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Frozen_Fire
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:39 am    Post subject: CaC 286 Reply with quote

Hello there!
So, this is the first time I'm doing this, so I'll go a bit into the details.

The task: Design a Blue creature combat mechanic suitable for commons, then show it on a common monoblue creature.

Regarding Blue and color philosophy: http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Blue

What do I mean with "Mechanic"? In this case, either a Keyword (Flying, First Strike, Trample, etc. are keywords) or an ability word (Constellation, Heroic, Channel, etc. are ability words). Check the wiki for more info. Remember that a mechanic, especially at common, needs to be repeatable on various different creatures.

What is a combat mechanic? It's a mechanic that does something or it's in any way relevant inside the combat. Not to be confused with evasion mechanics, which instead try to evade combat with other creatures. An example of a combat mechanic is First Strike, while Flying is evasion. Which is where it gets tricky because blue is the king of evasion but comes short on creature fights. (and this is also reflected on its philosophy, which is why we don't see most of the time First Strike in monoblue)

Judging criterias include, for the most part, Balance, Coolness, Innovation and Fitness (=does the card/mechanic take into account the guidelines?).

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Judging hopefully on Monday morning CET.

Greetings,
Frozen_Fire
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ShamedShadow



Joined: 09 May 2010
Posts: 290

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willcracker Mage 3U

Creature - Human Wizard [Common]

Masterstroke (When this creature attacks or blocks, you may discard an instant or sorcery card. If you do, this creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the converted mana cost of that card.)

2/2

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Kinda intended to be both a play on words and a flavorful mechanic. Masterstroke vs. First Strike. (Stroke/strike. So clever. Moving on.) And then "masterstroke" by definition means "an outstandingly skillful and opportune act; a very clever move." Perfect for blue, especially in combat.
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sc4rs



Joined: 23 Mar 2006
Posts: 859

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merrow Matriarch
U
Creature - Merfolk - Common
School (Whenever this creature blocks, it gets +0/+1 for each other blocking creature you control.)
1/1
"There is no such thing as too much prey to a predator. Fortunately, we can use that in our defense."
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aule



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 63

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mechanic:

This mechanic would require a rule in the CR for its wording.

Insight - When this creature dies in combat, Scry 1 then draw a card.

"Dies in combat" would have a rule to mean "if this creature goes to the graveyard from the battlefield as a result of combat damage from an attacking or blocking creature"

Common creature with mechanic:

Insightful Homunculus | U
Creature - Homunculus | Common
Defender
Insight - When this creature dies in combat, Scry 1 then draw a card.
0/1
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derflippi
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sensei's Heel - 1U
Creature - Human Soldier (Common)
Awareness - Whenever Sensei's Heel attacks or blocks, it gets +1/+1 for each spell cast this turn.
"Life deals you a lot lessons, some people learn from it, some people don't. - Favre"
1/1

Edit: change cost 2U -> 1U
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Soundgarden



Joined: 07 Feb 2014
Posts: 62

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok my submission is:

Duplication - Whenever this creature dies, you may pay an amount of mana equal to its converted mana cost. If you do, put a token onto the battlefield that’s a copy of the creature.

A common, an uncommon and a rare example of it:





It's basically regeneration for its cmc with flicker effect. Very cloney, much blue, such magic!



Art credits:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Slug-258511210
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Mutant-piggy-166326561
http://rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.ch/2012_06_01_archive.html
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Bejeezus



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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intuitive Scholar | 1U

Creature - Human Wizard (Common)

Whenever Intuitive Scholar attacks,
subconscious 1. (Look at the bottom card
of your library. You may put that card on
the top of your library.)

He doesn't know how he knows the
answer, he just does.


2/2



A clone of the new card Sigiled Skink, but with a new mechanic. It probably doesn't meet the exact requirements for this CaC, but I think it's close enough to at least submit.
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iSperia
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Joined: 05 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mechanic is Freeze X - this means "whenever this creature blocks or becomes blocked by a creature, that creature gets -X/-0 untill the end of turn"
The idea is the creature frosts anyone who is in close range (in combat in our case), so the opponent is harder to deal any damage

So, some vertical cycle for this:

Snow Traveller - 1U
Creature - Human Scout (common)
Freeze 2
2/1
the art for this guy could be a man with some kind of ice magic around or some frost device mounted

Snow Guardian - 1UU
Creature - Wall (uncommon)
Snow Guardian may block an additional creature.
Freeze 2
0/6

Snow Spirit - UU
Creature - Spirit Warrior (rare)
Creatures you control get Freeze 1
2/2
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Balaviaris



Joined: 15 Feb 2009
Posts: 339

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blink - Whenever this creature would be dealt combat damage, exile it instead, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

Faerie Dragon 2UU

Creature - Drake C

Blink, Flying

2/1

It could work on higher rarities too, for example:

Teleporter 2UU

Artifact - Equipment U

Equip 2

Equipped creature gains blink.



Obviously good with enters/leaves the battlefield effects, and first strike Smile
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pseudodespot



Joined: 08 May 2011
Posts: 496

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiven Drake 2U

Creature - Drake (common)

Flying, Supremacy Instead of it's power, this creature deals combat damage to players equal to the number of cards in its controller's hand in excess of the number of cards in defending player's hand.

2/2


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Thelemys



Joined: 24 Apr 2008
Posts: 910

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MENTALISM: You may switch power and toughness of the creature blocking or blocked by a creature with Mentalism until end of turn.

Quote:
Mind Bender 3U
Creature - Human Wizard C
Mentalism
Here is the fatal trouble maker...
2/4


art: http://yayashin.deviantart.com/art/EDEN-2-377542089



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Livermush



Joined: 05 Aug 2012
Posts: 319

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trickbound Battlemage | UU
Creature - Human Wizard (Common)

Imbue with Cunning (Whenever Trickbound Battlemage attacks or blocks, you may discard a blue instant spell with a mana cost of 3 or less. If you do, Trickbound Battlemage gets +X power where X is the discarded card's converted mana cost.)

1/3
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Bairdsy



Joined: 03 Sep 2004
Posts: 241

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Wizard Lunatic
1U - Common
Creature - Human Wizard
Dementor - When Wizard Lunatic deals combat damage, put the top X cards of target opponent’s library into their graveyard, where X is Wizard Lunatic’s power.
“The definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them” - Jace
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Thelemys



Joined: 24 Apr 2008
Posts: 910

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bairdsy, I would have done:

Quote:

Wizard Lunatic
1U - Common
Creature - Human Wizard
Dementor - When Wizard Lunatic is dealt X combat damage by a creature, put the top X cards of target opponent’s library into his or her graveyard.
“The definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them” - Jace
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Soundgarden



Joined: 07 Feb 2014
Posts: 62

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thelemys wrote:
Bairdsy, I would have done:

Quote:

Wizard Lunatic
1U - Common
Creature - Human Wizard
Dementor - When Wizard Lunatic is dealt X combat damage by a creature, put the top X cards of target opponent’s library into his or her graveyard.
“The definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them” - Jace


Sweet indeed. A bit OP maybe.
And poorly worded Smile
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