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Evanescent Boneyard


Whenever damage is dealt to a skeleton creature you control, put that many +1/+1 counters on another skeleton creature you control.

Since skeletons have regeneration and recursion, this enchantment makes them a major threat. As is thematically appropriate, you can now attack every turn without fear, since you get value out of damaging the creatures you can recur/regenerate anyway.

So I've had an idea for Ravnica I've not quite fleshed out yet. That's the next challenge. Help me out here.

I want a new set of guildgate lands that better support the guilds they connect to. They also help your typical gate cards like Gates Ablaze and Gatebreaker Ram , but they also thematically show off what the guilds do. Could be something like:

Senate Guildgate

Land - Gate

Enters tapped.

: Add or .

: Add , , or . Spend this mana only on spells that have Addendum, Detain, or Forecast.

On the other hand, the gate could represent not only where it connects to (i.e. the Azorius Senate), but where it comes from (say... the Conclave Gardens).

Garden Guildgate

Land - Gate

: Add

: Add or . If or was spent to activate this mana ability, create an 0/1 green plant creature token.

What do you think? That's your challenge! Go nuts.

October 16, 2019 11:37 p.m.

Carnival Prize Booth


Whenever a permanent goes to the graveyard from the battlefield, chose one of the following modes at random:

  • The permanent's owner puts the top three cards from their library into their graveyard, then draws a card.

  • The permanent's owner discards a card at random, then puts a +1/+1 counter on each of their creatures.

  • The permanent's owner loses 2 life.

Something for your Mardu and Rakdos enchantment decks. Its randomness makes it less playable but still fun when you run a lot of board wipes and some land destruction.

What this circus really needs is some clowns

October 16, 2019 6:44 p.m.

Mutant tribal! I love the idea.

Grismburg the Menace

Legendary Creature - Fungus Drake Mutant

Flying, menace, evolve

Other mutants you control have evolve. (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control with greater power or toughness, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

Whenever you cast a spell that targets a mutant you control, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.

4 / 5

Make something kind and gentle for Rakdos

October 16, 2019 4:07 p.m.

Vil-Xaejo of the Madness Realm

Legendary Creature - Vampire


Whenever a player discards or cycles a card, put a horror counter on Vil-Xaejo of the Madness Realm.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are ten or more horror counters on Vil-Xaejo, you win the game.

Remove three horror counters from Vil-Xaejo: Target player discards a card.

4 / 4

Next challenge: A noncreature artifact that somewhere features a keyword you normally see on creatures or sorceries (like Undergrowth, Battalion, Haunt, Extort, etc.)

October 16, 2019 11:41 a.m.

Sidisi, Underworld Despot

Legendary Creature - Naga Shaman

Deathtouch, vigilance

Pay 2 life: You may cast sorcery spells this turn as though they had flash. Sorcery spells you cast this turn gain deathtouch .

You may cast sorcery spells from your graveyard if you sacrifice a creature in addition to paying their other costs.

Partner with Taigam, Deceptive Agent

3 / 6

Taigam, Deceptive Agent

Legendary Creature - Human Wizard

Taigam, Deceptive Agent cannot be blocked.

Whenever Taigam, Deceptive Agent deals combat damage to a player, each player puts the top four cards of their library into their graveyard.

Partner with Sidisi, Underworld Despot

2 / 4

Schemes and Plots

[Artwork depicts them casting spells and summoning zombies together, epic superhero poses]


Choose three (Choose each mode only once):

  • Put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard.

  • Create a 2/3 black Zombie Naga creature token.

  • Schemes and Plots deals 2 damage to up to two target creatures divided as you choose.

  • Up to two target opponents each discard a card.

I made this and got ninja'd, so make a Commander that uses the Fight mechanic.

October 15, 2019 10:09 p.m.

Wifram the Fell Muse

Legendary Creature - Siren God

Deathtouch, flying

Wifram the Fell Muse costs less to cast, where X is your devotion to black.

: Gain control of target creature or enchantment an opponent controls of converted mana cost equal to or less than your devotion to black.

4 / 5

Emberfell Phoenix

Creature - Phoenix (uncommon)

Flying, haste

When Emberfell Phoenix enters the battlefield under your control, it deals 1 damage to each enchantment creature on the battlefield.

At the beginning of your end step, if two or more enchantments were put into your graveyard from anywhere this turn, return Emberfell Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield under your control.

3 / 3

I think that completes both cycles.

Crack open the wildcards!

October 15, 2019 5:38 p.m.

Brygus the Returned

Legendary Creature - Zombie Minotaur

Minotaur creatures you control have first strike.

As long as Brygus the Returned is equipped, it has trample.

Pay 4 life: Attach target equipment with converted mana cost 4 or less to Brygus the Returned.

4 / 3

Continue building out this Rakdos-colored minotaur tribal deck. What else do we need? (targeted removal, tutors, ramp, card draw?)

October 15, 2019 10:38 a.m.

A vehicle for a planeswalker? Now that I like.

The Dreamskimmer

Legendary Artifact - Vehicle

Flying, vigilance

Whenever The Dreamskimmer attacks, the defending player reveals their hand. If you control an Ugin planeswalker, choose a card from that player's hand and put it on top of its owner's library.

Sacrifice The Dreamskimmer: Search your library for an Ugin planeswalker, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your library afterward.

Crew 3

4 / 5

An option for you:

  • Either create a creature with the noble creature type that introduces "Monarch" mechanics to Eldraine

  • Or make another planeswalker vehicle

October 14, 2019 6:18 p.m.

Assistant Orderly

Creature - Human

Red and green sources deal 1 less damage to other creatures you control.

Allegiance - Only two colors of mana may be used to cast this spell.

When Assistant Orderly enters the battlefield, if blue mana was used to cast this spell, untap target creature you control; if black mana was used to cast this spell, target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

1 / 2

The Poisoned Roast Turkey

Enchantment Artifact Creature - Food Bird

Deathtouch, flying, menace

, sacrifice The Poisoned Roast Turkey: You gain 3 life.

3 / 5

Everyone wanted the king dead--the witch, the assassin, the baker. Unfortunately, they didn't coordinate their conspiracy, and what was to be the king's last meal instead became the kingdom's final menace.

It seems to me that, according to the lore, the angels of Innistrad could operate based on the Devotion mechanics from Theros. Create an Innistrad legendary angel that has a Devotion ability.

October 5, 2019 6:20 p.m.

That's why I moved from "exile this card" to "exile it as it resolves", which mtg has used in recent sets.

Spoiled Wastes

Enchantment - Aura

Enchant land

Allegiance - Only two colors may be used to cast Spoiled Wastes.

Enchanted land is a Swamp and loses all other land types and abilities.

If red mana was spent to cast Spoiled Wastes, put a blood counter on enchanted land. When a land with a blood counter becomes tapped, its controller sacrifices a creature for each blood counter on it.

If blue mana was spent to cast Spoiled Wastes, put a drain counter on enchanted land. When a land with a drain counter becomes tapped, its controller discards a card for each drain counter on it.

I've been wanting to see more of the black ability we haven't seen in a while that is resource denial/control vis-a-vis land and color change (see: Contaminated Ground , Nightcreep , etc.). (what makes this different from land destruction? functionally, the same, except here and in Contaminated Ground if you have abilities that force opponent lands to be tapped, you can trigger these abilities without waiting around for your opponent to desperately need the mana source. Plus the text leaves it open for you to find ways to get more counters on the land and make the effects even worse)

Next challenge: more Allegiance, but unlike me, remember to keep the text short or else it's basically unprintable

October 5, 2019 10:44 a.m.

Zendikar Fell


Zendikar Fell costs less to cast for each land in your graveyard. Search your library for up to two lands and put them onto the battlefield tapped. Shuffle your library afterward.

Quicken : As an additional cost, exile Zendikar Fell as it resolves and sacrifice a basic land. Search your library for a land and put it onto the battlefield. Shuffle your library afterward.

More quicken. Let's seen a blue, izzet, azorius, or dimir quicken spell.

October 4, 2019 10 p.m.

Accelerated Aging


Put a -1/-1 counter on each creature target opponent controls, then each player loses life equal to the number of -1/-1 counters on creatures they control.

Quicken : As an additional cost, exile this card. Put two -1/-1 counters on target creature. Its controller loses 2 life and can't gain life this turn.

"That'll put a few grays on his head."

More quicken

October 4, 2019 6:31 p.m.

One-Eyed Rampager

Creature - Ogre Cyclops


Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, One-Eyed Rampager fights target creature.

Whenever a player casts a noncreature spell, destroy target artifact.

When One-Eyed Rampager dies, destroy target basic land.

4 / 4

The traditional recklessness of Gruul has been recently understated, imo. So in this card, you have to be careful--if your opponents don't control creatures or artifacts or basic lands, the trigger still resolves and you have to fight or destroy your own. (though as true Gruul, you probably aren't running artifacts)

Rakdos, orzhov, golgari

October 4, 2019 4:35 p.m.

Legionnaire Halberd

Artifact - Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+0 and has first strike and trample.

: Create a white 1/1 human soldier creature token with haste and equip Legionnaire Halberd to it. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.


Equip Soldier

Same challenge

October 4, 2019 11:01 a.m.

Dovin Baan, the Blind Control

Legendary Planeswalker - Dovin

+1 Until the start of your next turn, counter the first spell cast by each player on that player's turn unless that player pays .

-2 Each opponent returns two nonland permanents they control to their owners' hand.

-7 Each opponent gets an emblem with "At the start of your upkeep, tap four permanents you control and shuffle your library."


Honestly I don't know how a planeswalker would work in an archenemy set so I made it in such a way that it could also be used in normal mtg formats.


October 3, 2019 4:28 p.m.


October 2, 2019 10:24 p.m.

Faerie Flyer

Artifact - Thopter Vehicle


Faerie Flyer can only be crewed by creatures with exactly 1 power and 1 toughness.

When Faerie Flyer attacks, return target artifact or creature to its owner's hand.

Crew 1

2 / 2

I'm interested in non-creature permanents that you want to return to your hand. Disinformation Campaign and Dovin's Acuity come to mind. Create an enchantment or artifact that comes with its own condition for returning it to your hand.

October 2, 2019 10:16 p.m.

Mastery of Red

Sorcery - Mastery

Mastery of Red deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker.

You may cast up to four red instants and/or sorceries of converted mana cost 5 or less you own in exile without paying their mana costs. If you cast Mastery of Red from your hand, exile it after it resolves.

If you own five Masteries of different names in exile, you win the game.

Create a legendary 1/1 that costs one mana. But make it in such a way that it could inspire someone to build a commander deck around it!

October 2, 2019 12:24 p.m.

Said on The RPG Game...


To make the character limit worthwhile, I think we really need to do what MTG R&D should have done a long time ago: institute "mill" as an official keyword. There is a 50 character difference between "put the top X cards of your library into your graveyard" and "mill X"...

Chancellor of the Spires has 341 characters, and could have saved so much space by instituting "mill" as a keyword...

Although, for a format like this, I'm doubting we'll be milling a whole lot... This kind of D&D/MTG hybrid campaign would probably be mostly combat and adventuring focused.

October 1, 2019 10:28 p.m.

Said on The RPG Game...


My thought was that it was all simultaneous and that the leader of this thread would retcon our stories and tell us at the end of the week what actually happened. Timmy... erm, I mean, Braux... you're the one who was summoned by the Scream for Help instant. Because yes, let's face it, we're shamelessly running a five-color deck for the duration of this campaign, haha.

Boza is this a correct interpretation of the rules? How does this vehicle actually drive?

October 1, 2019 7:52 p.m.




Dreadhorde Jeskai Quadcast

Standard Ziusdra


Wizards of the War

Standard* Ziusdra


Alesha, Who Smiles at Fiscal Responsibility

Commander / EDH Ziusdra


Wrexial and the Wave of Amnesia

Commander / EDH Ziusdra


Hapatra's Microscopic Poison Solutions

Tiny Leaders Ziusdra


Little Mikaeus and His Unruly Villagers

Tiny Leaders Ziusdra


Urgoros, the Empty Hand

Commander / EDH Ziusdra


Olivia, Mobilized for Economization

Commander / EDH Ziusdra


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