Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
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- If I used donate to give my opponent my Force of Nature, and then cast Spirit Link on that creature, would I get 8 life if/when Force of Nature directly deals my opponent 8 damage because they can't come up with 4 green mana??
- When token names are the same as actual CARD names?
- Psychic Possession - giving control to another player
- Transfer of cumulative upkeep counters with donate
2 weeks ago
Now that Nature's Chant has rendered both Naturalize and Disenchant obsolete, I feel that it may start a trend, so I have been looking for other cards that have colorshifted versions, to make hybrid cards that render them obsolete, as well, and here is another idea that I have had.
Harmless Donation Show
Target opponent gains control of target permanent that you control.
I made this card able to target only opponents so that a player could not permanently gain control of a permanent that they had temporarily stolen from another player.
What does everyone else say about this card? How good is it?
I am attempting to create a black/white hybrid card that renders both Zombify and Resurrection obsolete, but I cannot conceive of an interesting name for such a card, so does anyone have any suggestions for such a card?
Here is another such card:
Hellfire Demon Show
Creature - demon
: hellfire demon deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
This card references Pestilence Demon (which itself is a creature version of Pestilence) and also Pyrohemia, a colorshifted version of Pestilence. Direct damage has moved primarily from red to black, hence to red in this creature’s cost, but black can still have it, on occasion, as well, which is why this creature is mutlicolored. I reduced both the casting cost and power of the creature, because I believe that 8 mana is simply too much for such an effect, in my mind.
What does everyone else think of this card? Do you like it?
As I conceive of further cards on this subject, I shall post them, here.
2 weeks ago
Reserved cards will never be printed again in a functionally identical form. A card is considered functionally identical to another card if it has the same card type, subtypes, abilities, mana cost, power, and toughness.
2 weeks ago
Yes, Harmless Offering is obviously just a color shifted version of Donate with modern word templating. However the card's functionality has changed significantly because of the color shift IMHO. Even with having very similar text boxes and CMCs they feel very different being in different colors so it doesn't surprise me that it doesn't violate the stupid stupid reserve list.
I wish they would just abolish the reserve list already. Its existence is a tragedy for us all, but its even worse for all the future generations of kids who will learn to play Magic one day.
2 weeks ago
Harmless Offering could have been in blue though. The difference is Donate allows you to give the targeted permanent to yourself if you choose to. Harmless Offering forces you to give to an opponent, so you can't use it on a creature you stole with Act of Treason or Claim the Firstborn to permanently give that stolen creature to yourself.
Even Reverberate is strictly worse from Fork. Let's say you play an important spell and your opponent tries to counter it with a blue counter spell. In return you could Reverberate the counter spell effectively countering it with the copy, but if your opponent(s) has a second counter spell in the form of Red Elemental Blast or Guttural Response they can effectively win the counter war. If you had used Fork and their were no other counter spells available you would have won the counter war.
Also Fork is better even if you account for spells like Blue Elemental Blast/Flashfreeze because that spell can counter the initial Fork/Reverberate anyway. Fork only fails if the spell you want to copy isn't red and you need it to target a creature with protection from red which is more niche than the example I gave above.
Effectively you can make a practical reprint so long as it has some aspect it falls short in, even if that downside is really negligible.
3 weeks ago
Donate is on the reserved list, but WotC recently printed Harmless Offering in Eldritch Moon, which is nearly identical, apart from its color and the fact that it can target only opponents, so I fail to see how it does not violate the reserved list.
I am glad that that card was printed, but WotC has repeatedly stated that they will not abolish the reserved list, so I wonder Harmless Offering does not violate it.
What does everyone else say about this? How does Harmless Offering not violate the reserved list?
3 weeks ago
Etrata, the Assassin
Legendary Creature - Vampire Assassin
Whenever a Etrata, the Assassin deals damage to a player, that player receives a Mark counter, then if that player has at least three Mark counters, they lose the game.
1 month ago
Maybe I'm greedy but I wish Allure of the Unknown cost less or so since that free spell could really blow up in your face
It's kinda weird that the templating for Callaphe gives out a Frost armor ability to your permanents instead of just doing it on its own like Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor ; the distinction only seems relevant if e.g. another creature gets hit by Turn to Frog
9/20/2016: "Rashmi has to be on the battlefield at the moment you cast your first spell. If that spell is Rashmi itself, Rashmi’s ability can’t trigger. If that spell causes Rashmi to leave the battlefield as an additional cost to cast it, Rashmi’s ability can’t trigger."
(Vial Smasher has similarly worded rulings.)
2 months ago
Black probably has the best cards that punish opponents if you want to at least embrace the theme and have cards along those lines I would suggest a black, red, blue color wheel because you can also do things like Demonic Pact + Harmless Offering or Donate and there is the newer card Captive Audience to slap on opponents then add things like Tree of Perdition + Triskaidekaphobia some ideas to add to any deck to fit the theme and you can go grixis staxs to further control the board examples War's Toll , Frozen AEther , Archfiend of Depravity , Crawlspace , if you want to really make them cry Ward of Bones