Creative Destruction

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Posted on May 7, 2024, 10:18 p.m. by DemonDragonJ

Here is an idea for a card that I had, and that I wished to share with everyone else:

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I originally had planned for this spell to cost , but I then decided that a powerful effect such as this should force the player to commit heavily to a red/blue deck, and I also had originally decided that a card with a powerful effect such as this should be a sorcery, but I then decided that it could be an instant with such a color-intensive cost.

I also do understand that this card's name implies that it should generate a token, rather than drawing cards, but this was the first name that I conceived, and I did not wish to waste time attempting to imagine a new name for the card, so I have chosen this name. What does everyone else think about this card?

TypicalTimmy says... #2

I think you could get away with .

Suppose I take down a 6mv card. That's 6 life and 6 cards. The six cards is infinitely more valuable than six life. However we all tend to forget that EDH isn't the same as other metas. 6 life in Commander is nothing. 6 in Standard or Draft is detrimental. And the card is too slow to be in Modern, Vintage or Legacy.

May 8, 2024 11:34 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #3

TypicalTimmy, I did not have any particular format in mind when I designed this card, but I agree that perhaps it should be more expensive, so here is my new version of it:

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What does everyone here think about this card, now?

May 8, 2024 8:24 p.m.

I like it: I think it’s a fun idea! One dial you could turn, in possible tweaks or modifications, is whether it’s capable of destroying someone else’s artifact or if you can only sacrifice your own. The card draw is valuable, but there’s value in destroying an opponent’s artifact too, and that should be reflected in the cost.

May 10, 2024 12:32 p.m.

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