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Gut Punch - Magic by Luigifan18
Gut Punch - Magic
Once again - that stupid doodle had a purpose. I have some interesting commentary on this spell. I originally was going to have this spell include a clause that its damage couldn't be redirected to a planeswalker at all, since the idea is that you're countering a spell by punching its caster really freaking hard in order to screw up their concentration (why, yes, I did get the idea from Dungeons and Dragons, and the flavor text was originally going to be something along the lines of "Wanna know why evocations are the best counterspells? *WHACK* Because you can't cast spells when you're being smacked silly!"). But since a planeswalker's loyalty abilities are their spells, I decided to extend it to them. Once I did that, I considered extending it to creatures as well, with the caveat that if used on a creature, it would counter one of that creature's activated or triggered abilities instead of a spell. But I nixed that idea for being needlessly complicated. Perhaps I'll make it a separate spell.

Also, this was originally going to cost 2 mana and do 2 damage. I increased the mana cost when I decided that I wanted to force players to use at least 1 red mana to cast it. The red/blue hybrid mana is there because counterspelling is supposed to be blue's specialty, and the red/green hybrid mana is there because, well, hitting something really hard is green's usual solution to problems more than it is red's (red has more of a tendency to throw fireballs and lightning bolts).

This spell does have a bit of a rules quandary plaguing it. If you cast this spell targeting an opponent who has no spells on the stack, then win the clash, there will be no spell for you to target and counter. Likewise, if you redirect the damage to a planeswalker (no, you can't target a planeswalker with this spell; you have to target the planeswalker's controller and then choose to redirect the spell's damage to the planeswalker) and that planeswalker doesn't have a loyalty ability on the stack, there won't be a loyalty ability for you to counter if you win the clash. However, even if there's no targets for the counter ability, you'd still have a legal target for the damage. So I don't think this spell would be countered if there are no target spells for it to counter, since it still has a legal target. But the counter rules are a bit complicated, so I'm not sure.
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Toilet-Paper Knife - Magic by Luigifan18
Toilet-Paper Knife - Magic
Okay, first of all: this is actually a thing. Prisoners have been known to take sheets of toilet paper, harden them with toothpaste of all things, and then file them into shivs. And since World War 2 spies were trained to be able to make daggers out of newspapers (they would fold them up into a point that could do surprisingly large damage if thrust at an enemy's throat), I'd imagine that a toilet-paper knife is more dangerous than you'd think.

This is a very simplistic card designed to work with the fight keyword. I should emphasize, however, that the equip cost is to tap the creature that this card is being attached to, not the one it was attached to previously. (I mean, come on, if that was the case, this card would be useless when unattached.)
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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
Cost: UUUUU
Creature - Horror
2/3


Rules text: 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
Cost: 2(U/B)U
Creature - Human Rogue
2/3


Rules text: 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.
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Let's Plays
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering: Puzzle Quest
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
All Your Base Are Belong To Us - Magic by Luigifan18
All Your Base Are Belong To Us - Magic
This is just an amusing little card idea I thought up that rewards you for outnumbering your opponents. I couldn't decid whether I wanted it to be white or green, as arguments could be made for both. Hell, you could possibly even make a case for red or black, but I stuck with white and green because those two colors have the greatest emphasis on creatures.

I got the picture from this news article, which I found through a Google image search for "storming the castle". I would have just used a screenshot from the Zero Wing opening, but that wouldn't have quite conveyed the "superior numbers" thing I was going for.
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Matthew Bradley
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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
Cost: UUUUU
Creature - Horror
2/3


Rules text: 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
Cost: 2(U/B)U
Creature - Human Rogue
2/3


Rules text: 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.
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Let's Plays
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering: Puzzle Quest
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

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Goal21 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much for the watch and the lot of faves!
Appreciate it!
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GameMan93 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
And of course, thanks for the watch! :D
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GameMan93 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Wow, thank you so much for all of the favs!! :love:
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Rhythm-is-best-pony Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch :hug:
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thenobletheif Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Thanks for all the faves. Feel free to watch as well if you are interested in other cards I come up with.
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teranen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Thaanks for watching meh :PThem eyebrows
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Gilded-Silverfox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you murry much fur the faves. :3
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chibiggydesu55 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch!! Request duo Icon Mettaton (with Dekota) 
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The-Rozothian-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Thanks for the fav's!
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Shadaze93 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Writer
Thanks for the watch and fave ^w^
('What can I say ? I'm a Guy...' XD maybe I should do the same and create in my fave collection a category called 'What can I say ? I'm a girl...'XD )
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