So, I've recently started making Magic
cards again, using a site called MTG Cardsmith
. It's really cool, but one of its shortcomings is that it doesn't let you make a card unless you have artwork for it. And I have a few card ideas that I'd really like to show off, so I'd really appreciate it if someone could point me to - or better yet, create - artwork for them! (I don't exactly think my skills are good enough to do it myself.) I'll describe these ideas and what I want from their artwork here.
Notes: In rules text and costs, the symbol for a cost will be represented in parentheses. (T) or (Tap) means tapping the card. (A/C) means hybrid mana
, where both A and C are one of W, U, B, R, or G (the five mana colors - white, blue, black, red, and green), but not the same one.
Idea 1: Devourer of Effort
Creature - Horror
Whenever a spell, activated ability, or triggered ability is countered
, put a +1/+1 counter on Devourer of Effort. (A spell or ability is countered if it is countered by a spell or ability, or if all of its targets become illegal after it is cast/activated/triggered but before it resolves.)Flavor text:
It feeds on dashed hopes and shattered dreams.Artwork:
I want this card to depict some sort of... thing
that vaguely resembles an aquatic creature. It would really help if it is shown to be feeding on something incredibly unusual, preferably a failed spell or some sort of psychic energy.
Idea 2: Unscrupulous Detective
Creature - Human Rogue
Whenever a player other than you discards one or more cards, investigate
. If Unscrupulous Detective has a clue counter, instead investigate once for each card that was discarded.
When Unscrupulous Detective deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card.
T, BB: Target player discards a card.
T, 1UU(U/B)B, Sacrifice 3 Clue tokens: Put a clue counter on Unscrupulous Detective.Artwork:
Basically, I want a detective getting information through... questionable (read: thuggish) methods.