Quote from EvilferretI find the reasoning here problematic. It seems to be something like this:
While it's true that black has historically had the most competitive-viable enchantments (Bitterblossom, Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Recurring Nightmare etc)
Black already has a number of nice competitive enchantments. Look at red, blue, green. Yes, they have a few nice ones (Survival of the Fittest, Propaganda, Sulfuric Vortex, etc) but these colors have had their design space for enchantments explored a lot less than white or black.
In black, what are we going to do? Something that's already been done most likely - Lose some life for some sort of card advantage. In fact, spoiler alert, this is the black card that we would end up with.
No one's going to want to look at new design space (Unless wizards forces us into it), because the current design space for black enchantments works well and generates competitive cards.
Whatever we vote on likely won't be anything new and innovative, just some run-of-the-mill black ability stuck onto an enchantment with some triggering condition.
If you're designing a red enchantment or a blue enchantment or a green enchantment you have way more options and a much better chance to see something new and innovative, rather than a "Hurr hurr, black card advantage enchantment"
Quote from carolingian_tortoiseA Hindu spirit/god thing. Possibly evil.
Quote from etherealscorpionsLexaloffle. Self-titled albums. Turkish Delight goes boom.
Quote from Draco9You should probably take off It's a Trap! from that list, since it was difficult to calculate and no one should go through that headache again.
Quote from ReyemileThat WAS my deck
Quote from knobbodiCrap, you're right about that as well. I was counting ratchet bomb as just blowing up my tokens, and if I spreading seas her urborg on my second turn on the play I kill her before she can smallpox. But since howlpack alpha is a zero-cost, that makes it a loss for me as opposed to a split.
On a related note, I think smallpox/ulamog pulling a perfect week is an indicator that it might be too strong of a strategy. What do you guys think?
Quote from Draco9Yeah, wouldn't hurt to ban Smallpox. Though I'm more curious as to why you decided on the discard rule you have now instead of mirroring 2CB's discard rule.
Quote from Feyd_RuinXScorp's was good too. Maybe better.
Hmm.. in honor of HoD's love of polls...
When I post a round, I could add a poll where everyone can vote for who gets the creative bonus. It'd become a permanent thing starting next round. It'd create a little more through-the-week interaction, and be completely unbiased. Sound good?
Additionally, I think there should be a participation bonus. No one who enters can get less then 1 PoTM point per round. Specifically for times like this, where we got a few very valid entries who where shot down due to the special's meta, which I think we can all agree was my fault for doing the test deck the way I did.