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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to judge Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tempting Cottage (2B)

Enchantment Artifact (Rare)

Purchase an item from the McDonald's dessert menu and give it to your opponent. When they eat it, you may destroy up to two target creatures an opponent controls and repeat this process.

Come hither dear children, do not be afraid to partake of my delicious home!

McDonald's Corporation presents a Magic: The Gathering card based on the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When dealing with flavor, everything is subjective. I attempted to explain my thoughts on each card, but in the end we all have differing opinions on the matter. If I missed aspects of your submission, my apologies.

Initial Reviews:

No mana cost means is a DQ, but I'll still review your card because you did a lot well.

The Poison Apple side is fantastic and one of my favorites this round. The abilities are very flavorful and make complete sense. The Seven Dwarves side makes sense, but it a clear step down from the greatness of the Poison Apple. I also don't get how a Poison Apple transforms into Dwarves. I could see it transform into a class casket which would tap down a creature until it left play just as the apple put Snow White into a casket until the curse was lifted.

You rolled the dice sir, but I am familiar with The Boy Who Cried Wolf so no DQ.

This submission is so close to being amazing. The story was about a boy that kept lying about a wolf trying to eat his sheep. Then when a wolf appeared, nobody believed him and both the boy and his sheep were eaten by the wolf. You have all of those parts, but the flavor text in conjunction with transforming a werewolf into a human implies that the wolf appeared the whole time, but disappeared whenever the boy shouted. That said, I do want 0/1 sheep tokens, in foil, asap.

ok Stucco we get it... you can relax now. onward to the card

You're adorable, I don't get upset with fun forum games. I do find humor in contradictory behavior.

First of all, thank you for actually putting all parts of the card and the fairy tale you referenced. Makes things much easier. I get the card and it follows the story as Olaf survived summer. The submission just seems basic, like you could have gone deeper but chose not to. You gave me a character, but very little access to the story.

It took a moment, but I do recall that a hunter of some kind kills the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood so I'm going to roll with that (no fairy tale name!).

Much like Jacois, you were able to combine both a fairy tale and Innistrad into a card. Nicely done. The card itself is spot on in relation to the story until we get to the gain life aspect. It feels tacked on and is not relevant to the story itself. If you killed the wolf and got 1/1 human tokens much like the fairy tale (or some other allusion to the story) this submission would probably have made it to the next round of review.

Much like radioactivez, thank you for spelling out the story. Your card is the perfect combination of story relevance and creativity. The use of manifest to embody lying was spot on. Flavor text is perfect. Great submission.

First of all, this is very creative. You clearly work at tying all aspects of the slippers into a card that could also be useful to play. The issue comes down to how convoluted the wording is on the card. It would have been more convoluted if you clarifies how to round an odd number divided by 2. Strangely, your card reminds me of Endrek Sahr. You can profit from the card until it tries to shut itself down. You took a creative route here, but the execution was just a bit off.

Very nice card regarding Arthur's presentation of Excalibur and his success in battle (up until he dies that is...). I'm not as familiar as you are with the passages, but kudos on what I'm assuming are legit passages from different texts regarding Arthur. It's interesting, your card almost feels like a historical document based on it's construction. There is very little for me to really say, excellent submission.

Thanks for the link in your post, there were aspects of the story I had forgotten (your card itself though was quite clear). Your card alludes to the story of the bean stalk taking Jack from one land to another quite strongly. Reach makes perfect sense given how high the bean stalk rose. Nicely done.

You did a great job with your allusions to Alice's change in size. The card names are great references and your execution with counters is well done. It's simply executed card and it fulfills what I was looking for in telling a story.

My apologies if I'm missing something, but I don't understand the connection between the magic mirror and hexproof. Your use of life gain as an analogy to beauty is spot on, but that hexproof part has me a bit confused.

Hilarious submission. I'm typically a fan of reading your cards and this is probably one of your best. As I wasn't concentrating on 'Printability' this round, I had no issues considering your card. The problem was you confused me with a black enchantment artifact card. It worked in Theros because the Enchantment Artifacts were used by Enchantment Creatures. It's just very out of place here. It's a shame because your card was actually quite good in this round.

Final Feedback

Winner is Grok! Runner up is AxiomBlurr!

Grok - Flawless execution in story telling and creativity. You narrowly edged out Axiom.

AxiomBlurr - Your card would have won had Grok not posted his. In the end, with your details and passages, it felt too much like a historical document and not an imaginitve tale to beat out Grok.

Thelemys - This was a solid submission. It was perfectly tied to the story and done so in a very simple manner. The reason you didn't place 1 or 2 was because the prior submissions delved deep into either the story and/or card mechanics. Although good, yours seemed a bit more upfront.

Skeven - Although not as cleanly created as other submissions, yours does an excellent job meeting the criteria. The reason you didn't place 1 or 2 was the same as Thelemys. Both reflect the story, but at a very basic level. Those that dove deeper into the story received more credit.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh crap completely forgot about CMC XD

What would you have scored me on if I had included a cmc of say.. 2
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great judging and valid feedback.

GG Grok!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GG all, go next!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stucco wrote:

My apologies if I'm missing something, but I don't understand the connection between the magic mirror and hexproof. Your use of life gain as an analogy to beauty is spot on, but that hexproof part has me a bit confused.

Oh, I thought that it was obvious!

A magic mirror shows you stuff, like what your enemies are up to so you can't be the target as long as you control it. It's fickle however, you need to be the strongest, most healthy, beautiful or it switches sides.
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