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  • posted a message on Assemble a Contraption!
    Not sure I agree with you there. Since it was meant as a joke and never going to see the light of day, anything they do would be a surprise at this point. Second, contraptions are things put together usually poorly that have some function but barely. Contraption is a negative connotation even though sometimes it's associated with an invention. There's the good invention and then there's the contraption that is shoddily made. So I thought about this and said why not make something that does serve a purpose but falls apart afterward. That's why the token exists and sacks to perform something that gets the job done. Whether it's adding energy for something else or reducing the cost of some colorless thing (I was going to say make an artifact cost one less or ability of an artifact cost one less, but it's functionally the same and doesn't force you into the corner necessarily of only playing this with artifact heavy decks).


    I think its been stated in other threads about Contraptions, but it bears repeating. Contraptions should just be a token artifact that does nothing and Riggers should give artifacts abilities thus giving Contraptions abilities. For similar reference the splicers from New Phyrexia.
    As for the argument about 'The creature has to make the contraption' design is gonna have to bite the bullet flavor/mechanic wise and give it similar treatmeant to Exploit. Creature can't physical can't make Contraptions any more than they can sacrifice themselves or other creatures for Exploit. As long as it written '{Cardname} assembles a Contraption.' and is a Rigger then Steamflogger Boss can be reprinted without problem.


    yeah I saw it as a minor point honestly.

    And sure it would be great to have an artifact token that needed assembling in order to be useful. But rather than go that route, I've made assemble into a keyword like investigate that is the act of creating an artifact token for some use. If we want to speculate about a contraption that is assembled or disassembled and make contraptions useless without riggers, fine, but IMO I don't want an artifact just sitting there doing nothing if my creature gets killed. I don't want to keep track of that. And I don't want each rigger to create a different contraption. The artifacts that exist are the finished products to me. The vehicles and equipment and fortifications etc. Those are the things that the riggers really want to build. But they use makeshift things when they have to to get the job done.

    If the contraption itself is underwhelming then suggest another contraption that's cool. I went through various ideas. Including "search your deck for an equipment, vehicle, or fortification and put it on top of your deck after shuffling." and "Reveal the top card of your deck and put it into your hand if it's an equipment, vehicle or fortification"

    Darth Vedik: We know it'll never be a thing. Neither will any of our card designs ever. But we still have fun speculating and creating stuff.

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  • posted a message on Assemble a Contraption!
    We had investigate which generated clues, so I decided let's go back to assembling a contraption. Instead of you investigating though, it's your creatures which assemble the contraptions (and they are usually made with artifacts.


    Mechanic: Assemble a contraption
    Text: Assemble a contraption (Create a colorless artifact contraption token with, "t, Sacrifice this artifact: Add 1 or gain one energy counter.")



    preferably with colorless mana as a symbol and energy counter as another symbol
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    *sets up the pink podium. Assembles all the dusty pink bean bag chairs. Pours a single martini into a glass and raises it in the air*


    Good afternoon fabulous friends. A long time ago MTGSalvation started, who even remembers when. Around the same time a nugget of gold dissolved into unicorn tears and burst into a shrapnel blast of glitter and pink. From the remnants of this mythical nugget crawled out the little baby Gaymers. They were a paragon of emotion. They believed in the right to hot guys every month. They opened their arms, and pants, and found each other there. Arm in arm, hand to crotch, clad in burning leather and lubed up chains they developed a secret code which would indicate to others they were safe. In the clan forum they carved out a niche for themselves and set down the seats, they were simple stones back then, and decorated them with flamingo feathers. Those bitch flamingos had it coming. It started small but strong, and it eventually grew legs and fairy wings.

    Each thread created brought new people into the all-encompassing, warm and fuzzy pink folds of acceptance. I look now sadly into an empty room. There are cobwebs on the beanbags and the other clans have appropriated all our booze. But let it not be said that the emptiness we see before us was the precedent for this clan, but the exception. And don't believe for an instant that we are separated and sad. We just grew up and moved on. We found each other and nurtured friendships for a decade. We had our ups and down, our drama, our sad stories. We've seen Gaymers come and go, but we've seen them all grow.

    I found Gaymers at a time where I really needed it. And with the Gaymers I also found out who I was. I owe a lot to this clan, but most of all I owe it a good sendoff.


    For two months there has been little to no activity. For two weeks I've been asking if we think we should retire the clan and no one has responded. I've been asking someone to start a new thread for months with no success. It has been 11 years my friends, and it is with a heavy heart that I return these unicorn tears back to the universe.


    Cheers.

    *Drinks then sets the glass down on the ground.*

    Moderators. Can you please move this clan to the retired thread? Thanks

    ~Blue

    Micah















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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men

    Do we need to deactivate this clan? I mean it would be the end of an era for us. And it's not to say that we couldn't revive it later. But I don't think we post in here anymore and we haven't been able to find a new name for a new thread, nor did anyone really care about that.


    What does everyone think?
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    :/ I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you can make some extra money doing twitch and video games or mtg or something.
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    Yeah it's been a while for me too. Disability?

    Hi Dorian. Welcome back. Elaborate about disability maybe?



    Also anyone play hearthstone?
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    That sounds awesome Mike. I can believe you went into management and I'm also not surprised you didn't want to stay in it. It sucks. The non-profit sounds really rewarding!

    hopefulhawkeye: Ugh Of course if they feature gays they'd be the stereotypical judging gays. Psh.
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    Gaymers, MSG us on Instagam, Titter, and Facefook.
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    School is about to start up again and my sleeping schedule is of course completely defunct. I see not much has happened in here since Scarbo was supposed to make a new thread. I guess there was no reason to.



    What happened to everyone anyway?


    How are you Mikey?
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    Yeah real time mafia is hard. I played a game once where I was a little girl and could spy on the mafia. I correctly got one person lynched and then the mafia killed me AND the witch doctor (town) killed me. It was stupid.

    About time for a new clan thread. I mean....I've been pushing for it for a while since I never stop by anymore. swishh has agreed to host the next thread though so that makes me happy!

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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    Chase, love, I've just been lingering once in a while. No one said much in here and no one asked to be added to the front page so I just didn't have anything to say. But school is over now and for at least a month I don't have any classes. And I really do enjoy theros block a lot.

    Dr. Worm: I'm definitely a Johnny Timmy kinda player. I like to combo out but I don't play necessarily to win; I want to just enjoy the game itself. There are a lot of cards in this block that get my creative juices flowing, especially for modern.

    muzy: There were some plants from M14 of course. Ajani's Chosen, Blightcaster, Oath of the Ancient Wood, Awake the Ancient, Corrupt, Howl of the Night Pack, Nightmare, Quag Sickness, The Staff cycle, and to a lesser extent Liliana of the Dark Realms for the heavier idea of mono color, celestial flare to deal with indestructible creatures, flames of the firebrand as a removal spell that could theoretically target your own creature with heroic, vile rebirth to fight some dredge strategies. (to a much lesser extent)

    Nykthos is probably the card with the most potential just because it lets you go big in any color whatsoever so long as you play permanents. Right now I'm thinking about how many creatures in White are WW and how many useful enchantments in blue are UU (like opportunity, and annex, volition reins, and confiscate and the like)

    I am enjoying deckstorming with all the theros cards. Heroic seems like it will be very good if people will commit to building around it. I like the slower pace and I LOVE the fact that it's not rampantly multi/three colored. I'm tired of multicolor. I want it to be special again.
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    Finals are almost over for me here in Oklahoma. I'm really liking this Theros block a lot. Thoughts now that the whole block is out?
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    so....the board looks a mite different than it did before. Don't forget to claim your user name and pm me to update your name on the front page.
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    As huge a fan of Harkness I am sad to say I've never seen any of torchwood. It just wasn't who enough for me. (Not past the first episode so I guess "never" isn't completely accurate") I have to go back and give it a shot.
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  • posted a message on [Gaymers] - We put the Amen in Gay Men
    Quote from Wolf_Cub82
    Maybe my fellow Gaymers can help me out in another matter that's been on my mind. This one a little more lighthearted. In honor of Magic's first explicity (albeit subtle) gay card - Guardians of Meletis - I wanted to do a card alter. I was thinking of putting some iconic gay couple type image to replace the ordinary card art. Like Apollo and Midnighter or some such.

    Anyone have any great brainstorms they want to share? Anything you think would look great? Or send a great message? Or get a good laugh?


    I suggest Portia and Ellen Grin
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