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  • posted a message on CCL The Last? (June '19) - Top 5
    Card Creation League The Last (June 2019)
    Top 5 - Metamorphic Origin



    Time passes, and things change. Though things had seemed constant for many years, a metamorphosis meant that the heroes would see more worlds, albeit in briefer glimpses. The very core of what they had known would be lost, but this would be an opportunity to reflect on the origins of their fellow planeswalkers, following the transformations in their lives that came about through the spark. And as timelines twisted, creatures with the power to change forms showed that change itself could change over time. With hindsight, we can tell that some of these monumental changes would proceed, while others would be reversed. What have the gathered heroes learned from the changes in their own histories?

    Competitors:
    Eventide Sojourner (G)
    Subject16 (C)
    IcariiFA (W)
    Algernone25 (B)
    void_nothing (GU)

    Challenge:
    Create a double-faced legendary creature that transforms into a planeswalker with an existing planeswalker type(a la Origins)
    Create a card with a new morph variant
    Both cards must be within your established color identity this month


    Deadline:
    Wednesday, June 19th, 11:59PM Pacific (after this, please critique the other 4 members and provide a Top 3)

    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL The Last (June '19) - Round 2
    I'm posting a second set of critiques (before I have calculated total points) for both teams because one set for Team 1 is too few.

    Team 1
    void_nothing
    This is a great way to build on experience and give a boost to the commanders that use it. It merges so well with flashback.

    Subject16
    Neat references to Ugin-related stuff. Flashback is thematically great for his character, maybe a more interesting flashback cost involving the manifests would be cool.

    Eventide Sojourner
    Seems a bit on the cheap side but there's a fun churn through lands there. I don't think the offer's drawback is strong enough - ramping you one is a small price to pay for drawing 4+ cards.

    Artorias
    I'm not sure if this is more elegant, or if it's more interesting to have the life gain be varied for each player, like highest power among creatures they control. The flashback doesn't add much here.

    Cardz5000
    I wish there was a sweet flavor treatment to show why everyone has to take the offer the second time. It's a bit confusing to read but I think it would play pretty fun and it seems balanced.

    IcariiFA
    It looks really flexible but it's pretty swingy. Without having built up a lot of experience, it's really bad - you have to pay 8 mana to get a couple tokens or pumps. That said, it could be pretty good later on in a Daxos deck when you double your experience twice.

    Top 3
    1. void_nothing
    2. Cardz5000
    3. Eventide Sojourner

    Team 2
    TotallyHaywire
    Really interesting stuff going on here. I like how you can get rid of it if your commander is out of commission for a while, but it encourages you to try to get the commander out and get synergizing.

    netn10
    Wow flashback to force someone to cast the spell is innovative. It seems like this is basically not flashback but a different ability though, and the parts are slightly awkward.

    Algernone25
    Mage tribal is flavorfully cool and the effect is nice. It aesthetically scales well as something you might want to do before your commander comes out followed by a more powerful effect with the commamnder.

    Hemlock
    The flashback cost is certainly within white's pie but it kind of feels bad that I can't myriad out all my creatures when I use this the second time.

    kwanyeegor
    This is a cool effect but undaunted and flashback don't particularly add to it as far as I can see, and the color swap is doable but I'm not sure why it's happening from a flavor sense.

    Jimmy Groove
    This is also fine but doesn't seem to take much advantage of the mechanics.

    Top 3
    1. TotallyHaywire
    2. Algernone
    3. netn10

    I then calculated scores for the first two rounds, and with a 3-way tie for 3rd I will be advancing these five members:

    Eventide Sojourner
    Subject16
    IcariiFA
    Algernone25
    void_nothing

    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL The Last (June '19) - Round 2
    Oops uh here are critique teams, had a busy week.
    I probably better cut to Top 4 at this rate. Let's get crits in by Saturday night (US Pacific). Thanks!

    Team 1
    void_nothing
    Subject16
    Eventide Sojourner
    Artorias
    Cardz5000
    IcariiFA

    Team 2
    TotallyHaywire
    netn10
    Algernone25
    Hemlock
    kwanyeegor
    Jimmy Groove
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Card Creation League] CCL Discussion Thread
    Oops this is hella late but yes, any broad interpretation is fine. Neither lieutenant nor experience seem mechanically to be dependent on being on creatures or permanents.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL The Last (June '19) - Round 1
    See Round 2 and begin critiques here. We'll need to have them all in for the first two rounds by the 13th.
    Provide critiques and Top 3 for the other team (not the one you are on).

    Team 1
    Eventide Sojourner
    Cardz5000
    Artorias
    netn10
    Subject16
    TotallyHaywire
    kwanyeegor

    Team 2
    Jimmy Groove
    LnGrrrR
    IcariiFA
    Algernone25
    void_nothing
    Hemlock
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL The Last (June '19) - Round 2
    Card Creation League The Last (June 2019)
    Round 2 - Flashback to Reality



    The heroes have gathered from across time. Some old friends greet one another fondly, while others recall past slights and trade insults or even nearly come to blows. In the ethereal space around them, years play out in moments. The heroes recall planes they may have traveled through themselves in the years following the original call - a fairytale land caught between day and night, shards of worlds forced into convergence, a wild plane faced with an ineffable threat, and a pristine metal world corrupted beyond recognition. A master of temporal manipulation appears, reminding the assembled of their first visit to a plane of monsters and darkness. Around the same time that this mage first appeared, helping the heroes remember their past with a magical skill that was itself drawn from the distant past, new heroes had also first appeared, commanders for a new generation. To face what comes ahead, the heroes will need to recall the legacy of these pioneers.

    Challenge:
    Create a spell with both flashback and one of the following mechanics introduced in the Commander series. Stay within the color identity of your Round 1 card.
    • join forces
    • tempting offer
    • lieutenant
    • experience
    • myriad
    • undaunted


    Deadline:
    Tuesday, June 11th, 11:59PM Pacific
    Critiques until Thursday, June 13th, 11:59PM Pacific
    We'll do a top 8 cut after critiques. Make sure to get your critiques in for Round 1!

    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Card Creation League] CCL Discussion Thread
    Ok I did the thing.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL The Last (June '19) - Round 1
    Card Creation League The Last (June 2019)
    Round 1 - Ith This The Real Life



    In the face of impending doom, heroes gather.
    For over twelve long years, these heroes have heeded a call. A call that reaches deep within their hearts and minds, bringing forth powerful spells from a thousand worlds. They have journeyed across planes, overcome great challenges, and battled one another for a place in the annals of history.
    Although they look forward to a new home, a promise from the void, the only certain thing is that they must say goodbye to their current home.
    For this final gathering, each hero must call forth a commander from across time and space. Ancient ideas have appeared again over the horizons, giving rise to new forms. As they have often done, each hero will begin their final journey here with a legend, and at the same time respond to the call that first brought them together.

    Challenge:
    Create a legendary creature with suspend.

    Deadline:
    Wednesday, June 5th, 11:59PM Pacific (shooting to begin Round 2 and start critiques around this day)
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Card Creation League] CCL Discussion Thread
    I would have a tough time scheduling the round changes any time other than Friday or Saturday nights, but I feel like I should be involved. I guess we don't have any room for schedule slip either. I'll think on it until tomorrow but certainly encourage others to come forward.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on Rumor Mill Forum Helpdesk
    Is it possible to delineate between officially spoiled and leaked cards? The easiest way I can see is actually the reverse of the previous request here, in having threads titled "[CARD] from [SOURCE]" or something like that.
    I understand that not everyone cares about leaks, I just want the information and discussion on this site to continue to be usable for those who do.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Liliana Cast Down
    https://corocoro.jp/40507/
    Sorry can't pull the image on my phone but I guess this is a Japan-only promo version of Cast Down that will be included in Corocoro Aniki magazine. Art by Ittoku.
    Liliana is saying something about how people worry about being remembered after they die, but not to worry because death belongs to the nameless. As long as you have a name, bear it proudly!

    Scryfall has the card image up already, here you go.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bragging rights - what cards did WotC steal from you?


    Just some notes but almost 2 of 3 abilities on Serra, from last May.
    Not very close on Windgrace but I guess his ultimate is in the vein of "creatures destroy artifacts". I would have made him Mardu colors anyway.
    Can't wait for Daria to come out :p
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    New story today, it was cute. I forget the Selesnya story exactly, was her father actually the person who was in the underground operation? I seem to recall thrull merging happened with him.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on War of The Spark Trailer
    some thoughts in green
    Quote from Odie ยป
    First side (hard to see overall; need to run slowly):
    Huatli(?) seems to be moving sort of fast in a Samut-like move
    Bolas
    Ashiok
    ??? Jaya?
    Domri
    Arlinn
    Not sure on Bolas (head seems wrong), Ashiok or Arlinn

    Second side:
    Ral Ral's not mono-blue though, not sure on that one.
    Tamiyo
    Karn
    ??? I actually think this one looks more like Garruk Relentless
    Tibalt
    Garruk(?) There appear to be two figures here from what I can tell - a womanly figure in light clothing with a dark cape looking to the left side of the frame, and what appears to be a bare-chested person with a hood facing straight. A not-Liliana necromancer?

    Third side:
    Kiora
    Dack Are we sure this one isn't Ral? It's got a scarf going on and is standing on spires
    Teferi
    Angrath
    Dovin
    Ajani

    Fourth side:
    Narset
    Ob Nixilis
    Jiang Yanggu
    Koth I feel like this one could be Tezzeret with the amount of filigree-like texture
    Sarkhan
    Saheeli

    Fifth side:
    Mu Yanling(?) doesn't seem right to me regarding the boots and hair color, but shapes are vaguely right via Drown in Shapelessness and Rhythmic Water Vortex. Without hair Estrid would be a possibility.
    Nahiri(?) yes definitely, look after the tower passes
    Ugin
    Tezzeret(?) this is some kind of shade-looking silhouette, vaguely female, having a hard time seeing Tezzeret
    Vraska
    Kaya

    Sixth side:
    Jace
    Gideon
    Liliana
    Nissa
    Chandra
    Vivien
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Gideon Blackblade
    When I see the word Blackblade I expect lands to be counted somewhere. The obvious one would be in his creature ability if it can fit, but some kind of removal would be good too as I have found it odd that "soul drinking" mechanically is just...being really strong.
    As is this just seems like Gideon looking for the Blackblade.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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