Card creation challenge

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Posted on Aug. 28, 2015, 4:15 p.m. by TheNextRedDude

Ok, heres how this works. You create a card to the specifications of the person above you, then list your own card idea for the next person. I'll start.

Variety XX


If X is 2 or lower, draw X cards. If X is 3, put X +1/+1 counters on X target creatures. If X is 4, return X target creatures from your graveyard to the battlefield. If X is 5 or more, Variety deals x damage to target creature or player. If X is 10 or more, you win the game.

Create a life gaining multicolored Turtle with power twice it's toughness or vice versa.

a7thson says... #1

Heated Palm


You may cast this spell only if you control a Mountain or a red permanent.

Deal 1 damage to any target or deal 3 to target opponent.

challenge: 3 colors left

June 30, 2020 1:58 p.m.

a7thson says... #2

last page: 0 casting cost spell, red and blue are taken.


June 30, 2020 1:59 p.m.

Last Protection


As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a Forest or Green Permanent.

Put two counters divided as you choose between up to two target creatures you control.

June 30, 2020 2:01 p.m.

Chandra585 says... #4

Psychic Dagger


Cast this spell only if you control a Swamp or a black permanent

Target player discards a card.



Cast this spell only if you control a plains or a white permanent.

Target creature gains indestructible until end of turn.

A creature you'd play in limited, but not constructed.

June 30, 2020 3:02 p.m.

kpres says... #5

Baby Basilisk

Creature - Lizard

: Baby Basilisk gains +3/+3 and Deathtouch until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.


Create a fourth eldrazi titan.

June 30, 2020 3:12 p.m.

ruy343 says... #6

Yooraut, Queen of the Void

Legendary Creature - Eldrazi


You may not spend more than one mana per mana source to cast this spell.

Whenever this card is put into a graveyard, shuffle your graveyard into your library.

At the beginning of combat each turn, create 3 0/1 Void Scion creature tokens with indestructible.

Sacrifice 5 void scions: exile target permanent.


June 30, 2020 3:56 p.m.

ruy343 says... #7

New challenge: create a card that wants you to have no cards in hand

June 30, 2020 3:57 p.m.

xjewgambitx says... #8

Rakdos Knife Juggler

Creature - Human Rogue

~ enters the battlefield with three knife counters on it.

Remove a knife counter from ~: ~ deals 1 damage to target creature.

Hellbent-As long as you have no cards in hand, whenever a creature dealt damage by ~ dies this turn, put a knife counter on ~.


Make a card with convoke or delve and has an ability that encourages you to cast it with either convoke or delve.

June 30, 2020 4:05 p.m.

Avatar of Nothingness

Legendary Creature - Avatar

As long as you have no cards in hand, you may cast cards from your graveyard.

: Each player discards their hand. You lose life equal to the number of cards discarded this way.

"Don't think of it as losing yourself, think of it as chance to become something new..."


Ninja'd, do the above challenge instead

June 30, 2020 4:08 p.m.

a7thson says... #10

maybe something simple for Delve...

Lava Cannon


Delve 3

Deal 4+X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of cards removed from the graveyard with Delve in casting this spell.

June 30, 2020 4:22 p.m.

a7thson says... #11

"Delve 3" should just say "Delve"

challenge: above, I did a Delve, do a Convoke

June 30, 2020 4:23 p.m.

Selesnyan Anthem Master

Creature - Centaur Shaman


Whenever ~ enters the battlefield, untap each creature that was tapped in order to convoke it. Those creatures get +3/+3, haste, trample, and lifelink until end of turn.



June 30, 2020 4:30 p.m.

rdean14 says... #13

Boorish Boatswain

Creature - Goblin Pirate


Sneaky Pirate can't block.


Given standard has Menace tribal, this could see play.

I'd like another probably mediocre uncommon

June 30, 2020 4:36 p.m.

a7thson says... #14

ninja'd... here

Seer's Lament


Set aside the top X cards from your library, then look at the next X. Arrange them in any order you wish and put them on top of your library. Put the cards set aside back on top and in their original order.

"Sometimes, one can see too far."

wildcard - but do the next challenge first

June 30, 2020 4:38 p.m.

a7thson says... #15

Ninja Trainee

First Strike.


When ~ enters the battlefield, you may tap a target non-blocking creature an opponent controls. It does not untap as normal during its controller's next untap phase.


still wildcard, just felt ninja-ey

June 30, 2020 4:44 p.m.

Kodiak1137 says... #16

Insatiable Sentience

Creature: Spirit Wizard


If a spell or ability an opponent controls would target a permanent you control it targets Insatiable Sentience instead.

If a spell or ability an opponent controls would target Insatiable Sentience, that opponent discards their hand.


Create a 4 colored Ultimatum Sorcery.

June 30, 2020 6:46 p.m. Edited.

Epicurus says... #17

Hateful Ultimatum


Destroy all permanents. Search your library any number of basic lands cards up to the number of permanents destroyed this way and put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Each opponent mills X and loses X life, where X is equal to the number of permanents destroyed this way.

Thank you sir, may I please have another?

(i.e. same challenge, different colors)

June 30, 2020 8:01 p.m.

Kodiak1137 says... #18

Embryonic Ultimatum


For each permanent type among permanents you control, search your library for a permanent of that type and put it onto the battlefield.

  • Draw cards equal to the number of permanents searched this way.
  • Distribute X number of +1/+1 counters to creatures you control equal to the number of permanents searched this way.
  • You gain life equal to the number of permanents searched this way, and your opponents each lose that amount of life.

Lets's see a Dune Brood Version

June 30, 2020 8:09 p.m. Edited.

hannibal6 says... #19

Stoic Ultimatum


Draw 7 cards. You may put a creature from your hand onto the battlefield. If that creature leaves the battlefield, you lose the game.

oops, cool colors, do dune brood

June 30, 2020 8:19 p.m.

a7thson says... #20

Primal Ultimatum


This spell cannot be countered. For each opponent, exile one non-land permanent they control. Search each library for one target permanent and put it into play. Shuffle these libraries afterward. Creatures which enter play in this way gain haste. Each opponent discards their hand. For each card discarded in this way, create a 0/1 Sand token.

challenge: Breya (WRBU) and Kynaos (WRGU) remain

June 30, 2020 8:38 p.m.

Kodiak1137 says... #21

Exalted Ultimatum


  • For each opponent, gain control of target creature that opponent controls.
  • Exile all cards from all graveyards. Return all permanents exiled this way to the battlefield under your control.
  • You gain life equal to the number of permanents that entered the battlefield this way.
  • Creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain haste and indestructible until the end of turn.

Yore Tiller is left (WUBR)

June 30, 2020 9:07 p.m. Edited.

Mj3913 says... #22

Final Ultimatum


This spell cannot be countered

Return all creatures from all graveyards to the battlefield, they gain haste and must attack this turn if able. Sacrifice them at the end of the turn.

After your first combat phase untap all creatures you control. You get an additional combat phase this turn.

At the beginning of the next turns upkeep exile all graveyards.

Create a card with 'Will of the Council' and 'Parley'

June 30, 2020 9:26 p.m.

Council’s placation


Parley- starting with you, each player reveals the top card of their library. For each nonland card, create two treasure tokens.

Will of the council- starting with you, each player votes for Riot or Calm. For each Riot vote, draw cards until you draw a noncreature, nonland spell. For each Calm vote, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until target nonland permanent you control leaves the battlefield.

June 30, 2020 9:39 p.m.

Oh and make a fabricate lord

June 30, 2020 9:40 p.m.

Kodiak1137 says... #25

Veroz, The Sophist

Legendary Artifact Creature- Golem Wizard

Fabiracate X (When this creature enters the battlefield, put X +1/+1 counters on it or create X 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens)

Sacrifice a servo creature, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature, or add 1 mana of your commander's color identity to your mana pool

Remove a +1/+1 counter from target creature, put a 1/1 colorless servo artifact creature token onto the battlefield under target player's control.


Challenge: wild card

June 30, 2020 10:01 p.m. Edited.

TheRedGoat says... #26

I felt inspired to make a truly red card today.

Action Surge


Until end of turn, whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, untap it and it gains haste until end of turn.

Will the next person please make a card based on anything from the D&D podcast "Jace Beleren Must Die".

July 1, 2020 12:21 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #27

I'm almost certain nobody here knows what this podcast is, so that's kind of an extremely difficult challenge to even consider doing.

This is just based on the name, so we can move along.

The Death of a Telepath


This spell costs less if you sacrifice a Jace Planeswalker in addition to its other costs.

Target opponent mills the top half of their library, rounded down.


July 1, 2020 4:08 a.m.

moo1234 says... #28

The Raven King

Legendary creature - nightmare noble


when you cast ~ each player creates 3 1/1 nightmare bird creature tokens

whenever a nightmare you control dies, destroy target creature


A bit cheesy but there we are.

Anyway Make a card with Progenitus's mana cost

July 1, 2020 5:50 a.m.

Swing4Lethal says... #29


Gaea, Mother of all

Legendary Creature - Elder Elemental

Vigilance, Flying, Menace, Haste, Trample

Gaea, Mother of all's power and toughness are equal to the number of permanents on the battlefield.


Create another "Elder" creature for a creature type that currently does not have an elder creature.

July 1, 2020 6:12 a.m.

subrosian says... #30


Legendary Artifact Creature - Elder Myr

Whenever another nontoken Myr creature enters the battlefield under your control, create a 1/1 colorless Myr artifact creature token.

Whenever you tap a Myr creature for mana, add one mana of any color.

: Myr creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain indestructible until end of turn.


Make a "speculative" Zendikar rising card-- I'm thinking something white that combines both landfall and an Ally-central mechanic.

July 1, 2020 6:36 a.m.

fearverus says... #31

Bastion of Alliance


When Bastion of Alliance enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.

Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay . If you do, create a 1/1 white ally creature token.


July 1, 2020 6:51 a.m.

Ezrin, the Unmaker

Legendary Creature - Nightmare Wizard

Prowess, Menace

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, exile target nonland permanent with converted mana cost less than or equal to the converted mana cost of the instant or sorcery.


We have plenty of human planeswalkers, as well as elves, merfolk, a goblin, etc. Make a planeswalker to represent a creature type that doesn't have one yet!

July 1, 2020 9:22 a.m.

xjewgambitx says... #33

Ursa, the Great Bear

Legendary Planeswalker - Ursa

+1 Create a 2/2 green Bear creature token.

-3 Put a +1/+1 counter on each Bear creature you control. Target Bear creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

-7 Each Bear creature you control gets +X/+X and gains trample until end of turn where X is the number of Bear creatures you control.


Same challenge

July 1, 2020 9:31 a.m.

DeinoStinkus says... #34

Valakut, Traveling Mountain

Legendary Planeswalker - Zendikar

+2: Search your library for a Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

-3: Valakut deals X damage to target creature or planeswalker, where X is the number of Mountains you control.

-10: Create a 5/5 red Dragon creature token with flying and ": This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn" for each Mountain you control.


Do another Zendikar area as a planeswalker. Vastwood is green, Malakir is black, Emeria is white, and Sea Gate is blue, but if you have any other ideas for color-aligned Zendikar areas use those.

July 1, 2020 9:32 a.m.

Emeria, Ruin Unbound

Legendary Planeswalker - Zendikar

+2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a plains card, put it onto the battlefield, otherwise create a 1/1 White Bird creature Token with flying.

-3: Return a creature card with converted mana cost X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield, where X is the number of plains you control.

-10: You get an emblem with "Whenever you tap a plains for mana, return a creature card from a graveyard to the battlefield under your control."


Create a new type of Land Creature in the style of Dryad Arbor, but with a different land type (Dryad is a forest, do a mountain/plains/swamp/island or even something like a desert/gate/etc!)

July 1, 2020 11:36 a.m.

gum490 says... #36

Vastwood, Multiplanar Forest


Legendary Planeswalker - Vastwood

+2: Search your library for up to two basic Forest cards and put them onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. They become 0/4 green Elemental creatures with Reach until the beginning of your next upkeep.

-3: Destroy target non-creature permanent. You gain 1 life for each Forest you control.

-10: Search your library for any number of Forest cards and put them onto the battlefield. You get an emblem with "Lands you control are 4/4 green Elemental creatures with Vigilance, Reach, and Haste."


Someone posted just before me, so do their idea of a new land creature.

July 1, 2020 11:40 a.m.

Swing4Lethal says... #37

Golem Quarry

Land Creature - Mountain Golem

tap: add R to your mana pool


Next one

July 1, 2020 noon

Dungeon Gate

Artifact Land Creature - Construct Gate

~ enters the battlefield tapped.


: Add to your mana pool


Another one!

July 1, 2020 12:18 p.m.

Kodiak1137 says... #39

Coral Reef

Land Creature- Island Wall


As long as Coral Reef is tapped creatures that attack you get -1/-0 and do not untap during that players next upkeep.

Add to your mana pool


"The seas bare many treacheries, even at low tide"

Let's see a swampy land creature!

July 1, 2020 12:31 p.m. Edited.

gum490 says... #40

Traveling Abyss

Land Creature


0 mana 2/2 that counts as your land drop but doesn't make mana.

Next, make a 0/0 green creature that doesn't have X in its mana cost and is not a hydra.

July 1, 2020 12:33 p.m.

a7thson says... #41


Voidling Hive

Land Creature - Eldrazi

When ~ enters play, add to your mana pool.

: Add to your mana pool.


ninja'd 3x, but there it is -- do the next challenge

July 1, 2020 12:42 p.m.

Kodiak1137 says... #42

Soul of Vitality

Creature: Elemental Incarnation


Soul of Vitality gets +0/+1 for each green permanent you control and gets +1/+0 equal to half the number of green permanents you control rounded down.

As long as Soul of Vitality's toughness is 20 or greater, it has indestructible.


Lets see another color of the same challenge

July 1, 2020 12:43 p.m.

Swing4Lethal says... #43

swamp monster BB

Creature - Horror


Swamp monster gets +1/+1 for each swamp you control.


another color of the same challenge

July 1, 2020 1:08 p.m.

Mj3913 says... #44

Soul of Purity

Creature - Incarnation


~ gains +0/+1 for each white permanant you control and gains +1/+0 equal to half the number of white creatures you control.

As long as ~'s toughness is 20 or more you cannot lose the game.


and to go.

July 1, 2020 1:12 p.m.

xjewgambitx says... #45

Soul of Flame

Creature - Incarnation

~ gets +0/+1 for each red permanent you control and gets +X/+0 where X half the number of red permanents you control rounded down.

As long as ~'s toughness is 20 or greater, damage dealt by ~ can't be prevented.



July 1, 2020 1:20 p.m.

xjewgambitx says... #46

Edit: A better way to display Soul of Flame's P/T setting ability would be "~ gets +Y/+X where X is the number of red permanents you control and Y is half that number rounded down"

Current challenge:

Same challenge remains in the cycle

July 1, 2020 1:24 p.m.

Chandra585 says... #47

Soul of Concentration


~ gets +y/+x, where x is the number of blue permanents you control and y is half that number rounded down.

As long as ~ has 20 or more toughness, if you would draw a card, draw that many cards plus one instead.


make a card that changes how much Devotion you have.

July 1, 2020 2:25 p.m.

dawgydance says... #48

Lol! Chandra585, you ninja'd me and we had the exact same idea! Was also gonna make it have a : scry 2 then draw. Anyway!

Mana Convection

As ~ enters the battlefield, choose a color. Your devotion to that color is increased by three. Your devotion to each other color and color combination is increased by one.

Wanted to keep it simple. I made the cost so steep due to how busted it would be in Standard/Modern with the Theros sets.

Next challenge: Make a card that cares about devotion to more than one color.

July 1, 2020 2:51 p.m.

a7thson says... #49

Gruul Aggravator

Haste, Menace. ~ attacks each turn if able.

Opponents' creatures must attack every turn if able.

When ~ enters the battlefield, it deals X damage to any target, where X is your devotion to Red. Put a +1/+1 counter on up to Y creatures, where Y is your devotion to Green.


another devotion to multiple - maybe guilds only to keep it manageable

July 1, 2020 3:01 p.m.

Undecided devotion


When ~ enters the battlefield, choose one:

Creatures you control get +0 +1 equal to your devotion to white

Creatures you control get +1 +0 equal to your devotion to black

Keep it going; Gruul and Orzhov are taken

July 1, 2020 3:07 p.m.

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