Worst Fears is an 8 mana, one time use sorcery that takes over a turn. It's a very different feeling at a very different cost.
Not being able to draw cards isn't fun. It's also silly to pretend that Staring Contest would be played in a deck that wasn't built to draw cards outside the draw step anyway. So the skip a turn option would fall to the opponent.
If you think this card is fun, you are the .1%. Bringing the game to a standstill is something game designers should actively avoid. Standstills are boring. They are uninteractive. They don't give a player meaningful decisions. They are not fun.
Deal with the Djinn would never really be a limited all star, but it could be a combo aid in the ride standard. As an instant it would be too good in standard for sure. It's ok to design cards that aren't going to define formats, and as a sorcery it would be an interesting yet safe card johnny/spikes would want to test the waters with and maybe have some casual fun.
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Jul 25, 2017Staring Contest unfun because making it so players can't ever draw is a turn off to 99.9% of people since it makes so they can no longer play the game. The built-in work around of skipping a turn is also pretty unfun. Staring Contest is not a card that would be consider for printing based on the past decade of design philosophy. It encourages terrible gameplay.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
Greener Pastures has a lot of merit, and I like the idea of having it on a body. Easier to balance.
Resko is fine, though it could be red/multicolored too. It's the least exciting of these.
Deal with the Djinn would make more sense as a sorcery. As for how balanced it is, hard to judge, but I'm leaning to not unreasonable in older formats.
Jul 25, 2017Yeah, didn't mean to draw harsh lines qualifying people as vets or not.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
kjsharp said he would prefer to let it go but could see up to a year ban so that's what im going with so far since everyone else has agreed to at least a year ban. That said, Thursday.
Jul 24, 2017Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
I'm pretty sure you've hosted and judge in the past, yes? I was refering to kjsharp as the non vet since I knew he hasn't hosted yet.
Jul 24, 2017That's four regular participants including three vets who have all hosted and judged in the MCC before. All the while Necrag has not offered a word. I don't want to seem like I'm imposing something without the communities consent so to be as fair as possible I think it's reasonable to leave the matter open until this Thursday, the 27th for any additional approvals or objections. So long as there is a super majority of approval by then, Necrag will be banned from judging and organizing the MCC for one year, effective until August 2018.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Jul 24, 2017Posted in: Custom Card Contests and GamesQuote from kjsharp »I think it'd be wise to simply proceed with the new infraction guidelines and not punish people retroactively for past sins. A lifetime ban feels particularly harsh. If you must, just do 6 months or a year and, if he wishes to judge again, make him explain what was going on during these times when he has abdicated his judging and hosting responsibilities.
The thing is, the only reason we are even having a discussion is because the OLD rules about judge tardiness hadn't been enforced for a long time. Additionally, Necrags action weren't simply being late once or twice, but out right abandoning as an organizer more than once. He should not get a free pass. Further, I feel a six month ban is too lenient, as between him hosting in November and again in June he ended up doing the same thing with a six month gap in-between.
I think a year is fair minimum punishment, but frankly I don't think he deserves being allowed to host again.
Jul 24, 2017If you're suggesting a permanent ban from organizing and/or judging in the MCC, I would be for it. I just wasn't sure if others would agree and proposed one year as a round figure.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Jul 23, 2017Red/Fire - Blue/Thought - Green/StormPosted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Firestorm Revelations 4RR
Whenever you cast a spell, you may have Firestorm Revelations deal 2 damage to each creature.
Whenever a creature dies, you may exile the top card of your library. If you do, until end of turn, you may play that card.
The power of flame is only outmatched by the genesis from its ashes.
Jul 23, 2017Posted in: Custom Card Contests and GamesQuote from bravelion83 »I just wanted to add to the conversation going on in the latest posts a no show from Necarg in July's Round 3, which forced me as host to alter the way the versus round works because I was left with an odd number of players (a situation for which we also still need a standard way to proceed, by the way...).
I always say real life always comes first, and I repeat that here, but I find it hard to believe that you can't even find just one minute in the whole day to post that you will not able to respect the deadline, even without explaining why. Nobody forces you to write about your personal life on a public forum, but I feel that at least a notice that you won't be able to make it should be due, and this is true for everyone: host, judges, players.
Which is why the current infraction rules are more lenient if not completely forgiving if you actual communicate delays. Necrag has not done so several times this month and the past November, and has outright abandoned his job multiple. Hence my suggested one year ban period as a judge and organizer. He can still play of course, though going forward the new infraction rules would apply to him.
Jul 22, 2017I'm on vacation this weekend and won't really have time to do proper critiques until tomorrow sometime. I'm going to go ahead and post a top 3 and come back and do crits later, even if they are after the deadline.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Jul 20, 2017Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
I actually forgot about that. I hate to call someone out, but at some point it is deserved.Quote from void_nothing »
I agree with this sentiment. Especially considering that June isn't the first month in which he's caused delays.Quote from IcariiFA »I think it's fair to say regardless of the Infraction list that applies only to july forward, Necrag has proved that he is not capable of hosting the MCC and shouldn't be allowed to do so again for a while due to multiple delays on his part and poor communication.
I didn't want to be the first one to say this, but yes. The problem dates at least back to last November, when admirableadmiral and I had to take over the contest after one round because Necarg disappeared with no explanation.
Then I propose Necarg be banned from organizing and judging the MCC for a year. Considering in the past year he has failed to follow through as organizer twice and under the new infraction guidelines he would of been penalized at least seven times between the two months(which would result in a permanent ban from participating in any way), I think this is reasonably fair.
Jul 19, 2017Fire + ThoughtPosted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
Ignition deals 2 damage to each creature.
// Fuse (You may cast one or both halves of this card from your hand.) //
Draw a card for each creature dealt damage this turn.
Jul 19, 2017I think it's fair to say regardless of the Infraction list that applies only to july forward, Necrag has proved that he is not capable of hosting the MCC and shouldn't be allowed to do so again for a while due to multiple delays on his part and poor communication.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
I'll message you privately, Blyyden. No ill will, but I'll share some thoughts.
Jul 18, 2017Sometimes you get judgements that are agreeable, sometimes not. I certainly wasn't happy with how my first round entry was judged this month as there were many points that I felt were objectively wrong, but I wasn't in the mood to dispute it this go round.Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
That said, arguing about how perfect or not your flavor feels is very subjective. If your judge felt it didn't make a whole a lot of sense and the word choices felt off, arguing that his or her feelings on the matter are wrong don't really go anywhere.
Looking at your card myself, I personally get the flavor of your card, though I don't think the flavor text is very "magic-friendly." The word choices are a bit unclear and written in a way I'd expect for a more adult level novel, which is not typical for magic cards.
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