I've been playing all styles of games for a very long time. I love to brew and build, but very few of my ideas actually pan out. Mostly, like 98%, of my decks are casual in their respective formats. However, I do build highly oppressive and extremely aggressive competitive decks from time to time. For me, I'd rather sit down with a bunch of friends and sling spells and have fun rather than lock everyone out of the game so I can "win".

Make no mistake, I definitely am a Timmy through and though. I do lean toward a Johnny quite strong as I do enjoy building decks that can actually win and I do get pumped over amazing cards, but at the end of the day it is the silly gimmick decks, the unplayable cards, and the fringe compilations that keep bringing me back. For example, while everyone is firing up their engines over Urza, Lord High Artificer and The First Sliver, I'm excited about Unbound Flourishing, Bogardan Dragonheart, and Morophon, the Boundless. Because of this, when I leave comments on decks or under FAQs, it's generally because I am seeing something that other users may be over looking. That's not to say I'm "better" - I'm not. It's that I tend to view cards differently, and that approach often opens up new methods of play style. I often find my success in winning comes from subverting expectations and going against the grain; If everyone expects a deck to look like and function like THIS, let's build a deck that does THAT instead and force them out of their comfort zone ;3

The formats I am interested in are the following, but this is not an all-inclusive list. While all formats listed are ones I am passionate about, there is special love in my heart for Oathbreaker as it combines the speed and cunning of Modern with the power and expansive lists of EDH.

  • Oathbreaker
  • Modern
  • EDH
  • Pauper
  • Planeschase
  • Archenemy
  • Brawl
  • Two-Headed Giant

I prefer formats with larger card pools; As such I am not a fan of Pre-release, Draft, Standard, etc.

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Technically yes, but canonically no. An equipment is artificially made, while an aura is comprised of effectively compressed mana. So an "artifact - aura" is technically a contradiction. There is, however, a precedent for what you are looking for, and that is Fortification . It functions like an equipment, but it acts similarly to an aura. Though it does not enter attached to something.

Consider it like a spectrum, with equipment on one end and auras on the other. Darksteel Garrison would be close to the center, albeit still on the equipment side of things.

If you're curious, Bestow would also be on the spectrum, as well.

January 20, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Well, I honestly felt like that might be a bit too strong.

I don't know. Like I said, I've now been up for roughly 14 hours past when I should have gone to bed. I need to get to sleep so I can wake up in approximately 7 hours for work. Poor decisions all around.

Truthfully, I was going more for a tribal theme here. I imagined our next treck to Amonkhet as sort of a "lost cause" scenario, where a small band of survivors try to reclaim a city. So Humans and Warriors feel like it'd be heavily supported.

Thematically, it wouldn't make sense if Samut gave Wurms, Zombies, Horrors, Demons and other stuff Vigilance.

I was trying to go more for a bit of a "flavor win" over a "power-bomb" card. I just worded the first ability poorly, again because I'm stupidly exhausted. Lol.

January 19, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Said on Suns_Champion...

#3

Glad I helped inspire your poem :)

May I ask, and I know it's a hard question to answer, but why is Elspeth your favorite?

For me, Sarkhan is my favorite. Not just because he is a Dragon, but I can closely identify and relate to his inner torment and traumatic past.

I've made it no secret that I have struggled with abuse as a child, which has caused me to develop PTSD. Users who watch my work may notice I tend to have an aggressive tone about me. I'm sort of always on edge, and always angry. It's very difficult for me to relax, I can't trust anyone, and it's a destructive burden on my life.

So in terms of the game, it helps that Sarkhan also lives such a tormented and angry life. It's sort of a good feeling, knowing I'm not alone in my emotions. Yes it's a fictional character, but the representation is what matters.

Also he's a Jund Dragon Shaman and that's freaking awesome! Technically he is 4c with Sarkhan Unbroken and I strongly suspect he will be our first 5c when he finally attains peace and develops :33

So with my little sob story out of the way, may I ask about your close and strong personal connection to Elspeth? And if it's just you really like her, that's okay too. :D I'm just curious is all :3

January 19, 2020 12:41 p.m. Edited.

Woooooooow

I misread my own dang card. Damn. That's what happens when you stay up for over 12 hours when you should be sleeping for work.

Retcon: Drop that stupid first ability and just say "Humans and Warriors you control have Vigilance."

Cuts out the bulk and confusion.

I'm sorry for that. My brain feels like a dehydrated sponge right now, lol.

January 19, 2020 12:17 p.m.

You mean the survivors of Amonkhet? If I recall, Hazoret is guiding and protecting them, yes? Okay. So here is sort of a Samut that can lead as a general, like a military leader.


Samut, Inspiring Leader

Legendary Creature - Human Warrior

When Samut is declared as an attacker, untap each other attacking Human and Warrior you control.

, : For each creature you control, you may have it fight target creature you don't control.

5/4


I wanted the creatures to only have Vigilance if Samut is attacking, but since all creatures are declared as attackers together, they would already be tapped. So instead, Samut untaps then IF she too is attacking.

This also means you untap Humans and Warriors you may have tapped to use abilities of, so you get EXTRA utility out of them by wording it this way, too.

Then 7 mana to have your entire boardstate fight anything you want is pretty sweet in my opinion. Send a few small creatures at one big one, or have them all take on one individually. Great way to crack resistances if you need to.

Make one of the other suggestions ZendikariWol made. :)

January 19, 2020 12:10 p.m.

Another wildcard? Jesus. This is the "Card Creation CHALLENGE" thread, not the "Wildcard" thread.


Yeffindrel, Master of Fate

Legendary Planeswalker - Yeffindrel

+1 Draw two cards, then exile a card from your hand.

-3 Exile target permanent you control, then put a permanent from your hand with the same or less converted mana cost onto the battlefield under your control.

-6 Exile your hand, then draw that many cards. You get an emblem with "You may play cards you own in exile."

3


Card draw in mono-white, boardstate positioning, and card advantage if you get her emblem (You have access to them; It's more cards than your opponent has access to. Ergo, card advantage). Emblem worded so you can play lands, too. If it said "cast", you'd be out any land in your exile zone.

Make a unique wrath effect that's in any shard, wedge, or 4c. No mono-colored, no guilds or 5c allowed. Those are all too easy.

  • Hard mode: It must contain
  • Harder mode: It can't contain
  • Harderest mode: It must be and can't have exile effects, which are the most common in Bant.

"unique wrath" being defined as not just being a clone of Damnation .

January 18, 2020 7:30 p.m. Edited.

You can actually change the name of the card you are linking. For example, I can rename Lightning Bolt into Shocky McFuntimes .

You do it by adding a | symbol between the card name and whatever you are wanting to rename it as. The | is an up-shifted \ symbol on most keyboards. So, it'll look like this when you type it in:


[[Lightning Bolt|Shocky McFuntimes]]

It doesn't answer your question, nor does it fix anything, but it does give you the ability to modify card names if you so choose.

EDIT: I think it does actually answer your question, since you want to know if there is a way to format without it. So, yeah :)

January 18, 2020 6:12 p.m. Edited.

If you're testing dozens of hands, you might be best making proxies and just trying it physically.

Just take a bunch of basic lands and write out what the card is on the card with a marker. You can always print out the cards on paper and sleeve them, but then you have to resize them all and it's really annoying.

If you know what is in the deck, you can cut out a ton of bulk text and just write the basics, for example:

Burning Inquiry can be proxied out on a basic land as:

Burning Inq. ---------- R

Instant

+3 cards, -3 random


Eventually you'll become proficient enough with how the deck functions you can even short-hand the short-hand proxies;


BI ------- R

Instant

+3, -3


If you go this route, I suggest using Plains as the white print makes it super easy to read. Use fine-point permanent markers. They won't smear or leave giant ink streaks everywhere. Don't even bother sleeving the cards up. Just ink some plains and go.

This is what I did when I was getting into Pokemon again two years ago. Sadly that game doesn't have a lot of support, so it's basically impossible to playtest anything.

January 18, 2020 3:51 p.m. Edited.

You can always assign a value to each card in your hand, then roll an appropriately numbered die? Each number that's pulled is the one you discard or whatever the prompt is.

For example, if you have 5 cards, you'd roll a d6 with 1 - 5 being set to each card and you ignore 6.

So suppose you roll a 2, 2 and 3. You'd reroll the second 2 until it's not a 2 or a 3. Perhaps you get 4. So now you just discard #2, #3 and #4.

It's not ideal, but it works as it creates randomness.

The roll die button feature works, and you can always press the letter [r] on your keyboard, as that's the shortcut button.

I do agree that perhaps a hand shuffling feature would be great, but I wanted to suggest this in the meantime.

January 18, 2020 3:41 p.m.

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Can I see your Tromokratis deck? I'm a bit confused as to how it works. You said you only have that one creature in it, and you can attack and make them debate on being taking 8 Commander Damage or not.

The thing is, if he's your only creature, the decision to block is super easy. They just need to throw everything that is able to block at him. The 8 damage is going to take out 2 or 3 creatures, sure but Tromo is going to die with that much damage being dealt back to it.

I mean I guess I can see the appeal where if one of their creatures is tapped, then not everything can block it. So you'd just wait until at least one thing is tapped or unable to block, right?

Please tell me you have Blade of Selves with Mirror Gallery in there, and also Helm of the Host .

So is it a Voltron deck where you make him stupidly big like a 14/14 or something?

January 18, 2020 3:12 p.m. Edited.

Child of Alara and a sac outlet, lmao

January 18, 2020 3:06 p.m.

Eye of Imminent Doom

Legendary Creature - Eye

Flying

At the beginning of your upkeep, Fateseal 3.

Whenever you Fateseal, rather than moving a card to the bottom of it's owners library, if it's a nonland card you may pay life equal to it's converted mana cost. If you do, exile it instead.

0/7


Make another eye.

January 18, 2020 2:58 p.m.

Said on The Story, the ......

#13

This is beautiful, man.

Think you could do some more? Gideon, Liliana, Jace... Heck even Sarkhan, Sorin and Nahiri have enough back-story to fill something out

January 18, 2020 1:02 p.m.

Hahahaha my phone autocorrected Satyr to Saturday. Nice.


Geist of Cold Flames

Creature - Spirit

Whenever you deal non-combat damage to another creature, tap it, then if that creature was dealt 3 or more non-combat damage by a single source, it doesn't untap during it's controllers next untap step.

With a chill so bone-bitingly cold, you'll feel like your entire soul has been set ablaze.

2/4


More geists!

January 18, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Ealla of Whims and Wilds

Legendary Creature - Saturday Druid

Haste

: Put a land from your hand onto the battlefield. It enters tapped unless you have it deal 3 damage to you.

Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, untap target creature with a +1/+1 counter on it that you control.

"Celebrate today as if you won't live to see tomorrow!"

3/3


She turns all lands into shock lands. Upped to "bolt lands" since you get extra utility out of her.

Make a card to interact with Ealla.

January 18, 2020 11:14 a.m. Edited.

Indomitable Temple of Heliod

Legendary Enchantment Land

Indomitable Temple of Heliod enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add an amount of equal to half of your devotion to white, rounded down.

"In my lands, heretics shall be cleansed by my zealots."


Crushing Depths of Thassa

Legendary Enchantment Land

Crushing Depths of Thassa enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add an amount of equal to half of your devotion to blue, rounded down.

"In my lands, islands awaken to swallow entire Navies whole."


Restless Graveyard of Erebos

Legendary Enchantment Land

Restless Graveyard of Erebos enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add an amount of equal to half of your devotion to black, rounded down.

"In my lands, the dead eternally suffer from insomnia."


Golden-Flows of Purphoros

Legendary Enchantment Land

Golden-Flows of Purphoros enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add an amount of equal to half of your devotion to red, rounded down.

"In my lands, metal flows like fresh blood."


Hunting Fields of Nylea

Legendary Enchantment Land

Hunting Fields of Nylea enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add an amount of equal to half of your devotion to green, rounded down.

"In my lands, all alphas are prey."


:)

Make a Demon Horror with P/T of 12/12. Be sure to make an appropriately set mana cost and abilities. Don't just do something stupid to get it done. Some users do that, like making a 12/12 for just to move on with the thread. Make an actual 12/12 that would pass R&D.

January 18, 2020 12:47 a.m. Edited.

Wow this Bard idea was a bit more popular than I anticipated! Thanks everyone! :D And with Warlocks now a thing, Bards are actually not that far fetched!

The artwork for Pub Quartet would feature four Dwarves singing in merriment with mugs of beer in their hands. Going Boros because I'm not entirely sure what colors would represent a drunken stupor, but if we combine red's emotional strengths with white's community aspect, we can at least get mostly there.


Pub Quartet

Legendary Creature - Dwarf Bard

Defender

When Pub Quartet enters the battlefield, flip four coins. For each heads, put two verse counters on Pub Quartet.

: Move a verse counter from Pub Quartet from onto another creature.

, : Goad target creature with a verse counter on it.

, : Target creature you control with a verse counter on it fights target creature you don't control.

, : Tap each creature with a verse counter on it, then untap each creature you control with a verse counter on it.

4/4


Decided to go Legendary and upgrade into Naya. The idea here is that four routy drunken Dwarves are singing and causing a riot to unfold within the bar.

One of my favorite pieces of artwork for D&D;

Bar Fight

Notice the Bard in the upper right-hand corner. Yup. Anyone who's played D&D knows that this is 100% exactly how things go.

Thanks everyone for indulging me for the night :)

Go ahead and have a wildcard! If you want to continue the Bard adventures, feel free to. If you're burnt out, here's your chance to do something else!

January 17, 2020 11:05 a.m.

Peter Gabriel, as in the English songwriter? I had to look him up. So he's basically just a musician?


Peter Gabriel, Voice of Genesis

Legendary Creature - Human Bard

At the beginning of your upkeep, put a verse counter on target creature who doesn't have one.

Creatures you control with verse counters have vigilance. Creatures you don't control with verse counters on them have "This creature doesn't untap during your untap step." and ": Untap this creature. Activate this only during your upkeep."

3/3


I really wish Bard would become a creature type already. I feel like this could work. Put verse counters on permanents, then your Bard becomes somewhat like an enchantment in that they grant anthems (or banes) depending on who gets the verse counter.

For example:


Wardrum Chanter

Creature - Orc Bard

Haste

, : Put a verse counter on target creature.

Creatures you control with verse counters have haste.

Creatures you don't control with verse counters must attack each turn if able.

4/3


Bards don't need to have both sides of the ability. Some may only put verse counters on creatures. Some may only give them to yours. Some may only affect your opponent's. There is quite a wide variety of uses here for it. For example;


Mass Inspiration

Legendary Sorcery

This spell costs less if you control a legendary Bard.

Put a verse counter on each creature you control.


Induce Madness

Sorcery

Put a verse counter on each creature you don't control. You lose that much life.


Lots of fun tricks to have.

With that established, make a new Bard.

January 17, 2020 4:22 a.m.

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So these are animations from Arena, which are recorded and dropped into Tappedout?

January 17, 2020 4:02 a.m.

I think players would be more receptive of busted cards if they weren't almost exclusively in blue and secondary in black.

Spread the love. If they are going to print one or two broken cards a set, at least change up what colors they are in.

Make a broken white draw spell, or a broken green creature spell. Make a broken red looting spell.

Not these "blue control / black free-cast / draw" things over and over.

Honestly, every single set these days seems to have a black legendary creature who IMMEDIATELY becomes an extremely powerful Commander. That says something.

The vast majority of cards that have been banned in Magic's history are held by colorless rocks that produce mana for nothing, and following those are mono-blue cards, followed by cards that share blue in their identity.

Blue needs to be nerfed, and if that means breaking a few colors to do so I support it.

If blue is just turned off, players will complain and the game will see negative reception. If white and red are powered up, it will reinvigorate the meta and push new ideas.

The solution, unfortunately, is to make things worse. But, at least then everyone can be equally happy (annoyed, but happy)

January 17, 2020 1:43 a.m. Edited.

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