Tsukimi, Moon's Mirror (UPDATED)
Posted on Aug. 5, 2022, 12:58 p.m. by sean360
Hey y'all! I love making custom cards and commanders, playing with my very casual playgroup makes it interesting to try and create fun, but not overpowered cards. I have had a Bant token/populate deck a long time and this is my updated crack at providing that deck with a good commander! Love to hear any and all thoughts, thanks y'all!
TypicalTimmy Hey thanks! Theres a few small wording changes to make to prevent infinite/rules issues but I am really happy with it (:
August 5, 2022 4:44 p.m.
The only tweak I would make, but it's big, is to add the word "another" to the first ability, making "create a token that's a copy of another target creature." As it stands now, it's an infinite life spell by itself, if you just keep making copies of Tsukimi.
If that's one of the wording changes you're referring to, then this card is in a very good spot right now. How well does it play?
August 5, 2022 5:23 p.m.
Similar to what legendofa was saying, if this is played on an empty board the game just ends immediately.
Tsukimi ETBs, makes a copy of itself, which ETBs, making a copy of itself, etc. Game ends in a draw.
August 7, 2022 9:46 p.m.
Here is the updated/corrected version with a few small changes.
I cleaned up the card and eliminated the extra spaces in between rules text.
I changed the rules text to include the much needed "ANOTHER target creature"
The creatured type is now Reflected instead of Reflection because someone brought it to my attention that Spirit Mirror and Pure Reflection exist, and though I doubt anyone would run these cards, they do kinda shut down my commander.
Lastly I changed the power to 2/4 for testing.
legendofa Thanks for your thoughts! So far I have only gotten to play one game but Tsukimi performed really well. A touch slow, and a beacon for removal so I was really feeling the 5 mana cost- but I think if the mana cost were any cheaper they'd be too strong.
Ideally I had planned for Tsukimi to have a convoke ability but it felt too strong while generating a free copy of any creature, so I landed on lifegain focused only on tokens instead.
August 8, 2022 11:30 a.m.
Would it break Tsukimi to add some small defense like Ward or something like "If you gained (some number) or more life this turn, Tsukimi gains shroud." or similar?
August 8, 2022 12:42 p.m.
Hmm, I really like the idea but the card already feels at its limits for text/rules.... I was originally thinking a maybe not broken way to use convoke would be to make Tsukimi's Commander Tax payable by Convoke so it's easier for them to recover? If I did something like that though, I'd get rid of the life gain clause for balance.
August 8, 2022 1:04 p.m.
Try out the convoke. See how it feels in action.
I'm not quite sure how to word a commander-tax-only convoke ability without specifically referring to the commander tax, but since it's a custom card, that's probably not a huge deal.