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Create a Card 137.5 - Man of Few Words


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sc4rs



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Create a Card 137.5 - Man of Few Words Reply with quote

For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.

So goes the text of Ernest Hemingway's shortest story, and one that he once said was "the best work he had ever written."

For this Create-a-Card, there are two rules.

1) You may not use new keywords that don't already exist. Populate/Scavenge/Overload are OK.

2) Your card's text box must have six words or fewer, not counting reminder text or flavor text. Mana costs, X, (-X/-X), and anything else that isn't actually an English word doesn't count. If you do not use Gatherer language, I'll convert it to Gatherer language for this requirement. Every word over 6 will lose you .5 points, out of 20.

So for example:

Riot Cleaver
RW
Enchantment - Aura
Enchant Creature
Enchanted creature has double strike.

is one word too long, but:

Riot Cleaver
1
Artifact - Equipment
Equip RW
Equipped creature has double strike.

is fine.

Some good examples of existing cards that follow these rules: Hex. Blessed Wind, Torch Fiend, etc.

Judging will be when we reach 25 entries or on Friday, whichever comes first. My rubric involves how playable the card is, how in line it is with Wizards' recent sets and creations, and how flavorful/interesting/innovative the card is. Sorry about the delay and the silliness that ensued!


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derflippi
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wood Bear - 1G
Creature - Bear
2/2
Raaaaawrrrr..
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LuckyDucky



Joined: 14 Jan 2012
Posts: 165

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My entry:

Quote:
Soul Jar - 4BB
Artifact - Rare
4BB: Exile a creature.
We are praying now for the repose of his soul. Hoping you're well and not in hell. Nice change of air. Out of the frying pan of life into the fire of purgatory.


Notice it doesn't say target. I think the high cost makes it ok though.


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Thelemys



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we count the name of the card, the ~ as 1 or 0?
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Pokemaster



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Posts: 45

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purify the World - 2WW
Sorcery
Destroy all creatures with abilities.
It is time to return to primitive ways of fighting.


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Thelemys



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pokemaster wrote:
Purify the World - 2WW
Sorcery
Destroy all creatures with abilities.
It is time to return to primitive ways of fighting.
Like Muraganda Petroglyphs: a good idea.
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sc4rs



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Posts: 859

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thelemys wrote:
Do we count the name of the card, the ~ as 1 or 0?


For the purposes of this count it as 1.
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archmage521



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Posts: 37

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The keeper WW (rare)
creature-human cleric
1/1
creatures can't attack.

"The hardest wars to win are the ones never fought"


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ShamedShadow



Joined: 09 May 2010
Posts: 290

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Revered Compere - XXWW

Creature - Human Advisor [Rare]

Each spell costs X more to cast.

The reviews he gives are well worth the price.

2/2

-----------

I couldn't decide if I wanted him to be Mythic Rare or just Rare. Ended up with rare because the cost just keeps getting higher the more powerful he gets. Seems like a rare to me.
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GunsAndDope



Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 261

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Azure Bin Gamba Deroth, Magician of the Blue Veil, Herald of the Second Dawn, Master of Eschatology, and Apprentice to Jace | 1U
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (Rare)

When Azure Bin Gamba Deroth, Magician of the Blue Veil, Herald of the Second Dawn, Master of Eschatology, and Apprentice to Jace enters the battlefield, proliferate.

2/3


"We just call him Bob for short".
- Jace
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Bairdsy



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Posts: 241

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Duodax



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assert Will 1UB

Instant UC

Exile target spell.
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Balaviaris



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Posts: 339

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tear Down 1RR

Sorcery - Uncommon

Destroy target land you don't control.

Overload 7RR (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each".)

-"Give dynamite to a goblin and it will demolish a building. Teach it how to make dynamite and it will destroy Ravnica."
-"Then we are lucky they are so stupid."


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Bairdsy



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Posts: 241

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duodax wrote:
Assert Will 1UB

Instant UC

Exile target spell.

This is a UB Dissipate. I count 20 words in gatherer language.
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Domine



Joined: 20 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Whom the Bell Tolls 3WB

Instant

Destroy all attacking creatures

“If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”
― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls


Rare


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