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Post by void_nothing » 4 years ago

What Is the MCC?

The MCC, or Monthly Card Contest, takes place over four rounds each month. The first round each month is open for anyone to enter, and further rounds will only be open to contestants who advanced past the previous round.

Each round will have its own challenge with two optional subchallenges that the entrants will be asked to complete with their submitted custom card, and that month's pool of judges will score each card, with only the highest-scoring contestants per judge advancing to the next round.

In the third round, contestants are paired off and each pairing is judged by two or more judges, with the contestant in each pair with the highest total score advancing. The final round sees all the judges score all the finalists to determine the month's winner.

This thread is for general discussion of this contest. All posts that are not entries or judgments in the round threads will be considered spam.
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[b]Design[/b]
[b](X/3) Appeal[/b] - Do the different player psychographics (Timmy/Johhny/Spike) have a use for the card?
[b](X/3) Elegance[/b] - Is the card easily understandable at a glance? Do all the flavor and mechanics combined as a whole make sense?
 
[b]Development[/b]
[b](X/3) Viability[/b] - How well does the card fit into the color wheel? Does it break or bend the rules of the game? Is it the appropriate rarity?
[b](X/3) Balance[/b] - Does the card have a power level appropriate for contemporary constructed/limited environments without breaking them? Does it play well in casual and multiplayer formats? Does it create or fit into a deck/archetype? Does it create an oppressive environment?
 
[b]Creativity[/b]
[b](X/3) Uniqueness[/b] - Has a card like this ever been printed before? Does it use new mechanics, ideas, or design space? Does it combine old ideas in a new way? Overall, does it feel "fresh"?
[b](X/3) Flavor[/b] - Does the name seem realistic for a card? Does the flavor text sound professional? Do all the flavor elements synch together to please Vorthos players?
 
[b]Polish[/b]
[b](X/3) Quality[/b] - Points deducted for incorrect spelling, grammar, and templating.
[b](X/2) Main Challenge (*)[/b] - Was the main challenge satisfied? Was it approached in a unique or interesting way? Does the card fit the intent of the challenge?
[b](X/2) Subchallenges[/b] - One point awarded per satisfied subchallenge condition.
 
[b]Total: X/25[/b]
*An entry with 0 points here is subject to disqualification.
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MCC Frequently Asked Questions
(written by bravelion83 in July 2019, based on the old FAQ on MTGSalvation. Edited in August 2023 by void_nothing.)

What is the MCC?
The acronym stands for Monthly Card Contest, and that kinda says everything. It's a custom card creation contest that you can find every month in the MTGNexus Custom Card subforum. In it, players compete to create custom MTG cards based on different challenges in a series of elimination rounds. It's characterized by its high strictness and formality, that are a feature and not a bug. It's the most strict and formal custom card creation contest on MTGNexus. But don't be scared by this! We welcome everyone!

How many people can play in the MCC?
There is no limit to the number of players in round 1, though an old guideline said 10 x the number of people who sign up as judges. Nobody has ever been turned away in the whole history of this contest on MTGSalvation, and I don't expect that to happen here on MTGNexus either.

How do I participate in the MCC as a player?
Just submit a card in round 1 and you're in. Later rounds are only open to players who advanced from
earlier rounds.

Can I join the current MCC that is in progress?
Only in round 1. Not in later rounds. If you miss round 1 on one month, you will have to wait until the next month. I'm sorry. But while you wait, why don't you check the other contests that are going on around here?

Is a signup required as a player?
No. Anyone can post in round 1 as a player. Your post in round 1 counts as your signup as a player for the month.

Is a signup required as a judge?
Yes. If you want to be a judge for the month, you will have to sign up in the "judge signup thread" when signups are open (until we get enough judges or until the design deadline of round 1, whichever comes first).

Grammar and spelling have nothing to do with design, why should I be docked points for it?
True, spelling has no reflection on your abilities as a designer. But the fact of the matter is that those sorts of errors are both impossible to ignore and easy to correct. We could go on and on about this, or you could take a small fraction of the amount of time it would take to post a complain about it to just check over your card when you submit it. Also, while misprints and typos do happen sometimes in real MTG too, remember that Wizards has a whole team of editors checking every card before it leaves the building. They pay attention to these things, and so should we.

Can I include Design notes/Flavor notes/Art description?
No, unless the round challenges specifically and explicitly ask for it. Cards submitted in the MCC should be evaluated as though they're being taken out of a booster pack and seen for the first time. All the elements of the card should be able to stand on their own. Another reason for this rule to be inflexible is to avoid giving a potentially unfair advantage to native or fluent English speakers.

Do the cards I submit in the MCC need to be in English?
Yes, with no exception. If you're not a native English speaker, don't worry and just do the best you can. If it can encourage you, the person writing these very notes is not a native English speaker.

Which wording are we using?
Always the most up‐to‐date as possible. If a previewed card reveals a new wording, between that preview and its set's Prerelease you can use either the old or the new wording. After the Prerelease, that is after we all have had a chance to play with the real physical card, only the new wording will be accepted, and if you still use the old one, your card will be penalized in Quality.

What is a render and how do I make one?
A render is a mockup of your card with art. To make one, you may use the MTGNexus Custom Card & Set Creator tool, or you may use one of the common free downloadable programs such as Magic Set Editor (MSE).

Are renders required?
No. They are optional but not required.

Do I need artist credit if I choose to make a render?
Yes, always. If you have a render, you must credit the artist properly, possibly by name. The name given should be able to lead people to that artist without effort, so if you're pulling art off of DeviantArt or someplace similar you should include the URL where you've found the image at the very least.

Do you need to have a render to get a perfect score?
No. In fact, the render is just ignored during judging, and this is exactly one of the reasons why. We don't want to require a render to get a perfect score because that would penalize people who can't see images in a potentially unfair way. Also, while art is certainly an important part of a MTG card, this is a contest about your skills in custom card design, not about your skills in using card rendering or image elaboration software.

If I don't submit a render can I make a text card with 15 lines?
No. Both players and judges are heavily encouraged to use the Nexus Custom Card & Set creator tool or software like Magic Set Editor (MSE) to verify whether you're dealing with microtext. In that case, point deductions will be inevitable. As a guideline, remember that the card with the smallest text that has been actually printed in the M15 frame is Animate Dead from EMA: 10 lines of text with two line breaks.

How do I become a judge?
To limit complaints about scores, we want to make sure that our judgings are all up to certain standards. This isn't meant as some sort of punishment or criticism of potential judges, just as a way to keep things as civil and fair as possible. See the "how you can become a judge" paragraph in the MCC guidelines for more info.

How do I become a host?
See the "how you can become host" paragraph in the MCC guidelines for more info.

What do I get for judging or hosting an MCC?
You don't receive anything tangible, just the pride for doing it and knowing that you just were a big help in running an event.

Can I judge and play (or host and play) in the same MCC?
No, with no exception.

I feel that the score my card received was completely unfair! What should I do to challenge it?
First, in this contest "completely unfair" and "challenge" are just bad words. Judgments are final as of the judging deadline. Sometimes they won't be perfect, but that's ok. We are humans, perfection doesn't belong to either ourselves or the world we live in. What you can do is sending a pm to the judge explaining your reasons in a polite and civil way, but don't expect anything to change. The judges aren't required to adjust or change their judgments based on your pm, but they can if they want and if the judging deadline hasn't passed yet.

Okay, maybe my card wasn't the best, but my opponent's card was horrific and it beat mine! Can I challenge the score of my opponent's card?
No. Again, you can send a polite and civil pm to the judge, but don't expect anything to change. In this case specifically, please contact the judge via pm and NOT in the discussion thread. Discussing an opponent's card is, on the surface, just as valid as discussing your own, but the potential bad feelings just aren't worth it.

Yes I know, I was late to the round, but I had a really important engagement and my internet glitched on me when I got home (or whatever other excuse) just in time to post my card. Can you accept it, please?
No. The design deadline is there for a reason. Remember that real life always comes first, and that this is just a game. There are more important things in life, and those must always take priority. If you know you will have a conflict ahead of time, you may ask the organizer for an extension via post or PM, and most of the time short extensions of a day or two can easily be granted. Don't worry if you miss a deadline, because we hope we'll see you again next month.

Can I edit my card even after I have submitted it?
If the design deadline hasn't passed yet, then sure, edit whatever you want in your submission, or even change it completely. If the design deadline has already passed, no. In fact, if you edit your submission post in any way after the design deadline has passed, that's a cause of DQ.

I'm trying to make my card work but I just can't get the wording right. What should I do?
The rules gurus and the MCC judges are allowed to help you on your card text, preferably via pm. You may identify rules gurus on the site by a purple badge on their profiles. Any other kind of external help is not allowed.

Can I get help on other parts of my card?
No. MCC cards must be created on your own, meaning that design, balancing, and any other part of your submission must be your idea and yours alone. The only exception is the one in the previous question.

Where can I learn about MTG card design in general?
You can find all kinds of useful material on the internet. Personally, I advise following Mark Rosewater (Maro for short), MTG's current Head Designer, who writes articles (Making Magic) and does podcasts (Drive to Work) about it. You can find all his articles and podcasts on the official MTG Wizards website. He also has a Tumblr blog (Blogatog) where he answers all kinds of questions about MTG design and more.

Thanks for reading. Hopefully you've been to find in these guidelines and FAQs the answer to your questions. If you didn't, or have any more questions, feel free to ask in the discussion thread.

See you in the MCC!
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Post by Superbajt » 4 years ago

Any updates here?

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Post by bravelion83 » 4 years ago

I have been in contact with void_nothing working behind the scenes. I think I can say publicly that I have given them my complete availability to host the first MCC (August) if I'm needed to do that. Also, there should be no changes to the rubric at all, so no need to worry about that.

EDIT: Ok, so now it's official. I will be the host of the first MCC here on MTGNexus. Round 1 should be up tomorrow night.
(I'm hosting the last MCC on MTGSalvation and will host the first here. Have I unlocked some kind of achievement? Have I kinda entered history in a way? Nah, I'm just glad that I get to do what I enjoy|)

EDIT 2: And the first ever judge signup thread is up. Now I can say with confidence that Round 1 will indeed be posted tomorrow night. Get ready! It begins!

EDIT 3: "Tomorrow night" has come, and as promised, here's the beginning. Welcome back to the MCC, everyone! Welcome home!
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Post by slimytrout » 4 years ago

Clarification request: does reminder text count? Thinking specifically about suspend and fading/vanishing, but might be relevant elsewhere as well.

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Post by bravelion83 » 4 years ago

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Clarification request: does reminder text count? Thinking specifically about suspend and fading/vanishing, but might be relevant elsewhere as well.
No. It has to be actual rules text. Adding this to clarifications.
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Post by Sojourner Dusk » 4 years ago

How is it that Sphinx of Foresight would not meet the main challenge? It's third ability (below flying) reads "At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1." That's a triggered ability that uses your exact required wording.
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Post by void_nothing » 4 years ago

I assume what is meant that "At the beginning of your first upkeep..." and other not-exact-words abilities don't pass - so a better example would be Chancellor of the Dross or Providence.
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Post by spacemonaut » 4 years ago

From the MCC thread:
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Also, you should format your text cards accordingly to the brand new MTGNexus MCC Guidelines and FAQ. Again, expect deductions in Quality otherwise. The recommended card formatting is in paragraph 4. As I've said before, if you have time and will to read that document in its entirety, I invite you to do so. It should be useful to everybody, hosts, judges, and players. And speaking of players...
The sentence I've bolded should say "section" instead of "paragraph".

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Post by Cardz5000 » 4 years ago

Should we also add the "cardtext" tag as a potential for card formatting?

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Post by bravelion83 » 4 years ago

First, a note for everybody: as of now, there are a couple cards submitted that have abilities that trigger "At the beginning of each player's upkeep". Those technically do NOT pass the Main Challenge. As I've written in the clarifications spoiler, it has to be literally "your upkeep" or "each upkeep". Any other variations, including "each player's upkeep", do NOT pass the Main Challenge.

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Sojourner Dusk wrote:
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How is it that Sphinx of Foresight would not meet the main challenge? It's third ability (below flying) reads "At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1." That's a triggered ability that uses your exact required wording.
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I assume what is meant that "At the beginning of your first upkeep..." and other not-exact-words abilities don't pass - so a better example would be Chancellor of the Dross or Providence.
void_nothing's answer is the correct one. I was talking about the first ability saying "first upkeep", completely overlooking the fact that the Sphinx has a last ability that would totally make it pass the Main Challenge. I'm going to remove it from the examples and substitute it with the other ones that void_nothing mentioned.
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From the MCC thread:
bravelion83 wrote:
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The recommended card formatting is in paragraph 4.
The sentence I've bolded should say "section" instead of "paragraph".
In Italian those are called "paragrafi" (paragraphs) and not "sezioni" (sections), that's why I did that mistake. Good catch, and I'm sure it won't be the only one. In fact...
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Should we also add the "cardtext" tag as a potential for card formatting?
That's one of the first things that I actually thought about when I started writing the document and then I completely forgot to write it in. My current intention is that the classic card text formatting (the one I detail in section 4) is preferred, though obviously judges should not penalize you if you use the new "cardtext" tag that has been built specifically for custom card creation.

Please keep giving me feedback on the guidelines document. I think I will collect all the typos and feedback I can before making an update to fix all typos that are certainly still there after multiple revisions on my part, and implement the feedback. It would be useless if I updated it for every little correction only to discover more little corrections are needed. Let's get a good number of those, and then I'll put them in place all together. In the meantime, thank you all again and keep the feedback coming.
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Post by Flatline » 4 years ago

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what's the difference between "each upkeep" and "each player's upkeep"? What has an upkeep other than a player? There are multiple cards with each wording (Asylum Visitor and Baleful Force for example), but until now, I've never really thought about why that is.
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Post by Cardz5000 » 4 years ago

"Each Player's" will later refer to that player, while "each upkeep" is unrelated to the player whose upkeep it is.

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Post by bravelion83 » 4 years ago

Flatline wrote:
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Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what's the difference between "each upkeep" and "each player's upkeep"? What has an upkeep other than a player? There are multiple cards with each wording (Asylum Visitor and Baleful Force for example), but until now, I've never really thought about why that is.
Cardz5000 wrote:
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"Each Player's" will later refer to that player, while "each upkeep" is unrelated to the player whose upkeep it is.
I accidentally liked your posts instead of quoting them. I still have to get used to the new layout.

Anyway, I have two answers to Flatline's question, depending of the context of the question.
1. If we're talking about real MTG, Cardz5000's answer is the correct one. There is no functional difference, only a difference in wording that depends on whether you reference the player later in the same ability or not.
2. If we're talking about this round of MCC, I have chosen to be as strict as I can on the allowed wordings to have the letter of the challenge be as well defined as possible to minimize potential problems. Does your card literally say "your upkeep" or "each upkeep"? Yes, it passes. No, it doesn't. If I allow players to use variations on the allowed wordings, which is also perfectly fine, it's just a choice of the host for the month, I open the doors for players to go well beyond the intended limits of the challenge. That's all. Maybe in another round or another month, I or some other host will make the other choice, and it will not be a problem in any way.

Oh, and by the way, as I often say to my students in my real job as a high school teacher, there are no stupid questions. Every question, no matter how obvious or apparently stupid, is born from a desire to learn and understand what you don't know or understand yet. Having a question means you care, and asking them is a highly dignified act. So just keep asking questions and keep exploring the unknown. It's exactly this drive that makes science (in my specific field, I'm a chemistry teacher for those that might not know) or knowledge in general advance, and it's one of the things that defines us as human beings.
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Post by Flatline » 4 years ago

Thanks cardz and bravelion. I was talking about the reason it's worded differently, not about why you've chosen to setup your challenge as you have. I probably could have figured it out for myself rather easily, which is why I called it a stupid question. A lazy question is probably a more accurate description. I also believe that there are no stupid questions. I have a saying at work, "doing something 'stupid' is far worse than asking something 'stupid', so it would be stupid not to ask".
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Post by bravelion83 » 4 years ago

Flatline wrote:
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I have a saying at work, "doing something 'stupid' is far worse than asking something 'stupid', so it would be stupid not to ask".
I really, really like this. I think I could steal it to say to my students, especially while in the chemistry lab... Doing stupid things there can be quite dangerous...
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I think it was a preview event for Hour of Devastation at some convention if I recall correctly.
It was Gencon 2018, as part of the Magic 25th Anniversary celebration. I was there watching, and a Jhoira cosplayer that happened to show up was allowed to suspend Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh on turn 2 with her ability. Spoilers, Nicky B won that round.
Thank you for filling in the details that I wasn't remembering. And by the way, I kinda envy you for having been there... I remembered watching the streaming from home, but didn't remember what it was exactly.

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Post by Dragonlover » 4 years ago

Well I've never entered an MCC on Salvation but I figured "sod it, new forum right?" and threw my hat in. Realised I'd potentially stuffed the wording slightly when I was walking to work this morning but hey ho, we live and learn.

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Post by void_nothing » 4 years ago

We're glad to have you as a first-time entrant, but you have until tomorrow to edit your card if you want to reword it or even replace it entirely.
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Post by Dragonlover » 4 years ago

Wait really? I'd missed that in the rules, cheers for the heads up!

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Post by bravelion83 » 4 years ago

mellifluoresce wrote:
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Entry below - should there be sufficient other entries to necessitate me judging, it won't be counted.
That's exactly what's about to happen. We have 25 valid entries as of now (not counting yours), and more could come in the almost 8 hours that are still left before the design deadline, so a fourth judge will certainly be needed.

I can't remember such a high participation with four judges needed in a very long time. The CCL and DCC also have a level of participation that I can't remember in years. I like this a lot, and that's a wonderful premise for custom card contests on MTGNexus. A huge thank you to everybody that entered any of our contests this month, and the MCC specifically.
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Post by void_nothing » 4 years ago

I'd be happy to score [mention]mellifluoresce[/mention]'s judge entry.
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Post by mellifluoresce » 4 years ago

bravelion83 wrote:
4 years ago
mellifluoresce wrote:
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Entry below - should there be sufficient other entries to necessitate me judging, it won't be counted.
That's exactly what's about to happen. We have 25 valid entries as of now (not counting yours), and more could come in the almost 8 hours that are still left before the design deadline, so a fourth judge will certainly be needed.

I can't remember such a high participation with four judges needed in a very long time. The CCL and DCC also have a level of participation that I can't remember in years. I like this a lot, and that's a wonderful premise for custom card contests on MTGNexus. A huge thank you to everybody that entered any of our contests this month, and the MCC specifically.
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Post by bravelion83 » 4 years ago

void_nothing wrote:
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I'd be happy to score mellifluoresce's judge entry.
Feel free. I was planning to do it myself, but then I'll let you do it and I'll take the bracket with one extra card instead. 25 submissions means 3 brackets of 6 and one of 7. Brackets are now in the round thread.
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