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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:12 pm 
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Creature - Human Soldier
Creatures you control get +1/+1 for each instant or sorcery spell you've cast this turn.
Whenever you cast a white creature spell, create a 1/1 Red Soldier creature token with haste.
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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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Quandrix, The Root And The Prime
Legendary creature - Fractal Hydra
~ enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
Creatures you control get an additional +1/+1 for each +1/+1 counter on them.
Creatures you control have Ward X where X is the number of +1/+1 on them.
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Larald Of The Soul Hoard
Legendary Creature - Dragon Spirit
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When ~ enters the battlefield, you may discard any number of cards. Draw a card for each card you discarded this way.
Whenever ~ attacks, an opponent of your choice chooses a creature card from your graveyard. Return that creature card to the battlefield tapped and attacking. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step or if it would leave the battlefield.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:16 am 
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Black Scale, Bane Of The Skyways
Legendary Creature - Dragon Pirate
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Whenever you sacrifice a treasure, put a +1/+1 counter on ~ and it deals 2 damage to any target.
At the beginning of your end step sacrifice each Treasure you control.
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"Never ken'd the point in hoarding. Coin unspent's naught but wasted coin."

Is "Skyways" a stretch, or can we just assume that's a thing Ixalan could have in Return To Ixalan?

Is it a problem that this doesn't make its own treasure? I worried that any more would just overburden the design. It's a problem for deck builders I guess.


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Freewheeling Buccaneer
Creature - Human Pirate
Whenever you sacrifice a treasure, you may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.
3/1
"What say we flip for it?"

Sorta think the effect wants 2 toughness to stay around, but maybe the flavor overrides that concern?

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 4:58 am 
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Yeah, Black Scale feels pretty "off" without any way to create Treasure - the same applies to Freewheeling. The key thing is prolly "parasitism" that gives that impression. Also "dealing 2 damage" somehow seems like a very arbitrary number to me here. The last ability makes sense flavorwise but feels mechanically unnecessary and unsatisfying. Trying this design on a render btw, the name is really pushing that name line and doesn't fit as is. I tried to come up with neat modification on the design but I'm kinda drawing blank. For the name, I think "Black Scale, Skyway Bane" could work?

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Good points all. I think I can rework the designs into something better.

Hellgut Gilded-Scales
Legendary Creature - Dragon Pirate
Flying
When ~ enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token for each Pirate you control.
Whenever you sacrifice a treasure, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
At the beginning of your end step sacrifice each Treasure you control.
4/3
"Never ken'd the point in hoarding. Coin unspent's naught but wasted coin."

There we go. The treasure creation's pretty lackluster without support, but can create a ton of value in the right deck- balanced by the fact you have to have something to spend that mana on right away.
I dropped the damage bit that didn't make much sense, and flavoured up the +1/+1 counters with the "gilded" bit. I guess Hellgut literally gilds themself? And it helps in combat?


Freewheeling Buccaneer
Creature - Human Pirate
When ~ enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token.
Whenever you sacrifice a Treasure, you may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.
3/1
"What say we flip for it?"


Pyrite Gleam
Sorcery
Until end of turn each artifact you control is a Treasure in addition to its other types.
"Well it looks to be gold by my eye"

Also thought about "Reappraise", "Gleam Like Gold" or "Swindle".

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TPmanW wrote:
Hellgut Gilded-Scales
Legendary Creature - Dragon Pirate
Flying
When ~ enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token for each Pirate you control.
Whenever you sacrifice a treasure, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
At the beginning of your end step sacrifice each Treasure you control.
4/3
"Never ken'd the point in hoarding. Coin unspent's naught but wasted coin."
Hmm, yeah I actually spent quite a bit wrangling with this design, the thing with adding another ability is that you would kinda have to give up on the flavor text which would be a huge shame and hurts the design in that the flavor would be less clear.
Render 1 (ignore name and +1 power)

This is one design I eventually come up with though it features a kind of a hack to get slightly more text space.
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Black Scale, Sykway Bane
Legendary Creature — Dragon Pirate (R)
Flying
Whenever a creature you control attacks, create a Treasure token.
Treasures you control have "When this is sacrificed, deal 1 damage to any target" and At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice this."
"Never ken'd the point in hoarding. Coin unspent's naught but wasted coin."
[5/3]
Render 2


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Pyrite Gleam
Sorcery
Until end of turn each artifact you control is a Treasure in addition to its other types.
"Well it looks to be gold by my eye"
"Swindle" seems like a perfect name for this if you ask me. There should be a comma after "Until end of turn, ..."

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