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 Post subject: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:30 pm 
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SOG is a loremited set - this means there are no big themes, cards are just here to support limited archetypes and show what's going on in the world lore wise.

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Monsters - Various creatures living in the wilds. Shifting terrain means their habitats overlap with human villages sometimes

Humans - They defend their villages from monsters with the help of angels and mercenary dragons

Scholars - Peaceful wizards who built their towers away from the wilds to avoid contact with others, but this isn't working right now

Mad Mages - Bounty hunters who want to kill Garruk using mental attacks / milling

Nissa - She is messing up the land here, perhaps she believes that getting the Scholars involved in the world's issues is necessary for the greater good

Garruk - He is now being hunted in the wilds, but hasn't planeswalked away. Maybe he is here to kill Nissa


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:39 pm 
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BG has a bit of a food chain theme where you have to sacrifice big creatures to get out even bigger creatures. Tentative designs


:b:
Instant
Until end of turn, target creature gets +2/+0 and gains "When this creature dies, target opponent discards a card."


:b::g:
Creature
When ~ dies, create a 3/1 black Zombie creature token with "This creature can't block."
3/1


:2::g::g:
Creature
Trample
When ~ enters the battlefield, sacrifice a creature with power 3 or greater.
8/6


Here's a modification of one of my recent designs to show the RW pairing using both angels and dragons


:w:
Creature
Angel spells and Dragon spells you cast cost :1: less to cast.
1/1


Some 'go wide' stuff. If you're not under pressure you can tap the creature you just got out along with some other small guys (or vigilant creatures who just attacked) for bonus effects


:2::w:
Creature
Vigilance
When ~ enters the battlefield, you may tap three untapped creatures you control. If you do, draw a card.
2/3


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:57 am 
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Go wide ended up in WB by default, but it won't be strictly aggro. Noticed the wording change on Trusted Pegasus for MTGA purposes


Negasus - :2::b:
Creature - Horse
Menace
Whenever ~ attacks, target attacking creature without menace gains menace until end of turn.
2/2


Trying to strike a balance between pump spells that are useful on defense without being purely defensive


:1::w:
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Up to two target creatures each get +1/+1 until end of turn. If it's not your turn, those creatures get +2/+2 until end of turn instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:20 am 
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UR is meant to be the Dross Crocodile + Flight archetype. Here are some cards I considered for the gold uncommon - I like the spells the best. I might change the creatures a bit and make them monocolor



Creature
Haste
When ~ enters the battlefield, it can't be blocked this turn.
4/1


:1::u::r:
Creature
:1:: ~ gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
0/7


:2::u::r:
Sorcery
Scry 1. Draw two cards. ~ deals 3 damage to target opponent.


:u::r:
Instant
Counter target spell that targets you or a permanent you control. ~ deals 3 damage to that spell's controller.


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Edit - here's mono red remakes of #1 and #3


Gliding Dragon - :2::r::r:
Creature - Dragon
Haste
When ~ enters the battlefield, it gains flying until end of turn.
4/1


:3::r:
Sorcery
Choose one -
- Scry 4.
- ~ deals 4 damage to target opponent or planeswalker.
Choose both if you controlled an Angel or a Dragon as you cast this spell.


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GW has a temporary land animation theme atm


:3::w:
Creature
Lifelink
Land creatures you control have lifelink.
1/4


:x::g:
Instant
Up to two target lands you control each become X/X green Elemental creatures with haste until end of turn. They're still lands.


:w:
Instant
Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn. Land creatures you control get an additional +1/+0 until end of turn.


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:12 am 
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This has "flashback" depending on a coin flip, but whether you win or lose the flip, the card gets exiled. Wording stolen from Mizzix's Mastery. This is for the RG coinflip theme and the GU control theme that uses recollect effects to help it beat mill and win the long game


:2::g:
Sorcery
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
:2::g:, Exile ~ from your graveyard: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, copy ~ and you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:52 pm 
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negasus might be better as a red card where it supports your UR archetype


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:11 pm 
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That's a cool idea, though I find that menace is the least evasive evasion mechanic, it doesn't really give any inevitability, more of a generic aggro ability.


I tried making this card using the "dragon entwine" in a red card above, but I'm not sure if it is possible to control a noncreature Dragon and therefore be unable to cast it because of having no targets?


:1::w:
Instant
Choose one -
- You gain 4 life.
- Target creature gets +0/+4 until end of turn.
Choose both if you controlled an Angel or a Dragon as you cast this spell.


So I made a different version that doesn't target, but I'm not sure if this card might be too powerful


:1::w:
Instant
Choose one -
- You gain 2 life for each creature you control.
- Creatures you control get +0/+2 until end of turn.
Choose both if you controlled an Angel or a Dragon as you cast this spell.


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:24 pm 
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Three-toed Sloth - :2::b:
Creature - Beast
When ~ enters the battlefield, you lose 3 life. Then you may tap three untapped creatures you control. If you do, target opponent puts the top three cards of their library into their graveyard.
3/3


This intersects every black archetype - swarm, mill, midrange, and 3+ power for sacrificing. It also has a lot of threes on it


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 Post subject: Re: Scholars of Gortan
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:12 pm 
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Was making a red common for the rarity game and the flavor ended up kind of green


Spring Bear - :1::g:
Creature - Bear
When ~ enters the battlefield, flip a coin. Then if you won a coin flip this turn, it gains haste until end of turn.
"Will it be angry or calm when it wakes up? Let's find out."
2/2


This is what I posted instead, but it feels awkward that it can be flashbacked at instant speed


Falling Rocks - :1::r:
Sorcery (C)
~ deals 2 damage to any target.
:1::r:, Exile ~ from your graveyard: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, copy ~ and you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.


Maybe it should be Nightbird's Clutches instead


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