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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Names for the rest of the Desert duals cycle:
AguascalientesSandy Springs (/)
Burial Tree (/)
Abandoned Shrine (/)

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:07 pm 
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why is one of them a real world location

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Mown wrote:
why is one of them a real world location

Aguascalientes is both a city in Mexico and a Spanish word meaning "Hot water" or "Hot springs".

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Mown wrote:
why is one of them a real world location

Aguascalientes is both a city in Mexico and a Spanish word meaning "Hot water" or "Hot springs".

Yes but cards in English don't use foreign-language names unless they have known and clear meanings in English speech, which Aguascalientes doesn't.


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I've decided to rename the Izzet one to "Sandy Springs"

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Fun with exert

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Ahn-Crop Bruiser
Creature-Human Warrior (R)
You many exert ~ as it attacks. If you don't, put a -1/-1 counter on it
4/3

You're probably wondering why this is red. It is red because red is a very high-returns-now-to-heck-with-later color.

#2 is outshone by Consuming Fervor, but I'm making it nonetheless. Also similar to Prey's Vengeance

Mark of the Naga
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Enchant creature
You may exert enchanted creature as it attacks. When you do, it gets +3/+3 until end of turn.

Did you know there are no Auras involving exert?

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:30 pm 
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Mark of the Naga... I'm reminded of my attempts to make a green aggro archetype. I'm also thinking about whether or not it's worth the exert cost. Say, making something that costs like and two cards in green, with a side effect of exerting every time it attacks, would require the card to be twice as good as, say, Kalonian Tusker, or better.

Flavor wise it's nice to see Giant Growth as an enchantment. But a sad irony for the card is that the power is just too small. Any one-drop won't be able to make up for the power difference between the card and what would make it viable.

However,

Mark of the Naga works incredibly well with a creature having an exert ability attached to it already. This makes it able to turn an exert aggro deck into something incredibly powerful, as you create a huge threat which the opponent would have to save removal for.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:47 am 
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Ahn-Crop Bruiser - I wish it could get the counter after combat. Attacking for 4 this turn and nothing next turn seems like it will usually be about as good as attacking for 3 this turn and 2 next turn but the first option is a lot better after that.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:58 pm 
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Ahn-Crop Bruiser - I wish it could get the counter after combat. Attacking for 4 this turn and nothing next turn seems like it will usually be about as good as attacking for 3 this turn and 2 next turn but the first option is a lot better after that.

Should I add "at the next end step" someplace? That probably makes it better, but the wording gets a lot more complicated.

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Zotum the Apparent
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Zotum can't attack or block unless you've cast an instant or sorcery spell this turn.
If you would discard a card, cycle it instead (Cycling and discard are two different things)
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Zotum the Apparent
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Zotum can't attack or block unless you've cast an instant or sorcery spell this turn.
If you would discard a card, cycle it instead (Cycling and discard are two different things)
5/5

So... Do I get free cards every time I discard ?
There should be some REALLY filthy combo with this and Astral Slide.

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Zotum the Apparent
Legendary Creature-God (M)
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Zotum can't attack or block unless you've cast an instant or sorcery spell this turn.
If you would discard a card, cycle it instead (Cycling and discard are two different things)
5/5

So... Do I get free cards every time I discard ?
There should be some REALLY filthy combo with this and Astral Slide.

There are really filthy combos with a lot of things and Astral Slide, so I'm less worried about Zotum than I am about Astral Slide.

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Two rocks, one of which is for my Death Panharmonicon

Morbid Monolith
Artifact (U)
Morbid Monolith enters the battlefield tapped and doesn't untap during your untap step
Add to your mana pool
Morbid-At the beginning of the end step, if a creature died this turn, untap Morbid Monolith

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Add two mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:49 pm 
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Morbid Monolith might be too good. I'd have it etb tapped at least.

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TPmanW wrote:
Morbid Monolith might be too good. I'd have it etb tapped at least.

That.

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Zotum the Apparent
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Zotum can't attack or block unless you've cast an instant or sorcery spell this turn.
If you would discard a card, cycle it instead (Cycling and discard are two different things)
5/5

Are you not worried about arbitrary numbers of discards? Dropping this, then pumping Noose Constrictor by like +30/+30? There are definitely more abusive things to do than that, I just cba to think of any.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Zotum the Apparent
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Zotum can't attack or block unless you've cast an instant or sorcery spell this turn.
If you would discard a card, cycle it instead (Cycling and discard are two different things)
5/5

With that name one wouldn't expect the effect to be so confusing. What happens if I discard a card to cycling? Do I cycle it twice?

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I'd have it draw you a card at end of turn for each card you discarded that turn. That way you're discards are still limited by your hand size, but the effect is otherwise the same.

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speaking of, you reminded me that it also instakills you if you discard to hand size during cleanup

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Yeah, Zotum was probably a bad idea. I just I tossed it out for what it's worth.

I'll add ETB tapped to Morbid monolith.

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