Nicholas, the Gift Giver
Posted on Nov. 13, 2019, 10:07 p.m. by DemonDragonJ
I know that it is still November, but I had an idea for making a card inspired by St. Nicholas and/or Santa Claus, so I wish to share it here, while it is still fresh in my mind.
Nicholas, the Gift Giver Show
Planeswalker - Nicholas
+1: each player chooses clue, food, or treasure, then creates a token of the chosen type.
-2: create a 3/3 red, white, and green elk creature token with flying.
-5: you may sacrifice a clue, food, or treasure; if you do, cast a spell from your hand without paying its mana cost.
I first needed to decide whether the card would be a legendary creature or a planeswalker, but I ultimately decided on him being a planeswalker, as that is this game's equivalent of Santa Claus traveling around the world. He is red, white, and green because those are the colors most associated with Christmas, and also the colors most strongly associated with the ideas of community and festivities. His mana cost, his starting loyalty, and the costs of his abilities are not very high, since he is meant to provide great utility, but not
His first ability represents him giving a gift to each player, in keeping with the spirit of Christmas.
His second ability represents him summoning one of his reindeer, and I know that deer are usually mono-green in this game, but green has the least emphasis on flying out of all the colors, so I made the token tri-colored.
His final ability represents him granting a wish to the player, by having them return one of the gifts that he has given them, but only after building a relationship of mutual trust, represented by increasing his loyalty.
What does everyone else say about this card? How well did I do with it?
I dont understand him being naya. I get it from a flavor perspective but it doesn't make sense mechanically. None of his abilities feel red. This could be mono white or green white but not naya
November 14, 2019 2:53 p.m.
Treasure is in the Grixis shard, primarily in Red.