer you control.
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Post by void_nothing » 3 months ago

Ah, I love that. Flagbearers are a pet mechanic of mine and this is a great riff.

I also just love Invasion callbacks and flavor riffs period.
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Card of the Day 2019-11-02 >

Spiritsworn Kitsune {1}{W}
Creature – Fox Samurai (C)
Bushido 1 (Whenever this creature blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
As long as you control a Spirit, ~ has lifelink.
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Card of the Day 2019-11-03 >

Pond Guard {2}{U}
Creature – Frog Soldier (C)
Whenever one or more creatures attack you, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.
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Card of the Day 2019-11-04 >

Cryptmold Thallid {B/G}
Creature – Fungus (U)
Unearth {B}{G} ({B}{G}: Return this card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
When ~ is unearthed, put two +1/+1 counters on it.
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Card of the Day 2019-11-05 >

Marble Grotesque {R}{W}
Creature – Gargoyle (U)
~ has flying and first strike during your turn.
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Post by void_nothing » 3 months ago

Cool. Like that a lot. Very aggressive.
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Card of the Day 2019-11-06 >

Fever Fiend {2}{R}{R}
Creature – Germ (U)
As an additional cost to cast ~, discard two cards.
When you cast ~, draw two cards.
~ enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each card you discarded this turn.
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Card of the Day 2019-11-07 >

Ironheight Jailer {4}{W}{W}
Creature – Giant Soldier (R)
Vigilance
When ~ enters the battlefield, create two white Law enchantment tokens. They have "When this enchantment enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until this enchantment leaves the battlefield."
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Note: This card predates new tech for named tokens. : )

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